Nice build. I want to switch to ryzen for my Lightroom PC. Are you concerned with dust buildup inside the case with the fans 3 in and 1 out?
i also wish the 1070 video cards were out at time of my build. the 970 still works unfortunately so no justification for me to buy a 1070
the dual m.2 drives is overkill. i should have gone with
d:\ Samsung SSD
e:\ 7200 hard drive
One of my design goals was silence and adding a spinning hard drive would have gone against that goal. i should have sacrificed a little noise for a little savings.
yes, i wanted to keep all of lightroom work isolated on its own drive.
i forget the actual details but sharing bandwidth means, if you plug in the m.2 you lose the ability to use the sata port
so if you have a lot of sata to plug in, the use of m.2 could be an issue.
Funny story... My office is in the finished basement. The office sits right next to the utility closet/area. This closet/area had a broken door, and the noise from the furnace was coming into the office unabated for years. I turned on the computer and all I could hear was the furnace. I had to fix the door to enjoy the how quiet the pic is. It's not silent, but sitting in my chair with the pc under the desk I cannot hear it.
Adobe Lightroom hardly ever uses the graphics card for optimizing its workload so spending more on the 980 TI is not a great use of funds.
I'm sure the system you spec-ed out would be good enough for many apps, but if you have ever used Adobe Lightroom you might agree with the M.2 decisisions.
Not fast enough. Mechanical spinning HDD not part of my design. I leave those in the NAS.
:). Solid build solid components you should be proud of that build, I bet it kicks but.
I have a synology NAS for extra storage. It's the slim model, supports 4 2.5 drives, I use WD RED 1TB for all 4 and configured them RAID 5. Tiny footprint gives me about 3TB of long term raid 5 storage. Back all of that up regularly just to be safe.
I like your build. Tons of RAM and top notch CPU, GPU and PSU. By braided cables, do you mean the the big knot? I noticed that. I'd be worried about interference or something having cable all bunched up and also air flow. But I agree you did it your way and sometimes that's the only way to do things. Lol. Plus 2 for the uniqueness, minus 1 for the stated concerns, that's a net plus 1!
No heat issues for me. Only slightly over locked cpu 4.4 ghz. Fast , very fast. If your current C drive is already SSD I hear you might not notice the speed increase. I went from a mechanical HD to the m.2 the speed increase was awesome.
Do you have any M.2 installed?
Asrock z170 extreme7+ I believe
You can get motherboards with a triple M.2 but there isn't much left for sata drives if you max it out.
I admit, m.2 is not for the builder on a budget. But when you have little patience like me, it's money well spent
Nice build, great pics. No m.2? That motherboard begs for at least one. +1
I have the define r5, the r4looks similar, why not flip the power over and put the fun under to keep the inside of the case cooler.
Great parts list. No mechanical drives ++. Great build.
Check out my build.
I went from a $499 off the shelf ASUS laptop to a custom built I7 skylake and the Samsung 950 pro NVMe M.2 for my C:\ drive. I also have 100MB FIOS. I have no bottlenecks during normal usage, email, web, steam gaming, there is no waiting at all. Every click is answered immediately. Maybe it's the combo of top notch parts i have assembled, but I do believe the M.2 plays a big part in the fastest computer that I have ever used.
Nice clean build. Install the nvme m.2 for icing on the cake.
Nice build, you can get better performance from the m.2 slot with a Samsung 950 pro, but it will raise the $
I have same motherboard with a 950 pro NVMe and it is fast. the gaming 7 supports 2 m.2 so that's how many I used, maxed out the fast storage. first m.2 for the OS, second for photo editing with Lightroom (catalogs and cache). Great build should last you a long time.
It's a fast machine. For normal usage from boot up to shut down there no waiting for anything. The Steam games I have seen run over 100 fps, some coming close to 300. Lightroom tasks will make me wait but its a fraction of what the wait time used to be when I was running a slower laptop and photos stored on a NAS.
Yes, all moduvents in place. 2 front fans and one backside. Noise level is very low. The Gigabyte system fan control software lets me set it for quiet operation. Fans run low and quiet unless needed. Same for the 970 SSC GPU, same for the AX760 PSU. Yes, definitely lives up to what I was shooting for.
Sorry about the text formatting of my description. I will clean that up in the future.