Rampage SandyBridge Kepler Dominator Banchetto

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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    I was bored. Going X79.

    :) transfer to new system
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    MB [:D] Asus Rampage IV Formula
    CPU [:D] Intel Core i7 3930K
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    RAM [:D] Corsair Dominator GT 16GB DDR3 2133
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    TV [:)] ATI TV Wonder HD 750
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    CASE [:D] Microcool Banchetto 101
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    SPEAKERS [:)] Edifier S550 5.1

    I'm sure Black and red themed builds have been done to death, but this is my first so go easy on me.
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    From one sexa-core to another
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    Staying with corsair
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    Was tempted to get the Intel 520 SSD, but decided to keep my X25Ms and just replace the 1TB Black and 1TB Green with a 2TB Black. One less HD in system.
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    I'm Demoting my Dell monitor from Monitor/Card Reader to Monitor and promoting this Akasa to Card Reader/USB 3.0 port.
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    Decided to try something different, so I will be using a Test Bench as my case
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    Some Corsair sleeved PSU cables. Can anyone guess what colour they are?
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    Banchetto 101. Some assembly required
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    3 steel plates serve as the bottom, top and motherboard tray
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    Rear support bracket for fans and/or radiator, plenty of screws/thumbscrews and power/reset switches sleeved in black and red. Perfect.
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    Thick rubber feet, support braces and rods which serve as support for expansion cards
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    Then we're left with 3.5", 5.25", PSU bracket, a plate for WC parts and 2 fan brackets supporting 2 92mm fans each
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    Start with a solid foundation. Screw the 4 rubber feet into the base plate
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    The 5.25 bracket goes in the middle. The 3.5 on the left and then the PSU bracket and WC bay can be interchanged. This is the config i'm going with
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    I'll be using a 360 Black Ice with Push/Pull fans
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    Pump will be installed slightly inward and facing left
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    Support bars for the second floor
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    Install 5.25 devices into the bracket and slide it between the bars and secure with 1 thumbscrew
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    SSDs need an adapter, then, along with other 3.5 devices, secure them into the bracket and install it on the left side and use 2 thumbscrews
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    Second plate gets installed and 4 studs are screwed in which will keep the motherboard tray from sliding off
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    The remaining 4 feet get attached to the tray and secured onto the studs and the standoffs get screwed in
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    R4F
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    The tray can be easily detached and moved for cleaning, wiring, updating, troubleshooting...
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    Socket 2011 CPU socketed
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    Power and Reset switches installed
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    Money no object :eek:

    Some nice kit you've got there!
     
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    that's a cool non-case ...

    I've thought of going rackmount in my own house.... but i really REALLY don't like the idea of exposing so much in such a way. Some idiot would probably break or a dog would hit it or whatever.
     
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    Clearly this isn't the case, or we'd be seeing a 3960X or 8-core Xeon :p
     
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    or a 64 core Quad Socket AMD operton 6272 or higher end system.

    Although that'd be a HELL of a lot cheaper than xeon...

    64 core system sit at about 4 grand value.... extremely powerful..... EXTREMELY.... Even had Quad Channel DDR3

    about 600 dollars per cpu.... 900 bucks for the board.. and then the appropriate components. Equivilent system from intel would be about 4x the price..

    I've been VERY Tempted to build such a machine....
     
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    Trouble is Opteron systems suck in games. Even Xeon systems aren't really competitive with the 3930k and 3960X, because when you already have six cores pretty much every game prefers more per core performance to more cores.

    Of course a quad socket Opteron or dual socket Xeon system would crush the 3930K in "productivity" and media work.
     
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    I was hesitant about that too. But i have no pets, and human contact is limited. I'll see how this open-concept works out.

    3960X was tempting but i'm holding back a little. However i did go crazy on GPUs :evil:. Which reminds me, i have a message:

    Dear nvidia,
    Hurry the F up. Thanks.
    Your friend,
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    So i decided to flip the pump around
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    Also flipping the rad around. Ports will be on the right side
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    Waterblock
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    Res hanging off the fan bracket
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    Finish with some material to allow the water to travel through
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    yes... true.... but they still perform admirably... I know that some people running those 64 core systems that are punching out 400,000 points per day while folding.... which is just insane....

