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The Julius

by koreytech

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6 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 21, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 4, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.09 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

Description

This is my first build with Ryzen and it may not be my last.

The title refers one of the many nicknames I have for the Twenty-Something gamer in my household. He wanted a rig specifically capable of streaming on Twitch. While the Ryzen 5 1600X is more than up to that task, the RX460 slim is merely on loan for this build until a worthy Nvidia Geforce or another Radeon card comes down in price. Or perhaps we will grab a capture card and slap it into a second computer I have around and then he will stream from that instead. The capture card or video card will be for him to buy or for him to help me buy.

Much thanks to logicalincrements.com for the streaming build info.

This build is a work in progress and by no means complete.

Suggestions are always welcome.

Part Reviews

CPU

Purchased from a local Microcenter for a cool 240 bucks. Decided not to opt for a 1600 and go for the higher, out-of-the-box clock speeds instead.

CPU Cooler

I'm a believer in a solid air-based cooler. Period. The liquid AIOs have come far but not far enough. Buy any Noctua cooler and you'll find they are easy to mount and offer great performance. You may pay more but your system will smile and love you for it.

May add a pair of Noctua Industrial fans in the future.

Motherboard

A well-reviewed board at a great price purchased at NewEgg. Add in a 15 dollar rebate that's on its way from Asus and the price goes down to 90 bucks. Did I mention this a Asus ROG branded motherboard? For 90 dollars, it's a steal.

Memory

I snagged this last year from Amazon when I was warned that memory prices would be rising in 2017. I'm very happy to have followed that advice seeing the price now.

Storage

What do you get when you purchase a ADATA SV620 240GB USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive from Amazon and pry open the case? You get an ADATA Premier SP550 drive. Just be careful when prying it open as not to damage that lovely drive inside.

Will definitely need to have the gamer buy more storage in the future.

Case

It is a wonderful feeling to be able to fit a full sized ATX motherboard into such a small footprint. The small and new computer desk purchased for this build houses this case perfectly. This case will most certainly outlast the computer desk. Long live the Swedes of Fractal Design.

Power Supply

It's a Corsair power supply that's a bit of an overkill for this system. But it's also a power supply that will outlast this system and be used in another.

Monitor

The gamer deserved an IPS FreeSync monitor and I found this after searching on Newegg before finding a better price on Amazon. I just might have to buy a second one.

Comments Sorted by:

koreytech submitter 3 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

FYI: I will post my crazy main system build, "Daft Duo", hopefully in the coming days featuring the Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Dual System Case.

FurryJackman 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Ooh. I hope you're doing dual system gaming/streaming machines in a single box.

koreytech submitter 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago
MetalDogJosh 1 point 11 months ago

I know this is old but how has the rx460 gone with that monitor? I plan on using a 560 with it :3

koreytech submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

It works quite well the monitor. We use DisplayPort and it is used as the main monitor. Great color saturation especially when he plays Overwatch.

rogdog56 1 point 2 days ago

Nice build. Suggestion: Chromax the u12