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Upgrade Time. 2950x + 2080ti


#1

So I decided to treat myself to an upgrade for productivity, gaming, my development work and in the future potentially some windows vm gaming.

Tossing up purchasing a Radeon Pro to throw into it for a linux host and pass through the 2080ti. Will be adding another 2x16Gb kit of RAM in coming months.

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Enermax - Liqtech TR4 II 280 80.71 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus - ROG ZENITH EXTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2933
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8000 1Tb m.2
Storage: ADATA SP600 512Gb SSD
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual OC Video Card
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Blackout TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair - 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX
Case Fans: 3x Noctua - NF-A14 140mm 2000RPM PWM
Monitor: Asus - ROG Swift PG258Q 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor

I’ve tried installing Fedora 29, but really not had any luck with the nvidia drivers, even in the Live USB so far - will post a virtualisation update when we work it out!


#2

OK, I just ordered a WX5100 to use as a host gaphics card, let’s see how this goes.

EDIT: Oooh I can now help test Looking Glass! :heart_eyes:


#3

Isn’t a 2080ti sort-of wasted on a 1080p monitor? Considering you’re already spending a lot of money, a 1440p or 4k monitor should have been possible too. (I realise this might be a bit late, but I’d like to hear your reason behind this^^)


#4

Yeah I’d agree, currently it is pushing a 4k TV as an extra display, with plans on moving to an ultra-wide in the future!