Had the same thing happen to me at the end of Feb. Turned on the system and just heard a slight click sound. Board wouldn't post or do anything. I started stripping things out of it to localize the problem. Swapped out CPU to my RIVE, works fine, swapped out ram, works fine,. Took out 1 of my 2 vid cards , problems. On the RIVE one card was totally dead. I couldn't even get the system to start up. The minute the board received power it died. Tried the other video card. Board posted but no video at all. So I took one of my working cards from the RIVE and put it in the X79 E11. The moment the led lights came on trouble shooting poster the board died, on every startup continuously. Both 680 classified vid cards toasted and the M/B as well. I had to RMA all three. Took almost 2 months to get it all replaced and $200.00 in shipping fees. The vid cards I cross shipped no problem but ASRock won't send you a replacement until they themselves have tested the board. I'm sure they were looking for telltale signs of overclocking failure which would void the warranty. I've got it up and running but my LSI Raid isn't showing up in Windows now. I will need to reinstall the Mega Raid drivers for the LSI controller and rebuild the arrays. The bios post sees them but windows does not. Even in drive manager they don't show up. I am doing some custom wiring to all the fans to control all led functions from the one switch. I want to get that all done and the fan controller all setup before I spend any time in the OS with drivers. I now have 4 classifieds sli'd and when I do the power calculations including my overclock settings I will be pushing my EVGA 1500W SuperNova Gold + to it's maximum. It can be pushed up to 1600W but if I sustain it at that height for an extended period of time it will blow the power supply. I am looking for an independent power supply which will allow me to turn it on without needing a connection to my motherboard ATX port. The Vid cards pull 185W each at stock speed but will easily pull 225W overclocked / card. The Cpu calculated at 5Ghz and 1.42V pulls 300W alone. My H100i pulls more power when I O/C the cpu. I have a life time membership with Extreme power supply calculator and it tells me that minimum power supply size should be 1725W and recommends 1850W. They don't come in that size and the only 1600W one I could find is a Bronze+ PSU. When I had it all set up with only 2 GPU cards I was pulling 880W from the wall socket. Add another 225 x 2 = 450W to that and also get all 4 of my monitors set up in portrait then I must find a wall socket on a separate fuse or I will be blowing fuses out on my main breaker panel. When I was pulling 880W I was not fully overclocked and my video cards were running at stock speeds. The EVGA SuperNova 1500W has dip switches that allow me to turn on the power without an ATX connector. Theoretically I could get a 650W PSU to run the motherboard only and run all the extra video cards and fan controllers on the 1500W using the ATX bypass dip switch. The case I have will support 2 power supplies. I just don't know if it's a good idea to run 2 of them independently. None of my 14 Case fans are plugged into the M/B so I believe that I may be able to get away with it. A breaker can handle 1650W - 1800W depending on whether the socket is 110, 115, or 120V. There also must be nothing else using the same breaker. I will need to do more calculations to find out what size I need just for the ASR X79 E11 alone with 64GB of ram and the supplemental power to the video cards on the motherboard.
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4/28/13 at 6:16pm