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Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Rev 01 - R7 2700X / GTX 1080 Workstation

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yup! works perfectly.

Comment reply on 14ravens's Completed Build: The Pink Machine

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

This is gorgeous.

Comment reply on sanagustin's Completed Build: Intel I9-9900k Motion Graphics Rig

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build /will/ be fine with a Bronze power supply but since it's high end, it's more efficient to use a higher end one. There's nothing inherently bad with using the Bronze one if your power draw is in check. With regards to monitoring health i don't really know.

Comment reply on sanagustin's Completed Build: Intel I9-9900k Motion Graphics Rig

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA G3 or P2 or T3

Comment reply on justinblink's Completed Build: i9 Consumer Version

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome!

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: R5 2600 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation and 1440-60 Gaming Rig

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :) The GPU is not quite 2.5 but bigger than 2 slots.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: R5 2600 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation and 1440-60 Gaming Rig

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I had this kit left over from another build with a R7 2700X and Quadro and couldn't sell it for a reasonable price so decided to keep it and use it in this build. Could've gotten away with CL16 but CL14 is nice. :)

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: R5 2600 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation and 1440-60 Gaming Rig

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon.ca, although it looks to be out of stock/no longer available now.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Rev 01 - R7 2700X / GTX 1080 Workstation

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check out these monitors when doing my research before buying my new monitor. I'm excited! And thanks for the kind words. :D Additionally, I made some revisions to this build and posted a revision two a few days ago, take a look at it here if you're interested: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/fjsZxr. :)

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Search up the name of the motherboard with Wi-Fi in the search and there are hundreds of forum posts on various forums talking about instability (random reboots, BIOS problems, etc) with the Wi-Fi model that I didn't see when researching the non Wi-Fi model. I'm not sure if this would help the situation, but I would probably think these problems are with the Wi-Fi antenna used on the Wi-Fi enabled board. Getting a Wi-Fi dongle or add-in card could allow you to have Wi-Fi without the problems of the on-board Wi-Fi model. I have no recommendations for Wi-Fi add-in cards since I haven't needed one yet so I'm not sure.

The memory is the Trident Z RGB kit. It is CL 14 (14-14-14-34) timings. I'm not sure what you mean by the X version, I haven't seen that before. These are probably the best memory you can get https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/gT38TW/gskill-tridentz-rgb-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c14d-16gtzr for 16GB. They're Samsung B-die, CL14, DDR4-3200. I have the 32GB kit of this.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did, and the temperatures didn't budge.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I like chickens! They're cute.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, that's the plan! Once I've done some optimizations, I would like to try Looking Glass. I was reading that the 1070 Ti may not be powerful enough to properly run Looking Glass but I'll at least give it a shot.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Portal 2 is such a good game. <3 Every few years I beat Portal 1 and then beat Portal 2 and then do it all over again a few years later. :P If you like role playing games, I love Stardew Valley and I just realized it works on Linux! Had it working in Fedora a few minutes ago.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy to! It's a Vortex Race 3 75% mechanical keyboard with MX Brown switches. I'm a huge fan of this keyboard and it's stabilizers (they're so nice). My only gripe is the weird size of the Escape key - it prevents me from buying almost any custom key cap kit because the kit won't have an escape key (or a blank) with that size. I'm considering switching to a Pok3r.

Comment reply on DeezySzn's Completed Build: First Build!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally dislike AIOs but + to @CJMyers comment. I personally would recommend the Dark Rock Pro 4 or Dark Rock 4 from Be Quiet (I used the DRP4 in my build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/fjsZxr) or the D15 from Noctua.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

With that said, I have no doubts, once I've been able to implement all of the optimizations I want to do, this will be 100% worth it for me so I don't mind the time investment.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, it's glorious.

Thanks for the kind words! :D

What kind of games do you play? I know that running native through Linux is an option but I've found it hard to find games that I like that run natively. I'm considering building a Linux-only workstation for when I'm on the go so maybe I can find some games that I like to play.

