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Posted · Original PosterOP

Update: Threadripper 1920X Build Version Air - Zephyrus

 

We decided to downgrade a few parts to make use of the spare things that were lying around. I was also keen to stop using my own H100i v2 for a more fool-proof air cooler.

 

Final Parts:

Case: Corsair Air 740

CPU: Threadripper 1920X

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB x ?

GPU: MSI GTX 980Ti

Motherboard: Asrock Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming

Fans: Various Corsair Stock fans

PSU: Corsair AX1500i

Storage: Samsung 960 EVO x 2

 

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So...we did a thing. Making full use of a threadripper 1950X's PCIe lanes.

 

Case: Corsair Air 740

CPU: AMD Threadripper 1950X

Graphics Card: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Turbo

RAM: Mish mash of Corsair LPX & Kingston stuff, need to order higher capacity for our application

Storage: Samsung 960EVO + Samsung 960EVO + Samsung 960EVO

PSU: Corsair AX1500i

Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 (for now..)

 

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Is that enough dedotated wam?


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What are you doing with 4 1080Tis?


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4 minutes ago, TheRandomness said:

What are you doing with 4 1080Tis?

$10 it's mining

 

EDIT: actually might be ML, pictures don't quite look like a mining rig.


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Just now, kir13y said:

$10 it's mining

GDDR5X sucks for mining eth, and btc is not profitable on graphics cards. Monero is eh and so is zCash.


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3 minutes ago, TheRandomness said:

What are you doing with 4 1080Tis?

how about 4 gamers 1 CPU threadripper edition - every player would get like 4c/8t and a GTX 1080ti on a full 16x connection ... if done right, this system should be able to kick ass and chew bubblegum x4

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1 minute ago, KenjiUmino said:

how about 4 gamers 1 CPU threadripper edition - every player would get like 4c/8t and a GTX 1080ti on a full 16x connection ... if done right, this system should be able to kick ass and chew bubblegum x4

 

It's x16 + x8 + x16 +x8.  Plus the three x4 NVMe drives and he's hit the full 60.  


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CPU: Threadripper 1950x  |  Motherboard: Asus ROG Zenith Extreme  |  GPU: 3 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti  +  2 x EVGA GTX 1080  |  RAM: 32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 3200Mhz (CL14)

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Just now, done12many2 said:

 

It's x16 + x8 + x16 +x8.  Plus the three x4 NVMe drives and he's hit the full 60.  

was it 60? i thought it was 64 ... might have got that wrong. 8x is still ok tho

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4 minutes ago, KenjiUmino said:

was it 60? i thought it was 64 ... might have got that wrong. 8x is still ok tho

 

It's 60 lanes to the CPU + 4 to the chipset and yes, x8 is still plenty. 


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Case: Caselabs Mercury S8 w/ Pedestal

 

CPU: Threadripper 1950x  |  Motherboard: Asus ROG Zenith Extreme  |  GPU: 3 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti  +  2 x EVGA GTX 1080  |  RAM: 32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 3200Mhz (CL14)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
34 minutes ago, TheRandomness said:

What are you doing with 4 1080Tis?

 

31 minutes ago, kir13y said:

actually might be ML, pictures don't quite look like a mining rig.

Structural biology, we calculate high-resolution structures of proteins using GPUs =). If you meant maximum likelihood by ML, that would be spot on.

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1 minute ago, For Science! said:

 

Structural biology, we calculate high-resolution structures of proteins using GPUs =). If you meant maximum likelihood by ML, that would be spot on.

I thought it was Machine Learning. That sounds pretty cool though.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

One thing that really annoyed me about the zenith motherboard is that I haven't yet found a way to turn off the red LED on the dimm.2 card. It sticks out like a sore thumb.

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1 hour ago, kir13y said:

Is that enough dedotated wam?

I had to look up this meme (feel old...). I really thought we would get away with 64 GB of RAM, but turns out we were swapping like crazy (although interestingly the NVMe drives seemed to make the swapping experience not as bad as I remember) so I quickly dug up some more. For this particular build, we may need to fill up and go for the 128 GB configuration.

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28 minutes ago, For Science! said:

One thing that really annoyed me about the zenith motherboard is that I haven't yet found a way to turn off the red LED on the dimm.2 card. It sticks out like a sore thumb.

