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First build GTX 1080ti Ryzen 5 2600 Halloween Orange Theme

by 2pacaveli



Date Published

Oct. 13, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 5, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.025 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.003 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


I had been looking around at prebuilt computers and the possibility of building my own computer a little over a year ago however I never took it seriously especially with the ridiculous GPU prices and did not have the money. I'd been playing a few random games on my family's PC after moving from playstation however wasn't able to play more than one game at once (due to storage). A few months ago I decided to just build one and couldn't wait for Ryzen 2. I received all the parts end of September and decided to create this one.

CPU: Rather choose AMD over intel and the price for what I got was much better than intel's offerings. I don't mind that I can't overclock it much because this is just to hold me over until Ryzen 2 and I can spend tax return money on that. Great CPU I overclocked it to 3.9 with stock cooler and that's fine with me.

GPU: I had the budget to go for a nice gpu and had been monitoring GPU prices on ebay since August but didn't exactly know how much money I had for the build. Found this used one at a low auction price and the seller seemed trustworthy. The next day it had barely gone up and I put a bid for $480 with a few seconds left and won. I couldn't believe the deal I had gotten. Beast of a GPU for 1440p 165 hz. Bought this before all other parts.

Ram: I know faster ram won't make much of a difference at 1440p and GPU will be most important but I couldn't resist and got the 3200 mhz cl 14 b die at $170 with $30 ebay code. Great RAM docp really easy to advertised speed.

Motherboard: Didn't know which motherboard I would Gert until the last few days because I wanted to get a decent X470 that wasn't too much. It would determined how much I could spend on RAM and case. Got this from an open box from local micro center for $104. It was in great condition and worked fine.

SSD: Originally gonna get the WD blue m.2 sata 500 GB for $80 but the motherboard deal allowed fro me to buy an unnecessary ssd for gaming. I don't need much storage for now and will get a TB ssd later on.

Case: Great looking case that has good airflow and looks good for not too much. Originally wanted lian li poc o 11 dynamic but it was too expensive.

PSU: It works, is semi modular and is a good PSU. It works.

I had been watching and reading a lot about PC building so the process itself was surprisingly easy especially with all the free information and help from the internet. Had some trouble with windows booting after installation but fixed this after taking out GPU and mobo battery. This guy helped me out with all my questions about my PC building: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU7WfwB6XCQn4_5Wr8lk5sg

Overall very satisfied with build and the prices I got these prices for GTX 1080ti with 16gb 3200mhz bdie, nvme ssd, 1440p 165 hz GSYNC for a total of $1652.98? will purchase new CPU in a few months.

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2pacaveli submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

No my cpu temp is not 64 under load it's 64 to 74 and I originally was going to get the coolermaster masterliquid 240 rgb aio and overclock more but didn't have enough money. (Now I'm going for deepcool captain ex 240 white RGB I will add that with ryzen 2 and a terabyte SSD in the future. I will also paint some of the case parts and add some phanteks light strips for full color scheme immersion in near future.

This system is for gaming @ 1440p 165hz and future youtube videos (music). Here's my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUpqfD-WHYmomcYSq9ycD7w?view_as=subscriber

2pacaveli submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Excuse my grammatical errors I didn't reread what I typed.

2pacaveli submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I got the monitor last April or May because it was such a great deal, but best buy ended up adding a $20 tax so it should actually be $340.

ship11 1 point 4 months ago

How do you like the monitor? I got it as well when it was on sale from best buy. do you have any problems with color banding on dark colors like i do?

2pacaveli submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

It's fine for me I don't notice any color banding on dark colors but that may be because I'm not looking for it. I'm willing to sacrifice the best picture quality for these features at the price I'm super satisfied.

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

What voltage did you use to get to 3.9GHz?

2pacaveli submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago


Ben28282 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

You have used Ryzen 2 / Zen+, I think you mean you want to upgrade to Zen 2 / Ryzen 3. BTW the colour scheme is great.

Scu84St3v3420 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Great build and some awesome deals to boot!

pcp1989 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

damn bro nice! 480 for a 1080ti msi gaming x very nice and congrats on your build :) o and that color scheme is pretty sweet too

MrThreePik 10 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Seasonal! +1

roccob33 1 point 4 months ago

How did you get that card for only 494???

2pacaveli submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

It was an auction and stayed really low for awhile. Jumped in for bid with a few seconds remaining and got it for $480. The guy had several 1080tis and they weren't mined with. He needed to sell them because he pre-ordered 2080ti. I couldn't believe it when I won the auction though. Here's the link https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223119952249

roccob33 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you for the link that's insane!