If you want to see the older version of this PC it can be found HERE
The Second build I have uploaded to PcPP
Ok so a quick description now that i'm not so tired, so after one day of use I am really happy and amazed with the performance, the 1700x over my very old 6300 is amazing as to be expected but it still amazed me
And now at least I dont have to deal with the extreme bottleneck, granted before it wasent an extreme amount as my games still ran fine but now at least the GPU can be used completely
Also with the RAM I dont know how I always manage to mess up on RAM i only have 16GB which yes is enough, but still I would like 32, but its fine for now, not going to update the list though cause il eventually get the set I wanted
Also if this helped any of you make sure to say it, YES the 212 EVO and X fit in the SPEC ALPHA just fine AS LONG as the CPU is over the bulge in the side pannel but even then it might still fit
And one last thing that little "NEEDED" AM4 upgrade bracket at least for me was completely USELESS as it wouldn't even screw in and the AM3 bracket fit just fine and screwed in straight, Yes it was only 5 bucks but that's 5 bucks I don't have now.
and I know alot of you are going to as about the cooler the only reason I installed it like that is because I couldn't fit the other fan on with the RAM, if your curious it pulls cold from top and ejects it onto the GPU backplate but cause the airflow it dosent hit it ad it gets sucked out the back of the case, and the air from the front also goes through the fins and keeps the 1700x surprisingly cool.
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(I will add more pics when I get home, thanks for reading)
2 / 28 / 18 5:21 PM
no new pictures yet as I am having to reinstall windows cause its being stupid, but hey clean install will be nice cause Iv never had a clean install since 2010 on the old seagate drive
3 / 1 / 18 8:00 PM
its been a few days since the last update and thats because the windows reinstall deleted alot of my stuff my OLD stuff and I couldent back it up cause AMD Overdrive was causing a BSOD with one of its SYS files so pretty much I lost everything important on my system, I have all my games and stuff like that, but Pictures are gone, Memories are gone from my first days as a PC Builder.
3 / 1 / 18 11:57 PM
So I did a bit of overclocking on the GPU might do more later, also updated the clocks on here, if you wondering old clocks were stock.
3 / 4 / 18 5:17 PM
Finally added more pictures, not much more to look at, but now that I finally have windows updated i'm going to hopefully upload benchmarks soon (If I dont forget about that to ;) )
3 / 5 / 18 9:50 AM Not an actual PC upgrade but I was on twitter and noticed Ryzen turned 1 year old on the 2ed, so happy birthday Ryzen!
3 / 10 / 18 5:24 PM
welp my cheap Chinese headphones have finally died after 2 years, more of my problem the way I put them on my monitor though cord was broke and I kept forgetting to put tape so the actually line inside the cable finally snapped from all the bending, they will be missed, lol, But I know know to put them the other way so the cord dosent bend like that
3 / 11 / 18 5:26 AM
Well I mostly fixed my headset and it dosent stay cut out but it just randomly happens now so I went on amazon and bought a Corsair Void Pro that was on sale for like 50 or 60 so that should be here like Monday hopefully
Love this CPU to death only had it one day and its great
Bought this on 10/7/17 still running great and cooling greater
Great thermal paste, not much more to say
Great motherboard, I did have a slight problem with the BIOS update, that and the first bios not recognize windows, thank god for Dual BIOS
Buts just as a side not I absolutely HATE the I/O Shield why the hell does it have to be shiny, just make it a nice black, so i'm 99.9% sure i'm going to paint that I/O Shield
Amazing memory and XMP makes it run at 3200Mhz no problem
I don't really have to write much of a review this nowadays is a pretty cheap, common and reliable drive.
Great storage, great price and great company I love WD drives they are very reliable.
Old drive I got out of my first PC A Gateway DX4860-UB32P back in like 2010 or 12 and it's still running strong just doesn't have a lot of storage.
(PS this was that PC https://www.amazon.com/Gateway-DX4860-UB32P-i3-2120-Dual-Core-Wireless-N/dp/B008OJ2ZKW Except it was like $600 aka a very large ripoff)
Still running strong after 2 Years and I have not noticed any problems aside from the gigabyte logo which is still in rainbow cause the software never recognized it, but it dosent look that bad
Still a great case
I still recommend this power supply for the price, granted since I bought it it has risen in price to like 100 so nowadays you could probably find something alot better for the money, but that can be said about alot of things after the recent "Crisis"
Its grown on me alot more, and I definitely DONT miss 8 or 8.1, but hey at least they wernt forced and they didn't spy on you, but they also wernt free
Man I absolutely LOVE this keyboard, I realy missed my original after RMAing it back, but this one is so much BETTER, I do really miss my 18 macro keys though, lol.
Back in RGB
Still runing strong for a cheap Chinese headset
Its a mouse pad not much to say
Waste of 5 dollars didn't fit with the install kit and nor was it needed the AM3 bracket fit just fine on my 212x and at least it actually screwed down