Description

This is my 'Show Piece' build for a small business. The system is mostly assembled with all components installed.

USE: Video Editing/Photo Editing/Blender/Light Gaming

NOTES: The front panel was damaged by FedEx in delivery. Waiting on my claim to be resolved; this is what I have so far.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great all around HEDT Desktop CPU when release. When fitted with an appropriate cooler this is/was a workhorse. At the time of writing, I believe this can be outperformed in synthetic benchmarks by a Ryzen 3700X.

CPU Cooler

This is a revision of the Liqtech TR4 cooler, which was in my original build. I had to RMA it because I saw my cpu temps spiking under minimal load. Light photo editing was causing the fans and pump to increase beyond 60%. This pump is great. Temps are around 70C under load and fan/pump noise is tolerable.

Motherboard

There is no other board for the 1st & 2nd Gen Threadripper processors. Only drawback, 10Gb NIC was a card and not integrated into the i/o panel. Not that much of a drawback considering if the NIC failed you wouldn't have to RMA the whole board.

Memory

Very good DIMMs. I could only get them to 2933 on the Zenith Extreme motherboard for my 1950X.

Case

A very nice case. Airflow isn't as good as it's little brother (View 71); but, the ability to add so many fans and radiators is a great compensatory feature. I would definitely find a stand (not a desk) to put this case on once the system is built. Otherwise, you won't be able to reach the i/o on the top, unless you're 6ft tall.

Power Supply

The good: very little ripple. quiet in ECO mode. Heavy gauge power cable for insulation.
The bad: ECO mode switch/labeling is upside down.
The ugly: The power cable is proprietary.

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Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

why did you spend so much on RAM? you could've just downloaded it: downloadmoreram.com

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The memory from downloadmoreram doesn't have RGB though. { ;

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true... everyone knows that RGB makes your computer faster. ;-)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, twice as fast. xD

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

fair enough, a work around is to get some cheap-arse rgb RAM and then get an extra 32 GB from the website, then you get the best from both worlds.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

So add 2500 to this build for the gpu.?

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps he had them from a previous build?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them on eBay for less than $600 ea. I waited on the reviews for the RTX cards. The cost/benefit didn't pan out for FPS/$.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, but "light gaming" with 2 1080tis and a 144hz monitor. Nice try, but I can see right through you, and into your gaming habit.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Why what ever do you mean Chance3232?

Honestly, I have another build I'll be putting up 'specifically' for my personal computing/gaming. It is based on a Ryzen 2600.