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Glass Fusion V2.0

by Radox-0

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Date Published

Dec. 18, 2017

Date Built

Dec. 4, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

12 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

Description

Glass Fusion v2.0


Glass Fusion v2.0, the latest revision, in a while for my main all purpose rig and finally a move to all H20. There is some elements that remain the same as my prior versions, mostly the overall look and style of the build, but a number of parts have changed such as the platform, storage and now everything is under water along with few smaller bits.

I am only going to comment on the part’s I changed otherwise it will be an essay of sorts. Before that some people may raise the question about why 3 GPU’s if only 2 way SLI is supported:

  • 2 Way SLI is supported only officially. 3 / 4 way is supported for benchmarks natively however. Reason I mention this is because you can use Nvidia inspector to create custom profiles and use the SLI profile for benchmarking and apply it to the SLI profile for the game and have 3 and 4 way SLI working, though frame time’s are horrible, even if FPS is very high.

  • There are so many use cases outside of SLI that still work perfectly fine in 3 and 4 way or even higher number of GPU’s perfectly fine such as rendering, scientific work (my use case) and mining / Folding at home when not using the Rig. These mode’s are not SLI but rather Multi-GPU which is entirely different in the way each GPU is accessed. When I am running 3 way config’s it's often for one of these reasons and for gaming stick to 2 way config’s.

Currently


7980XE

I purchased a binned and delidded so temps remain cool and in check while performance is pretty amazing. For performance, the CPU runs all 18 core’s at 4.8 GHz use at 1.24 volts no issue. For daily use however I tone it down to 12 cores running at 4.6 GHz at 1.17 volts and the 6 remaining cores which are the better ones at 4.8 GHz running at 1.21 volts with an additional AVX and AVX512 offset. In all it means that for games and lightly threaded stuff, the 12 threads will pump out that little bit more grunt by running at 4.8 GHz but when multithreaded performance needed it is there with the other 24 threads can spool up.

Aside from that, Mesh is at 32 and RAM overclocking beyond normal specs is straightforward thanks to Skylake-X's better IPC (compared to X99). The CPU can hit 5 GHz with voltage cranked up and I run some bench's at that clock speed, but the power draw is absolutely ridiculous and really the VRM’s would need to be underwater for me to be happy doing that for long period of time.

Being delidded with thermal grizzly conductonaut and in a custom loop theCPU remains very cool and quiet and even with 1.24v running through it at 4.8 GHz all cores does not go above 80 degrees with stress testing and much less with my normal daily clock’s.


ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme

I usually always go for ASUS on most of my builds, in part thanks to the rock solid BIOS's, but also they usually tick all my boxes and this stunning yet massive board is no exception. This beast is feature packed with everything I need and the BIOS is an absolute pleasure to work with. Overclocking is very easy and straightforward and the build quality is immense. The board itself is massive with loads of zones to manage lighting, custom loop sensor’s, additional fan extension cards, wireless AD an so on.

While I don't overly care for RGB that much, ironic given some pics may show RGB, but for most the part everything is set to white aside for daily use aside from the motherboard which cycles though and it does look amazing when doing so. The Rampage seems to have a two way plastic cover, much like my case, but when the underlying lighting comes on, it shows through the trace design on the heatsinks and looks amazing.


Custom Loop

The case I absolutely love and was not willing to give it up, however as my previous version show with the system mostly on air, putting everything under water was not an option given the single 360mm radiator mount, which is not sufficient for a trio of GPU’s and CPU.

For that reason an external radiator was the only option, but I wanted a smart solution that looked the part and worked well. From my experience with Aquacomptuer, there Aquaduct unit fit the bill perfectly and looked amazing. Basically the unit has everything, built in pump, fan’s, Aquacomputer Aquero touchscreen unit, reservoir, radiators and so on and communicates with your PC via USB header. In addition it has sensors that reads air temperature, water tempreture, can use said delta in temps to give rate of heat dissipation from loop in watts and so on. Pretty neat piece of kit. It also looks great, of course has RGB which can be setup to indicate water temp at a glance and the top cover has plexi glass window so you can see the water flow around which is neat.

