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The storm has finally arrived. I have made the long awaited upgrade to Ryzen from my old FX rig, and couldn't be happier. Over the last 4 years I have slowly been upgrading my first PC piece by piece until it turned into a completely different system. The only part that still exists from my late 2014 FX machine is my old 1TB hard drive.

CPU: This CPU is a beast. I decided to go with the Ryzen 7 1700X because it was only $140 dollars at my local microcenter. For the price, this CPU is simply unbeatable. I have been able to overclock the 1700X to 4 GHz on all cores, which gives a nice boost in performance.

Mobo: The motherboard isn't the best, but it isn't bad for a cheap B350 board. I picked it up for $30 after a friend of mine upgraded to an X470 board.

RAM: I decided to go with the fastest kit that fit in my budget because Ryzen loves fast memory. This 3200 MHz kit runs with absolutely no issues on my board, and I was even able to tighten some of my timings up a bit to squeeze a little more performance.

GPU: The R9 390 is still a great card for gaming in 2018. This card still keeps up with the GTX 1060 and RX 480/580 and is a great buy if you can find it used cheap. Just make sure you have a decent PSU and AC unit, because the 275W TDP of this card is no joke.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

What voltage is your 1700x at? I managed to keep mine at 1.35 with 4.0GHz stable

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Mines 1.375V stable which is already pretty good for a 1700X. 1.35 is really impressive. Have you been able to push it past 4 GHz? I seem to hit a wall.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

4.1 seems to be out of the picture for me. Tried it at 1.45 volts and I thought I had it, but it turned out to be unstable so I went back to 4.0 and kept reducing the voltage, and ended up getting it stable at stock voltages. I might even try to undervolt it, too.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man, nice build... I'm curious about that Cryorig H7.

I'm looking to buy the 1700X also for the reasons you have stated, the compatibility notes on here say I may need to buy some mounting equipment separately.

Did you need to do this?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I had the H7 from a previous built and had to purchase an backplate with the mounting holes for AM4.