Just put some electrical tape over it :P


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Posted · Original PosterOP

So sorry for the diarrhea update, but we basically swapped out almost all the components (only the PSU, RAM. and case remained the same). We are planning for something bigger, more exciting for the original components. I took some nicer photos so you may enjoy them.

 

We swapped out the motherboard for this build with the Asrock Fatal1ty board for its native 10 gigabit eithernet support without comprimising on a quad dual-slot GPU configuration. They are a bit hard to come by but have an excellent feel to it.

 

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We also decided to test out the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X for its very sweet price, so that has also been swapped out. The RAM has stayed the same, as a 8 x 16 GB layout of Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM, although we are currently struggling to get all the RAM to cooperate with the system.

 

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CPU installed and RAM filled, M.2 slots also populated.

 

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I personally wanted to move away from the AIO that was in the previous build, so we got our hands on a Noctua U14S Threadripper edition that is seems to out compete the H100i v2.

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And a 1500 Watt power supply to keep our power hungry 980Ti's in operation

 

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Simple, but very beautiful with a touch of tan and poop

 

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want some pc with your graphics cards? :D reallity check, beautifull and clean build, i love the minimalysm (as far as colour and looks go, there is nothing minimalistic about the specs hahaha)

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Hey I'm thinking of building something pretty similar for machine learning / graphics rendering but hearing lots of overheating issues with quad 1080ti's or titan XP's have you had similar issues?

 

How did the PCIe lane consumption end up on the fatal1ty board? 

 

I was thinking of doing four of these hydro corsair cards to try and get around the thermal issue

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/hydro-gfx-gtx-1080-ti-liquid-cooled-graphics-card

 

Was the 1500W PSU enough? My calculations show needing 1461W for my build and even with a 1600W PSU I feel like I might be cutting it close

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CmBLvV

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2 minutes ago, sterlingcrispin said:

Hey I'm thinking of building something pretty similar for machine learning / graphics rendering but hearing lots of overheating issues with quad 1080ti's or titan XP's have you had similar issues?

 

How did the PCIe lane consumption end up on the fatal1ty board? 

 

I was thinking of doing four of these hydro corsair cards to try and get around the thermal issue

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/hydro-gfx-gtx-1080-ti-liquid-cooled-graphics-card

 

Was the 1500W PSU enough? My calculations show needing 1461W for my build and even with a 1600W PSU I feel like I might be cutting it close

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CmBLvV

Our cards definitely get hot, with the rear-exhaust style cards during our calculations get to a point at which they return to their respective base clock frequencies. PCIe lane situation is fine, although admittedly for our use case it appears that 16x and 8x are both "okay", its more of a future-proofing for anticipated improvements in the algorithms.

 

We have not experienced any intermittent shut downs so would conclude the 1500W is sufficient. On a related watercooled quad-1080Ti build the 1600W PSU is also being fine even with some mild overclock on the GPU.

 

I think a quad AIO will be fine, but I would make sure your case is compatible with such a setup (I have never tried 4 AIOs). Also I would mention that the zenith extreme board (and the fatal1ty board, all X399) seems to be very picky about getting 128 GB of memory to work. So if possible get something thats on the QVL, otherwise know that you're taking a risk. Generally I think GSkill kits have had better luck than others.

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1 hour ago, For Science! said:

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Are there any downsides to the Fatal1ty motherboard you've found compared to the Asus Zenith?

 

From what I can tell the only benefit to the Zenith is the built in heatsink for one of the M.2 drives? Is there anything I'm missing there? 

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9 minutes ago, sterlingcrispin said:

Are there any downsides to the Fatal1ty motherboard you've found compared to the Asus Zenith?

 

From what I can tell the only benefit to the Zenith is the built in heatsink for one of the M.2 drives? Is there anything I'm missing there? 

Zenith Extreme Pros:

Accessible dimm.2 slot for the 2 M.2 drives compared to them being under the graphics cards

 

2-pin temperature headers for watercooling

 

Better power delivery? and slightly better RAM comparability in my hands

 

Asrock Pros 

Native 10 gigabit link without the need for additional card

 

Better clearance for the 1st PCIe slot

 

Not E Atx.

 

I actually like the Asrock board more, only would have uses the zenith board if watercooling. Also if 10 gigabits connection is not important other boards are also good choices. For x399 I think the motherboard choice is fairly irrelevant.

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