Below are photos and links to the PC I built in early 2018. My goal was to create a GPU based rendering workstation to power my 3D explorations in Cinema 4D and Octane Renderer. I am by no means an expert at building PCs. In fact I had a lot of help from my peers and the Octane User group on Facebook. I also watched many videos on youtube to help me decide which parts to use, and how to build my machine.
For my needs (3d rendering), it performs really well. At full loads, the CPU and GPU are staying consistently below 51 °C. Nothing currently is being overclocked, but I will update the results if I choose to push things past their stock settings.
The monitor is beautiful, with tons of real estate to work with multiple windows across the screen. I prefer this over a dual screen setup. The keyboard and mouse are very ergonomic and comfortable.
The Phanteks Enthoo Primo case is aesthetically beautiful and very roomy. Everything already comes pre-wired on the backside of the case, so cable management is a breeze, and non-visible, keeping things looking tidy.
I was a little disappointed with the quality control of the case, as it arrived with a few parts broken. The good thing was that Phantek's customer service was on top of it and sent me replacement parts the next day. It still required me to repair it myself, which wasn't very easy.
I know the cooling cable management situation isn't that beautiful, but I opted to go for a hybrid GPU route, so I didn't have to worry about a custom water-cooling setup. Maybe in the future I'll add a custom water-cooling system. I will update this review with more results as I continue to test and push the build.
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Intel - Core i7-7820X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor
Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
ASRock - X299 OC Formula ATX LGA2066 Motherboard
G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital - Caviar Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
(3x) EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 HYBRID GAMING Video Card
Phanteks - Enthoo Primo ATX Full Tower
EVGA - SuperNOVA T2 1600W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Wireless Network Adapter
TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter
Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor