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Hey all :)

Here something else I worked on recently, anew gen system since the Dual 12 core Opteron Died duerinjg the cleaning process as dust particles landed in the sockets this fried the CPUs and sadly it's 11.4 year life ended, I hept 11.4 seonds of silence.

Here the previous setup:

Valkyrie SMP 2014

2x 12 Core AMD OpteronMP 6180 SE D1 Mangy Cours, 24 Cores @ 2.5Ghz
2x Noctua NH-U9D0 A3
48GB NUMA Quad Channel DDR3-1600 ECC Reg HP Server Ram @ 1333Mhz
Supermicro H8DG6-F AMD Maranello Blade Server Chipset 2x AMD SR5690 Northbridges,1x AMD SP5100 Southbridge
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition 2.0 PCI-E 2048 Bit HBM2
Auzentech X-Fi Bravura PCi-E 7.1
Corsair Force 3 240GB SSD
Micron Crucial MX500 2TB SSD
Plextor PX-B950SA BR-RW Drive, Singlelayer & Duallayer BR-RW + Lite Scribe
2x Intel 1000 MBit Ethernet RJ45 Lan Jacks
SeaSonic PlatinumX 1000 Watt EPS 12V + 24V PSU
Lian Li TYR PC-X2000B Server Design Case 1 of 200 Made Worldwide
Lian Li W-X2000-B Window Kit 1 of 200 Made Worldwide
Hewlett Packard ZR24w 24" 16:10 Aspect Ratio HS-IPS Panel
AMD VSR @ 2560x1600x32 @ 60Hz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64 UK + Service Pack 01
AMD Adrenalin 21.5.2 Beta for Win7x64


Here the Supermicro H8DG6-F mainboard it's self format is 12 x 13.48" it's massive it is the E-ATX format:


Here the build after cleaning also showing the cleaned 12 core AMD OpteronMP 6180 SE D1 Mangy Cours Server CPU's
And the entire build just after I assembeled the entire system again:


As memorial of that reliable system that I used for all those years, I have placed the mainboard with the CPU's & Ram in my coffee table just for the good emmory.
If I was more secure when cleaning it I would of still been using it now and I would not of regretted that either.


So sadly I had to get new-gen gear and this is what I bought after the helpful advies from my friend Mahigan mainly for helping me out sorting out the correct parts and the other main thanks go to my dad for helping me fund the build.

New Parts List:
12 Core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 12 cores / 24 threads @ 3.7Ghz base Speed & 4.8 Ghz max trubo speed
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4
Noctua NF-12 PWM , an extra 120mil fan for the CPU cooler
Gigabyte Aorus B550 Elite AX V2 for Socket AM4
4x 8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB RT 32GB PC-28800 aka DDR4-3600
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X AE-5 Plus Dedicated sound card for 32 bit digital Audio with 384khz sound quality


That is all I could afford I salvaged older parts from the Dual Opteron build but I did make something nice out of it, not a 2CPU build but just a 1CPU build for now.
As I still want to do aDual EPYC build some, its just more my inter5est tbh, I always built 2CPU systems since Jan 28, 2000, the Dual G34 was the last one I bought new in 2010 - 2014, it took me 4 years to gather the needed coin and save up for the part I wanted for that build, so at least not all if it died and I can happily resue the following parts for the new upgraded build:

Salvaged parts List:
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 PCI-E 8GB 2048Bit HBM2
Corsair Force3 240GB SSD as main boot disk
Micron Crucial MX500 2TB SSD as game disk
Plextor PX-950SA BluRay RW Drive for Single & Dual Layer BR disk
Lian Li TYR PC-X2000B + Lian Li W-X2000B Window kit both 1 of 200 made worldwide
SeaSonic Platinum X 1000 EPS 12V + 24V PSU

And then I knew exactly what to do with that to make it function and still something beautiful, despite it being a 1CPU build.

So yea this ain't a retro build this time round, something a lot newer and too different, I am still trying to get used to it and progress is slow.
the hardware is very nice but it's just Win10 can be a chore at times my home and pride will always be Win 7 Pro for new-gen hardware and Win2k Pro & WinXP Pro for the older stuff.

This is the first new computer I bought ina 11.4 year time lapse, I never really liked windows 10, so I held it out as long as I could untul my own personal faulure during the cleaning process of the Dual G34 system's CPU's, which still upsets me,two a three weeks ago I was still enjoying it with Windows 7 Pro x64 UK + SP1 and I do still miss it every now and then.
 

