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Nineteen Fifty X

by legendarypoet

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Date Published

Sept. 14, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 21, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.1GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.08GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.02GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

Description

Take II – Posting this as a new build because the other build page was becoming a total mess. Replaced a whole lot of the components migrated from the old system. This write-up will be much cleaner. Long overdue new main rig build. Things I loved about the build:

  1. Asus's DIMM.2 is fantastic. I was not a fan at first (visually). Thought it was going to be ugly. Turned out great. Wish I had put main drive there vs. the PCH cover. It's noticeably hotter.
  2. OPTIONS! - This board has so many headers of all kinds for current use and future use.
  3. Perfect positioning of everything on the board. This seems like a no-brainer, but I've had to do some creative things in all my years of building. Everywhere I ran something coincided with the case and board. The SATA ports could not have been more perfect.
  4. RBG! - It's funny because I HATE RGB. I don't use the lights 99% of the time. Why do I say this, then? With RGB comes many options. Those include turning as many lights as possible off! Some which used to just have default, permanent state of on. It's nice to be able to turn them on when you need to work inside the case and not have to use a light.

Challenges: 1. The torx based retention required WAAAAAAY more force than I saw in any review video. Thought it was the board at first, but another person on the ROG forums has the same issue. After bracing the board adequately and using a mildly terrifying amount of force, the thread caught and I was able to tighten it normally. 2. My BIOS was corrupted out of the box. Easy enough to fix, but diagnosing the problem was a pain. The OLED screen would hang up on CPU, so that made things confusing. Thankfully BIOS Flashback exists and a few minutes later the Asus logo showed up! 3. RAID is screwed up in the Zenith board at the moment. Does not work in BIOS (not talking about the known lack of NMVe RAID), did not work in OS without much tweaking. Did not detect in AMDs own install from the site. Though recently, proper drivers and the RAIDXpert 2 have been added to the Asus site. 4. Lack of USB 2.0 headers. There is just one for the ROG EXT. There are so many items that use the header. Luckily, the Corsair Commander Pro has a built in hub. Wish they had just done 2 headers where the 2nd USB 3 header is.

I use this mainly for Adobe Creative Suite, virtualization, and other workstations tasks. Currently learning Solidworks & Blender.

I wanted to use another case, but the 760T fits everything so perfectly. It was a breeze to build in and I don't regret using it again! The RGB stuff stays off 99% of the time, but it’s fun to play around with. Old Rig: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/nmD2FT Screen/Desk Setup: https://youtu.be/iwQKIsquA5A Keyboard: https://youtu.be/K7BMQ372tic & https://youtu.be/2m0uGPY8PmQ

Just so it doesn't seem like I went out and dropped $10k all at once, here are parts carried over from my previous setups: 4x 8TB Seagates 960 EVO 3x Ultrawides (accumulated over 3 years, did not buy all at once) Razer & Logitech Peripherals Optimus Maximus Keyboard (Though insanely expensive, it has lasted since 2007/8 and has yet to be dethroned.) APC 1500VA

For those curious about the Enermax Liqtech TR4 360 (Threadripper Full Coverage Cooler):

I was concerned when I first heard about this cooler, since I see off and on quality concerns about Enermax products. Some say the beginning product is nice, but they cheapen later on in the run. I found the quality to be good. Pump is very hefty and solid. Every single cable is nicely sleeved. The radiator was solid. One single fin was slightly deformed. Not in any way that I think would effect performance. The rubber in all places where vibration could occur is a great touch. The tubes are extremely flexible compared to the H115i & H100i v2. I ditched the stock fans in favor of the HD120s from Corsair. Didn't want to go through the trouble of installing them only to hate them. Went with fans I know and trust.
Overall, It's good, leaves lots of room for overclocking, and lets you run the fans relatively quietly @ idle or low workloads.

RAM is actually the RGB version, not LED but I could not find those listed on here.

Note: The clocks I have listed are the maximum achieved clocks, not the clocks I run the system at 24/7.

Comments Sorted by:

Kerazivel 13 points 11 months ago

Um... wow, spensive much? Can it run minesweeper?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 13 points 11 months ago

Unfortunately, no. I heard it can if I get the cards up to 5700Mhz, but my LN2 all in one GPU cooler has not arrived yet.

Kerazivel 7 points 11 months ago

maybe someday. someone will be able to.

