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Offline Rusch69

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #885 on: September 14, 2016, 10:56:22 AM »
Made some progress during the last half year. I just need to paint some stuff (pallets, speaker absorbers & desk panels) in white and I'm finally done I think. :a-cheer:
I might paint the wall behind the TV in some lime green some time too.



Swapped my GTX 970 with an RX 470 in order to be able to use AMD FreeSync. I think about replacing it with an RX 480 tho.

Offline Max_

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #886 on: September 14, 2016, 11:35:39 AM »
looks comfy

Offline MeetMyMeat

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #887 on: September 14, 2016, 12:00:42 PM »
can i burn your house

Offline Rusch69

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #888 on: September 14, 2016, 01:11:00 PM »
Yup, let's scam my insurance :jajaja:


Got a new chair by now too, but it's not in the pic.

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #889 on: January 10, 2017, 01:57:29 PM »
Rig finally somewhat done complete with zip tied fans on the GPU.





Intel Xeon X5650 @4.4Ghz, Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB, Gigabyte GA-X58-UD5 Rev1, 12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz, Corsair H50 AIO, 64GB Sandisk SSD/500GB Seagate Drive, Enermax Liberty 500w Semi Modular in a CoolerMaster 690 II case. Xigmatek XLF fans in Push/Pull on the H50, NZXT fans on the GPU and CM/Corsair fans as intake and exhaust all wired to a Zalman ZM-MFC1 fan controller.







Dell P2312Ht Monitor, Fujitsu S26381-K297-V165, Intellimouse 1.1A and an OG Kustom PC's mousepad, and some shitty Logitech Speakers/Turtle Beach headset (yeah they're on the upgrade list). Hitatchi 48inch LED TV and two 360s; one the 360 Slim E which is stock and I use for playing proper games, movies, etc and the second is a classic elite JTAG modded so I can just dl games and stick them on the drive; all those connected to an Edimax ES-3124RL switch.

Hardware wise I'm pretty solid apart from wanting to swap the H50 fans out with SP120's, swap case fans with some quieter ones and some bigger drives I'm happy. Really need a new TV stand/desk though, definitely not enough space plus the fact the TV stand fascia popped off and my PC is currently stood on my old NZXT case :P Hoping I can find a solid desk that reaches from one side of the wall to the other and just stick cable baskets underneath the desktop to hide everything.






Offline Rusch69

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #890 on: January 11, 2017, 08:37:05 AM »
Awesome price/performance ratio on that PC. Those old hexa core Xeons are still crazy good at rendering.
Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable with those 1,4 Volts. Anyways, I'm curious about your CPU temps & single core score in Cinebench (File/Advanced benchmark).

A nice looking and fitted worktop would make a great desk in your space imo.



Edit: I've never shown my machine's inside I think. Nothing overkill, just clean as fuck.


Edit2: Could've made it a whole lot easier:
https://youtu.be/Hng26zE6FuA?t=53s :lol:
That clip shows the newer chair too.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 09:09:24 AM by Rusch69 »

Offline Nem

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #891 on: January 11, 2017, 08:51:55 AM »
That place looks perfect Rusch, the TV perfectly replaces the usage of multiple monitors

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #892 on: January 11, 2017, 09:05:27 AM »
Awesome price/performance ratio on that PC. Those old hexa core Xeons are still crazy good at rendering.
Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable with those 1,4 Volts. Anyways, I'm curious about your CPU temps & single core score in Cinebench (File/Advanced benchmark).

A nice looking and fitted worktop would make a great desk in your space imo.

Yeah those Xeons are probably the best price/performance chips you can buy used at the moment (provided you have the LGA1366 board for them which tend to be expensive), the X5650 was £50 and a solid upgrade from an i7 920 and the whole thing was about £337 iirc. 1.4vcore is a little on the high side but it keeps it stable at 4.4GHz, definitely didn't do well in the silicone lottery for that chip as I've seen people with the same board have it stable at 4.4GHz and 1.35vcore. That being said the general consensus on those chips is about 1.4vcore for everyday use so it should be fine and if not I'll drop it down to 4.2Ghz which is still a solid OC over 2.67 stock.

