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Zen 2 Owners Thread!

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by SiDeards73, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. SiDeards73


    Joined: Feb 19, 2011

    Posts: 5,779

    Location: Kent

    Asrock x570 Taichi

    Swapping the below from my old rig

    2 x 250gb Samsung nvme drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB 850SSD's
    1000w Superflower Plat PSU
    Vega 64 Nitro
    Evga CLC 280 AIO
    3600 C16 Trident Z RGB
    Phanteks P600s Case
    Acer 100mhz Freesync 3440x1440p UW 35" Screen.

    Moving from the above bits with a CH6 and 1700 @3.8ghz 1.34v

    Once the CPU and Mobo turn up i intend to bench my current setup, then replace the 1700 with the 3800x and see how the CH6 treats it and bench again.

    Then swap it all over to the 3800x and bench again for a final time.

    Wont be reinstalling windows until i feel there is a specific amount of performance loss.

    Wanted to start a Zen2 owners thread so new owners can compare and discuss hopefully without the usual bickering between which platform is better. And hopefully help prospective buyers who may be in a similar position in the future.

    Feel free to post and discuss your setups old and new.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
  2. Apache14


    Joined: Oct 8, 2013

    Posts: 612

    I have a 3900x on order to replace my 1700. Full specs will be :

    CPU : 3900X
    Motherboard : Gigabyte X370 Gaming K5
    RAM : TeamGroup DDR-3200 memory (hope XMP speeds will work with the new CPU)
    GPU : AMD Vega 64 (stock)

    I don't really overclock but this will all eventually be under a custom water cooling loop.
  3. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 34,966

    Location: Welling, London

    Signing in.

    My spec will be:

    Ryzen 3900X
    Corsair H100i RGB AIO cooler
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra
    16GB Hyper X predator 3200
    500GB M2 SSD (will be upgraded in due course to 1TB PCI-E 4 SSD)
    Gigabyte Vega 64
    850w Superflower leadex platinum
    Corsair Carbide 275R
    Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD 1440p 144Hz monitor
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
  4. IntrAphasE


    Joined: Mar 27, 2019

    Posts: 51

    Will be Running All on my custom hardline water loop

    Ryzen 3900X
    Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
    Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB
    Graphics Radeon VII
    Disc Drive 1 Samsung 960 PRO Polaris 512GB M.2
    Disc Drive 2 Seagate 6TB BarraCuda
    Disc Drive 3 Samsung 860 1TB
    PSU Corsair Professional Series HX 850W '80 Plus Platinum'
    Case Lian-Li PC-O11WGX ROG Edition
    Monitor Asus XG32VQ ROG STRIX 32" 2560x1440

  5. opethdisciple


    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 20,025

    Location: London

    Jeez. 3900x's. You using those for more than just gaming rigs right? I don't think I could justify spending £500 o a cpu for just gaming.
  6. IntrAphasE


    Joined: Mar 27, 2019

    Posts: 51

    Gaming and video editting for me
  7. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 20,217

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Went for a 3900X, 32GB of the 8-Pack 3600 RAM and an Asus ROG X570-F Strix. Now just need the 2080 Super and my upgrade will be complete
  8. DragonQ


    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

    Posts: 6,787

    Current Rig:

    CPU: Xeon X5675 @ 4.4 GHz
    Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe V2
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P
    GPU: Sapphire Vega 56 Pulse @ 1590/950 MHz (975/1025 mV)
    RAM: 16 GiB DDR3 RAM @ 1600 MT/s
    Monitor: Asus MG279Q (1440p144)
    OS SSD: Crucial BX100 250 GB
    Games SSD: Crucial MX500 2 TB
    Case: Dominator CM-690
    PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700

    New Rig (reused parts in italics):

    CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X
    Mobo: ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate
    Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P
    GPU: Sapphire Vega 56 Pulse @ 1590/950 MHz (975/1025 mV)

    RAM: 32 GiB DDR4 @ 3000-15-15-15-36
    Monitor: Asus MG279Q (1440p144)
    OS SSD: Samsung 970 EV0 1 TB
    Games SSD: Crucial MX500 2 TB
    Case: Fractal Meshify C
    PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700
  9. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 34,966

    Location: Welling, London

    For me it’s gaming and audio production. Plus, you might think £500 is a lot of money, but in the grand scheme of things, particularly compared to intel, it’s great value and is well futureproofed.
  10. willhub


    Joined: Jan 3, 2006

    Posts: 22,423

    Location: MediaCityUK

    Asus B350F Strix
    2 x 16GB G-Skill trident RGB 3200
    Aorus GTX 1080 Ti

    Hoping this last me a good few years if anything a GPU and ram upgrade next year
  11. robbiecfc


    Joined: Dec 2, 2005

    Posts: 37

    Location: Cork, Ireland

    Have put an order in for a 3900X
    Full build will be following:

