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