Potential new machine

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  1. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    Interesting... too bad I've already bought everything but the CPU.

    Maybe next build if I end up needing TB...
     
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    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    Even though there's a THB_C header it's only a pass-through header, right? At least that's how I read that. You still need a Thunderbolt card for it to work, correct?

    Edit: Waah? Onboard dual Intel LAN... on an AMD board? o_O
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    Far as i've recently saw... it support true thunderbolt full functionality, an add-in card uses that header for the full functionality just like the other intel platforms... as most of the thunderbolt pci-ex add-in cards don't quite work the same...
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    We'll finally have everything up and running, pics to come later
    Thanks for all your input

    PCPartPicker part list

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
    CPU Cooler: Fractal Design - Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
    Motherboard: MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Western Digital - Green 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Intel - 600p Series 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Western Digital - Red 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Western Digital - Green 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design - X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $0.00)
    Monitor: Samsung - S29E790C 29.0" 2560x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
    Keyboard: Apple - MB110LL/B Wired Standard Keyboard (Purchased For $0.00)
    Mouse: ROCCAT - Kone XTD Wired Laser Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)
    Headphones: Sony - MDR-7506 Headphones (Purchased For $0.00)
    Total: $0.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-01 10:24 AEDT+1100
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Bargain at 0 dollars.
     
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    Calliers HH's Man In Black Staff Member

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    Nice machine you got there. May it serve you for quite a while.
     
  7. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    A changeover come potentially as early as February may present a motherboard swap out alternative.... rumours suggest thunderbolt 3 will become a tied in standard potentially on those boards using the 4xx series chipsets.. which are capable of running the current ryzens and as well as the ryzen +'s and likely Ryzen 2 and 2+ due in 2019/2020
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    That's definitely the plan, thank you
    Hah, that's just what the site does when you mark something as "purchased" - I was buying from a few sites over the space of several weeks, wanted to make sure I wasn't doubling up.

    Couple of pics here:

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    I'll probably end up getting a DAC/Headphone amp, as one day using the built in ports has me hating the crackle, but that'll be down the line (My old audio interface doesn't officially support Win10 and gave me issues on the old install, so that's staying plugged into the Mac)
     
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    CPU's sitting nice and stable at 3.8ghz 1.35V 28-29°C Idle, 55°C Load
    Can't get the ram up to rated spec (3200mhz) without BSODs, POST failing and general f*ckups, so I guess I'll deal with 2933MHZ for now, and play with the timings a little.

    User Benchmark results - pretty happy there, I knew my one-up-from-last-gen-entry-level GPU wouldn't be up there, but it handles 2560x1080 just fine, and everything else looks sweet. Might try playing with OC'ing it a little...

    I spent quite a while getting all the cables routed nicely - that FPanel USB cable would NOT plug in while the MB was installed... had to lift the board up and out a little to get the room to work with it, same for the rest of the FPanel connections running under the lower side of the board - had I pulled the whole thing out entirely and taped some cables down it might have been a little neater, but it works for me, and is tough to see behind the tinted glass. The back end is a little messier, but closed up, so I'll deal for now, though if I get any 2.5" SSDs I might order some short SATA cables for the HDD tray, the ones in the MB box are about 2.5x the required length. (on a side note, A LOT neater than my old Athlon XP build from back in '04 https://i.imgur.com/XykSA8k.jpg)
     
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    ONLY very specific modules will exceed 2933mhz .... as there are a few people running 3200-3600 and apparently 4000mhz or there abouts on the ryzen desktops.

    The newer chipsets and new zen+ cpus apparently are to take care of the finicky nature of the lower quality modules. Still even at 2933mhz... it performs exceptionally well.
     

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