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Project Oracle - Dual CPU, 1080 SLI mid-tower

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Parts list:

 

Loop components:

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EK-CoolStream PE 360 (Triple)

EK-CoolStream PE 240 (Dual)

EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM (incl. sleeved pump)

EK-FC GeForce GTX FE - Acetal+Nickel *2

EK-Supremacy EVO X99 - Full Nickel*2

 

 

CPU Mark with all 44 cores. I guess it's safe to say that this is one of the most powerful mid-towers out there? 

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u9Sk2OL.jpg

 

Some photos of the mostly finished loop:

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  ZA8XkAN.jpg

 

Vj7ARidh.jpg

 

Modded the top rad bracket to take fans above the bracket. A quick shot before I plugged the holes for better airflow. I found out that a 360*180mm magnetic dust filter fits perfectly over the fans. 

 

bla4Oos.jpg

 

 

 

Update: Loop completed and tested! Here's a shot of the entire build...

 

NwPd0TC.jpg

 

 

More Photos:

 

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The FC terminal and dual GTX 1080's. I vinyl wrapped the PSU. Mounting the pump bracket through the PSU shroud was a bit challenging. Since the opening was too small, I had to tape down the pump, slide the rad in and then screw them together inside the chassis.

 

ziLeWmx.jpg

 

A close-up of the two CPU blocks. I planned for Acetal+Nickel all the way through but decided to use full nickel Supremacy Evo's at the last moment. When you have this much CPU power under the hood, you might as well show it off a little :D 

 

l98Inpj.jpg

 

What 88 threads look like in Task Manager...

 

2bqCwp2.jpg

 

Easily pulling close to even with two 6950X's in CPU-Z. 

 

nwzPGC9.jpg

 

Finally, a shot with the full chassis:

 

2MIhTRT.jpg

 

 

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Can we get more pics? I'm really digging that all black...


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CPU: Pentium G4400, CPU Cooler: Stock, Motherboard: MSI h110l Pro Mini AC, RAM: Hyper X Fury DDR4 1x8gb 2133 MHz, Storage: PNY CS1311 120gb SSD + two Segate 4tb HDDs in RAID 1, Video Card: Does Intel Integrated Graphics count?, Case: Fractal Design Node 304, Power Supply: Seasonic 360w 80+ Gold, Keyboard+Mouse+Monitor: Does it matter?

Laptop (I use it for school):

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more pics pls

it looks amazing


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Canon AE-1 w/ 50mm f/1.8 lens

Pentax KM w/ 55mm f/1.8 SMC lens

Zenit-E w/ 58mm f/2 Helios lens

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm f/3.5 lens

Polaroid Spectra System

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Can we get more pics? I'm really digging that all black...

 

Just now, shadowbyte said:

more pics pls

it looks amazing

 

I'm running thermal cycle tests now so the system is TP'd up...more pics to come tonight!

 

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2 minutes ago, Hackentosher said:

Ya know, hard-line builds look so good, I didn't particularly like soft tubing, but this one looks really really clean. Great work! 

 

Thanks! This is a workstation so I did want to keep the ability to pull the CPUs or a GPU without completely redoing the loop. Hardline is awesome - if you don't have to be the person maintaining it!

 

 

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Build completed! Running a few more hours supervised, but I think it all turned out fine :) 

 

Temps aren't the best in the world - low 40s on the CPUs and high 40s on the GPUs on synthetic loads, and this is with the Furious Vardar fans at ~2900 rpm. I don't anticipate real workloads being anywhere near that demanding, though.

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Normally I always say hardline looks better but in this case that rubber tubing matches the colors really well...

 

Honestly I would've though the pic was black and white except the background isn't xD 

 

This is one of the best builds I've seen on this forum in a while. Kudos to you.


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Home Server:

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CPU: Pentium G4400, CPU Cooler: Stock, Motherboard: MSI h110l Pro Mini AC, RAM: Hyper X Fury DDR4 1x8gb 2133 MHz, Storage: PNY CS1311 120gb SSD + two Segate 4tb HDDs in RAID 1, Video Card: Does Intel Integrated Graphics count?, Case: Fractal Design Node 304, Power Supply: Seasonic 360w 80+ Gold, Keyboard+Mouse+Monitor: Does it matter?

