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First Build - Red/Black Themed

by Neoprene



Date Published

Aug. 21, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.316 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

55.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


I had a very reliable i5 3470 + HD7950 build that lasted me many years, but I was itching to build my own computer. When Ryzen was released I knew I had to jump onto the bandwagon.

Since it was my first build, I wanted to experiment with overclocking too. Luckily the Ryzen 5 1600 was known to be easily overclocked to well over 3.8GHz from the base 3.2GHz. Unfortunately I couldn't reach my 4.0GHz stable OC, and instead hit 3.9GHz @ 1.37V.

Although my ram was on the manufacturer's QVL, I could not hit a stable 3200Mhz. (It can work, but only after rebooting twice on a cold start). Instead I settled with 2933Mhz, and hope that future bios updates can improve memory speeds.

The Corsair H110i is a bit big for the Phanteks P400 case and I had to remove the right plating to allow the cooler to dip into the PSU shroud.

After spending a solid 4 hours on this build, I can say I am quite happy with how it turned out.

Part Reviews


Didn't win the silicon lottery, hoped for a 4.0GHz OC, but got a stable 3.9GHz instead. Best value in a CPU by far though.

CPU Cooler

Getting sub 60 degrees on my Ryzen 5 1600 OC. Although the stock fans sounds like a fighter jet, I was able to adjust the speeds in Corsair Link.


Beautiful board, although my IO shield did not fit quite as perfectly as I would've imagined.


Hit an unstable 3200MHz, but a solid 2933MHz with this ram.

Video Card

Solid performance


Beautiful case at a solid price point.

Power Supply

A steal for what its worth, but disappointed with the multi-colored 24-pin cables.

Comments Sorted by:

Stakka04 1 point 20 months ago

Great build man, love the great choice of parts.

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Clean build that will last you a while. And I would say room to upgrade more!

Praying for your wallet! +1

ksander 1 point 7 months ago

What framerate on GTA V?

axtonplayer 1 point 4 months ago

hey man, nice build but do you wanna know what multi-colored cords do on a power supply/. they help determine how many Volts of electricity is going through red: 3.3V orange: 5V yellow 12V

joeyll88 1 point 3 months ago

Nice rig...did u use any other lighting other than the Thermaltake Fans anywhere?