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White Ryzen

by comminus


This has been a great build. This is the first PC I've done for myself in around 10 years - lots of fun. This machine will be general use and gaming for the family.

The build went smoothly, without any significant issues. Cable management and routing in this case are excellent. I didn't have to purchase any extensions to get everything connected.

The MasterLiquid 240 is pretty decent. There's been a bit of water noise coming from the pump - something I'm going to have to keep an eye on. If it doesn't resolve in a few days, I'll RMA it. Other than that it's working well. Update: I replaced the fans with a pair of Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax black. Idle temperatures have dropped and there's no more irritating mechanical sound.

Very happy with the performance of the SSD drives. I didn't go with an NVMe M.2 because the non-benchmark performance just isn't worth it IMHO. The OS is installed on the M.2 and apps and games on the 2.5".

The memory is on the QVL for the X470-Pro, however, I was unable to get the machine to POST with D.O.C.P enabled, nor was I able to manually get the RAM to 3000mhz - the best I could manage was 2800. That was until I put the RAM in slots A2 and B2 instead of A1 and B1. With the RAM in A2, B2 the board posted fine with D.O.C.P enabled, the RAM is running fine at 3000mhz.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

So far, mostly good. Some water noise from the pump which has decreased significantly in the first few days.


Great board, be sure to put RAM in A2 and B2 if using two sticks and wanting to use D.O.C.P


It's exactly like the 2.5" version, but in an M.2.


Great SSD, excellent performance.

Video Card

Love the size of this card. Very easy to install, pretty quiet.


Excellent cable management, tempered glass is amazing. Overall build quality is fantastic.

Case Fan

Every time I want to purchase Noctua fans I cringe at the price. After I install them an can hear the difference, I never regret it.

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oscarbussell 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I think the water noise in the MasterLiquid is normal, it does that on the lite varient at least. Awesome build btw

comminus submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Hey, thanks! I appreciate you mentioning the lite variant as well, I've seen lots of posts in various forums about the water noise with this cooler as well. It has significantly decreased now, so I'm not going to bother with an RMA.

comminus submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

A note on the MaterLiquid 240 - I'm really not happy with the fan noise. It's not the sound of air movement, it's a whirring noise that changes pitch as the fans change rpm. Even with the fans moving between low to mid-range rpm it's irritating. I've ordered a pair of Noctua FN-F12 PWM chromax to try and resolve this issue.

JessiKat 1 point 10 months ago

Why didn't you put the M.2 in the slot with the Heat Sink since you only have one?

comminus submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

The heat generated by the SATA M.2 is not very high, usually only 1-2 degrees Celcius above the 2.5". At the risk of sounding lame, I also wanted to see the M.2. when I look through the panel. :)

JessiKat 1 point 10 months ago

Ah I see. Nothing wrong with that, was just curious. :) I'm wondering...are both M2 slots NVMe compatible or just the top one?

Thank you

Edit: I've been putting together my newest build for this Fall and want it all to be perfect. 3 weeks now moving parts around. lol

I was originally going for an Intel but as a Brand new Streamer with two monitors, I need a better Multitasker....Ryzen.

comminus submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Both M.2 sockets will support NVMe as long as the PCIe x1 slots 1 and 3 are empty. The M.2 socket shares PCIe clock with PCIe x1_1. If you plug a card in PCIe x1_1 or x1_3 you can only use SATA mode for the M.2 socket.

The biggest difference is the M.2 slot under the heat sink will support 22110 cards.

That part list of yours (AMD-Jess) looks amazing by the way. Have you considered the chromax.black.swap Noctua fans? edit: well, I guess it doesn't matter since the Define R6 doesn't have a window. :)

JessiKat 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you. What I want to do is use a new NVMe 250GB drive for my OS on the new system and use my old EVO 850 500GB SSD as the Data Drive. I'm still confused about ensuring that both work at max speed. I don't want the NVMe to run at SATA Speed. I want it to run at Max. Otherwise why get it right?:)

I was going to get the TG R6 but decided I don't want no glare either from my two Monitors.

My current Case is the R5.

My main concern is the Cryorig H7 Cooler. it appears I have to order the Bracket for it AFTER I get it. Been using the Evo 212 forever, I want to see what the Cryorig is all about.

I will NEVER consider Water Cooling. No matter what people say. I believe in Murphy's Law and I will not risk that Law on my PC.

comminus submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

You'll definitely be able to run the NVMe in the M.2_1 slot and the EVO 850 in M.2_2 and have them running to their potential.

I debated air cooling a lot for this build. I've had various water coolers for over 10 years without issue, but I completely understand the hesitation. For the Cryorig H7, it looks like they have been shipping with AM4 compatible backplates recently http://www.cryorig.com/getam4.php. So if you're not ordering until the fall, I'd bet you'll get one that supports AM4 out of the box!

Beth18 1 point 9 months ago

Hi, I'm thinking of doing a similar build, can yours handle streaming?

shado123 1 point 6 months ago

how loud is that 1070ti?

vikster125 -3 points 10 months ago


Fury_K 3 points 10 months ago

It's not racist. It's just a colour for a pc and not anything else.

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EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I think because he wouldn't have to buy or borrow another processor in order to update the BIOS to support the new chip.

comminus submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yes, that and I wanted to keep components in the same generation if that makes sense.

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click71 1 point 10 months ago

Some X470's cost the same as an X370. i dont see the money saving there

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