Hi everyone, long time lurker, been sitting on the bench waiting for a good deal on a OEM/QS chip.
Was finally able to score an 100-000000053-04 64-core 225W chip for a great price.
I was really trying to hold off 2S/ZS cause of the AGESA/BIOS issues with PCIe4.0 boards, I really wanted PCIe4.0 and not 3.0.
Was able to get an Asrock ROMED8-2T from Newegg/ebay and 128GB ram from nemixram.com.
Now I need to build the Thermaltake W200 case for it.
Here are a few pics of the test-bench.
To say I'm excited would be an understatement!
Next phase after we put it in its case would be to unleash the beast with some overclocking.
I'm also thinking about a custom loop.