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Build Log: Celestial Uprising |Reforged, Rekindled, Refired| Rev 1.1| NOW WITH MORE SPLOOSH!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Current Status: Stage 4/5 (Prepare, Purchase, Assemble,Mod, Revamp&Re-Mod)

 

Rev. 1.0 Archived:

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An Introduction:  This build takes the convenience of modern day hardware, coupled with clean clear additional modifications to create a much more aesthetically pleasing build than is stock possible using shortcuts along the way to do so. It is a rather symbolic build as it signifies the return of competition in the CPU market since the stalemate that has been the last 5 years. While, I'm not an AMD die hard I really appreciate that in a market where they were heavily pushed out of they are attempting to make a return. Since the system fits my needs so well It is hard to argue against this system for my personal use and you can't build a clean PC without a build log am i right? thus, This Build log was born. Doing a build log helps to keep cable management well, pushes me to do more modding during the building process and regret less later overall. Not only that I am building a tron version of this build with a few higher end parts for my roommate and can see that the compromises that have made in this build to get it to my budget are the right ones for me. I apologize, no it's not a hardcore bad ass 1800 dollar gaming rig, but it is a PC that is more than capable of pushing a nice frame-rate in the games i play such as Overwatch, League, and Blade and Soul while providing me with all the horsepower in the CPU field that will allow me to step up my hobby of editing, my side business dealing with vectors, and the occasional odd job that i get thrown for engineering, all while coming in at around the 700-800 dollar price range depending on if i go with an 8 core or 6 core CPU.

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Component Choices and Purchases: 

CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1600 3.0GHz 6-Core Processor  (Purchased!)
Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ATX Motherboard (Purchased!)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory  (Purchased!)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (Purchased!)
Video Card: Radeon R9 280X 3GB XFX Double Dissipation (Purchased!) Upgrade at a later date.    DEAD!!!
Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased!) My B-Roll of this case 

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Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (Purchased!)

Lighting: Red 3258 SMD LED 5M Roll + Sata Extension Cable (Purchased!)

Other:  Glass sheet, satin paint, silicon adhesive. Red, Grey, Black paracord, 18 Ga wiring, Connectors and terminals for 24pin, 8pin,8pin eps, 6pin. (Purchased!)

REV. 1: Total Cost: $666. (Note: ALL parts are NEW aside from GPU.)

See REV.2 List and totals at thread top

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I appreciate all input and suggestions during the build process and therefore after. If you have any comments, recommendations, or see something you like feel free to express it in a post below, I DO read all posts on this thread.

 

March 4: 

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Put PSU in case doing as much cable management in the back as possible, Finished my M.2 Cover to hide a hideous green PCB.

 

Case side view

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Case Current Rear Cable Management

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M.2

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Log Updated Date and Inclusion:

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-March 4, 2017: Added picture of case, updated parts list, moved from new builds/planning into build logs.

-March 19, 2017: Finished Side panel image and applied to side panel- added picture as main.

-March 25, 2017: Update on thread of 2.5 in holders painted.

-March 26, 2017: Update with back-plate for GPU. 

-March 31, 2017: Motherboard has arrived, installed and ready for CPU and post.

-April 6, 2017: Decided to pull the trigger on custom sleeving materials should be coming next week.

-April 30, 2017: Side panel modified to feature actual glass not acrylic. Looks much nicer IMO.

-May 8, 2017: Received everything but the paracord and CPU at this point. CPU scheduled for delivery later this week, paracord was already suppose to be here.

 

-February 5, 2018: due to storage, moving twice starting 2 new jobs, and such this got put on the back burner for MONTHS. Yes, it posted then i didn't touch it until 2018. I've Since had my GPU die on me, and have some upgrades planned and in the mail at this point. 

 

-February 13, 2018: Log updated with GPU accents, Items received, and additional ordered. There are more parts that have been ordered, but Until I'm not going to post every little part.

 

-March 26, 2018: Most Parts have Arrived Check top of page 2 for current state of PC, as well as a picture of components for watercooling. I've got some other things hanging around as well that need to be taken care of with this build, but I've got the components that take the longest to arrive here now and can begin planning and mounting units.

 

June, 2018 - Cables changed to all black. Installed loop, and created custom brackets.

 

October, 2018 - back plating installed.

 

 

Log Start: February 28th, 2017, Log Refresh: February 5, 2018


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Seems good my man. Are you considering getting an extra 8 GB for your rig? It might be neccessary, depending on your daily use. I can't imagine what my life would be without 16 gigs.

Let me know how this Ryzen performs, I'm looking forward to get one of these. Having the same performance as Intel's counterparts for a lower price seems good to me.

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1 hour ago, godlike lgn said:

Seems good my man. Are you considering getting an extra 8 GB for your rig? It might be neccessary, depending on your daily use. I can't imagine what my life would be without 16 gigs.

Let me know how this Ryzen performs, I'm looking forward to get one of these. Having the same performance as Intel's counterparts for a lower price seems good to me.

