Description

So this is a pretty huge update from my first build. The only thing that's the same is the case and a few other parts, but since I got into pc building I've helped lots of friends build their own PCs and decided to redo mine. I sold the 1060 I had in previously, and added a vega 64 which I've undervolted to perfection. This is the perfect build for me - small, but sleek. Does great with my freesync monitor.

I have a fan up front giving air to the vega, the psu drawing air from the vented bottom, the AIO on the top, and another case fan cooling the motherboard. Temps are pretty good, with the cpu below 60 at 4ghz and the gpu staying reasonably cool only reaching 75 under heavy load, which is pretty great given that it's a Vega 64 at 1700mhz.

My gaming is pretty varied, but my favorites are far cry 5, fortnite, overwatch, pubg, and realm royale. This pc does pretty good on all of them, with fortnite, realm, and overwatch easily over 200fps and pubg and far cry 5 staying above 100 fps. Freesync makes the games much smoother, and I'm never going back.

UserBenchmarks: Game 115%, Desk 120%, Work 120%

I'm using linux on one 2.5" ssd, with windows on the m.2 one and the second 2.5" as a shared file and game solution. I added a linux screenshot at the end, I'm on ubuntu right now.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

This desk setup is legit...

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

I highly suggest replacing that PSU ASAP. It's a fire hazard.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-850-b3-psu,5186-11.html

It has a bad OPP, which is dangerous.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I typo'd the part list, is the 850 B2 the same as the B3? I can't find that anywhere

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

It’s not great, it’s still better than a B3.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

The way you managed the space looks really nice. Everything seems so proportioned except for the power supply. Could you have gotten a smaller one or would it not have been compatible? Just curious.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Vega needs at least 750w with that cpu and this is the deal I found ¯\(ツ)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to see someone using Linux. I'm also thinking about trying it out. Anyways, great PC you've got there. :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

:) You should definitely try Linux

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build looks really nice and well managed with the cable, but C'mon, if your gonna call your build red devil you should at least include the red devil RX64, otherwise whats the point?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could! I used to have the red devil rx480. Temps would be worse though because the psu would block off the fans

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough. Besides, the red devil 64 is a 2.5 slot card so it wouldn't have fit anyways.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

That Vega is looking sexy

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you find the gpu temps being that close to the psu? I understand you have a blower style card.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite good actually, max 70 with undervolt

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

If you got Vega 64 running on Linux, PLEASE share your experiences with that with as many people as possible. Cause Vega is still early stages in terms of open source driver support.

In fact, I recommend using the latest Mesa, LLVM, and RADV so that Vega won't have issues. (like the Git versions, not the stable ones)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, I'm using mesa 18.3 dev!!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You planning to test Steam Play and Proton? They could REALLY use some Vega results.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I have them installed, where can I submit results?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

There's a Google Form you can fill out for submitting to the unofficial community maintained Steam Play compatibility list:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeefaYQduMST_lg0IsYxZko8tHLKe2vtVZLFaPNycyhY4bidQ/viewform

And here's a frontend for the Google Sheet which contains all the data:

https://spcr.netlify.com/