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My First Ryzen

by Nightiscold


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Date Published

Feb. 8, 2019

Date Built

Sept. 1, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

84.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C


Previously this was a i5-4690K optimized build for 4K gaming, productivity and for silent work in less demanding apps. However, for the Ryzen the cooling is not optimal when the GTX 1080 runs at full speed. Surprisingly, the system did not crash anytime since it was build in last September.

I will move the components eventually to a midi tower for better cooling (maybe NZXT H400). Otherwise, for a slightly less powerful CPU this timeless and aesthetic tower is a nice addition to a living room.

Note: On the picture is a be quite! silent wings fan instead of the Noctua and a different keyboard (older setup).

Part Reviews


Best productivity CPU for the money and not a bottleneck for 4k gaming. It is quite good.


This motherboard is certified for Ryzen 2700X but the voltage converters appear to be designed for weaker processors or are of poor quality (114°C ). I would recomend this Asrock only for 65 Watt Ryzens. Otherwise, there is nothing special about this motherboard but it was the only one available with a optical audio output.


This memory was the only one 3200 16 GB kit available from the Asrock compatibility list. It works as intended.


Older than 5 years and has some bad sectors. Otherwise a graveyard for game files.


Excellent. Like every other Samsung Evo SSD.

Video Card

Like every Gigabyte VGA it is good when you can get it cheap.


A unique masterpiece with some space limitations.

Power Supply

Excellent. Over 5 years and still running quite.

Operating System

It is a nightmare. Every 6 months a larger update will break something, remove components and reset some settings for fun.


Very good keyboard. Broken software.


Love it for my smaller claws.

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gdonns17 1 Build 4 points 2 months ago

I love this! the chair and blanket just add the perfect touch. If it weren't for the temps I would consider that case, as the aesthetics are on par with my taste: modern and simplistic but cultured. When you change, I really like the h440 as well. That case is wonderful. I'd also recommend the meshify C

Nightiscold submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Feedback is greatly appreciated. I like the edge to edge tempered glass on the meshify c and its unique frontpanel. The NZXT 440 has very useful illumination on the back for connections and its own unique look. However, these cases are overkill for my needs, they have very good ventilation from the front and can host every hardware combination possible. I think for the hardware in this build a case with a 240 mm aoi in the front will do the job.

gdonns17 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

actually, if that's the case, there's a micro atx version of the meshify c! And of course! I try to only comment when I think it could be helpful or positive

Nightiscold submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you. I didn't know.

Jinair 4 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

How's airflow and cpu/gpu temps with just a single 120mm intake and 90mm exhaust fan? I see you mentioned 90c on 2700x but is it running at stock speed? I like the aesthetic of both inwin 901 and 909 cases but their limited airflow design stops me from purchasing one (if I can even find one at a decent price. haha)

Good looking setup tho!

Nightiscold submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I have rechecked the temps. It appears MSI Afterburner does not remove the 10°C temp offset from the real value as HWMonitor does. That means in Monster Hunter World (10-30% CPU load) and Anthem demo (20-50% CPU load) CPU/GPU will not go over 80°C. 120 mm = 1500 rpm, 92 mm = 2000 rpm, CPU cooler 2400 rpm, room temp 22°C. Only VGA overcloced to 2 GHz, 4k resolution.

In prime95 max burn after 10 min the CPU temp will not climb over 84°C and all cores run at 3.73 GHz (CPU cooler 2900 rpm).

gdonns17 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

oh I didn't know that. Is it 10C higher than the real temperature? I've been using the data from that as if it were exact

Nightiscold submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

It is only true for the 2700X. The reason is to tell the motherboard to increase cooling quicker. It was more common for the first Ryzen generation. Some programms like Ryzen master or CPUID HWMonitor show the real temp.

ApeWithRock 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Nice build! Get those speakers closer together and aim them directly towards where you're sitting. Will sound more clear and also at lower volumes.

Nightiscold submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

You are absolutely right. Normally they are closer, especially the right one. Only it did not look best on the picture^. Btw. these are Nubert nuBox 311 and to the left is a Canton AS 85.2 SC subwoofer.

rainwilds 2 points 2 months ago

Ideally speakers should form an equilateral triangle to your ears. The tweeters at ear level.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Such a clean, minimal case.+1

rainwilds 2 points 2 months ago

Beautiful stylish setup!

Pumpkincurry 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

i love the build!