New parts in an old case :)
Decided it was time for a reboot of my dad's old rig that he gave to me, here are the previous specs:
Intel i5-750 @ 2.7 GHz
GeForce GTX 960
16GB DDR3 1666Mhz RAM
Unfortunately since he and my mom have gotten a divorce he wasn't here to watch me put it together and show the reasoning behind the parts, but I know he'd be really proud of it :)
Was originally going to get a 2600, but we ended up going to Best Buy and they only had a 3600 in stock so we ended up getting that instead. Didn't have any troubles booting up with the motherboard (also from Best Buy) until I enabled XMP to try and get the 3000MHz for the RAM, which at that point I had to short the CMOS jumpers in order to get it to boot again. Will probably find a solution for it at some point, if not then I'll end up swapping motherboards when the next upgrade decides it's time to make its way around.
Next up: Replace the case fans and storage :)
Honestly is pretty outstanding. Haven't tried overclocking as I don't really need to manually overclock it due to AMD pretty much doing it for you. The stock AMD coolers are a pain to install though, so be wary of that.
Meant to pick up the Pro version of this, but ended up getting this for free due to Amazon's own mistake. Easy installation, screwdriver with magnetic tip included. Keeps my CPU very cool (42 C under load)
As long as the BIOS is updated properly, this thing works wonders with the 3000 series Ryzen processors. Took off a star as I failed to get XMP working properly, but will be looking for BIOS updates to fix that so I can hopefully add it back :) Didn't realize it had RGB at first, so that was a delightful surprise.
Due to some BIOS issues I was unable to get this working at the advertised speeds, but that's alright, it works great regardless. The RGB is clean and doesn't have noticeable bright spots.
Don't know what I expected from a pretty budget SSD, but it is pretty quick. It could definitely be quicker, but you get what you get for the money you pay.
A great HDD that has stood the tests of time.
Smooth, clean RGB and a really nice backplate.
As for the performance, this thing is a 1080p monster. It ate through Witcher 3 at the highest settings without dropping below 60 FPS, and I was constantly at 60+ FPS in Assassin's Creed Origins as well.
If this case weren't outdated by today's standards it would be a great case to build in. The only issue is that the front USB ports aren't 3.0, and there's an eSata port that ends up being a bunch of useless cables you have to stuff away in the end because it's no longer needed.
It's a nice, semi-modular PSU. What more could you ask for?