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by eg1
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpi

Okay, I've installed the four additional heat pipes on the Nvidia Quadro 620. With a TDP of 41 W, only four pipes are needed for this video card. Thanks again to Larry Liu at HDPlex for providing a custom heatsink solution. It runs cool and quiet,typically 40° C. You can see an image here: https://w...
by eg1
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpi

Hi Eric, Nice post, got inspired and am considering to do something similar!! Was many years since I build something last time, so a few somewhat silly questions: 1) What should I be looking for a find a GPU to fit the heat pipes? 2) Considering your post, I was considering to hold off the purchase...
by eg1
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpi

I also recommend improving the cooling of the PCH/chipset area before you mount the motherboard into the chassis. Once it is mounted, and you have applied the heat pipes, you will not have access to the bottom of the motherboard anymore.
by eg1
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system

I also chose the 2nd gen. HD-Plex H5 case for my Skylake i6700T and Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI mobo. Unfortunately, in spite of strictly following the installation guide, I managed to bend 2 pins of the motherboard's 1151 socket. I'm sure that didn't overtighten the 4 screws. I heard about MSI is devel...
by eg1
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

HDPlex H5 system

I received the custom PCI extender from orbit micro, and it works fine, and allows me to install video card in the correct position. Here's a photo of the current status: https://www.flickr.com/photos/e-ganz/23717134533/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/ I'm now able to run with multipliers of 47x, 45x,...
by eg1
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Tuning and benchmarks

I've started to do some modest overclocking, tuning and benchmarks. Using a solid 160 W power supply I'm able to apply 46X, 44, 42, 41 to the CPU timing with 100 MHz base clock. so with one processor we are running up to 4.6 GHz. tuning.png The Passmark benchmark reads up about 4500 depending on con...
by eg1
Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system

Okay, here are some more photos. This shows a temporary set up with the video card in the central location. This would be desirable if you're not using heat pipes for the video card. https://www.flickr.com/photos/e-ganz/23929336051/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/ Here as a further step forward with t...
by eg1
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpi

Any more pics of the build? I'd really like to build one of these for my living room setup. The only thing that puts me off, is no optical drive. Vincent, I will post more pictures as I continue. There is certainly the capability for an optical drive and mounting equipment is included for that or a...
by eg1
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

SSD update

speedfan reports that the SSD temperature is roughly 50° C.
by eg1
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Thermal testing

Okay, I started to do some thermal testing using six threads of prime 95 in the blended mode. This produces about 70 W of thermal load. I have now installed my Nvidia Quadro 620 video card. Above 60 W load, the stock system with no fans is limited by the PCH getting too hot (more than 80° C) if ther...
by eg1
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX 2nd Gen H5 heatsink case
Replies: 26
Views: 45644

Re: HDPLEX 2nd Gen H5 heatsink case

These cases are now available.

I describe my build here:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=68842&p=597738#wrapheader

Great case! :)
by eg1
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

SSD

okay, I can report that this new SSD is compatible with my motherboard etc. As I reported above, Windows 10 installed smoothly with no problems. Furthermore, by installing the Samsung NVME driver, and ensuring that write caching is turned on (the default setting) then I'm getting full speed performa...
by eg1
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Idle temperatures

I'm not yet ready to do full power testing, but at idle, the CPU cores are typically around 25° C. as I have been installing programs and running typical applications, the CPU cores typically run between 25 and 30° C, and occasionally all the way up to 53° C. This is with a power load occasionally u...
by eg1
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpi

The system is mostly finished. It is cool and efficient under normal conditions. I pre-ordered the case, and therefore one of the first in the world to build it. I did need to use the install disk for the motherboard right after installing Windows 10. Note that some add-in cards will require PCIE ex...
by eg1
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpi

The dimensions of the case are a relatively small 4.5" h x 16.9" w x13.9" deep. This is larger than my previous mini-ITX build, but still small enough to fit on the desktop. It looks like an audio amplifier with big heatsinks. More details can be found on the HD Plex website: http://www.hd-plex.com/...
by eg1
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Re: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system

Another appealing element of this case is the fact that the adapter for the heatpipes is solid copper. by the way, I'm aware that my chosen video card is not completely compatible with the Existing graphics heat pipe solution. I will need to modify it to fit. Most people would choose specific GeForc...
by eg1
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes
Replies: 25
Views: 22600

Fast, Silent, HDPlex H5 system - Skylake 6700 K w/heatpipes

We are all looking for a machine that is fast, good-looking, and quiet. Therefore, it is exciting that the HDPlex H5 second-generation chassis has arrived. box1-1-2.jpg This case has 8 heatpipes and large external heatsinks which allow for quiet passive cooling of up to a 95W TDP CPU. Another unusua...
by eg1
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The noises made by fans...
Replies: 12
Views: 5247

Re: The noises made by fans...

This was mentioned above, but bears repeating.

The Noctua fans (among others) at low speeds are incredibly quiet.
by eg1
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom FC-8 Evo Quiet build
Replies: 4
Views: 3273

Re: Streacom FC-8 Evo Quiet build

I'm using the Pico PSU 120 W from Streacom. It runs cool. I'm not using much power with my onchip graphics etc. I followed the instructions, and only put small amounts of heatsink compound between the heat pipe and the outer heatsink, and on the lower part of the heat pipe to aluminum piece. My CPU ...
by eg1
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Streacom FC-8 Evo Quiet build
Replies: 4
Views: 3273

Streacom FC-8 Evo Quiet build

I wanted a fast desktop machine for general-purpose use, dictation with Dragon, and image processing with Lightroom. Of course I also wanted a small, nice-looking, and very quiet machine. For Dragon, it Is desirable to have a core i7 machine with 8 MB of cache, so this is the Intel core i7 - 3770. I...