Threadripper BUILDERS thread

Markfw

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Feel free to comment, but primarily I would love for all of those building a Threadripper system to post their build information, and get feedback on it. I ordered the below today: (some are preorder)
 
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Feel free to comment, but primarily I would love for all of those building a Threadripper system to post their build information, and get feedback on it. I ordered the below today: (some are preorder)
Is there a reason you are only going with 2x8 GB of ram? Missing out on the quad channel.

I'll be going with:

Threadripper 1950X
MSI Gaming Carbon (This is still up on the air)
4x8GB of G.Skill TridentZ
Corsair RMx 1000w power supply
RX Vega 56 (depending on reviews)

Holdovers from my current build will be

Samsung Evo 960 NVME 256gb
960GB Mushkin SSD
Kraken x61 280mm AIO (until I move to custom loop)
Corsair AIR540 case

I have the Threadripper on pre-order, but will wait on the motherboard, and Rx Vega until I see some reviews.
 

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Is there a reason you are only going with 2x8 GB of ram? Missing out on the quad channel.

I'll be going with:

Threadripper 1950X
MSI Gaming Carbon (This is still up on the air)
4x8GB of G.Skill TridentZ
Corsair RMx 1000w power supply
RX Vega 56 (depending on reviews)

Holdovers from my current build will be

Samsung Evo 960 NVME 256gb
960GB Mushkin SSD
Kraken x61 280mm AIO (until I move to custom loop)
Corsair AIR540 case

I have the Threadripper on pre-order, but will wait on the motherboard, and Rx Vega until I see some reviews.
Its 2 x a 2x8 kit, so yes 4 sticks of 8 gig samsung bdie 3600. $400 just for memory. But based on Ryzen, and its love of memory speed, and this is 2 Ryzens, I went as high as the mobo allows.
 
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I'll be watching this thread from the sidelines. Resisting with all my might.
 
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Are you sure that cooler is going to work? How are you planning on mounting it?
 

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Resisting with all my might.
These are supposed to be the best 2% of all the chips coming from the wafers. Could see some all 16 core's @ 4.2ghz or so. Even 4ghz would be strong.
 

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Are you sure that cooler is going to work? How are you planning on mounting it?
The chip comes with a bracket that is supposed to work on all common AIO coolers. And this cooler was mentioned on Toms in regards to this situation. Yes a chance it will not work, but I think the odds are with me.

From Toms:
"A menu of 20 different liquid cooling options and five air coolers from a wide array of manufacturers also greet early adopters. AMD includes a bundled Asetek adapter for existing AIO watercoolers. Considering Asetek's role in the AIO ecosystem, the bracket will grant wide compatibility with existing closed loop coolers."
 

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My planned build:
Threadripper 1950X 16c/32t
ASRock X399 Taichi
4x8GB of G.Skill DDR4-3600 or better

Waiting on custom water cooling blocks and some reviews before I purchase.
 

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My planned build:
Thread-ripper 1950x 16c/32t
ASrock or MSI Mobo depending on reviews
4x8GB Gskill. I currently have 16gb(2x8gb) 3200 so I may port it over.
Will be porting over my 1080 Ti and SSDs as well.
Plan is to have a dual custom water loop in push/pull configuration in my Caselabs STH10. My case is currently getting powder coated in a 2 stage color as well so I'm pretty stoked for this build.
 
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My planned build:
Thread-ripper 1950x 16c/32t
ASrock or MSI Mobo depending on reviews
4x8GB Gskill. I currently have 16gb(2x8gb) 3200 so I may port it over.
Will be porting over my 1080 Ti and SSDs as well.
Plan is to have a dual custom water loop in push/pull configuration in my Caselabs STH10. My case is currently getting powder coated in a 2 stage color as well so I'm pretty stoked for this build.
Nice!

Planned build:
Threadripper 1950X binned
Taichi x399 (may change with reviews)
2 kits of Trident Z 4133 CL19 21 21 (already own in black and silver) (32GB)
1600W EVGA T2 (already own)
Monoblock
2x either Vega64 or 1080
Blocks for the graphics cards
Hailea HC1000 (1650W cooling capacity)
Swiftech MCP35x2 (possibly another pump if needed)
Intel 600P
Couple 8TB HDD (own)
TT core x9 cube

That's a start...

Edit: and a 4 port 1Gbps teamable NIC
 
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The chip comes with a bracket that is supposed to work on all common AIO coolers. And this cooler was mentioned on Toms in regards to this situation. Yes a chance it will not work, but I think the odds are with me.

From Toms:
"A menu of 20 different liquid cooling options and five air coolers from a wide array of manufacturers also greet early adopters. AMD includes a bundled Asetek adapter for existing AIO watercoolers. Considering Asetek's role in the AIO ecosystem, the bracket will grant wide compatibility with existing closed loop coolers."
Arctic actually was the first to say their Freezer series was compatible so it should be fine.
 
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I have a Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate which is just a Thermaltake branded Asetek 360mm AIO. Would the base of the water block even be large enough to cover the cores under the IHS?
 
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I have a Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate which is just a Thermaltake branded Asetek 360mm AIO. Would the base of the water block even be large enough to cover the cores under the IHS?
I've got that same one. It should be enough where you shouldn't worry. If you have doubts, cut out something that matches the IHS specs and hold it up to the cold plate/head.
 
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I'm not actually buying. Just curious.
 

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Nice stuff going on in this thread. It looks like x399 motherboards are running about the same price as x299.

What do all you guys plan on doing with your systems? Content creation I assume?
 

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Nice stuff going on in this thread. It looks like x399 motherboards are running about the same price as x299.

What do all you guys plan on doing with your systems? Content creation I assume?
DC mostly.
 
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Nice stuff going on in this thread. It looks like x399 motherboards are running about the same price as x299.

What do all you guys plan on doing with your systems? Content creation I assume?
Home gaming server, content creation, research, etc. I'm sure streaming games to the rest of the house simultaneously will be fun...
 

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Nice stuff going on in this thread. It looks like x399 motherboards are running about the same price as x299.

What do all you guys plan on doing with your systems? Content creation I assume?
I will be using it as my work and personal machine. My work requires I have a lot of simultaneous VMS running plus multiple instances of visual studio and other database programs so it will be nice to have some extra horsepower. Personal will be gaming and some streaming.
 
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Nice thread! I'm still only in the "dreaming" phase with TR, as I splashed out on multiple Ryzen 5 1600 rigs, to fill my computers desks with. So no room, and no money, for TR. You can call my setup a "poor-man's TR" though.

Gotta say, I dig the packaging too.
 

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Reluctantly keeping funds aside for Vega... so no TR for now
 

ddogg

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I'm glad I held off upgrading my 6700k to Ryzen. Had I upgraded I would have skipped TR. The initial bugs put me off and with x299 being such a disaster, I was so happy to see AMD announce a HEDT platform. This will be my first AMD rig since the Athlon days.
 

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