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Old 11-10-2018, 08:29 PM   #1
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$1,500 GTX 1070TI Rig for Beginners

Hi guys,

Finally decided to start on building a rig for myself to fulfill one of my bucket list to do.

Plan is to start accumulating the stuff whenever there's a good deal and build the rig at the end of the year.

Rig will be mainly for work and some light gaming only. I like some classy, subtle RGB to go with in, somewhere at the AIO cooler or fans. Budget is $1.5k (stretchable if needed).

Any help is greatly appreciated!!


CPU - AMD Ryzen 2600x - $790.95 (from Lazada for CPU, Motherboard and Ram)
Motherboard - ASUS ROG Strix B450-I Gaming
Cooler - Stock CPU and Case fan - $0
Ram - 16GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200
SSD - Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2 500GB - $197.71 (Amazon Prime)
GPU - ASUS AMD Radeon Dual RX580 OC Edition 8GB - $275 - Qoo10
PSU - Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650w - $140 (Tradepac)
Casing - NZXT H200I - $139 (PC Themes)
OS - Windows 10 Home 64bit - $16.26 (SCDKey)

Total Damage - $1,558.92

* Will be documenting my process in this thread!
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:29 PM   #2
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12th Nov

- Decided to go with Radeon RX580 8GB for now till i find a nice deal for RTX card.
- Finally made all my purchase and looking forward to receiving them in the coming days!

19th Nov

- Finally done building my first ever computer. I would say it's not too difficult if you watch youtube videos before starting. The most difficult issue i had was trying to fit the CPU power cables!









20th Nov

- Planning to upgrade case fan to Hue 2 + 4 x AER RGB 2 120mm fans
- Planning to upgrade to custom cables
- Planning to change to AMD Wraith Spire RGB
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:31 PM   #4
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Is there a big difference in boot up time between NVME M.2 vs normal SSD?
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:42 PM   #5
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wait for i5-9600K if going for Intel processor

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Old 11-10-2018, 08:51 PM   #6
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aio are noisy, just go with tower cooler.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:53 PM   #7
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Win 10 buy from ebay, save the money for better things.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:50 PM   #8
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wait for i5-9600K if going for Intel processor

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Wait for RTX 2070 if going for nVidia GPU
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:00 PM   #9
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Would recommend
2600x + B450
AIO/NH-D15
SATA SSD e.g 860 Evo
MATX form factor (case/mobo)

Edit:
Saw this on NewEgg Singapore not sure about warranty but pricing is insane for top end board and RAM
https://www.newegg.com/global/sg/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3866227

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Old 11-10-2018, 10:33 PM   #10
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Wait for RTX 2070 if going for nVidia GPU
Can't. Already committed to a GTX 1070ti
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:43 PM   #11
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Is there a big difference in boot up time between NVME M.2 vs normal SSD?
Very little difference in real world usage like boot time, game launch time. Maybe 1-2 secs different. NVMe shines if you are reading and writing huge amounts of data or file encoding.

You can consider getting a 500GB SSD from amazon. HDD can always add on in future

Samsung 860 Evo SATA III 500GB - $135 SGD with 7-9 days shipping

WD Blue M.2 SATA III 500GB - $132 SGD with 7-9 days shipping
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:28 AM   #12
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Hi guys,

Finally decided to start on building a rig for myself to fulfill one of my bucket list to do.

Plan is to start accumulating the stuff whenever there's a good deal and build the rig at the end of the year.

Rig will be mainly for work and some light gaming only. I like some classy, subtle RGB to go with in, somewhere at the AIO cooler or fans. Budget is $1.5k (stretchable if needed).

Any help is greatly appreciated!!


CPU - Undecided. i5-8500 or Ryzen 2600?
Motherboard - Undecided
Cooler - Undecided. Should i go with AIO cooler? Is it hard to fix?
Ram - 8GB or 16GB is fine. May consider RGB ram if price is right.
SSD - Undecided. NVME M.2?
HDD - Undecided. I only likely need 500GB in total.
GPU - Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Jetstream 8GB - $545 (Purchased from Lazada during 10/10)
PSU - Undecided.
Casing - MetallicGear casing Neo Micro or Neo Mini by Phanteks or NZXT H200I or H400I
OS - Windows 10 Home 64bit


* Will be documenting my process in this thread!
You're not overclocking, you're not gunning for a crazy powerful unlocked chip. Stick to aftermarket fan coolers. There is literally no difference between the two for your usage. Not to mention AIO is so much more expensive and harder to set up.


NVME SSDs are about 4-5x faster than SATA SSDs. The difference in real world times isn't much- OS boot times shave off 2-3 seconds. Performance difference rn wont really justify getting NVME. NVMEs have definitely been dropping alot in price tho(Amazon selling WD Black NVME M.2 512GB for bout 180 SGD) so i'd say wait for a good deal at year end and futureproof with NVME.

2.5in Bay: Get a cheap 500gb SATA SSD in e future when SSD prices drop further. Dont bother with HDD if your budget allows. Difference between SSD and HDD = VERY big. Newer games esp those running off UE4 do make use of the storage drive's speeds for performance so SSD in HDD bay is better.

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Old 12-10-2018, 08:37 AM   #13
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Thanks!

I've decided to go with NVMe M.2 500GB as my only drive. Should be more than enough for my usage.

I'm considering wither Ryzen 2600 or 2600x. Pity it does not come with the LED cooler!


You're not overclocking, you're not gunning for a crazy powerful unlocked chip. Stick to aftermarket fan coolers. There is literally no difference between the two for your usage. Not to mention AIO is so much more expensive and harder to set up.


NVME SSDs are about 4-5x faster than SATA SSDs. The difference in real world times isn't much- OS boot times shave off 2-3 seconds. Performance difference rn wont really justify getting NVME. NVMEs have definitely been dropping alot in price tho(Amazon selling WD Black NVME M.2 512GB for bout 180 SGD) so i'd say wait for a good deal at year end and futureproof with NVME.

2.5in Bay: Get a cheap 500gb SATA SSD in e future when SSD prices drop further. Dont bother with HDD if your budget allows. Difference between SSD and HDD = VERY big. Newer games esp those running off UE4 do make use of the storage drive's speeds for performance so SSD in HDD bay is better.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:35 AM   #14
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Thanks!

I've decided to go with NVMe M.2 500GB as my only drive. Should be more than enough for my usage.

I'm considering wither Ryzen 2600 or 2600x. Pity it does not come with the LED cooler!
2600x + 280mm AIO/Big air cooler(NH-D15/Cryorig R1) is the way to go... stock AMD cooler on my 2700x canít even handle the chip properly at stock and was randomly ramping fan speeds up and down due to how Ryzen likes to randomly peak CPU temps
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:59 AM   #15
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2600x + 280mm AIO/Big air cooler(NH-D15/Cryorig R1) is the way to go... stock AMD cooler on my 2700x canít even handle the chip properly at stock and was randomly ramping fan speeds up and down due to how Ryzen likes to randomly peak CPU temps
I'm not sure if the ITX case can fit a AIO + 1070ti Jetsteam
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