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/// April 2020 Update: I got an open box ASUS X 570 ROG Strix-E from Micro Center for $190 including tax so I added an additional picture with the new motherboard.

// January 2020 Update: I've upgraded to the Ryzen 9 3900X and 5700xt. I'm very happy with my current X470 Strix-F motherboard for the 3900X and I know faster RAM will help in the future but I have this 3000 kit overclocked to 3333 which is fine for now. The strix-F X470 has 6 phases using a IR3599 for the vrms and I use a 4.45 GHz all-core OC for my workstation tasks and PBO2 for gaming. I also upgraded some of the non-performance parts; I got some power supply extensions to match the teal of my build as well as a pack of 2 DeepCool ARGB strips. I also started using JackNet RGB Sync to connect my motherboard and Corsair peripherals. I'm very impressed with the software and wished I would have found it sooner.

/// Overview // I did have a 2700X + Vega 56 in this build from last spring and I recently upgraded the CPU/GPU to the 3900X and 5700XT. The colors are teal/blue & purple and based off my logo for Cosmic Elegy. I snagged a black Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic & an ASUS ROG Strix-F X470 from Micro Center last year and I love both so no need to upgrade those anytime soon. The PSU is a bit of an overkill for this system, but I got the RM1000x renewed for an amazing deal on Amazon. I upgraded my nvme drive and I also got the DeepCool RF120s for an amazing deal on Amazon; 2 5-packs for $40 each.

/// Uses // This build is my main workstation I use full time for work. I game occasionally but this isn't a "gaming" machine. I run Ableton Live 10.1, the iZotope Music Production Suite, Davinci Resolve, the Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator mainly), DMXIS, Show Buddy, Handbrake, dbpoweramp, Voicemeeter, OBS & more. Plus when I do game, I use this machine as well to power triple monitors and my GT Omega / Fanatec sim-racing setup (CSL Elite & CSR Elite Pedals) in iRacing, Assetto Corsa & Automobilista.

/// Settings // I keep my 3900X at 4.45 GHz all-core OC at 1.28v most of the time. If I need to render something that uses AVX then I'll drop it down to 4.35 in Ryzen Master. I have my RAM overclocked to 3333 at 16-18-18-35 and using the timings from the Ryzen RAM calculator. The 5700XT I have set to the max 2150 MHz, +50% power limit with an undervolt set to 1080 mv. When I game this puts the actual clocks around 2050 MHz.

/// Benchmarks // In cinebench R20 my highest score is 7670 and for R15 it's 3536 but I haven't done much tweaking to try to get any higher. I'm sure with faster RAM I could get closer to 8k in R20. My best Firestrike run has been 24633 (3dmark.com/fs/21611232) and in FS Extreme (3dmark.com/fs/21608444).

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Incl the GPU... that's 13 fans, enough to fire up the cosmic elegy into space :)

I like the uniform aesthetic appeal and colour tone +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How are you liking the graphics card?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving it. I had the Vega 56 NITRO+ before and I haven't had any driver issues besides the settings in wattman resetting sometimes. I just saved a profile and I load it whenever it happens.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

hey man, I have the same GPU with Horizontal mount. However, i realised that the distance between the GPU and the tempered glass is very close and the temperature of the tempered glass gets hot when gaming. Do you share the same experience? Cheers.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Since the bottom 3 fans are intake in my setup I haven't had a problem with it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

cool bro, thanks for sharing :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I definitely feel a temperature change between the middle of the glass and the bottom but it's not by much.

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build 5/5. I’m trying to go for this similar type of build and I’ve got questions if you may?

Firstly; how did you manage to switch the colors of each fan?

Second; will I be able to chain connect 9 rgb fans (rgb cable) into one rgb header of the motherboard?

Thirdly; can I use 3 fans using the fan hub that the 3 pack came with on each chassis fan header on my mobo? So total of 3 chassis fan header for all of the 9 fans to connect

Thanks for hearing me out!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I think the daisy chain limit for the fans is 6 in a chain, but I'm not 100% sure on that. I'm using a pretty complicated solution for the RGB. There's 2X 12V and 2X 5V headers on my board. I have alternating fans going to the 2 12V channels for the RF120s and then the 2 5V ARGB ports are split between my LED strips/gpu and then the other is for the 4 CF140s. I'm using Corsair's iCue to control all the RGB and then using a software called JackNet RGB sync to link the ASUS motherboard to iCue. Corsair added ASUS mb control to the iCue software recently but it only controls the 12V and the MB LEDs. So I'm still using the iCure + JackNet combination to control it all.