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Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I did an upgrade!

  • 37 months ago
  • 15 points

I hear the RGB dog has a high TDP. I'll stick with the current model.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I did an upgrade!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Fractal Design Core 1000.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I did an upgrade!

  • 37 months ago
  • 4 points

Primochill sent Sourpatch Kids with their stuff. Turns out the dog likes candy. That's what he was really after.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I did an upgrade!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! The only good thing to come from owning the Asus board is that I found out that Intel has great costumer support.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: Traded for a desk

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! It sounds like you have the makings of a future media server build!.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I did an upgrade!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Bruh! That's the great mystery!

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: Traded for a desk

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah. I guess I could have got more for my parts. But I'd have to put on pants and leave the house to sell them.

Comment reply on CharlesBuilds's Completed Build: IN WIN 303

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

An APU build done right! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON VS Asus ROG STRIX X99 GAMING"

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

I've used both the Strix X99 and Pro Gaming Carbon. A processor died after a few months in the Strix board. The Asus rep here would blame the user. Which is fine. That may be the case. But if you look around, you'll find that plenty of people are ending up with dead processors or other issues with the Strix board. Wether or not the user is to blame, the Strix X99 seems.....fragile. The MSI board, not so much. That being said, I like everything about the Strix better. I'm just not going to trust an expensive processor in another one.

Comment reply on Nilithium's Completed Build: Fully Loaded Toaster

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

i use aida64 to stress my CPUs. There is a free trial version. Though the temp readouts in the program have been inaccurate for me. So you might want to use a separate program to monitor while the stress test runs. Gigabyte probably has a program you can download for temps. Located with driver updates on their website. I like HWINFO64 for monitoring all sorts of things. The erratic temps are common with AMD processors. Or you can use AMD overdrive. It doesn't give you temperatures but it will tell you how far you have to your max temp.

I'm not sure how dual graphics handles memory and I don't have an APU currently to test it or I would. SLI/Crossfire usually "clones" the memory between two cards. But the memory needs to match for this. I assume dual graphics works the same way. I would use Unigine Heaven to benchmark the APU and graphics card separately then with dual graphics enabled and see if you get any performance increases. Depending on those results, you might try the DDR3 card and see how that does.

It sounds like you're running at your smallest memory pool which is the graphics card. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but your system memory is 2400Mhz because it is DDR. But it is also dual channel so effectively it is the same speed as your graphics card. So using 2GB of system memory (just the integrated graphics) might give you better performance without the graphics card. Since the 1GB seems to be a bottleneck for you.

Comment reply on Nilithium's Completed Build: Fully Loaded Toaster

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Some will recommend you use AMD Overdrive to monitor your temps. I've always used whatever monitoring software the motherboard manufacturer supplies and have had no issues. I'd not have thought the C7 capable of cooling that APU, but if your listed temps are correct, then right on!

Does dual graphics work correctly with the GDDR5 graphics card? My understanding was that the system memory and VRAM needed to match. In this case, both should be DDR3?

I'd like to see more pics of the inside of the toaster. Good luck with Windows!

Comment reply on ticonus's Completed Build: Australian budget gaming PC

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on. Nice build!

Comment reply on ticonus's Completed Build: Australian budget gaming PC

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

So, after reading your description I've gotta ask, did you swap out an r9 380 for a GTX 950?

Comment reply on Fleacircus's Completed Build: Tesseract

  • 40 months ago
  • 6 points

The dog seems happy enough with it. +1

Comment reply on Gian07's Completed Build: Abyss V.1.5

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you have the fans beneath the graphics cards mounted? Is that a bracket that uses an expansion slot? Do they seem to make a difference in that orientation? I know your Fractal fans are non PWM fans but have you tried plugging them into a fan header on the motherboard? Some motherboards allow you to still control the speed. I'm sort of a fan guy. Anyways, nice looking build. +1

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: Lets be AMD fanboys!

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

......maybe I'm not acting.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: Lets be AMD fanboys!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Liek, would a Skylake fit in my AM3+ or would I need new rams?

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: Lets be AMD fanboys!

