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NZXT H700i, AMD Threadripper 1950x

by 3DDarren


I use this machine for optimizing 3D meshes and developing AR/VR unity applications. I had to remove the smart fan controller from nzxt it's terrible and caused the CPU to overheat. Once I plugged all the fans into the motherboard headers the CPU temps ran great and the performance was what it should be. Amazing! Also had to remove the cable shroud to allow the motherboard to fit. Now it's just sitting in there for aesthetic purposes. Not even screwed in.

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Mason54 25 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

I only see 1X GPU but 2X listed... Error 404 GPU not found

3DDarren submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Added some new pics. I wasn't happy with the ones I took when I posted this build.

Jesussavedme2 2 points 13 months ago

Nice rig

Ratler 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

The cable shroud should fit if you adjust it to the right, there are two different positions for it. It will however block the upper row of SATA ports. I just completed a build with the same motherboard using this case a couple of weeks ago.

I would also recommend mounting the radiator in the front, that would cut a few more degrees on the CPU temperature, especially when you turn on the heaters (GPU(s)).

3DDarren submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Unfortunately the power cables to the motherboard are really stiff and the usb 3 port plug for the front of the case get a lot of pressure when I try to mount the cable shroud. It's not a big deal to me that I have it propped inside a few inches to the right.

I contemplated adding the rad to the front I just worried it would make the GPUs run even hotter. What temps are you getting? on idle I'm getting about 25-30 degrees C and on load about 40-55. GPUs are getting around the same.

Ratler 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

I'm getting around the same temperatures for the CPU, even though I have the 360 radiator. I'm running my fans at 15-20% speed only, virtually silent. My GPU runs 65-67 under max load.

arodriguez@gbs-inc.com 1 point 13 months ago

Top mount if you want better overall cooling, front mount if CPU cooling is your primary concern. In this scenario with dual video cards top mounting would be more desirable.

PhantomHawk11 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

How is a 240 rad cooling that threadripper?

3DDarren submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

It's working great so far. You can use the Noctua air cooler which gives similar performance but doesn't allow you to use the top slot for your GPU. SInce I was adding 2 GPUs to my build I needed both 16x slots and wanted to save space.

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FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

As a person from the Linux side of things, I have to ask one thing of Unity devs:

If you use a plugin, make sure it's Linux compatible. Lots of plugin devs and indie devs have ignored Linux and it's causing a lot of them to resort to trying to get Unity to run in DX11 in Wine... (and that's not fun right now)

With the Vive Pro coming out soon, that will probably need the extra GPU horsepower you have in this system due to it's higher resolution per eye.

antonjetpack -2 points 13 months ago

Holy Jesus, so much overkill. Please tell me, with the amount of money you are spending, that somewhere in there is a 144hz monitor...

3DDarren submitter 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Considering I'm not gaming 144hz monitor would be the real overkill. I guess you haven't spent much time optimizing hundreds of 3D models, lightmapping huge scenes with hundreds of lights with LOD's or rendering photorealistic images to realize time is money. The faster the rig is at completing these tasks the larger the projects I can complete. Meaning I can make money to pay for an expensive computer. Plus I'm making VR and AR worlds I don't need high refresh monitor to view projects I just need high resolution.

antonjetpack 1 point 13 months ago

Right, forgot to read the desc.