Home-Lab of CryEngine 2 (Rev. 2)

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October 22nd 2018
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Key Features:
Intel CPU NVIDIA Graphics NVIDIA SLI AMD Graphics Scratch Build Exotic-cooled
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUWGjbe4Q_s&t=168s
System Specs:
  • CarMan (The Dell Optiplex 745)
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Revision G0
  • RAM 8GB DDR2 (4x2) PC2-6400 Nanya Technologies
  • GPU ATi Radeon HD 3850 (695MHz Core) (801MHz Mem w/ WLB-X One of a Kind) [STOCK CARD]
  • MOBO Dell Optiplex Motherboard
  • BIOS 2.6.6 (6.26.11)]
  • PSU Insignia 450 Watt Power Supply (Removed Floppy connection and some other cables)
  • Case Generic Dell Optiplex 745 Case with a few stickers on it, looks very Stock. (FUNCTION OVER FORM)
  • Disclaimer THIS IS NOT A GAMING PC, Designed for CryEngine 2 Combat Scenario Simulation.
  • Dell XPS M1730
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLi (One GPU Disabled for heat issues through MediaDirect Mode)
  • 4GB DDR2 667MHz
  • A11 BIOS 11/3/11)
  • Dell Precision M6400
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 3.06GHz
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
  • 12GB DDR3 (Never utilize fully even with 12 chrome tabs open)
  • A13 BIOS 6/5/13)
  • Most of the time my Dell Precision M6400 is just a dumb terminal, but when I need a Desktop GPU on the go, I have one.
  • My XPS M1730 has embarrassing battery life with 1 hour even with 1 GPU disabled due to the added circuitry. Best use is either Tolerance Control or Gaming. This one is a HORRIBLE LAPTOP but (Trance-Edition) or my main XPS with a Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 @ 3.4GHz OC and NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLi cant even stay on and will shut off if you do anything on it if your not VERY careful; It's a Desktop in a Laptop Chassis.
  • The Systems on the bottom of the desk.
  • Dell PowerEdge R410
  • Intel Xeon E5620 Quad Core 2.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 ECC (Runs 24/7)
  • Dell Optiplex 760
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
  • 6GB DDR2 RAM
  • HP G56
  • AMD Athlon ii P340 2.2GHz Dual Core
  • ATi Radeon Mobility HD 4200 Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (This is a CryEngine 2 Boat PC)
  • And the battery works too.
Performed Mods:
CarMan (here goes cringy) Motherboard has the bottom PCI-E x1 slot sawed on the back of the connection allowing a x16 slot card to fit in. It was an attempt to get a larger GPU in there but I gave up. system is technically CrossFire capable as I have a spare HD 3850 lying around but decided against it as first I don't have the correct PSU and second it just is not worth it for my needs! Power supply has multiple cables cut off and directly wired to the LOUD AS HELL Delta fans inside the computer, No Molex connections. Each Fan has their own connection, no connections shared as each fan can take up-to 16 Watts. It replaces a water-cooler but it's extremely loud. I don't care about the noise I actually like it. (x1 92mm Delta @ x1 180mm Delta) Everything in the CarMan system is ZIP Tied together, don't want anyone down the road to change alot of things. You can upgrade the GPU with no issues, Swap RAM, even change the Hard-drive but I designed CarMan to run 24/7 and the air-flow is perfect and cables wont get stuck in the fan. Didn't want anyone disassembling it unless they are a skilled Professional with years of training.
Special Tools Used:
  • None
Time Spent:
2 ways to see it. Either look at my previous home-lab which was far more simple which was 3 months ago or this technically took 3 weeks to complete (parts arriving and all).
Sponsors:
  • Spirit Possession (2011)
Designed for CryEngine 2 Simulation. Can run a variety of Combat Applications. 1. CryEngine 2 2. Crysis 2 (POST-HUMAN DIFFICULTY) 3. Crysis (Physics Simulations or Combat) 4. A wide variety of Games can be used to emulate if tuned exactly correctly to meet a specific application need. What I can use for example 1. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2. Minecraft (Redstone Computers w/ hundreds of connections) 3. Google Sketchup 8 I use a wide variety of Photoediting and Videoediting software. For my Ray-Tracing videos I export them twice for redundancy of Special Subliminal Features. I tuned pretty much every knob the Software allows to reach a perfect image quality or purpose of look. My videos are more advanced that applying 1 or 2 settings. I apply 20 settings on a single clip. Photoshop CS6 VideoPad Video Editor WavePad Microsoft Paint (yes funny and all but sometimes I only use it for simple text adding or cropping a photo. Photoshop CS6 is my main photo editor.
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2 Comments on Home-Lab of CryEngine 2 (Rev. 2)

#1
Prophet_38[17]
I don't like how there are no comments describing how ugly it is. I guess it really is worthless in atheistics but at-least I documented my setup for functional purposes only. People have right to their own opinion but like I said, this isn't for gaming.
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FPSPusher
I gave you a 7 just for having Computing forever on the screen, excellent youtube channel. And good mod.
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