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About JM21

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Biography
    Eddie would go
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer - BTech in Technology Management


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700, Overclocked @ 3.9GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi AC
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 32GB, Blue (2x16GB) - 3000MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C TG - ATX Mid Tower
  • Storage
    1x WD Black 512GB M.2 NVME SSD (Boot Drive), 2x WD Blue 500GB 2.5" SSD's (Raid 0), 2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM 3.5" HDD's (Raid 0), 1x Seagate FireCuda 2TB Hyrbrid 2.5" HDD (Games Storage Library)
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2 w/ EVGA Individually Sleeved Blue Cables, CyberPower 1500 VA 900W UPS
  • Display(s)
    2x Asus PB258Q 25" 60Hz IPS Monitors - 2560x1440
  • Cooling
    CRYORIG R1 Universal w/ Blue Customod Cover & Dual ML120 Pro Fans, 4x Corsair ML120 Pro Blue LED Fans, 2x Corsair ML140 Pro Blue LED Fans
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX Cherry MX Brown RGB Keyboard, Logitech G13 Programmable Gameboard w/ LCD Display
  • Mouse
    UtechSmart Venus 16400 DPI High Precision Laser MMO Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 20 Multimedia Speaker System, Audio-Technica ATH-M50xMG Limited Edition Headphones - Matte Gray
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
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  1. JM21

    My first higher end "PC" build

    Welcome to the forum! Even if you want to SLI (pointless) a 1600W PSU is so overkill, 850W would be fine. Also getting a 3600MHz kit of RAM is again unnecessary, we are reaching the point of diminishing returns. If you want RGB just get the cheapest 32GB 3000 or 3200MHz kit, you would never actually benefit for faster RAM price considered.
  2. Love it! Looks really good!
  3. JM21

    AIO Water Cooler

    First time always takes longer! But that looks correct to me!
  4. I gotta say I love my Bose Quiet Comfort 35's, they are well... very quiet (excellent noise cancellation) and very comfortable.
  5. So this is probably the most budget oriented PC I've ever built, and my first all AMD build! I was watching for sales on all the parts, normally I just buy everything right away but since I do not need this rig until the summer I had time on my hands. Part prices at $0 are from previous systems. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00 CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML120L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $69.28 Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $203.78 Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory Purchased For $0.00 Storage Western Digital - Black NVMe 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $125.99 Storage Seagate - FireCuda 2 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $115.49 Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card Purchased For $277.09 Case Silverstone - Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Tower Case Purchased For $59.77 Power Supply Corsair - SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply Purchased For $115.49 Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F8 PWM 31 CFM 80mm Fan Purchased For $6.29 Case Fan Corsair - ML120 75 CFM 120mm Fans Purchased For $0.00 Other SilverStone Technology Universal ATX to SFX Power Supply Bracket RL-PP08B Purchased For $15.92 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $989.10 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-14 20:51 EDT-0400 The centerpiece is my R7 1700, this is going to be a work PC and the 8 threads + 16 cores have been an absolute beast in heavy workloads. The CPU is coming out of my main system shortly as I will be purchasing a Zen 2 R7 3xxx to go in that system, whether or not the hype is real performance will be higher than my current R7 anyways. The Coolermaster 120mm AIO is perfect, however, as you can see I am going to go for a push/pull setup with two Corsair ML120 fans, I am trying to promote as much airflow as possible and hopefully, the fans being close to the motherboard will mean my VRM's are staying cool. (fingers crossed I can OC a bit) Kinda ghetto fan mount location but as I went for a small SFX PSU, so I have the room to mount this 80mm fan to the side of the case, had I gone for a standard ATX PSU this would not be possible. This extra fan will help exhaust air, as the SG13 normally exhausts passively or uses the PSU, but with long hours I want to try and move as much hot air out of the case as possible. And now just a few more shots: Today was just a dry test to make sure everything fits, I will add a 'Part 2' when I actually complete the system. But I am excited for the completion of my smallest ITX system yet! Any other SG13 owners out there? What are your systems crammed with?
  6. I've left my i7-8700k w/ GTX 1080 on for over a week straight, no issues at all. You have nothing to worry about, a built PC is not like a delicate old sports car, you can push them pretty far. And with that big Noctua cooler, you definitely have nothing to worry about ever.
  7. Awesome! If you have new questions once building then start a new topic. And once you get pictures you can post a build log under: https://linustechtips.com/main/forum/3-build-logs/
  8. JM21

    Need help choosing the right 1660TI

    I've seen some reviewers mention some coil whine as well, and others say it's only an issue on their test bench and not noticeable at all in a case. Regardless I cannot recommend a more expensive 1660 Ti when it is so closely priced to the 2060.
  9. JM21

    Need help choosing the right 1660TI

    Don't spend more on a 1660 Ti. The MSI Ventus cards are great and are nearest makes no difference one of the cheapest 1660 Ti's right now in your region. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/RGyV3C/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6-gb-ventus-xs-video-card-gtx-1660-ti-ventus-xs-6g-oc If you wanna waste money on a 'better' 1660 Ti you might as well get a RTX 2060 at £87 more, not worth paying more for a high end 1660 Ti at all. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/mCx2FT/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-6-gb-xc-black-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-2061-kr
  10. JM21

    Good GPU for i5 2400

    I know I was just using that as an example...
  11. You can't get them in an ITX board though, just mATX or ATX
  12. JM21

    Good GPU for i5 2400

    It will bottleneck, but a CPU upgrade to an i7, which can be found cheap on eBay would be perfect. Also if we are talking about $/FPS the 480/580 is the best option regardless. It's not like it is a crazy expensive card so it is a worthwhile investment. Why by a crappy overpriced 1050 Ti only to eventually make it the bottleneck.
  13. I got the Asus B450I in the end, it went on sale. The BEST option is the MSI board though.
  14. JM21

    Messed up CPU?

    It's okay when I built my first system ever, oh so many years ago, I bought a shiny new i7-3770k and before installing it I thought the CPU socket pins looked cool, so I touched them... and yeah ended up accidentally bending a few, had to get a new motherboard.
  15. JM21

    Good GPU for i5 2400

    RX 480/580 8GB is the best-priced option out there that makes sense for that CPU.