Very, very nice build! I like the aesthetics also. Looks great!
In agreement for an excellent cause. Job well done.
And yes, I will say it. Thanks to you for serving!!!
Yup, and saw a couple of your builds. Very nice. Love the old hardware, like the OPs build. Good stuff!
I agree. These "dinosaurs" are what brought all the fancy, glitzy (including some builds I have) stuff of today. I have a couple like this one. They are so neat and fun to work on. Definitely cool to see more builds like this. You got my +1 too!!!
AWESOME!!! Nothing else to really add...
Looks terrific! You stayed within your budget, got a nice selection of parts, and you have great upgrade paths should you choose to in the future. Very nice indeed!!
Well, the OP did say he is not an overclock player and is apparently satisfied with the higher base clock speeds of the X versions. It looks like he is fine the way it runs without attempting the OC process. Sure, he could have saved some bank but this is the route taken. Some future upgrades were mentioned also. Anyway, looks like a satisfied customer. Good build and enjoy it! :)
Congratulations! Very nice. Enjoy!
...and I have to agree on the OCing you are referring to... :)
I can only think of my build as an example. I have a GTX 1080 matched up with my 1600. I also have a G-Sync 1440 144 hz monitor, so there may be a little advantage here. However, games (present day) play very smoothly without a hitch. Sure most all agree Intel CPUs are "better" at gaming, but I don't know if I would notice that much of a difference if I had both of those CPUs with similar GPUs and such side by side. I may be wrong but I probably wouldn't distinguish a lot of variance. Besides, the OP states he is going to use this build for casual gaming of mostly old titles, office work and movies (his tastes could certainly change though). In my opinion I think he will be just fine...although Fragelpuss does make a valid point on the CPU issue.
Yup, agreed with Fraglepuss and Otterman. If your going to upgrade your cooling, go for a decent one off the bat. The ones they recommended would be more efficient than the Wraith.
This looks like a pretty good build to me. You got a great CPU. Very, very capable GPU. Fast ram running at it's advertised speed. Efficient and fast storage. Don't really see any bottleneck issues here. You have many upgrade paths, even with that MB. Only thing I would consider is an HDD for files, etc and use the M.2 for the OS and essential programs. It looks great. Enjoy it!
Oh man, photo #4 with those wires all hacked up. Ouch! Yup, thank goodness for electrical tape. But in the end you have everything all worked out and humming along. Sometimes it's more fun to encounter and conquer the problems than having everything going easy peasy (although nothing wrong with easy peasy either LOL). Nice build, enjoy it!
Looks great! The lighting is perfect for that case with the extra custom work you put into it.
It's nice to see someone else using this motherboard. I love it in my build. Has all you need. I'm curious on how your memory modules are working and if you get their advertised speed, and what your success was if you did any overclocking.
You did a good job on this one.
That is one sweet build! Geez, I remember that platform well. Have a build on here with exact same cpu and upgraded to a 4800+ (got it cheap). Still runs like a charm, and speed/response isn't too shabby either.
That is one unique motherboard you got. Bet you had fun working with this rig. It is really cool seeing these older builds coming back to life. Nice work. Love seeing this "older" stuff.
Got it. You did a good job on this one, never the less!
Yeah, saw that. Threw me off by the S12II photo. Now that I looked more of the parts up on the internet the case he used is an interesting piece also!
Very interesting. Trying to figure out the power supply from the photos. Is it outside the case and what type of case is that...homemade? Very nice!
Wow, those are some great looking monitors you have there! Ummm...where's your computer...oh there it is way to the right...didn't even notice it...LOL.
But seriously, nice build you have. Enjoy it.
Hey, you did a really good job here with this build. Don't be so hard on yourself. Looks like you figured stuff out, got your parts in place, and have it running to your liking. Nothing wrong with that. Had you not described your minor ordeals, along the way, who would have known and everyone would have said what a good build it is (which it really is actually)! But, your helping those who may be confronting what you encountered. That's half the fun...figuring out how to solve problems along the way.
I agree with the Corsair Link. I didn't use it with my Corsair AIO. Seems at first something cool, but do you really need it? Now you have yet another cable added and software to use that you really don't need. A novelty at most. However, you probably could have saved a few bucks on (example) an EVGA fully modular PSU with less watts to run that baby. But, it works for you!
