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  1. Electric Violet (Imgur Link) This has been an excellent experience, start to finish. I learned a ton, messed up a bunch, but at the end of the day I have a machine that I am excited to sit down in front of and game on, produce and edit with, and have as a showpiece and something to be proud of. Here is the PCPartPicker list. Sure, the 3800X isn't the best processor on the market, but it has been really fun to overclock and I am very pleased with its performance. Without going into too much detail, the AMD platform has a little bit of sentimental value for me being the processor I was given by a friend (an R5 1600) in a bad part of my life and brought me back to PC gaming and into a spectacular hobby and excellent community. I'm happy to finally call this build complete. Thank you all for coming on this journey with me, and I look forward to discussing it with all of you in the comments!
  2. lmao that's helpful of you Windows. Anything before that? ANy other errors?
  3. Next time after it restarts, can you check Event Viewer and see if there are any errors right before the computer shut down that could indicate the source of the issue?
  4. I want to put together a NAS/server for my home but could use some guidance on what to do. I am an experienced gaming system builder but I have never done anything like this specifically, hence the help request! I am NOT looking for exact parts unless there's something critical that I overlook, just some general guidance! Here's a tentative list (No case selected yet): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BpbwK4 I have selected the 2700X because my local Microcenter is selling them for $150 and that seems to be the cheapest way to get 8 cores. With that out of the way, here we go! What I want it to do: Be a NAS with some redundancy - I want a capacity of around 8-10TB. I do also want some speed, not entirely like a solid-state server but I do need to be able to write video to it directly in real-time - I want to be able to record my game streams directly to it, as well as use it as a DVR for my security cameras. Streams will be in 1080P and cameras in 720P/1080p depending on the camera. I am thinking of two HDDs with an SSD cache. I want to redeploy my home DNS server, my PLEX server, and my UniFi controller to it as well. Currently for some I use separate Raspberry Pis, and my PLEX just runs on my computer. I would think this could be done with virtualization but I am entirely new to building a machine with virtualization in mind. Questions: This will likely inform many other decisions: What virtualization software should I use? Since I am not experienced in this area, I would be happy with any good resources (youtube videos, etc.) as well as direct answers to questions. I am using this project to learn as much as to solve my own problem! I have investigated FreeNAS a little but it seems to not really be good for virtualization. I have heard a lot about Unraid, and it seems to be able to run as a hypervisor as well as handle my RAID setup in software rather than hardware, giving me more flexibility. Any other suggestions? I also realize that my RAID Setup will influence how much storage I can have with a given drive setup. Ideally, I'd like to be able to lose one drive and still not lose any data. If this can be done with 2x8tb drives (mirrored)or something like 3x6tb with some other configuration, I'd love to know. Drives are the most expensive part and I don't want to skimp, but want to save as much as I can. Do I need a separate drive for all my "needs?" e.g., a drive for the hypervisor, my RAID array, and another separate drive for my UniFi controller, PLEX server and DNS server? OR can I accomplish all of this with partitioning? What should be my target for RAM and CPU cores? How many cores should I be dedicating to my hypervisor vs. NAS? I know what I need for my DNS and controller but the rest of the stuff I am not very familiar with. Again, I believe a lot of this will be influenced by the virtualization software choice. Should I invest in an extra hardware NIC for a separate physical management interface? Anything else I am missing? Thank you in advance for all of your help!
  5. Thank you! This appears to be the issue. Unfortunately, where it is placed it is underneath the vertically mounted GPU and I cannot pull it far enough away to make the sound stop at high RPM. I'll just have to cap it at about 70% RPM. Thank you for your help!
  6. Hmm, okay. It sounds more electrical and whiny than "air-flow-y" though so I'm still not convinced, though on the other hand I would indeed be very surprised if Noctua's bearings weren't optimized for inverted use lol. So, I have a 3D printer - if I were to print a "spacer" to stand it off from the bottom of the case while still sealing the sides, how thick would it have to be to eliminate the turbulence? Thank you for your help!
