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Project Thief - CaseLabs TX10-D Dual Workstation/Gaming Build - Gulftown and SB-E

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3rd pic, where you can see the fridge really shows off it's size . . . It will never cease to amaze me.
Haha yeah it's a beast!

most intel chips are average now it seems :(
Yeah, I should really start binning chips to try and get that elusive one

haha thank :)

I would lax CL9 to CL10 and opt for higher memory speeds, it will lower your memory latency even if initially memory isn't as fast until you find that sweet spot. I don't know how it works with your 3930k, but I bet it's similar to my 3820. Nice pics too, how are the temps?
Temps are good, folding at 4.9GHz puts the cores between 59 and 69C with an ambient of 24c. Pushing volts and frequency higher didn't increase temps much, but I don't want to risk the volts. Not so much for the sake of the chip, I'll get the extra OC warranty anyway, just for the downtime it would cost me.

Sweet update:toast:
Glad to see the beast "alive":)
Thanks :)
 
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Took a break to put together an ivy rig for a co-worker:

A board!



blah blah blah marketing - where's the window that the extreme boards have?



Now there's a board



I liked the door hanger - unfortunately this is for an overclocked workstation so not too useful here:



A large box for some memory (32giggles):



Matching:



Oh and a cpu:



Best put that in the socket then:



We should remove that plastic cover too:



Putting in that H100:



Yeah I know no custom water loop, but this is going to someone who can't be trusted with such things ;)

miniThief is getting there:



miniThief- now with 100% more PSU:



Don't forget a GPU (9800GT ftw!)



Close up:



ISO:

 

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Took a break to put together an ivy rig for a co-worker:

A board!

http://i.imgur.com/ZfwJEh.jpg

blah blah blah marketing - where's the window that the extreme boards have?

http://i.imgur.com/FEXZsh.jpg

Now there's a board

http://i.imgur.com/oSGTnh.jpg

I liked the door hanger - unfortunately this is for an overclocked workstation so not too useful here:

http://i.imgur.com/73g0jh.jpg

A large box for some memory (32giggles):

http://i.imgur.com/sAS12h.jpg

Matching:

http://i.imgur.com/5E9pQh.jpg

Oh and a cpu:

http://i.imgur.com/wxHafh.jpg

Best put that in the socket then:

http://i.imgur.com/qga2Nh.jpg

We should remove that plastic cover too:

http://i.imgur.com/n6sjah.jpg

Putting in that H100:

http://i.imgur.com/A09cbh.jpg

Yeah I know no custom water loop, but this is going to someone who can't be trusted with such things ;)

miniThief is getting there:

http://i.imgur.com/PSq1lh.jpg

miniThief- now with 100% more PSU:

http://i.imgur.com/EK7o9h.jpg

Don't forget a GPU (9800GT ftw!)

http://i.imgur.com/OW1jhh.jpg

Close up:

http://i.imgur.com/9TVbIh.jpg

ISO:

http://i.imgur.com/GjTZWh.jpg
Definitely a nice, clean looking rig. I'm sure whoever is getting it will enjoy it. :cool:
 
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yeah, as usual, when you build a rig the clean thing is before you put psu and connect many cables on that
 

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Imagine that case rolling around the house due to all the fans, very scary XD

That build is insane! How much did the case itself cost? $500-800?
 
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Imagine that case rolling around the house due to all the fans, very scary XD

That build is insane! How much did the case itself cost? $500-800?
The TX10-D is $870 these days I think, add on the pedestal ($270) + radiators mounts (4@ ~$50 each) and the HD side mount ($50), extra HD bay($15) 4 ssd mounts (9 each), 1u covers (not sure), custom powder coat ($900). Probably about 2.5K with tax/shipping total to buy it like that now.
 
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The TX10-D is $870 these days I think, add on the pedestal ($270) + radiators mounts (4@ ~$50 each) and the HD side mount ($50), extra HD bay($15) 4 ssd mounts (9 each), 1u covers (not sure), custom powder coat ($900). Probably about 2.5K with tax/shipping total to buy it like that now.
:eek::twitch::wtf: that's more than twice the cost of my entire rig just for your case! :cry:
 
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:eek::twitch::wtf: that's more than twice the cost of my entire rig just for your case! :cry:
Lol yeah this is the insanest build I've ever done lol!



