This is my first build! I'm using it for AutoCAD, photo editing with Lightroom, and some gaming (Forza, Destiny 2, Battlefield).

I went with the Ryzen 5 1600X because it was in a good deal bundle at Newegg, or at least I thought it was at the time. Pretty good clock speed and lots of cores, which so far has been really good for me.

I got the Asus B350-F AM4 motherboard because I needed the USB 3.0 ports.

I went with the EVGA 1070 because Forza.

The Noctua NH-D15 AM4 cooler supposedly fits in the Corsair 450D, but I had to readjust the front fan on the cooler a few times in order to get the side of the case to sit properly.

Feel free to ask questions or comment below. Go easy, it's my first build.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Might I ask why you chose to go with a 4x4 instead of a 2x8 kit of RAM? Doesn't let you do any upgrading in the future if you where to chose to go with 4x8.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd have to remove the cooler to upgrade the RAM, pretty sure. I just don't want to have to remove the cooler and stuff in order to upgrade RAM, and that would be a long time from now, because this was more expensive than I was hoping it would be.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel ya. I bought some of my parts for 20-30% more expensive than they are now, not including GPU (that's still at the same price).