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#1198683 Help with new build: Raid

Posted by Dasa on 29 December 2017 - 07:27 AM

outdated wall of text I'm afraid this reeks of spam

#1198321 Aorus Gtx 1070 Gaming GPU

Posted by Dasa on 09 December 2017 - 08:14 AM

fill them both

#1198050 Gigabyte X299 Aorus 7- how to get the memory to 300 MHz?

Posted by Dasa on 27 November 2017 - 08:17 AM

if cpu-z says its running 1500=3000 then your good and just ignore what windows is saying as its probably wrong

run a memory speed test like aida64 if you want to be sure its performing as it should

#1197718 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 12 November 2017 - 10:20 PM

ALso seeing you play with the Luminance levels after stacking and how fast it redrew was impressive to watch - that is at least twice as fast as mine!

seems that is mostly single threaded ipc with which my mild 4.6ghz oc will be helping a bit

the fastest cpu for that would be a 8600k\8700k overclocked to ~5ghz

but obviously a cpu with more cores will complete the stacking quicker

unfortunately it would be a bit of a weak point for threadripper


you have me tempted to step outside with my sisters d750 and snap a few shots of the stars

she has some nice very nice fixed lenses from wide angle up to a big old 600mm zoom and being in a remote location its 15k to the nearest small town emitting any light pollution

#1197703 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 12 November 2017 - 12:20 AM

it seems the settings used can have a huge effect on how multithreaded the software is

registering images can be almost completely single threaded or change a few settings and it takes twice as long due to computing the master files for dark\flat ect. which would be done in the blink of the eye with some settings but can take a minute or two each with modified settings which is a process that can make use of multiple cores


last night i downloaded these images to use

The Orion Nebula
34 Lights
15 Darks
25 Flats
25 Dark Flats



the feeling im getting from using this software at the moment is that extra cores will bring less than half the improvement they would bring when rendering a video




streamed a video of settings and cpu usage




stacking and adjusting image


#1197698 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 11 November 2017 - 08:34 PM

Ok typing this on phone since the fiber is broken near sheparton
Dss is very different to the software I first benchmarked

Dss doesn't care about io beyond a good sata ssd or ram sped at all 2133 vs 3800 takes the same amount of time
Ht doesn't help reduce the time it takes even though it is using 100% of the cpu
If anything using ram drive and ht makes it slower

Coppied the images from this morning so now working with 22 light
4:41 to register 22 images
2:41 to stack them
30s to rebuild image after adjusting rgb

Limiting dss to three cores with afinity slowed stacking to 3:01

#1197670 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 11 November 2017 - 06:55 AM

The authors of both have said it is multi core enabled (but no GPU smarts) and very little else to go by.


Ran some tests on this software a while back



seems the consensus was memory bandwidth was very important even though i couldn't get the second software to work properly

although it seems i never actually tested it with my ram at stock vs overclocked so i may have to revisit that to make sure


had a quick play with deepskytracker again this morning but have to go for now

last time i couldn't get it to put load on multiple cores however this time it has but only when stacking which it completes very quickly with the slowest part being registering the images which is still single threaded and not as aio heavy as the other benchmark

but im still doing something wrong as the image its outputting is covered in a pink hue almost hiding all the stars

this is using 11 raw 30mb files from here https://photographin...oad-stack-data/


i will try download this 3g file tonight and see how it goes as it could perform very differently to just using a few light files

36 Lights
15 Darks
24 Flats
25 Dark Flats


#1197539 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 10 November 2017 - 10:48 AM

Need more CPU then I would go to a I9 7940 - 14 core beast.  Would it beat the Threadripper 1950 for my workload - I certainly expect so given the price differential.

probably not

even the 16 core 7960x is a little slower at rendering a video than 1950x

however in programs that dont make full use of the extra cores\threads intel does perform ~10-20% quicker than amd threadripper and also overclocks a little further than amd


it takes a 18 core 7980xe $2860 to get in front of 1950x $1340 in all tests


7980xe $2860

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 $364

brings you to $6039 total




AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X $1340

Asus Prime X399-A $479

$4624 total

it will take ~20% longer at stock clocks to finish a render or ~30% with both overclcoked while the intel build costs ~30% more

