I haven’t tried 1080p but I have no issues with the TR keeping up with 1440p. I think if single threaded performance and gaming is the primary concern another CPU maybe a better option.
Thanks for looking! I used to run an old iPhone with duet display to display various metrics but had more issues with iOS, I found this solution on a other build here https://pcpartpicker.com/b/JrRJ7P
I ordered the 3.5” screen here http://www.goverlay.com/content/lcdsysinfo2/
Thanks for looking, love your build. Congrats on the feature.
I ended up settling on running the default 3200 cl14 speed with the Flare X. I would highly recommend the hyper X predator 3600 kit also, those were the only 2 kits I could get to run at advertised speeds out of the box.
I’ve been following your build for a while, some superb upgrades with the RTX cards! What is the screen/software you use to monitor the temperatures? I had something similar and was using an old iPhone running duet display, but stopped due to issues with iOS.
Yes, I put an LED backlight module in place of the noctua color plastic, then hooked it up using jumper cables to a power LED header on the motherboard
The RTX 2080 ti is running well, thanks for looking!
Running quad channel
The flare x Ram is fairly low profile. There were no issues with the noctua fan on the NH U12 cooler. With my previous ram kit, Gskill trident Z, the fins were taller and meant I had to use the U12 instead of the U14 due to the clearance. With the meshify c mini, I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone using the NH U14 due non existent ram clearance with the fan.
Thanks! I much prefer a 1 powerful GPU over 2 in SLI. Fewer headaches!
I have about an inch of clearance for the fans with the EVGA powerlink and the XC Ultra.
You should be able to run a radiator and 1 set of fans if you skip the powerlink. A push pull setup on a radiator would be too much I think unless the fans are lower profile, but you should check the clearance. The Meshify C mini supports up to a 280 mm radiator at the front.
The meshify c mini was a breeze to work with, with good cable management options and impressive airflow. I would say those sensitive to fan noise should be aware that the increased airflow comes at the cost of sound insulation. The case does not insulate sound that well due to the exposed mesh, so depending on the case fans, or if the GPU/CPU cooler has spun up, they will be audible through the case, unlike in some more enclosed models.
Thanks! I'm using the RTX to run a VR headset and high refresh rates on 2k. I'm going to wait and see how the high refresh 4k monitors pan out, since they are a little pricey at the moment. 2x Supersampling in VR with post-processing with the RTX 2080 Ti is something else!
The Noctua U12s is great - I paired it up with some Cryonaut thermal paste, and this reduced my temperature by about 3 degrees compared to the Noctua paste.
I got a Chromax heatsink cover and another industrial fan and it looks pretty good now.
Cool, do you have the top fans in an intake or exhaust configuration?
I don’t know of any full IHS coverage AIOs for threadripper besides the Enermax, but I’m going to steer clear of those and stick with air cooling. I don’t trust the longevity of their AIOs after the last one failed after 6 weeks.
I got the new parts at retail price, but I sold some of the old components on eBay to recoup the cost. I returned the ram kits that didn’t work properly so I only have the 1x32G kit
Under load, the CPU reaches around 68-70 degrees. I will be experimenting with a new Thermal paste, and I’ll be watching the reviews of the Coolermaster wraith ripper to see if there is a significant improvement over the Noctua. In the meantime I might throw on another 2000 rpm fan on the cooler for improved performance.
There are a tonne of people on eBay looking for deals, and amazon have a great return policy :-)
Duet display was causing issues with DirectX and preventing some programs from running so it had to go. It was cool while it lasted!
I love the Meshify MATX case, it really was the only one that fit the bill for me, since I was looking to run a full fat SLI setup with a space between the cards for airflow. I am going to be updating my build soon - I'm waiting for the reviews of the cooler master Wraith Ripper Cooler when it comes out in the next few weeks before deciding whether to stick with Noctua heat sink. I'll post an update then.
In the meantime good luck with your build!
