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This build was more of a curiosity experiment rather than a necessity. Always wanted a Threadripper so I could RAID 0 the hell out of 4 or 8 NVMe drives using an "ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 PCIe V2 Supports 4 NVMe M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) Up to 128 Gbps"

It all started when Amazon put the 1920x for sale @ $199. Hmm...need to find an X399 MB. Oh hell naw!, These things are expensive. *Let check out eBay. Oh look...lets bid on this one. An open box. Woke up the next morning to see that I actually won it for $177.50.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASRock-Fatal1ty-X399-Professional-Gaming-sTR4-AMD-X399-SATA-6Gb-s-USB-3-1-ATX-AM/123929098985?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Guess who is building a new computer? Yep..."Honey, uh....Im building YOU a computer dear."

Lets do this on the "thrifty" side. No RGB. NO AIOs. Middle-ish GPU.

I was away on buisness so I had my 15 yr old son build this. He initially put the CPU air cooler in upside down and covered slot 1. *Heatsink is offset to prevent this. Thus he put the GPU into slot 3. Worked fine.

Nothing really unique about the build at this point.

Ordered the ASUS NVME expansion card. Now time to wait for cheap 1Tb NVMe drives. I was able to pick up (4) ADATA SX8100 drives for $79 each on New Egg. For some reason, they are not listed on pcpartpicker.

In order to install the adapter into a "Bifurcation compatble" PCIe slot, we had to move the GPU to slot 1 (Rotate the CPU cooler by 180 degrees.) and change slot 3 from x16 to x4x4x4x4 in the bios. This gives each NVMe drive in the riser their own PCI land directly to the CPU. Still in the process of getting this to RAID 0. All drives show up thou.

No reason to explain benchmarks on CPU nor GPU, plenty of YouTube reviews for that.

Only weird thing that happened was, after we updated the BIOS, CPU temps rose significantly. "AUTO" voltage was going as high as 1.47 V. . Set it manually to 1.275V and overclocked all cores to 4.1 Ghz. Temps 77-83 degrees during extreme testing.

After turning the CPU cooler to correct direction, the top 140mm fan was in the way. Installed a slim 120mm Noctura.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, very clean. If you can get that MoBo cable behind the cable shroud it will look a little more streamline, but that cable does look thick, nice job though. +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great gaming pc.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I realized that the top PCIe slot was blocked off by that huge cooler, but tbh you could have at least put the GPU in the second highest slot for x8 instead of the x4 that I'm pretty sure that slot with the GPU is running at.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler was initially put in 180 degrees out. We flipped it, had to put in a low profile noctua fan up top. (See pictures towards end.) Then we moved the GPU from slot 3, up to slot 1. Then installed a 4 slot riser into slot 3 to allow "x4x4x4x4". Now I can run 4 (1Tb) NVMe ssd drives in a raid 0 at full PCIe speeds on each ssd.

BTW, on this threadripper board, the slots are as follows: Slot 1: x16 Slot2: x8 Slot3: x16 Slot4: x8

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh, okay

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

is the G.Skill Psu good

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

its a difficult call really. It seems well built, heavy heavy, no issues. For me the price was right for $110 +tax Until it breaks, its great. No reviews to speak of. I think they tried to enter the PSU market then gave up on it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

0k

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

is it worth it to buy or no

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

1.) DO you need 1250 watts? NO? DOnt buy. 2.) You most likely DONT need 1250 watts, so do you WANT to have it for some future growth? Then buy it. 3.) Its overkill for 99% of everyone. Best price for 1250 watts. But ask yourself...DO you need it?

I CAN run 4 video cards and a 2950x plus 8 HDDs. So I COULD use it.

Its overkill for me honestly.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

how many fps do u run on new games? sorry im new to pc

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

TO answer your question fully. Try this calculator. Be sure to put in the amount of RAM and Freespace. You can change up the processor to see what framerate you will get at a given resolution.

https://pc-builds.com/cyri/Ryzen_Threadripper_1920X/Radeon_RX_5700_XT/0No14j/

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This link should show you a Threadripper 1920x and the RX5700xt < 32 gb ram, 1tb freespace and Battlefield V. You select the resolution you will be using. 1080, 1440, or 4k. I run 1440 and 4 k.

https://pc-builds.com/cyri/Ryzen_Threadripper_1920X/Radeon_RX_5700_XT/0No14j/32/1000/?gameList=(0j)