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Thanks Boris. And good luck on your 1200i issue.

I'll just blow it out every few months with my compressor. Any filter that is effective at capturing dust....is also effective at reducing airflow. I'd much rather just use a blower on it every few months than reduce airflow significantly....and still have to clean out the filters anyway.
post #2392 of 3982
Still around. House hunting is a full time job! LoL

I am happy that this build is still going strong. Although I missed the latest blocks studio pictures!?!

That pedestal is the sickest one I have ever seen! thumb.gif
post #2393 of 3982
Hadn't picked up on the flow meter before. Looks like it's between the rads, are you going to have another one placed on the outflow side of both?
Looking good, and the size of that pedestal makes me envious for just a minute. smile.gif

I've been using some pvc foam type filter material I picked up from modDIY. Nothing elegant looking yet as I wanted to gauge the effectiveness before I went full bore. It's fairly non restrictive and doesn't seem to clog up quickly. Of course it's keeping the larger stuff out but still picking up some degree of dust.
I'll try it a while longer and decide how I want to go but so far seems to be doing what I wanted, which is to keep out pet hair and at least some degree of dust without being a constant maintenance issue.
post #2394 of 3982
Wow that pedestal is SICK! Very deceiving how much work that went into creating that small portion of the build but the looks say it all!

Keep up the good work.
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

I'll just blow it out every few months with my compressor. Any filter that is effective at capturing dust....is also effective at reducing airflow. I'd much rather just use a blower on it every few months than reduce airflow significantly....and still have to clean out the filters anyway.

Every few months? Damn, IIRC you have 2 sweet shepherds + carpet ... That case will get dusty faster than that I reckon.

If you ever change your mind and thinking about filters: I can wholeheartedly recommend Demciflex filters. They aren't cheap but they filter very good yet aren't all that restrictive.
Nylon socks from the missus are a pretty decent DIY solution as well.
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post #2396 of 3982
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Still around. House hunting is a full time job! LoL
I am happy that this build is still going strong. Although I missed the latest blocks studio pictures!?!
That pedestal is the sickest one I have ever seen! thumb.gif

You're buying at an awesome time. Prices are depressed....rates are low. Good luck. You didn't miss the studio pics of the blocks...just got delayed a little bit. Surprised my gf, ...now my fiancee wubsmiley.gif...with a trip to NYC. Slowed me down and delayed the build. But I'm back at it hard now. Have 20+ people coming over for Thanksgiving....need use of my living room. Would like to install stuff instead of putting it away. We'll see how far I get.


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Hadn't picked up on the flow meter before. Looks like it's between the rads, are you going to have another one placed on the outflow side of both?

I'll have two subloops and the main radiator loop....so I'll probably use 3 flow meters.


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Wow that pedestal is SICK! Very deceiving how much work that went into creating that small portion of the build but the looks say it all!
Keep up the good work.

Thank you kindly Farmer Boe!


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Every few months? Damn, IIRC you have 2 sweet shepherds + carpet ... That case will get dusty faster than that I reckon.
If you ever change your mind and thinking about filters: I can wholeheartedly recommend Demciflex filters. They aren't cheap but they filter very good yet aren't all that restrictive.
Nylon socks from the missus are a pretty decent DIY solution as well.



My sweet little Maltese are offended that you think they are Shepherds and that they shed. smile.gif

Ultimately the box will be on a wooden pedestal in my office that has a wooden floor. I'm sure it will pick up some dust, like any other computer, but should'nt be too bad. With filters...you're just trading cleaning rads for cleaning filters. And to be honest....I can blow out the radiators much more quickly than I could clean all the filters. And its more fun!
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Surprised my gf, ...now my fiancee wubsmiley.gif...with a trip to NYC

Congratulations! Just see too that it doesn't slow down the stream of awesome building rolleyes.gif

Looking forward to see this finished!
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Seeing that radiator on the back of the pedestal.........at first I was going to include an RX240 in my build and decided at the time to keep the inside radiator-free and only use the pedestal radiators. Now looking at your pedestal again gives me ideas. A "feature" of the SM8 pedestal is there are no fan openings in the back, unfortunately. However I do have a perfectly fine jigsaw, and one more idea to consider for future mods. Have to do some measuring....... biggrin.gif

I can always come over here for inspiration. thumb.gif

One thing I wanted to ask you was about trimming the Akasa SATA data cables. What is your success rate? Mine is less than stellar, and I can't figure out why. When reassembling the two connectors I seem to have a problem with either bending the contacts, or else no functionality for reasons I can't see. I'm using a pair of pliers to mate the two pieces and pierce the contacts through the cable, but something does not work right all the time. If I do this several times (failed functionality) then the contacts are essentially useless and break off.
I see modDIY sells just the connectors and wondering if they are more robust than the stock ones.
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Congratulations! Just see too that it doesn't slow down the stream of awesome building rolleyes.gif
Looking forward to see this finished!

