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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-10-2020, 05:58 PM - Thread Starter
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First AMD build looking for advice

I have been an Intel guy from way back in the late 90's when a friend and I built two separate computers with comparable parts but mine was Intel and his was AMD, and he became jealous when he realized my system was quite a bit faster than his....lol.

Now that it seems like AMD is finally starting to outpace Intel I have decided on AMD for my next build.
I am coming from a 4930k on a Rampage IV Black Ed MB and it is about time I upgraded.

I am currently looking at paring the 3950x with an Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) MB. FYI, it was an Asus tech that recommended going with the 3950x over the upcoming i9 10900k for a few reasons.

But I have been told that I need to look for B die RAM to get the best performance out of the AMD chip. Then I found this G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series that is supposedly designed better for AMD systems (not sure how true that is though) and I am not sure if I need to look for B die RAM or not with this.

I will be going with just 32gb to start with but will probably get another 32gb of RAM down the line. In the old days it was not the best option to get RAM that didn't have the same bin number but I have been told that has changed with DDR4 and that different bins will work together just fine.

I will be upgrading my cooling to the Swiftech H360-X2 once they get back up and running after this crisis is over.

I will be transferring my PSU and all my drives (and anything else that needs to transfer) to this new system along with getting some more larger NVME drives at a later date. You can see my current build in my sig.

Please correct me where needed.

One last thing is that I will be probably going through the ordering process either this next weekend or the one after.


EDIT: it seems the Asus ROG Crosshair X570 that I picked out is sold out everywhere. It seems I'm not the only one who liked that board. I doubt those will be back in stock anytime soon so now I have to find a comparable board from a company that has just as good customer service as I had with Asus.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-12-2020, 05:17 PM
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Looks like a good plan, personally the Crosssair and the Taichi X470 were one of the best X470 motherboards out there, I would look into the Taichi as well.
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Cant really give much advice without knowing what you want to do with the computer.

I use a 3900x for production/VMs and gaming. Its more cpu than I can use even though I do a lot of thread programming. So, is the 3950x is either an overkill eye candy (perfectly good reason) or something you need for production?
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Why start another thread for some simple advice...

I had not built an AMD PC since 939. Time for another AMD build.

CPU & Sink, RAM, MB, PSU and M.2 NVMe are all installed, all connected. Waiting on delivery of a 2060 Super, vibration and sound damping materials, fan controller and post-speaker. I like a post-speaker because it tells me what is happening.

I have a GTX 275SC and a speaker in another PC. Should I use those to see if this PC post now that the main system is assembled, or should I just wait for the rest of my equipment?

1st world problem: I want to see if the build will post, but I also don't want to turn this PC off to transfer GPU. Massive dilemma!
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Always try to get the system to post before putting it together for the final time. Odds are if you try outside the case first, it will work perfectly because its convenient. Put it in and get everything together...you're going to have to rip it all apart simply because its the worst possible option.

Honestly, just get it to post and check it. No big deal switching CPUs and you dont have to install the OS if you are worried about driver changes. It will ease your mind and answer the question 'do all the parts actually function?'
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Quote: Originally Posted by PhillyB View Post
Always try to get the system to post before putting it together for the final time. Odds are if you try outside the case first, it will work perfectly because its convenient. Put it in and get everything together...you're going to have to rip it all apart simply because its the worst possible option.

Honestly, just get it to post and check it. No big deal switching CPUs and you dont have to install the OS if you are worried about driver changes. It will ease your mind and answer the question 'do all the parts actually function?'
Thank you for that. It took all of 15 minutes to do and posted on first try. NVMe drive is working. Will receive my 2060 super on Monday. Going to attach 240 cooler today and install OS and start tweaking!

Thanks again!

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Np! hope the build keeps your level of happy high for a long time.
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Using the GTX275 and having PC post on first try I decided to continue setting things up. Got W10 installed. Installed Enermax liqtech ii 240. Over clocked to 4.2Ghz-cpu/3600Mhz-RAM. More testing to go!

Thanks for the push!
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