Still a work in progress, will change out black back fan to a white one. I'm keeping the stock Seasonic cables and not messing with it.
One thing the AIO fans aren't kit up, they're spinning and working, just no LED's on.
I'm not plugging back in the white Cable Mod cables again, it's a pain in the arse wiring up a clean new system. These Seasonic cables work and actually easier to bend.
F it, I have black wires in a white build, but I'm done messing around with the cables.
This was beyond frustrating to...
I didn't do trial an error with each individual Cable Mod wire one at a time, no. I swapped them all out for the stock Seasonic cables.
But what do you think caused this issue? Was it the video card cables? Or was it the big motherboard cable? I have no clue.
Took my build to Microcenter, just out of desperation, but it's a crazy busy day there, guy said 5 to 7 days to look at my system.
But he did a brief once over, looked at the Cable Mod cables, said hmm....pulled one out of my video card, said this Cable only has 6 pins in it, but the card is...
I believe the cable i have already connected to the Pump I/O is from the AIO. I think I'm good there. I watched a few long YouTube videos on how to install this exact AIO, I think it is in correctly. But I think there's some other computer issue I'm not aware of at this moment.
But tomorrow I...
Those three radiator fans, I have connected to the daisy chain the Kraken comes with, but I have them all plugged in together and there's not like a 4th pin sticking out to them connect to the motherboard I/O?
Ugh so frustrating to go through all of this. Plus I'm with family for Thanksgiving so no time to work on it now. And best not tonight after a few glasses of wine.
Thanks to all those given replies, appreciated.
Yes I do have the 3 AIO fans connected to a splitter that all came with AIO, and that AIO also has a SATA connector that's supposed to go to a cable from the PSU.
But now that I think about it, I don't think I connected that fan connector to the motherboard, or maybe I connected it to the fan...
I am running Cable Mod cables to my PSU, should I ditch those white cables and go back to the stock black Seasonic cables?
But I agree, unplug most everything, and try it one by one. Should I keep the AIO plugged in as is?
What dimm slot should I put the one stick in fur testing?
When I power on, the motherboard Asus LED lights up, and the memory LED's also light up. And the power button on the case, the little white light around it lights up.
But that's it, nothing else really turns on, the system does not fire up.
Bought a bunch of new parts from Microcenter, put it all together the last couple of days.
Just plugged it in, pressed the power button, and........nothing really started, ugh. The power button dies work and lit up the white around it, but the computer won't even really get going.
Thing is, even the higher end 3000-Series cards are still selling fairly high. 3090's on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are going for $900+. And 3090 Ti's still over $1000+. I'm kind of shocked those cards haven't dropped a lot in price yet.
3080's are still in sale and in stock at...
A 13900k is a pretty big jump from a 8700k, yeah the GPU does most the heavy lifting, but buying a new high end video card like a 4080 paired with a 8700k would be losing a ton of performance due to bottlenecking. I've seen benchmarks showing old processors can make you lose like 20%...
4k OLED @ 120hz Max settings looks AMAZEBALLS
But 4k at medium settings and low frame rates looks a bit blurry and just not nearly as sharp and cool.
I wouldn't buy a 4k OLED monitor to run at lower settings.
These new OLED gaming displays like the LG C2 42", or Asus ROG 42" OLED, are 120hz to 138hz, so gaming @ 4k and 120hz fps, requires a pretty beefy GPU. I have a RTX 3080 10GB and a i7 9700k on a Z390 motherboard, with 32GB DDR4 3200hz,and had the Asus ROG 42" OLED for a brief period, and yeah...
I still have both of these alunimum cases from the early 2000s, CoolerMaster and Silverstone, these were the top dogs for their day, and cost a pretty penny then too, like $300 ea I have a special place in my heart for that CoolerMaster, it was so freaking cool looking back then, I put blue LED...
First things first, upgrade the CPU and Motherboard. The new i5 13600k is getting rave reviews for a good afordable gaming processor, and find a deal on a Z690 motherboard.
Then later buy a video card
Then the 4k display. Your 3060 Ti won't be able to handle 4k in gaming. Even a 3080 just...
Instead of buying a 4080 I decided to upgrade my system, new case, motherboard, CPU, and RAM. Slowly putting together last night, now to connect it all tonight, seems a bit overwhelming all the wires to connect up properly LOL
Ok so the plan is nVidia will do a price drop in the new year? It'd have to go down to at least $999 if not what it should be selling at $899 MSRP. But by doing so you'll piss off all the people that already bought a 4080.
I don't ever recall nVidia doing a price reduction within the first few...