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    still need a separate sound card?

    Okay, thanks for that explanation! It kinda leaves me wondering what the (onboard) audio card really does then, aside from being a glorified DAC. :) And does USB onky support stereo? I also have an SPDIF on my mobo (ALC1150). I'd like to get a dedicated card, but I'm hearing very bad things...
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    still need a separate sound card?

    Pardon my ignorance, but the latter is something I never understood. How can audio travel via USB? (And bypass your onboard audio, no less) I mean, isn't all audio ouput generated by your (onboard) audio card? I was thinking of maybe getting a https://www.schiit.com/products/modi-1 for a...
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    i7-7800x Delidding Catastrophe? Resoldering micro resistors?

    Seems to me like, indeed, his CPU isn't making proper contact. I doubt the OP is a n00b in the field, but yes, delidding (obviously) means you need to accomodate for 1 mm or so surplus room between CPU and heatsink. A good liquid metal compound (not applied too thin) should do the trick, IMHO...
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    i7-7800x Delidding Catastrophe? Resoldering micro resistors?

    These temps are not that horrible per se, for full load. The cores of my old i7 6700k (unlidded) all sit around 59c on air (with a fan-profile of 'silent'). But your delidded CPU should indeed be way lower, especially on water cooling.
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    ASUS Z170 Premium VCCSA voltage too high?

    Indeed, I wound up just setting those voltages manually. :)
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    Air cooling world record in a miniITX case

    You're right: my bad. I must have had it confused with the P5 or something. In that case (pun intended), I don't get why ppl are so upset over the topic title, as the P1 is literally marked as 'Mini ITX'. EDIT: While I'm correcting myself, it wasn't even an E-ATX board you were trying to...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    The HP Z8 G4 Workstation may be the thing for me. :) And it seems they're selling the dual Platinum Xeons too. I may postpone getting a new car by a year, LOL, but it's premade, hassle-free, and with a 5-year maintenance contract, little could actually go wrong.
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    I may well just go with an HP, pre-made system, yes. I just hate the idea of ruining a $10,000 Cpu. :) I actually worked for HP for a while (at their server department, no less), so I know what they have to offer. But yeah, hardware tends to be 'proprietary' for systems like that.
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    ASUS Z170 Premium VCCSA voltage too high?

    A few weeks ago, I finally enabled XMP on my old Z10 Premium board from ASUS. Looking at the voltages, though, I'm a bit concerned about the value of VCCSA. It's supposed to be at 0.92v stock, with a 1.3v max, and preferably not above 1.15, if I understood things correctly. Mine is at 1.216v...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    P.S. Perhaps I should clarify a bit. I have some physical disabilities (to my hands, primarily) that make me shy away from too overcomplicated and/or extreme precision work. Hence, I can't do custom loops, or (perhaps?) do sockets that may require too much precision to assemble a cooler on. So...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Thx for the feedback, guys. The lack of a traditional ILM does concern me a bit, though. Especially watching Der8auer's delidding vid, and hear him talk about losing 2 channels. At first glance, I thought it was just a matter of too large a heatsink, but apparently the loss wasn't permanent, and...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Hehe, yeah, I figured as much. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. :) Thx.
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    And now for the million dollar question (or, rather, the $20,000 question), would 2x w-3175X CPU's fit inside https://www.asus.com/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/WS-C621E-SAGE/HelpDesk/ ? Support page doesn't list the CPU, but it's the same socket.
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Yes, I read about that, the other day. Something about the lack of a traditional retention backplate or something. I didn't quite get it, though. I mean, wouldn't the same issue exist with an air cooler?! Also, I was actually hoping to overclock a little. Like at least all cores as 4 Ghz...
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    Intel Xeon Scalable Processors worth it?!

    Thanks for the vids! :) Looks like the ASUS one may actually be a bit better, after all.
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