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Spontaneous gaming rig made from best buy

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Posted · Original PosterOP

On a whim I built this via curbside pickup parts from best buy during the quarantine to replace my aging overclocked 4670k with an modern overclocked ryzen 3700k  let me know what you think and I'd be interested in suggestions for tweaks or links to similar systems.  I also run an overclocked gtx1080,  I mean do I really need raytracing? Asking for a friend. Everything is air cooled with and with stock cpu cooler.  Although I am thinking about getting a new cpu cooler...  which one? And also how would I go about liquid cooling the gtx?





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I would get a new cooler.


How much did you spend on this?


Nice build!

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laptop: macbook air 13.3”


            RAM: 4GB 1333MHz

            CPU: Intel Core i5 2557M

            SSD: 128GB

            OS: Ubuntu 20.04

            Status: Retired PC

operation badger: main pc


            RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200 CL-16

            CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz

            SSD: 256GB

            GPU: Radeon RX 470 OC

            OS: Windows 10

            Status: Main PC

            Cinebench score: 3428

            Temps: CPU idle 45C, load 65C. GPU idle 50C, load ~65C*.

(*Playing Minecraft it goes to 50C and haven't stressed it yet, so this is a guesstimate)



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A couple of things 

 A 1080 does the job 

No you won't need to water cool it 

Why do you only have a single stick?

The extra bandwidth will hugely benifit the 3700x and it will reduce latency as multiple ccxs have alot of latency compared to Intel at least

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A co-worker just bought a pre-built AMD rig. He asked of my opinion and honestly, it was a steal for the price. The MB looked to be a custom OEM version of a ASRock. Looked well built with good specs.


He purchased it and a few days later, the price rose nearly another 200+ bucks.


Nothing wrong with pre-built so long as you got a good deal on it. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

To clarify, the parts were from bestbuy, it wasnt prebuilt, I sat in the parking lot and shopped online looking at what they had in stock, it was a tough decision between intel and AMD because when I went from a phenom 2 to a Haswell years ago the performance was so different. I was crossing my fingers ryzen wouldn't turn out to be another phenom disappointment and it's working out nicely

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Posted · Original PosterOP

With tax, $746. But it turned out old corsair power supply didnt have the extra motherboard power connector so had to spend a bit more for a better PS.


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I have the same CPU. My GPU is a MSI RTX 2070 Super. I also have a GTX 1070 Ti I keep as a backup in case I have to RMA my card or it dies out of warranty. If the 1070 Ti fails then my old R9 390 is the backup till I get a new one. 


I have 32GB of DDR4 at 3200Mhz. 


You have a good PC there. I was thinking of putting my 1070 Ti in just to see how it runs with my new CPU. 



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