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All I see is a heatsink/fan.
 

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All I see is a heatsink/fan.
I'll have to take a picture during daylight hours soon. Since that photo was taken I've added a GTX 1050Ti to the build (matching Gigabyte card) and more SSD's.

I use the GTX 1050TI to power my new monitors (Dual DELL P2418D) whilst the GTX 1070 renders in Iray. :)
 

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OK, New Ryzen build: :wavey:

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Computer Case - Tempered Glass Edition, Satin Black PH- ES515ETG_BK
Mobo: ASUS Crosshair VI Hero X370
CPU: AMD Ryzen 1700X @ 4.0 Ghtz
RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz C16)
GPU: EVGA GTX 1080Ti FTW3
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 GV-N1080D5X-8GD
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i (v2)
Hard Drives: WD Black 250GB High-Performance NVMe PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s
Crucial MX500 1TB
Crucial MX300 525GB
32TB of Plex Storage (HDD)
Monitors: Sceptre U278W-4000R(4k) x2
Sceptre 50" 4K TV
Elecrow RPA05010R HDMI 5-Inch 800x480 (inside case)





 

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Nice clean build good luck with it!
 

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First time build!

Case: NZXT S340 Black
Motherboard: MSI W370 Gaming Plus
CPU: Intel Core I7-9700K
RAM: G Skill Trident Z RGB (2x8gb) (4000Mhz)
GPU: ASUS AMD Radeon ROG Strix Vega 56 OC Edition (8gb)
PSU: Corsair RM850X
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB

Sorry for the bad picture, couldn't find a better position as the case is quite small :p



 

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Very nice indeed, great component choices!
 

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First time build!

Case: NZXT S340 Black
Motherboard: MSI W370 Gaming Plus
CPU: Intel Core I7-9700K
RAM: G Skill Trident Z RGB (2x8gb) (4000Mhz)
GPU: ASUS AMD Radeon ROG Strix Vega 56 OC Edition (8gb)
PSU: Corsair RM850X
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB

Sorry for the bad picture, couldn't find a better position as the case is quite small :p



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDkF3m1QGWk

Awesome build! I love the colors of the lighting.
 

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Very nice build and nice job enjoy that!
 

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Wow, it's been THREE years since my last upgrade. Time to start shopping I think. ; )
 

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Take a look at Ryzen 3000 series like Ryzen 5 3600 Jim, incredible value with comparable Intel performance and $200 price tag! I just completes a 9700K i7 build before this series came out and I wish I had waited a month but who knew?
 
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Take a look at Ryzen 3000 series like Ryzen 5 3600 Jim, incredible value with comparable Intel performance and $200 price tag! I just completes a 9700K i7 build before this series came out and I wish I had waited a month but who knew?
I will take a look. I was just pricing a similar upgrade (i7 9700k).

The last time that I was looking at Ryzen, there was a lot of manual configuration required to get them running properly. Which I'm not against, per se, but it's nice to just put something together and it just works.
 

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The only issues I had with Ryzen were quite a few bad cpus out of the box. I returned one to Newegg and got back another bad one so the rest of the returns I did with AMD. I only used 2200,2400 and 2600 Ryzen and 2200 is where I had quite a few bad cpus. The ones I built went right up and ran great.
My 9700K is a great build with 3200 Corsair ram at 16Gb, and a WD M2.2 256 Gb drive with a 1 tb Patriot Ssd and ASRock Z390M Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) motherboard which I really like. I was able to flash bios without cpu BTW as the board I was shipped was not ready for Gen 9.
 

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i9 has had other problems, so not confined to AMD.
 

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Yeah well i9 is too new for me and too expensive I figure let the dust settle around new hardware as too often I have had issue using "cutting edge" hardware. I have long preferred AMD systems but for the last 2-3 years I have been totally Intel as the FX series from AMD did me in. Between the noise of those plus failures I took a break on my personal units as I don't think in the past I have ever had all my personal units as Intel systems so I was just getting used to these when Ryzen appeared and as much as I built quite a few client systems, I wasn't ready to move to my own Ryzen systems and I think the 3000 series is where I would have gone from everything I have read.
 

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I will take a look. I was just pricing a similar upgrade (i7 9700k).

The last time that I was looking at Ryzen, there was a lot of manual configuration required to get them running properly. Which I'm not against, per se, but it's nice to just put something together and it just works.
I am currently running an R5 3600. It's actually not hard at all, the main thing is to mostly ignore PBO or PB2 or RyzenMaster just use the bios auto mode with regards to boost that way you get better voltages like 1.365v full load @ 4.2 ghz instead of 1.4v that you would get with PBO or PBO2 (activated in CBS or AMD sections of the bios) and more heat that goes with PBO. Also if you did decide to try Ryzen make sure that along with the all-in-one drivers you also install the new B350-B450-X470*&570 chipset drivers as well that way you get all of the Ryzen power plans correctly available in power options. I use the Ryzen balanced plan myself, some use windows balanced but I noticed with that plan full load is @ 4.095 ghz instead of 4.195 ghz with Ryzen balanced. As far as speed goes, IPC, gaming, multitasking it's pretty much the equivalent of an Intel I7 8700k.
 

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As an addendum to my last post have a look here at an R5 3600 running @ about 4.0 ghz vs. an I7 8700k @ about 4.3 ghz




They are nearly identical, save a few FPS around 2-5 FPS max game depending. Of course an I7 8700k can run easily with great cooling @ 4.6+ ghz on a Z board but right now I have the AMD 3600 running with stock cooling and stock boost @ 4.2 ghz and it bests the 8700k when the 8700K is @ 4.5 - and beats in in all multitasking tests. In fact the R5 3600 beats the previous generation 2700x both in gaming and in 90% of MT tasks. That's how far the IPC and MT capability was improved in this generation of AMD processors. Downside is that basically your max boost is close to all you can get. 3600x can get about 4.4-4.5 ghz with PBO because it's a binned chip but that requires very nice cooling because of the voltage involved to get that clockspeed stable. Either way these new processors from AMD are very nice.
 
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