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Ryzen 5 1600 EVGA 1080 Build

by Sawyer2077



Date Published

Aug. 15, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.708 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz


My first real build in a long time. Started in February 2018 and I'm probably finished adding to it now in August 2018.

The first image was the original build. I'll be honest, it is not pretty. I've swapped out a 1050ti for a 1080 and an Intel 520 128 GB SSD for the Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD. The second image has theses and I learned how to do some cable management. I think it looks better.

Parts marked as $0 were carried over from a previous computer.

Part Reviews


A great processor. I run it overclocked at 3.6 GHz at stock voltages. I have run it at 3.8 GHz, but without an aftermarket cooler I didn't feel comfortable doing that long term.


Nice board, maybe the best B350 out there. The ASUS UEFI worked great for me, but it would be nice if ASUS included documentation on the UEFI to help understand all the settings.


I am able to get 3000 MHz, but not the CAS 15.


An old SSD that has served me well. Used only for operating system and core programs.


My SSD for games. Got it on a Prime day deal and has meet my needs.


An old drive I had used for backup. Now used to store music/pics/videos. Works okay, but 5400 rpm is noticeably slow


The drive I used for games that don't benefit greatly from being on an SSD. Perfectly adequate drive.

Video Card

A refurbished 1080 is still a 1080 and EVGA'a are among the best. It has a few scratches and that was all that has been wrong with so far.


A great case that time has left behind. This case has well above par air flow. That is good since liquid cooling isn't really an option with only being able to mount a single 120 mm radiator in the rear. The side fan mount I found to useless since any fan I mounted there ended up making too much noise. The ability to remove a HDD cage allows for long video cards and the case can fit most (all I know of) CPU tower coolers.

Aesthetically, it can be tough to love. It's certainly not a sleek as newer cases with it mix of metal and plastic. Also lacks a side window to view you're RGB.

Overall, if you want liquid cooling and/or a disco get a different case. If you want great air cooling at an affordable price, this is a good choice.


My cheap replacement for a broken razer naga. Works okay, but not as comfortable as the naga was. It has a lot of customization options I never use.


Used in the side fan port of my HAF 912 to help keep out dust. The magnets do an excellent job of keeping it in place.

Comments Sorted by:

Steeeeve 2 points 6 months ago

Over all a great build, the only thing that I recommend is to try and get a CPU cooler (other than the stock one) and tidy up the cables.

sponix 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Case is sub par for the build. For a few dollars more you could have something Very Nice like this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Jjhj4D/phanteks-eclipse-p400-tempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec416ptg_bk

Being able to route cables behind the motherboard tray instead of all over the front will bring this system up to speed.

Very Nice Part Selection otherwise though, especially the price you got that 1080 for.

Thanks for Sharing !!

WheatFarmer337 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice specs! I'm not a fan of the case, but if it works for you, then that's great

SnotGargle 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice build...gotta love AMD processors. Love the case...the HAF 912 is probably (IMO) the best budget case there is. I've used them in most of my builds over the years.

Leleedler 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Awesome sleeper build!