I'm calling this 'The Wife Approval' as she gave me the green light to replace my older system. I've been a Intel fanboy for nearly 12 years. My previous PC had been running the i7-4790k since it's release many years ago. Decided to do some upgrading and I just had to try out the new Ryzen 9 3900x, though I originally wanted the 3950x, I couldn't justify spending the extra cash for that.
Since I'll be using this for mainly gaming and some work, the 3900x will fit the bill very will. My old PC only had 1 500GB SSD. I decided to go wild and make sure that I won't need to worry about game installations any longer, hence the 3TB of SSD storage.
I did not replace my GPU, the 1070 came out of my old PC. I do plan on upgrading to a RTX 2080 Super down the road, but for the games I play, the 1070 does just fine for the time being.
While completing this, I did have 2 different roadblocks I had to get around. The initial power supply I had was a older EVGA G1 1000w, this came out of a old GPU mining rig and hadn't been used in over a year. I had everything setup and it failed to turn on, :(. So I quickly ordered a new EVGA PSU 650w and just got this installed last night. Now that the PC is on and running, I needed to install Windows 10 Pro. During the initial install, everything went fine. But when it completed it's first reboot and came back up, it BSOD. I received a stop code error 'BUGCODE NDIS DRIVER' error.
To get around this error, I had to go into the BIOS and disable the NIC, Wireless, and Bluetooth settings. I then proceeded to re-install Windows and it powered back up just fine. Once I had Windows installed and the initial setup complete, I went back into the BIOS and re-enabled those settings so I could then update my drivers. Everything worked flawlessly after that.