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About CastleCrusher

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    I like to casually game, turn vacuum cleaners into robots, build PCs, and mess around with root features on Android.
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  • CPU
    Xeon E5-2603
  • Motherboard
    Intel DX79SR
  • RAM
    2x8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3@1600MHz
  • GPU
  • Case
    Deepcool Matrexx 55
  • Storage
    160GB WD HDD and a 500 GB Toshiba drive
  • PSU
    Corsair TX750w
  • Display(s)
    HP LE1901wm
  • Cooling
    Scythe Kabuto 2
  • Keyboard
    Blackweb Gaming Mechanical keyboard
  • Mouse
    Rosewill Neon M57
  • Sound
    Monitors integrated speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Well right now I'm taking advantage of the heat gun to reflow the GPU on my 780 ti. While it's not the proper way to do it, if the card doesn't artifact when I finish putting it back together, I guess I won't be as disappointed.
  2. Well all I know is that at least this isn't my biggest fail in repairing technology. Lol, who am I kidding.
  3. Well I used some aluminum foil and basically covered up the whole card but I think I set it too hot anyways.
  4. Ok so I'm not a professional when it comes to things like this but I digress. So I borrowed a heat gun from a friend of mine so I could remove a mosfet shorting out a cheap RX 580 I got. Unfortunately I didn't get the mosfet off on both high and low settings and it gets really hot so that's not the problem. While I'm considering giving up at this point, I think that even with my thin and seemingly unaffective foil shield, the inductors and a capacitor seem to have been tortured under the heat. Should I call it quits or are crooked inductors and lopsided capacitors a secret performance boosting mod? Again, I'm not a professional so some words of encouragement would be really nice right now. Anyways, thanks in advance.
  5. So, as the title suggests, I've been thinking about 3D printing some case fans. I haven't seen much of this being done with bigger more typical 120 mm or 140 mm fans but I saw a video where someone printed the fan itself for a small 12 volt one and it was much quieter than the original one and it even seemed to perform better. So if I were to design and print the fan and it's frame and install the motor and everything else that's necessary, in theory I'd have a fan like any other? Thanks
  6. Yeah the bracket pushes the card pretty far from the side panel. The one I linked seems fairly thick but I'll have to compare it to some others.
  7. Since I have access to a 3D printer, I was going to make a vertical mount for my graphics card. Since I'm going the diy route, I need a riser cable but I'm avoiding investing a lot of money. I'm avoiding the cheap unshielded IDE looking cables but I found this:https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233296009347 Is this a good option? I plan on putting an RX 580 on it (assuming I fix it...). I also found a listing for the EZ-DIY cable and that looks very similar to this one though I'm not sure about build quality. Anyways, I'm not going to pay the Thermaltake tax and buy one of their cables as it's out of my price range ( I have like 10 bucks). Any thoughts? Thanks.
  8. So I'm planning on starting a gaming channel and I was thinking of some cool like teaser trailer animation I could make using sprites from a few retro games. As I've been planning it out, the only thing that I'm a bit worried about is copyright. Is it ok to use sprites from old games to make animations for YouTube videos without getting striked or anything like that? I mean I'm pretty sure I've seen lots of channels make animations from Mario and so on but idk if those are original sprites and backgrounds but now that I say it out loud, that's probably the case. So, what I should I do if I want to do something like this? What credit, if any, would I need to put in my video(s) description(s)?
  9. Doesn't get detected by Windows at all. I'm suspecting its the cooler but if that's not the issue, what else could it be?
  10. I'll try that again because it does boot when the PCI-E cable is disconnected. I'm suspecting that it's the heatsink but only one way to find out.
  11. I do and the same problem persisted on that system. My main PC has a 750 watt Corsair TX750 power supply and in the other one I tested, it has an EVGA 450BT.
  12. Come on, no one? I believe that the card probably isn't dead but I'm pretty sure that something on the card is shorting out when it gets power. Any ideas on how to fix this? I've cleaned off the card and don't really have great soldering skills.
  13. Ok so my 780 ti died a while back so I went in search for a new card. Me being the genius I am, I decided that it'd be a great idea to blow all my 60 dollars on an unrelated XFX RX 580 4gb. When it arrived today, it was a tad dusty but the seller said that it was purchased in a PC store liquidation sale and it looks new, all warranty stickers were even still intact. So I installed it in my developing X79 system, plugged in the 8 pin power cable, and the debug LED on my DX79SR board flashed for a split second and the CPU fan twitched but nothing started up. I know the PC works perfectly fine because I was able to install an old GPU and it POSTed without any issues. I disconnected my drives, same problem. Used the 8 pin to dual 6 pin, nothing. I know the 750 watt power supply I have is fine but I went ahead and installed it in the family Ryzen PC, same issue. The only time either of the machines works is when the PCI-E cable isn't connected. My X79 board will beep and display error codes but I believe that it was booting when I had my drives hooked up. As for the 2200G PC, I thought that maybe if I plug in to the Vega graphics, I could maybe see the card in device manager, but while the PC booted with the card, nothing was detected because it's obviously not being fed enough power. Another thing to note is that this card has two BIOS modes, one for mining and a regular one which I did flip back and forth during troubleshooting. There's also a red LED that lights up when I don't plug in any power next to the switch. I know the card is obviously the issue, but this is something I'd like to possibly fix because obviously the seller doesn't accept returns and this is the only card I'm gonna have in a while. Is it possible to flash the VBIOS in the cards current state whatever that may be? The only other things I can think of is cleaning the card off and replacing the paste but it doesn't seem entirely necessary as I simply want to test the card and it's not really dirty and reflowing the GPU with a hair dryer (probably won't work effectively unless I get a heat gun) (I've already seen Linus's video with the oven method and why it's not the correct way of fixing graphics cards so let's not waste time commenting on that). Anyways, does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
  14. Oh well, at least now I have an excuse to look for another graphics card...