#1197523 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 09 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMK32GX4M4E4133C19R $614 <newegg
Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus OC 11GB $956
Samsung 960 PRO 512GB M.2 $319.2
HGST Ultrastar He8 HUH728080ALN600 8TB $492 <newegg
Corsair HX Series Modular HX750 750W 80 Plus Platinum $175 <ample power
Fractal Design Define R5 $155 < better airflow & quieter
Noctua NH-D15 $114 <quieter
$2825 most prices using ebay 20% off sale
so that leaves you about 3k for cpu\mb

#1197488 Too Many Damn Lakes! Intel's coming CPU's

Posted by Dasa on 08 November 2017 - 06:15 PM

only thing that interests me about it is hbm2 if the cpu has access to it it as a l4 cache it could be better for games than the 8700k but unfortunately its only a quad core

#1197475 Pondering morph a HP Z620 workstation into a work / gaming rig

Posted by Dasa on 08 November 2017 - 11:54 AM

for games the cache setup on the 7820x gimps it a bit vs the older 6900k but then it does well in rendering although not as good as threadripper



#1197303 Too Many Damn Lakes! Intel's coming CPU's

Posted by Dasa on 31 October 2017 - 05:26 PM

lol 10nm products will be popping up before there is even sufficient stock of 14nm coffelake

#1197290 Parts Guide

Posted by Dasa on 31 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

added a threadripper build and updated the intel builds for coffelake


Intel Gamer Updated 31/10/2017
CPU i5-8600K 6C $389 Review
MB  ASRock Z370 Pro4 $179 -OR- Gigabyte Z370XP SLI (ALC1220) CF\SLI $220
RAM 2x8 F4-3200C14D $219 newegg OC to ~4000c17 1.4-1.45vdimm
GPU GTX1060 6GB $369 -OR- GTX 1070 8GB $549 -OR- GTX 1080 8GB $699 -OR- GTX 1080 Ti 11G $1049
SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB\1TB SATAIII $212\$399
PSU Corsair TX550M Gold 7y $105 -OR- Corsair RM650X Gold 10y $154
CASE Silverstone Raven RV05 $119
HSF be quiet! Dark Rock TF $99
TOTAL $1322-igp $1691-$2648
High End Updated 31/10/2017
CPU  Intel Core i7 8700K 6C\12T $549
MB ASUS Prime Z370-A $269
RAM  2x8 F4-3200C14D $219 newegg OC to ~4000c17 1.4-1.45vdimm
GPU GTX 1080 8GB $699 -OR- GTX1080 Ti 11GB $1049
SSD Samsung 960 EVO 500GB\1TB $312\588
PSU Corsair RM650X 80+ Gold 10Y $154 -OR- Seasonic PRIME Ultra 650W 80+ Titanium 12Y $209 newegg (need au power cable)
CASE Silverstone Raven RV05 $118 -OR- Fractal Design Define S $139 -OR- Silverstone Fortress FT05 $219
HSF Noctua NH-D15S $115
TOTAL $2435-3217

Threadripper Updated 31/10/2017
CPU AMD 1920X 12C\24T $1089 -OR- 1950X 16C\32T $1340
MB ASRock X399 Taichi $461
RAM 4x8 2400C15 $399 -OR- 3200c16 $481
GPU GTX 1050Ti 4G $199 -OR- GTX 1070 8GB $549
SSD Samsung 960 EVO 500GB -OR- $312 Samsung 960 PRO 1TB M.2 $695

HDD Hitachi 7200RPM 6TB $169

Blu Pioneer BDR-209 15x $85
PSU CORSAIR RM650X 80+ Gold 10Y $154 -OR- Seasonic PRIME Ultra 650W 80+ Titanium 12Y $209 newegg (need au power cable)
CASE Fractal Design Define R5 $155
HSF Noctua NH-U14S-TR4-SP3 $109
TOTAL $3132-4253

#1197262 New build suggestions. 4-5k budget.

Posted by Dasa on 30 October 2017 - 05:17 PM

what kinda oc are you running on the cpu? if its stock then a 8700k is a fairly decent upgrade ~45-50% quicker but if its running a high oc then it would still be decent but a fair bit less so at ~35-40% quicker



3200+ ddr4 can be a fair help to cpu efficiency in some programs over ddr3



if your happy with the performance for now there is no reason not to get a large sata ssd and keep it as a secondary drive once you upgrade to a m.2 compatible mb down the line

#1197165 Pc build south Aus

Posted by Dasa on 24 October 2017 - 09:44 AM

fairly sure g\free syncs the frames when between the supported sync rate of the monitor for example 35-144hz while for v sync to work the fps have to be maxed out at the monitors refresh rate