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d33g33

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    d33g33 got a reaction from stamkaly in Xeon heatspreaders TIM or soldered?   
    With Sandy Bridge (1155) being an exception with a soldered on. I think 1156 was soldered as well.
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    d33g33 got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in Help Building an 8x Intel Xeon E7-8870 SuperServer   
    Spot on!
     
    Its enterprise hardware with VM in mind to reduce a companies physical and power footprint. 
    To be honest I cant think of a company that would have this apart from a VERY large media company doing lots of very large CPU bound renders. What throws me is the quaddro. This is not a workstation, its a server full stop. Most likely (if they're smart) paired with another identical unit for redundancy load balancing. Storage would be through a SAN.
     
    Its powerful yes but only for CPU tasks. The quaddro is ok but you can get a K6000 now which is mental. Neither this 8 CPU'S or the K5000 quaddro will be good in games though, my 3770k with a 780ti would destroy it in a game benchmark...
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    d33g33 got a reaction from Coool in PCIe Splitter/Sli?   
    Asus had the xpander but it would only work with 2 motherboards, and its too large for my needs.
     

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    d33g33 got a reaction from Alarios in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Heres my R4
     
    3770k
    780Ti
    show piece is the 120mm x 360mm in the roof and 180mm x 360mm in the front.
     


     
    BUBBBLES!
    http://youtu.be/Tc-Mo-Jvj1o?list=UUJPNkgeGkHCaD6C792pRsqA
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    d33g33 got a reaction from documnt in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Heres my R4
     
    3770k
    780Ti
    show piece is the 120mm x 360mm in the roof and 180mm x 360mm in the front.
     


     
    BUBBBLES!
    http://youtu.be/Tc-Mo-Jvj1o?list=UUJPNkgeGkHCaD6C792pRsqA
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    d33g33 got a reaction from documnt in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Nothing wrong with that! I really like the Koolance 380! I think its one of the best looking waterblocks.
     
    This was the R4 not long ago, id argue that yours looks  better than this.

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    d33g33 got a reaction from belfouf in MWAVE MODWARS - Project "Vulcan"   
    Again, apologies for the lack of and subsequent sub par quality photos.
    Here we are finished!
     

     

     
    I was super lucky with the power cable runs. They are crazy tight but ended up just fitting.

     
    I really wish I had hardlined this, but the lack of bulkheads and no F-F meant it wasnt possible.

     
    And off the build went to the other side of the country for EB Games Expo in Sydney.

     


    Again, a HUGE thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition. 
    I hope everyone has enjoyed this build and i'm already working on the next one. Hopefully at a pace and planning that I have a little more control of
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    d33g33 got a reaction from mathijs727 in MWAVE MODWARS - Project "Vulcan"   
    Again, apologies for the lack of and subsequent sub par quality photos.
    Here we are finished!
     

     

     
    I was super lucky with the power cable runs. They are crazy tight but ended up just fitting.

     
    I really wish I had hardlined this, but the lack of bulkheads and no F-F meant it wasnt possible.

     
    And off the build went to the other side of the country for EB Games Expo in Sydney.

     


    Again, a HUGE thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition. 
    I hope everyone has enjoyed this build and i'm already working on the next one. Hopefully at a pace and planning that I have a little more control of
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    d33g33 got a reaction from Redemptions in DIY Mobo I/O Cover?   
    You could absolutely make one if you are creative enough.
     
    Metal would probably be unwise but any kind of plastic. If you take care, smooth it out and paint it, it could look great.
     
    I encourage you to give it a go! I would love to see it.
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    d33g33 got a reaction from tj1795 in MWAVE MODWARS - Project "Vulcan"   
    So a first update!
     
    Learning from other projects I've decided to template a few key things out to make sure they will all lay out like I had planned.
     
    The motherboard has been inverted, and relocated from top left to centre bottom of the Thermaltake P3
    Going for a spacecraft theme I made up some radiator shrouds that will make up the wings and some thrusters and then starting to work from there.
     
    I like the look of the FE card laid flat across the PCI slots of the board.
     

     

     

     

     

     
    Now I have to work on making the panels for real and also filling in the gaps. From there we start to add in the detail parts and a lot, I mean a lot of wiring...
    Thanks for stopping by! and again,
    A HUGE thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition.
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    d33g33 got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer in MWAVE MODWARS - Project "Vulcan"   
    I am back and guess what......... I've been invited into MODWARS
     


    MWAVE MODWARS 2016 Powered By Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston & Intel  
    For those that don't know, MWAVE as well as the above partners are holding a competition between 5 Ausyralian modders that were hand picked to compete for bragging rights! Knock my socks off and call me lucky, i'm one of those 5!
    So with that here's an introduction to some hardware:
     
    CASE: Thermaltake P3
    PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower GOLD 750W Power Supply
    COOLING: Heaps of Thermaltake Watercooling Parts!
    MB: ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Z170 LGA 1151 Motherboard
    GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition 8GB Video Card
    CPU: Intel i7 6700K CPU
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (4x4GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Black
    SSD: 2 x Kingston HyperX Savage 120GB 2.5" SATA SSD
     

    OMG,  I've always pieced my builds together having everything is kinda intimiating haha.
     

