Description

Used primarily for video (Premiere Pro) and photo (Lightroom & Photoshop) editing. m.2 drive is for OS and apps. Twin SSDs are in RAID 0 for performance equivalent to the m.2. HDD is for local backup (FileHistory) only. (Remote backup is via Synology DSM in another part of the house)

Many fans (7, including 2 for the radiator) allow cooling at low speed--very quiet. Six intake and one exhaust to ensure positive pressure (necessary to keep out the dog hair from my golden!)

Originally configured with LG 31MU97/FirePro W7100. Display was occasionally unstable (flickering, etc). Replaced the FirePro but problem persisted. Swapped both FirePro and monitor for BenQ/Quadro K4200 combo after learning that K4200 is better tuned for Premiere Pro.

Originally built in NZXT H630. Great case but just too large, so transplanted to Fractal R5. More manual dexterity required in a mid-size case but its size is much more manageable.

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice!! How come you didn't put most of those cables strapped to the hard drive cage behind the motherboard tray?

Nice seeing a non gaming rig for a change. :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly my thoughts.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! There really isn't much room behind the motherboard tray in this case...I might have been able to squeeze them in but I figured it would be much easier with all the extra space on the CPU side and still keep them largely to side

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

At least you have them organized to look acceptable. Good job +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this...quite literally...the exact build I want with slightly better options all around...?

I have to give this a plus one. This is literally EXACTLY what I want, albeit with slightly lesser storage options, a 582-K, and cheaper monitor...

BTW can I borrow your computer for, like, um, a day? I promise I'll give it back.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously though, how's the K4200 for Premiere? I use Maya and AE primarily but its performance in Premiere should reflect over on my software(s) as well.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't yet really challenged it...I will keep you posted

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

:-)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of speeds are you getting with that M.2 for your OS? I'm contemplating upgrading my OS drive to an M.2 so having the opinion of others is always a plus :D Also, why'd you choose to route your cables in front like that? All-in-all a really nice build and it was a nice change of pace seeing a really wicked workstation inn the completed builds rather than another gaming build. Great work!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

With CrystalDiskMark the m.2 clocks 1000/950 MB/s read/write on the Sequential test. Getting virtually identical numbers on the SDD RAID 0.

As far as the cables, the individually sleeved cables make for a very thick bundle that would have been challenging to squeeze behind the mobo. The space next to the disk cage made a nice route for the cable trunk

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Things thing is a beast! Get some white RAM to accent the mobo and PSU cables!

Interesting cable management... I like the idea but it would look cleaner if you just put it behind the motherboard tray.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Judging by how many comments I've received on my choice to keep the cables frontside, I guess I routed them in a rather strange way. As this was my first build, I didn't see how I could fit them all backside. I guess with some more build experience I'll figure it out...

In any event, thanks for the feedback!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What a unique way to manage the cables. Even if there was room to move to the backside, this just has a cool look to it, well done.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Dayum son...where'd you find this?

The cables I mean...can you give me a link M9?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

They sell them on Corsair's site.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

As TechItGameIt points out, they are available at corsair.com. Two kits: one for the 24-pin and another for all the rest. Newegg also carries the "all the rest" kit

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the heads up m8! Sorry I didnt pay much attention to the description..I was distracted by the weird cable management and went off track

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad...apologies for the first-build weirdness

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

NP man :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Good looking build dude.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Odd cable maneb ment and I hate it when people put top mounted coolers when there are things like modu vents nice part choose other than no gtx card

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Despite the fact that you're either lazy or struggle with typing, it's seems that you're essentially saying you don't like that he went with a quadro. The quadro is much better optimised for workstation purposes, and this isn't for gaming.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

But it is (for most people) more of an accent and the gtx is the main card if you are using cuda

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair point

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that monitor, I'm thinking about getting one.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the monitor? I've looked at a lot of them and currently use 2 Acer 22 inch monitors. I had considered two 28 inch 4K but after reading about all the scaling problems and inability to see text, the 32 inch BenQ BL3201PH really looks good. Is there any problem reading the text at 100% without scaling up and how is the color. I'm interested in good color, no gaming. My other consideration if that I want a quiet PC and will probably use the Fractal Design R5 without the window. This is very much what I'm looking for. Thanks.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor is great. If you're young and have good eyes, you can probably scale at 100%. Other than that, you may need a bit of magnification...

The ability to have 4 or even 6 apps open simultaneously in non-overlapping windows is its most powerful feature. And pictures look stunning.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I already got the monitor and it's quite amazing for color. You're right though about the text. I am way not young and I have to lean in to read the text. So even though I'll scale it up I'll probably still keep one of the old monitors (24 inch) to the side for ease of reading. I'm really glad I didn't get the smaller 27 to 29 inch one I had been looking at. I'm using this with my old desktop until I get all the parts for my new computer.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude very epic build here! I have a question and a request also. How well does that monitor work and can you post some pics of it?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

HI Congratulations on your build! right now I’m looking to build something very similar and I wonder if you can sharing the pcie slot configuration with us? Thanks in advance

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm sorry but im a cable management freak, I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT I UNDERSTAND WHY BUT STILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I was expecting problems given what I read in various forums, but it turned out to be very easy. I guess updates made along the way in the Asus BIOS took care of early problems. The only step I took, and don't even know if it is necessary, is to not have any other drives connected to the mobo when I did the initial system install. As the m.2 drive was the only choice, the Windows installer found it and proposed it as the installation drive. No problems whatsoever.

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