Description

In April 2018 I decided to build a top of the line Gaming PC to go along with my new Home Theater. To that end I ordered the following parts:

  • CPU - AMD Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
  • CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-U12S TR4-SP3 54.97 CFM CPU Cooler
  • Thermal Compound - Noctua NT-H1 3.5 g Thermal Paste
  • Motherboard - Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME EATX sTR4 Motherboard
  • Memory - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory in Quad-Channel
  • Storage - (3x) Samsung 960 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive in RAID0
  • Case - Thermaltake View 91 ATX Full Tower Case
  • Power Supply - EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
  • SLI Bridge - EVGA PRO SLI Bridge HB, 2 Slot Spacing
  • PSU Cables - EVGA Black G2/P2/T2 Power Supply Cable Set, Individually Sleeved
  • (2x) EVGA PowerLink
  • Operating System - Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit

The video cards and peripherals were taken from my existing system:

  • Video Cards - (2x) EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 in SLI
  • Game Controller - DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 - Urban Camouflage
  • Game Controller - Extreme 3D Pro Joystick for Windows
  • UPS - APC SMT1500US
  • Generic Keyboard/Mouse (not used for gaming)

Simultaneous to this I purchased my Home Theater components:

  • LG Electronics OLED77C8PUA 77" 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (since upgraded, see below)
  • Denon AVR-X8500HSP 13.2-Channel AV Receiver (Silver)
  • 7.1.4 Speaker System

The Home Theater also includes (these are not on the parts list):

  • PlayStation 4 Pro with PS VR
  • Oppo UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Nvidia SHIELD (2017)
  • Apple TV 4K
  • Sony FMP-X10 4K Media Player
  • PlayStation (original)

October 2019 was the first major upgrade when I became the first in the USA to take delivery of the LG 88" 8K OLED. It is G-Sync compatible and has HDMI 2.1 input capable of 4K 120Hz and 8K 60Hz.

  • LG Electronics OLED88Z9PUA 88" 8K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2019 Model)

November 2019:

  • Valve Index VR Kit

February 2020:

  • (2x) Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm
  • Noctua NA-HC1 chromax.black.swap heatsink cover

All games are running at 4K 60Hz with maximum settings. Hopefully the next generation video cards will have HDMI 2.1 allowing for 4K@120Hz and 8K@60Hz output.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 49 points

Dislike. Ever since I built this computer i can no longer poop. My butt is ripped open. Delete this post and save everyone from this terrible fate. I can no longer see my family. I can not hold in my poop. The smell. Oh the smell. Buying diapers from the local K-Mart is embarrassing. 2/10.

  • 2 months ago
  • 8 points

Sorry!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

10/10 LMAO

  • 14 months ago
  • 17 points

+1 Name

  • 10 months ago
  • 10 points

Hehe

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

It fits though. Absolutely outstanding. My dream build tbh.

  • 6 months ago
  • 8 points

Did you pull money out of your *** or something? if you did i need to try it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

i know right, seeing some of these builds , you think, either nuts or not in the right mind. Or ya that brother needs to fix that pricing.
dude might want to revamp the pricing,

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

The prices are all accurate and reflect original purchase cost.

  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

Where did you pay almost $530 for 32gb of 3200 RAM?

  • 2 months ago
  • 10 points

Newegg in 2018

  • 14 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice build +1 I would of gone with a diffrent case for cable maniging like the NZXT H500i. Plus it would be cool with more RGBs

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks. I've always loved comically large cases ever since I built my first system in a Supermicro SC760A. That plus USB-C is why I got the View 91 even though I am never going to make use of its space. I actually removed the drive cages and I'm not water cooling either.

Between the Mobo, RAM, GPUs, and case fans I thought I had enough RGB. :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

H5ooi that would be to small

  • 5 months ago
  • 5 points

This hurt my family. The ripage is too strong. Out butts weren't just ripped, but shredded as well. Do not build until you have told your family you love them.

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

nice build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

np!

