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I have been waiting for a decent AMD comeback for a long time. So far I have been nothing but impressed with this current build. Obviously with any new platform there will be growing pains. for example this is the 2nd X370 board I have tried. The first board had posting and performance problems due to bios issues.

The biggest issue currently is getting memory to run at 3200. With the kit listed I was able to just click XMP and bam it worked at 3200 CL 14-14-14-34 . While it worked , I noticed that performance was lacking compared to similar builds. I ended up disabling XMP and using the same settings manually with ddr voltage at 1.37 the system performed a lot better.

CPU wise I have it currently overclocked to 3.85 Ghz with voltage at 1.28 with temps sitting at around 42c while gaming, and the GPU sits around 38c.

Overall I am very happy with the current state of my build.

(update: I have changed the motherboard and cpu out to a R7 1800x and a Gigabyte AX370 Gaming K7. So far so good. currently at 3.9 @ 1.34v and still testing. Bios is beta F3e)

Current firestrike score, not to shabby I think. Firestrike

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build OP.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Could I get your help with my build? I am working on a Ryzen build. Having a hard time picking memory and motherboard.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Memory I ended up going with the GSKILL RGB 3200. It seemed to be the most compatible for running at 3200 on ryzen. the set I used before was some evga DDR4 3000 cl15 and that worked but only at 2933.

The gaming 5 is a great board, I bought it because the Crosshair VI was sold out . I am happy with that board. but with ether the ASUS , GIGABYTE , or ASROCK 370 boards are a good choive IMHO.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Best case for a watercooling systeme +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, thats AWESOME. I would do the loop exactly like you. Soft tubes all the way.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I was going to try rigid but decided against it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Do ryzen justice and go hardline! Nice build man. 760t is my absolute favourite case. I wish Corsair had a tempered glass version.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you get a full control of TridentZ LED with gigabyte motherboard?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did G.Skill released a new beta of the software that actually worked.

I had the leds looking like the warp core of the enterprise. pretty cool. The wife called me a dork lol. Oh well :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

3.85 @ 1.28v ...That is a lottery wnner. Why not push to 3.99~4.00?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I tried for 4.0 but it was a no go, required way to much voltage to even post and boot at 4.0 around 1.47 vcore and not even bench stable.

I'm going to swap out to a Taichi x370 and x1800 this weekend and see what happens.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't wait to see the results of that 1800x ) Any chance of you selling me the Gigabyte/1700? Haha

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I was still in my return period for microcenter so I just did an exchange. I was going to get the Taichi but decided on the Gigabyte K7 instead. They had a excellent combo deal, it was $100 off any motherboard bundled with either a 1700x or 1800x. So I ended up getting the 1800x / K7 . the difference between my previous combo 1700 and Gaming k was $115. seemed like a no brainer to me.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you recommend buying Windows 10 keys? Also, any problems with the toshiba hdd?

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

You do know that your processor bottlenecks your GPU right? It would be helpful if you want to run 4k games over 60FPS to get a better CPU, but seeing as you have a 1440p monitor, at 100hz you should be fine on most games.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

@4k The bottleneck is actually at the GPU. I actually Had a 7700K @ 5ghz prior to this build. I was having a hard time deciding on Ryzen because the last 10 years or so of AMD has sucked. I have had all the iterations of the i7 since release and It was time for something different. What I have found is that while my max FPS was higher on the 7700k the min FPS has been better my my Ryzen, and there is still more work to be done with bios revisions.

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

The minimum FPS is always higher on an 8 core CPU, the i7-6900k gets higher minimums than the Ryzen 7 series, except for the 1800x, and it beats the 1800x in minimum FPS when it is overclocked.

The Ryzen 6 cores will show similar results to the 8 cores, with slightly lower minimums due to the CPU bottleneck created with a 1080, or faster GPU's.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

While the Prime and 1700 should work fine out of the box, memory compatibility at the higher speeds will most likely require a bios update. ASUS makes it simple though. You just download the update and place on a flash drive. Then you go into the bios under tools I believe, there will be a bios flash option. with your flash drive inserted it should detect the file and ask you if you want to update. If your ready just say yes and let it do it's thing. Just make sure you do not power down or interfere with the update. Let it run till completion and you should end up with a freshly updated bios.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it does dip below 100 fps but I run everything at max 3440x1440 , this happened on my 7700k@5Ghz as well. Games like Battlefield 1 does stay pretty much at 100fps But then the Division stays around 80 to 95 fps with occasional dips into the mid 70's I think the only way to stay @100fps is either much higher overclocking or SLI.