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  1. mrluckypants96

    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    I often treat anything that has only a power connection and no data connection (fan connectors, molex/SATA powered bay devices) as hot-pluggable. I should probably stop doing that. The PSU did power down after a few seconds. What kept happening is that the fan controller in the motherboard kept...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Technically yes, but it was only a fan connector input. That's the part that confused me. The cooler wasn't plugged into the mobo. It was wired to a PWM splitter powered by a SATA power connector. The only connection paths to the motherboard from those components would be through the USB...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Yeah, I tested the PSU with another system and it all worked fine. The breadboard tests were done with a spare PSU I keep around specifically for testing things. Luckily most of my drives are in an external drive box, waiting on cables to connect them to my LSI HBA card. Still means my highly...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Update: I plugged in the system on a breadboard and shorted the power good wire to ground manually. The fan on the PSU spun up, the motherboard gave a POST beep, and then came the sound of frying bacon and the magic smoke came pouring out of the SATA ports. If it wasn't dead before, it is now...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Alright, bios reset and battery pull did nothing. I've pulled the board from the case, disconnected everything except the ATX connector, and used a backup PSU. When I turn on the PSU, the system won't turn on, PSU fan doesn't spin, etc. No signs of life, EXCEPT, the X79 chipset heatsink heats up...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    The part that confuses me is that I shorted the input of the cooler. It takes in PWM signal and 12V from the motherboard (or the PWM splitter in my case) and sends back the tach signal. The 6-pin shouldn't be sending power back along that line. The cable connecting the PWM splitter and the...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    It's a TEC cooler, so it needs a good power supply. The USB power is for software connectivity. I got it because I wanted as much cooling power as I could get, with a very small space. It also compliments the TEC coolers I have in my 2P "Server". It appears, however that the PCIe power for the...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Not really sure if this is the best place to put this, but it seems my motherboard might have gotten fried from a short circuit. Here's what happened: I unplugged the control wire from my CPU cooler, plugged it back in slightly misaligned, and the system shut off and wouldn't turn back on. When...
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    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Capable Of Running Full Windows 10

    Yeah, my gaming system (SB-E Xeon and R9 Fury) *might* pull 600W under full load. My old Kabini system used to pull less than 30W from the wall at full load.
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    Window Resizing Issue

    So this might be in the wrong section, but here's an issue I've had lately. Ever since I installed my liquid cooling loop in my gaming system I've been having issues with any windows that are open when the system goes to sleep. In this instance I had three chrome windows open, one filing each...
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    X79 Motherboard ECC Support

    Really it's more for aesthetics than anything else, but I do tend to leave my system running things for long periods of time, so I figure every little bit helps. It's registered memory. Odd that the C602 chipset supports registered ECC, but the C602-based X79 doesn't.
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    X79 Motherboard ECC Support

    Anyone?
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    X79 Motherboard ECC Support

    Alright, I'm in need of a bit of tech support. So for my gaming system I've got a Xeon E5-2680 v1 installed in an MSI X79 OEM board used for the Alienware Aurora R4. Now, I want to use some spare DDR3 ECC memory I had lying around to replace the non-ECC stuff I had previously (for reliability...
  14. mrluckypants96

    How to take apart an LGA2011 socket?

    Alright, looks like it was a Torx T15 screw. Everything is going to plan so far, assuming the ASUS server board doesn't have any adhesive (the AW one didn't), things should be perfect.
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    How to take apart an LGA2011 socket?

    Bandalo I've got an LGA2011 server board with a janky hold-down plate. It's got two ridges that prevent the cooler I have from actually touching the processor. I've got a refurb Alienware LGA2011 board that I'm using to upgrade my gaming system from its current FX chip. I plan to take the good...
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    How to take apart an LGA2011 socket?

    Anyone know how an LGA 2011 socket is supposed to come apart? It looks like there are 4 hex-type screws holding the hold-down plate to the backplate, but I don't know if there's more to it and I don't know the size of bit I'd need. Edit: Words are hard, bad autocorrect doesn't help.
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    MXM to PCI-e Adapter, why does no-one make this?

    I know, I made a laptop with a desktop GPU, and now I want to do the opposite. I've got an i7 920XM on the way (With a Socket G1 ITX motherboard), and I wanted to pair it with like a 6970M or something. Mostly just for fun.
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    MXM to PCI-e Adapter, why does no-one make this?

    So I can find cheap MXM cards on eBay and sites like that, and MXM is supposed to be a Mobile PCI-e variant, so why does no-one make an adapter to allow the use of MXM cards in PCI-e slots? I've seen pictures of prototypes like this one... ...But they apparently never made it to market...
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    World's First Liquid Metal Bullets In Slow Motion

    Better yet, put an impact sensor on the front and a bit of C4 on the inside. >:)
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    Comcast “Cares” On Twitter. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    I, wow, that's nice... Comcast gives us 30Mb down and 6Mb up, with outages for a couple hours every week or so. Of course, being Comcast, speeds never come close to those above. They also apparently throttle speeds further at night, if the people on my game servers are to be believed. Not sure...
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    Do you recommend lapping this waterblock?

