Radeon Roundtable #3: What’s In Our Rigs?

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For the past few months, we’ve been putting the spotlight on our fans for their Radeon-powered rigs—but what’s in our own?

We wanted to throw the spotlight on a few of our own, so rounded up some staff members at AMD to share what they have inside their PCs.

Luís Peralta
Graphics and Web Designer

My rig story is simple: Needed to update my work PC to keep following Star Citizen development. Having windows booting from a M.2 Gen3 PCIe x4 SSD was mandatory, that alone required board, cpu and ram update. Fury X was the chosen card to display the 4K beauty from Star Citizen. 1TB SSDs were not viable ($$$) back then, so for media storage I’ve gone with the best HDDs on market and installed them in raid0 config for twice the speed. Last, but not least, to do some minor OC on the CPU, I’ve got the Corsair Commander Mini, that alone monitors temperature (in both components and thermometers inside the case), controls all the case, psu and cpu cooler fans, and even controls the RGB light stripes. All that in a blue/black setup.

Almost YInMn Blue RIG:

  • Monitor: ASUS PB287Q 4K
  • Case: NZXT H440 Black/Blue
  • CPU: i7-4790K
  • Board: ASRock z97 Extreme6
  • GPU: Sapphire R9 Fury X
  • SSD: Samsung SM951 AHCI m.2 256Gb
  • HDD: 2x Western Digital Black 1TB (raid0)
  • Cables: Black/Blue Sleeved Cables (power, board and pcie)
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance PRO 2x8Gb 1833Mhz CL9
  • PSU: Corsair HX850i
  • Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX
  • Temperature manager: Corsair Link Commander Mini
  • RGB light: Corsair Link RGB LED Kit
  • Internal USB adapter: NZXT IU01
  • Keyboard: Ozone Blade
  • Headset: Ozone RAGE 7HX
  • Mouse: Razer Mamba 2012
  • Pad: Belkin n52te with Razer Synapse (very old, but still working)

Phil Park,
SMTS Design Engineer

Paw-Power RIG:

  • CPU: Ryzen 7 1700X
  • MB: Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming 3
  • RAM: 16 GB (2×8 GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 14-14-14-34
  • Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R ATX mid tower
  • GPU: XFX Radeon 480 8 GB
  • Power: EVGA 80+ Gold 650W ATX
  • Storage: Crucial MX300 1TB SSD M.2 2280 (SATA)
  • Cooler: Corsair Hydro H60

Even though I’ve worked on nearly every AMD CPU, this is the system I’ve been most excited about building (like I mentioned online, I’ve waited years for this day to come). When I received the parts, I told my wife that I’d wait until the weekend to finish building the system. That only lasted for 30 minutes…

Simon Ng,
Product Manager

Oldie But A Goodie RIG:

  • CPU: Phenom II X6 1060T
  • Motherboard: A3
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3
  • Case: Antec 900
  • GPU: Radeon R9 290X
  • PSU: Antec 850W
  • Storage: WS Black 1TB

Gilbert Leung,
Technical Marketing Specialist

Gotta Catch ‘Em All RIG:

  • CPU: Intel 3930k @ 5.0 GHz
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32 GB Quad Channel @ 2400 MHz CL11
  • Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
  • GPU: Radeon Fury X (Secret Overclock)
  • Case: Modified TJ07 (ColdZero/MurderMod)
  • Cooling: Swiftech eXtremePerformance Quad 120mm Radiator + Swiftech MCP35X Pump + EK Supreme LT CPU Block + Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-29 (3000 RPM) fans in Pull
  • PSU: Corsair AX1200

Jake Francis
Software Engineering Technician

Industrial Power Bill RIG:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 1700 OC  3.9GHz 1.35v
  • Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 AM4
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X370-GAMING 5
  • RAM: Corsair 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU: 2x R9 FuryX CF 1100/575
  • Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB SSD x2
  • Storage: Radeon R7 480GB SSD
  • PSU: Corsair AX860i Platinum
  • Case: NZXT H440
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 RapidFire
  • Mouse: Logitech G430 Wireless
  • Mousepad: Nixeus Type-R
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus
  • DAC: Danon USB300
  • Mic: AudioTechnica ATR2500
  • BenQ XL2730z 1440p 144Hz FreeSync
  • 2x Nixeus Vue-24 1080p 144Hz FreeSync

Liam Gallagher
Software Product Marketing

I Haz Purring Effectz RIG:

  • CPU: i5-4590
  • GPU: MSI Twin Frozr RX 480 4GB
  • RAM: 16GB DDR3 @ 2133MHz
  • Boot Drive: 256GB OCZ ARC 100
  • Storage Drive: 256GB OCZ ARC 100 & Toshiba 2TB HDD
  • Monitor: Acer 1440p 144Hz FreeSync (XG270H)
  • Headset: Philips SHP9500S
  • Mic: AudioTechnica AT2035
  • Interface: M.AUDIO Mobile Pre
  • Keyboard: Azio MGK1
  • Mouse: Mad Catz R.A.T 9

Jason Evangelho
Sr. Technical Marketing Specialist

LOGO. RIG:

  • Intel Core i7 5960x
  • MSI Gaming X99 AC motherboard
  • 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 2400MHz
  • AMD Radeon Fury X
  • NZXT Kraken X61 CPU Cooler
  • NZXT Noctis 450 Case
  • Samsung Evo 840 1TB SSD
  • WD 2TB Caviar Black
  • Corsair RM 850W PSU

Dmitry Shatrov

ASIC/Layout Design Engineer

Red-Eyed Beast. RIG:

  • CPU: Intel core i5 4690K
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR
  • RAM: Patriot Viper 8GB (2 x 4gb) 1866mhz CL9
  • GPU: XFX R9 290X (crossfire secondary)
  • GPU: AMD R9 290X (crossfire primary)
  • SSD: Plextor 256Gb pci-e (M.2 key)
  • HDD 1: Seagate 1TB SSHD
  • HDD 2: Seagate 1TB SSHD
  • PSU: Corsair Ax860

Cooling:

  • GPU blocks are aquacomputer Hawaii full cover with an active backplate, nickel-plated
  • CPU block is an XPSC Raystorm
  • Top radiator is an XPSC EX280
  • Front radiator is a Darkside EX360
  • Pump is an MCP355
  • All tubing is 3/8 5/8 EK ZMT neoprene
  • All fittings are monsoon 3/8 5/8 compression black chrome
  • Antibacterial is a pure silver plated plug

Want to show off your own Radeon rig? Check out the challenge we have going on here or tell us your specs in the comments below.

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Annie Lee is Marketing and Communications Specialist for the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

3 thoughts on “Radeon Roundtable #3: What’s In Our Rigs?

  1. What does Gilbert Leung mean by “secret overclock”? Using a special bios not available to us plebeians?

    1. If I told you the full details, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore. What I can reveal, however, is that I completely rewrote the vBIOS so the card runs exclusively on Memes.

  2. I thought that Radeon was an AMD company?
    What are AMD employees doing with Intel processors and not AMD processors?
    It does not fill me with confidence when the company I am planning to purchase
    their flagship processor from has employees running a rival companies processor.

    I’m not sure what to make of this.

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