New HEDT - In Progress

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New HEDT - In Progress

New workstation build.

Used for:

  • Virtualization
  • Software development
  • Occasional gaming


Overview:

  • Hypervisor: Proxmox
  • GPU #1: PCIe passthrough to hackintosh VM (development/photoshop/lightroom)
  • GPU #2: PCIe passthrough to windows VM (games)
  • Several VMs for infrastructure mocking (software development), quarantined banking, etc
  • 2x 240gb SSD ZFS mirror for Proxmox, ISOs, templates, etc
  • 2x 1tb 970 EVO NVMe ZFS storage pool for local shares (stripe: 4+gb read/write)
  • 4x 1tb Inland Premium NVMe ZFS storage pool. Ultra fast VM storage (stripe: 10+gb read/write)
  • 4x 3tb WD Red ZFS Z1 for local backups. Z1 should be fine as I also have a dedicated 50+TB FreeNAS over 10gbe for “safer” backups.


Notes:

  • First post on builds.gg. Have been inspired by all the lovely content and happy to finally be able to add a build!
  • The 5700 GPUs were specifically selected as they are pretty much the best you can get at PCIe 4.0 for the moment, with the bonus that it works OOB for hackintosh. Fully utilizing the 4.0 lanes was quite important as I wanted to maximize the amount of lanes I can dedicate for I/O. This means I can utilize the PCIe 4.0 x8 slots with these 5700s and not be anymore handicapped than if I had them in a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. This allows me the freedom to save one or both x16 slots for I/O. Their price point was also great and since I only lightly game (in phases) I didn't feel like I needed anything too crazy.
  • This is my first custom loop. I have only used AIOs in the past.
  • Also doing all custom length wiring
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: XL-ATX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

Round 1

GPU Water Conversion

All together

Hardware

CPU
AMD - Threadripper 3960X
Socket: TRX40
Cores: 24
Motherboard
Gigabyte - Aorus Xtreme
Chipset: TRX40
CPU Socket: TRX4
Size: XL-ATX
Memory
$ 267.96
G.Skill - Trident Z Neo (3600MHz) (White/Black/RGB) (4x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
ASUS - Radeon Rog Strix RX OC (2x)
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: 5700 XT
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 299.96
Inland Professional - Premium 2280 (4x)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 55.98
Kingston - A400 (2x)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
Storage
$ 284.00
Samsung - 970 EVO (2x)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 491.96
Western Digital - WD Red Plus NAS (4x)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 3 TB
PSU
$ 182.96
Seasonic - Prime
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Case
$ 314.50
Lian Li - O11 Dynamic XL (Black)
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 100.00
Case Fan
$ 179.94
Corsair - Ql120 (RGB) (6x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 627.18
EKWB - CoolStream PE (3x)
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
Cooling
$ 258.84
Cooling
$ 10.94
Cooling
Singularity Computers - Reservoir
Type: Custom Loop
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