Description

This is a re-re-build of my Zen Clarity rig. It started with Wanting a Vega 64, then wanting Vengeance RGB Pro RAM, then using a 2700X I bought a while ago and never installed since I hate taking the glass panels off. Then I wanted to see the benefits of X470. I also hated the C6H and its seemingly unfixable cold boot bug. I wanted to move away from something that needed a beta BIOS monthly to be functionally normal. Could just be that I had a bad one, but that's all over with now. Going with the H150i was an aesthetic decision. I'm sure there's not a huge gap between the H100i V2 and the H150i Pro in terms of keeping Ryzen cool. A 360 rad just looks much better inside the case.

Things I loved about the build:

  1. Not having to tooooootally start from scratch. Routing all the fans and RGB cables was a pain in the butt the first time.
  2. The finished aesthetic. I keep the build red, white, or red & white. Not really into unicorn vomit for anything other than photos.
  3. The lack of dust from the 570X. The previous build was going 24/7 for 9 months (max RPMs on fans since it was inaudible where it was). There wasn't much dust inside the case. The filters had the thinnest layer of dust I've ever seen.

Challenges:

  1. Building backwards. I didn't intend to do a new build, I just kept wanting to replace things since the case was finally open. Fast-forward to now and it's mostly new parts. Done so very out of order since the mobo was the LAST thing.
  2. I didn't read the manual this time around since building with the C6H wasn't all that different. Doing so meant I used the new fan extension header for the Commander Pro. Now I should have known this from the Zenith Extreme, but that header cannot address more than 1 USB device, so I could not get it to read my H150i Pro and I thought the cable was defective. It took too long for me to realize that I should use the other port.
  3. The 570X's USB 3.0 header cable. It's ridiculously thick and difficult to cable manage. Luckily the board is black (unlike the gray of the C6H) so it does not stand out as much.
  4. GPU sag. Even with all the methods employed by various YouTubers, this beefy card still sags a bit.

I might do the Cablemod vertical GPU adapter whenever they get the issue worked out with it and it goes back in stock. Not 100% sure though.

Update 12/2/2018 - The GPU is now vertical using the CableMod vertical mount kit. As for temps, they are within a couple of degrees of the normal mount. There are many misconceptions about having the GPU vertical. It's not the act of making it vertical that creates terrible temps, it's airflow (of lack thereof). There's several inches between the glass and the card with the Cablemod mount.

Replaced CX650M w/ my spare RM1000i so that I could use the cables. Extension would not have fit in the case. I did this for looks only. The CX650M was perfectly fine, though some would have you believe it should have exploded, lol.

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 12 points

I normally auto-upvote AMD builds but I had to stop by and compliment this one. Congrats, looks fantastic.

  • 14 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

"I normally auto-upvote AMD builds"

Same

  • 14 months ago
  • 5 points

Dude. Godly. Love the photography

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi @densetsu

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello OrbitalBuzzLightyear!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there!

  • 14 months ago
  • 4 points

This so needs to be featured!! What an amazing build. I'm amazed to see someone using a vega card, is it any good?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I like it. The previous iteration has a hybrid GTX 1080. They performed very similarly. The one place I will say I like it better is when I'm using Linux on the system. The drivers being included in the Kernel really made it a great experience.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

told you it would be featured ;)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I figured it was too simple a build. Used to seeing full loops and heavy modding. Happy nonetheless though. :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

+5 for that photography

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Any issues with the VRM thermals with the STRIX Vega 64? I've heard accounts the supplied thermal pads are too thin and don't cover all the components:

https://old.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/8zn0yh/strix_vega_56_disassembly_and_thermal_repasting/

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey love the build and color! I like that you used my Favorite CPU and it is rare to find someone witch such artistic ability and even including a sound card! I love your choices in brands as well. Good build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

For GPU sag, Jay-Z Two Cents addressed this and said that if you screw a screw in the back part of your case (where you route cables) under the metal support thing of your gpu in a hole, it will keep it solid - and it will form his video proof, but thats only if you have access to those holes

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that was the first thing I tried. It didn't help.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

check out mnpctech on facebook they have a gpu sag prevention bracket.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

This is 100% gonna be featured! the photography and the build are amazing

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Didn't think it would, but you def. called it.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

told you ;)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

The day I build my new rig is the day I commission you to come take the photos

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

legendarypoet? More like "legendarybuilder"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. Love the look of the corsair RAM. Also, love the b/w photos. Good job +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Wish I could upvote this a million times!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I usually don't like Black and Red themed builds...but this one is AMAZING, and so clean looking! The 4th picture is what really did it for me! Also, nice camera work man!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I want this computer

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is so cool. I agree with every part choice (even though I prefer intel) and the picture quality is amazing. I hope you enjoy the build +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Nice photography with the black and white pictues!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice photos +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. Love the Red & AMD. What speeds can you get from your corsair rgb ram? I am debating on a RAM rgb upgrade in my pc. 2x8gb is what I'm looking for. Debating between the g skill 3200mhz and the corsair vengeance rgb pro, like yours. Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I only tried for 3200 which it did with ease.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy <3

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

That is so cool, a high end AMD PC.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! Started out the same with mine which is still being upgraded here and there. Still have to upgrade the CPU and Mobo. Waiting for what I9 9900K beings to the table though I really want to go team AMD. Just because of how much they've grown these past few years. The motherboard I hear is future proof for the next batch of AMD Zen 2 CPUs. People comment that this board is overkill now though when AMD reveals a 10 core 5GHz monster this board will still provide enough power to it. If not the option of having a CPU manufacturer state the socket will be supported through 2020 is also awesome!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Some said the VRMs on the Zenith Extreme were overkill too, but the 2990WX sure needed it. (I went with the 2950X in that build from the 1950X).