ClarkTheCoder 1 Build 4 points 11 months ago

You are a LEGEND.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Haha (that is my nickname) thanks!

cmanAC130 1 Build 4 points 11 months ago

Those are some elite quality photos.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you! Loved building this, so I wanted to make sure that showed.

Antiklimatic 1 point 10 months ago

What camera are you using to take those?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

_Numbb 4 points 9 months ago

Then theres me with my 400$ laptop getting 30 fps on csgo..

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Pixal 3 points 10 months ago

damn

This guy's is living the master race life

+1

Keidan94 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Beautiful build !!!!

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you!

Pulverizer17 2 points 11 months ago

Wut....

maxwell42069 2 points 11 months ago

Looks fantastic, enjoy it!

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you!

TomHonour 2 points 11 months ago

Clean asf

IncognitoGamer123 1 point 11 months ago

M'kay...

s0fia 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Do you have an instragram? I have seen these images on some photography acc.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Yes. It's @legendarypoet (also @knifetography but I've only posted it in story mode). Do you remember what account it was if it was seen somewhere other than mine?

s0fia 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Yup that was the one.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Oh good. Thanks!

patrick121 1 point 11 months ago

Beautiful Build!! I has a question about picture 13. The motherboard says its a Rampage VI Extreme even though its a Zenith Extreme. I was wondering if this was something you modded to say that or just a defect on your board?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Wow! I never noticed! Must be a defect. There's a radiator in front of it so I never see it.

LoadedSandwich 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

****!!!! You are clearly on another level with this build. Amazing to see a build I'll never be able to afford, but can dream of. I have to say I love it, and want one of my own. i probably wouldn't get the ultrawides, a nd would RGB everything in it, but damn nice build man.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you very much! It was a pain to setup and align the screens, but I do love it.

SlackPackSam 1 point 11 months ago

YES! (Huge fan of that SLI Bridge)

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

You have no idea how happy I was to find one that wasn't over-done or too plain! I love it.

SlackPackSam 1 point 11 months ago

I know right!

mbilal2 1 point 11 months ago

Awesome build. More pictures of your whole setup with the monitors please!

bikerchrisuk 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build, but more importantly, nicely written summary! Do update when you've played/learned blender a little, it'll be interesting to know what the performance is like.

Thanks!

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you! Will do!

Biggerboot 5 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Awesome job.

Could we get a picture of the finished setup, along with the desk and three 21:9 monitors?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks! I went from cleaning my desk off to take some pics, to completely tearing it apart. I should be done by tomorrow. I'll post some pics when I am finished.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Ok, added.

aprofile 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Damn son! Sweet build! I know this is a bit of a random question but how are you liking that mouse? I am considering it but I'm guessing it's kinda weird for a desktop.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Which one, the Logitech or the Razer?

aprofile 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Logitech

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I like the ergonomics, however, the bluetooth is flaky so I have to use a logitech dongle.

aprofile 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Cool. Thanks. My pc doesn't have Bluetooth so it should be fine :)

MyWiafuIsaTitan 1 point 11 months ago

But can it run crysis?

5pointrekt 1 point 7 months ago

lel

clayder 1 point 11 months ago

How is this sc2 hybrid performance compared to non-hybrid one ? any experience ?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

My friend has one and the only difference is higher temps from not being liquid cooled. It boosts to like 1975 vs 2050, but they both manually OC the same (around 2100 is all we've pushed them to)

Vicarsus 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

bruh

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

LOL!

malildude 1 point 10 months ago

The build list gives a total of 1026W prior to any OC. How is it that a 1000W PSU is running this system?

I am working on a similar build so would like to know if I should stick with a 1000W or upgrade to 1200W.

Thanks in advance.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I've never had an issue. I have the "i" series PSU so I can keep an eye on power draw and I've only seen 926 watts one time when I had the CPU @ 4.125 and both GPUs @ 2100MHz while running AIDA64 CPU, FPU test and Furmark on max everything to see how far I can push things.

In any sort of rendering or workstation task, it hardly ever hits 700.

malildude 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

Boith 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Finally found someone who uses a 1000W PSU with a 1950X and 2 1080 Tis. Glad to hear everything is working fine. I plan to get a 1950X or maybe a 1920X then slap a 2nd 1080 Ti in my rig, good to see I won't need to replace my 1000W EVGA unit.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Yup! It'll be fine! So many people tell me it isn't enough, but it's more than fine. Even with both GPUs folding@home 24/7.