Temp wise it's usually the low 40s idling and the highest I saw was about 76c when running prime95 to test it. Realistic load temps like when running RealBench or playing GTAO for a few hours is the mid 60s. Single core benchmark is 132 which isn't the best but it's nice to see a 2010 chip still keeping up with newer ones like the 3930k/4770k.

I've been looking at finding a desk with solid leg supports so that I can then replace the top of it with a cut to length worktop so I need to take some measurements. Still want to replace the GPU before that though as the 7950 is kinda lacking, waiting for Vega to see what kind of cards come out and then I'll make a decision.

Offline Rusch69

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #893 on: January 11, 2017, 10:19:14 AM »
It kinda comes down to what you're looking for. I considered going dual Xeons for a workstation alike machine on a cheapo board by SuperMicro when my 3570K died. That would've been mad compute performance for the price, but unfortunately games wouldn't utilize it. High OCs as yours still make those oldies solid performers for gaming too. The dude from Tech City builds coolio budget rigs including them from time to time. And about the silicone lottery: I know that feel bro

The idle temps look a lil high for an AIO to me, are you running the Voltage fixed? Unfortunately Vega still isn't around the corner, but I'm also looking forward to it (successor to 390 pls). Especially because C4D will have native GPU accelerated rendering in the upcoming version. At the moment the GPU market just sucks dick.

And thanks Nem. With an AMD card dual monitors kinda suck tho. Whenever both screens are running, the memory clock boosts to it's max and the card draws like 3x more power compared to idle lol.

I updated my previous post while you guys replied btw.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 10:21:43 AM by Rusch69 »

Re: Post pictures of your computer area...
« Reply #894 on: January 11, 2017, 10:56:26 AM »
Yeah I basically just wanted to get solid performance on a budget, ended up selling my PS4 as I didn't use it much and bough a bundle from a guy consisting of an i7 920, the gigabyte board, 12gb of DDR3, the H50 and the CM case with some fans for £160. Sold off the 920 later and replaced it with the X5650 recently. Bryan from Tech Yes is basically the reason I ended up with an X5650, I've spoke to him a few times on Twitter/Livestreams for advice and he's a really nice guy plus his videos are a good reference. One of the few tech youtubers who isn't annoying, other good ones you should check out are Green Ham Gaming and RandomGamingInHD; GHG focuses on random slightly themed tech videos and RGHD is more budget orientated stuff.

The fact it's an old used H50 probably contributes to the temps being high as do the fans as they aren't the best, eventually I'm gonna get around to replacing the H50 fans with Corsair SP120's and the case fans to AF120's/140's. The voltage is fixed, I wouldn't feel safe letting it auto adjust when it's already at around 1.4V. There's a guy on OCUK who had to restrict his X5650/Asus board to 4.0GHz as using a 22x multiplier would turbo to 23x and put him at 4.6GHz and fuck with his voltages. I'm still waiting for another guy with the same board/chip as me to send over his settings so I can hopefully bring my vcore/temps down but remember it's an X5650 95w TDP 32nm so the temps will seem a little higher compared to newer stuff on lower TDP's/22nm. The i7 920 ran even hotter since it's a 45nm chip!

The X5650 should keep me happy for the next few years but yeah the GPU market is lacking at the moment, hoping to see some nicely priced midrange cards from Vega. Even the CPU market is kinda iffy at the moment, 7700ks not offering much over the 6xxx counterparts aside from higher clock speeds at stock and 10-bit HEVC decoding on the chip.

Solid build btw, was the red/black/silver colour scheme intentional or did it just sort of happen? :P I'd like to get around to getting some cable extensions (probably BitFenix Alchemy cables) and sleeving the ones that come out of the PSU so it looks nice but I still need to replace my card/fans and some other stuff like aforementioned desk and a chair.

 

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