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Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Gorgeous Architecture Workstation

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

If I remember correctly, I tried it in that orientation first, but I got concerned with how the tubes were pressing against the glass panel. On this AIO, the tubes are fairly stiff and when shaped in that way stick out past where the glass panel sits. I'd recommend a model with softer tubes if you want to run them that way.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Doppio

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

As of now the thermals are ok, but as time goes on dust buildup may make it get a bit hotter inside. That would be a good fix! Thanks.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Doppio

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

lol. That would be funnier. Doppio is Italian for double :)

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Doppio

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Technically yes, but I built it again for my other boss and re-worked the description to help others looking to build something similar.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Doppio

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I think they need to, otherwise it'd be chaos out there :P

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Doppio

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly not. I read up on their criteria though, and I thought I remembered seeing that they like a lot of explanation in the builds they choose. Another reason could be someone else posted an NCASE M1 build a day or so before my first one and stole the spotlight. Here's hoping it gets noticed by the admins this time!

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Doppio

  • 21 months ago
  • 5 points

Good question. That decision boils down to mini-ITX boards for the Z370 chipset only having 2 RAM slots. We need 4 so that we can expand to 64 GB later on if needed.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Doppio

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I built another one ;) plus the first one didn't get featured, probably because I didn't go in depth enough with the description. This time around I elaborated a lot.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure what a broadcast storm is, care to elaborate? I think they ended up using the onboard wifi for this system because the ethernet port at that desk ended up being dead.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Gorgeous Architecture Workstation

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

We need it occasionally. Multiple open Photoshop files with other programs open take up more RAM than you'd think. Plus, we want it to be enough for 6+ years ideally.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Gorgeous Architecture Workstation

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How else would I get that sexy color matching without the dominator platinum :P hehe, thanks.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

For expandability to 64 GB of RAM in a few years I figured. Do you think quad channel would actually decrease render times in any programs like sketchup or Revit?

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I ordered directly from the NCASE website.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's hard to find something like what you're looking for. This is made of brushed aluminum or steel I think, so you could paint it in theory.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

From what I understand, they will utilize all the cores when rendering. I'd have to do more research about how it uses cores for general program use though.

That is unfortunate, but at least you can use the cheaper mainstream platforms as they generally have the best clock speeds anyway. Thank you! Hit me up if you know anyone who needs commissions.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the black model. I think the lighting affected how the color looks in these shots.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I just read up on this a little more to refresh my memory on the issue. It seems to me that Quadros excel in applications like solidworks (which you probably use as a ME) with high polygon counts and lots of 3D complexity. For us, we're in 2D drafting mode 90% of the time, unless we need a rendering for a client meeting or a cover sheet. Unless we made the switch to Revit and started doing some very large projects, I don't think we'd see a performance difference.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

What program is being used in this scenario you're describing? I have never personally seen the performance difference Quadros supposedly provide in architecture's professional applications. For our purposes, a 1060 should provide comparable results 99% of the time. The Quadro cards just aren't worth the price hike in my mind for the work we do.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I'm happy not everyone immediately criticized my decision to forego the cheaper 8700K route. Among other reasons, we needed this built now and they were out of stock when I was ordering parts anyway :)

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm jelly too. I wish I could afford this case. I already have too many good full-size components to justify the move to SFF.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

We almost exclusively do Revit and Sketchup renders, which are CPU based. I offer computer design services for specialty workstations - hit me up if you need some advice or want to commission a build.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

That's my thought too - this CPU was cheap enough and this board has enough future-proofing that a CPU upgrade in ~5 years is a viable option. We'll see if we even saturate this thing's performance by then.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Espresso Shot

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

No ability to expand to 64gb ram or more NVMe down the road. Remember, this is a professional architecture workstation.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Jose's Workstation

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I want to build one for myself now, only with an NCASE M1 and a Ryzen chip perhaps...

https://www.ncases.com/

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Jose's Workstation

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe if he lets me build one for myself I'll pimp mine out with RGB ;)

Comment reply on david_hockey67's Completed Build: $2500CAD Interior Design School Rig! (6800k, 32GB RAM, mATX)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

This board has a gimped M.2. It runs at PCI-E 2.0 x2, which will bottleneck any nicer M.2 drives.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Sea Wolf

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Check out the pic I added, hehe

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Sea Wolf

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Great quality. I think most of the top tech review YouTube channels use their extensions. Mine did come with one tiny snag in the nylon on one cable, but it's only noticeable if you're looking for it. No complaints for a pre-made set of basic extensions. If I had ordered a custom set of full cables and there was a snag, I'd be less pleased as those cost a lot more.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Sea Wolf

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

They're extensions from CableMod. They organize them by graphics card connector requirements, so I got the dual 6+2 connector black and white basic cable extension kit. I just shoved the extra +2 connector I didn't need under the PSU shroud in case I upgrade to a card with two 8-pin connectors. The kit comes with a 24-pin extension and a CPU power extension. I think it was about $50 after shipping.

Comment reply on muffin_man_dan's Completed Build: Sea Wolf

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you sir! It's an odd brand of PSU (either Apex or Soly Tech - not completely sure) that has blue LEDs inside it. It matches the build, but its light is pretty intense so I decided not to use it inside the case.

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