Description

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:

https://www.instagram.com/matthewencina/

https://matthewencina.com

DISCLAIMER

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.

THE GOOD

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.

THE BAD

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

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful photos!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Very very awesome.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it a big difference if 1800x and 2xvega64?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, I'm a noob. I don't even know what you just said :p

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 1800x has 8c/16t at like 400$ with 4.1 oc from factory , vega 64s have 4096 streaming processors at around max 1.7ghz from amd

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

White/Black builds are amazing! Wish i had the money to buy a black desk and prob would make one too!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea. Black and white is an easy way to make anything look classy.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The quality of the photos are astonishing, made everything feel so beautiful and elegant. What kind camera did you use? I want my build to look as amazing as this!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I shot it with a Canon 5D Mark III with a SIGMA 35mm 1.4 Art Lens.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, nice photos and awesome work. Really inspiring stuff!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

wow! that photo taking skills tho!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Matthew, I'm looking to build for similar reasons (C4D & GPU rendering) but pretty new to all this, your build mentioned a possible issue with the video cards possibly blocking drive bays. Did you have any issue in reality?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice indeed. I've been looking around for this kind of setup for Octane and may follow you down the rabbit hole. Well done mate!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Good work finding a case that fits 3x of those! I'm still looking for mid-tower that ~properly~ fits 2; but I have 3x as well. I work primarily with point clouds though and having 2x systems is currently more useful

  • 19 months ago
  • -2 points

Are all 3 gpus even being used?