    P3, a small P5/ Cable management is actually awesomely laid out. Should be interesting to work with this style of case.
     

    750W of Golden goodness
     

    Pacific W3 CPU waterblock
     

    Pacific transparent waterblock for FE 1070/1080. (waiting delivery of GTX 1070)
     

    2x 360's on a P3? Interesting
     

    All the fans for those rads
     

    Really dig the Thermaltake dress-up kits for their D5 pumps
     

    Bendy tools.
     

    Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha
     

    Might as well go top shelf?
     

    I do like 4x4
     

    Sick, raid-0 SSD's for the haters
     
    For this build I plan on doing something inspired by the "No Mans Sky" concept art that I've been looking at. A huge fan of that pastel colours so feeding off that for inspiration.
     
    I keep  coming back to this image.

     
    Already started modelling, really trying to learn new techniques and try new things with every build. Super excited to see this take shape! Updates to come!
     
    A HUGE thanks to MWAVE, Thermaltake, ASUS, Kingston and Intel for inviting me to be part of this competition.
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    d33g33 got a reaction from amvoith in Project Minivalidus an X99 NCASE Build.   
    So, not really related but kinda related.
     
    As this is my main rig I had some leftover gear from my ambilight TV project I did, some may or may not be familiar with it. Anyways...
     
    I've been seeing heaps of LED backlight work stations so I figured i'd repurpose the project onto my 34", so thats exactly what I did...
     
    On the 58" Samsung I had 200 of these 12mm diffused individually controllable RGB LED's

     
    So I laid it all out and attached it to teh back of my 34" ultrawide.

     
    Still using the Teensy 2.0 micro controller.

     
    Some primitive cuts let the frame bend around with the monitor backing.

     
    And much to my surprise, 108 LEDs fit on the back of this thing!

     
    It gets powered by its own 5v 10A PSU but im noticing some color shift so I think im getting voltage drop by the end of the string. I might have to add the 2nd PSU I have,
     
    So I can set it to Res, Blue, Green, Purple, White, or whatever static color I want however thats not the real idea. Because they are individually controllable essentially I have screen capture software running that sends that data to the micro controller and then that data to the LED's for an 'active LED backlight' that changes with whats been shown on the monitor.
     
    Here's a really bad example, the lights haven't been tuned at all, the wall isn't white, its in a corner instead of flat against a wall and the camera suck but, you get the idea right?
     
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    d33g33 got a reaction from ClownFace1511 in Project Minivalidus an X99 NCASE Build.   
    So, not really related but kinda related.
     
    As this is my main rig I had some leftover gear from my ambilight TV project I did, some may or may not be familiar with it. Anyways...
     
    I've been seeing heaps of LED backlight work stations so I figured i'd repurpose the project onto my 34", so thats exactly what I did...
     
    On the 58" Samsung I had 200 of these 12mm diffused individually controllable RGB LED's

     
    So I laid it all out and attached it to teh back of my 34" ultrawide.

     
    Still using the Teensy 2.0 micro controller.

     
    Some primitive cuts let the frame bend around with the monitor backing.

     
    And much to my surprise, 108 LEDs fit on the back of this thing!

     
    It gets powered by its own 5v 10A PSU but im noticing some color shift so I think im getting voltage drop by the end of the string. I might have to add the 2nd PSU I have,
     
    So I can set it to Res, Blue, Green, Purple, White, or whatever static color I want however thats not the real idea. Because they are individually controllable essentially I have screen capture software running that sends that data to the micro controller and then that data to the LED's for an 'active LED backlight' that changes with whats been shown on the monitor.
     
    Here's a really bad example, the lights haven't been tuned at all, the wall isn't white, its in a corner instead of flat against a wall and the camera suck but, you get the idea right?
     
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    d33g33 reacted to pinksnowbirdie in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    I like that board but it's so expensive. Eh I like the Asus Z170-Pro (Non Gaming) too. 
     
