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Be Quiet! AMD Ryzen 5 1600 PC Build

by yardbird253

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Novice PC enthusiast!

Overall, I am a big fan of Be Quiet! and Gigabyte (AORUS). The Be Quiet 240mm Silent Loop AIO is a bit overkill for the Ryzen 5 1600 but the case (Be Quiet Pure Base 600) doesn't have great air flow. I paid a premium for the Be Quiet 240mm Silent Loop AIO but it was worth the cost shipped from the UK. I think I have enough RGB going on so it was a nice RGB(less) addition.

I want to upgrade the video card from the AORUS 1060 6GB to at least a 1080 specifically the AORUS 8GB 1080 Xtreme. It was a bad time to build a PC and at the moment I was freaking out because the price of video cards started to go up. The 1070s were already sold out or price to high (priced at 1080s already) and there wasn't much left so I bought the AORUS 6GB 1060 from NewEgg for about $284 US Dollars. It was in stock and I was in search of a Gigabyte brand video card. The next day the price jumped to $329 for the same video card.

I got lucky with RAM prices and only paid $144 US Dollars from my local Best Buy on the 16GB 3000mhz Corsair RGB RAM. Opted for the Samsung 960 EVO NVMe 256GB M.2 since it was only $10 more compared to the Samsung 950 EVO 256GB SSD. I do have an external 4TB Western Digital drive so I was able to keep the inside of my case clutter free without having additional SATA cables to run/manage.

I would NOT recommend at least the Gigabyte X370 K5 motherboard if you plan on overclocking your Ryzen CPU. You can not manually set the voltage on this particular X370 board in the BIOS. MSRP is $159.99 US Dollars but after a $20 mail in rebate from NewEgg and a additional $35 from Gigabyte the price paid was $95 US Dollars. Currently I'm using the Ryzen Master to overclock at 3.9ghz and 1.38 volts I definitely didn't win in the lottery with this particular Ryzen 5 1600 CPU.

I also had the misfortune of having to replace my first Ryzen 5 1600 CPU when I tried removing the stock AMD cooler to replace it with the Be Quiet AIO. The stock AMD cooler was basically glued to the CPU and I accidentally ripped it out straight out of the X370 socket bending a few pins on the edge. Replaced the damaged CPU with a new one.

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Eltech 18 Builds 7 points 10 months ago

I also had the misfortune of having to replace my first Ryzen 5 1600 CPU when I tried removing the stock AMD cooler to replace it with the Be Quiet AIO. The stock AMD cooler was basically glued to the CPU and I accidentally ripped it out straight out of the X370 socket bending a few pins on the edge. Replaced the damaged CPU with a new one.

Oh my... I'm so sorry. If only you were able to use something like floss to gently loosen for unexpected attachments when the processor is stuck with the stock cooler; however, the processor would need to be warmed up first or it may take some time to loosen them. Regardless, I'm very sorry about such an unfortunate event.

Otherwise, despite the circumstances you had to deal with, your build looks lovely and turned out great. You certainly have my one and my support. Great work with your build!

yardbird253 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Definitely a hard learned lesson! Thank-you for the advice & support!

Eltech 18 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

I believe you, some of us have truly experienced as such. And of course, you are most welcome!

Binky390 2 points 9 months ago

I'm considering OCing my Ryzen 5 1600 and replacing the stock cooler and didn't even think about the fact that this could happen. Thanks for the tip! Now I'm afraid to even try it.

Eltech 18 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

You should be able to do overclocking with the stockfan too unless you aren't happy with the results. And don't worry to much about the processor getting yanked harshly. It can happen to any of us, even the most experience, but damaging pins doesn't occur too often. I can understand what's it like to have a stubborn stockfan stuck onto a processor until it finally eases off. Otherwise, no problem and enjoy your Ryzen 5 1600!

Binky390 2 points 9 months ago

I just tried to OC it to 3.7 ghz and the temp shot up to 90 with the stock cooler. I had trouble getting the stock cooler on so maybe reseating it will help. I'll play around with it. Thanks.

