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So this is the first pc I've built in some years, and it's also my first AMD PC. I've been an Intel guy until this point; I couldn't ignore how well AMD has been performing with their latest generation. Also, living in Taiwan I got access to some parts I probably couldn't otherwise find.

I built this system for a couple reasons. I needed a backup work pc (my main workhorse is a 2014 MacBook Pro) and I also wanted to build something in preparation for Cyberpunk 2077; though it looks like a couple other games are out there that I'm very interested in.

Ryzen 3600, MSI B450 Mortar MAX, Adata ram and two M.2 drives, (8gb and 500gb each, respectively), FSP Hydro GE 650w Gold power supply, MSI Evolv 5700XT, all inside an NZXT white/black H400i.

My budget was about $1500 for the system, but I spent about 1250 USD. I was originally going to go for a 1660TI, but since I had the budget, I opted for the 5700xt. I will be installing Windows 10 pro and dual booting between that and Linux (one for play, the other for work). This also makes my first Micro-Atx build, and coincidentally my first full AMD build.

This build isn't finished yet; I have plans to make an LCD screen modification for the glass panel. I live in Taiwan, so it's pretty easy to find shops that sell LCD panels for cheap, without needing to buy full screens. I'll either update this thread or make a new one when that happens (will be attempting this in October).

Let me know what you think! Feel free to roast my build.

Ananke, the Greek goddess who is the personification of Inevitability, Compulsion and Necessity.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

How'd you get your hands on a mortar? Your build looks pretty dope

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Taiwan, and the boards from MSI and ASRock are plentiful here. The Mortar Max is a pretty dope motherboard; it's the only Micro ATX board I could find that had two M.2 drives (though using the second one disables the second PCI express slot).

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know of any exporting services that would sell the Mortar Max online? I've been looking to get my hands on one but have no clue since I'm all the way out in North America...

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Good question. AFAIK there isn't anyone.

I can try and help you get one, but it would probably cost a bit more due to import duties and customs. Might be worth trying for a board you can find locally, maybe spend a bit more since the cost would be increased around 10 to 20% just due to taxes and such (in your country).

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I found one on for sell on amazon jp and sold by them for like $121 something shipped to me in USA.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I just imported one off of here: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If a PSU is marketed as "VR Ready", I would keep an eye on it...

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

VR READY?!!?!?!?!?!

HAAAA

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually seems pretty good, according to this article by tom's Hardware https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fsp-hydro-g-650-power-supply,4462.html

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's rated pretty well here by the builders in Taiwan.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fan headers did the MoBo have?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

A CPU fan header, and three others.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

did the mobo support ryzen 3rd gen out of the box??

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep these new 'Max' motherboards by MSI support 3rd Gen chips out of the box.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it did. Specifically said so on the box.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I planned to pick the Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse which has the same length as the Evoke OC at 254mm in order to match the width of the Mortar Max board as much as possible but how come the card is shorter than the board in your build ??? :v :v :v