So back to the *real* project. Now that my workstation was up and running, I could take the old one down:



OMG dust! This is three months worth:



Still yucky:





Got out the duster and started taking it apart:



Nearly done



Now I've gone and made the kitchen messy again:

 

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Filthy radiator. D: The temperatures couldn't have been very good.
 
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Filthy radiator. D: The temperatures couldn't have been very good.
You know I was surprised - I had an H100 that was just as dusty and the temps went up 20C. However with this loop the temps barely changed much at all, maybe 5C or so. I'd been watching them because I could see it was filthy but I knew I was taking it apart soon lol, i thought I'd wait and see how bad it would get before the temps got really bad, but I couldn't wait that long.
 
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So as it's the weekend you get bonus updates :)

This is how I initially wanted the PSU's to give maximum air intake:



However the left PSU once it had cables would conflict with the 360 rad mounted in front of it, so I decided to move it:



Done, you can see there's still a good amount of space in between:



Now to mount them - they're going in the second to bottom compartment:



and mounted:



Now time to mount all the hard drives - here are the gaming rig drives:



Now let's add in the workstation drives:



old skool x25e:



All done:



Now to cable it - I hate how asus only give you sata cables with right angles at one end and straights at the other. For this build I really need straight to straights, so I had to order some more from the egg, this is the temporary rats nest:



Yikes!
 
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Nice Pics. That's a lot of disks.
 

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I don't think you have enough drives :p
 
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Alright a quick update as I got some more time to process photos (on a side note the first mdpc package came woot!)

I got the workstation back up and running:



But I had to use the gaming side for location of the power supply as the cables were not long enough to reach the real location. As you can see it makes a good storage room also:



Workstation in action - no 2nd 8800gt yet because I'm only driving two screens, the card is being used as a test card for now for some other rigs I'm building.



Again a lot of fittings are temporary. So now back to the gaming rig. I transferred the sweet trident ram from my worksation to the gaming rig (I think it maybe hypers), it can do 2130 CL 8 and probably more but that's the limit of my 990x IMC. Should have tried two sticks in the 3770K rig I slapped together to see what it could really do! The ugly p6t board that was being used for the workstation is now going into a generic network maintenance use and will be put in a rack.



A shot of that sexy ram:



And the motherboard tray:



Here you can see I had soldered on an extra molex connector to the board (just to the bottom of the STX). My old case didn't have room to connect a power cable to the real connector, so this helped me give the gpus enough power.



And now time to swap the 920 for that sweet 990x:

 

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Looking good. :toast:

What were you thinking you were going to do about the short PSU cables?
 

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Make custom wiring harnesses, it's a pain, but I wanted to sleeve anyway so it's just a bit more work lol.
Are you going to use adapters to plug the current cables into a new harness or are you going to cut or re-solder new wires to the PSU?
 
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Are you going to use adapters to plug the current cables into a new harness or are you going to cut or re-solder new wires to the PSU?
It's fully modular, so in general I'll be replacing the connectors inside the plugs as much as possible. Some I may have to solder on if I can't find the right metal parts to crimp on.
 

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one word: Beast!
please do tell the total amount of $ you spent on this...
also how many builds do you have going on, I cant even tell, there seems to be an additional case on every page lol
 
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one word: Beast!
please do tell the total amount of $ you spent on this...
also how many builds do you have going on, I cant even tell, there seems to be an additional case on every page lol
Lol the Z77/Ivy Bridge system was just a temporary distraction - that's been delivered to my buddy now. There will be another distraction this week, but then it's back to the main two systems that live in this case ;)

As for cost, I don't have hard numbers, partly because I don't want to have a heart attack, but also because I got a lot of stuff second hand, sponsored or as part of my job. To buy the whole system new would probably run between 10 and 15K though.
 
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