Greetings fellow PC Building Enthusiasts!
Recently, I upgraded to an X299 setup (i9-7900X, 32GB DDR4, GTX 1080ti) and decided to repurpose my Ryzen parts to sell in a build so I could cover some of the upgrade costs. I was able to use an older R9 290X (for free) that my little brother recently upgraded from so technically the $250 I put for the price was just an average of the prices I saw on eBay at the time. The rest of the parts (CPU, Mobo, SSD, Case and fans) were all leftovers from my previous watercooled Ryzen build.
One particularly interesting part of this build was using a Raijintek Morpheus II with the R9 290X. I was seriously surprised at how cool it kept the card and I was even able to overclock it a bit without worrying too much about temps. I used 2 EKWB Vardar fans that I had lying around from my old loop and they worked great!
The Ryzen 7 1700 was able to overclock comfortably to a stable 3.9GHz while remaining under 65 C most of the time, the stock Ryzen 7 cooler is really impressive! It also does a great job working with the R9 290X, while gaming and streaming both parts were being utilized to their best abilities.
I know it's kind of a brief description but aside from the Raijintek Morpheus II there's really not much else "different" about this build, both the CPU and GPU perform just like an R7 1700 and an R9 290X should perform lol Can't complain!
Thanks for looking! Feel free to leave a comment and I'll try to reply to anyone that has questions!