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    New PC build advice

    speccing a new pc

    atm thinking :

    amd threadripper 3970x
    asrock TRX40 Creator (maybe asrock TRX40 Taichi if better)
    x2 nvidia rtx 2080 ti 11mb

    then a few ssd's
    128gb ram

    any thoughts on that type of spec and if mb is ok, whats best ram, type of ssd's what are best etc?

    purpose will be cpu and gpu rendering

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    If you can hold your horses, NVIDIA is supposed to present their next gen cards soon. Actual release is not confirmed. Maybe double performance over the 2080... https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/...-specs-3972062

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    From https://www.tomshardware.com/feature...-world-records

    I guess this set for you

    https://www.gskill.com/specification...-Specification

    GSkill designed the Neo line of memory specifically for AMD systems, so it supports tight latencies and lower frequency with stellar results. I can do either 3200 MHz at 11-11-11-11-1t timings or 4400 MHz at 14-14-14-14-1T timings, with either setting at very low voltages for B-die memory kits. I have gotten plenty of binned B-die memory samples before, but this kit has handily beaten any previous kit.

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    thanks for the links

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    Quote Originally Posted by gar26lw View Post
    speccing a new pc

    atm thinking :

    amd threadripper 3970x
    asrock TRX40 Creator (maybe asrock TRX40 Taichi if better)
    x2 nvidia rtx 2080 ti 11mb

    then a few ssd's
    128gb ram

    any thoughts on that type of spec and if mb is ok, whats best ram, type of ssd's what are best etc?

    purpose will be cpu and gpu rendering
    I can highly recommend this route:

    http://www.boxx.com/

    They've been around for decades, are truly non pressure; they just want to give you what you want & need. Absolutely no buyers remorse. I can give you a contact name if you wish, but frankly your in good hands no matter who you talk to.
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    AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 2990WX Processor (3.00GHz)
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    thanks, been using pc part picker. i suspect own build is cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gar26lw View Post
    speccing a new pc

    atm thinking :

    amd threadripper 3970x
    asrock TRX40 Creator (maybe asrock TRX40 Taichi if better)
    x2 nvidia rtx 2080 ti 11mb

    then a few ssd's
    128gb ram

    any thoughts on that type of spec and if mb is ok, whats best ram, type of ssd's what are best etc?

    purpose will be cpu and gpu rendering
    Good choice!

    Asrock Boards have a good reputation (I always used ASUS, also for two Ryzen 9 systems, but I think for a next system I would also try Asrock).

    For SSD I would really advice to take one or two fast m.2 drives like

    - Corsair MP600 Gen4
    - Samsung 970 PRO
    - Samsung 970 EVO PLUS

    I notice a big speed difference in starting the system, opening applications, copying files, loading large textures etc. compared to lower end / standard Samsung EVO or WD SSD drives.

    GPU, yes two 2080 ti are certainly great. The new NVidia 30xx cards should be available from June / July but there is not much info about it yet. With the current economic situation I can imagine that there will be shortages and delays, so if you need a great system now, I wouldn't wait.

    For RAM I usually choose Corsair and I have always been satisfied with stability. Minimum should be DDR4-3200 for a Ryzen system. With the Threadripper (if you're not filling all banks), make sure you distribute the RAMs properly (check your MoBo manual).

    You didn't mention cooling and PSU, two very important parts for a high end system like the TR 3970X.

    For the PSU I have good experience with BeQuiet Dark Power Pro or Straight Power, very stable. With Corsair or other PSUs I had few (minor) issues in the past.

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    There are 3 series of fast gen 4 disks that only the latest Ryzen 39xx CPUs support with a new mainboard.

    https://www.aorus.com/AORUS-NVMe-Gen4-SSD-1TB

    https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/Catego...-F2000GBMP600#

    https://www.seagate.com/gb/en/intern...-ssd/#features

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free4Ever View Post
    There are 3 series of fast gen 4 disks that only the latest Ryzen 39xx CPUs support with a new mainboard.
    Some of these SSDs have huge heat spreader. Better check if they fit on the board, together with GPUs and all. My ASUS board have their own m.2 heat spreaders (metal with cooling gel strip) built-in.

    Therefore I chose Samsung 970 Plus 1TB for the primary m.2 drives and Samsung 860 EVO and WD Blue 2TB for the secondary m.2 drives along with several other larger SATA SSDs like older 860 EVO Pro.

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    forget ThreadRipper, expensive.

    go for 3950X or such instead.
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    i want max speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by gar26lw View Post
    thanks, been using pc part picker. i suspect own build is cheaper.
    Quite alright. Used to build all of mine too until this one. Once you get yours up & flying though, let's do a test.

    There was a benchmark scene posted back in Sept when the RTX's & Threadrippers started coming out along with 2019.x, just as I had to leave town of course, but can't find the scene zip or the thread now. Hoping some one can repost or point it out.

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    there was the benchmark marbles one, is that the one you mean?

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    these results are pretty much on par with CPU rendering for LightWave

    https://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/cpu_be...5_multi_core-8
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    forget ThreadRipper, expensive.

    go for 3950X or such instead.
    Even a 3950X is outside my humble budget but it is always fun and interesting to read about the pros and cons of what is available when your funds can cover it/justify it:

    https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/revi...r-3970x-review
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