Thanks fkjac! JennG is encouraging me to finish. She misses the living room. smile.gif


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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

Seeing that radiator on the back of the pedestal.........at first I was going to include an RX240 in my build and decided at the time to keep the inside radiator-free and only use the pedestal radiators. Now looking at your pedestal again gives me ideas. A "feature" of the SM8 pedestal is there are no fan openings in the back, unfortunately. However I do have a perfectly fine jigsaw, and one more idea to consider for future mods. Have to do some measuring....... biggrin.gif
I can always come over here for inspiration. thumb.gif
One thing I wanted to ask you was about trimming the Akasa SATA data cables. What is your success rate? Mine is less than stellar, and I can't figure out why. When reassembling the two connectors I seem to have a problem with either bending the contacts, or else no functionality for reasons I can't see. I'm using a pair of pliers to mate the two pieces and pierce the contacts through the cable, but something does not work right all the time. If I do this several times (failed functionality) then the contacts are essentially useless and break off.
I see modDIY sells just the connectors and wondering if they are more robust than the stock ones.

Hmmm....I've done 5 cables, and had a success rate of 100%. The only issue I've had is one of the 4 had a connector that is a little loose. Doesn't seem to click back into place like the others. But....even it works. I haven't experienced the contacts failing, but I've never had to try multiple times on putting it on. When I'm putting it back on....I'm using needle nose pliers and putting pressure right in the middle of the connector first, and then I do both ends. It has always pressed right down into the cable, and as long as you are doing it on the correct side of the cable, it should be making contact with wires underneath. Could you be damaging contact at all when you initially take it apart? Do they still look straight when you first take apart the connector?
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Right now, I could choose between the following setups that have proved stable:

a) 64GB (8x8) running at 1,600Mhz and 8-8-8-24 timings, and 1.5 volts
b) 32GB (8x4) running at 1,866Mhz and 9-10-9-27 timings, and 1.5 volts
c) 32GB (8x4) running at 2,133Mhz and 10-11-10-30 timings and 1.57 volts

Questions for you:

1) Which of the 3 scenarios above would you choose and why?
2) Any suggestions for trying to reach 1,866Mhz with all 8 sticks installed?
3) Will any of the setups unduly hinder my future CPU overclock goals?
4) How bad is it to run 1.5 volt memory at 1.57 if you keep it up 24/7?
5) Max DRAM voltage I should consider safe for a 24/7 box?

1. C unless I confirmed that the applications I was using would actually use enough RAM to have the extra 32GB be used. As far as I've seen, the only apps that would use that much are server processes, rendering, and custom-configured/made video encoding/decoding. To be honest, the inclusion of a very large RAID 0 SSD array negates most of the need for excess RAM. 64GB will be slower (and I'm not just talking about 2133 vs 1600; 32GB @ 1600 would be faster than 64GB @ 1600). It is also possible that having 8 dimms will not allow the motherboard to run quad-channel RAM, which would cause noticeable performance decreases across the board.

2. Play around with the DIMM and IMC voltages and settings. There are some very good guides from the GSkill techs that can also be used as reference when using other vendors' RAM. Also remember that increasing the timings will usually allow higher clocks (to a point).

3. Yes. Which ones and by how much depend on too many factors though. You'll just have to try them all.

4. As mentioned before, RAM (especially flagship RAM) has a pretty wide margin available for play. What's more, if your RAM is water cooled, you have even less to worry about.

5. I've read some people run at 1.7, but I personally wouldn't feel comfortable over 1.6 or 1.65. Upping DRAM voltage doesn't seem to help as much in OC as it did in the past. Also remember that playing with your IMC settings will affect RAM speeds and required voltages for stability as well.
Edited by Electrocutor - 11/17/12 at 8:22am
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