After messing around and playing with my 6700k for about a year I decided it was time to make a switch and try out something new, so I ordered up the 1600, the msi x370 and some new ram with tighter timing. Still waiting on Cryorig to send me the AM4 back plate so that's why the stock cooler is in there right now. I am very pleased with the switch. I stream and record all my gameplay so my 6700k was pegged 100% when gaming, now my 1600 is running between 60-75%. Most of the parts a carried over from my 6700k build. I had great luck with my ram and board, updated to the latest BIOS and it running perfect at 3200 and 14C. If you have a heavy work load and are considering making the switch from an I7 to ryzen I would highly recommend it. Had a friend with a CNC machine make me my custom GPU brace. Probably my favorite part of the build and really gives it a custom look.

Edit: After installing the Cryorig H5 I am now running 4.0 with 1.34v and 100% stable in prime95 got 30 mins with a max temp of 63C

Part Reviews


I have loved my switch from Intel to Ryzen. Running the stock Cooler I am hitting 3.7 and still staying under 60C. Once I get the back plate I hope to push it to 3.9. Great to have the 6 cores and 12 threads to use with my work load.


Great board, very very pleased. Easy to update BIOS, ran my cpu at 3.7, RAM runs great at 3200Mhz and 14C. Great looks and good build quality


Ryzen loves to have faster and tighter timing RAM and this is about the perfect mix between timing and overall speed. Great kit. Highly recommend

Video Card

Picked this bad boy up on Craiglist for $400 brand new in the box. Can't complain one bit, kills pretty much every game at 1440p and gsync.


Great case for first time builds. Easy to hide cables and good airflow. My only complaint is lack of support for watercooling but I knew that when I bought it.

Power Supply

Great PSU, just about the highest marks in every test.


I picked this up on Ebay as a factory Refurb model new in the box for $280, great viewing angles for a TN panel, 144hz 1440p and gsync. Paired with my gtx 1080 works amazing.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Neat build, love the gpu brace +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. It is probably my favorite part of the build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that gskill trident z working well for you? I'm doing a Ryzen build for my little bro and have the same CPU/Mobo you have, but have run into the RAM question recently and am worried about which to get. Don't want him to have issues. What frequencies are working for you?

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

I updated the Bios to the newest one and the XMP profile clocked right up to 3200mhz and 14-14-14-34 timing. No issues at all with it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, bud. I'm back again. Major isuues I'm having, but I'd be glad if you heard me out and I'd be thankful for any input if you have any... Same CPU, Mobo, RAM, and (almost) same (evga 1080) GPU as you. Had issues trying to get it to display anything for the boot process. Swapped ram and GPU with those of my build, and got display for the OS install, but had terrible problems with performance in windows as well as mouse/keyboard registration. Thought to just shut down and get the MOBO BIOS update using my PC on a USB, but now I can't get the Ryzen rig to boot or post anything, even with swapping GPU, RAM, and display cables. I believe my brother was telling me he checked the MOBO and saw LEDs which indicate issues with the CPU and or RAM. Did you have any such issues? Really just want this build to be functional. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you pulled the CPU and reseated it in the socket? Also what cooler are you using? Make sure it isn't putting too much pressure on the chip, if it's putting too much pressure, it will cause the the mobo to not recognize the CPU being installed. Just kinda throwing shots in the dark here. Do you have a Debug LED on it to tell you what's going on? If so take the code and search online and it should help you narrow down.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

damn sexxy, i liek how not many people seen this

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Man. It was a fun build.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. The H5 is keeping the 1600 clocked at 4.0hz and 1.34V around 48-53C in games and max temp of 63C I've seen so far. I do run the fans at Max speed all the time just because noise is not really an issue for me and it's a pretty quiet cooler even at Max speed. Overall very very pleased with the set up but it might get pulled a part for an X99 build. I will try to toss a couple more pics up