Enjoy your build. You did a good job!
Nice build. I bet you can't wait for your upgrades! That SSD will considerably put a little pep into your OS startup (and other stuff).
Yeah, that memory thing is such a bugger with these Ryzen CPUs and MBs. Usually Corsair Vengeance LPX modules are pretty safe. That's what I used and even then can't quite get stability...but darn close to the advertised speed of 3200. I'm happy with 3000, probably wouldn't even notice the difference. Usually the XMP profiles can help out.
Hey, good luck with your future parts. Happy editing and gaming!
How about something like this...maybe? You could shave more costs off with a lesser (but still good) PSU or even GTX 1060 (I think the 1070 would be better though)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
What do you plan using this computer for...gaming...editing...streaming...etc.?
Hey, sweet looking rig you have. Great cable management. You did a really good job. Question about your ram speed. Does your current ram, from the parts list, run at it's current speed of 3000?
Absolutely agree on the Samsung SSDs, can't go wrong. Agree to a certain extent on the fans. Looking at the case closer there are plenty of "holes" for heat to escape on it's own. Plus plenty of room in the case with nothing cramped and high thermal build up shouldn't really be a big problem with your part selection. However, I would consider installing at least one additional fan for exhaust at the rear for better air flow. Just my opinion though. Like Fraglepuss says and others good part selection...good build. Enjoy it! :)
Wow. What to say. But......I like it.....REALLY! I love doing that stuff too with the old parts. It's kinda fun to see if it actually will work. Yikes, haven't used a modem like that in eons (since Compuserve and AOL). And those ribbon and multi colored cables......brings back fond memories. Shouldn't that MB be able to handle at least 1 or 2GB of memory (3 for Windows XP?). Will make that thing blazing! :)
Anyway, very nice job in my opinion. You get my +1!
Nice part selection and good looking build!
With that said, an SSD would greatly help with speed in loading the OS and essential programs. The HDD would be used for files and such. Maybe an upgrade in the future?
Unless I missed a picture or you didn't post it, you have no fans installed in the rear and/or top of the case for exhaust. I would imagine the front fans are intakes. There must be some heat building up inside that enclosure. Maybe extra fans would help it run cooler and more efficient?
Of course, I don't know what your original budget was. Just suggestions only.
Gotcha. Completely understood!
Looks great! Organized, clean look, and good part selection. You did a really good job. Especially like the table you made. It's giving me some ideas.
Got it! Looks like your covered for now. Hey, you could always upgrade down the road if you wish. Good luck with your build!!! :)
Yeah, memory is not cheap right now...nothing is for that matter. Keep in mind the applications that you will be using too. The ones you listed, and all the rendering that will be going on, you may just want at least 16GB of ram. Some of those applications can get pretty intense on your memory and cpu depending on what you are doing with them.
Also I know your top budget is $800, but you MAY want to consider getting a 256GB SSD (I don't know how much room those applications would take), use that for your OS and applications, then get a 1 or 2 TB HDD for your files. You can chew up storage space faster than you think.
May still want a beefier GPU for VR stuff if you still plan on doing that.
Just some opinions/options to help you along.
You can use the stock cooler that comes with the cpu. It works fairly decently and allows overclocking, but others get an aftermarket for better temps and to get maximum OCing. Nvidia recommends at minimum a GTX 970 or better yet in the 10 series a GTX 1060 GPU. You can go to their website and see which cards are sufficient for VR.
The Ryzen 5 1600 would be a better choice for what you want to do as EuroBudgetGamer has suggested.
Nice build you did! Yeah, your ram problem probably is a Ryzen thing until updated BIOSs come out or you play with the settings. My 3200 ram only goes to 3000, but don't think I'd really notice a difference anyways.
Love the dog photo!!!
True, true. Good idea also. I don't want to appear a stalker to anyone though. It would just be nice to refer to good information I got from somebody in prior comments instead of searching all the time. Thanks for your idea!
By the way, interesting profile you have...and it is quite outdated...LOL. Thanks again! ;)
Yeah, that makes sense. Didn't know if there was a way in Pcpartpicker itself to do it. Thanks!
Thanks for the compliment!
The Kraken is a good one. Was going to use it myself but ended up with the Corsair...either/or. Usually that stock cooler is decent, oh well, you'll be happy with the Kraken.
