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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 09:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Let me tell you a story.

It was about three years ago and AMD had just released its brand new Ryzen 1700 and my Intel 2600K was starting to look a bit long in the tooth. After hours of long negotiations with the wife she rolls her eyes in concession, I was off to my local Microcenter to upgrade the ole' PC. I grabbed all my parts and sprinted to the check out line with a giant dumb grin on my face. Finally, after being away from AMD for near a decade, my last AMD processor being an Opteron 165 on socket 939, I was about to be back in the warm embrace of the company that ignited my passion in PC building and overclocking. I finally arrive home, tore my old PC apart in record speed and carefully, but quickly, installed all my new parts. I pressed the power button and... beeeeeeeeeeeeep. Reset the CMOS... beeeeeeeeeeeeep. So off to Microcenter I went, again, to purchase a second (different) set of RAM. I had heard the 1700 was picky, but I would not be deterred. And then. Beeeeeeeeeeep. Mildly frustrated, but not yet willing to give up I broke the entire computer down, returned the parts to Microcenter and purchased all new ones and sped home to once again build a new PC. This was the moment, I press the power button and, "mother-beeeeeeeeeeeep"! Nothing. Defeated, I went back to Microcenter returned all the Ryzen parts and picked up a 7700K and all its accouterments. I used it for 2 and a half years.

Flash forward to black Friday, the 3700X is on sale. $300? That's a great deal! I rush home and... sold out. The 3800X though, it's on sale as well, $330 dollars *and* it's in stock. Add to cart, add motherboard to cart. Click buy. The next 5 days were a mix of excitement and trepidation. Would I be in for a repeat of my experience two and a half years ago? Parts arrive, wife, two and a half years later rolls her eyes, and having torn down the PC the day before the parts were to arrive I quickly installed everything, and with no small amount of fanfare, I press the power button.

It just works. And like two and a half years prior when I was sprinting to the check out line of Microcenter, I once again have a giant dumb grin on my face.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2019, 09:56 PM
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I thought this post would be more musical
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I appreciate your early adoption service. I look forward to jumping on Ryzen in late 2020.

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Thank you for not giving up ryzen, even with all the work you went though
Glad to have you back ^^

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I thought this is another one from the Turtle guy. lol. Cool story.

That's the advantage of being near a brick and mortar store. Bought my first Ryzen R5 1600 system when visiting Egypt. Luckily it worked the first time and it is still working. I have since moved to a R5 3600. Bought a MSI a320 for the R5 1600 in Aliexpress and that motherboard, too, worked the first time. Then this Asus X470 Prime i bought from Rome, worked the first time. Really fortunate. But i miss being close to Micro Center back in NJ.

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At least you have better luck than me my Dumpster fire is still not working after 6 weeks and pretty much every part other than the CPU and cooler has been replaced at least once
Lastest victim was the PSU and since its december i probably wont get a new one untill january 2020

If the PC is still not working i am going back to my old PC and maybe i will sell the Dumpster fire and build myself a new Intel machine since Intel apparently works better than AMD

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At least you have better luck than me my Dumpster fire is still not working after 6 weeks and pretty much every part other than the CPU and cooler has been replaced at least once
Lastest victim was the PSU and since its december i probably wont get a new one untill january 2020

If the PC is still not working i am going back to my old PC and maybe i will sell the Dumpster fire and build myself a new Intel machine since Intel apparently works better than AMD
I read about the issues you've been having in your thread and all i can say is - if at all possible - Do Not Go Back to that repair shop.

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I read about the issues you've been having in your thread and all i can say is - if at all possible - Do Not Go Back to that repair shop.
I have been told by multiple friends and family that i should be asking for some sort of refund since they have done such an overall piss poor job of everything
Almost nothing has been done right which means i need to take it apart and re-do much of it myself and lots of stuff has not been done at all and one of the things i told them about at least twice

They have done testing despite they dont have the equipment needed to test a PSU so i paid money for them testing the cables despite i said it was the PSU at least 3 times and all they had to do was say we cant test the PSU we dont have the equipment we need to ship it to Seasonic which would have been fine at least experts with the right equipment could have looked at it

I feel ripped off and cheated and i paid $374 US for all that piss poor work

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Owned both 1700 and 3900X from launch. No issues whatsoever, and been using a cheap X370 Asrock Killer SLI/AC. X370 is definitely picky on RAM, and the 1700 was topping out at 2 DIMMS 2933...but now I'm rocking 3600 on 2 DIMMS, same board almost 3 years later. Son has my 1700 on a B350 now...daughter has 3600 on a B450 and I put my 2200G on a B450 for my nephews..

3600 was the one that gave me a lot of trouble during the build...and that's the apparent Golden Child...well it almost gave me gray hair..

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