It's nice to see old hardware given a second life. It saves it from the landfill and actually helps someone get stuff done. Even if it's just a kids homework and spreadsheets.
'Grats on the first build. Just enjoy it. Don't worry about that cable management.
It's neat to see how your build and setup has changed over time. Sorry to hear about that motherboard issue.
FX. Nice. +1
I'm more of a fan of Voyager. But a good looking warp core is a good looking warp core. +1
But.....how do you get to all of those books now?
It's a great looking build. Does the plant have a name?
Your memory is not explicitly supported on the Qualified Vendor List on the Asus website.
If you haven't yet, clear your CMOS and try the memory again. It may boot cycle a few times. Your board might also need a BIOS update which may improve RAM compatibility. You can download the manual from the Asus website if you need help on how to do this.
Also, X99 motherboards are expensive to buy new. You might consider an AMD R5 processor and B450 motherboard instead. Depending on your current processor, performance will be similar or better and you wont have to replace the rest of your components.
Maybe you missed the part where he said he converted his NAS into a workstation? Either way, it would have been pretty hard to get an R5 2600 in 2016 which is when he purchased most of those parts.
I dig the look of those Samsung SSDs lined up. I had good results using the Ryzen DRAM calculator with my Trident Z if you want to give that a try.
Looks great in purple!
+1 for the disc drive. Nice build.
More pics of this old timer?
For what it's worth, I've had degradation on an R5 1600 with voltage of less than 1.4v. I've had the same experience on Intel processors running voltage considered to be "safe". I don't really believe in "safe voltage". Who's really done the work to determine what voltage is actually "safe". Beyond what is anecdotal. Some overclocks might be fine for gaming but unsafe for heavier workloads. And if a workload is varied like mine is, it becomes a pain to swap oc profiles all the time. It's really turned me off to overclocking for anything more than gaming.
That's where PBO becomes attractive. It will run higher voltages for lighter loads like gaming and lower voltages for more intense loads like video encoding. It sort of runs a custom overclock for the load. I'd enjoy trying another X470 motherboard to see if voltages differ by vendor. I'm certainly interested in the longevity of the MSI board and 2700X after see voltage reported at 1.519v.
+1 for Buildzoid. Best motherboard reviews there are.
I understand offset voltage. Though I fail to see how your comment is relevant. Adjusting the offset while using PBO would defeat the purpose of PBO. It's there so you don't have to mess with it. In any case, it's not an option in the bios. At least not with precision boost enabled
Thanks. And it definitely seems to be from the UV. Places where the tubing is covered are fine.
Gateway mouse-pad. Nice!
The woodgrain is killer.
Come on Joe. Don't hold back the pictures.
Added the power supply for you. There are lower power (cheaper) options available.
21 No more. No less.
The brick is a 12V/10.5A output. For both I tried. The actual ATX power supply is 150W.
I could have saved you some typing had I pointed out that these parts were all acquired some time ago. I think before coffee lake was a thing. And some parts were things I had laying around.
But you are right. This could definitely be and probably should be built for a lot less.
Actually, it was one of your builds a while back that made me want to do this. So, thank you!
There isn't a huge difference. People get caught up on the fact that the 2200G is an APU. It gives similar or better (in some cases) performance than the 1300X.
A real upgrade for you would be a 1600/2600. Or whatever comes next. You have options with AM4.
I think those pictures demonstrate the clearance issues he had with the first cooler he tried.
Came here to look at computers. Found Gaga. It's going to be a good day. +1
The 360 is 45mm thick. The front 280 is 60mm. A 360x60mm should fit fine on the front of the case but you might run into clearance issues with it on the top.
Excuse the pun, but that's pretty cool. How are CPU temps?
Hey. +1 for caring enough about aesthetics to separate the quicksilver cards from the red ones.
Purple is nice.
Nice build! Is it your computer or the cats?
I used the 3600Mhz XMP profile and increased the voltage by .10. Its at 1.45. I increased my timings then until it worked. 17-18-18-36 or something like that.
You might not be able to achieve 3600. That seems sort of rare. And the amount of time I spent to get it there probably wasn't worth the performance it got me. And I think 1.45V is safe for DDR4. But I don't know that. The 3400 XMP profile worked no problem if you haven't tried that yet.
Solid build. Enjoy!
Does the upside down Thermaltake logo over the processor not drive you mad?
I'm excited by the lack of bezels on your monitors.
You say "janky". But I say it's pretty solid for having traded for an old fishing pole. It's good to have a computer.
That is one of the better AM3+ motherboards. If you could find a super cheap FX8350 or something like that, it would be a pretty decent upgrade. I've got a soft spot for the FX stuff.
You can position the cooler so it hangs over the VRM heatsink and you wont have clearance issues with RAM. It is what I have done. If you do it the same way you should be able to use slots 1 and 3. Unless the Gigabyte board has them moved much closer to the CPU socket, and it doesn't look like they have to me, you'll be fine.
On a side note, the B350 boards need VRM airflow if you are going to overclock. Positioning this cooler so it blows down over the VRM heatsinks is a perfect solution.
Nice work on the cable sleeving. That can be a chore.
I'd give a clear CMOS, reseat everything and try again.
I've found that blutooth typically doesn't work in BIOS. However, a wireless mouse or keyboard with a dongle connected by USB will work in the BIOS.
At least there is a red dragon. +1
I kept scrolling down and the fans in your parts list just kept going. Impressive build!
"I'm sure it'll be fine."
+1 anytime I see that in a build description.
Sooooo.....would it be possible to get a pic of task manager showing all those cores and threads? Because I feel like that would be pretty satisfying.
I'm considering something similar for an HTPC setup. Nice little build!
Maybe the first time I've seen "salvage" in the parts list. Good work getting everything in there. +1
It’s probably doable. I got some carbon fiber vinyl wrap I used on the piece of metal that covers the hard drives. When I watercool this I’m going to do the vinyl on everything.