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My Black and White Ryzen build

by DankMieems



Date Published

May 25, 2017

Date Built

May 22, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.582 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C


This my first build ever. Using it mostly to game. I don't stream or do any work with photoshop and I'm probably not playing with VR anytime soon so for what it is, this PC pretty much handles all I do exceptionally well so far.

Future-proofed with the new Ryzen cpu socket so in the future I can upgrade the CPU and everything will still be good.

Installing the CPU cooler was the biggest hassle as I had to remove the stock backplate of the motherboard and it was glued on with some strong stuff. Had to use a blow dryer to heat the backplate up so it was easily removeable and switched it out with a separately ordered AM4 Deepcool mobo backplate.

Another thing with installation: To test out if the computer runs and if you have plugged everything in right, guides online say you just need to have the cpu and motherboard installed and connected to a monitor to see if it boots to bios. I sat there for hours looking for a reason why my computer wasn't starting and was thinking I had a faulty motherboard until I realized that Ryzen doesn't have the integrated graphics like the intel chips and APU's have. So you need to have the graphics card installed when you are giving your Ryzen build a test start. That was a major "oopsies" for me.

Part Reviews


Don't regret purchasing this over Intel i5-7600k


At the moment this motherboard is relatively new so it has a few kinks it needs to work out so that it can be utilized to its full potential. In a few months from now I'm sure ASUS will send out the proper bios update to fix all the slight current issues.


I read somewhere online that these memory sticks are already optimized for my CPU but when I started my computer up, they did not run at 3200. Memory is memory though so it's fine I'm fine.


Such an easy to use case. Looks amazing too


I suggest a mechanical keyboard to everyone. Doesn't have to be this one, just in general. If you are getting a keyboard for your build, make it mechanical!


Bought this a while back for my laptop for while I'm in college but I barely took the time and effort to get it out of my bag and use it over the laptop's trackpad. So now it's finally been put in a proper home where it truly belongs.

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Studoss 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

So jelly, nearly my exact dream build

DankMieems submitter 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

Don't let your dreams be dreams

Studoss 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Im slowly getting their, just bought mob, cpu cooler, but i need case, ssd and new GPU

DankMieems submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

highly recommend the s340

Wolfamelon 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I second that, awesome case.

applejackmeme 1 point 19 months ago

yeah either the nzxt s340 elite or the phanteks p400s tempered glass both are the best tbh

Byte_Bot 1 point 18 months ago

I would suggest the elite version it is only $10 - $20 more expensive but has a tempered glass side panel as well as improved dust filters and cable management routing areas which really help

Ant_Teh_Nee 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Perhaps check out the Fractal Design Focus G series cases. Pretty good if you have a budget.

veristic 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

I like that corner setup man, looks cozy af.


DankMieems submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

the coziest

Wolfamelon 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Really nice build! love how everyone is going for the s340 and its variants, its a really nice case. I've heard the mx master is a really nice mouse, though lots of people experience issues with the scroll wheel, hows it been treating you?

DankMieems submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I do notice a weird interaction with the scroll wheel whenever I scroll too fast. It like loses its pace and rolls super fast. I don't think it affects the computer screen or anything, it just feels weird on my finger.

Wolfamelon 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I think the scroll wheel is supposed to loosen and scroll faster for breezing through pages, though it is odd it isn't affecting your scrolling. As long as it works, it doesn't matter too much. Ive been considering getting one, though the pricing is holding me back at the moment.

thainguyen 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Damn, that is one sexy build. How are the temps on the GPU under load and what frames are you getting on the games you play? Settings? I'm really torn between Ryzen 5 1600 and the i5-7600k.

Byte_Bot 1 point 18 months ago

Unless you are playing on a high refresh rate 1080p monitor and need the single core performance desperately (in which case I would suggest that you should have the 7700k then I would recommend the 1600 as it is far better in multi core applications, comes with a good and quiet stock cooler - which is suitable even for a moderate overclock saving you money. Additionally as games begin to use more cores the greater core and thread count of the 1600 will mean that it should soon outperform a 7600k anyway.

ActionJfin 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

nice build. you must use a high af sensitivity considering that space for ur mouse lmao

Byte_Bot 1 point 18 months ago

looks gorgeous - that cable management is spotless!!! however I cannot understand the use of an 1600x over the normal 1600 as there is virtually no difference and the 1600 is ~$30 cheaper

kn00tcn 1 point 5 months ago

so did you adjust your memory? ram is not ram for ryzen, if it defaulted to 2133 then that's a significant performance loss in most tasks, including some cpu ones (because inter-core speed is based on memory speed)

all memory above maybe 2600 isnt going to run at its rated speed by default on any platform unless the mobo maker intentionally auto enables the XMP (or equivalent) profile, it's rarely the ram's fault, it's just a safe booting practice

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