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My wife reaction: "OMG, it was so quick"

by Gabiche

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Date Published

Oct. 19, 2017

Date Built

Oct. 15, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

2.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

55.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

24.0° C

Description

(please pardon my english, I speak croissant)

This configuration has been upgraded from about one year.
Doing photography and video editing, I need a lot of horsepower.

This configuration meets every exceptions I was looking for:
- silent
- really f%%king performant
- enough headroom for 5-10 years
- no sh%tty RGB and childish things

The final configuration
- dual E5-2696V4 = 2x22c = 44c/88t
- 8x8 gb of DDR4 ECC REG = 64gb of ram
- Motherboard Asus Z10PA-D8
- MSI Sea Hawk GTX1070 EK - SSD 1 Samsung 850 Pro 512go (Windows)
- SSD 2 Samsung 850 Evo 4000go (storage)
- SSD 3 Samsung 960 Evo 250go (caching)
- SSD 4 Transcend MTS400 64go (Linux)
- Case Fractal R5
- PSU Seasonic X-850 Gold
- Custom Loop EKWB & Alphacool
- Seasonic NF-A14 PWM (5x)
- Seasonic NF-S12A PWM (1x)
- 120mm rad
- 280mm rad
- 420mm rad

Comments Sorted by:

rhali8 2 Builds 50 points 18 months ago

(please pardon my english, I speak croissant)

+1

shadow91110 2 points 10 months ago

Almost googled it. "Hmm, not familiar with that one..."

LostElement 7 Builds 25 points 18 months ago

no sh%tty RGB and childish things

No need to call those who like RGB as childish. If you don't like it, that's fine.

Anyhow, that's a real powerhouse you got there! +1

joey660 2 Builds 18 points 18 months ago

In his opinion he thinks it’s childish, if you don’t agree with him, that’s fine. Can’t speak your mind these days smh..

bradgnoyes 2 Builds 18 points 18 months ago

Wasn't LostElement just speaking his mind, though...

itstan 4 points 5 months ago

curb theme plays

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IncognitoGamer123 6 points 18 months ago

Thank you Joey <3

Leleedler 2 Builds 6 points 18 months ago

I personally like RGB so I can make all of my components one color and add some holiday spirit to my computer. The whole unicorn diarrhea is annoying to me though.

Lyrix -3 points 18 months ago

he doesnt call those who like it childish he doesnt even calls rgb childish. he calls rgb ******.

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LostElement 7 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

A lot of things are useless. It’s not limited to RGB. You don’t need to be a **** about it.

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 8 points 18 months ago

Since you want to continue being rude. Take 24 hours off from commenting and read over the code of conduct before you continue participating on the site.

Zelda_ 1 Build 9 points 18 months ago

Always watching.....always.

LostElement 7 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

No, it was outright rude for absolutely zero reason.

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LostElement 7 Builds 8 points 18 months ago

I don't think it's childish. It looks weird to me that people go full blown rainbow with the RGB, but I don't consider it childish. I would use RGB lights to change colours when I get bored of one. Maybe I want my system to glow red for a little, or blue, or white.

And a lot of things are on so many parts and is not limited to the realm of PCs.

Amd-Ryzen-Pro 4 points 18 months ago

All of my parts are RGB and i just set it to what i feel like, white with hints of purple, green with white, and pink with white. it doesn't have to be just rainbow craze, you can also have it set to a certain color.

Rhizomorphic 4 points 18 months ago

RGB nipples..

Linka 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Give me a single well designed and thought out (emphasis on "thought out") color scheme any day of the week over yet another RGB system.

AMEN!!

JimmyJimmy 1 point 3 months ago

Why is everyone hating on RGB?? A little bit of light and color can really add to the aesthetic, just dont overkill. (I also speak croissant btw)

Linka 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Because Most RGB builds ARE overkill

JimmyJimmy 1 point 3 months ago

But that doesnt mean that RGB is inherently evil, you should spend some more time on this site actuallly looking at other peoples builds. youll find some examples of RGB overkill, but youll also find some visually appealing builds with thought out color schemes that ALSO have RGB. See if you dont.

JCMsergox 4 Builds 13 points 18 months ago

(please aprdon my english, I speak croissant)

+1.

really f%%king important

+2

No sh%tty RGB and childish things

+99999999999

Kosta_Kop 1 point 1 month ago

Yes, for sure!

THuNii 1 Build 4 points 18 months ago

May I ask why all the fans are exhausting?

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Because the heat had to go outside the case. I used to know a Silverstone FT05 with a 360x180mm radiator, the heat was passing inside the case, and the composants was hot.