Building the loop was time consuming and along the way revised my plans from my inital concept. I wanted an extremely discreet look, so the tubing could not be visible to anyone who comes in, which succeeded as people often take it to be a radiator or fan. However this meant the tubing run’s had to be longer than needed to hide them next to the skirting board (baseboard) and lots of 90 degree fittings were involved, to allow the tubing runs and cabling to enter the PC from a discreet location.

Through various iterations I got the loop done and while not exactly how I planned worked great. I picked up a EK dual D5 Serial pump combo, partly to keep the pressure and flow rate up due to using plenty of fittings as mentioned, but also as a fail safe. It is excessive and there are now 3 pumps in the system, but they can be run at a very low speed keeping things quiet.

Anyways while building it was a pain, up and running it works very well. Everything connects to the Aquero unit and managed via aquacomputer software which is amazing or the touchscreen panel on the external radiator. The fans in the system read water temperature and the fan’s adjust accordingly. Under heavy loads the GPU’s reach around 45 degrees while CPU for normal use / gaming is in the 50’s with a heavy overclock, or around 60 degrees under a heavy and continuous workload and all while remaining silent and the software does a great job and maintaining smooth fan profiles.

Final thing will be to add in Primochill VUE which I have ordered. To date I used to use Mayhems Aurora 2, which in my simple loops is fine. But given the complexity of this loop, I can’t have particles settling in random spots without it being a headache.


TL:DR

In all pretty happy with the move to X299 and everything under water. Aesthetically it pretty much what I was after with a base monochorme look of silver/ black / metal and glass type finish. While the pic’s may seem to show lots of RGB, most the time I have it set to white on and just the motherboard rotating through few colors to keep it simple

Performance wise, the 7980XE and GPU’s smash through most my workloads and gaming is a blast but most importantly the system is a lot quieter compared to running on blower cooler’s in a tight stack. This is worth alot when I am performing work on some of my simulation model's having the piece and quiet, yet at the same time the performance. There were some other changes as part of v2.0 in addition to the above, notably the PSU. My previous 1200w Corsair HXi was insufficient and kept tripping being able to pull more than 1200 watts under load when overclocked. The third GPU pushed it over the edge. The AXi would not be my first choice, but as I had sleeved the cables for my HXi prior, they could be reused on the AXi fine.

V2.0 has ticked off what was my biggest to do item when I put it under water. Going forward, the only changes i forsee is a move to Volta or whatever the gaming version of that is and a move to the ASUS PG35VQ whenever it lands. I will be looking to move my RAM to one of my other system’s sooner rather than later and pick up another kit, but as most my tasks are not RAM intensive, it's not urgent and would really be more of me wanting to tinker with higher speed kits rather than needing it.

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syg101 3 Builds 23 points 16 months ago

Local glass blower inhaled whilst working. He ended up with a pane in his stomach.

+1 on the build, I saw the first version of it, still kicking ***. I want this to be featured.

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks buddy ;)

bluaci 1 Build 10 points 16 months ago

this is not allowed

+1

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 6 points 16 months ago

You're the second consumer ( to me knowledge ) to own a Tou 2.0.

Congrats, this is beautiful.

Trinescity 1 point 16 months ago

That's a Tou 1.0. :)

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

I’ve been bamboozled by your awesome build.

Eltech 20 Builds 4 points 16 months ago

Hey it's Radox's amazing lovely build (again) and I certainly don't get tired of it. Love reading up your description and what your process was. I also love the color scheme and very awesome to know about your main computer is "underwater".

I bet your main build has been featured three times in a row, so it would be awesome to see it featured again. Despite all my words, as it cannot give you enough praise, but it's truly appreciative to see your work of art and how your build continues to transform.

You always have my support Radox and once again, a gorgeous build and an enjoyable read-up. Increments one.

