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SolidSnakesSolidSnake

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About SolidSnakesSolidSnake

  • Title
    Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Tennessee
  • Interests
    I have 2 young daughters, so firearms, ammunition, sharp pointy objects. That's about it.
  • Biography
    I'm pretty cool, most of the time. I'm asleep the rest.
  • Occupation
    Registered Nurse

System

  • CPU
    Intel i7 6800k
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG STRIX X99 GAMING
  • RAM
    32 gb Corsair Dominator Platinum 3000MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 980 Windforce x2
  • Case
    Phantecks Enthoo Evolv
  • Storage
    250gb Samsung 850 EVO, 4tb Western Digital Red 5200rpm
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 1000watts
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE, I-inc iH-252HPB
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken x62
  • Keyboard
    Logitech
  • Mouse
    Logitech
  • Sound
    Logitech Z623 Speaker System
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit

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  1. The hospital began training doctors and nurses how to don and dof tyvek suits since we have a bunch left over from Ebola. Couldn't help but get a picture of my 10mil subscriber shirt from Lttstore.com
  2. Cool, I'll do that! Thanks for the link!
  3. Hey, I've thought about that too. I've looked at 6950x on eBay. Unfortunately the best prices I come across feel sketchy or go for $400-600 used. For that I could grab a couple semi decent cpus and mobos. Thanks though!
  4. Hey, yea I've looked at unraid because I've seen LTT use it and that's all I'm really familiar with. I've also watched a couple of their videos using it and it doesn't seem to bad. I've also considered selling it. I guess I'm a little sentimental as I'm still using my i5 750 on a p55 board from a literal decade ago in my htpc lol.
  5. Hey guys! So, the wife has okayed a new pc. My kids are getting old enough to use their own and instead of building 2 new pcs for them, I want to take my old one and set up a few virtual machines (two for them and potentially a nas/host). Current build: 6800k (6 core 12 thread) Asus Strix x99 32GB Ram Corsair Dominator 3000mHz Gigabyte GTX 980 Windforce x2 I'll need some more storage and a UPS but that should be it? The kids won't do a whole lot in the machines aside from playing the occasional minecraft and homework. Also, I haven't messed around with virtualized machines at all and I only have a vague idea how it should go down. Is this a feasible idea? Which software is steady enough for kids to muck around on while being new user friendly? Are there any tips you would like to impart on a newb? Do I need to enable virtualization in the bios? Or should I just build them 2 newer cheap computers? Thanks very much as I have no idea what I'm doing!
  6. Our family's first computer was a Windows 3.1 machine. We had all kinds of fun on that machine. One thing I remember was a Jurassic Park game. My very first addition to a computer was adding a CD-Rom to it. It came with Return to Zork i think. Knowing my mother, I'm sure she's got it stashed away somewhere. Next time I take that 7 hour drive, I'll post some pics.
  7. Just for completeness sake, ASUS sent me a new board today. All in all the turn around in the repair was like 6 days including shipping back and forth and a weekend. All in all, I'm very pleased with Asus's RMA process. Quick turn around is nice, good communication. Would RMA again.
  8. If it were me, I think I would rather just buy a tv with that kind of money if I'm just going to be watching movies. Just my thoughts tho. I bought this tv and it's honestly really really good for the price. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MTGM5I9/ref=sxts_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539695183&sr=1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65
  9. This is the picture of the end that popped and smoked. It's hard to see but there is a little exposed wiring and the wire to the capacitor was melted to the heat shrunk wrapping. Neo-revo the cables from that EVGA psu have marked where they go on the plastic connector. ie CPU, motherboard, SATA, etc. Thanks for the help guys, ASUS is going to rma the board.
  10. Yea, that's a good idea. I'll take down the insulation and look and update tonight after work. Update with pics.
  11. Argh damn you auto correct!! Never should have added that word to the library Anyways, replace it with post* Nah nothing melted. This psu came with 2 8 pin cables that are 4+4 because, as you probably know, there is a 4 pin and an 8 pin connector on the top of the mobo. I also tried the 550watt psu with the 4 pin connector in and the 8 pin cable previously, but I thought that the unit could post author that 4 pin connected. I'll probably try again when I get home from work, just to soothe my sanity.
  12. My PC Asus Strix x99 GAMINGGGGGG I7-6800k 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 3000mix Gigabyte GTX 980 Windforce x2 in SLI EVGA G2 1000w PSU Samsung 970 Pro M.2 500gig 4TB Western Digital Red NZXT Kraken 62 So here is the story. Lately, my pc had been running a little hot. I had not cleaned it out in about 6 months and I figured I would take this opportunity to reapply thermal paste. So I took everything apart and reassembled it. Turned it on and it wasn't posting. I figured it was just taking a minute since I moved everything around. The power was on, fans were spinning, just no pussy. This system had been finicky since I built it. Then it just shut off. I did everything I knew to diagnose it. Went down to 1 ram sick, changed those all around, reseated the CPU and heat sink, cleared cmos, took out the ssd and hdd, took a GPU and power supply I knew was working and hooked it up to the motherboard. No fan spin, no nothing. Just a little red led labled pwr at the bottom of the board flashing. Even with the new power supply. Granted, it was a 550 watt, but that should be enough to post a 6800k and a gtx 1050ti. Hope was waneing and I decided to give it one last try with 1 sick ram, gtx1050ti, fan plugged into the CPU slot with the kraken mounted. Took the 550watt psu, hooked the 24pin connector and the 8 pin above the north bridge and left the 4 pin off for now. I had left the 4pin cable plugged into the psu and just kinda hanging out on the table next to the case. Flicked the power to the psu on and nothing happened, initially. Just the flashing red led. About 10 seconds after I clicked the power on I heard a sizzle coming from the disconnected 4+4 cable at the point where they split followed by a pop and a puff of smoke. I immediately shut power to the psu off. So I figure, the 4+4 pin cable sorted out potentially sending a lot of excess wattage to the CPU and potentially frying my board. Working on an sending an rma to see what I can do. In the mean time, I'll probably pick up a 2200g and a b350 board and cry over my lost hardware ? and nearly $1000 ?
  13. Hey folks, Just had a quick question. I'm in the market for a 1440p ultrawide. I plan on doing some gaming but mostly going to be used for photo editing and things of that nature. So I'm trying to strike a balance between the 2. You guys have any recommendations. Preferably less than $750. Thanks guys.
  14. Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I had a moment of, "oh shit, it would be cool to have a 6950x" without much thought if anything else. However, the processor I have is more than sufficient for my daily uses, so I won't be buying this CPU. Thanks for the great advice, as always.
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