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Ryzen 7 1800X Workstation

by SycoTec

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31 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 12, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.61GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

Main use of system is for running some audio closed captioning post production work of television shows and movies.

Secondary use is for running a Windows XP based VM to record audio. The software in this VM is specialized and a new license came with a new licensing method (SaaS vs Perpetual).

This machine will not be used for games.

EDIT

Second pic shows the hole in the PSU/HDD shroud has been covered. It drove me crazy that the case had that hole because I decided to go big on the AiO.

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Spacemanrob 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

That's impressive and very expensive build you got there.

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

You should see my workstation :D

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Vernopolis 2 points 2 months ago

Can I come over and play games on it?

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

With a 1060? Sorry bud, even i dont get to ;)

I got a workstation with a 1080 Ti in it and another one in the Alienware Graphics Amplifier for my Alienware 17 R4, but still don't get to game much lately :'(

bigskoops 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yeeeaa that Fractal Design AIO represent!

AZAZELMILLZ 1 point 2 months ago

i love the super clean simplistic touch of the fractal design Aio

bigskoops 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

definitely agree and it does a great job

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

I got the S36 to be able to run the fans at lower speeds and that integrated fan hub was just amazing! the reviews complaining about the fan leads were just being babies about it, it was completely painless.

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

It is a nice cooler. The case could use more open front sides, the inch that is there isn't much.

AZAZELMILLZ 1 point 2 months ago

nice and clean i love it

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Thanks, even the client loves it

GM007 1 point 2 months ago

One hell of a beast

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Thanks. The client loves it

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks guys, the client will be very pleased.

I added a second pic, I got a little Dremel happy and fixed something that was driving me mental. That damned hole through the shroud of the lower PSU/HDD area all because I had the audacity of putting in the S36... pfft!

FurryJackman 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Planning to add a Decklink for playout or preview of EIA-708? Line 21 is going the way of the dodo, everything is EIA-708 now.

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

The client actually writes the captions and creates the files the production companies requires for broadcast. The client also does Descriptive Video.

I believe the production companies handle the specifics of EIA-608/708 and not my client.

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hexagonsun_ 1 point 1 month ago

Were you able to use the included 3.5" drive cage with the 360mm AIO without any clearance issues? Or did you have to mount the 3.5" drive through other means?

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Wow, so sorry for this late reply.

No, the cage cannot be used, but there is a provision for using the grommets in the bottom area to screw in 1 3.5" HDD.

Adrian001 1 point 1 month ago

Nice all around parts for real.

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Thanks. The client loves it.

Adrian001 1 point 1 month ago

Good choice of ram too as ryzen gets very tricky over 2666 especially with asrock thats what i think at least.

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

I didn't see a need to push the RAM. After building machines for almost 20 years, the farther from official JEDEC specs you get, the hotter and less reliable the RAM gets and this machine needs to get 3 years. The only long term question mark is the CLC

Adrian001 1 point 1 month ago

Whats your review/opinion of the motherboard?

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Wow, I am so sorry for the delay in my reply

I ran this board 24/7 for over a month mining monero, not a problem.

Just don't buy the WiFi one unless you don't need bluetooth 5. The Intel 9260 should launch this quarter and be on eBay soon.

Adrian001 1 point 21 days ago

All is good. Thanks. Asrock is solid just ryzen needs time to perfect itself.

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

That is too true. And the other ugly little secret is that most programs are still not very well threaded... it doesn't matter how many cores you have if a less but faster cores are what your application really needs.

Intel is still better clock for clock, core for core, they just want a lot of money for their best core/freq combination.

Adrian001 1 point 19 days ago

I thought the same thing :). Still ryzen aint that far off. Eventually they will be able to hit almost 5ghz on the next if not the one after if not etc etc.

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 days ago

Ahh the MHz race, I remember that. For IPC, Intel still rules the roost. Will Ryzen 2 fix that? No one knows that yet, Intel may not have made much progress for consumers in the last few years, but don't think they were sleeping at the switch.

I am not a fanboy of any stripe, what is best is best, it could be proven empirically. AMD offers a serious value proposition, and if you can use the cores (not many consumers can) then they are the one to go for, otherwise Intel has the right chips.

Case in point, Photoshop, you can throw all the cores you want at it, saving a TIFF with ZIP compression will still only use one core... buggers. I do that a lot actually, so clock speed and IPC matter for my workload.

I look forward to the next gen Ryzen and what they bring to the table, and what value propositions they bring my customers.

itscourts 1 point 14 days ago

Nice build! Do you know if a 280mm AiO would fit in the front of this case without having to remove the psu/hdd shroud?

SycoTec submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 days ago

You are probably referring to the removable panel in the shroud, I assume that it would.

If you look at the second picture carefully, I cut up the removable panel to make it fit with the Fractal Design S36 AiO's 360mm radiator. I only needed a small sliver of double sided 3M tape on one side of the panel to hold it down. It looks clean and no one notices it.

itscourts 1 point 13 days ago

Thanks for the reply. Yeah it looks pretty flush, good job.