Description

This is my first build, so I made a lot of mistaken purchases before I found this site. I use will be using this pc primarily for work. I am self employed though and I have a home office so I can also use it for video games.

My work is Landscape Design. I use Autocad, Revit, Sketchup, ArcGIS and the Adobe Creative programs (and office and all that).

This is still very much a work in progress. I have had it up for a few weeks but I am constantly making changes and if I ever finish adding things I guess it will be time to start over. I will add nicer photos later sorry.

I did not know what I was getting into with heat issues on the 7900x though. The CPU will likely receive a delid when I build up the nerve. As things stand I can play games and all but under full load I hit 90c which triggers shutdown warnings (at my request). I mean I could back off on the throttle but Intel advertised boost to 4.5 so...

I also have 2 sshd - Seagate Firecuda 2TB (each). I guess I forgot to save the parts list after I added them.

Best, Patrick

Part Reviews

CPU

The cpu is fast but way too hot at the Intel boost settings. The 2 fan liquid cooler will not get the job done. Next week I will upgrade to a 360 radiator

CPU Cooler

Probably a good cooler - does the trick for the 7900x at 3.3 ghz. It is not working for me. Stock fans were really loud, and the software wont recognize any others. I have replaced them with the EK Vardar and just control the fans and pump separately in the UEFI. I uninstalled the software. Next week this will be removed and replaced with a 360 mm aio.

Motherboard

Very easy to build. Lots of options going forward. Fantastic instructions (for the most part I still cant figure out the fan extension card), really good BIOS.

Memory

These are great. I bought 3 separate packs but the xmp has worked fine each time. In a week or so I will grab one more pack for now.

Storage

This is my boot disk, it is very fast for read and write but I got better boot times with a sata 850 on my last pc. Does not seem to overheat in this setup, which has a massive heatsink

Video Card

Love it. I have had intel onboard graphics for a long time so this thing has been blowing me away. The core clock pins at 1936 (way over the advertised boost) when I play a game, but I can bump up the memory clock a bit. The water cooler really does the trick. I have not been able to get it to 50c yet

Case

I really like this case but I should have gone bigger. The 3.5" HDD situation is borderline unacceptable. The hot swap is not exactly accessible. I bought parts as I got the dough, and I bought the cheap stuff first. I should not have started with the case but I did and now we all have to live with that. I need to upgrade to a 360mm cpu radiator, and the only place I can fit that is the front. That will be my only fan intake. I have a 3000 rpm 140 mm noctua industrial on the exhaust and my graphics radiator on exhaust, cpu on intake

Case Fan

I am using one of these on my graphics card radiator. I meant to use the others on the cpu radiator but the connections dont match. Anyway the separate controller is a hassle, and you have to either route a wire out of your case or else change the settings with the case open. I will probably take this out.

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

"And I will put on greenman, and run around the field, and go crazy as greenman..."

Awesome build! +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bud I am happy with some reservations.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful budget. Easy +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a puny fan for the NVMe active cooling. Is it 40mm?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

It is 40 mm. I would consider something else, although the bracket included with the mb is sized for 40 mm so I would have to figure something out. I am really worried with cpu temps

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

There are adapters for bigger fans, I saw some 40mm to 60/80mm custom 3D printed ones on eBay

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

90 under load? really?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

90+ I had it rigged for auto shutdown at 90 so there is no telling. Delid and custom loop tamed her down to ~70 at full load, currently tweaking voltages to get as cool as possible. Idle is 29 - 40 (socket) and 24 - 32 (cores)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

cool, great keep it up!

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  • 21 months ago
  • 5 points

It's not really for video games jack. Thanks for useful input though

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean, you didn't know when you bought your CPU that obviously the 10cores was for gaming? Lol. The ignorance of some people man. It is a good build Phug. Way to just go for it. Too many people try to emulate what they see on here. You got what you wanted for what you needed. If people can't say something nice and are gonna be like that guy saying "This build is stupid"... **** 'em. You do you man, solid build, looks good.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud if I can keep her cool I will be happy. Render speeds are great.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I sure hope so! You have 20 threads pumping through that beast! I have seen the temps can run kind of high. I would suggest either a delid or using a 360mm AIO. Or if you ever consider doing a loop.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I ordered a 360 aio, and tonight I will strip the cpu and send it off for delid.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Sometimes, human builds come with low spec components ;)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.