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Hey everyone... avid browser on this site and try and comment as often as I can when I see fit. I just upgraded lots of my main parts and this is what I got going on at the moment. I am really happy with how this has turned out so far. I am going to get my Samsung SSD over onto this current build soon as I backup some of the files on it and whatnot. The Case, Video Card, Storage, and Power Supply, Optical Drive I already had.

CPU - AMD Ryzen 1600 - Originally I was going to go for the 1700 but, due to some budget constraints and wife issues, "you can't buy me a new purse but you can buy new parts for your computer." I went with the lesser priced CPU and I thought about it and the 2 extra cores for what I use everything for shouldn't have been that big of a deal and so far it has proved true. I had an 8350 which I had overclocked to 4.5. This is a major upgrade and I can tell the difference for sure. Gaming gets better FPS overall and consistently all the while having many different apps open all at the same time. I have it OC to 3700

CPU Cooler Fractal Design Celsius S24 - I originally bought the NZXT X52 when it first came out anticipating when I would eventually upgrade my CPU to Ryzen. I sat on it for a while and when then even more after Ryzen finally made its debut. When I was about to purchase the mobo and what not I still needed the AM4 support for it since it didn't come with it originally. I'm always browsing and looking up whats new. I seen this AIO cooler by Fractal and tomshardware.com reviewed it as well as some youtubers. It got great reviews and so far its been pretty chill. The only complaint seemed like across the board was its lackluster appearance. Fortunately for me I don't mind it all that much. I think it looks slick. Keeps processor pretty cool. Highest temp I've seen after testing it and having multiple apps open while gaming is 52C

Motherboard - The ASRock X370 Gaming K4 is a nice board. The only things I had an issue with is the positioning of the fan outlets. One is right beside the GPU and I couldn't get it to plug into it, luckily the cabling of the Phanteks was long enough to reach all the way to the bottom. I have my ram at 2667 yet it is supposed to be able to be 3000... I can't really tell the difference.. ( I don't really have anything to compare it to though seeing as I've never had any ram that high of speed before.) Solid board, looks great, not that $$

Memory - The GSkill Z RGB 3000. I got it at MicroCenter for a discounted price when bundled with the Motherboard and everything with it is cool. The only issue is just getting it to the set speed it's supposedly designed for. Hopefully that'll come with time. The LED on it look pretty damn badass. I have not tried downloading the software to try and control it. It's just on the default cycle pattern... for the time being, and probably here after its all good with me. It look's great .. so I'm fine with it.

Storage - The crucial I have currently installed was an extra SSD I had with my older build, The Coool Blue, I installed this one in here right now just to try and get everything going and see how the new parts were. I will backup all my important files and then xfer over my main SSD the Samsung 850 evo 550g. I have to put all old hardware back and get some important files xfer over to like google drive or something then have it installed onto this new platform, then I'll trade the Crucial with the Samsung as being the main SSD and boot drive.

Video Card The Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8G NITRO+ - Same Video Card from my older build. It's a great card from my experiences and I've overclocked it decently and has pretty low temps overall. I have no complaints with it.

Case - The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M is a great case. Plenty of room to work in and with, my only want is the Tempered Glass version of this case.

Power Supply - Super overkill. Was a gift from a good friend when I built my original and I just transferred it to this one. I know it's super overkill but, who cares, it was a gift and for free, can't beat that.

OS - Still getting used to Windows 10......

Part Reviews

CPU

Very nice chip for the price. Well worth it. I've been using 8350 for awhile and this is miles ahead. I have it OC to 3.7 at the moment

CPU Cooler

It does a great job. It's a little plain looking... but.. that's fine with me. All black with a little snowflake accent on the face of it. Keeps temps really nice, isn't loud at all. Nice quality. Two spots on the reservoir itself for the fan headers was a nice idea too. Tomshardware.com and few known youtubers who do reviews all said good things and they were right.

Motherboard

Nice looking board. BIOS isn't that hard to navigate. Can't yet get my ram up to full speed yet. Would've liked fan header in different location but that's not that big of a deal. Good price, good features.

Memory

Looks amazing! little expensive but I'd say worth it. I can't get the speed up to 3000 yet, currently they are at 2667. Haven't tried to mess with the RGB lighting feature, like to customize it and have just left it alone. Heard the software for it is kinda buggy and a pain. I think it looks great jus the way it is so I have no complaints

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

super hot

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

mmhmmmm

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

just wondering, could i stream playerunknownbattleground on twitch and games like it with no problem with this pc setup?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

easily! and remember I already had a few components. I just upgraded the cpu, motherboard, ram, and the cpu cooler

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Heyyy, that's pretty good.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

aaayyyye

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU is so overkill

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

i know right? aint it cool. It was a gift, friend had extra

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The Ryzen puns need to stop, my anger is ryzen.. gr8 tho

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

xD thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of purse did your wife get?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

lmao.. some ***** micheal khors idk

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. Waiting for my 1600X and Celsius S24 :D

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

nice man! and thank you for the compliment. you wont be disappointed with it

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you use it for gaming?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

i sure do!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

How much FPS you get in GTA V and such heavy games?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

average is over 60, min might be like 45

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have your rad as a intake ?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

yea. i got the fans inside pulling air. that way makes it much easier to clean too

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive never had AsRock mobo in my life. Isnt that Mobo any good? seeing from Those Vrm, how that mobo handle OCin?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never either. It seems like they really stepped up their game with the AM4 socket ( Ryzen ). If you look on newegg or even here, lots of the boards have great reviews, especially the Taichi. This one was recommended on tomshardware.com too. Personally I think the board looks great, has lots of nice features on it, the bios isn't hard to navigate. I just cant get a steady OC on my RAM.. most I can get it to is 2667... supposed to be 3000 probably doesn't make that much of a difference tho anways... just would like what I paid for is all. I have steady OC on my chip of 3750.. probably could push it a bit more but just haven't tested all that much. Got it steady how it is and it works really nice

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your trident Zs doing. I see there are issues with the led and ram dying. I initially bought the 3000 MHz to use in a intel i5 7500 build, but I have changed my mind going with a ryzen 1600 and Asus b350-f build.

Experiencing any issues with your RAM?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I cant get them to the speed they are intended to be at.. 3000. I was at 2667 and it was fine but now it isn't stable anymore at that speed either. That was after a firmware update on my mobo though. Now they at 2133. I haven't messed with trying to find any software to customize the rgb led. I mean... if you already bought them give them a shot. They look great and besides just trying to figure out a steady speed they're okay.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that Celsius S24 treating u so far ?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

dude it's really awesome. super quiet and keeps the temp really low. I have no complaints with it at all and recommend it

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

im planning to use this case, but the glass edition, and i plan to use an h100iv2, but considering the case is the same, and im using the same ram, how is the radiator clearence on the top

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

it can go up to 120 x 3 360 or 140 x 2 280 mL rad. The fans on it should come out past the ram and have enough space. Mine is front mounted though.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

its pretty legit, aside from being somewhat... visually.. enticing. Omgnorgb right? Big deal. >.> <.< It's veerrrry quiet. It feels very solid. Tubing is made from very nice material. Incentive with the fan plug ins. You can plug in both of the fan's on the rad onto the rad itself. It has two built in fan headers and reeeally helps with Cable Management. Just one coming off of the pump itself and you put that to the CPU_OPT. It's a nice AIO. tomshardware, Bitwit, and Jayztwocents on youtube all say same thing. It's solid. Only thing is the pump speed is slightly low so having it serve as anything outside the initial box purpose of it, at the moment, is unsure

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

i meant not visually enticing** doh!

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

that'd be niice