Description

After a long wait for Ryzen 3000, I finally got the chance to upgrade. It's amazing how many people lined up at Microcenters for this launch. It actually prevented me from going there myself and buying one so I ended up buying from BH instead. I came from a Ryzen 5 1600 which will now be used to run game servers for my friends and me. The reason I went all out on a 12 core processor was that I do a lot of photo/video work and I would like to get back into 3D work with Cinema 4D.

Part Reviews

CPU

Insane performance for $500. There are some issues being an early adopter, but they aren't significant. Unless of course, you want to play Destiny 2...

CPU Cooler

I would give 5 stars, but the instructions really confused me which sent me down a confusing path for a few hours and ended up making me feel stupid about messing up the AIO install. The reason is it says to skip a step for TR4, but in the step it tells you to skip, it tells you what screws to use. Other than that this is a great performer.

Motherboard

I was skeptical at first buying an ASRock motherboard, especially for my 3900X since this had fewer VRMs than the ATX sized x570 boards, but boy was it worth it. Thank you, ASRock for making the ONLY mATX motherboard for the x570 chipset!

Memory

This memory is very stable. I have not had a chance to overclock it beyond 3200MHz though.

Storage

Great for gaming. Not so great for large file transfers.

Video Card

Been using this card for quite some time now and it has kept up with my monitor upgrade. Most of the games I play can run 1440p ultrawide @ 120fps, but if they can't, simply setting the resolution to 1080p brings me to a stable 120fps.

Case

I will probably never stop using Fractal Design's cases. They never disappoint. I used to own the Define C and when I saw they had a TG version of it I knew I'd be using it for my next build. Cable management is a breeze and the airflow due to the mesh front is awesome.

Case Fan

I got this for winning a competition on Reddit, but they do have some issues. I can't seem to get it to work with Polychrome sync and overtime the LEDs will bug out and display the wrong color...

Custom

Been using these for over a year. No problems yet.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome looking build! I was curious what monitors you were using. +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Dell U3415W Dell AW3418DW

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

This deserves a feature.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Im heavily interested on how did the mobo paired with the 12core.

How are the vrm temps doing? Using PBO?

Just bought it with using it with a 3900x in mind but id like to have some feedback about it :)

Nice build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand your concern as well. I was skeptical when buying this motherboard, but everything is running fine. I'd say if you are looking into the 3950X that's where eyebrows may be raised.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to hear!

Because of the mosfets in its design it seems that a 3900x can run fine with no OC but the heatsink on the vrms will run hot from time to time.

Ill give a shot on the 3900x then, if anything, maybe a vrm waterblock could be a thing!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of people in the community are saying it's hard to overclock the CPU anymore than what PBO can do. Maybe that's just nonsense, but I keep hearing complaints.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

desk? i love the look and the fact that there doesnt seem to be any sag even with the monitors

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

just realized there is a comment with the answer, sorry

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, love the clean black and white color scheme! +1

Question for you: On that motherboard, how easy(or hard) would you think it would be to pull off those heat sinks? I'm looking to do an aesthetic build and this mobo is almost perfect, I just need to change the color of the heat sinks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually have no idea. The bottom heatsink actually comes right off because the first m.2 slot is under it. As for the top left one, I have no clue...

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Could you tell me what monitor mount you're using? That's exactly how I want to mount mine.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, I'm using the Amazon Basics Premium wall mount, BUT these two monitors are too heavy for it so it's actually resting on the piece coming out of the wall since it slowly sinks down making the price not worth it. If you want the same effect buy a wall mount without the arm like the ARCTIC W1A. That way you aren't wasting money for the "strong" arm like I did.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh alright. Thanks for explaining!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear this motherboard is turning out well. Been eyeballing it forever since I have a Define Mini C and would really like to keep it. Sounds like this will easily pair well with a 3700x.

Great looking build! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Same here. I loved my define mini c, but it's being used for my server now so I upgraded to the TG version.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a stunning Motherboard and Case combo, great review! I wonder how well the Asrock board can handle 2 x Sabrent PCIe 4.0 NVME SSDs in RAID 0. Might do a cheeky mATX HTPC build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure. I'm just using one m.2 right now for all of my games.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s the desk?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, awesome build. What were your problems with the Ryzen 9 and D2?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 3000 could not launch Destiny 2 until the recent Chipset driver beta. Right now the chipset driver is needed to use Destiny 2. At this point, we are waiting for mobo manufacturers to test the BIOS AMD gave them to make sure it's stable. So, until then, the temporary fix is a chipset driver.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that ram running with the 3900? Done any benchmarks?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I have done a few. Everything is running great. According to UserBenchMark both the ram and CPU are performing above others.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I know its been asked before but, how is the heatsink on the mobo handling itself, and hows the board in general just asking as an update

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Been doing really well. A lot of people have been complaining about temps, but it's because 90% of the monitoring softwares are causing the voltage to Spike and they aren't reading correct temps. Use Ryzen Master.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, A bit late, but I was wondering about the 3900X, what's wrong with destiny 2?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It has been fixed.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello :) what is your pch(chipset temp) ? My temp idle 60c

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Haven't really checked that out. :/

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Any chance on overclocking the cpu with this MOBO? I'm very sceptical about the 10 vs 14 phase power too.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking this is a headache. I just enabled PBO and called it a day.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

nice build :) what temps are you getting on 3900x?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Under a 100% load in Cinema 4D rendering something with PBO enabled, I get 85C. Just gaming it stays at about 50-60

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

nicee, I thought it would be harder to cool the 12c.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You built my dream build man, +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

what stand are u using for the monitors?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I'm using the Amazon Basics Premium wall mount, BUT these two monitors are too heavy for it so it's actually resting on the piece coming out of the wall since it slowly sinks down making the price not worth it. If you want the same effect buy a wall mount without the arm like the ARCTIC W1A. That way you aren't wasting money for the "strong" arm like I did.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey what version of the case do you own? Dark TG or clear? Also do you have led strips at the top? Love the build!

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Dark and yes, I have led strips.

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

This build is the nicest build I've ever seen. The white looks so clean and I have a personal addiction to the case.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

This Looks Nice! How's the clearance between the GPU and the Radiator? I'm considering buying an X52, just concerned about whether or not it will fit with my current GPU (280mm) Awesome build mate!