Description

Successor to my last build from 2013. Primary purpose is for orchestral audio production, secondary is gaming. This build had it's positives and negatives. The Cooler Master MasterAir was difficult to mount over the CPU as the screws are nestled underneath the fans and heatsink. Removing the fans made it possible to secure in place. Cable management was a nightmare with this case, and I reconfigured the wiring a few times before settling with this one. I was unable to seat the hard drive shroud because of the cables. Later down the line, I plan on re-doing cables when it becomes necessary. Lastly, I discovered Ryzen is not fully-compatible with Windows 7 and because of this, my mouse and keyboard failed to function after booting into the operating system making it impossible to install any drivers. I had to remove the SSD with my current OS, put it back in my old computer, unpackage the Chipset for Ryzen and this motherboard, then set it to auto-install the drivers after it boots to desktop in my new rig. Aside from this, everything has been functional so far.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You could also just use a ps/2 mouse and the on screen keyboard. Nice job getting it to work.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I read that that was an alternative, though I do not have a PS2 mouse or keyboard. Glad this option was viable.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the people still using Win 7 with Ryzen! Nice!

Remember to patch Windows Update to not check what processor you have, to continue receiving updates.

Also remember to enable XMP (DOCP) cause you want the RAM running at the max possible speed for audio production.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll make sure to do so.

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