RY23480V3 is my personal system currently used for gaming, but will be used for content creation and streaming in the near future.
Prices are what I paid for each component at the time of purchase, which ranges from July 2017 to the present day.
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.
Gigabyte's Wireless Antenna
- The "stock" single antenna that comes with almost all of Gigabyte's products with WiFi functionality (i.e. Motherboards, PCI-e WiFi adapters) is complete garbage. If you use it, I suggest looking for a replacement. (I bought a PCE-AC56 for my second build and tested that dual antenna on my main system's on-board wireless, and the result was much more stable and reliable. My second build isn't that important, so I'm using the Gigabyte antenna on that.)
Q: "Why did you go with an X470 motherboard that costs so much when you're using a 3900X?"
A: It was the board I had back when I had a 2700X. I upgraded and didn't need to change the motherboard because, as Buildzoid pointed out, the power delivery on my motherboard was overkill for Zen+ CPUs. It proves to be enough to handle the 3900X just fine, as it does reach turbo clock speed, but it doesn't go over it with automatic/Precision Boost Overdrive.
Q: "Why so much RGB?"
A: 'Cuz muh RGB.
Q: "Why are some of the prices for some of the items way higher than they should be?"
A: Some parts like my ADATA SX8200 960G were bought 2 years ago, and they were a lot more expensive in 2017 than they are now.
Q: "What is the other PC with the blue lighting in one of your pictures?"
A: That was 54PPH1R3, but it's been changed to R3D5N0W. I changed the case from an MCPro5 to a Core V21.
Q: "Why do you have so many damn peripherals?"
A: Because I can.
Q: "Why is the CPU load temperature so high?"
A: That's the temperature I got from a stress test. The 3900X is one toasty boi.
Fantastic CPU for content creators, workstation users, and hardware enthusiasts. However, there are two glaring issues:
You need a motherboard with particularly good VRMs; I would suggest no less than the VRMs found in the X470 AORUS GAMING 7.
You need a rather beefy 280mm CLC or massive air cooler, such as the Corsair H115i or be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 to handle this 12-core behemoth's thermal output under heavy workloads, because the stock Prism isn't enough.
Great cooler, but:
The price is even more expensive than the standard H115i versions, which by themselves cost almost twice as much as comparable coolers like the NH-D15 and Dark Rock Pro 4.
Performance-wise, it's really not any better or worse than the other H115i versions even though it costs quite a bit more.
Excellent paste in a huge tube that's perfect for frequent CPU cooler replacements, whether it be you're testing coolers or flipping old systems.
One of the best X470 motherboards that was available, it's still very expensive for a motherboard that lacks some things that new X570 motherboards of the same price point (and less) have.
I wouldn't recommend buying this unless you found it used for cheaper than it would cost to buy a cheap X570 board.
Hands down the best memory kit for Zen and Zen+ in terms of guaranteed compatibility and easily overclockability. With Zen2, it has no problems overclocking to 3600 CL16, and you could probably get 3600 CL14 to work if your motherboard will allow it.
Unfortunately, mine won't allow it.
Great value SSD for storing your OS, and faster than the Intel 660p.
Not particularly amazing due to its inconsistent benchmarks, but nowadays if you can find it cheap enough, it's a decent SSD.
Not much to say about it, it's just a 4TB HDD.
The Gaming OC cooler is absolutely amazing. Even when overclocked, the hottest my 2080 reaches is in the mid 60s. Any GPU model using this cooler is going to run pretty cool.
The best case for showcase builds, or just showboating in general. I love this case.
A little more wattage than I actually need, but I prefer the extra headroom.
Decent case fans, only downside is there is no option to be controlled via motherboard software or iCUE, it's only controlled by the physical controller wired to the fans.
Purchased these for push-pull config, same fans as on the H115i RGB Platinum. Fantastic fans.
Really isn't worth the price, but damn, muh RGB.
This is the best keyboard I've owned to date, hands down.
My favorite mouse due to the size, shape, and feel. I prefer heavier and larger mice because they're more comfortable to me.
Excellent sound quality for the price.