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So with the launch of the new Ryzen series I decided to do a new build. Full custom loop, first I ever built. Pretty happy overall with it. I wanted a 3900x but in Canada they were all but non-existent at launch so I just got a 3600 as a stop gap chip but its preforming great so Im not to concerned about when the 3900x arrives.

There are only two things about this entire build that didn't go as planned. The first is the CableMod kit I bought was a prebuilt kit, and because of that the cables to the top of the motherboard are very tight in the back making it hard to cable manage them properly, if I ordered a custom kit I wouldn't have that problem. The second is the pump on the Bykski distribution block is not a D5, as such its pretty loud. I'll be looking into maybe changing that in the future.

My main use for this is just an everyday driver, gaming, web surfing etc etc. Maybe in the future I'll use it more to its fullest potential but for now its just fine.

Ill add more reviews after I have it up for a couple weeks.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 13 points

I think this is the first Ryzen 3000 build posted to PCPP! Nice.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Bask in its glory. Hail!

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Ryzen 3000 + a Custom Loop = Amazing !!!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

First Zen 2 build! Congrats op!

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

When you have a motherboard that is around 2x more expensive than the CPU smh

  • 7 months ago
  • 6 points

It wasnt the intention, I was intending on having a 3900x but it wasn't available at the time, but its been ordered. It will find its way in eventually, but for now this will work just fine.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the motherboard performance/reliability so far ?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The only issue I have had is after the newest update the board doesnt seem to hold its mystic light settings all the time, sometimes on boot some of the rgb headers dont come on but once I switch the profile in mystic light to something different they light right up. Certainly not something I consider to be a big issue

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

OR just reading the entire post and see the reason behind it. /s

  • 7 months ago
  • -1 points

And with barely exploitable features, besides increased memory support, DOA PCIe 4.0 NVMes for average consumers and yet insignificant/barely visible GPU performance on PCIe 4.0. PCIe 4.0 is definitely a future proof gen when applications will begin properly using it's capabilities, comtrarily, it could be soon replaced by PCIe 5.0 with Zen 3/4. Kind of Ray Tracing scenario with Turing, but meant for motherboards where future tech is applied rather too soon for mainstream stage to switch.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Love the Ryzen 3rd Gen build! It sucks that the cheapest X570 Motherboard you can get is still $169.99 USD. But +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Damn, you beat me to it. I would've had one up yesterday but the ram arrives today D:

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

let me hold your rig I'm tryna see something

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

And thus, the Ryzen 3000 revolution begins!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

do you need a ryzen 2000 chip to update the bios or can u just use the 3600 to update on the B450M steel legend

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Msi has a feature where you don’t need a cpu to update bios

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

do any other brands have that feature

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Some high-end Asus boards have it as well; also note that not all MSI boards have it (for whatever reason it's more common on their B450 boards than X470).

There's a list of motherboards that have this feature over on /r/AMD: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/bvfo57/list_of_b350_b450_x370_and_x470_motherboards_with/

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, thanks a lot

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

some do, the steel legend b450 does not have bios flashback available w/o a 2000 processor. in most motherboards a bios flashback button will be somewhere with the back I/O, although some may have a jumper on the board. Either way, it's almost always a feature that's advertised by the manufacturer, and I know for a fact that almost all MSI b450 chipsets and up have a bios flashback button

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, Im just gonna go with a MSI b450 then, thanks

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

ya I found that out, its only some of there motherboards that have that, mostly b450

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Now you have an excuse to hop onto the 3950X when it's released.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I think the 3900x will do just fine lol, however I am toying with the idea of waiting it out till the 3950x hits to make a final choice but in reality I do more gaming than anything else and I believe the single core clock on the 3950x is reported to be lower than the 3900x so Ill probably still go that way

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

But that's just the stock clocks which itself may be due to power and/or heat rather than anything architecturally, and you have full-on custom water cooling.

I mean, it's been shown that Ryzen's limitation with clockspeed is looking to just be a yields thing as a 3900X is overclocking better than a 3600 non-X, so one would expect a 3950X to be binned even better. Additionally a 3950X, being two 8core chiplets, is kind of nothing more than two 3700X or 3800X (one 8core chiplet) on a single PCB, so again outside of heat and power there shouldn't really be anything stopping you from hitting similar all-core overclocks (unless you lose the silicon lottery).

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair Point, its only 2 months away, waiting might be the way to go

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you also remove the main room lights as your rig is now enough.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats on the first posted 3600 build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I just realized - you've got a full-on custom watercooled CPU and GPU, yet are still using the motherboard's dinky chipset fan...

...then again, apparently the Aorus Xtreme wasn't available at launch, and I'm guessing even the Asrock Aqua is a bit out of your price range?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I liked the Aqua, it could have been in the budget but my local shop doesn't sell Asrock and I buy local to support them. Also I might be wrong but I think that board is E-Atx, which I cant fit on this case with my Distribution Block. As for the chipset fan, so far I haven't heard it once and it seems to be doing its job just fine, until it stops doing its job I dont see any need to ditch it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello what did u use to vertically mount the gpu? Also did u have any problems while using the riser cable? Been hearing problems with 3.0 riser cables with x570 boards thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The Core P5 case comes with a riser cable, which is the one I used. As of now I have had zero problems with my GPU and it infact is scoring higher on 3dmark in this new build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks for the reply... Enjoy

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

is there bottle neck with the 3600 and 2080 ti? i'm planning to do a 3600 and 2070 super build next month, thanks in advance!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Not that I have experienced so far, Im guessing if push really came to shove than maybe there might be but I am gaming on a z35 predator monitor so its a superwide but only 1080 @ 200hz. If I was trying to game on a 4k I could see running into some issues

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually at 4k there would be no difference between cpus. a ryzen 3 1200 and a 9900k would perform the same at 4k.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually that makes a lot of sense, the resolution is a guess gpu bound as opposed to cpu bound in the grand scheme of things huh

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How bad does dust build up with this case being open like it is?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically zero as the dust doesn't get trapped in it as the airflow is obviously very very good. Quick shot of canned air every 8 weeks or so keeps everything great.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok. How well does the 480mm rad keep that 2080ti and 3600 cool? Like what are the temps

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Using synthetic stress tests the CPU never breaks 70, usually tops out around 68 but I have seen 69 on the odd occasion and the GPU sits right around 45 while doing bench marks with a very solid overclock on it of about 2100 and 7700, so overall its real solid. Next challenge is in a couple weeks when the 3950x comes out and I drop that into this rig.