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post #21 of 47
Just one question i have for you dear fellow member of the forum.

How come you have so much hardware at hand ? Are all the motherboards, gpus, coolers, heatsinks, personal property ?
If so you did spent a lot of money of them. If that is indeed the case ? Towards what purpose ?

Please tell me you are just working in a Firma that sells computer parts and you just had at hand various hardware to play with.
Which i find hard to believe since i see there two mars video cards.

Do let me know how come you have so much hardware at hand. If that is just a hobby you sure did spent a lot of dough.
post #22 of 47
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Originally Posted by Bytales View Post

Just one question i have for you dear fellow member of the forum.
How come you have so much hardware at hand ? Are all the motherboards, gpus, coolers, heatsinks, personal property ?
If so you did spent a lot of money of them. If that is indeed the case ? Towards what purpose ?
Please tell me you are just working in a Firma that sells computer parts and you just had at hand various hardware to play with.
Which i find hard to believe since i see there two mars video cards.
Do let me know how come you have so much hardware at hand. If that is just a hobby you sure did spent a lot of dough.

Derrick....you need to show him the picture of the 30+ 295's all stacked up. That would blow his mind. thumb.gif
post #23 of 47
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Lol all the hardware was/is owned by Derick and myself (mainly Derick). Between us in this shoot we had something like 6 hex core cpu's, 4 dual processor motherboards (SR2, SRX, Z9, Skulltrail), 3 rampage extremes (IV IV and III), bundles of GPUs (Ares, Mars, 590 classy, 580s, 460s...) and because Derick didn't have space in his car he had to leave his 48 core Opteron rig at CaseLabs for the weekend. We were sad we didn't get to include the 32 GTX295's in the shoot too.

The only things not ours are the Merlin cases. A couple of pieces like the Spotswood Tech Station, the swiftech MCP35x2 and some of the water blocks are pieces that were sent to me for review. Some hardware was also sponsored for our builds although I think it was mainly water cooling parts and some Corsair RAM.

We don't work in a computer store. As to why do we have this stuff? Good question. My wife asks me this frequently and I'm not nearly as bad as Derick...

>> edit for derick's 295 cards:

_DSC9386.jpg

It was actually a bit of a joke that we didn't have a board for the SM5...
Edited by stren - 11/13/12 at 2:33pm
     
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post #24 of 47
Good job guys.

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We don't work in a computer store. As to why do we have this stuff? Good question. My wife asks me this frequently and I'm not nearly as bad as Derick...

My wife too...
Edited by Fuganater - 11/13/12 at 2:33pm
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post #25 of 47
Nice review by the way. Im looking to build me a desktop, and cant decided which route to go.
SHould i go dual socket mother board, single socket cpu, lga 2011 or 1155, dual core opteron, then there are the SWTX supermicro motherboards wich can house a 64 core system cpu, but there is no caselabs with SWTX motherboard support.

I pretty much want to go dual dual GPU cards, the HIS 7970x2 seems like a good choice but whit the 8000 series on the way, i dont know if i should wait or not.

I incline to get the STH10 case.

I was thinking dual dual gpu, areca raid controller with 8x2,5 SSD raid and 4x3,5 hdd storage togtheger with by motherboard provided 6x3,5 HDD and 2 optical bays. ANd i have a msata ssd on hand and a 2,5inch hdd from a laptop, thats why i tend to look at an msata equipped motherboard such as thosefrom the asus lines.
I made the computation, all could be powered by a single evga supernova PSU with just enough cables to power all the hdd natively without converters through the use of rackmount bays that would go on the flex bays.

Since there are no waterblocks for a dual 7990 card now, the cards will remain air cooled, and here comes the next thing, since the gpus are gonna remain on air, is it really worth it for the STH10 case, since an ST10 would fit those as well
But i as thinking the bigger the case the better the air cooling as well. Not to mention the fact that the STH10 has the one 3,5 inch external bay on the side where i could fit an allready owned external usb 3.0 hub that i bought for my laptop which can incidentaly be transformed to be used on a desktop:
http://www.everythingusb.com/magic-pro-mp-5ph-usb-3.0-hub-21497.html

Thats why, decision decision decision.
With a 10 slot expansion case and say a maximus V extreme i could fit 2 HIS 7970x2, one areca pci express 3.0 8x adapter working on pci express 8x
http://direkt.jacob-computer.de/_artnr_1322067.html?ref=103
would still have a free slot for a sound card, and another one free for a tvtunner/or some other expansion card.

