With my retirement from the military after 20 years of service around the corner, I decided to upgrade and build my retirement gift. While my present rig isn't in bad shape, it could probably use a series of new HDDs, some general maintance to brighten her back up. I still wanted something sweet.
I settled with the Ryzen 1800x as the heart of the computer on an MSI X370 XPower Titanium Mobo, 4.5Tb of HDDs/SSDs, 16Gb of RAM, flying a GTX 1070, and slapped together into a Corsair 750D.
The good: Everything went in without issues, the Case simply amazing, plenty of room to work and expandability; the disappoint is the plastic parts on the SSD/HDD trays considering the price they could have made them look less cheap. I like the Tt RGB 850W PSU, the cables might have been a smige short in some cases but the colors didn't really bother me, I guess I could have broken down and bought a new cable set, but I couldn't justify 150$ on vanity that could be best used elsewhere.
The Bad: The memory is supposed to run at 3200Mhz (considering that carefully selected from the list of compatible chips) however the MSI board Automatically detects it at 2133Mhz but I can push it to 3066mhz before it refuses to boot. And yes that is after updating the BIOS, I remain hopeful that in the comming months newer BIOS updates will fix the issue. The MSI Boost turn knob, is something to be weary about, while it works well if quickly OC's the system and it refuses to boot. Howwever, I'm happy running it without OC'g it. Otherise everything on the mobo was great. The Video Card: For all you miners out there you can kiss my....Thanks to the intense need for miners to line their pockets with a few dollars of imaginary money, made my Video Card purchasing experience by far among the worst one. I would have gone for a 1080 BUT....i'm not paying $600-800 for a GPU. Would have picked a Radeon GPU....BUT again nothing of good value could be found. Sure I could have Ebayed me a GPU, but many claim that their cards are "lightly" used and still significantly overpriced at $500-600 ( miners...your GPUs are NOT lightly used). Finally, I consisdered waiting on the Vega 64, price was a solid $500 but Rumors have been floating around how this card is supposed to have 50-100Mh/sec and it has insane profit margins, and AMDs threat to bundle with items I didn't need. I settled on a 1070 for just over $460. Again MINERS....MEGA Byte me.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the build, came out clean. Few minor things left to sort out, but that will come with time. I'm always open to suggestions and Ideas (thinking EKWB Gaming Cooler next....I don't know).
Final EDIT: I opted for a NZXT X62 Kraken closed-loop cooler. Installation was stright forward and simple. effectly it droped my operating temperatures by a nice 10 degrees over air cooled. While it's not "that" impressive, to me the winning side is loosing about 10-15 dB of noise from the CPU fan turning on and off; I can hardly tell she's on.
Thanks, to all the freinds that helped me sort out part selection and offered me some advice on current market trends and criticisms that I both took to heart and probably ignored :)