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Modest Bang for Buck Build

by 10secdream

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29 Comments

Details

Date Published

Dec. 19, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 10, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

I wanted to build a somewhat decent but modest bang for the buck all purpose PC. This is my first personal computer I have built. All of the parts were purchased on black friday / cyber monday / amazon or second hand ( GPU & CPU Cooler).

The CPU is currently overclocked to 4.1Ghz using 1.4V, RAM is overclocked to 3200Mhz, GPU is overclocked to 2050Mhz on the core and 5500Mhz on the memory.

Cinebench Score = 1400

Overall I am really happy with the level of performance and the total cost. Total cost of the build before tax in Canadian dollars came just shy of $1400.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Small form factor, nearly silent, exceptional build quality, incredible cooling for air

Memory

Runs perfectly fine OC to 3200mhz. RGB is nice

Storage

Blazing fast, Exceptional value

Comments Sorted by:

RoyalSovereign 3 points 4 months ago

Daaaamn. That's too nice.... I am familiar with Canada's pricing so this is a lottery won.

MrThreePik 12 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Me too. This tower is great bang for buck that's for sure.

Destroi16 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Very Clean! How much did that monitor cost?

10secdream submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

I think once I stacked all the coupons it was $380 all in. This is the Free-Sync version

ZedSamCat 1 point 4 months ago

That monitor is great!

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Love the monitor

ZedSamCat 1 point 4 months ago

same

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

nice pc man, sweet overall, if i was going for a budget build atm i would go for this exact config. +rep

envoyer.nue.lol 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

get some nzxt fans for your case they are pretty good

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I currently have 2 140mm Fractal Design HF-14 fans for the intake.

Julianplayz01 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Nice build! U ever going to swap out those Noctua fans?

jp

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

For something a bit more subtle looking yes :D

Julianplayz01 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I was hoping so lol +1

onig 1 point 4 months ago

lol i love those noctua fans, but I'd go with water cooling personally, it leaves everything looking much cleaner and quieter. you could probably get a evga clc 120 for the price of that noctua cooler.

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I got this air cooler for free so i still have a budget left for water cooling down the road.

Julianplayz01 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

tru but there is something about a big air block that does look good.

onig 1 point 4 months ago

Nice, I wouldn't call that so modest because of the 1080 lmao, but its a super clean and nice build nonetheless. +1

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

True I guess the 1080 turns it up a notch :D. Thanks for the kind words.

Liquid. 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Super smart build!! Congrats +1

Keemstar567 1 point 4 months ago

The ryzen 5 2600 will bottleneck the geforce gtx 1080 even if its overclocked and also amd ryzen cpus benefits from having higher ram speeds which you could have spent around the same and it would faster ram which is one the most important parts of the zen architecture in the ryzen cpus. Also why would you spend $380 on a 1080p 240hz that's 24 inchs from alienware when you can get the same thing from other manufacturers.

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. There is always something I could have done differently. One of the reasons for the cheaper motherboard and Ryzen 5 2600 is the AMD 3000 series is right around the corner and if the performance upgrade is worth it I will go that direction. $380 Canadian for a 25" 240hz monitor is a pretty good price and every other comparable was easily $100 more.

ThatOneGuy2002 1 point 3 months ago

We’re you able to run your 3000 MHz ram at 3000 MHz speed with that motherboard.

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I actually got it to run at 3200Mhz

ThatOneGuy2002 1 point 3 months ago

Oh wow even better. I am getting the same ram and motherboard for my build also so I just wanted to know if it worked

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Ya no problems with a slight overclock to the RAM and CPU (assuming u have a decent cooler) on this motherboard.

ThatOneGuy2002 1 point 3 months ago

yeah i am just going to use the stock cpu cooler for now so I won’t be over clocking the cpu. I do want to overclock the ram but I’m not too familiar with doing that.

10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

You do it in the bios. Make sure you enable XMP profile for the ram.

ImApparentlyHuman 1 point 3 months ago

Daaaaaayyyyuuuuum

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10secdream submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

A lot of my peripherals are a few years old and I will slowly upgrade them over time. I purchased a 1080 strictly due to bang for the buck reasons 500 < 675. The 1080 I purchased was only 9 months old.