# 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.
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.
# AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Processor
- <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
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/QUIET-Dark-Silent-Wings-Cooler/dp/B07BY6F8D9/ref=pd_sbs_147_17?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07BY6F8D9&pd_rd_r=b0eb3d34-fbcf-4c51-9b40-b6c8a374d5f1&pd_rd_w=VjELX&pd_rd_wg=D4Vt1&pf_rd_p=cc188cba-1892-42b3-956f-6c67d0ab7a00&pf_rd_r=EVT99FP42GTJDRYSX05D&psc=1&refRID=EVT99FP42GTJDRYSX05D - BE QUIET Dark Rock Pro 4 135 mm Silent Wings Fan CPU Cooler - Black, bought at £70.60.
# Thermal Paste
# Noctua NT-H2 3.5G
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MZ45X9G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, noctua NT-H2 3.5g High Performance Thermal Paste - Includes 3 Cleaning Wipes, bought at £11.49.
# MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-PRESTIGE-X570-CREATION-Motherboard/dp/B07TCP7VM2/ref=pd_sbs_147_44?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07TCP7VM2&pd_rd_r=e16c7f42-a67a-4918-9a74-15b96478f55d&pd_rd_w=h8VzR&pd_rd_wg=WJw4w&pf_rd_p=cc188cba-1892-42b3-956f-6c67d0ab7a00&pf_rd_r=GS4BX86PA7RNM4P7H5FP&psc=1&refRID=GS4BX86PA7RNM4P7H5FP - MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION AMD AM4 DDR4 SLI/CF M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Wi-Fi 6 E-ATX Motherboard, bought at £449.99.
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.
| | Windows 10 Home 64 Bit |
| 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 |
# MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07XSJ2F8S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X 8GB DDR3 256-bit 1610MHz PCI Express 4.0 Enthusiast Graphics Card, bough at £500.69.
# NZXT H510i
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07S8ZZJTW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - NZXT H510i - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount - Tempered Glass Side Panel - Integrated RGB Lighting- Water-Cooling Ready - Black/Red, bought at £109.90.
Just barely fits the MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION which is an E-ATX.
# Currently Installed
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VRKX537/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - 2 x CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 Desktop Memory - Black, bought each for £188.29.
# 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.
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VQJ9NPB/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1 - CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 1.35V Desktop Memory - Black
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.
# 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
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07TN1MNJ4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - Sabrent 2TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD Maximum Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-2TB), bought each for ~£399.99.
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
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KSJDDZY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - Samsung 860 QVO 4 TB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD, bought at £449.99.
# Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB for Linux
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KSHCG3R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD, bought at £99.95.
# 4 x Noctua NF-F12 INDUSTRIALPPC-24V-3000 Q100 IP67 PWM
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075DP96W7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-24V-3000 Q100 IP67 PWM, Heavy Duty Cooling Fan, 4-Pin, 3000 RPM, 24V Version (120mm, Black), bought at £26.99 each.
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
- https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/components-upgrades/power-supplies/corsair-hx1000-modular-atx-psu-1000-w-10191501-pdt.html - CORSAIR HX1000 Modular ATX PSU - 1000 W, bought at £170.00.
# 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).