Discussion My fully portable AMD Ryzen 3950X Workstation/Gaming Build Complete

traderjay

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I waited for a long time for a case with a decent integrated handle in form factor that is convenient to carry to and from work, while enjoying some epic gaming sessions in between. The Rzyen 3950X doesn't disappoint.

Full specs:

CPU: Ryzen 3950X
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VIII Impact Motherboard
Case: Lian-Li TU150 Case
PSU: Corsair SF750 PSU

GPU: Strix 2080ti OC
RAM: 16GB X 2 Gskill PC3600 DDR4 16-16-16-36

Storage:
Samsung 970 Pro 1TB Boot Drive
Samsung 970 EVO 512GB Cache drive
2X 2TB Samsung PM863a SATA SSD

Already took this mini rig to and from the workplace many times and it performed flawlessly! Remains whisper quiet even under 100% mining load.

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traderjay

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Actually looks like the whole heatsink changed.
Yes I switched from the Noctua NH-U12A to the dark rock pro 4 because it performs much better for the 3950x while keeping everything silent. I actually have a very legit need for silence because sometimes when I work in the basement, I need to be able to hear my 1 year old + boy taking a nap upstairs ;)
 

Hitman928

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Yes I switched from the Noctua NH-U12A to the dark rock pro 4 because it performs much better for the 3950x while keeping everything silent. I actually have a very legit need for silence because sometimes when I work in the basement, I need to be able to hear my 1 year old + boy taking a nap upstairs ;)
I hear ya, when I was younger, noise didn't bother me at all and I just went full blast trying to get the best performance possible. Now I go for the quietest possible within my performance target which means I over provision all my cooling so fans never have to ramp up. It helps with my stress levels during particularly grueling projects, lol.
 

traderjay

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I hear ya, when I was younger, noise didn't bother me at all and I just went full blast trying to get the best performance possible. Now I go for the quietest possible within my performance target which means I over provision all my cooling so fans never have to ramp up. It helps with my stress levels during particularly grueling projects, lol.
I don't mind the swoosh of the fan noise but 4 noctuas at 100% rpm creates alot of turbulence and I cannot hear anything outside of the room when the rig is mining. There was one occasion where my little one was crying for a few min after nap time because I couldn't hear him.

Plus, the CPU wasn't able to boost to its full potential under the noctua so I am losing out on performance as well.
 

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