Description

Previous Intel i7-2600K build was quite awhile ago and surprised took me this far. I do a lot of 4K editing/rendering in Adobe Premiere and it would be very difficult to have a smooth workflow without doing workarounds such as Media Encoder to edit a lower quality copy. That only fixed the editing part but when it came time to rendering it was a hit or miss for me as it would either take 45-1hr or simply give up and crash.

Fast-forward to today when I finally decided to upgrade to AMD's latest offerings since Intel... well let's not state the obvious. Anyways, originally wanted to wait for the 16c but highest was 12c so just went with that. Either way compared to my quad, it's going to dramatically change my workflow experiences. I have yet to do any edit or render tests until all my software and setup is fully ready so I'll report back then.

[Settings]

  • CPU: PBO + AutoOC
  • Memory: XMP

[Stats]

  • Cinebench R20: 7114
  • CrystalDiskMark: 8351.3 read / 8266.6 write

[Notes]

  • 1TB x2 running on Raid-0
  • PCI GPU cooler with dual 120mm for now before I go push/pull setup on radiator with GPU waterblock. Was afraid cooling both CPU/GPU with my 240 wouldn't be as efficient as-is.

[Additional Parts]

  • Pacific M240 D5 Hard Tube Water Cooling Kit link
  • TT Premium Drain 90/45 Kit link
  • Maxmoral Dual Fan Mount Rack PCI Slot Bracket for GPU link
  • Thermaltake Riing 12 RGB LED 120mm link ELUTENG M.2 2280 Heatsink Double-Sided Heat Sink link

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I like seeing people putting custom fans on GPUs, it's easy and effective.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually 1 slot before the GPU but on top of the straight forward cooling I do like how it looks illuminated in front as well!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks dope anyways.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that is an amazing CrystalDiskMark score! I don't think I've ever seen anything close to that, at least without using RAM as storage.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah after seeing that one article how someone got it up to 15k with what 3-4 drives on raid I wanted to try just with the 2 drives. I'm sure he was using some special controller or something.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I'd love alink to that, are your drives just running as if they were on PCIe gen 3 or do you think that the extra bandwidth of PCIe 4 might also be helping?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's the link:

Gigabyte Pushes NVMe Aorus SSD to 15,000 MB/s on PCIe 4.0 (RAID)

I have yet to fully unleash how much newfound benefits this extra bandwidth would net me until I really get into more heavy workloads but even without the raid I'm sure it is already night and day compared to my regular Samsung EVO SSD I had before that's for sure.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hello :) what is your pch(chipset temp) ? My temp idle 60c

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey there. My chipset seems to be idling at 69.8c so let's just say 70c

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hey man, sick build. what are the temps like on the second nvme ssd at the back of your motherboard?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Where would I check temps from? I'm looking at hwinfo and not sure which one shows temp of drive of rear nvme.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Right lol I just realised they're both the same haha. I'd assume the top being the front drive and the bottom being the rear drive on hwinfo if that makes sense

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Is this case any loud btw?

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Not at all actually. It's quiet with some slight fan noise but it's hardly noticeable.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok, I’m planning my new pc build and was split between the p1 and the geek a60 case. Wasn’t sure if this was a loud case or not.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Curious what are your intentions with RAID or for speeds show off?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I do a lot of 4k rendering and only very casually play games here and there. Also if buying 1 more drive would net me bit more speed sure let's do it!

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  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

why the 1080, you should have gotten a newer gpu such as the rx 5700 xt for 400$ and it is faster but other than that, nice build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I carried that 1080 over from last build. Was debating upgrading to an RTX but heard it isn't that much of an upgrade unless you need ray tracing or am I wrong? How's the RX 5700 XT compared to RTX offerings?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty good - exactly the same as the 2070 super and slightly slower than the RTX 2080 ( marginal difference - 2%). Recommend to get that!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good! Duly noted.