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  1. babelmh13

    Windows Stuck Loading Loop

    I'm gunna hit you with it all because I'm pulling my hair out going on a week now. System specs will be at the bottom. One week ago I was gaming for a few hours, and my pc shut off as if the power had gone out. But no lights or anything else in the house went off. I hit the power button to fire...
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    Oculus Quest - Chromecast

    Having an issue where my oculus quest can only see my chromecast ultra if its on my 2.4ghz channel of my router, and not if i set everything up on my 5ghz channel... Anyone else experience this? I am able to see the chromecast ultra and cast youtube from my phone on the 5ghz channel though...
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    Replacing Corsair AX 850 Gold

    Gentleman. I believe my psu has died after 6 years.. I really dont want to get into re doing all my cables with the purchase of a new power supply, and i need the same slots for my hardware. I dont know much about pinouts, but maybe someone can tell me if a new Corsair psu can be installed...
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    New Speaker-Sub w/ Mini Amp/DAC Recommendations

    Looking for suggestions on components for upgrading my speaker setup. Right now, have a 10-ish years old logitech 5.1 system with the volume/power knob on the center speaker that mounts to the bottom of my monitor. I get white-noise from the center speaker when there is no audio playing and one...
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    EVGA GTX 1080 TI hybrid Question

    Anyone know if the hybrid cooler can be removed? I already havre a custom water-cooled build and I want to buy an EKWB water-block and swap in this card for my old ones. I assume it can be removed just as easily as a fan cooler would but, want to be sure before purchasing. Thanks
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    970 EKWB compatible with GTX 1080?

    I currently have 2 EVGA Gtx 670 gpus running in SLI which are watercooled using EK Waterblocks (I built the rig 6 years ago). When I got around to cooling my cards only 2-3 years ago, it was hard to find blocks for the 670s because the 900 series cards were most current. Due to the fact that...
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    Corrosion in Reservoir?

    So I was cleaning my case yesterday when I noticed what appeared to be some corrosion on the silver in my reservoir.. In my loop I use: -EKWB copper/acrylic blocks -Silver bitspower compression fittings -EKWB Coolstream XTX240, XSPC RX360 V3 radiators -A Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250...
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    Strange Screen Flickering Issue..?

    Here's the deal, Recently on some occasions, when saving a file, opening a program, or really anything that opens up a new window, the icon that pops up on the windows taskbar but it does so about 15 times in very quick succession (takes about 1-2 seconds). It sort of looks like its sliding...
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    GPU Observer Issue

    Everyone, I have been using the GPU Observer Gadget for a long time. I have two GTX 670 Graphics cards and have been running two instances of the GPU Observer Gadget to monitor each separately. Recently, the gadget monitoring my top card will only show me temp. When I go into the options...
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    Looking for a new desk

    This seemed to be the most appropriate subforum for this... Id like to get a new desk. On which, I have my corsair 800D and (2) 24" monitors. Obviously will need a lot of surface space, dont have room for an L shape but given a really awesome desk, could rearrange Would like one drawer for...
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    Gigabyte Z68X Phase lights on all the time....

    G68X-UD3H-B3 Rev 1.3 All four phase lights on the board are lit up. 2 green a yellow and a red. Recently updated my BIOS from f12 to UEFI. Not sure if this began immediately after or not. Everything is working fine so why are these lit up? Getting real annoyed not finding the solution.
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    Black Ice 800D Water Cooling Mod

    Starting this worklog to document my upgrade and hopefully help out some people with any questions they may have regarding water cooling or the Corsair 800D as far as modding goes. AFTER BEFORE Index (To Be Updated) 01. Current & Proposed Setup 02. New Parts 03. Lower Drive Bay 04...
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    Hdmi Video output on Mac Mini Server..

    Have a mac mini server connected to an old dell monitor with a vga output only. Currently have a thunderbolt to vga adapter connecting the server to the monitor and it works. Want to use an hdmi to dvid adapter with a dvid to vga adapter on that to connect the two but I get the red blue green...
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    120mm Rad & EKFC Dual Parallel 3 slot Plexi Bridge
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    Fill Port In Top Radiator?

    Planning to use my tube res to fill my loop primarily. But I'm considering adding another fillport at the highest point in my loop just to completely top it off, which would me my 360 radiator. Anyone doing this and could you maybe post a pic? Id place a small amount of tube in one of the ports...
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    360 Rad Thickness?

    I want to move my current top radiator 240 Rad to the bottom of my 800d case and buy a 360 rad for the top. It seems like slim profile radiators are taking over the market, I was planning on getting a radiator the same thickness as my existing one but they are obviously more money. Are the slim...
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    Desk Lighting and Ambient Leds

    Post your custom lit desk areas. (Hopefully cases and case modding is the best place for this)
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    kill coil in tube reservoir?

