THE ZEN OF HUAYRA-TATA
Ultimate Air-Cooled Ryzen-Powered Gaming Rig
(Huayra-Tata is the South-American God of Wind)
OS: Windows 10 Professional Edition 64-Bit
CPU: Ryzen 5 1600X OC - 3.975 GHz on all 12 Threads @1.392V (SAFE Daily OC)
RAM: ADATA XPG Gammix D10 16GB (8GBx2) 3000MHz OC - 3200MHz @1.355V - Manual Timings Cas 16-18-18-18-38
GPU: MSI Gaming Twin Frozr GTX 980 4GB OC - 1430 MHz @1.202V - Set to 2560x1440p @60Hz
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte AM4 AB350 Gaming 3 Rev 1.0 - Latest BIOS Rev F22B - SOC Voltage set to "Normal"
BOOT DRIVE: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVME M.2 2280 SSD
ADDITIONAL DRIVE(S): Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SATA III 2.5" SSD + Western Digital 600GB 3GB/s SATA III HDD
PSU: Corsair RM1000i 1000 Watt Gold-Rated (Overkill I know but I plan on a dual GPU system in the future with OC on both GPUs + CPU + RAM)
CPU Cooler: Cryorig R1 - Upgraded Phanteks PH-F140 HP II Fans x 2 - Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste
CASE: Cougar Panzer Max E-ATX Full Tower - Upgraded Maximum Fans (Intake: 3 x Phanteks 140mm MP Series + 1 x Phanteks 120mm MP Series) (Exhaust: 2 x Phanteks 140mm MP Series + 1 x Phanteks 120mm MP Series)
DISPLAY: Samsung MU6500 49" Curved Glass SMART 4K TV in Gaming Mode @60Hz
KEYBOARD: G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB
MOUSE: G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB
BUILD DATE: March 15, 2018
MAX TEMPERATURES AFTER 2 HOURS OF STRESS TESTING: CPU - 68.7C; GPU - 72.3C; VRM - 90.8C
Reason for a Ryzen build just before Ryzen 2000 premieres next month? I got everything cheap, used off eBay except the storage. The 1600X was used for just 2 months as a server CPU (so it sat idle the whole time) and was purchased for $140 shipped. The RAM was brand new in packaging being sold because he apparently bought the wrong RAM - $120 shipped. Then I scored the Motherboard from an eBay 3rd party re-seller who sells the refurbished AB350's for just $60 shipped. The best deal of all though was the GPU. I found a guy on eBay who had just upgraded to a GTX 1080 for better VR performance, and had no idea of the typical premiums on GPUs right now, so I scored the MSI GTX 980 for just $225 shipped. ONLY the storage was purchased new of NewEgg, nobody was offering decent deals on eBay anyways. So for a grand total spent of $805, I got a new CPU, Mobo, RAM, GPU, NVME Drive, and SSD Drive.
The idea behind the budget? Save on costs and have a decent gaming maching that does everything quite well until Zen 2+/3 launches in 2020 with 7nm+ based CPUs. THEN I will build the ULTIMATE Ryzen PC. Planning on either the Ryzen 4700X or Threadripper 4920X or 4950X, Custom Water Looping, Twin GPUs, High end X670 or X699 MoBo and OC an all components. Planned budget for 2020 will be somewhere in the ballpark of $5000 USD.