Started out building my first PC, which quickly snowballed into doing an entire. Full AMD build. Mainly used for gaming and also a work station for working from home 15-20 hours a week. Budget build with most of my parts I either got on sale, from a friend who builds PCs and had them kicking around from sale pickups and also some online/craigslist deals I snagged (don't worry-all brand new and in sealed packaging). My goal was to build this fairly cheaply with the intent that I would not need to upgrade anything other than maybe the gpu within the next year or so. Let me know what you think!
So a little about myself, I research things...a lot, probably too much. So when the task of choosing RAM came about I started my journey on researching the best RAM to run with a AMD 450 chip set mobo. There’s everyone’s go-to: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB, Gskill Trident RGB which people have run without issue with AMD but a lot of people have also experienced problems with those popular choices with AMD chipsets, so I dove a little deeper. The main issues it seems stemmed from the 350 chipset, not the 450 which I ended up running (Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming) but I still didn’t want to chance it. I came across Team Tforce RAM which many AMD users had a lot of success with, I thought I had found the one. But of course I didnt stop scouring the internets, reading reviews and blogs and combing through countless QVLs. I then came across Patriot Viper RGB RAM. Read every review I could find on Newegg or Amazon. 99% were great with most people getting the advertised 3000mhz or 3200mhz with AMD chip sets. But then I dove a little deeper and looked at some blogs. Not only were people getting the advertised clock speeds but every review I read people successfully overclocked them easily getting 4000+mhz while keeping their system stable. So at the end of what seemed like preparing to write a thesis on what RAM is best for AMD chip sets and overclocking stability I decided to go with the Patriot Viper RGB 3200mhz 16gb kit. I haven’t had to time to spend to overclock it but I am getting the advertised 3200mhz right off the bat and I don't think I will have an issue pushing it further.
plenty of space, looks great, rubber grommets for all your cable management needs. Good RGB as well as some good dust screens which you don't see enough of in cases imo. Will continue to buy Phanteks cases in the future. My only complaint is not being able to mount a top mount Radiator in this case. Other than that it is excellent.
for the price you cannot go wrong. I have had one of their dual monitor mounts in the past. When I went to the triple monitor setup I needed something heavy duty due to the size of the monitors I was going to be using. I currently have 34" ultrawide on the top and 2 27" curved monitors on the bottom. The stand is sturdy and clamped to the desk no issue. My advice is to set everything up on the floor or somewhere flat where you can set up the spacing etc. and get all the screws torqued down. Then all you need to do is clamp it to your desk and install the monitors onto the mount!