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$1600 "Enthusiast Ryzen Gaming" Build (April 2017 Featured Guide)

by BoyScout

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40 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 31, 2017

Date Built

March 21, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.194 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.709 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.005 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

Description

For this month's featured build video, we put together a system based on our new AMD Ryzen "Enthusiast Gaming" build guide.

A big thanks to ASRock for providing the motherboard and Corsair for providing the case used in this build.

And now, some benchmarks:

Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Test 1 Graphics Test 2 Physics Test Combined Test
FireStrike v1.1 15149 105.61 FPS 88.39 FPS 52.68 FPS 22.07 FPS
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 5306 28.89 FPS 18.9 FPS 51.36 FPS 12.75 FPS
FireStrike Extreme 1.1 9943 55.38 FPS 39.78 FPS 52.59 FPS 22.07 FPS
Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Score CPU Score Graphics Test 1 Graphics Test 2 CPU Test
Time Spy 1.0 7289 7348 6977 47.59 FPS 42.37 FPS 23.44 FPS
Game Settings Resolution FPS
Battlefield 1 High 2560x1440 107 FPS
Battlefield 1 Ultra 2560x1440 96 FPS

If you have any questions about the build or components we used, feel free to ask here or on the Build Guide.

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MannyPCs 2 points 22 months ago

Great job, once again, I ask how is the case? I does not have the best reviews

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

I have some notes around here with our summary of thoughts I'll try to find and post, but Ryan and Barry went through the case pretty thoroughly in our "First Impressions" live stream a while back. It certainly has some quirks (which are mostly addressed in the 570X), but overall it's still pretty nice to build in.

MannyPCs 1 point 22 months ago

Thank you boyscout

Injected 1 point 22 months ago

Oh my, what a great build!

That case looks beast!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Thanks -- glad you enjoyed it!

esojsounds 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Pick up some exhaust fans!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

There's a lot of fresh air coming in with those 3 front fans, so we weren't particularly worried (and the temps seem pretty stable). Could definitely stick an additional fan at the back if you were concerned though.

FreeWayPineapple 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

No exhaust?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Correct. We opted to not add an extra fan -- our previous experience with the case saw a lot of fresh air is moved across the system thanks to the front fans, though we did use a vertical CPU cooler in that system. I certainly wouldn't argue against adding one if you prefer, but so far the temps look good.

customgtp 23 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

I have 5 builds on here and I look at builds daily.... This is BY FAR my favorite build on here... This DEFINITELY needs a feature 10/10

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

Glad you like it, but as a staff build, it won't be featured. Thanks for taking a look and offering the kind words though!

mellowz 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Nice photos !

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

The work of our designer, Phil Coffman. He always manages to take great pictures for our builds!

Cam84 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Man amd still gets rocked by Intel in the combined test, not sure why that is, cause it's killing your score , nice build though , I'm still an amd fan!!!!

Sockens 1 point 22 months ago

PC Part Picker Staff: Never disappointing. Only excellence.

I don't think there is a staff build that I dislike. Y'all rock.

Also +1 because why not?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks -- glad you enjoyed it!

dwlemon3 1 point 22 months ago

Really nice build, that case is gorgeous. My OCD goes crazy with the AMD logo on the cooler being unable to be located on the top.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Ha -- I hear ya. Though the Ryzen branding on the left side of the motherboard helps a bit. :)

jurrilicious 1 point 21 months ago

Does DDR4-3000 work on a non OC'd Ryzen? i thought it was limited to 2333(Noob here)

magiccookie 1 point 21 months ago

Hey, just some questions about the motherboard. How many fan headers does it have? I'm using the same case but I'm adding 3 fans to keep a neutral air pressure.

Does it support 3200mhz ram? Thanks

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

How is the overclocking headroom, like how far can you push it? Also how good is the stock cooler?

Pixal 1 point 21 months ago

Wait, what do they do with the PCS after they build them?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

It varies. Some get put to work around our office. Most get pulled apart for parts to use in future builds (or generally re-purposed in other projects). We usually keep them assembled for a month or so after they are built to answer questions that might come up.

Pixal 1 point 21 months ago

Ok, Thanks :)

d15 1 point 21 months ago

I'm about to build a very similar set up which has the exact same CPU, Mobo, and GPU. I'll be using a M.2 2280 NVME SSD instead of a 2.5" SSD.

I also bought a 550W 80+ Gold fully modular PSU. However on a second thought, should I have gone with 650W? I'm afraid of hitting the PSU's 550W ceiling limit. I'm not sure if I'll being OC'ing much, but now I'm rethinking my power supply.

Input please?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

If your part list is the same except for the M.2, you should be fine. We're only at ~340W max under load (before overclocking) with this build. That's still a good amount of headroom even if you do decide to do some overclocking. I'd have a hard time justifying going beyond 550-600W unless you perhaps plan to add multiple GPUs later.

notfruity 1 point 21 months ago

What monitor would you recommend for this build?

GryphonZ 1 point 20 months ago

Stunning build, congrats. I know you guys are very experienced so I'll just ask lol... For this build I wanted to really stand out and I was looking hard at this chassis do you think without severe changes it would be possible to mod this case so that I could have a vertically mounted GPU ? Thanks guys for any thoughts and in this regard. It's a fantastic build. Again congratulations.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks -- glad you enjoyed the build.

I'm not aware of a simple way (the case doesn't have any built in support for vertical mounts).. It would likely require some modding to add an appropriate cut-out and create a custom bracket to support a riser.

N00batPC 1 point 20 months ago

How many fps do you get in CSGO and Overwatch? Can you try those out please?

tragiktimes101 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

CS:GO and overwatch.....so 200 fps plus. XD

artistin805 1 point 19 months ago

Sweet ! Love the RAM, I dont see what exact type your using?

Would this still be the RAM you'd recommend for a Ryzen 1700 build? Thanks

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

It looks like the Avexir Blitz memory seems to have limited availability at the moment. Avexir makes a number of similar modules (ROG Impact, Core, Gaming series, etc) that might work as good alternatives if you like the look of these.

memomemo1993@gmail.xom 1 point 19 months ago

i will be powder coating this case, is the case manly metal? is the front hexagonal piece plastic or metal?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

The core case chassis is metal. The front panel (with its hexagonal pattern fan filter), PSU shroud, bottom fan filters, drive mounts, feet, etc are all plastic.

i5mash 1 point 16 months ago

will this build work with an AMD RYZEN 7 1800X?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Yes, but note that there are two versions of the 1800X available. You'd need to get the version that includes a CPU cooler or add an aftermarket cooler.

darcymccracken 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Do you think the system would be able to push out 4k gaming?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Sure, it's quite capable of 4K -- You can take a look at the FireStrike Ultra and TimeSpy results to see how it compares to expected 4K gaming. It's mostly just a matter of how high you can push the settings in particular games and what frame rate you're looking to hit.

ShakinBacon 1 point 5 months ago

Amazing and great looking build! Just wondering, does the case come with a controller and also, will the motherboard work with a ryzen 7 2700?

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