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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.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 13 points

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Whoa

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Bask in its glory. Hail!

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 1 month 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.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 1 month 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.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

First Zen 2 build! Congrats op!

  • 1 month 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

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

let me hold your rig I'm tryna see something

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

And thus, the Ryzen 3000 revolution begins!

  • 1 month 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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

do any other brands have that feature

  • 1 month 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/

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ok, thanks a lot

  • 1 month 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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 1 month 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

  • 1 month 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).

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

congrats on the first posted 3600 build!

  • 1 month 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?

  • 1 month 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.

  • 1 month 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!

  • 1 month 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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks for the reply... Enjoy

  • 1 month 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!

  • 1 month 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

  • 24 days 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.

  • 23 days 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