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    Failed coldboot with 7+ SSD/HDDs

    A few years ago I put together a cheap-as-hell Ryzen 1200/Gigabyte AX370 Gaming rig, basically for fileserver and whoever-happens-to-need-it kiosk use. It retained its old case's 750w (or similar) Seasonic PSU which I still have confidence in after much testing, including stress testing fully...
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    SEARING! BLAZING! $3 OFF EBAY COUPON 3.01$ MINIMUM!

    If anyone can't think of anything, search eBay for '3.5" Dustproof Protection Box Case'. I have a couple dozen of these--they're a good deal for 20 cents, free shipping.
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    5820k - X99X - bugged XMP - need help with manual DRAM timings!

    I will have to try BCLK 125 instead of 127 as a last ditch measure--tried everything else. After that I'll settle for a more modest clock. :P Yep, latest BIOS... 3.10. Had the board since release and updated it the entire way. I initially had a 4x4GB set of G.Skill--rated at 2666 and stable...
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    5820k - X99X - bugged XMP - need help with manual DRAM timings!

    G.Skill support was worthless... They told me how to get the same XMP profile info in the screenshot above for manually entering the timings. Already had that obviously. They did tell me 2T command rate was required for 2800, but I guess that's obvious. I wonder how far down that...
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    5820k - X99X - bugged XMP - need help with manual DRAM timings!

    No luck with DRAM voltage up to 1.28v--that applies to 2666 as well... The secondary and tertiary timings, when set to auto, are NOT inferring values based on the primary timings after all it seems. I'm also wondering if the command rate should be 1T or 2T. It would be really helpful if someone...
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    5820k - X99X - bugged XMP - need help with manual DRAM timings!

    I have an i7-5820k @ 4.2, Asrock X99X Killer, and a 32GB G.Skill 2800 MHz kit. It's rock solid with no BCLK/PCIE OC, cache at 3.3. For years now, I've had the RAM set to JEDEC #1 profile (2133 MHz, 15-15-15-35, 1.2v) and while I know it doesn't matter terribly with this particular chipset, I'd...
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    Budget file server build - AM4 board?

    I'm going to run each 4TB HGST mirrored pair until a member dies, after which each widowed drive will become cold storage and the online pair gets replaced in full by whatever the most efficient and reliable drive (capacity:cost, excepting shingled drives) is at that time. In my cheapness I...
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    Budget file server build - AM4 board?

    I need to replace my old Q9550 rig. It's been running 24/7/365.25 since 2009 and has become unstable--multiple mysterious restarts per week. I replaced the PSU and tried different GPUs, and also remounted the CPU to ensure there wasn't a hot spot on the spreader thanks to old TIM. I've also...
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    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    This wasn't much work. On this particular case (Fractal Define R5) the bottom, back, top, and front were already grounded. That just left the door and the side panels to deal with. I filed back the paint and primer in some places and placed copper tape (with conductive adhesive side) over the...
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    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    Yeah, rackmount is pretty much what I was getting at with "server case' (though the NAS case mentioned the other day qualifies too). I still need the conventional form factor though. Just about done scraping paint here and there from the Define R5. Its side panels have no threading and thus had...
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    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    Paint is the main problem, yes, but I have to wonder how much work it would be for manufacturers to leave a little bare metal around select screw holes or rivets in order to achieve the sort of grounding throughout which used to be standard.
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    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    I don't see why not as long as you connect it to ground, and it takes care of acoustic noise from within as well if you require that kind of silencing too. I have a lot of conductive adhesive copper foil on hand from shielding guitars I'll be using.
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    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    When I'm done with it the Define R5 should meet all of those requirements :) All components of the amp are in a shielded chassis minus the bottles of the tubes that stick out which don't seem to be a problem. Next time I take it apart, I will probably line the back side of the face plate (it's a...
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    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    The TJ06-E does look nice... I didn't check it out before because Newegg had only the mega-extended and micro versions. The TJ11 is $700, probably because availability is so low. I think I'll be able to fix the R5 Define up. I just have to scrape paint at hopefully hidden locations and line the...
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    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    I checked out every case on Newegg (wish I was exaggerating), and it seems my only hope is to buy a mostly-steel case with a front door and shield the back side of the door panel using copper tape, connecting it by wire to either the side panel or the frame near the hinge joint. This assumes the...
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    Do properly shielded cases still exist? I need one!

    Long ago, it was safe to assume the entirety of a case would be shielded (skeleton and shell). At some point, I stopped thinking about it, and only now did it dawn on me that my plastic and anodized aluminum case is only shielded on the back, bottom panel, and the mainboard tray. This does me no...
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    ASRock: Back I/O and front panel speaker outs the same quality?

    I'm drafting a build based around an ASRock X99 board. I'm having a hard time figuring out if the front panel I/O would benefit from the headphone amp of the Purity Sound 2 chip. I would think when the front panel jack is engaged, the rear would be bypassed, but apparently this isn't the...
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    Seagate finally offering a down to earth priced internal 4TB HDD.

    My DMs run at 37-40c in a quiet air setup that allows my Hitachis to run 31-34c. The Samsungs I referred to are now externalized but they ran about as cool as the Hitachis, maybe a little warmer. It's not significant, it's just hotter than I expected. The last time I had Seagates in a PC...
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    Seagate finally offering a down to earth priced internal 4TB HDD.

    I haven't bought a Seagate in 10 years and now I remember why. These drives are hot and loud. I have DMs, can't imagine the 7200 RPM DXs. These drives are louder and run hotter than my 320 and 640 GB 7200 WDs and, obviously, my Samsung and Hitachi .5, 1 and 2 TB 5900/5940s. It's too bad...
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    Seagate finally offering a down to earth priced internal 4TB HDD.

    Just grabbed a pair of these at Best Buy at $180 per... One is firmware CC43, the other is CC51. I can't find anything about CC51. I haven't taken either out of the enclosures yet so I'm not sure about models, but based on a few early read tests (random access 512 B and 64 KB) they seem to...
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    Replaced switches in my Razer Imperator, not working

    The left mouse switch in my 2-year-old Imperator was failing, so I ordered a pair of identical OMRON D2FC-F-7N to replace it. I was instead sent a pair of D2F-J01F which is touted on eBay as a "D2FC-F-7N upgrade". I don't know why I expected to actually get what I ordered when I ordered from...
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    GTX 460/570/580 - simultaneous audio and 4:4:4 chroma from HDMI port?

    I adore the LD450 :) I scored the last CUSW (S-IPS) panel in town, I believe. They're being rapidly phased out for the inferior LD400 series which fails the 4:4:4 test. It was an Open Box, but I took a chance and it's immaculate. Main disadvantage is as you said, black levels (like any IPS...
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    GTX 460/570/580 - simultaneous audio and 4:4:4 chroma from HDMI port?

    Thanks amd7674, I'm aware of that EDID hack. I'm a 32LD450 owner, as well :) I PM'd nuker earlier today to see if his EDID hack works when passing HDMI audio along with the video signal, or if he's only tested it with an HDMI to HDMI pure video connection (essentially DVI mode). There's a...
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    GTX 460/570/580 - simultaneous audio and 4:4:4 chroma from HDMI port?

    Hello, I currently have an AMD 5850. It's the first time I've used a non-nvidia card since my Voodoo 3. I regret jumping ship :/ My setup requires I output HDMI audio and Full RGB or YCC 4:4:4 video to my receiver and then pass it along to my 4:4:4 display. With my 5850, I can only output...
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