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Compadibility Check for these parts please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Heyhaymikey, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. Heyhaymikey

    Heyhaymikey Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2017
    Hello I am wanting to upgrade my computer to run the latest and greatest games can someone tel me if these parts will all work together?

    Case: NZXT S340 Matte Black/Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Case

    CPU:AMD RYZEN 5 1400 4-Core 3.2 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1400BBAEBOX Desktop Processor

    Motherboard:ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

    RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory for AMD Ryzen Model CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16

    CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 LED with PWM Fan, Four Direct Contact Heatpipes, Unique Fan Blade Design, Red LEDs, Optimized Bracket Design by Cooler Master
    Link: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...cm_re=Cpu_cooler_ryzen-_-35-103-218-_-Product

    Thank you all that help :)
  2. phillpower2


    Dec 21, 2016
    Hello Heyhaymikey,

    Couple of pointers for you, AMD quotes 2667MHz RAM as being suitable for pairing with the Ryzen 5 1400 CPUs, see info here

    Your aftermarket cooler, a very important thing I must make you aware of is that you do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you do use it you will void your CPU warranty both AMD and Intel are clear on this, see below;


    This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.

    Full AMD article here

    Don`t see the following on your list, PSU, GPU, optical drive** and an OS such as Windows 10.

    ** Not required if installing Windows and drivers from a USB device.

    Btw, Amazon have the CPU for less here
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    A few words of advice;
    1 I do not see your memory listed on the qvl list at asus. This in and of itself does not mean it will not work; it means it was never tested and found to work.
    2 Your ram is most likely going to run at 2133 until you set speed, timings and voltage manually in the bios. Note your board should have xmp to set ram for you however I never use xmp; I prefer to set parameters manually.
    3 The coolermaster 212 type hsf are excellent however they are NOT the easiest things to install. Test fit everything prior to applying thermal compound and doing the final install. It is very common to have the bottom of the cooler hit the ram chips or the northbridge heatsink and you have to do some "engineering" to get it to fit correctly
    4 There are a lot of bios updates for your motherboard regarding ram issues. I would update the bios to the latest one before doing any operating system install
    5 Just my opinion however ryzen is NOT for new builders. Ryzen is capable of incredible performance however it takes careful tuning in the bios to achieve said performance. As an example, I have two personal systems here; one intel 7600k [overclocked to 4.5gig] and one ryzen 1700x [overclocked to 3.9gig] On single core benchmarks, the intel has a slight advantage. On multicore benchmarks, ryzen blows intel out of the water. The ryzen system doubles the intel score on cinebench cpu test. On realbench cpu test, ryzen out scores intel by 35%

    Ryzen is not intel where you can just slap parts together and have it work well. Ryzen takes bios updates, careful tuning of ram speed, voltage, and timings to get decent performance.
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