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onsdag, 2. maj 2018, 01:16




Jeg tror de færreste splitter alt ad ligesom jeg har gjort, skiftet termiske pads på VRM, ombygget min graffikkort køler og komplet ommøbleret mine kabinet dele, men resultatet skulle være det hele værd.

Du kommer nok til at holde vejret lidt længe, jeg forventer først at være helt færdig med at skylle igennem og få leveret de aller sidste dele på næste mandag.

:wacko:


Da jeg var teenager, der turde jeg godt skifte kabler, sørge for at kablerne var skjulte osv., men lege med vandkøling osv., det tør jeg dælme ikke.

Øv! Men glæder mig i hvert fald.

:rules:

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onsdag, 2. maj 2018, 23:52


Minor update.

I'm done flushing the loop and have filled it with the strange Koolance LIQ-702 liquid, it's little clearer than water but a little thicker, looks like good stuff to fill a loop with.

So I have turned the system on and am playing around with BIOS updates, BIOS settings, overclocking, lighting and in general tweaking the system for top performance.
Have neglected the last cable management until I get my digital RGB fan frame, and also not mounted my LED light bar in any permanent place, it's just floating around.

When I turned it on and started playing around in BIOS i immediately noticed a thing I have totally overseen - my pump is 12v Molex powered, the 3pin cable is only for monitoring!
So as of now I have no way of speed controlling it and it chugs away at max level, making quite the hum.
Just ordered a rotary voltage controller for molex in/molex out, but only place I could find it was on ebay from the US... So will take quite a while before it arrives.
Should not impact my deadline of soon making a big reveal, I can always add this thing later.

God damn there are many settings in this BIOS, i'm trying to make the best of it and reinstall a tuned version of Windows 10 Pro, tuned for max gaming performance.


For now, you get a picture with some un-adjusted lighting...




If you notice the 2 lighted keyboards, the upper one is for the Killer Panda, the lower for my Mini3 machine, my daily driver for now until this is done.
I have more PCs and more keyboards than most......


See you later!

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83

torsdag, 3. maj 2018, 22:06


Im not totally sure my last package will arrive by tomorrow as planned, so don't hold your breath if I can not reveal on monday.

Currently overclocking and it looks like Der8auer did his homework on my CPU from Caseking, I can't get past 1.38volt and 5GHz, just like it was written on the box of the 8600K Advanced Edition binned CPU I originally bought there.




This is the last picture you get before it's done, I will be silent until then.

//Take care till I write you next time

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Dette indlæg er blevet redigeret 2 gange, senest redigeret af "AT0MAC" (03.05.2018, 22:29)


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lørdag, 5. maj 2018, 22:04


Let me give you an update:

I have broken one of my LED fan frames by adding too many LEDs to the same motherboard output, it will only cycle rainbow colors or show white now, I can no longer control it, it does it all random.
To make it slightly worse, it's one of the digital fan frames, were I need that little adapter thingy I had problems getting last time....

So either I will move my non-Lux Halos to the top mounted fan, and use Halos Lux on the graphics card, or I could buy both a non-Lux and a Lux, to replace the now broken non-Lux and get the extra adapter off the Lux version.
Will have to decide latest tomorrow so I can get it ordered for delivery sometime next week.

Another slightly annoying thing, I want this build to be ROCK solid, so I'm testing my OC with a lot of different software, but one of the first I use is OCCT - it can detect errors the other programs don't seem to find and it really pushes the system to it's limit, more than AIDA, IntelBurnTest or Asus RealBench does.

To that extend it looks like my Advanced binned CPU from CaseKing can not live up to it's claim of 1.38volt and have to be somewhere near 1.41volt for a stable 5GHz OC on all cores.
With the temps being around 85c it's actually not a problem, but in the long run it might mean my CPU will have a premature death as I burn out the components on it's substrate.
Well, I kind of think even that is worth it, I have never burned out a CPU before, so this might be the first one anyway.

