Description

Build is for a custom/proprietary workflow in 3D/AR space, works awesome. Also doubles as gaming or streaming machine. About to put this head to head with my previous 7900X build to see which wins out for gaming, and the loser will be relegated streaming box.

When I ordered the parts, I assumed this would be a pretty straightforward build, but as mentioned in the other threadripper build on here, seating the damn processor was a pain. It took about an hour of pulling forward and applying pressure to get it to properly seat and lock down, and a uncomfortable amount of force to torque the screws. After that, everything went great until it came time to turn the machine on.

On boot, first a VGA error then a HDD error. Had to pull out one of the GPU's, the 850 SSD and four sticks of the RAM to get the machine to properly boot. Downloaded the latest beta BIOS update, installed, then reseated all the parts and booted without issue. Since then the machine has been running rock solid.

One aside, newegg shipped the wrong size SLI HB bridge, so had to use the one that came with the mobo until replacement arrived. :(

Future plans are a full custom loop, parts have been ordered, but a few things were backordered and I didn't want to wait for them before trying out the Threadripper and putting it through some work.

Initial 3DMark Run: http://www.3dmark.com/spy/2231543

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 13 points

holy storage

  • 21 months ago
  • 30 points

I spend like the government, why have one when you can have three for triple the price!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

LMAO same af

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

but you aren't spending the government right? i'd like to have that kind of government...

envious build btw

  • 21 months ago
  • 4 points

I wish I had 4+ tb of SSD's .-.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Also added more storage.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

you mean "Holy storage sharks, Batman!"

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  • 21 months ago
  • 6 points

jaw drops like ten ton hammer

1111111+

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Beautiful! Please follow up with new pics after custom loop with EK Block and that Asus Aura SLI HB Bridge! +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Will do.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of CPU temps are you seeing under your typical workload?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

So far 68-75 seems normal, that's 10 cores utilized under moderate to heavy stress.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

okay so no liquid nitrogen required >.< haha, this is impressive man. I might do the same when I get back from deployment, but change the gpu to a Vega card. Then again the tech will probably be old by the time Im back.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That 850 pro looks so paltry compared to his companions lol and I'd call that The Space Heater

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel you with the socket. It was such a pain to do. Are you waiting for the monoblock too?

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes, I ordered the EK Supremacy EVO Threadripper edition in the interim and will probably build that loop first in this case and then build a loop with monoblock when it's released, in a smaller case.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm just waiting for the monoblock before building my loop incase the ports are different on the monoblock and the regular threadripper edition. Love your build btw

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thx!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

mind me asking where all the m.2 960s are?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

One under southbridge heatsink, two on the expansion board that's in some of the pics.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

thx

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

jelly but hats off for the first few guys who have the treadripper build

what was your average power draw for the system?

average temps?

stock voltages it is running

whats was the RAM speed which was stable? I know 3200MHz is not possible ATM only at best i heard its only 2933MHz

any complains about the board?

will we see OC results?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have voltage info with me but will get, average temps are mentioned other places and in the build and comments.

2933 MHz is the best I can get, but not at 14 CAS. 128GB isn't the most stable configuration either. The board is OK, it looks good and beyond seating the processor, build was easy - stability has been challenging, especially around PCI lanes, I'm thinking, again, that the 128GB is an issue or causing complexities.

I did manage to get a stable 4.1 GHz Overclock last night, with an hour burn-in and no issues. Beta BIOS has helped, and hopefully we'll see improvements over time. Interesting thing to note, so far, at a similar 4.1GHz overlock, the 7900X is beating the Threadripper in 3DMark so far, but only on the DX12 test.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

yea it seems RAM compatibility is still the number one issue for Ryzen in general

the temps was that on the OC mode?

i saw you only manage to use 10 out of the 16 cores, are you apps still limited in terms of core usage?

it will be sad to see unused cores and treads wasted.

I was torn between the ROG board or the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon as the choice of motherboard for the 16 cores

but after looking at the M.2 solution on the Asus board like a DIMM slot style, it might be the turning factor as i don't like the idea of a M.2 under the GPUs.

as for the PSU, i have a CoolerMaster 1300W Gold unit which is the one i am using in my QX6800 system.

Once my treadripper system is here, the 1300W PSU will be transferred to the new PC

I right now waiting for the aftermarket AIB partners of the RX Vega if they come in stock.

I have been eyeing on a 38 Inch Freesync LG - 38UC99-W 37.5" which is a 4K Monitor

I may go for dual RX Vega GPU for crossfire but if 2 is not enough, i may pop in the 3rd Vega

The OC i will prob go is just all 16 cores at 4GHz and if possible closer to the 1.375 volts.

finger crossed

Also now waiting for TR4 air coolers from big names like CoolerMaster

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Very, very, very... (yes I said "very" four times...!), interested in the parts list and a complete parts breakdown (with pictures) of the completed custom loop.

