Hey everyone, I finally did it. After telling myself for years that I was going to actually spend the money on my computer, I now have gifted myself this machine.
After getting everything configured and updated properly the machine works amazing! I've never been an AMD user up until I saw just how well Ryzen's R5 chipset was performing and it's exactly what I wanted. The only ongoing issue is getting my 3200mhz RAM to run at it's clocked speed. Right now with the Gaming 3 board it's about fine tuning as the XMP profile currently does not work. <This is as of BIOS Rev F7> I currently have it running without issue at 2933mhz @ 16-18-18-36 - 1.36V for any wondering. Now I did get it to run at 3200mhz with a boost in voltage to 1.39V, however I would get an occasional blue screen and I'm not comfortable going over 1.4V with brand new RAM as I do not want to fry anything this early in the game. Right now I am running all games on Ultra 1080p until I invest in a new monitor <aiming for 1440p later> and there have been zero issues which makes me very happy. This whole process has been extremely fun and I can't wait to continue down my path with this machine!
Thank you for reading and let me know if you have any questions! David
UserBenchmark Rating: UserBenchmarks: Game 77%, Desk 109%, Work 92%