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Woohoo! I've got an update. I wish I could be typing this from my new build, but alas I'm not.

I had a chance to hook the loop up on Sunday before going to work, and starting my leak test. 12 hours later, no problems at all, wooo!!!!

This morning, I attached everything that was left: RAM, GPU, soundcard etc. Plug it in and bam! Power! Pushed the button in, everything turned on.....
.....for 10 seconds, and then back off. This repeated twice before I cut power, checked all my connections, reseated everything. Power back on, same thing. First thought is there's a short somewhere, even though it didn't sound like a short (yeah, I know what those sound like). Turns out something is bad, either the RAM or the Motherboard.

I'm inclined to believe it's the motherboard. I finally was able to get into BIOS, updated to the newest one, but still had problems posting, loading into windows, random USB devices not being recognized, and fans not spinning. I had to drop down to one stick of RAM for it to even get into BIOS the first time. Once into Windows, each time it hung, blue spinning circle of mouse forever and unable to click on anything.

Unfortunately, I don't have any extra hardware for x99 to test everything and see if indeed something is good or bad. I do have pictures, but am unable to post them at the moment. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have time.

I'm making a trip to Microcenter to return at least RAM and MoBo, possibly the CPU too. As I'm not 100% sure what the issue is, and my return window ends on Saturday. It's a bit of a drive, so I can't drive twice.
    
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Good luck on your issues!
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Sorry for the hiatus, but it took a bit to get replacement parts, and then a long week. Microcenter was great at letting me swap out everything, after explaining my problems to a tech guy working there, he said, "Eh, just replace it all." New motherboard, CPU, and RAM.

Update time!!



New motherboard. Went with the Killer X99X by Asrock. Here's some more beauty shots...




I like the black and red, even though it was the one thing I was trying to avoid this build. But stability is more important than looks...no?

Anyway, moving on.

CPU time.



Yeah, I know it the same one as before, but it's a different one! So, for all you PC porn junkies smile.gif enjoy.



And in the socket. It looks good if I do say so myself!

And, the RAM...which I apparently haven't taken a picture of. :-D It's very understated, but didn't cost a fortune like the Dominator stuff.

Speaking of RAM, DDR4 is hard to get into the sockets. Had to push, and I mean PUSH it in there. It does not just slide in like DDR3.

And continuing on with my build, here's some side shots of the side mount radiator:




The Nemesis GTX 360 barely fit with fans in push only, and by barely, I mean barely! The back side of the radiator is actually barely hitting the I/O panel wires in there. I like that it's out of the way, but running tubing through the middle of the chassis was a little difficult. Not in the sense that it was hard, but rather in the sense that it made making the inside tidy, difficult.

And, the other side before any kind of cable management.



Some zip ties do wonders on the extra ends of the GPU power cords. Unfortunately I only had clear, wish they were white to match my build, but it's all I had at the moment. Also, I decided not to use the stealth bay for my 2 SSDs, kinda wish I had now seeing as how they are just plopped there on the floor after some getting of other cables out of the way.






Completely put together, and hopefully it boots!






It is ALIVE!!!!

One of each side, except the back. This case oozes quality. I'm very pleased. I still have some odds and ends to fix up, and as you can see I didn't install my 2nd radiator, as I don't really need it now. I have it and will hold onto it for future expansion. I have some more cable management to do, and finding something else to do with my darn SSDs.

I'll get some pics taken while it's running, at some point in the next few days (probably on Wednesday), and upload them.

Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated (either for the log itself, or the build in general), and thanks for bearing with me on this journey. I will post more as things are improved as well, so stay tuned.
    
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post #14 of 17
Loving the build it looks amazing! All I would add right now is some sexy lighting
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Nice Update!
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So Microcenter swapped out the Motherboard, ram and cpu all at once for you?

That's awesome! Glad it's up and running for you thumb.gif
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So Microcenter swapped out the Motherboard, ram and cpu all at once for you?

That's awesome! Glad it's up and running for you thumb.gif

Yup. After I explained that I lived an hour away, and it was only two days until the end of my return period, they told me that it was no problem.

I spent a little more on the replacement motherboard, and bought an ultrawide monitor as well. Their customer service has been top notch the couple times I've had issues. Can't say the same for all their sales staff, but overall I've been more than pleased.
    
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