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I have the old T1 v1.1 (slightly smaller at 9.5L) - my current build has a 4090 FE & 5800X3D in it, all air cooled with excellent temps.
There's a particular YouTuber who does a lot of reviewing of SFF cases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTwie1pxuro
The Mjolnir was what I'd been after for a while but I think the T1 was a better choice for me due to the flexibility it offers.
Although the 5800X3D technically has the same TDP, it seems that it pulls a lot less power for typical use, and is doing nicely with the Alpenföhn Black Ridge
Radeon RX 6700 XT stays happy enough at 48-50°C idle and of course warmer during games.
How hot was the 4090 getting?
In that config under GPU benchmarking for ~10 mins, the 4090 runs at about 70°C for the GPU and 80°C for the VRAM
Those extra small itx builds are interesting when you need power and some degree of portability for some reason, but a laptop doesn’t cut it (eg too noisy).
2020-03-06: Hopefully, this machine will do for an other 20 years. Come back and check in 2040. -- https://fabiensanglard.net/the_beautiful_machine/
- Do programming, articles/books writing, and web browsing on the DB4.
- Game on the macbook pro (Mostly Blizzard games such as Starcraft and WoW).
This plan crashed when Blizzard stopped releasing its games on mac. D2R did not get the treatment and D4 won't get it either.
Not affiliated, just a fan.
A ten year old processor can do most anything you need.
After 10 years, I recently built myself a new 'desktop' and used one of these and it truly is a 'desktop' now and sits in the corner of my desk as opposed to under it like my old tower. https://www.dan-cases.com/dana4.php
Oof, yeah, the 3080 FE just barely fits.
Luckily Intel has a tuning utility which is really useful, and I slightly under volt to run much cooler and quieter.
For SFF, I can enthusiastically recommend the Intel ECE line.
Comes out to about $2K USD. Just in case anyone's looking to do a similar build.
I like the ideas, in the abstract, of optimizing for extreme silence (zero moving parts in OP's previous DB4 build), or extreme compactness (like this oddity), and so forth. I'm sure they're all terribly wrong choices for me personally, but I'm glad other people are exploring them, that the solution space is well characterized.
Pretty much it's personal. Either what you need for work or play, or what you want or some reasonable mix of those.
Personally, I like overkill and tranquility (and value). I'm not 100% there, but I'm close, because I have a powerful (but not maximum performance) machine that produces a little noise (but nothing grating.)
Someone that loves silence wouldn't like the slight hum, and someone that wants maximum quality 4K gaming or machine-learning wouldn't love the 10% performance I left on the table to save (quite) a few bucks (while reducing power and cooling requirements some.)
If you're looking for a sff case for Founders Ed cards, I would recommend "Sliger Console". It's almost made for this type of cooling.
I had to bend my Ncase M1 to fit my 3070 on top of deshrouding it. The fact that the FEs (and some Zotac two fans) are the only smaller sized versions of these cards makes me think the primary Nvidia partners like aren’t terribly interested in making the cards smaller because they fit fine in ATX cases.
I hope I’m proven wrong with the 5000 series GPUs. I’d hate to have to upsize just to play current games.
In the first place, SFFPCs were always designed to fit desktop-sized parts in the smallest possible form factor. If the job of the designer is to maintain that trend, then even if GPUs get bigger, we'll see SFFPC cases appear that can fit those GPUs, for those who really want maximum performance. Still, I'd bet that the 3060 (soon 4060?) is the most popular GPU to find inside SFFPCs today.
You mean arm work? ;)
I could be wrong, but I think that a bigger hurdle than Apple Silicon itself is the Metal API, which seems to be the only reasonable graphics API to use for 3D games on Mac. Unless your game is also hitting iPad (Divinity: Original Sin 2) or you're entering some kind of partnership with Apple (Resident Evil Village, I'm speculating?), it's probably a big ask to either train your staff or hire devs to maintain a separate render pipeline to satisfy a relatively tiny market share.
As a Mac user, I'd love to be proven wrong, and I hope that Apple's PR with Capcom is a sign that they're going to start putting more money into bolstering the Mac gaming landscape. IMO, this seems like a "throw money at it" kind of problem where Apple needs to make it financially viable to port games to their platform if we want to see it done for big titles.
Talking about small cases, what's the smallest case anyone has gotten away with housing 2x RTX 3090 with adequate cooling?
I originally tried to stick them both in my pretty large case from BuildRedux, but it would overheat and shut off, so I just bought a mining "case" - basically flat steel bars rivetted together. It can supposedly hold 8 GPUs, but I only have my 2 3090s on it and even then, when they are both working on something, it kicks off a LOT of heat, but with a fan blowing on it, the GPUs never reach critical temperatures.
Last winter, I had it in stored in my AC return closet, and used it for crypto heating, and my AC/Heat was just set to circulate. Kept our apartment at around 70F even when it was in the 30s and 40s outside.
