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The Old Myron Siren

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    United States
  • Occupation
    Media Management


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700x
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 2x8GB
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
  • Case
    Cougar Conquer
  • Storage
    PNY 480GB SATA SSD, 2TB Seagate HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750x

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  1. Thanks for the helpful response! I might sell both of the cards down the line if it ever becomes plausible, but truth be told I kinda like the idea of keeping at least the founders edition card, has some charm to me. I also would like to expand the collection I have going of GPUs, but if something really tasty come down the pipes from either NVIDIA or AMD, I'll have to sacrifice a few.
  2. I'm not looking for performance, I'm not sure if you read the whole post or not. The only reason why I'm contemplating this is because I am going to already purchasing a second GTX 1080 founders edition from a friend for only 150 dollars. I'm not looking to spend 600 dollars.
  3. A coworker of mine has recently offered to sell me his GTX 1080 founders edition. I wasn't entirely interested seeing as I already have a Gigabyte GTX 1080 that has been serving me very well in my measly 144Hz 1080p gaming and light video editing. However, my interest was peaked once he told me he would do me a solid and sell me it for only 150 dollars as long as I help him build his next rig. Granted, I would have helped him regardless of the GPU, but hey, its a perk! I can spare the cash so it seems to be a no brainer, but now I'm trying to find a use doe it before committing to buying it. I previously had dual GTX 970s in SLI which worked okay for me, but I had a few issues with some games. My largest worries are: Can the two cards work in SLI together since they're different "versions"? I ask this because I had a Zotac GTX 970 and a Windforce GTX 970 that would not work in SLI. How unstable of a situation would this setup bed? I'm not really worried about the performance gain, I more of want to have the two running just for the hell of it. The added frames in very few cases would be nice, but if it's going to add constant instability, I'd rather not. Does anyone have two 1080s running together in SLI? What are your opinions on it and its usage? Should I hook the two cards up anyways and just not use them in SLI and enjoy the added performance with video exporting and maybe use the other as a PhysX card? As always, thanks for the input guys!
  4. Aren't the next mounting points around the half way point though? Or am I misunderstanding how I would mount it?
  5. Excellent! That anidees cubed case I was looking at seems to have a large amount of headroom over the top so that's comforting to hear. Would missing those top mounting points put some strain on the board though if I have two tower coolers hanging off of the CPU sockets? That was my main concern when trying to make it fit in my Rosewill case now. I'd have to put this thing together just to snap the thing in half.
  6. Any specific ones that I should take a look at? I've had an Phantom from NZXT before and that thing was honking big.
  7. I recently picked up a Super Micro X8DAH+-F for about fifteen bucks from someone on Craigslist locally. Needless to say, the deal was too good to pass up. The only issue is that I don't have a case that can house the thing since its dimensions are a whopping 13.68" x 13". I was looking at something along the lines of this case, but all the cases I can find on Newegg are listed as only supporting E-ATX, which if I recall correctly is 12"x13". I have a Rosewill case currently that kind of fits it and its only rated for E-ATX, but it's a tight fit. Would the case I linked be any better or am I going to be drilling some custom standoff holes regardless? As always, thanks for the help guys!
  8. I guess I don't have those features, but what's weird is that the motherboards manual lists that those features exist with this series of CPUs, why the options for aren't in my BIOS is what's confusing to me. But if Linux will solve the issue then I'll just hold off until I upgrade my main storage server to a 1700x and then use the setup as steam machines through Linux VMs then. That setup would work, right?
  9. Virtualization is enabled in the BIOS. Intel's site lists the cpus as capable of of the all the virtualization features, however, when I run their diagnostic tool, it shows them as being disabled. Here is their site: And here is what their tool shows me when I check my cpus: As stated above too, my motherboard manuals examples are different from what my actual BIOS looks like. I have the latest version (F9) installed on the board, but I do not have all of the same options. The ones marked with red lines are missing from my version, the picture is from the manual. I can use Linux, but I have a Storage Space set up with all of my drives and far more comfortable with Windows then I am with Linux so I would prefer to stay on Windows. How come Linux would be able to pass GPUs through and Windows can't if the issue is my CPUs/Motherboard? Or am I misunderstanding the problem. Thanks for the reply, I appreciate the help!
  10. UPDATE: I have taken a look into the boards manual in the section where it I can modify the "Advanced Chipset Settings", I am missing the options that allow for PCIE pass through. I just flashed my BIOS to the latest version available from Gigabyte, but the options still aren't there. What am I missing here?
  11. I am running Windows Server 2019 on a Gigabyte GA-7TESM with a Zotac GTX 970 in it that I've used just as a display adapter really up until this point. I have recently gotten the itch to try to set up a Windows VM with steam installe don it that I would use as a remote system to In Home Stream with to a Steam Link in another part of the house. The issue that I am having is that I get an error whenever I try to dismount the GPU telling me that my current configuration does not allow for OS control of the PCI Express Bus. I have enabled everything I can in my BIOS related to virtualization, but I am still getting the error. Could the lack of UEFI on the board be the issue? Here;s the error: Dismount-VMHostAssignableDevice : The operation failed. The current configuration does not allow for OS control of the PCI Express bus. Please check your BIOS or UEFI settings. At line:1 char:1 + Dismount-VMHostAssignableDevice -LocationPath "PCIROOT(0)#PCI(0300)#P ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Dismount-VMHostAssignableDevice], VirtualizationException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidParameter,Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.Commands.DismountVMHostAssignableDevice I've never tried passing a device into a VM before other than Ethernet ports and hard drives. I am using Hyper-V as well, if that has any implications.
  12. Thats okay, im currently off loading the files from the one drive to another in preparation of installing the second drive!
  13. I do believe the actual file size of the entire folder is pretty low, so that actually would be a great idea. I can use these two 500GB drives to store temporary world backups as those are actually getting quite large.
  14. Would adding a second 500GB drive and then running just a basic RAID 0 do anything for me? These drives wouldn't have anything exactly major on them and I could look into setting up a weekly archiving of them to store onto another drive?
  15. I have been backing up some resources for a Minecraft server and one of the folders has around six million files in it (Dynmap). It's full of small rendered images of the world that are then displayed in an online map. I am running it on a 500GB HDD I pulled from some of my mothers point of sale systems when she got a new system, so I know it's not exactly that greatest drive. Needless to say, however, the transfer speeds are absolutely God awful. I don't have a lot of understanding on how hard drives work, but I think its something along the lines of it need to first open, transfer, close; in that order. Thats where this bottleneck comes from, correct? Is there anyone to speed up this process or am I just at the mercy of the law of hard drives with this one?