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Lazarus has RYZEN

by killer9755

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8 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.52GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.0GHz

Description

This PC was the result of 2 months worth of research and painstakingly watching for parts to go on sale. In the end, I ended up with one super powered Ryzen 7 Build!

Like many others on this site, this was my first ever PC build which has changed me from a Xbox player to the PC Master race. Originally, I was dead set on an Intel CPU till I joined the Ryzen Hype train and never looked back. If I could do it again, I'd do it the same.

One other quick note is I have yet to try overclocking this PC. Right now with the stock cooler I'm getting such great frame rates that I don't see the need to push it yet. I'll make sure to update if I do try though.

Part Reviews

CPU

This was easily the most debated part of my build, but after firing it up I've got to say it was completely worth it! The speed and it's ability to multitask is incredible. I love running multiple things at once and this CPU does it without ever going over 25% most of the time. Another plus was the stock fan. If your looking at the Intel 7600k, your going to need an after market cooler which puts you close enough to this CPU that you may as well future proof yourself with more cores and threads. If you've entered my budget, get this CPU.

Motherboard

My Gamertag on Xbox is "Killer97xx" therefore, I knew almost immediately I was going with this Mobo or its close cousin the z270. So far it's treated me great and has some awesome features that are usually only in the higher priced boards. I knew when I bought it that the BIOS was not currently compatible with the Ram but I'm hopeful this will change in an update. Otherwise, I've been fairly impressed with this board so far!

Memory

With the White build, I had to go for the white ram. Ryzen's are also well known for running better with faster ram speeds so I saw this on sale and just went for it. No real regrets except for the compatibility problem in the Motherboard description (Hopefully this will be fixed in an update soon).

Storage

This Storage came on sale at the same time as the Barracuda storage and has worked great as a boot drive so far.

Storage

Got this for dirt cheap on a Newegg sale and have not even dented it so far with everything I've installed. From what I've read, these are very reliable and the extra space will come in handy 3 years down the road.

Video Card

This was the first piece of my build and has made a great addition to my desktop. I encourage anyone whose looking at GPU's to compare the difference between the mini and regular sized 1070's. Often the only difference is an LED that lights up or an extra fan. Neither are needed and this makes the case look a lot cleaner. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO MINI!

Case

Personally I think this case looks and functions great! As a noob builder, I did my best to cable manage, but finally gave up and somehow easily slide the back panel on no problems! The inside has everything you need and I have to say the noise dampening cushion seems well made. I opted out of using the fan controllers based on other reviews so I cant speak to those, but otherwise it's a well built case.

Power Supply

If your investing as much as I did in a build, buy the most dependable PSU on the market for a little extra and have piece of mind. It's entirely worth it.

Optical Drive

Cheap and does what you need it to. I had some older PC games I wanted to play on this and this basically lets me do that. It's nothing special but it works and looks good.

Monitor

When I realized what kind of a beast build I ended up buying, I knew that I needed to invest in a nice monitor to show it off. I started at Best Buy just to compare monitor quality and see if I really needed that "4k Experience". Personally, you really don't and many people like me would prefer to have a smoother experience than more pixels that are more demanding to achieve. This monitor runs and looks fantastic! The 1ms response at 144hz is overtop and the curve just makes it look classy. I feel that this monitor is underrated and is a great buy for the moderate gamer who also wants widescreen.

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josh_tosha14 2 points 8 months ago

Question: why did you go for a freesync monitor instead of a gsync, since you have a gtx 1070 gpu?

killer9755 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Basically it was much more expensive. Nvidia charges all monitor makers a fee to use Gsync where as freesync is free for anyone. Although it might be nice to have Gsync, at the high refresh and response rate of this monitor, it's not all that necessary. Thanks for checking out my build though!

Lilwillis19 1 point 9 months ago

Been debating ryzen or just your standard run of the mill Intel build,in curious to hear about ocing and how the xmp profiling works as well.

killer9755 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Sorry for the late response on this one. I have yet to try OC this PC as I don't really have a need just yet and would rather not push the stock cooler too hard if not needed. The XMP for my Ram currently gets it up to 2400 at the 2.3 update which is a little bit of a bummer, but the PC as a whole runs great. I'll keep you posted if I do try OC in the future. Thanks for viewing my build!

Ordinarily_great 1 point 9 months ago

Do you afree that this buuld can be a guide? +1 for the monitor too!

killer9755 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Sure! After a month of using I'd definitely recommend these exact components except possibly the ram. If you want to get the full speed out of that, I'd recommend buying one from this list of compatible modules. http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X370%20Killer%20SLIac/index.us.asp#Memory

darianmann 1 point 7 months ago

What is your ram running at? I have the same board and ram, i'm curious.

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killer9755 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks for the comment! I definitely considered the Taichi as well and your build came out looking great! So far I have not attempted to OC as all as my current games look great and I'd be a little worried about pushing the Stock Cooler too hard. I'd be curious to hear if you got the full 3200 out of your Ram using the Taichi as my 3000 only gets 2400. Otherwise thanks for viewing my build!

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