Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few days

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2018/05/17 01:42:19 (permalink)

Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few days

SO - current desktop still working fine, but decided to go ahead and build a MONSTER.  I am just sharing this because I am SOOOOO stoked at the new build.  Everything is already ordered up and will arrive in a series of 5 deliveries over the next few days.  
 
Then comes the build, and then comes the load, and then comes the OH YEAH.
 
Current Machine Specs:
 
  • AMD A10 7850k CPU, with built-in Radeon R7 graphics (with liquid CPU Cooler)
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 1000 Watt Power Supply - fully modular
  • Primary Drive: One 256 GB SATA III SSD (Windows 10 Pro x64)
  • Sample Drives: Two 2 TB SATA III 7,200 HDD's
  • Audio Drive: One 2 TB SATA III 7,200 HDD
  • Misc Data Drive: One 2 TB SATA III 7,200 HDD
 
NEW Desktop Specs:
 
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x (with liquid CPU cooler with 6 fans and 390 mm radiator)
  • 128 GB RAM
  • 1600 Watt Power Supply Fully Modular
  • Primary Drive: One 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSD (Windows 10 Pro x64)
  • Sample Drives: Two 2 TB SATA III SSD's (have two additional spares, loaded and kept stored externally as backups)
  • Audio Drive: One 4 TB SATA III 7,200 HDD (also have external 5 TB backup drive USB 3 just to backup audio projects)
  • Misc Data Drive: One 2 TB SATA III 7,200 HDD (have a spare in case of failure, same specs)
  • Video Card: GTX 1080 liquid cooled 8 GB RAM
I have a couple of additional backup drives, one acts as a periodically loaded clone of the primary drive, stored externally as backup, and the other is a periodically loaded backup of the misc data drive, stored externally as backup
 
Gonna have some fun, yup!
 
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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/05/17 02:07:35 (permalink)
    Wow!!! Monster is definitely the right word for it. Congrats!
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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/05/17 02:43:16 (permalink)
    And there shall NOT be any song ever placed on this new computer, that is anywhere near the horrific bar-band cover set myself and many many others have endured.  NO Mustang Sally, NO Free Bird, NO Chicken Dance, NO Margaritaville, NO Sweet Child of Mine, NO Dead or Alive, NO Hunk a Hunk a Burning NOTHING!  Forbidden - Denied - Exorcised.
     
    I promise to populate this new machine with music heavily weighted to Prog/Fusion kinds of tasty goodies.
     
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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/05/17 13:14:29 (permalink)
    Wow Bob Congrats!!
    That's no monster, that's a Server....128 GB of RAM?? maaaan oh maaan, a loooong way from the XP days.
    What's the MB that's housing all this?
     
    Good for you Bob!! 

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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/05/18 03:33:14 (permalink)
    robert_e_bone
     
    • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x (with liquid CPU cooler with 6 fans and 390 mm radiator)
    • 128 GB RAM
    • 1600 Watt Power Supply Fully Modular
    • Primary Drive: One 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSD (Windows 10 Pro x64)
    • Sample Drives: Two 2 TB SATA III SSD's (have two additional spares, loaded and kept stored externally as backups)
    • Audio Drive: One 4 TB SATA III 7,200 HDD (also have external 5 TB backup drive USB 3 just to backup audio projects)
    • Misc Data Drive: One 2 TB SATA III 7,200 HDD (have a spare in case of failure, same specs)
    • Video Card: GTX 1080 liquid cooled 8 GB RAM


    :::DROOL:::  

    Sweeeeet system!  :)



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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/05/18 04:57:40 (permalink)
    robert_e_bone
    • 128 GB RAM

     
    With 128GB RAM you can do some serious video editing.

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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/05/18 15:51:40 (permalink)
    I thought I would play around with doing some more advanced video editing than I had done in the past, and what's the point of HAVING the motherboard memory slots if they sit there empty and lonely and sad.  Now, through chain migration, there are 8 16 GB memory strips keeping each other warm and cozy.
     
    Recognizing the heat output of all of the components, the case was chosen because of its room for dual radiator cooling systems, and there are MULTIPLE fans for which it also has all kinds of fan bays to choose from.  I even picked up a fan hub with 8 connectors for fans, to keep the number of wires/cables down in the case.
     
