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R(yzen)2D2

by airtime25

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9 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.59GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

I built this machine for my friend who mainly games at 1080p. I havent given it to him yet but tested a few games on it and WOW it runs so flawlessly. First the RAM easily made it to 3200 mhz which was relieving because I was not sure it was going to work smoothly. Some quick games I played were Fallout 4 (unoptimized mess only ran around 40 fps on ultra), Civ 6 (tried the largest map I could find and it ran so quick, 12 civs and only around a 10 second turn wait.), Tomb Raider (Obviosuly this ran well, over 100 fps), and Shadow of Mordor (Played for about an hour and barely dropped below 100 fps). The case is gorgeous. Easily the most impressive case I have worked with before. The design is very star wars, complete with little feet at the bottom.

Part Reviews

CPU

This thing is a monster. It is so nice to see a top quality CPU from AMD and I really think it will only improve with time. Even now though it is obviously fast and capable of running almost anything without any tweaks (save Fallout 4 which can be picky regardless.)

Motherboard

WOW, the bios is easy to work with and the dual bios feature is fantastic. I love this board and Gigabyte.

Memory

Got this RAM open-box from microcenter and it is pretty good. Doesn't work right out of the box with Ryzen but with a bios tweak it got up to 3200 easily.

Storage

I have my own rig running a Sata ssd and this thing blew me away. Statups in sub 10 seconds is crazy.

Video Card

Seems to run everything really well especially on 1080p. I wish that Fallout 4 worked right and idk if that is to do with Nvidia, Amd, or Bethesda, or possibly a combination. Again this was openbox from microcenter.

Case

So I realize this case is expensive but my friend really wanted this specific one so if he was willing to spend 180 on it then I wasn't going to stop him. The directions were easy to follow and the case LED and fans were fantastic. Never will he run out of USB ports!

Comments Sorted by:

TheSleepEater 1 point 4 months ago

Lovely build, how much of an over clock were you able to get on your cpu (assuming you over clocked)

airtime25 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I did not overclock this build as much as it pained me. I haven't dealt with Ryzen and getting the memory to work was enough for me lol

Franko74SR 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Really nice build. I also really like the name (It is very creative)

Tetsuclaw 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Well people either love or hate an over the top case. That case reminds me of old school sci-fi ship design with its boxy white design with some curves added in. Almost looks like a panel section being ripped off the wall from the death star. I'm more of a fan of simplistic case designs.

Solid build though for a mid range gaming rig.

zack112 1 point 3 months ago

how were you able to get the ram to run at its rated speed? i picked up the same ddr4 16gb kit and have paired it with a k5 x370 motherboard, and 1600x. trying to get the most out of my system. Thanks!

airtime25 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I used the gigabyte bios app. That was literally the only way it accepted the speed.

HNELITE 1 point 28 days ago

How did you get the ram to 3200hz It always fails for me. my motherboard is ASUS ROG STRIX B350 F GAMING and my CPU is the AMD Ryzen 5 1500x. I tried DOCP, and making my DRAM voltage to 1.5v. The highest I can go is 2666hz with 1.35v

airtime25 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 hours ago

Sorry I rushed my overclock for these to get it to my firned and I don't even remmeber how I did it. I believe I used the Gigabyte app to get them to 3200 and it stuck right away for me.

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airtime25 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

How have you been trying to change it? I found that when I used the gigabyte app I could easily get it to 3200 but just using the BIOS it wouldn't work.