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RexenGTX

Member
Hi All,

Thank you for any comments, I just bought this and will be a heavy user. Please let me know if there is anything I can improve while it's still being built. Here are the specs

Case COOLERMASTER MASTERCASE SL600M GAMING CASE

Processor: Intel® Core™ i9 14 Core Processor i9-10940X (3.3GHz) 19.25MB Cache

MotherboardASUS® WS X299 PRO: ATX, USB 3.1, SATA 6 GB/s - ARGB ReadyMemory (RAM)64GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (4 x 16GB)

Graphic card 11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

1st Storage Drive: 2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 120 2.5" SSD, (up to 560MB/sR | 540MB/sW)

1st M.2 SSD Drive1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)

Power: CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Power Cable1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Processor Cooling: Corsair H115i PRO Cooler w/ PCS Ultra Quiet Fans

Thermal PasteARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Sound Card : ASUS STRIX Soar 7.1 PCIe sound card

Wireless/Wired NetworkingWIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0USB/Thunderbolt OptionsMIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Asus TPM-M R2.0

Operating SystemWindows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [MUP-00003

]Operating System LanguageUnited Kingdom - English LanguageWindows Recovery MediaWindows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image -

Monitors : IIYAMA G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27"

2nd Monitor
IIYAMA G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27"

Cable Management: 3 x PCS 1.5M Zip Cable Tidy - Professional Cable Management

Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour
 

RexenGTX

Member
Thanks! Do you happen to know where there are reference materials I could read, or perhaps a review website? Either way, glad to hear and now checking the AMD 3950X...WDYT?
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
Thanks! Do you happen to know where there are reference materials I could read, or perhaps a review website? Either way, glad to hear and now checking the AMD 3950X...WDYT?
The 3950x is an incredible CPU, it's a desktop processor, but will outperform the substantially more expensive HEDT (High end desktop) chip that you have configured in that build at a fraction of the cost.

AMD just walk all over Intel for your uses, there's zero contest. But basically the 3950x which costs around £700 beats Intels top of the range HEDT CPU, the 10980XE which costs £1100.

There's a great comparison of the 3950x vs Intels entire HEDT range below, take a look, it's an enlightening watch:


More benchmarks here:


Unfortunately you can't amend the build you have bought to the AMD platform as it's a completely different build, so you'd have to cancel and start again.
 

Nursemorph

Spamtastic
To give you some idea (and it may not be optimal as this level of build is not my strong suit), this AMD build is a better build whilst being £300 cheaper. Some of that is the Sound Card (not generally needed unless for a specific purpose as on-board audio is excellent). Monitors not included as those aren't listing as in stock curently:

Case
FRACTAL DEFINE 7 BLACK QUIET MID-TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16 Core CPU (3.5GHz-4.7GHz/73MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 120 2.5" SSD, (up to 560MB/sR | 540MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 520 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 5000MB/R, 4400MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Cable Management
3 x PCS 1.5M Zip Cable Tidy - Professional Cable Management
Warranty
3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 18 working days
Price: £3,462.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/xhWBEqFUQQ/
 

RexenGTX

Member
The 3950x is an incredible CPU, it's a desktop processor, but will outperform the substantially more expensive HEDT (High end desktop) chip that you have configured in that build at a fraction of the cost.

AMD just walk all over Intel for your uses, there's zero contest. But basically the 3950x which costs around £700 beats Intels top of the range HEDT CPU, the 10980XE which costs £1100.

There's a great comparison of the 3950x vs Intels entire HEDT range below, take a look, it's an enlightening watch:


More benchmarks here:


Unfortunately you can't amend the build you have bought to the AMD platform as it's a completely different build, so you'd have to cancel and start again.
The 3950x is an incredible CPU, it's a desktop processor, but will outperform the substantially more expensive HEDT (High end desktop) chip that you have configured in that build at a fraction of the cost.

AMD just walk all over Intel for your uses, there's zero contest. But basically the 3950x which costs around £700 beats Intels top of the range HEDT CPU, the 10980XE which costs £1100.

There's a
To give you some idea (and it may not be optimal as this level of build is not my strong suit), this AMD build is a better build whilst being £300 cheaper. Some of that is the Sound Card (not generally needed unless for a specific purpose as on-board audio is excellent). Monitors not included as those aren't listing as in stock curently:

Case
FRACTAL DEFINE 7 BLACK QUIET MID-TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16 Core CPU (3.5GHz-4.7GHz/73MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 120 2.5" SSD, (up to 560MB/sR | 540MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 520 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 5000MB/R, 4400MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Cable Management
3 x PCS 1.5M Zip Cable Tidy - Professional Cable Management
Warranty
3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 18 working days
Price: £3,462.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/xhWBEqFUQQ/
Today was an incredible day thanks to the awesome PC Specialist team! Below is the final build.

Started with the suggestion yesterday from SPYDERTRACKS about changing the build completely and today end result is - an amazing machine! After Spydertrack's comments, I did the research and wow - I had always thought of AMD in terms of graphics cards and this was an eye-opening moment. Watched hours of YT last night and today went through the changes with Dana and Rhys and below is the result. The monitors are Ilyama G-Master 27 - good enough for now and upgrades coming once earn some money with this monster machine! One other suggestion was to go w a basic soundcard bc the X570 motherboard provides an excellent solution.

Case: COOLERMASTER MASTERCASE SL600M GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16 Core CPU (3.5GHz-4.7GHz/73MB CACHE/AM4)

Motherboard: ASUS® CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (DDR4, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX/SLI) - RGB Ready!