I'll try running Cinebench through Wine but I was kind of hoping to find some dedicated benchmarking tools that were made for Linux but that may not be a thing yet (at least for good ones I guess).

I'll consider your name suggestion! Seems interesting! 0v0

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Revision 02 - R7 2700X / WX 5100 / GTX 1070 Ti Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I watched in a Level1Techs video to expect it to take around 40 hours for the beginner. I have experience with Linux and PC hardware but not combining them in this specialized way. I got it working in three evenings spanning about 5 hours each so roughly in 15 hours. This time frame doesn't include the time I've put in researching and implementing optimizations and I still have a bunch of those. With those, I am nearing 40 hours already and have a lot more to do.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Rev 01 - R7 2700X / GTX 1080 Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

And thanks for the kind words btw!

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Rev 01 - R7 2700X / GTX 1080 Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor is the Dell UltraSharp LED Monitor. It's model number is U2715H, and it's 27 inches diagonal, 1440P resolution, and 60Hz refresh rate. It's pretty good considering I got it for free (my work provided it to me when I started) however I'm planning on replacing it with a higher refresh rate 1440P panel at some point.

The keyboard is a Vortex Race 3 75% mechanical keyboard with MX Brown switches. I really like the stabilizers but the layout is a little odd. Because of the large escape key, basically no custom key cap sets will support it. Planning on switching it out with the Vortex Pok3r or doing a custom build at some point as well.

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Rev 01 - R7 2700X / GTX 1080 Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! I'm very happy with it, although I do have some improvements/adjustments planned that I can't wait to do to make it perfect. :D

Comment reply on lunagraysen's Completed Build: Rev 01 - R7 2700X / GTX 1080 Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a re-post from 5/31/2018. I couldn't change my username so I had to create a new account and re-post my build. I wanted to move over some of my responses to comments so that additional information I provided isn't lost.

Question: How is the motherboard?

I'm quite happy with it. This is my first experience with a high end, enthusiast motherboard but the build quality is amazing compared to what I'm used to. I've been comfortable with the VRM temperatures. I did disable the RGB effects on the board and removed the plastic heatsink over the I/O as I mentioned above; personally I wish they made a variant without RGB. A few other things, I did have some troubles updating the BIOS using the BIOS flashback button but then someone informed me that I could do it in the BIOS GUI and it was seamless from there. It's a great motherboard overall in my books.

Question: Did you find the GPU brace helpful?

My build definitely needed a GPU when I was using the GTX 1080 but the one in the pictures and in the build notes is terrible. I wouldn't recommend that bracket. It wasn't strong enough to hold my EVGA 1080 FTW and it kept sliding into the fan. I ended up returning it to Amazon since the sag was almost equally as bad without it. Now I'm using a Founders Edition card which fortunately doesn't sag so I didn't need to buy another brace.

However, if you're in the market for a good brace, I've heard a lot of great things about the Mnpctech's GPU support brackets (https://mnpctech.com/gpu-support-bracket/) but haven't tried them personally yet.

Question: What keyboard is that?

It's a Vortex Race 3 75% mechanical keyboard with MX Brown switches.

Question: Why did you choose a GTX 1080 for workstation purposes? Why not a Quadro?

I was considering the P2000, P4000, and P5000 along with the GeForce options. They were in my budget but I didn't want to invest a lot of money into hardware that would be obsolete in a few months with Volta/Turing coming.

So I bought a 1080 so I could flip it for my ideal GPU situation which is a Quadro or Radeon Pro card for workstation tasks and a GeForce card for gaming.

Question: Since you are doing gaming and workstation tasks, why not Vega? It performs close to a 1080 and has much better value as a workstation card.

I was heavily considering buying a Vega 64 but there were none in stock anywhere I looked in Canada that didn't have ridiculous prices (over $2,000 CAD). I may buy a Vega card once the second generation cards drop but the whole pricing/availability problem may repeat itself.

Question: How do you like the fans?

They're phenomenal. It's honestly amazing to me how quiet they are. As I mentioned in my review for them, my system is completely silent during light usage and only slightly noticeable under heavy load.

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