Description

This is my first PC build.

I plan on using this machine mainly for Film/Video VFX/ Animation production. for use with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Substance Painter. Nuke, MODO, Mari, Maya, Clarisse, Vue, World Machine. Mudbox & Z-Brush.

Part Reviews

CPU

I was all ready to build an i7 based PC for my first PC then at the very last minute a friend recommended looking into the new AMD Ryzen 7 series. this kinda delayed me for a few weeks but it was well worth the cost. once I had the build finished I was able to get this to overclock by 11% without much experience in OC. so far i'm happy with the performance. learning as I go. The Ryzen 1800x temurature seems to be misreported by most software monitoring apps except for the "Ryzen Master" software from AMD. hopefully other apps will update to properly read temps on the Ryzen 7 1800x chips soon.

CPU Cooler

Very easy to install and connect, although the LINK software seems to not see the cooler some of the time. seems to do the job of cooling the Ryzen 1800x well.

Motherboard

Lots of options on this MOBO. The LED's are like a fricken discotheque. It is nice to be able to set them to reflect CPU temps via color. useful.

NOTE: Only one USB 2.0 header on the board. so if you want to hookup your water cooler and your case front panels good luck. SOLUTION: I bought an NZXT internal USB 2.0 adapter which will give you three internal USB headers as well as two USB 2.0 ports.

Memory

These are not officially certified for Ryzen, but they work. no OC on them. I'm hoping they will eventually be certified. but if not, the price was not bad. Will see what happens with future BIOS-UEFI updates.

Storage

This is great for the price. highly recommended. make sure to install your system (Windows 10 pro for my machine) in UEFI and not the old BIOS mode to get the extra fast boot up. I'm astounded b y the boot-up speed. seems to be around four to six seconds after the BIOS-UEFI.

Storage

Easy to install. works great.

Video Card

no complaints except the price.

Case

I really like this case. it has allot of options. the fans are very quite. and it's east to take apart and adjust/configure.

I did have to get some replacement rubber post isolators for the glass side mount screws since they were damaged. BeQuiet send me replacement quickly, no hassles at all. great customer service

NOTE: I only have a few gripes. 1. The backside vent screws are very easily lost into a channel that runs along the back side of the chassis. unless you are careful this can cause a screw to fall into the channel/slot and you will have fun trying to get it out. since this case is full size and fairly heavy once its loaded, tumbling it to get a lost screw is no easy task. Just be mindful when using any screws on this case. take your time and you should be good. 2. The manual is kinda of an international mess (if you know what I mean). 3. It would be nice to have a shroud for the PSU and cables.

Optical Drive

Works

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

the image shows a corsair MP500 m.2 ssd installed. I replaced this later with a Samsung NVMe SSd 960 Pro

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

k

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Btw ur the first reviewer for the titan xP

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I hate to be that guy but the 1080 ti would have saved a few hundred bucks for close if not same performance. Unless you need the extra 1gb of vram. Maybe the titan Xp does rendering faster but for 500 US dollars more? other than that I love the build.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

You're all ready to go to Threadripper. For your workloads, IMO, Threadripper will benefit greatly to Premiere, Maya, Nuke, and Davinci Resolve.

You don't even need the top end 1950X to reap the benefits, all you need is a 1920X. They also include an Asetek retention ring in the processor packaging so all you need to change is the Mobo and Processor.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

next build for sure! I am happy for the timing of the Ryzen 7 release. I was about to build an intel box then a good friend informed me about AMD and I could not ignore it. so glad I went with Ryzen especially with the meltdown/spectre fiasco going on.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

When I made that comment, Enermax hadn't made their TR4 specific AIO yet. Make sure to use that instead of a Asetek AIO when you do make the move to Threadripper cause the Enermax has a full coverage coldplate.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for the info. I will hopefully build one maybe at the end of the year if I have the funds ;P.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did u use that RAM?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for the very late reply.

answer: at the time I built my rig there wasn't any Ryzen certified ram yet. I was counseled by a friend that I should'nt have a problem with the G-Skill. it seems to work fine but I'm not overclocking it (I dont't think (noob here)). I am overclocking the CPU to 4ghz, and that seems to be smooth. I'm using the 4ghz profile from the BIOS. what did you end up doing?

I get a 1642 on my CPU in Cinebench if that helps.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I did a 4ghz overclock on my CPU and overclocked my RAM and GPU, but can't remember what they were clocked to.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I will try and post what my overclock setting are. right now I'm using the preset that came with latest UEFI/BIOS update 3008 if that helps.

cheers!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I do love your build BTW.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, I'm really happy with it so far.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Uhmmm, I wish this would be my first PC build...

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

Meh not enough Vram.

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