Description

This is my main workstation/GabeN Tribute.

Build Log (WIP): http://www.overclock.net/t/1286651/

Benchmark results are submitted with normal everyday applications in system tray (this system also serves as a media server and is on 24/7; so benchmarks are run in a more realistic environment). Benchmarks are ran after the system has had a couple hours of games and other everyday applications being used. Ambient temperatures range between 20c and 25c, coolant temperature typically has a delta of 4c to 7c. Idle and load temps for the CPU are taken from the hottest core.

Stability Testing is ran using AIDA64 with all boxes (except local disks) checked for 24 hours.

Update 03/11/2017

I'm upgrading to RYZEN!

You can see the updates as they happen over at: http://www.overclock.net/t/1625289/1n5p1r3-project-ryzen

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Verified

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

impressive rig, really; i wanna see more pictures of the machine.. congratz :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. Loved the progress photos on overclock.net.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Upgrading to RYZEN, if you want to follow my progress, check out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1625289/1n5p1r3-project-ryzen

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you pick this case?

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

90 Deg Component orrientation, space efficiency, 180mm fans, filtered bottom intakes, positive presure, structural rigidity, unibody frame. Con and a positive for a modder; requiring alot of mods to get what you want out of it, but its well worth it in the end.

In the end I have a completely silent, cool running sytem that is really easy to maintain and keep dust free. And because of the curved unibody; the way I fill and drain my loop is really easy, probably one of the easiest loops to fill and drain of any systems I've built previously.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Added Ratings - Update 12/23/2013

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated Audio Setup 12/24/2013

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: Changed top exhaust fan and modified AX1200 with a new PWM fan controlled by the motherboard.

The old SP120 QE exhaust fan started making a small mechanical noise, so thats been replaced with NF-F12 PWM. My PSU fan started to become audible and I didn't want to RMA it and be without my system for a week or two; so I voided the warranty, installed a NF-A14 PWM, drilled a hole near the mounting screw holes and ran the wire to an available PWM header on my motherboard. My system is once again dead silent, even at full load.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated Bios to 4901. Was able to achieve an overclock of 4.5GHz with 1.304 volts.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

After 24 hours of testing on AIDA 64; there were no crashes or freezes...., but I can always rely on Handbrake for converting large MKV containers into a MP4 video files to reliably crash my system. Had to bump the voltage up to 1.328 volts. Was running it before with an earlier bios at 4.6GHz with 1.392 volts.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Playing around currently with using the offset voltages and intel speed step and the c states. Not having much luck using a lower LLC and a positive offset. Working on getting desirable voltages with a Very High LLC (75%) and a negative offset. This is still proving to be a little difficult as the negative offset may take away too much voltage at lower clock speeds. I may have to settle with a higher load vcore than normal to achieve stability in order to use the power saving features of the CPU.

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