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Very first build. Don't know much about building computers (nor gaming on one) but learned as much as I can to build this out. Overall happy with it, and proud that I built it myself. I built this to play games particularly Cyberpunk 2077. I was slightly inspired by the neon lights and colors from Blade Runner for the looks.

This build actually cost just a bit more compared to what I originally planned (2600x cpu with 2060 Super gpu) but the 2700 was only 10CAD more, and the 2070 super was on sale. :P I was planning on editing some videos on this anyway so the extra cores are a plus.

Prices arent accurate either. I got some of the parts for less. Overall it was around $100 CAD less.

Running it at stock settings (except memory as I have it set to 3200 Mhz) and at idle (or light internet surfing), cpu temperatures are at around 38-40 Celsius. While playing games temps go up to around 50-60 and up to around high 60s, low 70s while running cinebench. So far the gpu has never really gone above 60 degrees.

Played around with overclocking a bit using Ryzen Master, but I'll probably need a better cpu cooler to do it properly. I do know I can at least do 3.925 GHz @~1.2 volts on the cpu with temps going up to 75 degrees. I know I can push it further with more voltage. It actually sits at just over 3.4Ghz at idle. (unless ryzen master didn't actually revert the setting back to stock). I was having some trouble overclocking (using msi afterburner) the gpu though as it doesn't seem to be that stable even with a very small overclock while playing games (during benchmarks/stress tests it seems fine). It might be that I'm not giving it enough power. Again this is all new to me so I'm still figuring it out and I don't really need the extra performance right now.

Will upgrade with SSDs, some nicer cables, an AIO cooler and MORE RGB in the future. Might also get a gpu support bracket because there is some slight gpu sag. Not that noticeable but I can see it and it annoys me lol. I might also look into some modding because I like the idea of putting a status screen or a looping video inside the case.

If you have any suggestions for ssd's and hdd's let me know! Thinking about 860 Evo's and seagate barracudas.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

very sleek build. John Wick will like it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Wake the **** Up Samurai, we have a city to burn.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So excited for Cyberpunk

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build great price with a 2070

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

A 2070 super! Was initailly planning on a 2060 super but saw a 2070 for around the same price, and then a 2070 super was not much more.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Much nice +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly your build looks insane. A lot of builds have way too much rgb or are trying too hard to be different with the cases and end up looking worse. Especially because this is your first build you have done really well. Well Done +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! I knew while I was planning this that it wont be too different or unique from all the other builds. But I still wanted it to look good and cohesive. I am planning on putting in some led strips but its really just to give a bit more mood lighting at the below the graphics card.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build but why not 3600 + 5700 XT?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the 2700 for the price. At the time when I bought everything the 3600 was about $50 canadian more than the 2700. Which isn't too much money but things were adding up. It also came with The Outer Worlds which was a nice plus. I thought the extra cores would help with some workstation/video editing too. If I needed more performance out of it I was thinking to just overclock (not that I need it right now). As for the 5700xt, I know there's more value for money there and is very comparable to the 2070 super but to be honest it was Nvidia bias lol. I also thought about ray tracing even though there's not a lot of support for it. And it also came with Modern Warfare.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

i like the build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

With that stock cooler, how's the temp and the airflow? And the deepcool fan hub can controll speed and color? or you use the node pro?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well with an overclock to about 3.95Ghz, I get temps of around 75C while using Cinebench 15. The stock cooler gets really loud at that point though. I haven't been able to monitor the temps much but while gaming but I maybe get around the 50s. Airflow is pretty good. I have six 120mm fans in the meshify c. The loudest thing in there is the stock cooler (@100%). For the fan hub its only to control speed. I use the lighting node pro for all the lighting (except mobo, stock cooler and gpu). I might get the commander pro though just to put everything together as I also plan to have all pwm fans. Two of them are not.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's time to get a new cooler I think. Node Pro can fit All 6 fans?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not yet lol. I'll buy get a new cooler when I'm actually overclocking 24/7. Normal use its actually okay for noise.

Node pro has six rgb headers on it. I only have three rgb fans so I'm not using all of them.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

But you have 6 fans, with what you control it?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

One on them is directly connected to the motherboard, 3 into the fan hub (all pwm) then I have the two fans that came with the case (DC) connected to the motherboard as well. Will upgrade those two to pwm at some point.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So i was going to put in 4 16gb corsair rgb vengance ram cards do you think i would have enough room for that or does your cooler get in the way?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at it right now, I think it will fit

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

can you change the RGB's color on the GPU?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can! But you need to download Gigabyte's rgb software.