Description

So I started designing this build as an Intel-based computer 2 weeks before the third-gen Ryzen processors came out, and over those weeks the design went from team blue and green to full team red.

I will be using this rig for gaming, VR, and flexing on friends. Partially a because I can build, but mostly a because I desperately need something better than a Chromebook build.

The only problems I'm encountering are from drivers for the Red Devil 5700xt, although since its bleeding-edge the tech the crashes should stop once a new driver is posted. Also the Case, Corsair crystal 570x, is beautiful looking but its difficult to cable manage in the back. So Far it runs beautifully I will be adding a HDD later on for archiving or storing older games.

4665 Cinebench release 20.

EDIT: Full setup pictures added!

-When running furmark the GPU Heats up to 89C but under normal load, I've seen a max of 76 when running the Valve Index at 144hz.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works wonders and is a leap in the right direction for AMD

Motherboard

A little pricey but works wonderfully(after updating all the drivers).

Memory

Looks beautiful and is fast, the lights can be controlled by the MSI MPG x570 PRO CARBON boards lighting software.

Storage

A good amount of storage for a good price, also the speed is amazing.

Video Card

Coolest 5700xt out there, looks and temp!

Case

Looks beautiful, but you cant mix fans on the Hub, and the cable management is difficult to work with

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Great config!

You only need to undervolt the card or switch to the performance BIOS via the lever. 89°C is too hot for the GPU core, and the Micron GDDR6 memory is usually 10°C hotter than the GPU core, so it's probably around 99°C+, which is the reason for the crashes.

A custom GPU fan curve will also help a lot. Typically the Red Devil GPU core temp should be no more than 68-74°C, and the GDDR6 no more than 78-84°C.

If the problems continue, just ask for a replacement, most probaly your unit is faulty, because in all reviews the Red Devil is the coolest running one from all the 5700 XT aftermarket versions.

Hope this helps, cheers.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yah the 89°C is from running FurMark, but id does normally idle under a "regular" load at about 76°C.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I just gotta run some benchmarks and add some more photos of the complete build itself.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the stock cooler for the CPU do? I’m planning to use a Ryzen chip because they seem to be better for future proofing.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It does well enough, as long as your not constantly trying to melt your cpu you'll be fine.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks, I won’t be using all of the cores for a while anyway due to how games are developed, hence why I need the “future-proofing” of 12 cores

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

When you have the money future proofing is always the way to go!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, to be fair some games are already using eight or so cores, so I might as well just get something that will last a few more years.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are your gpu temps so high?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They don't stay at that temp, that was because of the FurMark bench-marking after 30~ minutes on the higher settings.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Kickass build. I'm not into red personally but you really nailed it, and I'll be damned if it doesn't look great in that Corsair Crystal. Seems like it should have more than enough power to unlock that Valve Index. Just got the Index myself and I love it, currently working on a build to take it to 144Hz.