this build is a pretty high upgrade for me (check out blue Dragon Mk 1 & 2) & is the first time i have worked with Ryzen. i got the Processor, Ram & Memory & a free 480Gb SSD, in a bundle deal from www.Overclockers.co.uk i've used overclockers for a few years now for various parts & a bundle deal or two. unfortunately for now i have to wait to upgrade the graphics card, But i am looking at something between a GTX 1070ti in sli or a 20xx. I'm unsure as to which to go with. if anyone has any recommendations please feel free to sound off in the comments. the main reason for doing this build is I'm looking in to starting up a channel on you tube so I'm starting to Shoot & edit videos as well as play games & at the moment the GTX 970 has handled every game i have thrown at it including Apex legends, Star wars battlefront 1 & 2 & fallout 4 as well as fallout 76 (which it does struggle a little) most of the parts i have re used from my previous build & i have removed the 2 3Tb hard drives as i wanted to have the radiator of the kraken mounted to the front. The Kraken is keeping the Cpu nice & cool, I haven't tried too much overclocking at the moment but at the moment the Ryzen 2700X is running at 4175mhz ( the base clock is 3700mhz out of the box) & it running between 25c & 36c at idle i am looking to have an external drive case to have the 5 spare hard drives i have so i can make use of them, they all have been previously used so I'm just going to have them as separate disks. My desk I've had for about a year or so, i bouught it on amazon & its a black wood with 2 tempered glass wings. ill try & post a link to the page if i can
Update: 6/5/19: bought myself a corsair gaming K68 keyboard, this is the most i have ever spent on a keyboard & i don't regret it. the feel & response time is excellent, i've never had cherry mx key caps & i love it already. also i have tried overclocking the ryzen 2700x a little more, at the moment it's runninng @4.25mhz & temps are between 38 & 52c which in my opinion is pretty damn good. so still VERY satisfied with the build so fart. all i have to do now is upgrade the graphics card, which should be in the next few months
UIpdate 25/5/19 finally found a great deal on Ebay, 2 Asus rog Strix gtx 1070's for £480! so these will be with me in the next few days. I will update the pictures once I have installed them & got my build finally pretty much finished. Also bought myself a Blue Yeti usb microphone. so I can stream & do a few voice overs on video's that I am hoping to set up on YouTube in the next few months
Update: 01/06/19 just uploaded new pics & I'm really happy with it. the dual 1070's kick the *** of every game I have at the moment. & I can finally play star wars Battlefront II & fallout 76 without the graphics card sounding like it's being tortured. now I have to put the final edit of my build video together & I'll hopefully be up & running on my own YouTube tech channel
Update: 22/10/19 i have added another 16gb to the memory, bringing it up to 32gb & with a little tweaking i have overclocked the CPU to 4.4ghz stable when gaming but i have 2 profiles for this setup in the bios. 1: gaming this has the CPU overclocked to 4.4ghz & the ram only slightly overclocked 2: work, this has the CPU only slightly overclocked to 4.2ghz which is more stable for rendering videos & other stuff i'll be working on.
a great cpu, I admit I maybe a little biased as I am an AMD fanboy, as I have used AMD in a number of previous builds, but this has to be the best I have ever bought, Great out of the box clockspeed & very easily overclockable when coupled with an NZXT kraken x62.
bought this around 18 months or so ago(see blue dragon mk 1.5 & 2.0 & this kept my old FX 8350 slightly overclocked to 4.1 ish. ( I can't remember right now as it was about the same time as I bought the cooler lol) on the ryzen cpu it kept it at a very chilly 25-37 C on the out of the box 3.7ghz. as of now (25/05/19 ) I have the cpu overclocked to 4.35ghz & its a pretty reasonable 36- 50 C (if anyone has any tips on voltages etc it would be greatly appreciated. tia)
this case is amazing. absolutely huge & extremely easy to work in. all of the hard drive cages are removable, as is the 5 1/4" Bay at the top of the case. the 3 200mm fans move a he'll of alot of air through the case & go with the blue aesthetic that I have chosen for the theme of my build. defiantly reccomended
an awesome keyboard. the key response time is excellent & can be adjusted in the ICUE software. the RGB backlight is awesome & pretty bright even in daylight & you can use the ICUE software to change the colours for individual keys, or you can go with the 10-15 per set rgb effects or just a solid colour, just the customization on this is great
this has to be the most expensive mouse I have ever bought & its well worth the money, imo. with the rgb lighting, the sniper button & the literal response time is completely amazing & it has up to 5 user defined settings which you can switch between & the sensitivity goes from 100 to a mind boggling 18000 DPI