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So here the name & Specs of this new system:

Valkyrie 2022


12 Core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4
Noctua NF-12 PWM , an extra 120mil fan for the CPU cooler
Gigabyte Aorus B550 Elite AX V2 for Socket AM4
4x 8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB RT 32GB PC-28800 aka DDR4-3600
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X AE-5 Plus Dedicated sound card for 32 bit digital Audio with 384khz sound quality
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 PCI-E 8GB 2048Bit HBM2
Corsair Force3 240GB SSD as main boot disk
Micron Crucial MX500 2TB SSD as game disk
Plextor PX-950SA BluRay RW Drive for Single & Dual Layer BR disk
Lian Li TYR PC-X2000B + Lian Li W-X2000B Window kit both 1 of 200 made worldwide
SeaSonic Platinum X 1000 EPS 12V + 24V PSU
HP ZR24w HS-IPS panel aspect ratio = 16:10 native reso = 1920x1200x32 @ 60Hz
I use VSR at 2560x1600x32 @ 60Hz instead :)

Windows 10 Professional x64 UK
AMD Adrenalin 22.7.1 WHQL for Win10 Pro


Left this was during first bootup, 2nd pic is after Ia dded a LED RGB strip that came with the AE-5 Plus sound card.


Here the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite AX V2 mainboard


Just a typical black PCB, having the AX V2, it has two shlieds covering the NVMe M.2 slots.
It does look neater, not sure if having them shielded add function, I have no idea.


Here the heart of the system the 12 Core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X ZEN3 CPU
second pic shows the Gold Capacitors used for the onboard Realtek ALC1200 sound card, probably the ebst onboard soudn card I ever heard for quite some time.

It reminds me of the ALC 883 that came with my Suprermicro H8DAE-2, which I still have for an other rebuild project, there are always things to do here.

Here the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64 PCI-E 8GB HBM2 with the Creative Labs Sound Blaster X AE-5 Plus PCI-E
They both have a transformers style paint job on their backplates, as if they were made for each other :)


Here the system when I completed building it :)
 

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This upgrade looks impressive and it does look pretty cool. That case looks like is pretty large with so much room on it. Great job!
 
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This upgrade looks impressive and it does look pretty cool. That case looks like is pretty large with so much room on it. Great job!
Hey many thanks it did take a while since cabel management with the TYR is quite a chanllenge, my arthritis like oppains didn't make it easier either it took me 4 days to get it all neatly sorted.

I also cleaned the PSU , and from after 8 years of use I was really shocked hot it looked like in there:
second pic shows it after the cleaning treatment

This sight really scared me to be very honest... Now I will clean out my PSU every 2 years, just to be on safer terms.

And now she's all good, also proves how good Seasonic is, it was a server/workstation at forst now it's a workstation/gaming system in that sense, which is why I went for the Ryzen 9 5900X to maintain the 24 threads I had with the previous build, despite only having12 cores and not 24, 24 core Ryzen 9 Pro would be a welcome idea but using Dual Channel DDR4 or 5 instead of Quad or Octo Channel Threadripper Pro uses.
This way Ryzen users can get a bit more beef and not having toechange the entire mainboard or system ram etc.

So far ZEN3 is insane even with Minecraft and using the 22.71 driver with that V64 I went from 125 to 155 fps to 355 to 478 fps at 2560x1600x32, the OpenGL performance increase what that enw driver does plus what the system is is truly insane.
Other games like ARK + play as a Dino & Fallout 4 also runlike a dream now, there are no real bottlenecks anymore, I will post some screenshots as I go along, Subnautica can also be interesting as that it's game engine named Unity loves SMP aka Symmetric Multi Processing, all 12 cores & 24 threads will be evenly used by dividing workloads as the game is being rendered.
I'll need MSI afterburner to give an accurate example on how that all goes to work.
 

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Man, that case is friggin SWEET!

Nice upgrade too!
 
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Man, that case is friggin SWEET!

Nice upgrade too!
Hey thanks man yea I love Lian Li casses hehe, this one I bought wway back in 2011 at Highflow Computers in rotterdam and the windowkit at Sidewinder Computers & Cooling in Miami Vice, Florida, as that only 200 Lia Li TYR PC-X2000B's were made world wide but that also went for the Lia Li W-X2000B Window kit.

The one made for mass production was the Lian Li TYR PC-X2000F with the W-X2000F Window kit, it has some slight changes , the ebst change is they made the entire IO bay removable the worst change is that it has no triple heatzones anymore mainboard + HDD Bay is one bay so heat of the HDDs can affect the mainboard bay and I didn't want that the hunt for the TYR PC_X2000B began took me a few months to save up the case stand alone was 570 Euros and the Side windowkit from USA to Netherlands was around 178 USD but hey all worked out fine it's a case you can love and hate at the same time, the cable management as a sheer pain, it takes a while to tame the beast in that sense, but if it works out you can make something very beautiful from it :)

Here a diagram of the TYR I use now showing the triple heatzonees it has;
In the second pic is my TYR PC-X2000B, when it and the Supermicro H8DG6-F were brand new, this was back in 2011, you can clearly see the three heatzones:


Thanks to it's design heat is forced to be airflowed towards the rear of the case, the floor & Ceilings within the IO bay Mainboard bay and HDD bay avoid hot air from rising upwards it creates a wind tunnel effect, just as long the case isn't open like some remove the side this can ruin the wind tunnel effect.
But as said it has some flaws here and there, every design has that in the end :)

Here a nice review of this case by Bit-Tech:
 
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