Description

My Radeon VII build

I built this to edit 4k videos and photos with ease. And so far this is what it does. Gaming is great to, 50-110 FPS in 4k depending on the game and what’s going on in game for example like apex legends which average 50-90 FPS. I can edit in premiere with no lags at all even when applying color correction or effects. 10 minute 4k video render in premiere takes a lil 14 mins and the same with davinci. 1080p 10 minute video takes less than 5 minutes to render. It’s just a absolute beast at everything I ask.

Part Reviews

CPU

Best bang for the buck at this price or anything close. No need to pay extra for 8700k when this is just as powerful for a cheaper price. Does everything I need with ease

Motherboard

This will last me years as it is a monster. Future proof with any x470 but this really is overkill and that’s fine for me. It is easy to overclock memory in the bios and it shows wa codes so you can easily diagnose errors on your computer. The rgb colors are nice as well. There are a lot of fan headers so I was able to plug in 5 fans without any issues. 2 slots for the m.2. I was even able to get the wifi to work even without connecting the wifi adapter that comes with this.

Memory

These work right out the box with my crosshair vii. No issues yet

Storage

Really fast load times on boot are like 2-5 seconds. Everything I put on it loads up fast including games. I wanted this so I can load premier files fast and it does just that.

Storage

The 860 has my premiere files loading fast and editing smoothly. No issues so far with this. It was recognized and formatted right away. I got it for 137 and while I would have liked it to be cheaper. I can't complain about the performance. I mainly got this to load games and premiere edits off of. So far everything runs smooth.

Storage

So far so good, this is mainly my storage drive. But I download things off it and they load fast. Not as fast as my ssd but still fast enough. No issues with it as of yet, and it does handle all my copying

Video Card

As my first gpu it is fast and loud. But powerful delivering fast FPS in gaming and helps the cpu kill render times. I did a small overclock boosting this from 1802 to 1991 and so far it has been working fine. renders in Premiere and Davinci are fast with no issues.

Case

This a lot of space to add stuff. A drive bay to add 3 ssd’s Or 3.5 inch harddrives. You can add another 3 ssds, 2 in the front and 1 in the back. You get 2 fans and room to add more. The glass is easy to remove in the front and everything looks nice when you put it together in this case

Power Supply

works well, even though i only needed a 650 watt psu. I went with 850 to give me room to add without worrying. plus the 10 year warranty makes it even better

Case Fan

I got these when they were on sale for 60$ at amazon over the Christmas holiday and I can not be happier. I do believe they are not worth 120$ but for 60$ they are great. The software is easy, with the click of a button you can change the colors of one fan or all

Monitor

Not bad just keep in mind you need a display cable to use FreeSync. But other than that colors look nice when editing in premiere. it handles gaming well also. 2 hdmi ports and one display port. The button to power and control the monitor is easy to use but takes some getting use to if you are use to using a remote. Only complaint is it sometimes flicker but I just switch the cables around and that solves it

Keyboard

I actually the devastator 3 but i don't see it on here. Flawless so far with all the color options. You can change the color of the keyboard and then change the color of the mouse to something else if you want. Gaming on the keyboard is smooth and response is good enough for me. Editing is fine to, no issues getting anything to work when pressing a key

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

how'd you get your hands on a radeon vii?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

wow... where do you come from? I´m from germany and here are some VII already on sale for 750€.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

US here, there are currently no radeon vii cards in stock anywhere.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

you have to get alerts, for example newegg had one in stock like 3 times yesterday or sunday even though the price for that version jumped to 799.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

They're on sale right now directly from AMD for $699: https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/amd-radeon-vii

If you want to wait around on Newegg for a Saphire Radeon 7, Saphire offers a 2 year warranty while buying directly from AMD you only get one year. For most people, if your card doesn't fail within the first year, especially the first couple of months, you'll be just fine and there's a good chance that the card will last many years. So you don't really need the extra year but it's a nice extra to have but it also means waiting around forever.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea I sent the amd one back and got the xfx instead as there’s also comes with a 2 year warranty and they have great service

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Assuming you can actually buy it (I guess now you can), I would totally take a radeon vii over an rtx 2080.

Ever heard of "radeon finewine technology"?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Right the Radeon VII is a good buy over the 2080. 1080 ti is the next best thing if you can find it used though. Doesn’t that finewine just deal with amd updating the drivers to be better which helps the cards perform better over time

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i stalked it lol. bought it from amd and then had issues which may of been on my end and returned it then i bought on newegg the xfx version. you just have to be on the look out and ask to receive notifications when its back in stock

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

joey delgado would be proud of the interior of this build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

lol funny you mentioned him, because he is who inspired me to use the funko pops

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a nice space heater you got there. +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How is he gpu performing?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty good so far. i did a small overclock boosting it from 1802 to 1911 and it works fine. even at stock 1802 it was good. kills anything i throw at it for rendering and gaming. but 4k gaming is where you see frames range from 40-90 maybe 100 if im lookin into the sky or there is barely anything in front of me. if you was wondering if its worth buying then I would say yes.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

cool

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

is that vegeta? +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I put vegeta in the middle to be the middle man telling the joker and Batman to chill or he would step in and we all know neither wants that lol. But I doubt anybody else was thinking that when they look at my pics

