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FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen II

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

I have, but didn't set the correct voltages and timings, so 2933 MHz is unstable. I'm trying to figure out which Hynix die this RAM kit is; I'll be able to get the right calculations.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen II

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 2 points 18 days ago

No, this was the Premium edition that included the controller.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen II

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

Thanks! The 2700X/Vega 64 pairing before my current setup (Radeon VII currently installed) was actually pretty balanced. I'm thinking about getting a Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) CPU after launch, preferably the 7 or 9 series.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen II

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

Only if your fans are really passive, like "silent" passive. Otherwise, temps have been fine. Vega 64 is blower style, so most of its heat escapes through the back. It's pretty loud.

The Radeon VII, on the other hand, can definitely heat soak, though undervolting by 100mV alleviated a good deal of that heat. It's not blower style so more heat escapes in the case.

As for an AIO, yes, the case was built with compact watercooling in mind. I could still pull that off if I wanted to, which is tempting.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen II

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

eBay is my best friend.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen II

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 2 points 19 days ago

It actually rotates, like the Ryzen logo

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: $435 Budget Ryzen 3 Cube (Initial Build)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

I had upgraded to a Ryzen 7 2700X and Vega 64 a few months back, so that build is posted.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

GPUs, RAM, and SSD prices dropping. Because of the Mining rush, there was a DRAM shortage that affected those three parts. So prices were pretty high.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Anyone remember when this would cost nearly $900?

Yeah, it's good to see this at sub-$700 prices again.

evokal's Completed Build: First SFF Gaming Build

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Love the airflow you've worked out for the build.

Question: why'd you get the RTX 2060?

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Mini Monstrosity

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I'm looking into that for my expanded HoRyzen build, which I'll definitely update once I acquire the Radeon VII (currently running Vega 64).

Forum Topic "AMD’s New GPU - Opinions?"

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

How was it for the Vega FE?

Forum Topic "AMD’s New GPU - Opinions?"

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

From the limited comparisons, it's on the 2080 level. 2070 actually competes against the Vega 64, though it Beats that card in most titles.

Forum Topic "AMD’s New GPU - Opinions?"

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That remains to be seen. The cost of production is not so high that they're going to sell those at such losses. Even when covering advertising and shipping costs. They may not profit as much, but I doubt they'd be sold at actual losses.

Javsky's Completed Build: ITX AMD Gaming Ryzen 7 / Vega 64

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Scary how similar our builds are. Definitely dig it!

Forum Topic "alright...lets talk about these RTX 2060's...."

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I'd buy none of them, unless a 2060 MaxQ laptop has good battery life.

Forum Topic "AMD’s New GPU - Opinions?"

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

How is it realistic? And you mean at a loss.

Forum Topic "AMD’s New GPU - Opinions?"

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Sure was.

Forum Topic "alright...lets talk about these RTX 2060's...."

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

If you could grab a 1070 for less than the 2060, go for it. If not, the 2060 is basically a 1070 Ti for $100 and 2GB VRAM less. It's also within 80-90% of the 2070's performance for at least $150 less. This RTX basically makes its case for anyone not willing to get the 2080 Ti.

Forum Topic "AMD’s New GPU - Opinions?"

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I'm actually excited AMD will be competing in the high end. Definitely upgrading from my Vega 64 to the Radeon VII.

Forum Topic "AMD’s New GPU - Opinions?"

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That 5000 limit is a rumor.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Enjoy! That's definitely a good case to build in.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

If you ever doubt going Mini ITX, then go Micro ATX and get either the Thermaltake H18 or Core V21. Those are lovely cases to build in and your overall build would cost ~$40 less for it.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Depends on the settings. I increased the fan speed to around 3200 RPM, so it's loud but it keeps temps below 80°C, typically between 65 and 72 depending on the game.

As for portability, it won't fit in a bookbag, but it's fine in a small/medium duffel. It's like carrying one of those personal belongings boxes for cubicles in an office job. Except the PSU and GPU sure make that a bit heftier.

Spart4cus's Completed Build: **Mini ITX Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition**

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

+1 for that Core V1. Also because your build beat mine by roughly $45.

You can check mine out in terms of tidying up that cable management, or lack thereof. You'd be pretty surprised by how effectively that case can hide those cables.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

FatBoyJD 6 Builds -4 points 3 months ago

It is, unless you're trying to go higher than 60 fps or you're running 1440p.

jjans002's Completed Build: Small Build

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Beautiful build! I recommend getting a pair of Autolizer 80mm fans (Blue LED) for the build. They definitely move a lot of air.

Edit: Typo

Loki559's Completed Build: My first PC Build. 2700x. RTX2080.

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Keep an eye on that GPU, it's been getting hit with failures for many people.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Got that board (finally). It's performing better than the board listed here, which was great at overclocking my 2700X. And I even retained my LED settings, too.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Mini Monstrosity

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

An excellent case.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Mini Monstrosity

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

The 580 was a big L for me, but it paid off.