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Hi Eltech, been a while! Thanks for the support. Heh, my build has not actually been featured before. It did on my old account an older version way back, but they all do look similar anyways hahah.

Yeah all under water now, soo much quieter then when the blower fan's were going. I can now actually hear music and gameplay for once :)

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Hi Eltech, been a while! Thanks for the support. Heh, my build has not actually been featured before. It did on my old account an older version way back, but they all do look similar anyways hahah.

What!!! It better be featured this time around... and that's OK. We love your build.

Yeah all under water now, soo much quieter then when the blower fan's were going. I can now actually hear music and gameplay for once :)

That's exciting and awesome. Now you can crank your audio like no tomorrow. ;)

vikster125 1 point 10 months ago

oof lol

ImperiousBattlestar 4 points 16 months ago

God, I don’t even know what to say about this build. If +9000 upvotes was here, I’d instantly press that. +1 :)

TrumanStuff 4 points 16 months ago

Welp, kidney or overkill pc, overkill pc or kidney... +1

Polkayman 1 Build 4 points 14 months ago

Absolutely Stunning the all of the Glass with the chrome tubing makes this build an absolute masterpiece honestly I would just sit there and stare at it and not turn it on this will be another PC added to my desktop wallpaper.

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you very much bud :)

Zi7ar21 4 points 14 months ago

What is the CPU load when you move the mouse around as fast as you can on the desktop .-.

tompson2 1 Build 4 points 11 months ago

Man... I love that minimalistic design! One of the best builds I've ever seen! Even JayzTwoCents's build for Terry Crews isn't looking that good as yours :) But that is because of the colors he choosed for the build (that white, blue and red Old Spice themed colors)... While yours with this metal tubes and glas and neutral colors is like... a DREAM! :) GOOD JOB :)

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you very much bud :)

Yeah was the look I was after, in well most my builds really. A monochrome look so I can go crazy on the RGB (though usually its all off / white anyways hahaha)

ggayowsky 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Absolutely stunning. That case is something to behold. +1

Clavinator7 2 points 16 months ago

Great build!! One question though; what desk is that? I was looking to purchase something similar. A link would be good. Thanks!

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Hi Bud, the two side units are IKEA Alex units. The top part is actually just a white counter top and rests on either of the ALEX units with some rubber gripper's then some drilled holes for cable passthrough's. TL:DR, if you check you IKEA, they will likely sell the parts.

Clavinator7 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks!

Clavinator7 1 point 16 months ago

Also, I have heard nothing but bad from those types of "racing" chairs. They are marketed for gamers, however. Do you think those bucket style seats are comfortable or practical or should I spend less money and get a simple mesh office chair.

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

They are okay and comfortable once you have used them for a month or so. Initially they are hard, but once broken in work decent. I got it mostly as the model was brand new so a discount, but if I was paying full price then I may look elsewhere or get a refurbished Herman Miller or if looking to cut budget a mesh chair or something.

Cyrus_014 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

This build is awesome bro. Have fun!

21jafriz 2 points 16 months ago

this should be featured

cooperj600 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

By the great Beard of Zeus!

iOhy 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Dudeeeeee

That is a sick build O.O

hi_im_snowman 2 points 16 months ago

How the Bitcoin Nouveau-Riche spend their winnings. xD

This is one insane build. The case is gorgeous!! +1 Well done!

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Cheer's bud.

Hah, if only I actually held onto more of my Bitcoins for Longer XD

Now just hoping Etherium rises as much lol :O

Harrisonday202 2 points 16 months ago

A tad overkill on everything, but if u have the money go nuts +1

westwandaguys 2 points 16 months ago

Nice look with the Aqueduct external radiator.

Really sublime work all around.

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks bud. Yeah that was the hardest part to work into the loop while trying to move it off yet have tubing runs discreet. Worked out okay in the end.

Gray85 2 points 16 months ago

This is absolutely insane! Well done!

L4zr_ 2 points 16 months ago

BOI

Trinescity 2 points 16 months ago

HOLY CRAP.

C L E A N.

+1 MY MAN.

