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So before this, I was running an Intel I5-2500k that I received as a wedding gift from a friend. She was a great PC but I’ve been wanting to build my own, personal one for over a year now. Prime Day came and I snagged some items and today I finally purchased my CPU and MOBO and got it built. This will be used mainly for gaming with some light programming and occasional streaming/video recording.

Everything worked on first boot. Mobo had the “Ryzen 3000 ready” sticker at Best Buy and it did not lie. Posted to BIOS and I was able to OC my RAM to 3333mhz at 16–18-18-18-38 while achieving 1.35v. Plugged in my SSD with my stuff on it and it booted straight to windows like a charm! Haven’t OC’d my CPU yet but that’s next on the list.

I do know that Ryzen 3xxx works best with 3600 RAM but I got a good deal on the 3000 kit, but have plans to hopefully upgrade around Black Friday. (Didn’t wanna skimp on my RGB love for a little speed boost lolol). I also plan to upgrade to a Navi GPU (5700XT to be exact) once some more third party ones become available (because f that blower fan “110° is normal” garbage.)

I feel so accomplished after working for awhile saving what I can when I can to make this happen. Now to start upgrading my desk setup and soon the whole thing will be perfect!!

NOTE: I did shatter my tempered glass in the process, so I’m hoping NZXT can arrange to help me get another as I am willing to pay for it lol

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

F in the chat for the tempered glass +1 for the build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Shattering the glass is a great way to delid your setup! + 1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll never understand the OBSESSION with putting toys in a gaming computer.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

120 GB ssd expected life is shorter than you'd think. Cause its storage is too small.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but it’s mainly a placeholder for a couple weeks luckily! Gonna be getting a 1TB NVME for my game drive (already in the parts list) and a 500GB SATA for my boot drive more than likely. The one I have now was just from the old rig.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason to separate game drive and boot drive? I was planning to get 1tb nvme as the only drive for boot and gaming.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m separating them because 1) I have TERRIBLE luck with windows and have to do a fresh install at least twice a year, so the less I have to reinstall the better, and 2) I try to not have my drives at max capacity. They run faster and live longer when they have some room to breathe haha

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the FPS on Games?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I only run my games at 60fps with V-sync bc I’ve only got a 60hz monitor, but uncapped I get in the 100-150 range with destiny 2 (my main game.) My main reason for building this was that beforehand, my CPU would hit 100% usage with just destiny and discord open, and it made my games lag horribly and load horribly. I couldn’t even play fort nite because things would load as blobs lol. Now it hits like 15-20% under the same circumstances And things work much better.