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Icy hot (looks cool, runs warm)

by oiluig



Date Published

Dec. 5, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.65 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

945 MHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


So... Here i am, again. From the last build the PSU died. I don't kown why, i don't konw how but it turned off and it didn't wake up anymore. Meanwhile i found a good deal for that vega 64, so i decided to give a refresh at all the build. I also ended up wrapping the motherboard, the ram and other details to make it perfect. I'm quite happy on how it came out.

VEGA 64 I choose that because I wanted to try the experience with the Freesync. Luckily it was the perfect choice. You can actually see the difference between Freesync on and off: it's everything smoother. Then in Sapphire they know really well how to make gpus. That thing it's a beast: it runs cool and fast when undervolted (Around 70°C with heavy load and over 1600 MHz with the fans at 1100 rpm). The only drawback is the coil whine, but i don't mind too much and i'm fine with it. The highest score i reached, while overclocking it, was 7939 in Time Spy.

CASE I wanted something white and more compact the the previous one, so this came in. The overall quality is really high and the airflow is on point. I really like on how it shows a bit of the power supply.

PSU It looks just beautiful and the quality is extremely high. Although it was my first experience with some sleeved cable, they were a pain to make them looks good.

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GoodGamer3000 3 points 4 months ago

Aw yeah, team red FTW!

JackSwayze 2 points 4 months ago

Hi wanted to ask you a question. The Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 works right? Because when I tried to add one to my computer the website says that it does not fit the motherboard without an adaptor? or do you have an adaptor?

oiluig submitter 6 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

If you have an AM4 motherboard it works completly fine.

Vycyous 5 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

+1 for the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 (and Noctua NH-U12S). That is arguably, if not objectively, the best Vega 64 on the market and I'm proud to own one. Unlike most of the questionable Vega 64 benchmark results posted by various tech/media outlets (except maybe Hardware Unboxed), Sapphire's Nitro+ Vega 64 seems to perform far better, typically in-between the GTX 1080/RTX 2070 and GTX 1080 Ti/RTX 2080. And it's gotten better with AMD's continuous flow of driver updates. That's been my experience, anyway.

Also, nice choice for your memory. From what I can surmise, that is probably the best RAM on the market. It doesn't get much better than DDR4-3600 CL15 (including all those stupidly overpriced DDR4-4000+ kits with loose timings). The stuff you have is likely near the top of the best binned Samsung B-die available. I'm curious if you're able to run it (without errors) at the rated speed and timings. I have a couple of DDR4-3200 CL14 B-die kits and, no matter the timings, I can't seem to get anything stable above roughly 3466 MT/s, with any of my Ryzen processors (both 1st and 2nd gen up to a 2700X) using Asus and MSI motherboards. Conversely, I have no trouble running the same B-die kits at seemingly any speed and timings when paired with a 7700K on a MSI Z170 motherboard.

Anyway, I've rambled long enough. You have a very nice machine.

oiluig submitter 6 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah, sadly i also can't go beyond 3400 MHz with the RAM. At that speed i' m 100% stable at 16-16-16-16-36. I am able to push tighter timings but it's stable only in 3dmark. Everything due to the IMC of ryzen. Many times i tought on going with Intel, just to see where these RAM can go, but it's not worth the money, for now. I hope that the ryzen 2 could maybe andle better speeds and timings. Thank you for all the other kind words

Vycyous 5 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Despite the increased speeds on Intel systems, I run into memory bandwidth limitations, so it actually performs better with Ryzen (by quite a bit, actually). I've settled on 3333 MT/s @ 14-14-14-28 timings with my 2700X and I'm getting considerably better performance than running the same B-die kit at 3600 MT/s 15-15-15-35 with my 7700K (and running it faster doesn't do much because of those bandwidth limitations... 8th and 9th gen Intel CPUs have similar issues). So, I really don't worry about it too much.

Nebilhomko 1 point 4 months ago

Hello my friend. I want to ask you how you covered those orange lanes of aorus x470?. Cause i want too to build an simple white setup and i want that aorus x470 but i dont want those orange lines

oiluig submitter 6 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Hi, i just bought some wrapping paper and applied. The only hard part was to make straight.

Nebilhomko 1 point 4 months ago

Its not gonna have some trouble cause the mb its gonna be high in tempratures?. And one laste question my friend, the led debug feautre, can you there make it to view your temprature cpu? Or its only for debug viewing,

oiluig submitter 6 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Vrm temperature Is totally fine. I didn't cover the fins in the heatsinks. I've heard of that's function, so i don't konw of its possible.

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DerplePurp 0 points 4 months ago

Your listed temps are not hot... what do you mean?