Antec Solo Build

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AznJason
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Antec Solo Build

Post by AznJason » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:52 pm

Here's the spread (well, most of it):
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CPUs and RAM on:
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Outside the box testing:
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Finished!
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Specs:
Case: Antec Solo
Power Supply: Corsair AX750 (in case you didn't notice in the last picture...)
Motherboard: Asus Z8NA-D6C
Processor(s): 2x Intel Xeon X5650
RAM: 6x 4GB Samsung DDR3-1333
HDD: 2x OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD (sadly, 25nm) in RAID-0 + 2x Samsung F4 2TB HDD
Graphics Gard: EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Optical Drive: LG BH10LS30 10x BD Burner (just got it today, not in yet) + LG GH40L 16x DVD Burner
Miscellaneous: Asus MIO audio card

Temps aren't great under full load in Intel Burn Test, but still within acceptable limits. WEI is great though... lol
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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by goatsandmonkeys » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:55 pm

What does this computer do besides being completely bad ass? I've never seen so many cores and such a powerful GPU used together. Are you doing some sort of odd number crunching that uses CUDA extensions?

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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by AznJason » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:43 pm

goatsandmonkeys wrote:What does this computer do besides being completely bad ass? I've never seen so many cores and such a powerful GPU used together. Are you doing some sort of odd number crunching that uses CUDA extensions?
Don't know... haven't thought that far ahead. After my previous build 5 years ago using a Cubit 3:
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Nowadays, it's super underpowered with a T7200, 2GB DDR, 320GB 7200RPM 2.5" HDD, 8x DVDR and a 5450 (newest add).

Also to lazy to do another one of these:
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Sure, it's packed with Core i7-860, 4GB DDR3, 80GB Intel X25-M G2, 500GB 7200 RPM Hitachi, Powercolor 5750 (Custom Single Slot), Samsung BD-ROM/DVD Burner but getting everything to work with a power brick and two Winmates was a PAIN!

This build was a "balance" of power and ease for me. I could've gone Corsair 800D and done EATX for a MB or smaller with a single processor, but ehhhhhh...

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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by frenchie » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:34 am

Nice build for a good old Solo !!! Nice power too :)
Main/gamming : Antec Solo|X-650|Asus P5Q-E|Intel Q9550@3.4GHz|HR-01 Plus 120mm Nexus @6V|Corsair 2x2Go XMS2 DHX cas 4 @4-4-4-12|Exhaust Nexus 120mm @9V|Intel X25M G2 160Gb|Samsung 1TB in SQD|2xGigabyte GTS450 OC (@900/1900/3800)|GPU fan 120mm Nexus @6V
HTPC/folder/Storage : Silverstone|E5300 with Samurai-Z|2Go RAM|GTX460@800|2x1To WD EARS|Intel X25M G2 80Go

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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by Falkon » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:48 am

Nice build, very powerful! How's the noise level on that EVGA GTX 560?

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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by Worker control » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:24 am

Any chance you could mention the model of heatsink you used? Looks like a 120mm tower Xigmatek...

My job is as a C++ software developer; we recently upgraded our desktops to 1x X5660, and they are very very fast. We've also lashed them together with distcc, and 40 such machines really powers through a build!

The only use case that would make sense to me for this system would be a desire to do both gaming, which taxes the GPU, and something like C++ development, that can use many CPU cores.
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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by fumino » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:05 pm

i could definitely use a rig like this. it wouldnt take too much tweaking for me to be able to max this out doing hd a/v work.
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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by AznJason » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:09 pm

Falkon wrote:Nice build, very powerful! How's the noise level on that EVGA GTX 560?
The GTX 560 is pretty good, although it's still the loudest fan in my box. The soft-mounted Samsung HD204UI's generate a little more hum than it though.
Worker control wrote:Any chance you could mention the model of heatsink you used? Looks like a 120mm tower Xigmatek...

My job is as a C++ software developer; we recently upgraded our desktops to 1x X5660, and they are very very fast. We've also lashed them together with distcc, and 40 such machines really powers through a build!

The only use case that would make sense to me for this system would be a desire to do both gaming, which taxes the GPU, and something like C++ development, that can use many CPU cores.
They're Xigmatek HDT-S1283's. I was going to go TRUE, but the heatpipes on the HDT-S1283 goes almost straight up without interfering with the adjacent ram slots. I always could do some coding on this, but I prefer keeping work at work, and home at home. Most likely the only time I'll tax the CPUs is when I convert videos to iPod format. We'll see... :)

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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by ame » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:09 pm

Very nice machine you've got there.

Like how the motherboard is obviously proffetional yet has no marketing colors or over the top heatpipe cooling.

best Windows 7 score i've seen.

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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by cordis » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:08 pm

Hey, very nice! That's some seriously tough hardware there, I like it! And if you're looking for something to do with it, we'd sure love to have you on our folding@home team, check out that forum for more info! :D

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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by ces » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:26 pm

AznJason wrote:but getting everything to work with a power brick and two Winmates was a PAIN!
What was the problem? Was it the winmates or was it something else?
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Re: Antec Solo Build

Post by AznJason » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:39 pm

ces wrote:
AznJason wrote:but getting everything to work with a power brick and two Winmates was a PAIN!
What was the problem? Was it the winmates or was it something else?
Mostly it was that there wasn't much space free for the winmates. I could only put one along the bottom of the case (since I had 2 2.5" drives) and then I put one in the front part of the case so it wouldn't really block airflow for the tower heatsink. Then there was the Y-splitter 20-pin cables that are stiff and not very flexible that I had to route here and there and everywhere. It's a pretty quiet and nice build, but I don't know if I'd do it again (especially since that was when I cut up the GoGreen! 5750 to make it single slot).

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