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Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

The TX3 EVO looks nice, definitely, but the 92mm fan has me feeling a little concerned. I LOVE my Mugen 5. It honestly is incredibly impressive, both thermally and sound-level-wise. I love it.

Those little clips are from CableMod, and they're called "Cable Combs". I hope that's helpful!

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

... wat?

My 4 TB drives are purposefully NAS drives (WD "Red") designed to run slower to increase lifetime longevity. They're simply media storage drives. I've watched 4K 100+ MBit/s videos off of them without any issue and I edit RAW photos on them without performance issues. My actual games go on my dual-processor 6TB 7200 RPM "Black" drive, which load incredibly fast. My OS and main programs run off my NVMe M.2 SSD (Samsung 960 Pro). Believe me, there are no performance issues here.

The rest of this comment... what are you even talking about? Did you even read my build description? ... Or, you know, the DATE of this build? You're making a bunch of weird recommendations and generalizations based on assumptions that can be easily dismissed by actually reading.

  1. This machine is for a mixed workload of programming, photo/video production, and gaming. My programming and photo/video production require A LOT of RAM, especially when editing 4K videos or when using Virtual Machines for programming and testing environments. I wanted absolutely 0 compromises in performance during those times, so I went with really fast 32 GB of RAM. This isn't just for gaming.
  2. I leave my computer running for most of the day, and often times overnight. I wanted an incredibly efficient power supply that could also deliver a lot of power potential for future upgrades. The platinum price premium was small and was easily justifiable for my use cases.
  3. The GTX 1070 Ti didn't exist until November of 2017. This build was completed in April of 2017. Please read. The GTX 1070 was also the best bang for the buck option with the performance target that I wanted at the time. It still delivers on that promise very well.
  4. I wanted the motherboard for the OC potential, stability, features, the cooler compatibility, and honestly the design. At that price point, for how good the board is, I'm quite happy with my choice and still recommend it to others.
  5. The wired network card is for machine-to-machine ethernet connections and for direct connections to my NAS. These are very important to my workload and storage requirements. I'm quite aware of the wired networking capabilities of my motherboard. They weren't sufficient for what I wanted to be able to do as far as local networking was concerned.

Any questions? Pro tip: try reading next time.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I'm currently running my RAM at 2933 MHz at 14-14-14-34-2T.

I tried pushing it to 3200 MHz, but it just wasn't stable.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Yea, you absolutely can.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I haven't updated yet. I've been meaning to, though. With all the work I've been doing on my machine, I can't afford any downtime with it, but I'm hoping to try and push 3200MHz CL14 @2T with the new 1403 BIOS that uses AGESA 1.0.0.6.

I've also heard from some people, though, that they've actually experience speed regression with the new AGESA, and that a more mature AGESA 1.0.0.6a or 1.0.0.7 is the one that should ultimately improve the RAM speed situation.

We'll see, I guess.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

No problem!

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Its the "Next Desk" from Nexera (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C61F3GM/)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks! Yea, there's definitely room. I was going to install a second fan, but I figured the airflow was already so good and the cooler performance has been stellar, so I haven't found the need. I may do it, though, just for the balanced look. :P

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks!

Skraydd's Completed Build: Skraydd's build

Rican7 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Fantastic build!

Great photos too, even if the depth of field is a bit overly-shallow at times. :P

Great choice of color scheme and case, too. I have the same case in my latest build. :)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Ha, go ahead! That's one hell of a compliment! Thank you!

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks!

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Yea, I've had 0 issues so far. It worked right out of the box. No UEFI/BIOS tweaking or anything necessary.

I'm loving it. :)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Yea, Samsung B-Die is super important right now due to their abilities to run at higher frequencies and tighter timings at a 1T command rate. Beta UEFI/BIOS that allow for 2T command rates on some boards have shown to be much more lenient with types of RAM used to achieve higher clocks and tighter CL timings.

