My goal with this build was to create a GPU based rendering workstation to power my 3D explorations in Cinema 4D and Octane Renderer. You can see some samples of my work here:
I am by no means an expert at building PCs. In fact I had a lot of help from my peers and the Octane User group on Facebook. I also watched many videos on youtube to help me decide which parts to use, and how to build my machine. I know the cooling cable management situation isn't that beautiful, but I opted to go for a hybrid GPU route, so I didn't have to worry about a custom water-cooling setup.
For my needs (3d rendering), it performs really well. At full loads, the CPU and GPU are staying consistently below 51 °C. Nothing currently is being overclocked, but I will update the results if I choose to push things past their stock settings.
The monitor is beautiful, with tons of real estate to work with multiple windows across the screen. I prefer this over a dual screen setup. The keyboard and mouse are very ergonomic and comfortable.
The Phanteks Enthoo Primo case is aesthetically beautiful and very roomy. Everything already comes pre-wired on the backside of the case, so cable management is a breeze, and non-visible, keeping things looking tidy.ortable.
I was a little disappointed with the quality control of the case, as it arrived with a few parts broken. The good thing was that Phantek's customer service was on top of it and sent me replacement parts the next day. It still required me to repair it myself, which wasn't very easy.
Let me know on here if you have any questions on here, or reach out to me @matthewencina on Twitter or Instagram.
These photos and review was originally posted on my site, where I will continue to post updates: https://www.matthewencina.com/matthew-encina-2018-gpu-pc-build