  • 40 months ago
  • 7 points

In an AMD fanboy build, of course more cores=better. Obviously. There is a difference between seriousness and sarcasm. Try doing some research.

Comment reply on Tman64general's Completed Build: First PC Build

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

There's absolutely nothing wrong with ddr3. Or any of your components. People are still going to be using it for years. Bad core management was a thing when the FX processor was first released. Windows would only see 4 cores instead of 4 cores + 4 threads or 8 cores or how however it sees it now. But that was years ago. If it does what you need it to do, it's all good. Just got to get those temps under control.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

They are running x16, x8 with this processor.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 40 months ago
  • 11 points

You've created a case those fans actually look good in! Well done, sir!

Comment reply on Senzis's Completed Build: Overkill Pentium 4 PC!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the old stuff! +1 for adding benchmarks.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. That doesn't sound promising. Anything on the q code readout? I too had a red led. If you didn't know, those leds mean something and can be used for diagnostics. I pulled the processor, ram and graphics card and the motherboard, cleared the CMOS and did the bios restore from USB. It cycled through a few q codes and I went from there. You might try that if you haven't yet. The manual explains how to do it. Even with a damaged processor the motherboard should try to do something when you power it on. Did you try the power button on the motherboard? Or try shorting the motherboard pins for the front panel power button? My power button was also unresponsive for a while. But I did many things and I'm not sure what fixed that.

Sorry for all the questions and such. You've probably tried everything you can. I enjoy troubleshooting. It's a great way to learn.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

You can update the BIOS even if you can't get into the bios. As strange as that sounds. What happens when you press the power button?

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

TL;DR: The BIOS seems to have crapped the bed and got a little on Windows 10. It was fixable.

I got the thing working again. I did a USB BIOS flashback to 0601. It was sort of a strange and lengthy thing and seemed to need the right components installed to work. Starting with nothing on the board and adding things as it cycles. Quite possibly I wasn't doing it correctly. The motherboard manual doesn't describe the process. It would get through a few more Q-codes each time it restarted. b6, d6, 66, 67 and four or five others. It finally stopped at 99 which has something to do with a display adapter not being detected. So that was weird. I had to dig out a VGA cable and use that. It wouldn't work with a digital output. It then wouldn't boot from the M.2 drive anymore but if i selected one of the other SSDs it would boot right into windows. I'm not really sure what was going in with that. Anyways, I've got windows installed and everything seems to be working fine right now. I need to rebuild the waterloop before I can be sure. Oh yeah. And The Witcher 3 can sort of run on an R7 250 with the I7 6800. Its not great but you could do it.

By the way, I did contact Intel about replacing the processor under warranty. Their customer service is what you might call aggressive. In a good way. They offered me some troubleshooting suggestions but were ready to send me a new processor within a day. So +1 for Intel customer support!

I doubt any of this will help you. Your board sounds like a lemon. But anyways, best of luck!

Comment reply on bhaney1's Completed Build: The Potato PC Console!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Sometimes, gaming on your tv from your couch, it's just better. Nice build. +1

Comment reply on Eahl's Completed Build: Mom's little LongLifer

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

"Never to be found again...". This made me inexplicably sad. But I love small form factor builds! +1

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for your loss. I've joined the club. the computer died last weekend. I'm not sure if it's the motherboard or the CPU or something else. I haven't had time to diagnose it yet since I'll have to disassemble the water loop. It sort of powers on for a second then shuts down and powers on again. Looping infinitely.

I'm just curious. How did you determine the motherboard killed the CPU? I don't seem to have a spare 2011-v3 socketed processor to test out. Though I'm not sure I'd want to put it in that motherboard if I did.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I can watch Netflix better now!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I couldn't get into the bios with the X4 845 installed. I had to use an A10-7850k and update the bios with that processor.

If you can wait for the new AM4 processors and motherboards to to come out, I would. You could also do an X4 860k depending on the amount of space you have for cooling. You shouldn't have any issues with the bios. And there are always the Intel dual core processors as an option.

Comment reply on whitetrashreggae's Completed Build: nim ni / first time build / gift to self

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. You've earned it. +1

Comment reply on nomerci's Completed Build: Entry Level 4K Gaming Rig (Red/Black, Corsair C70, DxRacer, Crossover Monitor)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Great setup. How do you like the DxRacer?