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Next upgrade obviously needs to be Kingston's new RGB ssd

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 very nice build! :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

wow the contrast between the ssd orange coloring and the black and gray of the background. this is some legendary build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

A 570x build ;)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I digging those rams! im going to buy them for sure on my next build. how bright are they?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to turn them down for photos. They are significantly brighter than any other LED in the system, so it was actually downing everything else out.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure the PSU is enough? Won't be better at least 850W?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

No. This is fine. Before this build I had an 1800X w/ the GTX 1080 that folding 24/7 for 9 months and running VMs. Not even a hint of an issue. Similar story here.

I will be shuffling parts soon though. I bought an HX1200i for my main rig, so this RM1000i will be going in this build, then this PSU will get re-used. Not because this needs that kind of power, but because the RM1000i has some really cool data collection abilities.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I saw on a comment that you use Linux on that system. How's doing the C7H with Linux? And I suppose that you control the Aura Sync within Win10, right?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It runs really well. No issues. Slowly becoming the primary OS as I try to reduce my usage of M$. Tired of the whole OS being a giant ad/data collection machine. The only thing that drives me nuts is not being able to control the Corsair lighting to turn it back off. It's been too long for Corsair to keep ignoring Linux users.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The ram don't sync with Aura?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Another cool one! bet this beast is a workhorse too!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yep, I was using it as my backup rig while rebuilding my latest build. It's a beast too!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question for you could I use the 3200mhz version of the corsair vengeance memory you used? the reason I ask is cause I have it left over from my wifes ryzen build.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah should be fine. I run these at 3200.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay cool. Thanks for the info.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build mate visually looks stunning and the attention to detail

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issues when fitting the asus C7H Mobo into the 570X Case? Currently i am building something similar ( same corsair case and sane mobo ) but the C7H mobo back plate with all the ports doesn't seem to wont to go into place, it doesn't sit flush which in turns wont let it sit in the case properly, i was thinking of just cutting the little piece of metal off. Thank you in advance for any info.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I didn't have that problem. How much of it does it look like you need to cut off?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask why you did not stick with the stock cooler that came with the 2700x (the prism rgb)? I ask because I am in the process of building my first AMD and getting the 2700x, just not sure if I should stick with the stock cooler or get an AIO. I know this CPU runs a lot hotter than the 8700k and that one needed an AIO for the most part.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Purely looks. The Prism is more than capable of running the 2700X even overclocked within reason. I used to on an 1800X build so I know it's capable. I would not agree that it's hotter than the 8700K at all. That is one toasty chip. I de-lid mine. Best advice I can give is to use the Prism cooler and if it doesn't meet your needs, get an AIO.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

All i have to say about this is "wow" The pictures are wonderful, the pc is wonderful, the entire page is wonderful. The only thing thats not as wonderful is the gpu sag, but that doesnt matter when you have such a beautiful pc.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question:

Do you have to use that extra 4 pin on the top left?

If yes, what cable do I use for that?

Regards, sparxef

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

No, I don't use it for any of my C7H PCs. I believe it's for LN2 enthusiasts. It would be a 4 pin EPS if you wanted to use it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows your Asus Strix Vega 64? Is it good in stock settings?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it does just fine. I'm sure I could squeeze extra out of it if I undervolted and overclocked, but I never felt the need to.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I look at this build about once a month lol. Now that im getting closer to building a similar corsair themed build, I have one question. How did you manage to screw the fans to the radiator and then the fans to the case? I have tried this by trying to put the screw in this order : Case-->Fan-->Rad. But the screw would never be long enough. Did you get different screws, or is there a trick to it?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I used the regular long Rad screws. They go through the face of the case, through the fans, and catch into the rad.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thank you!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I'm having trouble with my first build, i have the same mobo but i get lights and no fans. Called Asus and they said my RAM is not compatible. I have the same RAM as you. Did you have any issues?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. Took a bit to get them stable at OC speeds, but they posted right away. Sometimes Asus ships w/ borked BIOS. Happened to me twice. Try the BIOS flashback feature. Make sure you read the manual because it has a specific file name it needs to be. Flash drive also needs to be MBR/FAT32.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, i have tried doing the BIOS flashback feature. Named it correctly and made sure to format the drive correctly. Keep getting a solid blue Bios button. I'm not able to even post.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Well BIOS Flashback works without needing RAM or CPU, so if that didn't work I'd say the board is a dud.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build! Question on the motherboard: Did it come with a high-bandwidth SLI bridge? The manual seems to indicate that it does, but just looking for some confirmation. Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yes, mine came with a black PCB HB bridge.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but did you have any problems with the SP120 fans and connecting to your motherboard? I'm thinking about using a MSI x570 Gaming pro Carbon, but is there a specific header you needed on your mobo for your case fan control and RGB?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

They wouldn't connect to the motherboard, you would need a Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro which consumes a USB 2.0 header to connect to the motherboard.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Whew, child. This is what dreams are made of.

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

Dude you could've gotten a GTX 1080 for the same price and got better performance.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a rather useless statement.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps they needed 30-bit color support in opencl, or something else in his workflow not provided by your recommended gtx. Food 4 thot.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I did try sleeved cables, but much to my dismay, they were thicker than stock cables and I couldn't route them in the cable cover. I am having a friend of mine make a larger one and then the sleeved cables will return.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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