Yeah, I'll upgrade to 16gb, opted for 8gb so i could save for the cpu/mobo faster


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Gpu came in today, All purchased items have now arrived, Have yet to purchase mobo and CPU - could get the mobo but them lack funds for cpu and i'd rather just get them at the same time

 

also the double D XFX model is wayyy bigger than i thought it was. #E-PEN... but all legit card

 

Update on Card: made a piece to add a red accent to the card other than the fan hubs see spoiler-

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3 hours ago, MeDownYou said:

Gpu came in today, All purchased items have now arrived, Have yet to purchase mobo and CPU - could get the mobo but them lack funds for cpu and i'd rather just get them at the same time

 

also the double D XFX model is wayyy bigger than i thought it was. #E-PEN... but all legit card

I'd purchase them separately, actually. Both Ryzen7 chips and AM4 motherboards aren't nearly meeting demand, so waiting for both to be in stock simultaneously is like waiting for Jupiter and Saturn to align at the moment. Of course your retailer will say they'll reserve parts for you as they arrive, but I've known enough people being dicked around with that to advice a skeptical attitude to such promises. If I'd preordered my 1800X and Aorus Gaming 5 separately, the CPU could have shipped on launch day, and the motherboard yesterday, but instead I'm still sitting here waiting for news...


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When I get paid I think I'm going to go for it, however by that time the 6 core comes out the next day... So, the real question is do i wait for benchmarks on the 6 core part? also updated post last night.


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Painted the 2.5 inch holders in my S340 today check it out

Going to be working on a backplate for my Gpu tonight into tomorrow as well.

 

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Log OP updated in anticipation of my motherboard arriving tomorrow! 

 

Last thing to purchase is the CPU, and then we can get everything built!

Let me know if you think I should go 1700 or 1600 for the CPU.


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Sorted out the Gpu and how that will be put in, just need to drop the cpu when i buy it and the cooler. Build boots and displays no CPU debug currently. Would love an atx and 8+6 pin extension cable would make this build super great looking IMO. IMG_20170331_185430350_TOP.thumb.jpg.7187a1878b4111a03b06a8f00e6301cc.jpg


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Bought materials to make my own custom sleeved cables, anticipated to arrive next week, so 2 weeks I plan to have my own extensions made. Sleeving 8 pin EPS, 8 pin pcie, 6 pin pcie and 24pin atx. Color recommendations?


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Bought materials to make my own custom sleeved cables, anticipated to arrive next week, so 2 weeks I plan to have my own extensions made. Sleeving 8 pin EPS, 8 pin pcie, 6 pin pcie and 24pin atx. Color recommendations?

Personally I like a tri-tone type setups two main colors and an accent, maybe red being the accent to not have too much of it. 

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On 4/6/2017 at 9:22 PM, W-L said:

Personally I like a tri-tone type setups two main colors and an accent, maybe red being the accent to not have too much of it. 

Decided to buy black, red, and graphite colored paracord 100ft of each because...why not.


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Decided to buy black, red, and graphite colored paracord 100ft of each because...why not.

You got a few builds worth, always good to be prepared! :P 

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So i disliked the plastic of the S340, but bought this case as it was reasonably priced for what I would get, and dislike full tempered glass such as the s340 elite. So, I took it upon myself to pain and put in a piece of glass into this case.

 

 

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Removing the lip here allowed me to mount the window seemlessly (no literally). I took a picture after a little bit of drying below, but  I have to clean up this panel yet and the mounting has to finish drying, which will dry clear at that point I will go in with a razorblade and clean up the right edge. 

 

 

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Sadly this CPU socket is still bare :( 

 

Other updates, my paracord still hasn't arrived, and getting a little bit upset about that.


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Updated OP, CPU set to arrive on Friday, should be bootable as soon as installed. 

 

List of things to do after that: 

 

-Custom cables

-Install LED strip

-Possibly get some fans?


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3 minutes ago, Damascus said:

How's the build looking complete?

Yeah, However, I'm looking to update it in the next few months with a new GPU, Also I've made some custom cables that I've installed that I need to post as some point

 


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@Damascus

 

Just an update for everyone! I should update in a week or two, but I'm still around if any question or comments come up!

 

GPU has arrived

 

     Gigabyte Windforce OC 8GB

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Monitor has ARRIVED!

 

     Microboard M340CLZ

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Fans ordered:

     4x Corsair AF140

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Update time!

I've received some goodies and ordered many others!

 

Case Received: 

 

     In Win 303C

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Fans Arrived: 

 

     3x Thermaltake Riing

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System is now Moving to it's new case, and temporary home set up until more parts arrive, However that doesn't stop us from making a few changes.

 

Newly Accented GPU to Match Our Black/Red/Gray Theme: 

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AF120's I'm coming for you next.

 


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Received Phanteks Fan Hub and Splitter

 

I've installed my AF120's and Riing Fans in my case, and wired them up temporarily so i can continue to use my machine.

This includes installing a 360mm XSPC radiator to my case, by removing my PSU, installing and rewiring most things. 

 

PC's current State has been transferred to the in win 303 and I'm waiting on my other parts to progress with measurements. 

 

Grainy Low light day shot of current state.

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