About the build: I started off wanting to start building a custom pc about 2-4 years ago but never had the money. I submitted my current gaming set up at the time to swashin's pimp my setup ep 114 and got a big fail on his show. Since that happened (by the way that setup took me 10 hours to cable manage) I set out to build this one. I worked since last thanksgiving and made $10/hr. Had enough to buy these parts some parts I got for free which I will talk about and others I bought over 1-5 years. Enjoy!
----ps buy this for your pc https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jJX2FT/3m-adjustable-cpu-stand-cs100mb gets it up off the carpet :) i posted a picture of it too
Benchmarks: Look at pics.. I run all games at 1080p 144fps for my 144hz display and record using obs so I put the rest of the power to obs.
-- Part Selection:
CPU: Amd Ryzen 7 1700, I overclocked this to 3.9 stable @ 1.4 volts and can't get any higher and when I do it boots into windows at 300mhz I'm a new to overlocking to if you have any tips I'd like them.
CPU Cooler: I ordered the Cryorig R1 universal for overclocking my ryzen 1700 to 3.9 and for ram clearance issues
Motherboard: I chose the Asrock x370 over getting the msi b350 tomahawk, simply because at the time the asrock was only $20-$40 and had more features like wifi and Bluetooth. Besides that the bios is easy to get around and customer support is amazing.
Memory: Corsiar LED ddr4 3000...blue led and fast not much else to say :) although I was going with the 3200 model but found this was $40 cheaper at the time and read up and found out that ryzen was hard to get past 2933
Storage: OK so for storage I bought a Intel 600p m.2 ssd becuase I wanted an ssd The WD Black I took out of my old digital storm gaming rig(dad bought it back in 2013)I received last Christmas prior to building this after he upgraded. If you want the specs i'm happy to give them to you. Then for the Samsung drive, this is in the rosewill hdd enclosure plugged into my negear nighthawk for file sharing. I received this drive from my friend.
Video Card: AMD rx 580 from sapphire, I chose this card after realizing the 580 would be out soon, so i waited instead of buying an rx 480. Originally I put this card in the before mentioned digital rig to replace its graphics card. I am going to keep in in this rig until amd vega is released to the public. I overclocked with afterburner to 9gb/sec ram speeds and 1.450 ghz on the core....when using this profile load temps went up 10c and i only gained 6fps in furmark
Case: Silverstone raven rvo2b-ew, I wanted a very good case for air cooling. I wanted a dust free case. I wanted a small case. I wanted a stylish case. Well I got everything I wanted except for it being small. I mean it is smaller than a full atx case. But This case can cool my gpu right now is at 28c with its fans off. my cpu is at 32c at idle with an overclock of 3.9 @ 1.4v its very quiet. For the dust practically none just got to go change those filters every 2 weeks or so and clean the inside with a rag about once a year.
Power Supply: I was going to get one with corsair link but decided it wasn't worth the extra $40-$60 so I went with the EVGA g2 850. Top tier power supply not much else to say.
Operating System: I am running on windows 10 education as My academy's web store is sponsored by Microsoft and didn't feel like paying for a new OS. It has the same features as home but has better security.
Monitor: I went with the samsung as it is the best 1080p monitor on the market 144hz refresh , 1ms response time, 125% srgb support and calibrated from the factory, and it has a curved matte va pannel.
Other Parts: I will update this if people ask questions in comments on parts but as is i bought the chroma from my work for $16 new and got the g502 for christmas. and the computer riser is a must I didn't want it on the carpet