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is vegeta

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Why'd you opt for the Radeon VII? Is it better than the 2080 in the workloads you're putting it through? It'd be nice to know that the VII at least has something over the 2080 that justifies buying it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It is on par with a 2080 when you adjust it or overclock it. And in some things it’s better. It seems every time they put out updates it gets even better. I went with it since I felt the 2080 was a waste of time since it’s a 1080 ti for 800. And it turned out to be a great gpu. My FPS on my 60 hz monitor. Check reviews on YouTube from like (not a apple fan) he gave multiple updated reviews on the Radeon VII. Started out hating it but now he loves it and calls it a overclockers dream. So on a 4k 144hz monitor it would be even better. I put benchmarks pictures up but on eveage in fortnite I can do over 60fps in 4k on apex it varies sometimes around 40-50 and sometimes I can get anywhere up to 100 FPS in 4k. Rendering in davinci it’s a breeze. 10 min 4k video rendered in 14 minutes and a 10 min 1080p video rendered in I think like 4 and half minutes. So to me yea it’s great but I was using a basic hp desktop from 2014 and it had dedicated graphics lol. I recommend it to people looking to upgrade but if you don’t really need to up upgrade you can wait until Navi and decide then

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're working with Red Giant on After Effects or Premiere Pro, or dealing with 8k footage, this card meets or beats the 2080 Ti in performance and stability and beats the RTX Titan in value.

You might enjoy these reviews, these are pretty reputable tech youtubers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60QDV_fHQuE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7usANnBQC7U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkXaKSgZob0

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Smooth, now maybe I can keep this 6 years down the line when 8k cameras are cheap

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing all amd build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I put my all into it. Going over my original budget of 1500$. To make sure this can do what I need for 3-5 years.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you undervolted your Radeon 7, and does that reduce fan noise? Jim from Adored TV says that in this video:

https://youtu.be/7j2PFKkYrVg?t=1367

and he says his fan noise fell greatly almost to where he couldn't really hear them anymore.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I hit auto undervolt and i didn’t notice that much of a noise drop. But maybe that’s me. It crashed playing apex while on auto undervolt. So I just did a small Manual overclock and the noise can be heard but i ignore it. I may try again to over clock it I just need to find the best setting for my Radeon VII. Looking at his video he dropped down to 990. Which is why his was quiet. Which is what I may have to try and see how it works on mine, because I don’t honk auto undervolt went that low

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/kirashout/saved/RXGsZL help me out bro need to finish this -.-

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $399.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus - ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) ATX AM4 Motherboard $378.00 @ Powertop
Memory Kingston - HyperX Predator RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $194.51 @ Amazon Canada
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $98.76 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $107.75 @ shopRBC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card XFX - Radeon VII 16 GB Video Card $949.99 @ Memory Express
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA T2 850 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $327.44 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series White 2 pack 52.19 CFM 120mm Fan $12.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series White 2 pack 52.19 CFM 120mm Fan $12.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2630.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 23:25 EDT-0400

I added cheap fans since, I learned cheap fans perform just as good as expensive fans. I took out the cooler since the 2700x comes with one and mines works great. But if you wanna add a cooler then get the mugen b. I added a extra 1tb drive to give you storage to add things like games or movies. I put the Radeon VII to pair with the 2700x. Once you adjust the Radeon to your liking it works great. A simple click to autoundervolt will do you fine. Any other questions. Let me know but I would some where along this

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i just saw your post lol .... ok ill gather them and let you know ... how it works on gaming though .. btw it will be good if you hv like 5 minutes just to help me gather them from the website cause there are so many different things that i cant find

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

the only issue left is that i cant find the ram you said i only found one stick of 8gb

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

kirashout on discord if you can find me ill be glad

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What site are you using to shop on or were you saying you can find the ram on here? and I don’t use discord

Push come to shove you can use the original ram you had instead since it is cheaper.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i dont mind cheaper and staff i want performance the site is https://m.computeruniverse.net/en/ let me know what to choose

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

https://m.computeruniverse.net/en/gskill-ripjaws-v-16gb-ddr4-16gvrb-kit-ram-2

These aren’t on qvl for crosshair but they should work fine

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

bro i hv a similar build that am tryi g to buy wanna see it and give me some help with it ... you can find me on discord or i can sent you here

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the one I finished for you earlier to high?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

no , am just building a new pc and we hv similar specs and it would be must appreciate if you can help about some little things so i can finish it am on discord as kirashout or if you can help from there

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmarks from this build Radeon Vii/Ryzen 2700x computer build Benchmarks

Time stamps in video description and 2 minutes in I believe is where benchmarks start