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Starting new TR build!

Finally got all my components picked out and ordered.  What I could get used, I did:

 

Threadripper 1950x (paid $506 on Mercari) (was originally going to do 2950x but found out its only 5% faster but costs 90% more)
Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 air cooler for above^ (was going to do Enermax LiqTech but apparently they are still being fucking stupid) ($86 on newegg)

Gigabyte X399 Aorus Extreme mb ($390 on ebay)*

32gb (4x8) G.Skill TridentZ 3200mhz DDR4 ($310 on newegg)
PNY GTX 1080 Ti blower edition ($500 on ebay)*

Arctic triple-fan cooler for above^ ($56 on Newegg)

EVGA 1600w Titanium PSU ($150 on ebay)*
Thermaltake Core X71 case ($148 on ebay)
WD black 500gb Nvme SSD ($123 on ebay)

Samsung 970 Evo 500gb SSD ($115 on ebay)

*=used, all prices as shipped

Wish me luck! (Especially with the used gear)

So far only the MB has arrived...

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Used SSD and PSU are to be wary of, but other than that it seems pretty solid.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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4 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Used SSD and PSU are to be wary of, but other than that it seems pretty solid.

Yeah... not sure why OP got a 1600w platinum PSU used for $1500 when an EVGA 750W G3 is $80, and more than enough wattage. 1600W is overkill in almost any situation unless going 3+ GPUs... 

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Just now, Shiv78 said:

Yeah... not sure why OP got a 1600w platinum PSU used for $1500 when an EVGA 750W G3 is $80, and more than enough wattage. 1600W is overkill in almost any situation unless going 3+ GPUs... 

I think it's fine because of the crazy efficiency, and bragging rights of course.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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2 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

I think it's fine because of the crazy efficiency, and bragging rights of course.

Hopefully it works well lol

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MY RIG "ALCATRAZ"

CPU i7-4770K OC @ 4.3GHz | COOLING Cryorig M9i (review| MOTHERBOARD ASUS Z87-PROGPU Gigabyte 1650 Super Windforce OC | RAM  16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 MHzSSD Samsung 860 Evo 512GB | HDD Toshiba 3TB 7200RPMPSU EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750WCASE  NZXT H230 | HEADPHONES  Sony WH-1000XM3  | KEYBOARD Corsair STRAFE - Cherry MX Brown | MOUSE  Logitech G602 MONITOR LG 34UM58-P 34" 2560x1080 Ultrawide

HOLA NIGHT THEMERS

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2017 Audi Q7 | iPhone Xs Max | Sony a6000 | Apple Watch Series 3 42mm | 2018 MacBook Pro 15" [i7/555X/16GB/256GB] | Lenovo Flex 3 [i7-5500U, HD5500 (fastest on the forum), 8GB RAM, 256GB Samsung 840 Evo] | Xbox One & Nintendo Switch [Home Theater setup] | DJI Phantom 3 Standard | AirPods 2 | Jaybird Freedom (two pairs) & X2 [long story, PM if you want to know why I have 3 pairs of Jaybirds]

 

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24 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

I think it's fine because of the crazy efficiency, and bragging rights of course.

Actually the more unused headroom wattage you have the less efficient the PSU actually is.

 

Either ways if 80+ Platinum was the goal I'd still have gone with a 650W Seasonic Prime Platinum for like stated roughly 80 bucks.

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3 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Actually the more unused headroom wattage you have the less efficient the PSU actually is.

 

Either ways if 80+ Platinum was the goal I'd still have gone with a 650W Seasonic Prime Platinum for like stated roughly 80 bucks.

Well then only bragging rights remaining unfortunately

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Based on several PSU calculators I was in the 1400-watt range with a second GPU.  I don't have a second GPU for this build yet, but I plan on it for doing renders, etc.  Anyway, I'd rather have the headroom than bounce off the power limitations of a smaller PSU which I have done before when I had to upgrade to a 1000w from a 750 before.  It's a Titanium, not a Platinum btw.  On top of all that it is a rock-solid $500 PSU that I got for $150.  Also the SSDs are not used (no asterisks^^). :)  The only thing worrying me at the moment is that the CPU seller hasn't shipped it yet.  He has until monday before I get to start raising hell about it (cancel the order and start a dispute with paypal) based on the Mercari rules.

