Hi! Meet Friday. She's my first build, so hopefully she's not too shoddy...
I'm very new to PC Building, so feel free to criticize, point out mistakes, suggest improvements, etc.: I could use all the help I can get.
What you wanted to hear:
Used for gaming, video editing, 3D modelling, animation
Purchased at a price of just over $1000 USD thanks to Black Friday deals
Ryzen 7 1700 w/ stock AMD Spire cooler
Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 - purchased it for $400 on Newegg along with the Raise the Game AMD promotion for 3 free games - sounded like a good deal considering the MSRP
Rosewill Capstone 750w 80 Plus Gold PSU- I hope I didn't completely cheap out on the PSU, did see some good reviews over this specific product, although I will admit I'm kinda in the dark when it comes to PSU specs
Not overclocking anything because I have no idea where to start when it comes to that
So far only using the stock fans from the NZXT case, still in exhaust formation with no intake fan for now - hope this wasn't a huge mistake
As for performance, I have been seen issues when playing games, albeit I still have little idea what to expect when it comes to performance from the Vega 64 and what to do to remedy issues with my rig. These are some stats/observations from early testing:
UNIGINE Heaven Benchmark 4.0 - Max Settings (8x AA, Ultra Quality, Full Screen, Extreme Tesselation, 2560 x 1440)
Radeon Wattman Settings: All stock settings except for adjusted fan curve - at 75 C, fans set to 55% max RPM (I think 48% stock?)
Radeon Settings Performance Log:
GPU UTIL; 97.697%
GPU SCLK: 1473.3 MHz
GPU MCLK: 932.436 MHz
GPU TEMP: 74.2424 C
GPU PWR: 215.527 W
GPU FAN: 3085.06 RPM
GPU VRAM UTIL: 2.95683 GB
FPS: 55.6062 Hz
Heaven Benchmark Stats:
Min FPS: 22.8
Max FPS: 113.6
- Witcher 3 - runs perfect at 1080p max settings so far, solid 60 fps (capped), little to no frame rate dips
- Just Cause 3 - runs perfect at 1080p max settings so far, 60 fps (capped), little to no frame rate dips
Overwatch - multiple complete system shutdowns (Not even blue/black screen, just instant shutdown) after trying max settings at 4k, 2k, and even 1080p
~ Tried using Radeon Chill/FRTC, seems to fix issue most of the time
~ Doesn't seem to be an issue with temps, as I had a crash when gpu temps were sittings at 68 C
~ It might be a power problem or maybe even driver issues - hope it's not the PSU though...
It's still pretty early to tell how good Friday is, since some of those Overwatch performance tests do seem a bit grim, although I hope it's just a software optimization issue over hardware malfunctions. I'll update this post if I see anybody's interested in more testing results. Thanks in advance for any comments and guidance!