I decided to upgrade my desktop computer from 2013ish. I built it mainly for music production, sound design, web design, graphic design, occasional video editing and a little World of Warcraft. I am very pleased with the results!
Very clean looking build.
I'm going to build for 2950x and looking at the same CPU cooler you have, the Noctua NH-U14S. The AIO coolers currently available either don't cover the entire CPU or have terrible reviews regarding corrosion and leakage.
So I was hoping you could share a little about the installation with the Noctua heatsink.
I plan on installing 4 sticks of G.Skill Trident Z. Specifically F4-3200C14Q-64GTZ. I believe they are the same dimensions as yours.
I will be using an ASRock - x399 Taichi ATX motherboard. The motherboard I'm using, and the one you have, the MSI x399 Gaming Pro Carbon, both have very little room between the RAM slots and the CPU.
So I'm very glad to see that you were able to install the Noctua heatsink.
Were there any issues with the installation? Did you have to adjust anything, such as RAM placement, Fan placement, to complete the install?
Thank you advance.
Hello, thank you and sorry for the late response.
Out of 8 ram slots, I am using slots 1, 3, 6, 8 (looking left to right).
Getting a stick of this ram into slot 5 absolutely looks like it would be impossible right now, the ram is too tall. and ram slot 6 has like 1cm of room to spare on its side, it almost touches the base of the fan as seen in the pics.
I'm not sure what my options are for getting around that besides getting different ram, I did intend to eventually fill all the slots but whatever. This machine is a beast and that has been my only "hmm crap" moment.
So basically, with my current mobo, cooler and ram setup slot 5 will be the only problem, all others are fine.
Thanks for the reply!
I followed you and used slots 1 3 6 8. And wow the space between the fan and the RAM in slot 6 is slimmer than a strand of hair.
When a good AIO cooler comes out I'll probably buy it because, like you, I want to fill all the slots.
Have fun with your pc!
Holy crap dude why do you need a threadripper? If you're going to be using it for gaming you could have saved a lot of money and gotten a cheaper cpu that would have better gaming performance and then gotten a better gpu like a 1080 ti
Cheaper cpu with better gaming performance? LOL
Why does it matter? The 1070ti/1080 are the best bang for buck gpus you can buy. 1080ti are still ~$700.
No, derple is right. If he got an 8700k or similar for half the price, and then got a 1080 ti or even an RTX card, he would save money and get a huge fps boost, even bigger boost when playing higher than 1080p which you'd expect from a system like this.
Assuming he's using this only for gaming.
Also, part of my comment was about the way he worded his comment. You can get your point across more constructively.
sorry, when I said that i was like dang why do you need such a beastly cpu I wasn't trying to be like "HOLY CRAP UR DUMB HAHA" I just should have payed more attention to the way I said it because you can't use tone of voice through text
who said anything about gaming? i do play Warcraft sometimes and that's about it for computer games. and i have no problems with fps or anything.
i made it mainly for music production/sound design and a little video editing.
i really wanted to stay away from putting water in my computer for various concerns. so far everything with the current cooler and case fans has stayed cool. 30-34 degrees idle. i haven't checked stress temps but i haven't put a ton of stress on anything yet outside of a ton of big application installs.
Yeah, I've heard that the only real TR4 AIO doesn't usually last very long, although I haven't checked reviews for the Liqtech TR4 II yet.