Description

Decided to go a bit further into debt and build a new computer to replace an MSI all in one computer I regretfully purchased a few years ago.

This is my second PC build, my first being a budget AMD that I did about 6 years ago. I was writing down my potential builds, but then stumbled upon this site, and am glad I did cause it made things much easier.

I was really torn between AMD vs Intel, and AMD vs nvidia, and decided in the end to go full team red. Still not sure I am satisfied with my decision. Mostly due to 2600x doesnt seem to perform well in two games I often play, elder scrolls online and guild wars 2, both CPU intensive games that are also not optimized well for amd, so think I would have benefited from a i5 8600 or 9600 which was what i was debating going for over the 2600x. Also, the vega 64 has kind of been a pain due to issues trying to undervolt and overclock, mostly due to waltman software being rather finicky. It does get pretty hot too, being the blower model. When playing games it likes to sit around 75-85 unless I manually crank up the fan. But despite those issues, it does perform significantly better than my old computer.

Purchased around black Friday 2018, I entered prices manually to show prices I paid at that time.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Good components, just needs some airflow optimisation.


CPU

  • Get a custom CPU cooler, the stock cooler is not powerful enough. Your processor probably declocks/can't reach turbo speeds because of that. Here are the best recomendations compatible with your case height:
    • Scythe Fuma Rev.B
    • Noctua NH-U12A (not to be confused with the weaker Noctua NH-U12S)
    • Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B

GPU

Case

  • You need an extra intake fan on the front.

Cheers.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I do plan to get that noctua cooler next, however I am not getting any declocks, and when temps get high I just ramp up fan speeds which works just fine. All tests I've done score good, so I know it's just those games I mentioned that suffer from not having stronger single core performance.

And i do have 2 intake on the front, and the 1 outtake. Temp monitoring software show interior staying around mid 50s

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

If you have a cooler that gives the cpu better thermal performance, it will upclock single core as needed for games like that using XFR on the cpu.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I'll look into that more, thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

the cpu cooler that comes with the 2600x isn't that bad, it can definitely handle the processors clock speeds and there is no known issue where the 2600x thermal throttles when paired with the stock cooler.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree on the airflow optimizing. There is a second fan at the bottom in what appears to be the first pic, but that top fan doesnt fill up the fan area its in at all. and those ssd trays are blocking airflow to the gpu. Honestly before spending money on a new cpu cooler, i'd consider looking at cases that might fit your equipment better to allow airflow.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I didnt realize there wasn't anywhere else to mount ssds than that hdd tray, so definitely am going to get a new case in near future. It also has ****** cable management. But it cost me $30, so cant complain much.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, is there a way to test for declocking?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The Ryzen architecture automatically clocks higher based on the CPU cooler. Don't forget that cooling a CPU at 18-20°C ambient temperature during the winter is much easier than cooling the CPU at 26-34°C ambient during the summer.

You can monitor the clocks with HWMonitor or HWiNFO.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

skyrise 1 Build 2 months ago 3 points Good components, just needs some airflow optimisation.

Yes I agree, I have the same case and maybe not the same PSU but cables appear to be the same black sleeves and thickness those bunched up and combined with the HD tray in front of the fans not good for air flow especially for the Vega cards.. I run the Pulse 56 in mine and it's usually in the 40's

  • 7 months ago
  • -1 points

My reccomendation is to spend 5000$ and get a water chiller! Never declock again

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally, I'll get right on that! ;P

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, do you even use the side panels?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Ha ha, yeah, had them off cause I was cleaning it, and side panel window doesnt show the inside very well.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see. Makes sense, it just seemed like you didn't. Would've been funny if you didn't use them

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

BrUh

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