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

most expensive air-cooled pc on PCPP

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Could we get to see the home cinema setup? :D

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

I finally added some pics of the whole setup.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Incredible. You went all out there. Nice system bro. The one constructive critique I would make, is that such a nice set-up deserves better cable management. Everything else is great.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks. I did my best to route all the cables to the back. I even bought the EVGA Powerlinks. Unfortunately the case didn't come with a power supply shroud to hide the mass of cables at the bottom. I suppose I could add a custom cover.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

You need to go full Jayz 2 cents! Water cool it on 2 gold plated custom loops. 4 water cooled Titan RTX's. All storage on SSD's All placed in a solid gold refrigerator box!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The storage is already all SSD. I am waiting for HDMI 2.1 for my next video card upgrade. If SLI is still a thing I will probably get 2. Not interested in water cooling though.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice name! Though I would probably not want my butt ripped. +99999999999999999999

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! But if you were willing to spend that much for a computer, I might of gone with an rgb water cooler. You have the space

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I just don't want the complexity of water cooling. I don't overclock either.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

great

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

how far away is your 88' monitor screen exactly?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's exactly 6 feet from screen to eyeball.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Small suggestion, maybe you should get a Chromax Noctua fan instead of the beige and brown one.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Done! Just added 2 Chromax fans and Chromax cover to the CPU cooler. Blends in much better now.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy Crap! That is incredibly amazing, and expensive. Excited to see you upgrade to some NVIDIA 3080 ti, when they come out! I too am waiting for HDMI 2.1 in the GPU

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I am eagerly awaiting the next gen GPUs. 2080 didn't feel like enough of an upgrade so I decided to skip that gen.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This is better than apple’s display less 53k cheese grater. This setup is insanely good

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

7.8/10 not enough water cooling

anyways that's a sick build. and then there's me with my $500 laptop

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. A clutz like me avoids water cooling because I'll be the guy who springs a leak and ruins his whole system.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

What's 8k OLED like? Asking for a friend lmao

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Highly recommended. :) It just got G-Sync support and it supports 4K120 and 8K60 input. Pretty much the ultimate gaming display for me.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Give this bundle of joy an RTX and all PC's will be rendered useless.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Waiting for the 3080 now.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

what happened to the power supply shroud?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The case doesn't come with one.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The name checks out.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

terrible pc smh

nah jk like it looks clean

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

wow.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The right side of the build could have a bit more something going on. Other than that, I love it. :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

There was a drive cage there I took out and I guess that's where water cooling equipment would go too.

Plenty of room for future storage expansion.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

just got flexed on

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Me: Thinks this is really the most expensive gaming computer on the site 1 minute later... Me: Sees $30,000 TV at the bottom of the list Me: You have betrayed me...

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  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

I am just in awe of the fact that the audio system and TV cost over 4 times more than the build itself.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Well this is my dedicated Home Theater of which the PC is just one component.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I think a brand new Lexus would've satisfied you better.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm getting way more enjoyment out of this than any car.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not trying to hate here but past gen threadrippers aren't good for gaming making this not even close to a no compromise build. Also 8k/4k aren't optimal for gaming and even then a 144hz 4k monitor would be a better choice. Not to mention ray tracing won't be great on this. Oh also parts don't seem to be priced right even for at the time. Also why did you buy a threadripper and only have 32gb of ram? This build is nonsensical.

