Description

English is not my native language. I will try to make it clear..

the actual video card I'm using is GTX 1070 Ti 8G Founder Edition, bought directly from Nvidia for 450 usd before tax. I could't find this card on the pcpartpicker list, so I chose the one that looks the same.

I harvested a 1T HDD from my dying GS70 laptop. rip.2014-2018.

I haven't done any over clock atm.

With tax, total cost is 1850+ usd. All parts bought from Amazon.

Part Reviews

CPU

I was going to buy i5-8600k, but end up with Ryzen 1700X because:

I will be doing some 3D rendering job in the future, and Ryzen has more cores that will be much faster on these kind of work. And it is just 6% slower on single core clock speed, so not a big difference. Over clocking wise it has less potential, but this is an Itx build so considering cooling, I won't over clock it a lot anyway.

And then, recently, Intel’s processors have a security bug, and the fix could slow down PCs.. It may affect us normal users, maybe not, Idk. But just in case, I don't want to get the bad feeling that if someday a patch hits and my computer just slows down 20%. That will be ******..So this time I'm trying out AMD :)

price wise, considering motherboard together (AMD motherboards are cheaper), they are almost same.

CPU Cooler

The cooling aspect is great..but what bothers me A LOT are the screw holes. There are 8 holes on the radiator, but 2 of them are bad, one on each side I cannot screw it in. Although it is still sturdy on 3 screws, it just feels lame..

Motherboard

Don't buy this board.. add 20 bucks and get an ASRock. This one works but:

It only has 2 power plugs for fans, one for cpu, another for case. When going for water cooling you want a power plug for water pump. In the end I have to buy a fan splitter cable.

The memory slots are quite hard, it took me some effort to fully insert memory cards.

Aaand It has a lot of unused LED power plugs.... A LOT.. if you really like light pollution it is the board for you.

Memory

I paint with photoshop, I open a lot of pictures at the same time. I use to work on 16gb ram, and photoshop eats it all.

Storage

It's 8102 get a NVMe - M.2 they said.

Video Card

As in the description, I got the 1070 Ti. Great card i say, it is only 10% less effective than a 1080, but 100+ usd cheaper.

Case

Cute case! Good Cooling!

The logo label is ugly, so I removed it. It is pasted on the fence, removing it won't cause damage. I want to 3d print a Thermaltake label with my own design if i have time for it.

Yes the 10.5"/ 262.5 mm Nv Founder GTX 1070Ti can fit in :)

it has a big case fan, and it's quiet. It's mid night now,the computer is under my table and I'm not hearing any fan noise at all.

Monitor

I got it for 200 usd on Amazon :)))

what I learned is, for 21:9 monitor, 29" is not big at all. It even feels slightly smaller than a 27" 16:9 monitor.

And if you doing digital painting be aware that the wacom tablets are built 16:9. so without configuration your strokes will be distorted. I set it to only maps a 16:9 portion of my screen, it works perfectly.

*And, it is anti-glare screen. * I LIKE IT.

overall, it's great.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

What program are you using in the last photo?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

it is AIDA 64 extreme.

  • 18 months ago
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you can't compare raw clock speeds between intel and amd... the single core on the 8600k is actually 26% faster than the ryzen, and on top of that the intel will overclock further than the amd

here's the proof: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-8600K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-1700X/3941vs3915

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at this earlier but missed that section (only saw 1% difference on the title) , yes you are right on the single core bench.

but will the bug make them patch the speed down tho

  • 18 months ago
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That patch shouldn't even affect gaming much at all... Mostly server performance, and tasks like that.

  • 18 months ago
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Idk but it seems does affect gaming? https://youtu.be/ovCqcUwpVGc

and besides I'm not only gaming on this pc but also doing some 3D rendering and graphic and video editing.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey just a quick question. With your monitor, can you put one screen to the side at 16:9 and have a smaller screen fill up the rest of the space? Thanks.

  • 18 months ago
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ye that's how my screen looks atm: https://imgur.com/XbDHVdL

  • 18 months ago
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Nice, thanks. I was just asking because I know not all games have the ultrawide aspect ratio so if I could do that it would be nice. By the way, was that feature built into the monitor or did it require software?

  • 18 months ago
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oh gaming wise im not sure.. LG does provide a software for the monitor, but i'm not using it. most new game nowadays support ultrawide tho, it shouldn't be an issue

  • 18 months ago
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What software are you using? Does it work well?

  • 18 months ago
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I only use wacom settings to map my photoshop to fit in 1920*1080, besides that nothing

  • 18 months ago
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You indeed have a mighty build. I think that the 1700x and 1070Ti are a great pair. I also used that same motherboard in a build I still need to post up and I agree that it has some issues. The Silverstone SG13 that I put it in only has room for one case fan, so the lack of fan headers didn't bother me and the awkward board layout also wasn't that much of an issue in that case. I haven't added any RGB strips either, so that's space gone to waste.

  • 18 months ago
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thanks mate :D

  • 17 months ago
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Nice build! I just have a few questions about the MoBo. This is my first build so I'm tyring to make sure I don't screw anything up. I couldn't find the M.2 slot on any picture. Is it behind the board? Also If I buy LED strips (Deepcool 350 specifically) can I just plug it into the MoBo and they'll work? Or are they connected to the PSU?