Laptop (I use it for school):

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Surface book 2 13" with an i7 8650u, 8gb RAM, 256 GB storage, and a GTX 1050

And if you're curious (or a stalker) I have a Just Black Pixel 2 XL 64gb

 

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2 hours ago, DocSwag said:

Normally I always say hardline looks better but in this case that rubber tubing matches the colors really well...

 

Honestly I would've though the pic was black and white except the background isn't xD 

 

This is one of the best builds I've seen on this forum in a while. Kudos to you.

 

Yep. This is my first time using ZMT but I've always thought that it could look understated and clean with the right parts and fittings :D Plus the stuff is literally part of a garden hose which means no concerns with plasticizers or whatever.

 

Maybe hardline on the next build...

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2 hours ago, FrankV said:

This is awesome. Not only because it's obnoxiously overpowered but because it's water cooled and obnoxiously overpowered. 

 

Beautiful job. I love the contrast between the nickel and the tubes. 

 

Well, seeing that it's meant to replace AWS instances, I would say it's slightly underpowered for what it's going to be doing :) 

 

Thanks! 

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17 hours ago, Darkmatter35 said:

What thickness out ZMT is that ?

10/16 - I would have actually preferred thicker, but 10/16 fittings are the easiest to get and I wasn't sure how many I'd need.

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Just wanted to say how your build got 'featured' by EK on facebook! :D 

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Nonetheless, looks very clean!

...Actually maybe too clean...


Looking at my signature are we now? Well too bad there's nothing here...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What? As I said, there seriously is nothing here :) 

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2 hours ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

Just wanted to say how your build got 'featured' by EK on facebook! :D 

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Nonetheless, looks very clean!

...Actually maybe too clean...

 

Wow! Thanks for posting this here! 

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On 6/22/2017 at 11:36 AM, DocSwag said:

Can we get more pics? I'm really digging that all black...

What is the use case?

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@Zhanming12 Hey mate, if its possible under the spoiler for the loop components, would you be able to list the tubing details (brand/type/colour/size) as well as the fittings (type/colour/size), just that I am a watercooling newb and would like to try make this kind of aesthetic for my own personal rig (just the overcooling setup, as its very unique and not a very common look so it is hard to find out what the parts are). Thanks a lot in advance ^_^

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On 2017-06-22 at 8:34 PM, Zhanming12 said:

Parts list:

 

Loop components:

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EK-CoolStream PE 360 (Triple)

EK-CoolStream PE 240 (Dual)

EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM (incl. sleeved pump)

EK-FC GeForce GTX FE - Acetal+Nickel *2

EK-Supremacy EVO X99 - Full Nickel*2

 

 

CPU Mark with all 44 cores. I guess it's safe to say that this is one of the most powerful mid-towers out there? 

  Reveal hidden contents

u9Sk2OL.jpg

 

Some photos of the mostly finished loop:

  Reveal hidden contents

  ZA8XkAN.jpg

 

Vj7ARidh.jpg

 

Modded the top rad bracket to take fans above the bracket. A quick shot before I plugged the holes for better airflow. I found out that a 360*180mm magnetic dust filter fits perfectly over the fans. 

 

bla4Oos.jpg

 

 

 

Update: Loop completed and tested! Here's a shot of the entire build...

 

NwPd0TC.jpg

 

 

More Photos:

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

The FC terminal and dual GTX 1080's. I vinyl wrapped the PSU. Mounting the pump bracket through the PSU shroud was a bit challenging. Since the opening was too small, I had to tape down the pump, slide the rad in and then screw them together inside the chassis.

 

ziLeWmx.jpg

 

A close-up of the two CPU blocks. I planned for Acetal+Nickel all the way through but decided to use full nickel Supremacy Evo's at the last moment. When you have this much CPU power under the hood, you might as well show it off a little :D 

 

l98Inpj.jpg

 

What 88 threads look like in Task Manager...

 

2bqCwp2.jpg

 

Easily pulling close to even with two 6950X's in CPU-Z. 

