Recent content by galneon

  1. G

    Failed coldboot with 7+ SSD/HDDs

    A few years ago I put together a cheap-as-hell Ryzen 1200/Gigabyte AX370 Gaming rig, basically for fileserver and whoever-happens-to-need-it kiosk use. It retained its old case's 750w (or similar) Seasonic PSU which I still have confidence in after much testing, including stress testing fully...
  2. G

    SEARING! BLAZING! $3 OFF EBAY COUPON 3.01$ MINIMUM!

    If anyone can't think of anything, search eBay for '3.5" Dustproof Protection Box Case'. I have a couple dozen of these--they're a good deal for 20 cents, free shipping.
  3. G

    5820k - X99X - bugged XMP - need help with manual DRAM timings!

    I will have to try BCLK 125 instead of 127 as a last ditch measure--tried everything else. After that I'll settle for a more modest clock. :P Yep, latest BIOS... 3.10. Had the board since release and updated it the entire way. I initially had a 4x4GB set of G.Skill--rated at 2666 and stable...
  4. G

    5820k - X99X - bugged XMP - need help with manual DRAM timings!

    G.Skill support was worthless... They told me how to get the same XMP profile info in the screenshot above for manually entering the timings. Already had that obviously. They did tell me 2T command rate was required for 2800, but I guess that's obvious. I wonder how far down that...
  5. G

    5820k - X99X - bugged XMP - need help with manual DRAM timings!

    No luck with DRAM voltage up to 1.28v--that applies to 2666 as well... The secondary and tertiary timings, when set to auto, are NOT inferring values based on the primary timings after all it seems. I'm also wondering if the command rate should be 1T or 2T. It would be really helpful if someone...
  6. G

    5820k - X99X - bugged XMP - need help with manual DRAM timings!

    I have an i7-5820k @ 4.2, Asrock X99X Killer, and a 32GB G.Skill 2800 MHz kit. It's rock solid with no BCLK/PCIE OC, cache at 3.3. For years now, I've had the RAM set to JEDEC #1 profile (2133 MHz, 15-15-15-35, 1.2v) and while I know it doesn't matter terribly with this particular chipset, I'd...
  7. G

    Budget file server build - AM4 board?

    I'm going to run each 4TB HGST mirrored pair until a member dies, after which each widowed drive will become cold storage and the online pair gets replaced in full by whatever the most efficient and reliable drive (capacity:cost, excepting shingled drives) is at that time. In my cheapness I...
  8. G

    Budget file server build - AM4 board?

    I need to replace my old Q9550 rig. It's been running 24/7/365.25 since 2009 and has become unstable--multiple mysterious restarts per week. I replaced the PSU and tried different GPUs, and also remounted the CPU to ensure there wasn't a hot spot on the spreader thanks to old TIM. I've also...
  9. G

    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    This wasn't much work. On this particular case (Fractal Define R5) the bottom, back, top, and front were already grounded. That just left the door and the side panels to deal with. I filed back the paint and primer in some places and placed copper tape (with conductive adhesive side) over the...
  10. G

    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    Yeah, rackmount is pretty much what I was getting at with "server case' (though the NAS case mentioned the other day qualifies too). I still need the conventional form factor though. Just about done scraping paint here and there from the Define R5. Its side panels have no threading and thus had...
  11. G

    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    Paint is the main problem, yes, but I have to wonder how much work it would be for manufacturers to leave a little bare metal around select screw holes or rivets in order to achieve the sort of grounding throughout which used to be standard.
  12. G

    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    I don't see why not as long as you connect it to ground, and it takes care of acoustic noise from within as well if you require that kind of silencing too. I have a lot of conductive adhesive copper foil on hand from shielding guitars I'll be using.
  13. G

    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    When I'm done with it the Define R5 should meet all of those requirements :) All components of the amp are in a shielded chassis minus the bottles of the tubes that stick out which don't seem to be a problem. Next time I take it apart, I will probably line the back side of the face plate (it's a...
  14. G

    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    The TJ06-E does look nice... I didn't check it out before because Newegg had only the mega-extended and micro versions. The TJ11 is $700, probably because availability is so low. I think I'll be able to fix the R5 Define up. I just have to scrape paint at hopefully hidden locations and line the...
  15. G

    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    I checked out every case on Newegg (wish I was exaggerating), and it seems my only hope is to buy a mostly-steel case with a front door and shield the back side of the door panel using copper tape, connecting it by wire to either the side panel or the frame near the hinge joint. This assumes the...
Top