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xNeon

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About xNeon

  • Title
    Junior Member
  • Birthday 1993-09-07

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Biography
    I love making music, but I also love tech.
  • Occupation
    Audio Engineer at The Walnut Room and Herman's Hideaway, Student at the Art Institute of Colorado

System

  • CPU
    i7 3770K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 WS
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 Mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA Nvidia 960 FTW
  • Case
    Corsair 550D
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, 7200 WD Black 2.5" 500GB, 1TB 7200 Seagate x2
  • PSU
    Corsair RM 650
  • Display(s)
    AOC e2243Fwk 1080p
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire Rapid
  • Mouse
    Razer Death Adder
  • Sound
    Presonus Audiobox 22VSL + 2x ADAM A7X Hi-Fi Reference monitors + DBX 223XL crossover + DBX 18" reference 600 Watt subwoofer
  • Operating System
    Windows 7

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  1. To bury this thread, I've found the solution. I'll condense it to a simple explanation, now. The root of the issue was a bad solder ball on a MOSFET. These circuits are related to the power delivery on the motherboard. When the board sent an on signal to the PSU, the circuit failed, shooting sparks and smoke from the top of the board. The CPU was destroyed, sadly. 6800K down the drain. Store won't help out. Some circuits pertaining to power delivery were moved to the CPU on the last few generations of Intel chips. when the other circuit mentioned above failed, more power than the chip was designed to handle was sent to it. The PSU in this system did not have over-current protection. This kills the CPU. -Jake
  2. Took off the heatsink, found a horror show.
  3. The rest of the mobo looks fine, I'd have to remove the VRM heatsink to find more possible marks. It's a Rosewill 1000w.
  4. Before post, the motherboard's (Asus X99-AII) has breathing lights all over it, looks good so far, but when I press the power button the post code display says "00" for a brief moment and the the motherboard starts shooting FUCKING SPARKS AND SMOKE from the VRM heatsink. At this point I know my mobo and CPU are toast. I'd really like to know what caused it. There were no bridged contacts behind the mobo, all the power was hooked up correctly, thermal past and cooler was installed correctly, RAM was in right, PSU was on a power conditioner, you can basically assume that this build was done the same way the "how to" videos show on this channel. But yet I got catastrophic failure. Has this happened to anyone else? What components were fried if so? Is the PSU implicated or not safe for other motherboards? Any reply is appreciated, thanks. -Jake
  5. Hey guys, Can an RM650 push enough wattage to two E5-2620 v3s and a 960? Can it connect two 8 pin power connectors? Can't find this info anywhere. Thanks, -Jake
  6. xNeon

    Cores and CPUs

    Running VMs and playing games at the same time would be difficult. You would probably have to go a couple layers deep with something like unraid which i wouldn't recommend if you want stability and don't want a headache.
  7. xNeon

    Cores and CPUs

    It'll definitely be possible, but you wouldn't get the performance you would with a flagship quadcore. This is, assuming you're also using a GPU, in which case you might need to spend a bit more for a motherboard that is more geared toward workstation use and can support a GPU. Yeah these CPU's would be great (and overkill) for hosting CSGO or minecraft servers. CSGO is pretty well optimized and minecraft doesn't take a lot or resources.
  8. xNeon

    Cores and CPUs

    You're going to have a bit of trouble finding a board that can run four 16 core chips in one system. I would recommend finding a board that can run two 18 core chips, and when that isn't enough, make another system of the same. This chip might be a bit pricey, but is what I would recommend for as many vms as your are attempting. http://ark.intel.com/products/81061/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2699-v3-45M-Cache-2_30-GHz Good luck!
  9. xNeon

    Cores and CPUs

    There aren't many 16 cpre cpus, theres ust a few xeons you can compare on the ark.intel.com website. There are others but they are proprietary and can;t be used for general computing. A multicore CPU isn't intended for general consumers. Sure, someone with a workstation might be able to take advantage of more cores for rendering programs, but generally not "64 cores". A multicore CPU is intended for applications that need hardware to do many things at once, and not necessarily at super speed. Servers generally benefit form multicore CPUs because a user can be running multiple virtual machines, serving up a website to thousands of visitors, or running a server-side program with a lot of clients. My question for you is: what makes you want a 16 core computer?
  10. Check out "Voicemeeter banana". You may not be able to manipulate spspecific programs like you ask, but you can route multiple sources to multiple outputs.
  11. xNeon

    Anyone know what mic and pop filter this is

    It looks like a 2020 but it doesn't sound like one. I'm willing to bet its an at2035. Sorry don't mean to be that guy.
  12. xNeon

    New XLR interface.

    A Steinburg UR 22 Is the best you'll get for the money. A Scarlett will kill your condenser or headphones (as it has to me) and an audiobox is more expensive. This box is at the threshold of diminishing returns for what you are doing. Do NOT go behrenger if you can ever help it. if you only need a preamp and A/d the "blue icicle" is great, check that out.
  13. xNeon

    New XLR interface.

    What is your budget? What are you using it for?
  14. That depends on the type of bad sector. If it's a physical bad sector, there is no way a cloning software would copy that over. Do you know which one it was? Also I would recommend clonezilla or something else you boot to live to clone. I wouldn't recommend booting to the OS that you are copying over.
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