This was an upgrade from my Fireball ~ The Upgrade [Team Red] build. I salvaged the SSD, HDDs, Graphics Card, I/O, etc.

The Ryzen 7 1800x has really impressed me. I'm already seeing a noticeable improvement in games, and just general usage is much faster than the old FX-6300 I was using. I plan to overclock whenever I am able to do a water-loop.

Motherboard is sexy as hell. I've updated the BIOS, but I'm still unable to get the RAM running at 3200MHz. Going to continue tweaking with it. Right now memory is at 2133MHz. If anyone has any tips with the Vengeance RAM at full speeds with Ryzen, let me know!

I am going to add an extension for the RGB LED strip. Right now I have it in the bottom corner, because the header on the motherboard is in an awkward spot, and the strip itself has a short cable. I want to run it on the top of the case, but am unable to at the moment.

The case. While it really is a beautiful case, cable management is tight with a large PSU like the RMx850 from Corsair. I had to move the HDD cage forward and still was barely able to manage the bulking cables. The back panel does leave enough room though that if you plan out the cables, you'll have no issues with the various tie-downs getting them in order. I managed to fit an NZXT Grid+ v2 in there, and my cable-management in my personal opinion was really just "lie flat and get out of my way".

If what they say about the X series Ryzen CPUs being true, my temps are actually 20c lower than HWMonitor and CAM are reporting, so my reported temps are with this 20c offset subtracted. I'm using the Thermaltake Contac Silent 12 (for some reason this cooler isn't on PCPP?) Corsair H55 CPU cooler with an AM4 bracket they sent me. I originally had this cooler with an FX-6300, but it cools this chip just as well.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

what cooler is that?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's in the part list under custom parts. Works pretty well but now I have the H55 installed in push/pull.