The cooler and RAM fit...
2/6/18 ---Well, so far it all fits. I have ordered PSU cables from ModOne, and then I will hopefully take care of the current cable mess.
I moved in the middle of this build so I am nowhere near done with tweaking this setup. It has Win 10 64bit Pro on it. Currently, I am just letting it run and keeping an eye on temps. The Rajintek CPU cooler keeps it at 45C when the RAM is clocked at 2133, and 50C when I push the RAM to 2933. Seems stable. I am not a gamer, but I would gues the Rajintek would not be a adequate cooling solution for this case/setup. But, it has plenty of room for a 240AIO up top. I might change to that...or not.
I will post a final update later when I get this thing all sorted it out, and at home in it's new home.
BTW...that GPU is actually 2.2 slots...not 2. It's a big beautiful beast.
2/15/18 Kept getting Kernel 41 (63) errors Did almost everything I could find in Google for this, but it's come down to MB or GPU. RMA time. Damn. :(
3/14/18 OK...so, I RMA’d the MB & GPU. Newegg replaced the MB, and the GPU will be refunded...someday. Got the whole business back together, and....f-n same error. Guess who is the bad seed? The CPU. I RMA’d the CPU, and just got an email notification saying it “passed”. Which, according to the CS rep, means it is a bad processor and they are sending me a new one. <sigh>
I should have went Intel like all my other builds. What a PITA.
3-26-18 This build is 90% complete. All parts are up and running together with no issues since the Great RMA Migration
I did opt for a Corsair SFX over the Silverstone.
Suggestions: If you are on the fence about a Ryzen or Coffee Lake....go with Intel. Use the latest version of Windows you can as this solved some lingering issues for me. (Win 10 64 RS4) creators pre-release edition)
Put my build together, and ended up with Watchdog kernel 41 error. Yea. testing & changing....testing & changing MB and GPU obligatory RMA Rebuild
Same error Ruh roh...turns out Ryzen chips can have an issue such as this. I've done nothing but Intel builds since 1999, and never had a bad CPU.
Newegg won't let you RMA a CPU. AMD doesn't crosship or give you your money back.
Moral of the story: Don't buy CPU's from Newegg Don't build computers with AMD chips
3-30-18 Bench marking says slow compared to other CPU's. Apologies to coffee lake for passing it up.
Looks nice. Keeps CPU around 40-55C depending on what you're doing. Note: I am not a gamer.
3-30-18 Kind of impressed with this cooler.
Everything works. Took a star off for the stupid placement of the audio connector.
Low profile. works
Fast. Worked with no issues.
Beautiful card. Hard to say how well it does since my bas Ryzen CPU kept throwing kernel errors while I was bench testing this. Took a star off for the not quite honest: 2 slot GPU stat. This monster is 2.2 slots.
3-30-18 Added some bench marking. It looks like the temp stay good while stress testing. However, it looks as though it's not the fastest GPU in the bunch.