Ryzen 5 1400 upgrade from a amd fx-6300, so far so good, i was only able to set the memory to 2666MHz until Asrock updates the bios, i have also applied the latest update. Slightly overclocked the Ryzen 5 1400 to 3.7GHz, running very cool with the zalman cooler (i was able to use with ryzen due to stock clip mounting design). Hovering close to 60 C after 30 minutes of prime95. Firestrike overall was just above 7000, and was getting around 80ish frames in Overwatch on epic. I may further overclock the CPU, more pics and CPU benchmarks to come.
Zalman is Ryzen ready despite compatiability issues listed on PCPP: http://zalman.com/na/contents/support/AM4/AMD_AM4_na.html
Great CPU for the price and if your willing to overclock to match/come close to the frequency of the 1500x it is very close to the same minus the fact that it has half the L3 cache. No frame latency issues in the games that i have tested (pubG, Overwatch, star wars battlefront). I have also tested streaming on twitch with this as well (720p) with no issues. I was debating getting the intel i3 K cpu or an i5, i went with this one though to try out Ryzen.
One of the best cpu air coolers i think for the size and compatibility with m-atx cases and some m-itx cases. Since the entire unit is made of pure copper the heat dissipation is insane, running the Ryzen 5 1400 at 3.7/3.8 GHz at 25-26C idle and just under 60C on full load using Prime95/Aida64.
Alternative to AS5 and i think preforms better since it is ceramic based, very good TIM. This stuff is very thick, so you may want to wiggle and carefully remove the cooler off of a PGA socket based CPU to reduce the risk of pulling the cpu out of the socket attached to the cooler.
Best micro ATX AB350 chipset based motherboard out there for AM4. ASRock support has been very good and even supplied me beta bios versions to work with the RAM speed issues with the Zen platform, so far so good, lots of features: 4x RAM slots, 2x M.2 slots, sleek look, very sturdy.
Good memory, looks good with very deep blue led color, Corsair also released Corsair Link version 22.214.171.124 that allows LED config with AM4 support along with Ryzen cpu temp monitoring, also only able to overclock the memory to 2666 hopefully until the Agesa version 126.96.36.199 gets released.
Budget SSD boot drive, need i say more?
Corsair did well with this m-atx case, has alot of features and looks good, very sturdy, based on their 88R chassis. Cable management could be a little better but understandable in a tight m-atx form factor case. only downside is plastic thumb screws that secure the window and back panel. Plenty of fan ports and radiator support.
Decent fans, they are very loud and move a ton of air, the case has negative air pressure. deep purple color, not very bright, looks good tho. I bought a bunch of the 2 packs from xigmatek, 4 packs total, 2 fans had one led that was out on them.