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SOLID!!! 1800x

by DflippinK

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71 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 27, 2017

Date Built

April 12, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.721 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

Description

Here it is again now that PCPP is back up... hope you guys like it...

Basically wanted to build a strong machine for transcoding, editing, and compositing up to 8k footage in addition to 3d modelling and character animation.. Was a little hesitant at first, but sooo glad i pulled the trigger on AMD.. Everything just flies on this machine!!!.. I was originally trying to hold out for the K7 mobo, but it tested my patience too long being out of stock. I decided to give the SLI PLUS a shot just to get goin on the build, and im glad I did.. It's still a little slow to post, about 15-20 sec, but other than that it performs very well.. Everything is performing outstandingly!!!..

Not sure what GPU will finally end up in here, but the 1080 FTW2 is more impressive than i expected it to be.. I basically bought it to hold me over until we all can get some real data and pricing on the tech to come later this year... but honestly, I'm stoked on this card and debating getting another one. Anyways, hope you guys like the build.. and yes thats the pen mod gpu support.. oh yeah, and a custom acrylic psu cover i made.. was gonna paint it black to match but now i kinda like it clear..

Part Reviews

CPU

I cannot recommend this enough.. Even without overclocking, the1800x was well over 2x faster than my 5930k in a volumetric rendering test.. It is just incredible!!!

CPU Cooler

Does its job extremely well and looks sexy as hell... At 100% utilization full load for 1hour of rendering, my 1800x never went over 56c..

Motherboard

Board works perfectly other than slow post time... takes about 15-20 sec to post.. but after that, everything is lightning fast.. also, it has handled overclocks extremely well... went to 4.1 stable on the first try... haven't tried for more yet..

Memory

I like it alot.... I haven't reached the 3000mhz mark as of yet, but i believe that will be dependent on motherboard support and not so much the RAM itself.. I havent messed around with it too much yet, but with XMP enabled, i have set it at 2666mhz and it is flawless.

Video Card

Runs FAAST!!!.. Was very impressed with this card.. I opted for the ICX design because i wanted it to run as cool as possible.. and it does.. With Precision XOC running only a custom fan profile, the card clocks to 1999mhz all by itself and after a 1 hr test render, it never went above 73c.

Case

McLaren P1, Mila Kunis, and a hand grenade all in one box... Just take your time routing your cables and this case will be one of the most beautiful things you will own.

Power Supply

Very nice... Cables are a pretty stiff, but not a problem at all...

Monitor

Really like this monitor... Right out of the box the color profile was actually really good.. After a calibration, the color was even better.

Comments Sorted by:

Eltech 20 Builds 5 points 19 months ago

I'll say it again, wow! Wow, for making your custom acrylic PSU cover. Your clear shroud does make it clean and lovely. You have a beautiful build with great parts, please take my one.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks bud!... Dont remember if i told you or not, but i decided to make the cover while waiting for the then mythical x62 AM4 bracket... had the whole setup built, just staring at me, with nothin i could do for about two weeks.. so.. i did what i could to it.. haha.

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

You are most welcome. Oh yes, that's an awesome project to make while waiting for your Kraken X62. I can only imagine the the ache as your computer is probably standing there begging to finish building it. ;)

Thank you again for sharing your amazing build. It's beautiful.

blockbuster4664 1 Build 4 points 19 months ago

builds damn good build what does he call it? SOLID

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

haha.. predetermined... the next one will be Wiggly Bits!!!

blockbuster4664 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

XD

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Very nice machine +1

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you.

corruptGamer698 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Great build and even greater part descriptions! You make me want to go out and buy that case right now. Keep up the incredible work. +1

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thank you very much friend!!!.. it is a great case... really good airflow capability too..

Drokovian 2 points 19 months ago

What's the point of the PSU cover if you aren't covering up the PSU or the wires coming out from it...

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

probably about the same point as having a windowed side panel.. however, you can also stack things on it such as ssd's, or support your gpu from it... even paint it pink if you like.

Drokovian 1 point 19 months ago

It's true that the Windowed Side Panel and PSU covers are for aesthetics but I guess I can accept that you can stack ssd's on it or support a GPU with it...hold on

Doesn't everyone use lego sticks to support their GPU if it sags

Seannnnnnn27 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

MAN YOUR PAINTINGS ARENT STRAIGHT FIX IT ASAP PLS.. jk really nice build tho i also consider making a custom shroud for my 400c.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks man!!. yours is stunning!!.. makes me really want a nice set of sleeved cables for this one.

Seannnnnnn27 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

you really dont need one as your cables look clean as it is but it would be a stepup in your cable looks. (mine was ketchup and mustard so i really need to lol)

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

yeah.. i get it.. but, yours look so clean it pretty much makes them a necessity!!...