Duh. Stupid me. Skipped the part about you having M.2 storage already. How observant of me!
The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M has tempered glass and you can get extra drive bays for it according to their web site. Only costs $100 or so. Might be a good one.
Decisions, decisions...well...good luck. Can't wait to see the finished product!
Yeah, there are only two bays for HHDs in the back bottom. There are 3 in the front for SSDs though. You could always go with M.2 storage (for your OS and essential apps?) also on the MB.
I chose that case because of the tempered glass. Reports say that the ones with plastic do tend to scratch a bit...wouldn't want that.
With my AIO in the front and a fan in the back and top, temps. are staying pretty darn good even under load. Don't have any real overheating problems at all.
The H440 does look like a good case though. Has the drive bays you need and a bit more fan support. Only problem is the plastic panel, but I researched and it is possible to replace it (custom mod of course) with a tempered glass one and has been done successfully.
Good luck on your changes and modifications. I am sure it will work out just perfectly for you!
Hey, it's looking pretty good. Yeah, you'll want to upgrade your PSU. For instance, the EVGA G3 is an excellent one (in my opinion). Fully modular and good voltages and levels. Never caused any problems for me. But I gotta tell ya, I do like seeing the multicolored cables and wires. Brings back cool memories of the way computers were back then. Nice build. Enjoy it!
Love to see these Ryzen builds. Love that case more...really showcases the "guts" of your rig. Real good job overall. Nice build!
Very nice! Nice and clean, cable management is excellent, everything meshes together rather well. I do believe you have plenty of memory (LOL). Was looking at that case for a micro build, but think I'm going mini-itx now. Anyway, good build you have there. Enjoy it!!!
Pappou should be proud of you (l'm sure he is). He has a great grandson. Nice build, especially for what you spent for parts. You got lucky on that cooler fan fix. Nice job! :)
Points well taken. Always used EVGA, never had a problem with them. My top budget is $900 (I actually have a budget for this project). Maybe I'll get a good deal down the road. Once again, thank you!
Ok, thanks for all the advise. I have an idea with the suggested choices in mind. Always appreciate it. Later!
Agreed, that's why I wanted the modular PSU and smaller parts. Will probably go for the M2 drive. Thank you again!
Yes. Thank you for your suggestions. As far as memory...my previous Ryzen build accepted Corsair LPX even though it wasn't on the QVL list. Unless you get what is listed it is a kinda crap shoot as to what speed you'll get. I was looking at a lower speed but the Ripjaws V 3200 were cheaper than 2666 at the time. I don't need the best just ones that work decently.
Now, do you think the Gigabyte GTX 1060 you have listed has better performance than the EVGA one I had besides price? And, believe it or not, the EVGA GTX 1060 price was in the high $200s when I selected parts, and that wasn't too long ago. These GPU prices can drive you nuts. Thanks again!!
Thank you. I'll have to research your adjustments. May have to go with the GTX 1060 just in case to be safe for a bit. I am interested in the M.2-2280 drive though. Thanks again!
Thank you too!
Hey, congratulations on your rig being a Featured Build!
Well, if this was a "test setup" I think it was successful! Looks like you paid tons of attention to planning, detail, and execution. Everything looks great. +1
Oh, and congratulations on the birth of your daughter!
Wow, there's a lot to look at and a lot going on inside that case...in a good way! That case puts everything out there in the open to gaze on, pretty neat. Red was a good color choice too. Very nice build.
How's that GTX 1050 ti really working out for you? You say it's good for 1080p at high settings. I was debating either installing that or the GTX 1060 SC in a Mini-ITX build. I figure to do light gaming - nothing too intense, internet browsing, minor applications, maybe something for the wife to play around on, etc. Not going above 1080p 60hz on anything. Curious to know!
No...actually...I was about to question the same thing. I am looking to build a mini-itx around a Ryzen 5 1600 (as of now) for my next project. It looks like it's either ASRock, Biostar, or Gigabyte. Read reviews on them and they aren't stellar. Seems there's overheating issues with the VRMs and such (don't know if I should be real concerned or not since some "mild" overclocking may happen). I was wondering myself what the better mini-itx board would be (I could do a micro-itx...has more of a selection)? Any thoughts on that?