Comment reply on Kondax's Completed Build: New Work Station & Gaming Rig

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a good point. Considering they don't make longer SLI bridges.

Comment reply on Kondax's Completed Build: New Work Station & Gaming Rig

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you maybe move that second graphics card down a slot? Give that top one a little more breathing room? Nice build! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best am3+ cpu block"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used both the xspc and koolance blocks, so I thought I'd chime in. They both worked well on an FX9370 and I don't think I saw a difference between the way they both cooled. The xspc block comes with white LEDs only. But you can buy different colors. So if you're building with a color scheme, that's something to consider in the budget.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on sPACerANGErtOm's Completed Build: Not what I started out to do

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I like that the case is called "Steam Castle". Cool build!

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You need the 60mm medium length bridge. The nvidia website is pretty helpful here. (http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/bridges)

Comment reply on Dumbrosie1's Completed Build: First Build - Bad Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, don't worry! 200mm fans generally spin slow and don't make a lot of noise. But still move a ton of air. I had one in the same case as 3 of the Jetflo fans. You wont even notice it! I'd do it. I mean, you wouldn't want to have an empty spot where there could be a massive fan, now would you?

Comment reply on av8rarky's Completed Build: Project-ZERO

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Whatever difficulties and performance you had with the re-purposed Corsair cooler, you did a great job with it. I think it is awesome!

Comment reply on Threemuskets's Completed Build: Polar Ice (VR Gaming Liquid Cooled God)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Aptly named. It looks like a big ice cube sitting on the desk! +1

Comment reply on Tyloro002's Completed Build: Karen

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

My elbows hurt just looking at the arm rests on that chair. But I i love the placement of the headphone jack. That would sure keep me from knocking water bottles over with my headset cable. Solid build!

Comment reply on Dumbrosie1's Completed Build: First Build - Bad Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I saw the title and came here expecting to have seen someone try and cram an AMD processor into an Intel board. That would be a bad build. Yours is pretty solid. If you have the low noise adapters for the JetFlo, it makes a difference and the fan still moves plenty of air.

Comment reply on atlss96's Completed Build: Light Aura

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! How do you like the Corsair ML140s?

Comment reply on jnanof's Completed Build: parts buyback and used craigslist deals

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

I thought I got a good deal when I got $10 off on some DDR4 RAM recently. This is ridiculous. +1

Comment reply on JailBreak's Completed Build: $1000 Gaming PC | Dual RX 480

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The dragons on your front fans are a nice touch. Nice build!

Comment reply on richardjr77's Completed Build: Node 202 - Portable Gaming and Productivity PC

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I've got a similar build In a Silverstone case. My solution for cooling the CPU was the same as yours. There isn't really a good air exhaust path so the CPU cooler just sort of sits in its own hot air without the additional fan. Removing the case and exposing the cooler to open air gave me same effect as adding the fan. Additionally, since you have to use such a small cooler, you will have higher temperatures. There's nothing you can do about that. I'd say your temps are perfectly fine with this case. Nice build! I love me some ugly Noctua fans! +1

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The great thing is that people are getting tons of performance from what are considered to be "budget" builds these days.

I get a pretty good chuckle every time the Unlimited Power video pops up.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe. Start a system build on here and it will tell you the power requirements.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd probably still be waiting on graphics cards. And I wouldn't benefit from having the 6850k.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I was waiting for Zen

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't play Arma 3 so I have no idea what kind of graphics horsepower it takes to play it. If you are playing at 1440p or 1080p, I would go with a single 1070. And that can handle 4k on some games too. It all depends on your usage. Personally, I wouldn't get the Zotac cards for $1900. I got the founders edition cards because that's what was available. You can save yourself a few hundred dollars and get a cheaper card and it will be just fine. Whatever overclock Zotac gives you, you can probably do yourself. I was trying to get EVGA cards which were priced just over $600 each. But they weren't in stock at the time.

You should upload some pics of the the 4 GTX-680 build. That isn't something most of us get to see everyday.

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