Welcome Back Dizzy. Always good to hear from you. To be honest I don't know what turned me on more Sasha or a Threadripper virgin being popped into its X399 chipset slot. Did you RGB it up? I just hope your desk is worthy of the fire breathing monster you are now resting on it.
That is a tough pick between the two lol. To answer your question, I have Nano Leaves as my back light so I kept the RGB to a minimum. I also tend to render animations over night so an extensive RGB setup would make my room look like an EDM festival.
Got the Asrock Taichi board to bring it all together. Ended up getting a case that supports horizontal mounting as I wasn't liking the idea of 3 cards plus that monstrous Noctua cooler tugging on the mobo. It was quite the build.
Aw come on could have given a new light (EDM Pun intended) to the night club scene with RGB blinding you away. That and everyone would know you are rendering as your curtains would light up. Good call on the horizontal case though and lastly what did you decide to cool that majestic Threadripper with? given how dame big it is.
Have Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 for the CPU cooler. Might go AIO in the future but I wasn't thrilled with the reviews of the top models at the time of purchase. The Enermax ones for the TR are supposedly pretty good but I have seen several cases where the pumps failed after a year. Figured in the future I can pick up an AIO and if the pump fails I can fall back on the Noctua while I RMA it. Or I can just wait for the Threadripper 2 coolers to come out, since they run hotter than the first line but use the same socket the coolers should be even better.
Yea one year just sounds scary. Hopefully the part 2's of the AIO can cover all four corners. Since they tend to focus on the center as of now. Another option would be maybe a custom loop as I have seen some good prototypes and ok reviews. That is more enthusiast I would say as managing all them pesky seals for leaks everyday sounds like a nightmare to me.
Nano leaves are awesome. Didn't think I'd like them as much as I do. They put out a crazy amount of light and have completely replaced the existing lighting in my room. The make for a good silent alarm too. Also really nice to be able to turn them on and off from your phone.
Didn't intend on marketing them lol but they are really good. Expensive, but good.
With every build I always say " I am going full custom loop on the next build!" and never do. The combination of risk and maintenance always scares me off. I don't mind AIO's as its pretty much plug and play. But I don't want to have pull the system apart every 3 months and replace seals, fluid, etc and pay an extra the 1000 - 1500 overhead just for the equipment. I don't really believe in overclocking a work station. When up time and work flow matter you should just buy what you need. I get it for the enthusiast market and gaming to some degree, but I'll take stability and ease of maintenance over bleeding edge performance.
July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018
As an idiot that bit the bullet and went full WC on my system. I both love it and hate it. It didn't cost me 1k but getting a TR block and 3x GPU blocks would probably put you in the 1k territory. EK does actually offer some decent savings if you can use one of their kits. It's about 15-20% savings (don't quote me) vs a piecemeal purchase. Then you sign up for their website and wait for a sale to get another 10-15% off. That said, I ended up spending another hundred bucks on more fittings, and I'm about to replace the tubes for the second time. The first time I got a fitting from a second brand because I needed it to complete the loop, and it fouled the system. (SHIT!) I'm replacing the tubing and cleaning out all of my blocks again, because I got the fancy primochill VUE coolant and after 3 months that fell out (it's just clear red now) and that has coated all of my tubes and blocks. I still get good temps it's just a hideous conglomeration of deep red and pale pink. But that's on me. I got a cheap fitting that wasn't compatible and got a fluid that hadn't been adequately field proven. (Started seeing bad reviews on it about 4 weeks after I put it in my system)
Anyway, that is part of learning. I fully expect that if I clean everything and flush it properly and use distilled water with a clear colorant I shouldn't have problems running the system for 6 months easy. And then I should only need to replace the coolant. But we'll see.
July 2, 2018
June 26, 2018
Techgasm indeed! Is it really 25 mins? Thats amazing! Im not too tech saavy, so bear with me, does this mean you can put out content faster?
Yes. (I put a Skinner gif here originally, but apparently images here get weirdly aligned? I think the forum software needs more tinkering)
By the way, Dizzy, what was your budget on this? I may consider building my own compy in the fall, and while I'm probably going to have something a little less insane (since it'll be my first time building, and I intend to have a custom wood case made for me), I just wanted to get a sense of cost.
July 3, 2018
My budget was about 3500, though I went sailing over that lol. Admittedly I went overboard with the m.2 storage.
Anyhoo in regards to budget obviously depends on what your building. Ita kind of a bad time to buy still. Ram prices are still really high along with graphics cards. Current gen cpus are dropping as the next gen is right around the corner. Same should be true for Nvidia cards but they have been holding steady at msrp despite the new ones coming this fall.
Are you building a work station it gaming rig? Big decision to make is what resolution you plan on working with. 60fps in 1080p is highly accessible now with most mid to high end cards. The higher the resolution the beefier the graphics card and thus the majority of your budget.
Also depends on any recycled or cannibalized parts you plan on using. power supplies, cases, and monitors are usually capable of being reused again.
Let us know what you go with!
@checker: happy fourth!
@Mr. grimm: I was thinking of going with EK there stuff looks well built and fairly priced. I don't blame you for going with the primochill that stuff looks so cool. Love the swirling pearlscent look to it, sad that it fell out on you though. I think the same thing happened to Jayztwokcents on YouTube and he didn't mix metals.
You go with flexi tubes? I have seen some builds with glass tubing that looked really good.
Learning and tinkering are some of the best parts of the hobby what makes a build truly yours. Your temps must be awesome though!
@ Jblack: Yup, that's 25 minutes for a very complex scene lots of lights, characters and surfaces. The 4th set I just put up rendered in about 6 minutes per image. The outdoor SoTP stuff is under 5 minutes.
June 24, 2018
@Dizzy Wow that’s super fast. Totally not asking for a timeframe, but does that mean that we can expect more content (SoTP) sooner?
calm down JBlack 🙂 just let Dizzy do and we will see when it come! when Dizzy say now its come sooner and then its come not then will it give sure same haters ^^ Everything he say can be laiter be backfire. we should be satisfied that we know that Dizzy can work faster now. 😀
no haters allowed! Dizzy is God!
The biggest impact faster rendering will have is on animations. Since each one takes at least 60 frames (or stills) upward into the hundreds, every second I shave off is a cumulative reduction in time. for the SoTP the longest time is spent posing the characters, especially with the weird creatures I have involved. That said, faster rendering makes it overall easer to create content, do reshoots if necessary, or tinker with the set until I have the perfect angle.
Its also nice that I can dedicate a card to photoshop while I render with the other two making it possible to post work and render on the same machine. Hope that helps.
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