Everything is perfect for me so i wouldn't change anything. But the RAM isn't on the motherboards compatible ram list. It is very hard to control the rgb lighting on the ram but performance wise no problems. I have overclocked ram and it is working fast and without problems. I got this ram because of performance and looks so rgb wasn't that important to me but i knew i will make it work. So maybe pick ram from compatible list to avoid any extra work to get the rgb lighting on the ram to work. Probably because it isn't fully compatible with the ram the asus aura and iCue doesn't recognize it. Fusion 2.0 from gigabye did the trick for me.
This build is very good so far, awesome gaming and work experience. No problems. But as i said in some of the comments This exact RAM isn't on the motherboards "compatible ram" list. it works great, great performance i overclocked it a little bit and its perfect performance wise. But it is very hard to control rgb lightning because the ram isn't fully "compatible" with the motherboard. So if you want to avoid extra work trying to figure out how to get the rgb working as you would want, pick a ram that is on the motherboard compatible list ( list of compatible motherboard ram with ryzen 2nd gen: https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/PRIME_X470-PRO/PRIME-X470-PRO-memory-QVL-Ryzen-2nd--Generation-processors.pdf?_ga=2.144290172.879456115.1550001799-285558132.1550001799 ).
I didn't overclocked cpu (ryzen 2700x) because i have stock cooler and i dont want to overclock it on stock cooler. Maybe i will overclock it when i get water cooling, I just overclocked gpu and ram. You don't need to overclock anything...But one tip! Your PC will set your ram to default 2133Mhz speed, You will probably buy a faster ram, at least 3000Mhz is recommended when using amd cpu it will boost the performance. So go to the BIOS and just set from auto to D.O.C.P. in ai tweaker->ai overclock tuner and its done!
The drivers are the last thing that you should worry about. You go to asus prime pro x470 webpage and all the drivers are there: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-X470-PRO/HelpDesk_Download/
For gpu just download geforce experience from geforce website and it will automatically download all the drivers needed for gpu.
And that is pretty much it. Just watch some tutorial on how to update BIOS but it is very easy so no pressure and highly recommended. I think there are tutorials on updating BIOS for the same exact motherboard. You can install all drivers in like 10min. PC will boot up just fine and work without drivers so there is no pressure just take your time to download and install all drivers. Also you can get some software that checks if you have all drivers installed and then install them for you i think the DriverPack is good ? but you dont really need this, just download all drivers from asus (x470 prime pro page) and geforce experience and you are good!
I think there is a problem with controlling the rgb on the ram because this ram isn't on asus x470 prime pro compatible ram list. So it's not fully compatible. It does not affect the performance of the ram but i think that's why we cant fully control the rgb on this ram. iCue and Aura didn't recognized my ram but gigabytes software did (rgb fusion 2.0). Once you install fusion 2.0 restart the computer go into the fusion 2.0 and change the color of the ram (it probably wont change right away) close the program and reopen the program. (Probably it will only change one stick). shut down the computer and turn it on and go into the program, change the color and change it back to your wanted color, save. Quit the program and reopen the program. Shut down the computer and repeat the same step, go into the program, change colour and reopen the program. And this got it working for me... a few shutdowns and restarts of the program and its working like it should. (It usually changes colour when i reopen the program after i change rgb) hope you get it working!
Woop, nice for you! I wouldn't change anything because everything works so smooth and good. Performance is great, temp. are good, no problems or anything. But! The ram (corsair vengeance rgb pro) isn't on the list of compatible ram with asus x470 prime pro motherboard. I don't have any problems with performance. I overclocked ram and its working great, so no issues in performance, but maybe because it is not fully compatible. Its hard to get rgb change on the ram. I googled it and its common problem with this ram and this motherboard (probably because it is not fully compatible). Asus aura doesn't recognize the ram and not even iCue from corsair. Gigabytes program does but it does not offer as much rgb settings as iCue. So if this ram isn't a must on your build maybe pick a ram that is on the motherboards compatible ram list (you can get the list on asus x470 prime pro webpage). But make sure you get 3000Mhz+ ram if using this cpu. It boosts performance and fps in games.
Nice, I had the same thoughts! So when i do my massive update will probably put a ryzen 3 in there.
Cooling is actually really good. On normal work i get aprox. 35 degrees on GPU and 34 degrees on CPU (celsius) and some light gaming (cs:go) aprox. 40 degrees on both. On really hard gaming is between 50-60 on both. On the hardest stress test for GPU it didnt go over 69-70 degrees and on CPU stress test was around 60-65 max. So stock cooler on 2700x is quite good. When i stop playing games temps drop to 35 very quick so i guess cooling is doing the right job. I am using three fans. One 120mm exhaust fan in the back and 2 front fans (one is 140mm one is 120mm) I have ordered one more 140mm fan for the front. I have read that the best fan configuration for this case is one 120mm exhaust on the back and two 140mm in the front for intake.
Hope it helps!
i appreciate it.
Thanks! Yeah it was first, little scary at the beginning but ended up really nice. I am very happy. Made a plan before the parts arrived and watched like hundred yt build guides but it was scary because not one build guide had the same components.
Thanks! The plug for rgb cable is on the bottom, left of F-panel cables (power on, reset...) it has white plastic. (right of usb 3 cable). I tucked the cable behind GPU a little bit and run it behind the case where motherboard cable comes in and out underneath the motherboard (same as case cables). Hope it helps!
Thank you very much!
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Thanks! Yes i thought they will come with extensions...my next buy!
Thanks, Benchmarks are very good for stock. On free version of 3DMark time spy i get a score around 10.000 which gives you "better than 92-93% of all results" with overclocking you could probably push more i guess. All the games run really smooth. Playing shadow of the tomb raider and gta v on max settings easy.
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Thanks! Yeah, probably going with nzxt cases for every build in the future.
will upload tommorow.
Thanks! Cables are BitFenix extensions (Alchemy model) they feel very high quality.
I bought it on mindfactory.de but amazon have them too. You can buy single cables or a kit: https://www.amazon.com/BitFenix-Alchemy-Extension-Connector-BFX-ALC-EXTWW-RP/dp/B075MD5YK9/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549406419&sr=8-3&keywords=bitfenix+alchemy+2.0+extension+cable+kit+white
Thanks! Just black screen or system reset ?