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BoyScout Sept. 18, 2017

Update: The Stream is over! Thanks for everyone who joined in the fun. If you missed it, you can watch the archive on Twitch or YouTube.

Original Posting:

Join us Tuesday, September 19th at 2PM CDT on Twitch.tv for our next live build! This time we'll be building an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X system using MSI's X399 Gaming Pro Carbon/AC motherboard.

Josh from Fractal Design will be stopping by as well to help us put together the system using Fractal's recently released Define C TG case and Celsius S24 CPU cooler.

A big thanks to Fractal Design for providing the case and CPU cooler, as well as to MSI for providing the motherboard and EVGA for providing the video card used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1920X 3.5GHz 12-Core Processor $799.99
CPU Cooler Fractal Design - Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99
Motherboard MSI - X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX TR4 Motherboard $349.99
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Memory Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $249.99
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 ELITE GAMING Video Card $754.99
Case Fractal Design - Define C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99
Total at time of filming $2869.91

Comments Sorted by:

Crazc 4 points 1 month ago

Nice.

Apach3 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

i can see this being useful as a great video editing machine, maybe even capable of 4K livestreaming?

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Would have added a 3tb or more SSHD in there if this was for editing or something, other than that, nice build

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yep, no argument.. We kept it a bit simpler to help the live stream go faster, but a large secondary storage drive (or two) would certainly be welcome for this creator-oriented build.

orthancstone 1 point 1 month ago

Really enjoyed Josh's insight and banter during today's stream.

StarBlazer457 1 point 27 days ago

THAT THREADRIPPER IS HUGE!!!

With that said.... Just an absolutely stunning power in a little box! Would like to see some benchmarks...

attackmoose 1 point 25 days ago

What about overclocking it to 5Ghz?

nmiyares 1 point 20 days ago

is the video posted in YouTube? I looked Yesterday and it did not seem to be there.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Sorry for the delay! We hit a few snags along the way, but it's been posted to YouTube now.

nmiyares 1 point 16 days ago

Thanks...

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surefir3 1 point 20 days ago

Is there a reason over the others to get the 1920? I mean if you go all out you get 16 cores with the 1950 and the 1900 is more budget friendly and has 8 cores for plenty enough for anything even movie production at 4K can do in reasonable time with the appropriate graphics card. So the 1920 is the middle man with in between in every aspect. I mean it's good, but not the god tier 16 core beast and not cheap enough to be justified for not going all out. The build is good so obviously +1 but that chip is......well....ya.. do I have something against this card, yes, because it doesn't FIT IN

jazz_530 1 point 12 days ago

clean build

IncognitoGamer123 -3 points 1 month ago

Is the 1080 Ti a bottleneck for the 1920x?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 29 days ago

It'd be tough to call the 1080 Ti a bottleneck, as it's one of the most powerful GPU's currently available in the consumer space. While, technically speaking, it will be the limiting factor for gaming performance, that "limit" will generally be 4K/60+FPS gaming under max settings ... if the benchmarks hold with similar systems we've tested in the past.

As much as many a gamer might dream of it, a high core count system like this isn't typically looked at solely for gaming. If you only wanted a gaming PC, you could get similar performance (at least with most games) for a lot less.

So while it will certainly operate with ease under modern gaming scenarios, Ryzen Threadripper CPU's are primarily targeted at high end creative applications (3D modeling/video rendering/editing) or any other intensive processing applications that leverage the high core count (often along with lots of memory) more effectively than their lower core-count cousins (such as the Ryzen 3/5/7 processors) could do.

Anyway, be sure to check back later -- we'll be posting a Completed Build with some benchmarks that can offer more details on how the ultimately system performs past the one 3DMark result we had time to run during the live stream.

IncognitoGamer123 1 point 28 days ago

Thank you for clearing this up and not being like the other guys.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

No worries -- sorry I missed your question when you first posted it. Hope my answer was helpful!

IncognitoGamer123 2 points 28 days ago

It was very helpful, thank you.

surefir3 1 point 14 days ago

No, and same the other way around. If a 1070 can run 4K on low and medium settings at 60fps with a few dips...and a 1080ti can run 4K ultra on AAA at 144fps It isn't a bottle neck.

Also the CPU definitely can't bottle neck if even the 1300x isn't a bottle neck for the 1070. So obviously a 12 core with a higher standard boost clock of 4.0 isn't going to be a problem at all either

The only thing they may ever consider is if they are doing extreme editing of very big files like 8k video. Then they may consider a p6000 for the extra gbs.

surefir3 1 point 14 days ago

Honestly intel is better optimized for gaming with 4 core at high clock rates (coffee lake is 6 cores, but that doesn't matter really) games don't use all 12 cores of this threadripper, in fact it actually reduces performance because the CPU copies info to the other cores regardless. Slowing the system overall. That's why there is a gaming mode on the threadripper settings (I know for zens it's called ryzen master, but I don't know what the threadripper one is) this basically shuts down an entire die so the CPU doesn't have that issue, so after that it's like a coffee lake that came out early and was way underclocked. However these have good temps and could easily catch up to a 7700 in speeds.

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