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Prices are CDN$. Got my x370 Crosshair Vi Extreme on Black Friday '18 with the expectation I could swap in a Ryzen 3000 chip in the coming year, that plan finally came to fruition but not without some quibbles.

Everything's running beautifully now, my ram finally reaches their advertised speeds, the system is rock solid stable while playing games and running tasks in the background and while staying very silent with 'quiet' presets applied to all fans, thermals won't go above 80º with either GPU or CPU.

I've detailed the process of getting the board up and running with the first (and buggy) Asus 3000 series bios if anyone else is thinking of following along:

After flashing bios 7106 and swapping CPU's I run into my first error, Q-Code 07- The motherboard won't boot to bios, nothing on the screen appears, no power to keyboard.

Re-flashing bios with flashback didn't work, leaving the CMOS battery out for 4 hours did nothing (had to pull away for a prior engagement which killed me).

The fix- Take out all of the Ram modules except the one in the 2nd Dimm slot. I booted into windows then immediately restarted into bios to tinker.

From bios, voltage settings all seemed normal, nothing like the Jayz2Cents x570 Hero vid that showed everything way over-volted. So I went ahead and applied a negative voltage offset of .075, set the one ram to it's 3600 MHz D.O.C.P setting, it's voltage to 1.4 and it's boot voltage to 1.4. Flck timing to 1800 MHz and left everything else. Booted fine. (I've since gone back and turned voltage to auto, 3º increase in temps but my Cinebench R20 score jumped 100 pts).

Now to add the ram and the 2nd problem... After powering off the PC and switching off from the PSU I installed the 2nd ram stick into Dimm #4. Powered on to find Q-Code C5. Reading online I see a lot of recommendations to clear CMOS or re-flash the bios. No, the fix for now until the bios is updated is to hit the reset button on the motherboard itself, it once took me 5 times and on 4 occasions took me once but the board will cycle out of it. Hitting the power button on the case wasn't helping so it is a pain to access the mobo button, atleast for me with a tempered glass panel w/ 4 screws. My solution has been repeatable and I will be making sure the CPU doesn't have it's power cut in the interim, barring a crash.

So I just plugged in the other two sticks from there and mashed the reset button.

Now everything's working fine, running Cinebench R20 gives me a score over 7120 each time (remember no performance enhancer or pbo applied yet) with a max temp of 79C. During the run the all-core clock fell to 4025 but it's been settling in around 4325MHz otherwise. I see the max boost clock has hit 4625 on a couple of cores on a few occasions.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

That is the cleanest setup I've ever seen.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build man. Looks Great!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

oml the first picture gives me ptsd from when my friend knocked my pc of my table when i was building it lol. (it was an accident)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

A very clean build, well done!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I tried to steal your motherboard but it says that it doesn't go along with the Ryzen 9 3900x??

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

They updated the bios again on the 18th, as well as listed the 3900x as officially supported:

https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Motherboards/ROG-CROSSHAIR-VI-EXTREME/HelpDesk_CPU/

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Some people have ‘clean’ setups. Your setup put the people with ‘clean’ setups to shame. Great job dude!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I gotta ask, what desk is that?? It's perfectly fitted for your set up.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It's an Ikea Bekant. I drilled a hole in it for the keyboard cable.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice desk but what about the drawers on top, looked on Ikea but can’t see them?!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi i was wondering how hot your CPU and your GPU gets when on load. I was actually considering the same exact case with the same fans but I went for the 500D instead.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I just did a quick test with my new fan profiles. 81° on the CPU all stock w/ a quiet profile, fans go no faster than 650rpm. 81° on the GPU with a mild OC that settles in @ 1950Mhz, I've got the fan curve set on the gpu that caps the fans at 60%.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that is quite hot actually. Quite concerning for me I saw some tests that wouldn't even reach up to 70C on both of the CPU and GPU temperatures. I've had issues with a prebuilt before that ran that high before so those numbers most definitely scare me. Do you think it'll still be that high without OC?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It wouldn't, and like I said I've got the fans tuned to quiet. Quieter than you're imagining I think, you don't notice them ramping up. I'm waiting for all of the monitoring software I use to be updated for the new CPU's before I start tweaking fan profiles again for max overclocks.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds great. Sorry, I'm relatively new to building my PC and is confused. Nonetheless beautiful build. Most definitely one of the best well put and thought out builds I've ever seen!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and setup, looks awesome. I was wondering though, what power cables are you using for your system?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the monitor? Great build otherwise.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, it's a Ben-Q EX3501R. 35' 3440x1440p @ 100hz Freesync:

https://www.amazon.ca/BenQ-EX3501R-3440x1440-Ultrawide-FreeSync/dp/B077P62F8X

I got it for $700 CDN in January.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good deal you got! Congrats! Lol. Thanks for linking it..

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor is that?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just beautiful, man! Any chance u could share the icue profile?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

In the pics they were just 3 layers of static colors.

My fav effect is ARC with Pink-Blue as the 1st layer on top of a static Teal as the 2nd layer.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

great build, nice colours! wish i gotten the same rgb fans, etc

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

love the build, whats the kb and caps? looks sexy!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw the keycaps on Massdrop originally but I ended up getting them straight from the source because I didn't want to wait around for another drop.

The keyboard is a Ducky One Rgb in TKL format, but any keyboard with a standard bottom row would work.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

This build looks awesome, I was wondering how easy it is to see through the mirrored case

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

It's difficult without lighting. Lighting it up makes it look pretty clear, especially coming from a case with an acrylic window.