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I really needed a new machine for work (and play!). I run several VMs at once for work and got tired of having to shut one or two down on my old Skylake i7.

I was pleasantly surprised how easy the threadripper installs. It retrospect, it's a much better install process into the motherboard. The only thing that beats it is the old Pentium 3 cartridge style install.

I'm running the Samsung 970 in Raid 0. I may or may not change that in the near future. Running the system in RAID mode doesn't allow the SSD utils like Samsung Magician to work and I'm not sure I'm getting much real world benefit.

The Lian Li case is spectacular! The 360 RAD sits sloped into the second compartment. This keeps it out of the way AND lets it pull cold air directly from the side of the case. It's a great design.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

The 360 AIO is actually pushing air outside the case and passively pulling air in from the bottom. What you have is a negative pressure airflow setup. It favors your RTX card temps but I would probably flip those corsair fans to get some fresh air in from the top.

Clean build tho +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I actually have another one of these Corsair 120's and might put it with 2 shown in the pic on the bottom for intake and put 2x140 on top for exhaust

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, you should top it off with some sleeved cables!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I'm gonna build my very first pc in february and I'm kind of concern with the new RTX cards having issues, have you gotten any of them? Is the RTX 2070 good? Do you think it's safe to buy it? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kT4WCb

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

The RTX cards are reliable of course (depending on who you get it from, don’t buy a card because it’s $100 cheaper (unless is a different rtx (e.g. 2070, 2080, 2080 TI))) but Nvidia makes great graphics cards.

EDIT: Btw that’s a nice speced build have fun with it once you get ;)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reassurance! And yeah I'm excited on getting the PC.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

is the ram playing nice with TR?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, system has been a rock since Day 1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

hi

i am thinking seriously about that CPU/ Mobo Combo.... but not so confident of the OClocing performance over the long runs... and suggestions...did you try pushing OCing it?

m.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not over clocked it. Too many VM's running.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn’t the graphics card in the way of the cpu cooler fans? I am going the same route but I am very scared of having fitting problems.. let me know!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Most definitely not. there is still plenty of head room from the graphics card to the front of the case. Although, recently I've been thinking about mounting the GPU vertically if I can find a way to mount it with intake fans on the bottom