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Everything posted by Egad

  1. I don't know how far from college you live, but with that kind of move I think realistically you'd want to drain the entire system before the move and do a leak test after you arrived. At least while your hardware is new. Once it's old and you're planning on replacing it anyway, then you can cut a few corners!
  2. So my friend had a water cooled system and would bring it back and forth to LANs. Secured it in the box the case came in, complete with the styrofoam packing. Worked great for just over a year until he got detoured over about five miles of rough road and some hoses got themselves lose enough to leak. So for very limited movement, if you did a good job securing it I think you're fine. If you're moving it frequently air cool it or go the all in one premade coolers since they aren't built to be modular, they just make them and seal them.
  3. I think this somewhat speaks a reason not to expend too much effort to be an early adopter to 4K. Some UHD between 4K and 8K is going to end up as the de facto standard and we don't know which one it is. Dell has had a 5K monitor for awhile. Really we only talk 4K because right now you can throw enough hardware at 4K to make it more or less work. As we see more of DX12, new GPU architectures come out, etc, there is always the chance we skip right over something. 720p gaming was kind of brushed past on the way to 1080p.
  4. Brand new, but I bought it off Amazon and often they'll just swap it out and save me the hassle of the ASUS RMA. So I shall hope. Right now I'm just thankful that 5690Xs don't have pins. At the very worst case if both Amazon and ASUS go with "No, you must have bent that pin, your problem." it's a much cheaper fix than a new processor.
  5. This was the fix, reran memtest with it reconfigured to use all 16 CPUs in parallel and it blew up halfway through Test 2. RMA time. Thanks!
  6. I did reseat when I was changing coolers as I moved between the bench and the case and it seemed good then. I'll pull it and go back over them though.
  7. Corsair HX1000i (1000 watt) With all 32 GB in, it fills ever slot, for tests of smaller amounts I'm spacing it out properly. That's what I was afraid of. Any thoughts on how to narrow it down to mobo or RAM? I don't have another DDR4 board to toss the RAM and check it out there. It may occasionally load a game, but will spend most of its time powering a 3D scanner.
  8. Specs: Motherboard: ASUS X-99A CPU: Intel 5960X Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 240 GB CPU: 2x EVGA GTX 980Ti RAM: 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR @ 3000 MHz OS: Win 10 Pro 64-Bit New build. Started out trying to install Win10 off a USB Key. It crashed out every time I was in the extracting the files stage. So I tried Win 8 and had the same result. Toyed around with EZ XMP, BIOS XMP profiles, etc. No change. So I pulled all but Slot 1, so down to 4 GB System RAM, and the whole thing installed just fine, was stable, etc. I then tried adding the RAM back in in various combos (8