3D rendering and compositing. Both use CPU and GPU. Main apps are:
- VRay and Arnold for rendering
- Nuke and Fusion for compositing
Happy to go into more detail...
My wife got a little spot on the far left side for her laptop.
The middle got the steering wheel, pedals, etc for Assetto Corsa and PC2.
I might post pics of that as well but doesn't look very tidy atm...
Exactly - it was top of the range a year ago. 1080ti... and around $1,000.... uuuhhhh...... :-S
Yes, it is! I fell in love with it but have to say after one year that it really is for gaming rather than serious work. I'm used to two or three monitors and it is really handy to be able to adjust the angle between them. With this huge thing I find myself leaning left and right a lot to get closer to the screen.... I might sell it soon...
But, hey - still really cool looking :-p
I did indeed have a look at those before but couldn't find any connector specifics. But since you mentioned them again I had a closer look and it does actually say "MasterFan Pro RGB Series requires either “RGB header” on motherboard or “RGB control box” to enable RGB lighting."
So that should work then :) thanks!
And I hope it works with a threeway-splitter cable on one rgb header of the mobo. It says the amps are 0.17 for each fan - that would leave plenty of room to be within the 1 amp limit of the mobo...
Fingers crossed - I'll update this thread once tested.
I installed it and it runs perfectly out of the box.
The Corsair LINK software is really good! So many options and really intuitive. Thanks again!
I found these magnetic LED RGB strips:
They seem to do the trick. And since they are apparently compatible with ASUS AURA and MSI Mystic Light I assume they work with the ASRock just fine. Can anyone confirm?
If anyone could suggest some compatible RGB fans that would be highly appreciated!
Great, thanks for the link!
Strix? Who mentioned Strix? Or is this just general advice?
Yeah, a few people pointed me to the Enermax TR4 - that seems to be the way to go in terms of liquid AIO cooling...
But the Noctua is certainly much less expensive and allegedly almost as quiet...
tough, tough decisions.... I will pull the trigger soon..
Thanks for all the input!
FYI: since there is no feedback you might find something useful in my thread. Although not specific to your questions but threadripper build with the aim to be quiet: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/268028-shhhhhhh-beast-on-tiptoes-opinions-on-noise-needed.
Oh - Cubewall - that is you?!? Only saw this now. Nevermind...
Did you delete the comment or "they"?
In any case - I read it. Thanks! Probably good to keep it in english - might have been the reason for the deletion.
Again - thanks for the input.
I think I'm pretty much decided but trying to figure out best RAM configuration. Not up to speed with the quad/dual channel stuff and how much impact the actual timing of the DIMMs has...
That is good to know first hand. Thanks!
Thanks for clarifiation, Esamenoi!
You are right - and I'm not going to tinker with the hardware just yet - let's get a running system first...
Thanks, Cube! Those links are really good! Or "Echt gut" as I would say natively ;-)
I'm going to go with the one I had chosen: MSI Gaming. That ranks in the upper third fairly consistently throughout all tests.
Casewise I can't get myself to chose anything other than the Meshify - it looks just so cool!
Thanks for the input! Much appreciated!
Thanks a lot for the input! Again!
That is a great review of the Meshify. I looked at a few others and there are clearly quieter cases out there but I'm always drawn back to the Meshify. It just looks so cool... I can't help it.... I know it is not very coherent with my desire to reduce the noise... but I simply want that case... aaaahhhhh
Good point with the fan build quality of the AIO liquid coolers. The NH14S seems to be similar in CPU temperature compared to the AIO liquid cooler. But then the liquid cooler is still that tiny bit quieter according to the test you sent. But then also twice that expensive. So the rational mind would certainly go with the Noctua you proposed. But then... am I that rational? .... one would miss out on all the nice blinky RGB stuff... (I never thought I would value that over functionality/price but it seems to be that way at the moment... I certainly will sleep over it before ordering anything!)
And I'm still convinced that 2x2x8GB equals 32 GB rather than 64GB ;-)
Man - thanks so much for your input! It really helps figuring all this stuff out!
That's great! Thanks!
So sorry for this noob question: What is lm?
I googled "tape" and "lm" without success....
I guess you do know about this site:
Thanks a lot! Very good suggestions as well.
Good safe on the memory. Although I read that not all benches are as fast as others. If you populate only every other bench it would run faster. Can't remember the details but will have another look.
Motherboard looks good! Thanks.
What is the electrical tape for? (sorry for my ignorance - I'm new to this)
In which way is the GPU superior to the other 1080TI?
Hey pabaptista - thank you so much for your input!!!
That all makes complete sense to me.
I looked at the noctua cooler as well but thought the watercooler would be quieter. Interesting that there is virtually no difference in temperature between one of the Noctuas and the AIO water cooling tested. Thanks for the review link!
good point with the motherboard. I was quite keen on the fast network and u.2 connector but then I don't think the network is that important and I didn't choose a u.2 disk anyway. Thanks!
I have to look into the RAM. Thanks for pointing this out. Although you put in only half the amount of RAM.
Case: I'm really keen on the case I chose initially. It looks so awesome. And I have to say that style does play a role. I'm a graphic designer/ 3d artist and I love shiny stylish stuff... So I have to make my mind up in terms of noise trade-off... how annoying... Thanks again!
PSU - thanks! will double check!
I guess the style is more important than I thought. I'd really like to keep the case...
But this triggered important questions. Thanks a lot!
Any thoughts on the GFX card - any link to noise comparisons of GFX cards?
Thanks for looking at this!
Whether to buy case fans was one of my questions. I wasn't sure if I needed any additional and if the case came with any already. Which fans would you suggest?