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Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

For this point, you're right, but there aren't any other possibility with this case.
I can barely add 3 intakes fans:
- one on the back
- one on the bottom (but I have to remove the 120mm rad)
- one on the side panel (which is currently the case)

P.J 1 point 8 months ago

Well, so much exaust will fill your case with dust since you create a negative pressure.

Since your main radiator is on the top, I would turn those fans around to pull 'fresh' air into the rad, instead of the reverse. I would also add a fan on the rear outside the case to push more air into the case, and you would then have positive pressure, hot air will come out from the front and your system will still stay cool (even cooler than your actually fan setup).

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eli_harper13 6 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Keep it simple stupid lol

Dinokoi2Q 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

+1 just for that photography man! The pics look great!

CSB0518 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

no rgb? might as well throw it away (joke)

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

All exaust?

Leleedler 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

I really like the build but, all of your fans are blowing out, not a great idea. Very pretty build though! Hope you change that fan orientation though.

Shakaron 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Why didn't you choose parallel configuration for your GPU water blocks? Why linear? That way you could have had both CPU cooled at the same grade. Now the 2nd will have the warmer liquid from the first CPU. Any reason why you stuck with the linear configuration?

Are these soft tubings?

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

There isn't any big difference of temperature between both temperature. When doing full stress test, I got only 1 to 2° of difference.

This is the loop : pump - - > rad 120 - - > gpu - - > radiator 420 - - > cpu 1 - - > cpu 2 - - > rad 280 - - > pump

And yes, soft tubing ftw!

Shakaron 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks for the info. I thought there would be higher temperature differences. Maybe with overclocking.

Nice build, well done! ;)

rqqt 1 point 18 months ago

Can you run some game benchmarks?

I want to see some FPS numbers.

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago
EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Why not the Noctua IndPPC fans will suit build better I think. Loop looks ace +1

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I used to own these fans: too noisy.

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

I mean these sorry. Same blade design. so should have same noise output at given speed.

http://thermalbench.com/2015/08/19/noctua-nf-a14-ippc-2000-pwm-140mm-fan/

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Unfortunately, too late...

Linka 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I'll admit I have RGB lighting in my build but it's because every damn part comes with RGB now and I'm just too lazy to turn it off, so I try to color code it. I spent more time looking for a motherboard with no RGB lighting but that was near impossible for Ryzen 7 so I was like **** it lemme try to color code it. I'd rather have a white back light for something like my keyboard, but no it came with bright blue LEDs. (My friend actually came over, saw my build, and called me a hypocrite because of that. That's how well known my hate for RGB lighting was)

I'm honestly sick of RGB and my hate stems from my time with laptops. I don't want a god damn bright red Laptop screaming every time I open it, so I opted for a weaker laptop that looked clean and professional. This gamer ******** needs to die with it's sharp nonsensical edges, uncoordinated colors, and flashy RGB. Maybe it's because I appreciate design over showing the whole world I'm a gamer but please they need to cut it out.

bradgnoyes 2 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

There's nothing wrong with RGB or LEDs, but that's crazy if you don't have the option to turn it off on something like a laptop.

metakortex 1 point 18 months ago

I smell a feature. But that might be the croissant.

A sensible, grown-up build. Makes me want to grow up as well. +1 for the most fun description I've seen in a while.

7x8 1 point 18 months ago

Very nice rig, but the RGB comment isn't all that necessary, if you don't like it, that's fine. But there are multiple reasons for it.

Again, it's nice.

Jerome54 1 point 18 months ago

Easy +1!! The CPUs and storage alone make me jealous AF! :-)

Dynamitefisher882 1 point 18 months ago

brilliant build!!!

ThatOneBudgetGuy 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

where did you find that ram? i want some.

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

They were "refurbished" on a local seller.

ThatOneBudgetGuy 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

oh. they look pretty slick. Especially in this computer. This PC just looks amazing.

sirkittylover 1 point 18 months ago

nice pics +1 also +99999999999999999 for no rgb its a waste of mony

HONDATUNING776 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Are the xeons engineering samples?

Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

No, they are OEM. The motherboard detect them perfectly. Speccy doesn't recognize them and report that they are the model E5-2699V4.

Ahsen 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

vraiment beaux +1

FlyinToasteronie 1 point 18 months ago

"How much RAM do you need?"

"More than the amount of fans in my case."

Killerbunny6666 1 point 17 months ago

I love the build. So take my +1. I'm also a little confused about "please pardon my english, I speak croissant". Did you mean, you speak croation? If not than just ignore everything besides my +1. : ) EDIT* I was confused about the croissant part.