Chuck38 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Again.. nice job, good work.

+1

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!!

joshzpants 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Dang this is a really nice build, especially the acrylic psu cover. You did such an amazing job!

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks Man.. wasn't really all that difficult... just measured everything 40 times before each cut and bend.. Lol.

Coolpick 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Great build! But why the 1800x? I've heard that the 1700 works just as good for tons cheaper.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!... I went with the 1800x mostly because it definitely works as it had been suggested to work.. and for me, that meant running at a base speed of 3.6ghz, boosting two cores as needed, the ability to clock all cores to 4.1, and staying cool while doing it no questions asked.. While the 1700 was reaching close to the same speeds, sometimes better, most reviews had shown varying results, some with temps getting out of hand around 3.9... and while there were lots of suggestions and rumors of Silicone Lottery and Binned Chip variables, ..most of the test's on the 1800x were providing consistent results comfortably running at 4.1... What this all ads up to for me in the end, is sitting down to my machine, ripping through whatever i throw at it stock, and not even breaking a sweat when i run it at 4.1... The 1700 is by far the best purchase you can make this year so far, and an absolute beast itself,... but for this build, and its intended purpose, the 1800x, (XFR, base clocks, boost clocks, and overclocks), was the solid choice, and worth every penny..

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

*edit... boosting all cores.. not two cores

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Delano_Gray 2 points 18 months ago

So I am going to be building a gaming, and photoshop PC using this exact guide... However since this is my first build I have a question... Is there room from upgrade in this case? Like SLI gtx 1080?

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Absolutely!!.. the only only thing I wouldn't recommend it for would be a custom loop..

Delano_Gray 2 points 18 months ago

Perfect! Now what the heck is a loop? xD

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

haha!.. a custom watercooling setup.. there isnt really a great amount of room in it for a custom water setup... i mean, it could be done.. and it would be RAD.. but it would be a helluva lotta work and mostly a pain in the butt.

Cbotha15 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Now this guy knows a thing or two about PC building. Just check out that cable management. Even the photos looks like it was done by a professional. Very nicely done! Looks good.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

hey thanks!!..

fefbuild 2 points 18 months ago

YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION.. just thought you'd like to know

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

haha!! thanks...

CitizenoftheStars 2 points 18 months ago

Gorgeous. End of story.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!!

mrmanlyheartguy 2 points 17 months ago

Hell of a build! im thinking about getting this motherboard for my next one, and the theme im planning on is actually very similar to yours, im going all black/silver and having the focus of the aesthetics being on an x52. in hindsight of your build, would you swap out your mobo for a different x370 or no? i literally have pretty much all my other parts picked out but i cant decide on a damn mobo lol

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

no man.. wouldnt really change a thing.... you can check out the performance of this build at http://hwbot.org/user/dflippink/ .... it is an outstanding performer... the only thing i have left to do with it is try some optional RAM sticks... It is solid and fast at 2666.. but apparently things open up even more at 3200+... The mobo runs head to head with the performance of the CH6.. almost identical... but i have had zero problems with my board where CH6 seems to be troublesome for alot of people.. I cant really recommend this setup enough if you want to build a ryzen rig...

Mikeeey 2 points 17 months ago

Intake or exhaust? On ur rad fans

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Intake... i want the rad to have the coolest air going to it.. and that always comes from outside the case with no extra heat saturation... just my personal preference.

Mikeeey 1 point 17 months ago

Oh i see cause i was planning it too but reading a lot about warm air going inside case etc etc.. made me undecisive at the moment.

So for me im going for rear and top as intake and front rad as exhaust. Same case same radiator. So yeah im not too sure

Hows your temps ? Gpu cpu

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

itsall good either way... the air will move fast enough to not make much of a difference anyway.. the biggest consideration is how well it flows through the case... because this case can really move some air through it, i like to blast the rad with the coolest high speed air i can throw at it... then i tune the exhaust to either maintain slightly positive pressure under normal operating conditions, or to max excavation for extreme performance conditions... either way will likely only affect your temps a couple degrees if even that.. but i have found this to be the best yet... my temps are cool.. usually 30c -55c stock full load... and up to 72c@4.2 @ 1.44325v... and my gpu has seen 60c like 5 times since ive owned it... thing just stays cool.... one other thing to note though is your dust filters.. they will highly restrict your airflow... they are totally fine for normal use and even some performance benching, but if you are really gonna push your system, id say pull them off while doing so... it takes quite alot to saturate a good 280mm rad, but id say dont even give it a chance.. move the air.

Mikeeey 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks for the response!!! I was dead concern of which way i should be doing it right.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

no prob man...

Delano_Gray 2 points 16 months ago

Did you only purchase a single corsair fan, and if so where did you put it?

