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In my daily work, I do a lot of motion graphics and video editing, in my spare time a little of game design so I needed to build a computer powerful enough to handle layers of 4K video for compositing even sometimes in 10Bit, and 3D animation, but as designer I also want a good looking computer that doesn't have lights all over the place or big as a building, I wanted something classy and dark and after a long research I did find the Fractal Design Meshify C it ticks almost all my boxes, but the main reasons were the compact size, airflow with enough space for a big air cooler.

My processor of choice? the AMD Threadripper 2950X, it's unbelieve the price-performance ratio you're getting with this thing, I did just use the AMD Ryzen Master and switched to Creator Mode keeping the processor running at 4000MHz almost 90% of the time. Renders time are amazing.

Air Cooler for the Threadripper? the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro TR4, for me this thing is just the best cooler you can get for the Threadripper it's very silent and keep the 2950X temps under control and it looks great too, at Idle I'm getting 33C and at full load, the max reached it has been 60C rendering a multicam 4k edit with effects applied but still to do some more tests, I gives me more confident than the Enermax Liqtech TR4.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks great, but could definitely use some more cable management.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I did, after taking the photos :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel really dumb asking this, but if a item on your list doesn't have a price next to it does it mean it is free, and if not how are you able to see the price. [Also can someone please respond to this message ] thnx.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably because it doesn't have been added to the PCPartPicker database, If you're in the U.S you can get it on NewEgg.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

usually when it cant see the price its actually because its not in stock anywhere the website can see, AKA amazon and newegg or whatever. So it looks like the cpu cooler is out of stock currently.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

he has to list it to be able to see the price and if it was me I wouldve put $0.00 if it was free. Sometimes the parts prices wont show up for the particular part so you have to enter it manually.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the color scheme. The fractal design cases are a beauty and so easy to build in

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish all my storage was SSD.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there. Love the look and simplicity of your build. RGB flashy flash is not my jam, although I appreciate looking at the creativity some people bring to their builds. I am moving out of the MacPro world and into the PC world becuase I am learning C4D (using the Redshift Render) and a lot of folks are shifting away from Apple when it comes to XFV/3D Work. That said, do you feel this system has enough juice for heavy lifting/large renders/etc. I am going to be attempting some pretty complex animations and I don't want my system to choke out on it. Any suggestions? Are you happy with this build?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

Thanks for asking, I really like this computer a lot but probably for less money I can get similar performance for applications using fewer cores and more GHz by core, makes sense? until now I don't have any bottleneck whatsoever using Cinema 4D and After Effects what essentially are my daily tools, those applications rely more on CPU speed than the numbers of cores. RedShift works pretty well with the RTX 2080, If you can read an article in GreayscaleGorilla about configuring a PC for Cinema 4D and After Effects, it probably will give you an idea of the power you can get with this kind of configuration, also read some articles on CGDirector.com for building good workstations for VFX.

Regards,

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I love the guys over at grey scale gorilla and have been watching them for a couple of years now. Last question...what would you have done differently to save on $? Maybe a Threadripper 2920X? Maybe 32Gb of Ram instead of 64? RTX 2070 perhaps?? Any additional info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Love the Meshify C...beatiful design!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I did build two similar computers for the video editors but with Intel core i7 9900k, 64gb of Ram, and RTX 2070 mostly for Premiere Pro. But also I did some testings modeling in Cinema 4D and normal After Effects projects with Element 3D and actually they works pretty well, our computers should be able to handle 4k 10bit footage and theses two are doing great. You can build a good computer using a Threadripper 1950x, RTX 2070 and 32gb but keep some slot available for a future upgrade to 64gb, and remenber the RTX2070 do not work in SLI in case you want to add a second GPU.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And thanks for your time!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Looks really nice. I'm about to make my computer with very similar components but with 1-gen threadripper. I also plan to use Meshify C and bequiet! 140 fans. Just can't decide if I should get the high speed ones or regular ones. Do you feel like you ever run into max RPM of these fans? In other words, do you think that maybe regular ones would be sufficient? And what about the noise level with your current setup? Is it acceptable? I am gonna use this setup for 3d rendering as well as you do, so that's the reason why I ask so many questions. Hope you understand.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

Until now not even when is rendering, the fans have gone full blast, so probably will be safe using regular fans, the noise it's good enough for me but. Recently I did build a similar workstation using an i9 9900k using the Dark Pro Rock 4 and works the same, it's kept quiet and cool enough for my needs. Now I have 4 workstations using Meshify C cases and our IT guy is building another one with Threadripper 2950x for one of the WebDEV guys.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good to hear. Thanks a lot for your reply.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

so I was just randomly browsing and found a xenogears fan in the wild? or is it totally unrelated to the game series.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you fit a GPU in the top slot? Wondering about this cooler for a quad-GPU build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes Totally, it's just a little annoying because the bottom snaps that keep secure in place the GPU it's very difficult to see and open once the GPU it's in place.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great PC,

any problem adding more memory? I mean, with this size CPU Cooler allows you to add the full 128GB? thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The two RAM modules on both sides closer to the CPU are a little tricky to reach with cooler in place, but it's doable, maybe the biggest problem it's the lack of space between the back of the case and the rear end of the cooler itself, it makes sense?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes, thank you for this info xenogears.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

sigh gpu on second pcie slot r/facepalm

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, sorry about that but I did take that photo when I was measuring how will look with the second card.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nop, it's just was the only one kit available at the time I did the shopping, I do have all the RGB lighting off on the system.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler swallowed the RAM anyway lol.