UPDATE (2019_09_01): A few things have changed recently
Ryzen 5 1600 has been upgraded to a 3600 Gigabyte board has been replaced with an ASRock B450 board 1050Ti has been replaced with an RX480 4GB
This machine now also runs MacOS Mojave (10.14.5) The parts list & gallery will be updated once time permits. Temperatures will also be updated along with benchmarking results.
Replacement for my aging Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" to be primarily used as a photo-editing workstation that will be housed in a 2004 Power Mac G5 case. Many thanks to David Chugg at The Laser Hive for excellent craftsmanship & exemplary customer service.
able to successfully overclock to 3.77GHz on stock voltage.
very cool & quiet all-in-one cooler. delay in installation as i had to wait for AM4 bracket to become available from Cooler Master
very good B-class board that provides everything an enthusiast needs. no issues during installation or through usage. PCB is a bit of a sickly brown color.
very speedy RAM that was initially clocked at 2133 MHz but ran at correct speeds after XMP was enabled. RAM did not being overclocked at all under stock voltages & timings.
runs at SATA3 speeds, which is quick enough for my application
extremely quiet card that exceeds my expectations
modular & small, gets the job done. have yet to see the fan spin down to 0 RPM, but could just be my application.
a bit noisy a regular speeds but much more tolerable when throttled down. still moves a large amount of air at low speeds.