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Wanted a casual gaming/production PC in one. Still need to get the Enermax TR4 360 cooler, Samsung 960 Pro, and EVGA Hybrid cooler for the GTX 1080. The build was easy and no hardware problems. Everything worked the first time. The H115i is cooling the 1950X very well as the CPU is not overclocked.

I don't recommend the Bequiet Dark Base Pro 900. Damaged box on delivery, stripped screws, poor cable management, poor airflow for the PSU, flimsy door, etc Not worth the money IMO.

Also, my motherboard came with the Foxconn mounts which did take some muscle to screw in.

PC is running smoothly for a week now.

Firestrike score - 18 746 https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/24123417?

UPDATE: So those other three parts have been ordered. I'm just awaiting delivery. Once they arrive, I will take better pics of the assembly. And my first attempt at real cable management.

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for price you paid. more pics ?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Will upload more this weekend.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the Threadripper bottleneck your GPU at all? I know its a 1080, but usually you would want to go for something like a 1080ti or two 1080s in sli because of the core and thread count on the Threadripper.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not how it works. Bottlenecking depends on the workload in question, not how well the components "pair" with each other.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all, it's single core speed is about equal to an i5-4690k. Still more more than sufficient to work that 1080 to the fullest in games.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, I haven't experienced any. Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH0GDxLL-RI

Obviously you would get better FPS with an 8700k but the GPU doesn't bottle neck. I do want to upgrade to a Titan Xp. Partially production, partially gaming GPU.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 5 points

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Now i see why he didnt call it that