Description

I don't know what to say for an introduction to this build, so I'ma skip. Her name is Delphine.

Shoutout to Wolfemane for going out of his way for helping me resolve my issues that I was having with my board.

Down to the nitty gritty. I'll start off by telling you the 1800X is one hell of a processor. I can do this, that, that and this all at the same time and I still have room for about 1000 more things. No, seriously. I'm so glad I chose this processor over the 6800K/6850K as I really feel like I am getting my money's worth. I've always been one to multi-task and my waifu does just that.

I'll be using her to do a lot of streaming and gaming. I don't care what anybody else, this processor is just as good for gaming as anything else can be. It's a new platform, not stressed. I'm a novice builder, yes but I have been planning this build for 3 years.

If I mooove onto the cooler, it does its job. Looks sexy, though I dislike the fact that if I select any light effects that seem to have a lot of motion, it looks quite stuttery, so for now, static is my fave.

The motherboard looks, premium, feels premium but can be annoying as hell to boot when trying to overclock, nevertheless though, it works and it will be sitting in my system for the years to come.

G.Skill Trident Z Ram is absolutely gorgeous and I initially had the Klevv Cras RAM for my system but I assumed there was a boot issue with Ryzen and the kit. so I panick bought the G.Skill kit and plugged it in; still didn't work so I checked all my pins again and realised that I used the wrong EPS 4-Pin connector which was quite the bummer. Yes, I was repenting for my idiocy in the basement. I can't get enough of G.Skill now, although the Asus software is irritatingly buggy, it works when it wants to and whenever it does, it's sexy. Real sexy.

Let's forget that happened, ok.

Everything else are just parts that have been picked because I always like having more performance than I need because I don't have to think about it later on. Overkill is the motto guys. Don't let nothing hold you back.

The part I am least impressed with in this entire build is the RX 480. I've used Radeon Wattman, GPU Tweak and MSI Afterburner but it doesn't seem to overclock well in general. Again, I'm a novice, so perhaps I'm doing it wrong but most overclocks that come close to 1400Mhz seem to bail out quite quickly and I just get a black screen. It doesn't bother me that much in the first place anyway, because I didn't want to spend too much on the GPU since I plan on buying the RX Vega when it releases for the ultimate Ryzen machine.

To the main point - I'm going to be using this machine for a lot of YouTube video creation, Twitch streaming, music production, hardcore gaming and encoding.

Don't really have much else to say, other than the fact that this build turned out really well despite the obstacles but I do like challenges.

I'm too lazy to format this post, I wanna go play.

Peace.

UPDATE 01/06/2017: Quite late but I had to send back the G.Skill Trident Z RGB Ram as one of the modules stopped working. The BIOS would read 16GB but W10 would read 24GB, but in any case it was both disappointing and unfortunate. A quick google search got me to realise that the RGB ram specifically does NOT play well with the AM4 platform at all at the moment due to settings being overwritten on the RAM; not sure exactly what as I only skimmed through it. RMA'd the G.Skill kit anyway.

So. The Klevv. The RAM kit I was INITIALLY going to use, I stuck back in and has been working flawlessly so far. In fact, it actually overclocks better with Ryzen compared to the G.Skill Memory which is weird since I thought the G.Skill would perform better but I was so wrong. It's kind of strange. At first I thought it wasn't working that well but it ends up being better than the RAM kit I initially thought would last longer, overclock better and perform better. I'm glad I still have my Klevv and that I chose it though, it's simply gorgeous.

Part Reviews

CPU

So good and so bloody fast. Worth every single penny and once tuned correctly with the rest of components, can be just as good as an 7700k in gaming and an 6900K in rendering. Now I'm just waiting for Vega.

CPU Cooler

Looks great, keeps my behemoth of an 1800X CPU really cool. Oh, yes. It has colourful lights too!

Motherboard

I don't really want to knock any stars off this motherboard as it truly is a great motherboard, it's just AM4 is a newborn but lots of updates and stability will come to pass eventually.

Storage

Mainly bought to please my aesthetic needs and whilst I could have picked the 850 EVO, I wanted this one. It still has the speed to back up its looks, so no complaints from me.

Storage

Ridiculously fast. Seriously. I want another.

Storage

Fast, massive storage and it works like a charm. No issues.

Video Card

Not as impressed with this card as I thought I would be. Overclocking is a bit sketchy and has crashed on me a few times, most likely user-error but still. I'm waiting for VEGA either way. This is just a checkpoint for me.