    CPU: R9 3900X
    GPU: Vega VII
    MB: Asus Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi
    RAM: 2 x 8GB GSkill TridentZ 3200 C14 (but can do 3466C15 or 3600C16)
    Primary Drives: Samsung 500GB 970 Evo Plus (1 for Win 10 and 1 for Centos 7)
    Backup Drive: (2 x Toshiba X300 4TB in RAID1)
    PSU: Seasonic Prime Gold 1000W
    Case: Lian-li PC 0-11 Dynamic
    Cooling: 2 x XSPC RX360, Aquacomputer Aquaero 6LT, D5 Next, Splitty4, Quadro, EK Velocity & EK Vector VII. Noiseblocker PL2 fans

    I'm thinking of swapping out the EK Velocity for an Aquacomputer Cuplex Kyros Vario which may give me a better chance of extracting heat from the Chiplets.
  12. Apache14


    Joined: Oct 8, 2013

    Posts: 612

    Less gaming more development rig, extra few seconds here and there when compiling with multiple applications open is night and day. Was looking at a thread ripper build before this :)

    In fact 80%+ of the time in running in Linux or in a Linux VM
  13. Panos

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Nov 22, 2009

    Posts: 13,200

    Location: Under the hot sun.

    Ordered a X570 Taichi (couldn't resist it's £242 offer), and a Corsair MP600 1TB pcie-4.0 drive to go with my 3900X and the 5700XT Anniversary edition. :D
    Ram I will use the ancient and trusty, 3 years old Gskil Ripjaws V 3600C16, and that will be the 5th motherboard/CPU combo used. Not bad for a £140 ram bought 3 years ago.... :D

    Cooling, for CPU Noctua D15. GPU we shall see.
  14. Jokester


    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 40,507

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Rocking the same RAM, once I upgrade it’ll be the oldest part of my rig.
  15. Panos

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Nov 22, 2009

    Posts: 13,200

    Location: Under the hot sun.

    I have an even older part. the Superflower 1000W platinum PSU. That was bought with the 295X2 back in 2014 from OCUK :D
    (and came with a big bag of Haribo, which the people at the office enjoyed a lot) :D
  16. killem


    Joined: Aug 3, 2010

    Posts: 490

    Have ordered.
    New machine will end up with the following when CPU & Mobo arrive.

    CPU: R9 3900X
    GPU: Vega VII
    MB: MSI Prestige X570 Creation
    RAM: 2 x 8GB Adata 3600 CL17 RGB
    Primary Drive: Samsung 250gb 970 evo plus
    Storage Drive: Samsung 500gb 960 ssd
    PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case: Fractal Design R6
    Cooling:Fractal Design 360 AIO

    Have a home server with 20TB storage so dont need big drives for main machine.
  17. Sin_Chase


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 20,539

    Will be dumping a 3900X into an Auros Master with 2x8GB 3600CL16. Reusing my Auros WaterForce RTX2080, PSU etc.

    Will be updating my soft tube custom loop in a 900D to a hardline configuration in the same case.

    Also deciding to dump mechanical HDDs completely so saying goodbye to the 4TB RAID-0 stripe. Migrating the current 512 GB OS SSD into bulk storage and a new NVME drive for the OS and games/apps. Anything larger like backups will reside on NAS.
  18. TerrierHTFC


    Joined: Oct 21, 2009

    Posts: 187

    Gear inbound! As per sig below.

    1070ti is going next.
  19. adrichardson81


    Joined: Dec 6, 2007

    Posts: 706

    Location: Cambridge

    Going from:
    1700 @4.0 w/ H115i
    Asrock X370 Taichi
    16gb 3200 C14 (8pack)
    970 Evo Plus 500gb, WD Black G2 500gb, Silicon Power 1tb, bunch of SSDs
    GTX 1080 w/ AIO

    3800x w/ H115i
    MSI x570 Ace
    16gb 3200 c14 (potentially @3600 c16)
    Same storage setup
    GTX 1080 w/ AIO (for now)

    I'm considering a 2070s or cheap 2080 next month and will stick with pcie 3.0 m.2s for now.
  20. oweneades


    Joined: Jul 17, 2005

    Posts: 8,989

    Moving from:

    2700x cooled by Fractal Design Celsius 36 (360mm AIO)
    Gigabyte x370 Gaming 3
    TG 8Pack DDR4 3200C14


    3900x (Same cooler)
    Gigabyte x570 Auros Pro
    TG 8Pack DDR4 3200C14 @ 3600C14-16
    1080Ti or RTX2080 depending on which performs better (My wife will get the other one in her machine*).

    Switching mainly as a treat to myself. Hoping the extra IPC and clocks will mean higher minimums in Destiny 2 (1440p 144hz monitor and I don't always see 100% GPU usage indicating a possible CPU bottleneck in certain areas of the game).

    I am NOT expecting a night and day difference in game.

    Thinking about getting into video work as well as a bit of a hobby so that helps to justify the upgrade to myself... :p

    *Although she is now asking for the 3600 to replace her 2600.... :D