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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.

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PetrasSukys 1 Build 9 points 7 months ago

Finally, something different for a change :)

KingOneF 5 points 7 months ago

That storage though 0_o

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 5 points 7 months ago

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. :)

KingOneF 1 point 7 months ago

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

Jerome54 1 point 7 months ago

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)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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.

Jerome54 1 point 7 months ago

Great! Thanks for the reply!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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

Jerome54 1 point 7 months ago

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

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deathchace572 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

Sounds awesome can't wait to watch.

Namnguyen 3 points 7 months ago

finally, a ryzen build.

Enrico411 2 points 7 months ago

Awwww yes dis gon be good!!!

MannyPCs 2 points 7 months ago

Looks great, ill be hopping on twitch

HiMiGrill 2 points 7 months ago

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

loosepaw 1 point 7 months ago

Because they are 1TB.

HiMiGrill 1 point 7 months ago

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

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Awesome.

felohany 1 point 7 months ago

is the ram dual channel or quad channel?

manirelli staff 8 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Dual Channel.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the advanced notice... =D

JK

lx003n 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

u gib me yes pleasw

jsoutherland89 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the great live stream! Finally got to watch it live.

ped90 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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.)

vangocambo 1 point 7 months ago

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?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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?

Ardrak 1 point 7 months ago

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

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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.

MatthewGehrmann 1 point 7 months ago

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

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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.

MatthewGehrmann 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks a bunch :D

mauriciomdea 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

Justiceinacan 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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

DeltaForceGM01 1 point 7 months ago

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

Specter-Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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

dirtcollins 1 point 7 months ago

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

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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 6 points 7 months ago

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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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

More coming soon.. :)

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