Description

Budget build to be used for editing and light gaming at 1080p.

All of the parts are new except for the RX 480, which was purchased used in great condition locally on offerup. I used 3x 120mm NZXT fans from an H400 that I had installed an RGB fan kit in. Airflow and temperatures are fine.

The build went together smoothly for the most part. I may have dropped the Ryzen 7 1700 and bent a couple pins, but I was able to straighten them out. It never fails...

I was pretty confused when I went into the BIOS to overclock and saw terms like "D.O.C.P" for RAM, and "FID/DID" values for CPU. Setting Custom CPU Core Ratio to Auto allowed for "normal" Overclocking via a Core Multiplier like I am used to. The CPU Voltage is an offset value instead of a total value which also threw me off, but I was able to figure it out.

Some of the pictures show a different set of RAM, I switched RAM with a different system for aesthetic reassons.

I was able to OC my 3000Mhz kit of ram to 3133Mz at 1.35V.

I was able to OC my R7 1700 to 3800Mhz with a 0.01875V offset.

I was able to OC my RX 480 to 1400Mhz (2050MHz Mem).

I really love the lighting from the Wraith Spire (Which is where I got the title from), and the small LED accent that the Eclipse P300 includes. I'm not a fan of RGB so the Asus RGB (Mobo + GPU) are set to static red.

Unigine Heaven Benchmark (1080P Ultra 8xAA Vsync on w/ 75Hz monitor): 68.2FPS Average w/ 1718 Score.

Cinebench CPU Benchmark: 1678

UserBenchmark: Gaming 78% Desktop 85% Workstation 92% (CPU 93rd percentile) (GPU 100th percentile) (PC 91st Percentile)

Part Reviews

CPU

I thought watching my 6C 12T X5690 run through Cinebench was satisfying until I watched this Ryzen 7 1700 at 3.8Ghz absolutely shred through it. A 65W TDP CPU that includes a visually stunning 95W TDP cooler... It's just unbeatable for the price.

Case

This case is perfect, honestly. I love how it looks and feels. There is very little plastic on this case, and the cable routing is well thought out. I'd recommend it to anyone building an ATX system. The only downside is that it only includes one fan, but a lot of people are going to buy AIO's or aftermarket fans. I also like that in the future I can add Phanteks lighting accessories.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Glad to see this red ring of death isn't a dead console.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Consoles are dead, that's why I built this guy xD

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

the R1700 is an underappreciated cpu in my opinion, im running one rn and it's never bottlenecked even with a gtx 1080.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Ryzen in general is underappreciated. Especially now that Ryzen 1xxx CPU's are selling for dirt cheap before the release of Ryzen 3. That price (185.80$) actually included an Asrock B350m Pro4 motherboard that I used for a different build. Do you have yours overclocked?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

dang that's a great deal lol...

Yes I have mine over clocked to 3.7 for everyday use. I've gotten it stable at 4Ghz but it gets to hot on that stock cooler, as great as it is.

I'm not a fan boy for AMD or Intel, if intel can make a better cpu for cheaper then ill switch but Ryzen's got 'em rn. All props to AMD for being able to pull stuff like this off , it really helps the consumer when someone shakes up the market!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep... Flashback to my xbox.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually never had one, but all my friends did. Yup, flashbacks to freshman year.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Good budget pc build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Pretty happy with the price.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I see you posted a hand full of builds, I didn't know where to start. I've done a handful myself, but that was the only one I cared to post. Last I did HTPC a while ago. I may post that thou its only used for streaming. No more cable for little over a 2 yrs. couldn't be happier. The wraith coolers are ok, but I partial to Cryorig. I've used them on all of my builds since they started a few yrs back. I love the G613 & G603 combo, thou they lack RGB or lighting. I figured I have that covered already :).

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, some of these builds are done for other people or just for fun/resale. Most of them are mine though. I'm selling the 8600k build and making this R1700 one my main rig as I don't play too many games anymore. I keep the Wraith coolers in my builds for cost/performance but the Cryorig coolers are some of my favorites, I used an H7 to cool an overclocked 2700k back in 2014 and it was pretty successful. I'm the same way with RGB. I like backlit keyboards but I reaaaaaally like not having cables and the logitech switches feel great to me.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I am building this build great build BTW were there any ram compatibility issues? just need to know before I buy the ram listed above will I have to overclock the ram in order to get it to work with no problems?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as the RAM goes, there won't be any compatibility issues. To get the RAM to perform at it's rated speed you enable XMP mode in the motherboard BIOS and the BIOS will detect what speed the RAM is rated for and overclock it automatically. My only recommendation is to get a Ryzen 5 2600 over the Ryzen 7 1700 now that prices have dropped on Ryzen 2 series CPU's.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

At around how much frames would this run fortnite at low settings?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Easily 144FPS if your monitor allows 144hz. Fortnite is not a very demanding game. Apex Legends is more demanding, this would still play it at 60+ FPS.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking to build your first PC and Fortnite is your primary goal, I would recommend a Ryzen 5 1600 (130$) and an RX 570 (140$). The Rx 570 also comes with 2 Free games right now on Newegg.com.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What case fans are you using?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

"I used 3x 120mm NZXT fans from an H400 that I had installed an RGB fan kit in."