Tomahawk White

by v71 Posted on: 8/3/2020

Build Description

This is a WFH and occasional gaming rig:)

Favorite Feature

This was a price/performance build for my work from home and an occasional gaming on a high refresh 1080p 144Hz monitor. The Tomahawk Max motherboard is white, so I themed it white. The MB also has the BIOS-flashback capability, so when Ryzen 4000 comes out, I can flash it and if I decide to return to the old BIOS, I can do that too (though I doubt it would be necessary;) Anyway, the build is way cheaper than intel, performs great for its purpose, the MB has an unbrickable BIOS and I purchased it from the Microcenter with e combo discount:) + it will support the Ryzen 4000 too - these are all my favorite features in spring-summer 2020. Looking forward to Ryzen 4000.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Matisse 3.8GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Matisse 3.8GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
Qty: 1 $189.99
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $95.99
Bought as a combo with CPU and was given a discount. The MB was purchased at $96. Can't complain about that and MC policies:)
PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $361.44
I actually purchased a PowerColor Red Devil RX 5700 and flashed it to RX5700XT;)
XPG D41 RGB 3600 CL17 16Gb (2x8Gb)
Qty: 1 $115.00
Lower binned Samsung B-die
Fractal Design Define C
Qty: 1 $100.00
I had this black and white case from my previous build - so the Tomahawk black and white colors fit right in
EVGA SuperNova 850 P2
Qty: 1 $82.00
Purchased lightly used on ebay, before the panedemic
Cougar Helor RGB 240 AIO
Qty: 1 $125.00
I replaced the Cougar proprietary RGB fans on it with 2 x 2150rpm PWM Gentle Typhoons. This AIO requires a 5v A-RGB connector on the MB, or can be controlled via the included AIO hub - MSI b450 Tomahawk Max has no 5v RGB connector, so I used the included Cougar hub.
Hitachi 4Tb 5900rpm Sata III HDD
Qty: 2 $180.00
2 x 4Tb drives are in the basement in a software mirror, to increase data redundancy
WD SN750 1Tb with EKWB Heatsink
Qty: 1 $163.00
Case Fan Noiseblocker Nb-eLoop B12-3 1900RPM
Qty: 4 $11.00
Purchased new over ebay
Fractal Design Silent Series R3 White - 50 mm - 3500 RPM
Qty: 1 $9.00
Used as a VRM fan