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Answers/Suggestions for ASUS ROG Strix X370-I Gaming Build--When it's available.

Kaiso

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I built my current machine in 2012, which I've upgraded off and on. The current components are:
Windows 10 Pro 64
Sugo SG01-F case.
ASUS Rampage Gene III mATX
SilverStone Strider Plus Modular SST-ST75F-P 750W
Intel i7 930
Kingston HyperX 12GB Kit (3x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM
ATI FirePro V5900
Crucial SSD 128gb Drive (OS)
WD 1T drive (Data)

It's getting long in the tooth and I'd like to build something new that will be smaller (ITX) and quieter. (The current machine has 6 fans)

I'm hoping to base the machine around this MoBo when available. https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-Strix-X370-I-Gaming/ and a Ryzen 1800.
This machine would not be for gaming but for 3d Modeling, CAD work, and graphic design. I was planning to reuse the workstation ATI FirePro video card from the old system.

I'm not up on the current technologies but I am researching and reading. There are some questions I hope the bright people here can help me with.

1. Is there any reason I should NOT use the ATI FirePro V5900?
2. I'm at a loss regarding all the memory options. What would be the fastest memory acceptable with that MoBo?
3. Even with 6 fans, my current machine got super hot when render processing. Would water cooling be recommended, or has air cooled technology improved, and would be good enough?
4. I was told that current systems do not need the power of older technologies. The 750W PSU in my current system weighs a ton. How small can I go with the parts I'm interested in using?

Basically, I'd like to build the smallest, quietest, fastest, lightest, CAD workstation possible.

I'm combining a list of potential components, so if anyone has suggestions please post. I the past I've been partial to Silverstone products, but in my reading I see a lot of new options out there. Any ITX Cases or other component suggestions are welcome.
 

Tek Everything

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A couple questions...

1. Are you planning on sticking with the SG01?
2. Did you mean Ryzen 7 1700 or 1800X?
3. I know you stated this is for rendering, but are you plan on doing any gaming at any point with this build?
 

Kaiso

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Oct 20, 2017
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A couple questions...

1. Are you planning on sticking with the SG01?
Originally. Now I'm thinking I could go with a smaller case and PSU.

2. Did you mean Ryzen 7 1700 or 1800X?
R7 1800X. Maybe the 1700 if thing begin to look to costly.

3. I know you stated this is for rendering, but are you plan on doing any gaming at any point with this build?
No. Not at all. This is a work machine only.
 

Kaiso

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Oct 20, 2017
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Bumping this thread as motherboard is finally available and need to start collecting parts.

I am thinking I'd like to build a mostly new machine and only use the ATI FirePro V5900 video card.
I'm not sure if I'll get the Asus Strix X370-I or the Asus Strix B350-I. I'm now starting to lean towards the B350. It's not necessarily the price, but from my reading, I don't see how the X370 gives me features that I need/can use. Any clarification will be appreciated.

I'm also looking at the Silverstone SG13 as the case and their SX500-LG SFX PSU as the base for the machine. Anyone see a problem with these. My current SilverStone 750W PSU weighs a ton. I'd like the new build to be lighter.

So far my parts list is:
1. Case. Some version Silverstone SG13: http://a.co/5AEgTR8 (Open to other but similar options)
2. PSU. Silverstone SX500-LG. http://a.co/6lieIel (Unless a smaller 450 would work?)
3. Mobo. X370 or B350 when available. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...x_x370_i_gaming_republic_of_gamers_strix.html
4. VideoCard. Keeping my Firepro V5900. https://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/workstation/firepro-3d/5900#
5. Memory: Not yet chosen--open to suggestions compatible with this mobo.
6. Cooler: Not yet chosen--open to suggestions compatible with this case. Would like to try liquid cooling.
7. M2. SSD/s: Not yet chosen--open to suggestions compatible with this mobo.
 

Kaiso

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Oct 20, 2017
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Bump.

So I'm going to start getting parts next week, and hoping someone can help me along here.

Anya problem with these parts for a build?
Anyone have suggestions for the memory, cooler and drives.
Is going hydro better for cooling in this case?
I'm not that knowledgeable about the M.2 system. (My current 2011 machine has a 250gb OS SSD drive, and 1TB platter data drive. Whats the deference between SATA and PCIe, and is the mobo compatible with both?

The list:

1. Case. Silverstone SG13: http://a.co/5AEgTR8 (Open to other but similar options)
2. PSU. Silverstone SX500-LG. http://a.co/6lieIel (Unless a smaller 450 would work?)
3. Mobo. Asus STRIX B350-I. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...x_x370_i_gaming_republic_of_gamers_strix.html
4. VideoCard. Keeping my Firepro V5900. https://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/workstation/firepro-3d/5900#
5. Memory: Not yet chosen--open to suggestions compatible with this mobo.
6. Cooler: Not yet chosen--open to suggestions compatible with this case. Would like to try liquid cooling.
7. M2. SSD/s: Not yet chosen--open to suggestions compatible with this mobo.