18
Apr
2017

AMD Ryzen is here!

Wow that took a long time. I actually pre-ordered Ryzen before it was released in early March – the parts have only just arrived in the last week!

Above: the latest shipment that has finally allowed me to finish the build!

So – the parts list in the new build I am calling Flammenwerfer:

  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • ASRock Fatality X370 Gaming K4
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000MHz
  • Corsair RMx 650W PSU
  • NZXT H440 Black&Red Edition
  • A set of red CableMod cables

I am reusing a couple of bits (the joys of custom building):

  • Asus GTX960 Strix 4GB
  • CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus with AM4 bracket
  • 2x Sandisk SSDPlus 240GB in RAID0

I am holding onto my (rather underpowered) 960 for now whilst I wait for Vega… and the cooler since there is not a great deal out there with AM4 mounting hardware (in the AIO world).

Above is Flammenwerfer in it’s current form! Looking good so far methinks! I have chosen the name “Flammenwerfer” since I have gone for a red and black themed build, and I have been looking at far too many memes lately.

The cooler is due to be replaced with an AIO next, and then the GPU will be upgraded (probably to Vega when that comes out). The new screen I am using supports FreeSync – which I am very excited to try out!

I actually screwed up and ordered the wrong set of CableMod cables… I got the set for the RM series, not the RMx series power supplies – hence them not being in the system yet. Good thing they’re an entirely optional part of the system, and I have the correct set on the way!

Expect to see a good number of posts about the system coming in the next little while – I will be comparing this build against my last build – an AMD FX6300 based system. I don’t have any Intel hardware above an i3 to test against – so this will be a review from a person who managed to stick it out with the FX series since 2012.

Yes, I’ve finally moved on from 2012 hardware to the glorious world of DDR4 and PCI-E 3.0. Stay tuned to see if it was all worth it!

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{2 Responses to “AMD Ryzen is here!”}

  1. nice rig you have

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