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I built this around the Ryzen 9 3900x + Quadro RTX 4000, and the NH-D15 Chromax Black (because it looks amazing...) I mostly use SolidWorks and Keyshot for Industrial Design freelance work. I wanted to keep this under $2800, but also make it look super clean. White / black / single color accent with the Trident Z. It is so fast and super quiet, it looks business-like & unobtrusive in the office. Absolutely loving it so far! Thanks to all who helped with kind advice.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

This is a beautiful piece of work. The matte black finish looks incredible, and it works just as well as the old brown brown. With the CHROMAX covers, it just BARELY fits into an NZXT h510, maybe 0.5 mm to spare. Plenty of room without the covers on.

Memory

Very fast. The RGB effects are super smooth and bright, really well done.

Video Card

I am happy with this so far, it has worked seamlessly in all my 3D programs. It is silent most of the time, only becomes barely audible around 60C. The hottest I have seen it was under max res benchmark at 79C. I really appreciate the understated and professional look of it. Black tie.

Custom

Reeeeaaallllly fast. One of the only options for PCIe 802.11Ax right now. I picked it based on brand name and it comes with a nicer antenna than the few other options. The antenna is magnetic and rotates 90deg in its base.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Clean ! What sorta projects you do in your freelance?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I do mostly consumer products, right now lots of power tools and lawn equipment.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

WDYM by power tools?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean li-ion powered drivers, cutters, saws etc.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ohhhhh.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome! planning something pretty similar, lots of same parts :)

What made you choose the F version of the mobo + wifi card instead of the E with integrated?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I just figured I would keep it separate to be able to easily swap out in the future if needed. I work in a co-working space that is wifi only

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Such a clean looking PC, great job.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice and clean build. I hope it serves you well.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you 🙏

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

super clean

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you 🙏

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, this looks amazing! So simple and minimal that it would not look right with anything more. Great Job!

Question...with the work you do are there plans for a PCIe Gen4 NVMe?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! TO be completely honest, I missed the boat on that one. I didn't even realize this was possible until after I had already bought the M.2s

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

loving this

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the RTX4000 in terms of temperatures and noise level?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It is basically silent most of the time. I did all the Furmark benchmarks and the highest I saw was 79C. During those it is audible but certainly not loud.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks great. Those heatsink covers really make the difference. I wish consumer-grade GPUs also looked as sleek and stealthy as that Quaddro.

Only thing...why no 4K monitor?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It just came down to budget. I got a 32" 2K IPS so cheap, I figured I could wait to let the wallet recover a little before splurging on a better monitor eventually

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotcha...I think you'd really appreciate 4K @ 32"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How are your CPU temps with that fan configuration for the noctua? Are they both in a pull configuration?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

66C under 100% load for 10 mins or so, that is at full fan speed though. They get a little louder than I had hoped, but definitely keeping things nice and cool when rendering. Yes, both are in pull config. I haven't tried the center fan only in push configuration Noctua recommends for non low-profile RAM.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I think now I realize why Noctua recommends the push configuration rather than pull. The center fan makes a terrible whining noise because of the turbulent air hitting the fins of the second heat sink. I moved it across to a push and it is sooo much quieter! FWIW

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Hot. *******. Damn.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. Does the Noctua Chromax come with those white covers?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! No, I bought them separately.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! Thinking of using a 3950x with the same mobo cooled with the same Noctua D15, do you think I would be able to fit 4 sticks of G Skill Trident Z Neos instead of 2? Looks tight for space

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, you mentioned in the previous comments you now have the fans set up for the D15 in a push configuration, did you only use one fan (between the heatsinks) or did you change to both push and now covering the RAM? Did you have to elevate the fan that is over the RAM to clear them?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm just using 1 fan. The 2nd one would not fit over the ram in this case.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Helps me big time, I'll then still go with the chromax black version of the D15, and use one of the fans between the heatsinks in push config and the 2nd 140mm fan as the upper case intake fan

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Could anyone link to something that explains or elaborate on this? Wanting to do a very similar build; being a first time builder I’m uncertain of how this is done, if it’s safe in terms of sufficient thermals post configuration

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, 4 sticks will fit. I have 4 in there now, just hadn't put in the other 2 when I took the pictures.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy cow this is sooo clean, amazing cable management! Love it!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup. This is it. THIS is it. I love this build. Performance wise beautiful components - Samsung nvme SSD, RMx 850W, ryzen cpu. WOW.