JCMsergox 4 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Incoming feature.

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

nice work with absolute power

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks buddy

SlackPackSam 2 points 16 months ago

In Win Tòu = Instant Feature

illuzt 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Sweet ❤

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

thanks buddy ❤

Zite 2 points 16 months ago

whats overkill?

+1

NickRudolph 2 points 16 months ago

This is literally the coolest computer build I've ever seen! Damn good job brother.

Yahtadi 2 points 16 months ago

Conrats on featured build man!

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Lol it was not featured though heh.

customgtp 24 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

WHY? WHY?

WHY IS THIS SO BEAUTIFUL??

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks buddy :)

And dammmm, just seen your build list when I noticed you had 17 builds! Need to go through them properly when I have time as they look amazing!

PCPerson2016 2 points 16 months ago

BIG

Workinnit1 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

An awesome and extremely well thought out build, also in my dream case! Looks simply stunning!!

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Thank you very much. Just had a peek at your builds. Flawless works bud!

Hollow_118 2 points 15 months ago

Where did you got the case?

willmaa 2 points 14 months ago

This PC looks like it got dropped out of a UFO or something, great job!

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks buddy :)

hawksey101001 2 points 14 months ago

Buy a new monitor. Why are you only playing with 100hz ???

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Would rather have 3440 x 1440 then any other panel type including those with higher refresh rates, much superior resolution, bar none IMO. Only recently 120hz panels have come out in this format.

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Todays lesson. How to spend your money unwisely on an insanely epic PC! good build. +1

politically_incorrect 2 points 13 months ago

but can it run minesweeper?

patricksisto 6 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Extremely elegant build. This thing is truly a power house. Love the way the nickel components look.

jnicklo 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

gorgeous

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks bud :)

MarkPla7z 2 points 8 months ago

How can you afford this its the coolest build ive ever seen also how do you manage to get such high core speeds on your 1080 TI's as I have the same EVGA Founders but I cant overclock at all

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks bud.

Water really does help to remove the thermal limits. If you don't have water, try ramping up the fan speed very high, it will get loud, but you will see the clock speeds maintain a higher clock speed. Pascal and 1080Ti's lover colder temps.

MarkPla7z 1 point 8 months ago

I do have water thats why Im wondering whenever I try to overclock it hits its power limit

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

What sort of boost clock numbers are you hitting? Have you upped the power target to max?

MarkPla7z 1 point 8 months ago

Yeah my power target is on max but the max boost I can do is +125 mhz on core btw where did you get such a well binned 7980xe ? was it from overclockers

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Ahhh right, I see what is going on. Remember, your only applying an offset when you add 125MHz. Bring up something like CPU-Z when your running with that overclock. I expect your actual effective clock speed will be around the 2.0 -GHz 2.1 GHz mark under water with power target cranked up.

Yup, was a cherry picked chip by 8 Pack.

PachonikBG 2 points 1 month ago

You have got taste for aesthetic ny dude

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Cheers bud :)

J0urn3y 1 point 16 months ago

HOLY MOTHER OF CRACKER BARREL'S CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS

This. Is. Absolutely. Beautiful.

Totally have a better build than this

JK lol mine is a freaking i5-4690k and a GTX 750 Ti

GREAT BUILD.

+1

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Now I want dumplings :(

J0urn3y 4 points 16 months ago

Bro don't spill any on your PC xD

WaggishCrowd80 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

what case are you using

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

In Win Tou

AtaOzd 1 point 15 months ago

How much kidneys does this cost?