Case

This tower is one of a kind; it irritates me that it is so popular but you can see why. Gorgeous tempered glass. Beautiful curves in all the right places and you just simply can't go wrong with this case at all..

Power Supply

Premium power supply for premium parts. I wanted to make sure I got one that had good reviews and was by a top manufacturing brand. I think it's either Seasonic or SuperFlower.

Monitor

This thing looks incredible, for a TN panel, the out-of-the-box colours were superb and everything looks so smooth!

Mouse

I've actually had this mouse for awhile now but.. I think I'm in love. I have large hands but I've always liked smaller mice. It just. Feels so perfect.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build and top components. Well done. It just needs a couple of photos from further back to show off the case a bit more!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, will be updating this rig in the future with an RX Vega and a couple of adjustments here and there, I will be sure to do so!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job! But, use a cable comb to manage the motherboard cables.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm..a pc brighter than my future? +1 for sure

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Meh, too much RGB for my liking, but I respect the part choices so +1!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

well he can turn those lights off...

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

true

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

1+! looks good! I loooooooooooove the x62,tridant z rgb,asus motherboard,asus gpu-combo! DAMN!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad there is someone who thinks like me! <3

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

:D i want to have this combo too but i already bought a gigabyte z170 and a dark rock 3 half a year ago so yeah.... **** me right

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! +1. whats that keyboard?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The one I'm currently using is a Cooler Master Rapid-I TKL - I ordered a Blackwidow but it was damaged in transit, so I'll have to order another haha.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

great build, could see you put a lot of time into it, way to go.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, Beautiful build. I am a novice here. I was looking into a similar config like you but with radiator at top.. After using the X62 in front did you have space for hard disks at the bottom? Where are you mouning your 4TB WD? What are your temps along with your ambient temperature, many thanks for the help in advance.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there! I managed to have space for a single HDD with the radiator at the front. After screwing the HDD into the bracket, I just clicked it firmly into place.

HDD Temp: 35 Degrees - I think this is pretty good considering the fact that it's sitting at the bottom. Intel SSD: 26 Degrees NVMe SSD: 46 Degrees - It can get quite hot but it handles temps pretty well. Most of my apps are on this including my OS.

Any more questions, let me know. Thanks for dropping by!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey,

Thanks a single HDD will do for me. However I wa smore interested in the CPU and GPU temps as I really would be stressing those (I will use this for Data Science).

Also is there a place for singlle h90 at the back with your same setup? I would like to use it with the GPU

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there,

I definitely think you could fit a H90 in the rear. Easily.

CPU Temp Min: 39 Degrees CPU Temp Max: 68 Degrees

GPU Temp Min: 40 Degrees GPU Temp Max: 60 Degrees

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats great..Whats your ambient temps generallty?

Also one last question did you get a AM4 bracket or the AM3 bracket works with this board? Due to the lakc of Am4 bracket for AIO's in my country I am really frustated and I cant wait any more (my PC died). I was buying I7 with a heavy heart when heard that this mother board can mount AM3 brackets ..I was thinking of using the H220-X2 or Kraken X62 both of which come with Am3 bracket. So I can buy either and get on with it...

Many thanks for the help. Much appreciated

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU is roughly around 50 and the GPU is 50 degrees as well.

I got an AM4 bracket delivered to me but this board has both hole cutouts for AM4 and AM3. You will be sent a free bracket by NZXT and instructions for that are on their website.

I don't think you would have much trouble but I would just get an AM4 bracket to be on the safe side.

No worries, hope this all helps!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

where are the fractal design fans?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

They are hiding at the front of the NZXT rad.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

"Sigh"...It's such a shame we can't get Klevv memory in the US. Nice build though. "Sigh"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build is your case white? Looks white in the pic of the front panel?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It's called: Galaxy Silver from their website, I actually picked it because it looked pretty bright haha.

Here's a link: https://www.phanteksusa.com/products/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-galaxy-silver

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

32gb is a waste of money and not needed also atleast make it an Intel amd hybrid +1 for those LEDs tho!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It can vary depending on user usage I guess but I understand what you mean. Just from general use, I easily approach 12GB, so it kind of makes me glad I have that headroom :p

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! You are way too right about that, I'm hoping to get that fitted on soon, it is actually on my mind haha