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I actually had most of the parts to this build for awhile now, but was scraping by with an i3-6100 while I waited for Ryzen. My original plan was to get the 4c/8t when it came out, but man I just couldn't pass up the 1600. By the time I bought my B350 mobo it seems most of the bugs had been worked out after updating the bios and drivers. I did have to update the lan driver before I could get on the internet. Wendell does a great job reviewing this board. https://youtu.be/q24i8QFFLP4 Every part I bought was on sale so that also went into my choice of parts. I price hardware all day every day so I didn't post the prices I actually paid because it would be unreasonable to think you can actually find the parts at those prices. The 1600 is an absolute beast it is known. The stock cooler is nice FOR A STOCK COOLER, everything will warm up quick as soon as a little voltage is applied but it does remain pretty quiet. The 480 gaming x dropped down to insanely low prices and was an absolute steal and I think it looks great and this particular one was a good overclocker. I run it at 1403 mhz to be completely stable. but could probably get away with running at 1415. Storage was the black friday special and allowed me to go with an all ssd build. Hope to add more eventually if and when prices drop back down. Psu was another insane deal and the Silverstone name speaks for itself. Ignore the compatibility issue, description says psu has 1 8pin pci-e connector, but it really has 4x6+2. Added some cables, lights and led fan for some bling and it looks great. Fan was super cheap but also really loud, will probably end up in the trash pretty soon. Overall I'm really happy with the build. My original plan was to use it as a htpc for some light 4k gaming and to push my Vive, but this thing is such a productivity beast it might make it's was into the computer room and I'll make Aurora my htpc. Well thanks for checking out my rig and happy building.
https://youtu.be/_fvYM2xZ0ww video I made of the build and some overclocking

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great. love the theme. How's the B350 chipset working for you? are boot ups nice and smooth?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I've seen some YouTubers complain about boot times, but from the time I push the power button to the sign in screen is 16s which is about the same as my Intel builds.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

sounds good to me. thanks!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks btw. Yeah b350 covers all I needed and this board in particular seems pretty solid.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

any ram issues? from what i've been told ASRock bring out the most bios updates, have you had any ram issues?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

No, and my ram wasn't even on the qualified vendors list. I've been happy with the board.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build for bout 900, Is it good in any bench marks?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Cinebench R15 1279. Firestrike:11,792 graphics:13,572 physics:17,247

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

my fx 8350 at 4.6 ghz gets only like 750 on cinabench, so i am defiantly getting a 1600 or 1600x. how dose it do in games such as batlefield 1, titanfall 2, and minecraft all at max setings?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had much time to benchmark games on it. At 1080p the 1600 shouldn't bottleneck a 480 at all. I don't own any of those games though.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Battlefield 1 is a heavily optimized game, meaning it runs well on anything basically, this cpu with like an RX 460 at BF1 on lowest settings can run it smoothly

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the cables from? Or did you make them yourself?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The 24pin I got off of eBay and the 6pin I got off of either eBay or Newegg.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Powerful, looks great. I still dont get why you didnt get a rx 480 8GB or a rx 580 8GB. Would recommend buying an hdd or a second ssd for games, and unnecessary files to make it more clear.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It was based on price. I actually bought the card back in October and had it temporarily paired with an i3 while I waited for ryzen.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

would you upgrade to vaga?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I kind of have my eye on volta. The gv100 has crazy specs and I'm dying to see how that passes down to the consumer market.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a beautiful machine. I am in the process of building something with the same NZXT S340 case and B350 board (Cyber Monday deal), but with a Ryzen 1300X and a cheap 1050 GPU (I don't have a real need right now for anything beefier). I was getting leery about the mobo after reading online comments, but from what you've said here I'm feeling a lot better about it.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah that mobo has been solid for me.

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