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Ryzen 5 build complete! Full system specs are Ryzen5 1600, 16 GB DDR4 2300(2x 8GB Gskill), ASrock AB850M-PRO4, ASUS GTX1060 6GB OC ROG ver, 480GB Sandisk Ultra SSD for OS, 10TB assorted HDD's. Antec TruePower Gold 500W. Antec 200 v2......Next step, Watercooling and a 4ghz OC
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So depending on my tax return i may be getting VR as well. That said, my room is NOT big enough XD
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Curiosity, what was the decider for GSkill, SanDisk SSD and the Antec PSU?
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ooooooo you have me interested. I want to see how this goes on OC.
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Price and experiance, ran Gskill ram at an OC for the 1100T's entire life, the Antec PSU is also from the 1100T, replaced an exploded TX750 corsair from some time after the bronze age. As for the Sandisk well ive installed them in almost every PC in the office and havn't had a single issue, also the ultra is the same speed as most of the competeing brands but a tad cheaper. plus i have a 2gb sandisk usb that has been in the wash, in the mud, rained on, runover by my car, left in a black car in summer and just generally put though a hell of a lot of abuse. still works, holds my auto-starting Ghost boot XD
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This build honestly read like my playbook so I'm keen to see how it holds up.
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the "upgrade kit" of CPU, Mobo and RAM only cost $610 after postage, everything else was already bolted onto the 1100T. Also as far as i can tell i can re-use my old watercooler as well, bracket looks the same as the AM3+ but im going to clean it up first
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$610!?!?!? Holy fuck I think this will happen.
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I need to get the mounting kit for my noctua cooler and then I'm set
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yeah i opted for the 1600 with the stock cooling because i wasnt sure if my AM3 W/C would fit. Also cheaper than the 1600X but from what i have been reading will OC out to pretty much the same as the "X" version
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basically it was, will oc? get 1600. will not oc? get 1600X
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So far the performance boosts even without OC at the same speed as the Phenom2 X6 are huge, guess thats modern architecture and faster ram for you
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wait...I'm confused, isn't the X the multiplier unlocked version and thus the one to pick if you want to OC?
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ALL Ryzen chips are unlocked
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the X just has higher stock clocks and a bigger base power draw, AMD dont do the intel thing of making you pay extra for the ability to OC (edited)
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OH so it's just the fact it's beefier out of the box. Are they golden samples of the non X counterparts?
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Kinda but from what ive seen on the net theres only a 100MHZ difference when you start OC'ing past 4ghz. (edited)
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I think this sums it up for me from a quick google. Basically yeah, the X improves your chances of getting a golden sample because AMD is already guaranteeing it will OC slightly higher via XFR. I reckon I'll still splurge the little bit to up my chances due to still using my existing air cooler.
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Just so you know XFR gets turned off the moment you manually OC and its a feature on the base 1600 model as well, it just doesnt boost as high because the stock clocks are lower. When manually OCing the difference between the 2 is minimal. I needed the stock cooler to tide me over while i adapt/replace my closed loop water, and i have OC'd AMD chips since the thunderbird so im pretty confidant i can pull a stable 4ghz out of the non-X. But if you have a cooler already and arn't a massive tightwad like me then you should prolly go for the X variant
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