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 Post subject: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:52 pm 
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Here's the spread (well, most of it):
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CPUs and RAM on:
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Outside the box testing:
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Finished!
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Specs:
Case: Antec Solo
Power Supply: Corsair AX750 (in case you didn't notice in the last picture...)
Motherboard: Asus Z8NA-D6C
Processor(s): 2x Intel Xeon X5650
RAM: 6x 4GB Samsung DDR3-1333
HDD: 2x OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD (sadly, 25nm) in RAID-0 + 2x Samsung F4 2TB HDD
Graphics Gard: EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Optical Drive: LG BH10LS30 10x BD Burner (just got it today, not in yet) + LG GH40L 16x DVD Burner
Miscellaneous: Asus MIO audio card

Temps aren't great under full load in Intel Burn Test, but still within acceptable limits. WEI is great though... lol
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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:55 pm 
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What does this computer do besides being completely bad ass? I've never seen so many cores and such a powerful GPU used together. Are you doing some sort of odd number crunching that uses CUDA extensions?


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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:43 pm 
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goatsandmonkeys wrote:
What does this computer do besides being completely bad ass? I've never seen so many cores and such a powerful GPU used together. Are you doing some sort of odd number crunching that uses CUDA extensions?


Don't know... haven't thought that far ahead. After my previous build 5 years ago using a Cubit 3:
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Nowadays, it's super underpowered with a T7200, 2GB DDR, 320GB 7200RPM 2.5" HDD, 8x DVDR and a 5450 (newest add).

Also to lazy to do another one of these:
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Sure, it's packed with Core i7-860, 4GB DDR3, 80GB Intel X25-M G2, 500GB 7200 RPM Hitachi, Powercolor 5750 (Custom Single Slot), Samsung BD-ROM/DVD Burner but getting everything to work with a power brick and two Winmates was a PAIN!

This build was a "balance" of power and ease for me. I could've gone Corsair 800D and done EATX for a MB or smaller with a single processor, but ehhhhhh...


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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:34 am 
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Nice build for a good old Solo !!! Nice power too :)

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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:48 am 
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Nice build, very powerful! How's the noise level on that EVGA GTX 560?


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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:24 am 
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Any chance you could mention the model of heatsink you used? Looks like a 120mm tower Xigmatek...

My job is as a C++ software developer; we recently upgraded our desktops to 1x X5660, and they are very very fast. We've also lashed them together with distcc, and 40 such machines really powers through a build!

The only use case that would make sense to me for this system would be a desire to do both gaming, which taxes the GPU, and something like C++ development, that can use many CPU cores.


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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:05 pm 
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i could definitely use a rig like this. it wouldnt take too much tweaking for me to be able to max this out doing hd a/v work.

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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:09 pm 
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Falkon wrote:
Nice build, very powerful! How's the noise level on that EVGA GTX 560?

The GTX 560 is pretty good, although it's still the loudest fan in my box. The soft-mounted Samsung HD204UI's generate a little more hum than it though.

Worker control wrote:
Any chance you could mention the model of heatsink you used? Looks like a 120mm tower Xigmatek...

My job is as a C++ software developer; we recently upgraded our desktops to 1x X5660, and they are very very fast. We've also lashed them together with distcc, and 40 such machines really powers through a build!

The only use case that would make sense to me for this system would be a desire to do both gaming, which taxes the GPU, and something like C++ development, that can use many CPU cores.

They're Xigmatek HDT-S1283's. I was going to go TRUE, but the heatpipes on the HDT-S1283 goes almost straight up without interfering with the adjacent ram slots. I always could do some coding on this, but I prefer keeping work at work, and home at home. Most likely the only time I'll tax the CPUs is when I convert videos to iPod format. We'll see... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Very nice machine you've got there.

Like how the motherboard is obviously proffetional yet has no marketing colors or over the top heatpipe cooling.

best Windows 7 score i've seen.

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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Hey, very nice! That's some seriously tough hardware there, I like it! And if you're looking for something to do with it, we'd sure love to have you on our folding@home team, check out that forum for more info! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:26 pm 
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AznJason wrote:
but getting everything to work with a power brick and two Winmates was a PAIN!
What was the problem? Was it the winmates or was it something else?

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 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo Build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:39 pm 
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ces wrote:
AznJason wrote:
but getting everything to work with a power brick and two Winmates was a PAIN!
What was the problem? Was it the winmates or was it something else?


Mostly it was that there wasn't much space free for the winmates. I could only put one along the bottom of the case (since I had 2 2.5" drives) and then I put one in the front part of the case so it wouldn't really block airflow for the tower heatsink. Then there was the Y-splitter 20-pin cables that are stiff and not very flexible that I had to route here and there and everywhere. It's a pretty quiet and nice build, but I don't know if I'd do it again (especially since that was when I cut up the GoGreen! 5750 to make it single slot).


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