Description

First Ryzen build and second build ever. My first born was a FX 6300/HD 7850 2GB. I won't be touching that anytime soon.

This thing boots up in a mere 5 seconds? Insanely fast. xD The case was nice and easy to work on. I feel it's a little on the cheap side though. I thought it could have more weight to it/sturdiness. No reset button so it's kind of a nuisance. The RGB box cooler is nice. Kind of bright for my taste. Too "loud". LUL. First time overclocking anything and I tinkered around with the CPU and managed a 3.85 @1.3v via Ryzen Master and the RAM worked @2933 with XMP enabled. Did 5 Cinebench runs and didn't crash. So then I ran 2 hours on AIDA64 with temperatures at 64*. Everything else is stock.

Overall, everything went as planned. Booted up first try. The MOBO came with updated 4.60 BIOS or "RYZEN 2000 READY" sticker on the box for anyone that wants to pair a 2000 series chip. Will update with benchmarks and pictures.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

It came with BIOS 4.6 and "AMD 2000 READY" for anyone who wants to pair with a 2000 series chip.

Memory

It works @2933 XMP enabled and matches my ASROCK Pro4.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

your first build sounded pretty good, but this one is far better, good job!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man I appreciate you commenting. I had all the ducks lined up and the end it came out right. However, I want to reolaxe these fans. These are audible. I can hear them. Any suggestions?

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

About relocating the fans, if it were me I'd experiment with mounting the front intake fan in the upper or middle position.

In the picture the intake fan is mounted in the lower position. That means it is blowing towards PSU and GPU. That G2 PSU can probably take care of itself and, unless you see the GPU running really hot, the GPU is probably not in dire need of your single intake fan directing flow towards it. Meanwhile you may be allowing extra heat to accumulate in the case's upper space.

Mounting the fan in the upper position might generate better crossflow by being aligned with the exhaust fan. If that reduces temps then theoretically it will also reduce fan RPM and thus be less audible.

Mounting in the middle may be slightly less crossflow, but provide some additional support if indeed the GPU runs hot.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

really nothing I can suggest.

Good job!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you y any chance buy the PSU in the Amazon sale

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

No why? I've seen that sales though. Was it $60?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Its just the g3 has been released but I got a G2 because of an amzon aale in the UK about 1 month ago

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the G2 for $40. xD I was going to go with a 500/600w EVGA BQ for $40 but I got this for a steal. Kind of heavy though.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I take it you are in the US. Here in the UK my G2 was £60

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting component choices, looks like they worked out well without going wild on budget. Good going!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

In a good or bad way?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

In a good way!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I got some pretty good deals on some of the parts. I can't complain. $20 HP Omen, $40 G2, $200 monitor, $220 xfx 580.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice deals! And that MX500 is good bang for buck even without a special discount. The 1700 is good value at the moment, and your RAM is no slouch. All in all this system looks like good choices.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah $115 shipped, no tax! But everything else was taxed(Newegg). I actually wanted a 2600 when it was bundled with a 120gb SSD for $190. But I had the 1700 sitting here. I wanted to throw that SSD in my old rig. Oh well.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe Atmozfears has a complete MSI build. =p

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

monitor freesync range? after mod