AMD has managed to get quite a bit of attention with their new Ryzen processors for their performance capabilities, which gives great value to consumers. After years of waiting, it is finally possible to build a new computer just solely on new AMD hardware! The launch of the Ryzen processors have reignited the flames in many AMD fanboys’ hearts. Of course, it would be extremely satisfying to build a new beautiful system with these new hardware. That is what we are going to explore into in this article.
With absolutely no considerations on the cost for our recommendation, we simply took the computer components we have for reviews and put them together. Who knew that these parts would come together and make such a sexy and beastly machine!
Core Hardware Component Introduction
Perhaps, we had much more of a focus on the aesthetics of the whole build rather than on the practicality and performance of the system. With the white Silverstone RL06-PRO computer case as our choice, it was straightforward to go for a black and white theme. Besides, a such a theme would be perfect for a minimalist style. Read more about the RL06 in our previous article.
For our build, we have the ASRock TAICHI X370 enthusiast grade motherboard. It has practically all the different features that you wanted on a premium motherboard. Furthermore, it is perfect for our build, as it comes in a black and white colour scheme as well. Here are some of the main highlights of the X370 TAICHI motherboard that makes it such a natural choice for a high performing machine.
- High-end Electrical Components and Design that promises great Reliability and Overclocking headroom
The ASRock X370 TAICHI is equipped with the best possible electrical components such as premium 60A power choke and Nichicon 12K Black capacitors. Added with the Digi Power and 16 Power Phase design, the motherboard is made to be very reliable. Furthermore, the 16 power phases also allows overclockers to reach for the limits of the Ryzen processors. It is geared for extreme overclocking situations and of course, even more so for any sort of computationally heavy tasks. This could potentially be the last motherboard that you will ever need.
- Lots of Storage Expansion slots
For those looking to build a new home server system, the ASRock X370 could be a great choice as well, as it features 10 SATA 6Gbps ports. 8 of these ports are provided via the X370 chipset with RAID functions, while the other 2 ports comes from an additional ASMedia ASM1016 storage controller.
- Comprehensive Networking Interfaces
The ASRock X370 TAICHI comes with both a wired and wireless options for users to connect to their network. It is equipped with a high performing Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN chip and a onboard 802.11ac wireless card that reaches speeds of up to 433Mbps. This wireless card also comes with bluetooth features as well. Regardless of the type of connection you are using at home, this motherboard has got you covered.
- Premium Audio for Great Entertainment Experiences
Putting a focus on user experience, ASRock has put in additional effort on the audio solution from this motherboard. With Purity Sound 4 technology, which is a combination of several hardware and software audio solution, users can enjoy great audio performance directly from the motherboard without a need for an additional sound card. ASRock even claims that their technologies will “deliver the crispest sound effects” possible for different sound types.
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor @ Stock
- ASRock X370 TAICHI Motherboard
- GEIL EVO X 3200MHz DDR4 RAM 16-16-16-36-1T
- ASUS RADEON STRIX RX570 OC – 2 x in CrossFireX (1310MHz)
- TOSHIBA OCZ TL100 240GB SSD
- SilverStone RL06-PRO White ATX Desktop Case
- SilverStone TUNDRA TD03-LITE CPU Cooler
- FSP HEXA + 550W PSU
- Windows 10 64Bit
Getting to 3200MHz DRAM Speed
CPU Benchmark Tests with CineBench R15
|Batman Arkham City
2560 x 1440 4xMSAA DX11
Detail Level : High
|Deus Ex : Mankind Divded
2560 x 1440 DX12
Overclocking the AMD Ryzen 1700X with the
ASRock X370 TAICHI Motherboard
The temperature of the system should not be too much of a worry to users, as AMD has also explained that the temperatures that are captured by software could be inaccurate to up to 20 degree celsius. To learn more, please visit the AMD Community page.
Special thanks to AMD, ASUS Singapore, ASRock and Silverstone for the loan of the different PC components featured in this build.