I built this for 3D rendering using primarily Maxwell Render. Hopefully it'll become part of a bigger render farm but for now this CPU has been excellent. So many cores for such a great price. Even when running all 16 cores the clock speed stays very high-above 3.5GHz and I'm not overclocking anything on this.
Highlights for this build were the ASRock motherboard. Great from the install to running it. And the Seasonic PSU is really well packaged with tons of extra ties etc. to help make a really organized build.
Everything has run solid on this system for three months in a professional working environment. It it's probably up and running renderings between 15-80 hours per week.
One bug on this: NZXT Cam software is very unreliable for keeping fans working. I'm looking for a substitute.
I love this machine! So much render speed for the buck.
Looks pretty. Ends there. If the software can't run the pumps and fans it's useless. CAM software is a joke, quits all the time for no reason. I've reinstalled everything blah blah tried on multiple machines. It takes longer for CAM to start up than it does for me to start up 4 machines and all my 3D rendering software. This software will fry your CPU.
Also most buffered ram isn't going to fit underneath it.