    Here are links to the case (itself a monster, take a look at its specs), and to the motherboard (also a monster):
     
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/504430/View_91_RGB_Tempered_Glass_XL-ATX_Super_Tower_Computer_Case_-_Black
     
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/482433/ROG_X399_ZENITH_EXTREME_TR4_eATX_AMD_Motherboard
     
    Bob Bone
     
     
     
     

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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/05/19 12:42:58 (permalink)
    Wow - great specs.  You know how to build 'em!

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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/05/22 19:42:47 (permalink)
    When I went to Micro Center to pick up some of the parts where it required in-store purchase *saved $200 for the CPU abd it is a store full of all things glorious, I wandered past the TV section on the way back from going down the hall, and I noticed some really good prices on TV's that I don't need.  Well - I picked up a 65 inch TV for $698 - UHD 4K, so I might hook the new computer up to that and see if I can finally read stuff on my display.
     
    The last component for the new PC just arrived an hour ago (the 2 TB M.2 PCIe solid-state drive - 3500 MBps), so later today, or late tonight, I may have to start pulling things out of boxes and get to work, putting this beast together.
     
    This is the likely last time I will ever be able to pick up this level/cost for a computer, so I am going to thoroughly enjoy this build.
     
    Bob Bone
     

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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/06/04 17:04:29 (permalink)
    What motherboard did you pick Bob?
    I take it the Threadripper needs a special, new board.
    Your build registers on the "UFO" scale on UserBenchmark.
     
    Are you going for huge templates by any chance?

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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/06/09 15:10:48 (permalink)
    Bob,
    So how did the build go

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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/06/27 00:49:31 (permalink)
    Sorry for the delay - I have been out of town twice over the past couple of weeks.
     
    I went down to Fort Wayne, Indiana, to attend the Sweetwater 17th annual Gear Fest.  I managed to escape with only 3 guitars (a Gibson SG and a nice Godin electric classical guitar, and another SG for a friend), and a Presonus control surface - Faderport 16 or whatever it is called.  I am primarily a keyboard player, though I do play guitar as well, but I DID want and need to pick up the two guitars I got for myself.
     
    ANYWAYS - the build of the new monster computer went well, though I went slowly, as there were a LOT of connections, and 2 liquid cooling systems, and 7 hard drives and all.  BUT - upon 1st attempt at booting, XXXXX NOPE!  I tested out a bunch of stuff, and eventually came to the conclusion that the motherboard was faulty, and took it in to a local repair shop, who also came to that conclusion.  BUMMER.
     
    I drove the computer 70 miles into downtown Chicago, and accidentally bought a new laptop (I needed one for live performance), and dropped off the desktop for the Micro Center tech folks to ferret out the problems.
     
    While they too concluded the motherboard was faulty - with 2 bad memory slots - by the time they got that far, it was too late to swap out the motherboard.  (They were SOOO cool - I was 3 days over the 30 day return mark, and they let that slide, and pulled a brand new replacement board to work on replacement while I was in Indiana for the weekend)
     
    I am MOST HAPPY to report that the new desktop LIVES - and boots - and has Windows 10 Pro loaded, along with all the drivers.  YAY.
     
    It will take me several days to get to where I can even THINK about starting to load it up with everything, as my back is killing me (way too many herniated discs).  It will likely take me a good solid week to get everything loaded up, and then I will be in business.
     
    This computer will now also allow me to do video editing, REALLY fast, not to mention being pretty zippy on all of the music production tasks.
     
    Oh - that new laptop has one of the new i7 chips, 16 GB of memory (expandable to 64 GB), a 256 M.2 NVME primary SSD, a 500 GB M.2 NVME SSD to hold sample files for live performance use, and a THIRD drive, which is a regular 2 TB SATA III SSD for additional sample files.  My live performance will be quite zippy too, with this setup.
     
    Thank you SO much for asking about the new machine - I am REALLY stoked to get it loaded and running.
     
    Bob Bone
     
     

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    Re: Well - I have gone and done it - new computer Parts O'Plenty arriving over next few da 2018/07/04 03:48:07 (permalink)
    Thedoccal
    What motherboard did you pick Bob?
    I take it the Threadripper needs a special, new board.
    Your build registers on the "UFO" scale on UserBenchmark.
     
    Are you going for huge templates by any chance?


    Sorry it took so long to reply.  It has been crazy.  Not building huge templates - just had this one opportunity to build such a beast, so I just DONE IT :)  BWA HA HA! 
     
    Bob Bone
     

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