This case is great for Mini ITX builds. It was my first case and it's spacious. Definitely recommend it.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Mini Monstrosity

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

If you're talking about the rear fans, I used a splitter to connect the front and rear case fans.

hazyhope's Completed Build: Winter is cooling

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I really wanted to do an all-white with red LED build, so seeing this is wonderful. +1

Watts_Up's Completed Build: Zaurak - Dan A4 VR Machine

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I saw this through my Google feed!

Seriously love the case, though I really hate that price. Your specs eerily rival mine, though I love that SSD you got there. You definitely have superior RAM and a smaller form factor (I'm using Thermaltake's Core V1). And that 1080 at Vega 56 MSRP price is sweet.

Excellent build you got there.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great AMD Gaming Build

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

My latest build cost $990.70, admittedly from insane bargain hunting for a 750W Corsair PSU, Vega 64, and 2700X. A motherboard swap (using Gigabyte AB-350N-Gaming) to the B450 I or even a discounted ASUS ROG Srix X470-I would bump that past $1000, though a 3GHz RAM upgrade would bring it down to the price of this suggested build.

Edit: The price of this Build Guide is basically a challenge for me to build a high-end gaming ITX under $1000. I plan to meet it head-on.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I'm actually dead set on getting it. I know the extra M.2 from the ASUS ROG Strix X470-I would be worth it, plus the RGB on the shields, but my builds have been consistently Gigabyte, Thermaltake, and Corsair. So far, they've been pretty good.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

That wouldn't be bad.

breubreubreu's Completed Build: Gaming Cube

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

It'd have fit. I updated my build with an RX Vega 64 and Ryzen 7 2700X. The reference 64 is pretty much the size of The 580 you mentioned, if not bigger.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Deleted prior post.

I meant the Wraith Prism default RGB lighting.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

The AORUS boards suit the Ryzen color scheme really well

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It does, I'm more tempted by the ASUS due to the Wraith Prism cooler's LEDs. I also have RGB fans so I'm gonna swap the red LED fans for my spare RGB fans. The red ones can go with my 580 in another Mini ITX build.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I'm split between the B450 I from Gigabyte and the X470-I from ASRock. The ROG is beautiful, for sure, but I'm having a hard time settling for even an open box. I've seen it new for $180, but the ASRock's always next to it at a lower price.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks.

I got that PSU refurbished from Micro Center, the Motherboard was from previous builds and I got that open-box on Amazon. I got the GPU, SSD and HDD from auctions on eBay.

The only brand new (unopened) parts were the RAM, 2 case fans and the case. The motherboard and CPU were unused, but open-box.

I've seen similar builds go for $1100+ with bargain hunting, so once I optimize the build (RAM swap, motherboard swap, possibly an extra HDD) you'll either see this build between $950 US and $1020 US. And I will hunt open-box AORUS B450 I Pro WiFi boards for the next few weeks (Newegg just launched it).

HellRaizrRod's Completed Build: Oddly Capable Meshify Hodgepodge

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Strong build there. I was working on mine Friday night, though I stuck with my Core V1 for it.

That case is pretty cool, I'd probably do some slick copper (*yes. copper) watercooling for it. A Ryzen 5 2600(X) upgrade would be fine, though I've seen Micro Center and other vendors selling the 2700 around $240, $270 for the 2700X. The 2600 is as low as $149.99 and the X variant costs $189.99 (on Micro Center). Now is a great time for CPU upgrades.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Expanded HoRyzen (Part 1)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I swapped the parts in the middle of the night while people were sleeping, in low light. Everything ran fine, but once I updated my Radeon software and restarted the PC it was a wrap. I found out yesterday that it was the BIOS that acted up (couldn't boot my SSD) so I cleared the cMOS and got it running again.

This thing is deadly. I already loved my RX 580 (I'm installing copper pipes into its heatsink for watercooling) with its 1080p and 1440p capabilities. This card takes things to another level. Unless Vega 20 wows me across the board (it's claimed to be better than Turing by around 20%), this 64 will be here to stay. I'm actually going to build a second personal desktop for the 580, pair it with a 2600X.

breubreubreu's Completed Build: Gaming Cube

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

No problem. This case is definitely pretty flexible for an mATX case. It'll get you really far.

breubreubreu's Completed Build: Gaming Cube

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

This case fits ATX size power supplies of up to 200mm long. It also has a two piece brace to hold the PSU in place, so no worries when the bottom panel is removed.

breubreubreu's Completed Build: Gaming Cube

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Great build. I've used that case and it's definitely wonderful for many micro ATX builds.

The Core V1 houses my RX 580 8GB with little issue, while my thermals rarely pushed beyond 70°C. I didn't like how passive the cooling was in the 580, so I set its Max and Target temps to 75°C and 60°C respectively. Sometimes I shift the temps an extra 5 degrees but it's consistently in the 60s. My rear case fans definitely get rid of the extra heat with gusto. Still, the V21 is excellent for extra airflow.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: $435 Budget Ryzen 3 Cube (Initial Build)

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Yeah. There's a bracket on the fan connector that lines up with a bar on the fan header. Make sure it lines up perfectly. If your fan still doesn't work, then you've got a bad fan or a bad header.

FatBoyJD's Completed Build: Mini Monstrosity

FatBoyJD submitter 6 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Which ones?

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