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  1. AngryAnt

    Best / comparison of threadripper air coolers?

    Excellent! Thank you for that very nice dump of useful resources :)
  2. I am looking to air cool a threadripper setup - I just need something effective and quiet. No need for flash. However I am struggling to find good sources of comparisons between the different options. AMD of-course just lists available options without showing preference. Bias would have me choose the noctua option over the wraithripper, but I have zero data to support a choice like that. Any recommendations and/or pointers to writeups/videos/whatever?
  3. Thanks! That does give me a bunch more options when reviewing what is available from local resellers :)
  4. Thanks! So you would not worry about the side fans on the graphics cards? I was hoping to reduce the need to have their onboard fans spin up by giving them a direct intake and nearby exhaust. Meanwhile I located this alternative to the Deep Silence model - anyone familiar with it? https://www.thermaltake.com/suppressor-f51-no-window.html For reference, this is the build:
  5. Hey everyone! I am looking for advice and tips on case selection for a new high powered office environment build. I am building a system expected to generate a ton of heat from two graphics cards as well as both CPU and motherboard. I don't want to worry about maintenance, so I want to go air cooled and just vacuum dust filters every now and then. That said, I am hoping to also not end up with something excessively noisy. Flow-wise I would like: Intake: One or two side-panel mounted fans pointed at the two graphics cards. Two or three front panel fans blowing as unobstructed as possible at the motherboard (build target is NVME + SSD only). Exhaust One or two bottom-mounted fans sucking hot air from the graphics cards out without going over the motherboard and CPU first. Two or three top-mounted fans speeding up exhaust from motherboard and CPU. Balanced Direction of back fan would be dependent on the balance of the fan options in a given case. Given the current market swing for transparent side-panels, I have had a tough time locating good options offering side-panel fan mounts. Given my above wish list, this is the best option I have been able to locate: http://nanoxia-world.com/en/products/cases/deep-silence-series/deep-silence-6-rev.-b/209/deep-silence-6-rev.-b-dark-black?c=127#prettyPhoto I would be very curious to hear recommendations on alternatives or if people have experience with this specific model, opinions on that would be super helpful as well. Thank you for taking the time to read this far.
  6. On cooling those graphics cards: We have a massive 200mm noctua fan sitting around in the office and I was thinking it might be nice to have that as a side panel air intake - right next to the graphics cards. It would be matched with exhaust fans at the top and back of the cabinet, probably with additional front intakes - with a goal of running all fans at minimum RPM and optimally never have the graphics card integrated fans spin up very much. Is that a pipe dream / overkill or do you think it would make sense? Also my impression is that side panel fans basically means you're doing your own cutting of some regular side panel plate - or are there specific cases for this?
  7. Assuming I don't actually have noise or thermal issues to address, the case I had in mind is the DeepCool Matrexx55. To me it seems sufficiently roomy and ventilated. Less useful front panel IO, but with the IO out the back of this motherboard and the intention to have the cabinet on the floor rather than hanging under the rising desk, the plan is to extend the rear IO up to display- and desk-mounted hubs. Not sure if I am overlooking something critical though. I literally have not built a machine from scratch in this century.
  8. Oh for sure - very important reminder. Thanks For this build, that is not too much of a worry as we have a decent offline-cycled NAS on our 1gbit LAN which all workstations do frequent automated backups to. Larger internal storage in any of our workstations is only used for working with heavy base data sets - restored onto workstations when necessary. My choice of unraid was based on support and seamlessness of hardware dedication/forwarding. We do not have the bandwidth to run much maintenance ourselves. Choosing only a GPU per VM was based on my impression that unraid is able to run headless, with a web interface for any necessary management. Am I missing or misunderstanding something there?
  9. So just the combined total of fans will result in a time-relative loud experience? Or do you expect that the power supply might get loud? Regardless, any tips on possible remedies in case choice, cooling, and installation?
  10. OHAI! I am working out a design for a dual-gpu, dual-system, unraid- & threadripper-based workstation for an office environment. I don't have experience with a lot of the components involved, so I am concerned about thermals, noise (office), and power drain. The base components I have specced out are as follows: Asus - ROG ZENITH EXTREME ALPHA EATX TR4 Motherboard Corsair - 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor Cooler Master - Wraith Ripper 76.4 CFM CPU Cooler G.Skill - Trident Z 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory 3x Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (two in software raid-0 as I understand hardware raid would not be supported on this configuration) Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card Asus - Radeon VII 16 GB Video Card Software-wise I will be using unraid to run Ubuntu and Win10 side by side, each with a dedicated GPU and a subset of cores & memory - keeping in mind local connectivity of memory interfaces and cores. The load on both systems are a mix of graphics and intense parallelized tasks. I have no plans for overclocking, relying entirely on PB2, XFR2, and PBO, but am still worried that in max load scenarios of CPU and both GPUs, power drain and heat generation might not be sufficiently addressed. Is that just paranoia or are there additional measures I ought to consider? Is this thing going to be office-uncomfortably loud and what could I do to address that? Parts not registered here include a raid-0 pair of SATA drives for heavier storage. Basically the goal is for the rig to just sit silently and unassumingly next to my desk.