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Genesis

by visualstandards

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Date Published

Oct. 16, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.721 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

Description

3D Architectural Rendering and gaming.

First off, yes, the case isn't suitable for this build. But it was my very first case, and loved it so much, it has been a running gag to make everything I'm using into it.

The power supply isn't properly screwed to the case as it doesn't really fit.

The 4th GPU blocks the USB 3.0 20 pin connector, so front USB 3.0 ports don't work (they did with my old mobo)

Everything else works just fine.

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bperez1202 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Now that I know what 5K will give, ya. Damn it sure does look good. At any rate, looks awesome!

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks! This is my second build and learnt alot from it. Took it as a challenge to make everything fit, And believe me, it was a challenge.

This puppy has paid for itself many times, and now I’m willing to spend time/money to make it better!

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks!! Took me a while to put together, it runs so smoothly now

KarapagasLT 2 points 18 months ago

I want to study architecture, is it worth it , is it fun to mess around because i like buildings and building from legos as a kid then minecraft and now any program i find

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I would seriously consider doing architecture if I had to do it all over again. It's a tough field. Education can be very expensive, and it will take years of hard work to gain any recognition in the field.

If you like building things digitally, I would recommend looking into Architectural visualization which is now getting into VR.

Try using Blender, a free, opensource 3D modelling software

KarapagasLT 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you, are you working on any projects?

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I am, have bunch of contracts with architecture and advertising firms.

Projects range from small product packages to multistory buildings.

It's all in good fun!

hi_im_snowman 2 points 18 months ago

Forgive the noob question but, 2 x 1080's & 2 x 780ti's... how does that work? You enable/disable either set to have them run in two-way SLI?

I'm confused, I always assumed only same make/model video cards could work in SLI/crossfire?

Also, very cool build, quite unusual and (i'm sure) insanely powerful.

+1 !

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Ahh. good question!

You are correct. SLI requires identical chipset/architecture. Meaning 1080s can only SLI with 1080s, and 780s with 780s.

For GPU rendering SLI doesn't do anything. It is is the CUDA cores which matter. I just threw the 4way bridge for the looks.

For gaming I do turn on the 2 way SLI on the 1080s. It's fun!

hi_im_snowman 2 points 18 months ago

Ah, that's incredible! Learn every day. Thanks for the response!

Again, great job on the build, that thing must be HEAVY!

KernelKaramilk 2 points 18 months ago

You see comrade, when stack radiator, you get twice as much cooling

Adrew24 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Oh goodness.

Those are a whole lot of aio loops!

LokeTron 2 points 17 months ago

This looks like a Sentinel from the matrix! A+ work getting that all squished in there.

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

How did you connect the 2 rads?

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

They aren't connected at all. The small rad just kinda, fits, in there.

Hah...

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I'm all for "big power in a tiny box" sort of builds, but when you have four GPUs and are stacking the radiators, you gotta upgrade man. But if it works, it works.

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Actually, since my workflow isn't CPU intensive, I was thinking of replacing the CPU rad to Corsair's H80i. Taking only one fan slot. then I can mount the hydro's rand and the cpu rad side by side

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Any case suggestions for me? Was looking at the corsair 780t. But I’ve heard the plastic feels cheap, and it seems way too big

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

If you want to keep your case, then I would say go with the Corsair H80i. So long as you're not stacking radiators, you should be alright (although I don't know if it's alright to have the blower fans suffocating each other. Sorry if I sound very criticizing, you've obviously put a lot of time, money, and effort into this built. I'm just saying what I think is best for your computer in the long run).

From what I've heard, the 780t is pretty good, but I know what you mean. I do think that it's a little big. If you want something smaller, I might suggest the Corsair 450D. It's made out of steel so it's plenty sturdy, plenty of space for up to two 120mm/140mm radiators, a 360mm radiator on top, and a 240mm/280mm on the front. Also it's a mid-tower case, so it's not obnoxiously big.

I have the 450D, I like it. But there are some flaws. One being that the back provides little room for cable managing, like you have to arrange your cables just right to close the panel properly (I think most corsair cases are like this). The front dust filter is a pain to clean, the case in general is heavier than most computers I've held, and it doesn't offer much in the aesthetics department.

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Check out some of Fractal Design's Define mid-tower models. They offer a similar 'box' like appearance, enough room for your radiators and more air room for your GPUs.

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I liked the fractal design much better. the 450D is very sober. Might use it for the office, as I'm putting together a new build for a new guy.

I keep coming back to the 780t though, it would be in my office space at home. It'd be a looker

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I'd say go for what you want, but who knows you might find the 780t more preferable than your current case. I'll admit when I bought my 450D I got it because it was simple and not flashy (which was what I wanted at the time), but now I wish I had something with a little more 'flare.'

I'd say pull the trigger, go for the 780t. If you don't like it, you can return it (assuming that you get it from like amazon and don't wait for over a month to return it).

yveshe 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Why not just remove the two 780 Tis? I mean are they doing anything to help with your needs?

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

They are actually. I used GPU rendering, and 3ds Max + Octane renderer take all the CUDA cores it can get.

Eventually I'd like to upgrade them to 1080 tis

yveshe 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I see.

Leleedler 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

A Radiator, on a radiator... You must have so much money that you give your money money.

newlaive 1 point 8 months ago

You are crazy, I did what is impossible, based on my experience, but I think about it. 4 cards in one device and work on two cards in each stage. Tameem is very wonderful and shows a great experience in Hanoun. You greetings

adamboyce556 1 point 1 month ago

mounts a radiator on another radiator

more watercooling

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Jeuloth 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

His rendering is typically GPU based not CPU. 3ds max is gpu, other architectural programs such as REVIT use cpu for rendering.

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Exactly! I considered a Quadro series for max viewport, but nah. Hydros won me over

visualstandards submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Ever heard of GPU Non biased rendering?

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visualstandards submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I have no real experience with video rendering, I'm amusing it is like encoding a video in something like premiere? Tasks like that are CPU dependent, and take all the threads and cores you can throw at it.

Same logic applies to GPU rendering, where the rendering engine, in this case, Octane, takes all the CUDA Cores it can from GPUs. As the process takes place in the cards, and there is not much data thrown back and forth the GPU and CPU (like in gaming), even PCI-e lanes have very little impact. Bus speeds only influence the time a scene takes to load in the actual VRam of the cards.

It's a different story when we talk about a rendering engine like Vray, which is a biased engine, and will use CPU power instead of GPU.

*Non biased engines, use path tracing, meaning it will do physically correct calculations of light bounces, needing a lot of horsepower. Biased will do an estimate and average light directions, still give fantastic results though, just not my cup of tea.

Long story short, GPU is where its at for non biased rendering!

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