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SpaceHeater Mk. II

by ujrkingdom

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8 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Oct. 16, 2018

Date Built

Sept. 22, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.493 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

I upgraded my old SpaceHeater Rig with a 1950x for three things:

  1. Code compiling and rendering related mostly to game development on UE4 (This thing is a beast when it comes to building the entire engine and shader compiling)

  2. Media center for my home theater for playing and ripping 1080p and 4k blurays

  3. GAMING.

I was able to OC my cpu to 3.9 GHz at 1.275v (w/ LLC pushing it between 1.32 and 1.35 at much higher loads), but was afraid to push it higher so I clocked it down to 3.8 to save some power and called it a day.

I was able to clock my memory upto 2933 MHz at 1.35v and found no errors in MemTest86, however I've been recently getting stability issues so I clocked it down to 2866 MHz for now. Although I bought this memory back in 2016 when it was rated for Dual Channel, it automatically worked on this motherboard in Quad Channel mode.

For upgrading my home theater I replaced my 55" Sony 4k TV with an Epson 5040ub projector. It doesn't support native 4k, instead using pixel-shifting to get close to 4k but honestly I can't really see the difference unless I'm sitting less than 5 ft from the wall/screen. The overall color quality and contrast is a mark up from the Sony tho and at 120" projection looks phenomenal. I don't have a projector screen on me yet, its gonna come at the end of the month, so I'll update pictures on here when it arrives.

Part Reviews

CPU

Only thing I can ask is for better single core performance, but that's really just icing on the cake for the current value proposition and in my case really only useful while gaming.

CPU Cooler

Does a really good job within a smaller form factor.

Motherboard

Good amount of I/O, a lot of space between the CPU socket and the ram slots which allows for easier installation of bigger heatsinks and all the standard features that we've come to know and love from Threadripper :3

Other

Really nice projector, with very good picture quality and plays well with my PC

Comments Sorted by:

KegiMasters 1 point 5 months ago

+1 The name is true to the build, I can feel the temperatures from that build just radiating through my laptop screen.

tobleroneuk 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Such a cool place to spend your time, looks so comfy on that sofa!!

Garog 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

One of the most dope setups I've seen, ever. What you have, good sir, is my dream setup once I have my own apartment/house. I'm also smiling at that Core X9 case, the thing is HUGE (I bought one accidentally) but in your room it certainly doesn't reflect the true mass of the monster. The walls do look a bit bare though, did you just move in? Personally I'd hang up a bunch of framed game/movie posters to suit the function of the home theater. Regardless, major kudos to you!

ujrkingdom submitter 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Yup I just moved into a new condo and this is the basement area, I do have some posters lying around in the storage room but have been too lazy to hang them up lol

jueda38 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Awesome build and I learned something new +1! Also, be wary of leaving your cases plugged together over night, they might end up multiplying as BitWit/Fractual Design's commercial Define S2, lol.

ujrkingdom submitter 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! Ye that mac I actually bought for like 500 off ebay and then fitted an additional rx 480 I had lying around. I might as well make a new page for that lol

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ujrkingdom submitter 4 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I had 2 480s from the last verison of this build, when I did my initial upgrade with a 1080 ti, just for kicks I wanted to see if it was possible to get both an amd and nvidia card working in the same setup since supposedly at the time windows 10 and directx 12 supported it. So I plopped them both in, installed the drivers and voila worked without a hitch. I have the 480 driving my ultra wide and portrait style monitor while the 1080 ti is driving the projector and cintiq. My ultra wide also supports freesync so that's one reason I've been using the 480 for it instead of the 1080 ti.

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

That's cool wasn't aware you could do that. Nice setup btw +1

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