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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

Could you send me the borked PSU? PWEASE? In the new AX850 case. I might be able to fix it lol.

It actually still will power-up fans and lights. Just not enough to make the motherboard post. Got something you want to trade?



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Originally Posted by Chokladkakan View Post

As RAID controllers go that one is pretty darn sexy, though it might just be your marvellous photography.
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Originally Posted by sortableturnip View Post

Now all you need is a waterblock for that raid card thumb.gif
And a heat spreader on the memory biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Citra View Post

What is that little plug on the sata side of the sas cable?
Also that heatsink needs some water cooling love. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by YP5 Toronto View Post

This build is epic... congrats. These are the builds that get noticed... you inspire me to redo mine.

Thanks! I think card is pretty sharp also. As far as water cooling goes...I'm definitely going to explore it with Nate. He should be back in town next week I think, and we can start planning the Asrock Extreme11 blocks in earnest...and I'll put a bug in his ear about the Areca card. I may also check if some of the generic GPU blocks might work on it.



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Originally Posted by CiBi View Post

The copper still bothers me wink.gif
could you build 3 other identical builds but with all the copper parts
1) nickel plated
2) painted white
3) painted crimson
and then let us vote on which one looks best and then you continue with that one... biggrin.gif

If someone wants to fund the project...I'm game! smile.gif
post #1362 of 3982
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Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

I would turn that heatsink sideways. Not only do you get no airflow, but I would be way afraid of it grounding out that 690.
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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

This^
Or else put a piece of something electrically insulated between them: I toasted a motherboard by having one of the wires from a fan come in contact with the heat sink: after removing the board from the case, there were all sorts of scortch marks on the metal.

The heatsink actually would touch the video card if I rotated it the other way. The way I have it positioned now....its wider than it is tall. So I can't turn it the other way. And yes...it is REAL close to the card. I need to take Electrocutor's advice and put down something to shield the card.



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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

I believe you answered your own question... quad channel motherboards start getting _extremely_ picky once you go past 4 dimms.

I knew going into it that it would be tough to get much overclock out of them with all 8 slots filled, ....but I didn't think I would have to drop down below rated speeds. I need to play with them....and I'll report back.
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What do you want? Top Gear satnav? tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Citra View Post

What is that little plug on the sata side of the sas cable?
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+1


Edited by Quest99 - 8/20/12 at 5:20pm
post #1365 of 3982
4PIB fan cable it seems... Or maybe floppy.
post #1366 of 3982
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Originally Posted by Citra View Post

What is that little plug on the sata side of the sas cable?
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Originally Posted by Quest99 View Post

+1
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

4PIB fan cable it seems... Or maybe floppy.


Sorry....missed that part of the comment by going to quick. Areca calls it the SGPIO (Serial General Purpose Input/Output) bus. It's used on a lot of backplanes for LED management and for sensing drives. I won't be using it....so I'll either snip it short...or hide it in sleeve.
post #1367 of 3982
Hardware raid setup is plug and play with the Areca card and LSI chip?
post #1368 of 3982
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Originally Posted by Quest99 View Post

Hardware raid setup is plug and play with the Areca card and LSI chip?

It's pretty darn simple with the LSI chip. Asrock CD comes with the windows management program that allows you create volumes from any of the physical drives plugged into the ports connected to that chip. Not a lot of options on setting it up....but that is probably a positive for most people.

