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[RCG]Balthazar
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MY PC

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Posted - 12/16/2014 :  1:39:13 PM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
10 minutes ago I collected a brand new Big Tower,
and can finally say Gooood BYE! to the 12 year Chieftech
which was the last piece of my gaming/multimedia rig.


Build Parts List:
Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Gaming Big Tower - HDD Cage Video Tutorial
Cooler Master V1000, 1000W PSU - Video Overview
Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler - Installation Manual
Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Sport 32GB RAM
Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX 8320 8 core 3.5Ghz CPU
XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 Video Card
Samsung SSD 840 PROSeries 128GB 2.5" OEM Harddrives (x2, RAID)
WD Red 3TB NAS Harddrives (x2, Mirrored)
NEC BD Burner, not sure if I should bother installing it.

[RCG]Balthazar
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MY PC

Norway
489 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2014 :  06:11:39 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
And it has begun

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WheelSmoke
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MY PC

USA
1255 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2014 :  8:28:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do you do with so much really good old hardware?

Just curious because your new and old hardware usually look so close to the same thing I cant see not doing something. But selling it sounds like a pain in the but too.





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[RCG]Balthazar
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MY PC

Norway
489 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2014 :  1:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well, that varies a lot. Im no fan of selling stuff nor do I enjoy tossing it.
My dad got one a few years back, one became a Vales.com server and one ended up as a christmas gift.

This time around I need a new computer at work:
(Cant remember/be bothered with the specs)


Will be replaced by this:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8Ghz
16GB DDR3
2 TB WB Enterprize
Will pick the video cards from the one at work.



Ok back on track with the Build Log.
This pic is for you Wheel, as I know youre fond of Heat Pipes:

The new CPU cooler compared to the old one.

Airflow in here should be cool (The 200mm is not connected as it points the wrong way)


I Hate These


How on earth...


Nailed it!


It Started!


Besides improving the air flow by using 3x120mm in front, 2x150mm on the cpu cooler and 1x140mm in the rear I havent done much for the poor video card.

It's puny fan points the wrong way as well.
So I'm fiddling with another case mod.
Moved the two Samsund SSD's to the lower HDD fan case and removed their rack.
I'll dig up some tools and a 140mm fan to see if I can help it.

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[RCG]Balthazar
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Norway
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Posted - 12/18/2014 :  2:34:39 PM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Something from the original computer managed to sneak itsself in here afterall.
The 120mm rear fan.
It'll do as a prototype, how ironic.


Dont you just love zip-ties and such?

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 12/18/2014 :  7:45:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hehee, Being a a/c guy I do like heat pipes.

& Wow, Thats a lot of fans.





Edited by - WheelSmoke on 12/19/2014 01:12:31 AM
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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 12/20/2014 :  02:29:37 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hehe yea ten in total, nine connected
I think its the only way to get massive air flow without massive noise.

Not at alll happy with the VGA fan though.

Next task: Sorting the Cable Mess.

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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 12/20/2014 :  07:51:40 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
ZipTiedied.


Not many cables in any air flows here


Next task: Cable Management and Cold Air Flow Plumbing!

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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 12/20/2014 :  08:36:43 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Its almost too pretty to stuff in there

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 12/20/2014 :  3:00:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just made a little intake duct for my CPU coolers fan thats real job is to raise the case air pressure. That makes the fan on the video card move more air out that coolers vent. Works great and keeps those fans spinning slow.

CPU fans intake air.


But both the CPU and that A9 temperature go up with the door on without that duct.




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KC
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MY PC

USA
3052 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2014 :  10:29:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by [RCG]Balthazar

Its almost too pretty to stuff in there


Beautiful job Jonny, so is that that your machine or the server?

Has to be your personal one as it's overkill cool for a server.

So the server and network are set again?

KC's Kruisers - It's all how you look at things
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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 12/22/2014 :  3:03:03 PM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The server is pretty much like it says here http://vales.com/elite/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1449

It still packs a HUGE punch for a server even though it's 4 years old!

I guess upgrades/new build on the server side can wait.

The network is up and running, as is phone and TV:


Cold air from outside the house is now blown straight into the lower front fan:


Playing Far Cry 4 with all setting maxed for couple hrs gave this:


Found a slider in those setting that says Target GPU Temperature.
It was set at 90 by default so I'll play with it and see what happens.
Not sure what a healty temp is on a card like this but I'll lower
it till the fans get noisy then bring it back up a notch.

