RYZEN budget beast

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June 18th 2017
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Rating:
Really ugly (2.0)
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Key Features:
AMD CPU AMD Graphics
This modder's other projects:
System Specs:
  • RYZEN 5 1600X @ 4ghz
  • ASUS Prime B350-PLUS
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz
  • XFX R9 290 1070mhz~core overclock
  • Corsair 850cx PSU
  • 120gb Kingston SSD for boot drive
  • 1TB WD drive for music, pictures, etc.
  • 1TB Seagate Barracuda for Steam library/games
  • 3TB HGST for Steam library/backup
Performed Mods:
Nothing really other than 4x120mm Cougar case fans, Enermax 92mm 3- copper heatpipe CPU cooler with another 92mm fan strapped for push-pull airflow. (Actually keeps my CPU fairly cool! Never got above 67C during 15 minute stress testing. Stays below 60C while gaming mostly.) Copper memory chip heatsinks on my R9 290's VRM chips. Had to file down the main heatsink a few millimeters to get them to fit. Without them the VRM chips would get into the 90C range..Now they hardly hit 76C.
Special Tools Used:
  • My brain, bare hands, and a screwdriver. xD
Time Spent:
Honestly not sure. Spread it out over a few days after work. Maybe 3-4 hours total..? Took my time with it anyway.
Finally upgraded from my dated Ivy Bridge CPU setup. My R9 290 is the next to be replaced, but I didn't want my old i5-3450 bottle-necking a new card. My old PSU was dieing as well, so I got to fully strip my Antec 900 case and do some semi-proper wire management.
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12 Comments on RYZEN budget beast

#1
ensabrenoir
warning....zip ties = Mc hammer pants
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#2
_larry
ensabrenoir
warning....zip ties = Mc hammer pants
Why does everyone get so upset about using zip-ties? They work so well...
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#3
ensabrenoir
_larry
Why does everyone get so upset about using zip-ties? They work so well...
...works very well but detracts from the aesthetics of the build which is really nice by the way. I did not vote because i know the cable management challenges of the 900 (I had one), so i know with a few tweeks how good this could look.
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#4
zo0lykas
and where is here mod ?

peoples cant recognize its not pc gallery its CASE MOD GALLERY !!!

STOP uplaoding GARBAGE
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#5
ensabrenoir
zo0lykas
and where is here mod ?

peoples cant recognize its not pc gallery its CASE MOD GALLERY !!!

STOP uplaoding GARBAGE

.....the zip ties...... ...hammer pants
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#6
_larry
zo0lykas
and where is here mod ?

peoples cant recognize its not pc gallery its CASE MOD GALLERY !!!

STOP uplaoding GARBAGE

Once upon a time, this used to be a PC Gallery. Sorry If I have upset you with my mediocre build, child.
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#7
ensabrenoir
_larry
Once upon a time, this used to be a PC Gallery. Sorry If I have upset you with my mediocre build, child.
It's now call PCATM. No ratings or harsh criticism.
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#9
MethanolMan
I like how you used what you had to , in order to mount the fans. People don't always have a lot of money
after buying there Cpu and parts, for extras. So I say job well done ! using what you had for the budget you had. Bravo !!!!
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#10
MethanolMan
I voted 6/10 because:

For getting the parts to game, and ignoring the bling ! Some folks have budgets. I like your build!
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#12
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Antec 900 is nice, but there are a lot more better cases out there now.
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