Description

I use this for casual gaming and for work with medical imaging, virtual machines, and artificial intelligence medical image modeling.

The CPU is overclocked to 4.5 GHz on all 18 cores using 1.1250 volts for temperature reasons. I might be able to lower the voltage a little further, but temps never get above 85 under 100 percent load and the system is stable, so there's not much point.

I'm waiting for my replacement set of 64 GB DDR4 to bring the total RAM to 128 GB. One of my packs had a back stick, so only four are installed right now.

The small screen is a GeeekPi 5 inch screen for monitoring temps and voltage. I’m waiting on an acrylic mount, and then I’ll be permanently mounting it inside the case.

The cable management needs work, but that isn't likely to change anytime soon.

UPDATE 7/22/2018: Successfully got a 4.6 GHz all core overclock running with stable framerates on 3DMark - http://www.3dmark.com/tsst/179157.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 8 points

Your wallet must've commited suicide.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

if he's doing work that involves "... medical imaging, virtual machines, and artificial intelligence medical image modeling."

I'm gonna guess he makes serious cash lol

  • 25 months ago
  • 14 points

It sucked going through it, but two master's degrees and four years of medical school does pay off eventually.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

jesus christ. props

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

fr

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

So true

  • 25 months ago
  • 8 points

"And yes, I know I could have used Threadripper"

Threadripper has a 10% lower IPC and limited clockspeed, as well as 2 less cores. Yes, $2,000 for 2 extra, slightly faster cores probably isn't practical, but it's still better than Threadripper. This is a very nice build. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

Lmao when your CPU is more expensive than my entire system....

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  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Unreal. That must be some serious work to justify this. Nice build though!

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

This things insane, is it tax deductible?

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

It absolutely is.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Newegg page for the CPU states the supported memory is only DDR4-2666, but the RAM you ordered is far higher than that. Does that mean the RAM will need to be underclocked to work with it? Genuine question, as I’m still learning how compatibility works.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Nope. XMP mode will allow you to use it at full speed.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that’s crazy impressive. Thanks for the reply.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Is XMP mode any extra strain though? Will it run a lot hotter? I'm making RAM decisions now, for a similar build to yours with the same board, same GPU and i9 7960. Just wondering if I should stick to 3200, or go higher as you did.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

No real strain that I can see, but I also notice little to no difference with 3466 v 3200.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man, I'm gonna copy this build. I just wanted to know why all of the 7980xe Rampage Extreme VI builds on here have 1500w power supplies. Is it completely necessary or will I be okay with an EVGA 1200 Supernova? Thanks man

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

A 1200W should work, but a 1500 will be better for future expansion.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I've been agonizing over the same question! Keep going back and forth between 1200 and 1500, wondering if i went 1500 that I might sacrifice efficiency. Still figuring it out!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I ended up going for a 1600 T2 Evga haha

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I almost went 1600 too, but stuck with AX1500i

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I know THIS IS AN AWESOME BUILD

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Please post some benchmarks, this is the most powerful CPU I have ever seen on PCPP! Good job!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I posted some benchmarks in the images for you. Realistically, the numbers would probably be a little higher, but I have some software running in the background.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow...

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That's one powerful PC you built and it actually sounds like you'll be utilizing all of those cores and whatnot with what you are doing, but I do have one burning question....How in the name of everything holy does one justify $1600 on RAM??? I understand you have and probably need a lot for what you will be doing, but the Dominators, while nice, are seriously expensive for what you get, not to mention, $1600 for RAM! Now please, don't be offended, I am jealous of the incredibly powerful system that you have built, I personally just have a hard time justifying something like that.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I use a RAM drive for modeling, so it’s just convenient to have a lot.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice PC

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

wow... now that's a system that could last for ages LOL

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Question any particular reason for going with the Rampage instead of the PRIME X299-DELUXE or TUF X299 MARK 2, or one of the few other x299 motherboards?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus has a good reputation, and they tend to put everything into their Extreme boards. In this case, it was 10G Ethernet onboard which saves a PCIe slot for future use.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get that motherboard? It doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere (even at B&H it says "Preorder").

