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by wraithcock



Date Published

Feb. 10, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.156 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

800 MHz


After upgrading to a vega 56 and getting a 1440 144 monitor I found my 4690 a bit lacking.

I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to stick with an ITX form factor, so the build transformed from maybe being ITX to maybe being mATX to me having a mATX board in an ATX case. Ah well.

I was sure I wanted to transition to Ryzen, though. The important part is that I have a processor with 3 times the core/thread count, and should hold about the same clock speeds as my old 4960, for about the same price as I bought it for a few years ago.

At this time I was also planning on redoing my desk setup, as my previous one had a riser that was cool for a while but eventually just started getting in the way. Replacing that with a mounting solution opened up the desk a lot.

I haven't had time to fiddle around with the RGB a whole lot yet. I may replace the white LED fans with some non-LED ones, and I can't get Aura Sync to recognize the case. The coloring is a little bit of a clown show right now.

E: finally got around to trying to set up the lights, but I've had trouble getting Aura to recognize things plugged into the mobo rgb header. I was planning on getting some Halo fan frames anyway, so I got one just to test to make sure it wasn't the case's connector. I've read the some people have run in to issues with Aura not working properly... After uninstalling and reinstalling several times I just gave up for now. I may get an ATX mobo at some point if there's a good sale, and hopefully that one will be recognized.

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BEEFJERKEY 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

how did you get that gpu that cheap

wraithcock submitter 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

I got it a couple months ago when some stock finally showed up on Newegg. I'm really glad I did.

rexmas1 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Can that cat run Crysis?

wraithcock submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yea 4k ultra 144hz - Pretty sweet cat

eopest 9 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Of course your cat likes it; it's a ball with a cord attached. :)

wraithcock submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Surprisingly, the cats haven't jumped ON the computer... Yet.

mikev909 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Pulse 30 points to cat like skillz lol

wraithcock submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

That's why it's there ;) everybody loves cat pics

Project460 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

sooooo clean.