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The RX 6800 XT Build we’ve been DREAMING About!


so today is the day where we get to unbox amd’s new rx 6800 series of graphics cards but instead of just boring you with a simple unboxing video we decided to take it to a whole other level you see everyone’s dreaming about having an all amd build and what’s even cool is featuring the best that amd has to offer to date that means featuring their fastest ryzen processor and their fastest radeon graphics card that we have in our hands right now for the best possible gaming experience at least that’s what amd’s claiming but you’ll have to wait until wednesday for our full performance review of these new gpus but with some technologies like smart access memory that are supposed to work really well by increasing frame rates and the amazing performance we already know the ryzen 5000 series has it’s really not hard to believe that so we wanted to put together a test system for airflow and temperature results and we also decided to make it look cool as well by adding some colored elements to it without adding too much rgb into the build but it also does have some rgb but trust me guys it’s gonna look really really cool at least i hope it does i mean sure

it has a bunch of components that are in short supply but there’s nothing new about new products being in short supply after launch i can’t remember a time that didn’t happen so let’s talk about the components that are going into this pc but first a quick word from our sponsor 400 400 the rival 3 wireless nice you get up to 400 hours of play time with two aaa batteries at 1 000 hertz that’s plenty of time to own in games with a good shape user defined weight and a mouse that is also bluetooth ready the steel series rival 3 wireless check it out below alright so the main star of the show is the rx 6800 xt and the 6800 unfortunately we can’t talk about clock speeds temperatures or performance you’ll have to wait till wednesday for that but what we can do is talk about the exterior design because this is by far the best looking gpu that amd has launched it features a downdraft style triple fan design with a mix of matte black and chrome accents around the shroud what i really love is the red outline on the side it just speaks amd and honestly guys from every angle it also kind of looks fake like as if i’m holding a 3d rendered object but it’s not it’s very real the massive heatsink that you see over here exhausts hot air all around this could be a huge advantage if mounted vertically which is what we’ll be doing this build as for size it’s 10.5 inches long so it’s a little bit shorter than the rtx 3080 founders edition but it’s definitely longer than the 3070 this is also a 2.5 slot card and keep in mind that the 6800 which is its younger sibling is two slots so it’s a little bit thinner than the xc for power both these gpus take dual 8 pins so that makes cable riding so much easier and if we take a look at the back plate well it’s just a back plate not a huge fan of the silver look but that’s just me and i wouldn’t have to worry about that in this build

because we’re mounting it vertically now if you take a look at the i o you get a usbc port hdmi 2.1 and a couple of displayport 1.4 ports interestingly there’s no exhaust around the i o shield like what’s found on the rtx founders edition but we’ll have to wait and see what temperatures look like the cpu of choice for this build is the ryzen 9 5950x this is the fastest zen 3 cpu that amd has launched featuring 16 cores and 32 threads and the clock speeds can boost up to 4.9 gigahertz which is just insane now to cool this beast we chose nzxt’s z63 280 millimeter aio liquid cooler i’ve been waiting to get my hands on one of these just because it features an awesome looking lcd display and they’ve made some improvements to the pump compared to the previous x series that being said i will be replacing the stock fans with noctua’s nf a14 chromax 140mm fans they’re going to perform great and i’m going to install the included red vibration pads housing the 5950x is the rog crosshair 8 dark hero this is one of rog’s newest x570 motherboards and it looks like it’s ready for some insane overclocking which is primarily what this board is designed for i love the subtle looks of this board with these clean lines on the heat sink over the pcb the chipset is passively cooled and asus did this by implementing larger and robust heat sinks around that area and this should complement acoustics as well the i o is loaded i mean you can just tell by looking at it it’s got wi-fi six support two m.2 slots uh 14 plus two power delivery i just can’t wait to start overclocking the 5950x because this

