I wanted to talk about my first AMD build in over a decade with the new 1950X Threadripper from AMD and the TR4 Socket. Let me start by saying I have a very love/hate relationship with the new AMD TR4 socket, if you look up any of the tech YouTubers, and watch them install this processor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyik-vSfvwo , it’s roughly 2-4 minutes video and looks relatively simple right? Well, sadly, my experience was anything but…. This processor was a nightmare to get to seat correctly in socket. I found (with some use of a flashlight) that Screw 1 wasn’t hitting the hole (giggity) and thus the screw wouldn’t start. The solution was to gently pull forward on the bracket while pressing down to hold the bracket in place, and then start the screw. However, DO NOT tighten Screw 1 all the way down as 2 and 3 will then be difficult to start, simply get Screw 1 started, then 2, then 3, and then go around in a circle to apply even pressure. Once this was finished, I didn’t run into any additional issues.
Now let’s get to the good stuff… Processor: 1950X 16 core 32 Thread Processor CPU Cooler: Kraken X62 AIO Liquid Cooler Motherboard: x399 Asus ROG Zenith Extreme RAM: 32 GB of G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 3600 Mhz Storage: Samsung Evo 960 1 TB PCIE NVM-E SSD M.2 Video Card: Titan X(p) not the newest Titan XP but the first Pascal one…don’t get me started on this. Case: Phantek Enthoo Luxe w/ Tempered Glass Sound Card: Asus – Essence STX II Sound Card Keyboard: Razer Chroma V2 Blackwidow Mouse: Razer Diamondback wired mouse Extra: HTC Vive
EDIT: I should give a huge shout out to my friend Anthony who helped me with this build. Thanks man!
I have some pictures attached as a build montage of the progress I made during various stages of my build. I’m extremely pleased with how it came out. If anyone has any questions you can hit me up on Twitter @Vendetta1337x.