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I don't know what to say for an introduction to this build, so I'ma skip. Her name is Delphine.
Shoutout to Wolfemane for going out of his way for helping me resolve my issues that I was having with my board.
Down to the nitty gritty. I'll start off by telling you the 1800X is one hell of a processor. I can do this, that, that and this all at the same time and I still have room for about 1000 more things. No, seriously. I'm so glad I chose this processor over the 6800K/6850K as I really feel like I am getting my money's worth. I've always been one to multi-task and my waifu does just that.
I'll be using her to do a lot of streaming and gaming. I don't care what anybody else, this processor is just as good for gaming as anything else can be. It's a new platform, not stressed. I'm a novice builder, yes but I have been planning this build for 3 years.
If I mooove onto the cooler, it does its job. Looks sexy, though I dislike the fact that if I select any light effects that seem to have a lot of motion, it looks quite stuttery, so for now, static is my fave.
The motherboard looks, premium, feels premium but can be annoying as hell to boot when trying to overclock, nevertheless though, it works and it will be sitting in my system for the years to come.
G.Skill Trident Z Ram is absolutely gorgeous and I initially had the Klevv Cras RAM for my system but I assumed there was a boot issue with Ryzen and the kit. so I panick bought the G.Skill kit and plugged it in; still didn't work so I checked all my pins again and realised that I used the wrong EPS 4-Pin connector which was quite the bummer.
Yes, I was repenting for my idiocy in the basement. I can't get enough of G.Skill now, although the Asus software is irritatingly buggy, it works when it wants to and whenever it does, it's sexy. Real sexy.
Let's forget that happened, ok.
Everything else are just parts that have been picked because I always like having more performance than I need because I don't have to think about it later on. Overkill is the motto guys. Don't let nothing hold you back.
The part I am least impressed with in this entire build is the RX 480. I've used Radeon Wattman, GPU Tweak and MSI Afterburner but it doesn't seem to overclock well in general. Again, I'm a novice, so perhaps I'm doing it wrong but most overclocks that come close to 1400Mhz seem to bail out quite quickly and I just get a black screen. It doesn't bother me that much in the first place anyway, because I didn't want to spend too much on the GPU since I plan on buying the RX Vega when it releases for the ultimate Ryzen machine.
To the main point - I'm going to be using this machine for a lot of YouTube video creation, Twitch streaming, music production, hardcore gaming and encoding.
Don't really have much else to say, other than the fact that this build turned out really well despite the obstacles but I do like challenges.
I'm too lazy to format this post, I wanna go play.
UPDATE 01/06/2017: Quite late but I had to send back the G.Skill Trident Z RGB Ram as one of the modules stopped working. The BIOS would read 16GB but W10 would read 24GB, but in any case it was both disappointing and unfortunate. A quick google search got me to realise that the RGB ram specifically does NOT play well with the AM4 platform at all at the moment due to settings being overwritten on the RAM; not sure exactly what as I only skimmed through it. RMA'd the G.Skill kit anyway.
So. The Klevv. The RAM kit I was INITIALLY going to use, I stuck back in and has been working flawlessly so far. In fact, it actually overclocks better with Ryzen compared to the G.Skill Memory which is weird since I thought the G.Skill would perform better but I was so wrong. It's kind of strange. At first I thought it wasn't working that well but it ends up being better than the RAM kit I initially thought would last longer, overclock better and perform better. I'm glad I still have my Klevv and that I chose it though, it's simply gorgeous.
So good and so bloody fast. Worth every single penny and once tuned correctly with the rest of components, can be just as good as an 7700k in gaming and an 6900K in rendering. Now I'm just waiting for Vega.
Looks great, keeps my behemoth of an 1800X CPU really cool. Oh, yes. It has colourful lights too!
I don't really want to knock any stars off this motherboard as it truly is a great motherboard, it's just AM4 is a newborn but lots of updates and stability will come to pass eventually.
Mainly bought to please my aesthetic needs and whilst I could have picked the 850 EVO, I wanted this one. It still has the speed to back up its looks, so no complaints from me.
Ridiculously fast. Seriously. I want another.
Fast, massive storage and it works like a charm. No issues.
Not as impressed with this card as I thought I would be. Overclocking is a bit sketchy and has crashed on me a few times, most likely user-error but still. I'm waiting for VEGA either way. This is just a checkpoint for me.
This tower is one of a kind; it irritates me that it is so popular but you can see why. Gorgeous tempered glass. Beautiful curves in all the right places and you just simply can't go wrong with this case at all..
Premium power supply for premium parts. I wanted to make sure I got one that had good reviews and was by a top manufacturing brand. I think it's either Seasonic or SuperFlower.
This thing looks incredible, for a TN panel, the out-of-the-box colours were superb and everything looks so smooth!
I've actually had this mouse for awhile now but.. I think I'm in love. I have large hands but I've always liked smaller mice. It just. Feels so perfect.