The ARECA card is much more involved. The card has its own BIOS that you can access during the boot sequence of your motherboard. Once you are there...the screens look a lot like motherboard BIOS screens did before UEFI came along. It is simple to navigate and easy to setup a quick and simple raid volume.....but there are a ton of features that I need to read up on before I'll feel like I really have my arms around the features of this card. Very feature rich.
post #1369 of 3982
Right on Chris, nice to see that you are starting to bring this bad boy to life. thumb.gif Sorry to hear about your PSU.redface.gif It's a risk and things like that can happen. I just sent my new AX1200i off to get powdercoated, my fingers are crossed big time. biggrin.gif I had my AX1200 powdercoated about a year ago and she's still purring like a kitty. smile.gif Keep up the good work man, this build is incredible. smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS Crosshair III Formula x2 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870s 8GB Corsair Dominator GT  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Intel 510 SSD - 256GB Crucial M4 SSD x2 1TB Western Digital Caviar Greens Pioneer BDR-205 BD/DVD  EK-Supreme LTX 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
x2 EK-FC5870  x2 XSPC RX360 Radiators EK-RAM Dominator x20 Yate Loon 120mm Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel 3-Slot  x2 XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoirs NZXT Sentry LX 5.25" Dual Bay Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
x2 25.5" ASUS VW266Hs Logitech G15 Corsair AX1200W - White CaseLabs T10 - White 
MouseAudio
Cooler Master Sentinel ASUS Xonar Xense 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 980x Extreme @ 4.5Ghz ASUS Rampage III Black Edition ASUS GTX 480 TRI-SLI 12GB Corsair Dominator GT @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD x2 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD  1TB Western Digital Caviar green 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
3TB Seagate Baracuda LG Super Multi Blue BD/DVD Burner EK-Supreme HF - Rev 2 x3 EK-FC480  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
x3 EK-FC480 GTX Backplates EK-FC Bridge TRIPLE Parallel EK-RAM Dominator x3 XSPC RX 480 Radiators 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
x1 XSPC RS 360 Radiators x2 EK Multi Option Advanced 400 Reservoirs Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) Dell E2210H 22" Widescreens 
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Logitec G15 x2 Corsair AX1200W CaseLabs Magnum TH10 - Matte Black CoolerMaster Sentinel 
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Creative Labs Titanium HD 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS Crosshair III Formula x2 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870s 8GB Corsair Dominator GT  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Intel 510 SSD - 256GB Crucial M4 SSD x2 1TB Western Digital Caviar Greens Pioneer BDR-205 BD/DVD  EK-Supreme LTX 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
x2 EK-FC5870  x2 XSPC RX360 Radiators EK-RAM Dominator x20 Yate Loon 120mm Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel 3-Slot  x2 XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoirs NZXT Sentry LX 5.25" Dual Bay Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
x2 25.5" ASUS VW266Hs Logitech G15 Corsair AX1200W - White CaseLabs T10 - White 
MouseAudio
Cooler Master Sentinel ASUS Xonar Xense 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 980x Extreme @ 4.5Ghz ASUS Rampage III Black Edition ASUS GTX 480 TRI-SLI 12GB Corsair Dominator GT @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD x2 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD  1TB Western Digital Caviar green 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
3TB Seagate Baracuda LG Super Multi Blue BD/DVD Burner EK-Supreme HF - Rev 2 x3 EK-FC480  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
x3 EK-FC480 GTX Backplates EK-FC Bridge TRIPLE Parallel EK-RAM Dominator x3 XSPC RX 480 Radiators 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
x1 XSPC RS 360 Radiators x2 EK Multi Option Advanced 400 Reservoirs Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) Dell E2210H 22" Widescreens 
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Logitec G15 x2 Corsair AX1200W CaseLabs Magnum TH10 - Matte Black CoolerMaster Sentinel 
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post #1370 of 3982
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Right on Chris, nice to see that you are starting to bring this bad boy to life. thumb.gif Sorry to hear about your PSU.redface.gif It's a risk and things like that can happen. I just sent my new AX1200i off to get powdercoated, my fingers are crossed big time. biggrin.gif I had my AX1200 powdercoated about a year ago and she's still purring like a kitty. smile.gif Keep up the good work man, this build is incredible. smile.gif

Oooooooo.....will want to see pictures of that 1200i. I've got my eye on that line of PSU's for next upgrade. And I really want to know what you think of the whole Corsair Link package. I'm intrigued.
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