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Blueberry Pi's final upgrades? +Battle Station Completed

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My girlfriend and I bought a house at the beginning of summer, which means a new office for me! I've been so busy so it has taken a while to put together, and plan. And not only that but Zen 2 launched! An upgrade I've been waiting for since June 2017 when I first got my R7 1700 and AMD promised of AM4 support through 4 generations of CPU's. So naturally this meant a new shiny R7 3800x and I decided to upgrade my RAM to a 32GB kit of Corsair Vengeance RGB LED Pro memory!

 

I was going to go for R9 3900x but caught wind of the 3950x, but decided to hold off for now. I think that will be the next upgrade for my main system. Dubbed Blueberry Pi, of course. Gen 4 Ryzen R9 4950x and a X670 motherboard? That with a new GPU would likely be my next upgrade in a 1.5-2 years, but that is more planning ahead than I normally do so who knows.

 

Current Specs:

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Gotta say though, the new Vengeance RGB Pro memory looks REALLY good, I just have it set to static blue but it's a lot brighter and aesthetically pleasing versus the blue LED Vengeance kit I had before. I thought it was a dumb upgrade but I needed 32GB of RAM in my work computer so I decided to just get the RGB Pro kit for this build, not regrets here haha. The big upgrade was going from my R7 1700 to the new R7 3800x. The 1700 was always great value, it was the first time an 8-core 16 thread CPU was available for less than $500 by a long shot. But first gen Ryzen was not that fun to be honest. I had tons of instability and motherboard issues for nearly a year, AM4 has come a long way since. Over the past year my system on my Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) has been rock solid. I've maintained a steady OC of 3.9Ghz and had my RAM clocked at 3000Mhz. But this now looks lackluster compared to the 3800x, the high clocks and outright  performance gains seen in the 7nm die improvements are noticeable. I do a lot of high core workloads and the R7 1700 was already an improvement over the i7-6700k I was using before, but the 3800x is a new level. I am really happy with it and I can't wait to try and OC, right now everything is at stock.

 

Cinebench R20 numbers: (I included my other CPU's scores as well)

R3 2200G
- OC @ 3.7GHz = 1,425
- OC @ 3.8GHz = 1,443
- OC @ 3.9GHz = 1,480
- OC @ 3.9GHz w/ RAM @ 3000MHZ = 1,567
- OC @ 4.0GHz NOT STABLE

i7-6700k
- OC @ 4.6GHz w/ RAM @ 3000MHZ = 2,245 (most stable)
- OC @ 4.7GHz w/ RAM @ 3000MHZ = 2,289

R7 1700
- Stock, boost @ 3.7Ghz = 3,042
- OC @ 3.8GHz = 3,368
- OC @ 3.9GHz = 3,457
- OC @ 3.9Ghz w/ RAM @ 3000MHZ = 3,531
- OC @ 4.0Ghz w/ RAM @ 3200MHZ = 3,690 (voltage cranked)

R7 1700x
- Stock, boost @ 3.8Ghz = 3,455

i7-8700k

- Stock, boost @ 4.7Ghz = 3,412
- OC @ 5.0Ghz w/ RAM @ 3200MHZ = 3,997 (De-lid, stable)

R7 3800x
- Stock, boost @ 4.5Ghz = 4,925

- OC @ 4.4Ghz w/ RAM @ stock= 5,002

 

Previous thread on the build: 

 

Now for some current system photos!

 

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And some pics of the new office setup:

 

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The Dell IPS ultra-wide was a new purchase this summer as well, I replaced it with 2x 24" 1440p displays I had before. I also moved my mass storage (4x 8TB hard drives in Raid 10) from my i7-8700k + GTX 1080 system to a 4 bay external drive that can be seen behind the right side of my monitor.

 

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Second PC (i7-8700k +GTX 1080) is getting moved into the Corsair Crystal 280x shortly, it will be setup as a permanent gaming PC with my new 4k TV.

 

Questions? Feel free to ask away!

 


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Blueberry Pi  R7 3800X Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB 3200MHz  EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB  EVGA 850W P2  Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue)  Corsair ML Pro Blue LED Fans  Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower

 

Gaming PC  i7-8700k OC@5.1GHz (Delid)  Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2  Corsair H100i Pro  Corsair ML RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

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I have those same exact speakers! Looks nice!


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CPU 

AMD Ryzen 5 2600x 

CPU Cooler 

DeepCool CAPTAIN 240 RGB V2 

Motherboard

Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro

Ram

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb 2*8 3200mhz (black)

Storage

Crucial MX500

GPU

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 6gb Gaming OC (3 fan edition)

Case

Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX

Power supply

Corsair VS 550 

OS 

Windows 10

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, NotABigGamer said:

I have those same exact speakers! Looks nice!

Yeah I like these Bose speakers, they are actually really good, quality audio output without being to big. 


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Gaming PC  i7-8700k OC@5.1GHz (Delid)  Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2  Corsair H100i Pro  Corsair ML RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

Laptop  Dell XPS13 (2017)  i7-7550U  16GB DDR3 RAM  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Spent time today taking a few proper pics, I also re-routed a few cables and added some cable combs some of which will be removed once the cables are trained.

 

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Blueberry Pi  R7 3800X Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB 3200MHz  EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB  EVGA 850W P2  Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue)  Corsair ML Pro Blue LED Fans  Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower

 

Gaming PC  i7-8700k OC@5.1GHz (Delid)  Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2  Corsair H100i Pro  Corsair ML RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

Laptop  Dell XPS13 (2017)  i7-7550U  16GB DDR3 RAM  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 12:53 AM, JM21 said:

Spent time today taking a few proper pics, I also re-routed a few cables and added some cable combs some of which will be removed once the cables are trained.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

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Why thank you haha!

I think I'm going to custom loop this thing in the summer, it will also prevent me from being able to easily replace parts 😂, so an upfront investment that will save me money in the long run haha. That said I personally prefer the look of my big air cooler, we will see! 

At the very least I am going to buy a second UW, probably the Dell AW3418DW.


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My Builds:

Blueberry Pi  R7 3800X Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB 3200MHz  EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB  EVGA 850W P2  Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue)  Corsair ML Pro Blue LED Fans  Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower

 

Gaming PC  i7-8700k OC@5.1GHz (Delid)  Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2  Corsair H100i Pro  Corsair ML RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

Laptop  Dell XPS13 (2017)  i7-7550U  16GB DDR3 RAM  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

Sold PC's  Big White

 

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