The first iteration of the warhorse, following a motherboard and RAM upgrade over the original system going back to 2012. Sporting a Zotac GTX 760, FX 8320 CPU, VS550 PSU, 1TB Barracuda HDD, 16GB DDR3 and a Hyper 212 evo.
Around comes the end of 2017, still sporting a lot of the same components, the sharkoon T9 Value underwent some cosmetic changes, the addition of a 120GB SSD boot drive and 6x "Ubanner" RGB 140mm fans at the cost of the Bluray disk drive. The top fan jerry rigged into position due to the case not technically supporting 3x front fans.
The case was upgraded to a sharkoon TG5, borrowing a MSI GTX 1060 6GB I realised that if I was to enter the realm of 144hz I would have to replace my faithful GTX 760 with something more powerful.
Towards the end of 2018 GPU prices came back towards the realms of normality and so a much needed upgrade was added to the Warhorse system; Zotac AMP! GTX 1070. As zotac's GTX 760 had served me admirably and still runs to this day it was only fitting to go with Zotac for the 1070 and for £245 second hand too, the card only being 8 months old.
End of 2018 another important upgrade had arrived to the WarHorse, now finally onto the AM4 platform from AMD. Sporting a ryzen 4 2600 CPU, Asus B450 Prime - PLUS motherboard and 16GB corsair LPX RAM (3000MHz). Unofrtunately I couldn't mount the Hyper212 evo straight away as an additional bracket was required for the AM4 platform.
Following the purchase of the AM4 bracket it was decided that after 6 years of continual use it was time to let the Corsair VS550 rest. Still running (just much less frequently) in an older bulid I use for personal server purposes (see; game servers). I went with the EVGA 650 G2, a gold rated power supply sporting some 5 year warranty. The warhorse was now ready for any future AM4 CPU upgrades / GPU upgrades and more importantly storage upgrades!
WarHorse. From rags to ryzens.
Following the story of a 7-year long build (of sorts)
FX 8320 16GB DDR3 Hyper212 EVO Asus m5a99 FX 1TB barracuda HDD Zotac GTX 760 sharkoon T9 Value Corsair VS550 Samsung S22D390 Generic TV
Ryzen 5 2600 16GB DDR4 Asus B450 prime PLUS Hyper 212 EVO Zotac AMP! GTX 1070 1TB Barracuda HDD 120GB Kingston A400 SSD Sharkoon TG5 Ubanner RGB fans EVGA 650W G2 Asus VG248 Samsung S22D390
There are three main colour schemes I use on this setup; Cyan / blue Pink / purple Orange
All have corresponding windows10 themes to further visualise the colour scheme. Unfortunately the razer mouse doesn't adhere to these RGB memes but its dim light means it isn't intrusive enough to distract from the other colours displayed.