I don't know much about PC building until I started researching mostly on YouTube how to build 2 months ago. This is my first gaming desktop but I have built a basic PC for mundane tasks about 15 years ago but it got murdered by a voltage spike and did not bother to fix it. I’ve been using laptops the time between then and now.
Putting all the parts together was so easy. The difficult part came with trying to tinker around with the memory timings. I gave up trying to overclock. I did not realise the RAM are not plug and play with the speed and timing specs on the box. I’ve tried tinkering with timings both on BIOS and Ryzen Master. It always causes my benchmarks and stress tests to crash when I play with timings. The best stable setting I can achieve is by activating PBO and let Ryzen Master automatically set the memory timings. I manually set both the memory clock and Infinity Fabric to 1800. Ryzen Master automatically set my memory timings to 26-25-25-58.
When I restart Windows, my Ryzen Mater settings go back to Default OC after I have applied PBO. I have not bothered benchmarking on PBO as it too tedious if I must activate PBO every time. I just settled with Default OC.
Benchmarks and tests:
I probably should have done more research on how to do stress tests and benchmarks, but this is the outcome of the way I did my tests. I used HWMonitor for all my temperatures and clocks. Ambient temperature is 22°C. How are idle temperatures measured? How to monitor average values of benches and stress test?
When I ran all my fans at full speed while idle minimum temperatures I’ve seen were CPU 41°C, GPU 31°C, mainboard 28°C (I’m not sure if the mainboard is the same as motherboard for HWMonitor).
I set to optimised all fan curves using the Asus AI Suite 3. Without using any other apps, I have noticed that CPU hovers between 40°C to 60°C. The GPU at idle is 40°C and the fan is not spinning. CPU temperature is inconsistent on idle; I wonder why despite doing absolutely nothing but HWM and Task Manager. Also take notice of the pictures I posted of the rear of the case that if you look closely there are diagonal looking lines. Those are threads I put on the case behind the exhaust fan and the vents/slits on the PCIe slots. This is so I can observe airflow. I’ll try to mess around with fan curves at some point. I should put some on the intake fans as well.
Between tests I ran the fans at full speed for 5 minutes then another 5 minutes at standard speed.
HWMonitor (Idle) Mainboard Temperature 33°C CPU Temperature Max 63°C CPU Temperature Min 40°C GPU Temperature Max 42°C GPU Temperature Min 40°C
Prime95 stress tests: Mainboard Temperature 38°C System Memory Max 100% CPU Temperature Max 78°C Core Max 4117 Mhz Core Min 3253 Mhz Core Average Low (Task Manager) 3.77 Ghz @ 75°C Core Average High (Task Manager) 3.95 Ghz @ 63°C *These probably depend on which part of the test is running. These are what I noticed when I look at Task Manager from time to time when I was running it for around 1 hour.
Unigine Superposition 1080p Extreme Score 7193 FPS Min 42.29 FPS Avg 53.8 FPS Max 62.85 GPU Temperature Max 68°C GPU Utilization Max 99% 4K Optimised Score 9519 FPS Min 59.63 FPS Avg 71.2 FPS Max 88.75 GPU Temperature Max 69°C GPU Utilization Max 98% Mainboard Temp 39°C System Memory 41% CPU Temp Max (HWMonitor) 70°C CPU Core Max MHz (HWMonitor) 4092 CPU Core Min MHz (HWMonitor) 3253 GPU Temp Max (HWMonitor) 69°C GPU Max Clock MHz (HWMonitor) 2040 GPU Memory Max (HWMonitor) 53%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark Tool ver 1.2 Link http://benchmark.finalfantasyxv.com/result/?i=11498340325d64e5cd13bbd&Resolution=2560x1440&Quality=High HIgh Quality 2560x1440 Score 4636 Performance High Mainboard Temperature Max 40°C System Memory Max 48% CPU Temp Max 74°C CPU Core Max MHz 4092 CPU Core Min MHz 3213 GPU Temp Max 67°C GPU Max Clock MHz 2040 GPU Memory Max 77%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1440p Highest Preset DLLS and Ray Tracing Off Frames Rendered 14439 Average FPS 92 CPU Game Min 77 CPU Game Max 157 CPU Game Average 114 CPU Game 95% 81 CPU Render Min 96 CPU Render Max 247 CPU Render Average 151 CPU Render 95% 111 GPU Min 77 GPU Max 140 GPU Average 97 GPU 95% 81
