Yori handles demanding 4K digital content using a small form-factor, air-cooled design. The system supports full-stack software development using multiple VM sandboxes, video/photo editing, bulk encoding, 3D rendering, streaming, folding and occasional gaming. The goal is to deliver a powerful 4K rig that remains quiet while maintaining good temperatures, a reliable system that requires nearly zero ongoing maintenance.
Open-bench inspired, the Cooler Master HAF XB EVO case provides excellent air-cooling characteristics. The build focuses on rendering 4K content using a 7680 x 2160, 60Hz desktop. Highlights include two EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 video cards and a pair of LG 27" 4K monitors.
The host operating system is Windows 10 Professional 64-bit. Adobe Master Collection is utilized for digital content creation. BOINC Manger folds several projects, including Seti@Home. VMWare Workstation hosts multiple CentOS Linux virtual machines hosting the following software:
Web Services: VMs hosting several RESTful microservices Web Applications: VMs for Apache, Tomcat and other web servers with several deployed websites Persistence: Multiple VMs for MongoDB, Hadoop, Cassandra, Oracle and MySQL persistence storage
The following games are also on the menu:
Crysis Metro Battlefield 1, 3, 4 Doom 2016
Function over form: Noctua fans may look ugly and the NH-D15 is a behemoth, but they deliver excellent performance with nearly silent operation.
Simplicity over complexity: Air cooled configurations are quickly built, do not leak water on costly components, and require nearly zero ongoing maintenance.
Everything possible is optimized for air cooling in this small rig. The XB EVO is designed to maximize air flow, an ideal platform for air cooled configurations. The Cooler Master HAF series acronym stands for "High Air Flow". Noctua fans will be used exclusively, replacing stock Cooler Master hardware for even better cooling performance and quieter operation. The amazing Noctua NH-D15 heat pipe will keep Ryzen operating temperatures reasonable. Two 140 mm intake case fans bring in cool air and quickly direct it through the system's hottest components. Four additional fans exhaust hot air out the top and back of the chassis. This configuration is simple and effective.