Upgrading my system


It’s been a long time since I posted, but there hasn’t been much anything post-worthy. In any case, most people know that AMD launched it’s Ryzen platform in the spring, and I’ve been drooling over either a Ryzen 7 system or a Ryzen Threadripper system to upgrade to – my old configuration has been around for (more or less) five years now.

Old specifications (for the main part) are:

  • AMD FX-8350 with Cooler Master Hyper TX3
  • AsRock 970 Extreme4
  • 4×8 GB DDR3-1600
  • Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB SSD
  • AMD Radeon R9 290

Now that I’m upgrading, the configuration changes to this (as Threadripper hasn’t launched yet…):

  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X with Noctua NH-D15-SE-AM4
  • AsRock X370 Fatal1ty Gaming K4
  • 2×8 GB DDR4-2666 (For now)
  • Samsung 960 Evo 500 GB NVMe SSD
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 (Waiting for that Vega Launch)

Picture of the boxes here:

Case and PSU I’ve been running with have been an Antec P280 and a Corsair AX860i. In any case, the build starts on the next page…

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