My rig: The Overdrive

Discussion created by toughy on Jan 6, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 7, 2019 by jamesc359

I was feeling so blue with my old laptop that could hardly boot (Acer E1-571G), and I went a bit overboard with my new computer. Also the mining craze was growing and I was growing interested too. The only reason I do not have the coolest CPU back then (TR 1950X) is because my local store (PC Garage) only had the 1920X available.


Now I have a lot of processing power sitting quietly in my little room, and I wish I had something interesting to do with it. A couple of times a month I enjoy 140 FPS in World of Warcraft at 1440p, but I am not really playing any more. I am more interested in OpenCL really.


I have an issue with the air cooler NH-U14S from Noctua, which I have because the matching liquid cooler at the time, Enermax LiqTech TR4 280mm, had a (desing) problem and arrived leaking in the package, twice !


RGB was interesting for me, but after spending so long carefully picking all the parts, I could spend no more time on it, so now my RGB just looks random. About my cable management ... you will have to excuse me, it was my first build, and now I have to take it apart if I want to fix the cabling. And I not sure I can fix it really.


I have to say this rig made me an AMD fan. I mean I always had a preference for AMD because of Intel's ugly practices and prices (same for nvidia), but building my computer now made me an enthusiast.





CPURyzen Threadripper 1920X 12-core
CoolerNoctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3
MotherboardGIGABYTE AORUS X399 Gaming 7
Memory2x G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4 3600MHz CL15 Dual Channel Kit
GraphicsSapphire Radeon RX Vega64 8G HBM2 NITRO+, also second card nVidia GeForce GT 710 2GB DDR3
Disc Drive 1SSD Samsung 960 EVO Series 250GB PCI Express x4 M.2 2280
Disc Drive 2SSD Kingston A400 120GB SATA-III 2.5 inch
Disc Drive 3Hard disk Seagate SkyHawk 6TB 7200RPM SATA-III 256MB
PSUCorsair HXi Series HX1200i 1200W
Casebe quiet! SilentBase 800 Window Orange
MonitorASUS 27" MG278Q, 2560x1440 @ 144Hz