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Kev123

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OK what does one look for in a GPU for a CAD workstation? I'm seeing AMD quoting Streams and NVIDIA quoting CUDA. is more better? Should i lean towards AMD because I have an AMD CPU? What about the PNY NVIDIA RTX A2000 this is about the same price as the Radeon Pro W5500 but its 6GB instead of 8GB. Plus its in stock. Would this be a good swap? Thank you!
 

Kev123

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PC specialists have tried two different motherboards and they both have overheated too quickly. Can anyone suggest any changes to this spec, eg different MB or better/more cooling? TIA!


Case
CORSAIR iCUE 5000X RGB MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24 Core CPU (3.8GHz - 4.5GHz, 142MB CACHE)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX TRX40-E GAMING (DDR4, Wi-Fi 6, CrossFireX/SLI) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
128GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (8 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7300MB/R, 6000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360 RGB TR4 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Extra Case Fans
1x 120mm Thermaltake TOUGHFAN 12 Case Fan
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.1 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [MUP-00005]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 14 to 16 working days
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Logo Branding
PCSpecialist Logo
 

SpyderTracks

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PC specialists have tried two different motherboards and they both have overheated too quickly. Can anyone suggest any changes to this spec, eg different MB or better/more cooling? TIA!


Case
CORSAIR iCUE 5000X RGB MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24 Core CPU (3.8GHz - 4.5GHz, 142MB CACHE)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX TRX40-E GAMING (DDR4, Wi-Fi 6, CrossFireX/SLI) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
128GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (8 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7300MB/R, 6000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360 RGB TR4 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Extra Case Fans
1x 120mm Thermaltake TOUGHFAN 12 Case Fan
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.1 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [MUP-00005]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 14 to 16 working days
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Logo Branding
PCSpecialist Logo
That's unusual. Did they not say any more than that? Is it in the building stage?

Perhaps up the case to the Fractal Meshify S2 which is extremely capable airflow wise.

And up the motherboard to the XE model.

You don't need the extra case fan.
 

Kev123

Member
This is what they wrote to me, I've been on the phone and email them. I'm getting desperate for it, my current PC is dying on me more and more each day :(

It went into the building stage last Friday for about 2 hours then went into testing, no notes have been added. I chased it yesterday and today, the latest response this afternoon was:

"Hi Kevin,

I have heard back from the RMA team, they have advised me that the motherboard has been swapped out and it is still getting very hot, very quickly which is what their concern is so they are trying with another motherboard which will likely be tomorrow and see if that helps. If it comes back as still having thermal issues, they may suggest a replacement or different cooling options, but they said they will cross that bridge when it comes to it. "

Yes, the case is mainly glass, I preferred the CORSAIR 5000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE but it was out of stock at the time, saying that it's now not saying out of stock when clicking proceed when I amend my order. I don't want to complicate things I will call them again tomorrow midday and maybe suggest changing the case and upping the MB to the XE.
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
This is what they wrote to me, I've been on the phone and email them. I'm getting desperate for it, my current PC is dying on me more and more each day :(

It went into the building stage last Friday for about 2 hours then went into testing, no notes have been added. I chased it yesterday and today, the latest response this afternoon was:

"Hi Kevin,

I have heard back from the RMA team, they have advised me that the motherboard has been swapped out and it is still getting very hot, very quickly which is what their concern is so they are trying with another motherboard which will likely be tomorrow and see if that helps. If it comes back as still having thermal issues, they may suggest a replacement or different cooling options, but they said they will cross that bridge when it comes to it. "

Yes, the case is mainly glass, I preferred the CORSAIR 5000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE but it was out of stock at the time, saying that it's not showing in stock when I amend my order. I don't want to complicate things hopefully they will
It may well be that the XE motherboard would be better from a VRM capacity then.
 
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