Hi everyone I am new to this forum but enjoy Level 1 videos on youtube very education and very well done. I have been learning a lot from those videos. I almost been building pc for many years however as of recent I have been stuck with a decision that I cannot make my mind and hope I can get some clarification from here or advice.
Here is the issue I have, I want the new ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME ALPHA Motherboard. Reason is I already have the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 and an EK first gen block for the Threadripper with full custom water cooling. I use to own a Threadripper but sold it to a friend to help him get into the TR4 world. In the process I kept a few of those cooler with the idea that maybe I may want to go back into one. After experimenting with the i9-9900K and z390 motherboards I ended having worse experience ever. I know a lot of Intel fans will say something about that but to put a long story short.
The Gigabyte z390 AORUS Master ended up with a reboot bios bug. The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS FORMULA audio interface issues with my case. I return both back got full refund form newegg. Now I am debating between Ryzen 2700X and ASUS Crosshair VII HERO or 1900X/1920X for ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME ALPHA. I feel I am maxing out Ryzen platform and has less features than the Threadripper will provide to me. Maybe I am looking at this whole thing wrong. I am still open to Intel options as well.
The true I like the looks a features of the Extreme Alpha, but that mobo by itself cost an arm and a leg @ $650.00 USD, however; all I need is a cpu and a mobo since i have everything else. Below i posted the hardwares on hand, some of the software I use and such. To determind what is a good platform and cpu to get into. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My studio room stay within 60F to 70F so cooling is not an issue.
COOLER: Noctua & EK block
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000Mhz
VIDEO: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Air & EK waterblock with Vega FE LCS Bios.
M.2: 500GB Samsung 970 NVME
M.2: 256GB Samsung 970 NVME
SSD: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO
HDD: (6x +) 1TB HP STORAGE 7200rpm drives
PSU: CORSAIR RMx Series RM850X 850W 80 PLUS GOLD
CASE: Thermaltake Core X71 Temper Glass
- FL STUDIO 20
- CUBASE 8
- Ableton Live 10
- Many VSTi to list
- Visual Studio for C#
- Experimental AI stuff using Python.
*Cisco Network Simulation GN3 & Virtualbox / Vmware
- Minecraft (Modded Direwolf20)
- Diablo 3
- Call of Duty Black Ops 4
- SIM: ATS & EURO-Trucking and Race Cars games such as Rally & Dirt 4 etc…