UPDATE (4/9/2017) Upgraded the stock cooler to an H110i and I now have a stable 3.98Ghz at 1.3v I used AIDA64 to stress test it for about 6 hours. Temps under load average around 55 and never go above 57. I could probably get better temps if I had a case with better airflow but for now, everything is perfect just the way it is. I still plan on upgrading the RAM to 32GBs, getting a 960evo NVME SSD at 256GBs, and upgrading the RX480 to VEGA when it comes out. I will keep updating for anyone that wants to keep checking this out! Thanks for all the supportive comments!
UPDATE (3/21/2017) I've managed to get a stable overclock to 3.8 with an offset voltage value of 3225 in the bios Max temps under load hang around 60c and I get a cinebench score of 1607 on average. I've also finally got a 1tb HDD. Everything seems to be stable except I believe the Ram I bought is faulty, so I'll be replacing that sometime this week once I get my refund. Just a warning to anyone look to buy that RAM.
The Story I've been wanting to upgrade to a PC for awhile now and also get into PC gaming ( I've been using a craptop), but I always thought it would be too hard. Until I finally started doing research and realized it wasn't that difficult. I'm a Youtube/Streamer, and was tired of barely being able to keep a stable stream, and taking hours to render small clips, So near the end of last year I started researching what parts I'd get be getting once I saved up enough money, and when I was finally ready to start getting parts I heard about Ryzen and decided that would be perfect for what I'm doing! So now we're here and I'm just so overwhelmed with how fast and responsive everything is! I've never owned anything so amazing, and it feels even better to know I built it!
CPU I Chose the Ryzen 1700 because the Price/PerformaceRatio is beautiful, and is just what I needed forGaming/Editing and Streaming. My only issue is that I want to overclock it, but have been unable to get any stable clocks due to not really knowing how to use the Asrock x370 Killer UEFI.
MOTHERBOARD I preordered this board when it first came out because it was the board I was originally gonna get when I was planning on doing a Kabylake build instead. I was drawn to it for its cheap price and onboard WIFI/Bluetooth. It also looks sick. My only issue is that I have no idea how to use the UEFI, and can't seem to find any guides either. Other than hat I love the board! It has everything I need.
RAM Was the cheapest 16GB set I could find at the time, and it matches my build.
STORAGE I originally planned on getting a 1tb HDD and 256gb NVMe SSD, but ended up just getting this small drive so I could use the money on other parts. I still plan on getting an HDD and NVMe SSD.
CASE Beautiful design, built in RGB, enough room for water cooling, easy cable management, and two free fans! What more could I ask for?
PSU More than enough power for my build, 80plus gold, and its semi modular. All for just 62 dollars.
Monitor The cheapest 1080p 75hz, FreeSync, 1ms response time, monitor I could find.
Conclusion The build is still a work in progress. I plan to Upgrade to VEGA when it releases, and also get an AIO cooler. I also need more storage, which I will be taking care of soon. For now though, I am satisfied with my build.
Comments would be greatly appreciated! This is my first build and I'd like to know if I did anything wrong, or if there's anything I should improve! Thanks!
Solid CPU. My problem is I don't know why it doesn't ever boost to 3.7 like it's supposed to. Other than that it performs wonderfully
Good Thermal paste. Keeps my CPU nice and cool
I love the board and all its features, (Onboard WIFI/Bluetooth is very nice) My only issue Is that I don't really know how to use the UEFI and there is no proper guide or manual for me to go off of.,.. Other than that I love the board.
Does what it's supposed to. Cheapest I could find at the time.
Very fast SSD! Everything is super responsive and quick!!
I love everything about this case! It made building my first PC so easy.
Hasn't exploded yet so I guess is a solid PSU. Powers my system perfectly.
Great Fans! They run Cool and quiet and match my build.
Great Monitor and I got it for a relatively good deal! 75Hz and FreeSync all under 130$
Out of all the mice I've used this has to be my absolute favorite! It feels nice and my hands, and from what I know has a great sensor! The Logitech Software lets you customize so many things. I'd recommend this to everyone.