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HP Pavilion Extreme Edition ft. One Thicc Boi

by Ne0n_N1nja



Date Published

Nov. 25, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 23, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

77.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.58 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

82.0° C


So this happens to be my first PC, but I managed to get practice by building my cousin's PC before this. I became interested in PC gaming 3 years ago, and during that time, I've been using a Lenovo that happened to have a 940m in it, enough for most indie games. I tried play Rainbow Six Siege with it and could only get 40 frames on all low with massive stuttering. As I started playing other games, it could not keep up at all. Black Friday comes around and thought the deals were the best at this time, so here I am.

Almost all of these were bought from Micro Center except motherboard and case fans. The Pavilion was my dad's old work PC that had a fried motherboard. Building in it was surprisingly not too bad mostly since I didn't really have to worry about cable management. First, I thought heat would be an issue, but I saw Bitwit's old sleeper PC video and saw that it could handle a Zotac GTX 980ti, so I didn't worry as much.

All in all, this was a kickass build that nobody but my cousin and everyone else that reads this knows. It's just gonna be some random Pavilion with a shiny keyboard and unusually bright light coming from the vents.

Main drawback is that RGBs don't exactly sync and sounds like a jet engine under load.

Also just to clarify, I chose the case on purpose to troll others into thinking I have a terrible pc. When I get tired of it, I will migrate it to a new case.

Along with gaming, I will also be using it for Autodesk apps.

Total cost of everything was about $1100 tax included.

Part Reviews


BIOS is easy to use and has features that will satisfy everyone, except maybe some enthusiasts. RGB is tasteful and VRMs are legit. They are supposedly the same as the B450 Tomohawk without the top vrm heatsink.

The lights on the MB are full RGB, controllable with Mystic Light.

Video Card

It can handle everything you can throw at it in 1080p. In most games, you will be able to push 100+ frames on “ultra” quality. It does not get too hot, even in a case with minimal airflow. Fans do not spin up until you put a load on it, and it is quieter than the AMD Prism Cooler if both were at 100%.

Only thing to consider is that while it isn’t the longest card, it is very thicc. It will fit in most cases, but it might get tight for some people. It has a back plate as well so GPU sag isn’t bad for how heavy it is.

Comments Sorted by:

anonymousdingo2320 8 points 3 months ago

Congrats on being the first to use an RX 590 on this site! Nice build!

skyrise 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Good components.

I would only suggest better case for optimal airflow - Fractal Design Meshify C Mini Dark TG or Cooler Master N200.


Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 4 points 3 months ago

Yeah I did it for giggles. When I decide to get another case, I would get the Meshify Mini C. Always liked Fractral Design.

skyrise 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Can you do a review of the XFX RX 590 8GB Fatboy OC+ video card?

The reviews say it is 15-25% faster than GTX 1060.

Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Will do! Give me a few days as I try to push it to the limits.

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Case wise I would go Phanteks P300 as it is on sale for $40 right now

LuckyX13 2 points 3 months ago

I would also like to here how you fair out with the Fatboy.

TheDankKn1ght 2 Builds 0 points 3 months ago

Why did I get this comment in my mail list?

Sztiglitz 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I had the same HP Pavilion case and as mentioned by others it does have a bad airflow. It fried my motherboard as a result after 1 year of use. Otherwise well done enjoy trolling people, you could tell people its HP Pavilion Extreme Edition, only way to get it is if you call HP Customer Support and inquire with them about it.

Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

I was surprised it even had airflow in the front. But imma steal that title cause that sounds better than what I have right now. Also, the fried motherboard was the one that came with the PC. Pretty sure it got fried because of being under a desk with tons of dust build up. I will keep in mind your experience though

SquaggMFNC 2 points 3 months ago

Have the same HP sitting out in the garage and thought about building in that case also as a troll. Seeing it done now has me second guessing it. lol Looks good for what it is though. +1

Zelkron9 2 points 3 months ago

Hey there, I am making a budget pc out of the same HP desktop as you. How did you manage to install the fan in the front? I do not see any obvious spots to put the fan.

Thanks in advance man

Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

I just used a zip tie and managed to tie one corner of the fan to the many holes in front. If you don’t have very hot components, you can get away with using a 120mm fan and tie 2 corners down. Since it is a desktop and probably won’t move around, 1 was enough for me.

Zelkron9 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for the reply. That is exactly what I did and it worked out great!

thedudeonkent 2 points 3 months ago

The only thing that’s thiccer is the evga xc ULTRA. Love the sleeper theme and the 2700x! The cpu heatsink thicc as well, so it looks like you have two thicc bois in there! (I have one too)

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cheezmeister 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Sweet, wanted to see the XFX RX590. Thats a thicc card

Granddy 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Oh lawd he comin''!

Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

It barely fit in there. I had about half an inch before I would have to bust out a dremel or trade it for a 580 (which would be a slight downgrade).

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

That's a T H I C C B O I

Timjustgotstarted 1 point 3 months ago

Nice sleeper pc!

CrazyChief24 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

GG on the HP case, i Have 3 old school Hp's cases that im thinking about building in just soo people can judge xD! good stuff on the build tho.

JOINDSPQR 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Awesome sleeper pc! Those temps are worrying tho

Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I adjusted the fan curve a little, so temps aren’t as bad now, but it can definitely be lower in a more open case.

JOINDSPQR 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Did you update temps?

Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I need to benchmark again first, but I’m studying for finals, so I’ll tell you when I do.

JOINDSPQR 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Good luck with finals.

Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Temps updated! They were higher than before, but that's because AMD released an update that allowed the system to boost higher than before, and it was under 100% load on GPU and CPU for 30 min. Considering I'll personally never see this situation in actual applications, the temps are not too bad. I also checked that it is within the temps other people were getting in a more open case.

Minkny 1 point 5 days ago

Did you ever get that review done?

Ne0n_N1nja submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

If you're talking about the RX 590, it should be there. Though I should update it since some users are getting coil whine, which I'm getting as well, but it's very subtle for me. I also recommend getting the RX 580 over it since the performance boost is minimal in most cases.

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