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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.