Category: Computers

Ryzen Risin’ – Ghost Reincarnated

Ryzen Risin’ – Ghost Reincarnated

UPDATE 09/10/21:  Corsair Vengence memory LEDs were giving me fits to sync with the rest of the lights.  Mostly they would freeze.  Just swapped to TEAMGROUP TUF Alliance DDR4-3200 sticks.  Something odd freezing lights.  Gotta investigate.

UPDATE 08/28/21:  Actually catching up on a few upgrades/swaps.  I changed out the motherboard from Gigabyte to ASUS, swapped the Thermaltake power supply with an ASUS Thor and I finally got my hands on a RTX3070.  Swapped case to Cougar, changed AIO and fans to Arctic.  RGB lights are controlled by SignalRGB software based.  Amazing!!!!

UPDATE 04/12/21:  Disconnected status screen as it was interfering with resolution and size on the big screen.  Added a couple of Corsair accessories (headphone stand, iCue Nexus)

UPDATE 01/28/21:  Even more tweaks.  Swapped monitors, added 7″ status screen running AIDA64, added DAC/AMP and new gaming headset.

UPDATE 10/27/20:  A few more tweaks

New Corsair keyboard and mouse and added some color coordinated sleeved cable extensions

UPDATE 4/20/2020:  A couple of swaps and upgrades… 

I was having random lockups and BSOD’s.  Checked the Windows Event Viewer and showed that I was getting kernel low power errors so I swapped the power supply to a Thermaltake 850w.  Still got random lockups but no more BSOD so that helped but didn’t fix everything.

Picked up a Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super thinking maybe the lockups were caused by the graphics card but that didn’t fix the problem.

While piddling I pulled a couple of the drives and they were extremely hot to the touch.  So I ran SpeedFan and the thermals on my data and media drives were crazy high (Toshiba X300’s) so I pulled the cloned WB Blue drives from the old build and thermals dropped considerably.  

Issue now is the UPS is not carrying the computer when we lose power or does a self-test.  Tried a new UPS and didn’t fix.  Going to swap the power supply with a Corsair unit from an older build to see if that fixes it but that’s a project for the weekend.  

UPDATE 2/16/2020:  Convert to main gaming rig.  Swapped RTX2070 from i7 build and cloned data, media and game drives.


CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix X570-F
Memory TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta TUF Gaming Alliance RGB 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-3200Mhz
Case Cougar Conquer
Boot Drive Seagate Firecuda M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB
Data Drive WD Blue 4TB-5400RPM
Media Drive WD Blue 4TB-5400RPM
Game Drive Toshiba X300 8TB-7200RPM
Video Card ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Dual
CPU Cooler Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 A-RGB
Case Fans Arctic BioniX P120 A-RGB (x2) 
LED light control software SignalRGB 
Power Supply ASUS Thor 850W 80+ Platinum
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Virtual Reality Oculus Rift S
Monitor Samsung 49″ Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor
Status Monitor Corsair iCUE Nexus Companion Touch Screen
Speakers Logitech Z-5500 THX 5.1 Digital Surround Sound
Headphone DAC/AMP EPOS|Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO Gaming Audio Amplifier
Headset EPOS|Sennheiser GSP 600 Wired Acoustic Gaming Headset
Headphone Stand Corsair ST100 RGB Premium Stand with Surround Sound and USB
Mouse Corsair Dark Core Pro RGB SE
Keyboard Corsair K100 RGB Gaming Keyboard
Gaming Wheel Logitech G920 Driving Force Steering Wheel and Pedals
Flight Stick Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S.