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Maya/Cinema4D redshift & Octane workstation

by Onemervone


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Date Published

Feb. 9, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

47.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.505 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.408 GHz


Been using this iteration of a build for a while, planning to upgrade soon, thought I post this as I've never posted before.

Not a fan of the Tomahawk board, its mostly good, but doesn't do so well on power delivery for overclocking.

Vengeance LED doesn't have the 2666MHz version listed, hence the 3000 one in the list.

Managed to overclock to 4.99Ghz on all cores, even got it to 5.1 but my USB ports started to go, so brought it back down to 4.7Ghz to draw less power. Sigh should have gotten a better board...

Will need a beffier build at some point this calendar year as my Redshift/Arnold rendering will start to ramp up, but waiting to see if Z399 actually comes out or maybe go Threadripper 3, if AMD/Microsoft works out the scheduler issues.

I did have the 2990WX for a while and it was nice, Coreprio helped, but decided to wait and make do with this system for now till some better hardware comes on the market.

Titan Xps because the extra VRAM does matter for loading textures into a scene.

Primary purpose is Autodesk Maya, Cinema4D and Redshift, Octane and Arnold render.

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bobbysix 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Looks amazing (including the room) - the only thing that lets it down is the cables under the desk.

Onemervone submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yes! I agree, but I'd need longer cables to clean it up, and I got to the point of saying eh screw it. I prob will clean it up at some point now though, my OCD will kick in

ZipGun 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I love the setup man......yet the "cable management" under your desk is killing it. Sry. +1 tho

Onemervone submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I saw yours too, man love what you did, the enermax fans and your res mount is nicely executed, i'll be switching to a hardline setup soon, don't know much about how to do it but will take the time to learn. Yes everyone's good feedback about the cable runs under the desk have inspired me to go fix it, it's on my list now. thanks for checking it out.

ZipGun 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The cables in your case therefor... perfect! Could've mentioned it at first. my bad.

Onemervone submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

just uploaded a pic with the cables cleaned up, as well as they can be anyway, ran them through a tray that's bolted under the desk, but the desk is too wide, so some stuff is just a bit short, but will do for now I think. thanks for your feedback!

ZipGun 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Well done, looks amazing. Now everything fits perfectly. The whole setup is probably the best looking I've seen here, thanks not only to the great case and how you executed the build.

txuma 1 point 2 months ago

This is a beautiful setup, lordy lord. You should upload more pics when your OCD kicks in and those cables get managed. Plusssssssss Ultra.. I meant 1 - Plus 1.

Onemervone submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

thank you, I appreciate the positive feedback, yes will upload more pics when I clean up those cable runs, im inspired to do it now!

Onemervone submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

just uploaded a pic with the cables cleaned up, as well as they can be anyway, thanks for your feedback!

txuma 1 point 2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Great work bud.

atomicdaddy 1 point 2 months ago

So what board choice would make this system better as far as you are concerned?

Onemervone submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

depends on what you're going for, but in my case, I'm trying to prioritize speed performance in Autodesk Maya, then CPU rendering, over anything else, and Maya loves frequency and IPC.

So I need both high clocks and as many threads as I can get. Threadripper 2 has more threads for Arnold rendering, but lower clocks. I'm waiting to see if Z399 with the rumored 22 cores that is overclockable releases, which I hope it does.

So I'd be looking for a board that can really deliver overclocks, right now I'm looking at the ASUS ROG Omega that just came out, or the Gigabyte Aorus x299 master,

but it's one of those situations where the ROG board costs almost as much as I paid for the 7900X, so for right now, no sense buying such a nice board when the chip isn't that great.

Not great in the sense of 10 cores / 20 threads doesn't quite go far enough for 3D work, I did get lucky with the silicon lottery in this case.

When a nicer chip comes out, then the ROG board with its huge VRM heatsink, 16 power phase design, throw that into a hardline loop. I should be able to really crank the overclocks, in theory anyway.

BuildBoy12 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I thought I used my taskbar...

ICEYBOB 1 point 2 months ago

GREAT BUILD but, the wire managment at the bottom of the desk is mehhhhhhhh but great build!!!

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I'm more intrigued by the DVCPRO and BETACAM decks you have below your PC...

Have you tried Cinebench R20 yet?

Onemervone submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

ha ha yes, I bought those decks from a production house that was transitioning to server based, and it all works and all and I have a ton of DVCAM and BETACAM tapes that need to be digitized and I kept telling myself yes I bought the gear to do it so I can get rid of all the tapes, but its been almost 2 years and I still haven't had time to get around to it.

I have not tried the R20 cinenbench, I know it works a lot different under the hood, I just haven't had time. I live more in Maya these days than in C4D, so when I do bench and tune for performance, as long as Maya does what I want it to do, I let it be. I'd have to re-set it up if this were a full time C4D rig. Probably waiting for Threadripper 3 at the end of this year to do a balanced Arnold/Redshift render build for both C4D and Maya.

I did try the 2990WX for a while and with both Titans, I was reaching near parity in terms of render time if I had set a scene up for Redshift or duped the same scene and re-textured for Standard. Physical will always take longer but on the 2990WX, it was chewing through it super nice. I gave up on it though because IPC and overall I couldn't get near the clock speeds I wanted, and I could feel the difference when using it for anything other than rendering. So hoping threadripper 3 will change that.

sorry long answer to short question.

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

No need to digitize it anytime soon, just be careful of the condition of the belts in the VTRs.

I saw you did use coreprio but you still didn't like the IPC, which is understandable. Also hoping Threadripper 3 fixes that.

Vovical 1 point 1 month ago

Nice build. This must get some unholy amounts of frames on minecraft if you ever tried it

ImAyaanKhan 1 point 25 days ago

Should've gotten a z390 mobo man

Onemervone submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

it wouldn't do what I need to do for rendering, z390 tops out at 16 threads and not enough PCIE lanes.

I needed room to add more GPUs down the line.

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Don't beg for parts.

txuma 1 point 1 month ago

Lmao, this is one of the funniest comments I've ever seen.