Today, we are sinking our teeth into another one of our special modded projects. Over the next couple of months, we are working with AMD to bring you a fully customised, wall-mounted gaming rig that is part of AMD’s AAA system designs. Using AMD's most powerful CPU and graphics hardware for gaming, this will be a unique custom PC that you won’t find anywhere else, so sit back, relax and enjoy.
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Our latest system build partnership with AMD brings you a customised wall-mounted gaming PC built here at KitGuru using AMD’s AAA philosophy, but what does AAA mean? AMD's AAA systems are built using Ryzen CPUs and Radeon graphics. The system is optimised using AMD software such as Ryzen Master for extracting every last ounce of performance from the CPU and Adrenalin to optimise GPU performance, as well as features such as Fidelity FX Super Resolution to boost gaming performance and AMD link that gives gamers the ability to stream their gameplay.
We will look at how the AMD software can help to optimise gaming and boost overall system performance later in the build series, but first, let’s take a look at the hardware and cooling that will make up the core system and the mods we have planned for the build. As well as AMD being our partner for this build, we have also had some help from vendors such as Gigabyte, G.SKILL, Kingston, EK Water Blocks, Seasonic and Cooler Master which means that we have some tasty hardware ready to be modded.
Core System Specification
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
- Motherboard – Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme
- Memory – 64 GB (4 x 16GB Modules) G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-3600
- Graphics Card – Gigabyte Radeon RX 6950XT Gaming OC
- Main Storage – 1TB AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD
- Additional Storage – 2 x 2TB Kingston FURY Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
- Chassis – Cooler Master Master Frame 700
- CPU Cooling – EKWB Custom Loop
- Power Supply – Seasonic Prime TX-1000 80+ Titanium 1000W
- Fans – 12 x Lian Li Uni Fan SL120 RGB White
- CPU Water Block: EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM4 Full Nickel
- GPU Water Block: EK-Quantum Vector Master RX 6800XT/6900XT D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi
- Pump/Res Combo: EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 300 D5 PWM D-RGB – Acetal
- Radiators: EK-Quantum Surface X480M – Black
- Fittings: EK-Quantum Torque HDC 16 – Nickel
- Tubing: Alphacool Eisrohr 16/13mm Acryl (PMMA) HardTube satin 80cm
Additional Hardware Components
- Barrowch multimode OLED display protector with alarm for overheating and Intelligent shutdown FBFT04 V2
- Waveshare 11.9inch Capacitive Touch Screen LCD 320×1480 Resolution (H×V) HDMI Display Port IPS Display Panel Toughened Glass Cover
- MDPC-X Cable sleeving – Natural White and Platinum X
All of that hardware sounds like a recipe for a very fast system, and as far as all-AMD gaming systems go, it does not get better than this.
As far as mods are concerned, we have a fair amount planned. In Part 1 we get underway by modding the motherboard, since the X570 Aorus Xtreme only comes in a black colour scheme and the theme for this build is white and sliver, we kick things off by stripping the board bare, soaking aluminium parts in a caustic soda solution to remove anodising and giving most of the shrouds and removable trim pieces a few coats of white spray paint. The three M.2 Heatsinks are polished to a mirror finish and coated with a sealer to protect against corrosion.
While we have the painting equipment out, we thought it would be a good time to colour code some of the other parts. The new EK Quantum Surface radiators are a dream with their modular design which makes them simple to disassemble and therefore prep and paint, which I’m sure will please the modding community. Both radiators and the EK Velocity² CPU water block were treated to a custom white finish to match our system theme.
As well as the mods seen in Part 1, we have a bunch of other customisations coming up for this system in future videos such as custom power supply cables, a dual loop custom cooling system, more white and chrome makeovers, case modifications, LCD display integration for system hardware monitoring and a whole lot more, so make sure you keep an eye on the KitGuruTech YouTube channel as you don’t want to miss what’s coming up.
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Learn more about AMD:
Radeon™ 6000 series: https://www.amd.com/en/graphics/amd-radeon-rx-6000-series
Ryzen™ 5800X3D: https://www.amd.com/en/partner/new-ryzen-5800x3d-processor
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KitGuru says: So what do you guys think of how our latest AMD custom build project is shaping up? Let us know if you think there is anything else worth adding to the build and don’t forget, we are giving this system away once it's complete!