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caveman-jim Apr 22, 2013 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by Dungeoncrawler (Post 1337224005)
Nice sir; can I ask what its primary function is? Do you host online games and stuff like that?

Number one it's going to be my NAS, the software I wanted to run didn't run natively on my hardware so I put it in a VM. Once I was using a hypervisor I decided to do some fun things like GPU passthrough to a VM. I will add some game servers eventually, too.

Dungeoncrawler Apr 29, 2013 08:40 PM

Purchased the Cool Master HAF Lan Box. Figured with all the spare components I have about, should be able to muster together a pretty decent rig? I'll post some pics as I proceed through the process.

CompuGeek Apr 30, 2013 11:59 AM

Caveman Jim...

seems unnecessarily complex...

ima snap a few shots of my setup and share.

BababooeyHTJ May 2, 2013 06:54 PM

Just got my new blocks. :drool:

demo May 3, 2013 02:13 AM

Nice baba :drool:

How are you finding them in comparison to your Titan btw? And are you thinking of 780's?

BababooeyHTJ May 3, 2013 04:57 AM

They're generally a good bit faster. In Far Cry 3 I can run 4x msaa while still squeezing out slightly higher framerates than I was with 2x msaa on the titan. I see sort of the same in borderlands 2. I can get away with 4x sgssaa with the 680s as where I was using 2xsgssaa with the titan but I see a much larger performance hit with physx on high on the 680s. I had to drop that to medium.

I don't plan on upgrading anytime soon but I've said that before.

Dungeoncrawler May 3, 2013 04:15 PM

Nice bewbs, I mean blocks :p .

Meteor_of_War May 4, 2013 02:54 PM

Added a second 670 for SLI this week:

BababooeyHTJ May 4, 2013 03:09 PM

Looks nice and clean.

Meteor_of_War May 4, 2013 03:44 PM


It is actually due for a dusting, fans starting to pick up a light coating. Should have done it when I installed the card but I was strapped for time and was too eager to try it out.

The cable management can be a bit better as well but I don't care that much.:)

BababooeyHTJ May 4, 2013 03:57 PM

If that needs a dusting then I'm ashamed of my computer.

It looks like the filters on that case do a good job.

I also love to see a nice thermalright heatsink. :drool:
I still have my old true, loved that thing.

Meteor_of_War May 4, 2013 04:21 PM

Look on top of the hard drive cage and front intake fan. Some dust build up there.

But yeah the filters on this case indeed do a great job. With my last case an Antec 900 I had to dust it out once a month. With the 650D its every 6 months! I last dusted it out around the holidays.

As for the Thermalright True Spirit, yeah I'm pleased with it. Although adding the second fan for push-pull didn't make much of a difference at all. I imagine in this case with good enough airflow and my modest OC the two fans are just not needed.

Mangler May 4, 2013 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1337233994)
Just got my new blocks. :drool:

Those blocks makes me jealous, my cheap gpu only block sli setup has no bling factor at all.


Dungeoncrawler May 4, 2013 11:59 PM

Updated pic of my Cool Master HAF Lan Box. Nothing spectacular with the hardware. Just need an hdd to complete. Thought I had an extra but both are ide only drives. The box is primarily going to be used with a capture card (intensity shuttle) for streaming console games to twitch. For some reason my newer x78 & x79 mobo's don't like the shuttle.

gigabyte x58 mobo
i7 930 @ 2.8GHz
12gb ocz memory
gtx 260
ht omega 5.1 sound card
thermaltake 700w psu

Omega53 May 5, 2013 05:13 PM

noko May 5, 2013 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by shadow001 (Post 1337224455)
Now that AMD is reworking their CPU strategy and is going to be using the ARM instruction set by 2015 and onwards, including their Opteron lineup( at least that's what I read a few months ago), I got this crazy idea for what is essentially a home grown super computer for an insanely low price given what it is:


4 CPU socket G34 board that can either support ECC registered DDR 3 ram( up to 512 GB and expensive), or straight Unbuffered DDR but only up to 128 GB, but it's cheap and the board supports Magny Cours 16 core dual die CPU's.....Board can be bought for 800$.