Aesthetically I’vd been considering the same case and cooler. I can’t believe how good this build looks. I’m thinking about picking up the G.skill Neo now too because it looks so d*** clean! (That and corsairs 3600mhz rgb ram does not appear to have options with as tight of timings as g.skill nor as competitive prices).

I’ll have to figure out a different graphics card that looks moderately as clean as this ultra sleek one you’ve got but nevertheless what a build.

Thanks for sharing!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is really great-looking!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!! Just saw your build... incredible!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi wtravislintner,

We are using SolidWorks as well, what made you go with AMD vs Intel, just wondering? We just built a PC for our office please see (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/48D2FT), this is a good looking build, love the black and white!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Your build looks awesome! Nice work on the case modification especially! I chose the AMD over the Intel based on reviews & benchmarks on the Ryzen 9 vs the comparatively priced Intel. I use Keyshot more than anything so I wanted as fast a CPU as feasible within my budget.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback! It looks like Keyshot is a multi core processing program so the AMD makes sense, we have very large assemblies and need the single thread processing power for SW. Best of luck!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Just wondering what made you choose quadro 4000 instead of something like a 2080 super or 2080ti? Does quadro have better optimizations/features to offset the raw performance difference from a gaming card in cad work?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah apparently Nvidia does some things differently with Quadro cards to make them work better with 3D software. I honestly don't know what, but I have only ever used Quadro cards. Maybe its marketing and they've fooled me...I don't know!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How great and minimalist design! I have plan to take the same CPU can, only will remove the first fan and see if just one is enough. How is with airflow in this pc case, because they say it is negative airflow case design?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I don't have much to compare to, I was using a Fractal Define case before and it seems to be fairly similar in design.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gotten at least a 144hz monitor for that build...

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe 4k when he's ready.

It's not a shooter's build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice system bro it is super clean

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks clean and very well executed. I was worried that my noctua wouldn't fit in my case but 😅 it does apparently.

Neat work

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

It is really tight, it touches the glass with the Chromax covers on

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you using to cover up your front panel connectors at the bottom?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I made an L-shaped part out of two strips of plastic, then wrapped them in matte black vinyl.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow great build! I am totally looking at almost all the same parts for 3d work as well. I started looking at the RTX 4000 for Cad, Rhino and sketchup and rendering and was wondering if you do any of that and how it performs? I've also heard the other argument to get a 2080 instead for rendering. thx

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I only use Solidworks, and it works great. The main reason to get a Quadro over a GeForce is for CAD modeling. If you're doing more rendering like in Keyshot 9, get the GeForce RTX.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

you can move the fans out of the way of the ram? I am getting RGB ram and i was wondering if that would affect the cooling somehow

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can move the fans

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that thing at the bottom of the motherboard? Im assuming its to hide the cables that connect to headers at the bottom? Could you provide a name or link for me to purchase one?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you are right. I just made it by taping two strips of plastic material together into an L shape, then wrapped it in matte black vinyl.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks! Ill try to sketch one up in cad and get one printing. Another question. How are you able to fit the second fan on the CPU cooler with that board and the TG on? I have the X570-E, and your list says you have the X570-F which are basically the exact same boards, just without wifi and bluetooth. Did you remove the OI cover or am i doing something wrong?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Curious about this too!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am doing a very similar build. Did you have any trouble with the CPU cooler not fitting?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Any ideas? I plan on doing likewise.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! It looks very clean. How are the temps/noise with that cooler?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build man! Really liking the simplicity. But I do have one question: I am planning to run a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro mobo. But also want to run the Noctua D15. Then I saw your build (a little late) and realized your ram fit with the D15. So, I must ask, is the Asus mobo you have just as good as the Gigabyte board while allowing me to run the D15?

My build list in case you want to look: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/ShaggyDooツ/saved/

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Is there room to fit 4 sticks of RAM or do only 2 fit? Thinking of that CPU cooler for my build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I put 4 in mine and pretty much straight up copied this guy.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/pwTBD3

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why not just go with the Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) that already comes with 802.11AX Wifi + Bluetooth 5 instead of having to buy an extra expansion card? The Strix X570-F has lower quality parts too than the Hero board.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the inspiration! (I pretty much copied your entire system) Beautiful rig and I am sure it shows off your passion for design to clients browsing through the office.

Check out my build if you are bored. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/pwTBD3

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

clean !

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

@wtravislintner - what is the noise level?

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s great, you won’t be disappointed! I’ve seen 79C GPU in the Furmark benchmarks, but never hotter than that. Nvidia claims 105C is thermal shutdown for this card, so well below any dangerous temps.

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