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I bought the wrong waterblock...grrrr!

14 August 2017 - 06:56 PM

Its kinda my mistake for not realizing the part number didn't match when ordering. But EK briefly made a 1080TI FE only block and than realized they could sell Titan Xp blocks and with a little extra milling the whole pascal series under one block.
Well I somehow had the bad luck of finding the one place that still sells the old block. Just my luck... I got a hacksaw and I just have to cut the front acrylic off so the DVI ports fit than it the same as the new blocks.
I'll post some pictures once I start cutting into it.
Old Block (I bought)

Montana Earthquake

06 July 2017 - 01:24 PM

Anyone else feel the earthquake last night about 12:30AM (MT)? It was 60miles Northwest from where I live. It shook the house and set off a few car alarms. The aftershock felt like a train next to me. This was one of more intense quakes I've felt, usually I can't tell between the local coal train going through town and a earthquake. You know the normal low rumble.

Looks like X299 already has problems :/

29 June 2017 - 08:51 AM

der8auer talks about overclocking and VRM heat problems. Seems like because Intel rushed the X299 to market they didn't give manufactures time to make final tweaks.

Time to sell those old AMD cards!

08 June 2017 - 01:32 PM

Because of the second wave of Bitcoin mining, AMD cards are skyrocketed in price. I just sold an R9 290 I had laying around for $250 on ebay. Just last month it was worthless. I suggest anyone who isn't mining to sell their cards and wait a few months when the VEGA comes out. Buy the new stuff and laugh at those suckers who spent more than the card was worth.

Thoughts on the AMD Threadripper?

31 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

Looks like more information has come out about AMD new chip. So far the official name is Threadripper and is not a codename. A good marketing strategy for AMD because Intel has always (last 10+ years) been known for crushing it when it came it heavy tasks like video encoding or data crunching.


Reading more about it and seeing the X399 4094-pin socket, I can only guess so much. So far it seems two Summit Ridge dies are being slapped together to produce the Threadripper. Summit Ridge from what I can tell is just a revised Zen microarchitecture found in the Ryzen. Just think of two 1800X put together and you have a Threadripper. The big concern I have (besides heat) is generally when it comes to multiple CPUs (dual sockets) a small amount of latency is introduced. This is not traditionally a problem when it comes to servers that are constantly crunching big numbers. In fact the trade off is nonexistent in many circumstances but when it comes to games I think we will see a dip in performance compared to a 1800X because of extra latency.


What are peoples thoughts on this?