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My old pc was hitting the 4-year-old mark and I decided it was time to upgrade the pc. I was originally running an i7-4790k, 16gb ddr3 1600mhz ram from Team Group, and a Zotac GTX 980 amp edition. Everything has been changed except the storage, the a400 240gb SSD and Toshiba 2tb HDD will work for me. The overall theme is black and red, but a few of the parts lack the red. I am very satisfied with the build, the switch from Intel to AMD has been a bit strange for me. The only issue I have had with this build is installing the h100x cooler. The mount used for the cooler has been a hassle for me to install, it was hard to tell if the mount was attached to the hooks or not. I plan to use this pc throughout college as a gaming pc.

Edit: I have connected the fan splitter which has the two cpu fans to the nzxt rgb and fan controller. I can now control the fans using the CAM software.

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  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Proper job bud. Great part selection and wonderful execution.

How is that RAM running? I've heard that some of the Sniper X memory come with Hynix CJR dies which opens up a lot of tuning options that can kick your CPU performance up a few notches.

+1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

So far the ram is running fine, I haven't oc'd anything yet and Im still trying to reinstall some things that I lost after the fresh install of windows. So far I haven't had any issues.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that ram on my Ryzen 7 1700X build and it works great even on the first gen Ryzen and a b350 Asrock ppor4 motherboard, I trimmed the timings a bit and got a little better then advertised, but it became a little unstable at the 16-17-17-36 @3600Mhz, but I had to upp the tiimgs to 18-18-18-36 @3600 to stay stable, I stick at the cl16 timings and went with 3400Mhz clock (which has been sable for the 4 month or so since I got the ram) on them. for some reason my board wouldn't except a cl17 timing. great that it ran over because I had 2 other sets of ram tried in that system and the other g.Skill V at 3000Mhz could only hit 2666hz stable and I had EVGA SuperSC 3200Mhz ram, but was for a different build. It ran ok, but had had similar timings at the adjusted Sniper X, but a t lower frequencies.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice! +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, the 4790K is still a beast, I would have just upgraded the GPU and waited for end-game Ryzen.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I have had a pretty massive improvement from switching from the i7 to ryzen 5. Then again it is probably also due to the ram also being improved. I think my previous build was throttling my gpu as well.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Coloured cables really complete most builds

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It was $70 well spent.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to say that it'd be better to buy cable extensions (which I am going to do over the next few months) but you have decent cable management and want to show it off so in that case a cable kit is better

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Another reason why I chose cables over extensions is that with extensions I will have more cable that I will need to manage. The H500i does not have a lot of cable management space and using extensions will make it harder for me to have decent cable management. Its all preference at the end of the day.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That's true, although I just got the H500 and the room seems ample for extensions. It is all down to preference, though

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

great build man,

btw how is that liquid cooler, im thinking of getting it for my setup

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Its working great for me, the performance is better and more quiet than my previous aio (corsair h100i gtx). The only issues I had was mounting the cooler (corsair h100i pro and h100x have the same mounting method), but that issue is only for amd builds. I manage the fans through CAM. Also I have begun to notice that some of the black paint around the corsair logo has worn away some, but it hasnt gotten any worse after day 3 of using the build. The performance is definitely there for a cheaper aio. Would recommend.