Sorry for the delay folks. I stayed at my Mom's over the weekend to do some work for her (and change the oil in a few cars... and the spark plugs in my CTS-V.... Talk about a PITA!!! If I didn't have headers on it wouldn't have sucked as much lol).
Originally Posted by Lampen
BRB changing pants... SUBBED!
lol.... yes, my first pantsplosion ahahahaha
Originally Posted by Krusher33
Looks like a scoop to a car to me. Nice work.
I never thought of it that way, but you are right!
It does look something of a "shaker" type hood eh? Thanks
Originally Posted by hammerforged
I gotta give a shout to a fellow 502 person
Like where this is going.
Thanks for the shout out
While I am repping the 502 on my profile avatar, I'm actually right across the river
. I used Louisville because I don't think anyone would know where Jeffersonville IN is on the forum. So in reality, I'm a fake 502 rep lol but I do live in the vicinity (and work in the Ville').
Love you build by the way! The tubing does set it off
Originally Posted by vaporizer
Welcome to the party!
beware though, it is BYOB as I've already brought the pron lol
Thanks for the interest as well.
Originally Posted by catbuster
ok usually i dont like monster overkill builds
, but this one has it charm, love the hybrid gpu cooling mod (paintjob too)
Well, believe it or not this is not a monster overkill build
. For what I'm going to use the rig for it fits the bill perfectly (encoding, ripping, folding, 5960x1080p gaming, virtual machines, etc.). Glad you think it has charm, because I wasn't building this to be like "Oh, hey look at my Epeen"
. I started a build log because I wanted to share some of my work for the first time with my favorite forum OCN
Originally Posted by DaveLT
*cough* Like the ASUS Ares II
Force1 Titan II in this case
Yes, the ASUS Ares II and a few other ideas were part of the inspiration of this idea at least in how I was going to execute it
. Combined that with a desire to keep the Titan stock cooler and use the MCW82 blocks I had laying around and things happen lol.
Originally Posted by TheSurroundGamr
It looks like a coffin designed around the GTX Titan look.
Ahhhh, ok... I get it now lol. You're right it does kind of look like a coffin.... of awesomeness lol
Originally Posted by cdoublejj
could always have it chrome plated.
I didn't end up with the Nateman Doo block so the MIPS is the choice. However, Chromed would have looked sweet, but not as sweet as polished copper would have looked with the copper Raystorm CPU blocks
Originally Posted by sunset1
@kpforce1 wow the mod on that card is really slick.. that window is dead on.. im thinking there is no way i could do that much less think up the idea.. ;>
everything looks like its belongs there.. only better. :>
It took more hours of work than I would like to admit lol... I'm still working on it trying to finalize what I'm going to do and I still need to sand/file all of the edges too). As for the comming up with the ideas, you just have to stare long enough and things start popping in your head lol. Then you just have to do it!
Lots of time in the R&D/Trial and error phases of building/designing anything.
My intention was to make it look like it was supposed to be there
Originally Posted by Bajawah
Thanks for all the responses on the Xeon vs i7 front.
I knew that they were required on the dual chip board. Didn't word my question very well, sorry.
What I meant was, how do they do gaming wise vs a i7 (or a SB-E)?
Why is the SR-2 locked clock wise? It seems like a rad board, so I am confused why they would limit you that way for OC headroom.
Is the main reason we don't see more Dual Xeon boards simply due to cost? Or is there some issue that relates to benching and gaming that I am not aware of?
Gaming wise, on a single socket board they are pretty much identical to their i7 counterpart/equivalent. On dual socket boards they tend to be a little slower in FPS in games due to the generally limited memory bandwidth due to BCLK limits (running 1333/1600 Mhz RAM vs 1866/2000). As DaveLT mentioned, SR-2 isn't BCLK locked, the chipset used is what limits how far the BCLK can be pushed and generally it falls in the 200 range
. Not to mention one of the most complicated overclocking boards ever! lol
Originally Posted by DaveLT
Which i7 gen are you referring to? There's so many of them and also why would it matter against bloomfield i7? It's basically the SAME arch so why? Even so, gainestown has a bit of performance gain over bloomfield and lower power consumption as well. Of course SB-E will win it in low-threading applications but come on ... there's a reason everyone wants 24 threads
SR-2 isn't locked but the chipset can't go very far.
Design dual xeon boards is not easy. Having to route over 1200 pins of data requires lots of R&D
I managed to get it to be stable @ 2.4GHz (2.51 turbo) with 0.896V
I tried to get it to boot at 225MHz FSB but it seems what it limiting be is the QPI, no matter how much voltage i feed the QPI Vtt (Without going dangerous) it wouldn't boot at the minimum speed of 8.1GHz (x36 the lowest option i have). So sadly i cannot boot @ 4.05GHz or anything close to that
Max bootable+stable OC for me is 3.6GHz so far with 7.2GHz QPI
Looks i have to jump for a X-series Xeon
I was talking specifically about the Bloomfield gen myself
(socket 1366). Nice with the 2.4 @ .896V man!
For day to day usage that is phenomenal!! So does the UD5 have an x58 chipset?? That is friggin sweet if you ask me! I'd rather have the x58 vs the 5520 on the SR-2 myself.
I think you are correct in needing to jump to the X series Xeon's man... that L series is def holding you back in terms of core clocks
. If you keep your eyes peeled you can fine some great prices on the x56xx CPU's.
With any 1366 processor I haven't had much luck in exceeding a QPI speed of more than 7.3 ish myself
... still flying though