Description

Unlike my old rig, this will be a single completed build that is kept up-to-date.

NOW WITH CRAPPY PHONE PICTURES!

The Foundry is my new gaming/hobbyist build on the new Ryzen architecture, built on money acquired from crypto trading, plus some shoebox cash. Runs anything I throw at it like a dream, much better than the previous FX-6300 and GTX 1060 (Although it wasn't terrible). Originally slated to be a ~800-900 dollar budget rig, my Litecoin holdings mooned, and I felt like going all-out. I went from a planned no-RGB 1060 build to a lightshow with a 1080. It runs any program like a dream, and looks like it too at 2k 144hz.

It should be noted that I took GPU idle temps with the fan off. If I turned on the fan at full on idle, I'm sure it could hit 20.

Part Reviews

CPU

Top quality CPU. Absolutely amazing for the price if you need a CPU for work and gaming, fast enough to run my 1080 easily. 10/10 AMD!

Motherboard

Pretty decent mobo with a good BIOS. I'd give it 5, but the RGB software doesn't run correctly on Windows 7, so I have to use the BIOS to change RGB. Lighting does look nice though, not too much or too little.

Memory

It's RAM. It glows. Control software is intuitive and easy to use, and the multiple LEDs per stick allow very interesting combos.

Video Card

Managed to nab one of these before the 1000 dollar ETH boom, and boy, am I glad. Beautiful card with good control software, runs everything from Dwarf Fortress to Skyrim to ARK at maximum, sometimes at High if I want that 144 fps. Awesome card at a good price (at least when I bought it XP)

Case

Wow. If I could add a 6 star review I could. What a dream to work in. All important screws are captive, so no losing parts, generous management area with a nice shroud, spots for radiators, extra HDDs, whatever you need, all while giving you a beautiful look at your PC and amazing airflow. 11/10 Fractal, awesome job.

Power Supply

It hasn't broken, and fuels the computer nicely. I haven't checked the power draw, but it's certified gold so ¯\_(?)_/¯

Monitor

Nice monitor, it's thin, has a removable base, and 2 axes of rotation. 144hz is a big jump from 60, and you WILL see the difference. It's a bit like a mechanical keyboard, you think right after testing it out: "Why the hell did I waste money on this?", but after a week you can't live without it. Good monitor, good price. It has G-Sync too.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to see someone run Windows 7 with Ryzen, but make sure to get the patches to patch Windows Update checking what processor you have.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I had issues at first, but promptly fixed them. Can't stand Win 10, so I just roughed it out until I got it working.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ironically, the message to say "Your processor is unsupported" uses the same codebase as "Get Windows 10." They can easily make the close button "consent" to upgrade to 10 again if they wanted to cause it's the same code.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

Do u think a rad like corsasir h110i or nzxt kraken x62 would fit in the fron tof the case?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry about the super late reply lol, and i'm sure you've found your answer, but for anyone who finds this, yes the top of the case is very spacious and can fit most sizes of coolers