Decided to switch to team red and upgrade from a 5820k to a 3950x. Most of the components from my previous builds were kept. Obviously needed a new motherboard. I like Asus so I went with the X570 Crosshair VIII Hero. Scored a good deal on an CORSAIR PCIE 4.0 NVMe drive so why not. Kept the WD Black PCIE NVMe SSD and my 3TB HDD for mass storage. Things run great. Finding that my 1080ti may be bottlenecking things so I plan to upgrade that at some point early next year. Hoping the 2080 Ti Super rumors are true. If I can upgrade my GPU, my next goal is to build a custom loop. I didn’t want to do it now for fear of changing components. I hope to get a good 5 years outta this stuff so I am trying to plan as much as possible.

Update 1 I ended up getting a really good deal on the Crosshair VIII Formula and built out a loop using Corsair Hydro X parts. Waiting on Team Green to release Ampere which will eventually lead to hard tubing. Hopefully I will be fully upgraded by the end of the year.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues getting 2 dual kits of Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600, rather than 1 quad kit? Were you able to overclock the memory?

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

No issues running DOCP. I am currently trying to manually OC using Ryzen Memory Calculator but I’m not able to hit its numbers.