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Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO / AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Live Build

BoyScout

March 23, 2017

Update: The live stream is over. Thanks to everyone who joined the fun! If you missed it, you can watch the archive on Twitch.tv.

Update 2: The archive is now also available on YouTube. Additionally, we've posted a cable management video which is linked below.

Join us on Twitch, Thursday, March 23 at 2PM CDT for our next live build. Asus sent us their latest X370 motherboard and two STRIX RX 480s to help us put together an AMD Ryzen system using the top of the line R7 CPU.

We'll be building in the new BitFenix Shogun case. We also picked up the new TridentZ RGB memory from G.Skill, which when combined with Asus Aura support on the motherboard, GPUs, and case will give us complete synchronized control of the lighting across the entire system.

A big thanks to Asus for providing the motherboard and video cards to help make this build possible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.00 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO ATX AM4 Motherboard $248.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $299.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair Force MP500 480GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $254.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $465.00 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $465.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $244.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $244.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case BitFenix Shogun ATX Mid Tower Case $128.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Jet
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3095.92
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total at time of filming $3085.92

In case you miss it, the full live stream will be archived on Twitch shortly after the broadcast and will also be made available in summary form on our YouTube channel the following week.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 9 points

Finally, something different for a change :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 5 points

That storage though 0_o

  • 33 months ago
  • 5 points

But when you see the Aura/RGB LED glow around the SSD mounts it's tough to not add 2 SSDs to this case.. That said, you could probably put something less expensive in there. Those are drives we use for video editing so we had them on hand. :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

100% agree just confused me at first when i saw the picture and the noticed the build cost before looking at the details...

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't worry, we won't mind having these SSDs if this PC is the next giveaway on PCPP... :-D

BTW when could we watch it on YT please?
(it was hard to watch the stream from France with the time difference)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

We'll do some edits to shorten it a bit and have it up on YouTube early next week. You can watch the full archive on Twitch now though if you'd like.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Great! Thanks for the reply!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The archive is now available on YouTube if you prefer to watch it there. Hope you enjoy!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Thanks.
I've already started to watch it... ;-)

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  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Sounds awesome can't wait to watch.

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

finally, a ryzen build.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Awwww yes dis gon be good!!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, ill be hopping on twitch

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Why do the 850 pros cost more than every single part in the build other than the ryzen

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Because they are 1TB.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147374 I wouldnt pay 130 bucks for a little more endurance

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

is the ram dual channel or quad channel?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Dual Channel.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advanced notice... =D

JK

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

u gib me yes pleasw

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have picked the PM961 over the MP500 and saved some dollar. I'd be interested to know the reasoning?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

We were looking to build with a newer drive that had a decent price/performance to align with the build -- and that reasonably matched our aesthetics. (Though ultimately, the drive ends up hidden with dual GPUs, so that became less a factor as the build evolved.)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you get qcode 24 using this motherboard, i just built mine and it has this qcode 24 and never disappear after windows loaded. Is that normal?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

If everything seems to be running normally, it could be fine. But 24 isn't a code the manual lists, so I'm not sure what that would be. Have you updated the BIOS to the latest version?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that storage is overkill, its about a third of the build price

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The 950 PROs were drives we had on hand for other purposes so we added them to showcase the SSD mount to complete the look of the build. They definitely break the budget concept otherwise present in the part list, but we wanted to show off the case as fully as we could given the Aura/RGB tech present throughout the system.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend the H100i or the H115i if given the choice and with no budget

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

They are two different sized radiators (240mm vs 280mm) with different tube layouts (top of the CPU block versus side), so it kind of depends on the rest of your part selection. I'd recommend posting the rest of your part list in our Part List Opinions Wanted forum to request some feedback specific to your current build plan.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch :D

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sad to see that 3000MHz RAM kit running at 2133MHz :(

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

when your browser seriously goofs up and you see two people mirrored on opposite sides of the video and you do a double take

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

i would of gone for the 1700 and used the extra money on a gtx 1080

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally a Ryzen build! Thank you... truly. Anyone else waiting for Ryzen 5? I definitely am... Nice choice on motherboard!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the best memory to use with a ryzen 7 build? what is the fastest clock speed possible?

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  • 33 months ago
  • 5 points

My fault -- sorry about that.. I'll do better. :) Things just finally came together to stream today, so we decided to go with it.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

More coming soon.. :)

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