RY23480V3 is my personal system currently used for gaming, but will be used for content creation and streaming in the near future.
Prices are what I paid for each component at the time of purchase, which ranges from July 2017 to the present day.
Since AGESA version 220.127.116.11 B, overclocking per CCX has been added to BIOS (to replace the need for Worktool, which was unsafe for beginners).
I have my core voltage set to 1.38 volts, and my SOC set to 1.125 volts.
CCX 1 is set to 4.55 GHz, 2 is set to 4.45, 3 is set to 4.35, and 4 is set to 4.25.
Temperature wise, I saw a considerable improvement; with stock/PBO, temperatures while gaming frequently exceeded the 60s (I saw as high as 79 C), but now they rarely exceed 60.
- The maximum stable overclock with my 2080 Gaming OC was +145 on the core and +600 on the memory.
Some cases and CPU cooler mounting brackets may have difficulties with the backplate, such as Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 series cases and Deepcool's cooler bracket that comes with their CAPTAIN series AIOs.
Look for cases that don't have issues with these kinds of motherboard backplates, and coolers that use the default AMD cooler bracket, such as Lian Li's PC-O11D or Corsair's AIOs.
Gigabyte's Wireless Antenna:
- The "stock" single antenna that comes with almost all of Gigabyte's products with WiFi functionality (i.e. Motherboards, PCI-e WiFi adapters) is complete garbage. If you use it, I suggest looking for a replacement. (I bought a PCE-AC56 for my second build and tested that dual antenna on my main system's on-board wireless, and the result was much more stable and reliable. My second build isn't that important, so I'm using the Gigabyte antenna on that.)
Precision Boost/Precision Boost Overdrive:
- It's broken, so don't use it. It jacks up your voltage and easily causes thermal throttling to occur, driving your CPU performance off a damn cliff.
Q: "Why did you go with an X470 motherboard that costs so much when you're using a 3900X?"
A: It was the board I had back when I had a 2700X. I upgraded and didn't need to change the motherboard because, as Buildzoid pointed out, the power delivery on my motherboard was overkill for Zen+ CPUs. It proves to be enough to handle the 3900X just fine, as it does reach turbo clock speed, but it doesn't go over it with automatic/Precision Boost Overdrive.
Q: "Why so much RGB?"
A: 'Cuz muh RGB.
Q: "Why are some of the prices for some of the items way higher than they should be?"
A: Some parts like my ADATA SX8200 960G were bought 2 years ago, and they were a lot more expensive in 2017 than they are now.
Q: "What is the other PC with the blue lighting in one of your pictures?"
A: That was 54PPH1R3, but it's been changed to R3D5N0W. I changed the case from an MCPro5 to a Core V21.
Q: "Why do you have so many damn peripherals?"
A: Because I can.
Q: "Why is the CPU load temperature so high?"
A: That's the temperature I got from a stress test. The 3900X is one toasty boi.
Fantastic CPU for content creators, workstation users, and hardware enthusiasts. However, there are a few issues with this CPU:
This has more to do with how Zen2 as a whole works, but you'll never get 4.6 to work on all cores without some seriously expensive cooling, at least a custom loop with a good pump, and that's assuming you have a golden chip when it comes to the silicon lottery.
Precision Boost Overdrive is still broken, and drives up your voltage to almost dangerous levels, as even with an H115i RGB Platinum, my temperatures exceeded 90 C at stock, going anywhere from 90~95 C almost instantly and thermal throttling immediately when running P95.
With AGESA 18.104.22.168 B, Per CCX OC has been added to the BIOS. I have CCX1 at 4.55, 2 at 4.45, 3 at 4.35, and 4 at 4.25, with a core voltage of 1.38 volts. Overall improvements to both performance and temperature, as there isn't a consistent issue with throttling and broken boost functions.
Great cooler, but:
The price is even more expensive than the standard H115i versions, which by themselves cost almost twice as much as comparable coolers like the NH-D15 and Dark Rock Pro 4.
Performance-wise, it's really not any better or worse than the other H115i versions even though it costs quite a bit more.
Excellent paste in a huge tube that's perfect for frequent CPU cooler replacements, whether it be you're testing coolers or flipping old systems.
One of the best X470 motherboards that was available, it's still very expensive and not really worthwhile to buy because there are better X570 motherboards with overkill power delivery systems.
Hands down the best memory kit for Zen and Zen+ in terms of guaranteed compatibility and easily overclockability. With Zen2, it has no problems overclocking to 3600 CL16, and you could probably get 3600 CL14 to work if your motherboard will allow it.
Unfortunately, mine won't allow it.
Great value SSD for storing your OS, and faster than the Intel 660p.
Not particularly amazing due to its inconsistent benchmarks, but nowadays if you can find it cheap enough, it's a decent SSD.
Not much to say about it, it's just a 4TB HDD.
The Gaming OC cooler is absolutely amazing. Even when overclocked, the hottest my 2080 reaches is in the mid 60s. Any GPU model using this cooler is going to run pretty cool.
The best case for showcase builds, or just showboating in general. I love this case.
A little more wattage than I actually need, but I prefer the extra headroom.
Decent case fans, only downside is there is no option to be controlled via motherboard software or iCUE, it's only controlled by the physical controller wired to the fans.
Purchased these for push-pull config, same fans as on the H115i RGB Platinum. Fantastic fans.
Really isn't worth the price, but damn, muh RGB.
This is the best keyboard I've owned to date, hands down.
My favorite mouse due to the size, shape, and feel. I prefer heavier and larger mice because they're more comfortable to me.