LiamDyer 1 point 13 months ago

I think its 3 for one of these pc's, or you can sell your firstborn. I think he will pay for shipping the kidneys or children from your house to his.

pepeo 1 point 14 months ago

Wow, what a beauty

Maceter37 1 point 13 months ago

I built this but I only had to sell my car, house, get a loan, sell my kidney, and sell my children into slavery.

msolfest 1 point 12 months ago

Holy smokes

ner4343 1 point 11 months ago

can it run minecraft 240p

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Sadly, it does not :(

SimonOcean 1 point 11 months ago

Tasteful. Nice job.

kazpwnz 1 point 10 months ago

Where did you end up using the Koolance quick disconnect at? I dont see it in the pics

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

On the runs going into the external radiator.

kazpwnz 1 point 10 months ago

epic

Apex9221 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

But can it run Minecraft?

strix2112 1 point 10 months ago

wow !...… but can it run crysis ?lol:)

DrWinder 1 point 7 months ago

Where can I buy the complete set?

Miltontruong 1 point 7 months ago

with the Samsung Pro 960 m.1 NVMe did you get a PCIE adapter for this mother board? I just bought the same mother board and got the Samsung Pro 970 NVMe can't get the 970 to fire up. Looked at the manual it does not say it support NVMe. Just wondering what you did.

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Nope, plugged straight into the motherboard and worked flawlessly. I would expect it given X99 an older platform supported NVMe drives through its life cycle and by the time X299 rolled around.

Similarly it does mention NVMe on product page: https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/ROG-RAMPAGE-VI-EXTREME/specifications/ check the storage section.

Miltontruong 1 point 7 months ago

for some reason i cant get it to run. i am able to see it on disk drive but not disk management https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_D7wrLbOZCBxAdFEcKvccLVxlPQf3o9f https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-fIsdFfjYrEwK0Smu_AiRbE0CVPfjvnM

Miltontruong 1 point 7 months ago

I can't seem to get it to work. It shows on my Disk Devices but not in Disk Management Disk Device - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_D7wrLbOZCBxAdFEcKvccLVxlPQf3o9f Disk Management- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-fIsdFfjYrEwK0Smu_AiRbE0CVPfjvnM

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Sadly not having that issue myself. I can see a similar issue happened with a quick google search with other users with the drive, so not sure what it could be. I would try to ensure all your drivers are updated as a starting point.

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_elliotwalsh_ 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build, love the case

VictoriusII 1 point 6 months ago

Wow, amazing build! Question: why did you choose for the evga founders edition above other 1080 Ti cards? I mean, its pretty expensive and i cant see a difference with other cards.

+1

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Thank you very much for your kind words :)

When I picked the EVGA models they were all within about £30 of one another. I also tend to change them often and at the time prior to the mining hype, EVGA had a nice guest warranty policy for second hand buyers. Going EVGA made it quicker and easier to sell on the cards when I no longer need them.

VictoriusII 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for replying!

VictoriusII 1 point 5 months ago

How does the external radiator connect to the computer? I dont see any tubing.

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

There is tubing, but I have had the runs exit side of PC very discreetly then run under the skirting board. Took alot of effort so from normal view you cant see anything.

MarkPla7z 1 point 5 months ago

Gonna get RTX2080 Ti's ?

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Hi bud. Unlikely. Going to wait to see what the inevitable Titans look like this generation first I think. I expect they will be 10% or so higher in terms of performance then the 1080Ti given amount of cores missing in the 1080Ti vs full fat chip.

MarkPla7z 1 point 5 months ago

Nice ! I see your biggest issue here though is having to downgrade to 2 way sli because of nvlink meaning as you said it will be only 10% higher making it a really expensive investment for 10%

MCBegz 1 point 5 months ago

Dang

Dankdude420 1 point 4 months ago

Prob the best build I’ve ever seen interesting decision to go for 3 way sli I’ve heard that that can actually hinder performance

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks bud.

Not just used in SLI configs, so for 3 way its not an issue. For SLI, usually just stick with 2 way SLI. For 3/4 way SLI to work with pascal, you need to manually intervene in it to get it working, so for games which do not scale well, I largely ignore setting it up that way.

Dankdude420 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you for clearing that up for me I always wondered why boards supported 3 way sli even with all the scalding issues

john1127 1 point 4 months ago

Hi, great build!

Could you drop the link towards the LED strip behind your desk??

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

The LED strip behind the desk and lamps for that matter is all parts of the Phillips Hue Range. Is available is most places like amazon etc.

