Description

Hello everyone. This has been an ongoing project for quite some period of time. I primarily use my rig for gaming, multitasking, and eventually, streaming. While it is a complete build, the case still has room for an entire SFF build. The secondary machine isn't a focal point for the time being, so I haven't shelled out the extra money to make that happen. I haven't begun streaming as of yet since I'm still setting everything up the way I'd like it to be in the software. In addition, I'd honestly like to get the SFF build on board with everything else just so I can have an even more flawless streaming experience than I will presumably already have.

Everything has worked seamlessly so far except for OC'ing the memory. For whatever reason, when I attempt an overclock preset in BIOS, I can login to Windows 10 for maybe five minutes before receiving a memory error. I don't have any idea why this might be as everything is updated and current, but I'm not too concerned about it. I could potentially upgrade and switch the memory in the future, but not at this time.

The biggest task that I experienced with this build were the fans. Not simply because they had to be purchased aside from the case - Thank you CORSAIR - but rather, because setting up two Commander PROs' is more tedious than it looks. This turned into a fairly arduous Trial and Error task of getting all of the RGB lighting synchronized. The only other mildly annoying Test of Patience was during my varying trips to MICROCENTER with every intention of purchasing SATA splitters and walking out with other items that were everything BUT SATA splitters.

There are also more SSDs in the machine than what is listed but some of them are either a bit older or they simply weren't an available option.

Other than that, she's more than capable of handling pretty much anything you throw at her other than water. I don't know for certain from experience, but I'm making some safe assumptions.

She's a beauty and is, without a shadow of a doubt, the beefiest machine that I've ever personally built. We're excluding servers from that shadow of a doubt. Let me know what you all think! _^

NOTE: There are several older pictures mixed with new pictures which were uploaded for picture purposes. The 1080 FE Graphics card was given to my wife when I purchased the 2070.

Part Reviews

CPU

Throw water at it and it throws wine back at you. This things is an absolute beast and a treat to use for just about anything!

CPU Cooler

Pretty great product overall, though I'd recommend getting the 360 version over this one if you have the room.

Motherboard

Fantastic motherboard and probably the most affordable of any other selections from the sTR4 series!

Memory

Works exceptionally well. If you are attempting to OC your machine's memory however, you may want to consider looking elsewhere. It could just be me, but my machine has only every had problems OC'ing with this particular memory.

Storage

I've had this SSD outlast most of the others I've had over the years and its still alive and well five years later!

Storage

After two years, I had to replace the first one I had that was under warranty. It's a good drive, but also not the worst drive I've ever owned.

Storage

I'm not typically one for Crucial-branded merchandise but this fella is peppy and still kicking after two years, so I guess I can't complain!

Storage

Without a doubt, one of my favorite storage devices I own! Quick and performs without error.

Storage

Don't ever underestimate the power behind an M.2. This guy is a centerpiece and a huge muscle in any build.

Storage

Still alive and kicking over the course of time! Does exactly what I need it to.

Video Card

I love this thing. I don't have a single complaint and it brings true beauty to any machine that can handle it.

Case

Classification: Super Tower. Not the easiest beast to build in, but it shines like a diamond and was well worth the expenditure. My only recommendation is not to buy this case for or as a first-time builder. The case has some challenges that go along with it, but once completed, a very rewarding feeling.

Power Supply

I've had this PSU across three completed builds and its still a powerhouse. Not one issue.

Operating System

Better than home if you are running multiple programs and multi-tasking. Also has the additional security features that Home does not.

Case Fan

Very pretty when meshed together with fans of the same make.

Case Fan

Great fans overall. I've had one fan die on me, but I'll let that slide because bad product batches happen.

Monitor

Cheap little guy that is a pretty standard monitor. Mine have lasted through the years.

Monitor

Absolutely amazing. High-quality picture with several different picture modes depending on the type of usage you want out of it.

Keyboard

Definitely one of my favorite keyboards. I've used Razer in the past and I've only ever had one of their keyboard that I didn't care for.

Mouse

Definitely spoiled off of this mouse. Incredibly convenient for switching weapons and other stuff while in-game.

Headphones

Not the worst headset I've ever had, but also not the best especially for the price point. I've had the headset spazz out on me three times and I've had it a little over a year. Mute button send the headset off the deep-end if you touch it. At least mine does. Probably going to consider other models in the future like the Arctis or Corsair Virtuosos.

Speakers

A very under-appreciated set of speakers. These guys pack a lot more bass than you'd think for a pair of 2.0 speakers. The price from them isn't too terrible either.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks great, but why the threadripper? You spent 450 on the mobo/cpu, and you could have gotten a 3700x and an x570 motherboard for newer features like pcie gen 4. Nevertheless great build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Ah! I was actually expecting at least a few people to pose this question. So, I have actually had the 1900X and the Threadripper motherboard since its initial release. Thus, the monetary value has deteriorated over time. At that time, x570 boards and the 3700x were nonexistent. Like I mentioned in my post, this has been an ongoing project for quite some time. The board and processor were two of the first things that I bought. The case was last. Another relevant question would have been why I didn't fully maximize my memory to the 128GB capacity that it can hold. Short answer? I honestly didn't feel like paying the price for larger sticks of memory which also came at a time when Bitcoin was still thriving very well. With that said, I'm sure you can imagine the initial cost of the memory when it was purchased as well. Rough times. Haha.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

that was when even 8gb of memory was at least $100

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. Hands down the most painful time I've ever purchased memory. Haha.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh ok that makes sense. Incredible job on your build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

one of the best all round pcs ever

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate that! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you so much!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! But, that case is so much overkill for your build.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Ah. Normally yes. But its not 'technically' finished. Trying to put a dedicated itx build in there for streaming as well. Its also nice just because I do a lot of video and photo edits on the rig too, so it tries to get toasty, but it can;t. :P