THREADRIPPER 3970X MINI POWERHOUSE PC BUILD!!! [ft. RTX 2080 Ti]


Today I am very excited to make one of the
first 3rd generation Threadripper builds, and to tame the power of this 32 core CPU,
I could have used the TUF case that I built my Ryzen 3950x PC in, but that would be too
logical and easy, so we’re going to build this into the smallest case I have, the Phanteks
P300, and this is going to be challenging, exciting, and educating. Hey guys, I am Siddharth, and let’s rip
some threads and slice some breads. So the phanteks P300 Eclipse is a really cute
case, and while this is geared towards budget builds, we are also on a budget, but that
budget is pretty high. We’ll use a Corsair RM850x as our power
supply, which is series I strongly recommend for any high end build, but here we ran into
our first problem with this build. The case is just not big enough to be able
to fit this modular PSU along with the hard drive cage. So we had to remove the HDD cage to continue,
but don’t worry about the HDDs, because we will find a solution. Then we were able to fit the PSU, and we had
to carefully manage the cables so we don’t run into issues later. Now we’ll remove this rear case fan, because
it doesn’t have RGB and we don’t need that kind of negativity in our lives. We have the newest ROG TRX40-E Strix Gaming
from Asus, and this motherboard just looks so AMAZING with it’s OLED Screen and dotted
RGB zones which I will show you when we finish this. We installed a SATA M.2 SSD into this motherboard
without reading the manual because we thought we are too smart for that, but we are really
going to regret this soon. Then we come to the star of the show, the
very special AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X with it’s monster 32 cores 64 threads, which
also offers really great single core performance and has an epic 128 MB of L3 cache. This really kills it in the productivity tasks,
and I am also really surprised at how it also offers top level performance in gaming. The sTRX4 socket really requires some specific
steps for installation, but I find the method to be very cool and it makes you feel like
you are a real pro. We will use Corsair LL120 fans, which are
almost as expensive as the cooler we will use, but these fans are really great, and
the RGB on them also looks amazing, which is the most important part. The fan on top will also allow us to blow
hot air out from the VRMs, which will be needed to manage the raw power that this PC will
have. The cooler we’ll be using is the Antec Neptune
240, which will look really great in this build. While this cooler supports the TR4 mount,
the 280 Watt TDP of threadripper 3970X REALLY needs exceptional cooling, most regular liquid
coolers don’t have a plate that is big enough for Threadrippers, but I will soon share how
this cooler performs with this CPU in a future video. The XTRX40 platform needs lots of power, so
we have to plug in both the 8 pin connections. We are going to use some Corsair Vengence
Pro RGB RAM sticks which run at 3200 Megahertz. I could also add my Trident Z Mixed set to
have 64 GB in this PC, but different RAM sticks won’t look great, and our CPU has 32 cores,
and humans have 32 teeth, so 32GB RAM running at 3200 MHz is the perfect size and speed. The GPU we’ll be using is of course an RTX
2080 Ti, the most powerful consumer card at the moment, and this ROG Strix card is almost
as long as the case itself, so we are unable to fit a second fan on the radiator, but we
will be taking care of that soon. We tried using some custom cables, but they
would have blocked the airflow, so we’ll only use the custom PCI-E cables. Then we make the corsair ARGB connections,
with all its awesomeness of connecting different hubs together along with the components, and
supplying power to them. Now just because we removed the HDD bracket
from the case doesn’t mean that we won’t be using them. We will use one side of the bracket from the
case and use it to keep some distance between our two 3 TB hard drives for airflow, and
then we’ll tape them together, because technology may betray you, but adhesive tape has been
one of the most reliable inventions by mankind. So now we can safely push this custom hard
drive block into the case, and the cables fit so tightly, that they are not going to
move at all, so it is a decent enough alternative to not having HDD storage at all. Make sure that you are subscribed with bell
icon so you don’t miss my performance analysis of this build. We’ll also use the awesome ARGB light strips
from Corsair, and this case is so small, that only 3 of these strips fit into it. I generally just push everything in without
thinking a lot, but this case has very limited space, so brute force is not going to work. So we tried a more disciplined approach this
time with all the hubs and cables, and with some effort, we were able to close the side
panel. We’ll be pairing this build with an LG 4K
monitor, along with an Asus 165 Hertz monitor so you can work AND play, my usual audio setup
with these Adam speakers and some nice headphones which is really great for editing videos,
a TUF Gaming keyboard that I am still using, and a Logitech G604 mouse which is really
great for productivity with this build. So now let’s see if this PC will boot. And that was a success, but we weren’t able
to boot into windows because we didn’t read the manual, which would have informed us about
how the M.2 ports parallel to the motherboard only support NVME SSDs, which I will add soon,
but for now, I had to use this funky looking adapter to mount the SATA SSD perpendicularly
to the motherboard, and then booting into windows was a success. And now let’s see how the build turned out
to be. So THAT took a lot of time and effort, and
we had to take some bold steps to make this build work, but I think that we have been
able to make something extremely powerful and awesomely compact. I will be making another video on how well
the Threadripper 3970x performs, but what I can tell you now is that it is just destroying
the benchmarks, eating the 4K timelines for rendering cideos, and it’s also offering
an uncompromised gaming experience. Here’s a price list if you are interested
in building a similar PC, and I’ll also have links in the video description if you
want to buy these or check the current price. For regular workloads, the thermal performance
of this build is also decent. And you can also remove the front panel very
easily if you are going to work on long rendering workloads. So let me know your thoughts about this Mini
Powerhouse of a PC in the comments section below, subscribe with bell, give this video
a thumbs up if you liked it, or a thumbs down if you disliked it, thanks for watching, and
I’ll see you, in the next one.

73 thoughts on “THREADRIPPER 3970X MINI POWERHOUSE PC BUILD!!! [ft. RTX 2080 Ti]

  1. woah! u uploaded at the same time as hardware unboxed, nice to see Indian channels working so hard for quality content!!! kudos man.

  2. Bro please build a gaming pc with the following specs please
    i5 9600K
    Aorus z390 Mater
    Msi gaming X gtx 1660 super
    NZXT H500i
    NZXT kraken X52 aio and 1 TB ssd
    I just want to see the final outcome
    Hope you help me out thnx bro

  3. Sir if you have any old laptop which you are not using anymore then can you give me because I'm currently studying computer science and I need computer but my parents don't have enough money to buy

  4. Everything is fine &. We have to appreciate, the iconic move is taping the Hard disk , that's crazy but creative move😀✌️

  5. Good going showcases lots of potential surrounding your content and channel. that was one hell of a challenge to go mini with a humongous number of cores and threads and humour just takes it to next level tech just got a tad bit impressive

  6. I'm building a pc with the same specs
    Did the threadripper come with a bracket for mounting a liquid cooler?
    Also how's the cooler performance?

  7. can i get some advice on how to get a cpu early i want to get 4900x on launch day before prices jack up to unpleasant levels quickly because of supply demand gap.

  8. Bro…….please unbox Corsair Harpoon Rbg Pro and add comparsion video with Logitech G102..
    Logitech G102 uses mercury sensor 8000dpi and Corsair Harpoon rgb pro uses new pmw 3327 sensor 12000dpi…best budget mouse by popular brands in amazon….. Nobody reviewed New Corsair Harpoon Rgb Pro.. There is no review regarding that mouse in Amazon India… Only mentioned reviews of Corsair Harpoon 6400dpi and Harpoon wireless..
    Im totally confused…..which one to buy

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