I had originally built this PC in early October of 2016, I’ve since been slowly upgrading and adding parts to make it what it is right now.
Until fairly recently I had a 6600K/MSI Z170 Gaming M5 in this PC but I had issues with my motherboard and needed to RMA it. I also wanted to upgrade or switch platforms and because of the affordability of Ryzen, I went for it.
Although my i5 had superior single core/thread performance, having 2x the cores and 4x the thread count the 1700X absolutely wipes the floor with the 6600K.
The CPU cooler is pretty much what you expect from a 280mm Aestek unit. It replaced my Cryorig H7. It shares a pump with the NZXT X62. Due to the weird Ryzen temperature offsets its made EVGA Flow Control software mostly useless as it defaults to 100% at 60c. I now have the fans running on my motherboard headers instead and it works fantastic.
My Gigabyte Gaming K7 board is fantastic. It's one of the best boards on the X370 chipset. Looks amazing too.
The RAM is a DDR4 2400 kit, however the Hynix M-Die handles 2800 like a champ. I do need to work on the timings though.
The SSD and HDD are what they are, nothing i can really say that hasn't been said already about these parts.
I bought the 1080 from a miner on hardwareswap a few months ago for $465 to replace my 1060 6GB. Couldn't be happier with this GPU, performs just like any other 1080. It also has the reference PCB so that's a plus.
The case is your standard S340. I love the cable management headroom but the acrylic side panel scratches easily.
PSU is a EVGA G2 550W. Fantastic and silent power supply that earned a 10/10 from JonnyGuru.
My monitor is a fantastic unit that manages to overclock to 85hz. My only complaint is the wonky stand.
Cinebench R15: 1614cb