The unique PSU is what caught my eye! Really nice!
Were there any BIOS issues with the RAM and DOCP?
Do you have the DRAM Boot Voltage bug where if main power is cut, it will forget the DOCP DRAM voltage and not post?
It could be down to the SoC auto voltage being screwed up. Try setting that to 1.1250V and initially setting DOCP to 2933Mhz, then going to 3200Mhz.
Remember to not cut power to your system after applying 3200 because of the DRAM Boot Voltage bug.
Are you having issues hitting 3200Mhz on the RAM? for instance, when you cut standby power, and you've applied DOCP, does the system just not post? Have the same board and a 3600X, so am asking if you're having problems with DOCP.
2300 cats per second.
Don't forget to update Mesa and the Kernel, cause you get newer game fixes with newer Mesa drivers. RADV improves with every new Mesa version.
Do you have any EMI issues with the Qi charger so close to the mic and preamp? Am a tiny bit concerned about that.
Nice Monitors (audio) though.
Intel needs to push a new microcode to fix the issue, but it's up to Intel, and right now they don't have attention on this issue.
Hardware Unboxed were the only people to bring it up.
Ah, so I was close. Are you using the Web GUI or SSH for management?
Just beware that you might not be able to play Battleye and VAC enabled games since they explicitly ban playing within a VM.
It may be better to not overclock if you're running an up to date copy of Windows, since overclocking was crippled with the microcode update. The only workaround was to apply an Intel XTU profile at boot each time.
I assume with the USB add-in card this might be used for VFIO/unRAID?
Definitely keep up to date with Mesa and RADV because bugfixes come down the line for those display drivers.
You should see if Freesync works over HDMI and Displayport. NO Gamecube in history ever had AMD (or should I say... ATI) Freesync.
Beware, Enermax TR4 II AIOs are still failing. The design of the AIO uses 2 different metals which could lead to corrosion. Gamers Nexus covered this.
Are you running stock or overclocked? Broadwell-E had overclocking crippled by a Intel microcode update in a Windows Update recently.
For streaming, x264 with a slower preset is generally better.
What's the slowest you can go with OBS x264? slow? slower? veryslow?
With a 12 core you don't really need NVENC on this machine.
Watch out on that Antec Kuhler 620. I've done a GPU cooling mod of a GTX 470 with that AIO and if ANY organic material enters the loop, the pump is extremely weak and could die easily once the loop gets clogged. I bought 2 of those AIOs for precisely that reason.
Also, don't forget the "tsched=0" fix for PulseAudio on Realtek HD audio chips.
Do you still have reset issues when shutting down the VM with the Vega 56?
Also, don't get Ryzen 3000 just yet until BIOS updates sort out the rdrand issue with systemd.
Have you thought about doing PBO with voltage offset? Maybe not right now with the BIOS weirdness but down the line to get more out of that 1080 Ti?
There's the option to upgrade to Zen 2 as well, and the 3800X is looking very good for performance, which could be unlocked even more with an OC.
Yeah, the current situation with AMD's existing chipsets all require the ACS kernel patch to get PCI-E devices with lanes going to the chipset.
Hoping that changes with X570 and the next Threadripper platform.
Remember to install the Nvidia Creator/Studio drivers as they are more cooperative with the Adobe suite than "Game Ready" drivers.
You using Resolve? I'm just thinking what would need 8K and Resolve + RED footage comes to mind.
Make sure you get Nvidia's "Creator" or "Studio" drivers for the RTX 2080 Ti. Might help CUDA performance in Resolve.
I literally have that same Rick as my GPU and cable extension anti-sag.
Have you tried doing core pinning and lstopo so that your VMs use UMA memory access on a single die of the 1920X?
Are you going to try GPU Passthrough on this system?
Have you tried X264 "slow" by giving it more threads in the X264 options? That's doable on a 1950X if it's the dedicated streaming machine. If you're doing dual system, the 1950X can totally do 1080p with x264 on "slow".
If your channel has guaranteed transcode, you can go as high as 8000kbps.
Also, keep an eye out for the Decklink Quad HDMI card, cause that supports Linux and can take in 4x 4K 60p sources.
