Since already a long time now, I've wanting to build a new comp in order to substitute my old Dell M4700 (which served me good for 5 years during my Architecture career).
Thanks to many forums and builds in this page, I decided to give AMD a chance and build a Threadripper set in order to be able to render with good quality and not spending all nights for it. At the beginning I was wondering to buy a 1900X, but then I saw it made more to sense to invest a bit more in order to go for a 1920x. Together with 16GB Flare X CL14, I've had no problem when building it all, and with the newest BIOS I could set all parameters without any problem.
I've just tried to overclock it shortly, but I've seen that almost no one gets over 4GHz. I'll check what mine can do. I wonder if it makes sense to OC it, when it can get to 4GHz by itself with turbo. Not sure I need 4GHz@24/7 if it gets to the proper speed when needed.
Only problem I had so far is that CPU-Z Only recognizes the memory as Dual channel, and not as Quad. I followed the user manual and the ram modules are in the right place... :S Shouldn't it be automatically recognized as quad ? Or should I set something in the BIOS?
I did a small test in 3dsmax+vray, and a render that took almost 4h in my old laptop, it only took 55 min in this beast (I know both machines play in a different league, but still, it's a beast when rendering with so many threads)
In order to get a nice look and full control, installed a Commander Pro, and I need to say I'm amazed how good and cool the Corsair software is :D. I find it really useful to set the vents color according to CPU temperature (when rendering I can easily check how it's doing).
Finally, I bought a G610 in order to check if this new mechanical keyboards where as cool as people say, and I need to say it's really comfortable to wright ;)
You can check some of my work here if you would like to ;) (More renderings will be coming soon, and also with better quality ;) )
Thanks for reading!