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Rainbow Dash

by Najesta



Date Published

May 24, 2018

Date Built

May 18, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


This is my First Completed build. I did 100% of the work myself, which is why its not perfect. I still have a LOT to learn, but am proud of how it turned out. I named the Rig Rainbow Dash because of the RGB. :D I'm going to use her for Gaming and my Artwork. I'm not using the mousepad or keyboard YET because my little old desk doesn't have the room for it. I've also been told I put the front fans in the wrong position, because ya know...I'm a NOOB...But I've fixed that. THANKYOU to those that helped me out giving me pointers to the build. The advice is priceless!

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ssjg5rlly 8 points 11 months ago

Huh. I don't see that cute kitter in the parts list. Is it a new release from NVIDIA or AMD?

DoctorBetaNet 5 points 11 months ago

It's the new Black Cat SLI bridge from EVGA

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

I LOVE this comment!!

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

LMAO, totally AMD. I thought I'd include it for fun. He was going crazy with all the boxes...like holy crap its Christmas up in here! :D

pepoxx 2 points 11 months ago

it's obviously a CatVidia one

DoctorBetaNet 4 points 11 months ago

+1 for kitty

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

lol ty!

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 4 points 11 months ago

front fans should be flipped around for intake.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Are they on wrong? Dammit I tried to make sure, I double checked it even on the website. >.<

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

optimally you would want 2 fans at the front pulling air in (the side of the fan with the sticker & frame that doesn't move is the side the air blows out of) and 1 fan at the rear or top rear pulling air out. Generally you want more air coming in then being pulled out to help stop dust from entering and make sure your components get air.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah that was what I was aiming for, I KNEW it felt wrong...I shoulda triple checked that. >.<

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

yeah no worries though if you didn't notice your computer would've been fine.

ElijahDawgOne 3 points 11 months ago

Nice name for a nice build~

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you!

squidamint 3 points 11 months ago

I don't see anyone mentioned this yet -- nice job on cable management :-)

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you!

Console_Gamers_Be_Like 2 points 11 months ago

I'm curious as to why you chose this particular case with a budget so high as well as a Bronze certified semi modular PSU. I would've chosen something with a PSU Shroud, and better airflow. As for the PSU, I would've chosen at least a gold certified and fully modular. Thoughts ?

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I liked it for the RGB, and it advertised good airflow. Although I'm not 100% happy with it. I had originally wanted the Inwin 805 infinity, but between debating on airflow issues, and waiting to long to save up the money, by the time I could purchase it, the only one I could find was on Amazon, for almost $500. >.< I DO wish I had gone with an NZXT, but hey, lesson learned.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Also, the power supply that I had intended to use, was an older one that just wasn't going to cut it on the wattage. I had gone back and fourth on weather or not to order one, and decided not too, only to later realize my mistake. So we stopped over to the only parts store in my little Texas area...Best buy. And this is all they had.

pepoxx 2 points 11 months ago

+1 for dat name boi

WestsideABN 2 points 9 months ago

this build looks very close to the one I am compiling for my first build. I have been tryin to figure out if I needed to get a cpu cooler better than the wraith prism that comes with the 2700x . someone on reddit told me that oem can be difficult to deal with so I have the full windows 10 64 bit usb . I'm really new to building a pc like I said I haven't even started other than research compiling part list and bought the cpu,ram,motherboard ,and case. I might have skimped it on the RAM . https://pcpartpicker.com/user/WestsideABN/saved/jBtm8d

Jnathanroy 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

The RAM you have is a good choice. And for gaming, 16GB should more than cover it. If you're running professional workloads and this is a rendering machine or something like that, maybe more would be a good idea. But 16GB for gaming and most other tasks is perfect. The Trident Z I hear has great compatibility with Ryzen, though that's not as much of an issue now as when Ryzen first launched.

As far as cooling goes, the Prism should be fine unless you're seriously overclocking. And to be honest, with XFR 2.0 and Precision Boost on the 2700X, there's not a ton of reason to OC it unless you just like to tinker to get every ounce of performance. So if you're at stock speeds, don't bother blowing extra cash on an aftermarket cooler.

As far as the AIO you have on your list, some prominent reviewers (Steve from Gamers Nexus in particular) don't like those Cooler Master AIO's. Apparently they leak pretty easily. That one's a little more high end, so it might be okay. But maybe consider looking into an NZXT Kraken or something from Corsair. Both of those lines get great reviews.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

It looks pretty good. I was in the same boat when I had started. You'll learn as you go with building. What works, what doesn't. As a newbie, I'll tell you, it's good to read the reviews, but really, you won't know until you try it, and see how it works for you. You can try the wraith cooler for a bit, get a temp program to track your cpu temps, and if they aren't where you'd like (within the 25C to 45C range) than switch to liquid cooling. I use mine for gaming and drawing, so I just went ahead and liquid cooled my system with an aio cooler. Also like to mention that IF you decide to go with the cooler master aio, than try to get similar fans for the rest of the case, so you can sync everything up easily. (That's IF you care about the RGB lighting. Its FAR FAR easier for a new builder to have all the RGB components in the same family. That way you wont have to worry about how to inter connect everything. I made that mistake on my first build, and trying to get all the different RGB Systems linked to one another was a nightmare for a newbie.)

Zosto 9 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I didnt know that case from Thermaltake,its kind oficial diferente and with very Space. Nice Build components

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

What a build. It's good to see such a nice solid look with RGB these days, its often very overstated. I like seeing the 2nd gen Ryzen on the new X470 board so soon, I bet that thing can really handle some tough loads and flex during intensive gameplay/work. +1 for first build and having it look so nice. Solid parts list, solid look.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you!

Xeon07 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I was wondering if you should add a UPS on this build. What UPS would you get? I'm planning to have the same build with the CPU and GPU. :)

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I actually didn't know anything about these. (When I saw your question I had to look it up). It sounds like a great idea, and something I'll be looking into. I'm not sure about brand though, that would probably be a question for one of the more seasoned builders.

PcbuilderNOOB181 1 point 7 months ago

You got such an overkill system with a 1080p monitor?

zetij 1 point 4 months ago

Is that case any good? Apparently it has very ****** airflow.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

When properly Cooled with enough fans then its not all that bad. If you set it up incorrectly like I did initially, then yeah it'll suck. It's definitely not a two fan case...that's for sure. It needs at least five to cool it properly.

OccamAsylum 15 Builds 0 points 11 months ago

Uh... you have ZERO fresh air going into that system.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Ok, enlighten me then.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I thought having the slits in the side of the case at the top would be more than sufficient to pull in air from the top, and the slit to the side front, and slit in the bottom front would be more than enough to pull in air from the front of the case.

OccamAsylum 15 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I mean idk what your temps are like or if you're overclocking but you have a 100% negative pressure system going on here. All fans are set to exhaust.

It looks great, just thought I'd throw that out there.

Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

No, I'm too new to this to try overclocking, but I DO see what you're saying. I felt like I was putting the fans in incorrectly. Should have stuck with that gut feeling. Temps have been within the normal range. 34C for the cpu/gpu when I'm just putzing around on the internet, and around 70C for the cpu when I'm in WoW, or photoshop. The gpu has only gone up to 74C as the highest temp so far. But I also don't want to cook either the chip, or card, so yeah, thank you for the pointer.

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Najesta submitter 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago