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08-14-2020 02:07 PM
J7SC ...and here is a matching (more or less) retro build for the Orca project which I named 'Porpoise':

I colour-modded a Gigabyte Z170 Force that is running a 6700K ES @ 4.8 GHz, and 16GB of DDR4 4000. GPUs are 2x EVGA 780 Ti Classified. The whole thing is in a Bauhaus style modded open frame
07-24-2020 11:41 AM
J7SC ...finally had a bit of time to:

a.) do some retro builds referenced above...fixed bent pins from yesteryear for a 5960X . 4.5 GHz (Asus Rampage V Ectreme) and put together a 4960X / 4.7 GHz (Asus X79-E WS)
b.) after all that retro, got back to the 2950X and do a quick RAM speed comparison via Aida64 for 3466, 3533 and 3600...

..the 5960X / Rampage V EX combo was used years ago by me for LN2 etc...ended up with some bent pins and 3 of 4 memory channels broken as a result...finally got around to fixing all that and also cleaning it up a bit...still needs some case and RGB ''mods''




..the 4960X is an ES chip and runs great with low vCore even at over 4.7 GHz...had an old, hardly used 'CM Stryker' Case for it...it will be part 1080P retro gamer, part NUC









After all that retro fixing and building, back to my main 4K machine

...the 2950X has a very good IMC as well, and it can run higher than Quad-Channel 3466, but at the end of the day, the trade-off between looser timings and slightly higher bandwidth isn't worth it...

05-16-2020 08:38 PM
J7SC A dreary, coldish and rainy Saturday, with my fav restaurants still closed due to the 'bug'....but an ideal time for more cleaning and some maintenance

...back to 64 GB for some workstation tasks

...some updated Port Royal and DLSS feature tests
04-27-2020 01:08 PM
J7SC ...some Unigine Heaven 4 / 4K, Superposition power consumption figures, plus some more maintenance...

Also, the system currently has 9x GentleTyhoon 120mm 3k rpm fans (as well as Corsair MLs and Noctuas). I stll have 3x extra GentleThyoons and am wondering if I should incorporate them instead of Corsair ML 120s...
04-17-2020 11:57 AM
J7SC ...Switched out the wifi Logitech Extreme 3D Pro for the same model, but with USB. The old wifi one will migrate to a 1080p 'nostalgia build' project...

...love the updated RTX graphics in Quake II v1.3 - NVLink @ 4K below

...some early morning 'Valley' 4K run, coz it is Friday with a dash of 'beer virus' social distancing outside





04-10-2020 12:34 PM
J7SC ...getting itchy to build something - anything - as the build log project is fine-tuned and cleaned. 'Beer' virus related stay-at-home mode is somewhat annoying, if necessary...

Rummaging around boxes of old parts and builds, like my early fav, a 5GHz 3770K on Asus Maximus 5 Extreme from 2012 - perhaps with some 780 Ti Classified in SLI
03-28-2020 03:57 PM
J7SC Spending a lot of time at home these days, like many of you...

...recently got Unigine Superposition 8K working with NVLink for dual 2080 Tis. Overall, the dual loop / 4x D5 pumps still performing w/o any appreciable loss of temps or liquids after well over a year

...took the TT Core P5 glass cover off to allow for some some surface cleaning, even if it was not really dusty

...going back to 64 GB from 32 GB to fine-tune timings for 8 sticks - that is sure to take up some time stuck at home
01-14-2020 01:55 PM
J7SC It is coming up on a year since the first test loop for this build was put together, and I was getting ready for some maintenance for both the CPU loop and GPU loop. But no appreciable loss of fluids in either loop, nor ANY particles floating about in the reservoirs. No increase in temps (at a given ambient) either for the same benches for CPU and/or GPUs. From what I can see of the GPU heat-fins inside (via clear acrylic block sections), no deposits. So far, so good...

I am using a 50/50 mix of distilled water and Thermaltake Coolant 1000 blue in both loops.
12-01-2019 11:33 AM
J7SC ...picked up a slightly-used Philips 40 Inch 4K Monitor BDM4065UC for the Orca project. I am using this both for productivity and some gaming, and with DisplayPort, it does 4K at up to 75 Hz. At the equivalent of about US$ 360 including DisplayPort cable, this was hard to pass up.




...attached is a quick 'Crytek Neon Noir' ray-tracing demo bench on 4K ultra with early attempts at SLI/NVLink via AFR mode. I am really looking forward to try out the Multi-GPU Checkerboard Rendering (CFR) soon on various 4K apps and games that was added recently (more or less silently) by NVidia
09-29-2019 12:44 PM
J7SC ...updated the cooling flow via shrouds a bit a week back - and today is a nice cool fall day; time for some 'open windows' runs...

Also, I am still wondering whether to update (if possible > re. X399) the 'Orca and Rucksack' project when the next-gen TRs come out, or start a fresh build after Christmas. So far, I couldn't be happier with the current 2950X / 2x 2080 Ti combo
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