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About fabafaba

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  • Location
    Guantanamo Bay, please send help!
  • Occupation
    Data Science Student, Aerospace Engineering kinda sucked


  • CPU
    i7 6850K
  • Motherboard
    MSI X99A SLI Plus
  • RAM
    4x 8GB HyperX Fury
  • GPU
    GTX 1080ti
  • Case
    Lian Li PC O-11 Dynamic
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 970 Evo + 512GB Crucial MX300 + 2x 120 GB Kingston A400 + 4x2TB Seagate Ironwolf in Raid 5
  • PSU
    Seasonic M12II Evo 850W
  • Display(s)
    LG 34UC79G
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop, dual 60x360mm, single 30x360mm rads + EKWB Nickel Plexi blocks + Aquaero 5LT
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K63 Wireless Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech G603
  • Sound
    AKG K7XX + Aune T1se
  • Operating System
    64bit Win10 Pro

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  1. The Heatkiller Tube D5 also has a glass tube, though it is a pretty thick one. There's also a multiport top available for it, or, if you buy it from Watercool directly, you can get it with the top preinstalled at no additional cost.
  2. Yup, that looks weird. I can't tell you what's going on there, but Steam customer support might. I don't know if Steam is keeping logs, but if it does customer support will tell you where you can find the logfile and will ask you to send it to them.
  3. What exactly do you mean by "goes down"? No connection at all or just low speeds or high packet loss? You also have to be careful not to mix up megabytes and megabits, as 250mbit/s is about 30mbyte/s and at least in Steam, you're getting what you're paying for. It's just that Steam is really good at saturating internet connections, leaving other devices or programms starving for bandwidth.
  4. I've been thinking about how to do a dual loop in an O11 with three radiators and tinkered around in CAD. I came up with these loops, please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions on how I could improve it. The GPU loop isn't planned fully yet, but the bottom radiator will be connected to the pump and the side radiator once I get around to modelling the tubes for that. Oh, and here's a revolving view of the whole thing:
  5. So here's the good pictures, little PC for the little brother, bigger PC for me . My favourite thing about the two is how close the cases match in color and the fans are identical, making kind of a theme for systems in our house. And here's a little peak at what's about to become my server. Right now it's just a Define R5 with casters instead of the regular feet, four hard drives and a CPU cooler, but it will get my current CPU and motherboard once I upgrade them later this or early next year. It will become a NAS, a Jupyter Notebook host and maybe a game and TeamSpeak or Mattermost server.
  6. My brother and I built his PC like three months ago, here's the specs: Gigabyte Aorus B450I AMD Ryzen 5 2600X EVGA RTX 2070 Gaming Black 16GB G-Skill TridentZ RGB 1TB Intel 660p NVMe SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Black Edition Corsair ML120 and 140 Fans Seasonic M12II Evo 520W PSU Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX TG Because the 2600X really doesn't need all that much cooling and the 212 was more than sufficient,custom water cooling was really unnecessary. But I already had all of the parts lying around and building a loop is always fun, we decided to take his PC to the next level. Here it is in its air cooled before state. While being a pretty clean build, the RAM makes it impossible to mount the CPU fan to the front of the cooler, which in turn makes it really hard to put in an exhaust fan resulting in an suboptimal airflow. After replacing the aircooler with a water block, things are looking much better. Unfortunately the reservoir didn't quite fit in between the GPU and the front intake fans, so we had to mout it horizontally to a fan bracket. After that, it was just a matter of cutting the tubes to length, testing and filling the loop, and making the cable management even neater. Temperatures didn't improve, but that's because we could now turn down the fans to the absolute minimum, making the system inaudible from more than a foot away for everything that's not loading up the GPU. GPU clock speeds also improved because there's just more airflow now and the GPU can boost higher before reaching 75-80°C. And please excuse the horrible image quality, all pictures were taken with my phone and usually with either bad lighting in my room or the sun coming in from the front. The next post will have some nice shots of both PCs.
  7. Let's get to replacing the DDC pump with a D5 in my rig. Quick spoiler in the beginning: my flowrate is even worse than what it was before, I guess dual loops exist for a reason. And that will be the next big thing to do next year. On the plus side, the D5 is quieter at 4500rpm than the DDC was at 3000, and the reservoir looks a whole lot better. So let's start by draining the loop, trying to remember in which order I mounted everything around the pump so as to not wreck the seals in the fittings while removing it again. And.... success, the pump is out without any problems. Also, the Watercool Heatkiller Tube has to be the pinnacle of German engineering and machining, this thing wheighs a ton, is built like a tank, all tolerances are neither tot loose nor too tight and everything fits perfectly. The surface finish is a dream, the threads are cut just right, I could go on and on about it. Just look at it! The pump in there is an Alphacool VPP755 Rev. 3. After doing some testfitting and planning the tubeing runs, I realized that what I had in mind would be a giant paint in the ass to bend, especially with the 24, 8 and 6 pin cables being quite close to the res. Putting the tubes in would also be nearly impossible, so I decided to keep it close to my original layout. The stack of fittings the between the pump and the lower radiator didn't quite fit and tended to leak when it was off by just a fraction of a millimeter and was replaced by a simple offset bend tube. Some more preassure testing, in the mean time I made a quick Molex Cable for the pump, having ATX-connectors and crimps is always great if you need a specific cable. After a final preassure test while I was at university, I started filling the loop and was basically done. Because I have reached the 20MB max and I still have to cover water cooling my brothers PC, this post ends here.
  8. The most enjoyable videos are the ones that don't (seem to) follow a script, like x somethings one CPU, the stuff that went into the server room, the construction videos about Linus' carcharger or the wireing of the LAN center, etc.
  9. Quick update: I'm either too stupid to read measurements of calipers or do simple maths, or some of the dimesnions/CAD models I found online were incorrect because the Heatkiller 150 is just a few mm too tall. So I had to return it and now I'm waiting for the Heatkiller 100. I'm also kind of a cheapass, I simplified the mess of 90° fittings and will replace them with more bends to save some money and to reduce the flow restrictions by making the turns a little smoother.
  10. In your case it won't. If you don't want to replace your mainboard, it makes more sense to go for aircooling with a ton of airflow over the board.
  11. The sheet is about the cooling for the VRMs, not the CPU itself. The VRMs are the parts marked on this picture and they require cooling (airflow) too. If you just swap out your current (presumably) air cooler for an AIO, they can easily end up getting even less airflow, making them run even hotter. If you need a bigger cooler, get one of the fat ones from Noctua or BeQuiet and make sure that you have a fan where it blows air over the VRMs
  12. The VRMs are the voltage regulation modules on the mainboard, the electrical components that step down the 12V the board gets from the power supply to around 1V for the CPU. These VRMs can only handle a certain load before they overheat or outright fail, and a 3800X will get them close to their limits
  13. That totally depends on your current cooler. But you should check out this post, your VRMs might not like 3rd gen Ryzen that much
  14. What mainboard and CPU are you looking at? There's some incompability with the 3xx chipsets.
  15. >patent a cover for connector fingers >only way to cover the fingers are NVLink bridges >sell twice as many GPUs Nice job, Nvidia