My AMD Ryzen 5 2600 build
Ryzen builds are becoming more and more popular these days thanks to their great price to performance ratio. It doesn’t mean that AMD has toppled Intel but at least we now have very good options. Since the latest Ryzen CPUs brought big improvements over the previous reiteration, I decided it’s time to upgrade.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB 3000 Mhz
GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti FTW with Morpheus II Core Edition
Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX Extreme
PSU: Corsair RM850x
SSD: Kingston A1000 NVMe
Hard drive: Western Digital Black 1 TB / Western Digital Blue 1 TB
Case: NZXT H500
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Morpheus II Core Edition
To cool my video card I replaced the stock cooler with Morpheus II Core Edition. I immediately got around 20C drop in temperature. This cooler is amazing and worth its price. The downside is, the Morpheus II cooler is very heavy and you need to provide 2 120mm fans. I am planning to move on to either AMD Vega 64 or Radeon VII so that I could take advantage of my monitor’s Freesync capability.
Corsair H100i GTX Extreme with Noctua A12x25 PWM fans
For cooling the CPU chose Corsair’s H100i GTX Extreme because the tube is located at the top of the pump instead of sitting at the side. This way it doesn’t block the first RAM and makes it easier for me to upgrade to 32 GB if I want to. I used two Noctua A12x25 PWM fans on the cooler instead of using the stock fans. These Noctua fans push more air and produces lower noise, making them a good choice as radiator fans.
Build before the Morpheus II and H100i