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About TimT

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 1600
  • Motherboard
    Asrock Fatality AB350 ITX/ac
  • RAM
    16gb Patriot DDR4 2400MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RX580 Gaming 8GB
  • Case
    Jonsbo VR1
  • Storage
    500gb Samsung evo, 2TB Toshiba 7200RPM
  • PSU
    BeQuiet Pure Power 10 500w
  • Display(s)
    Electriq 34" 3440x1440
  • Cooling
    Stock Wraith + 2x120mm case fans
  • Keyboard
    Arealer Roarer (sprayed white)
  • Mouse
    Red Dragon
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Well one benefit of the Coronavirus epidemic is that I found some time... Silver linings I guess. The G5 conversion is now complete! (Only about 2 years since I originally got the case.) Some more images under the spoiler tag: Final Specs: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: GTX Titan Black 6GB MoBo: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengence Pro 3200MHz DDR4 SSD: Slicon Power 256GB M.2 NVME ssd PSU: Intel (Delta) E98791-009 750W Hotswap + INTEL DA0S6CTB4D0 P4304 Power Backplane Cooling: Bykski 360mm Radiator
  2. This weekend I managed to spend some time to get it up and running at least, the cables are still an absolute mess, but that will probably be at least a month before I can properly sort that out with the way work is at the moment! I did manage to get the side panel attached to the old mounting hardware so it is now properly attached (in the pictures before it was precariously balanced on a lip at the side!) However getting it up and running has thrown up some new issues, first is that I bought the wrong type of fan for the back of the case so I currently have one fan with no rgb wh
  3. With a bit of progress made I was eager to get more done so rather than continue playing roulette with second hand hardware I instead decided to shop around and ended up on a Ryzen R5 3600 and a MSI B450 board. I had also picked up some cheap Bykski water cooling stuff a while back as I managed to pick up a 780ti water block which fit the titan black for a tenner, but obviously hadn't done anything with it while I didn't have the rest of the system together. Well today the CPU and motherboard showed up as well as a water block for AM4 (got it at 60% off as an open box.) I booted it
  4. Well 8 months later and this project obviously hit a few roadblocks... The motherboard decided to no longer boot with the xeon processor in (for some reason it would boot with a i5 2400 that a fried kindly gave me) and then in trying ot diagnose the problem switching out cpus to play with the bios I managed to kill the socket (one pin completely broken off a few others bent.) So I am currently in the market for some different hardware, as the prices for second hand hardware in the UK is crazy (3770k over 100 punds is ludacris at this point!) I'm potentially looking at slightly newe
  5. Nice build! Unfortunately I pretty much went with what I could find in terms of hardware so I already have the full ATX board and I'd rather risk doing the full conversion than replace the board now I have it working! I've book marked the front panel replacement though, that looks great and while I will almost definitely never need firewire, keeping the original aesthetic for the front IO is a massive bonus! Did you ever work out anything for cable management? As I was considering painting the inside of the case I was thinking of getting some pipe insulation like this:
  6. Hey all, If your looking for a quick fix of glorious computer beauty shots you may want to come back at Christmas... This one is going to be a while! So the story begins last year when I was given a stripped out G5 Mac case by a friend, it had all the metal hardware inside still and the original fans (not none of the actual PC hardware) and ever since I have been itching to build something inside of it! A few months ago I stripped out all the old mounting brackets to try and get a feel for what could be done. The last photo shows the PSU case in th
  7. Just for posterity, I have now tried both a lower BIOS (F8) and a modded version of the latest bios - The lower bios I had trouble even with the I5 in the system (when the graphics card was installed it just went to the same white screen that I had with the xeon installed.) The modded bios booted perfectly with the I5, I then added the graphics card back in and again it booted into windows fine (I couldn't get the bios to update with it in for some reason) but as soon as I put the xeon back in it was back to the old white bios screen which was unresponsive (if left it just goes to
  8. I just tried the latest bios that was listed (F18i) and no dice, it had the same issue. I got it to boot into windows with the i5 but not the xeon. It's getting late (UK here) but I'll try the earliest bios that supports the xeon after work tomorrow and update. Thanks for the idea!
  9. Hey all, I have a bit of a franken-PC build going on but I'm having an issue with it booting. Parts: Mobo: Gigabyte GA-z77x-d3h rev 1.0 (Bios F16) CPU: Xeon E3-1270 V2 GPU: NVidia Titan Black RAM: 8gb (2x4) Corsair Vengence ddr3 1600 PSU: Intel Delta 750w platinum So long story short when booting there is a single beep from the motherboard when first starting (which should indicate all good) but then it goes to the white gigabyte bios splash screen (with info about what keys to press to get into various bios menus) and then stops there but give
  10. Hey all! I only recently discovered Linus Tech Tips and have caught up on quite a lot over the past few weeks (including all seasons of scrapyard wars!) And decided to check out the forum - and seeing as I had to take the side off of my recent build anyway decided to take some photos and drop them here as a show off (and I guess provide a bit of review of the components and how they go together!) Components (approx purchase price) Case: Jonsbo VR1 ITX (£75) Motherboard: Asrock Fatality AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac (£110) CPU: Ryzen 1600 (£145) GPU: Gigabyte G