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post #11 of 19
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Sure thing, I'd be happy to take some more photos! I'll have an hour or two free to work on it this weekend, hoping to flash tear's BIOS to it (I've heard it allows for greater RAM control) and take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures lately to maybe throw Langouste into the mix. I'll get some more internal photos, too, as I'm opening it up to add a 2tb HDD for infrequent streaming purposes (might as well take the dedicated NAS offline if Summermute's online all the time anyway...)

Kazenagi's hot on my tail, so I've got to come up with 50k PPD somewhere! wink.gif
post #12 of 19
Friendly reminder about those pictures you promised me! biggrin.gif:thumb:
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post #13 of 19
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Heh, yeah, sorry they're a bit late: having trouble with grad school (nearly failing one class), science is hard ;p

Here ya go! The previous shots really didn't show the other recess - HDD bays, really, but just as ventilated as the MB tray - so I wanted to show the width (via frontal shot) and an inside shot. Really, my plan - in a few years and more money/time - is to fit another full system in here... devil-smiley-019.gif (there're holes, and even space/bracket for another ATX PSU!)

PS: PPD went up significantly since installing the Kraken, huzzah! Didn't take too much time at all. I'm trying some 690x to see how they do... (been getting only 8101 this whole time)

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post #14 of 19
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Update: PPD went crazily up (thanks, G3RG!) with the p690x + Kraken ...netting somewhere between 270k-300k, I think (rough calculation), with no OC'ing (too hot, no time) and no Langouste.
post #15 of 19
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While I wait on some more (smaller) fans, here's a poor photo of my poor setup. I'm excited to get some faster, higher power fans in there so I can begin OC'ing (weather's finally starting to cool off).

Note the angled 120mm's in the front modular fan bay, and the twist-tied-on BitFenix....*sigh* It's temporary, promise.

post #16 of 19
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Okay, other fans arrived! Now I can replace the stock fans with same-size (92mm) using the native, modular fan cages...but these blow a lot more air. The two delta fans in the front will help blow through the first two heatsinks as well as move more air around the case.

I was also able to add a small fan to the rear of the case, to help out the fan-deficient HSF (because of necessary GPU; see OP). I saw immediate, collateral results: the small mobo heatsink directly in front of it went from blisteringly-hot to cool. Sweet!




I can also, incidentally, replace some of the HSFs, from the Noctuas I have. This brought me some trouble -- I got a much more powerful fan (12W, 38mm thick). I plugged it in to see if it functioned...and it flew violently at me. So, any mounting solution had to be pretty bulletproof...

I initially tried using a shroud on the intake of it, and mounting it between heatsink 3 and 4. The shroud for intake didn't work, unfortunately, as the retention clips weren't sized for that. I then tried [successfully] mounting the shroud at the exhaust...but the Tornado didn't pull in as much air as I'd hoped, leaving heatsink 3 too hot.

So, at risk of burning them both out, I placed the Noctua as pull on heatsink 3, and left the Tornado as push (with shroud, for retention clip usage). I felt like returning the other noctua to pull on HSF 4 might be a poor choice, adding to the burning-out...but...unsure.

I foolishly tried moving a fan while Summermute was on (hey, gotta fold them proteins...) and this flew at my face.

Lesson learned, Tornado.
(and yes, now it's unbalanced as hell and vibrates menacingly. I...refuse to try gluing it back on, so if it ends up being a problem, it'll have to wait until next loan disbursement. wink.gif )


And, this is the final product! Added a rear case fan, replaced one front case fan, replaced two HSF with one 38mm, minor cleaning. The BitFenix 200mm fan won't be there for long, as I'll be replacing the side panel when I move the server (to the window, I think: it'll be louder, but cooler; who needs quiet when studying? The screams of pathogens should drown out any loud deltas anyway)




Non-ideal situation at the rear two heatsinks, but...I'm out of ideas and both heatsinks are now finally only warm to the touch (versus very hot), which is thumb.gif in my book.

All of this thermal stuff means...OC'ing time!
post #17 of 19
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Finally took the dive and began OC'ing Summermute. I had some initial difficulties, and it doesn't OC too far, but I was able to speed up over a minute per frame on p8101. That may not seem like much, but, any little bit helps smile.gif.

I was aiming for 220, which dropped two WU's (including my first p8102 on this passkey...doh!), so I'm running it at 215 currently (this comes out to ~2.47GHz over 32 cores). I didn't have enough time to push it past 215, or to try and diagnose what caused the instability (RAM?) Temps didn't increase by much (1-2 C). I'm hoping for 220k PPD with this on p8101's now.

If anyone would like any help overclocking, refer to this awesome thread at [H]. It took me a while (linux noob) to figure out flashing tear's BIOS and OC'ing, but I'd be happy to help anyone if I can. There are many here at OCN who've also OC'd their G34 rigs biggrin.gif

edit: screenshot of new CPU freq thumb.gif

Edited by decali - 9/9/12 at 2:41pm
post #18 of 19
It's been awhile since I was in here. But I'm glad to see this thing is still churning away!

Sucks about the heat though, I'm having the same problems. Stupid sun. tongue.gif

If you get bored of 200k+ PPD, you can fold under my username. biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 19
Builds like this inspire me. I'm currently piecing together a 2P. Don't really have the funds for a 4P. But I'm hoping to churn out some real good PPD with what I can. thumb.gif
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