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Spreadsheet/Excel Rig

by thefastestdead



Date Published

Dec. 7, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.124 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

87.0° C


So this is what is currently sitting at my desk in my living room. I run a statewide political advertising firm in California and this is the rig I use at my desk. I spend the majority of my day running massive spreasheets with statewide offices and political seats that up for election while using spotify or youtube in the background. Yes from time to time I run Iracing but for the most part this is what my computer is used for.

Part Reviews


So Far so good... great for effortless spreasheeting and excel files.


Good board, definitely tough getting the 1 screw to thread during the start of the processor installation sequence. 3stars because of audio issues, hum and feedback from audio ports.


Great for playback and listening. For listening purposes these are great nearfield monitors. Wouldnt use them to mix with because they add color to the sound as well as a bump at the lower end. Run with Equalizer APO and Peace software.

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Teenplayz@gmail.com 10 points 16 months ago

The **** are the 1080tis for

NasTomkinson 6 points 15 months ago

4K Spreadsheets

Nater650 5 points 16 months ago

Threadripper doesn’t have integrated graphics

Blue51 3 points 16 months ago

Probably for their work.

Zakaius 8 points 16 months ago

Does it meet the requirements to run Microsoft Word

rpan0 1 Build 6 points 16 months ago

I think it needs another 1080 Ti to do that...

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

yeah but it takes forever to load lol

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Barely........I notice lag when streaming music.

Nater650 1 point 16 months ago


dods246 4 points 16 months ago

up that psu so that your psu isn't always at such a high load

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dods246 2 points 16 months ago

still switch to at least a 1kw psu, it makes it more efficient

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dods246 2 points 16 months ago


ProjectNZT 1 Build 4 points 16 months ago

I wanna cry...

Fragvergnugen 3 points 16 months ago

Only 2x8GB memory used with the 1950X?? You should add 32GB if you also run Notepad with your spreadsheets. Or 128GB if you sometimes run two or three Notepads.

But, seriously, jokes aside, if you are using Excel, even if you enable multi-threaded calculations, Excel 2016, along with all previous Excel versions and all Office applications, is still mostly a single-threaded application more than 80% of the time. So a highly-overclocked $300 quad-core CPU will easily outperform the $937 1950X, with plenty of clock cycles available for Spotify and YouTube running the background. The dual 1080 Ti GPUs do immensely help with watching YouTube cat videos though.

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build -1 points 16 months ago

Very True, but when your little brothers Esports team gets an MSi/Intel sponsership, you got to "hang dong" a little and show him up. (=

Neccarus 2 points 12 months ago

"hang dong"... this just made my week and could have been the sole reason to read this thread. Thank you sir.

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Hang Dong Bro.!!! Hang dong!!!

SergeantRewind 3 points 16 months ago

Y tho

thanksfordeletingmeyounazis 3 points 16 months ago

9/10 underpowered but a solid start

algis-kun 1 point 16 months ago

While the build is good and will survive, upping the power supply is a good recommendation for this build (mainly for power efficiency and Noise levels rather than pure need) If put under heavy load, this PSU will be reaching wattage limits generating a hell of a lot of noise and extended periods at that drawage can shorten its lifespan.

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

So what would you say is best to use, PSU wise?

algis-kun 2 points 14 months ago

I would up it to at least 1000 watts, but its more of a improvement suggestion more than a "OMG, your PSU is trash" thing. After all theres a lot of stuff i do not know about your computer (like if youre overclocking or not)

Polkayman 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

How are those MSI 1080Ti's performing for you in SLI?

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Exceptionally well, Im generally impressed with how good they are doing, Even when running at max capacity

PrivatePengu 1 point 14 months ago

Why not get a case that can fit some SSDs?

MasonDaPope 2 points 1 month ago

it has 3 3.5" ports you can use an adapter bracket to fit them in.

Blasing 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

~SLI 1080ti ~single 1080p60 monitor

Bravo good sir, bravo.

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

and a 60 inch 4k uhd hdr tv just above said monitor

Blasing 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Nonetheless, a single 1080ti would've been ample enough to power both, even in a high load scenario.

Blasing 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Inb4, i understand having them if they're required for your work, but even then, something like a Quadro or even a Vega FE would've done you better, productivity wise, with them being specialized for workstations .

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

yeah I know. Im running 3 1080tis non SLI it wouldnt let me choose otherwise on here. 1 powers all monitors and graphics processing. the other two are used for simple crypto mining.

Blasing 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Pascal doesn't allow more than 2 way SLI, unlike Maxwell, Kepler, and other older chips. Its kind of a better idea imo because more people were actually losing performance, or the performance gain was so negligible with multi card SLI, that it was just impractical. Also, you would've been better off mining with a 1070, or RX 580, on the red side, because of something weird about hashrates decreases and GDDR5X VRAM, but to each their own.

thefastestdead submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Im not SLI

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