Well it was actually on my shortlist of cpus but the 3700x was actually the exact same price as the standard i7 at time of purchase before I saw a second hand one on eBay and my familiarity with intel made me stick with them. I do think amd is fast becoming the better option though going forward and will be considering it for my next project
Just checked out your builds and as I thought yours was one of the ones I took inspiration from so thanks!
Thanks and yeah I kept looking for builds with the RVZ02 but like you said most now used the 03, I wasn't a massive fan of the newer version as I prefer a simple front look, I like all my PCs to blend into the background until you turn them on and they take center stage! hah
Thanks, I had looked into CPU and GPU water-cooling, but there just wasn't the room. It is pretty heavily packed, but surprisingly each chamber still has a fair amount of breathing room, but yeah overall this is definitely not the most temperature efficient build.
The lights were an impulse buy for sure, but I think they definitely add something to it. I didn't think it looked that clean in the end, was very tempted to re-do the entire cabling but eventually decided against it. Nowhere to hide cables in this case at all!
Glad you liked it! Very happy with how it turned out
Nice? For a display or gaming or CAD?
Thanks! Yeah he's pretty happy with it, for his use case this was slightly overkill but the budget was there. What's your friends use case? For this use case it was to be used on large CAD drawings, his previous machine an i7-7700K with an M2000 just wasn't cutting it if he had multiple drawings open, plus the 16gb of ram was falling well short. He's not used it professionally yet but it should hold up strong.
CPU cooler is oriented intake from above exhaust towards the GPU, was the best results in this setup, but hoping to intake from the front and exhaust from the back once we have better case fans and airflow
Yeah if we ever opt to overclock would definitely swap to liquid cooling and yeah 85 is toasty but I think the better fans and airflow will improve this, plus this was under 100% load on all 16 cores so can be expected
Thanks for the info! We did notice this in the BIOS but forgot to set it, should be getting back a hold of it for some tweaks so will be sure to set it then!
Thanks! Yeah run of the mill Workstation, this was a prototype build for a friends' company to see if the upgrade warranted the price, so all about bang for buck, as much as I do want to go crazy with RGB on my personal build!
As I mentioned above it gets pretty hot under synthetic load, but overall stays pretty cool on normal tasks / gaming. I think with some better case fans and fan curve it would be easily maintainable. Hope that answers your question!
Thanks for the info! I forgot to mention in the info that the motherboard manual was next to useless for this board, it was a few images of how to plug things in but no PCIe spec. I'll get that swapped over