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by hawkshawz


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Date Published

July 15, 2018

Date Built

July 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.115 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

14.37 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


Build Information:

GA-X470_<RY23-480V3>_REV.09_F is my personal system currently used for gaming, but will be used for content creation and streaming in the near future.

Pricing is what I paid for each component from the vendor I chose at the time when I made the purchase, and the times are all quite scattered due to it being gradual changes over time. Some prices will seem a bit high, especially for memory and high performance storage compared to now.

Known Issues:

Motherboard Backplate:

  • Some cases and CPU cooler mounting brackets may have difficulties with the backplate, such as Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 series cases and Deepcool's cooler bracket that comes with their CAPTAIN series AIOs.

  • Look for cases that don't have issues with these kinds of motherboard backplates, and coolers that use the default AMD cooler bracket, such as Lian Li's PC-O11D or Corsair's AIOs.


  • Ryzen 7 2700X - Precision Boost Overdrive enabled, High-Precision Event Timer disabled, AMD Cool & Quiet disabled (Ignore CPU clock rate in detail list, won't save any changes in that field so it's stuck at 3.8)

  • RTX 2080 - 2115/7185 (Core/Memory)


  • Cinebench: 1836 (With RAM OC to 3466)

  • 3DMark - Time Spy: 11609 (With RAM OC to 3466)

Upgrade Roadmap:


What does GA-X470_<RY23-480V3>_REV.09_F mean?

GA-X470 = Gigabyte X470 RY23 480V3 = Ryze Above, wordplay from Ryzen REV.09_F = Revision 09_F is a near completion state

Part Reviews

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WheatFarmer337 1 point 9 months ago

Looks like a good build :) I would have gone with the standard Nitro+ RX 580, since it would have fit in a lot better with your build, but other than that, it's great

hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The RX 580 I have right now was from a past build. I thought about getting a Vega, but it's just not worth the cost with how the GPU market is. I'm waiting for the prices to go back to MSRP or just until I have enough to wear I can afford to splurge again.

Velocitron2000 1 point 9 months ago

What's that LED strip?

hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It comes with the Deepcool Captain 120 and 240EX RGB AIOs. It connects to the cooling block through an included adapter, and the strip is both sticky and magnetized. When you use the controller to change the LED color of the cooling block, it affects the strip.

hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I moved the strip out of view, just above where the windowed panel sits so it lights up the components rather than burn my eyes.

patzmatias 1 point 7 months ago

Do you think I'll run into the same AIO cooler mounting issue you had with an NZXT Kraken X62? I looked up the AM4 bracket for the cooler and it seems the bracket will be too wide for it to fit with the backplate on.

hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I was using a Deepcool CAPTAIN 120EX RGB before I got my Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L. The mounting bracket was pushed back on the one side because it was wide enough that the backplate was in the way.

While it was a tighter screwing on that side, the cooler was still flush with the CPU and didn't damage it. If anything, the tiny bit of added pressure on the CPU could possibly increase the effectiveness of the cooler and paste as there's more pressure and less air potentially getting in there, at least on that side of the CPU. (If you've ever seen some poorly designed GPUs, whenever the cooler is far too heavy for the card itself, holding the cooler tighter to the card actually improves temperatures by a few degrees.)

That mounting bracket you mentioned may or may not have interference but as long as you can still install the cooler, it should be fine. If you want to be safe though, look into either guides on how to remove that under-backplate or go with a different motherboard that doesn't have that plate in the way just to be perfectly safe.

Emmanu999 1 point 5 months ago

Hey man have you applied the heatsink on your ADATA SX8200? doesn't the logo end up being upside down?

hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

As I can recall, no. I can't check because I'm now using the heatsink that came with my motherboard.

hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I found an old photo of my original revision of this build before I used the board's heatsink, and yeah, it does end up upside down.

DashAtom 1 point 4 months ago

I am thinking about the same motherboard/case combination that you have. Did you need to remove the backplate on the Gigabyte x470 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard in order to properly mount it in the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 case? Were you able to align all the motherboard's 9 holes with the case's standoffs and apply the screws to each, or were there alignment issues? Great build by the way.

hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, the backplate needs to be removed for the case; I couldn't get all of the stand-offs installed because the backplate interference.

Thanks for your comment.

ssjg5rlly -1 points 9 months ago

I bet the Boar Vessel, 600-500 BC, Etruscan, ceramic could game better than this

hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Mhm, but that's a priceless artifact, which would cost exponentially more currency. Try another one.

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hawkshawz submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago