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    MotherboardASUS Pro WS X570-ACE
    ProcessorRyzen Pro 3700
    Memory (part number)64GB ECC (TE416G26D819VK-VKC)
    Graphics Card #1GTX 1080 Ti Hair Dryer Edition
    Sound CardBehringer U-phoria UMC202HD
    MonitorViewsonic Elite XG270QC
    Storage #1XPG SX8200 Pro Version 1 2TB
    CaseFractal Define S2
    Power SupplyRedundant Supermicro 1280W Power Supply (PWS-1K28P-SQ)
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    Talking PC mods with a 3D printer

    Before I get to the mods, I need to say that this PC does have ASUS parts: Pro WS X570-ACE motherboard, TUF Gaming K7 keyboard.

    My PC mods are a lot different from everyone else's. There is no flash, no bling, and at the moment, no RGB. Instead, I'm going to show you how an engineer does it, or more precisely, how an engineer over-does it!

    PC Mod #1: The Air Filter
    The current trend is to use large radiators, slow moving 120/140 mm fans, and very minimal air filtration. Over time the PC will accumulate dust, hair, and nasty crud that never comes off fan blades. But with this mod, my PC will stay squeaky clean. I've built models for 70, 80, 92, and 120 mm fans. The whole filter consists of four printed parts, several bolts, one lawnmower air filter, and one fan. While this mod doesn't feature any RGB lighting, you have access to the OpenSCAD files on GitHub, so you could remix it to include RGB light strips behind the filter, shining through.

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    PC Mod #2: Redundant Power Supplies
    I designed and built this mod just to show that it could be done, but the result is so freaking awesome that I had to share. These are dual 1280 Watt, hot-swappable, 80 Plus Platinum power supplies. The Power Distribution Board features three GPU power cables, each with two 8-pin connectors. I think this server-grade setup meshes well with the ASUS workstation-grade motherboard. NOTE: Everywhere you see the color orange, that is this mod. It's huge!

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    There is no reason why you can't build these mods, too. All the knowledge you need is right here.

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    Your setup looks great however there is a reason why the current trend is to use minimal filtration and its because of airflow. While your system may work fine for a standard build, it unfortunately will not work for any type of overclocking, or systems that generate a lot of heat. And unfortunately with this case it appears your only using 2 intake fans and 1 exhaust fan??? .....this will not be adequate for this system.(placing filters directly over a fans intake reduces their efficiency drastically). I can guarantee it will run 20-30 degrees hotter than a case with good airflow and when under high loads it will thermal throttle. Most enthusiasts who buy cases for the good airflow will immediately remove any mesh or foam filters so they have the best airflow possible or do what I do now and just buy an open chassis case. It would have been a lot easier and simpler to just make you case a positive pressure case utilizing fans. Why do you need 2 x1280watt PSU's?
    Last edited by SmokeyKilla; 03-13-2021 at 03:49 PM.

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array AS185 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Lenovo Y700-17ISK
    MotherboardZenith Extreme
    ProcessorAMD 1950X
    Memory (part number)8 x G Skill F4-3200C16D-32GTZKW @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia Titan RTX
    Sound CardIntegrated SupremeFX
    MonitorSamsung Odyssey G5 C34
    Storage #16 x PNY 2TB XLR8 CS3030
    Storage #23 x 1TB Crucial MX500
    CPU CoolerThermaltake Water3.0 Ultimate
    CaseCorsair Obsidian 900D
    Power SupplyCooler Master MasterWatt Maker 1200W
    Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma
    Mouse Razer Mambe TE / Logitech USB TrackMan Wheel
    Mouse Pad steelseries Cyberpunk 2077 edition
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z-5300e
    OS Windows 10 Home x64
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    I like the dual fans designed. They look solid but take up a lot of space.

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    MotherboardMSI x470 Gaming Plus
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    Memory (part number)16GB Crucial Ballistix Elite 3600
    Graphics Card #1ASUS GTX 1080 Strix
    MonitorBenQ BL3200PT
    Storage #1Intel 600p NVMe
    CPU CoolerWraith
    Casecustom Antec 900
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeyKilla View Post
    Why do you need 2 x1280watt PSU's?
    Servers use them for redundancy in case one fails so think of it like a single 1200w PSU that's just really reliable. Unfortunately because of the small dimensions they use little tiny fans which are very noisy at full load. It just depends on where you are going to put the machine as to whether that is an issue or not.
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    I meant why run a 1200watt PSU if the system he is using is the one in his tag then approx 350watt is all that is required. So even a 500watt psu would be overkill.

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