RGBsheep 1 point 10 months ago

Wow dude, talk about storage and (most likely) overkill.

iPhoneGuru_ 1 point 10 months ago

how well does your cpu aio work? pretty set on getting it but wonder what your experience is like with it.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

It's awesome. Really good idle temps at stock that allow me to run the fans @ 800rpms if I'm doing light work. I can also get this stable @ a 4.1GHz OC when I need to. That is simply not possible w/ the smaller cold plate AIOs. The H115i simply would not allow for stable @ even 3.8. I could do a cinebench run, but that was it.

razimar 1 point 9 months ago

Can it run Crysis?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Kind of. 15fps average.

Hacker_Man 1 point 9 months ago

Would you be okay with it if I was to use some of the photos of this build for a school project.?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

So long as they will not be reposted online, yes you can.

Hacker_Man 1 point 9 months ago

Ok thanks amazing build and exceptional photos btw.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you!

_Numbb 1 point 9 months ago

OOF

docbrown91 1 point 8 months ago

how are the harddrives working out for you, I am looking at doing a build similar to this

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

They're excellent! (and quiet)

DerrickPlays 1 point 8 months ago

Why so much storage?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Tons of data and raw footage/files.

godfather2009 1 point 8 months ago

What do you do with such storage ? :D

ipadguy1360 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

jesus Christ 3 ultrawides and 2 mice and 6 hdds and 3 ssds

can I be your sun?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

lol!

Cyclone67 1 point 6 months ago

This pc made me nut

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Not sure whether to thank you or apologize, lol.

Cyclone67 1 point 6 months ago

You owe me a thanks

Polkayman 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Great build I myself have recently became a fellow Threadrippien and with the Enermax in there as well you should be running really cool. I was going to go with a Hybrid GPU myself how are you liking them, especially in SLI again great high-end system.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It's great. With the heat kept away from the card (they still get hot, but way less) it's boosts to max at all time. Really love the hybrids. Thanks!

hensen66 1 point 3 months ago

This is ******* insane. I love it +1

bewo83 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Supreme build! Have you had any longer term issues with the Ernermax AIO? My 280 has started having issues after 2 months. I suspect the water pump has died

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

No, it's still going strong. Still hoping some better options come out though. I hate not knowing the water temp like I was able to with Corsair's offerings.

BlueKingNL 1 point 1 month ago

This is just picking all the most expensive parts and asking on Reddit "Uhm will this run minesweeper?". But you actually build it. Wow.

JaloCrafter 0 points 10 months ago

Meanwhile I'm here and can't afford ANYTHING, came here for dat epic PC build quality

Krayven 0 points 7 months ago

My only real question for you is Why go 1080 TI 2-Way SLI? also, that 1600USD keyboard is a little ridiculous.

konerloner -1 points 10 months ago

can u send me like some money or a pc pls i'm working with an 8-year-old pc here

5pointrekt -1 points 7 months ago

I would have used an ROG strix gaming GTX 1080 Ti since its better. Also, I do not see the point in getting 2 Mice And Also Why TF would u buy 4 barracudas and 2 Ironwolfs when they are essentially the same?

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I prefer hybrid cooling, so it would not have been a better choice for me. 1 mouse is for productivity, the other is for gaming. I got the barracudas for on sale, so there was a significant difference in price.

cahkeyz -3 points 11 months ago

As an enthusiast I love seeing these builds and I'm going to give you my honest opinion and grade.For starters I feel you could of gotten a better case and PSU. Definitely a more efficient PSU would of just been nicer. Looking at the price this was obviously a no compromise spend as much money as I want kind of build and you went for an AIO liquid cooler instead of a custom water loop... Really tisk tisk Secondly your monitors yeah they looks nice but why not go for some Acer Predator x34's that have a better contrast ratio, G-Sync and instead of 60hz with your monitors you would get a 100hz with the x34s. The monitors that you chose are kinda garbage for the money, they don't have g sync or free sync and they don't have super good contrast ratio's. I just feel that is a huge flaw in this PCMR enthusiast design. Also just a tartarus why not go for a orb weaver. I feel if you had the money for this kind of PC I would of spent a little more since obviously 12 thousand dollars isn't a problem and going a little bit further wouldn't have been bad . Wit the money you spend and the choice of hardware you put into this i would gibe this build a B+.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 4 points 11 months ago

