I took advantage of this sale too, from my Ryzen 3 2200G to this, no regrets. Got a AIO cooler, and boosted it to 4ghz at 1.3v. Loving it. I'd diffidently say go for it. You can even resell your old CPU and get more off the the price. Which is what I did. Upgrade was almost virtually free.
Just to let you know, right now microcenter has a sale on the ryzen 5 1600 at 79.99. this is a great deal and can save you some cash. also it can be bundled with a combo motherboard for 30 dollars off too. So potentially a lot of savings, and a 6 core 12 thread CPU.
not sure where you are in new york, but this store was selected for brooklyn. but they have more options in NY.
yea seems like 4.0 is max it will do, no matter voltage I tried it just wouldn't even get through a cinebench. So far all my games have worked perfectly, and when I've done video encoding. I am so happy with this thing. Nice compact built by way.
I would say if you want have an easier experience as a first time overclocker, look into ryzen master software. It can help you determine your stable overclock than when you think you finally have it narrowed down, you can modify the bios to make it permanent. Nice system, hope you get good clocks
Of course youtube, be your friend. They have videos all over.
I just installed a liquid cooler yesterday and did an oc from 3.2 to 4.0ghz and i've diffidently noticed a difference. Specially when I am rendering videos, as for video games itself, it has improved a little but nothing ground breaking. Free performance is always nice. Plus its fun to see how far you can push your chips within reason.
Yep, agreed they are demanding but it hasn’t only been those two also noticed it in gta v and far cry series. I think I’ll pull the trigger on the 1600. And pray that no issues with mb/ram compatibility. Than when zen2 drops. I’ll change it out if I have a need. Or wait a bit.
Hello, thank you for your advice. I do multitask a lot also run a lot of compiling for java. I currently have a 1080p 60hz monitor, so for sure not trying get 120hz. I just noticed in some games specially new open world games I get huge cpu usage and frame drops. I was just shocked by that price. I do plan to do zen 2 upgrade eventually, but right now the struggle in some cases is becoming annoying. And if I sell the 2200g used it essentially cover almost all price of 1600.
If you haven’t looked at this as a solution. Try a bios update. I had issues with my 16gb 2x8 ddr4 3000mhz ram. Wouldn’t run at that speed would blue screen had to down clock it to 2666. But recently did bios flash and it been running at the 3000mhz no issues for a days now.
That is impressive price. I already got one though. Still thank you. My issues of random reboot is now gone.
Another thing, I've had a very similar issue on my ryzen build with ram and getting the IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL error, only occurred when I ran the memory at 3000mhz, but if I had downclocked it to the 2400mhz it stopped.
What finally fixed the issue for me was updating the BIOS, something to consider also if your comfortable doing that.
Thank you for your advice. Sadly microcenter near me lacked any real choice in seasonic. I ended up getting an EVGA Supernova G3 750W 80 + Gold. a bit expensive (sucker for EVGA products), but I am sure this well resolve my issue finally.
Thank you for every once help!
wow, I actually had no idea PSU's had a rated temperature. How do you find this out? I checked newegg specs page didn't see that anywhere. I had a feeling it was this PSU it was dirt cheap. So something like this would be a good rated unit? EVGA Supernova G3 650W 80+ Gold
Woah nice racing setup. Poor machine may it Rest In Peace. Time for that new built.
I am using the gammaxx 400. Very plain. Considering going AIO
That cooler looks amazing. Wish my gammax looked that way.
You do know some monitors that have freesync are now supported on Nvidia cards also? My only issue with the RX 480 at least one I had the MSI Armor RX 480 4GB OC, is no matter the load it got hot and loud. Of course the Sapphire cards much better.
If you have the extra cash and can go with AIO do it for the aesthetics reason, but this cooler is amazing. I did a hour long play of Metro exodus earlier, with an OC of 3.9, and it never went over 52C, as far as i am aware of. I can't speak for fan noise of this cooler with the fan it comes with as, I have changed it out with another brand. I would diffidently use it if you have it already.
Great build. I had a rx 480 4GB till recently great card. Good upgrade from the 1050ti. Enjoy it man.
I just attached it to the motherboard with the AM4 mount. It was super difficult to put on but with little force and pulling on the clip it worked. My issue is removing the dam thing near impossible. Usually unscrew the backplate the entire mount on motherboard. This cooler is great though keeps cpu cool no matter level of OC I add.
I originally had gotten just the 2200G and planned to overclock the APU from 1100mhz to 1550/1600mhz. So wanted a beefier cooler. This looked good, performed well and was cheap. I actually like the stock cooler looks nice, and is quite. I did try it out for a bit.
Might be a dumb question but are all your fans exhaust ? Or are the once on AIO pulling air in? I been thinking of getting same case and a kraken aio. And wondered how to position the fans
Nice starting build I started with similar setup but 16gb ram and some extra storage. For sure when you can upgrade to a dedicated gpu. I got a second hand rx 480 4GB and it makes all the difference. For sure overclock that 2200g at least on the GPU side.
Awesome build I’ve been debating to go to ryzen 2600 how you liking it? I am also planning to get that gpu. Very nice looking build enjoy it.
It does only come with one fan. So that is a thing and the dust filters move around a lot if your not careful since they are only magnetic.
Thank you it was fun, other than my first psu not working.
Yes, my plan has always been to upgrade the cpu, after I got a dedicated gpu. I am kinda holding off till the new ryzen generation drops. If I get tempted though enough I’ll do the upgrade to the ryzen 5 2600x. Yes they are I am sure with the 2060 I’ll probably need upgrade the psu too. But those aren’t that expensive. My plan is to do the gpu and psu by end of month. If the 1660TI drops by then I might go that route, but likely not.
I am not fan of the plastic window vs tempered. Also don’t care how front looks with the holes. Other than that amazing case.