Actually part of the high temperature might be because my 18watt pump is little too powerful for this very short loop, there is about 225ml of fluid and the total length is close to 1.2 meter long including rad.
One time when filling the loop I had forgotten to close one of the valves, it's pretty high speed the liquid comes with!
Not sure the flow meter is reading correctly, it's stated as 9L/min but to me it looks much quicker.
Anyway, I thing that when I get the volt adjust thingy with molex plugs, I ordered over seas in the US the other day, then I will be able to lower the speed a little and give the fluid a better chance of actually picking up some heat before it rushes trough the CPU block.

So I can surely say, I can not reveal on monday, I'm not good with dead lines.
I will keep you posted, the system is alive, it just need to learn some baby steps before I deem it perfect.

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85

lørdag, 5. maj 2018, 23:34


a 3 hour OCCT test have just passed and I now know it's dead solid on 1.41volt at 85C, but I very much rather stay below 1.4 volt and have been reading up on how Caseking bin their CPU, found out I have missed a few settings along the way...

Also, can see they use Prime95 26.6 with a custom 1344 FTT size and FTTs in place, to determine if a CPU is stable, as that should represent the kind of load most users will experience.
OCCT is way above that level and more for mission critical environments.



Let's see if this is going to pass and I can move on to RAM and GPU tuning.


//I will be back!

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86

lørdag, 5. maj 2018, 23:50


:goodpost: det er sgu en vild maskine du får strikket dig :-)

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87

lørdag, 5. maj 2018, 23:55


:goodpost: det er sgu en vild maskine du får strikket dig :-)


I den grad ;)

Mens jeg venter på de sidste smådele før byggeriet kan afslørres så bliver der hygget med overclocking og software tweaking.

Godt at se der stadig bliver fulgt passivt med :firefox:

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mandag, 7. maj 2018, 20:40


Mens jeg venter på de sidste smådele kommer hjem og på jeg får ordentligt tid til at stress teste mit overclock, så får jeg andre ideer for at fuldende hele setupet.

Har nu en ny mus og måtte på vej, samt går med tankerne om at opgradere min skærm.


Arbejder også på et lille side projekt med noge aktiv køling i skabet hvor maskinen skal stå samt noget ekstra "bling" i form af nogen spejle, bare fordi den står i et skab behøves man jo ikke skamme sig over den.

Vi er så tæt på målet men jeg vil ikke haste mig igennem, hellere gøre det ordentligt.
Så undskyld hvis jeg skuffer nogen passive følgere ved ikke at give den endelige opdate idag som ellers lovet i sidste uge.


Vi ses igen snart!

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89

onsdag, 9. maj 2018, 22:12


I'm still at it trying to find the perfect monitor upgrade...

Today my new mousemat and mouse arrived, on friday I should get the new fan frame, sometime next week my pump speed adjusting thing should arrive and somewhere in between I should be able to get mirrors and mod my closet with better airflow.

It has kind of turned into a whole-room mod, not just the case i'm modding anymore.

To give an idea of what Im trying to build, without revealing too much:




  • The closet.
  • 4x ML120 fans + 2xML140 fans - because I already have them (yes, I definitely got fans to spare)

  • Will use the fans to blow warm air out to open air from outside - have some clever filters and closing mechanisms to avoid bugs and other nasties to get into the closet.

  • On the shelf is my server, so it's also going to get much better cooling by doing this.
  • And lastly, adding some light and some mirrors around the machine, to see it from all sides when I open the closet without having to move it around (it's drop dead heavy!)

So in the end, its a combination of both "bling" and practicality - pimp my closet!


See you later, but will not deadline it until im absolute sure of when a reveal will take place.

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90

onsdag, 9. maj 2018, 22:40


Lige set posten, /flex til dig, ser godt ud, sejt projekt.


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torsdag, 10. maj 2018, 17:19


Lige set posten, /flex til dig, ser godt ud, sejt projekt.


Tak, bliver endnu vildere når jeg meget snart er helt færdig, bare vent ;)

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torsdag, 10. maj 2018, 17:20


Hey, hjælp mig med at vælge en ny skærm til projektet

(ultra) bred gaming skærm?

Smut der over og prik på den du ville vælge :9xo

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93

søndag, 13. maj 2018, 19:54


Hey - Im still at it! Whats holding me back is I don't have total success yet in my overclocking attempts.