AMD 16 core Opteron CPU's at 750$, which is cheap for what they are, but even considering the cost of 4 of them, it adds up to a 64 CPU core machine where the motherboard and CPU's add up to about 4000$, which is what you currently pay for 8 core Intel Xeon sandy bridge E5 W2687 CPU's, for a grand total of 16 cores to leverage in heavily multithreaded software.

We know that Intel chips are faster, but 16 Xeon cores versus Opteron 64 cores is pretty much a one sided fight with the right software, given that Opteron CPU's simply aren't that bad to lose such a fight when it has such a high core count advantage going for it.

Don't even ask for the price of a 4 socket Intel board and corresponding 4 way Xeon's as the price will absolutely shock most people, as an Intel E5 4650 CPU( it's the first number that changes depending if it's a CPU for a 2 socket or 4 socket motherboard) is listed at 4000$ each one, so 4 of those CPU's totals 32 cores/64 threads and would cost 16 000$ for the CPU's alone.

Maybe AMD are having a blowout sale, but a 4000$ AMD 64 core setup versus a 32 core Intel setup at 18 000$( motherboard included in both options along with 4 CPU's) seems pretty obvious from a bang for the buck perspective...

I didn't realize the disparity in price, wow? Now if I got back to 3d rendering and animation I would bring those 64 cores begging for mercy while the Intel rig would go up in a puff of smoke. $4000 is really really cheap for a good render farm.

I wouldn't use it for gaming though and most other stuff I do. About ready to fork down $500 for upgrade to Luxology Modo 701 from 601. Plan on getting back into the art.

Mangler May 8, 2013 10:57 AM

Had some parts lying around so I bought a m-itx mb and a bitfenix prodigy.

Need to "borrow" a hdd from the main rig before completing this little gaming rig.

It's a 2600k with 8gb ram on a asrock m-itx board.

And this is what the case looks like:

But I bought the white version.

MangaSpawn64 May 8, 2013 11:35 AM

7970 lying around :bleh: I could PM you my address :D

Kick ass rig ! I'd love to do that, creating a m-itx rig, just cause I can :D

Dungeoncrawler May 9, 2013 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by Mangler (Post 1337237793)
And this is what the case looks like:

But I bought the white version.

I almost bought that case, but decided to go with the HAF Lan-box instead. I did pull the gtx260 and throw in a 660ti.

D'Argo May 10, 2013 10:24 AM

Upgraded my computer last week.

Crappy camera:rolleyes:

Dungeoncrawler May 10, 2013 12:56 PM

^^ nice! Is it just me or do we need a breakthrough in streamlining proc coolers?

D'Argo May 10, 2013 04:29 PM

Agreed, HSF's are becoming outrageously large. Plus I can't see all those beautiful ceramic heat syncs on the motherboard :lol:

BababooeyHTJ May 10, 2013 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by Dungeoncrawler (Post 1337239495)
^^ nice! Is it just me or do we need a breakthrough in streamlining proc coolers?

I still think that the True is about the best looking cpu cooler. All of these tower heatsinks are based on that cooler and none of them really perform much better without being significantly larger.

Seek & Destroy May 19, 2013 01:20 PM

I just transitioned from my 800D to a 350D. I really like not having to pick up a boat anchor.

Now I just need to work on the mess of cables behind it. :p

DigitalDemon May 19, 2013 03:47 PM

Finally putting down big boss, aka the ragemc minecraft server.

Omega53 May 19, 2013 04:06 PM

^ I have no idea what is what lol

aviphysics May 20, 2013 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by DigitalDemon (Post 1337245921)
Finally putting down big boss, aka the ragemc minecraft server.


Hapatingjaky May 20, 2013 02:00 PM

Straight out of Star Trek with the lens flare a pic of the TJ11, not happy with the setup but I am not going to work on it since its changing in a few weeks with Haswell. Additional upgrades along with the 4770K and Maximus VI Extreme are an Enermax MaxRevo 1500w, SoundBlaster Zx as I can now do TRI-SLI + Soundcard and a Swiftech H20-x20 Elite. Maybe three Titan's too lol.

Payne3d May 22, 2013 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by Seek & Destroy (Post 1337245857)
I just transitioned from my 800D to a 350D. I really like not having to pick up a boat anchor.

Now I just need to work on the mess of cables behind it. :p

nice looking case.

demo Jun 7, 2013 02:35 AM

Couple snaps of my new Haswell build in a 650D

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