Description

Build Information:

RY23480V3 is my personal system used for gaming, content creation, and work.

Prices are from when I had bought the particular component, though none of these were actually purchased at the same time.


Known Issues:

Motherboard Backplate:

  • 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. Some AIOs may use the AMD backplate while removing the latching bracket on the front.

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.)

FAQ:

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: "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.

Part Reviews

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Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a good build :) I would have gone with the standard Nitro+ RX 580, since it would have fit in a lot better with your build, but other than that, it's great

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The RX 580 I have right now was from a past build. I thought about getting a Vega, but it's just not worth the cost with how the GPU market is. I'm waiting for the prices to go back to MSRP or just until I have enough to wear I can afford to splurge again.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What's that LED strip?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes with the Deepcool Captain 120 and 240EX RGB AIOs. It connects to the cooling block through an included adapter, and the strip is both sticky and magnetized. When you use the controller to change the LED color of the cooling block, it affects the strip.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I moved the strip out of view, just above where the windowed panel sits so it lights up the components rather than burn my eyes.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think I'll run into the same AIO cooler mounting issue you had with an NZXT Kraken X62? I looked up the AM4 bracket for the cooler and it seems the bracket will be too wide for it to fit with the backplate on.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I was using a Deepcool CAPTAIN 120EX RGB before I got my Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L. The mounting bracket was pushed back on the one side because it was wide enough that the backplate was in the way.

While it was a tighter screwing on that side, the cooler was still flush with the CPU and didn't damage it. If anything, the tiny bit of added pressure on the CPU could possibly increase the effectiveness of the cooler and paste as there's more pressure and less air potentially getting in there, at least on that side of the CPU. (If you've ever seen some poorly designed GPUs, whenever the cooler is far too heavy for the card itself, holding the cooler tighter to the card actually improves temperatures by a few degrees.)

That mounting bracket you mentioned may or may not have interference but as long as you can still install the cooler, it should be fine. If you want to be safe though, look into either guides on how to remove that under-backplate or go with a different motherboard that doesn't have that plate in the way just to be perfectly safe.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man have you applied the heatsink on your ADATA SX8200? doesn't the logo end up being upside down?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

As I can recall, no. I can't check because I'm now using the heatsink that came with my motherboard.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I found an old photo of my original revision of this build before I used the board's heatsink, and yeah, it does end up upside down.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I am thinking about the same motherboard/case combination that you have. Did you need to remove the backplate on the Gigabyte x470 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard in order to properly mount it in the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 case? Were you able to align all the motherboard's 9 holes with the case's standoffs and apply the screws to each, or were there alignment issues? Great build by the way.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the backplate needs to be removed for the case; I couldn't get all of the stand-offs installed because the backplate interference.

Thanks for your comment.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

With a 300$ mobo why didn’t you go x570? You could also have used a gen4 m.2 and gotten insane speeds for your future content creation

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at the build date. The original build state predates X570 by a year, and Gen4 M.2 is too expensive in its current state because it's new. I'm waiting for the market to adjust fully (Gen4 is going to be expensive for awhile), I already dropped a lot for my 3900X, which was a much higher priority.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hi i saw your review on the thermal paste. could you tell me if it works well with a water cooler??

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Paste is paste, it'll work fine with any cooler. The difference between NT-H1 or H2 and even more expensive pastes like Kyronaut or Conductonaut is a few degrees at best.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thank you, your build looks sick by the way. good job!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome, and thank you

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Does your CPU AIO pump make any funny noises? I just recently bought the same one and the cooler makes a splatting noise as if the propeller is hitting air.

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 points

Not at all. It sounds to me like you may have ended up with a faulty unit.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah I figured.. I just returned the cooler and went with a different one.

  • 23 months ago
  • -1 points

I bet the Boar Vessel, 600-500 BC, Etruscan, ceramic could game better than this

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Mhm, but that's a priceless artifact, which would cost exponentially more currency. Try another one.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean X470? BIOS updates...

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to update BIOS to F40 or later for it to work with Zen2/Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. Without that BIOS revision, it won't POST.

I'm not sure if this board supports it, but Gigabyte Q-Flash Plus (not standard Q-Flash) lets you flash BIOS through USB without a compatible CPU.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!