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This is my third build here on PCPP. Most of my previous system will be going to my nephew. I decided to try something new so opted for Ryzen. I wanted a board with built-in WiFi so the only option was ASRock and I wanted a black and white system so the only one was the Taichi. Had a lot of trouble getting this so the build took me more than a month to complete.

Had some teething problems but nothing too ugly. After figuring out the correct fan placement, changing memory and most important of all updating BIOS to v2.30 it works well enough for now.

Still undecided about the cooling, either a Dark Rock TF I have on hand or maybe the new Fractal Celsius S24.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Ryzen 1. An AMD CPU aimed at the server, desktop, workstation, media center PC and all-in-one markets. 2. A new AMD CPU architecture, the first major one since Bulldozer.

oh wait... now I get the pun

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

What was the easiest way for you to update the BIOS? I'm looking to update mine, but wasn't sure if I should try the wifi option.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Simply download the new bios on the motherboard website to a usb drive and install the new one in the old bios

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

As already mentioned the BIOS method. It has worked very well for me.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

does the stock cooler work well???

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Can comfortably get the 1700 to 3.8ghz.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

you can get r7 1700 to 3.9 ghz with normal temps

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I got mine to 3.8 with 1.35v without any problems and moderate temps. Tried for 3.9 but got a steeper increase in temps and lost stability in some benchmarks. Could probably solve it with an increase in volts but will wait until I have a better cooler.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean and soft looking. Love the black and white with the hint of blue... Well done. Elegance and its best +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, this was my goal for this build. Tried the "RGB to the limit" way with my last build but got tired of it quickly.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely love this build! My build is the same except for the ram looks great!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the Define C is a nice chassi to work with.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

A mis-spelt word of risen. Clean build anyway

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The Flare 3200 was a good choice with the recent Ryzen updates.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but it was only with v2.40 that i got full speed with just XMP.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

do you ever get scared when updating or flashing the bios, since this board doesn't have a bios flashback feature or dual bios?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No, haven't had a problem so far and have done it on several boards. The only risk is a power loss and they are rare where I live.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey. Could I ask what kind of temps you’re getting for your 1080? I think my current case is starving mine of air and I wondered how yours was doing in the Define. Have considered it myself.

Thanks

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! This build is now rebuilt into a Plex server. But I had good temps when running it with the 1080. Would recommend two 140mm fans in front. There's also the new Mechify C with better airflow.

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