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Great AMD Gaming Build (July 2017)

by BoyScout

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Details

Date Published

July 26, 2017

Date Built

July 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.72GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.02GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

Description

This month's featured build video is based on our "Great AMD Gaming" build guide which uses the Ryzen 5 1600 processor and GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. We selected the Team T-Force / NightHawk memory to add a little light inside the case, but while it looks great from multiple angles, it didn't really add as much glow as we had hoped. So for the final build photos, we also added in a CableMod Widebeam RGB LED Strip to bring more light to the interior of the case. While we didn't show this in the video, it's simply plugged into the RGB header on the motherboard (no extra controller needed).

If you'd like to read more on the overall part selection, be sure to check out our build guide. And if you want to see how the build came together, check out our build video and cable management video.

And now, onto some benchmarks.

For our testing, we were able (with the latest BIOS update) to get stable results running A-XMP enabled with the DDR4 memory at 2933 MHz. We left the CPU at stock core clocks (3.2GHz) with Turbo Core speed of 3.6GHz. Max temps for the CPU and GPU are listed in the details section on the right side of the page.

Updated 27-July: The CPU Temp Under Load has been corrected to 68C. It originally listed 73C, which was the GPU Load Temp.

Benchmark Overall Score Graphics Score Physics Score Combined Score CPU Score
FireStrike (v1.1) 17165 22946 15701 6243 --
FireStrike Extreme (v1.1) 10171 10994 15205 4943 --
FireStrike Ultra (v1.1) 5424 5386 15806 2807 --
Time Spy (v1.1) 7195 7609 -- -- 5502
Cinebench R15: CPU (Single) 145 -- -- -- --
Cinebench R15: CPU (Multi) 1148 (7.92x) -- -- -- --
Cinebench R15: OpenGL 98.01 fps -- -- -- --
Benchmark Setting Preset Resolution Average FPS GPU Usage CPU Usage
Battlefield 1 Ultra 2560x1440 95 fps -- --
Battlefield 1 High 2560x1440 112 fps -- --
Overwatch Epic 2560x1440 134 fps -- --
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ultra 2560x1440 48.32 fps 96.9% 36.0%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Very High 2560x1440 71 fps 96.5% 39.3%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands High 2560x1440 80.6 fps 96.5% 37.9%

Comments Sorted by:

MannyPCs 1 point 11 months ago

Awesome job. +1

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks!

tlukic1 1 point 11 months ago

The Ryzen CPU definitely does not slow down the 1080. It is a solid choice for the 1080. I wish that I went with a Ryzen CPU with my build instead of the 7700k.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 4 points 11 months ago

The 7700K is nothing to be too disappointed over. :)

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Those temps show the 1600 gets a little toasty under load. I would replace that AMD one with something like this. It would match the build, and it keeps my 7600K under 45C on max load.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Your comment made me double-check. It looks like that was an error on my part when I transcribed the results. 73C was the under load temperature for the GPU, not CPU and it inadvertently got listed twice. The Max CPU temp was actually 68C. I've updated the results above.

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Phew... Ok thanks. 68c is still hot, but thats a lot better.

Xavier_DK 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build glad to see someone that knows what he's doing +1

felohany 1 point 10 months ago

The GPU core clock is 2Ghz?!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Good catch -- no, the actual core clock is 1.721GHz. Looking at the result data, 2.0GHz was the effective boost rate under test. I'll update the table.

felohany 1 point 10 months ago

huh, guessing no room for overclocking?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

We didn't play with the GPU settings via PrecisionX, but we could probably have bumped the power or temp target, given the temps we were seeing in the low to mid 70s. Unless noted (such as with XMP), we typically leave the CPU and GPU at stock levels for our benchmarking to provide a reasonable baseline expectation.

lsorice 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Great and clean build as always. How did you add the benchmarks to the description? Is that a feature for all users?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Sure, anyone can add a table -- just add a "|" between columns and start each row on a new line. Check out the markup we create for you to post a part list from the System Build page to see a good example.

lsorice 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I've seen that markup section, but unsure how you get that into a completed build. I haven't seen it on any posts other than staff. Any recommendation or article on how to post this? I'd love this feature to be easily accessible. Can read the code just fine as a front end dev...just unsure where it goes and how to get in on a completed build.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

The table is just part of the description section for the Completed Build. If you still mean the table itself, there's a user-created formatting guide that explains it (and lots of other options) pretty well; but basically you just need a header row, followed by a column justification definition and then each row of data you want to add:

Header 1 | Header 2 | Header 3
:---|:--:|---:
Entry 1-1 Left | Entry 1-2 Centered | Entry 1-3 Right
Entry 2-1 | Entry 2-2 | Entry 2-3
Header 1 Header 2 Header 3
Entry 1-1 Left Entry 1-2 Centered Entry 1-3 Right
Entry 2-1 Entry 2-2 Entry 2-3

Hope that helps!

lsorice 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

awesome, thanks!

