# PC Build #1: I like red - AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X, MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X and MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION WIP

I'm just sharing the links directly to the places I purchased them. I am not making any commission from it, in case you are wondering.

I'll most likely update this post.

# Photos

PC_BUILD_1: AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X, MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X, MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION, 2 x VENGEANCE® LPX 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C16 Memory Kit - Black (SKU CMK32GX4M1D3000C16), 2 x 2TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD Maximum Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-2TB), Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD (Item model number: MZ-76Q1T0BW, Series: MZ-76Q1T0 860 QVO), Samsung 860 QVO 4 TB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD (Item model number: MZ-76Q4T0BW, Series: MZ-76Q1T0BW), Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU cooler (Item model number: BK022), 4 x Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-24V-3000 Q100 IP67 PWM, Heavy Duty Cooling Fan, 4-Pin, 3000 RPM, 24V Version (120mm, Black) (Product Code: NF-F12 industrialPPC-24V-3000 Q100 IP67 PWM / nf-f12-industrialppc-24v-3000-q100-ip67-pwm).

# Compile Times TODO

This isn't a fair comparison but compiling a Rust project - I haven't tried Go yet as I know it'll be quick - took virtually no time compared to the Intel® Core™ i7-7920HQ Processor on Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 3.1 15" Touch/Mid-2017 Specs.

I'll post benchmarks later.

# CPU

# AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Processor

  • <https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/amd-ryzen-9-3900x
  • <https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07SXMZLP9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Processor (12C/24T, 70MB Cache, 4.6 GHz Max Boost), bought at £693.24.

# CPU Cooler

# be quiet! DARK ROCK PRO 4

# Thermal Paste

# Noctua NT-H2 3.5G

# Motherboard

# MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION

Superb board. Has 10-Gigabit LAN and includes a M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN4 which allows you to mount 2 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 additional drives.

In my opinion a premium X570 boards should at least come with 1 Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C port.

# Networking

| | Windows 10 Home 64 Bit | ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64 | ubuntu-19.10-desktop-amd64 | | Intel® I211AT Gigabit LAN controller | No driver required | TODO | TODO | | Aquantia® AQC107 10-Gigabit LAN controller | Driver required | TODO | TODO | | Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 | Driver required | TODO | TODO | | Bluetooth® 5 | No driver required | TODO | TODO |

# GPU

# MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X

Superb GPU.

# Case

# NZXT H510i

Just barely fits the MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION which is an E-ATX.

# Memory

# Currently Installed

# Near Future

I will most likely purchase the CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 1.35V Desktop Memory - Black again so I get 128MB of RAM.

If I cannot find that I will get 2 more sticks of my current ram - CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 Desktop Memory - Black - so that the total memory is 128MB.

# Storage

# NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280

# 2 x 2TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD Maximum Performance Solid State Drive

Very quick is all I am saying for now. It took almost no time to install Linux.

I plan to run these in RAID0 on Linux. It will be first time doing it, so I am going to start very slowly.

# More NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 drives

When the price of NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 drives the drops, I am planning on adding more to the M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN 4.

# Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB for Windows

# Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB for Linux

# Fans

# 4 x Noctua NF-F12 INDUSTRIALPPC-24V-3000 Q100 IP67 PWM

I am not sure if these fans are making a difference to the overall temperature in this case or not. The reason I say this is because I've tried setting all fans to full speed only to observe that the temperature remains fairly static and doesn't change much at all.

# Power Supply

# CORSAIR HX1000 Modular ATX PSU - 1000 W

# Operating Systems

NB: Before attempting to run Linux you may need to update your bios. I suggest you first try to boot from a Live CD with the currently installed bios, and it fails, google the error message until you can find a solution. Ubuntu 18.04 should run fine according to what I have tried and read. Ubuntu 19.04 had an issue with booting for me until I updated to the lastest bios.

# Writing Linux ISOs to USB Stick from Mac OS X TODO

Above commands were run on macOS 10.14.6 (18G95).

# Linux - Ubuntu 19.04 TODO

# Windows 10 Professional TODO

# Benchmarks TODO

# Conclusion TODO

Last Updated: 10/24/2019, 8:55:58 AM