I am basically done prepping for RYZEN. I have my parts, I know what to do, I am just waiting for AMD. I know, pretty nuts. But I am eager to get one of the 4 or 6 core parts into my hands.
What about you guys? Are you ready? Any plans so far?
CPU + mainboard are TBA but here is all the other stuff for my system:
Corsair Carbide 400Q case
Seasonic Platinum 750
3 x 120mm and one 140mm Noctua fans, all PWM
Noctua NH-U14S CPU cooler (have to get the AM4 upgrade kit)
16GB (2x8) G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 2800
Sapphire R9 Fury Nitro GPU
Intel 600p NVME SSD 128GB (OS+stuff)
Sandisk Ultra II 960GB SSD (games)
maybe some spinning rust…
I'm running this piece of beauty I am planning a project "snow black", (and YouTube videos) that includes painting the yellow plastic white, painting my fractal case's front and top meshes white, getting Asrock B350 pro4 and best case scenario 6c12t ryzen, worst case - 4c4t... The ram isn't really all that important, since the NH-D14 is going to cover it up anyway.
I'm waiting to get my tax refund, and third party benchmarks, then i'm ready for Rizen. Really only going to replace the cpu, mobo, ram, and cpu cooler. Don't have any of it yet. But yeah, if the leaks are correct with price, i might actually get the highest end 8 core. I was aiming to spend around $1000 total and it might take me $50-$100 over budget, but not a big deal.
I would not be surprised what so ever if we see high end motherboards with 10 gig nics on board. I don't think we will see mitx boards with high end nics, but Im sure the server sempron line up will bleed into the mainstream.
Sapphire Toxic R9 270X. It's about as powerful as I need it. There is only one thing I don't like about it, and that is the lack of Freesync support. Other than that - it runs everything I through at it, it's quiet, it's below 70 degrees at 100% load with very quiet fans... I think after I build the Ryzen system I will upgrade to Freesync compatible card, be it downgrade to 460 or if fate is good - 470... But for now - I really need the cpu. I rendered 28 minutes video of me playing Gwent for am hour and a half... If I have to I will cut down on the motherboard to be able to get the best possible cpu...
Can't wait, I'm planning on a six core running in an MSI titanium board I've basically done a full rebuild over the last few months prepping for ryzen. 16Gb corsair LED DDR4 3000mhz (white led's), evga supernova p2 850 watt, Asus strix 1070, and the anidees ai crystal white (going for a black and white build).
Vegas pro 13... At the time I started, Adobe CC used Cuda mostly and barely used any opencl, so I went with Vegas. Now I'm too used to Vegas to start using another software...
Current FX lineup will also be huge jump in rendering, but when I was buying I wasn't really considering rendering videos and stuff... So now I am stuck with my stupid choice and I am now willing to cut all else to get the best CPU possible.
I'm not that hyped for Ryzen really. If there are some really nice motherboards I might be tempted. But what I really want is new GPU's. Seems I've been waiting in vain for Vega, should have bought a 1080 last year.