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User Info: therickmu25

therickmu25
6 months ago#1
Processor is crapping out finally but the old girl gave me 7 great years. This will be my first AMD build, looking to pick up a Dell 1440p monitor for gaming as well. Any tweaks?

edit: I'm not sold on this 1080 yet, every damn one seems to be out of stock right now

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PC: http://i.imgur.com/9Ho6VA1.jpg

User Info: pyromania86

pyromania86
6 months ago#2
Looks good, too bad you're paying double what RAM cost this time last year..
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User Info: uberl33tpro

uberl33tpro
6 months ago#3
I'm like you and had an I5 2500k rig, decided to upgrade recently, and I grabbed a Ryzen 1600x. I don't regret it.

But I managed to get the 1600x for $200, during black friday/cyber monday. The reason I didn't go Intel is because all the Coffee Lake CPUs were above MSRP, and Z370 motherboards were comparably more expensive than X370 AMD boards.

AMD is planning to keep the AM4 socket until at least 2020, so I'm very likely to get at least 1 more CPU upgrade out of this socket.

Here is my PC:

Ryzen 1600x OC'd to 3.95ghz @ 1.384v
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ turbo (2 fans)
Ram: 3000mhz CAS 16 Adata ram OC'd to 3200mhz CAS 16.
Motherboard: X370 MSI gaming pro carbon (This was on sale for under $100)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1080ti windforce (3 fans)
Case: Lian Li PC-A70F (modded top for additional fans) *reused this*
SSD: OCZ Trion 480GB *reused this with fresh windows install*
HDD: Samsung 1TB 7200RPM *reused this for data storage*
USB Drive: Toshiba 2TB USB 3.0 drive. *reused this for additional data storage*
PSU: Cooler Master Silent pro 1200w gold. *reused this*

With all the parts I reused, my total expense was around $1350 and some change.

Few things to note. Ryzen 1600x absolutely crushes Sandy Bridge. Trolls on some other forums told me the Ryzen 1600x was a side grade over an I5 2500k OC'd to 4.4ghz, and I can 100% confirm they were 100% trolling. The Ryzen 1600x crushes Sandy Bridge in every game I tested. I dunno what the deal is with some of the video benchmarks, or if the tests were done before AMD released patches, or if they were using slow ram (Ryzen likes faster ram) but there is not one, single, game where I5 2500k @ 4.4ghz beats Ryzen 1600x @ 3.95ghz w/3200mhz ram that I tested.
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User Info: therickmu25

therickmu25
6 months ago#4
uberl33tpro posted...
I'm like you and had an I5 2500k rig, decided to upgrade recently, and I grabbed a Ryzen 1600x. I don't regret it.

But I managed to get the 1600x for $200, during black friday/cyber monday. The reason I didn't go Intel is because all the Coffee Lake CPUs were above MSRP, and Z370 motherboards were comparably more expensive than X370 AMD boards.

AMD is planning to keep the AM4 socket until at least 2020, so I'm very likely to get at least 1 more CPU upgrade out of this socket.

Here is my PC:

Ryzen 1600x OC'd to 3.95ghz @ 1.384v
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ turbo (2 fans)
Ram: 3000mhz CAS 16 Adata ram OC'd to 3200mhz CAS 16.
Motherboard: X370 MSI gaming pro carbon (This was on sale for under $100)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1080ti windforce (3 fans)
Case: Lian Li PC-A70F (modded top for additional fans) *reused this*
SSD: OCZ Trion 480GB *reused this with fresh windows install*
HDD: Samsung 1TB 7200RPM *reused this for data storage*
USB Drive: Toshiba 2TB USB 3.0 drive. *reused this for additional data storage*
PSU: Cooler Master Silent pro 1200w gold. *reused this*

With all the parts I reused, my total expense was around $1350 and some change.


Very nice. I would def. get the 1600x if it was on sale, but I'm just going to OC the 1600 to 3.9 as is.
What did you pay for your 1080ti? I'm seeing it for $690 online right now
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User Info: uberl33tpro

uberl33tpro
6 months ago#5
I paid around $700 for a 1080ti with triple fans.

FYI, not every Ryzen chip can hit 4.0ghz. I know that my Ryzen 1600x won't even boot at 4.0ghz at any voltage. Even 1.45v. I tried a combination of about 10 different voltage + LLC settings, and it won't boot at 4.0ghz. I even tried 4.05, 4.1, and 4.15. I know my I5 2500k had a multiplier dead zone (wouldn't boot) between 4.5-4.6ghz, but it would boot at 4.7 (wasn't stable). 4.4ghz was quite literally the max my I5 2500k would do. 3.95 seems about the max my 1600x will do, but the good news is that it's under 1.4v, and 3.95 @ 1.384v is still considered a pretty decent overclock on a 1600x. It's not a silicon lottery winner or anything, but I'd say it's slightly above average.
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User Info: Kokuei05

Kokuei05
6 months ago#6
uberl33tpro posted...
I'm like you and had an I5 2500k rig, decided to upgrade recently, and I grabbed a Ryzen 1600x. I don't regret it.