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

it's so nice to see xeon builds.

killpm27 1 point 16 months ago

pourquoi si fuckng cher

SouthernHemisphere 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Why so much parts? Were you on a money spree? What is your wife using the computer for or what are you using the computer for?

Helvet 1 point 12 months ago

By the Gods! It's a render farm as well as a workstation at this point! Slap a Quadro and this thing would make a fine 3D Workstation with all that!

Magnifique machine de guerre! +1

th0r1 1 point 12 months ago

So ******* nice,

NVME works on this motherboard ? You can boot on nvme ?

Merci :)

romjlj 1 point 12 months ago

What a monster - very nice

pepoxx 1 point 12 months ago

OMG, it was so quick

that's what she said TT_TT

kiaho 1 point 11 months ago

no sh%tty RGB and childish things

wut

XXXXXXXXXIII 1 point 9 months ago

I don't think RGB is childish, like ricer. It's just plain useless and makes hardware more expensive. Heck, can't even buy a decent motherboard without 20 RGBs on it.

Hairforce 1 point 8 months ago

I like how he said no sh%tty rgb lmao tru af

ksander 1 point 7 months ago

Nice PC, which framerate on GTA V maximum graphics settings?

JimmyJimmy 1 point 6 months ago

THATS WHAT SHE SAID!!

Gnarlybacon8r 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

(Please pardon my English, I speak croissant)

+999

omaroudrari 1 point 2 months ago

Thats what she said

finncmarshall 1 point 1 month ago

Where is the graphics card!?!? VIDEO EDITITING!!!

ssjg5rlly 0 points 18 months ago

is croissant french

Velocirevan -1 points 18 months ago

needs more RGB. Other than that, i'm kinda jealous.

LeMMingSlayeR 23 Builds 3 points 18 months ago
 - no sh%tty RGB and childish things
Velocirevan 6 points 18 months ago

I know, it was a joke. Apparently it wasn't very funny

Prometheus808 1 Build 4 points 18 months ago

I thought it was :)

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

it was funny.. others didnt get the joke

Prometheus808 1 Build -2 points 18 months ago

I don't even... Nice I guess? Kind of insane. Never seen a dual CPU set up before. Very interesting.

DominicBoccella -3 points 18 months ago

RGB is life

sirkittylover 1 point 18 months ago

that is something that only rich peple say who have an i7700k and 2 1080tis and that just to show how much better thay are than you thay throw in some rgb

DominicBoccella 1 point 18 months ago

but i got a 1070 and 6700k

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sirkittylover 0 points 18 months ago

ya but thats only a mouse i mean if you go all out

sirkittylover 0 points 18 months ago

you know if i could afford it i would also get that mouse

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Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I actually have quite large hands, and it still fits me well... I used to use a Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 a few years ago, and it was a decent mouse until the sensor broke... It seems they've had a lot of issues with their sensors, that's probably why they went out of business a few months back.

I'm glad it fits your hand well too! I used to look at their R.A.T. models for many years, but I don't think I understood mice back then and I had a hard time finding mice to fit my hand size. I remember their 7 and 9, but never purchased them because I was uncertain of the size and wasn't quite smart at the time (meaning I didn't bother to research more so I never bought them).

Doesn't surprise me about the sensor issues since I heard others mention it too, and I notice their website from last month wasn't working properly anymore? Or maybe it was just me...

The mouse I used in between was a 5$ HP mouse, it was terrible... I can't believe how much of an upgrade it was, there is a hugely noticeable difference in the sensor, the macro buttons are great, and it just has nice curves... For a mouse that goes on sale for 50$ quite often, it's unbeatable.

Oh yes, I believe you about the differences between a cheap everyday mouse between a well developed mouse that doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Just have to do your research and try it out to see if it works out. I rarely can use macro buttons because again, my hand is small. This is my first time to actually be able to use the side buttons for once (not just the mouse 3 button in the center). I was not able to do this with my previous mouse until I got the G502 and they did it right by my experiences. And I agree with you, it's an amazing purchase for $50 or less for such quality mouse with an adjustable weight and software.

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JCMsergox 4 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

Enjoy your upvotes, sir.

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Gabiche submitter 5 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

I bought a pair of E5-2620V3 with 8x8 gb of ECC REG ram for a dirt cheap. It was cheaper and easier to upgrade both CPU, than to sell the motherboard, RAM and CPU. And the E5-2696V4 has a high turbo boost frequency. They can run @ 3.7ghz when using a small amount of core, and while running them all at 100%, they're running @ 2.6ghz.

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