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The Daily Workhorse

by blademasterdtcom

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36 Comments

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Date Published

June 24, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

55.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

90.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

900MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.3GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

55.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

97.0° C

Description

This is my computer which was built for gaming but is mainly used to surf the web and occasionally play games.

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M3RICA_ 3 points 30 months ago

Are those 6990 dual-GPU cards? Cuz that's some serious power.

+1, I dig your setup.

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Yes it is and its quite a nice heater.

tpb1908 1 point 30 months ago

According to this http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1240 each card is around 290x performance

deadmc26 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

the fak are you talking about , clearly 290x beat the **** out of the 6990 from that review you gave

tpb1908 1 point 30 months ago

Sorry, I only read two of the games. Either way, it's not a bad card

drekavac6 3 points 30 months ago

Interesting setup. The paint job almost looks like a spray in truck bed liner.

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

That's an awful lot of cables! Nice job with the extension to the other room, what did you use for that?

I'm a bit concerned about a couple of things however... The psu looks like it's getting air from the bottom but it's seated on a carpet, there's a high risk that the airflow is obstructed and could increase temperature inside the psu, which is something you don't want. Try to find a hard plain surface to put between the case and the carpet. If the temps you reported down are real I'd be a bit worried, 90°C under load really seems too much. For the gpus it's quite the same thing, although 97° is still probably in the range of tolerated heat, I'd be more relaxed with lower temps.

Other than that nice build and +1 for nostalgia chipset!

ziggurat666 7 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

That PSU has only the rear Fan, no upper or lower. Little outside the norm

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

You mean it doesn't have any intake? Sound really weird to me. It doesn't have to have another fan, just an intake through which it can get fresh air.

ziggurat666 7 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Mesh in the front, rear fan only, fan pulls and pushes

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I used a cable runner to protect the cables crossing the hallway.

MLGNeverFail 2 points 30 months ago

+1 for an awesome build! I love to see people post their rigs with older parts because it makes me appreciate how far we've come technology wise :)

MaskedMonster21 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Awesome build!

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Nice job! I've never seen a workstation with it's PC in another room. How did you get all those extension cables?

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I bought all the long cables on monoprice.

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Huh interesting.

Have you ever thought of putting most of those cables on wireless instead (keyboard, mouse, headset)? Or would the range be to little.

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I have never thought of using wireless devices. Its not because of range is just that I do not like having to worry about batteries and they work better when directly connected.

overclockingfreak 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

I like to have my PC next to me so I can look at it. why did you put it in a different room? I also have the same case, it was discontinued about a week after mine arrived. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/fLgLrH

Aralex 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Clean cable management (pics 3,4) and cool monitor setup. +1!

Mr.Untrackable 2 points 30 months ago

whats the name of those monitors its sweet. or provide me a like lol :) thanks

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

The monitors from the left to the right is the Dell 3008WFP, HP LP3065, and the HP Zr30W.

williamr86 2 points 30 months ago

Dude, loving that Marantz Amp! I don't see many fellow audiophiles on here. Awesome build as well.

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks.

overclockingfreak 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

What I would have done different was use a lot of command strip hook things that are for cable routing and ran the cables along the ceiling.

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

I would have love to have the cables not running along the floor, but the problem is the maximum length in the DVI-D and usb spec. I am running both kinds of cables at the maximum length allowed in the spec or longer. My usb cables is 16 feet long while the DVI-D cables are 30 feet long. If i had to go any longer with the display cables I would have to buy either an active displayport cable, a booster, or one of Corning's optical thunderbolt cable. All of which are very niche products that are usually more than 100 dollars a piece. This is the best I can do within the limits of the "cheaper" cables.

overclockingfreak 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Ah. ok.

bobbyschermerhorn 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

liking the paint job

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks.

goodra 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Can you elaborate on the case paint job, the white box inside the case, and some of your audio equipment? Your setup looks well thought out.

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

The case is painted with Krylon charcoal stone paint. The white box is used to route the air from the front exhaust directly to the front of the case. My audio setup consists of the Fiio E18 Kunlun as the DAC, the Marantz PM750DC as the amplifier and the AKG Q701 headphones.

RubyJunk 1 point 30 months ago

I love the monitor setup :D I've never even thought of doing that. My dual monitors are just side by side. (Not rotated)

P.S. It's HOT in your house :O 88.5 degrees...

blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks. Its only 88.5 degrees it just has not it 95 degrees yet.

RubyJunk 1 point 30 months ago

I don't understand? It has not yet reached 95 degrees? Because I would have had the A/C on once it reached 80 lol.

auldae 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

And it was all free.

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blademasterdtcom submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I do actually use my monitors in portrait mode.

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TimoHalofan 10 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Well for me it works great when your main monitor is just in normall laying mode and then next to it you have one on its side for multimedia use.