Memory (RAM): 64GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 16GB)

Graphics Card: 11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

1st Storage Drive: 2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 120 2.5" SSD, (up to 560MB/sR | 540MB/sW)

1st M.2 SSD Drive: 1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)

Power Supply: CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Processor Cooling: Corsair H115i PRO Cooler w/ PCS Ultra Quiet Fans

Thermal Paste: ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Wireless/Wired Networking WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0

USB/Thunderbolt OptionsMIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) : Asus TPM-M R2.0

1st Monitor: IIYAMA G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27"

2nd Monitor: IIYAMA G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27"

Well done PC Specialist team and eagerly awaiting...
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
I would increase the cooler to the H115i platinum, it’s newer and has a far superior pump, it’s also a lot quieter.

You can also drop the paste as the cooler comes pre applied with better paste.

I would normally avoid that motherboard but on this processor I do think it makes sense, needs serious VRM potential.

Its a monster build.... are you interested in sharing custody? I could draw up some papers... the week for me, weekends for you? ;)
 

RexenGTX

Member
I would increase the cooler to the H115i platinum, it’s newer and has a far superior pump, it’s also a lot quieter.

You can also drop the paste as the cooler comes pre applied with better paste.

I would normally avoid that motherboard but on this processor I do think it makes sense, needs serious VRM potential.

Its a monster build.... are you interested in sharing custody? I could draw up some papers... the week for me, weekends for you? ;)


SPYDERTRACKS - I tried to change the cooler but it does not offer that option. How would it be possible to change in that case?
 

RexenGTX

Member
What the heck do you need 64gb of RAM for! I'm glad you've dropped the sound card. An external DAC/AMP is a better option.
Thanks John - I currently have an Audient iD22 and will keep adjusting the external perifs. And yes, that was advice from Rhys - helped quite a bit.

Running several programs and using it to basically run two business projects at the same time - Day job and content creation on the side - including some eLearning creation and video/After Effects, so in for a penny, in for a pound!
 

Nursemorph

Spamtastic
SPYDERTRACKS - I tried to change the cooler but it does not offer that option. How would it be possible to change in that case?
It's because the H115i is not available on the configurator you went with...it seems you went through the Workstation configurator whereas the H115i is on the Extreme configurator (at least I assume that is the case as the cooler you chose was the highest one on the Workstation config). If you have already ordered, might be worth contacting PCS and asking if they can do anything with it as the H115i Platinum RGB is worth changing to.
 

RexenGTX

Member
It's because the H115i is not available on the configurator you went with...it seems you went through the Workstation configurator whereas the H115i is on the Extreme configurator (at least I assume that is the case as the cooler you chose was the highest one on the Workstation config). If you have already ordered, might be worth contacting PCS and asking if they can do anything with it as the H115i Platinum RGB is worth changing to.
Thanks Nursemorph - excellent advice from all and will send a message now - it is still in processing so should be ok. Appreciate all the guidance - here and at PCS - looking to make this the best possible kit - within budget. Can't wait & will defo post pics, etc. as that is part of it's Raison d'être - Cheers!
 

RexenGTX

Member
Good News Update!

Awesome advice Spydertracks, thank you, the PC Specialist champs kindly sorted out the updated cooler to the h115i Platinum (well done Liam! ) and now I'm just reminding myself to stay calm and patient until it gets here. Though I would rather the team take as much time as needed to get it done properly, as that is the most important thing thing.

So many people like me are putting their trust and money into this right now and the PCS team is swamped with new projects, yet still doing an amazing job in helping people with their project and cracking out excellent machines as quickly as possible.

When you are investing 400 or 4000 (or way more) it is great to have PCS spend so much time with us and then going back and tweaking it to get the best possible solution for whatever budget. And actually, had PCS started immediately working on the build, I would have not had a chance to learn from the forum and discuss the changes with the team in time to make improvements. So this is definitely one of the times that the process time worked out in my favor after all (I'm terribly impatient, my bad). Major lessons learned and now look forward to putting this custom creation to productive use! This is my fourth custom build computer in the past 15 years and can't wait! 😂😂😂

Thanks again everyone and I'll post an update soonest!
 

Nursemorph

Spamtastic
Glad you managed to get the cooler upgraded...definitely worth the extra.

That is the awesome thing about PCS...they will frequently honour requests for things not listed on the configurator like different coolers, extra RAM etc)
 

RexenGTX

Member
So they're is one area I am not sure about - surge protectors and the like. They're are some good ones for about 50 to 100 and then 'uninterrupted' ones... Any thoughts anyone?
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
So they're is one area I am not sure about - surge protectors and the like. They're are some good ones for about 50 to 100 and then 'uninterrupted' ones... Any thoughts anyone?
An uninterrupted power supply (or UPS) is basically a large battery that switch on if the power goes out in the house, thereby giving you enough time to power down the system rather than it just blacking out from loss of power. Windows is pretty resilient these days and a cold shutdown, while not ideal, will rarely cause issues to windows itself. UPS are generally more used on servers and critical systems.

A Surge Protector is an absolute must. There are various different qualities from generic "supermarket" style ones (which are still very good) to much more advanced semi professional models which are so reliable that they will often factor in included insurance should any damage result from the Surge Protector not managing to protect the equipment from the surge.

A couple of examples:

Supermarket style @ £10:


Semi Pro with insurance coverage @ £30:


APC are a good brand to watch out for for professional quality, they do UPS that are built in to a surge protection unit as follows @ £80, plus it's a modular battery so you can get replacements if it starts to loose charge:

 
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