  7. For posterity, I fixed it! It turned out to be a bad mount of the waterblock. The thermal paste was not covering the die evenly so, even though the overall temperature was indicating fine, there were hot spots when the card powered up for gaming and it was crashing. So, I manually spread the paste while remounting my Phanteks block and now it works fine. Temperatures in the 50s after a healthy overclock under load. Thanks for all your help!
  8. Hi all, I purchased some Noctua AF-F12 120mm Chromax black fans for case cooling, and am on the whole very pleased with them, however I am having a noise problem with one of them. I use 3 for a 360mm rad and 2 for a 240mm rad, and those are all quiet enough under load. The fans on the 360mm rad are mounted sideways (Lian Li O11D) as exhaust, with the hubs pointed "inside" the case, sideways. The top two are mounted as intakes on the 240mm rad pulling air down into the case with the hubs pointing "outside" the case, "right side up." Those are all fine and quiet under load as I would expect. However, on the bottom of the case, I have one more mounted as an intake, with the hub pointing "outside," "upside down" pulling air into the case. This fan is much, much louder under load than the other five and it really sounds like motor noise. Is this common? Is there something about inverting the Noctua fans that has an effect on their bearings and their performance? Will this harm the fan bearing long-term? I have attached a photo of my build for reference. The fan in question is the one on the bottom of the case. Thank you for all your help!
  9. Good idea, but there were no issues with the PSU before yesterday. It is a relatively new unit.
  10. This problem started happening today. After about 3 minutes of stress on my watercooled Aorus Xtreme 2080 Ti (Whether it's FurMark or games), both of my monitors go black. I can still hear audio but there is no response from the KB/mouse and only a hard reboot recovers. Digging into event Viewer reveals occasionally "Display driver nvlddmkm has stopped responding and has recovered." but sometimes does not appear to trigger this error. I have tried: Googling fixes for the above Event Viewer code. I have underclocked the GPU. I have tried disabling XMP, disabling G Sync, trying different monitors and different peripherals. I have tried rolling back the drivers to a point which I remember them being stable (last week) although it does not seem to correlate with a driver update. Temperatures are fine, only hit about 66 degrees by the time the error happens. This does not happen under "casual" use. Yesterday, it was working fine! I have been able to play Destiny on it though this evening when my friends and I launched Sea of Thieves the problem manifested and hasn't gone away. I could really use some help here, thanks. GPU: RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme no add'l OC CPU: Ryzen 3800x no OC Motherboard: Asus X470-F Gaming RAM: 64GB TridentZ RGB NEO 3600Mhz, 4x16 XMP enabled PSU: Corsair RM850x Operating System & Version: Windows 10, latest updates GPU Drivers: 442.74 (Rolled back)
  11. Any luck so far with a fix? I am having the same issue with a 2080 Ti. My displays do not turn back on, however.
  12. I am having the same issue. @intrivil, did you manage to fix it with the "Prefer Maximum Performance" setting change?
  13. I acquired my parents' old PC when they upgraded and am assessing the viability of making slight upgrades to make it worth keeping around for a media center PC capable of light gaming. The intent is to give it to a cousin who wants to play Fortnite and Minecraft with his friends on PC. The weakest part of the PC is the dual-core Athlon A6-5400K which, though boosts properly to around 3.7GHz, spikes to 100% when launching Edge browser. The motherboard has a free PCIe Gen 2 x16 slot and a six-pin PCIe power connector, so adding a GPU is an option. I am assuming that I buy all parts secondhand. Questions: Is adding a GPU worth it or would it be hopelessly bottlenecked by the CPU? If not, what GPUs should I look at getting that would offer reasonable performance at 720p or 1080p in the main titles (Fortnite and Minecraft) over PCIe Gen 2? My main thoughts would be something like a GTX 660, 960, or 1050. If I were to look at a processor upgrade, what should I look at that fits in the FM2 socket with a reasonable TDP? Additional Information: Motherboard: Elitegroup ECS A75F2-A2. Not sure if it supports more that 8GB of RAM. In fact, I can't find any more information about it online or on Elitegroup's site. PSU: Antec 380W Thank you for any suggestions and all of your help!