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Here is my first build that I've tried to keep color coordinated for the most part. White & black is the theme (hense Yin Yang in the name), but I had to keep a splash of green for that 2070 Super. ;)

Upgraded from an i7 4790K, GTX 1070, and 16GB DDR3 RAM to this beast of a rig the same week Zen 2 released. I should've posted sooner but was lazy, oh well... Lol. Parts carried over from the previous Intel build are the PSU, Samsung 850, Samsung 840, and WD HDD.

This thing is a beast for gaming and workstation applications.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

Hi buddy, nice build. what are your temps on idle and full load?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Sorry for the late reply.

CPU (+50mhz w/ PBO turned ON): Idle = 33c, heavy gaming load = 65c, heavy rendering load = 71c

GPU (+100mhz core clock, +900mhz memory clock): Idle (8% fan speed at 50c or less)= 33c, heavy gaming load w/ custom fan curve = 63c, heavy rendering load = 50c

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hi, those are really good temps. Many others with same CPU, or even 3600, get close to 80 at full load.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Well now, if I have the power plan set to Ryzen High Performance and I'm rendering out an intensive video through Adobe Media Encoder it'll get to the upper 70s. But running the Ryzen High Performance power plan doesn't = noticeably faster render times. It simply sets the minimum frequency response to 99% so the CPU never has any of its cores drop below that threshold and prevents them going into "sleep" mode.

So because of the negligible difference in performance, I keep Ryzen Balanced set as my power plan and temps are very nice indeed. :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hello Did you have to update your BIOS for the motherboard to be compatible with the 3700X CPU?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, when I first bought it I had to have Microcenter upgrade the BIOS for me (they did it free of charge surprisingly, but it's usually like $30 for them to do this).

Although my friend also got one about 4 months after Zen 2 came out and it had AGESA 1.0.0.2 (the first Zen 2 compatible BIOS) already installed.