Hey everyone... avid browser on this site and try and comment as often as I can when I see fit. I just upgraded lots of my main parts and this is what I got going on at the moment. I am really happy with how this has turned out so far. I am going to get my Samsung SSD over onto this current build soon as I backup some of the files on it and whatnot. The Case, Video Card, Storage, and Power Supply, Optical Drive I already had.
CPU - AMD Ryzen 1600 - Originally I was going to go for the 1700 but, due to some budget constraints and wife issues, "you can't buy me a new purse but you can buy new parts for your computer." I went with the lesser priced CPU and I thought about it and the 2 extra cores for what I use everything for shouldn't have been that big of a deal and so far it has proved true. I had an 8350 which I had overclocked to 4.5. This is a major upgrade and I can tell the difference for sure. Gaming gets better FPS overall and consistently all the while having many different apps open all at the same time. I have it OC to 3700
CPU Cooler Fractal Design Celsius S24 - I originally bought the NZXT X52 when it first came out anticipating when I would eventually upgrade my CPU to Ryzen. I sat on it for a while and when then even more after Ryzen finally made its debut. When I was about to purchase the mobo and what not I still needed the AM4 support for it since it didn't come with it originally. I'm always browsing and looking up whats new. I seen this AIO cooler by Fractal and tomshardware.com reviewed it as well as some youtubers. It got great reviews and so far its been pretty chill. The only complaint seemed like across the board was its lackluster appearance. Fortunately for me I don't mind it all that much. I think it looks slick. Keeps processor pretty cool. Highest temp I've seen after testing it and having multiple apps open while gaming is 52C
Motherboard - The ASRock X370 Gaming K4 is a nice board. The only things I had an issue with is the positioning of the fan outlets. One is right beside the GPU and I couldn't get it to plug into it, luckily the cabling of the Phanteks was long enough to reach all the way to the bottom. I have my ram at 2667 yet it is supposed to be able to be 3000... I can't really tell the difference.. ( I don't really have anything to compare it to though seeing as I've never had any ram that high of speed before.) Solid board, looks great, not that $$
Memory - The GSkill Z RGB 3000. I got it at MicroCenter for a discounted price when bundled with the Motherboard and everything with it is cool. The only issue is just getting it to the set speed it's supposedly designed for. Hopefully that'll come with time. The LED on it look pretty damn badass. I have not tried downloading the software to try and control it. It's just on the default cycle pattern... for the time being, and probably here after its all good with me. It look's great .. so I'm fine with it.
Storage - The crucial I have currently installed was an extra SSD I had with my older build, The Coool Blue, I installed this one in here right now just to try and get everything going and see how the new parts were. I will backup all my important files and then xfer over my main SSD the Samsung 850 evo 550g. I have to put all old hardware back and get some important files xfer over to like google drive or something then have it installed onto this new platform, then I'll trade the Crucial with the Samsung as being the main SSD and boot drive.
Video Card The Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8G NITRO+ - Same Video Card from my older build. It's a great card from my experiences and I've overclocked it decently and has pretty low temps overall. I have no complaints with it.
Case - The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M is a great case. Plenty of room to work in and with, my only want is the Tempered Glass version of this case.
Power Supply - Super overkill. Was a gift from a good friend when I built my original and I just transferred it to this one. I know it's super overkill but, who cares, it was a gift and for free, can't beat that.
OS - Still getting used to Windows 10......
Very nice chip for the price. Well worth it. I've been using 8350 for awhile and this is miles ahead. I have it OC to 3.7 at the moment
It does a great job. It's a little plain looking... but.. that's fine with me. All black with a little snowflake accent on the face of it. Keeps temps really nice, isn't loud at all. Nice quality. Two spots on the reservoir itself for the fan headers was a nice idea too. Tomshardware.com and few known youtubers who do reviews all said good things and they were right.
Nice looking board. BIOS isn't that hard to navigate. Can't yet get my ram up to full speed yet. Would've liked fan header in different location but that's not that big of a deal. Good price, good features.
Looks amazing! little expensive but I'd say worth it. I can't get the speed up to 3000 yet, currently they are at 2667. Haven't tried to mess with the RGB lighting feature, like to customize it and have just left it alone. Heard the software for it is kinda buggy and a pain. I think it looks great jus the way it is so I have no complaints