Update: November 2019 - I have moved from the first-gen Threadripper CPU to an AMD Ryzen 3900x with the Gigabyte Aorus X570 Xtreme board.
Update: July 2019 - I have replaced my GTX 1080 GPU with a RTX 2080ti GPU.
This is my project studio/gaming rig. I do everything on this build from high-end gaming to video editing and music production. I am always swapping out parts and adding on to this setup, so a lot will change over time. Anytime I make changes, I will try and update this completed build list.
I have recorded professional music demos for over 10 years, and one of the latest comes from my own metal band called The Anxiety Effect. Our latest 2 single releases were recorded on this system and can be heard for free at www.theanxietyeffect.net, Spotify, and they can also be purchased on all major music sites (iTunes, Google Play Music, Amazon, ect).
I render and edit video with Vegas Pro and Handbrake, and the footage I use mostly is shot on a Sony NX100 video camera that records in full HD. 60fps @50mbps. I also produce Blu Ray and DVD discs. Most of these are for people who want to transfer their home videos to a digital disc format.
When I'm not editing video or recording music, I do some gaming.
I have been using the AMD Threadripper 1950x CPU since August of 2017. I am running it on the Gigabyte Aorus X399 Gaming 7 motherboard. Temperatures stay nice and cool with NZXT Kraken x62 on the CPU. Staying between 29c and 31c on idle, and 63c to 65c at full load (video rendering pushes high loads for multiple hours at a time).
Thanks for looking at my build.
I keep my Threadripper 1950x CPU cool with this cool. Although the NZXT fans that came with it worked fine for the first year, for cosmetic reasons I changed them out to the Corsair LL140 fans. Threadripper at idle stays around 29c and at full load for extended periods of time it peaks at 62c to 65c depending on ambient temps.
I have heard of some people having issues with their pump dying after a short amount of use; roughly 6 months. I personally have not had an issue thus far (knock on wood). As of this review, I have been running this cooler for a year and a half.
One thing about this cool that leaves a lot to be desired is the Cam software that comes with it to do all the monitoring of your system. Although the most recent updates improved some things, it can be a bit buggy at times. And the whole mobile app download where you can 'check your system status on the cloud' option has not worked in over a year. You can't even get the app to log into the account anymore. And when it did log in, it was never updating or accurate.
Other then the buggy cam software, this cool has done fine by me this past 18 months!
There isn't a whole lot to say about this fantastic SSD. It's fast, reliable, and has been in my system for over 2 years. I use it as my OS drive in conjunction with 9 other internal drives for media and gaming storage. Fantastic drive!