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AMD Red Devil

by Razorbomb2

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12 Comments

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Date Published

April 15, 2018

Date Built

Feb. 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.257 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.1 GHz

Description

First time using crossfire and trying the new View 31 Case. It went quite well, except for when I found out that the thermal take fan controller was faulty. Sadly I only have one photo of this build.

I know that the power supply is quite small, just enough to run this machine. I had no higher end psu's left and the customer wanted it asap. I did advise for him to upgrade it in the near future.

Update: Fixed pricing for the build, also realised I put 580's in the list instead of 480's by accident.

Part Reviews

CPU

This cpu is a beast! We built this when Ryzen 1 was first released, it was awesome to see how well it did then. Every test program and game we put on it ran perfectly. I have nothing bad to say about it, would have been nice if they included a stock cooler of some sort.

CPU Cooler

The Corsair H110i did not stress at all when we were ramping up the games and programs for our 1800x. It was quiet the whole time and was easy to install until you got to the the pump. I don't know if we just got a bad kit, but it was really difficult to rotate the tubing to the angle we needed. Second time we have had a corsair cooler like this. But don't let that turn you away, as everything else is amazing with this cooler.

Motherboard

Good size and options, pretty lights and it worked on release unlike the MSI boards. 5 star!

Memory

Awesome memory, always used Kingston FURY's for most of 2017. Great performance for a cheaper price to other competitors.

Storage

Great SSD and looks awesome. However for the price you can invest in faster alternatives so I will only be giving it a 4 star.

Storage

The new seagates are amazing. I will pick them over WD any day. They are always faster and have a better price range.

Video Card

Supports 8gb of GDDR5 for a cheap price, combine two of them and they are even better. On top of that they are cheaper than a 1080 together. The MSI Gaming X looks great and always attracts customers to its design. We have a 1070 Gaming X in a Core P5 for that reason. Back to the 480 though, it may not be as fast as a 1060, however it makes up for in the dedicated memory and with two of them you have a massive amount for anything you need. They are super easy to setup in crossfire as it is now done through the board and bridges are no longer needed. The board detected them straight away and had them setup and ready to go. I do regret not being able to have my hands on some 580's instead, but these still did the job and looked good doing it.

Case

Pros: Good looks, lots of room, RGB, option to side mount a gpu. Cons: No way to hide poor cable management.

Power Supply

Just a cheap PSU. Nothing really special, but it works. We did have 1-2 that had issues in later shipments so I have had to put down to a 3 star.

Comments Sorted by:

themoosemessiah 6 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Im no expert on PSU's, but... You might want to look into a higher wattage, especially if you have plans on OC-ing. Other than that though its a nice looking build mate!

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

I have an HX750i for my Ryzen 1700 (@3.8ghz) and single GTX 1070. My estimated wattage requirement before overclocking is just over 400w, and I like to have between 40-50% headroom so that the power supply is never running close to max output. My power supplies have always lasted a long time and run very cool (the fan on my 750i nearly never even comes on). Whilt you do not really NEED that much headroom, you should realistically have at least 150-200w of clearance.

For this build I would recommend either this Seasonic unit, or this Corsair unit. They would give you a little more headroom, and are both 80+ Gold certified. Either would also be of a much higher quality than the Thermaltake model you currently have, which is also not 80+ certified at all.

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

I completely agree with you, I had no 750w or higher left. But I had advised the owner to look into upgrading in the near future. Thank you for comment +LeMMingSlayeR!

Sn0w-Q 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

totally agree on that one

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah here's a recommendation list.

Suggested PSU by GPU set up

diabolicflame93 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah PCPP is saying he is at 603W so he has no wiggle room at all for overclocking cpu or gpu.

Bronstet 4 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Yeppers, AMD Radeon chips always require a ton of power, their TDP always seems to be proportionally overly high to me compared to the performance they deliver. You might want to consider an 850 W PSU.

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

You are correct! My store was sadly out of 750W, I did advise the buyer to look into upgrading in the near future. :)

Andreassl2004 2 points 11 months ago

If it was to dollars cheaper, that would be super funny.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Awesome stuff. Can you take anymore pics and post them?

PS I'm with the other fellas. Take a look at your wattage needs and check your wattage pull with an outlet meter to see if you immediately need more. I use a KillaWatt meter

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

It was a quick build and a busy day, only managed to get one picture :( Yes, I completely agree with the psu. As I said to themoosemessiah, I only had 650W psu left and advised him to upgrade in the near future. Thank you for the comment Gooberdad! :)

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank for sharing this sweet build