Quite possibly one of the last NZXT H500 builds we’ll be featuring here. First hitting our store about a year ago, just been replaced by the refreshed H510. The new version is hot, especially the Elite models! They’re available in all the Gaming PC builds – so no excuse not to grab one.
The always good looking Spec Omega Tempered Glass RGB in White in our ever popular Kilo Mark-2 configuration. For your viewing pleasure!
It’s been a while since we’ve built a system with 2x PSUs – and we are happy to report it built, tested, and shipped without any issues! So, who needs this? A business approached us and wanted the most amount of GPU power they could get. The CPU was less important, so it’s only Intel’s i9 9820X (10 core 20 thread) CPU. Only 64GB of DDR4 RAM was deemed necessary, but is upgradable to 128GB.
Why 2x PSUs?
Each liquid cooled RTX 2080 Ti can draw 300W+ – multiply that by 4 and you’re already at 1,200W even before the rest of the PC. Intel quotes a 165W for the CPU, but that’s an average taken at base frequencies. Not wanting to throttle our customer’s workload, we recommended a dual PSU setup so the PC can comfortably power everything.
This PC was bought by a mother for her son’s upcoming birthday. We just know he’s going to love it.
- Intel’s i7 8700K 6 core 12 thread 4.7GHz + 240mm liquid cooler
- 16GB of RGB high-frequency DDR4 RAM
- Nvidia’s RTX 2060 6GB OC
- 500GB SSD + 2TB HDD
X570 AND THE AMD 3200G | 3400G | 3600 | 3600X | 3700X | 3800X | 3900X
After more than a decade of Intel and it’s Core series CPU ruling the market in gaming performance, AMD’s third-gen Ryzen 3000 series looks to put AMD right back in the mix. If the expected leap forward in performance and power efficiency from the new 7nm process is true, it will break Intel’s long lived lead in not only per core performance, but power efficiency, heat and core count.
The top of the range
Sitting among the top of the pack are the R7 and all new R9 series CPUs
- 3700X 8-Core 16-Thread @ 4.4GHz (R7)
- 3800X 8-Core 16-Thread @ 4.5GHz (R7)
- 3900X 12-Core 24-Thread @ 4.7GHz (R9)
Aimed to take on the i7 and i9’s from Intel, they come packed with more cores and more threads. The expectation is that they will come close if not match Intel in their per-core performance and blow them out of the water in multi-threaded workloads that make use of the additional cores/threads.
The rest of the stack
Rounding out the full offering of third generation Ryzen CPUs are the R5’s and R3’s.
- 3200G 4-Core 4-Thread 4GHz (R3)
- 3400G 4-Core 8-Thread 4.2GHz (R3)
- 3600 6-Core 12-Thread 4.2GHz (R5)
- 3600X 6-Core 12-Thread 4.4GHz (R5)
Of course these are aimed squarely (as the name would suggest) at the i3 and i5 line up from Intel offering a matching core count but double the thread-count. What’s the G stand for? Graphics presumably? These are AMD’s “APUs”. Simply put they sport integrated graphics powered by Vega. Expected to plenty enough for basic gaming at 1080p. Yet unknown as to how well they will stand up against newer more demanding games. If budget gaming PCs are something you’re interested in, keep an eye out for benchmarks and reviews come July 7th.
But wait, there’s more!
Announced earlier in the week, launching later in the year is the true flagship model of the generation. A 16-core 32-thread R9 CPU dubbed the R9 3950X. Doubling the core count of the Intel i9 9900K. If you’re a gamer we wouldn’t recommend waiting for it. The in-game performance of the 16-core chip is unlikely to be much different than it’s 12 core little brother at the same clock speeds. Games just simply don’t utilize that many cores. However if your also in to multimedia production, video editing, data crunching or any workloads that will actually put those threads to work, maybe holding off a few more months is the way to go.
The Kicker [X570 Motherboards]
Dispute the CPUs being very competitively priced, to run it on it’s intended chipset you might have to pay more than you hoped. The X570 range (replacing the X470) is expected to be in the realm of $100-150 more than their counterparts. Why? Well, being on the bleeding edge can be pricey and the all new 7nm chipset, being the first of it’s kind to use PCI-E gen 4 the reason.
Later in the year the more budget friendly B550 chipset motherboards are expected. Until then however motherboard manufacturers are advising strongly against pairing the new R7 or R9 series CPUs with previous generation boards. There is good news for those with tighter budgets however. The R5 and R3 CPUs are expected to run perfectly fine on last-gen boards due to their more modest power draw and core count. That being said, we still don’t know how much the B550 boards will cost and what features they will include.
So should your next PC be a Ryzen 3rd Gen one?
With only a couple of short weeks away from launch, you won’t need to wait long to find out. From the ‘official’ performance data shown by AMD (to be taken with a grain of salt) there is a lot to like. If you’re purely gaming, the Intel line up may still be way to go at certain price points. Prices on both sides may be slightly adjusted in the weeks after launch as each fight for your dollar.
Once the dust settles, Intel may still hold the crown for purely top end in-game performance. But will it be enough? If the lead is narrow enough, the dominating multi-threaded performance for non-gaming work loads may be enough to sway a large percentage of buyers over to AMD for the first time in a very, very long time.
Where can you buy your very own Ryzen 3000 powered custom PC?
As usual, here at Evatech we’re again proudly the first to offer the Ryzen 3000 in our custom PCs. Purchasable in store or online at www.evatech.com.au you can lock in your pre-order today and be among the first in the world to get their hands on a brand new PC powered by 3rd gen 7nm Ryzen and PCI-E 4.
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Ever since adding this case I desperately wanted to take pictures of it. So when it finally sold in a custom build just over a month later, I got to snap some photos.
So, what’s in this thing of beauty?
- Intel’s i5 9600K 6 core 4.6GHz liquid cooled by a 120mm radiator
- Nvidia’s RTX 2080 8GB OC
- 16GB of DDR4 high-frequency RAM
- 250GB NVMe M.2 SSD + 4TB HDD
- RGB LED strips + RGB LED fans
But, let’s just get to the pictures.
A perfect example of why Evatech stands behind custom gaming PCs.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700 (8 core 16 thread) CPU with an air cooler.
16GB of DDR4 RGB OC RAM.
1TB ProSpec SATA SSD + 2TB HDD.
Blue case lighting + blue LED fans + white and blue sleeved PSU cabling.
AC WiFi capabilities.
And a respectable RTX 2060.
Normally we’d expect to see something like a 2070 or 2080 with a system like this. Giving our customers the power meant that they were able to focus their money and performance where it mattered most to them. Rather than Evatech staff deciding what is best for everyone.
Looks simple enough, but packs a heap of performance underneath all the liquid cooling.
8700K cooled by a 240mm liquid cooler, and 32GB of high-frequency RAM. The all important liquid cooled 2080 Ti (also with 240mm radiator).
We’re not going to pretend this PC is packed to the brim with the best of the best – but it sure looks like it is. Top of the line Intel i9 9980XE (18 core 36 thread) CPU. Only a measly 64GB of RAM though. Two of Nvidia’s latest generation RTX graphics cards in SLI. But they’re only the RTX 2080…
Nevertheless, this PC is almost undoubtedly better than whatever you have. And it’s not even trying! Maybe you should upgrade.
Evatech is scoping the latest, greatest, and wackiest products and trends coming out of this year’s Computex. Look at some of the pictures below.