For years and years, I've waited for AMD to return to the enthusiast CPU realm, and now that they have in the form of their new Ryzen 7 range of processors, I'm now building my new workstation and gaming PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor.
Up until now I had been using an Intel Core i7-6700K (at stock) and switched it out to the Ryzen 7 1800X, a new motherboard, RAM, air cooler, and OCZ's wickedly fast M.2 NVMe-based SSD.
This new PC will be my workstation that I'm creating content at - be it writing content, reading up (which I do a lot of every day), Photoshop work, emails, and everything in between. I'll also be gaming on it, with games like Mass Effect Andromeda, Overwatch, H1Z1: King of the Kill, and a bunch of other games - and of course, benchmarks.
I reached out to our friends at AMD who provided the Ryzen 7 1800X processor, ASUS Crosshair XI Hero motherboard, 16GB kit of Corsair DDR4-3000MHz RAM, and Noctua cooler. Corsair provided us with the AX1500i PSU a while back, and OCZ stepped up to the plate in a massive way with some major help in super-fast RD400 series M.2 NVMe-based SSDs that can push 2.6GB/sec reads.
NVIDIA recently sent me the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, so of course, that was the GPU of choice for my new workstation/gaming PC build.
PRICING: You can find the AMD Ryzen 1800X CPU for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The AMD Ryzen 1800X CPU retails for $490 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The AMD Ryzen 1800X CPU retails for £504 at Amazon UK.
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