I wanted to upgrade my last computer, just a higher am3 cpu and a better graphics card (fx-6300 and GTX 960 respectivaly) and then i stumbled upon the Ryzen cpu rumors. One thing led to another and i found myself building a brand new rig and only really saving the hhd, monitors, mouse, and keyboard from my last build. Wife wasnt too happy about that.
The build was relativly easy. everything plugged in and was easy to put together. The new wraith cooler is a nice touch, i will be upgrading that in the future to a better air cooler or to an AIO water cooler. cant decide yet. i moved some of the fans around and got a fan hub to support three fans, my motherboard only had one fan header.
I was running into issues after putting everything together and getting past post. I was getting hit with Blue Screens about pci errors, graphics errors, driver issues. After a day of trying to figure this out (i took multiple breaks away) it was a partially installed driver and that fixed everything. so that was a blessing. I figured I'll be using this machine for a while (8core/16thread cpu and 8gb gpu will be solid for a while) and i think i may have to upgrade ram in the future, but 8gb should be fine for a while.