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Project Cronus

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Location
Wisconsin, US
System Name Phobos/Enyo/Kryos
Processor E5-2696v3/E5-2695v4/2xE5-2687Wv1
Motherboard X99S MPower/X99A Raider/X9DAi
Cooling Custom Water
Video Card(s) GTX 1070/2xR9 290/GTX 550ti
Storage 840 Evo/1tb 2.5"/500gb 2.5"
Case STH10/TH10/
Power Supply SeaSonic 1200w/InWin 900C/SeaSonic 1200w PRIME
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Hey All,

This project is a project my brother and I started discussing when our father was first diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer a year and a half ago and the thread will be the compilation of the build components and process.. The name is the same name that he had on the last computer that he built. Without my father, I likely never would have been as interested in computers as I am and they certainly would not have turned into my primary profession.

He would have turned 50 this year and had been an AMD follower, I can't say enthusiast because he wasn't that hardcore, and had been the "computer" person in our family since the early 90's until passing the torch to me. His last 3 systems were based on an AMD with his last being a 555 BE that fully unlocked. He paired his unlocked 555 BE with a 6950 that unlocked to a 6970 and was always proud that he was the owner and user of 2 unlocked AMD components.

This build is a memorial build that will become a dedicated WCG Cruncher and folder that is expect to run 24/7 and be upgraded as able. This will be a bit of an experiment and a slight divergences from the kind of system that my father would have built because I will be building with hard line for the first time, and my father never had a water cooled computer before. We did discuss building a Zen based machine that would be before he passed, but Ryzen just took too long. :)

Here is what we have accumulated so far:

Threadripper 1950x
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Gigabyte X399 Aorus
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3x XSPC RX480 V3
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EK X2 Res 400
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XSPC Photon 270 with D5 Pump
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2x XSPC Blade GTX 1080 M08
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250gb WD Blue M.2 SSD
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All of these items were previously used/owned to also align to some sort of budget..

I have another SSD on the way and a PSU, but that's it for now. I'm presently planning to pull the 1070 from my personal machine to throw in here when I can source something else to go in this build.. unless I find a pair of something. I'd like to have 3-4 cards in this build when it's fully operational.
 
Joined
Dec 13, 2009
Messages
171 (0.06/day)
Likes
194
Location
Wisconsin, US
System Name Phobos/Enyo/Kryos
Processor E5-2696v3/E5-2695v4/2xE5-2687Wv1
Motherboard X99S MPower/X99A Raider/X9DAi
Cooling Custom Water
Video Card(s) GTX 1070/2xR9 290/GTX 550ti
Storage 840 Evo/1tb 2.5"/500gb 2.5"
Case STH10/TH10/
Power Supply SeaSonic 1200w/InWin 900C/SeaSonic 1200w PRIME
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More parts have arrived:

Not the best block for this chip, but I'm just waiting for the monoblock and because there are on sale...
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A couple more water pumps
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PSU!
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Another SSD.. Gotta RAID 0 because why not. :)
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I'm sourcing a GPU at present and trying to figure out my case situation. I'm hoping to start assembly very soon.

I'm not sure I'll use all of the pumps, or reservoirs, that have been pictured.. but I know that this will be a dual loop system.