This build is the final-ish result of about three years of tinkering and improving. As a result, prices are kind of all over the place (if something is $0, it's because I got it for free through my work or from a friend).

I started three years ago with this: and basically nothing from that build has lasted on into this one.

Use and performance: (this is not super accurate, since it hates the fact that I have rapid mode enabled).

Gaming! I'm able to run everything I play at 60fps or higher on high settings. For shooters like Ironsight, Splitgate, and Warframe that means 144fps at high or ultra settings. For more cinematic games, like Outer Worlds, Just Cause 3, and the Middle Earth: Shadow series, that means 60-90 on ultra (it varies).

Transcoding! I've been using Handbrake lately to convert the movies and shows I rip from my media library (yes, I still have physical media, calm down) into web-optimized MP4s for eventual Plex implementation. Where my previous i5-7600k, overclocked, got an average FPS of ~28 when transcoding, my new R5 3600, with no manual overclock and the same presets, gets an average of 52 FPS. Less time spent transcoding=more time spent gaming. And we all know that's the real reason for any build ;)

Any questions, drop a comment and I'll answer.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How is that Corsair H80i holding up with the Ryzen 5 3600?

also I like the fans that you have, very unique.

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks! It's not bad. Idle temps vary between 39-56, depending on your definition of 'idle'. Load temps don't get above 79, even when running The Outer Worlds at High/Ultra mixed 1080p (which pegs most of my cores). But it could be cooler, so I'm thinking of going to H100i and moving the H80 into my upcoming local server build.