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Old 15-11-17, 08:11 PM
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Threadripper Workstation

I need a new work workstation so what better excuse to check out some Threadripper goodness?

I'll be re-using a Corsair Carbide 300R case, a Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, a mechanical 1TB hard drive, and an nVidia GTX 1060 3GB video card.

New parts:

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920x
ASRock X399 Taichi (based on Tom's review)
Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 DDR4, 32GB
Samsung 512GB 960 Pro NVMe
EVGA 850 G2 (overkill, but who knows what the future holds...)
Noctua NH-U12S for TR4

I love the case this motherboard came in




SSD in it's new home


Very interesting socket design to say the least




The packaging for TR is stunning really. I'm keeping the box. We've all seen it, but here's the piece that pops out that actually holds the CPU.


You can see the metal clip that holds the plastic together that took a surprising amount of force to take off.

This CPU is huuuuuge and the orange plastic piece attached is kind of strange




CPU slid into place on the motherboard






All closed up and bolted into place. It all feels very high quality, but over engineered, like using a drill press to punch a hole in a piece of paper.


Corsair memory




Noctua Cooler










Assembled up on the bench





I popped an old 9600GSO in for now and installed Windows 10 and all its updates. I've also started installing the many programs I use in my job and will begin migrating files over. If all goes well I should be able to swap the system into the case tomorrow.

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Old 15-11-17, 08:49 PM
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Seriously drooling right about na.
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Old 15-11-17, 10:35 PM
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Gotta love that Taichi design!
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Old 16-11-17, 02:02 AM
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Yeah, it's a great looking board. No trouble setting ram speed either. Went into the UEFI and set the XMP profile, restarted and was at 3200 like it's supposed to be. Read some reports of users having issues on other boards.

Not going to lie, feels good to use AMD once again.
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Old 16-11-17, 03:04 AM
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I'm surprised you didn't go for the 140 Noctua Blah
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Old 16-11-17, 08:31 AM
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Amazes me how big that socket is on the board. Threadripping Monsta
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Old 16-11-17, 09:59 AM
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I love a proper build log!
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Old 16-11-17, 01:22 PM
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I'm surprised you didn't go for the 140 Noctua Blah
I'm not sure if it would have fit in this case. It would have been really close. I took the safe route.

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Amazes me how big that socket is on the board. Threadripping Monsta
It looks hilarious on a mini ITX board.

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I love a proper build log!
Maybe I'll actually finish this one.


The 960 pro is no slouch....

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I noticed that Leo @ Kitguru likes this board a bit haha. I think the overclocking was what got me. Took him about 2 seconds.
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Loving this build log. Well cone hmmblah
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