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Ragnarok Build, Dual Opteron 16 Core, 64GB Ram and Soon to be Crossfire R9 290X

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Well this is the build log for "Ragnarok" due to my love for Norse mythology.

Vague parts list

1 x ASUS KGPE-D16 - Purchased 16/05/2013
2 x AMD Opteron 6272 2.1ghz 16 Core
8 x 8GB 1333mhz DDR3 ECC Registered Low Voltage - Purchased 21/05/2013 and 12/08/2013 (got 4 more sticks too!)
2x3TB HDD Salvaged from my fileserver
1 x Silver DVD Writer these are a pain in the backside to find! had to resort to ebay
3 x 120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Series Rev2 19/05/2013
2 x Sleeved 75CM SATA Cables (White and purple) from KustomPCs.co.uk ordered 05/08/2013
2 x NH-U12DO Heatsinks 19/05/2013
1 x ASUS MIO (Soundcard) 20/05/2013
1 x Sleeved Purple and white ATX 24 Pin Extension
2 x Sleeved purple and white EPS12V/ATX 4+4 Extension

[NEW UPDATE 16/04/2014]
1 x Sapphire R9 290X - Purchased 13/04/2014 and installed 15/04/2014
1 x Fractal Design XL R2 - Swapped with my server as the Fractal has way better cable management
1 x Corsair HX1050 to power the R9 290X and the additional R9 290X i will be getting shortly for crossfirey goodness




Unused Parts
5 x Fan Filters ordered 21/05/2013
1 x 120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Series Rev2 19/05/2013
2 x Purple Braided SATA Cable 20/05/2013 Too short
1 x Black Braided SATA Cable Ordered 20/05/2013 Too Short
2 x Sleeved Purple and white PCI-E 8 Pin
2 x Sleeved Purple and white PCI-E 6 Pin
2 x Sleeved Purple and white Molex to SATA
1 x Sleeved 75CM SATA Cables (White) from KustomPCs.co.uk ordered 05/08/2013
1 x EVGA 2GB Superclocked Geforce GTX 680 - Purchased 10/05/2013 - Uninstalled 15/04/2014

Parts Purchased for Build but now used elsewhere
2x8GB 1333mhz DDR3 ECC Registered Samsung PC3L-10600R
2x8GB 1333mhz DDR3 ECC Registered Kingston non low voltage
1 x Silverstone Temjin TJ09 Silver windowed - Purchased 13/05/2013 - Now used for Server
1 x Corsair Professional HX850 - Purchased 10/05/2013 - Now used for Server


Most Recent good pic of the build! (12th April 2014), see through the thread for the building pics

Swapped PC and Server case around for better cable management

Edited by Norse - 4/16/14 at 2:04am
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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Subbed. Would be nice to see this be benched against a 3870X.
 
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
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Dell  Cheap Something cheap from MS TECH Rainbow 
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Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
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And are you planning to overclock?
 
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
It says 'Rainbow' Ikea Sweex SC015  
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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Dell  Cheap Something cheap from MS TECH Rainbow 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E4600 Supermicro PDSBA Geforce GT 8500 OC Some Samsung and some Lenovo... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Deskstar 250 GB None Intel Stock & modded GPU cooling Win7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Some 1280 x 1024 Dell and a NEC (also 1280 x 1024) A really old mechanical Dell Cooler Master 390 Watt Cheap stuff 
MouseMouse PadAudio
It says 'Rainbow' Ikea Sweex SC015  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 4GB Corsair 1333 MHz CL9 
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1TB WD Blue 7200RPM lol Stock Arch / Xubuntu / eOS / Win7 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Norse View Post

Well this is the build log for "Ragnarok" due to my love for Norse mythology.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Vague parts list

1 xASUS KGPE-D16 - Purchased 16/05/2013
1 x AMD Opteron 6272 2.1ghz 16 Core
1 x Silverstone Temjin TJ09 Silver windowed - Purchased 13/05/2013
1 xCorsair Professional HX850 - Purchased 10/05/2013
1 x EVGA 2GB Geforce GTX 680 - Purchased 10/05/2013
1 x 2x8GB 1333mhz DDR3 ECC Registered - Purchased 11/05/2013 (won off ebay for £60)
2x3TB HDD Salvaged from my fileserver
1 x Silver DVD Writer these are a pain in the backside to find! had to resort to ebay

Yet to Be Ordered
1 x AMD Opteron 16 Core 6272
1 x 2x8GB 1333 Mhz ECC Registered Kit
2 x NH-U12DO Heatsinks
1 x ASUS MIO (Soundcard)
5 x Silverstone 120mm White LED Transparent Fans/Fan Filters to match
1 x Sleeved Purple and Black ATX 24 Pin Extension
2 x Sleeved purple and Black EPS12V/ATX 4+4 Extension
2 x Sleeved Purple and Black PCI-E 6+2 Pin
5 x Sleeved Purple Fan extension (Cant get purple and black on this frown.gif )
3 x Sleeved Purple and Black Molex to SATA
2 x Purple Braided SATA Cable
2 x Black Braided SATA Cable

Can you tell the colour theme yet? tongue.gif


Will it be green? wth.gif

Well subbed none the less! thumb.gif
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Beyerdynamics DT 880 Pro 
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Originally Posted by Krullmeister View Post

Will it be green? wth.gif

Well subbed none the less! thumb.gif

Yes! very green tongue.gif

the PSU extensions are so expensive though frown.gif £85 but they serve two purposes, one to allow me to route cables properly and two they will look better

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Originally Posted by IDEK View Post

And are you planning to overclock?

AFAIK and from googling around you cannot OC on the board though i am going to see what AMD Overdrive/Software OC can do. if all else fails i can just use turbo mode which should in theory make all 16 cores 2.4ghz

Also benchmarking against a 3870x well thats just graphics not CPU so any GTX 680 should be roughly the same, i just have a crapton of 2.1ghz cores to also throw at tasks
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Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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Mobo arrived today!

Came with the "usual" parts of Backplane, few SATA cables, Driver CD, manual etc but it also came with 2 thermal sensors that plug directly into the mobo and the IKVM module for internet based KVM



And comparing it with a mATX HP Mobo for scale
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Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Norse View Post

Mobo arrived today! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Came with the "usual" parts of Backplane, few SATA cables, Driver CD, manual etc but it also came with 2 thermal sensors that plug directly into the mobo and the IKVM module for internet based KVM



And comparing it with a mATX HP Mobo for scale


Didn't knew that AMD was using the same kind of locks as Intel to secure the server-grade chips on the mobo. Always good to learn...
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Originally Posted by Alrik View Post

[/SPOILER]

Didn't knew that AMD was using the same kind of locks as Intel to secure the server-grade chips on the mobo. Always good to learn...

Well it doesnt have any physical pins it just lays in the socket i think so its not like the old chips that get held in by physical pins then the heatsink ontop
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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What are you going to use this for, folding?

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Yes, I didn't knew the physical layout of those chips, during a sec I thought I was looking at an Intel mobo x)
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