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Was time for me to build another PC and the new amd stuff seemed like the way to go.

I bought everything at Microcenter, they had a few deals I took advantage of.

When you purchase an RX 5700 or Rx 5700 XT with a new Ryzen CPU, you get 50 dollars off of the GPU. So I got my RX 5700 for 299.99

RYZEN 5 3600 When you buy a ryzen cpu you get 50 dollars off the AM4 motherboard of your choice. ALSO, I made sure to pick a motherboard that said "RYZEN 3000 READY" on the box, since I didn't have an older ryzen cpu to update the bios.

So the CPU was 199.99 USD and the ASrock motherboard was only 19.99!

I decided not to get an AIO for the time being, so far the IDLE cpu temps are around 40C and during Cinebench R15 it got up to 50C.

I bought a POWER SPEC 750W Gold for 80 dollars, I couldn't find it in the parts list.

I really wanted to build in a microATX mini tower, but the selection was really limited for that type of case at microcenter. Midtower is a little bigger than I wanted, but since the 5700 is pretty hot I figured it wouldn't be bad to have good airflow in a bigger case. The Thermaltake Core G21 was 60 dollars at microcenter, and from what I can tell the airflow is great. The front has a couple dust filters, but I installed 3 fans and air really moves through the case.

I haven't got the chance to game or anything yet, I will update when I get a chance ;)

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Did the M.2 work in the first slot or only the second?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

I believe on this MBO the M.2 only works for the bottom slot.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you able to get your RAM up to 3200mhz?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

i completely forgot to go into the bios and bump the ram up, i'll do it when i get off work and report back

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

just got home, ram is running @ 3200 mhz no issues

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried pushing the ram higher? That is E Die so could go up to 3600 with right timings.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need a X570 mobo for a 5770 XT?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

no

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

But i heard that the 5700 XT has a pci 4.0 connector

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

it can be used on the new x570 boards that have pci 4.0. but it still works in pci 3.0 which is what my mobo has.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Which website were you using for that part list?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the receipt that MicroCenter emailed me after my purchase. (i returned the cooler)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I wouldn't get AIO for this CPU either; for the price of the AIO let say $80, you can get an R7 2700X instead for $250.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you post a picture with the case closed? :)

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Do you use Windows or Linux with this system, I've experienced great performance on Windows and Linux but it seems to be hit or miss and while I can achieve higher framerates on Windows, the drivers for the 5700 have only been stable on Linux for me, where the performance right now has been often halved by certain games.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

I was using windows. I actually returned this entire build to microcenter.

I was just sitting on the desktop/playing games and the computer would freeze and or restart itself.

Not sure i'll try an AMD GPU ever again

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ram is REALLY big thing on especially on AMD. Look up on this topic from youtube for more info

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok?...

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments like this will not be tolerated on our site.

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

What did he say?

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