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All AMD Battlestation

by ColdSmith95


CPU I decided on the Ryzen 5 2600 since it has incredible Value and is sufficient for my use case. I was able to overclock it to 4.0 GHz and the Wraith Max cooler, which I was able to get for 15$ is doing a great job while looking even better. Can not emphasize enough how happy I am with this CPU, multitasking works so well and all in all it is a great experience and the best bang for the buck CPU atm.

MOTHERBOARD Since I didn't plan on crazy overclocking or doing any other fancy stuff with the board I just picked an mATX B450 board that seemed to have some decent VRAM cooling. I had no issue this far and was able to overclock really easily thanks to the intuitive BIOS with voltage offset. One of the reasons for switching over to Team Red were that they are providing sufficient budget motherboards with overclocking capabilities. Would definitely recommend !

RAM To be honest I just got the only 3200 RAM which was listed on the QVL of the motherboard and was also available at the store I was buying the parts at. It ran at advertised speeds without any further setup does a great job. I didn't really care for the RBG but now that I got my first RGB parts I have to say that my framerate cosiderably improved and I will never go back.

GPU Now to the most interesting part of this build. I was able to grab the GPU for only 500 bucks and decided to go with it since I wanted and all AMD build and this is like the unicorn amongs the GPU's. First of all , this is the largest videocard I have ever seen and you should check if it will fit or not. I had to move my fans to the other side of the fron radiator bracket and due to the length of the card I don't think I would be able to fit a radiator for an AIO in the front anymore. After running the card at stock speed and voltage for a while I got a friend of mine to help me undervolt and overclock the card. My framerate didn't improve noticeably but it minimzed the coil whine that I was experiencing and also reduced temperatures and power draw. With a couple tweaks it is a great card for 1440p 120Hz gaming and fullfills all my expectations. But since I was able to use a GTX 1080 in my previous build I can say that from a budget and convenience point of view the Vega 64 doesn't make a lot of sense. I just wanted to save money on a freesync monitor and had enough of Nvidia milking customers for their last penny. So I voted with my wallet and don't think I will switch back to a GTX or RTX card anytime soon but if I was to build a PC for a friend who doesn't care about that stuff wants to save a few bucks I would recommend the GTX 1080 instead.

CASE I'll make it short. The NZXT H400 is the best case I ever had the chance of building in. Cable managment is really easy and you feel like they thought of everything. Keep in mind that I am only doing a ''simple'' air cooled single GPU build with no inherent challenges except the huge Vega 64., It looks great and build quality is also decent. I am using 2 fans in the front as intake and the 2 top fans and the rear fan as exhaust which resulted in great temps overall and kept my parts quite and cool.

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NeoBlue 4 points 6 months ago

Oohh, a Ntro+ Vega 64! That's quite rare here on part picker, sadly :(

There's a piece software that allows you to control the RGB so it doesn't have to stay blue! It's called Trixx Ntro Glow, you can google the name to validate it's authenticity as it's odd that Sapphire themselves don't provide the software and it's notoriously hard to find on their site.

Great card, and great build :)

ColdSmith95 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Thanks man, I think only the Limited Edition has RGB. This is the regular one but will still try! EDIT: So I was pretty sure that my card didn't have the rgb because most reviews stated that this a feature limited to the limited edition (pun intended) but holy **** you were right, thanks a lot mate. The software works great. More people should know about this.

NeoBlue 1 point 6 months ago

You're welcome! Glad you enjoy your card, the Nitro+ Vega 64 truly is a beast!

Diaboliic 1 point 8 days ago

Have you noticed any temperature problems with the card and the amount of space it has to breath? Is GPU airflow restricted in anyway?

WyrmWolf130 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago


Phildilf 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Very nice build!

Archibal11305 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

no joke this is like 80% simelar to the build i want to do. looks nice +1

ColdSmith95 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you!

banaynayy 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

how did you get wraith for $15?

ColdSmith95 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Got it from a friend who did a new build with the 2700X but decided to watercool the CPU so he had no use for the wraith.

Nodsense 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build, always a fan of an all AMD pc. I like how clean your setup is.

Lee69s 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice, Im currently getting together my build. close to having all the parts. Have the Nitro+ Limited Edition Vega 64 going in my little challenge (the 3-8pin version). All this going in a InWin A1. Talked with InWin about the GPU space and was told that it will fit. Was misprint in the advertisement. Holds 320mm cards. Wish me luck

Alex-T-Foxe 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I would have gone with any other Radeon 64 if it wasn't for me having 4 monitors, one with a DVI-D port and a oculus rift.

thelizardfolk 1 point 6 months ago

You mentioned great card for 1440 but how's the frame rates at 4k?

Krypty 1 point 5 months ago

Most likely around 60 fps