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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just noticed that

 

Sounds SO wrong :P

I know!

(took you long enough...) :P


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I saw your post on Themodzoo forums and I saw this picture. And now my question is, have you been in Norway? Since that is Norwegian 20Kr (I'm pretty sure it is)

 

 

Unfortunately  not  yet, but my  dad  and most of the rest of our family have been. I have

been hindered  by my health and college in  the last few  years,  but assuming  I'll still be

alive for  a few years  I'm  hoping  to visit  at  some point.  Scandinavia does sound lovely

from what they've been telling and showing me. :)

 

While I'm here:  No worries, build ain't dead.  I've  needed to  divert some  funds towards

APOLLO, which  is delaying this  project a bit more.  I'm  hoping to continue some time in

March or April, though this is not by any means definitive yet.


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Well March / April it is. :)

 

Really looking forward to the next update :)


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More waiting isn't my strong suit :P at least there are plenty of amazing builds on teh forums of master Linus


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I just read through all 43 pages of this

 

oh man, this is awesome

 

Thanks, I strongly hope to have a few more pages added to this in the coming months. :D

 

Holy god damn shit, that build is just sick!

Just want it to be finished soon so we can see the final results :P

Haha, thanks! :)

As said above, probably March/April, maybe later.


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how much has this particular build cost you so far??

 

This is just pure epicness

The entire project is running north of 10 grand (USD) so far. The actual PC itself

is of course less than project cost, though I'm not sure by how much at the moment.

I do intend to do a detailed cost analysis when it's all done, primarily because I

am curious about this myself.

And thanks! :)


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I try not to think about what these things cost, other wise I might feel guilty for not spending my money responsibly.  fortunately that will never happen, Live for today because tomorrow is never guaranteed and other philosophical bull shit!

Well,  my  thinking is  that  I consider  this  project  to  be  an  economic  stimulus

package (albeit  obviously a  very  small one :rolleyes: ). It's not like  the money's lost, it

just goes to other people.

As a  side note:  HELIOS has now been running for about a week in its temporary

ghetto setup,  and aside from  the defective RAM stick all seems good so far. I've

been doing some stress testing on the Titan, and the card does not seem to be

a  dud, so  I  think I'll  be putting  the  water  block on  it  next  week,  unforeseen

circumstaces notwithstanding.

 

Also: Holy  shit, this  thing creates  BOINC credits  like it' s christmas compared to

the rigs I've been using so far. :D (yeah, yeah, I know there are far more powerful

machines out there, but still, it's a pretty big leap for me personally)


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Im pretty sure this thread will make history upon completion. 

Ah yes, completion, that ever elusive mist on the horizon.

 

Seriously though, I will complete this, and if it's the last thing I ever do. Three years of

obession are not just going to go away. :D


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I try not to think about what these things cost, other wise I might feel guilty for not spending my money responsibly. fortunately that will never happen, Live for today because tomorrow is never guaranteed and other philosophical bull shit!

We are focusing on that philosophical stuff in English right now :( anyways look what I saw at my local Electronics superstore :DPosted Image

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Hey that looks pretty cool! I'm surprised you get CPU Magazine over there. My mate Sam can't find it in London anywhere. I'll send him over a couple of copies. Cpu actually gives free subscriptions if you contact them.  No one is more surprised than me that this happened. Thanks Mate! http://www.computerpoweruser.com/DigitalIssues/ComputerPowerUser/CP____1403__/files/27.html

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Answering a question from another thread to avoid derailing it:

 

Kind of off topic, how did you find the cable routing in the Caselabs case? I've heard their cases are lacking there.

The S5 is on a very, very very short list of cases for my next build.

Well, if you have a look at how I did the cables this build you can

see it's not exactly standard cable routing, so any shortcomings the

case might have wouldn't really come to bear here as far as I can tell.

However, I can say this: Since you can put the PSU in several different

locations, Caselabs can't really plan for every contingency, and if

you put it in an awkward position you might have to get a bit creative

with your wires.

In general though (at least for this case), there is a decent enough

number of tie-down points (not a ridiculous number, but enough IMHO),

and there is certainly enough space to easily route your cables.

Since the S5 is quite a bit smaller, things might be different for that

though. I recommend you google around a bit and look at S5 builds, see

how things look there.

Temporary Ghetto Setup

Since ZEUS is now placed in our living room (where it actually belongs),

and I don't really want to use my laptop as my daily rig I have assembled

HELIOS in a very ghetto temp setup. This also allows me to test if any

components are defective. So far I think I've been rather lucky (knock

on wood), the only thing that's broken is one of the RAM sticks (hence why

there are only four in the below picture).

I tested the Titan for about a week before putting it under water yesterday,

and the rig itself has been running for a bit more than a week now.

A few notes:

  • there is definitely enough radiatorage in this thing. Currently I only

    have one 560 hooked into the loop, with the fans spinning at just the

    minimum to keep them actually running, and I get ~45 C on the CPUs and

    the GPU. The water is about lukewarm.

  • The back plate on the Titan gets very hot (too hot to touch) when

    running BOINC, so I think I'll be getting the backplate from AC with

    the heatpipe in it. Since this rig will be doing BOINC 24/7 (hopefully,

    at least), the GPU will be put under quite a bit more stress overall

    than if it were in a gaming rig, so good cooling is more important

    here. I am also considering giving the Titans a bit of direct airflow

    for good measure.

  • With the rig being as silent as it is, the Titan's power delivery

    system makes an audible buzzing noise when it's put under load. It's

    not too bad though, just audible if the rig is open.

  • I haven't overclocked the CPUs yet, but I've been playing around

    with the Titan a bit. Currently the core is running at 1175 MHz,

    I haven't touched the memory yet. We'll see how things go.

  • Power consumption under full load is about 550 W from the wall

    in its current config.

And now, feast on the glory! :D

(click image for full res)

aw--helios--2014-02-20--01--ghetto-temp-


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:)


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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

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:)

 

OMG it's beauuuuu tiful :D

Thanks fellas. It does look rather ridiculous at the moment, especially in

person, but at least it's working. It certainly is the most expensive room

heater I've ever bought. I can easily feel the heat this churns out, I

need to keep my window slightly open more or less constantly, otherwise my

room will become very uncomfortably hot (I've also turned down the actual

room heating). :D

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Damnit, Alpenwasser, stop responding to this thread! I nearly j'ed in my pants

when I saw that you had commented on it, thinking it was an actual proper

update. But NO! You had to just tease us a little more!

 

Why must you be so evil? :(

 

 

I'll be crying in the corner now...

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Damnit, Alpenwasser, stop responding to this thread! I nearly j'ed in my pants

when I saw that you had commented on it, thinking it was an actual proper

update. But NO! You had to just tease us a little more!

 

Why must you be so evil? :(

 

 

I'll be crying in the corner now...

'Tis a troll for us all  -_-


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Damnit, Alpenwasser, stop responding to this thread! I nearly j'ed in my pants

when I saw that you had commented on it, thinking it was an actual proper

update. But NO! You had to just tease us a little more!

jafar.gif

Why must you be so evil? :(

As my impeccably phrased member title so poignantly expresses, my humble

self has a proclivity for engaging in superbly devious behavioral patterns. evil-happy.gif

 

I'll be crying in the corner now...

*gives used tissue* *evil laugh*

EVIL EDIT:

'Tis a troll for us all -_-

Do not worry minion, you shall not live in pain forever.

just for now :D


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Wooow! That cable sleeving is sick.


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