I'm not sure that I've ever seen a beautiful PC. Technology in general is ugly. We do everything we can to hide its shameful guts.
If you look at the most upvoted pictures on /r/battlestations, they're typically small desk jungle-scapes that are appealing in spite of, rather than because of, the box.
I was really sceptical when I built it, but it worked beautifully for 7 years. Used a SG13 case as the foundation. The only downside was intense interest from TSA agents
Although there might be a lot of headroom to use gaming laptop parts.
Honestly I'm not really ready to pay 50% more for a gaming setup with the same performance, especially since it will still be difficult and expensive to upgrade.
So there's no good solution other than finding enough room for that gaming desktop.
Personally I use a cheap durable laptop (thinkpad L series) for everything I do that doesn't require performance. I'm saving electricity and money.
I was ready to buy mjolnir few years ago, but while they couldn't decide on basic details (at the time it wasn't clear if the outer shell would be 1 piece of aluminum or multiple) and the competition seems to have delivered a much better range of products.
Personality-wise, Dwayne Johnson's depiction of Maui in Moana is pretty spot on: in many Polynesian cultures he is revered as a great hero and seen as an egotistical douchebag who overestimates his own awesomeness. (The Māori story of Maui and the goddess of death, which may have inspired the bit from Moana about his taking the Heart of Te Fiti, is one of my favorites.)
But that may be the very point of the name -- it's a small package, but very powerful.
It's a very good argument whenever discussing atheism with a religious person: if god is flawless / perfectly just / infallible / all-loving etc, then why is he ascribed with so many human flaws, such as jealousy (Exodus 20:5, 34:14, etc), hatred towards a group (Isaiah 23:11; modern-day hatred directed e.g. at sexual minorities), vengeance (Numbers 35:21), why does he order death or destruction (Isaiah 23:11 again), or why does he even care how one lives their life?
Never once got a good answer.
> for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God [Exodus 20:5]
God describes himself as jealous!
I am an occultist and a witch. I don't particularly work with many Gods, but I do work with 2 (Brigid and Loki). Others have worked with and against me at times.
First, there are a LOT of these types of beings. The Caananite Sky deity, later known as YHVH, is only one such. However, He was able to place Himself as the seat of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
> if god is flawless / perfectly just / infallible / all-loving etc
Simply put: they aren't. Even they do have limits. Those limits are a lot different than what we'd normally think of as limits. The reason why the Abramanic religions view their deity as that is primarily propaganda - the believers couldn't come to terms that they were fallible.
> then why is he ascribed with so many human flaws
It's my belief that they were human as well, and figured out the secret of ascension.
> (bible quotes)
The quotes you used are primarily the Christian names. The Torah version of those are nowhere near as clear as you indicate. In ancient Hebrew, no vowels were written down. It was the job of the head Rabbi to *interpret*.. divine, if you will, the hidden vowels and do a divination of the words in the Torah. And due to this, the meanings of the verses you quote change as times change. You can see this if you compare an Etz Hayim from decades apart. A stark notable change in readings happened just after WWII.
> why does he even care how one lives their life
That's complicated. Many of us in the occult not only believe in reincarnation, but also that each of us are pieces that are combined to make "me". And between death and life, those pieces can be jumbled around.
I've been able to access my past and some of my future lives. From someone who is timeless (think: deity), they're looking at the big picture, across all your lives. That path leads somewhere, and those decisions in each life matter to that course. Again, we're usually too narrow focused to see that, and most are also without the techniques to discern futures and past/future lives.
Some of us have larger plans. others, not so much. But usually those "plans" also have larger responsibility, and a lot of hardship. I just happen to be on a different path than most on this earth. It doesn't make me any more or less special than the rest of you.
It's always interesting to read a different perspective, thank you for your response. But let's try not to derail the thread any further ;) if you'd like to continue the conversation, my email is in my profile.
You have interesting characters like Math fab Mathonwy, who somehow must rest his feet in the lap of a virgin unless he was at war, or he will die. Or Cú Chulainn, who was amazingly badass to the point that he had to be stopped by mass female toplessness.
I haven't the faintest clue what those are supposed to symbolize or represent, but it's sure interesting.
We could really do with a form factor that lets case manufacturers route this stuff internally for you, but getting the manufacturers to agree on a format & support it is probably not feasible sadly.
He could've gotten better gaming performance by using any AMD APU with a 680m iGPU.
Anyway, the vertical mount of the video card got me wondering again about how reasonable that is. I read something about vapor chambers being designed for the video card to be placed horizontally. The theory being that there is a heat > rise > cool/condense > gravity thing that happens inside these heat sinks that gets disrupted if the heatsink is on it's side making the cooling less effective.
I'm curious if anyone has more evidence about this.
It's the remaster, not the original.