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Old 09-06-14, 05:35 PM
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Yeah that grey ribbon cable is ruddy irritating as there is nothing i can do to hide it any more. It links the xonar essence to the 7.1 hdav daughter board. I can't believe that they haven't improved this on the new STX II either.

I've decided in my infinite wisdom to replace that dead 640GB WD black with a 1TB WD enterprise SE disk instead as it comes with a nice long warranty and decent performance. (also has an unusually large 128mb cache)

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Old 10-06-14, 08:49 PM
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Would a friendly mod change the title of the thread to ケイ - Watercooled Enthoo Primo

The 1TB WD enterprise SE arrived today. Remarkable difference between it and my current 1TB WD black (FAEX) regarding noise. The SE is silent unlike the black which reminded me of my original raptor 74 when seeking. It also outperforms the black by a healthy margin too. It's finally allowed me to retire my old 200GB spinpoint which is knocking on ten years old. (Crystal disk says it's only run for 23,000 hours) I'm very tempted to replace the other drives with these SE's too, although it'd probably make more sense to go with the 2TB version as it's cheaper than most of the other 2TB drives.
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Old 03-05-15, 07:10 PM
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Near enough one year down the road since building my X79 rig into the enthoo primo and all is well. It was a tad dusty, but i haven't cleaned it since january. Certainly collects less dust than the old CM690-II. Primochill advanced LRT is definitely worth the money as it looks almost as clear as it did when installed. The xspc tubing went pink within 6 months. I'll have to admit that this has so far proven to be the most reliable machine I've built as I've not had any issue with it at all. I'm hoping that it'll still be up to the task of running witcher 3 once it lands. Get the feeling that the single 780 is going to get a spanking.



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Old 05-09-17, 08:26 PM
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Another long overdue update on this one. After upgrading to windows 10 somewhere around october 2016, the system sporadically suffered from black screen lock ups, which were TDR errors. Cue a lot of faffing and fiddling, involving a full strip down and me swapping my GTX 780 out for a spare HD6850 and no longer having problems. I tried the 780 in a spare AMD 990FX system and it was all good there too. Getting pretty annoyed by that point as I'd flashed the default bios on to the gpu, removed all my overclocks, changed drivers and applied more updates than I could remember and finally had to rebuild the watercooling to remove the GPU.

Took the opportunity to change coolants too.


After a month of no problems with the 6850, I put the 780 back in and back to square one. Eventually after 6 months of putting up with this, I managed to stumble across something on the nvidia forums regarding intel VT-d being a potential cause. Shut it off and finally got a reliable system once again. Doesn't help that asus didn't keep VT-x and VT-d in the same menu in the bios and they called it something totally different. I put the 780 back under water and restored the skyn3t bios and both the cpu and gpu overclocks and it has been great.

How it looks today. Took the HDAV surround daughter board out as I'll admit that I have never actually used it, instead opting for DD live via bitstream through toslink if I want surround. I added an AJA kona capture card which I've been using to transfer my old VHS tapes to file. Lastly a 4TB WD Se disk was added as I was running out of space for my photos.


Other changes include a ducky shine 5 keyboard along with a smaller ducky desk mat. Swapped the iiyama 4:3 panel out for another 16:10 24" panel. (HP LP2475W AH-IPS) Not a perfect colour match to the dell VA but not far out, certainly no worse than the iiyama. It has substantially less input lag than the dell so it's become the primary display. I'm planning on replacing the desktop with some nicely oiled full stave ash which is a tad longer so the monitors fit on properly and the JBL control ones behind the monitors have more room to breathe.


Only problem now is that I'm super tempted to replace it all for an X399 & 1920X threadripper system. It's one heck of a cost though. The annoyance would be having to replace the sound card which is an original xonar essence ST which uses PCI not PCI-e. Thankfully the AJA kona capture card is PCI-e as that would be very expensive to replace.

Potential spec is looking like:

AMD ryzen 1920X
Asus Prime X399-A
EK supremacy evo TR4 acetal
32GB 8 pack dark pro 3200 ram (4x8gb)

Bit's I'd stick with for now:

GTX780 3GB (will replace in next gen)
Corsair TX650 psu (hopefully still sufficient)
Crucial M500 240GB + 4 other random disks + Bluray writer (nvme ssd to come in future)
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Old 06-09-17, 09:05 AM
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Why do you want to go Threadripper? Do you work with something that requires a massive amount of CPU computations that you couldn't do with graphics cards? If it's just for some gaming, streaming, a bit of professional work, I'd say just get a Ryzen 7 and save a bunch of money in the process.

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Old 07-09-17, 07:28 PM
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I seriously considered ryzen 7 and whilst it'd provide some improvement, the extra features of TR4 are worthwhile. That is primarily the extra pci-e lanes and quad channel memory. TBH, when I finally moved on from my phenom II x4, I really wanted to go for a 6 core machine but at the time, I felt a 4930k was too expensive for what it was.

I use my pc for a lot of editing, capture and encoding work and at present I either have it encoding and I use something else to game or palm it off on the server, which is the old phenom II x4 underclocked, which takes about 4 times as long. It'd be nice to be able to leave it encoding in the background whilst I do other things.
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Old 14-09-17, 03:37 PM
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The deed is done.

Spec changed slightly:

Gigabyte aorus x399 gaming 7 instead of the asus prime. Always used gigabyte before so felt more comfortable particularly with the asus being suspiciously cheap.
Ryzen threadripper 1920x
32GB 8 pack DDR4 3200 C14
EK supremacy EVO TR4 acetal+nickel (prefered straight copper but not available)
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Old 14-09-17, 05:32 PM
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The deed is done.

Spec changed slightly:

Gigabyte aorus x399 gaming 7 instead of the asus prime. Always used gigabyte before so felt more comfortable particularly with the asus being suspiciously cheap.
Ryzen threadripper 1920x
32GB 8 pack DDR4 3200 C14
EK supremacy EVO TR4 acetal+nickel (prefered straight copper but not available)
/drool. Looking forward to the pics and your impressions on the hardware after you've had a play with it. I'm kind of feeling the same itch for my work PC, currently on X99 with a 5820K.
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Old 15-09-17, 07:44 PM
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/drool. Looking forward to the pics and your impressions on the hardware after you've had a play with it. I'm kind of feeling the same itch for my work PC, currently on X99 with a 5820K.
I have to admit that I don't find the 4820K all that limiting unless I wanted to game and do something in the background. This is entirely a case of gluttony because I can. Although it definitely hit the wallet quite hard, I will run it for a long time, hopefully longer than the phenom II which lasted 5 years.

Bits arrived this afternoon whilst I was in work. I can't wait to get it all assembled in the case as this is definitely going to look awesome once built.

8 Pack 3200C14 ram


Ryzen 1920X


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Old 16-09-17, 11:24 PM
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Add in cards removed. Sadly the sound card won't be going back in as it's pci. PCB colour on the AJA capture card is a little annoying as it stands out like a sore thumb.


Block fitted and the motherboard is now housed inside the case. Just got to give everything a clean off and fit some new tubing and get leak testing.
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Memory: 32GB 8 Pack Pro 3200C14 || Storage: Crucial M500 240GB + WD Se 4TB + Se 1TB + Black 1TB + Constellation ES.2 750GB ||
Cooling: EK Supremacy EVO TR4 + EK FC TITAN + 480 + 240 αcool XT45 rads + XSPC D5 + Photon 270 || PSU: Corsair TX650V2 ||
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