(Scrapped) Red Dead Ravager

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"David" Lee Chong Yew
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(Scrapped) Red Dead Ravager

In late 2017, I decided I wanted a piece of the YouTube pie after hearing how Pewdiepie is earning enough money off Youtube's ad revenue alone to regularly buy Lamborghini Countaches. After being scorned and dumped by a female colleague for driving a shitty Proton Persona. That, and my day job wasn't paying well and I needed more money than I earned monthly. I decided I want to get into youtubing as a second job, and decided to repurpose my channel for tech and toy content.

I secured funding from some sponsors (namely my aunt) and set about making my first set of videos- for a rig known as the Red Dead Ravager, which I decided that I will also use to render my videos. I am only home for a few hours each day due to commute (the traffic here in the Klang Valley in Malaysia really sucks, i work only in the next town a few miles away and it takes one hour to get there and two hours to get back) and having a full time job, and a fast rendering machine is an advantage.

That didn't turn out well.

Youtube kept moving the goalpost, and I could not afford to repay my aunt as I could never get ad revenue. And to top it all off, the motherboard burnt up while encoding a video in DaVinci Resolve fresh after running Superposition just a month later! "Never buying Asrock ever again", I told myself. Making things worse was that Asrock refused to elaborate on why the board burnt up and just sent an RMA replacement, tarnishing my trust in the brand further.

And then the Threadripper 2990WX was announced. I was already unhappy with the knowledge that the CPU contained two working but disabled pieces of silicon in the MCM, but when that was announced with it's 4 fully working silicons, I lost it. I also found out about the single slot WX5100 cards, which I decided I should have went with because my original plans was for single slot RX 570s, which allegedly didn't exist (the WX5100 are RX570 cards in all but name. I made up for it using riser cables to make it possible to have 4 GPUs along with the sound card).

As of late 2018, I have RMAed the motherboard, but have then decided that I needed a more practical gaming rig instead (that would eventually become "The Secret Build") since I finally got my hands on Quake Champions and that game absolutely choked on my then-flagship "Red Dead Revenger". So I sold the CPU, motherboard and GPUs off. The rest of the parts were eventually recycled into the Secret Build and the Modest Build, and even the PSU found it's way into the Red Dead Revenger when I shuffled stuff around while building the Modest Build.

I do plan to rebuild this system someday with better specs, once I've decided what the better specs are. Some of the specs are already set in stone (as noted, I am envious of the Threadripper 2990WX and want to upgrade the box to one). Others are still open to changes.
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Color
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

Part 1: The Start of a Journey

Part 2: The Fan Episode

Part 3: AKA Part 2.5: More Fans

Part 4: Putting it all together... For the most part.

Part 5: Let's finish this!

Red Dead Ravager vs Linux

Red Dead Ravager vs Linux: Round 2

Part 6: PSU Swap

Installing Windows 10: Part 1

Installing Windows 10: Part 2

Installing Windows 10: Part 3 - The Vegas Test

Red Dead Ravager vs TimeSpy and FireStrike

Red Dead Ravager vs More Benchmarks

The end of a dream [Memories of Euclid]

Hardware

CPU
$ 1,442.57
AMD - Threadripper 1950X
Socket: TR4
Cores: 16
Motherboard
$ 339.99
ASRock - Taichi
Chipset: X399
CPU Socket: TR4
Size: ATX
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 446.24
SAPPHIRE - Pulse ITX
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RX 570
Graphics
$ 446.24
SAPPHIRE - Pulse ITX
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RX 570
Graphics
$ 446.24
SAPPHIRE - Pulse ITX
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RX 570
Graphics
$ 446.24
SAPPHIRE - Pulse ITX
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RX 570
Storage
$ 91.80
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 91.80
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 91.80
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 54.99
Toshiba - Desktop PC
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 54.99
Toshiba - Desktop PC
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 54.99
Toshiba - Desktop PC
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 579.99
Corsair - HX1200 Platinum
Wattage: 1200
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 179.99
Thermaltake - Core X71 TG
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 9.99
Case Fan
$ 34.99
Case Fan
$ 34.99
Case Fan
$ 19.99
Case Fan
$ 25.79
Case Fan
$ 19.95
Noctua - NF-F12 PWM
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 17.32
Thermaltake - Pure 14 series
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 14.99
Case Fan
$ 14.99
Cooling
$ 79.95
Noctua - NH-U12S (Brown)
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Accessories
$ 92.02
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