Description

Gaming and Productivity Build

  • Ryzen 2600 @ 4.15ghz
  • MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC ITX
  • Patriot Viper LED B-Die 16gb @ 3200mhz cl14
  • Crucial P1 500gb NVMe M.2
  • Team T-FORCE DELTA RGB 1TB SSD x2
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC
  • EVGA CLC 280 AIO

This is my 2018 build that I started about a week after Zen+ launched. It's taken a while to decide on everything and piece together a final version that I am happy with. All of the lighting is aRGB and seems to stay in sync. Version 2 of this build was all because of my love for the Metallic Gear NEO Mini ITX which caused me to have to change HDDs, fans and the motherboard. I basically ordered the case as soon as I realized my AIO would fit but temps are great in it!

I am happy with all of my component choices and proud of my completed build. The Ryzen 2600 handles everything I throw at it like a champ as well as ran dead stable with 1.375v @ 4.2ghz but killed my ram support. I may jump the gun with Zen 2 just because I can but I still wonder what Zen 3 will change. No issues with any of the SSDs at all. They work great but I feel like a storage snob now. I picked up the Patriot Viper LED 3600 B-Die ram back in spring 2018 when it all was overpriced(for a decent price of $209). The factory white lighting honestly kind of sucked, it was dim and spotty looking. I added aRGB strips and I absolutely love the look in person.

The GTX 1080 runs at a steady 2000mhz on pretty much every game. The freesync support also works perfect with my Acer 144hz display, which is great when calibrated for the price point! I picked up Noctua NT-H1 for a few dollars less than Thermal Grizzly, it seems to keep temps the same on my hardware. No complaints with the MSI B450i AC either, I prefer the more "classic" interface they use as well. Overall loving the build, please feel free to ask any questions.

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Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the color scheme. But you monitor surprised u got them this cheap. I just picked up to MSI MAGCQ27 for about $319 a piece price match which I was happy about.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought about 1440p but after using a few different displays at work/home I realized over 24" gives me a headache. Decided the price jump wasn't worth it to me currently.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I hear but I prefer to have 2 of the same size Anesthetics in all!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have but I already picked up the dell 27" in a hurry at a best buy sale. Decided on what would be best a little after that...

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Best Buy is great for price matching. My link is up now.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/T83bt6

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build I smell a Feature +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your 2600 not get bottlenecked?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Just asking:)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really with a gtx 1080. It's mainly 1080 ti territory that does minus a few select cases. Plus Freesync is there if I have any issues.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice aesthetic

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice -- I'm considering a similar build with the same mobo, which only has 1xcpu and 1xsys fan header.

Are you running the pump directly from the psu?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the ssd a 5v, 12v or a 9 pin usb header.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

5v aRGB

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah okay. I also purchased the same mobo and ssd but I'm having trouble finding the 5v add port on the mobo for the ssd. You know where I can find that?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah! Sorry I should have been more clear about the rgb and the ssd. I ran everything +5v argb but I didn't like the asrock motherboard as much (that has 5v) so I switched with the MSI and ran a Cooler Master argb controller. I will say that I prefer argb to a 12v setup by far and the controller is fairly small at least. The MSI board has been able to push my Ryzen 7 and B-Die ram further without the vrms breaking a sweat.

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