Description

ASUS worked with us to put together a high end creator/gaming system built around AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper/X399 platform. You can watch the Build Video to see it come together as well as the Cable Management Time-Lapse to see how Barry brought order to the chaos of cables.

A huge thanks to ASUS for providing the motherboard, processor and video cards as well as to Anidees for providing the case for this build.

And now, some benchmarks:

Detail Temperature
CPU Idle 34C
CPU under load (Stress) 68C
CPU under load (Typical) 62C
GPU 1 Idle 47 C
GPU 2 Idle 50 C
GPU 1 under load 63 C
GPU 2 under load 70 C
Benchmark Overall Score Graphics Score Physics Score Combined Score CPU Score
FireStrike (v1.1) 22795 29631 24482 8045 --
FireStrike Extreme (v1.1) 20152 23691 24520 8442 --
FireStrike Ultra (v1.1) 12620 13056 24518 6381 --
Time Spy (v1.1) 14290 16254 -- -- 8484
Benchmark Result
FireStrike Stress Test (v1.1) / 40 Loops Passed
Cinebench R15: CPU (Single) 155 cb (MP Ratio: 18.38x)
Cinebench R15: CPU (Multi) 2851 cb
Cinebench R15: OpenGL 101.43 fps
Benchmark Setting Preset Resolution Average FPS GPU Usage CPU Usage
Ashes of the Singularity Crazy 3840x2160 59.7 fps -- --
Ashes of the Singularity Extreme 3840x2160 62.7 fps -- --
GTA V Very High / FXAA Enabled 3840x2160 105.5 fps -- --
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ultra 3840x2160 48.6 fps 88.8% 15.4%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Very High 3840x2160 69.0 fps 92.1% 18.4%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ultra 2560x1440 59.9 fps 60.1% 16.6%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Very High 2560x1440 80.2 fps 60.1% 18.3%

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 7 points

Can it play Minesweeper? (P.S, No it can't. Only laggy 0.01 FPS)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Another fantastic build guys, would love to see more gaming benchmarks in 4K and 1440p if you're able!

+1 from me for sure!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you enjoyed it. We probably won't be able to run too many more benchmarks on this specific setup as the CPU will need to be returned, but what other benchmarks would you like to see?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Would love to see how it handles The Witcher 3 in 4K but if your time with this setup is limited then no worries!

Love the way it looks though, very inspirational!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

We haven't defined a benchmark for The Witcher 3 yet, but a bit of quick test playing (the first couple areas when you head outside to start training) at 4K/Ultra/FullScreen saw an average of 84 fps. Minimum I saw during the gameplay was ~75fps and as you moved around quite often saw peaks around 100 fps.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it just the CPU that has to be returned, or is it everything?

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

To be honest I would not really be looking for gaming performance on CPUs such as these as they are not gaming CPUs. They are designed for workstation use and they are awesome for that. Perhaps one day when games can take advantage of more than 4 cores would a 16 core beast be worthwhile for gaming....

I would not even recommend a Ryzen 7 1700 for a pure gaming build, the highest I would recommend is a r5 1600 or an unlocked i5/i7 kabylake depending on budget. That does count for 4k builds as well.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Whoa, someone who actually knows how to format their description nicely - hi BoyScout. This build is a big ham btw, I love it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I never knew they could be formatted! They cheated though since they work here. lol

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

Now that you have been empowered with such knowledge, use it wisely. ;)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPP uses Markdown format, a quick Google search will find you a reference.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thanks!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Aye.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha! Glad you like the format (and the build). Thanks for the feedback!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Aye. :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

For those wondering about the sub-par Ghost Recon Wildlands performance, the game has little to no SLI optimization.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

o___O wow wee wow woowow

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks awesome. +1 Great work.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

So...damn beautiful!!!

Cant wait for the coffee lake build on october.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

(and we're looking forward to checking it out as well!)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that it had been decided by intel that the next gen architecture will be called Ice Lake.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

no, itll come out around mid 2018 or late

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. That is just what I heard. I guess that most of it is just speculation though.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

did you tried to overclock the cpu ?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

No, these results are at stock settings. The 1950X boosts to 4GHz/4.2GHz. The boost speeds we typically saw across most cores was 4.115GHz.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

+100000 for my favourite case company..

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

BoyScout where do you even get the money for this geez dude(+1 for ThreadRipper)

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

Glad you enjoyed it. We greatly appreciate our partners (such as ASUS and Anidees with this build), who help us bring fun builds like this to life. We definitely appreciate their support!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice looking monster build.

