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Project Grim Ripper build log Closed

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Hello all,



Fairly new to the forums but long time pc enthusiast. I also have this build log posted on LTT. My current rig that was built many moons ago housing a fx 8350 on the am3+ platform has finally died. So I have decided to rebuild. I know it may be overkill but I have always wanted to build a threadripper system. I was a US Marine for 9 years where I was a POG (person other than grunt) and worked as a data specialist. Now out and in school studying graphic design and trying to obtain my BS in computer science. I am currently living in Japan so it might take a few weeks for me to even get the parts but they have been ordered. I will try my best to take plenty of pics of the build. I will be reusing my old Deepcool case since all my funds went toward new hardware. I will eventually get a new chassis and do a custom hard line loop but until then this will have to work unless I can get sponsored lol. The case now only has red leds but I will make modifications to the lighting and possibly the color depending on how things go. Here are the specs, figured it would be easier to post the parts list then try to list everything.



PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zqYz6s
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zqYz6s/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor ($867.51 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Enermax - LiqTech TR4 240 102.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.67 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG ZENITH EXTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($419.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card ($599.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Enermax - T.B. RGB (6-pack) 47.5 CFM 120mm Fans ($88.16 @ Newegg)
Total: $2658.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-28 20:18 EDT-0400



Here is the pc in the current state and the case that the threadripper will be transplanted into.



Thanks for looking
 

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What is the little LCD thing above the power supply cover towards the front?

It's just a small LCD monitor I have setup to display my cpu and gpu Temps. The software I'm using is nzxt cam, it's free. I just have it hooked up as a secondary monitor and moved the sensor panel to that monitor, now every time the pc boots up the sensor panel opens on that monitor. The frame is just some 3mm acrylic I taped off where the screen will go and painted it satin black and mounted the screen to the backside. The monitor is just a small LCD screen for a raspberry pi with HDMI input.
 

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Are you going to overclock the CPU? I'm think you may want to got to a 360 radiator with that Threadripper.
 
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Are you going to overclock the CPU? I'm think you may want to got to a 360 radiator with that Threadripper.

Yeah the 240 AIO is temporary as I mentioned I will eventually install a custom loop. The case I have now that I'm reusing for this build (also temporary) can only accommodate a 240.trust me I really wanted to get the 360 but would be pointless if I can't use it

Although after viewing Enermax website I might be able to get away with some overclocking with the 240. Here is what the website said:

The radiator offers enhance heat exchange capacity thanks to the fine channels and thin aluminium fins. Liqtech TR4 is available with a 360mm, 280mm and an extra thick 240mm radiator. All models provide an incredible 500W+ TDP for extra over-clocking capabilities.
 
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that aio is actually a really solid choice. if your going to shoot for 4.0 with it youll be pleasantly surprised. check out some of the reviews for it, youll be impressed with it. the only drawback is its tr4 only which really sucks as its such a solid cooler.
the only suggestions i can make for that monster is to increase your primary ssd/nvme drive to at least 500gb. a 256 fills up quick today especially with win 10. go ahead and get your case now man! there are a toooon of really nice cases available right now! you know you want to! hahaha enjoy the new rig!
 
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that aio is actually a really solid choice. if your going to shoot for 4.0 with it youll be pleasantly surprised. check out some of the reviews for it, youll be impressed with it. the only drawback is its tr4 only which really sucks as its such a solid cooler.
the only suggestions i can make for that monster is to increase your primary ssd/nvme drive to at least 500gb. a 256 fills up quick today especially with win 10. go ahead and get your case now man! there are a toooon of really nice cases available right now! you know you want to! hahaha enjoy the new rig!

I might be getting sponsored by Enermax, they just sent me an email saying they will get back with me soon as right now they are busy with computex. Hopefully it works out. But yeah I've read many reviews on it that's why I decided to go with it. I'm waiting for emails from a few other vendors as well so if all works out I may be able to get a new case soon and start on my custom loop. I already have a NVMe ssd this was just so I can raid them. This board supports 3, plus I have a few other ssd drives as well as hdd's for storage. And yeah I would love to buy a new case but just the hardware alone is killing me lol

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Subbed for the cooler, as well. My Deepcool 360 has been great so far.

Yeah I love the deepcool captain coolers very unique look. I got this Enermax for around $80 USD as it's only temporary I didn't want to spend much on an AIO
 
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Those Enermax TR4 AIOs are supposed to be beasts. Really good reviews across the board on them.

That's what I been hearing, unfortunately this case only supports a 240... Really wish I could've went with the 360 but the 240 suppose to have a thicker radiator
 
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So everything should be shipped out Friday, it usually takes about a week to ship to Japan. In the meantime I am stripping this case down getting it ready. I have removed old hardware, cooler, and lighting. Still trying to figure out what I want to do with this but I might just leave it alone since it is just temporary. I didn't feel like pulling out my dslr so cell phone pics will have to do for now.*
 

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New Sponsors means different direction with build. Will be starting new build log soon so keep a look out for Project Envious