Ethan_Scott182 1 point 3 months ago

bro, that cant even run roblox

Drew_802 1 point 17 days ago

I'm not jealous... you're jealous.....

Booler324 1 point 16 days ago

Both your PC and setup look insanely clean great job

MarkPla7z 1 point 14 days ago

I see you upgraded your DAC & AMP what are they like are they better than the old combo ?

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

Hi Bud.

Yeah they are nice. DAC not so much difference I can see but I like the AMP. Being tubes it add's some flavour to the sound, works well with most my headphones. However the downside is its tubes (yeah contradiction!) OTL amp which means its not quiet as good low impedance headphones, IEM's and planner magnetic stuff. Not a massive issue as most my headphones are dynamic higher resistance stuff, but does limit what I can get in some cases (which is not a bad thing as I am now getting them to just try something new for sake of it!!!)

MarkPla7z 1 point 12 days ago

So as funny as it sounds would you suggest going for the Modi 3 with a higher end amp such as the Asgard or Valhalla or it will just be easier to buy the Jutunheim dac and amp combo cus thats basically what it is a good amp and a modi like dac

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 2 points 12 days ago

Yeah, DAC is important, but I do not perceive a massive jump up, the AMP is the more important bit (or at least from what I can tell).

If buying over again I would get a Solid State Amp however as the primary one, something like a Massdrop THX 789 amp (when it comes in on those rare occasions) or Asgard as it will allow you to drive every sort of headphone out inc planner magnetic. The Valhalla 2 is nice, but given it has a bias to higher resistance headphones, does cut down what I can use with it.

Yeah the Jutuheim looks like a solid option also if your someone who would be happy with that amp. Does mean your lose that flexibility though in you cant separate, so if you ensure the combo is perfect, then it will work well.

MarkPla7z 1 point 12 days ago

Thats true and thats what Im worried about that I cannot change it later but it seems so perfect for me it has a dac built in XLR outputs for my krk rokit speakers and a great amp also what would you suggest going for multibit or balanced dac ive heard its totally down to preference but Im still unsure what to chose Thanks.

Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Sadly not been able to try the multibit next to the balanced so hard to compare if I am being honest :(

Yeah in your case it does sound ideal actually, should be nice. Great speakers btw, look fantastic!

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Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Cheer's bud.

Good spot on front fan's, I think I nudged top one before taking the pics. There is no actual mounts for the fan, well not a traditional one. There is a spot for a 120mm down below, which makes no sense really, So I have mounted a pair of 140mm's there. Mostly for Top one so it push's air towards the VRM area. Normally looks like top one is floating, but think I knocked it out of place slightly when adjusting the tubing.

In regards to binned chips, yeah if so one want's to buy binned go for it I say. Normally I do not, but with the low voltages this chip could do it makes it pretty amazing, and cost was not much more then the price of the chip normally.

No plans to put the VRM or RAM under water. There is a full cover block for the board, but as sad as it sounds, the in put and outputs are on the same horizontal plane, I really like how the two tube runs from and too the CPU run in parallel then diverge at the same point lol. So sad that I am bypassing the ability to watercool them due to aesthetics's but really the temps are not an issue unless I am hammering the system hard at which point I will get a fan pointed towards the VRM's for more direct airflow.

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Radox-0 submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Ahhhh we all started the same way. No doubt once you get into learning how to manually tweak things you will want to keep pushing further.

Yeah, the case is one of In Win's Limited runs. It is actually two way mirror case and when the lighting is off entirely, the case is fully reflective. Of course they did all this at the expense of functionality, so is quiet different to work with then the norm, if not painful at times.

Yup, I work as a consultant. Sounds odd you may say, but I consult primarily between scientific organisations and government bodies at the moment. Main reason for the grunt is so I can tinker with model's in my own time so when I go to meeting's I can understand the base technical details of what I am jabbering (barely lol). Also doubles up as I am doing a Master's degree.

Though more recently while I have been off, just been gaming lol

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