I built my first gaming computer

justinc24615d602ee

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Hello everyone I'm new to the pc gaming experience nd have built my first gaming pc. I would like some advice on setups for my components so that I may get the most out of my build and most definitely learn some new things. So far in my build it's been a challenge I had to fash my MB so the CPU light would turn off I feel accomplished cause I was able to figure it out. As for my build here are my components.

X570 Msi pro carbon mb
Ryzen 3950x
G.skill trident 4x32 RAM 4000
Asus geforce strix oc 3080 gpu
2 tb SSD and 6 tb WD HHD
ASUS 27" gaming monitor not 4k
If any other info is need to help please let me know I really want to become more understanding of my build and I'm currently in school for it however somethings are not explained well enough in class thank you everyone and can't wait to start learning and understanding everything better.
 
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Geez, G. 4x 32 GB RAM? Where did you read that even 1/4 of that was necessary?

Modern games very rarely use more than 16 GB RAM. There are just the first games coming out, like Flight Simulator 2020, who will use a little more than 16 GB RAM. But they still basically run at the same speed if you have 16 GB and not 32 GB. So, 32 GB is already overkill. But you have 128 GB. Huge waste of money. Before any game will ever touch the third and fourth module, the whole PC will be long outdated. Because it will take a decade or so.

What's more, four modules always run worse than two modules. I explained the reason here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?...rclocking-question-sorry.361061/#post-2049627

So you will never get that running at DDR4-4000, no chance. Even DDR4-3600 is lucky with four modules on AMD. But DDR4-3600 is the maximum usable frequency anyway. This way, you can stay with a 1:1 divider. Anything above that and you have to enter a 1:2 divider where you lose performance, so DDR4-3600 is ideal.

As for the CPU, a 9350X doesn't exist. Do you maybe mean 5950X? If so, massive overkill again. I'm starting to see a common trend here. The 5950X is a 16-core/32-thread CPU. Most games don't make use of more than 6 cores. Some know how to utilize 8 cores. That's it. No matter how many cores you add, the games will never run better.

Your choice of components would be justifiable if it was a workstation PC, where you do large video editing projects and such.
But you built it for gaming. For that, you wasted many hundreds of dollars/Euros with your selection.
 

justinc24615d602ee

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Yes I have spent alot I am in school and wanted to build something I'd be able to use for any game and for work and fun VMs and VR I didn't want anything holding me back from it I do appreciate your input tho thank you as for the processor yes it is a ryzen 9 3950x not the new 5000 series and my ram is running at 2666 MHz I didn't do any adjustments
 

justinc24615d602ee

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Geez, G. 4x 32 GB RAM? Where did you read that even 1/4 of that was necessary?

Modern games very rarely use more than 16 GB RAM. There are just the first games coming out, like Flight Simulator 2020, who will use a little more than 16 GB RAM. But they still basically run at the same speed if you have 16 GB and not 32 GB. So, 32 GB is already overkill. But you have 128 GB. Huge waste of money. Before any game will ever touch the third and fourth module, the whole PC will be long outdated. Because it will take a decade or so.

What's more, four modules always run worse than two modules. I explained the reason here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?...rclocking-question-sorry.361061/#post-2049627

So you will never get that running at DDR4-4000, no chance. Even DDR4-3600 is lucky with four modules on AMD. But DDR4-3600 is the maximum usable frequency anyway. This way, you can stay with a 1:1 divider. Anything above that and you have to enter a 1:2 divider where you lose performance, so DDR4-3600 is ideal.

As for the CPU, a 9350X doesn't exist. Do you maybe mean 5950X? If so, massive overkill again. I'm starting to see a common trend here. The 5950X is a 16-core/32-thread CPU. Most games don't make use of more than 6 cores. Some know how to utilize 8 cores. That's it. No matter how many cores you add, the games will never run better.

Your choice of components would be justifiable if it was a workstation PC, where you do large video editing projects and such.
But you built it for gaming. For that, you wasted many hundreds of dollars/Euros with your selection.
Also your RAM link is amazing thank you for sharing that I like how it's broke down so much I understand it very well
 

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Yes I have spent alot I am in school and wanted to build something I'd be able to use for any game and for work and fun VMs and VR I didn't want anything holding me back from it I do appreciate your input tho thank you as for the processor yes it is a ryzen 9 3950x not the new 5000 series and my ram is running at 2666 MHz I didn't do any adjustments
wow yond have thunked you was spending their money you PC build it your WAY. But yar the ram will be a problem getting 3200 with 4 Modules is hard enough getting 4000 with 2 is hard to do let alone four.
But BIOS has a Memory TRY it function in Overclocking section or you can see if you get very very lucky and just turn on A-XMP in the BIOS
If you use Four Modules do not be surprised if you can not get better than 3200MHz though

My Build is in my GPU-Z link Also a OVERkill Build but Overkill is a good thing.
Oh and edit ya first post to the correct CPU Model :biggthumbsup:

This is what you're looking for in the BIOS
Screenshot 2021-04-07 152816.jpg



MY BUILD
:lookandok:
 
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justinc24615d602ee

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wow yond have thunked you was spending their money you PC build it your WAY. But yar the ram will be a problem getting 3200 with 4 Modules is hard enough getting 4000 with 2 is hard to do let alone four.
But BIOS has a Memory TRY it function in Overclocking section or you can see if you get very very lucky and just turn on A-XMP in the BIOS
If you use Four Modules do not be surprised if you can not get better than 3200MHz though

My Build is in my GPU-Z link Also a OVERkill Build but Overkill is a good thing.
Oh and edit ya first post to the correct CPU Model :biggthumbsup:

This is what you're looking for in the BIOS
View attachment 147737


MY BU
 

Alan J T

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why u guys have those fantastic equipments:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: I wanna a RTX 3090
Easy I build a computer once every 5 years I don't build for what I need today but what I will may need in 3 to 4 years. And your better off with a RTX 3080 or a RX 6800 or 6800XT than the 3090 0r the RX 6900 Cards Them card be waste of money on a Gaming rig as the Performance increase is not all that much.
 

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Easy I build a computer once every 5 years I don't build for what I need today but what I will may need in 3 to 4 years. And your better off with a RTX 3080 or a RX 6800 or 6800XT than the 3090 0r the RX 6900 Cards Them card be waste of money on a Gaming rig as the Performance increase is not all that much.
I KNOW THAT IS JUST A DREAM:beerchug:
 
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