But I managed to get the 1600x for $200, during black friday/cyber monday. The reason I didn't go Intel is because all the Coffee Lake CPUs were above MSRP, and Z370 motherboards were comparably more expensive than X370 AMD boards.

AMD is planning to keep the AM4 socket until at least 2020, so I'm very likely to get at least 1 more CPU upgrade out of this socket.

Here is my PC:

Ryzen 1600x OC'd to 3.95ghz @ 1.384v
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ turbo (2 fans)
Ram: 3000mhz CAS 16 Adata ram OC'd to 3200mhz CAS 16.
Motherboard: X370 MSI gaming pro carbon (This was on sale for under $100)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1080ti windforce (3 fans)
Case: Lian Li PC-A70F (modded top for additional fans) *reused this*
SSD: OCZ Trion 480GB *reused this with fresh windows install*
HDD: Samsung 1TB 7200RPM *reused this for data storage*
USB Drive: Toshiba 2TB USB 3.0 drive. *reused this for additional data storage*
PSU: Cooler Master Silent pro 1200w gold. *reused this*

With all the parts I reused, my total expense was around $1350 and some change.

Few things to note. Ryzen 1600x absolutely crushes Sandy Bridge. Trolls on some other forums told me the Ryzen 1600x was a side grade over an I5 2500k OC'd to 4.4ghz, and I can 100% confirm they were 100% trolling. The Ryzen 1600x crushes Sandy Bridge in every game I tested. I dunno what the deal is with some of the video benchmarks, or if the tests were done before AMD released patches, or if they were using slow ram (Ryzen likes faster ram) but there is not one, single, game where I5 2500k @ 4.4ghz beats Ryzen 1600x @ 3.95ghz w/3200mhz ram that I tested.


You can't 100% confirm without using that 1080ti on the sandy bridge.
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User Info: therickmu25

therickmu25
6 months ago#7
uberl33tpro posted...
I paid around $700 for a 1080ti with triple fans.

FYI, not every Ryzen chip can hit 4.0ghz. I know that my Ryzen 1600x won't even boot at 4.0ghz at any voltage. Even 1.45v. I tried a combination of about 10 different voltage + LLC settings, and it won't boot at 4.0ghz. I even tried 4.05, 4.1, and 4.15. I know my I5 2500k had a multiplier dead zone (wouldn't boot) between 4.5-4.6ghz, but it would boot at 4.7 (wasn't stable). 4.4ghz was quite literally the max my I5 2500k would do. 3.95 seems about the max my 1600x will do, but the good news is that it's under 1.4v, and 3.95 @ 1.384v is still considered a pretty decent overclock on a 1600x. It's not a silicon lottery winner or anything, but I'd say it's slightly above average.


My 2500k was never stable at 4.5 either. I think I ended up just keeping it at 4ghz. If the base clock wasn't so damn low on the i5 8400 (2.8) I probably would have gone Intel again but for the reasons you mentioned about future socket compatibility, I'm happy going with AMD.
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User Info: uberl33tpro

uberl33tpro
6 months ago#8
Also, temps are crazy cool on my Ryzen 1600x with the Cooler Master 212+ Turbo. Like *really* cool. Like 45C tops during gaming, and 45C are the spikes, it's usually 38-42C average.

30 passes of IBT using all available memory, and temps topped out at 66C. And my fans weren't even running 100%! Fans topped out at 85%. And IBT is known for roasting CPUs. I used the AVX version of IBT, because that's the proper version you're supposed to use to test Ryzen.

Just to use a comparison, that's cooler than my I5 2500k runs during IBT with a nearly identical cooler. Any Intel trolls claiming that Ryzen runs hot don't know wtf they're talking about. Coffee Lake CPUs OC'd with no delid can hit TJmax on air during IBT. That's a fact. Most people who OC coffee lake, are paying $40 extra to get the chip delidded, and then buying 240mm+ AIO on top of that. Considering these chips are already above MSRP, I'm not seeing any value here. None, zip, zero. Someone could make a case for the I5 8400, but that's basically it. Even the I5 k model is more expensive than the 1600x, and if you get a delid + AIO cooler, it's considerably more expensive than the 1600x.
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User Info: Frisco557

Frisco557
6 months ago#9
I'm still rocking my 4.5ghz 2500k. I don't play too many modern games, so I haven't had a need to upgrade yet, but maybe next year(which is what I've said for 3 years now).
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User Info: Sir_Haxor

Sir_Haxor
6 months ago#10
I paid $640 for my FE 1080ti. Yeah it's a blower card but it can OC pretty decently and with a fan curve temps are very manageable.

I helped a buddy with his 6GB 1060 Skylake build a year ago, and he only paid $630. 8GB of DDR4 for like $35...

I want to jump on Zen+ in April but not at these ram prices.
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