Description

This machine was purpose built for content creation while trying to be "economical." The idea was to try to fit as much multi-threaded computing horsepower as possible in a mid-tower case. Just because everything under the hood is beastly, doesn't mean the exterior needs to consume all available desk space in sight, right?

After putting it together, and really taking in the aesthetic of the machine, I dubbed it the "PWR Ranger" because the RGB lights can be manipulated to make it harken back to pretty much any member of the Power Rangers. When Leena Butt photographed it, we were trying to evoke memories of the Red Ranger.

I've been using it for the past week and it's clear this is way too much machine for me :-) Accordingly, I am making it available for sale - if you're a content creation maestro looking for a new rig, this would be a perfect fit! I appreciate any thoughts/comments/questions on the build and would be happy to address them as best I can.

Part Reviews

CPU

16 cores - 32 threads | 3.4GHz base - 4GHz Precision Boost

CPU Cooler

Includes NF-A15 fan and low noise adapter for whisper-quiet operation

Motherboard

AMD X399 chipset | 8 DIMM slots with support for 128GB of DDR4 RAM | 2 x PCI-E x16 slots | 2 x PCI-E x8 slots | 10GbE & Dual 1GbE ports

Memory

Samsung B-Die | Quad Channel Kit | Prime95 & Windows 10 stable @ 3133MHz CL14-14-14-34 1.35V | Passes MemTest86 @ 3200MHz CL14-14-14-34 1.35V

Storage

(Not yet installed; brand-new, will install if I decide to sell the machine)

3D NAND NVMe M.2 2280

Video Card

iCX Cooler | Double BIOS | Adjustable RGB LED

Case

Includes three SP120 RGB fans setup as exhaust at the top and rear of the case

Power Supply

80+ Titantium | 1000W | Fully Modular

Case Fan

Installed as intake at the front of the case | Addressable using Gigabyte RGB Fusion software

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

how are the temp for the threadripper ? I didn't think you could cool this beast with a fan cooler this small... Oo

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I can get exact idle and load temps this evening. The pictures might be creating an optical illusion - the heatsink height is 165mm and the fan is 140mm with a 150mm frame :-)

https://noctua.at/en/nh-u14s-tr4-sp3

Easily considered one of the most robust air coolers on the market, and tailor-made for the TR4 socket type.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ambient - 25C

Idle - 34.38 C

Load - 62.25 C (Prime95 small FFT stressing L1/L2/L3 and generating max temperature)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, what are the gpu temps? (The power rangers theme is playing in my head now :/)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If the Power Rangers theme is stuck in your head, my work here is done :-P

The eVGA card comes factory overclocked and is set to the Master BIOS which doesn't engage the fans until a threshold is reached. As such, I find the idle temps to be a little warmer than when on the Slave BIOS (where the fans are always engaged at low speeds). https://www.evga.com/articles/01104/evga-geforce-gtx-1080-ftw2-sc2-11gbps/

That said, here's what I recorded:

Ambient: 25C

Idle: 38C

Load: 83C (max recorded temperature in FurMark running the GPU stress test)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Enjoy your build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Tight yo!