thing looks like it can handle it no problem for memory team group hooked us up with their t-force dark zen alpha 32 gigabyte kit clocked at 3 600 megahertz this kit is optimized specifically for ryzen cpus and i love the aggressive styling on the heatsinks they blend in with the motherboard really well and i didn’t want an rgb kit so this works out just fine now for storage we’re going with team groups cardea zero z440 two terabyte nvme ssd this is one of their new gen four drives and the read speeds go up to five gigabytes per second plus it comes with five year warranty this doesn’t look all that different from other gen 4 drives in the market but the small heat spreader uses a combination of graphene and copper supposedly it can provide the same type of cooling as larger solutions and since it’s 0.2 millimeters thick it avoids interference during installation and you can just pop the motherboard’s heatsink right over it powering the whole build is the revolt pro 850 watt 80 plus gold certified power supply from fantex it’s fully modular so that should help with cable management it’s got plenty of juice to power the 5950x and the 6800xc i’m not a huge fan of these stock cables so instead of going with an entire custom set i picked up these sleeved red and black extension cables from amazon i’ll leave a link down below if you’re interested the quality of these cables are amazing for the price and while we’re doing a whole red and black themed build i also picked up this matte red vinyl wrap i had an idea to wrap the side of the psu because the case that we’re going with features a small cutout on the

power supply shroud and so this should really add a nice accent complementing the rest of the build we’ll see if it works out but i’m just excited to try it out for the first time now speaking of the case we’re putting together all of these components inside the evolve x from fantax this is one of the best looking atx chassis that i’ve ever come across i’ve had the previous version of the evolve and i loved it but with the x fantax has made some major improvements for airflow the rgb integration is just brilliant if you’re interested in our full review you can check it out right over here we’re also going to be adding a halos lux digital rgb frame on the rear 140 millimeter fan that comes with the case so that should really add a nice red glow and it should really complement the rest of the build so now that you know what’s exactly going inside this all amd build let’s put this beast together guys i have to be honest i am absolutely in love with this system i mean for an all amd build this looks phenomenal from every possible angle i just can’t stop looking at it it’s so cool i mean just look at it even from this angle it looks really cool it’s just great i mean the subtle led accents throughout the chassis complements the rest of components really well including the radeon logo on the 6800 xt the halos lux frame looks gorgeous and the lcd display on that z63 cooler man i can spend hours playing around with that thing because it’s an lcd display and you can actually load it up with gifs from the internet and like i said you can spend hours just like killing your productivity honestly that’s a lot of fun and there’s a lot of things that you can add to that lcd display like monitoring your cpu and gpu temperatures your clock speeds of course you can play with lighting as well right now i’ve set it to white but but the red lighting that you’re seeing in this footage it looks great the customization options are countless it’s amazing i love the way how it looks the red and black sleeve cables look amazing and honestly i actually don’t want to switch

entirely to my small form factor workstation pc that i built just a little longer because this thing looks gorgeous it looks way better and i actually don’t mind that huge size i mean yes it’s not an sff build but just looking at it it’s just you know sometimes size matters it really does now as i mentioned earlier we did choose to mount the rx 6800 xt vertically and we were worried about it being closer to the tempered glass side panel but it turns out there’s a lot of room for the gpu to breathe we’re going to start running our temperature test right after i wrap up this video but i also want to quickly mention that i was able to overclock the memory to 48 66 megahertz at cl19 which is very impressive honestly i just can’t wait to fiddle around with the 5950x as well there’s just a lot more that needs to be done in terms of tweaking and just making sure that the system runs at its optimal configuration definitely stay tuned for our full review of the 6800 xd and the 6800 on wednesday but until then let us know what you guys think about this build because i’m really excited about it and you know i’m just debating whether or not if i if i should switch to this as my workstation pc or my other sff build i’m just like contemplating or just debating so i don’t know let me know what you guys think about that amiibo with hardware canucks thank you so much for watching hope you guys enjoyed this video stay safe spend responsibly and i’ll talk to you guys in the next one

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