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*Recent update replaced the GTX680 with an Asus Strix Vega 56.

This machine is the Capture part of a 2 PC Streaming Setup, while it is more than Strong enough to be the gaming/capture PC alone. Its used to run multiple monitors with background programs such as XSplit, Voice Over programs, and data tracking for Live Streams. We Live Stream to Twitch at 1440p @ 30FPS on 5500 Bitrate at under 25% CPU usage, and Tempurates maxing at 51 Celsius.

With this build I recommend removing the thermal compound from the ThermalTake AiO that came pre installed on it, and replacing it with Artic MX-4 or your choice of paste. The Paste on this part only covers about 70% of the copper surface on the cooler. The cooler being round and not square like the Enermax, already puts you at a disadvantage that the surface will not cover 100% of the Threadripper surface. I changed the thermal paste and covered the entire surface of the Thermaltake AiO and temperatures dropped by 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. Also I chose the Thermaltake over the Enermax solely because I wanted this to be an ASUS/Thermaltake build.

Next we had to make sure the BIOS was flashed and up to date (Aug 1 2018) to allow for the Threadripper 2nd generation CPU to be able to work with this sTR4 socket motherboard.

As with the DDR4 Ram, I have yet to take time to look to see if I can set the Motherboard to a different XMP. However stock the DRAM I chose which is 3200, will not boot at that speed. currently in the Bios I have to set the DRAM to 2933 for it to boot up.

Multiple SSD's including 2 OCZ NVME RD400's in Raid 0 - Pic with Read Write Test in photo's

If you build a ThreadRipper system and do not get a post, remove your cooler, and re-seat the CPU. I had to do this 2 times, both with a 1950x, and the 2990wx.

CineBenchR15 = 4895 with ASUS 10% OC - 3.3ghz after replacing 1950x with 2990wx and driver updates. 5095 with ASUS 10% OC - 3.3ghz after fresh windows Install. Up to 5137. Single Core - 132cb MP Ratio 37.77 x

Thanks for taking your time to read and review my build,

Have a BEAUTIFUL DAY!

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 6 points

+1 not only for the monster of a PC (aside from that GPU), but also for posting the first build on PCPP with the new 2990WX! Insane processor!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

LoL that GPU. Yeah I hear ya, i put the 1080ti in the gaming PC, I have a couple 1070's chugging away I could possibly put in this pc... we will see. Thanks for the reply!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

If you get a Elgato 4K 60p, you can record X264 slow preset in 4K 60p in real time.

Make sure to set x264 options to threads=160 to make the most of the 2990WX.

For 4K 60p, you may need a GTX 1060 6GB for the OBS/Xsplit canvas.

Also, as to RAM, if you fill up every slot, the limit is 2933Mhz. If you do 1 stick per channel, it's 3200Mhz.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Good info on the 2933, figures it would be because I wanted that rgb silliness that causes the wall.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrading the power supply to an iRGB 1200 from thermaltake after bit, when I reboot it up I'll explore the Xsplit options. Good looking out! Thanks for the reply!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats of the 1st 2nd gen threadripper build lol.

Why no custom cables?

Will you upgrade to the new RTX 2080ti

+1

Lastly: Bruh.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still waiting more solid info, graphs, and video comparisons by legit youtubers before I go up to a 2080ti. I do own a 1080ti strix oc in the gaming PC I could swap out. Keep in kind the gaming PC is no where near as nice as the Stream workstation

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

2080Ti? Hold off on this one until you get a clear idea where it fits. It is probably going to be 30-40% faster than the 1080Ti across the board however until RT really kicks off, that 30% or so frame rate boost on regular games might not be enough for many folks. Once RT kicks off, will the card have enough grunt to do it? Big questions that will likely get answers over the coming year. BTW, Nvidia have gone crazy charging Titan XP prices for it.....

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Btw custom cables will be in the future I'm currently using braided black extensions I had laying around. I'll most likely look for something white, unless anyone has any good suggestions. I'm just really undecided which I would want to go with, after having all that rgb.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Go with cablemod or the new lian li strimmer... just search it up.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

The 680 is old but not terrible. I bet you can still game on it today, most Steam games have min requirements on much lesser GPU's. I recollect the GTX680 would do 1080p 60fps setting med-high when it was released, I would imagine the 680 would be roughly on a par with a modern day 1050Ti, maybe slightly worse due to 2GB memory. Anyway, nice build btw. Way overkill for my needs but power to you. I am happy with my now low end and outdated i9-7900X lol.... such is the way technology evolves :-)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on! Might update the 680 sometime soon. But right this m in note it serves the workstation load. Use a 6900k on the gaming machine. Still love it!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

so, you listed a 1200W PSU, buit picture 2 shows an.... 850W?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Posted wrong pic from middle of upgrade. I'll fix these pics, psu came in after the cpu. Upgraded to thermaltake 1200w iRGB. I'll get the right one listed tomorrow. Good looking out!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

ah okay, cool. Thanks for that!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok uploaded a couple photo's before the 1200w was installed, and after. I should probably load the pic with the 2990wx box too lol.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have a TT premium sync controller? If so can you sync the PSU through ASUS aura, like you can with most of their rgb products? Was only going to get a PSU from this series if you can sync it... if not I'll probably stick with an evga

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll tell you more in a couple more days I had to order a USB 2.0 9 pin 1 to 3 splitter, so I can see if I can sync the PSU. The TT controller I saw is only Intel compatible, though it might have been a TT splitter. I ordered the NZXT splitter

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

please and thank you!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Once I hooked the PSU the Asus Aura software had no controls for it. However the TT rgb software if you look just to the right of the "1 2 3 4 5" buttons at the top left, in recent updates they added a bbn button incantation really describe, other that when pressed it has an option to sync the PSU with the TT RGB software.

I know that people have been using the SDK code to sync aura and TT, that's a little over my head right now. But if SDK is up your alley research it, theirs code that asus aura provides for people.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the reply!!! helps a lot.

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

thank you for letting use know about aio . i pick that one up for this cpu!.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does it say Geforce on a Radeon card?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The card was switched out. When i first buiot it, i used a gtx 680, in other pics you will see the republic of gamers

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

First couple days after the build i found the 56 at micro center and switched them out

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh ok

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build... Planning to built one for myself so do you think this board and processor can support 128GB RAM instead of 64GB?

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Claims are that it can. According to the data sheet.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Just imagine all of the Minecraft datapacks you could run with this!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same motherboard and the same radiator as yours. Can you help me with where do I connect the wires in the motherboard? I don’t see a usb 2.0 9 pin socket in the motherboard to connect the radiator.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

That AIO cooler doesn't seem to support correctly tr4 socket. Are you getting high temps?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

No, however I removed the AIO thermal paste, and replaced it with Artic MX-4, and made sure I covered the entire surface of the AIO, because the paste they put on probably only covered 60% of the surface. And I can tell you my CPU temps dropped 10 Degrees Celsius, and I havent seen the PC over 61 degrees. Thats running all cores at about 65% with a slow preset on streaming 1440p or 2k rather Video to Twitch or any other service.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your kind feedback. That was exactly my point, it is fundamental that, since tr4 socket has such wide shape, the entire surface gets in contact with the copper heatsink, and to me it didn't look like it came out of the factory in a very compatible way.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

R G B P S U

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

FARRRKKKKKKKK! Love it man

  • 17 months ago
  • 0 points

Thermaltake RGB anyone?

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