Looking to decommission some of my mining cards and place them into my kids' rooms to warm them up in the winter. Mining these coins isn't really profitable at all, so rather than run their 1500watt electric heaters at night, I might as well have them mining coins at 500w all day.
Time to build...
Not me, this is everyone here!! No way I could have pulled this off without the whole [H] team! I'll take the 'Thanks' for thinking to post a request for help finding deals, but it was every one of the donors on the first post that blew my mind and turned this into an incredible act of giving...
Hey guys, we should have a text update by the end of the week, but I got this pic today of Bear eating lunch at Texas de Brazil:
Mom says he's doing well and treatments have been going pretty much on schedule.
Most importantly, as you can see, his appetite for All The Meats hasn't gone...
I know he is doing well! Treatments proceeding as advised and other than a delay from him coming down with a mild cold a couple months ago everything seems to be on schedule.
I'll ask for an update today and post as soon as I get it. I'll be vacationing the next two weeks so there might be a delay.
Selling because the wife found out I impulse purchased a GPU for another watercooled build. This was the compromise.
Full box, all accesories, etc.
Looks like the ASUS RoG's non-LHR are doing $785-900+tax on flea bay so I'm putting this at $699 local pickup (Chicago NW suburbs) or I can figure...
I'll ask this week, now that he's settled in, if there is anything we've overlooked or he realizes he needs.
I'll also find out if there's somewhere (Steam/Amazon gc/Epic store) that people could drop some
Thanks for the offer 👍🏻
Thanks to p0lish for finding a 1000w PSU in stock last night, looks like that was definitely the issue.
I'll do some cable management and get it back to Bear tonight after dinner. Apparently he Google'd "How to fix a computer that won't turn on" and asked his mom if they...
Ok picked it up and took it back into the nerd lab. Pulled psu out and disconnected everything, tried shorting the ATX connector to turn it on = nothing.
I hear the faint click they were talking about. Sounds like it just couldn't keep up with all the awesome we crammed into there.
Ok, bittersweet: He LOVES IT
...but shortly after this picture was taken during fortnite the computer powered off and now won't respond.
They checked all power cables to ensure proper contact. It sounds like there's a click when they push the power button but nothing happens. No lights, no...
Seriously dude! When it's our personal builds and we're texting the struggle, it's hilarious! Bonding over stupid build decisions and overlooked obvious issues.
When it's a build for someone that actually NEEDS it, it's stressful af!!
I was legit questioning my [H] abilities after the second...
This is just the box of additional goodies and accessories, along with the gaming monitor (which was a total PITA to repack haha):
And the pièce de résistance:
She's got all her covers on now, ready to deliver the magic!!
Let me say again, everyone, I'm overwhelmed at the...
So to recap today, here was the first view of the new (third) motherboard and it already looked better than the bad (second) motherboard that arrived suspiciously without anti static bags...
Then it moved along to the greatest light show I've ever seen, only because there were F-ing lights...
Motherboard replacement received but I don't have another 10th gen Intel to test with. I've gone all Ryzen since my i5-8400.
I'm planning on tomorrow (Friday) afternoon to swap parts out and, if all is well, I'll deliver it on Sunday. Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself by saying that 😁
Reassembled in all black:
No power with the new components 🤦🏼
Swapped out the new RAM for the original stick that was known good, no dice.
Changed power supply just to be sure, nothing popping up.
Cleared BIOS and pulled CMOS battery. Still nothing.
I'm thinking a bad motherboard? I did...
Mobo and RAM replacements in process, much respect to xerack and kyang357 for going above and beyond to immediately offer help!!
This won't be too much delayed since I'm still waiting on that additional power cable to come in as well.
I laughed at the situation last night because of course...
So, fun update 🤦🏼
Powered system on, wouldn't boot with both sticks of RAM, not surprised of course. Removed one to get into BIOS, played with all the basic settings, enabled xmp, reboot, good to go.
Powered off, installed second stick of RAM, powered on = boot loop halting on RAM.
Actually very helpful video, and I also watched the JayZ Two Cents review of this video. I think the rad will be slightly above the pump if I mount it on the side intake. I'll attempt to power up the rig without the additional cable and see if I can install windows this weekend. Then I'll try to...
Yes! Great reminder.
I'm running into another power issue: it looks like I only have an 8 pin cpu power cable but I also need a 4 pin power cable. Is the 6 pin pci-e cable compatible with the 4 pin motherboard power connector? The plugs seem to line up but I don't want to risk it.
Thinking AIO intake on back mount and 3 fans on exhaust on top of case. With the 3080ti inside its going to need to get all that hot air out so that's why I'm thinking triple exhaust.
What are the chances it'll initial boot with both sticks of ram? I'm living on the edge!!!
Really appreciate you sharing your story, and it's good to hear that you'll think Bear will love it especially because you've been through it.
I'm going to get a couple cups of coffee into me and then I'll get back to assembling.
I could use some help on the logo idea, I don't have the...