Requiem

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Requiem

Straight to specs then a brief further description:

Computer:
- Threadripper 2950x
- ASRock Taichi x399m
- 64GB Trident Z DDR4 @ 2933MHz
- 2x MSI Vega 56 Airboost (Blower w/ Undervolt-Overclocked)
- be-quiet 1000W ATX Dark Power Pro
- 1 TB Samsung 960 Evo m.2 (Windows 10)
- 1 TB Samsung 960 Evo m.2 (Unraid - 2x Windows 10 virtual machines)
- EKWB MLC Pheonix sTR4
- EKWB MLC Phoenix 240mm Radiator
- Sliger Cerberus 18L Case
- Thermal Grizzly Kyronaut

Peripherals:
- Blackwidow TE Chroma V2
- Razer Naga Epic Chroma (post 2012 - though I liked the pre-2012 model slightly better)
- XP-PEN Artist15.6 15.6 Inch IPS (8192 Pressure Levels)
- CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/900W
- Dell U3014
- Logitech Webcam
- Astro A40 w/ Mixamp - Only utilizing Optical (USB and mic is setup to run to another build close by)
- Gen 1 Oculus Rift w/ Touch

NO RGB (Sorry folks - I find it distracting)

Other Description:
Designed the entire case to be as small as possible and yet allow for multiple gamers on one PC utilizing AMD's 16/32 Threadripper CPU. Tried to establish 8 gamers - 1 Threadripper but due to GPU pass-through problems, could only do 2 gamers - 1 computer utilizing Unraid. Computer is completely portable (w/ handle) and when at a LAN event computer can support 2 gamers as the Vega 56s each decouple when booted into Unraid. In primary partition GPUs act in crossfire and crossfire is disabled for use of XP-PEN.

Have also EKWB Vega Nickel GPU coolers but due to sizing, tubes would crimp, thus flow would be impacted and pump would whine. Ended up having to use the stock blower shrouds, which is why I bought blower in case the EKWB didn't pan out so airflow was forced out of the case. Instead I leave sTR4 as only water cooled part. Also in the name of PSUs and cable management, attempted to utilize a Silverstone-SX800LTI SFX-L PSU but kept tripping a rail. Thought it was at first a PSU defect and bought a second, only to trip that one under load when second GPU spooled up. Friend loaned me a KILL-A-WATT P3 and last logged power was ~450W @ system level before SX800LTI cutout. Swapped back over to the Dark Power Pro ATX Semi modular and all's good now, but Dark Power seems to use proprietary style connectors so I have a lot of spare cable, whereas before the connectors on the Silverstone were standard so I bought custom cabling and those were nice and tucked. Good news though is the DPP PSU allows me to perform the Undervolt-Overclock on the Vega's without much complaint. Total system power draw during benchmarks 819-835W. So Requiem can get toasty. Time Spy Extreme sits at 6,619, but does throw an invalid score for whatever reason.

Also originally had a CoolerMaster Masterair MA621P on the 2950x when it was in my dev CoolerMaster XB case, but needed to switch to liquid cool (used EKWB) due to PSU positioning on the Cerberus.

Speaking of the Sliger Cerberus case, there is a wonky order that needed to install the components in due to the space available. In case anyone tries it note that to pair the MLC 240mm EKWB Pheonix rad the Vardar fans have a smidgen extra girth to them meaning your GPU(s) literally sit(s) inside the radiator frame ~1mm away from the radiator fins. This also makes install EXTREMELY tough as the GPU cards must slide in at an angle without the PSU or 2 sticks of DDR4 connected as the rad must go in first. Also note that there is some conditioning you need to do to an EKWB sTR4 Phoenix socket if rocking an ATX PSU in the case as the inlet/outlet for the liquid on the EKWB directly sticks out the top rather than to a side. Thus I applied pressure the the tubing until it was bent in a way that was not-crimped and not interfering with the PSU. This can be achieved by using the PSU itself and slowly over time using the adapter plate supplied by Sliger on the rear so that the PSU is slightly crooked for a few days then slowly tighten. Deforms the braided tube/Plastic but yields good flow with HWinfo showing T(die) never exceeding ~58C under Cinebench extended stress test.

Also of note on the lower GPU, the I/O header on the ASRock x399m interferes with the seating of the GPU in the lower PCI-E x16 spot, and it also covers the CMOS reset button both of which are a pain as they don't have a duplicate I/O header that is horizontal to the motherboard.

Anyways in the wake of not being able to do 8 gamers sadly, this system is super overkill for 2 people let alone 1.

Update 2019.02.20.1618: Made minor spelling and clarification changes.
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: Technology
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 589.99
AMD - Threadripper 2950X
Socket: TR4
Cores: 16
Motherboard
$ 329.99
ASRock - Taichi (X399M)
Chipset: X399
CPU Socket: TR4
Size: Micro-ATX
Graphics
$ 399.00
MSI - Air Boost
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: Vega 56
Graphics
$ 399.00
MSI - Air Boost
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: Vega 56
Storage
$ 341.60
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 341.60
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
be quiet! - Dark Power Pro 10
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Sliger - Cerberus
Type: Mid-Tower
Cooling
Cooling
EKWB - MLC Phoenix sTR4
Type: CPU Waterblock
Accessories
$ 250.00
Accessories
Accessories
Monitor
$ 499.99
Dell - UltraSharp (U3014)
Size: 30 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
$ 109.95
Razer - Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Razer Green
Type: Tenkeyless
Mouse
$ 249.95
Razer - Naga Epic Chroma
Interface: Wireless
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