Home PC build for gaming and work

  Cyber F4n 15:21 27 Oct 2018

Hi everyone,

I am planning to build a PC for both gaming and work. I need a PC that can sustain 3-4 Hyper-V VMs open at all times doing some tasks (not extremely intensive), but in the same time do my day to day stuff, sometimes gaming (World of Warcraft for example, not 4k games). This is what I came up with and fits my budget:

X399 AORUS XTREME AMD X399 (SOCKET TR4) DDR4 E-ATX MOTHERBOARD £450.00

RYZEN THREADRIPPER 32-CORE / 64-THREADS 2990WX 4.20GHZ (SOCKET TR4) PROCESSOR - RETAIL £1,628.00

EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 80+ PLATINUM, 1200W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply 220-P2-1200-X3 £214.00

Samsung (MZ-V6E1T0BW) 1TB EVO PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive £267.00

Corsair CMW32GX4M4C3200C16 Vengeance RGB PRO 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 Enthusiast RGB LED Illuminated Memory Kit, Black £328.00

NZXT CA-H442W-M1 Mid Tower Computer Case - Black £137.00

Cooling £500.00 Nvidia 1080 Ti £600.00 Total £4,124.00

I haven’t built a PC in years and I am not up to date with nowadays technologies so I have few questions:

  • If I want to go for 64 GB RAM should I do 4x16 or 8x8? 8x8 would mean 2 x quad correct? I think that board supports that. Is 3200MHz ok? Or should I go for faster speed \ better latency? Please advise.
  • Is this Mid Tower case big enough for the board and GPU? Or for future additional components like another GPU
  • In the future I want to go for SLI and I think 1080 Ti will still be good in the next few years, what do you think?
  • Cooling is from EK, but I really have no clue which kit to choose, but I don’t want to pay more than £500 for it.

Feel free to give an opinion on what you would change in this build.

Thanks

  Old Deuteronomy 20:15 27 Oct 2018

If you want 64GB RAM, go for whichever configuration is cheaper, you will only get quad channel either way.

Your chosen case will not accommodate an E-ATX motherboard. You should check the manufacturer's website for information when choosing a case.

GTX 1080ti is good and will be for a long time, if you are staying away from 4K.

The Threadripper 2990WX's talents lie in quite specific user scenarios and it is not good at running games. Do some research to make sure you get the right CPU for your needs.

Can't help you on water cooling.

  Cyber F4n 20:51 27 Oct 2018

Gaming is only 30% of my time. I could use legacy mode for that. Thanks for your reply.

  Flat Earther 01:54 30 Oct 2018

Why not 2x 500GB NVMe in RAID-0 (or 3x 250GB) and get to sell the spare Assassin Creed codes Samsung are giving away.

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