    For example I'd be able to encode something that typically takes approximately 3 hours on my 3930K in about 10 minutes on that system (going by what i was told)...

    While games due prefer the dual and triple cores.... with a few that'll use quad..... I was also told a game like skyrim which is very cpu heavy, still runs very well, just obviously NOT as well as a 2500K quad from intel. And of course ZERO overclocking options aside from the video card.

    course sitting 8 fully pci-ex 3.0 compliant 16x slots on the board allows for a crapton of gpu computational power.


    as for the rackmount or open case design.. let me know what you think of it.... Although i personally wouldn't go water cooling.... i did however have a cool idea for a coolant solution that would use automatic fresh water.... even the plumbing design is somewhere here.
     
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    I should have enough power supply cables to choose from
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    Most of my sata cables have right-angles so i ended up getting a few straight cables
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    16 Billion bytes of random access memory
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    4 red and black 92mm fans
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    Some stylish hose clamps to replace the hardware store tie-wraps. They can also be used as wedding proposal rings, and with an adjustable size, can be re-used in case she says "no".
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    PSU installed. Yes the back will be facing towards the front
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    Sleeved the HD LED and Speaker red and black. Unfortunately, the red came out a little pink-ish.
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    Some support rods...
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    ...in preparation for...
     
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    ...these bad boys
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    Full house
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    I had several wiring ideas and then when it came time to do it realized that the PCI-E cables aren't long enough for some configurations. Extensions are always an option. For now:
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    Like usual, always missing 0.0003 microns from the cutouts to be able to align some cables properly
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    Und here ve have ze back
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    Those support rods are not very good. They are not height equal and tend to pull on the cards or push them off to one side when you tighten the thumbscrews. They should have made an "L" shape wall, like the fan supports. Moving on...

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    Fitsintight. All the cables push on the tubing, so i had to put a rubber spacer to keep it from going into the fan blade. Some mesh grills would have been good. You can never plan well enough.
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    Beautiful. *tears come to eyes* Just beautiful. :tears:
     
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    Thanks!
    A few more before tweaking, stress testing and final placement. (I need a bigger desk!)
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    EVGA is coming out with a backplate for the 690. That would look awesome here.
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    Let there be green light!
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    Received 2 backplates from EVGA
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    Looks good and provides a bit of protection, especially since the 690s are running out in the open
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    Ready for action
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    I've had 3 close calls so far with this test bench.

    1. I was filling the reservoir and tipped the bottle a little too much and the funnel overflowed and water splashed on the desk :eek:, on my keyboard :eek::eek:, on the bottom tray in front of the power supply connectors :eek::eek::eek: and... on the PSU cables :eek::eek::eek::eek:. Up until now i would only supply power to the pump and prime the system like that, however for whatever reason*, i decided to power the entire system to get the pump running. No damage done. 1-0

    2. I had a small device in my hand with three long wires coming out of it and i turned to grab something, or whatever i was doing, and my hand went towards the PSU and the wires got past the Corsair security gates** and made it into the housing. Luckily the fan chopping on the wires alerted me and i yanked them out quickly. No damage done. 2-0

    3. When building a system i tape all my cables to the wall so i don't have to go fishing for them under my desk. I can just grab the cables and connect them as need be. I had the TV coax cable, with a metal adapter on the end on top of that, that detached from the wall and in slow motion my life flashed before my eyes. The cable was heading straight for the motherboard/GPU*** area and like Tommy from Prey i let out a "Oh. My. God." Luckily it hit at an angle that didn't create a spark the size of the one with the arrival of the T800. No damage done. 3-0

    Wish me luck. I hope i make it to the end of the year.




    * i'm getting older and lazier
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    Your rig is insanely nice!

    Those close calls would have me on pins and needles, Glad nothing broke as a result.
     
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    Settled on 4.6 GHz. RAM stock at 2133 and 690s stock for now.

    Prime95 12 hours (large, small, blend)
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    Memtest86 12 hours
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    Intel Burn Test 50 passes 7 hours
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    Furmark 10 minutes
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    Folding SMP + 4 GPU 12 hours
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    Burn In Test 12 hours
    (click to see 4320 x 900)
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