    Heres probably a dumb question. After 2 years im upgrading my loop to include my gpus and intend to run distilled water only for the first time. I read of the importance of a kill coil but i only have a bitspower 250mm inline tube res. (Just upgraded to it; plan to use as a fill port and run...
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    Ultrawide monitor Downsides

    Can you guys throw some points in my "cons" column? trying to decide if i should pull the trigger and on which one.
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    Direction of Loop?

    I've seen a lot of pictures of people running their loops from the bottom of their case, through their gpus, up through a rad or two and their cpu then back down to their pump. Im just curios.. Why fight gravity so much? isnt it far more efficient to run straight up to your top rad and let that...
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    AX850 Gold w/ 650 ups

    So a couple weeks ago, upon adding a second gtx 670, every 5 minutes or so, my ups would long beep. So my guess is that now, my system power must be drawing more than 650 watts. But that was only happening playing bf4. The only thing im switching now is my pump to an mcp655 and 1 120 rad and...
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    Debate: Dual Serial vs Dual Parallel

    Specifically for 2-Way Sli Ek Fc Bridge Sli Connectors I bought the dual parallel above thinking...
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    Watercooled Sli bridges, connectors, and plugs

    What are your guys thought on connecting gpu blocks? I just ordered an ek dual parallel 3 slot acrylic bridge to connect my two gtx 670s. Would have preferred to use tubing but didnt seem like itd look too good. Thought about using the extender piece kits that screw into each car but they didnt...
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    Mac with Dell secondary monitor

    Is this Possible? my office has.. idk fuckin mac desktops whatever the model is im not sure, i can update tomorrow from my office but less than three years old. there are also dell G2410t widescreen monitors lying around. i want to connect them to throw webpages and toolbars on the secondary. Is...
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    Corsair AX850 Sleeved Cables

    I really want these in white or the graphite color (was not available from corsair) Ive only found the black or blue available still. Does anyone know where i can get sleeved cables compatible with my PSU short of doing it myself?
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    Corsair AX850 Sleeved Cables

    I really want these in white or the graphite color (was not available from corsair) Ive only found the black or blue available still. Does anyone know where i can get sleeved cables compatible with my PSU short of doing it myself?
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    Should I upgrade?

    I have a 24" 1920x1200 Dell ultrasharp U2410 but with a weaksauce Dell 1905FP Suggestions on a cheap secondary monitor replacement? game on the 24" and toolbars or other web pages on the other. Running 670s sli. I play bf3/4. what are you guys running for similar setups?
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    Choice of benchmark software

    What do you guys use to test your system?
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    Swiftech MCP655 for new Loop

    I want to get a Swiftech MCP655 for my new loop as they seem to be highly recommended for silent and powerful pumping. Frozen CPU has five or more on their site in...
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    EK Waterblocks Tube Resevoir Question

    So a while back I bought the 240 HFX kit from ek waterblocks in 2012 Link: Im fully upgrading my loop to cool my gpu's. The res I have now came with the kit. (if you click the picture of it from the kit page it shows mine, but...
  31. babelmh13

    evga gtx 670 sli PCIE question

    So I have an AX850 PSU which only has an 8 pin slot and a 6 pin slot open. I just bought another 670 to run sli but dont have room for the 12 pin connector to the PSU that splits to the two 6+2 pins that plug into the GPU. Im not positive exactly how power cables work but could I get two 6 pin...
  32. babelmh13

    Cleaning Loop / Coolant Residue?

    Have an Ek 240 HFX cooling kit. Had it about 10 months now. probably flushed the system and refilled 6 times. The last time was about three months ago and when I drained it yesterday I noticed there is a very noticeable ring in the reservoir and its cloudy throughout the tubes / stained red. I...
  33. babelmh13

    Creating a dedicated server

    Im considering building a dedicated server to share files with some buddies and maybe host games like soldier of fortune double helix, cod 4, halo combat evolved etc.. i dont really have any knowledge about doing this so can someone walk me through this? Thanks guys
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    Bleeding Loop Help

    Just installed my first loop. an EK H30 340 Hfx advanced kit. i cant bleed all of the air out of the system because when i shut it off, my reservoir fills up...
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    Gigabyte Z68 front headphone/mic jacks dont work

    I have an obsidian 800d case with a gigabyte Z68 motherboard. I have speakers plugged into the back panel. the jacks in the front of the case are connected to the motherboard but when i plug in my headphones i get no results. the mobo has a built in 7.1 Channel Realtek® ALC889 soundcard. my...
  36. babelmh13

    Case Lighting question/post pics?

    Need to illuminate my corsair 800d case. which "form" of lighting produces the least heat and can you guys post some pics?
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    m4 crucial ssd wont show up in bios or windows install

    Just built this setup; Case: corsair obsidian 800d CPU: Intel i7 2600 Mobo: gigabyte z68 Gpu: nvidia gtx 670 Hdd: Seagate 1.5 tab Ssd: m4 crucial 256 gb So I booted up my computer and tried to install windows 7 onto my ssd. But the setup doesn't find my ssd. In the bios, (running ahci)...