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The Excelsior

by PlasmusAng

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34 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Dec. 7, 2017

Date Built

Dec. 2, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.016 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

This is the first computer I've built and my first time on AMD. After almost 2 years of A convincing my Dad I need this computer and saving up money through a contract I signed with him I finally build this monster and couldn't be happier with it. I built it for Heavy 1440p gaming along with the 4k photo and video editing (and rendering). When I first started the pc everything looked fine but after a few hours, I noticed unstable frames from the fact that I had just carried over everything from my old hard drive, hadn't moved anything to my 960 and hadn't even reinstalled windows either. But playing games like Battlefield 1, frames are stable capped at 144 at max settings, hdr, and 1440p. My C27HG70 has mindblowing performance and colors even with HDR disabled! My ram had a 70% at idle issue which I fixed and for anyone who has a circular led thing on Cam for their Hue+, Cam thinks its a fan. My EVGA FTW3 really was worth the full 800$ as it has no sag and well it runs cool and quiet at(Probably the case just dampening most of the sound) 60C(CPU 55C-60C) on BF1. My Dark Base is just the best and the only reason I didn't wait for the 700 was really the amount of expansion it offered. While I was installing the H115i the IO cover was colliding with it and I may have been forced to buy a new cooler if I couldn't have moved the tray. The noise dampening is excellent and overall I don't see anything wrong with it. My power supply I was impressed with it until I saw the ******* cables. There was two of each and only two and the CPU, GPU and mobo cable were this stiff braid that made it even harder to try to cable manage. And the rest are all positive things to say so I guess All I can say is this is a good build for 2400. BTW I already had the optical drive and two hdd's(One of which failed on me). The silent wings and hue+ came free with my Dark Base. Edit(Christmas 2018): I changed all my peripherals after selling the old ones off and couldnt be in love with them more. I also decided to use a second monitor for increased productivity. Bad news is I got a vesa stand for 10 dollars that worked well but. The clamp wasn't big enough and in the end put a hole in my linnmon and collapsed.

Part Reviews

CPU

Fast, Cheap (bought for 320 at Newegg on Black Friday) and just overall both a gamer's and an editor's dream.

CPU Cooler

Ran my CPU at 55-60C while playing BF1 max settings 1440p HDR. Quiet AF. Comes with an AM4 bracket too so yeah the 2only issue is Corsair Link is ****.

Motherboard

Good looking, Extreme Value, Feature packed in UEFI and in Windows. 4 stars because of a lack of accessories and cables along with a lack of USB 2 headers I mean really 10 sata headers and only 4 cables!! Also if you have only two headers for USB 2 then give at least one splitter

Memory

Looks great hits speeds on AMD. Some of the best Ryzen compatibility.

Video Card

Pros Looks Great Runs cool at around 60C Auto overclocks to 1922 when playing games Runs quiet No sag ICX Thermal LED Cons Price

Case

MODULAR AF Looks great Quiet despite half of the case being honeycomb mesh. No PSU Shroud TEMPERED GLASS Lots of expandability Tons o accessories

Power Supply

Nothing wrong with it except a only two of every cable which is less than other PSUs and the fact that the big cables are covered in this stiff braid the makes them immobile.

Monitor

Just buy it if you have the money there's nothing better especially if you have a amd GPU. But if you do have 2000 dollars to spend invest in a 4k 144hz monitor lol.

Mouse

Only issue with this mouse is that its too good. Amazing sensor, comfort, build quality just great.

Headphones

Great for $40 dollars. Comfy amazing bass and sub bass. Overall I like it.

Other

My model was the barebones with aura caps and box Jades. Amazing quality with a good amount of metal. Would buy again(if they would put a detachable cable on the full size too).

Other

Good median between control and speed

Comments Sorted by:

Radox-0 5 Builds 3 points 16 months ago

Congrats on your first build, looks great.

Really want that desktop image lol, looks great!

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thx want the link for the wallpaper?

gsaiz85 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Very nice on snagging that white Dark Base Pro 900. Ryzen FTW! +1

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

IKR

Slash24 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

How is that keyboard? Sick build btw

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

The keyboard is great just make sure your buying the spectrum nof the spark

TheManWhoWouldBeKing 2 points 16 months ago

I'm about to put together a very similar build. How do you like it so far? I can only imagine the rendering speeds I'm gonna get!

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

If you reinstall Windows it will be heaven but yeah only change I would recommend is 32gb ram

ThatAFKNoob 2 points 9 months ago

Ik this is an older build but your lack of cable management inside such a beautiful case just breaks my heart and makes me want to murder you.

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

hah well i am a kid and my dad has a tendency to not let me cable manage for the dumbest reasons

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

plus there isnt a psu shroud

StarBlazer457 1 point 16 months ago

Congratulations on your first build, I see that you decided on AMD instead of the Intel you've shown me.

Yes, the cable management could be better, but that's not what's important. That case doesn't look like it's too great for hiding cables. The case looks beautiful though, you shouldn't need a new one for awhile. RYZEN FTW!

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Thx so much for your help an long live ryzen!

StarBlazer457 1 point 16 months ago

Your welcome, I'm ready for Ryzen+!

BodiXDDD 1 point 16 months ago

Did the rgb strip come with the case?

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

The two on the bottom did and the ones inside only come free with the white version of my case which is limited edition

BodiXDDD 1 point 16 months ago

More pics!!

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Give me places to take photos of and Ill go take em

BodiXDDD 1 point 16 months ago

Full interior i guess

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

K

Bubi 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I know that monitor has a backlit circle to the back, it does improve FPS? lol (the true question) do u see the light reflecting to the wall?

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

my build is in our living room due to having a small house so its not noticible in a well lit area but at night in the dark in your own room definitely

Bubi 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I'll definetly keep that in mind! Thanks for the attention Plasmus!

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

welcome!

Biono 1 point 14 months ago

Does the monitor take a lot of place?

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

not really still had place to put my xbox one horizantally next to it

ArigiLethalBill 1 point 12 months ago

I have the exact sentiments about the monitor, I Havent used it though. How is it, especially the HDR? Could you post a picture of it running a game in HDR?

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

its great as long as you run it on the right games BF1 has extreme exposure with Mass Effect not detecting it but I have destiny 2 and it runs great as long as I disable it when I want to exit. Wouldn't recommend it with hdr until more support comes through but that is a problem of the devs not Samsung. I have video but with the recording Geforce ****** up a lot of things. I dont have the file but my insta is RanchCabinet go to it look for december posts which are before the memes lol and watch the vid but like i said Geforce ****** up the colors and exposure in the recording while they were perfect IRL

ArigiLethalBill 1 point 12 months ago

Nice, just seeing this now. Let me look it up on Instagram. I dont mind the memes.. hahaa

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

haha

DominicBoccella -1 points 16 months ago

that cable mangement

PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Get the **** away from every account I have

DominicBoccella 1 point 16 months ago

LOL

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PlasmusAng submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

who the **** are you

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