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Need help selecting motherboard.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): Any

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: High-end gaming, Video Editing, Audio Production.

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

Hi folks, I need help with my selection of a motherboard. This is my first build, and I have already acquired all the other components except for the motherboard itself. 

 

But it seems like every high-end motherboard I look at has few reviews and, being a first-time builder, it's a little scary. Like I said, this is the final component I need to buy, and this board seems to have everything I need. I should also note that wifi and bluetooth are important features for me. 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CTQDL2

CPU: AMD Threadripper 2970WX 3 GHz 24-Core Processor  ($999.00 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($210.34 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($359.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Black 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($306.98 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Founders Edition Video Card  ($1429.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Fractal Design Define 7 XL ATX Full Tower Case  ($228.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($297.23 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($124.49 @ Amazon) 
Total: $4147.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-14 15:19 EDT-0400

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13 minutes ago, BigShizzle said:

CPU: AMD Threadripper 2970WX 3 GHz 24-Core Processor  ($999.00 @ Amazon) 

 

13 minutes ago, BigShizzle said:

MSI Creator TRX40 Motherboard

these 2 are sadly not compatible. 

 

edit: also

13 minutes ago, BigShizzle said:

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($297.23 @ Amazon) 

this isnt really a great choice for what you are intending it to do. its singlerail, which at these high wattages isnt ideal. 

 

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13 minutes ago, BigShizzle said:

Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 

thats not really a great SSD for the money while it also doesnt really offer anything that cheaper drives can also offer. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

 

these 2 are sadly not compatible. 

 

edit: also

this isnt really a great choice for what you are intending it to do. its singlerail, which at these high wattages isnt ideal. 

 

edit2:

thats not really a great SSD for the money while it also doesnt really offer anything that cheaper drives can also offer. 

 

Do you have any suggestions for better SSD / Power supply for what I'm doing? 

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3 minutes ago, BigShizzle said:

if its got what you are looking for, sure. 

3 minutes ago, BigShizzle said:

 

Do you have any suggestions for better SSD / Power supply for what I'm doing? 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Y6YLrH/team-mp34-1-tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-tm8fp4001t0c101

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VXyqqs/silicon-power-a80-1-tb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-su001tbp34a80m28ab

 

either of these, as they are identical. im assuming you are US located. 

 

PSUs:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mgwqqs/be-quiet-power-supply-bn255

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/f7L7YJ/corsair-hx-platinum-1200w-80-platinum-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020140-na

 

either of these would be better due to their Multirail setups. 

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46 minutes ago, BigShizzle said:

Budget (including currency): Any

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: High-end gaming, Video Editing, Audio Production.

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

Hi folks, I need help with my selection of a motherboard. This is my first build, and I have already acquired all the other components except for the motherboard itself. 

 

But it seems like every high-end motherboard I look at has few reviews and, being a first-time builder, it's a little scary. Like I said, this is the final component I need to buy, and this board seems to have everything I need. I should also note that wifi and bluetooth are important features for me. 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CTQDL2

CPU: AMD Threadripper 2970WX 3 GHz 24-Core Processor  ($999.00 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($210.34 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($359.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Black 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($306.98 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Founders Edition Video Card  ($1429.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Fractal Design Define 7 XL ATX Full Tower Case  ($228.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($297.23 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($124.49 @ Amazon) 
Total: $4147.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-14 15:19 EDT-0400

Question: Why the Threadripper 2970WX ? Why not go 3960X ?
2970 has a TR4 socket and it's done, no upgrade path. if money is no object on your board, why not go Zen 2?


CPU Ryzen 3700X - Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX X570-E - RAM 32GB of G.SKILL NEON 3600 - GPU EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC - 
Case Mastercase H500p mesh - Corsair MP600 NVME 1 Tb, Samsung 960 PRO 500 Gb & 2 Seagate baracuda 7200 RPM 2TB in stripe -
PSU Seasonic Focus Gx-850 - Display MG28UQ 4K monitor - Cooling Corsair H150 Pro - 

Keyboard G-910 W/ Romer G tactile - Mouse G 502 Hero (wired) - Sound Logitech X-530 and Razer Tiamat headphones

Operating System Windows 10

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Quickstrike said:

Question: Why the Threadripper 2970WX ? Why not go 3960X ?
2970 has a TR4 socket and it's done, no upgrade path. if money is no object on your board, why not go Zen 2?

Money isn't exactly no object - if I was to go with the 3960x I would be looking at the MSI Creator MB https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Creator-TRX40-Motherboard-USB3-2/dp/B081FXBWTD as a possibility as well. 

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17 hours ago, BigShizzle said:

Money isn't exactly no object - if I was to go with the 3960x I would be looking at the MSI Creator MB https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Creator-TRX40-Motherboard-USB3-2/dp/B081FXBWTD as a possibility as well. 

Check out the Asus ROG Strix TRX40-E
The price difference makes up for the increased price of the CPU.


CPU Ryzen 3700X - Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX X570-E - RAM 32GB of G.SKILL NEON 3600 - GPU EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC - 
Case Mastercase H500p mesh - Corsair MP600 NVME 1 Tb, Samsung 960 PRO 500 Gb & 2 Seagate baracuda 7200 RPM 2TB in stripe -
PSU Seasonic Focus Gx-850 - Display MG28UQ 4K monitor - Cooling Corsair H150 Pro - 

Keyboard G-910 W/ Romer G tactile - Mouse G 502 Hero (wired) - Sound Logitech X-530 and Razer Tiamat headphones

Operating System Windows 10

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19 hours ago, BigShizzle said:

Money isn't exactly no object - if I was to go with the 3960x I would be looking at the MSI Creator MB https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Creator-TRX40-Motherboard-USB3-2/dp/B081FXBWTD as a possibility as well. 

the problem is the 2970wx is much slower than the 3960x or the 3950x most of your listed workloads. Its really not. great chip for video production or gming due to how its setup, anad really made for some specific applications

 

Id get. 3950x here if you want to sve money, it will be faster thn the 2970wx and cheaper. 

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