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CPU has shipped!  PSU should be here friday and case on monday.  Hopefully CPU not too far behind.  Everything else is here and waiting... :)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Got it up and running!  Working flawlessly after a little issue with one of the ram sticks not being recognized.  After pulling them all and re-installing them one at a time, they all showed. up.  Have six 4tb HGST NAS hard drives on the way, and the new Arctic III GPU cooler has yet to arrive.  Other than that it's basically finished.  I may try prying off the cover off the top VRM heat sink fins at some point.  Pic is a little blurry partially because I still havent peeled the plastic off the TG panel...

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9 hours ago, RollinLower said:

looks nice! what are your plans with that massive case? are you planning on watercooling down the line?

I wanted to have that option but for now the Noctua air cooler is doing the job nicely.  I'm OC'd to 4ghz on all cores and it peaks at 67c under 100% load stress test (1.2875v).  I was originally planning on an Enermax Liqtech AIO but it seems they are shit (still shit even in version 2).  I have 200mm Noctua fans in front and on top and a second fan for the cooler itself on the way.

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The hard drives arrived and tested out as perfect.  Brand new HGST NAS 4tbs x6 for $400 shipped!  Hard to beat that deal.  My video workstation is (almost) COMPLETE! (Except I need to install the Arctic cooler on the GPU.)  Also, I don't have enough long SATA cables yet so I can't properly install three of the drives.  New cables will be here tomorrow. :)

(crap cell phone) pic after I took the plastic protection off the glass:

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On 12/29/2018 at 9:36 AM, Princess Cadence said:

Actually the more unused headroom wattage you have the less efficient the PSU actually is.

 

Either ways if 80+ Platinum was the goal I'd still have gone with a 650W Seasonic Prime Platinum for like stated roughly 80 bucks.

It's not exactly that simple - you need to look at the efficiency curve to really understand on any given unit. I found that on the Corsair AX 1600i that I'm using, it varies only 1% across the entire load range that i hit it with (idle load is about 250w, at full tilt the rig pulls about 1250w currently - efficiency is 94 to 95% at both of those loads). 

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On 12/29/2018 at 10:59 AM, duplexmortician said:

Finally got all my components picked out and ordered.  What I could get used, I did:

 

Threadripper 1950x (paid $506 on Mercari) (was originally going to do 2950x but found out its only 5% faster but costs 90% more)
Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 air cooler for above^ (was going to do Enermax LiqTech but apparently they are still being fucking stupid) ($86 on newegg)

Gigabyte X399 Aorus Extreme mb ($390 on ebay)*

32gb (4x8) G.Skill TridentZ 3200mhz DDR4 ($310 on newegg)
PNY GTX 1080 Ti blower edition ($500 on ebay)*

Arctic triple-fan cooler for above^ ($56 on Newegg)

EVGA 1600w Titanium PSU ($150 on ebay)*
Thermaltake Core X71 case ($148 on ebay)
WD black 500gb Nvme SSD ($123 on ebay)

Samsung 970 Evo 500gb SSD ($115 on ebay)

*=used, all prices as shipped

Wish me luck! (Especially with the used gear)

So far only the MB has arrived...

Yes the 1950X is simply a better value however the performance difference is really more like 10% plus you get better temps, better ram stability, XFR2 and PBO2 (PBO overclocking mode), better overclocking chip

 

Cooler  good, avoid Enermax TR4 products or just go with a Asetek AIO w/ bracket the temp difference is that bad, BUT now looking at that case dude you have to get something better in there or a loop! lol

 

$150 for a 1600 watt PSU is a good deal but huge overkill unless you want to do SLI down the line

 

 

Overall a nice setup, best of luck

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