    If everything is aluminum there won't be corrosion, but copper parts transfer heat much better than aluminum.
  22. mrluckypants96

    780ti or 970?

    A misconception perpetuated by overly cautious internet power draw calculators.
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    780ti or 970?

    They were about equal originally, but NVidia killed the performance of the Kepler cards when the Maxwell cards launched. The best option at that price would be an R9 390 like this one: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card (100382NTOC-2L) - PCPartPicker It's faster than either NV card...
  24. mrluckypants96

    Project mATX - 3x 240mm Radiators in <20L

    So I recently received one of these cases in a trade, as well as the acrylic side panel, and I'm having a hard time getting the new panel on. The metal panel fits fine, but the screws aren't long enough for the plastic panel to be secured (since the metal panel has an indent in each screw hole...
  25. mrluckypants96

    Corsair Unveils The M65 PRO RGB 12,000 DPI Gaming Mouse

    May end up getting this to replace my M65 RGB. The only difference appears to be the sensor, which is totally fine by me.
  26. mrluckypants96

    Bass-y Headphones

    Bit of an update. Because of money reasons, I'm going to be keeping to my current headphones for the moment. I have managed to get some head-shaking bass levels by using my stereo receiver as both the DAC and Amp, and cranking the bass levels to +12db. Maximum volume is limited because any...
  27. mrluckypants96

    Bass-y Headphones

    I don't need anything too portable, I've got a few sets of headphones that have folding/light frame. I'm looking for something for use at my computer. I don't like supra-aural headphones, too uncomfortable for my ears (smashes my ears between my glasses and the headphones). I like circumaural...
  28. mrluckypants96

    Bass-y Headphones

    My setup is a Xonar DGX Sound Card (because my onboard sound sucks, and the Xonar has lots of settings for fine tuning) feeding into a Onkyo TX-SR502 Stereo Receiver acting as an amp, so I should be good for power I think. I'll take a look at the DT990's. I had considered them before, but I...
  29. mrluckypants96

    Bass-y Headphones

    How would these compare to my current headphones? I've got a set of Audio-Technica Pro700's, a Sennheiser HD518, and a set of bass-modded HD439's currently.
  30. mrluckypants96

    Bass-y Headphones

    So I apparently am the biggest basshead ever. I like listening to EDM music, but I haven't been able to find headphones with enough bass for my liking. So it's time to look for new headphones. What's a set of headphones with huge bass but still decent mids and highs? I don't really have a budget...
  31. mrluckypants96

    Laptops with Intel onboard video and nVidia cards?

    Just putting steam doesn't work. It should show the various games in the control panel. Most should be set to the NV GPU by default. When I got my laptop, it messed up literally the first time I played a game on it.
  32. mrluckypants96

    Laptops with Intel onboard video and nVidia cards?

    Look in the NVIdia control panel, you can set the GPU to switch on and off depending on which program is running. Basically you can set it to run on the integrated chip when browsing the web (set chrome/IE/firefox to integrated GPU) and have games on the NVidia chip (set *game* to NVIdia GPU).
  33. mrluckypants96

    Help choose: SuperNova 650 P2 or SuperNova 750 G2 or AX760

    All of them are very capable units. I'd take the Platinum EVGA for the low upfront cost and high efficiency/low temps.
  34. mrluckypants96

    So my G9x is dying

    I'm a big fan of the Corsair M65. Most comfortable mouse I've used. Never tried a G9x though (too expensive), so I can't really compare the two.
  35. mrluckypants96

    3U Supermicro Storage Server with 8 Core opteron, 64GB ECC Ram, 128gb SSD

    Hmm, how are the noise levels on it?
  36. mrluckypants96

    Recomendation for a 250GB - 300GB drive for always on PC

    Yeah, older HDDs put out a lot more heat than newer ones, and SSD's put out a small fraction of that. My SSD's all stay cool to the touch, even with practically no airflow. I use Macrium Reflect (Free version here: Macrium Reflect Free) for cloning my drives. It's pretty intuitive to use and...
  37. mrluckypants96

    Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 120 AIO CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    The Deepcool Captain 240 is $60 after rebate (At Newegg: Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 91.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (CAPTAIN 240) - PCPartPicker), including two of their high-quality GF120 fans. I'm not a fan (heh heh) of the Arctic fans, they get loud after not a very long time.
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    GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review @ [H]

    NP :) Glad I could help!
  39. mrluckypants96

    Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 120 AIO CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    Theoretically, yes. Assuming the radiator is the same design and thickness, and the pump is the same design and speed, they should perform identically with the same fan.
  40. mrluckypants96

    AM1 Chips?

    This is what I want to do with my 3850, mainly because I've gone through 3 routers that can't go half a day without having to be reset.
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