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

haha... i cant even remember why that happened... I think the case only came with one 140mm and a 120mm.. and i wanted a pair of 140s up top for exhaust.. so i had to order the other 140mm.

Delano_Gray 1 point 16 months ago

Oh! Okay then lol, I just wanted to make sure because it didn't make sense at first xD! I modified the build a little since I'll be using it primarily for gaming. I lowered the size of the SSD to 250GB and got a 1tb HDD I'll mostly be using the SSD for things I need to start up faster. I won't be editing vids and such, so I don't really need all that SSD is what I think at least xD. Correct me if I'm wrong. Then I also lowered the ram from 32GB to 16GB. That should suffice for gaming right?

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

should be a pretty sweet build man... and yeah... i just got that ssd to get started with the build and pick more drives later.... I threw a segate barracudo pro 6tb in there and probably gonna throw a 960 pro in the m2 slot and use this one or another 850 evo as a scratch disk.. but honestly... i dont even need to.... im only doing it cause i feel like i should... Also, check your ram options... the new microcode has made many ram kits compatible now.. so you can probably get some relatively less expensive kits that will work flawlessly at 3200+...

Ionspot 2 points 16 months ago

Board works perfectly other than slow post time...

Disabling the Full Screen Logo Display, in your Boot Config (Bios, Boot Settings) may speed up boot time.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

hey. thanks for the tip... Boot times have been greatly reduced via the latest beta BIOS.... works very well now.

Ionspot 1 point 15 months ago

Version 7A33v34 Released 2017-06-27

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

tried 7A33v34, was problematic... but the later released beta v3.51 is flawless and fast... so i am currently using beta v3.51 and highly recommend it...

mtag1990 2 points 14 months ago

Hi dude, great build! I'm looking at getting this same graphics card on account of the cooling it offers, I'm just curious whether that comes at the cost of it sounding like a jet plane? Appreciate the help if you can :)

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

hey man, sorry for the late reply... the card can be loud if the fans are maxed out, but they wont really get maxed out because icx design seems to dissipate the heat extremely well... I personally set a custom fan profile that stays ahead of the heat and is for the most part silent... even on long gpu renders, the card never hits 60C and stays fairly quiet.. however, if you simply max out the fans, it will like any other card, be loud... but the newly designed radiator is more efficient and seems to require less fan speed to achieve excellent temps, so therefore it can run very quiet and cool...

jenxoff 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Nice job

wait what is that $330 for a Kraken X62

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

hey thanks... sorry for the late reply... been surrounded by flames with no power for the past 2 weeks... what do you mean $330 for the kraken?... or am i confused?.. i am probably confused.

jenxoff 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Oh do you live in that CA area?
Just the Kraken x62 is usually $160 not $330 as it is listed.
Hope you're fine with the smoke and all.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

hey.. yeah.. i was in the Tubbs fire... it was brutal.. but saved the house!!.. lotta luck and whole helluva lot of hard work.. where are you seeing this $330 for the Kraken? i think i got my x62 for like $159.00 like you said...

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

are you in the U.S.?.. when i got mine it was 159.00... now it seems to be up to 199.00.. but i just dont see where you are gettin that 330.00 from.. any way, its a great cooler... but they all do the job.. but I wouldn't pay 330.00 for it when you can get any other 280mm setup for about 150.00 or less.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

update... just ran at 4.2 all cores for the past hour.. no probs.. ill give it a stress test tomorrow and repot back.

TarikSonmez 1 point 18 months ago

I know that at the beginning of when the Ryzen was launched, it had problems with rams over 2666Mhz. Does your ram work perfectly on your board or did it make problems?

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

mine worked perfectly up to 2666... but I haven't clocked it past that yet.. it hasn't given me any problems.. but I haven't reached 3000Mhz as of yet... I also haven't really tried though.. it all seems to depend on which Mobo you choose and what the latest updates for that particular board are... and supposedly, all boards are receiving major updates this month specifically for RAM compatability..

TarikSonmez 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you very much for your quick answer. Nice Build!

incompleteusernam 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Wait, can you customize how the lighting on the kraken x62? Like making the logo show or not show and changing color? On other builds I've seen the NZXT logo glowing on it.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

yep.. Logo, No Logo, the Ring, its all independent of eachother.. and there are different effects you can add to each.. and you can select whatever color you like for each as well.

incompleteusernam 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Damn that's awesome, thanks.

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

checkout the hardware canucks review.. he covers it pretty well.. and as for the cooling, it does its job extremely well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-jMOTYWCgU

jacknathan89 1 point 16 months ago

Clean build!

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks bud.

Frenchi33 1 point 15 months ago

Where'd you get that PSU shroud?

DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

haha... i made it.

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DflippinK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you so much!!.. i like to keep it clean.