Description

I ran an FX 6300 and ASRock Fatal1ty Killer 990FX for the last few years. I have been watching Ryzen since pre-launch, and I am aware that BIOS updates are a big part of making the chipset respond better. As of now I have BIOS 1.6, running my Vulcan 3000 RAM at 2400 stable.

My primary game of choice is Guild Wars 2. On my FX 6300 I pulled 40+ FPS on Core Tyria maps, 20+ on Draconis Mons map and HoT maps, but only 5FPS in major World Boss events - all settings High, Medium Character limit/quality. On my Ryzen 1600X I pull 60+ FPS in Core Tyria maps, 40+ on the new Draconis Mons map, and 35+ in a medium size zerg - all Settings Max, except Shadows which are High not Ultra...Ultra still does weird stuff.

As I mentioned, with ASRock X370 boards you need BIOS 2.0 or higher to access OC RAM speeds stable. I can achieve 2933 easy with 15-15-15-35 timings with BIOS 2.5.

Overall I feel this build has been worth while.

UPDATE: 14 Nov 17 Sadly after 10 years of service, my Antec Khuler H2O began to give out. I replaced it with a Thermaltake Contac Silent. Temps are the same as the Khuler gave...25-30C idle, under 60C full load.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Great prices. Where can i get stiff this cheap?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing I had to buy for this was the motherboard, cpu, and RAM. Totaled out to be around $510.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I was being sarcastic but that is a good price.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

oh man i love that asrock motherboard! looks amazing! i will say i bought that ram as well when i built my first PC and it performed well above what i expected for the price! Only thing id say to work on is that cable managment my friend but other then that i love the part list!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on working on the cables this weekend. I need to do some work behind the tray to organize the system better.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

ill say at first its fun, till you look at the clock and so much time has passed just moving around cables haha

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I never knew guild wars two was such an intensive game. I'm glad you enjoy your upgrade. I'm thinking about an R7 1700x at some point myself.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I was thinking that too. Or rather, I was thinking, "What kind of unoptimized POS indie game eats all that power and barely spits back 30 FPS?"

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Sadly GW2 utilization is like 90% CPU, 5% RAM, 5% GPU. It relies heavily on single core performance. The base engine was an upgrade from the older Guild Wars 1 engine and was developed around 2009/2010.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

For ASRock mobo, Corsair Vengeance and G.Skill TridentZ with 3200 Mhz are known for its ability to run at stock speed without requiring any tweaking.

Also why chose X370 mobo?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I went x370 because I liked the look and features it had. I really wanted the Taichi, but it is never in stock.

Sadly the BIOS 1.6 does have issues with most RAM over 2400. I intend to flash up to 2.3 this weekend so I can utilize my RAM at 3000. The flash will also help the temps report on a more accurate level.