 

nwzPGC9.jpg

 

Finally, a shot with the full chassis:

 

2MIhTRT.jpg

 

 

looks really neat, u also got featured on ekwb's instagram i believe! congrats on that. But are the GPU's sagging a bit? might be the bottom tube bending them downwards. 

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8 hours ago, J0my said:

@Zhanming12 Hey mate, if its possible under the spoiler for the loop components, would you be able to list the tubing details (brand/type/colour/size) as well as the fittings (type/colour/size), just that I am a watercooling newb and would like to try make this kind of aesthetic for my own personal rig (just the overcooling setup, as its very unique and not a very common look so it is hard to find out what the parts are). Thanks a lot in advance ^_^

The tubing is 10/16 ZMT. Fittings are compression fittings in Nickel. Pretty much everything in the loop is from EK - full nickel CPU blocks, nickel+acetal GPU blocks. The pump/res combo is the EK 140 in acetal, and the ram covers are also acetal.

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That is really beautiful, I love the clean black tubing


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

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CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

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Nice build, I'm think of building something like that with my pair of good old 2696's. I don't see much the point of using not top-of-the-line processors for dual xeon builds when even a single cpu from newer generation can be much better and get you there for a fraction of the price. Fortunately 2696 are very competitive even today thanks to all-core-turbo hack and very good value used today, two of them would be a real monster (72-88x 3.4-3.8Ghz or so), good bye public cloud


One thing I'm worried about is will it blend run tensorflow & co if I stuff it full of GPUs? From some quick searches about dual xeon motherboards I gather these things pretty much universally don't support SLI (PCI lanes routing is hard or some sh*t like that). Is SLI just a silly gaming thing? CUDA workloads work just fine without it? What's your experience?

 

I'd seriously choose a smaller case than Phanteks. Currently looking forward to Lian Li V720 which should be coming "any moment now", it's ATX with what seems like nice airflows and looks and most importantly cabin baggage sized at about 30l. 140mm cooler height restriction for it is just somewhat disappointing, and it has to be aircooled for airline's safety, any recommendations for best under 140mm 2011v3 cooler?

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4 hours ago, TantrumEU said:

I'd seriously choose a smaller case than Phanteks

I used Phanteks Enthoo Pro and I like it, but my build is just a fraction of this!

 

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Great computer and I like the case! Water is overkill because Xeons could not go over 64 degrees with cheap air coolers 100% load!!! 

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11 hours ago, TantrumEU said:

Nice build, I'm think of building something like that with my pair of good old 2696's. I don't see much the point of using not top-of-the-line processors for dual xeon builds when even a single cpu from newer generation can be much better and get you there for a fraction of the price. Fortunately 2696 are very competitive even today thanks to all-core-turbo hack and very good value used today, two of them would be a real monster (72-88x 3.4-3.8Ghz or so), good bye public cloud


One thing I'm worried about is will it blend run tensorflow & co if I stuff it full of GPUs? From some quick searches about dual xeon motherboards I gather these things pretty much universally don't support SLI (PCI lanes routing is hard or some sh*t like that). Is SLI just a silly gaming thing? CUDA workloads work just fine without it? What's your experience?

 

I'd seriously choose a smaller case than Phanteks. Currently looking forward to Lian Li V720 which should be coming "any moment now", it's ATX with what seems like nice airflows and looks and most importantly cabin baggage sized at about 30l. 140mm cooler height restriction for it is just somewhat disappointing, and it has to be aircooled for airline's safety, any recommendations for best under 140mm 2011v3 cooler?

 

Not sure about the specific 2U board you have in mind, but the Z10-PA/PE series rush SLI just fine. SLI is useless for CUDA, since you just manually assign loads to the GPU's, but I figured that it's better to have the option I game on the machine. 

 

If you want to turbo-hack the 2696 I'm not sure if any 140mm air cooler would work without a lot of thermal throttling. Without all-core turbo with an ATX 2U board you're still looking at a tiny amount of real estate per CPU, so the only option is probably dual blower coolers. Going to EEB means you can fit a pair of Noctua U12's which should handle 140-150W just fine, though.

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