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[Poseidon] A relic from the past? - Quad 1080Ti




So...I built a system for our needs: Quad-graphics card are a relic from the past for gamers, but very much relevant for scientific computing. 



CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 96 GB (6 x 16 GB)

Motherboard: ASUS Zenith Extreme

GPU: GTX 1080 Ti (top one being an MSI Aero variant)

Storage: Samsung 960 Evo x 3 + Crazy 5 x 3.5" inch HDD dock in the 5.25" bay

CPU Cooler: H100i v2 


Case: Corsair 900D

Fans: Corsair ML120 Basic




Now, if I said that my choice of case, and graphics card (in particular, the MSI Aero) didn't have ulterior motives, I would be lying. The parts below should give you an idea of what is to come.




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I'm gonna need a new pair of pants, hold up


Beautiful build tho fam, real hardware porn. 

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  My specs and shit down below.


Apollo: i5 4670K @ 4.6Ghz, Corsair H100i, MSI Z87I, EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX3, Corsair 250D, 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, SeaSonic 520W PSU. Planned upgrades: 16GB RAM, 480/512GB SSD, new HDD

Sputnik: HP EliteBook 2570p, i5-3360M, 16GB DDR3, 256GB 840 EVO - Running Win10/Sierra dual-boot.  Future upgrades: i7-quad

Comet (home server): Atom D2500, 4GB 1066Mhz RAM, 2 x 320GB HDDs, 350W PSU, HAF-Stacker ITX, dual GbE. Cost me $80. back from the dead (mobo failure) bois


Main peripherals

- Corsair Strafe RGB MX Reds

- SteelSeries Siberia 650

- SteelSeries QcK+ CS:GO Camo 

- SteelSeries QcK+ Na'Vi Splash (Secondary pad, used for second rig)

- SteelSeries Rival 700

- SteelSeries Rival 300 (Secondary mouse, used for second rig)




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woah there.


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Ohhhh myyyy!

That's going to be one sexy beast once completed :)

Current Network Layout:

Current Build Log/PC:

Prior Build Log/PC:

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man if you're going to have that much radiator , you should have just bought an actual radiator , heck would probably be larger and cheaper than 3 "pay more for pc specific" radiators.

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Woooah! this is a beast! Can't wait to see this loop when it's done :D 

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We've finished installing the waterblocks on the GPUs. We specifically chose the reference design PCB 1080Tis for this build since the conversion process makes them into a 1-slot card. This allows us to use the 10-gigabit ethernet that comes with the Zenith Extreme board that was previously unmountable due to the dual-slot graphics cards.


We have chosen to use Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut for the GPUs for their great performance in a recent roundup. It was a bit of an ass to spread, quite thick compared to more traditional thermal compounds, hopefully it'll be worth it.







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Forgot to upload the picture of the graphics card prior to the block installation. Nothing unusual, as the instructions except for the spreading of the TG Kryonaut over the die evenly. I found the EK thermal pads not very sticky and was worried that I hadn't peeled off the layer correctly, but turns out that is the way it is.




Installation of the CPU Block



Docking the Quad GPUs



Reservoir and pump mount


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So... we're done. Everything went very smoothly. Bent tubes fine, filled fine, no leaks. Booted fine. Overall, a very easy installation.











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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.


-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]


A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.


-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]


From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.


-OnePlus X - [7/10]


A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.


-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]


Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.


-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]


Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.


-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]


A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.



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Thanks for all the support, we are very happy with the thermal performance and flow rate of the loop. So its nice to know that a single loop for a quad1080Ti + 1950X using a dual D5 is suitable =).

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  • 1 year later...

Slightly belated annual maintenance, but finished without anything going wrong.


- Upgraded 1950X --> 2990WX

- Upgrade TR4 block to a monoblock

- Re-bend some tubes

- Changed coolant to Navy

- Up my photography game since last year




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Butifull build!!!

Does it run Crysis?

CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Sapphire Vega56 pulse with Bykski waterblock, Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) Samsung 860evo 500Gb (MacOS), PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Custom water cooling loop

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Just now, MaratM said:

Butifull build!!!

Does it run Crysis?

Honestly, don't know since its a linux workstation, but I would imagine the Nvidia drivers won't play nice with the graphics cards (or at least 2 of them would be completely paperweights).

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