Hey everyone, new to the forums and new to AMD, in fact fairly new to PC building in general at the ripe age of 42
I built my first PC almost 5 years ago, an i7 4770k which I still have and last year built my son a budget gaming computer using an i3 6300.
I had planned on getting Ryzen since I was planning on upgrading soon so I waited, and waited, and waited until the release. Then waited some more for reviews and bench marks. Just last week I got my 1700 and CH6 and so far I've been very happy with my set up. I'm still learning how to overclock and tweak things in Bios so I've spent a few hours a day, reading, watching videos and learning. I mainly use my computer for content creation using programs like Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and in the past I did some 3D modelling and I hope to get back to it. I'm a mild gamer currently but I was big on console gaming since I was a kid, always like RPG and strategy games but every now and then I enjoy some shoot'em up and sports games.
So far I have the 1700 at 3.8Ghz at 1.3v later changed to offset once I ran stability tests. Memory is at 3200Mhz using G.Skill Flare X 14-14-14-34, haven't had any major issues so far. Idle temps are looking good on both Aida64 and HWMonitor usually around 25-30c and at load I've only seen it around 40's however I do have Sense MI enabled, I've been reading with this off that the true temps are displayed which increase idle and load between 5-10c which I can live with.
I'm still waiting for a few sleeved cables and I hope to get Vega If and when it comes out, I almost pulled the trigger on a GTX1070 but I think I can hold out a couple more months. I will be posting a build log later today or tomorrow for anyone interested
Looking forward to being part of this community and learning from you all.
AMD Ryzen 1700
Asus Crosshair Hero VI
G.Skill Flare X 16BG (will add 32gb more soon)
GTX 1060 3BG (Waiting for Vega!)
Corsair H80i V2
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