Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Built a new PC and jumped into Ryzen ship

It's been a very long time since I've posted something, so here goes.

In December 2018, I built a new PC because I just wanted to. The old one wasn't terribly slow or anything. Just wanted to have some fun.

This time I went with an AMD CPU. Last time I had an AMD chip was in 2006.

Not all parts were brand new though. The video card and the display were bought from Overclockers Australia trade forums second hand.


New parts
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
  • Motherboard: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16
  • Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB SSD
  • Case: Fractal Design Meshify C
  • Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W
Second-hand parts
  • Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G
  • Monitor: Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz (I've added a second monitor since then)
  • Case Fans: Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (x2)
Old parts
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX
  • Mouse: Logitech G602 Wireless (I've upgraded it since then along with the mousepad)
  • Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
  • Storage: Western Digital Green 4TB  x2

I have never won the silicon lottery and it's same this time too. The CPU barely goes past 4GHz without ludicrous volts. The GPU core also doesn't overclock that much. So are the memory. Not the happiest camper, but love the change.

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