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Blue Wing

by strider86x



Date Published

March 29, 2017

Date Built

March 27, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.12 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz


Built this for a friend of mine. tried to keep price low but using the new Ryzen cpu. has room for upgrades in case, but motherboard is limiting. doesnt get too hot (42 degree C idle at little above room temp) with stock fan. (wraith spire fan) Friend is impressed by performance for cost. still my only complaint is mobu, but then again what you pay is what you get...just seems lacking.

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LittlePipoon 6 points 25 months ago

Your ram ends in 666, good luck buddy!

strider86x submitter 3 Builds 7 points 25 months ago

oh i would be afraid, but i used thermal paste blessed by the holy roman pope himself, so it's all good.

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jjestipona1140 3 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Why not two 4gb sticks to run dual channel. Also no mass storage device (HDD)? Also why micro?

strider86x submitter 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

my friend intends to buy a new 8gb stick when his next paycheck comes in...so rather than buying 2 4gb sticks he'll just buy 1 8gb stick. same thing, intends to buy a large hdd next pay check.

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strider86x submitter 3 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

it's actually not bad at all. i dont get the blowback for Ryzen.

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strider86x submitter 3 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

basically made for a niche market, product to fit a individuals price range and expected performance level. either way the take away is at least Intel has to reconsider at the very least it's price index, which is always a good thing to the consumer.

jjestipona1140 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

I like the build but I honestly think it would've been better if you used the budget on the components and let him pay for the keyboard and OS. Or get an iso off windows (provided he has a previous drive w/an os like win 7 or 8.1 installed on said drive) then clone it to his SSD. Just a criticism, no bad blood here.

strider86x submitter 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

no no, i understand you. however he paid for everything, he just isnt comfy building the actual system. so he trusts me in picking out parts to fit his needs. though he did want 1700 cpu.

Minerfantasyy 1 point 25 months ago

How is the motherboard is it worth it? Have you tried overclocking?

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strider86x submitter 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

exactly as geoff said, he wasnt going for styling points, but just wanted a cheap mobu to support the new Ryzen. i know he'll prob get a better mobu replacement, so this is just a place holder for him til prob he can save up for it. mobu only has 2 pci 2.0 expansion slots and 1 pci 3.0x16, 1 cpu header and 2 case fan headers. i know you can buy adapters and what not, but coming from a msi z170 board myself ( https://pcpartpicker.com/b/pXm8TW ) im pretty spoiled with options. he still needs to add more case fans which he'll prob do some time soon. ill keep you posted if he overclocks it.

Minerfantasyy 1 point 24 months ago
strider86x submitter 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

look closely... - 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector - 2 x 4-pin system fan connectors https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B350M-GAMING-PRO.html#productSpecification-section

SorryB 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Nice build! Do you think ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4 3000MHz CL16 1x8gb will work with that motherboard? Should I look for lower speed? I'm lost in this RAM stuff...