I recently upgraded my PC for the first time in nearly seven years. I know that some people will be curious about the hardware I use to
play minesweeper make videos so I've provided a spec sheet along with some pretty pictures below.
A list of all the software and hardware I use can be found here while the specs of my old PC can be found here.
While the PC has performed great, I did have a really annoying issue with the onboard audio. Some sort of glitch would randomly cause white noise to start playing at max volume. It scared me half to death the first time it happened. Turns out, this is an ongoing issue affecting a wide range of motherboards from multiple manufacturers. A patch was issued at some point which was supposed to fix the issue and, initially, it did. For about three weeks, no more insanely loud white noise. Then, just as I was getting comfortable playing loud music again, I was blasted with another surprise burst of deafening noise. In the end, I decided to buy a dedicated sound card and I've not had any issues since.
Anyway, some interesting stats. The Enduring Mystery of Jack the Ripper (EMJTR) took roughly 240 hours to render on my old PC. Bygone Visions of Cosmic Neighbors (BVCN) took roughly 30 hours to render on the new one. The render settings of both videos were identical except EMJTR had a runtime of 69 minutes and was rendered at 1080p while BVCN had a runtime of 34 minutes and was rendered at 2160p. So, overall, quite the improvement. However, EMJTR had a lot of 3D animations while BVCN was quite effects heavy so it's not really a fair comparison.
|Motherboard||ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX|
|GPU||GeForce RTX 3090|
|RAM||8 x Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200MHz (256GB)|
|SSD||3 x Kingston Fury Renegade M.2 1TB (3TB)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair iCUE H150i Elite LCD|
|Sound Card||Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus|
|PSU||be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W|
|Case||Fractal Design Torrent Gray|