Thanks for the kind words! I used an old iPhone I had lying around and connected it to one of the USB headers for power. I then extended my desktop onto the display using software called Duet Display and ran RainMeter with the layout on the secondary display. It worked pretty well for a few weeks, but between iOS updates and flakiness in the software, I stopped using it and have been looking for an alternate solution since.
Thanks for looking! I thought 8G was a little light, and I had some spare gskill sticks which I’ve since installed, so this build now has 32G running at 3000Mhz.
Thanks for the kind words! I was going for a compact, high end but not prohibitively expensive build. It worked out pretty well, but the RAM hasn’t been stable at 3000mhz since the last bios update and have had to run it at 2600mhz. I’ll be doing a refresh of the build soon with some more Ryzen friendly ram.
Thanks! He seems to be enjoying the uptick in speed so far!
You can use the first and second PCI-E slots but you won’t get the gap between the cards which allows air to flow and helps with cooling the top card. I picked the meshify C mini specifically due to the 5 slots, to allow for a gap. If you have a 4 slot case, and the cards sit on top of one another, I would suggest a blower style card where the hot air is blown out of the back rather than the double/triple fan cards
I found logicalincrements.com and pc partpicker very good resources to get started on what to look for.
Since I switched to the Noctua, the CPU idles around the mid 30s, with the GPUs the same. After about 30 minutes in VR, the top GPU hits 75 degrees with the default GPU fan profile. Under load the CPU tops out at the high 50s. The meshify C airflow is very good.
Thanks dude! I appreciate it.
I was pleasantly surprised by the red dragon keyboard. For the price, the quality is unbeatable. At work I use a Das with the cherry browns which is nice, but for 4x the price, I don’t think the benefits outweigh the extra cost. Thanks for looking!
I ended up swapping the emermax for a noctua cooler once the pump failed. The air cooler has been performing very well and running on the silent fan profile, the cooler is quieter than when the AIO pump was running at full speed.
Supreme build! Have you had any longer term issues with the Ernermax AIO? My 280 has started having issues after 2 months. I suspect the water pump has died
Besides an issue when using a more a quieter fan profile and the overclock on the CPU, the system has been rock solid and has not skipped a beat.
Thanks! I use the right angle connectors for the audio, and there is plenty of clearance for the power/reset connectors.
Finally! Another X399 mATX! The custom loop is very nice!
Thanks! I’ve been thinking about the air pressure in the case. I currently only have one intake fan at the bottom. I will try adding another fan at the top and making them intake fans. I currently don’t have an issue with dust, so would be interested to see what difference it makes with temps.
Thanks! For SLI supported games, the performance of 2x1070tis can be marginally better than a 1080ti, especially on higher resolutions, but with SLI support dwindling and the headaches running SLI, 1 card is probably a better move in the long term. I was fortunate to pick up a pair of the 1070tis during the last Black Friday sale, and with the 1080tis still over $1000 due to the crypto craze, I think i’ll wait and see what Turing has to offer.
Thanks! This was the perfect case for all 3
Really nice build!
Thanks for looking!
With this case and motherboard it may be possible, although depending on the card, you may have some clearance issues with the PSU shroud.
Nice Build! I have a bias, since I have a very similar build with the same motherboard and case with 2 x 1070 TIs. I recently changed the AIO to the Enermax 280 cooler and had problems connecting the block to the CPU/OPT header and the radiator fans to the Main CPU fan header. The logo did not light up and I thought it was a bad pump at first, but after some experimenting, it seemed the pump was not receiving enough power. Swapping the pump to the main CPU fan header and the radiator fans to the CPU OPT header resolved my issue.
The case supports GPUs up to 315mm, so if you subtract the depth of your fan/radiator setup, you’ll get the max width of the GPU you can fit with a push/pull setup
I haven't done too much testing yet, but after running 3D mark the cards peaked at about 70 degrees. There is decent airflow in the case and a nice space between the cards. I'll be able to add another case fan to improve temperatures a bit.
Microcenter were having a bundle deal on the EVGA CLC - it was $50 off the retail price when bundled with the processor.
I'll check out the Enermax if the EVGA cooler can't keep up when overclocking.