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AlexTheGreatish

The ULTIMATE Powerhouse Sleeper PC

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1 minute ago, Radium_Angel said:

No, it's par for the course. Look at the tag line in the video

"LTT, We Don't Know Anything"

 

Yeah, it's not their fault, but like how for some reason for a while (and still every now and then) my computer with an I5 2500 would have the system consume 20 to 60% of my CPU for no good reason. It is still infuriating. ( the worst part is I don't even know why it works at them moment, and why the issue still occurs after ~12 hours of uptime.


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4 minutes ago, AlexTheGreatish said:

I'd recommend NYC CNC , CNC Router Parts and CNC Cookbook for general CNC/CAM knowledge.

Thanks Alex, we were running into similar problems to what you had, but on a smaller scale.

I'll have to see what I can learn and possibly do before our build season ends, thanks for the help.


Who needs fancy graphics and high resolutions when you can get a 60 FPS frame rate on iGPUs?

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Great project Alex. The production quality on this video is also great. End result is one of the coolest video's on the channel and certainly the most beast sleeper out there.

For the chiller build: you could go with a massive beast of a server like this:

 

 

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And this HP DL980G7 also comes with 10kW of PSU power for all your threadripping needs :') It isn't old-school though. Also, the sleeper status goes down the drain even if you'd use something old school like a Silicon Graphics Onyx:

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If you really want to have a large sleeper than my best bet would be on modifying an old Xerox machine you can find at any dump:

xerox-work-centre-7325-2f7335-2f7345-pho

Enough paper trays to fit a chiller, PC and still have the printing parts working xD Imagine hoisting that thing into a LAN party.

Go over the top with a little pimp my ride LCD screen mod to the lid, and done.

 


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1 hour ago, AlexTheGreatish said:

You're not the first person to suggest something from Silicon Graphics - will try and get a hold of one

If you do, make sure it's 'broken'. There are still a lot of enthousiasts out there I believe.

I've been looking on ebay for them but... Nothing. 

What about building a PC into the chiller?


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Ugh... Every sleeper build is making me look at my Compaq Prolient sleeper project that I've been putting off. I really need to finish it, eventually...


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Random devices in various stages of working: Gateway Solo W2000 Laptop (For writing floppies, needs a battery), iBook G3 Clamshell (for a custom build, just a case), iBook G4 (For Sale.), Surface 3 (Touch screen is borked, perfect otherwise.), Lenovo G580 (For Sale)

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So they used a 2990WX with the Zenith Extreme which doesn't have enough VRM to really push that chip and will have VRM heat issues, along with a standard iesblock from alphacool that doesn't fully cover the IHS with an "adapter kit".

 

It seems poor old Margeret has been gimped by the sponsors. I feel like this could have been something truly special, but along with some wonky tubing, and no love given to the front with all the drive facades badly destroyed, this gets a resound "meh" from me.

 

I wanna see a sleeper build that shows how beautiful retro can be, rather than an messy, unloved, mish-mash of parts.

 

PS. Comparing this build to an Core i9 Macbook pro? Wow, you really want to highlight the heat issues with this build.

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3 hours ago, RobbinM said:

Great project Alex. The production quality on this video is also great. End result is one of the coolest video's on the channel and certainly the most beast sleeper out there.

For the chiller build: you could go with a massive beast of a server like this:

 

 

serveur-hp-proliant-dl980-g7-8-x-xeon-si

And this HP DL980G7 also comes with 10kW of PSU power for all your threadripping needs :') It isn't old-school though. Also, the sleeper status goes down the drain even if you'd use something old school like a Silicon Graphics Onyx:

DSC04532.jpg

 

If you really want to have a large sleeper than my best bet would be on modifying an old Xerox machine you can find at any dump:

xerox-work-centre-7325-2f7335-2f7345-pho

Enough paper trays to fit a chiller, PC and still have the printing parts working xD Imagine hoisting that thing into a LAN party.

Go over the top with a little pimp my ride LCD screen mod to the lid, and done.

 

G7 seems a bit too new to call sleeper, those things still pack a real punch. I'd hate to see anything SGI made go to waste as a sleeper build.

 

@AlexTheGreatish, I think I might have the thing for you if you're looking for a sleeper server. It's an IBM eserver xSeries 350 8682: 4U, quad Pentium III Xeons at 700 MHz, and up to 16GB or RAM. Oh, and it weighs 75 lbs. As far as I know, it still boots, though I can't say I exactly remember firing it up. If you (or really anyone else with a good use for it) is interested in it, let me know. If you want to see one in action, look at this video:

 

 

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AWESOME VIDEO.  Only one thing would've made this a better ultra professional PC... IF somehow you could've kept all those old drives in and working.  A monster like this that could still read/write a 5 1/2 inch floppy LOL.  Would Windows 10 even still know what to do with it?  (Did windows 2000 even really work with it WTH)?

