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SILVERBACK

by riveteck

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30 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.41GHz

Description

This is my first PC build.

I plan on using this machine mainly for Film/Video VFX/ Animation production. for use with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Substance Painter. Nuke, MODO, Mari, Maya, Clarisse, Vue, World Machine. Mudbox & Z-Brush.

Part Reviews

CPU

I was all ready to build an i7 based PC for my first PC then at the very last minute a friend recommended looking into the new AMD Ryzen 7 series. this kinda delayed me for a few weeks but it was well worth the cost. once I had the build finished I was able to get this to overclock by 11% without much experience in OC. so far i'm happy with the performance. learning as I go. The Ryzen 1800x temurature seems to be misreported by most software monitoring apps except for the "Ryzen Master" software from AMD. hopefully other apps will update to properly read temps on the Ryzen 7 1800x chips soon.

CPU Cooler

Very easy to install and connect, although the LINK software seems to not see the cooler some of the time. seems to do the job of cooling the Ryzen 1800x well.

Motherboard

Lots of options on this MOBO. The LED's are like a fricken discotheque. It is nice to be able to set them to reflect CPU temps via color. useful.

NOTE: Only one USB 2.0 header on the board. so if you want to hookup your water cooler and your case front panels good luck. SOLUTION: I bought an NZXT internal USB 2.0 adapter which will give you three internal USB headers as well as two USB 2.0 ports.

Memory

These are not officially certified for Ryzen, but they work. no OC on them. I'm hoping they will eventually be certified. but if not, the price was not bad. Will see what happens with future BIOS-UEFI updates.

Storage

This is great for the price. highly recommended. make sure to install your system (Windows 10 pro for my machine) in UEFI and not the old BIOS mode to get the extra fast boot up. I'm astounded b y the boot-up speed. seems to be around four to six seconds after the BIOS-UEFI.

Storage

Easy to install. works great.

Video Card

no complaints except the price.

Case

I really like this case. it has allot of options. the fans are very quite. and it's east to take apart and adjust/configure.

I did have to get some replacement rubber post isolators for the glass side mount screws since they were damaged. BeQuiet send me replacement quickly, no hassles at all. great customer service

NOTE: I only have a few gripes. 1. The backside vent screws are very easily lost into a channel that runs along the back side of the chassis. unless you are careful this can cause a screw to fall into the channel/slot and you will have fun trying to get it out. since this case is full size and fairly heavy once its loaded, tumbling it to get a lost screw is no easy task. Just be mindful when using any screws on this case. take your time and you should be good. 2. The manual is kinda of an international mess (if you know what I mean). 3. It would be nice to have a shroud for the PSU and cables.

Comments Sorted by:

DontLookAtMyName 3 points 4 months ago

Btw ur the first reviewer for the titan xP

riveteck submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

the image shows a corsair MP500 m.2 ssd installed. I replaced this later with a Samsung NVMe SSd 960 Pro

DontLookAtMyName 2 points 4 months ago

k

Eyeiszik 2 points 4 months ago

I hate to be that guy but the 1080 ti would have saved a few hundred bucks for close if not same performance. Unless you need the extra 1gb of vram. Maybe the titan Xp does rendering faster but for 500 US dollars more? other than that I love the build.

RadicalVision 8 Builds -4 points 4 months ago

And now Radeon RX Vega will save even more, bcuz it have greater performance then GTX 1080, and after some time the drivers will mature and it will go beyond GTX 1080TI....

Eyeiszik 1 point 4 months ago

In gaming or rendering or both?

RadicalVision 8 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Im gamer and overclocker mostly so i speak for the games, but im sure the Vega will be ok for rendering as well. Only thing i dont like about Vega is the TDP seems really high for 14nm, but AMD did get great win against intel, and that is way harder then getting win against nvidia, they will next time.... Now the HBM2 is an expensive thing, that will raise the price, but still is incredible, and AMD did invent it....

Eyeiszik 1 point 4 months ago

I was thinking you were talking about rendering because the vega has 16gb of vram and in gaming its like a 1070.

RadicalVision 8 Builds -1 points 4 months ago

No in gaming is not like 1070, the Radeon Fury is on the 1070 level, even the Radeon Fury X is faster then 1070.... RX Vega and Vega FE both are more powerful then GTX 1080, just they have some issues like bad drivers at the moment and not optimized apps, games this is why... As you can see in some content creation tests the Vega FE shows in some places 30% more performance then the top tier nvidia card Titan Xp, this is why i know the Vega will get way better after some time, they need lot of work on the drivers is new architecture....

AgeOfConsent 1 point 4 months ago

We don't know if it will be better than the 1080 in gaming. And there is no way better drivers will increase the performance to surpass the 1080ti. Better drivers can have the ability to make the card have better performance but not enough to make it almost a new card entirely. The only look at Vega we have seen is the founders edition and it does not compete with a 1080

RadicalVision 8 Builds 0 points 4 months ago

man what the hell ? Can you remember what did happend back on the days of GTX 980 ? AMD did got late (like now with Vega) and did get out R9 290, it was slower then GTX 970, and look the card today it performs above GTX 980....

FurryJackman 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

You're all ready to go to Threadripper. For your workloads, IMO, Threadripper will benefit greatly to Premiere, Maya, Nuke, and Davinci Resolve.

You don't even need the top end 1950X to reap the benefits, all you need is a 1920X. They also include an Asetek retention ring in the processor packaging so all you need to change is the Mobo and Processor.

No1Incorporated 1 point 2 months ago

Why did u use that RAM?

skyrise 1 point 25 days ago

Beautiful!

Fork_and_Spoon 1 Build 0 points 3 months ago

Meh not enough Vram.

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