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All I see is a heatsink/fan.
I'll have to take a picture during daylight hours soon. Since that photo was taken I've added a GTX 1050Ti to the build (matching Gigabyte card) and more SSD's.All I see is a heatsink/fan.
First time build!
Case: NZXT S340 Black
Motherboard: MSI W370 Gaming Plus
CPU: Intel Core I7-9700K
RAM: G Skill Trident Z RGB (2x8gb) (4000Mhz)
GPU: ASUS AMD Radeon ROG Strix Vega 56 OC Edition (8gb)
PSU: Corsair RM850X
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB
Sorry for the bad picture, couldn't find a better position as the case is quite small
I will take a look. I was just pricing a similar upgrade (i7 9700k).Take a look at Ryzen 3000 series like Ryzen 5 3600 Jim, incredible value with comparable Intel performance and $200 price tag! I just completes a 9700K i7 build before this series came out and I wish I had waited a month but who knew?
I am currently running an R5 3600. It's actually not hard at all, the main thing is to mostly ignore PBO or PB2 or RyzenMaster just use the bios auto mode with regards to boost that way you get better voltages like 1.365v full load @ 4.2 ghz instead of 1.4v that you would get with PBO or PBO2 (activated in CBS or AMD sections of the bios) and more heat that goes with PBO. Also if you did decide to try Ryzen make sure that along with the all-in-one drivers you also install the new B350-B450-X470*&570 chipset drivers as well that way you get all of the Ryzen power plans correctly available in power options. I use the Ryzen balanced plan myself, some use windows balanced but I noticed with that plan full load is @ 4.095 ghz instead of 4.195 ghz with Ryzen balanced. As far as speed goes, IPC, gaming, multitasking it's pretty much the equivalent of an Intel I7 8700k.I will take a look. I was just pricing a similar upgrade (i7 9700k).
The last time that I was looking at Ryzen, there was a lot of manual configuration required to get them running properly. Which I'm not against, per se, but it's nice to just put something together and it just works.