Description

Not to much to say, this is my first computer I built my self. Case isn't super cable friendly but didn't turn out to bad from what I have seen. Working on upgrading to Am4 motherboard with AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, have a new ryzen board, just need some fast ddr4 ram and the cpu it's self. Going to eventually build a black and orange system. I have quite a few tweaks to make but this is what started my problem lmao. Gonna change the case, power supply, ram, motherboard and cpu, so quite a few things.

Mainly used for gaming and light work tasks, like payroll and scheduling. Wish I would have just saved up a little extra to get ryzen and other parts right off the bat, I feel like the 1080ti is just being held back by some of this older hardware.

I will keep updating for sure, hopefully picking up the new cpu this week.

Two of these photo's are before I installed the Corsair Cpu Cooler haha, stock fan was poop.

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Buy a 2700x and use the stock cooler. Get the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC and some 2933 or 3200 DDR4 ram.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure getting the 2700x, already purchased a Gigabyte Aorus x470 Ultra Gaming motherboard, I'm gonna get at least 3200 ram. And I already have the Aio watercooloer so I'm probably gonna stick with that for now.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're getting 3200mhz RAM, I would recommend G.SKill Trident Z RGB. 3200mhz, CAS of 14, will really give you all the bang for your buck with pretty much any Ryzen processor. Not to mention the infinity fabric favors lower latency.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking that or either the corsair vengeance 3200mhz?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

You can go with either, but the G.Skill ram is better looking, and has 16gb sticks at CAS 14. If you think you'll be fine with 8gb sticks you could go with the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro with the same specs, but then you'll be limited to 32gb instead of 64.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh I hear ya man.So many choices lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

The bottleneck is so real in this

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Your telling me man lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I had an 8350 with a 1060 and even that was bottle necking my Rig.

I've always been an AMD fan (Athlon, FX, and now Ryzen), but I am so sad that FX is really falling behind now.

Good luck on getting that 2700x

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Might suggest replacing your psu

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

10 4 man, on it for sure!!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats, nice build! I did the same thing as you, built my first machine in Mar this year and started out with 'humble' components and in the last four months I've upgraded CPU, GPU, got a 1TB M.2 SSD and a Noctua CPU cooler.

That is the fun of ever evolving rigs but it hurts the wallet a bit :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure man it does get pricey, but I have a new Am4 motherboard sitting in my pile just waiting on new cpu and ram. Should hopefully have the Ryzen 7 2700x coming in this week.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Let the fun begin!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd be really interested to see some benchmarks with this setup. I ran my 1070 with my 8320 for a while before I upgraded, and my performance wasn't too bad.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure can do, the benchmarking tools I have right now are Cinebench and heaven but thats generally what I use any way.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad for a first time build, I see you're already on the path to upgrading off the AM3+ platform.

To confirm your feelings that the 1080ti is being held back, you're probably correct. AMD FX is a 6 year old platform, and was notorious at launch for poor single-core performance (most games use a couple cores, but that's starting to change) when compared to it's intel counterparts, and boasted good affordable multi core performance ; however, any current gen CPUs will blow that out of the water too. I had a weaker model FX-6300 heavily overclocked for a couple years and I noticed a lot of stuttering when the CPU was getting maxed out in games, but it seems like you're doing pretty well with your 8350, so don't let me judge you too hard ¯_(ツ)_/¯ also depends on games you play.

But definitely switch out that PSU, the VS series isn't really known for being high-quality, and you don't want it to take your parts with it if it happens to die, which can happen. I suggest an EVGA Supernova G2 or G3 personally.

But yeah, the magical thing about PCs is you can change everything you want to. Keep at it!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure switching out the PSU. I'm thinking of getting the Corsair Rm 850x, seems pretty solid from what I've read and heard about.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a bad choice, but are you sure you're going to need 850w? Either way the G2, G3, and RMx series are all Tier 1 on Tom's Hardware PSU list, and they all score very well on jonnyguru (IMO the best PSU reviewer). They all have 10 year warranties as well, any would work fine.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Might not really need it....but it's going for $89.99 right now so can't pass it up haha. We'll see when it comes down to crunch time lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Good work. I also did my first build posted on the site centered on an FX-8350. Since you game at 4K, an upgrade to the Ryzen CPU you have in mind will bring an immediate 10-20 FPS boost to your AAA gaming at Ultra settings which is substantial at 4K. You might want to keep all your 8350 amd AM3 components and pair them with a less expensive graphics card and make a second build for yourself.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been thinking the same thing, maybe for like a little lan box or something I can not worry as much about taking to friends lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Your case reminds me of my first case, the Zalman Z11 +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats for the build +1 I will be happy to see your upgrades mentioned.

The last 2 photos gave me the shivers.... for a moment, it looked alike a robot face.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks much appreciated!!!

Your not wrong haha

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Ni no Kuni, got that on my wishlist with steam and waiting for a good sale lol. How do you like that game?

Working on upgrading to Am4 motherboard with AMD Ryzen 7 2700x

Lets hope black friday deals are good to you! Even a first gen Ryzen will be night and day difference with a FX CPU, I should know!

Two of these photo's are before I installed the Corsair Cpu Cooler haha, stock fan was poop.

In 2013 I built a FX 8320 PC and I thought I could run the stock cooler with no OC until I could save up for a better cooler........I was wrong, horribly wrong...... I was hitting CPU max temps and the fan was soo loud for it being in my living room on the main floor I could hear it upstairs in my bedroom with the door closed. It was loud enough to wake the dead. Ended up getting a hyper 212 evo and was really surprised how well it worked and managed to get a 4.7 GHz OC out of that CPU. Upgraded to a r7 1800x april 2017 and never looked back and it was a night and day difference in power. I don't think I have seen a worse stock CPU cooler than the ones with the FX 8320/8350 and I think the feedback on those is why AMD gives far better stock coolers with Ryzen CPUs.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

9/10 for Ni no Kuni for sure (imo), awesome offline rpg, I have put about a 3 full days in and way plenty left to do. And they are still putting out content for it so thats a plus. For sure worth it!!

I hope they are too haha, just biting my time until I can scoop it up. Hopefully sooner than later.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it! Hope you get a good CPU and motherboard in the future (if you still wanna upgrade, I think the 8350 is still a good cpu for gaming and stuff).

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It is for sure man, I can just tell I'm not getting the performance I could be cause of lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

You're getting a massive bottleneck from the CPU. I's an equivalent to the Core i7-950, and that CPU gets over 25% bottleneck. The 2700X is a good pair, with less than 5%.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Still got some work to do but she does perform well, for a 1080ti paired with almost a 7 year old cpu haha

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh boy, good luck on the cpu

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks haha

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll get some better pics once I start getting the rest of my hardware in.

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Since it appears OP is using a 4k monitor, most of the load is on the GPU anyways so he/she is likely getting decent performance.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Does pretty well for the most, I kinda wished I had searched around a lil more when picking out my monitor and got at least a 144htz. But looks awesome for sure

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

:) I know I'm special right haha, finally getting it switched out hopefully this week.