RhettRO55 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

That ..... is a fantastic trick to remember, I cant count the number of times Ive accidentally snatched an AMD processor out of its socket because the cooler wouldnt release from the heat spreader .... stupid PGA.

Eltech 18 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Of course. I do feel bad for others who have went through such a difficult predicament. More so if it was like yardbird's unfortunate event.

SlackPackSam 2 points 10 months ago

I'm not a huge fan of the whole black and orange color scheme, but you made it work really well! The purple lighting accents make a huge difference in the overall feel of the build. Easy +1 from me! Great work!

yardbird253 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Orange is my favorite color! Not something I would wear on me but it seems that the brand Be Quiet! & Gigabyte (AORUS) seem to like orange and black as well. Thanks for the vote!

Digital_Ronin 5 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Your build looks really good. I normally wouldn’t like the colors, but they work excellent in your rig. Also really like what you did with your cable management.

yardbird253 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thank-you! I wasn't sure if the AORUS velcro strap would work out because I've never seen anyone use any of the included velcro straps for cable management other than in the back hidden away.

Cicero_ 4 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I like it a lot! The color scheme is quite pretty. You recieve a very rare +1 from me.

Question: Does your name have anything to do with the band “The Yardbirds”?

yardbird253 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thank-you for the vote! Nope, it's my gamertag on XBOX Live.

smk_gaming 2 points 10 months ago

"You can not manually set the voltage on this particular X370 board in the BIOS"

Yes you can, go into Dynamic Vcore (DVID) and either up the voltage above stock or lower it.

Example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/08x1b1hybcjcpby/Voltage.jpg?dl=0

smk_gaming 1 point 10 months ago

Obviously don't put voltage to what I did, its just an example. I have a exact same board

yardbird253 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thank-you for pointing me in the right direction! I don't understand why would Gigabyte do this with the X370 K5 mobo but all of the other X370 mobo from Gigabyte (Gaming 5, 7, and K7) you can adjust the voltage manually and with a lot less pain (difficulty). I used the Ryzen Master app to overclock.

smk_gaming 2 points 10 months ago

No worries, I tried that too but it resets every time I restart my pc when I use Ryzen Master to overclock

Delis 2 points 10 months ago

Great build.. Have you got any coil whine from the GPU?

yardbird253 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks! I haven't experience any coil whine from my video card.

dgomez1928 1 point 7 months ago

Hey I don't mean to be hard or give you any trouble but you might want to change your radiator setup as you're pulling air through the heat of the rad into the case, when you want that heat going out. Maybe switch your rad with the top 2 fans and set the fans to exhaust and run your rgb fans to intake. Just giving you some tips and tricks

dallas446 1 point 6 months ago

I based my new pc off this build but the changes i made were not using a liquid cooler and using the same gpu but not the AORUS edition. I also used more storage than just the 256gb ssd

Gaming4life22 -2 points 10 months ago

take of the psu sticker.

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Grow up.

Sykadelik 1 point 10 months ago

off*

Gaming4life22 1 point 10 months ago

Why am I getting downvoted? It will make it look better. What do you mean by grow up?

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Because the only thing you had to say was a critique, maybe if you have nothing but that to say either find something good to say or dont say anything?

Gaming4life22 2 points 10 months ago

Why it's just a critique I wasn't saying it looks horrible. I'm just saying it would make it look better. And his build is really nice that's why I upvoted.

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Upvotes are anonymous, no one knows who did or didnt upvote, but we do know what people comment with. Its good you upvoted, but when you have nothing but a critique to say, it would be nice to have something positive to add as well instead of just said critique.

yardbird253 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I thought about inverting the PSU so that the Be Quiet label would not be visible but the included cable to power the motherboard wasn't long enough.

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yardbird253 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

The case came with two Pure Wings 2 fans not the Silent Wings. I wasn't going for a quiet build. I just liked the case (orange & black theme). The AIO has 4 Pure Wings 2 120mm fans in push/pull config tho. Plus, gotta have RGB!

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