My First Threadripper Build (Updated)

Finally had a client that had requested a Threadripper build, and it was a fun one! Installing the CPU and getting it all lined up was amazing. Heaviest PC I have ever built for a client as well, which is surprising. The motherboard itself weighted as much as at least two other normal motherboards! I had a lot of fun building this one, and just for fun I ran 3DMark on it real fast before it had to be out the door. See the specs below:

  • AMD 2950X

  • be quiet! Dark Roc Pro TR4

  • ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha X399

  • ASUS ROG Strix 2080ti

  • Corsair LPX 8x8gb DDR 2666

  • Fractal Define R6

  • Seasonic Prime 1300w Plat PSU

  • WD Blue 500gb m.2

If you want to check out how this machine benchmarked in 3D-Mark Timespy you can check it out down below at the link.

Threadripper Build 3D-Mark Results

Check out these photos of the build. If you like seeing photos of builds and smaller projects I am on follow me on Instagram too!

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Spoiled with new hardware builds

I have been having it easy lately, all of the 1151 builds and AM4 machines. Sometimes I forget how actually difficult it was to build just 8 years ago. Having to fiddle with complicated mounting hardware for the AM3 platform has been trying at best. Then, the welds on the top of the cooler were a little off and the door would not close (while technically it was supposed to fit) so gonna grab a different crap case for my media ripping station and reuse this one for, well, anything else.

Long time no post

Started a new job, so posting slowed down there a bit.  Finally have some room to breathe and thought I would do a little update.  Built a new main gaming rig, pretty decent specs as follows:

i7 7700k, GTX 1070, 16gb of ram. Went with Air using the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 in a Fractal Design Meshify C. Pretty spiffy if I do say so myself. 


Kraken G12

In my spare cycles on my computer I usually let my idle time go to good use.  In this case I use the client to help look for the cure of multiple diseases, like cancer and Alzheimers. From their web site " Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. As of today, the project is using the idle resources of personal computers owned by volunteers from all over the world. Thousands of people contribute to the success of this project"  So when I decided to build  a new Ryzen system with a 1700 CPU and an RX 580 in it, I knew I wanted to start folding again.  In order to keep my temps, and noise levels down I stripped the custom XFX heatsink and fan off of my RX 580 and replaced it with a Corsair H55 and a NZXT Kraken G12 cooler mount.  I could not be happier with my decision.  Idle temps are in the 20-25 degree Celsius range and under load it barely creeps up into the 60s.  GPU cooler modding is just another side of what we do here at Elite PC, and we would be happy to help you get your cards modded so you can start folding, mining, or gaming for hours on end.