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Grendel
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:15 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

2012 thread here


Main rig:

ASUS Rampage IV Gene (X79), i7-3930K, 4x4GB DDR3-1600
Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011, NF-F12 PWM, NF-S12A, NF-A14 FLX, 2x Arctic F12
MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC
Samsung SSD 840 Pro 128GB
2x Seagate ST1000NM033 in RAID1
Pioneer BDR-208D
Sound Blaster Zx
Seasonic X650
Lian-Li PC-8FIR
KB: CM Storm Quickfire XT LE (MX Green)
Logitech G9, G13
Microsoft SideWinder 3D Pro w/ USB converter
Dell U2711
W7U64




WIP:

ASUS Maximus VI Impact (Z87), i7-4770S, 2x4GB DDR3-1600
Cooling: Noctua NH-L12, NF-A14 PWM
MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC
Samsung SSD 840 Pro 128GB
Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE
Silverstone ST45SF-G
Lian-Li PC-TU200B
W7U64




Folding rig #1:

ASUS Maximus V Gene (Z77), i7-3770K, 2x2GB DDR3-1600
Cooling: Corsair H100i, Noctua NF-P12 PWM, 2x Rosewill ROCF-11003, Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo II
EVGA GTX 660 SC
Samsung SSD 840 Pro 128GB
2x Seagate ST1000DM003 in RAID1
ASUS DRW-24B1ST
Seasonic X650
Lian-Li PC-7HX
W7U64




Folding rig #2:

ASUS Maximus Formula SE (X38), C2D Q9650, 2x2GB DDR2-800
Cooling: Arctic Freezer 13 CO, XigmaTek CN881, Enzotech CNB-S1L/MOS-C1
MSI N660 2GD5/OC
Intel SSD 520 120GB
Sony DVR
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V
Antec 900
W7U64



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Server:

Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI, i3-3225, 2x2GB DDR3-1600
Samsung SSD 840 120GB
Samsung DVR SN-208DB
Western Digital Red 1TB
Seasonic SSR-360GP
Lian-Li PC-Q03B
W7U64




HTPC:

ASUS Z87I-Deluxe (Z87), i5-4570S, 2x2GB DDR3-1600
Cooling: Prolimatech Samuel 17, GELID Slim 12 PL, Noctua NF-A15 PWM
Samsung SSD 830 128GB
Western Digital AV-25 1TB
Pioneer BD-2208
Seasonic SSR-550RM
Lian-Li PC-Q27A
W8.1P64




Last updated: 2013/12/13

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:07 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

My PCs, which I generally scrap together from mostly refurb/used/open-box components:


Gaming / Folding rig:



Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Core2Quad Q6600 (oc'd to 3.0GHz)
5Gb DDR2-800
Galaxy GTX 480 (oc'd to 800/2000 MHz)
SoundBlaster XtremeGamer X-Fi
WesternDigital 1TB 7200rpm x2 in RAID0 (redundancy via nightly backup)
Cooler Master HAF 912
Loop: MCP655 pump -> Koolance GPU block -> Phobya 200mm rad (on top of case) -> Swiftech Apogee CPU block -> Swiftech 2x120mm rad (front of case) -> reservoir -> pump
W7x64 Ultimate


Media Center rig:

Athlon II X4 640 w/ Scythe Big Shuriken 120mm cooler
4Gb DDR2-667
Sapphire Radeon HD 4350 passive-cooling
Audio via GPU HDMI
ATI Digital Cable Tuner x2 w/ CableCards installed
WesternDigital 500GB 7200rpm x2 in RAID0 (redundancy via nightly backup)
SilverStone LC-14
LG BD-ROM HD-DVD combo
W7x64 Home Prem


Other:

Home Server: WHS 2011 on an AMD Athlon II X2, small-form-factor case, 2Gb RAM, 750GB on 3 HDs
Ancient "about to die" Acer Celeron laptop
Gateway LT2022u Netbook
Son's Educational rig: Dell XPS Pentium 4 desktop w/ Elo 17" POS touchscreen

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"You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die."
BUBBALOU
Insane!




PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:00 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Still humming along-



Windows 7 Professional 64Bit O/S

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Case
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W PSU
CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 Rev3

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR VENGENCE 8GB DDR3(2 X 4GB) Memory
2 ATI HSI Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB DX11 Cards - Crossfire
Creative PCI Express X-Fi Titanium

LG 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - w/Lightscribe
LG 10X Blu-ray Burner - w/LightScribe
AFT XM5U-v2 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader

2 - WD Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache (RAID1 Array)
1 - WD Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache (Game Drive)
1 - Seagate 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache (Data Drive)

Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G500 USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard
3D Connexion SpacePilot

3 Viewsonic 19" VX924 LCD's
1 HP 21.5" L2105tn Multi-Touch LCD
Boston Acoustics 2.1 Speakers

CH Products USB Fighterstick
CH Products 568 Combatstick (Modded with ForceFX) AKA \"Franken Force \"
CH Products USB Pro Throttle
CH Products USB Flight Yoke
CH Products USB Throttle Quadrant
CH Products USB Pro Pedals
TrackIR 4

