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Pros: - Paired it with a Liqtech II 280 and Grizzly Kryonaut. Runs at 38-40C in "ultra quiet mode" during day to day activity and 55C under full load. In a more aggressive fan profile, I can run day to day activity at 32-35C.
- It's fast. Multi-threaded performance is great. Single threaded performance is solid as well.
Cons: - No major issues to date.
- It puts out a lot of heat under load, but I knew this would happen. On the bright side, it's a nifty space heater.
Overall Review: - For those that have heat issues and are using Arctic Silver with the AIO, you will need to step up to newer, high-end TIM such as Grizzly Kryonaut. I've used AS for my last 5 builds and attempted to use it on this build. After giving it two weeks to break-in, the CPU ran hot and routinely peaked around 72C. Kryonaut resolved the heat issues.
Pros: -Insane performance
-Makes my old Intel 5930K feel like a calculator
Overall Review: This CPU is a monster! My video workload times have been cut down several times compared to my last system (Intel), and that using HEVC too! So much power that I am still able to play 4K games while running my video workloads too. Simply amazing. Definitely pricey but worth every penny.
Pros: Just got it to boot on a test bench. I had never set up an AMD before and it was simple as 1-2-3.
Cons: None yet
Overall Review: I am using the Asus ROG Zenith Extreme and 64 BG of g-skill 2933MHz memory F4-2933C16Q-64GFX
When I first tried to boot it just put itself in a loop checking CPU and memory. I downloaded the latest Bios (1402) renamed it ZE.CAP and used a USB drive to flash the bios. It then booted into the bios and recognized all 64BG of memory.
Everything seems right . I saw one review where the owner could not get his/her system to post. Flashing the bios worked for me.
Pros: Half the time I'm using my new build I feel like it's so overkill (like while writing this review). However, the days that I have 3 instances of Vegas open, rendering 3 - 4k videos, Photoshop open, Outlook, 20 tabs of Firefox, and playing Overwatch, - and it DOESN'T SLOW DOWN - those are the days I can justify spending the money.
Overall Review: I would buy this again over and over.
Cooling options were limited, but I was going with a full loop anyhow, so that wasn't a huge issue.
Pros: Fast, very fast
Great for work, and gaming
When people ask what type of CPU i have, I get to say " A Threadripper!"
Overall Review: Purchased two within the week. Easy drop in upgrade from 1900x on X399 Taichi w/ 3.3 bios. Used the 1900x to upgrade bios on another Taichi X399 to 3.3, and then dropped in the other 2950x. Very happy with purchase!
Pros: - This sucker has horsepower to spare
- I was able to OC mine to 3.9Ghz out of the box with water cooling
- It's heavier than any cpu I've ever worked with
Pros: Works without problem
Cons: Temperature reading. Don't know the logic or tech behind it, but it is annoying having the 27 degrees offset. It Makes a lot of AIO cooling fan controls more difficult.
Overall Review: The CPU gives false temperature reading. Gave me 70 degree idle on HWmonitor w/ AIO water cooler installed, confused me at first, thought Cooler was broken. Just use AIDA64 or ryzenmaster to read the true temperature.
Pros: This proc is an amazing marvel of technology. It is on the expensive side, but the performance is well worth it when paired with a good mobo.
Cons: The installation is straight forward, but there are some tricks.......watch a video on installation so you are familiar with the differences from other procs.