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I pre-ordered on Amazon when it was first available and got it late September.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I started assembling my build using this board yesterday, but had to stop due to not being able to mount my Kraken x62 AIO, which you appear to also be using. 3 of the 4 holes needed in order to mount the back plate are filled in on my MB, so I can't push the screws through to the BP. Did you hit this same problem?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, is your 7980xe delidded?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I can hit 4.5 GHz on all cores with decent temps without delidding. That’s good enough for me.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that the Titan V is out, do you plan on replacing your 1080tis with one?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m not convinced the performance is worth $3000. I’ll wait for the technology to mature more first. The SLI setup I have now is doing the job pretty well.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you delid your 7980XE and use liquid metal??

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I have a stable, all core overclock to 4.5 GHz without delidding. I’m happy with this.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

Just wanted to ask a quick question. I am also running the 7980XE on a Kraken X62 but get bad temps at an overclock of 3.8GHz over 85C.

How do you manage to get 4.5GHz and running mid 85s max? I can only think there's something wrong with my Kraken because this is the second 7980XE i've gone through after going through an exchange.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Don’t just overclock it. You’ll run into thermal limits. Instead, you also need to lower the core voltage. For me, an offset if -0.07 worked for an all-core of 4.5.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks so much for your quick reply! I will look into that!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I´m thinking about getting a 7980XE as well for my work.

I´m curious about your Cinebench score of 4109cb - Was this at 4.5 GHz? I find it quite low compared to trend results at HWBOT, it should be on the 4400-4500 range.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I ran that after I first built the system, and I think I had some things running in the background so that probably lowered the score. I haven’t really run it since for comparison.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

"Workstation"

Yeah ok

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues with the Pioneer BDR-211UBK optical drive?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, other than I never use it. I used it once to rip a DVD and have not touched it since.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM you have is the CMD64GX4M4B3466C16. Under amazon description and corsair website it says its compatible with Intel 100 Series. There are other 4 x 16 gb sticks I think running at 3200 that show it's compatible with x99 or x299 Intel series. So, my question is that have you had any compatibility issues with your current RAM sticks with your Asus Rampage VI Extreme x299 MOBD? Any BIOS issues or overclocking. Does the drivers install all fine? The Corsair website has the 4 sticks you installed as only compatible with intel 100 series. I just want to make sure that's not 100% true and it can be used with other MOBDs including the one you're using.

Thank you so much for your replies

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus has it listed as compatible in their motherboard manual, though in a 64 GB configuration. My 128 GB is not technically supported, but I have had no issues with it.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

"casual gaming" dude I wish I had 8 and a half thousand dollars to spend on a "casual gaming" rig. Can I have your job...please?

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Damn, cable management must have been hard af. Also, no hdd? I know 2 tb of ssd is good enough, but maybe a 3 or 4tb hdd? Idk, that's your choice to make. Nice build!

Note: That must've cost your kidney

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I use a QNAP TS-453A with four 8 TB drives in a RAID-5 for my primary storage. Work files also get backed up to a 8 TB Synology DS916+ in RAID-5.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve built several computers and cable management is one thing I’ve never managed to really get good at. My systems usually look like a mess inside.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

So funny

  • 24 months ago
  • 0 points

Picture # 3, theres a macbook. How dare you.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, there’s also a Xbox One S and a PS4. I don’t discriminate.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Xbox one S and PS4 are fine since most people have it for the exclusive games and my friends have them to play with each other.

  • 25 months ago
  • -3 points

128gb of ram is overkill. But nice build!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Not when he's running medical imaging (which is like Solidworks in terms or resource use) and virtual machines.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I use it mostly for work, but I do play some games on the side.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, i’ve Been done with my degree for years.