The AM4 platform, X370, and Ryzen really just need a bit of maturing, but luckily AMD has been working on their AGESA microcode to improve RAM stability and seemingly to allow for 2T command rates natively. Its just a matter of time for the motherboard manufacturers to release new UEFI/BIOS updates based on the newer AGESA microcode (v1.0.0.4a) and for AMD to keep iterating on AGESA. I'm in no rush and would rather just wait for official UEFI/BIOS releases, rather than use a beta. But yea, its all happening quite soon. Its a new platform, so its not unheard of. Intel's X99 platform had a mess of problems upon release too (even more so, really) and that was a platform designed for incredibly expensive CPUs, so its pretty par for the course.

:)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Thank you! Yea, many people don't realize just how long it takes to plan, build, take all of these photos (in raw), edit them, etc. I put a lot of time and effort into all of this.

I really appreciate you noticing and taking the time out of your day to mention it too! Thank you so much. :)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks so much! Yea, I really like how everything matched up and worked out. I appreciate the compliments! :)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks. :)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Thanks! I appreciate the kind words.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Dude, I love it. Its insanely fast. And no issues, it all worked right out of the box. The only weird thing, I guess, is that my SATA drives technically are listed as Disk 0 and Disk 1 in Windows "Disk Management", while the NVMe m.2 SSD is listed as "Disk 2". But that's just an OCD thing, haha.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Ha, so do I. Black and blue is my favorite color combination, so naturally I'm stoked on this look.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks! :)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Wow, thanks for the compliment!

Yea, that's a fair concern. The nice thing about the Corsair ML series fans is that they are PWM and can run as low as 400 RPM. Because of that, I have all of them running at really low speed which still allows an impressive air pressure and flow thanks there being so many of them. :)

More fans is definitely not always better, but in the case of these particular fans and how I have them software managed, it definitely seems to be. :D

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thank you so much!

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I could hit 4.0 GHz, but it required more voltage than I was comfortable with (1.41 V), and didn't provide any real measurable benefits, so I turned the clock down to 3.925 GHz (100 FSB x 39.25 multi) at 1.375 V and have been super stable.

I also OCd via P-States, so the chip can step down and run a bit cooler. Its awesome. :)

Right now I can't POST at 3200 MHz RAM, but I managed to get it to POST with 2933 MHz by loosening the timings to CL18. I'll be trying to hit 3200 MHz once the new AGESA code hits in an official BIOS update for the Crosshair VI Hero.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Thank you so much!

Yea, in this build and with this case I actually wanted to show the GPU power cable off a bit, since the case has a conveniently placed grommetted hole in the PSU shroud directly underneath where the GPU plug is located, and because I had a color theme matched cable.

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks!

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Yea, I went with the 1700X over the 1700 due to a sale at Micro Center. The prices were so close after the sale, that I figured I'd just go with the slightly better binned chip. :)

Rican7's Completed Build: 2017 AMD Zen Summit Ridge Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Oh wow, thanks! :)

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I don't think I need any, per se, but I wouldn't mind them either. Here's what I've got so far:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rican7/saved/Yf4wP6

I'm still figuring out a CPU cooler.

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yea, I love it. I wish Zalman would return to the design of circular heatsinks with embedded fans.

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yea, I had a 965 BE before this build too. Great chip for the time!

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Ha, thanks!

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Haha, yea, it's been good to me.

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yup! I am. Similarly to the Piledriver Vishera build, my mixed workload of programming, photo/video production, and gaming will benefit greatly from the relatively affordable high core and thread counts.

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Nope, it didn't die. Its just getting a bit old and I'm hungry for more performance. In fact, I just recently OC'd the CPU to 4.5 GHz to hold me over for the past few months while I plan a new build.

Yea, it lasted me a decent amount of time, especially given the high performance nature of the parts.

I'm planning a Ryzen build currently. Similarly to the Piledriver Vishera build, my mixed workload of programming, photo/video production, and gaming will benefit greatly from the relatively affordable high core and thread counts.

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Ha, thanks. 2012 was a fun year.

Rican7's Completed Build: Late 2012 AMD Piledriver Vishera Build

Rican7 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I'm planning a Ryzen build currently, yea. Similarly to the Piledriver Vishera build, my mixed workload of programming, photo/video production, and gaming will benefit greatly from the relatively affordable high core and thread counts. :)

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