I had ordered an RTX 3090 Vision OC back in January and was planning to shoe horn it into a very old build of mine… but the only one I had (a Core i7 2600K based system). While playing cyber punk and swapping SSDs it decided it’d had enough and I got the dreaded red led on VGA_LED on the MOBO… tried everything I could think of to get back into the system but… I had had this since 2012 and it was a wonder it made it even this far… SO I now need to build a system from scratch (and it makes sense since a RTX 3090 in a core i7 2600K system would have been severely bottlenecked)
Here’s what I have so Far
- RTX 3090 Gigabyte VIsion OC
- Corsair hx750W (thinking to replace this with something new and higher wattage)
- Coolermaster HAF XB Evo chassis (small noctua fan underneath near the SSD Cage for exhaust)
- GTX 1060 MSI 6GB (likely going to sell or make a gaming PC off it for GF)
- 1TB Samsung NVME 970 Evo
- 1TB Samsung Sata SSD 980
- 2 random old SSD sata drives… might use as scratch disks or for gaming
Here’s my PCParts picker so far… no RAM chosen yet and was really looking to see recomendations on that… as I do not generally know ryzens sweet spot
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JHjNwz CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor ($999.00 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($109.95 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 VISION D ATX AM4 Motherboard ($388.72 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB Vision OC Video Card Case: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case ($105.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair HX 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($298.99 @ Amazon)
That’s about it really. What am I using this system for? Well the reason I grabbed the 24GB 3090 is I do image processing in PyTorch… and models I created were not fitting on my GTX 1060 6GB… and when I went to use AWS for training models it cost about $250 for 24 hours or something nuts… plus I like tinkering and wanted to have a machine to practice C++ CUDA programming and swap out the SSD every once in a while to play Windows games (or give that new steam electron stuff a try)
My big decision is… do I go for thread ripper? The images I process are right now based off a macbook pro retina screen… so a bit less than 4K in resolution… but in general I may in future want to experiment with other models in and around image and sound processing… so I figured TR is overkill if I am paying out of pocket… and just start with the 5950x
- Budget. How much are you willing to spend?
On top of the 3090? another $2-3K or so… but flexible
- Where do you live (what country, don’t post specific details), and what currency do you use?
- Is there a retailer you prefer?
Not really… they’re all expensive compared to USA
- Do you need or already have peripherals? (this can add to costs)
Already got those
- What will you be using your Glorious computer for? Gaming? Rendering? Mix of both? Or is this a home media PC or Steam Box?
Deep learning and general programming, running VMs in Ubuntu LXD
- Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking?
No, I plan to buy an over the top air cooler and maybe overclock in future… but this build is about stability under load… while training pytorch models
- Do you plan on going for custom water-cooling now, or in the future?
never, air only
- Operating System. Do you need a new one?
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is the plan
- What kind of settings do you like or what FPS do you want to play at?
1080p - 1440p
- What resolution will you be playing at? //or would like to play at.
I play BF3,BF4, Cyberpunk in and around 1440p would be ideal
- What kind of games do you like to play?
BF3, BF4, Cyberpunk… shooters mainly
- What specific game will you be playing (if you really only play one)
Cyberpunk and whatever the next BF is
Thanks so much for looking!
Edit: I am torn between a B550 board or X570 board… in order to run my 1060 as a display driver… and free the 3090 RTX for 100% computation… but that seems quite intense amount of power and cost… but still weighing if I would do well NVME and PCIE lanes wise on something like this instead of B550
and throw in some ECC RAM… but will it still support windows gaming?
also doing some research on this forum and eying one of these “Aorus Gen4 AIC” in perhaps an attempt to feed data to the GPU as quickly as possible… via some NVME RAID perhaps?