Description

Workstation for programming and gaming, to replace my Q6600 which is now the home media server.

Updated the BIOS to F6 first thing after Windows installed. Got 2933Mhz after BIOS update on RAM and overclocked CPU to 3.7GHz very comfortably.

All i'm missing is a better desk, will update after getting one with monitor pics.


Edit: Some gaming benchmarks:

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Graphics: Ultra
Average FPS: 60 (V-Sync On)
Did not even stutter once, also a nice campaign.

Part Reviews

CPU

Best bang for you buck workstation CPU at the moment. Easily overclocked to 3.7Ghz (65C on load) and can probably go much further but i don't need to right now. Everything running smooth and fast on this thing!

Motherboard

Really wanted to go with an ASUS motherboard, but after reading reviews was convinced to buy this. Came with F5 BIOS which ran my RAM at a lower speed. Flashed it with F6 and everything is working perfectly!

Memory

Great looking RAM with nice speed and latency for my Ryzen. Anything higher and prices go too crazy.

Storage

Wanted to try the M.2 SSDs. Extremely fast booting OS and some (read-heavy) games, with room for many programs.

Storage

Working fine for now.

Video Card

Perfect price and performance for 1080p 60fps gaming ! Too bad you can't get them anymore (at least for this price).

Case

Great looking case with really good cable management. The airflow is really good even though the intake at the front looks blocked. Best to get a front intake fan.

Case Fan

Really quite quiet. Surprisingly moves quite a lot of air in/out, even if case has a small buffer for intake. Frosted blades look even more amazing with RGB of my motherboard and RAM (on my top exhaust), it's as if i got an RGB LED fan.

Monitor

Bezel-less amazing, bit wobbly though.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Good looking build man!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, great workstation CPU.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Dino!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Heya! does the Gskill RGB software work on this mobo with no issue?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to know this too!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it works fine for me! But, can't get it to sync with the other RGB parts.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, any update on rgb sync on GskillRGB with Gigabyte mobo?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I can sync the colours to a solid color manually.

But i cannot sync in the modes where the color changes.

G.Skill has their own application and so does Gigabyte.

But i coming to like when they don't sync and they just cycle.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the leds on the ram. I've heard that the rgb software is not very good for it so how did you change the colors?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The software works ok, it's still in beta i think. But, i can't sync the RGB it with the other LEDs (motherboard and CPU cooler).

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you say we can't buy those gpus anymore?

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

at least in Canada they are basically gone.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

RX 500 series has been released, however you can still easily buy 400 series cards, so i'm not sure why he said that either.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

at least in Canada they are basically gone.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hard to get them in Australia now, besides second hand.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I can see them here on newegg and amazon no problem. I'm also Canadian.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I see out of stock (on the same sites), or much more expensive than RX 580, wonder why.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I got scared because I've been looking here in Portugal and 480s are almost all sold out in every shop. Oh well I'll go with the 580 4g from msi armor

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, RX 580 a bit better anyway. Looking forward to see your build!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll post it here if I remember

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Just finished it and remembered you. There you go: https://es.pcpartpicker.com/b/4QP323

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow nice build. Liking the case!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man.

NZXT really does make nice cases.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Build !

QUESTION : R5 1600 + AB350 GAMING 3 + TRIDENT Z RGB 16GB 3000Mhz work ?

Your TRIDENT Z RGB 16GB 3000Mhz work perfectly ? How much MHZ ? XMP ?

Thanks a lot man, i need help. :'(

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

Yes, it will work perfectly AFTER you update the motherboard BIOS to the latest (F6 at the moment). It's at 2933 Mhz (see last picture i posted), using the XMP profile in the BIOS.

Looking forward to your build, should work well too.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

What settings do you have in the bios to oc your ram?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't oc the RAM, just made it run at the speed it was made for.

I just set the XMP profile in the BIOS.

But, make SURE you update your motherboard BIOS to the latest one, or it wont work!

What's your twitch?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

So jealous ): I've been tinkering with my profiles and voltage settings like mad though I've only had it together for a few days. I have the 3200 mhz kit and I can't get it a single hertz over 2400.

It's www.twitch.tv/Profit_Cherry - took a bit of a pause since gathering everything for my pc project haha

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

But you have updated the motherboard BIOS?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I ended up upgrading to the CAS 14 (I had the 16) kit that should be in today or tomorrow so hoping that will help and give me luck there!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck, yeah i hear the lower timings are more compatible. Reply here if you put your build up here.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

is that psu quiet?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The fan isn't even on unless I'm doing something intensive. Under full load, I can't even hear it unless I put my ear near my case.

I'm about a meter from my case.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thx for the reply

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks boii!

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen finally put some competition for Intel, so they will bring out the big guns for you.