What if the next gen video cards will provide support for 4x res monitors, and would it be better to wait for them ?
I just wnat to make me a build that will last me a lot oftime

Thats one of the reasons i was eyeing the 4 socket opteron platform. with 64 CPU (4 opteron series 6300 16 core piledriver cpus) cores and 512 gb ddr, it would take a lot of years before one would need to change the cpu part of the computer.
But then, there are no SWTX Caselabs case to be had at hand.

And after all i saw regarding caselabs cases, there isnt any other case on the market that is worth buying. Not with all the customization options to be had, that conisdering i am a person who doesnt like to ohave something mass made, here i want to say, id like to make my case the way i want the way i see fit, and caselabs provides this terrible oportunity.
post #26 of 47
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Lol all the hardware was/is owned by Derick and myself (mainly Derick). Between us in this shoot we had something like 6 hex core cpu's, 4 dual processor motherboards (SR2, SRX, Z9, Skulltrail), 3 rampage extremes (IV IV and III), bundles of GPUs (Ares, Mars, 590 classy, 580s, 460s...) and because Derick didn't have space in his car he had to leave his 48 core Opteron rig at CaseLabs for the weekend. We were sad we didn't get to include the 32 GTX295's in the shoot too.

The only things not ours are the Merlin cases. A couple of pieces like the Spotswood Tech Station, the swiftech MCP35x2 and some of the water blocks are pieces that were sent to me for review. Some hardware was also sponsored for our builds although I think it was mainly water cooling parts and some Corsair RAM.

We don't work in a computer store. As to why do we have this stuff? Good question. My wife asks me this frequently and I'm not nearly as bad as Derick...

>> edit for derick's 295 cards:

_DSC9386.jpg

It was actually a bit of a joke that we didn't have a board for the SM5...

Jelousy just hit me hard!
Kudos for the preview biggrin.gif< Definetly will be looking towards case labs if I ever could afford a fresh build biggrin.gif
post #27 of 47
I just went on the http://extremerigs.org/ checking "project thief"
Oh my god.
How long does it take to build a PC ???
Just order all the stuff and assemble all toghter andbe done with it.

All those pages i saw, which i enjoyed i must say, lead me to believe that your actually playing with components, rather than wanting to be done with the build and enjoy the pc once its done.

Or perhaps you dont have time to build it in one go, waiting for components, doing proper testing, etc.

Because i must say when i saw the a few months ago a review on youtube on the big case you have, the dual case i mean, i thought you had allready a working pc.

Why do i have the feeling that one the pc is up and runnning your gonna sell it, and with the money your gonna start playing with some new case lab cases, new hardware, building the next pc etc


Just wanting to say i get the feeling, and thats not a bad thing, that you enjoy more building the pc than you actually will enjoy in the end using the pc, or is that not so ?
smile.gif
Thats why i want to build me a desktop. THe joy of fitting all togther and making it all ork togther with various components one can buy, its like a custom made diablo III character, where each player has its own version of the character with different items equipped.

Let us know when your gonna be done with project thief
post #28 of 47
Whats that about a 48 core Opteron rig at CaseLabs you were talking ?
Is that with a SWTX supermicro board built ?
What is it doing at caselabs, at jims ? Is he perhaps looking at the STWX motherboard looking to build a SWTX supporting case ? smile.gif)
post #29 of 47
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I just went on the http://extremerigs.org/ checking "project thief"

Just order all the stuff and assemble all toghter andbe done with it.

Lol. Where would the fun be in that? I'll bet most here on OCN would argue that you're never REALLY done with a build. A build is always in its current state....never its final state. By the time you finish an initial build...there are probably upgrades to be had. Slow down. Relax. And enjoy having fun with it. I'm about 5 1/2 months into my build. Still loving it.
post #30 of 47
Probably i think this way since i have a laptop now (core i7 950 12gb ram, 460m sli with tv tunner inside and 128gb samsung ssdn with 2tb western digital hdd inisde)
And the build is final smile.gif)
Granted it received a few different arangements in my room, but no modifications on the inside.

Just curious when is the build gonna be ready, and how will it turne out
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