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https://pcpartpicker.com/b/DvZRsY previous manifestation

Radeon-XV was the previous iteration of this build, but what if I want to go further?

What if I want to stretch the limits?

And so I present you, the Opteron-V

The most compact, watercooled, Quad Opteron Build to ever exist.

I upgraded the CPUs from Opteron 6276 (Bulldozer) to Opteron 6378 (Piledriver) this allowed me to hit higher clocks as well as have better IPC.

From hard limit of 3GHz at 64 Cores, it is now at 3.3GHz across all the cores, while consuming less power, and having higher score.

In Cinebench R15 I went from 2729 on Opteron 6276s to 3406 Opteron 6378s, a solid 25% boost in multithreaded performance.

The best part? it costed me only 150 bucks to upgrade all 4 processors, 50 if you count the resell of Opteron 6276s.

These run much cooler, faster, and has better Single thread performance to boot.

But why stop there?

Let's watercool these things, shall we?

you have seen plenty of 1 CPU watercooling, and maybe some 2 CPUs.

But how about 4 CPU Watercooling AND Overclocking?

With the help of these cheap Asetek 550LC AIOs, I was able to bring these Opterons from measily base frequency of 2.4GHz to 3.3GHz across all cores rock stable under extended rendering projects.

A whooping 37.5% clock speed increase!

As for the GPU, I felt the R9 Fury X Crossfire was lacking and needed......more VRAM.

And here we are, a Radeon Vega Frontier Edition which boasts the highest VRAM amount for a Single GPU solution for under 1 grand.

I plan to add another Vega once the pricing goes below 400 dollars.

And this, ladies and gentleman, is the Opteron-V.

The most compact, watercooled, Quad Opteron Build to ever exist.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

jesus ******* christ this is beautiful.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

choi! you’re back! i’ve missed your 64 core builds.

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

well, get ready for Quad Xeon coming up soon!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooo! Hardline when though?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Too hard for Opteron G34 due to no waterblocks available.

Quad Xeon might be it, but those aren't OC'able so no point.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

What exactly are you using this for? I saw a snippet explaining your loads under heavy rendering projects, anything else?

This thing is beautiful. The second picture looks like something from The Matrix, creepy spider things and all. https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=969&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=jlDXW8QZx9bPApSxkeAP&q=the+matrix+sentinels&oq=the+matrix+sen&gs_l=img.3.0.0j0i24.31890.32267..33514...0.0..0.98.251.3......1....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i30j0i8i30.QLb22mgvOLQ#imgrc=PE15cgQFrOjs0M:

So, is this the final form? ;)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

This is my secure, Virtualization/Rendering Workstation.

Quad Xeon is coming up soon, with similar power level to this one, but with better single thread performance, UEFI, SATA III but lower HPC perf.

The Quad Xeon will be workstation/gaming hybrid while this is pure virtualization and compute.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This is stupidly awesome. Would you be so kind as to post a video of that cinebench run?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me see if I can take it on a capture card, but Cinebench run is great for what is 150 dollar worth of processors.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I remember looking at the old Radeon XV build. It's probably still my favorite build on this site just because of the sheer absurdity and awesomeness of it. What sort of Xeons are you going to swapping with the Opterons? Also, how much did the motherboard cost you? Was it hard to find?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

nope, not swapping with the Opterons.

Quad Xeon and Quad Opteron will coexist.

currently, I'm using 4x Xeon E5-4650Ls for 32 cores and 64 threads.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds really cool, hope you upload it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

256GB of RAM? Did I count that right?

Awesome build.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

256GB RAM and 64 Cores... what are you going to use this beast for?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Asked the same thing. I'll answer for you using his words.

"This is my secure, Virtualization/Rendering Workstation.

Quad Xeon is coming up soon, with similar power level to this one, but with better single thread performance, UEFI, SATA III but lower HPC perf.

The Quad Xeon will be workstation/gaming hybrid while this is pure virtualization and compute."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am thinking about making a system quite similar to this, using the same motherboard and Opteron 6380's. I have a few questions about how i could go about configuring this though.

  1. There are 3 cpu connections, but my EVGA 1300W only has 2x8 pins for this. Is it possible to use a molex or something? I am curious as to how you were able to get it working without a server psu.

  2. How did you make the standoffs in the case you are using? I am not sure how to drill those holes and get them precise enough for the motherboard.

Thanks.