So I took my old case (have no idea where it came from idk it came with one of the i7 860 pcs i had recieved) and said i want to make it new and revamped with some of the old tech still in use! So i had been wanting to retire my old PC "Larry the potato" which was great for the 10 years that I had it and performs decent today still but cant keep up in the application that i want to use it for. I needed a better PC for streaming and just Hardcore OC and gaming for cheap but is within 3 years recent tech. Hence the name of the build "Knight and Day".
Going form that i7-860 to the R5 1600 is just wow, a huge performance improvement and I can actually multitask the way i need to when utilizing all three of my monitors! I currently have this beast at 4.0GHz and it breezes through every application or multitasking scenario i can give it while running a game as well with no hang up! Its nice and cool even having it on a 120mm AIO but that would more then likely be due to the fact that I have a Push Pull application setup on the radiator to help with more efficent cooling.
The motherboard is actually a refurb that I paid 170$ for and I know dont buy refurb parts but I have never had issues with them and they still have 3-5year warranties If you call the manufacture and register the part. Now i usderstand the reasoning for the 8+4 pin CPU power but Ryzen will never need that high of a power draw EVER! for OC even going LN2 so that was a bit rediculous but ok w/ever its a cool feature to have anyways. I chose this board for its features and ease of use with overclocking making my life not a stand up and mess with it every time i run a new OC. I guess thats all to say about this but yeah it also matches the theme I wanted.