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 Just wanted to update my gaming build since I made some upgrades. Swapped the mobo from a Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Gaming to the Auros Gaming 7 Wifi, from Vengeance LPX to G.Skill Flare X cas14 3200 2x8 memory. Running all noctua 3000rpm industrial fans (3x120mm, 5x140mm) with the  Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler. I also dialed my overclocks in better on the new mobo and got some better scores.

 I've run the CPU at and have a profile set up for 4.3ghz all core at 1.41875v and I've churned out some pretty crazy benchmarking scores, but I usually just use XFR enhancement+PBO and a negative voltage offset for daily/gaming use. The CPU never gets above 55C while gaming and that's a temporary spike from a steady 48C even in the most demanding titles.

 Overclocking the Red Devil Vega 64 has been the fun part and I've pretty well settled on 1600mhz actual base clock, 1100mhz memory clock, and undervolted to 1040mv. The actual Wattman settings are P6 1567mhz 1020mv, P7 1662mhz 1040mv, Memory clock at 1100mhz and 1000mv(floor voltage). Fans are set to 2500min 2900max and turn off at 40C. I'm on the OC bios for the triple bios switch. I've run Witcher 3 at 1440p maxed settings and hover between 59-62C GPU and HBM temps with 80-85C hotspot temps. Runs pretty solid at 90-120 fps respectively.

 Anyways, this is my first build ever and it's been a whole lot of fun learning about everything as I go. I run 1440p 144hz for RPG/graphics oriented games and 1080p 240hz for competitive play. Black Ops 4, COD WWII, Fortnite, Witcher 3 and Skyrim are among some of the titles that I like to play.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the noctua fans, just wish they were a touch cheaper. Great Build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! They are awesome fans but it definitely hurt my wallet.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

That cpu cooler looks so good in that case :o

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the chromax covers were so worth it

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Almost exactly what i'm going to build +1

Btw how's the fan? At what rpm you're running it and at what noise level? Im curious cause how loud it can get at full speed

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

They're definitely loud at 100% fan speed. I have my fan profile set to hit 100% at 82C which obviously never happens. Generally while gaming in heavier titles they'll briefly top out at 70% and tend to run closer to 55-60%. Ends up between 1500-1800rpm with brief spikes to 2200rpm or so. They run very quiet with a good fan profile but also have the ability to ramp up and quickly cool off the system under really heavy load with that reserve rpm. 100% fan speed is more like 2700-2800rpm and is definitely plenty noisy.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! love seeing a Vega 64 in use. Btw, is that GPU sag or just my eyes?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

It sags. Your eyes are good. Lol. I use something to prop it up but it's not exactly photogenic

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

still an attractive build regardless! well put together.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build, you can use thin steel wire to fix gpu sag, tie it to gpu in the corner next to power connectors and the other end to the case roof at the top, something like 0.021 steel lock wire will not be visible behind tinted glass panel.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the RAM upgrade help to improve your system in terms of applications performance or gaming benchmarks?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It did actually. It helped in all of my overall 3dmark scores and increased my cpu score in timespy by over 1000 points. I'm getting a cpu score of almost 10000 now whereas with the corsair vengeance kit I was only hitting around 8800. My cinebench scores have gone up as well from about an 1870 to around a 1935 or so.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, was the corsair vengeance a pretty big jump to the 3200Mhz speed or they are about equal?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

The corsair was 3000mhz cl15 and my mobo auto tuned it to cl16. It was also hynix and didn't play well with my mobo at all. The flare x kit is samsung b die and is running 3200mhz at cl14 with tweaked subtimings without any issues

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, does the RAM play well with any Ryzen CPU or will get bottleneck if it's using slower performing processor?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

From what I've read flare x has the best compatibility for any ryzen system because it uses top binned samsung b die chips. I'm certainly no expert but 3200mhz cl14 is suppose to be the ryzen sweet spot and I believe the flare x kits were originally made for first gen ryzen compatibility

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! How much clearance do you have between the Noctua cooler and your RAM? Im looking at using the same mother board and air cooler, but I was concerned about the cooler flush up against the ram.

Nice work!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The cooler has tons of clearance with the ram that I used. The fan however has to be adjusted up a bit in order to clear. Not a big deal but definitely a tight fit!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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