Ryzen powered PC pre-orders

Subject: Processors | February 22, 2017 - 03:32 PM |
Tagged: Cyberpower, maingear, origin, ncix

I am not one to recommend preordering anything but there are plenty of consumers out there that are, as you can tell by how quickly the new Ryzen processors are selling.  Here is a quick look at three of the system builders offerings you can order as of today.

CyberPower

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They offer four different systems, with all but their new Hyper Liquid model using a Corsair H60 CLC for cooling and 8GB of dual channel DDR4.  All systems come with a 3-year limited warranty and lifetime tech support
 

Maingear

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Maingear is more cooling focused, with custom watercooling available in traditional soft tubing and hardline options.  They also offer MAINGEAR Redline Overclocking, so your Ryzen powered system will arrive already running at higher that reference frequencies.  You will pay a little more but they do put effort into the paint and aesthetics.

Origin

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Origin's systems start shipping on March 12th, with NEURON, MILLENNIUM and GENESIS desktops which come with free lifetime US-based 24/7 support.  They offer  Variable Mounting which allows you a choice between four motherboard mounting orientations, choose the appropriate one based on your preferred cooling solution.  You can also add remote controlled LEDs and in some models, up to 34 drives can be installed.

NCIX

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Last but not least is NCIX who not only offer several choices of custom systems but also list a wide variety of AM4 motherboards and compatible coolers for you to order individually.  The lower end B350 boards look to retail around $150 while some of the high end X370 boards are over $400.  The X370 above features two M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 slots with heatshields while the B350 has only one, exposed to the world. 

 


February 22, 2017 | 04:17 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

Seems like a decent hard launch -- looking forward to Ryzen!

February 22, 2017 | 04:54 PM - Posted by djotter

The Origin PCs say "Overclocked Processors up to 5.1GHz", bodes well for Ryzen OC potential.

EDIT: Nope, that is a reference to an Intel processor. Ryzen just says "5-10%".

February 22, 2017 | 09:49 PM - Posted by William J Salawich (not verified)

During the Ryzen press conference earlier today a few youtubers caught professionals overclocking all 8 cores to 5.1GHZ before AMD made them edit out that part of their videos.

February 22, 2017 | 11:11 PM - Posted by PixyMisa

That was on LN2, I think. Not something you're likely to see in the real world.

February 22, 2017 | 09:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hmmmm

It seems 370 mother board pricing particularly at the higher end is rising rather rapidly into the stratosphere. At this rate if Intel simply cuts its prices in half, AMD's "victory" will be very short lived.......

February 22, 2017 | 10:21 PM - Posted by StephanS

Intel cutting price in half ?

I can see some discounts, like with their SSD or else... but no way you will get a 6900K for less then a 7700k

And it seem you can get great Ryzen mobo for around $80

February 22, 2017 | 11:09 PM - Posted by PixyMisa

"If Intel simply cuts their prices in half..."

Also if the money fairy shows up in my back yard and gives me a million trillion dollars, which is a more likely event.

February 23, 2017 | 07:24 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Preorder of 1800x gets Ryzen Hoodie, 1700x a Tshirt and 1700 a cap.

February 23, 2017 | 08:57 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD got a bullseye on this one, well done.

Oh Intel cutting their prices in half would be hilarious...

February 23, 2017 | 12:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

All this Zen news sounds great - so why do I have the persistent feeling that there's a "turd in the punch bowl" somewhere? I guess it's from years of disappointment from AMD. I really hope Zen pans out, and starts a new era of innovation/price drops at Intel. This is a great time to be a PC builder, so let the wars begin...

February 24, 2017 | 11:01 AM - Posted by maonayze

Okay lets say that the Ryzen single core performance isnt quite up there with Intels but is close enough. I would still go with Ryzen as you get more bang for your buck overall. Plus this is the first foray back into the CPU competitive world for AMD in years. With the sheer difference in R&D budgets that obviously exist between Intel and AMD, I think AMD have done a fantastic job here. Plus AMD are getting more 6 and 8 core processors into what was once the High-End less affordable market to bring that market to the mainstream. This hopefully will have an effect on Game developers as they will now see that the multicore market is getting wider and program more games to utilise more cores. Fingers crossed :-)