I'm so close to have OC'd my DDR4 2400 to 3000Mhz.



Have now readjusted timings and trying again, a full set of 4 passes takes about 9 hours so sometime tomorrow I will know.


In other news, I received the parts I need to finish!
Just have not yet had time to actually mount them, due to OC going wrong, garden work, kids, wife, job and having a life next to being the biggest nerd in town.
It's all dependent on when my OC is succeeding, a day or two after that and then I can reveal the whole thing.

I also started to mod the closet, but have come to a conclusion I will reveal the build before I deal more with the closet, it proved to be way more difficult than anticipated.

Lastly, I found out what my new monitor should be - LG 32GK850G-B, it just ticks all the right boxes for me., going to order it later tonight.


So stay tuned, we are very close now, 98% done! :9xo

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tirsdag, 15. maj 2018, 06:51


Success!! I have overclocked my DDR4 2400 to 3000 Mhz with reasonable tight timings @1.4Volt

A few days more and all this is over and I can start enjoying the fruits of my work.




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95

tirsdag, 15. maj 2018, 10:52


er der en grund til at du ikke valgte hurtigere ram til at begynde med ?

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96

tirsdag, 15. maj 2018, 11:20


er der en grund til at du ikke valgte hurtigere ram til at begynde med ?


Lol, ja - prisen ;)
Købte det her 16gb sæt for 750 kr som nyt for over 2 år siden, det kan man ikke slå idag

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97

tirsdag, 15. maj 2018, 12:03


nej det var den gang ram var til fornuftige priser XD måtte smide omkrin 1700 for mine 16 gb 3200 mhz i begyndelsen af årte XD

så er det sgu et ret godt OC du har fået på dem :-)

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tirsdag, 15. maj 2018, 16:21


nej det var den gang ram var til fornuftige priser XD måtte smide omkrin 1700 for mine 16 gb 3200 mhz i begyndelsen af årte XD

så er det sgu et ret godt OC du har fået på dem :-)


Det ville klart være nemmere bare at købe nye ram, har taget mig 5 dage at nå til det her resultat!
Taget i betragtning af det tager 8-9 timer for at teste 4 fulde passes igennem i memtest så er det rigtig mange timer brugt på den her ene opgave og ret godt tilfreds med resultatet... Et par dage mere og alt kan afsløres

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tirsdag, 15. maj 2018, 22:46


tja så længe man ikke skal regne timelønnen ud ;-)

det bliver fedt at se det endelige build :-) :goodpost:

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100

søndag, 20. maj 2018, 01:10


I have lately resorted to post minor updates on the facebook page dedicated to my alias.

https://www.facebook.com/at0mac

I'ts just little bit easier as I only have to post one place and can do it all from my phone.
Don't want to reveal too much so sorry if I have been quiet.

Now I can see the end of the tunnel and am ready to put a deadline on the big reveal:

Thursday 24th of May 12:00am GMT+1 midday Danish time

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Until then, you get small teasers of what I been doing the past week or so:

Found out the fan frame I had gotten a good deal on, was not for 120mm but was for 140mm!
So despite I have a crap ton of fans, Noctua, Alphacool, Corsair MLs and other high-end fans, they where all to no use, as they are mainly the wrong size, 120mm...

SO had to get some new that will fit, so I can vent the closet to the outside air.



Could have gone with cheaper ones, but I do love the ML series and white light seems like a good idea in a dark closet.
Will be the most technologically advanced closet I have ever seen myself.

In other news, my monitor arrived!



But because im super busy finishing this build, I have not unpacked it yet, hopefully will do so tomorrow.

Yesterday I installed my new mouse and layed down my new mousepad, ROG Scabbard & ROG Gladius II Origin



The best pad/mouse combo I have yet to have (I wear out or break a mouse in a year typically so I have had a lot of mice)

And today I have done arts and crafts, you will see the purpose in the reveal ;)





See you very soon again for a lot more show and tell, or wait for it and the reveal is in just a few days (hopufully I can live up to it this time it's announced so much)

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