Upgrading old i5 6600k to new gen ryzen 3000 platform. The intel CPU was good enough for only gaming but using pc even for other stuff like programming the extra cores helps a lot. Otherwise, the i5 looks like suffering ages (>4), with temps up to 70° and over and less OC capability. So here cames the RED! The new platform was assembled in many months, starting from RAM kit 3600mhz taken for about 100€ despite the 150€ tag price (thanks camelcamelcamel). The GPU was the next piece to come, 1080ti KINGPIN taken used from a friend with still EVGA warranty at about 700€. Before this card i've tried the 2080 Gigabyte (new from amazon) but, ehi, unfare compare, this one far beyond, from temps to OC really no game. Looking the detailed PCB and thermal solution (in videos like @bulldzoid) to really understand the difference with this 2 cards, and the results speech themselves : same load condition kingpin ~ 55° vs 2080 > 70° . Otherwise, the 2080 got only 8gb (ddr6) vs the 11gb (ddr5) and at 4k gaming 3gb more helps a lot. Another big improvement from older builds is the case, full ATX despite prev itx builds, with high air flow in mind.
Now for the heart of new build, 3700x and b450 mobo. The Motherboard is the MAX version, so no manual BIOS upd required. Found for about 100€ , while the tomhawk was not available, i think they're same. Initially thinking for a x570 mobo, but prices they're too high. Thanks enough, first order from amazon (3600+auros elite x570) come damaged so for almost the same price i've changed to b450+3700x. Indeed a smart decision. 3700x come with a decent cooler, the prism, and if you not plain to OC it does its job well.
So the last upgrade is the GIANT DH15 black from chromax, lucky enough i got the LTT limited edition. I don't care too much about color schema so the orange pads are welcome into the build!
Rest of pieces are recicled from old builds like the PSU, custom cables, SSD etc...
Benchmarking i've noticed that: - the new ryzen are not for high frequencies, allcore oc from bios @4.3ghz at 1.2v but for touch 4.4ghz i need 1.45v, 4.3 for daily use is more than enough. even in CB the differences is not that much, going form 2270 @4.3 to max 2400 @4.4. Gaming at 2k i only need to avoid fps drop, not some high peak. - the noctua cooler is impressive, dropping temp from previous stock amd prism in CB >70° to 59,99° - even more impressive is the industrial 3000 RPM fan, swapping the central one stock and gaining 3 more degrees O_O CB max 57°. - Tried different configuration fans with the dh15 ,even 1 front 120 (custom clips) but the plot twist is the industrial fan in central position, the intake fan above the ram make no huge differences.
This is the first case where i can really try cable managements, and i'm quite happy with end result.
hope you're enjoing, ready for comments and suggestion!