Description

Rig that was planned for almost half a year. Finally got all the parts recently and got it assembled. Using it mostly for 3d visualization works, and occasionally gaming.

CPU choice:

Initially i was deciding between the threadripper 1950x and the i9-7980xe, while leaning towards 7980xe more for the overall performance advantage and seeing it as a long term investment. Then AMD announced it's 32 core flagship beast, competitively priced when compared to the 18 core 7980xe. It was a no brainer for me to then join the Red team.

I had the mobo set to enable PBO and it is running at a stable 3.8 to 4.2Ghz, close to 70C on load.

GPU: upgraded to RTX 2080ti from the faulty 1080ti. Picked up the Zotac AMP Extreme core variant in the end. TimeSpy GPU benchmark is still way lower than what reviewers had online. 8000-10000 versus the 14000 score as seen online. Not a huge bummer as the card is not having any issues like my old 1080ti.

Issues--- RESOLVED-------: Turns out to be the TT Floe RGB program + faulty 1080ti gpu that is causing the random freeze and pc lockup issue. Uninstalled and never had a single freeze anymore. Done too many testing and hardware swapping to finally identified that those 2 are the cause.

  1. TT Floe RGB program not able to detect the temp readings of my CPU. TT Devs in the forum confirmed that this is a firmware/software issue. Pending software update.
  2. PC is constantly getting freezes and lockups after booting in Windows with no specific pattern. totally random as it could happen between 30secs into windows and 1 hour into usage. requires hard reset to recover.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

More pictures! I want to see the X399 Creation fully populated!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha definitely it will be in the future! I'm waiting for more jobs to flow in before upgrading it to dual 2080ti nvlink-ed. But for now, it has hit the ceiling for my budget.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Still have some external cable management to do but I've got a project to work on now so will update the post at a later time. :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Build looks super cool +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

thx!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve been looking at that gpu but I have been told it gets really and and it’s too big. What do you think about it?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

My Asus ROG Strix 1080 is big at 298mm

325mm is huge

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It is indeed a little bulky but then again i got a full tower and an e-atx so not quite feeling the impact :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

So does the 32 cores make up the “dream team”?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

for rendering purposes, this thing surely kills it. for gaming, i'm more than happy with the 1080ti for now. so yeah, definitely my dream combination ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't you need the Enermax AIO since the standard Asetek ones don't fully cover the massive Threadripper heatspreader?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it might impact the cooling performance too but I've tested the system with the job i was working on. The 3.7ghz oc-ed cpu temp on a full rendering load was rather okay... at 84C, i guess?

on a second note, i did accidentally smeared and brushed off some of the thermal paste on the AIO during installation, so the temp values might even be lower after i reapply the paste.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

2990WX? xD great build.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The issue you have is power draw. It would appear that the motherboard you picked out is able to handle being supplied more or less power than what it consistently needs (overvoltage + core prioritization), which would make it so your CPU can continue functioning even if it is undersupplied the power it needs to continue functioning at peak performance. Your GPU would not have similar features as it is supplied directly from the PSU and the PCIEx16 slot that the card is placed in; This will negatively affect the stability of core clock speeds as core clock is more dependent on power than memory clock. This is caused by the level of power that is being delivered to your PSU dropping below what your system needs, causing a brown out. To solve, you need to get a UPS of any kind. While you are looking for a UPS, keep in mind that watt hours is how many watts that can be supplied over a period of one hour; if you are having a full draw of ~1000w, you would be able to use a 500wh UPS for ~30 minutes.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

But why UPS tho since its power related issue. My place doesnt have any power tripping issue btw, it's only the pc thats doing it from time to time. Based on the issue you are pin pointing wont the ideal solution be substituting the PSU out since it feels like a PSU fault? Then again i dont know as it is a 1500w titanium rated psu....what could go wrong i wonder :(

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, a lot of the time it won't be a power-tripping issue that causes your entire house to go down briefly. You've seen lights flicker before without everything going out, correct? If so, you definitely need a UPS.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

guessing this is a tron legacy reference?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe yeah. Im a huge Tron fan. the art and design that is. not so much about the plot.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Love everything but GPU's Vram doesn't stack as you stated, unfortunately. 2x 1080 tis would still yield 11gb Vram not 22. :( I'm learning about 3d modeling myself and I was sad to know my 2x vega 64s didnt yield 16gb vram.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh what i was talking about is RTX 2080 series, they do stack for Vray with NVLINK SLI. I'm planning to have that but now that the Titan RTX has been announced, I guess i will sit and wait for it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a warframe background? Whatever it is I wish I had two monitors to have it look like that.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, thats a Tron art by a deviantart artist in which i just editted to get that duality effect.