First I was upgrading from a FX-6350 and an old Radeon gpu and went with a FX-8350 and XFX RX580 but it didnt perform as i would have hope so in early 2019 i decided to upgrade. I didn't want to wait for the new Ryzen release so i got the best i could for Ryzen and Radeon at the time. I did a 2700x and XFX Radeon VII, on a MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard, in a Fractal Design Meshify C case with dark tempered glass. Using a Corsair HX750 80+ Platinum. Which was a tight fit with the hard drive enclosure but theres just enough room to comfortably rout the cables. I also got a deal for Western Digitals SN750 NVMe 500GB that came with a free WD Black 1TB HDD. I got G.Skill Flare X 3200 CL16, 2x8GB. and i went with 3 Corsair AF120 at the back and top and 2 Corsair AF140 for the front. I mainly built this computer so i could run Mass Effect andromeda at 60+ frames instead of stuttering around 30 frames. I also play a lot of Assassin's Creed Odyssey and The Division 2. I can run Andromeda on Ultra Settings 1080p with 60+ frames, Assassin's Creed Odyssey plays well at High Settings 1080p capped at 60 frames. and same the Division 2 capped 60 Frames at High 1080p. I capped the frames at 60 since my TV is an old 1080p 60hz tv. I'm running no overclock and stock cooler on the 2700x and i did an undervolt on the Radeon VII to 1023mv. With the fps capped at 60 and the undervolt my gpu never goes above 60C and stays typically in the mid 50s. After a while i added a EK heatsink to the SSD. Thats where my build is at right now.


  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nearly identical to my build, very cool. Just wondering how to connected the case fans up? Did you use cable splitters or get a fan hub? Also what profile are you using on said fans (quiet balanced performance)? Finally, did you adjust the fan curve on your Radeon 7? I found mine ran very hot until I messed with both the fan curve and voltage. (71C in American Truck Simulator Menu in 4k Ultra) It ran better after changing the voltage/fan curve, and adding a FPS lock at 60.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So I used all 4 fan hubs on the Mobo and the water-cooling fan hub for the fifth fan. I locked my fps to 60 since I'm using an old tv that's 1080p 60hz. And I adjusted my fan curve on the cpu to be more aggressive and also run the exhaust fans at around 1200rpm and the intake around 1400. The GPU I went through a lot of trial and error to get a stable undervolt at 1023mv and a adjust the fan curve also. Typically playing AC Odyssey at High settings capped at 60fps my GPU will run around 65C and the cpu will be mid to high 60C.

When I first built it I left the fan curves stock and the system ran fairly hot in Division 2, GPU hitting 75-80. Adjusting the fan curves is definitely worth it. It is a little bit louder but I also have my computer sitting right beside me on my desk.