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post #21 of 37
the crosshair formula V is a beast board. and the color...omg....its sick looking. if your going for white container for red and black nastyness thats the board and case combo to have.
 
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My 5 year old 550w PSU will make it light up but wont make it post. I called Asus and 600w is the minimum required to fire up the board, so an 850w PSU will be powering the rig as of Friday. The online wattage calcs are saying about 700w for my intended build. As is with the current board and a single GPU, the calcs are saying 450w.

I've been noticing a slight drop in my fan speeds (3 fans are molex connected to the PSU due to a lack of fan connectors on my current board) when my GPU is under load, and the PSU is running hotter than anything else in my rig. Methinks (knows) these are signs of a beginning to fail PSU.

Eventually I'm going to swap out 3 of the 120mm fans to 140mm and add 2 more 140mm's to the front of the case, and an SSD or two,..
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post #23 of 37
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Well the Asus Crosshair V Formula 990x board is DOA frown.gif

Had my reservations about buying a refurb come to fruition - at least there is a 90 day manufacturer's warranty - So I called Asus today and am extremely pleased to announce that they are shipping out a NEW board which should be here in a week or so !! - What's awesome is how well Asus is handling the situation, shipping me a new board before they want the bad board back - how cool is that !!!

Anyways, with a new 850watt power supply the board would not power on - just the start, OC, reset buttons would light up but none of the onboard LED's would light up unless I simultaneously pressed the reset CMOS button and the power button at the same time then release the reset CMOS button - this would make the board power on the rest of the way, but not post. This worked about 20% of the time. I double checked that my CPU and memory were on the list of verified components, made sure everything was properly seated and connected, tried this both on bench and in the case,. Memory was tried in just about all possible configurations in the slots,..... even did a cold reset of the CMOS thru the jumper, and swapped batteries. Nearest thing I can figure out is that when the board arrived during initial product inspection, I noticed that the back plate was slightly bent as though someone had tightened up their CPU cooler far beyond what they should have. It's possible the board had a short from the plate, or the baord might be cracked altogether.
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post #24 of 37
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Update: I just checked my RMA status on Asus' website and the replacement CHVF has been shipped out,... Annnntici----pation !!
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post #25 of 37
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The replacement CHV arrived a day early smile.gif and,..... It's a brand spankin new board too !! not a refurb to replace a refurb, but a brand new board !! - It had the clear plactic covers on the south bridge heat sink & came in un-opened retail packaging...... Job Well Done Asus !!!

So anyways I plugged it in to my rig added the second vid card & SLI bridge, made sure EVERYTHING was properly connected and properly seated. Of course I had that moment of excited anticipation mixed with the stark fear of potential failure that everyone gets when turning on a build for the 1st time - I had an even healthier dose of said fear due to the fact that this board is replacing a bad one,...

So anyways, I plugged the power cord into my PSU and pressed the power button,...... NOTHING frown.gif !!

My heart sank in an instant as i feverishly looked over every connection and component, finding nothing that would cause me to have that "Ahh Haa" moment - As someone else put it, I had an "ARRRR OHHHH GEEEE" moment instead LOL

Well after 5 horror filled minutes I finally found the issue - I hadnt turned on the power switch on my PSU,....... I was beyond feeling stupid at that point.

Lights and LED's came on, fans started to whirl, HDD's making their sounds, and a seemingly dead monitor come to life !!!

YES!

It booted up, recognized my memory and CPU on the 1st try. I only had to set the timings and boot priorities.


I had a HUGE sense of relief afterwards as I was meeting new and interesting poeple from far away and exotic lands, then shooting them in BF3 within a half hour after installing & configuring the chipset, lan, grfx drivers,...

I'll post a pic or two later on today.


Whew !!!!
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congrats!
 
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post #27 of 37
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Thx truckerguy,

Was getting REALLY close to gotting a new Sabertooth if this board was DOA also,....
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post #29 of 37
the crosshair formula 5 is absolutely beast. glad that you have the power supply to push your system now. sometimes when power supplies go they take the motherboard out with them.
 
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post #30 of 37
Nice build, but I would change the Hard Drives config out. For that price, you can get an affordable but fast SSD to load your OS on, plus a 7200 Mechanical drive to load your music, video, and other files on. You'll dramatically increase the speed of your system. Hard drives have always been the major "bottleneck" until SSD.

Honestly, I was insistent on not purchasing an SSD, but then SATA III came out... Now I'm never going back to 7200-15000 rpm drives for my boot drive, only for media and files.

Just a thought. SSDs are cheaper and faster now. And if you've already purchased those hard drives, maybe throw one on ebay, keep one. Then get a SSD.
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