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PC build.. mega.. maybe
on: November 25, 2018, 18:37:05 PM
So I'm thinking of building a PC, mostly because I have been watching a ton of linus tech tips videos on youtube and love all the shiny stuff but also for work & gaming.

Last time I was into building PCs and watercooling was back in AMD A64X2 and AMD XP1700+ days (respectively).

So I want to build something badass. I want to run a hypervisor (maybe ESXi) and a ton of VMs on it by day, then swap the storage over and game by night.

So im thinking of decent number of cores, ton of ram, easily swappable SSD, a GPU for games, some kind of cooler and a case.

Fired up PC part picker and so far im looking at:

AMD Threadripper 2950x
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme board
8x16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer DDR4 3000MHz
EVGA SuperNova P2 1200 PSU
ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (maybe run 2 in SLI in the future)

And:

Storage:
Either an m.2 or SATA SSD (or both) that I can swap out (or just change the boot order in BIOS). Maybe RAID for the work stuff so if a drive does fail I wont have lost tons of effort.

Cooling:
Either a sealed WC system or a custom loop for GPU cooling to.


Case:
No idea but used to use lian li

Any suggestions? have I missed anything? Is there better value for money (probably because that's a fair wedge there)?
Last Edit: November 25, 2018, 19:55:19 PM by Binary Shadow #187;

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Re: PC build.. mega.. maybe
Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 23:38:22 PM
I'm a bit like you, not watercooled for years or done anything projecty - I have no idea either...

But I DO know you should get some 3200mhz DDR4. At least that was my main aim with Ryzen.


I also wanted a good NVMe but prices were too high about a year ago. (So I went for a 256gb Adata.) They've dropped quite a bit now tho: Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB - £111.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 23:41:26 PM
Case deal:  Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case for Computer - Titanium
£79.99 - Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AZQTMZ8?tag=22


Re: PC build.. mega.. maybe
Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 06:36:58 AM
3200MHz RAM pushes the cost up a fair bit especially when looking at 128GB of it. Does it really make that much difference?

Iv been looking at the Samsung 970 EVO M.2 drive so thats good, probably get a few 1TB SATA SSDs for VM storage and run windows off the M.2 for gaming.

Nice case, id want something with a window to show off the awesome RGB lol

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Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 18:22:24 PM
Keep your eye on Hot UK Deals over the coming weeks, I've seen loads of good case, graphics card, SSDs, memory, CPU, mobo, and PSU offers coming up, everything you could need.

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Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 18:13:10 PM
just got some new bits for this

Threadripper 3960x
Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme trx40
firecuda 520 pcie 4.0 m.2 nvme ssd 500Gb

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Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 21:50:46 PM
Suggest you consider a 2080 super instead of a Ti Really there is not that much between them and even the 2070 super can do a goodly amount of 4K gaming.

Actually I suspect that the 2080 super and Ti might be a bit over the top for lesser gaming resolutions in most games.

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Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 07:18:05 AM
whoops must have forgotten to update this, I'm actually running 2x 2080TI sli

128gb Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Black 3466 MHz DDR4
Fractal Design Define S2 Gunmetal Tempered Glass case
EVGA SuperNOVA 1200W 80+ Platinum PSU
2x EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB BLACK EDITION
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Reply #8 on: December 11, 2019, 09:39:05 AM
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Reply #9 on: December 11, 2019, 16:10:38 PM
Every time I think I should get a new build on the cards, I realise I actually don't need the power as I always end up doing an obscene Ultra Turbo Mega Hyper 3000 XXX^4!1 build, and by the time I've got a board, CPU, 32GB RAM and titanium PSU its already unnecessary.

I think I'll plod along and wait for USB 4.0.

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Reply #10 on: December 12, 2019, 12:16:35 PM
whoops must have forgotten to update this, I'm actually running 2x 2080TI sli

128gb Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Black 3466 MHz DDR4
Fractal Design Define S2 Gunmetal Tempered Glass case
EVGA SuperNOVA 1200W 80+ Platinum PSU
2x EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB BLACK EDITION

And still doing 1080P? :P :D

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Reply #11 on: December 12, 2019, 17:56:00 PM
whoops must have forgotten to update this, I'm actually running 2x 2080TI sli

128gb Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Black 3466 MHz DDR4
Fractal Design Define S2 Gunmetal Tempered Glass case
EVGA SuperNOVA 1200W 80+ Platinum PSU
2x EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB BLACK EDITION

And still doing 1080P? :P :D

LOL no but not far off, its an ultrawide dell screen but I want to upgrade to 4k and 144Hz

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