Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom workstation and casual gaming. The 3950X is a brilliant cpu - extremely fast, easy to cool and not over the top expensive. Was lucky to get it two days after it was introduced.
Only used Apple since 2006, this is my first PC build in 13 years. And the combination of the hard- and software I'm using, gives me the same smooth experience as my Apples (that was completely different 13 years ago :X ).
16 cores and 32 threads of blistering performance. It made its competitor slice the prices in half.
Running at stock speed. PBO adds just a few percent of performance, with a large increase of power consumption and heat. And manual overclock means no core boosts to 4.7GHz.
Cinebench20 performance numbers: Stock: ~9260 (~3975MHz, 1,1V, 57°C). PBO: ~9660 (~4125MHz, 1.3V, 75°C). Manual OC: 10100 (average 4300MHz, 1,28V 75°C).
The Fractal Design is all about quietness and it keeps the 3950X cool with ease. It is inaudible on its Auto-setting, where it spins pump and fans at the lowest possible levels. I've activated the PWM-setting and tweaked the pump and fan curve in the bios. This results in a cooler cpu and therefore faster boosting cpu (the 3950X boosts better with lower temps). It is no longer inaudible, but still can hardly hear it.
Solid 8-layer PCB board. A bit overkill but I wanted a board with one of the best power deliveries. I've de-installed Asus AI suite: the fan curves sometimes didn't load properly after the pc went to sleep. I'm using the bios for the fan curves.
Chipset fan runs at inaudible speeds (chipset stays at around 48-50°C) and the VRMs stay at low temperatures as well.
Works out of the box with XMP. Overclocked to 3466MHz (16-19-19-39 CR1). The overclock - fully Memtested - is a matter of principle because the increase from 3200 to 3466 is actually to little to notice in practice. Note: with iCUE the rgb on the Asus board can be fully managed as well.
I'm not a fan of Samsung devices because of their unintelligible user interfaces and poor designs. But when it comes to storage/memory, it's the best.
Opted for the FE because it was the cheapest 2070 Super option. Also, I really like the looks and build of the Nvidia card.
I'm using EVGA's X1 software to dim the green RTX logo.
Full Adobe RGB gamut, hardware calibration via Spectraview II and 4K on 24" -> stunning picture quality. Only use it for critical photo editing. (actually I have a white unit, but only the black (BK) is listed).
120Hz and G-Sync. Full DCI-P3 color gamut. Next to being brilliant for gaming, also very usable for photo editing.