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First Ryzen PC

by SirTreePuncher


Hello all, I'm back again with my second PC and this time is Ryzen. It's freaking amazing honestly. A lot better than the Kaby Lake PC I last built. This PC is everything I wanted. Overclocking has been pretty brutal and annoying but I managed. The white theme is freaking gorgeous firstly. I got a good deal on the M.2 and the GPU. I got my 1700 to 3.9ghz @ 1.3625v fairly stable. 10 minutes in Aida64 and no crash. However, it does go up to 80c on full load, which is scary. RAM kit can only hit 2400mhz. Anything past it will result in no post. The RGB is freaking beautiful. Honestly. It all goes so well together. I was a Corsair fanboy before but now I'm becoming a NZXT fanboy because their fans are lovely. Daisy chaining was simple with a little help from my dad on how to do it. The only thing to bring this PC together would be some black cable combs for the white sleeved cables and that's it. I feel my cable management turned out amazing.

Update: 3.9ghz @ 1.375v; 2667mhz 16-16-16-38 ram BIOS v1.3

Part Reviews


Very good temps, solid CPU. AMD with that comeback boyyy.

CPU Cooler

Keeps a stock 1700 Ryzen CPU at 30c or less and a 3.9ghz one at 40c. Great temps and looks.


Hard to OC RAM at ALL. BIOS 1.1 sucks. 20 seconds just to see the Windows logo then a 7 second boot time.


7 second boot time is very nice.


Freaking love the case. One of the best out there imo.

Power Supply

Cheaper than most and solid PSU.

Case Fan

Very stylish and PWM for quietness.

Case Fan

Very stylish and PWM for quietness.

Comments Sorted by:

someta 4 Builds 3 points 24 months ago

I got my 1700 to 3.9ghz @ 1.6225v fairly stable.

Is the 6 a typo? Because 1.6225v might be pushing really pushing it. Everything I found for a safe Ryzen voltage limit was way below that. As in a tenth to two-tenths of a volt below that (and for CPUs that is a big difference)

All in all though, this is a really cool build! +1 from me...

FishingLegend 1 point 24 months ago

AMD stated 1.35 V as the max V_Core if you want your chip to last in the long term. Honestly, even 1.35 V seems to be a lot for 14 nm chip. At 1.6225 V severe electromigration would happen on this 14 nm chip seemingly instantaneously. RIP Ryzen 7 1700.

SirTreePuncher submitter 5 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

lol ive heard anything over 1.4v really kills the cpu. ive seen plenty of people and videos using 1.35v-1.4v to hit 3.9ghz and 4ghz. i'm sure its safe but anything over 1.4v is probably not.

FishingLegend 1 point 24 months ago

Depends what you consider "safe." Considerable degradation will still occur at 1.35 - 1.4 V for a long time. I won't run my 22 nm 4790K above 1.35 V 24/7. Individual discretion.

Maybe try B_Clock overclocking to get 3.9 Ghz at a lower V_Core? 1.6625 V is insane. But nice build otherwise. Enjoy.

SirTreePuncher submitter 5 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

oops i didnt read it well enough lol. its 1.3625v lol not 1.6625v. 1.6625v would demolish my temps.

FishingLegend 1 point 24 months ago

That's more like it.

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Is there much of a difference in performance between your 1700 and 7700k? Nice build and gr8 rgb m8.

AmazingFlyingSquid 2 points 24 months ago

In terms of gaming it's only behind by about 5-10% but with multithreaded workloads like Adobe Premiere the 1700 will soundly beat the 7700k.

PhilMore 1 point 24 months ago

Gotta say, I love this thing dude. It just is so perfect. Excellent.

SirTreePuncher submitter 5 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

thanks :)

dannyw1612 8 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

1.425 V is the max limit suggested by amd any higher and I quote "will seriously shorten the life span of your cpu". But really nice build.

silentwisperer 1 point 24 months ago

This looks amazing well worth the extra $ for the RGB fans. About to build a pc in this case as well so its nice to see such a good looking build in it :)

SirTreePuncher submitter 5 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

thanks for the great feedback :)

it was fun to build in the case and took me about 6 hours worth of sweat and figuring out the daisy chaining lol but it turned out amazing. one thing to note is that instead of the silverstone extensions, go for phanteks extensions. these extensions don't come with cable combs which is a HUGE downside. cable combs add a lot of elegance to a build + it's cheaper with the phanteks extensions.


cloutstryf 1 point 18 months ago

did the Hue+ come with LED strips?

SirTreePuncher submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

i bought the hue+ with case fans so no mine did not. but you can buy the hue+ which do come with led strips.

cloutstryf 1 point 18 months ago

ah alright thanks

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