Wireless Network Adapter
* Mail-In Rebates:
This started as a simple PC case upgrade, but the empty void that was my old case had encouraged me to move my old parts back into it.
So here we are after three months, replacing part by part.
Ryzen 5 1600
I'm just happy that AMD finally has a competitive product again. Excellent value and can produce a reasonable over clock.
Corsair H110i (also known as H110i GT)
WARNING Minor compatibility issue with S340 case. Fan mounts on the radiator do not align with all the pre-existing holes on the case. You can mount one fan to the radiator, and the other to the case.
This was supposed to be an air cooler, but I lost patience waiting for my AM4 bracket to come in (4 weeks and counting). Ended up buying this CLC because it came with pre-existing compatibility with AM4. Overall pleasantly surprised, was expecting a serious noise increase but it's quieter than my old 212+ and it performs a lot better.
edit: It has been returned, defective fan controller. The search continues..
Motherboard & Memory
Gigabyte X370 Gaming 5 & Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200Mhz (CL16)
A lot of Reddit users reported that Gigabyte had the best memory compatibility, so I ended up grabbing this Gaming 5. It won't allow me to boot with XMP, and stability was an issue when I tried running at spec. I was able to run at 29xxMhz without issues.
X-Star DP2710 (also known as QNix QX2710)
It's old but I love it. It can OC to varying success (110hz on mine), comes with a lousy plastic stand but it has standard VESA mounts. Ended up replacing the stand with an obnoxiously big desktop stand, seriously it's bigger than my table.
Great price-performance ratio, but they produce an audible PWM ticking noise that is hard to ignore at low RPMs.