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Overclocked Ryzen Gaming Rig

by smw2168

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13 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 21, 2018

Date Built

May 1, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.35 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.085 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

50.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

CPUZ benchmarks: https://valid.x86.fr/m5lus6

First of all i decided to get a water cooler after seeing the 2600x operating temperature. Do not bother with this chip if you wont upgrade the cooler. With XMP 2 enabled the memory clocks at 3200mhz. With the stock AMD cooler and default clock speed boost profile it idles at 55-60c and hits 75-90c playing games. I had to down clock the processor to 3.4 ghz and set the CPU voltage to 1.2 volts. To get the temperature to 45 in idle and 60-70c in game. With a H100i it runs stable at 4.2 ghz and 1.3 volts. And the CPU temperature only gets to around 55-60c under stress testing. 40-45c during heavy gaming. and idles at 30c.

CPU: It runs really hot out the box. get a Ryzen 5 2600 if you do not want to upgrade the cooler. you will not see any meaningful performance gains vs the 2600x. Just higher temps without a AIO cooler or a custom loop. Maybe a high performance air cooler. The 2600x has a TDP of 95 the 2600 is rated at 65.

Cooler: Easy to install. I set it up in a push pull Intake configuration. I used the corsair fans to push and the rgb fans to pull. included a AM4 bracket. super flexible hoses. The hoses rotate in the water block so its even easier to mount than other coolers. Corsair link 4 software works great despite the Ryzens CPU temperature offset. but due to the offset with Corsair link. The quiet mode profile is actually full blast. But balanced and performance profiles work normally. I just made my own custom quiet profile.

Motherboard: Update the Bios! its easy. Mine shipped with alpha release bios. from march. a month before the Ryzen 2 even launched. with the newest bios release the motherboard is great. the RGB software really sucks though. 6 colors a few effects.

RAM: Great RAM. actually gets to its advertised speed on a Ryzen system. faster compatible 3466 mhz ram is now available. 3200mhz was the fastest supported memory at the time of the build. It also comes in red.

SSD: I got it on sale. its 3d flash memory and its fast. i also have a 1 terabyte 2.5 sata hard drive installed. Use AMD's Storemi software from entier. it works. i have my drives combined a single c drive. and it gets ssd speeds.

Video Card: With graphics card prices like they are. I am waiting for nvidias 11 series graphics cards to be released. So i went with a second Hand video card. It was only $100. performs better than a 1050ti. About the same performance as a 1060 3gb. but a lot hotter than a 10 series. you need a at least a 650 watt power supply for a older card like this. 70-80 Celsius depending on what i limit the power settings too. i play fallout 4 on ultra settings with godrays on high at 1440x900 resolution and 60fps with 16x filtering.

Case: The case is actually great. i would recommend it for budget and serious builds. it packs a ton of features in a small package. and who actually uses disc drives these days. And cougar sells a version with glass instead of acrylic if a heavy fragile computer is your thing.

Power supply: $40 dollar second hand power supply from a friend. still under warranty. you need 2 cpu power connectors for the MSI motherboard. pc part picker wont tell you that. this power supply has the required 2x2+6 pin CPU power connectors.

Fans: Quiet and RGB. The RGB software for the motherboard is not very good. so you only get 6 colors. i believe you get more colors if you don't use the rgb header on the motherboard and use the included sata powered switch.

Part Reviews

CPU

It runs really hot out the box. get a Ryzen 5 2600 if you do not want to upgrade the cooler. you will not see any meaningful performance gains vs the 2600x. Just higher temps without a AIO cooler or a custom loop. Maybe a high performance air cooler. The 2600x has a TDP of 95 the 2600 is rated at 65.

CPU Cooler

Easy to install. included a AM4 bracket. super flexible hoses. The hoses rotate in the water block so its even easier to mount than other coolers. Corsair link 4 software works great despite the Ryzens CPU temperature offset. but due to the offset with Corsair link. The quiet mode profile is actually full blast. But balanced and performance profiles work normally. I just made my own custom quiet profile

Motherboard

Update the Bios! its easy. Mine shipped with alpha release bios. from march. a month before the Ryzen 2 even launched. with the newest bios release the motherboard is great. the RGB software really sucks though. 6 colors a few effects

Memory

Great RAM. actually gets to its advertised speed on a Ryzen system. faster compatible 3466 mhz ram is now available. 3200mhz was the fastest supported memory at the time of the build. It also comes in red

Case

The case is actually great. $45 USD with shipping. i would recommend it for budget and serious builds. it packs a ton of features in a small package. and who actually uses disc drives these days. And cougar sells a version with glass instead of acrylic if a heavy fragile computer is your thing.

Case Fan

Great fans. they are quiet and cool. You can connect them to a standard rgb motherboard header. or power and control the LED'S through a sata powered controller

Comments Sorted by:

diabolicflame93 4 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Nice build :) You got creative with your budget and still left yourself an upgrade path if you ever plan on upgrading this build +1

Vairfoley 27 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Good choice on the GPU! Still a very capable card.

smw2168 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It is still a great performer. But damn its hot. I have to turn down the core voltage in afterburner to get 65-70 celcius in game.

smw2168 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I am following this up. I actually removed the cooler and re applied thermal paste. The old paste was hard. And there was dust under the cooler. It now runs a very heavy overclock and does not get over 70-80c under 100% usage for hours. 1251 mhz core clock and 8000mhz from 7010mzh on the memory clock. a full ghz of overclocking headroom on the memory is crazy.

Sharnerean 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I had a 780ti and was shocked at its performance. Smooth gameplay at 1440p, high to ultra settings. I sold it due to getting a gtx 1080, but was still impressed by it. In my parents pc I put a 770 4gb and it games perfectly at 1080p

smw2168 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Right now my 770 seems to be a decent graphics card. I don't have a 1080p monitor yet. So its all I really need. When the 11 series comes out I'll upgrade my monitor and GPU. My biggest complaint. Is the noise the GPU cooler makes. It has to run 100% or its going to get really hot. And its louder than my water cooler and all my other fans running at once.

MikeAdamos11 1 point 9 months ago

Planning to get the same board or the msi gaming pro x470, how is it so far? Btw nice build

smw2168 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I would recommend it. i think its the best option out of all the x470 boards under $150

FD2Raptor 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

The 2nd CPU power connector on the MB is optional. I have the ASROCK X470 Master/SLI which also have the same 8+4pin connectors but it's working just fine with only the 8-pin connector plugged in.

Wambulance 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

4.2GHz overclock is very nice! congrats!

bagpipes 1 point 3 months ago

The cpu temps read higher then they are with ryzen

smw2168 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah they do read higher. But i was well aware of this when i preordered my 2600x. Corsair link will report them as 50 celcius higher than what they actually are with a 2600x. At the time i made this post cpu-z benchmarks also could not read the temperature correctly. The only thing that does read the temperature correctly is, ryzen master, msi afterburner, and corsair link but the correct measurement is under MB TEMP #6 not cpu temp for some reason. But everything i said is still very true. These chips get very hot. it has a 95w tdp. And even if you run the stock cooler at 100% all the time you going to get temps in the 80s while gaming.

gobean 1 point 2 months ago

I'm using the stock cooler and have zero temperature issues. Stays around 50-60c while gaming with the fan at stock. Boosts to 4.15-4.25 ghz.