Evil Zoe’s Ryzen 7 1800x PC Build

Ryzen Build PC Components:

CPU: Ryzen 7 1800x
Heatsink: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 120mm U-Type Tower Cooler
GPU: MSI Radeon R9 Fury X
Motherboard: MSI x370 xPower Gaming Titanium
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15
Main Boot SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250G
Game Storage SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250G
Other HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III 7200RPM
PSU: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series 750W 80+ Gold
Case: Fractal Design Define S (Windowed model)
Monitors (x3): SAMSUNG U28E590D
OS: Windows 10 64-bit

I’m sure it can go without saying that all of us on the AMD Red Team Plus have been hyped for the release of Ryzen 7 on March 2nd.   With it’s release, AMD sent me a sample kit and I couldn’t be happier to get my hands on it.  In the kit, I received the Ryzen 7 1800x CPU, MSI x370 Xpower Gaming Titanium motherboard, Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz ram, and the Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 (shipped at a later date).  (Click here to see the unboxing of the Ryzen 7 Sample Kit sent to me by AMD).  Fractal Design also sponsored my Ryzen build with a Define S computer case.  Most of the other components were taken from my previous build excluding the additional Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz ram that I purchased to bring my total ram up to 32GB (4x8GB).

So first, I’d like to say that my PC is an all in one system.  Meaning, I use it for work and play.  For work, I do a lot of video editing, Video conferencing, and basic administrative programs.  As for play, my current “go to game” is Overwatch.  I’m happy to say, my build excels at both!  I am able to edit and process videos quickly and I get max FPS in game.

Now let’s briefly talk about the components:

Ryzen 7 1800x:

Opinion:

Great for multitasking / productivity.  I am able to work and play (and sometimes at the same time).  I haven’t streamed in a while but I plan on putting it to the test soon.

Specs:

  • # of CPU Cores – 8
  • # of Threads – 16
  • Base Clock Speed – 3.6GHz
  • Max Turbo Core Speed – 4GHz
  • Total L1 Cache – 768KB
  • Total L2 Cache – 4MB
  • Total L3 Cache – 16MB
  • Unlocked – Yes
  • Package – AM4
  • Memory Interface – DDR4
  • Memory Channels – 2
  • Click here for more product info.

 

MSI x370 xPower Gaming Titanium:

Opinion:

This motherboard looks great and has some “boost” features.  So far I have had zero issues and the bios are easy to use / basic.

Specs:

  • Supports AMD® RYZEN Series processors and 7th Gen A-series / Athlon™
  • Processors for socket AM4
  • Supports DDR4-3200+(OC) Memory
  • VR Ready and VR Boost: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness
  • Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield. Turbo U.2 with Steel Armor, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
  • Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players
  • Click here for more product info.

MSI Radeon R9 Fury X:

Opinion:

I have been using the R9 Fury X for a few months and it is a great card for gaming.  I am able to play Overwatch on ultra settings and get max fps.  Also, it’s silent compared to my last GPU.

Specs:

  • Interface – PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Boost / Base Core Clock – 1050 MHz
  • Memory Clock Speed – 500
  • Memory Size – 4096
  • Memory Type – HBM
  • Memory Bus – 4096 bits
  • HDCP Support – Y
  • Power consumption – 350
  • Power connectors – 8-pin x 2
  • Recommended PSU – 750
  • Multi-GPU Technology – CrossFire™
  • Maximum Displays – 4
  • HDMI Connectors – 1 (version 1.4a)
  • Max Resolution: 4096×2160 @24 Hz (1.4a)
  • DisplayPort – 3 (version 1.2) – Max Resolution: 4096×2160 @60 Hz
  • Click here for more product info.

Fractal Design Define S Case (Window Model): 

Opinion:

I absolutely love this case.  My goal this year is to tackle custom liquid cooling pumps.  This case is perfect for this task!  The space is optimal.  Until then, it is well ventilated for airflow using intake and exhaust fans.  The Define S also makes cable management a breeze.

Specs:

  • ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
  • 7 expansion slots
  • 3 – 3.5″ HDD positions (can also accommodate 2.5″ units); 2 – 2.5″ dedicated SSD/HDD unit positions
  • 8 fan positions
  • Filtered fan slots in the front and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 180mm in height
  • ATX PSUs up to 180/170 mm with a bottom 120/140mm fan installed; When not using any bottom fan location longer PSUs up to 300mm can be used
  • Graphics cards up to 425 mm in length with front fans installed, without compromising HDD capacity; Graphics cards up to 450mm in length without front fans installed directly in line with the GPU
  • 20 – 40 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  • Velcro straps included for easy cable management
  • Both side panels feature smart captive thumbscrews so no thumbscrews are lost
  • Water cooling capability:
    • Pre-drilled holes on the bottom panel, supports many DDC and D5 variants
    • Adjustable mounting brackets allow for almost any rectangular mounting screw pattern
    • Maximum distance between the mounting bracket screw positions: 350mm height / 80mm width
  • Front Interface:
    • 2 USB 3.0
    • Audio in/out
    • Power button with LED (blue)
    • HDD activity LED (blue)
    • Reset button
  • Click here for more product info.

Now for some pictures and benchmarks:

Define S unboxed – ready to install Ryzen Build:

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Front of Define S computer Case:

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Backside of Define S computer case (pre-build):

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Inside of Define S case (pre-build):

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Ryzen 7 1800x Chip mounted on MSI x370 motherboard:

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All parts installed, ready to plug in:

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Ryzen Build activated!

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Case Closed – Build up and running:

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CPU-Z stats:

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CINEBENCH – Advanced Benchmark:

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I hope you have enjoyed my little write up on my Ryzen 7 1800x build. As always, the opinions above are my own.

Thank you,
Evil Zoe

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