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Threadripper 2 Graphic Design and Video Editing Rig

by DChar96


Simple design and built for professional use

When you buy Threadripper 2 always go for a motherboard with a feature to update the bios in post using a usb key (in this case, Q-Flash Plus with Gigabyte), else you'll have to update bios using a previous generation Threadripper

I really liked how the NZXT case shows off your build and keeps things neat. It is very space-efficient although it's not the easiest one to work with

Also, not a lot of coolers work with Threadripper 2, but the EVGA covers almost all of the CPU area (unlike many others) and looks great in my opinion

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Somerando 2 points 4 months ago

There is an Enermax TR4 AIO cooler, alongside side Noctua, Deepcool, and Coolermaster Air coolers. This looks like the ultimate workstation PC.

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Just make sure to get Revision II cause that one fixes the corrosion issues the first revision had.

eopest 9 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

"Excuse me ma'am, I got a call to crush workloads. Could you direct me to the correct floor, please?" said the the modest, powerful system to the AI receptionist...

Nice. Very nice system, Clean and to the point. I like it.

Sergey.Yengoyan 2 points 3 months ago

Hi, congrats on the beautiful build! I saw this and wanted to quickly ask a couple questions. I have a similar build with the same case but oriented towards gaming.

For the EVGA CLC 280 do you find the fans to be too loud under load. I was wondering if I'd have to replace them since there have many reports of their noise. Second, I wanted to put some rgb fans inside the case to act as exhaust fans. This would mean I'd put the stock fans that come with the case in the front for intake. Do you think these stock fans wouldn't work well there because they are blocked by the radiator and don't have much static pressure?

Would appreciate an answer if you have the time, but either way again congrats :)

DChar96 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

So far the EVGA CLC280 hasn't been too loud for my tastes. I would have loved to have a push-pull configuration (fans on both sides of the radiator) but the GPU is just too huge! I don't think you'll have to replace them, but if noise is your concern, you can't go wrong with buying Noctua fans. As for the performance so far with fans screwed on the front panel side, temperature has not deviated much from 60-80°C.

I noticed most people have recommended to put the radiator on the side of the front panel instead. When I get the chance I think it's worth trying out.

SkootieBootie 1 point 4 months ago

I think the front intake fans are being suffocated since they're screwed in on the right side of the front panel fan mounts.

BTW, how's the AMD Radeon Pro Duo Polaris handling with stuff like games and blender?

DChar96 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I was actually wondering, while building the machine, what was most optimal between putting the fans on the left or right side, but there seemed to be enough place for the hot air from the radiator to instantly leave the case.

I'm still waiting for feedback on performance on games, the person I made it for works a lot with Adobe CC: Premiere, Photoshop, inDesign, AfterEffects, etc.