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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%

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management is excellent!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow.....impressive cable management. And a nice red and black aesthetic. It seems on the market that you can't really go for anything else as all the budget parts are red and black lol. Nice first build. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

So I can actually change everything aside from the fans to any other color, since the window is tinted. Thank you!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, i like the graphics card cpu combo. Have you OC'ed the cpu yet? +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No OC yet, haven't played anything that's gotten even close to maxing it out!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! You don't really need to OC it for gaming anyway. Awesome build, enjoy!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean man, only pointer would be to get some sleeved cables and put your cable going down under the gpu instead of over the top

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about sleeved cables but nobody is going to see the PC and I don't care to spend the extra money on them. I decided to run the cable over the top to help with the sag initially but I like it over the top vs under, but thank you for the comment!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

you cured the gpu slag, impressive!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah I used the PCI Slot cover, some case screws and some padding on the top!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

That is very impressive. Definitely an innovative way to solve that issue faced by lot. Thank's for the sharing. This will help me in my build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Happy to help! and thank you for the kind words! If you have any questions just let me know, the height just happened to work out in my case

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks glantzy. I'm kind of saving money for the build. Mostly within next three months. I'll build it. Not sure whether to wait for black friday deals. :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude! If you can wait till then, I would highly recommend it! You'll either save more money or get better components at close to the same price!

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No OC yet on the Ryzen, Haven't needed to as of yet so that's nice. and I definitely agree about the M.2 placement, an insulated cover or placement above would have been nicer. Thank you!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Well it seems your case has tons of airflow so even if the M.2 slot is under the video card it should not be a problem for you. In cases with limited air flow the case temps will be higher and since that spot will be hotter than most of the case it may cause issues. With 2 case fan intakes at the front blowing fresh air right to that spot should be more than sufficient.