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New PC

I've built a (mostly) new PC. The build was started and completed yesterday.



  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    Previous PC had an Intel Core i7-6700K
    Previous PC had a Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 5
  • RAM: 32 GB (2x 16 GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V Series DDR4 @ 2933 MHz
    Previous PC had 16 GB (2x 8 GB) of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4
  • SSD: 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO
    Previous PC had a 250 GB Samsung 850 EVO (which used SATA III 2.5" instead of PCIe x4 M.2)
  • Video card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming 8G
    Previous PC had this same graphics card
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3
    Precious PC used an EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2
  • Case: Fractal Design Node 804
    Previous PC used a Fractal Design Define R5


Before I put it in the case, it looked like this


SSD, RAM, CPU, and CPU cooler are all installed on the motherboard. Inserting everything was easy, though I didn't have a larger Phillips-head screwdriver, so I had to make use with the one on a pocket knife. M.2 drives are easy to install, but for some reason, they put the screws in box in tiny bags where they could be easily lost rather than preinserting them on the motherboard.


Second boot attempt (first boot attempt with a GPU inserted; the actual first boot attempt was successful but no GPU was inserted and Ryzen 5 2600 has no integrated GPU, so there was no video output)


The RAM supports 3200 MHz, but it isn't enabled by default. Enabling XMP solves this.


The motherboard is now in its case, along with the power supply, and it has an OS installed (I also took this with a better camera)







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