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About AtilaEKWB

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  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    GIGABYTE Z170X Gaming 7
  • RAM
    4x8GB Kingston Fury Red
  • GPU
  • Case
    In Win 805
  • Storage
    Kingston Fury 240GB + WD Red 3TB
  • PSU
    Superflower Fanless 500W
  • Display(s)
    Dell U2412M
  • Cooling
    Custom liquid cooling loop, all EKWB
  • Operating System
    Win 10 home

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    World domination
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    Marketing Specialist at EKWB
  1. Design Flaw in EK X-RES 100 DDC MX?

    Have you been using the same PSU the same time? Are you using some extenders? It is rather strange that 4 pumps died with such drama that it melted.
  2. Project: Blender One

    So. Time for some real modding. Since I am allergic to Plexiglas, I mean really, it scratches when you look at it... one of the first a major modifications on the case will be the glass side panel. I have gotten some 20x20 aluminium L profile and chopped it to size. Seems like a nice fit! Before I could do some more work, I had to empty the case and return all the hardware to the owner so he has a functioning render station while I am working on the case. The function for the L profile is to act as a stopper for the glass, and at the same time, to hide the LED strip I am planning to use. The L profile will block the direct view of the LED strip, but I can still lite up the entire case. I saw these pre-made hinge-like thingies at a local hardware store so I figured they will be perfect for the glass holder itself. It should look something like this. So far so good! The next step was to do the same on the upper part of the case as well because I want to plant LEDs on top and bottom of the case as well! This is it for now. The next step will be figuring out the mounting of the L profile and the glass holder hinges themselves.
  3. Project: Blender One

    This isn't about the project itself, but some might find this useful... Moving to another country recently means not many tools could come along... but one of the main issues for me was painting. Indoors painting is an issue, especially for your wife. You also don't want to kill your pets... So... here is what I came up with. Figured I make my own DIY paint chamber with an exhaust. All it took was a 140mm fan, cardboard box and a piece of plastic to strap the fan on to. Ready for painting! And I must admit it works very well! Sorry for the vertical video!
  4. Project: Blender One

    I got a recommendation to try satin clear coat instead of the glossy one. I will get some and test spray some parts. As for the rest... it is always nice if you have access to some goodies to play around with. The EK terminal covers will get some nice illumination, but I cannot wait for that so I whooped out my little rotary tool. After "running" some of the terminal covers..... ...it was time to ruin some of my wife's stuff as well... After making a nice even opening that can still hold the original cover, it was time to test my theory. The glow came out pretty even. Of course, the camera is struggling a bit with the bright blue light. For now, this is a general idea. To have three illuminated terminals form the side by two 3mm LEDs. I will still try to make the glow a bit more even across the whole cover and see what will I come up with. Of course, nothing would have been done without my supervisor being present during my work.
  5. Project: Blender One

    After one week of vacation, two weeks of honeymoon, one week of a business trip... Time to get cracking again. @haft2doit, the plan is for the CPU and HDD run on an EK-CoolStream PE 240 radiator. Since the mobo is not the champion of overclocking, there will not be much stress on the radiator so, one 240 with push/pull will be plenty. The goal is to keep the HDD tempera stable, not to rise too high, or no to go too cold when it idles. As far as I am informed, HDD-s have a preferred operating temperature which can actually prolong their lifespan. I have managed to do some work on the case, but haven't got the time to post the stuff. I will continue where I left off, and that is the liquid cooled HDD enclosure. I have used the stock EK-Thermosphere mounting to draw the pattern of the screws. The rest was really easy with the use of a caliper. Then came the drill! (Courtesy of B-Negative) I had to do countersunk holes so that the HDD inside the enclosure could fit with no issues. I had limited amount of tools at the moment, so the countersunk holes and the way I would have liked them. But it worked, so I am satisfied. The end result looks like this: I am still in a jam whether I should apply a clear coat to the brushed aluminum part or I should leave it naked. The naked brushed aluminum looks better, but if I touch it once, it will develop corrosion stains after a while.
  6. Project: Blender One

