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  1. Aluminum liked odditory's post in the thread Freaking bitcoin.

    Server's PSU's. I used to have dozens of Corsair AX1200i's. Sold them all and replaced with HP and Liteon 1200W and 1400W server PSU's that I sourced for around $25/ea. + $12 breakout board + $3/ea for 6+2pin PCIe cables. Godsend. The thing...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 3:40 PM
  2. Aluminum replied to the thread Asus Rog Strix B350-I mITX. No Video Output ?.

    Are you kidding, more headers is more control, 3 is baseline for a premium board: 2 for push/pull and a case fan. Sure you can get a cheap fan controller (I don't do 3 wire full speed, ever) and send the same signal to all of them but direct...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 2:52 PM
  3. Aluminum replied to the thread X399 MB choice.

    I have lots of spinning rust, kept far away from any computer I sit next to though ;) TR has all those pcie lanes just begging for big fat pipe NICs.

    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:55 AM
  4. Aluminum replied to the thread ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming Motherboard Review @ [H].

    I have 4x8 Gskill 3600C16-16-16 on the hero z370 using XMP, no problems. These are a pair of 2x8 kits too, were on "sale". But yes, QVL has never been much of a guarantee, it just means they tested a handful (or one) sample and it worked....

    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:52 AM
  5. Aluminum replied to the thread Asus Rog Strix B350-I mITX. No Video Output ?.

    All the am4 itx and atx boards fucked up one way or another. Heres the breakdown for ITX: Asrock: dual hdmi but no DP, no usb 3.1! It comes with the damn chipset, why did they not wire it? They even made one of the 3.0 ports a C connector. They...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  6. Aluminum replied to the thread Dr debug uses system resources.

    Wonder if this has anything to do with the hardware reserved ram on a lot of amd boards? Asus and others have similar post helpers, maybe they get in the way with uefi mode somehow?

    Feb 14, 2018 at 12:40 PM
  7. Aluminum replied to the thread Reviews for AMD’s APU Ryzen 2400G are in..

    Will be testing with my pair of 2400g this weekend on asus prime pro x370 ("extra" from ryzen launch) and gigabyte b350 itx. To be honest, I'm not sure why this should not be the case for all boards, the hdmi is logically wired pretty much...

    Feb 14, 2018 at 12:36 PM
  8. Aluminum replied to the thread Threadripper 1950x RAM Benchmarks - Frequency vs Timing.

    Keep in mind QVLs are not a guarantee either, nowhere near as much as the motherboard and ram vendors try to imply.

    Feb 14, 2018 at 12:25 PM
  9. Aluminum replied to the thread Threadripper 1950x RAM Benchmarks - Frequency vs Timing.

    No, 4 slot vs 8 slot. DPC = dimm per channel (all server tech docs I've seen use this nomenclature) and going 2DPC on TR (4 channels) means 8 dimms which is often troublesome and very hard to get fast, QVL or not. 8x8 SR on TR is hard, 4x16 DR...

    Feb 14, 2018 at 12:20 PM
  10. Aluminum replied to the thread If you were getting a new PC today would you pick SSD or Optane?.

    The m2s are way too small and the caching thing has always been a joke they try to reinvent over n over. Don't let that fool you though, optane is the real deal: a tier above ssds and enterprise is snatching them up in the right places for the...

    Feb 14, 2018 at 12:08 PM
  11. Aluminum replied to the thread Freaking bitcoin.

    Yeah good call, they also know what they're doing with the N+1 designs unlike some of the ATX DIY stuff.

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:59 AM
  12. Aluminum replied to the thread Freaking bitcoin.

    Multiple has other considerations, yes it is viable and can work but it tends to fail harder when it does.

    Feb 13, 2018 at 12:56 PM
  13. Aluminum replied to the thread X399 MB choice.

    Yeah the enermax seems to be an exception to the usual trash you expect from AIO, full cover block that TR loves and actually has a decent pump. That spinning rust though, ewwww ;)

    Feb 13, 2018 at 12:48 PM
  14. Aluminum replied to the thread ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming Motherboard Review @ [H].

    Not sure why u2 with m2 dongles or "drivebays" isn't a thing yet, would be a lot easier to design boards around (and simple to go up to 3 or 4 off Z370) and you can rgb heatsink bling up m2 stuff which they seem to love. A pair of m2 2280 would...

    Feb 13, 2018 at 12:32 PM
  15. Aluminum replied to the thread Reviews for AMD’s APU Ryzen 2400G are in..

    Asrock has been real good to me lately, Z170/270/370, X99, X370, X399 great boards. That said I picked up a gigabyte itx instead because the asrock itx fucked up with no displayport and no usb 3.1 (wtf, it comes with the chipset!). I don't like...

    Feb 13, 2018 at 12:11 PM
  16. Aluminum replied to the thread Threadripper 1950x RAM Benchmarks - Frequency vs Timing.

    2DPC on TR is somewhat dicey at higher speeds, even SRank dimms. 1DPC DRank dimms (with twice the capacity) are apparently easier to run fast.

    Feb 13, 2018 at 11:35 AM