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Phoenix, or the PC literally risen from ashes.

So some of you might know that my previous build met it's end in a rather unpleasant way.

The bottom GPU power connector caught fire through some shitty Aliexpress adapter, and in turn burned the whole thing down.

Here's some pics of the carnage that followed:

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So this build is going to be a continuation where my previous one left off.

 

specs:

AMD Threadripper 2970WX (purchased)

32GB GSkill Trident Z (purchased)

ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha (purchased)

AMD Radeon RX6900 XT (purchased)

Silverstone SX800LTI (purchased)   Coolermaster SFX V850 (purchased)

Lian-Li PC-O11D Mini (purchased)

Intel 760P 1TB SSD (purchased)

ASUS Hyper M.2 card V2 (purchased)

CableMd black cables (purchased)

 

this build will also feauture full custom watercooling:

2X EK-Coolstream SE 360 radiators (purchased)

EK nickel sTR4 waterblock (purchased)

EK fullcover waterblock for the 6900XT (purchased)

EK-FLT D5 240 pump/res combo (purchased)

8x Arctic P12 EST PWM (purchased)

EK Torque hardline fittings (purchased)

16mm nickel plated brass tubing (purchased)

 

That's it for now, tough i'll testfit the main components soon and i'll post a little teaser for things to come! ;)

 

 

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10 hours ago, Blue4130 said:

For epic Phoenix style points, try incorporating something from the burnt pc in the new one. Like the cpu as a case badge. 

i would, tough sadly i can't. insurance actually took the thing with them and by now would have already either destroyed it themselves or thrown it away.

that crispy threadripper would make for a nice touch tough!

 

 

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So I testfitted some of the main stuff today, tough sadly no radiators yet.

She's definitely gonna be a looker!

 

One thing I added was a super micro SFP card, which I connected over DAC with my switch. Is this necessary? Nope. Awesome? Yup!

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I've also got the GPU, and damn this things a beauty. Almost a shame I'm gonna have to take that air cooler off to make room for a waterblock.

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The lapped chip currently in there is just a placeholder for now. (1950X) but the 2970WX should arrive sometime next week! 

 

For now that's all I got again sadly, tough in the coming week this build should start to pick up the pace. Water-cooling stuff is finalized, and orders have been placed. :D

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Interesting you got insurance on it. Was it just on the household insurance or did you have some specialist equipment cover?

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28 minutes ago, A1200 said:

Interesting you got insurance on it. Was it just on the household insurance or did you have some specialist equipment cover?

it was covered under general household insurance. they didn' t cover all of it, but i'm still getting enough to get me started on this build.

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Will this be used for BOINC / folding as well?

How are you going to power the cpu? That PSU has only 1 cpu power connector according to reviews.

The new 1000 watt Silverstone SFX-l has 2, but there are currently issues with the fan speed regulation on those model I think.

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Just now, vsral said:

Will this be used for BOINC / folding as well?

How are you going to power the cpu? That PSU has only 1 cpu power connector according to reviews.

The new 1000 watt Silverstone SFX-l has 2, but there are currently issues with the fan speed regulation on those model I think.

the board boots just fine with 1 CPU connector, so for now it' s all good. tough in the future i'm definitely keeping an eye out for higher wattage PSU's. sadly out here in the netherlands high wattage SFX PSU's are very hard to come by.

 

i will be folding on this occasionally, tough i have a main F@H server which does most of the heavy lifting. i'll probbaly only fold on this when there's an event.

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Well, Belgium here, so I know the struggle.

Managed to grab a SF750 end last year because a Tweaker messaged me about sudden stock somewhere. Whole stock was gone the same day.

 

I wonder what that Threadripper would manage at WCG or Rosetta.

My 6900xt is doing Einstein work at the moment.

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Ah man that's really cool ! I'm happy for you that you're just continuing along and building another one right away.

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Another day, another package at the doorstep!

This time it's out with the 1950x, and in with the 2970wx!

 

The 1950x runs fine, but in the process of lapping the heatspreader I also somehow lapped away one of the memory channels. Woops?

Anyway, she's gotta go.

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Once out, I finally get to do my favorite photo again, but this time it's a two for one!

Look at all those pads 😮

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And finally, the 24core 48thread monster goes in its new home, nice and snug.

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That's it again for now, but water-cooling is the next thing I need and it's gonna be a while for it to turn up.

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19 hours ago, RollinLower said:

 

Just so that I understand, is it one of these 180 adapters that caught fire? Always was curious about these things, but I guess not anymore.

