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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.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 17 points

youve probly built the best 900$ pc on here IMO, thumbs up bro!!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 5 points

Thanks. Wasn't planning on spending 900, went a little over my budget but that's ok.

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

well im planning for a ryzen build bc of power efficiency and performance gain.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm now just waiting for my CPU and Motherboard to arrive, which should happen Tuesday or Wednesday. Given that my last desktop had a 1.2Ghz single-core Athlon 64, I'm quite certain that this will be a significant improvement.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

What motherboard did you go with and how do you like it?

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  • 26 months ago
  • 5 points

Ugh that looks so nice, take my upvote

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks? I'm not too happy with how the cables turned out, sleeved are in my future for sure.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i agree, not the best looking but at least they're black. Sleeved cables would really make this build pop.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Maybe some red/white ones would be real nice

  • 26 months ago
  • 5 points

It's an AMD dream... Real performance, not too hot. Since when was that a thing?

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

since now? At least I'm hoping so.

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah. we'll go with that.

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

HERE THEY COME!

Ryzen builds galore!

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Ryzen! Ryzen! Yay! :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Very, very nice. I'm in love with that stock cooler..

+1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Wife wasnt too happy about that. +1 lol

Wish I could give more +1 for ryzen build. Looks awesome!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I think this is the best ryzen build ive seen yet.... On cost anyways

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. im really pleased with this build. its handled anything ive thrown at it in stride.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm hesitating about buying that motherboard, because of the PCIe 1x slots, if I put a GPU in the 16x slot, could I be able to put a wireless adapter in the last PCIe slot?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I would love to get this info too. thanks :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Important question - do you plan to overclock at all? Even with the stock cooler you could get a little more mph from the CPU.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Eventually. Nothing outside of the "boost range" right now. If I'm going to OC it and stay in that range in going to go with a h7, Noctua, or AIO cooler.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

how can you change the colour of the stock rgb cooler, is it in bios, or do you have to have windows installed?

also the define c case. can you mount fans at the bottom?

very neat little build, i like it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't figured that out yet. I kinda like the orangish yellow

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this type of PC VR ready? I am looking to build a VR friendly dedicated stream/encoding machine. This is an amazing price range.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the RX 480 is VR ready, especially paired with that R7 1700.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

That wasn't in my goals for right now, maybe in a year I want to get a vr headset. I eventually want vr, just the $1700 hit all at once made me cry a little.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it, very nice and clean, love the cooler and the reference GPU, fit together nice.

Also the first mATX Ryzen build :D

+1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I love mATX build. Small and powerful. Was going to try an for a smaller build but limited cooler and board options out the gate made me rethink that.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

are there rgb lights on the cooler?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Would love if you can share some gaming benchmark results. I'm about to build a near identical system.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud is the cpu cooler under load?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised to say super quiet. I can hear my hhd spin up over my case fans. Don't hear my gpu spin up either. Either that's because of the Mini C case, or I'm not pushing it far enough.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that this build is great and all... but I was just wondering, can you overclock with this motherboard chip-set?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can. The 370 and 350 chipsets can overclock. I'm pretty happy with it right now without overclocking it much.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the answer:)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I will probably use this build as a reference for mine, nice build!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably the first Polazen build !

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

microATX AMD under $1k, is this a dream?

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

It runs like one

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you find that motherboard? Im thinking of getting that one myself for when r5 gets released? Does anyone know if it would be any good for slight overclocking?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Microcenter. Its a good board. im technically overclocking right now at 3.5ghz because the stock speed is set at 3ghz. i would recommend Asus Prime boards for any Ryzen build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to be building a similiar build, but without the additional case fan. What kind of temperatures are you getting and do you recommend adding another one?? Thanks.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I was getting 40c idle and 70c under load. Stock cooler is actually good

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those 24" monitors?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, 21.5". Don't see a point on going big till I can afford freesync.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

What fan hub did you use? I'm planning a build with this mobo and plan on using 3-5 case fans

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

NZXT ten port fan hub. Got one at Microcenter for $10. It's thin enough to be in the back of my case and not interfer with the side panel.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

this is pretty cool!

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