I was wondering what to ask for Christmas and couldn't think of anything. I thought long and hard and then it came to me, computer parts. My old system was getting slow and wasn't reliable. A new system would cost too much to ask for for Christmas. I decided to upgrade my system. Many of the parts in my system were good parts, there were just some that could definitely use an upgrade. I decided to ask for these items.
-AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
I like AMD Ryzen processors and found this one on sale for $150 at the MicroCenter. It was a great deal so I looked at the specs. It had eight cores and sixteen threads. It seemed to have good specs. I looked up reviews on this processor and it seemed really great so I decided to ask for it.
-AMD Wraith Max
This was a decent cooler. I don't need top of the line right now. I plan to upgrade it in a few years so I can overclock but for now, I'll just use the processor at its stock speeds.
-ARCTIX MX-2 Thermal Paste
This thermal paste had great performance and is pretty cheap. My other option for the MX series would be the MX-4. The MX-4 was runnier and harder to apply, so I decided on the MX-2 instead.
-ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING
This motherboard is awesome. It supports 2-Way SLI and 3-Way CrossFire. It also is a full ATX board. It supports Aura Sync so I can sync up all my RGB components. I found it on sale at the MicroCenter for $139.99 after bundle savings.
-G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200
I was actually not expecting this memory. I asked for G.Skill Aegis 8 GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3000 memory. I was surprised to see this under the tree. I love this RAM. It has an addressable strip on the top of the memory. It is super high performance. I love the heat spreader design also.
-2x Magideal SATA Cables (Purple)
These SATA cables fit my purple and black theme. They weren't too expensive also. I needed two of them for my SSD and HDD.
-Deepcool (3-in-1) RF120 Case Fans
These case fans look nice. I was actually not expecting this either. I was expecting one Cougar Vortex RGB fan. Instead, I got these. They are a great deal. They look nice and perform nice.
-NZXT H500 Mid-Tower
This was a big surprise for me. I never asked for a new case at all. When I was done opening presents (at least thought I was done) my dad said he had to go get something. He brought back a giant present for me. I opened it up and it was a new case with a side panel window! If you would like to know what's coming in 2019, click here. To see higher resolution images, click here.