The Ryzen Build

So, this is simply a build log for the new computer. I'll add everything that comes in as it comes in.

First Delivery

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.

Second/Third Deliveries

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.

First Setback

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...