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BoyScout June 12, 2017

ASUS recently sent us their PRIME X370-PRO motherboard, so we added in the popular Ryzen 7 1700 processor and the ASUS ROG STRIX OC edition of the Radeon RX 580 to build a $1300 (USD) gaming PC. Deepcool sent us the white version of their CAPTAIN 240 EX CPU cooler to coordinate nicely with the motherboard design and we picked up the Raidmax Sigma and 16 GB of white Corsair Vengeance LPX memory to complete our black and white theme.

Be sure to check out the Completed Build with benchmarks and photos as well as the cable management video (see below).

A big thanks to ASUS for providing the motherboard and Deepcool for providing the CPU cooler we used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $299.44 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $80.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $141.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $126.89 @ OutletPC
Storage OCZ - TRION 150 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $148.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Toshiba - 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 580 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $280.98 @ Directron
Case Raidmax - Sigma-TWS ATX Mid Tower Case $87.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1314.92
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total at time of Filming $1299.92

Comments Sorted by:

henkvndam 1 Build 5 points 22 months ago

Nice build, I like the color scheme. Also nice to see an AMD gpu again.

cothalesr 3 points 22 months ago

Is this build for video/photo editing or something? What's with the Ryzen 7 1700 CPU paired with the RX 580 GPU?

If it's for gaming, wouldn't the Ryzen 5 and GTX 1070 be a better combo? I guess that build is already done here though https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/s4hPxr/great-amd-gaming-build

Beddah 1 point 22 months ago

Awesome video as always!

Doctor_Mudshark 1 point 22 months ago

Watching him peel the adhesive off the backplate made me cringe a little bit. I'm sure it's perfectly safe, but I can't stand having to force anything (especially so close to the CPU socket)!

mondainai 1 point 22 months ago

I would be careful with that Deepcool cpu cooler. It's prone to leaking. Killed my GTX1070 randomly one night.

Luckiestluck 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

why a ryzen 7 with a RX 580?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Original idea was an all AMD build using the top available CPU and GPU. Ultimately its performance probably begs for a second RX580 to run in Crossfire to reach a better balance.

martync88 1 point 21 months ago

this was so step by step my gram could build it blind folded

...now just to get her skyrim and she'll be a youtuber

vze2gpvu 1 point 21 months ago

I have a question. I watched as the cooling radiator was placed, but why are the fans mounted so they're on top of the radiator? I'm assuming they are exhausting air. Does it matter how the fans are arranged? Push or pull? Just curious. Most installs are all pushing air through the radiator.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

The fans in this build (as filmed) are configured to push fresh air across the radiator. Push vs pull is an age-old debate, but in our experience the difference is relatively insignificant. However, sometimes due to case clearance issues with the radiator, you are forced to put the fans on a particular side of the radiator so the choice is made for you.

As for direction of airflow, we've done it both ways (internal air vs fresh air), as it really depends on the options the case offers and how well the air is going to move through the case. That said, fresh air coming in across the radiator is typically our first choice if it is reasonable to make happen.

Omnislash89 6 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Was actually looking to use that very cooler (while on sale) for a Micro ATX Ryzen build, but there wasn't enough fan headers on the ASrock AB350M to support it without splitters.

LegendaryYT 1 point 20 months ago

Sick Build!

AldoApache 1 Build -2 points 22 months ago

Not using the stock cooler ? Could of saved some cash

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DavidTheNewGuy 1 point 22 months ago

but they'll be back right?

darkwolf383 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

AMD will be releasing a Miner version of vega to help get the other cards back in stock at more reasonable prices.

AdrianSandu 1 point 22 months ago

Main problem with that is that they have no video output. When the mining craze is over, they will be able to sell back the current cards. Not so with these "Miner edition" cards. We'll see if they will prove to be successful enough to allow AMD gaming cards back on the market.

StarBlazer457 0 points 21 months ago

And Nvidia!!!

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Spoomels 1 point 21 months ago

Try ordering from SEA countries, GPU mining isn't as popular here, so it is cheaper and the stock is more than likely to be available.

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