Thank you for what you have posted so far. Amazing system! I am putting coins in my piggy bank now! Maybe someday my dream will be affordable!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I will add the full parts list, and photos, etc once they arrive and I start building.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

So... when you run that SpaceX Falcon launch from this PC, will you be streaming it? ;)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, definitely.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I could pay off my car with this build lol! But it is absolutely beautiful. Great job!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Possible to have a benchmark (3Dmark) -If you want a water loop idea look at my pc

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow i am impressed very beautiful beast :-)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build man! I like those monitors too, I've been trying to figure out a better monitor solution for my rig.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx! I am too - trying to figure out a 3 display setup, 2 side by side and one above, having a hard time finding arms for this that I like.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

you could watch some nice 4k **** on this.

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

I have a Dell 8K monitor for that! :P

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

WTF XD!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

impressive. Most impressive. +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build. I wish I had that kind of money to spend.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

what read/write speeds u get with these 3 960 pros in raid ??

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Will add details once I get them in RAID.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought you couldn't raid SSD? Damn I am behind the curve lol

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing to see here just your everyday $10,000 computer.

+1

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait till I add the additional custom loop and other stuff i've added in the last day :P

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

why spend money on a car when u can spend it on a pc amirite

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I spend considerably more on cars.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you running those 960 Pro's in Raid ? if so, what read & write speeds are you looking at

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Not yet, planning too, but want hardware raid support and need to sort that out.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Damnn. U can hack space/time with this machine

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

working on it, feel like I’m missing a flux capacitor to really get there

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you pleeeeeeasssse post some benchmarks pics??

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

There's a link to 3dmark run in the description, what else are you wanting to see.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

why a 280mm radiator instead of a 360mm radiator?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

temp till custom loop parts arrive.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

At least you got the $10 mail-in-rebate.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm thrifty.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

i think it might run minecraft

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

no mods though

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda mad at you....

Had to buy a new keyboard because I ruined my old one with drool from looking at this for too long. Nice build my man!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry not sorry :P

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What's ur twitch?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.twitch.tv/boomography - will be streaming soon, just waiting on a new 4k/60 streaming card to arrive today.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I also have a 1950x, except my cinebench scores are unusually low when not overclocked. What scores are you running while on stock clocks?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

And i was thinking my build was going to be expensive xD.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

One of those monitors cost more then my computer..

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I built my Threadripper build last week and I do a lot of rendering. So far my renders with pc at 100% are running the cpu to 75 to 77 degrees celsius. Just wondering what you pc is running at at 100% since we have almost the same parts in are build.

Also what did you get your ram to run stable at?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

At 100% load, averaging between 69-72 degrees.

Fastest i've been able to get my ram stable at so far, 2933 MHz. Hopefully there will be another beta update soon that will help with that. Seems like the biggest challenge has been ram compatibility.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that last pick for a server set up or no? What does the DS916 do? Just more slots? Also is that just a modem on the right hand side or a switch board?

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

DS916 and the expansion are a NAS (network attached storage), they just host drives and put them on the network so you can store stuff on them. The thing beside it is a switch.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much, Ive got a bit more to learn clearly. Looking forward to it, planning on doing a lot of different things, like gaming, video and photo editing, 3D design, and coding. So I want to build a robust system like yours.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

how does it compare to the 7900x for gaming?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

So far, 7900 has beeen winning by around 1-2 FPS in most games I play and have benchmarked.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

that h115i doesn't appear to be big enough for that cpu, do you have problems with that?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues, the CPU lid surface is massive but the actual die array is covered properly, temps are fine. I will still be doing a custom loop anyway as well.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're the reason why the Poseidon's are sold out

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 6 more for other upcoming builds of mine :p

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you figure out your issue with booting? I have same MOBO and 1 Samsung 960. I can only get to BIOS if I Clear CMOS and boot. Starting to take things apart.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I explained what fixed it for me in the post... upgraded to beta BIOS, no issues booting.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea my bad, I hadn't read the full thing. It ended up being RAM incompatibility. Looked up approved vendor list including RAM on the ASUS website, and figured it out. Luckily had compatible RAM in another build.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

holy ******* ****, i want

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

how's this 540 air case going? do you have to sacrifice something to let the zenith fit inside ?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Case is good. Zenith fits fine, case is massive.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

dude give me some money

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

But why?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Touche sir. Very well done!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude can I buy this thing? I want it so bad

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

With a build like this, you gotta give us more pics to drool over! PLEASE!!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. Are you running RAID on the M.2's? Any issues with OC'ing the RAM? I've read the recommended speed is 2666.

  • 21 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice it would look better with ROG bridge sli

  • 21 months ago
  • 0 points

Only thing I dont understand is why you went with 2 4k 60hz monitors when you couldve went with 3 ultrawide 1440p 144hz monitors

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

4k - will upgrade to the 4k 144hz that ASUS/Acer just pushed back.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn gl with that :D would love to see you do a review on those monitors if you choose to get them! Link me to your channel if you have one?

  • 21 months ago
  • -3 points

Why get Poseidon if your not gonna make a water cool loop? That's nonsense..

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Guess reading is hard?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Wordses are too hards. Beautiful build by the way. I'm very interested in threadripper. Enjoy your beast of a machine.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

We'll see, i'm comparing it to my 7900X build right now, and when the 7980XE is out, i'll compare it to that too. Whatever wins, i'll use for gaming.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Meh, just box up the 7900 and send it to me, I'll give it a good home while you game and stream on your Threadripper box. ;)

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, have to post custom loop, eyes must suffer. :P

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