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New AMD Rig

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Hi Guys,

 

I'm planning a new rig and i'd like it to be an all AMD affair.  There's a couple of reasons for this.  Intel going crazy on prices. nVidia going crazy on prices.  I've built rigs with AMD CPUs in the past but apart from the odd low-end one I've never had a high end GPU.  At the minute I have a Benq XL2720T but i'd like to upgrade to a variable refresh rate ultrawide monitor a little later down the line (another reason why i'm choosing AMD now)  Speakers, keyboards, mice and headphones won't be coming out of the budget.  I have storage sorted already.  I have a high end PSU already.

 

I want to use the rig for some AAA gaming, light video editing and photoshop.  I have a budget of £1500 (not including the monitor)

 

I have a really nice Core P3 case that i'm not using at the minute and would like to use that but i'd like to use it to it's full potential ie: water cooling and this is my first so go easy ?

 

I've only linked to two shops at the minute but i'll search for any cheaper prices when i purchase each part

 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-rog-strix-x470-f-gaming-amd-x470-socket-am4-ddr4-atx-motherboard-mb-6c1-as.html

 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/amd-ryzen-5-six-core-2600-3.90ghz-socket-am4-processor-retail-cp-3af-am.html

 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/g.skill-trident-z-rgb-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-pc4-25600c14-3200mhz-dual-channel-kit-f4-3200c14d-16gtzr-my-10c-gs.html

 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-radeon-rx-vega-64-rog-strix-oc-8gb-hbm2-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-41v-as.html

 

and for the water cooling

 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/bitspower-none-chamfer-brass-link-tube-12mm-od-300mm-shiny-silver-wc-65w-bp.html

 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/bitspower-metal-tubing-cutting-tool-wc-669-bp.html#

 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/bitspower-g14-silver-shining-enhance-multi-link-for-od-16mm-wc-618-bp.html#

 

https://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/EK-Water-Blocks-EK-FB-ASUS-Strix-X470-RGB-Monobloc-Nickel_67452.html

 

https://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/EK-Water-Blocks-EK-FC-Radeon-Vega-Strix-RGB-Nickel_66745.html

 

https://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/EK-Water-Blocks-K-FC-Radeon-Vega-Strix-Backplate-Nickel_67080.html

 

https://www.aquatuning.co.uk/water-cooling/radiators/radiators-active/21151/alphacool-nexxxos-xt45-full-copper-x-flow-420mm-radiator

 

https://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Enermax-NEOChanger-reservoir-with-RGB-LED-incl-Pump-300-ml_64977.html

 

Any thoughts would be welcome :)

 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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switch away from the ASUS B450 boards. they have pretty bad VRM cooling an is not worth the money at all.

 

MSI however have a lot better VRM at the same tier in B450, so i suggest taking them a look

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3 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

switch away from the ASUS B450 boards. they have pretty bad VRM cooling an is not worth the money at all.

 

MSI however have a lot better VRM at the same tier in B450, so i suggest taking them a look

Oh sh!t that's supposed to be a x470 in there lmao

 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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1 minute ago, YouSirAreADudeSir said:

Oh sh!t that's supposed to be a x470 in there lmao

did i look wrong or did you edit?

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Just now, GoldenLag said:

did i look wrong or did you edit?

i edited, i did show this

 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

did i look wrong or did you edit?

Thanks ;) 

 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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10 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

switch away from the ASUS B450 boards. they have pretty bad VRM cooling an is not worth the money at all.

 

MSI however have a lot better VRM at the same tier in B450, so i suggest taking them a look

My B450-F ran just fine with an R7 2700X at 4GHz, IIRC max VRM temps I saw where somewhere in the 60s, never got to the 70s. Just upgraded to a Crosshair VII though, since I needed X470 for SLI so why not go full overkill. Also last I checked MSI was the one with pretty crappy VRMs, ASRock seems to have the best ones in the more budget range. 

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5 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

My B450-F ran just fine with an R7 2700X at 4GHz, IIRC max VRM temps I saw where somewhere in the 60s, never got to the 70s. Just upgraded to a Crosshair VII though, since I needed X470 for SLI so why not go full overkill. Also last I checked MSI was the one with pretty crappy VRMs, ASRock seems to have the best ones in the more budget range. 

the ASUS boards are pretty bad for their pricepoint.

 

there has been an update between B350 and B450 putting MSI in a favorable position in terms of VRM. they have one of the best B series boards atm. 

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Just now, GoldenLag said:

the ASUS boards are pretty bad for their pricepoint.

 

there has been an update between B350 and B450 putting MSI in a favorable position in terms of VRM. they have one of the best B series boards atm. 

I did see that the ASUS boards aren't particularly stellar, but they're not bad at all, at least in my experience. And which MSI boards are the good ones? Last I checked the Tomohawk was the main good board from them. 

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Project Rig (WIP) - Xeon I forgot the name of - NH-L12S - EVGA X99 Micro 2 - 4x4GB 2800MHz DDR4 - WX2100 2GB - 256GB 960 Evo - Flex-ATX PSU - Old Dell OEM case - Noctua 80mm fans - probably will be windows

 

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(work laptop) MacBook Pro 15,4 - i7 4980HQ - 16GB DDR3L - Iris Pro/Radeon R9 M370X 2GB - 1TB SSD - macOS 12.3 Monterey   

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Just now, Zando Bob said:

I did see that the ASUS boards aren't particularly stellar, but they're not bad at all, at least in my experience. And which MSI boards are the good ones? Last I checked the Tomohawk was the main good board from them. 

tomahawk and then the uptiered board which i cant remember the name of, but its meaningless as at that pricepoint you are buying X470.

 

lower tier boards are still ruled by the PRO4 boards from ASrock, but some boards are accepltable from MSI, but lacking some VRM cooling, though not perticularly crucial

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7 hours ago, GoldenLag said:

tomahawk and then the uptiered board which i cant remember the name of, but its meaningless as at that pricepoint you are buying X470.

 

lower tier boards are still ruled by the PRO4 boards from ASrock, but some boards are accepltable from MSI, but lacking some VRM cooling, though not perticularly crucial

So is it just a cooling issue on the asus vrms?  cause I'm getting a monoblock

 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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2 hours ago, YouSirAreADudeSir said:

So is it just a cooling issue on the asus vrms?  cause I'm getting a monoblock

X470 is fime. But on B450 it os mostly a cooling issue

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