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"Mid Papi"

by DawnOfTy



Date Published

May 15, 2017

Date Built

May 5, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.085 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.45 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


This is a build that has been upgraded in the same case from the FX-8350/970A setup. With the Ryzen chips being released, I took my time and did a lot of research on the new chips to determine which would be best for what I do. The 8350 I used was Oc'd to 4.6ghz, but it just wasn't going as smooth and temperature efficient as I'd hoped. Ryzen, with the lower power pull and the improved architecture is kicking *** in those regards. I havent seen any screen stutter or tearing when its combined with my 1070 Strix card. I haven't done any OC'ing yet, but its coming along soon.

Part Reviews


5/5 so far. With the low power pull, and on water it is staying under 60C under load, and I have not experienced any issues at all yet. Ryzen Master software is nice to use and glad they got the temp readouts corrected. No issues at all gaming either.

CPU Cooler

Keeping things cool is the H100i v2. Fits great in the Phanteks case, and the tubing reaches perfectly without hitting the side panel or the Ram sticks. I have in a pull config in the front of the case, and it's keeping the 1600x underload to no higher than 60C that I've monitored so far. Corsair sent over a free bracket, so BIG shoutout to them for saving me the $10. Will be adding a couple more Corsair SP fans for a push/pull config soon.


So far so good. No issues, BIOS updated quickly, and no heat issues. The one thing I would like to see is more on board fan support. They moved the CMOS chip off the right side so there is about 3 inches worth of empty space that could handle a few more 3 or 4 pin connectors. Great board though.


Great low profile aesthetic with the red theme of the build, and while it is a slower rated stick for ddr4 and Ryzen, it will be OC'd soon. No issues after 5 days of use.


Read/write on this little dude is fantastic. Loaded Win10 Pro on this and its screaming on boot times and doing fairly decent on temps. Its a little high for my comfort level at 55C but I'll be grabbing one of the alphacool m.2 covers to help it out.


Fast, reliable, and loads everything without issue. everything i could ask for from an SSD.


Microcenter had a blowout sale on these bad boys recently and I picked one up for $85. Might be saying bye-bye to the HDD world.

Video Card

Nvidia and Asus. Such a happy pairing. Stays extremely cool under load for a 1070, and it OC's very well. I have it running at 2085 right now and its staying under 65C. Handles everything I want it to without any complaints. Asus GPUTweak II software is intuitive and easy to use too.


Great cooling, airflow, and thank God for the dust filters. Magnetic and slotted all around. Oh yea and this is the TG edition, so the smoked tempered glass looks amazing with this build. I really wouldn't chang anything on this case. Great deal for under $100

Power Supply

Well it provides power, and uh... and uh... it doesn't blow up. or short anything out. so there's that =-)

Operating System

Great OS, minus the telemetry and data collection and auto installations. Regedited the crap out of that....


2ms, full 1080P led lcd for 100 bucks price matched down from 145 from Best Buy


I live for the click clack of the gaming mechanical keyboard. This one is a metal construction, with swappable WASD and 1-4 for MOBA control. The red swap out are textured for easy recognition. Red led is not overpowering to the eyes and the minimalist feel and look is perfect IMO. It is a full keyboard, but perfect for the build enthusiast. 10/10 Plus it has 4 different options for lighting effects, but the packaging doesnt go over it. FN key+ the right and left arrows adjust it.


Comfortable, lighting and size are adjustable, and on the fly adjustable DPI settings. Total package.


Clear sound, and coupled with the Nahimic sound software, its amazing for the $63 I paid.


Good speaker quality but they're starting to go out after 4 years of use. Not bad though for the $40 tag on em.

Comments Sorted by:

E8_rejects 3 points 18 months ago

Hats off to the guys like you that made Ryzen possible for us all. Before Ryzen, i'll never bother about AMD CPU, not even for the sake of making fun of them.

DawnOfTy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Lol thanks. I enjoyed my 8350, but they really needed some help in the twp and heat area for the high end market.

fletcherhub3 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Nice build and nice Leinie.

DawnOfTy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Its my go to for tinkering lol

spenze 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Amazing dude. Well done and Love the red theme

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

slight sag on the gpu. maybe try adjusting the power cables up and over the gpu to pull it upwards a little?

DawnOfTy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Yea I was thinking the same. The b350 has a better lock for the card, but it doesn't have the extra side support the help the sag. Glad cable ends can take a little pull without breaking.

KevinLevrone 1 point 18 months ago

Nice build, Im about to build a similiar 1600x, 1070, 16gb ram myself. Was wondering if it was possible to give me a reading on how much fps you get in a game of dota 2 if you have that? Would be a great help.

DawnOfTy submitter 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

I can run in this week when I get some time. Ill reply back.

abaffledwaffle 1 point 18 months ago

How did you get your am4 bracket?

DawnOfTy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

The corsair website had a section to have one sent to those who own the corsair rads already but Im not sure if they are doing it anymore.. You can order it for 5 USD. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/am4-amd-retention-bracket-kit-for-hydro-series-coolers

riftking 1 point 18 months ago

Thinking about getting this board...could I ask how many fan headers there are?

DawnOfTy submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

It's got 4 on board connectors. I bought an pin expansion that I routed in the back for extra support.

riftking 1 point 17 months ago

Oh thanks, 4 should be more than enough for me :)

@Ahmed_Emara 1 point 13 months ago

Hello. I wanna get same board and same 1070 but i an asking will the board handle this heavy strix 1070? I an asking bcz there aint an armor sheild