CPU & Motherboard
I chose to build the most tactful system I could, keeping everything simple - yet powerful. The choice of the Ryzen 7 1800X gives me 8C/16T of CPU performance, mixed with 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - and an insanely fast 1TB OCZ RD400 M.2 NVMe SSD, and we've got an amazing PC. All of it air cooled, too.
Housing the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor is the well equipped ASUS Crosshair XI Hero motherboard, with some slick styling at the top of the board near the Socket 1311 - just 26 more pins and we could've had 1337 pins, AMD.
The bottom of the board looks great, with a tease of that OCZ RD400 M.2 NVMe SSD at the bottom.
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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