[SOLVED] CG/Gaming Build

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https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/dNTGvn

Hi, I'm building a build that's both for gaming and CG (modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering)


I was wondering if you guys can check this build, my current biggest concern is that the motherboard (https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Motherboards/PRIME-X299-A/ )
Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (6-core above)
8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
But I'm unsure if the RAM I picked is compatible with the RAM I picked (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B072QBZ2H5/?tag=pcp0f-20)

PcPartPicker didn't alert me to anything... but I figured I double check just in case. All the best.
Also your feedback on the build in general would greatly appreciated.
 

logainofhades

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There are boards capable, and there are ram kits available, in a 2x32gb config. I am sure we will eventually see them in 4x32, at some point. The speed is a bit lower, than recommended, for Ryzen, though.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($681.75 @ shopRBC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($9.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($499.99 @ Corsair)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($499.99 @ Corsair)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($669.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair HX Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($134.75 @ Vuugo)
Monitor: BenQ GW2480 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: BenQ GW2480 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Logitech G13 Wired Gaming Keyboard
Keyboard: Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($49.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Headphones: SteelSeries Arctis 5 7.1 Channel Headset
Speakers: Logitech G560 120 W 2.1 Channel Speakers ($249.00 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $4033.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-21 11:52 EDT-0400
 
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Lutfij

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The build looks fine(to an extent) for what you've chosen but I'd have built the system differently with better quality parts and with the sort of budget you've got, I think you're better off going with a Threadripper build with a better PSU, SSD and cooling.
 
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Hi Lutfij, thanks for replying!

What Threadripper would you recommend, this also means I'll have to get a compatabile motherboard and ram that works with AMD.

The PSU and cooling is what I already have, though I feel like I might need to get a higher wattage PSU if I'm going to overclock my computer.

I think I'm fine with my storage... (I get the feeling I wouldn't notice the difference if I got a Samsung over an Intel)
 

logainofhades

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I really do not think 128gb ram is necessary here.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($681.75 @ shopRBC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($9.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ULTRA ATX AM4 Motherboard ($394.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($405.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($253.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($669.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case ($193.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair HX Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($134.75 @ Vuugo)
Monitor: Acer V277U 27.0" 2560x1440 75 Hz Monitor ($299.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Acer V277U 27.0" 2560x1440 75 Hz Monitor ($299.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Keyboard: Logitech G13 Wired Gaming Keyboard
Keyboard: Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($49.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Headphones: SteelSeries Arctis 5 7.1 Channel Headset
Speakers: Logitech G560 120 W 2.1 Channel Speakers ($249.00 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $3921.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-21 09:00 EDT-0400
 
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Hey Logain, the reason I opted for 128GB of RAM is from reading forums on the program I'll be learning and eventually using in my professional career and personal projects using SideFX's Houdini. It seems the overall consensus is 64 GB is recommended, but it seems people say that they always need more RAM for whatever big scenes they are doing either simulations or what I want to do... environment creation.

I was thinking of going with AMD ThreadRipper 1920X + Gigabyte X399 Aorus Extreme... what's your take on that?

I should also note that I will be using GPU to render.
 
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Thank you for being so helpful! LogainofHades - I'll go with what you suggest the Ryzen 9 3900X
I'm still personally debating between 64 GB and 128GB RAM... on the forum people optimize so that they're scenes functions within 64GB, so I'll eventually learn to do that... However, do you know of any motherboard that has 128GB capbilities or is there any 4x32GB RAM sticks?
 

logainofhades

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There are boards capable, and there are ram kits available, in a 2x32gb config. I am sure we will eventually see them in 4x32, at some point. The speed is a bit lower, than recommended, for Ryzen, though.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($681.75 @ shopRBC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($9.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($499.99 @ Corsair)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($499.99 @ Corsair)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($669.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair HX Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($134.75 @ Vuugo)
Monitor: BenQ GW2480 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: BenQ GW2480 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($159.99 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Logitech G13 Wired Gaming Keyboard
Keyboard: Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($49.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Headphones: SteelSeries Arctis 5 7.1 Channel Headset
Speakers: Logitech G560 120 W 2.1 Channel Speakers ($249.00 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $4033.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-21 11:52 EDT-0400
 
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dQQXXP
What do you think of this? (I took out some stuff, mainly because I have it already so I didn't include.)

Is this build good for OCing?

Also could recommend me some case fans (preferably no RGB).

"There are boards capable, and there are ram kits available, in a 2x32gb config. I am sure we will eventually see them in 4x32, at some point. The speed is a bit lower, than recommended, for Ryzen, though. "

You bring up a good point. I think I've decided I'll just hold off and learn to optimize my projects, and if it ever comes the point where I do need 128 GB then I'll invest in what you suggested!

Again thank you LogainofHades!
 

logainofhades

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Ryzen doesn't need overclocked. XFR2 already squeezes out nearly all the performance, that you would get, from overclocking. I would focus on a board, that has the features you need. The gigabyte board, that I linked earlier, should be plenty.
 
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Okay. Gotcha.
The reason why I switched to the Asus was because I changed my mind and I'm going to the ASUS GPU and I felt it would be nice if the GPU and MOBO were the same brand. Would you say the ASUS board I picked fine or you'd still recommend the Gigabyte board you picked. I heard Gigabyte's BIOS is meh so I ended picking something that I've used.
 

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