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Alec M

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About Alec M

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  • Birthday Sep 23, 2002

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  • Location
    Madison, WI
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Electronics repair, computer building, photography/editing photos, working in CAD software, music, and animals.
  • Biography
    I like to repair electronic devices, build computers, work in CAD software, take and edit photos, as well as visit dumps, scrapyards, and recycling centers to find cool stuff.


  • CPU
    Intel i7 6950X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS X99-A II
  • RAM
    16 GB Kingston KCP424NS8/8
  • GPU
    2x GTX 1070
  • Case
    NZXT Source 340 black+red version
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB, Toshiba 4TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM1000x
  • Display(s)
    Dell U2415, Dell 2209WA, Westinghouse 24" 1080p TV
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i GTX with a 280mm radiator mod
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech M720
  • Sound
    ATH-M50x Headphones, MOTU 828MKII 8 in 8 out interface
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  • Laptop
    MacBook Pro 2012 15"

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  1. I just tried BIOS flashback without the CPU installed, and then put it back in after. Still doesn't work.
  2. Yep, I tried that. I don't think it's a CMOS issue It just won't power on at all. Nothing works besides removing the CPU. I think this board has a CPU less BIOS flashback, but IDK if that would help.
  3. I have had both this CPU and motherboard for about 3 years with no major issues so far. In the last month I'd had 1-2 BSODs where the message said something about CPU power delivery errors. Today after I replaced the RAM I had in it with some new Trident Z RGB ram I bought. It booted for a few seconds, seemed like it was going to post (screen went from no input to black) and then restarted with no post. After that it booted again, the RGB lighting on the ram turned on, and then a second later the whole PC shut off. I tried powering it on a third time, and this time it would power on for a
  4. Yeah, those are getting closer and closer to retro every day Still plenty usable though
  5. I recommend Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, or Fusion 360. Inventor and Fusion are free if you're a student.
  6. This is a great collection of standard motherboard form factors with all kinds of useful info. https://grabcad.com/library/generic-atx-matx-mitx-thinitx-motherboards-1 Often the way I get the PCI-e slots on the back of the case right is by finding a model for the size of GPU that I want, and mating it to the inside of the slot on the motherboard with all the proper constraints.
  7. It's super easy to find 350-450w PSUs for free though...
  8. I pretty much just used some 1/2" and 1/8" plywood I had laying around. As for screws, I recommend Kreg screws with pre-drilled holes around 1/8" or less. There are practically no brackets in it, since the front and back are held in with slots cut into the plywood with a table saw. The only brackets are the two tiny blocks of wood to hold the GPU. A great way to hold the motherboard on is by threading standoffs into holes drilled into the wood where you need them to be. Sadly I didn't take any pics while originally building it. I'll see if I can find pictures from when I insta
  9. Should be possible. CAD software really helps when it comes to something like this, and Google Sketchup isn't a bad option, it just takes a bit to get used too. I did something similar for a desktop I made for my brother a few years ago. It wasn't in a server form factor, but it was necessary, since it had a really weirdly shaped supermicro board inside. Using PCI-e extenders saved my plan, since the GPU would've run into components on the board. Also, another mistake I made when I designed it was a lack of airflow through the case. I had a 140mm vent a
  10. Yeah, touchscreens are totally overrated for photography, especially if they aren't implemented well. Redundant SD card slots are really nice too. I overlooked that when I was looking through the specs on the D750.
  11. Sorry for not seeing your message, I was away for a while. I probably should've let you know. Glad you got it working though!
  12. Yep, just wipe the USB drive, and then you're good to go.
  13. Go to the support webpage for your motherboard, whatever company it's from should have drivers for the network adapter. You can just load them onto a USB drive on some other computer and then run them on this one.
  14. Awesome! I'm glad you got it working!