Interesting that there's no power supply shroud in the finished build. Was it that much of a headache screw-wise?
Very nice Tech YES Special. Good use of older parts for a cheap gaming build.
Would still be pretty good nowadays as a Hackintosh, if you managed to get a RX 580 so that Catalina support would be seamless. Nvidia cards are no longer supported on Mojave and Catalina, so an RX 580 makes more sense.
That dust filter makes almost no sense being in the part which blows air into the case. But this is definitely a great Tech YES Special. You should send this build post to Bryan.
Remember to turn off Armoury Crate. That installs something on fresh installs of Windows without your knowledge.
Be careful with those Enermax coolers, they've been known to fail.
Any plan to move up to the 7700K, or would you go with Ryzen or LGA 1200?
Hakuho definitely has good technique. I watch him on Grand Sumo Highlights/Live on NHK World.
When you have a chance, I highly recommend moving up to a 9700K and also moving the GPU up to the first PCI-E slot, and flipping the side fans to intake.
None of these will give an optimal experience, since the 4K 144hz option only works with chroma subsampling.
The 32 inch 4K is only 60hz.
The Ultrawide is only 120hz via overclock, due to the dated G-sync module, so it could skip frames when overclocked. The 27GL850 is both native 144hz with excellent response times. The Ultrawide is also not worth it for the G-Sync tax.
Rick and Morty reference?
I'd recommend the O11 Dynamic XL. Ample room for lots of fans.
When you can, try to find a HB SLI bridge as you're actually bottlenecked in SLI performance by using "non-qualified" regular SLI bridges.
With the first gen Sandy Bridge Xeons, don't go past 1.4V or it will start degrading. Also, don't push the SoC voltage past 1.2V or it will degrade within hours.
Push-Pull AIO with a lengthy STRIX GPU works in a H500? Color me surprised!
How high did you push your mesh? Wondering how Cascade Lake X performs on that front. What's the AIDA64 latency test at the highest mesh frequency?
Definitely go for the LG 27GL850 because 4K 144hz has too many technical hurdles to overcome before things get mainstream.
A single 49'' Monitor doesn't give really enough top and bottom immersion and the decently priced ones are all 3840x1080, so you will need more anti-aliasing than a 27'' monitor setup.
For flight sims, I recommend 3 LGs in Nvidia Surround. They're IPS so you can't go wrong there. You will need to connect one of them via USB-C so that all 3 are connected by DisplayPort.
For realtime transcode, a 1650 Super may get you better transcode results for streaming directly to a device while the file is transcoded in realtime. Turing NVENC is superior to the 1050 in every way.
Beware of the Enermax AIOs. They've been notorious for gunking up after some use.
The high temperatures may be due to the pump running on PWM and not at full speed. The pump needs to run at full speed because it is exceptionally weak in terms of water flow rate.
Beware that these HUANAN X79 boards don't have good VRM cooling, so don't overclock. (The E5-2xxx series only allows BCLK OC so it's not really worth it anyways)
The PSU would also be where I'd be concerned if you plan a GPU upgrade.
Be sure to follow Bryan from Tech YES City's advice and turn off all Spectre and Meltdown protections to get the most out of X58.
If you were to make an upgrade, the Ryzen 5 1600 AF is a good upgrade path that gets you into the AM4 ecosystem.
If you've had luck with the PSU, it's worth keeping if it hasn't failed you.
However, I'm more leaning to Seasonic OEM PSUs for budget builds.
Do be aware that there is no Linux method to flash the "performance" VBIOS right now for the 5600 XT, so you need to still use Windows for that.
If you're doing Passthrough, the reset bug was recently fixed for Navi GPUs.
1600x1200 monitors gives me a hint you may be a software dev. Or just never gave up your first monitors. (Edit: Ah, Flight sims.)
I would highly recommend you replace your 2560x1440 with a LG 27GL850 when you have the chance. You need to experience high refresh gaming with a 2080 Ti.
That's really interesting how the audio card is setup. What kind of riser did you use?
I'm waiting myself for a 10920X to drive my VMs. 10 cores honestly isn't enough for my equally strange VFIO setup.
Threadripper 3000 latency was pushing it for acceptable latency for me, I'm personally looking at the 12 core model since more cores might mean more mesh travel time.
Only reason I'm not looking at the 10 core is I need to have enough cores for VMs.