PC_Mate 7 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

This pc case is so simple but beautiful! Nice build.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Glad you enjoyed it -- thanks for the feedback!

mke 1 point 10 months ago

Will I ever need a third party cooler in the future? I will not be overclocking, so will the temp stay at 68 degrees or will it go up the older computer gets.

mke 1 point 10 months ago

Is there an equivalent or near to the MasterBox 5 Black & White Mid-tower Computer Case? it is on backorder. wont b able to get my hands on that one

IncognitoGamer123 1 point 10 months ago

I will save a lot of money using the stock Ryzen 5 1600 cooler, but I want to get the most out of my CPU because I'm on a $1100 budget. So is the Cryorig H7 worth the $32 for the performance boost?

PizzaDo 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Wow! What an amazing build. I also love how you organised those the benchmarks in those tables. How did you do that btw?

darkxm 1 point 8 months ago

looks awesome!

FirstTimeSuki 1 point 7 months ago

What would be a good but not too expensive monitor for this? Do I use optical drive or USB to get the operating system?

DhaSoo 1 point 6 months ago

Excuse me, is the side window glass or plastic, and meticulously built, man, awesome is the word.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Glad you enjoyed it! The side window is just plastic on this model. There are a number of MasterBox 5 variants with TG, but unfortunately, I don't think any of them are available in a white paint finish like this one.

DhaSoo 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you for the quick reply. I really like white and black combination, but I really don't want to invest in a plastic window mostly because they scratch easily. I am having second thoughts on a Phanteks P400. Here is a parts list I came up with, would be glad if you checked it out. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/47xr2R

Thanks

@Ahmed_Emara 1 point 6 months ago

does this case have bad airflow? i mean can i keep a r5 1600 with stock cooler to 3.8 ghz?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

We haven't tried pushing the 1600 very far with only the stock cooler, though searching around a bit, it certainly seems others have managed to get to the 3.7/3.8 range. Ideally you'd upgrade to a CLC, but if you'd prefer to stick to air, a better air cooler could also make things easier (more stable).

If you start overclocking with air cooling (stock cooler or otherwise), I'd recommend adding a second intake fan at the front of the case to force more fresh air in from the air flow channel that feeds from the front/bottom of the case.

Another option to consider is that Cooler Master sells the full mesh front panel insert that normally comes with the black version of this case. That will open you up to a marginally louder setup, but should certainly offer improved airflow.

@Ahmed_Emara 1 point 6 months ago

I am gonna buy cooler master masterbox lite 5 RGB it have 3 fans at the front so is that enough? Also, this case have 4 fans and i am gonna buy asus prime b350 plus so does this mobo have all the headers for 4 fans + cpu cooler?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

We haven't built in the MasterBox Lite 5 / RGB yet, but that seems reasonable. The Prime B350 Plus only has 2 chassis fan headers, but the MB Lite 5 / RGB includes a 1 to 3 fan splitter according to it's specs (making it's 3 front fans only need a single header), so that should work perfectly for your 4 fans, with the 4th using the second chassis header. (your CPU cooler will plug into the separate CPU_Fan header).

starjoe1000 1 point 6 months ago

Will this be able to run games like pubg on high settings?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

PUBG is a fast moving target right now, which is why we don't currently list benchmarks for it. Recent updates (and the move to 1.0) seems to have helped, but it's still settling so it's tough to give a solid recommendation as the game still feels highly under-optimized. That said, yes -- I'd expect this system should perform reasonably on high. With plenty of CPU power with the R5 1600 and plenty of GPU power with the GTX 1080, it should keep up just fine.

gameforce54 -1 points 11 months ago

Hey ! Recently bought a GTX 1080 AMP! , RYZEN 5 1600 and AB-350 GAMING 3 from Gigabyte and i can't install driver for video card . How can i solve this ? Do you recommend bios update ? Thanks !

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

With AM4 motherboards right now, I'd always recommend updating to the latest BIOS, as there have been a lot of helpful updates/fixes in the months since they were released.

That said, I'm not sure off-hand what would prevent you from being able to install a video card driver. I'd recommend posting your question, along with what you've already tried and your part list, to our Troubleshooting Forum. Perhaps someone might be able to offer up ideas for you to try.

Hamlet2277 -4 points 11 months ago

That ryzen may slow down the 1080 ? But other than that Good Job!

dmerz24 1 Build 5 points 11 months ago

what haha

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

The results looked good. Our benchmarks showed the GPU was the performance limiter in the build, not the CPU.

mke 1 point 10 months ago

Overwatch Epic 2560x1440 134 fps If I would set epic to low, 11440 to 1080, will it b possible to reach a 200+ fps? Considering this build.

Thiagueira 1 point 5 months ago

Sorry for the late comment :P, but I do think it would hit the 200 fps mark. Heck, setting on low/1080p may even let it reach the 300 fps in game cap

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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Glad you liked it! And thanks for the very kind words.