    I have titanium in my ankle... Maybe that's why I like it. /s
    No. The one OP has is better.
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    d33g33 reacted to colinreay in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    Once I saw that board, instant sub 
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    d33g33 got a reaction from Mattias Edeslatt in LTT Storage Rankings   
    ITS BACK!!!!
    Synology tech support is awesome. The fact that they even look into these issues on devices that are now out of warranty is fantastic. Took a few days but well worth the wait. Love you guys!
    I get 10mbit down but am on a true unlimited plan. I managed to get 9999.946gb (64mb off 1tb) in a month when I first switch but even then. If all I did was dl what I lost it would be 15months worth.
    But... It's back baby!!!
    Now for the disk to finish adding will take like... 8 days I'll update once complete
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    d33g33 got a reaction from pinksnowbirdie in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    My wedding ring is titanium, does that count also?
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    d33g33 reacted to Hungryturkey12 in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    That motherboard is a thing of beauty.
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    d33g33 got a reaction from Hungryturkey12 in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    The pictures really don't do it justice!
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    d33g33 got a reaction from neSSa in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    What did the Bitspower block say to the MSI X-POWER? 
    "Oh HAI FRIEND!"
     

     

     
    Coming from a jewelry making background I really appreciate Bitspowers quality plating.

     
    Mocking up

     

     
    Now the interesting part. I'm curious to see what the consensus is around the FCB for this board. I have a feeling it will be...
     

     
    But...

     

     

     

     

     
    I have my own opinion, i'm not overly fond of it, I appreciate that they are trying to replicate the metallic silver of the board. Perhaps some artistic flare can make it seem more at home. I'm sure you'll see...
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    d33g33 got a reaction from mikeeginger in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    What did the Bitspower block say to the MSI X-POWER? 
    "Oh HAI FRIEND!"
     

     

     
    Coming from a jewelry making background I really appreciate Bitspowers quality plating.

     
    Mocking up

     

     
    Now the interesting part. I'm curious to see what the consensus is around the FCB for this board. I have a feeling it will be...
     

     
    But...

     

     

     

     

     
    I have my own opinion, i'm not overly fond of it, I appreciate that they are trying to replicate the metallic silver of the board. Perhaps some artistic flare can make it seem more at home. I'm sure you'll see...
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    d33g33 reacted to nmil in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    Not sure if I like the water block over them titanium heatsinks, you might prove me wrong like you did with cutting up the radiator in your last build. Maybe if you mod the water block to be more metalicky then it would look awesome, subbed as always
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    d33g33 got a reaction from stconquest in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    What did the Bitspower block say to the MSI X-POWER? 
    "Oh HAI FRIEND!"
     

     

     
    Coming from a jewelry making background I really appreciate Bitspowers quality plating.

     
    Mocking up

     

     
    Now the interesting part. I'm curious to see what the consensus is around the FCB for this board. I have a feeling it will be...
     

     
    But...

     

     

     

     

     
    I have my own opinion, i'm not overly fond of it, I appreciate that they are trying to replicate the metallic silver of the board. Perhaps some artistic flare can make it seem more at home. I'm sure you'll see...
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    d33g33 got a reaction from nmil in Project: 1NDU5TRY   
    What did the Bitspower block say to the MSI X-POWER? 
    "Oh HAI FRIEND!"
     

     

     
    Coming from a jewelry making background I really appreciate Bitspowers quality plating.

     
    Mocking up

     

     
    Now the interesting part. I'm curious to see what the consensus is around the FCB for this board. I have a feeling it will be...
     

     
    But...

     

     

     

     

     
    I have my own opinion, i'm not overly fond of it, I appreciate that they are trying to replicate the metallic silver of the board. Perhaps some artistic flare can make it seem more at home. I'm sure you'll see...
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    d33g33 got a reaction from amvoith in Project Minivalidus an X99 NCASE Build.   
    Update? Sure why the hell not.
     
    So all the watercooling was pulled as discussed, I ordered a NH-C14, asked Noctua for a slim ILM mount and after being berated about how they don't support it with this cooler, sent it anyway.
     
    When it arrived the box for the cooler, was almost as big as my case itself.

     

     
    Looking at it like this, it doesn't look like it will fit, though other people have had it fit, and with the X99-ITX motherboard so it must, right?
     
    Apparently yes!

     
    It was however, a complete and total bitch, as with everything else with the build! ugh! Super small sounded cool at the start. Im not going to say never again, but gee-wiz!
    Boop, nice tight fit with the GPU PSU cables.

     

     

     

     

     
    Look at this! obvious the PSU cables but float your eyes down and thats the little sucker! The GPU heatpipe that could not be solved!!!

     
    And final glamour shot!
    Boom, love this photo

     
    And right now, the GPU has been removed, and sold. Making way for a new reference  GPU.

    How nice it will be to get both side panels on this thing...

    so thats where we're at!
     
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