This is my 1st attempt in several years to build my own desktop. I use it primarily for photo (Lightroom and Photoshop) & video editing (Corel's VideoStudio) and Excel work. The only 'gaming' I've done with it is Freecell :) It has made photo editing a real pleasure. I will often shoot sporting events and generate 1000 image files. After doing a quick run thru edit I usually batch process them all and convert from RAW to JPEG on the lot. With my previous PC, an I7, This could take an hour or more. Now It's about 4 minutes. The 1st image above is from ver 1 with the Wraith Ripper cooler. Sorry it was shot with my phone. Hopefully I'll get a chance shoot it with a real camera.
My 1st iteration used the Wraith Ripper air cooler. it did an ok job but I wanted to drop the temps more. The Cooler Master AIO did drop the temps almost 10C under load. The second & 3rd images have the AIO installed.
The Gigabyte MB just exudes quality. Built very well and I have no complaints there. The Gigabyte software was a nightmare. I could never get it to work an their helpline's best suggestion was do a clean reinstall of Windows and start over :( I chose other MB's for my next 2 builds just to avoid their software.
I originally used Ballistix 3000 memory but could never get it to clock that high. With the Trident's I just enabled XMP and am happily at 3200.
The Corsair case is pretty much utilitarian but it does the job well of keeping everything cool. I am running 2 140mm fans in the front (intake) and one in the rear (exhaust) plus the 3 120mm on the cooler.
I manually OC to 3.975 with no issues and have no need to try to go higher.
Superfast - needs cooling
Looks great. Built well and keeps the Threadripper cool.
The board itself is built well and has plenty of interconnect points. The Gigabyte software was a loser.
What to say? Looks pretty and runs at 3200 by just enabling XMP. With 64gb of memory I created a ramdisk of 12gb and use that for all programs that need temporary storage.
Moved this over from another build. Certainly faster than mechanical drives but gets blown away by NVME.
1st NVME I've used. Lives up to the hype, its fast.
They are what they are. I moved them over from another build and they are still chugging away.
More than what I need but should be good for years to come for my needs. I have 1 4K and 1 HD monitor on it with no issues.