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Krom
DBB Admin




PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:37 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Main PC:
Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
Intel i7-3770K
16 GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1600 MHz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 / 2 GB
Corsair Carbide 300R case
700w OCZ ModXtreme PSU
Intel 320 series / 160 GB SSD (OS)
Seagate ST2000DM001 / 2 TB x2 RAID1 (downloads, backup)
Seagate ST3000DM001 / 3 TB (Bulk storage)
Windows 7 Pro x64
Dell U2412M LCD primary monitor (1920x1200) + Samsung 19" LCD secondary monitor (1280x1024).
BTC 6200C low profile keyboard
Logitech G500 mouse
Yamaha 650w, 5.1 channel home theater sound system
http://krom.sploitz.com/DBB/NewPC/2013/IMG_1363rs.JPG
http://krom.sploitz.com/DBB/NewPC/2013/IMG_1364rs.JPG

PC #2:
Asus P8Z68-V motherboard
Intel i7-2700K
8 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1333 MHz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 / 1 GB
Rosewill Challenger U3 case upgraded with scythe FDB fans (no LED lights)
OCZ 550w Modular PSU
500 GB Seagate 7200.10 HDD
1.5 TB Seagate 7200.11 HDD
Windows 7 Pro x64
Microsoft wireless KB+Mouse combo
19" generic LCD (1280x1024)

Old PC:
Abit AW9D-MAX 975x chipset mobo
Intel C2D E6600 2.4 @ 3 GHz
8 GB Corsair DDR2
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT / 512MB
Ancient no-name case, with various holes cut in it.
Antec 380w PSU
Windows 7 Pro x64
Seagate 7200.9 / 320 GB
Attached to the 47" LCD TV (1920x1080)
PS/2 Keyboard, Logitech MX Revolution mouse

Parents PCs (x2)
Intel Branded desktop motherboard
Intel i3-2100
4 GB Crucial Ballistix
Using integrated Intel GPU
Rosewill Blackbone case
Antec 380w PSU
Windows 7 Home x64
Western Digital Blue / 500 GB (will eventually be upgraded to SSDs)
BTC 6200C keyboards
1x Logitech G500 mouse, 1x MS Intellimouse optical
1x 19" generic LCD (1280x1024), 1x 22" generic LCD (1680x1050)

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Grendel wrote:
Code:

CPU        Chipset Idle CPU  CPU+GPU

Q6600@3GHz 975X    95W  158W 261W
Q9560      X38     80W  135W 240W
i5-3570K   Z77     33W   72W 172W
i7-3770K   Z77     46W  104W 204W
i7-3930K   X79     72W  225W 324W

i7-4770S   Z87     30W   87W

GPUs in above systems are GTX 660

i3-3225    Z77     25W

I've been curious how you managed to reduce the idle pull from a 3770k system with a 660 GPU down to 46w... I've done some bios tweaking (changing some of the more absurd power options which were default tuned for overclocking) and still my own stock clocked 3770K system with a 680 idles at 73-75w (kill-a-watt at the outlet) most of the time.

I think the things that probably make the main differences in idle power between these systems are: my PSU is an OCZ plain 80 plus, the GTX 680 which idles around 7-8w higher than a 660 would, and the three mechanical hard drives I have (2x ST2000DM001, 1x ST3000DM001).

I've mostly been tweaking to reduce idle power because my PC runs 24/7 in my room and the less the idle power draw is, the less heat the system dumps into my room for basically just keeping up to date on a couple RSS feeds and IRC channels when I'm away. Razz

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Grendel
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:47 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Hm, good question. I was measuring it via the UPS (APC XS1000, can display W in real time) w/ only the computer hooked up and after the HDDs spun down (IIRC that was 10-ish watts.) All CPU power management is allowed in BIOS (pretty much everything is at default, except enabling X.M.P. and disabling MCE), the GPU settings are at default except for a custom fan control curve starting at 30%. I only use RealTemp & AfterBurner for monitoring, nothing else is installed for tuning (not sure if the ASUS EPU works w/o software.) Got 2x 2GB DDR3-1600 1.35V installed (I'm not sure how much difference 2x 8GB 1.5V would make), ASM1061 storage controller and onboard audio are disabled (probably saves another W or two.) Most fans are Noctua's (they are not only very quiet but also very power efficient.) KB & Mouse are wireless via a single Logitech Nano receiver, the only other USB device hooked up is the UPS. The PSU is 80+ Gold, a DC-DC VRM design.

I would guess the biggest chunk could be saved by allowing Windows to shut down the HDDs after 30min or so idle time.

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Krom
DBB Admin




PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:49 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Yeah, if you are counting it with the HDDs spun down then that makes a big difference. By comparison I'm pulling 73-75w with all 7 platters spinning (I don't allow windows to spin down the disks). If I assume a 15-18w drop from the hard drives (Seagate specs say 5.4w idle, anandtech tested at 6.3w) it puts me down in the ~55w range, which is definitely in the ball park when you take in to account the extra ~7w from the bigger GPU and the differences in the PSU efficiency at that loading.

The 16 GB of Ballistix Tactical memory I upgraded to recently is 1.35v, going to it from the 8 GB I had before which was 1.5v did reduce idle power by ~2 watts actually, so it makes a difference even if it is small. Although the higher density probably means it still pulls a bit more than a 2x2 GB kit would.

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