Wednesday, 17 August 2016

In Love With My New Home Lab

It's Been so long that i have written an article on Home Lab, reason being i lost the access to one of the Physical Server on which i created my entire Home Lab.

And since that day i was struggling to test lot of new functionalities and was not able to proceed further with the integration Stuff. In Short i was missing my Old Setup a lot but there is an OLD Saying "Everything Happens For a Reason". 

And i think i understand the reason today when i was unpacking all the new components i Bought for my New Home lab. Oh Yes !. Super Excited.

Yes we are back again with Home Lab Series where in i will be sharing my experience that i will be testing in My New Home Lab. So Let's Start with ?

Unwrapping the Components

1) Intel Core i7-5820K Processor - 




Cache15 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed0 GT/s
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES

No of Cores6
No of Threads12


Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel vPro Technology No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology Yes
IntelVirtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechnologyYes
Intel® Demand Based SwitchingNo
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology Yes
Intel® Smart Response TechnologyYes
Execute Disable Bit                                                                     Yes
2) Intel Thermal Solution TS13A-  Processor Coller.




3) Corsair VENGEANCE LPX DDR4  8 GB 2400 MHZ * 8 = Total 64 GB RAM



Corsair Vengeance LPX memory is designed for high-performance overclocking. The heatspreader is made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation, and the eight-layer PCB helps manage heat and provides superior overclocking headroom. 

4) GigaByte X990SLI Mother Board - 




CPU
  1. Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011-3 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
  1. Intel® X99 Express Chipset
Memory
  1. 8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
  2. 4 channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR4 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2133 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
  5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
  6. Support for RDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx4/2Rx4 memory modules (operate in non-ECC model
Audio
  1. Realtek® ALC1150 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. Intel® GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
    1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIE_1, PCIE_2)
      * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIE_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIE_1 and PCIE_2 slots.

    1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIE_3, PCIE_4)
      * The PCIE_4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIE_1 slot. When the PCIE_4 slot is populated, the PCIE_1 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
      * When an i7-5820K CPU is installed, the PCIE_2 slot operates at up to x8 mode and the PCIE_3 operates at up to x4 mode.
      (All PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
    1. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
      (The PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  1. 1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for the wireless communication module (M2_WIFI)
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way NVIDIA®SLI™ technologies
  2. Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
* The 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ configuration is not supported when an i7-5820K CPU is installed. To set up a 3-Way SLI configuration, refer to "1-6 Setting up AMD CrossFire™/NVIDIA® SLI™ Configuration."
Storage InterfaceChipset:
  1. 1 x M.2 PCIe connector
    (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA & PCIe x2/x1 SSD support)
  2. 1 x SATA Express connector
  3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
  4. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    * Only AHCI mode is supported when an M.2 PCIe SSD or a SATA Express device is installed.
    (M2_10G, SATA Express, and SATA3 4/5 connectors can only be used one at a time. The SATA3 4/5 connectors will become unavailable when an M.2 SSD is installed in the M2_10G connector.)
Chipset:
  1. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (sSATA3 0~3), supporting IDE and AHCI modes only
  2. (An operating system installed on the SATA3 0~5 connectors cannot be used on the sSATA3 0~3 connectors.)
USBChipset:
  1. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (available through the internal USB headers)
  2. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Chipset + Renesas® uPD720210 USB 3.0 Hub:
  1. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1 x PCIe power connector
  4. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
  5. 1 x SATA Express connector
  6. 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  7. 1 x CPU fan header
  8. 1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
  9. 3 x system fan headers
  10. 1 x front panel header
  11. 1 x front panel audio header
  12. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  13. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  15. 1 x Thunderbolt add-in card connector
  16. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  2. 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  3. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  4. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  5. 1 x RJ-45 port
  6. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  7. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
  8. 2 x Wi-Fi antenna connector holes
I/O Controller
  1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
  3. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
  4. CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
  5. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
  6. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS



  1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. Support for Q-Flash Plus
  5. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
  1. Support for APP Center
    * Available applications in APP Center may differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications.
    @BIOS
    Ambient LED
    EasyTune
    EZ Setup
    Fast Boot
    Cloud Station
    ON/OFF Charge
    Smart TimeLock
    Smart Recovery 2
    System Information Viewer
    USB Blocker
    V-Tuner
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Smart Switch
  4. Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software
  1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  2. Intel® Smart Response Technology
  3. cFosSpeed
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 10/8.1/8/7
Form Factor
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm


    5 - GX 750 Cooler Master - 




    • Temperature
      • 0 to 40 °C (Operating Temperature)
    • Protection
      • Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Under Voltage Protection (UVP), 
      • Over Temperature Protection (OTP), Short Circuit Protection (SCP)
    • Safety Standards
      • KCC, 80 Plus, CCC, GOST, C-Tick, TUV, FCC, CE, UL, BSMI

    7 - NVIDIA GEOFORCE GT 610




    GPU Engine Specs:
    48CUDA Cores
    810Base Clock
    6.5Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)
    Memory Specs:
    1.8 GbpsMemory Clock
    1024MBStandard Memory Config
    DDR3Memory Interface
    64-bitMemory Interface Width
    14.4Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
    Feature Support:
    4.2OpenGL
    PCI Express 2.0Bus Support
    YesCertified for Windows 7
    CUDA, PhysXSupported Technologies
    Display Support:
    12 APIMicrosoft DirectX
    YesMulti Monitor
    2560x1600Maximum Digital Resolution
    2048x1536Maximum VGA Resolution
    YesHDCP
    YesHDMI1
    Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI, VGAStandard Display Connectors
    InternalAudio Input for HDMI
    Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
    5.7 inchesLength
    2.7 inchesHeight
    Single-widthWidth
    Thermal and Power Specs:
    102 CMaximum GPU Temperature (in C)
    29 WMaximum Graphics Card Power (W)
    300 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)
    3D Vision Ready
    Yes3D Blu-Ray
    Yes3D Photos

    It's Time to Love Each Other 



    Fingers Crossed hope these new components love each other as they have been doing wishing them a Very Happy Married Life.

    Believe me Guys lot of motivation is Required when it comes to building your own Home Lab and that too from Scratch, Thank's to one of my colleague who supercharged me.

    Do let me know if you want me to perform some special use cases or some integration that you always have been waiting to see or maybe some new functionalities that you want me to test with.

    6 comments:

    1. Not fit moBile chrome

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      1. Sorry About That i Know Specifications doesn't fit's in Chrome Properly please use the full web version.

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    2. How much was the total cost to build this high end desktop.

      Regards
      Sunil

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    3. Hi Sunil it costed me somewhere around 1800 USD

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    4. Hi, what abt storage(harddisk) ??
      Turab.

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