*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
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