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A steppingstone into PC gaming 2.0

by bladd12001



Date Published

Feb. 28, 2019

Date Built

Feb. 27, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

77.5° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.75 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C


Back in 2017 when I originally built this system I never thought that I'd ever get to this point. I couldn't have imagined that I would be able to have anything like what I've got now. I started with an ultra-humble low/midrange system powered by a cute little core i3. It ran everything like a champ, but I was left with a sense of desire. I just wanted more. More power. More pixels. and newer better things.

now, nearly two years, with my original system on its last legs, I decided i needed to do something about it. I started scouring the web looking for what I wanted when I originally built this little guy. I spent hours a day on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist eyeing the best deals I could find.

It took an eternity, but I was finally able to obtain everything that I was looking for. I was finally happy, but something had to come in an step on my joy. upon receiving my new motherboard from eBay, I realized that the seller had given me the wrong board. I had been sent an Asus Z370-E Gaming motherboard, not the Gigabyte Z270X that I had bid on. Now, I probably wouldn't have said anything if it was compatible with the 7700k that I now had on hand. but it wasn't. So I contacted the seller and worked out a return type deal and got the board I'd bid on.

Once this got settled I started the assembly process with all of the new parts and went about getting them all sorted out and put into the new case. I do have to say this, the P400s TG is literally the best case I could have chosen for the value. I highly suggest that you go for this case if you want a really good value TG case for your build.

I also used the opportunity to recreate my setup space. I splurged a bit and got a really good Acer 4k panel for my main display and a decent 1080p monitor t use when writing papers and for recreational coding. I also swapped my garage sale desk for something a bit more sturdy and fitting for my uses. I also got some good speakers for the setup as well. I now have a small Bose sound bar and Subwoofer combo driving all of the sound in the setup. And all I can say is dang. I knew that good audio would sound good, but I did not expect what this sound bar combo put out.

Thank you to all of you for checking in on my simple update to my original build. I have spoken to so many of you on here that are super willing to help others learn and I cannot thank you guys enough. I truly have to thank you for helping me plan this out and execute it in this manner. thank you

Cheers, Brittany

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Otterman366 13 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

May your framerates be high and your temperatures low.

...and good luck not spending hundreds on parts in that 4 years

HehHehHehHeh 1 point 1 month ago

Wow that motherboard for $51? Nice build! Oh yeah and in your parts list it says you have a 1070 not a 1060, just letting you know.

bladd12001 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

thank you. (list discontinuity is fixed.)

dhishi123 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

how did you get MacOS running been trying to do it for while while also running windows. Does it work with the 2400g?

truthfulie 1 point 1 month ago

Hackintosh. Most if not all the resource need to have it running can be found on sites like tonymacx86. For the most part, hackintosh is done with Intel chips.

bladd12001 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I followed a hickintosh guide on YouTube and installed Mojave on my new SSD so that I could have a distraction free OS to do homework on. all the resources needed to do it are on tonymacx86 for the z270 platform. however, doing it on an AMD APU, especially the Ryzen series, is not advised, you will have major issues in getting even working, and even if you do get it to post, you will have none of the additional features working.

dhishi123 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

o k thx

william175 1 point 1 month ago

Wow! This is a great built. What keyboard are you using in the photos?

bladd12001 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

apple magic keyboard 2

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

May want to place the wireless antenna outside the case as signals would be able to get to the antenna instead of being blocked by the chassis.

I have that same GPU BTW. Works great for Hackintosh. Also works with CUDA in Premiere CC and Davinci Resolve on OSX.

Have you tried how Ryzen fairs with Premiere CC?

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