RY23480V3 is my personal system used for gaming, content creation, and work.
Prices are from when I had bought the particular component, though none of these were actually purchased at the same time.
Some cases and CPU cooler mounting brackets may have difficulties with the backplate, such as Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 series cases and Deepcool's cooler bracket that comes with their CAPTAIN series AIOs.
Look for cases that don't have issues with these kinds of motherboard backplates, and coolers that use the default AMD cooler bracket, such as Lian Li's PC-O11D or Corsair's AIOs. Some AIOs may use the AMD backplate while removing the latching bracket on the front.
Gigabyte's Wireless Antenna:
- The "stock" single antenna that comes with almost all of Gigabyte's products with WiFi functionality (i.e. Motherboards, PCI-e WiFi adapters) is complete garbage. If you use it, I suggest looking for a replacement. (I bought a PCE-AC56 for my second build and tested that dual antenna on my main system's on-board wireless, and the result was much more stable and reliable. My second build isn't that important, so I'm using the Gigabyte antenna on that.)
Q: "Why did you go with an X470 motherboard that costs so much when you're using a 3900X?"
A: It was the board I had back when I had a 2700X. I upgraded and didn't need to change the motherboard because, as Buildzoid pointed out, the power delivery on my motherboard was overkill for Zen+ CPUs. It proves to be enough to handle the 3900X just fine, as it does reach turbo clock speed, but it doesn't go over it with automatic/Precision Boost Overdrive.
Q: "Why so much RGB?"
A: 'Cuz muh RGB.
Q: "Why are some of the prices for some of the items way higher than they should be?"
A: Some parts like my ADATA SX8200 960G were bought 2 years ago, and they were a lot more expensive in 2017 than they are now.
Q: "Why is the CPU load temperature so high?"
A: That's the temperature I got from a stress test. The 3900X is one toasty boi.