Which x16 slot is the riser cable going into? There are many physical x16 slots on the Designare, but only 2 electrically connected full x16 slots on the entire board. Very bottom is x8. The only x16s are 1st slot and 4th slot.
Have you looked into getting a Xeon processor like the E5-1680 V2?
No but seriously, A PSU upgrade might be needed once you get a new GPU. For now, the 1070 and 550W 80+ Platinum should be fine.
You have only 1 exhaust and 4 intakes. For a front to back airflow pattern, even out the exhaust fans and intake fans. Flip the top left (not rear) intake to exhaust and remove the top right intake.
That's the smallest fan I've ever seen being used on that M.2 heatsink. Is that from Akihabara?
+1 for managing Vertical GPU SLI!
Wait for a Low Profile passive GTX 1650 to come out and it would fit nicely into this build.
It's up to the decode power of the machine at the point where it's fully NDI, and Awesome Games Done Quick is a major contributor to OBS now. They do a weeklong charity livestream using strictly OBS and off the shelf capture cards.
Most X299 mobos do have the lanes going to the chipset, but you would use those M.2 lanes for lower priority devices like USB controllers for the non-critical UVC HDMI capture cards for additional cameras.
Thunderbolt controllers would also work for the x4 going to the chipset too, as long as that's the only downstream device on the chipset. You could then hook up some Hyperdecks or Ultrastudios directly to the Thunderbolt controller.
I agree that the 10GBe controller should have direct lanes, but Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 controllers don't necessarily need direct lanes.
Do remember the 7800X is still using that thermal paste interface between the die and the IHS. The 9800X would be better since it's soldered and would give you that expandability to 100 NDI streams because it now also has 44 PCI-E lanes.
Also consider that M.2 to PCI-E x4 risers exist so you can run more cards off of the M.2 ports with a 44 lane CPU.
It is a shame the only solution on Linux is OBS since it recently added Decklink Output. (with alpha channel for keying) You're at the mercy of Windows Updates on Windows 10.
+1 for the multiple Blackmagic cards.
What are you using? Wirecast? vMix? or CasparCG?
Coming from a i7-860 to a 4960X (equivalent to a Ryzen 5 2600) I can attest to the speed boost. Upgrading everything to Ryzen is a good move. +1
Get the new AX1000 which is a rebranded Seasonic. JonnyGuru (Now at Corsair) worked closely on the new AX850 and AX1000.
This is kind of insane you were able to fit a SSI EEB mobo in a Air 540. +1
Wow, Steve W. over at Hardware Unboxed will love this!
Maybe go all the way and make it a Hardware Unboxed themed PC?
Maybe LxQt as the Desktop Environment? That should be lightweight enough to run on the Intel iGPU.
Did I hear Fedora?
sudo dnf install @virtualization
Passthrough your Windows M.2 and use ACS to separate your iGPU and primary GPU. You can forgo dual boot and do "duel boot" (Using your Windows install in a GPU Passthrough VM)
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.
This isn't an ideal situation because there's no dust filtration on the holes and you're fully relying on negative pressure to cool the system.
You're relying on negative pressure to feed the GPU air, and unfortunately the H200 does not have fine mesh everywhere to prevent dust from being sucked in. Negative pressure attracts dust while positive pressure repels dust.
The front fans with the mesh in front of it is designed to intake air and prevent dust from accumulating.
There are enough fan headers on the B450-I once you put the front 2 fans on a PWM fan splitter cable. I personally don't recommend using the fan headers on the GPU because they only turn on when the GPU is under load, only when Windows is running GPU Tweak II, and would remain off when your CPU is under load, meaning the CPU could get quite toasty.
I'd highly advise you get a PWM fan splitter cable, hook that up to the "pump" header on the B450-I, hook the 2 ends of the splitter to the front fans, and flip the front fans to intake. All your fans are in exhaust right now with zero intake.
Negative pressure sounds like a good idea with this case, but true airflow rather than relying on negative pressure might just bring your temps down.
Just gonna say this right now, positive pressure is more effective for airflow than using negative pressure to draw away heat. Negative pressure just attracts dust.
Let's once again pay respects for Casela...