    After literally two days of scrubbing and brushing the aluminum, here is the result. Day 1 Day 2 The question now is... should I do a clear coat or not... it looks shinier when its bare aluminum.... but with every touch, I am risking to have oxidized fingerprints appearing after a while. My friend who owns the renders station actually hangs out in their own studio Primate where they do audio and video production as well. I have seen two dead hard drives there hanged on the wall saying "Died in the service of Primate". Since I was always overdoing cooling, and I have always actively or passively cooled my own hard drives ... this came to my mind. So why not?
  7. Project: Blender One

    Since data security on a render station is very important and sometimes large files are handled, I wanted to use an HDD cooler enclosure right from the start. The HDD enclosure was a bit dusty, so I wanted to play smart and to wash the heatsink in the dishwasher. Sadly, I discovered that anodization does not like the salts and other chemicals that are going on inside the dishwasher. So there was only one thing to do. Strip the entire anodization to make it look nice again! The cure is dipping the heatsink in potassium hydroxide.... and I do suggest you do this in a well-ventilated room, or outdoors... not like I did! Depending on the aluminum, you are sometimes left with some stains. The chemical the process of anodization remove might have to be perfected with some hand scrubbing. I will post some photos of the finished product in my next post!
  8. Project: Blender One

    Maybe you can convince them to do so after this build is finished. About the cat... Thanks, I know... wait until you see the dog as well. The case comes with a really nice power switch, but a bit poorly sleeved, but that's is not an issue. Just a reason to use the sleeving kit! While i was waiting for the cables from Cablemod to arrive, this was the best i could do with the stock PSU cables.
  9. Project: Blender One

    I think he is doing a lot of that. I just invited him to join the forum so we can expand the subject. Are your Titans liquid cooled? While we wait for the Blender artist to join in, I will post some photos of the case assembly. As I wrote already we are using the Hex Gear R80. So, the package arrived from Hex Gear directly. I initially wanted to build the system in an In Win 303... and mod it... a bit. But then someone came along and said "Baaaaaaaaah! That case is too small!!!!11". So we got a Hex Gear R80. And we have unboxed it. So, you have to assemble the whole case. The installation manual is a bit vague for the case, but anyone with brains can figure it out. Once you start building the case you actually really how brilliant and simple the case is. The, I guess true, modular form of the case makes it very handy for modifications and paint jobs, so the whole Hex Gear case lineup is something that more advanced users would prefer over the boring stuff. My supervisor was satisfied with the work I have done. And now I have the problem of "how to fill up the case". But I guess that will be easy with some water cooling stuff.
  10. Project: Blender One

    Well the rendering is actually done by the three 1080 Tis. A Titan X or Xp would be a better go for this kind of workload.... but that cost a bit more. Maybe a Ryzen would be a better CPU, but the CPU lanes for multi GPU setups are still confusing for me.
  11. Hi, I just want to kick-off a modding/build project worklog here, which will kind of be more than just a worklog. My colleague is a 3D artist, he spends a lot of time working with Blender. The time came when he could invest money in a serious work station with 3x 1080 Ti`s and I will be the person helping him carry out this project. The main point of the project is to compare performance results of 3x 1080 Ti Founders Edition cards sandwiched to each other in a hot summer day, versus a fully liquid cooled solution. It's no secret that he boost frequency of the 1080 depends on the effectiveness of the stock blower, and liquid cooling them would even grant some overclocking headroom. Besides having some fun and building a liquid cooled PC, I hope that this thread will reach people who are new to building render stations, among which I belong as well. This project is supported by: Hex Gear Cablemod G.Skill EKWB and the owner's personal wallet ofc. List of parts that are being used is: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6850K Motherboard: SUPERMICRO C7X99-OCE Graphics Card: 3x Gainward GTX 1080 Ti FE RAM: G.SKILL® TridentZ F4-3200C16Q-32GTZSW PC Case: Hex Gear R80 Power Supply: Silverstone® ST1500-GS I personally feel like the choice of hardware was not the best, referring mostly to the motherboard choice and the PSU as well... but guess that's how it goes when you are doing something new, mistakes occur. I would like if we could debate on the subject of motherboard and CPU choice before i start posting some actual modding work being done.