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Obviously TeamLTT tapped FreeGeek for that old case, but does anyone know if they ship to the US, or some other US source for old AT/ATX chassis other than the overpriced "vintage" section of eBay? I'm really looking for something in that lovely disgusting beige we all know and adore, along the lines of this old beast. Once upon a time, I owned this exact chassis, and I WANT IT BACK! Thanks, guys!
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Next level sleeper: putting a workstation into a mechanical computer. A calculator like the Hamann Manus R. 

 

Also can't wait for the iMac G3 sleeper that was mentioned at some point! 

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I don't know how I managed to post my suggestion in the wrong sleeper thread, since I didn't even search. but here it goes, with the dangers of doubleposting:

 

I'm curious to what settings you used in Blender with the BMW benchmarking test, did you just Download it, run it by pressing F12 and go? Or did you tweak the settings

to optimize for your Workstation build?

 

If not, you should.

 

I get a benchmark result of 42.90 Seconds on the BMW (gpu) test, with a Zenith Extreme Motherboard with a 16 core (1950x) Threadripper, and watercooling, no overclocking, with an Asus 1080ti Strix OC edition.

 

But I fully expect your rig to be able to get at least 40% more performance than mine. At 120 - that seems a bit underwhelming to me for a rig like that, try setting the Render Tiles settings to x 16 and y 16 instead of the default 256. This would optimize the render performance for your particular GPU.

 

Also go to preferences and enable both GPU and CPU for rendering.

Use Blender 2.8 Beta for this.

 

please post your results, I'm sure we're quite a lot of people out there that's curious about the results.

 

 

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12 hours ago, it_dont_work said:

Hope you're keeping the grinding and cutting wheels you've been using on ally seperate to ones you've been using on steel 

Lol yup, really don't want a sploded wheel stuck in my skull

3 hours ago, JoOngle said:

~snip~

I'll have to talk to @GabenJr, I just did this testing by hitting F12 but he's the one that usually tests this sort of thing.

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On 1/21/2019 at 10:09 PM, Captain_Chris said:

Can someone hook me up with the song titles for the music used for the montage and at 17:36 until the end of the video?

Montage music is called Dark Star by Liquid Cinema, although the only place to listen to it is on Soundcloud and I don't think it's available for purchase from their site. Not sure about the other music though, sorry.

 

https://soundcloud.com/liquidcinema/dark-star

 

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17 hours ago, TheWoodchuck said:

Obviously TeamLTT tapped FreeGeek for that old case, but does anyone know if they ship to the US, or some other US source for old AT/ATX chassis other than the overpriced "vintage" section of eBay? I'm really looking for something in that lovely disgusting beige we all know and adore, along the lines of this old beast. Once upon a time, I owned this exact chassis, and I WANT IT BACK! Thanks, guys!
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There's the original FreeGeek in Portland, but they really don't deal much with stuff this vintage nor ship large items.

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On 1/22/2019 at 11:00 AM, JoOngle said:

-snip-

On 1/22/2019 at 2:29 PM, AlexTheGreatish said:

Lol yup, really don't want a sploded wheel stuck in my skull

I'll have to talk to @GabenJr, I just did this testing by hitting F12 but he's the one that usually tests this sort of thing.

Typically I test CPU and GPU separately with the auto tile size plugin turned on. It depends on the hardware and test scene whether or not a larger or smaller tile size will be optimal (or make a difference at all), so I usually just leave it at defaults for comparative performance testing; However, if i wanted to really push a score or something, I'd dial in the tile sizes manually. I'm not 100% sure if Blender 2.7x supported simultaneous CPU + GPU rendering... Something tells me it did not.

 

Either way, the BMW results reported in the video are almost certainly CPU-only with default tile sizes.


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11 hours ago, GabenJr said:

However, if i wanted to really push a score or something, I'd dial in the tile sizes manually. I'm not 100% sure if Blender 2.7x supported simultaneous CPU + GPU rendering... Something tells me it did not.

 

Right.

 

Blender 2.8x is the only Blender version that lets you select both the Threadripper (any cpu I bet) and GPU as render preferences in user settings.

You still have to set it to GPU rendering though, unless they've removed that setting now (it's still in beta).

 

Still, you'd do the right thing by setting the tile size to your CPU/GPU's performance. I found that 32 x 32 and 16 x 16 tend to produce the fastest results.

After all - a benchmark is about how much juice we can squeeze out of our computers, and as our setup varies, so does our variables. The math stays the same.

 

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