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The only new parts here are the motherboard, a new Windows key, RAM and SSD, so I only bothered leaving prices for those, but the idea here is basically taking my old Ryzen 7 1700 and putting it to use to upgrade my basement PC which had been running an i5-4590 with 8gb of DDR3-1600.

I normally wouldn't go with RGB RAM, but after watching some videos I decided it wasn't bright enough to interfere with movie watching when the lights are off, and I thought it might look nice in the Geeek case. I was right and pretty happy I spent a little extra for the RGB (even though I don't have it in my main PC).

Down the line I plan on putting my Ryzen 5 3600 into this PC once I upgrade my main PC, but for now the R7 1700 is a nice upgrade from the i5-4590, as it's a bit faster in games and much better on the desktop, as most of what I do with this PC is streaming (only really play games for parties) and I had noticed the i5 build was struggling to stream 4k content.

I also tossed on some thumb screws to hold the side panels on, as I thought they looked a bit nicer than the flush mount screws that came with the case.

Here is a link to the original build log from when I put the Geeek A40 together with the i5: https://imgur.com/a/Cf54tAv

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The Geek A40 is so beautiful

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the dreamcast

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Heh heh, I don't play it much, but I like having the option. (have it hooked up on an HDMI converter)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

interesting choice in the case. I don't think I seen that one before. I like it. And always great to have an assistant for a build.