So I finally upgraded my system off that old Athlon X4 860K. It served me well, but boy was it started to lag behind in some games.
At first I was just going to go Intel, then AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 hit the market. Ryzen 5 proved to be the much better value over Intel's counterparts, so that's what I went with. I carried some things over from my last build, but I had to buy new RAM as Ryzen only uses DDR4.
I do plan to overclock eventually, and the great thing about AMD's new line of Wraith coolers, I don't have to buy an extra cooler to get at least a modest overclock. Well, as you can see, I finally decided to get a different cooler. I got a good deal on it from work, so that's why I got it. I like it so far.
So far, it's been amazing. My CPU is no longer bottlenecking my GPU at all, and in more CPU intensive games, I don't have to worry anymore. Sure, I'm now on 8GB of RAM over 16, but that's due to how expensive RAM has become. I'll throw in another 8GB stick eventually.
I went for a fully modular power supply this time, and holy crap is it awesome.
Orange was also the theme this time, over blue from last time.
I also decided to go with a triple monitor setup also, and it's beautiful.
Oh, I only paid $177 for the 1500X, but SuperBiiz likes to add a crazy amount for shipping.
Better than it's Intel counterpart (the Core i5 7500) in almost every way. Plus so far, it's been amazing.
It's cheap, it's simple, but I can overclock.
Nothing fancy, it's Crucial, my go to brand, it'll do it's job just fine.
I'm so upset that ADATA discontinued this line, was my favorite line for budget SSDs.
My hybrid drive is still going strong, need I say more?
She's getting old now. But due to the insane factory overclock on the GHz edition 780, it performs about on par with a 780 Ti. This also has got to be my favorite GPU of all time.
It's cheap and orange. Also has a Window. Not bad in terms of cosmetics, but god is it a ***** to work in.
Great modular PSU.
I love this mouse so much I bought a second one for my gaming laptop.