New system up & running!

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Combobulated is the keyword (is that even a word?)

At any rate, this is a system I pulled together from bits and pieces and a CPU which was sent to me from Hong Kong. The CPU is a E8400, socket 775.

Motherboard? Asus Maximus Extreme, see: http://k0nsl.org/bag/hardware/Asus_Maximus_Extreme/

Cooling? It’s passively cooled by a Thermochill PA120.3.

Temperatures? It idles at about 45 °C so heat is not much of an issue. If it becomes one I’ll just slap on a fan or three ;-)

OS? Jewbuntu ;-/

I’m still not entirely sure what purpose the system will serve nor am I fully decided on what type of OS to run. Only time will tell.

Overclocking? At the moment it’s running at 4960MhZ (9 ratio @ 440 FSB): so out of the box I’ve gained almost two gigahertz from it. It’s currently undergoing stress testing at this speed. The only worries I have is with the northbridge heat. It’s a bit toasty

Sorry about the crappy video: I’m not very good at filming, or even putting together a clip. I rush it and it comes out as a confabulated mess. Plus, Sony is not really helping out much in lieu of the horrendous focus-problem they have with their cameras. Blergh.


CPU: Intel E8400
Motherboard: Asus Maximus Extreme (X38), never used.
Memory: Kingston Hyperx 16 GiB
HDD: Seagate 1TB (only one for now)
Pump: Laing DDCv1
Waterblock: Swiftech Storm
Radiator: Thermochill PA120.3
Reservoir: EK Dual Bay

…alas, a whole system which only cost me about $18 bucks, excluding the costs for the already available hardware. Oh, and don’t fret: Ah’ll put the stuff in a case, very soon. This is only for testing purposes


Watercooling Build Almost Finalized

I’ve almost finalized the watercooling build now although the cable management is still left, and I’m going to empty the loop once more to shorten the tubing on one place. I also had to use old tubing I had laying around since olden times because the one I bought wasn’t really to my liking — not only that, it seemed to be a bit of a risk to use together with the fittings I have.

One more thing: the pump will be mounted someplace else too, but I’m not sure exactly where yet. Too bad I’ve got so many HDDs otherwise that location might have been one option…

This build is all-right for my purposes but the radiator is on the small side, I should’ve used my Thermochill 120.3 radiator instead but this case could never fit such a big one. So I might do some re-arrangement in the future: crafting a radbox to house everything would’ve been the ideal thing to do.

I’m sorry if the photographs aren’t very professional, but I’m not a photographer in that respect 


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My Return to Watercooling

I have recently decided to get back into watercooling again, but this time I’ll keep it very simple.

On monday I will order the following items:

EK-Supreme LTX

EK-Reservoir Combo DCP 2.2:

New case (Corsair Vengeance C70): quite small but yet with enough room for most of the components I need:

(this one looks a lot better in-person)

Thermochill PA120.3 radiator

(I already have this one at home, so I’ll reuse it. I also have a EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240)

I have fittings, tubing and some other bits and pieces as well. I thought of reusing my Swiftech Storm too but then I’d have to fabricate a bracket for socket 1155.

I’m looking forward to get into watercooling again after quite a long time away from it all.



Gondor & The Workstation

I’m just posting two pictures, one of Gondor: my pit bull puppy, I also named one of my servers “Gondor”, see http://gondor.holocaust-news.com – that server has been online since 67 days approximately. You could say I’m a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and his works, and naturally the “filmatization” of his works, or some of it 

So that’s the reason I named my puppy to Gondor – I always got a good feeling when reading or watching stuff that associated itself with this Gondor. My Gondor is also good – almost four months old now, and I train him every day with the hope that he becomes equally good as my other dog, who is now eleven years old – that dog is so well-trained you couldn’t imagine it  :mrgreen:

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