Is that applied at BIOS level or through XTU? If it's through XTU, you have no problems, but if it's BIOS level, beware of microcode updates.
GH5 lacks Line In sensitivity unfortunately. That's where the GH5S makes up for that lacking feature.
The Zoom H5 and H6's newer firmware has a record start beep you can set so that syncing is easier if you feed a line out into the camera for a scratch audio record on camera.
That last picture looks "ungraded." (Video terminology)
What to you film in? S-Log? V-Log? C-Log? Do you use external recorders?
Also, I am very surprised you got 64GB of Non Micron to run at those frequencies.
Plus, PM01 is also what Steve at Gamers Nexus used for a time, and he loved that case.
One, be careful with the M22 as it performs significantly worse than the EVGA CLC 120. With this AIO, leave the CPU at stock.
Two, I would advise a second identical set of ram to unlock the quad channel capability of the processor.
You've setup the VRM fan on the A40 interestingly so it tries to suck away heat from the VRM, when the best cooling performance can be had with the fan blowing onto the VRM. See my build with the A80 to see what I mean, and those lower end X299 boards definitely need that.
Man, you're a trooper for sticking to the Level 10 GTS. That's still a really good case.
Did you have any issues once the new microcode updates hit that the CPU no longer turboed in Windows?
Since you did put a D15 in there, you can now do PBO offset overclocking if there's enough airflow in the case. Just be careful with the lower end ASrock boards.
Extremely clean build! Since it's only a 8-core, the TUF board isn't really going to hinder you as much, but you do have room to upgrade.
I do see a lot of components have been carried forward. Once you do get a 3900X, get some low latency Trident Z Neo 3600 CL14 for DAW work, because Ryzen 3000 likes 3600mhz at low latencies, and it's beneficial to DAW work too.
If that is the case, move the distro plate forward about 1 1/2 inches and use high static pressure intake fans, then slow the RPM of the exhaust fans since you will have created an airflow situation.
Try the Catalina Beta versions. They might have better luck as Navi drivers mature.
For AMD motherboards specifically, they usually put the worst components on their mATX offerings. It hasn't changed for years. I had to put a ITX board in a mATX case to get good VRM quality.
You haven't seen overpriced in Canada until you've seen how much they gouge for Threadripper 3000.
For the 3970X, especially for render workloads, a Asetek AIO is not enough. You need a Swiftech Drive X3 with a EK Velocity sTRX4 block:
How was dealing with Clover and Catalina? Your current screenshot only shows the Windows side, mind showing the Mac boot with the 5700 XT working?
Even Linus' Hack Pro is better than the new Mac Pro. And it's actually watercooled.
You're still in a heavy negative pressure setup, which will fill your system with dust without proper filtration. (the stock filters are really coarse, and won't filter the fine dust.)
If the Distro plate is instead replacing the front glass, then the side is full of intake fans, it's a much better config.
I suffer terrible bottlenecking in Unreal Engine 4 titles, enough that I'm considering a platform swap. Once you have an Unreal Engine 4 title you want to play, you are going to be in for a bad time because of weak single threaded performance.
Haven't seen a new build in the Air 540 in a while. Nice to see it still in use.
Very nice addition with adding a desktop environment to then unRAID Linux config, then adding a transparent monitor on the side panel!
That's a big IF it's compatible with the motherboard.
You could get truly screwed like I did buying a E5-1660 V2 on a Gigabyte X79 Rev 1.0 motherboard to have it not post.
For Gigabyte and X79, the ONLY working mobos are Rev 1.1 mobos for V2 Xeons. I speak from experience.
I run a 4960X now with my Rev 1.0 Mobo and I'm not satisfied with single core performance in Unreal Engine titles. How's the 4820K doing for you in UE4 titles? For me, even with a 4.4Ghz OC, it severely bottlenecks the single thread.
That's some really good RAM. Run it at 3733Mhz with tight timings and you got a extremely capable machine.
If you're able to, try to get the memory to hit 3600Mhz, as that frequency with tight timings will help with memory latency for music production.
One thing missing:
A cassette with "Awesome Mix Vol 1." written on it in the cassette slot.
Doesn't even have to have the real music on it, just write that on any plain old cassette and put it in.
Vintage O11, before the der8auer O11 Dynamic! These cases are now rare!