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2019-09-02, 12:54:21
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 1.AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core Socket TR4 3.0GHz Unlocked CPU Processor
 2.MSI MEG X399 Creation TR4 E-ATX Motherboard
 3.8 x Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (1x 16GB) DDR4 3000MHz
 4.EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING, 11G-P4-6393-KR, 11GB GDDR5X, iCX Cooler & LED
 5.2xNoctua 120mm NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap 1500RPM Fan
 6.Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB
 7.Seasonic SSR-750PD 750W PRIME 80+ Platinum Fully Modular Power Supply
 8.Fractal Design Define R6

Thank you so much everyone for all your help

You don't need to go full custom water loop, I did it because I like both performance and super silence at same time, but overall I am not sure it's worth the price premium for most.
Buy Noctua UH-14S TR4, and in few months, when NH-D15 TR4 will come out for Threadripper platform, sell the U14 and replace it with the much stronger D15.


Hi, I have finally been able to debug the issue. The issue was caused by a windows 10 feature called control flow guard. You can read all about here. https://www.thewindowsclub.com/control-flow-guard-windows
After I turned this feature off in windows 10. The performance of corona+3dsmax all improved all together with no lag whatsoever.
If someone ever experience performance lag issue in future, I would recommend turning this feature off on windows 10. 

Yup, this has been issue since 3dsMax 2017+ for some reason. I never had it in 2016 which I use, and I have zero issue with the 2990WX performance and 3dsMax, Corona, or anything else.


Thank you so much for your tips they are indeed super useful!
I wouldn't mind spending a few more on the cooling system if it is worth, I just remember we had a leaking issue on my previous company which damage the mother board and a few more components, so I would rather go for air cooling if it can reduce the same amount of heat.

Thank you Juraj

2019-09-02, 14:20:34
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Juraj Talcik

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Custom cooling won't start leaking accidently, you test it when you build it (EKWB even sells pressure device to do this more intensively) and if you tightened everything well, it will be quite leak-proof. The hardware is quite over-built.
Just for information, the custom loop is +/- 800 Euro.

The same cannot be said for All-In-One kits, which are generally poor quality and I would never personally go for them instead of air cooler. Noctua NH-D15 is just as strong (and often stronger) than most of these AIO kits anyway, it's just sadly not available yet. UH-14 is ok if you don't overclock.
The Thermaltake LiqTech series has proven itself worthy to be ignored (faulty over 4 revisions). Terrible quality control, too much risk.

And overclocking 2990WX is not really worth it, your single-core turbo is already capped (it will never go higher than 4.1 +/- GHz no matter what), so you can just rise all-core turbo and get additional 10perc. performance in exchange for more heat/noise. PBO makes this quite easy and is the correct way to do it (you can do manual all-core fixed ratios, but then you loose the single-core boost in exchange and that's much bigger benefit for workstation).
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2019-09-08, 16:59:28
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Juraj, I am running a 2950x which runs stock at 3.5Ghz, but I have applied the auto-overclocking in UEFI BIOS which increases the system performance to 3.75Ghz. You mentioned above that Noctua NH-U14S is not suitable for overclocking, but what range of overclocking are you considering in that suggestion?

2019-09-09, 15:03:33
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Juraj, I am running a 2950x which runs stock at 3.5Ghz, but I have applied the auto-overclocking in UEFI BIOS which increases the system performance to 3.75Ghz. You mentioned above that Noctua NH-U14S is not suitable for overclocking, but what range of overclocking are you considering in that suggestion?

Depends on each particular CPU, but 2950X has much lower TDP than 2990WX so it's more than fine with using PBO overclock under U14S. I mentioned the U14S as not suitable for overclocking 2990WX.

You can overclock it until you don't enjoy the buzzing noise from fans :- ).
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2019-09-18, 12:06:51
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2990wx in my machine isnt sustaining 100% utilisation during render. it hits like 3.4ghz then drops to maybe 35% then ramps back up to 100% and hits 3.4 again then drops down again. Is this an issue with the OC? Or is it just the workload? AIDA64 Showing no obvious issues.

2019-09-18, 18:24:19
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The reporting is not really precise, but regardless Corona doesn't utilize 100perc. all-core performance all the time at same intensity, some recomputations happen (adaptibility, bloom&glare,etc.. not sure which and how many of them cause the 'spikes'.
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2019-09-23, 09:11:53
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Here we go!
Finished these bad boys, really happy with the result!
2X  2990WX, 2850Ti x2, 64GB@2993 CL15


OC'ed at 4.1GHz, temps arround 65-67C at load RTX's at arround 45C!
For each PC:
Cinebench 15: 6225!
Corona 37 sec1
Octanebench 640, RTX On 1900!

Am I going to keep these settings? No.. I much prefer silence and better temps (65 max!)and an all core clock at 3.8 GHz, and single core at 4.2GHz which gives me the same Octanebench and a Cinebench of 5800. This way I can render all day. with both of them running on 10Gbit network Corona cleans up almost instantly for interior renders @ full HD for previews.
Super happy with the results and that I didn't wait for the next gen.

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Konstantinos D

2019-09-23, 12:03:44
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My dude, that's a sick build :- ) !. So you've built two ?

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2019-09-23, 16:01:20
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Nice builds man. Price per build?

2019-09-23, 16:55:45
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Yes! I've build two! Price was 6800€ each. super happy with how they came out.

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2019-09-25, 14:11:55
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Yes! I've build two! Price was 6800€ each. super happy with how they came out.

Konstantinos D

Really impressive stuff! Just curious to why you have 2x2080TI in each machine? What programs/when do you use those bad boys?
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2019-09-25, 19:29:44
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Thanx guys for the kind words.
I use all the cards mainly for Octane ( I also use Octane apart from Corona). I also use it for editing , Adobe etc many of these operations take advantage of the GPU’s. Also TFD ( fire smoke sim plugin for Cinema ) is many times faster on GPUs for solving sims. And of course the C4D viewport!
Any questions, hit me 🙂

PS, the initial rush from the performance boost is still here..! Can’t recommend this processor enough!

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Konstantinos D

2019-09-27, 13:07:19
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ahh good to know!

Hehe yeah, I remember that rush too when I went from an i7-5820K to a xeon 2699v4, but after a while I'm afraid you don't notice it anymore and start to look for upgrades again :)
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2019-09-27, 23:55:50
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My build arrived a couple of weeks ago and the productivity increase is insane. Im able to do in 1 day what used to take 2 or 3 simply because of loading times and waiting for test renders. If anyones still unconvinced i think the 2990WX was the best investment i think i could have made at the price i got it at. It might reduce somewhat when TR3 is released and even then i think it would still be a very compelling deal.