Thumbs up.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And monster is about right. It gobbled up every benchmark we placed in front of it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that is one great X399 build. Ace job from the staff!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed checking it out.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

O. O +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Those 1080 Ti's take up like half of the space inside the case. this thing is amazing.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It's nice and cozy inside that front chamber.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the 10GB ethernet card that's provided with the Zenith fit into this while having Gpus in sli? Does it fit? If i plan to use thst card should I consider a different case?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I tested it this afternoon to make sure, but yes -- everything fit. We didn't add it to avoid impeding the air flow between the GPUs, but everything seemed fine.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for testing it! I was going to go with a watercooled card so heating shouldn't be an issue. Now finding this case in black, that's the difficult part.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you do a nzxt noctis 450 buuld pls

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

the case is so cool. Where did you buy this one ? i saw one in amazon but the price is doubled.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely a cool case. Anidees provided it for us to use in this build. Not sure why the availability has tightened up at the moment, but we've seen it on both Amazon and Newegg.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're still looking, I checked with Anidees and it sounds like they are expecting more availability in the coming weeks (late Sept/early October), so keep an eye out.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the information, i'll be watching it. :-)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool. I wonder how much performance is added with the 2 cards instead of 1...I'll have to run benchmarks on my build, parts coming in tomorrow and largely identical to this one! Should handle all my work and gaming needs for the next 5 years hopefully, and hoping applications get updated to utilize more threads soon!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Good question. We may have to see if we can test that as well sometime. Good luck with your build!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Do 1080ti's typically idle at or near 50c?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends a good bit on the specifics of the card as well as the airflow provided by the case/case fans. Glancing back over our past 1080 Ti builds, it's varied from ~30-50C at idle.

That said, we tested this build in an open case setup before building it out and check back to my notes under that situation (open air) the GPU's idled around 42/47C, so there's something to be said for getting more air moving across the system, especially with dual cards building up their heat together. The idle/load testing was done with the front case fans on their default (quieter) setting, so it might have performed closer to the open test had we cranked them higher.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Two 1080 TIs and you still can't max out AOTS at 4K on Crazy with 60fps?

Lol, just joking, Decent build.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly. What hope is left? :)

Thanks & glad you enjoyed it!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd like to see some editing benchmarks :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

We actually did run some video encoding tests on it before taking it apart, but I got busy with the livestream today -- I'll try to get those added tomorrow and let you know

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

great one ... but I wish u have gone water cooling for the graphics card

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Would overclocking this be possible?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking into this case. How silent is it with those temps?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You can hear it at full and normal fan speed during its test boot in the build video, though granted that's with the side panel off. It's a bit quieter once it's closed up and the GPUs seemed to make most of the noise when we really pushed the system, since we set the case fans to the quieter speed and allowed the H115i to use its default cooling profile based on thermals (we didn't hook up Corsair Link).

Essentially, I'd say the case didn't sound particularly better or worse for noise relative to what we find with most glass side cases under load. No where near silent, but not overly loud.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm putting together a new build for my work station with a 7820x.... my question is based on your memory choice. That ram is listed as a duel channel even though it comes in a pack of 4. Does that matter? Can it run fine in quad channel?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't 1900x give more or less the same benchmarks on games? What exactly would be the disadvantage of using 1900x instead of 1950x other than less virtualization capability and multitasking capability? I can't think of anything else that can improve because of 16 cores instead of 8. In fact, I feel that most games would give run at higher fps on 1900x because the base clock speed is 3.8 Ghz on 1900x, wouldn't it?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid is not that good into some computer builds, if you replace it with a better CFM liquid it should do some better adjustments.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I might suggest a set of bios setting screen captures with your build stats/benchmarks.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

That's probably doable. Are you wanting to see anything in particular though? We typically leave the CPU at stock settings and the memory at the default XMP profile (unless otherwise noted).

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

How long will this build last for?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never seen this case before. With the blue fans it looks terrific. I like all of your parts except the CPU cooler, and I will probably go with 1070 Ti GPU to save cost. The case makes this look similar to the old SGI computers on a smaller scale. I look forward to learning more about this one. Very nice build.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Is all of this still up to date? Cause I've been looking into creating my own system and this seems to fit exactly what I wanted todo. So I was just wondering if these parts are still the best choice or if there are newer updated versions of them.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I had a quick question. Did you use the AMD version of the trident z memory or the intel version? Any problem with the xmp?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

das a lotta ram

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I just cried a little.

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

I like it looks nice, make sure you have some Windex next to your computer since all that glass is going to be a fingerprint magnet and hard to keep clean. Maybe a custom water loop for your CPU might be a better fit to help get the CPU temps down at stress or even a phase change cooler. Some fan filters for your intake would be good, I would hate to see the inside get all dusty.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Fear not, there are dust filters on the side, top and bottom intake areas.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

One of these days.. :)