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 12/22/2014 :  7:33:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow my A9 270 would be around 50C and its buried in my old HP box thats way to small for whats inside.

But to me that looks more like a balance/pressure thing with fans unless everything was that hot. Or the door was off?






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KC
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  08:07:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the cold air line ;-}

KC's Kruisers - It's all how you look at things
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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  08:34:27 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hehe Wheel all this work then testing it with the door off? Nope.
Try playing Far Cry 4 on a 4k telly with all setting maxed and I think your card will get busy as well
Wanna know more about the pressure thing though..
3x120mm blowing in to the case and 1x140mm + 1x60blowing out of it. Need more out?

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  4:45:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Need more out?
Why? Seems like that would make the GPU temp run higher?
or...
Does blocking off the big rear case fan with a book or something make a noticeable more air plow out someplace else? like your video card vents for example? That would be pressure from the 3 intake fans changing the air flow or balance.

That air balance thing is what made me use a duct on my CPU cooler to make my video card cooler work better.
LoL something like that anyway.








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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  5:25:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found what I call the air ballance from my pc. FWIW.

quote:

Air tenperture
Ambient = 22C (room)
Case intake = 22C
CPU intake = 22C

PSU exhaust = 32C
Case exhaust = 30C
GPU exhaust = 29C

CPU Fan : 2733 rpm
case fan : 2077 rpm
GPU fan : 1505 rpm

Processor AMD Phenom II X2 : Sensor DTS
Core 1 : 33.1 C
Core 2 : 33.1 C
Energy Power : 84.15 W

AMD Radeon R9 200 Series : ATI Catalyst Driver
Temperature : 47 C
Fan : 1505 rpm
Fan : 28.0%

Hard Disk0 : 34 C
Hard Disk1 : 35 C
Processor temp : 45 C
Mainboard temp : 46 C







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[RCG]Balthazar
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Norway
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Posted - 12/24/2014 :  03:46:55 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'll work on it some more as I still think it runs a lill hot.
Maybe move the extra vga fan a little closer or find a bigger one.
But if you see the charts over at Toms Hardware its not bad at all.
Maybe your computer is a little less powerful than mine, or you have a better cooler on your video card.
(All temps are in celsius)


http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/2014-vga-charts/27-Temperatures-Maximum,3619.html

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 12/24/2014 :  8:41:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My version of CCC help for the overdrive tab says the cards can run at 110C but thats sounds crazy to me.





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KC
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USA
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Posted - 12/25/2014 :  09:52:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ya, thats hot.

KC's Kruisers - It's all how you look at things
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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 01/03/2015 :  10:16:40 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I stuck it at 50c and the fans are still pretty quiet.
Outside teperatures have dropped to 1.5c though, so air temp in to pc is no more than maybe 5c.

KC heres my air intake system:








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KC
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Posted - 01/04/2015 :  08:25:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very clever Balth!

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WheelSmoke
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2015 :  6:54:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that a fiber optic cable I see plugged in to your modem?

Around here residential fiber optic means to what they call the "B box" (local junction box) down the street.
From the 'B box' to the 'telco box' (customers building) is what they call 'last mile' and existing copper wire. (was called '2 wire')




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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 01/05/2015 :  02:25:36 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The orange cable contains four fibers.
One 120Mbit Full Duplex internet, two TV and one spare.



From there goes a LAN cable to the Asus Dark Knight Router
and TV to trub and Galina.
I dont have a tv cable as Im more of a streamer myself

Starting to see the end of this project now.
Copying files between the various boxes and installing some programs
is all that is left before the new year may commence!


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KC
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USA
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Posted - 01/05/2015 :  08:59:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice setup.
I should put that Speedtest program back on the server for testing internet speeds to server for us.

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 01/05/2015 :  6:07:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice.

Sooner or later AT&T will make me switch over to the fiber and U-verse. But I wonder how they managed to make that fly without loosing the last 1/4 mile of copper.

This copper.

POC is my home.

The files 8 years old so the fiber B-box is missing. But loosing those bridge taps made DSL so much better that I don't want to switch over even now.





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