So, this is simply a build log for the new computer. I'll add everything that comes in as it comes in.
Corsair Hydro H110i AIO
New processor? Well, the AMD Ryzen 1700X doesn't come with a heatsink/fan so I realized that I would need something to remove heat. So, I wanted something beefy but not bank-breaking beefy.
The Corsair Hydro H110i AIO should qualify as the radiator is 280mm and is huge. The reviews were good, and it supports the AM4 socket out-of-the-box. The bad news is that this won't fit in the original case I was placing the build in, but that's a different story.
G.Skill 16GB (2x 8GiB) TridentZ Series DDR4 RAM
I also grabbed 16GiB of decent RAM, and it's pretty fast. I'm a huge fan of G.Skill, so this should work out very well. My current rig is DDR3 which is why I needed to pick up the RAM.
The stats: DDR4-3200, timings of
16-16-16-36. It says it's good for the Intel Z170 motherboards, I'm pretty sure it will work in other ones as well.
- Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition Full ATX Case
- Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Power Supply
So, the next two important parts came in. The case and power supply were actually overlooked in the initial build as I had a few power supplies and a really good case laying in wait.
Unfortunately, the power supplies were missing cables and the Corsair H110i wouldn't fit in the case that I had without having to take a Dremel to the motherboard.
Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition Case
It's big, has a huge window, and room for 4 SSDs and 6 hard drives. I'm pretty sure I could get two motherboards in there without any issue. I know that the Corsair H110i will fit with absolutely no issues what-so-ever.
It should work out pretty well for the build as there is a ton of space for cable routing behind the motherboard. Airflow should be great with all of the fans, and cleaning should be simple with all of the filters in place.
I love the look, and it should be complimented well with the gear going in it.
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Power Supply
Its brother reviewed very well on HardOCP, and I thought a touch of light couldn't hurt. Of course, I'll probably keep the lighting off anyway...
This should have no issues with supplying power to everything in the case.
So, after pre-ordering my processor and motherboard from Amazon on the 26th of February, I had the privilege of watching March 2nd (the Ryzen release date) come and go without any notifications from Amazon on shipping anything.
I called their help desk and was greeted by a very kind woman who informed me that the parts I had ordered were out of stock. Needless to say, I was irate.
I went ahead and cancelled the order from Amazon—already far too late to recover from—and placed another order with NewEgg. Luckily, I managed to get the processor.
I will have to wait on the mainboard since there was absolutely no chance I was going to go 2-for-2 on such a hot set of items. The wait continues.
...to be continued...