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Threadripper Project: Abysmal Demise (Update Cont'd)

islandg@m3r
  • 34 months ago

Summary: CPU Choice Rundown & Comparison

Hey PCPP community, all the info is out finally with the Threadripper CPUs and I have made a decision to go with the 1920X 12-core Threadripper for my upcoming build instead of the 1600X one. I am still waiting for benchmarks, but I'm sure I will not be disappointed. Haven't decided on a theme as yet, but I want it to be something different, maybe black and purple with green accents or something else. Final decision is still in the process as far as the theme. Below is my build link for my current parts as well as the CPU I am going with.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vBgPpb - Current Build Log (In Progress...)

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113448 - Threadripper 1920X 12-Core

Case Choices:

Since EVGA's DG-77 & 75 mid-towers are still MIA, I think I will pull trigger on the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG unless by some miracle EVGA's case gets released same week of Threadripper. The Phanteks case is not too big and not to small and has good aesthetics and interior space, and since I was looking to downsize from my HUUGGE Enthoo Primo which I will be selling once I get my new case.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854042 - Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG (Black)

Motherboard Choices:

I have decided to go big or go home for my MOBO choice which will be the ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME. The board is such a beast and though its expensive...I think what it brings to table for features and insane amt of versatility for expanding in the future, is worth the $$$. This will be my most expensive board I ever bought to date.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119003 - ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme

Notable Mentions:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157784&cm_re=Threadripper_preorder-_-13-157-784-_-Product - ASRock X399 Professional Gaming

RAM:

Not to really beat the dead horse, but currently the G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3000Mhz RAM is looking promising right now with timings of 14-14-14-34 which are super fast compared to other timings, I wanted the 3200Mhz ones, but that crap is $400 so I doubt I will notice a 200Mhz difference in frequency and I save $60 that could go towards something else, since this kit is $347.99. Hopefully it goes on sale before I start pulling trigger on all the build parts, cause 350 is still pretty steep for memory.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232486

Video Card Choices:

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on either getting the Radeon RX VEGA Black Radeon Pack with the free games and the discount, or waiting for the AIB cards to be released from the other manufacturers. There is a good chance that they more than likely will out perform the Reference models and might als have Radeon Packs or free games to like EVGA does often. We will see.

What do you all think? Get the Black Radeon pack or wait for the AIB cards and Xfire 2 of them and put my own waterblocks on them when available? Let me know your input.

Monitor:

Right now the Acer XR342CK 34" Ultra-Wide UHD IPS Free-Sync monitor looks promising, but the Samsung C34F791 34" Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor 3440 x 1440p looks very appealing but is $200 more than the Acer currently.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824022484 - Samsung https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009997 - Acer

Let me hear your thoughts on this.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Why go with such fast RAM when 2400 is as fast as any PC needs? Linus proved anything over 2400 is basically just a marketing gimmick that doesn't really boost performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Yt4vSZKVk

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right about overkill for just rendering, but I will be doing little more than that, I will be also be creating VMs as well as some other server things, video editing, streaming and gaming as well. Kinda trying to make a "Jack of all trades" build.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard good things when it came to the 1700, even though it can be OCed to the 1920Xs freq and beyond, I think that the 1920x being a standard at 3.5 ghz + the more cores would shine and perform better, it will definately be warmer than the 65W TDP of the 1700 since its 180W, but have you ever had a life long dream of always wanting to have your very own all in one hardcore rig to call your own, especially when OCing the CPU isnt necessary? Thats what drew me to the 1920X, its just...a monster=) some ppl told why dont I spend the extra 200 for the 1950X and call it a day if I'm going overkill, are arguing that the 16-Core is a better value since you getting a quad core equivalent more for 200$ but I feel the single threaded will be better on the 12 =)

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Well what I was saying was my friends thought that since I was looking at the 1920X for 799, why not spend the extra 200 for the flagship 1950X that is 4 more cores since I was thinking of overkill. but 1000 bucks is something I really don't think I want to spend on a cpu, plus lower core CPUs tend to have better Single thread performance over the higher core count CPUs for the most part. And even though both the 20X and 50X is 180W, 16core will get hotter than a 12core. And nobody has definite numbers yet for Single thread perf besides AMDs CINEBENCH on the CPUs which is strictly multi thread. We will not know real time benches esp for single threaded until launch day, so all we have now to go by is leaks and synthetics. So I wont go writing off single thread performance yet =)

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