03/12/2016

Workstation 2 Generation 23 Part II

Unfortunately my workstation got to hot doing 24/7 duty. That’s why I decided earlier this year to cool the CPUs with Water.

Here you could see the old setup with default GPU Coolers

Here you could see the old setup with default GPU Coolers

New GPU Coolers and Memory Coolers

New GPU Coolers and Memory Coolers

Well it worked, CPU temperature got down from 78C° full load to 61C°.
As you might know many GGPUS Jobs are done with this system. That’s why an upgrade was ordered:

  • 3x Scythe Setsugen 2 SCVSG-2000
  • 2x Zalman RC1000-TI Titanium
  • 1x Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus black
  • 1x Akasa AK-ICR-05 8-Port Card Reader blackI spend about 2 hours for changing the coolers. Something nice was show by the nacked cards. Each of the 465GTX cards has got 10 Memory Chips instead of 8. This means those cards are 470GTX just with the BIOS of a 465GTX. So next job will be to flash the cards from 465GTX with 1024MB to 470GTX with 1280MB. That will be a nice performance upgrade by unlocking extra 256MB memory.
    Showen here the cards with new coolers.

    The 465GTX after mounting the Scythe Setsugen 2 – This was a difficult job!

    Needed to change the PCIe slot configuration with the new coolers.

    Needed to change the PCIe slot configuration with the new coolers.

    The next upgrade, which was made, changed the look of the front. The Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus was added to control the systemfans and the fans of the Scythe Setsugen 2. And also an akasa cardreader was installed. This is really nice. It’s able to read and write SmartCards and SIM cards. Ofcourse you could also use it the ordinary way with Flashmedia cards like SD / CF / MD / microSD / MS Pro / MS Pro Duo / M2 etc. etc..

    Now the front looks much better ;)

    Now the front looks much better ;)

    Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus

    Zalman ZM-MFC1 Plus

    Close view of the akasa card reader.

    Close view of the akasa card reader.

    One 5.25 slot remains free. Maybe one day it will be filled with a Blue Ray writer…
    And finally a picture, which shows all the changes, happened to the system. Also a 120mm was installed in the front to provide a better airflow to the graphic cards.
    The second Zalman RC1000-TI Titanium will hopefully arrive tomorrow and will be added at the other memory dimms ;). I used the adapter from Zalman to power down the fans to 7.5V.

    This is how it looks like right now

    This is how it looks like right now

    If you’ve got any questions feel free to leave a comment and ask.

    MAFRI

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