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Here’s what she looks like now-


Now keep in mind this system is from 2008 and a work in progress, but I have changed the BIOS over to allow support for Quad Core Opterons and far more memory. This configuration has a ASUS L1N64SLI-WS with a WS/B BIOS, dual 2360 SE’s, 16Gb of DDR2 ECC RAM, a 240Gb SSD, a 2Tb hdd, 1Tb hdd, 2 500Gb hdd’s, ATI Radeon HD 4870 1Gb, Thermaltake VA8000 case and a Thermaltake 850 watt PSU.

I think it’s time to give an update on the system.


My new NAS. Built for ZFS with the largest currently available HDDs in mind.
The PSU is stupid for this, I am aware of that but I already had it.

  • Intel Xeon E5-2630L CPU
  • Asus Z9PA-U8 motherboard
  • 128GB (8x16) Samsung Registered ECC DDR3 1333 RAM
  • LSI 9210-8i SAS controller
  • Intel X540 T2 dual 10GB NIC
  • Corsair Force GT 120GB SATA SSD
  • 7 x 3,5" 3TB Seagate NAS harddrives
  • 1 x 3.5" 4TB WD red harddrive
  • Seasonic Platinum 750 PSU with Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan
  • Noctua NH-U9S cooler
  • 2 x Noctua NF-A8 PWM (out)
  • Noctua NF-S12A PWM (over PCIe cards)
  • 2 x Inter-Tech VT-314 hot-swap bays with Noctua NF-A8 ULN fans
  • Inter-Tech 4U 4098-S rack case


Optimized my rack case gaming rig for airflow since I switched from the blower fan on the Vega to the open Raijintek Morpheus II. Got rid of most drives for that. Worked out great. :slight_smile:

  • AMD Ryzen5 1600X CPU @ stock clock
  • Asus Prime X370 Pro mainboard
  • 32GB (4x8) of G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 @ 2933MHz RAM
  • Radeon RX Vega64 Limited GPU (Raijintek Morpheus II + 2x Noctua NF-F12 PWM)
  • Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBit NIC
  • Intel 600p 120GB NVME SSD (system)
  • Intel 730 240GB SATA SSD (scratch)
  • SanDisk UltraII 960GB SATA SSD (games)
  • Seasonic Platinum 1050W with Noctua NF-F12 PWM
    (already had it, overkill, I know.)
  • Noctua NH-U9S CPU cooler
  • 2x Noctua NF-A14 ULN fans (in)
  • 2x Noctua NF-A8 PWM fans (out)
  • Inter-Tech 4U 4098-S rack case


Still a work in progress, but it’s coming along nicely. That load driven PS fan is nice and seldom kicks on unless I try to render a Blender scene or something.



I can’t believe that I never showed the ‘Pay-it-Forward’ build that I did for an artist friend of mine earlier this year.
Meet ‘Qamra’, a PC that I built for an artist friend of mine using his character Qamra as inspiration


I recently got a MSI GTX 1070 Aero and did a paint mod.

GTX 1070 Aero mod


Because stock clocks and thermal convection for airflow are where I want to go. Next is to try and track down all the coil whine and eliminate it if possible.




Christmas gift build for my friend’s son. It’s coming along nicely. :smile:


Hmm… Some modding took place here…


Built this a few months ago but never really posted any pictures here, specs are in my bio.


Just some slight modding. I also did a little bit to the outside of the case as well-


That’s the cool thing about it… You don’t need much for a great result :slight_smile:


I have a lot of work yet to do, I’ve been so lazy. Everything runs perfect though, just extremely boring to look at.



Guess I never got around to posting in here since I rebuilt my pc. Need a few more cable combs 20171128_195016-1





Pumpkin Pie Nice!



Finished a buddy’s build for him, figured I’d post it here.

1700x, 8GB 480, Coolermaster v750, old HAF case. 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD.


Question, why put the CPU cooler with the vacume cone interrupted by the graphics card, not 90 degrees rotated so its blowing air towards the case rear?