Tldr; I don't know why people are upvoting this it's a generally badly put together build that just buys expensive parts.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

You are correct Threadripper may not technically be the best CPU for gaming but at this level the CPU is not making any difference in gaming performance. You seriously expect me to put a puny computer monitor in my home theater? Sorry but that is just ridiculous. This is an 88" screen and is probably the best TV available for purchase today. Beyond 120Hz the refresh rate wars have just gotten silly. I am not an E-sports gamer. The difference between 1440p and 4K is night and day and anyone saying otherwise is kidding themselves. The difference between 60hz and 120hz is something I usually have to see side-by-side to distinguish. The part prices all reflect time of purchase. The main parts were purchased in 2018 except the video cards which are older. And some of the accessories are recycled from older systems. I don't know why I would need more than 32GB of RAM. Thank you for your comments though.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

actually above 1080p it definitely makes a difference.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

You have that backwards. The higher the resolution the less important the CPU becomes.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How well can this bad boy run Raid Shadow Legends?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't know sorry. I'm an old school single player gamer. Recently finished Jedi Fallen Order and currently going thru a backlog starting with Far Cry 5. Both run smoothly at 4K60.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

But can it run minesweeper though?

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  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

->$30k monitor

->mfw

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

How can you possibly game on this machine?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure what you mean. Currently playing Jedi Fallen Order and it is great.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

text me and maybe me and you can meke a deal becouse i need a pc

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

how rich are you wtf

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

don't want to seem like a hater but there is such an extreme amount of unnecessary parts here not to mention most of the hardware is rendered useless since the tv being used has a refresh rate cap of 60hz so id say the "no compromise" aspect is silly comment since you are comprising basically all the performance in all the parts used to get a better picture on this flex-machine setup.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What parts are unnecessary? The TV is not capped at 60Hz. It is a 120Hz panel and it is capable of 4K@120Hz input. Current video cards are limited to either 1440p@120 or 4K@60. I choose the latter.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Shutup you Neanderthal

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

It support minecraft or crash it?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

why just why would you do this

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Because I can? :) Some people spend their money on fancy cars or clothes. I spent it on what I enjoy.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

damn bro how much you make. you have to be very rich for 50k to be pocket change

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

50 racks just sitting on the dirty carpet...?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not directly on the carpet after I took the pics. Plus its a dedicated room so it is far from dirty.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Bruv it's 50 Thousand Dollars waste of money you should spend more.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

$$$$$$ why you have money, not me 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

bruh

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

what the *** is this **** pc !

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Where does one get money for this?

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

my pc: $300

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

But can it run Minesweeper??

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

The "my father gave me a small loan of million dollars" build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I think you might have too much money to drop $50,000 on a PC

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

there is no way you paid what you did for this build. I mean come on, $530 for 32 gigs of mediocre RAM? over $1600 for 3TB of NVMe storage?? fix your prices and if you did pay this much, you got ripped off horribly...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It was built in 2018. I can show you receipts if you want.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

but can it run Minesweeper?

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Why are you rich and not me 😭😭😭. I just have a simple gaming computer with a ryzen 3 2600x.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

can it run mind sweeper?

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

How could anyone afford this?

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 points

sweet Jesus did you win the lotto?

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 points

totally not overkill at $50,000

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 points

you should get a custom loop cooling

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 points

Please inform me how you acquired over 50,000 dollars for a PC like how rich are you?

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 points

You spent $50,000 and went with a 1080ti !!??

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 points

What happened to an A.I.O?

  • 14 months ago
  • -1 points

What sort of a half-*** case is that??

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Show me a bigger one for my next build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Corsair Obsidian 1000d

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah that came out right after I put this together.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

the best case

  • 14 months ago
  • -1 points

You built the 3rd most expensive build on PCPP! :o

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  • 6 months ago
  • -1 points

HOW does the GTX 1080Ti support 8K? You prolly get like, 30fps, right? If you want 60fps then get a titan rtx

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It doesn't. I am waiting for an HDMI 2.1 video card for 8K.

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

oh ok

  • 6 months ago
  • -1 points

You would have to buy two Titan RTX's to run 8k 60fps with any reliability in AAA titles. 1 Titan RTX performs similarly, if not worse than two 1080 ti SLi. Seeing as how OP probably purchased the GTX's in 2017, it probably wasn't worth building a time machine to go to the future so he could spend 3.5 times what he did.

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  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

noni

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  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 14 months ago
  • 0 points

What was my comment again?

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

whats sup my boi philip

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

philip

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