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Ryzen Red Dragon

by DJCoult



Date Published

Nov. 14, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 13, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate



My first computer build. My budget for this build was $1200, with Mail-In Rebates and Black November Savings it was completed at about $1100. Build was completed 11/13/2017. The case is the Red/Black Corsair SPEC-04. The build posted instantly without problems and also booted. Updated the BIOS without issue and installed the OS instantly. I was installing my first game within an hour of the first boot. It is not overclocked, but obviously has great potential. So excited for the way it turned out. In it's newness, the only change I would do is maybe a smaller CPU Cooler, it takes up quite a bit of the motherboard and covers the RGB in the top left corner and RAM (not a big issue).

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skyrise 2 points 3 months ago

CM Hyper T4 is not powerful enough. Here are some real CPU coolers:

  • Noctua NH-D15S - wow performance
  • be quiet! Dark Rock TF - high performance, top-down airflow
  • Noctua NH-C14S - high performance, bottom-top airflow
  • Arctic Freezer 33 Plus - cheap, best price/performance
  • Noctua NH-L9x65 - very small, between Wraith Max and Wraith Spire in performance.

Other than that, nice config.

infernova 0 points 3 months ago

You don't recommend the Cryorig H7?

skyrise 1 point 3 months ago

Cryorig have very beautiful coolers, but their performance is not that good, except R1 Ultimate and R1 Universal. Cryorig H7 is weaker than Noctua NH-U12S by around 2-3°C.

For the same price of H7 you can get the Arctic Freezer 33 Plus which is currently the best price/performance air cooler. AF 33 Plus is also 1-2°C cooler than NH-U12S, and around 4°C cooler than H7.

Techmaster123Xd 1 point 3 months ago

Overall a great Pc build!!

WeisslyChE3ze 1 point 3 months ago

What kind of case should I get? I'm new to pc building.

DaniusX 1 point 2 months ago

Hmm, I'm getting this board and the cryorig h5 universal. Is it only available to mount like it is with the air flow going vertical? Would that be bad to suck air from the GPU area to cool the CPU?