 

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30 minutes ago, For Science! said:

Just so that I understand, is it one of these 180 adapters that caught fire? Always was curious about these things, but I guess not anymore.

 

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Yep, that's the one. It was the bottom 6-pin on the lower 2080. Probably some bad solder joint that increased resistance so bad that it got hot enough to catch fire. The foam pad on the back just acted as kindling basically.

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5 hours ago, RollinLower said:

Yep, that's the one. It was the bottom 6-pin on the lower 2080. Probably some bad solder joint that increased resistance so bad that it got hot enough to catch fire. The foam pad on the back just acted as kindling basically.

Sucks cause those look really nice actually. But after seeing that case I cant ever say yes to those

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54 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Sucks cause those look really nice actually. But after seeing that case I cant ever say yes to those

To be honest they are probably fine. I think I just got one with a manufacturing defect. Tough a pretty catastrophic one at that.

 

Still I'm never taking this gamble again.

 

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5 minutes ago, RollinLower said:

To be honest they are probably fine. I think I just got one with a manufacturing defect. Tough a pretty catastrophic one at that.

 

Still I'm never taking this gamble again.

They're gonna need a strict QA inspection before use by the en user then, cause no way we can blindly recommend connectors like that!

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Updates!

 

Today the first piece of actual watercooling hardware arrived! (not counting the fittings).

It's the waterblock for the 6900XT. sadly i was too excited when it arrived, so i have no pics of the installation process, but i do have some pics of it in the system!

(there is some water inside it already because i flushed it with some demiwater. now it's clean and ready to go in the loop.)

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I'm not too sure about the backplate yet. it looked amazing on the stock air cooler, which is why i decided to keep it for the watercooled setup. But now that it's on, i don't quite know how i feel about it. it doesn't match the waterblock aestethic at all, but it is going to go nicely with the silver/black colour scheme.

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Somehow it also clears the waterblock perfectly, only just touching on the part at the end, creating a pretty seamless look.

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There is also some bad news tough. The motherboard i'm using for this build turned out to be DOA. i've got an RMA set up and there is a new board coming this way already, but still. it's kind of a bummer. The weird part is that it booted a few times when i had the 1950X in it, but now with the 2970WX it doesn't POST at all. i flashed the newest BIOS and everything. I know the CPU is good, because when i bought it the guy i bought it from showed it running in a system.

 

That's it again for now, but next week lots of packages are scheduled for arrival. 😉

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1 hour ago, RollinLower said:

Somehow it also clears the waterblock perfectly, only just touching on the part at the end, creating a pretty seamless look.

I think it fits the waterblock pretty well. That seamless transition from backplate to waterblock at the end of the card makes it look like it was meant to be used like that.

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5 minutes ago, DJ46 said:

I think it fits the waterblock pretty well. That seamless transition from backplate to waterblock at the end of the card makes it look like it was meant to be used like that.

it does fit pretty good, tough the design is pretty far from the minimalist black plate that EK has. i'm still not sure what i prefer, tough i'm afraid that when i build the loop and have a running system i'm never going to bother switching the backplate anyway. 😛

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28 minutes ago, RollinLower said:

it does fit pretty good, tough the design is pretty far from the minimalist black plate that EK has. i'm still not sure what i prefer, tough i'm afraid that when i build the loop and have a running system i'm never going to bother switching the backplate anyway. 😛

Personally, I find EK backplates quite boring most of the time. Considering that everything in a computer has shapes or indentations in it or at least a texture, including the inside of the waterblock visible through the acrylic, I think the stock backplate is more interesting to look at.

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One would think a single Threadripper board was massive enough... /s

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welp, some more updates. i got the fans in and i gotta say i'm impressed with the quality.

originally i was going to get NF-F12's again like i always have for all my builds, tough that would have been over 180 euro's just for some fans.

because of the two 360mm radiators i wasn't going to need super high performance fans anyway, so i settled instead for Arctic P12's.

8 fans for just 66 euro's shipped. and the best part isn' t even the price, it's the fact that you can daisy chain them!

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i also got the tubes in! i mounted a fitting just to see how it would look, and boy, it's gonna be awesome!

Sadly i can't really start building the loop untill i get the rest of the watercooling in. tho it's definitely something to look foreward to.

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and last but not least, i got the second kit of 16GB Trident Z, making for 32GB's total in 4 sticks now. looks a lot better than just the two sticks already.

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i also took this time to clean up the cable management in the back. The little cover/SSD mount certainly helps 😉

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that's it for now, next post should be all the watercooling stuff!

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this is looking good

glad to see a pc made after that fire

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