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About Blai5e

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  • Birthday Mar 07, 1962

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  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
  • Gender


  • CPU
    Intel i9-9900k (EK Supremacy)
  • Motherboard
    EVGA Z370 Classified K - BIOS 1.17 (Rebar support)
  • RAM
    Corsair CMW32GX4M4C3600C18 @18-19-19-39-2T (32GB)
  • GPU
    EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming (EK Quantum Vector) mounted using an EK vertical GPU holder
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo 719 (Luxe 2) + Phanteks D140 distribution plate
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Pro 512GB, Samsung 860 QVO 2TB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB (ST4000DM004), Synology 918+ NAS (4 x Seagate IronWolf ST2000VN004 RAID 5)
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200i w/CableMod full Pro sleeve kit (black/white)
  • Display(s)
    LG Ultragear 27GN950-b (4k @160Hz)
  • Cooling
    Hard line (PETG) custom loop: EK waterblocks, 240mm, 360mm + 420mm Alphacool X-flow radiators, Singularity Computers Protium 150 D5 - Reservoir Combo & 2 x Corsair Commander Pro's for fan (all Corsair ML-series) / PWM pump control
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB Platinum / Elgato Stream Deck
  • Mouse
    Corsair Nightsword RGB Tunable FPS/MOBA
  • Sound
    Onboard Creative Sound Core3D 5.1 Channel HD / RØDE NT1 Microphone & AI-1 Audio Interface. Yamaha TSS-15 5.1 surround system (running as 3.1 due to space)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro (21H1) 64-bit

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  1. That sounds like Microcenter performed a store RMA rather than sending it off to G-Skill. Edit my bad... I misread the post, that was a good turn around time with G-Skill.
  2. And he also said don't use ISO on the acrylic, just the copper/nickel.
  3. @captainmo - Did you plug in the supplemental PCIe power for your card? I don't think the scratches you have on the PCIe fingers are anything more than cosmetic.
  4. @mav359 - My norm is a 15 minute air leak test, fill and then a 12 to 24 hour leak test.
  5. @Devryd - sorry to chime in late to this thread. With the Commander Pro, can set each fan port to 4-pin, 3-pin or Auto so yes, it'll work fine with 3-pin fans.
  6. @TNeal - are you sure you have 2 x USB 3.x connectors on that motherboard (excluding the type C)? I can see from the specs, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connector (JUSB1), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector (JUSB2) and 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (JUSB3~4). If you do have 2 compatible headers, follow the advice given by @CactiJack . The other thing I could imagine is you mistakenly think that connecting 1 of the case's USB3 front cables will activate all 4 USB3 front ports... this of course would is incorrect.
  7. @Savagepersona CPU Inlet (Distro) -> CPU Inlet (CPU block) CPU Outlet (CPU block) -> CPU Outlet (Distro)
  8. I assume you are using Display Port reading through the thread... is it a certified DP 1.4 cable? I'd try a certified cable first (not very expensive on Amazon) before starting an RMA.
  9. Does look like it as there is no fan cable to speak of, just molex power.
  10. From Microsoft's Docs: The tool will only convert system disks.
  11. Not that I know of (and I've followed that thread), this was the thread that had the special RMA link specifically for power delivery imbalances. The issues seem hit and miss as I have the original 3090 FTW3 Ultra (purchased last November) w/ an EK waterblock installed & the 500W Rebar BIOS paired with a Corsair AX1200i PSU and have never experienced the wild power imbalances described in the thread (lucky?).
  12. @awongkh - Wow; blaming a GPU failure with a TDP of ~250W running off a good quality PSU on a daisy chain PCIe cable? That's a crock being pushed by Microcenter by somebody who is a) ignorant and/or b) dishonest.
  13. @TheNuzziNuzz - I think the post you are looking for is this one (and it is the 2nd post in the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 XOC BIOS BETA thread).
  14. @Blazini - they should have the manifolds in the same location as EK offer terminal blocks to do exactly what you have done. These blocks are not marked specific to a particular GPU block, come in various slot widths and can be purchased in either serial or parallel configurations. I have a pair of EVGA 1080TI's using EK blocks and have them connected using an EK 3-slot parallel terminal block. BTW. Nice work!
  15. @HTRTEC - you're experiencing what happened in Europe two or three months ago. MSI stopped producing the X Trio and instead of offering a different card, they left the retailers with no choice but to offered a refund of the original purchase cost to customers who pre-ordered (more accurately, it's a pre-purchase as the customer had paid in full). Not what you want to hear but it's not Harvey Norman's fault. Essentially, MSI has thrown the retailer and customer under the bus. (Others have copped the same when RMA'ing certain 30-series cards whereby they wait for months without a card and eventu