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1440p HIGH plus DLSS and Ray Tracing ULTRA Frames Rendered 11693 Average FPS 75 CPU Game Min 73 CPU Game Max 142 CPU Game Average 104 CPU Game 95% 77 CPU Render Min 80 CPU Render Max 222 CPU Render Average 119 CPU Render 95% 84 GPU Min 55 GPU Max 130 GPU Average 76 GPU 95% 58
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1440p Temperatures Mainboard Temperature Max 42°C System Memory Max 57% CPU Temp Max 75°C CPU Core Max MHz 4092 CPU Core Min MHz 3253 GPU Temp Max 67°C GPU Max Clock MHz 2040 GPU Memory Max 97%
Cinebench R20 Multi Core 3349 Single Core 445 Mainboard Temperature Max 36°C System Memory Max 37% CPU Temp Max 75°C CPU Core Max MHz 4117 CPU Core Min MHz 3213
3DMark Time Spy Link https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/38875735? Score 10542 Graphics Score 11719 Graphics Test 1 FPS 74.27 Graphics Test 2 FPS 68.92 CPU Score 6721 CPU Test FPS 22.58 Mainboard Temperature Max 40°C System Memory Max 41% CPU Temp Max 78°C CPU Core Max MHz 4092 CPU Core Min MHz 3233 GPU Temp Max 69°C GPU Max Clock MHz 2010 GPU Memory Max 41%
3DMark Time Spy EXTREME Link https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/38876399? Score 4853 Graphics Score 5365 Graphics Test 1 FPS 34.13 Graphics Test 2 FPS 31.44 CPU Score 3150 Average simulation time per frame (ms) 111.1 Mainboard Temperature Max 40°C System Memory Max 62% CPU Temp Max 79°C CPU Core Max MHz 4067 CPU Core Min MHz 3213 GPU Temp Max 68°C GPU Max Clock MHz 2025 GPU Memory Max 43%
3DMark Fire Strike Link https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/38876997? Score 21877 Graphics Score 27506 Graphics Test 1 FPS 133.9 Graphics Test 2 FPS 108.05 Physics Score 18469 Physics Test FPS 58.63 Combined Score 9690 Combined Test 45.07 Mainboard Temperature Max 40°C System Memory Max 39% CPU Temp Max 75°C CPU Core Max MHz 4067 CPU Core Min MHz 3233 GPU Temp Max 67°C GPU Max Clock MHz 2040 GPU Memory Max 26%
3DMark Fire Strike EXTREME Link https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/38877522? Score 12473 Graphics Score 13185 Graphics Test 1 FPS 69.73 Graphics Test 2 FPS 48.67 Physics Score 18406 Physics Test FPS 58.43 Combined Score 6606 Combined Test 30.79 Mainboard Temperature Max 41°C System Memory Max 39% CPU Temp Max 72°C CPU Core Max MHz 4068 CPU Core Min MHz 3213 GPU Temp Max 68°C GPU Max Clock MHz 2025 GPU Memory Max 30%
Blender (CPU) Quick Time 23:24.90 Mainboard Temperature Max 38°C System Memory Max 32% CPU Temp Max 77°C CPU Core Max MHz 4092 CPU Core Min MHz 3253 GPU Temp Max 43°C
Blender (GPU) Quick CRASHES
Geekbench CPU Link https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/14429356 Single Core Score 5189 Multi Core Score 26648 Mainboard Temperature Max 35% System Memory Max 37% CPU Temp Max 72°C CPU Core Max MHz 4117 CPU Core Min MHz 3253
Geekbench GPU OpenCL
OpenCL Score 304077
Mainboard Temperature Max 36°C System Memory Max 34% CPU Temp Max 65°C CPU Core Max MHz 4117 CPU Core Min MHz 3213 GPU Temp Max 42°C GPU Max Clock MHz 2055 GPU Memory Max 14%
Geekbench GPU CUDA Not available on FREE
I'd like to hear anyone’s thoughts on this PC build.
More description of this build design and other information can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YDxVDuCUZY1w-zcvH_0y6v4tMvBvQZc_ylk9cRTJ0hY/edit?usp=sharing