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Ryzen Video/Photo Editing Build

by dusan.simonovic


Hey everyone, Just completed my Ryzen 1800X for video/photo editing purposes only. As you can see, very clean, I was not into RGB lightning and sci-fi towers. I like clean looks with enough power to handle large 4K files in Premiere Pro. So far, this machine is handling everything without problem. Ryzen 1800X is running at 4.0Ghz at the moment (idle temperature 37-39C, under load 55-62C). Cinebench score is 1850-1920 for CPU and 120FPS for GPU. CPU voltage at 1.35V. Ram worked right away with XMP profile enabled at factory defaults (3200Mhz at 14-14-14-34). No need to push my CPU or RAM for now since the system is extremely stable, quiet and cold. I replaced FactoryDesign R5 stock coolers and added 3 additional Crossair's AF140 series fans. Sapphire Radeon Vega 64 is still at factory settings, works great for now, very quiet (I was afraid of this particular part after reading so many negative reviews for Vega). For all of you, building a computer for video editing, I can't recommend this GPU more. For all of you blaming me for not putting NVidia 1070/1080, please keep in mind that I have FreeSync monitor as well. In general, very happy with this build, it's a beast.

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nova8 2 Builds 5 points 16 months ago

Hmmm Good taste, we need to see more Amd builds here. Can't wait for mine

drchoi21 9 Builds 3 points 16 months ago

Hmm, why not move Vega 64 to first PCIe x16 slot? any reason for that considering second PCIe x16 is only PCIe x8 electrical, other then that it looks very good.

dusan.simonovic submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Hmmm, good point, are both PCIe slots 3.0X16 on taichi? Here's the info from their webste:

2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1

drchoi21 9 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I have a X370 Taichi and the second slot is indeed PCIe x8 electrical due to lack of pins on second PCIe x16. They list it as 2 PCIe x16 but only mechanically x16, electrically, first one is x16.

dusan.simonovic submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Every day is a learning curve. I will move it to the 1st PCIe slot, thanks for this. I liked it better on the second slot (more open air flow around RAM) but it will still work great after I move it.

drchoi21 9 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Most consumer boards rarely have 2x full PCIe x16, the last consumer board I know that was for mainstream that had 2x full

BTW, your build looks way better then my build.

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Simply flawless build. Awesome!

Sawdog 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I like it.

yveshe 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

SWEET! But why the HDD is on the floor, man... where's the love?


dusan.simonovic submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks guys! Also, forgot to add, CPU voltage at 1.375V (4Ghz - very stable and pretty solid temps). I removed all the hard drive bays, didn't have clearance to mount CPU liquid cooler on the top of the case ( rear AF140 fan was causing the problem) and since I wanted to leave the rear fan - I mounted the rad on the front, removed the bays, and mounted Barracuda drive on the bottom of the case. It's not very visual appealing, but it works :). Also, regarding the m.2 drives and X370 taichi: I was reading a lot of issues with running two Samsung EVO's 960 on m.2_1 and m.2_2. M.2_1 (Ultra) is running 500GB and M.2_2 is runing 250GB version. Taichi recognized everything right away, used UEFI method to install Windows 10 PRO on m.2_1 - zero issues. Windows boots in 3-4 seconds after the boot logo.

cilvre 6 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

i would flip around those front fans and top fans so you bring in air from the front and exhaust out the top and back.

dusan.simonovic submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks for the advice, I might try this over the weekend. Two AF140's mounted on top are intakes, rear AF140 is exhaust and two front rad fans are exhaust as well. Maybe not the smartest idea but even under the heavy load, the interior is very cold and the air coming out on the front is cold as well.

cilvre 6 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

i understand, but my reasoning is actually more natural flow and dust related :P it'd be nice if you could get it a little cooler with those changes too.

dusan.simonovic submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks for the advice. Will try this over the weekend. Re: dust, it's protected from all the sides (I even purchased custom dust filter for the top of the case). The rear side is the only side that't not dust proof.

cilvre 6 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

yes i saw the dust filter up top, it would not be as needed if it was venting up though unless it spends a bit of time off

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

That card is absolutely stunning but I do have a question:

WhY nOt A 10 SeRiEs CaRd

Nah, I kid, why did you choose to go with the blower style when ASUS made an aftermarket cooling setup for that card? or go with the liquid cooled one from AMD? Anyway, really nice build and that finish on the card is something to drool for despite it being blower style.

dusan.simonovic submitter 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

Lol, thanks. Well, I waited and waited..and waited for the aftermarket cooling setup. The asus finally introduced it but it's nowhere to be found on the internet. I needed to build this asap, and I went for reference model and to be honest - so happy, I am not planing to replace it. If I was a gamer - sure - but this worked out great and I love the looks. Liquid cooled version is nothing spectacular, it's faster and hungrier in terms of power - it would not benefit me at all for my current needs. Hope this answers your question:)

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I would put your gpu in the top slot.

RollingSushi 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Very Nice!

dusan.simonovic submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks for the advice guys. I moved my Vega 64 to the 1st PCIe slot (check the last photo).

haidarvm 1 point 15 months ago

can you do blender BMW benchmark please ?

gts108 1 point 11 months ago

Wow! stunning Build!