I live and work in Moscow, Russia, and use my PC mainly as a workstation - my three most used programs are Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, and Autocad. I used to be an avid gamer, but haven't had much time to spend playing since becoming a Dad.
I wanted to put together a new rig to replace my old "at home" daily driver (i7 990x/Rampage III extreme). The old PC hasn't been cutting it since I've started bringing more and more work home, so this Threadripper build was intended to be on par or better than what I use at work (i7 5960x based system).
I shot a video of the build, and my shopping spree) you can check it out on youtube. I hope you enjoy watching it, the video took a while to make :) Also, constructive commentary and criticism is very appreciated, as I'd like to make more improved videos in the future. Pt. 2 will have benchmarks and testing!
The performance of this rig honestly blew me away. I did get the two 512GB 960 pro NVMe drives working in RAID 0 as a boot drive, but it was a hassle. Everything else worked pretty much out of the box, with the exception of the Zenith Extreme - its BIOS feels unfinished and unstable, even after the latest update. I've chosen to keep the processor at stock settings in bios and instead OC it using Ryzen Master within the OS, which works perfectly.
I have a custom cooling loop just for the CPU (EK EVO supremacy Threadripper edition, full nickel, Alphacool Naxxxos 420 UT60 radiator), since I don't plan on upgrading it for a few years, whereas I will definitely upgrade my graphics with a second card or a card swap in the future. The 64 GB of RAM should have been 128, I didn't find anymore sticks in stock at the marketplace when part shopping.
Stock 3.4 GHz (with my window open :) it is winter here)) at idle runs as low as 23 degrees 3.7 GHz runs at 34 degrees, this my preferred clock speed. I've gone up to 4.0 GHz, but didn't see performance gains worth the added fan noise, as at 3.7 the fans stay below 50% even under stress, keeping the cpu below 42 degrees.
In total the rig cost came out to a bit over an eye-watering 300.000 rubles, divide by 59.5 for usd. The video I linked to has a breakdown for each part.
If you have any questions, I'd be happy to reply! Reddit thread link