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The Red & Black Lumberjack

by BobFetus

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1 Comment

Details

Date Published

Sept. 24, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.152 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

Description

I'm super happy with how this build turned out AMD has proven once again that you don't need to try break the piggy bank to be able to afford a good system. I've always big a big supporter of Team Red and I am even more now. I'm loving my build and i loved building it every step of the way !

Now for the tricky part at first I updated my bios then i tried to OC and the PC wouldn't boot I was really perplexed as to why this was happening but luckily I found out afterwards that it wasn't a problem with my computer but the BIOS update that was released at the time didn't support OC'ing a week or so after the build there was a new BIOS update and now i could OC , i tried to OC to 3.9 as i've seen alot of people running Ryzen 7 1700 builds being able to run a stable 3.9 , i mean it boots but it doesnt feel rock solid and after running a few tests i determined that i rather play it safe and go a bit lower to 3.7 with a slight voltage increase , i believe the voltage im running at is 1.35v with a stable 3.7 OC on the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 that i turned into a normal 120 by adding a 2nd fan. but you may as well save yourself the trouble and buy the normal 120 that comes with 2 fans i just had a spare laying around.

It games , it streams , it designs , does all the things i need it to without any hiccups or problems, I have been wondering tho with a more up to date card if it would be even better , so when the prices drop back down i should be putting up an RX 580 or VEGA if they ever become more affordable to be FULL TEAM RED !

PICS TO COME SOON

Part Reviews

CPU

Best bang for your buck , you wont regret this purchase !

CPU Cooler

Keeps everything cool and silent.

Motherboard

Overclocks like a charm.

Storage

Good entry level SSD, although there are cheaper ones !

Storage

Since bigger SSD's are still expensive i think having at least a 1TB SSD for mass storage is always useful and Seagate have been doing a good job !

Video Card

Got this off a friend who's used it for a few years prior to me and it still works like a charm , well built , this card is still great in 2018

Case

This case reminded me of the head crabs in Half Life and i just had to get it , it looks awesome.

Power Supply

Got this from an open box on Newegg and its great. powers everything as it needs to do.

Comments Sorted by:

Jbj5000 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Nice build, cable management needs some work though.