Ryzen 7 1700x X370

After much deliberation I have taken the plunge and bought all the components for my new PC. 
As I already had some items from my previous rig this made things simpler. I used the Keyboard, mouse, Monitor, webcam and my audio system from the previous setup. These are the items I purchased:


AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8 Core AM4 CPU/Processor

GIGABYTE AX370 Gaming 5 - AMD RYZEN Motherboard
Aorus gaming 5  GA-AX370-GAMING 5

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 Memory-Black
CMK16GX4M2B3200C16













Silent Loop All in One 

Silent Loop cooling Ryzen 7 rig

280 mm CPU Liquid Cooler, Full Copper, 2 x 140 mm fans 



Carbide Series 330R Blackout Edition Ultra-Silent Mid-Tower Case

















The rig I built is mainly for use as an HTPC system. 
My 2011 Rig served me well for the last 6 years or so. I did a lot of research before I decided on the components for my new system. The first was to decide if I was going to use an Intel or AMD based CPU. Once the dust had settled on the Intel Kaby-Lake and the AMD Ryzen 7 I decided on the Ryzen 7, this was done after watching many youtube reviews and overclocking tests.



 ​Once everything was connected I started the rig up and all worked first time. The only issue I had was fitting the 280 mm Silent Loop liquid cooler. The rear 120 mm back fan did not fit with the Silent Loop cooler in place, so I had to remove it and fit the fan on the outside of the case, no big issue. At the front the top slot for a 3.5 inch bay was obstructed by the Silent loop, again the case has 3 slots so I just used the other 2 bays.  The motherboard power up was very impressive. There are rgb LEDs all over the place which can be configured to output a variety of themes and colours.