If this was a build acquired all at once, I would agree with some of your sentiments. As I stated in the log, the monitors and peripherals are old and not purchased all at once. I am not a competitive gamer, super casual. 60Hz.... 100Hz... it doesn't help me not get shot in the head. I just need screen real estate and lots of it. I have many projects open at once. These get the job done and keep me on task. I don't even think the predator was a thing when I got my first ultrawide. As for case choice, I stuck with what I knew and am glad I did. As for PSU, there is always room for better, but it simply was not needed. These are very efficient and reliable. My 6th time using one in a build. My other choice would have been the HX1200i, but when I was gathering parts, they were out of stock for the longest time. If I need more juice (which I have not under the heaviest of loads) I will address it them and re-purpose this one. I also like to have the Corsair Link functionality. That was a must. The razer was just a thing I grabbed so I could play FFIV with friends from time to time and lean back in my chair. Works great for my purposes. Have never felt the need for better. I see nothing wrong with AIO. I don't know anything about custom loops. Don't have the time to learn right now, just need power. That said, I will take some time in February to go custom loop on my 1800X build. If all goes well I still probably won't do this one. Can't afford to go down if a leak occurs or drain a loop if something needs to be replaced. Does not fit with my workflow. This machine is a workhorse for me and has almost reached ROI in a few weeks. I appreciate the constructive criticism. If I had done everything all at once, I'd agree on some points, but overall with the pacing of how and when everything was purchased, I can't complain at all.

cahkeyz 1 point 11 months ago

See I thought you had bought this all at once, so my immediate reaction was like nooo the potential bottle necks. Well I'm looking forward to seeing your builds in the future. Also have you looked into getting any NVME storage, just another thing I thought could be added.

legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

There are 3 NVMe drives in this system.

cahkeyz 1 point 11 months ago

whoops, I guess I'm blind

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Who are you to be "grading" anyone's build? Are you supposed to be a PC building authority?

cahkeyz -2 points 11 months ago

Easy there snowflake, It's my opinion,but what I said is true, I'm not here to make friends or suck up to people, but to give my honest level headed opinion on said pc's. In this build there are some form of bottle necks or areas of improvement and I have clearly shown them.

ReapMeUpDaddy 1 point 11 months ago

Ehrm, no. First of all, like the HX Series, the RMX series of Corsair power supplies are highly used in proffesional systems, are recommended to anybody wanting a stable and reliable power supply and it has enough watts to run a system like OP's. Second of all, things such as peripherals, cases and monitors are the choice of the builder and what style they want to achieve. You can hate on somebody's motherboard choice all you want but things like peripherals are their choice and you have no real high ground when it comes to saying what is right or wrong. And a B+? please...

cahkeyz -1 points 11 months ago

Fair enough you made a valid arugment A-, for the peripherals that was more of a side comment and personal opinion compared the bigger flaws like in the choice of cooling and the monitors.

ReapMeUpDaddy 1 point 11 months ago

Personally I would have also picked some better (and cheaper) monitors aswell but who knows, maybe OP isn't a gamer. As for the cooling, I would have also expected something in the custom loop range but since the graphics cards are already under water it would be kinda redundant to get one just for the CPU, when a good AIO like the one in question can cool it adequately, and for half the price. Not that price was a concern in this case though lol

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legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I should have mentioned somewhere that I only listed the maximum clocks I have gotten. Those are not 24/7 overclocks. I run my system in its most stable form which means XFR & Boost. That combo has only ever topped out at 770 watts under synthetic load and around 660 when I'm doing rendering work.

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 0 points 10 months ago

OK.. you are trolling

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Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 0 points 10 months ago

PSU usually give you a headroom. so you can draw more power than advertized.

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legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks! Raw footage consumes lots of space.

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cahkeyz 1 point 11 months ago

Clearly you don't download nearly enough corn :p

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legendarypoet submitter 9 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

https://youtu.be/2m0uGPY8PmQ it makes more sense as a video.

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cahkeyz 3 points 11 months ago

As you can see it just barely scrapes by with minecrafts minimum specs

Voipes 1 point 11 months ago

It can run minesweeper 240p 30 fps on easy