MSI Tomahawk B450 MAX + Ryzen 3600x

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vladopag

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Finally after a long time I put together this modest build for a bit of gaming :cool: :





Specs:
Ryzen 3600x (it was just 30? more than the base model so I thought what the hell, maybe 95W TDP will come in handy)
MSI Tomahawk B450 MAX
16GB 3200 MHz DDR4 Corsair LPX
Sapphire Radeon RX580 8GB
FSP Hydro 500W 80+ Bronze (does a decent job, but I wouldn't count on the over-voltage protection)
120GB Crucial BX500 (for Windows and programs - eventually I'll get a M.2 NVMe instead)
2TB Barracuda 7200RPM (had it for games for a while, but I'm getting a 1TB Crucial CX500 SSD soon)
4TB WD Blue 5400RPM (for movies and all the other stuff - I wanted to get 8tb, but they're still pricey)

First impressions:
1. The new Ryzen cooler without copper sucks! Well it's not really that bad haha. It does get up to 80C, but it's also due to the fact that my case has average air flow. For some reason I wanted to match the intake fans with the exhaust ones, but they're made to be quiet and I need more powerful ones for the exhaust. I'll probably just replace the CPU cooler with BeQuiet Pure Rock which is pretty cheap, effective and from what I hear way more silent too. Other than that the CPU works great even without overclocking - it's at 30% in most games.

2. The Tomahawk board is pretty nice and it stays at 40C at all times. The only issue is it needs 20 seconds to fully get into Windows (it was 30s before I enabled ERP), but maybe this will be fixed with a better BIOS.

3. The RAM works out of the box, I only had to select the XMP profile in the BIOS to get it from 2100MHz to the advertised 3200MHz.

4. The GPU, RX580, this here is the main heat generator + it's loud :rolleyes: . It goes up to 82C and heats up the entire case until the CPU also hits 80C as a result. It still runs most games at very high settings and 60FPS, but eventually I want to replace it with a Radeon 5700 (probably also hot haha) and get a new monitor, since the current one has terrible black colors. Or maybe I should get a cheap 1080ti, but I don't know, I finally have an all-AMD build after a while and it works pretty well.

Overall I'm pretty satisfied, just need to sort out the heat, but luckily the winter is coming soon ;D .
 

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Nice system. Glad your Tomahawk is running with no problem. Definitely change that heatsink for much better cooling. Enjoy your PS.
 

gagon112

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did you find how to get code game monster hunter world yet?
i build just like you thr system working well
 

simplyvibesofficial

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Yep, those boot time sucks... got this mobo with ryzen 3600 and have about 25s to full boot to windows...
 

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looks like a nice setup.
But I hope that your upgrade in cooling will work for you. It sounds like a good idea.

I am thinking about maybe going the water cooled route for my CPU.
Who knows.
 

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HarmanK date=1566811036 said:
Finally after a long time I put together this modest build for a bit of gaming :cool: :





Specs:
Ryzen 3600x (it was just 30? more than the base model so I thought what the hell, maybe 95W TDP will come in handy)
MSI Tomahawk B450 MAX
16GB 3200 MHz DDR4 Corsair LPX
Sapphire Radeon RX580 8GB
FSP Hydro 500W 80+ Bronze (does a decent job, but I wouldn't count on the over-voltage protection)
120GB Crucial BX500 (for Windows and programs - eventually I'll get a M.2 NVMe instead)
2TB Barracuda 7200RPM (had it for games for a while, but I'm getting a 1TB Crucial CX500 SSD soon)
4TB WD Blue 5400RPM (for movies and all the other stuff - I wanted to get 8tb, but they're still pricey)

First impressions:
1. The new Ryzen cooler without copper sucks! Well it's not really that bad haha. It does get up to 80C, but it's also due to the fact that my case has average air flow. For some reason I wanted to match the intake fans with the exhaust ones, but they're made to be quiet and I need more powerful ones for the exhaust. I'll probably just replace the CPU cooler with BeQuiet Pure Rock which is pretty cheap, effective and from what I hear way more silent too. Other than that the CPU works great even without overclocking - it's at 30% in most games.

2. The Tomahawk board is pretty nice and it stays at 40C at all times. The only issue is it needs 20 seconds to fully get into Windows (it was 30s before I enabled ERP), but maybe this will be fixed with a better BIOS.

3. The RAM works out of the box, I only had to select the XMP profile in the BIOS to get it from 2100MHz to the advertised 3200MHz.

4. The GPU, RX580, this here is the main heat generator + it's loud :rolleyes: . It goes up to 82C and heats up the entire case until the CPU also hits 80C as a result. It still runs most games at very high settings and 60FPS, but eventually I want to replace it with a Radeon 5700 (probably also hot haha) and get a new monitor, since the current one has terrible black colors. Or maybe I should get a cheap 1080ti, but I don't know, I finally have an all-AMD build after a while and it works pretty well.

Overall I'm pretty satisfied, just need to sort out the heat, but luckily the winter is coming soon ;D .
Not bad, could tell me voltage on your RAM? And timing (sry for bad eng)
 
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