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post #641 of 1958
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Originally Posted by Undermoose View Post

Funny, I could have sworn this was the Sabertooth X99 thread?

Ah heck, as long as we're off topic with all this R5E oogling, let's just talk about my GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX mobo, Skylake I7-6700K, Gigabyte R9 Fury Nano, SM951 NVMe, 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200mhz (runs XMP @ CPU/BLCK @ 100), Corsair AX860i PSU, Corsair H100i GTX Cooler, and all scrunched into my Corsair 380T Mini-ITX case. Runs Windows 10.

This Little Thing is Great thumb.gif I've never had a PC boot faster.

I'm cooking the GPU now with Bitcoin mining. Holds steady at 75c on the graphics card doing about 1 GH/s.

Interesting power supply with Corsair Link providing real time power use stats. Full tilt mining I'm pulling about 230watts from the wall.

bitcoin is still a thing? Isn't it collapsed already?

On a side note, you buy all those CPU great for OC and use them just stock. You are hurting those CPUs' feelings. I would gladly take them off your hand and give you a non-K for exchange. biggrin.gif


Also any pics? I love mini-itx builds. Last one I did was with a 2500K and LianLi Q08. I managed to stuff in a full length 6870 in that little sucker.


Edited by xkm1948 - 1/26/16 at 10:05pm
post #642 of 1958
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Originally Posted by GTRNismo View Post

Hello all,

I am still on BIOS 1901, should I update the bios? (2001, 2101)

I have a RAID 0 array. Should I be worried?

Current OC at 1.298v 4.4, stable.

GSKILL 2800 Ram (Using XMP Certified).

Many Thanks! (Please help smile.gif )

NO. Do not update!

If your OC works perfectly and no system stability issue then do not update.
post #643 of 1958
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

bitcoin is still a thing? Isn't it collapsed already?

On a side note, you buy all those CPU great for OC and use them just stock. You are hurting those CPUs' feelings. I would gladly take them off your hand and give you a non-K for exchange. biggrin.gif


Also any pics? I love mini-itx builds. Last one I did was with a 2500K and LianLi Q08. I managed to stuff in a full length 6870 in that little sucker.


Yes Bitcoins are still around, but mining with even great video cards is really a thing of the past. Need ASIC miners, and even then need good ones and a lot of them to make a real profit, and it's risky business.

I know, it's terrible of me to run them at stock speed lol.

Looks like a nice Lian Li rig smile.gif

I'll upload some pics tonight.
Edited by Undermoose - 1/27/16 at 5:20am
post #644 of 1958
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Originally Posted by Undermoose View Post

Funny, I could have sworn this was the Sabertooth X99 thread?

Fair point. Personally I'm hoping that a new BIOS comes out for this Sabertooth as 2101 was a step back for me. I'll be handing the board off to a friend very likely so I'd at least like him to have an easier time with it than I did. I wonder how much of my stability issues were related to DDR4-3000 memory...
post #645 of 1958
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Originally Posted by GTRNismo View Post

Hello all,

I am still on BIOS 1901, should I update the bios? (2001, 2101)

I have a RAID 0 array. Should I be worried?

Current OC at 1.298v 4.4, stable.

GSKILL 2800 Ram (Using XMP Certified).

Many Thanks! (Please help smile.gif )

No, don't update unless you're having problems. Based on my experiences, the grass is NOT greener on the 2101 side!
A stable 4.4 is really good for this board.
post #646 of 1958
Hello everyone! I've been trying to join the Sabertooth gang for going on two months now and I'm now on my third motherboard. The first two had the exact same problem in that the Intel NIC would not work. I tried three different BIOS versions: the stock 1801 they came with, 1901, and 2101, reset the CMOS numerous times, etc. Anyways, now, on the third try, the board won't boot with the RAM light constantly lit. I've done the MemOK! thing, but it just boots multiple times trying to work out settings, but it never works. Now, I'll be the first to admit, my RAM is not on the QVL, but I am not convinced that it is the RAM. I have 32GB of Mushkin Enhanced DDR4 2400 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226601). I've always had excellent results with Mushkin RAM and, on top of that, it worked flawlessly with the first two boards I got, booting on the very first try at 2133 MHz and going to 2400 easily just by switching to XMP on all three BIOS versions.

I guess what I am looking for here is some advice. Do I go down the rabbit hole of buying RAM that is on the QVL just to verify the board may be bad? Or, do I throw in the towel and give up? At this point, if it is the board, I'm going to move on to another brand/model.

Here is what my projected build was:

Asus Sabertooth X99 (obviously)
Intel i7-5930K
Corsair H100i GTX cooler
Corsair HX1000i PSU
32GB RAM mentioned above
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC
Intel 750 1.2TB PCIe SSD
Areca ARC-1225 8i RAID controller with 8x 4TB HGST Ultrastar SATA drives in a RAID-6 array
Sound Blaster Z sound card

All housed in a Corsair 800D case. This is the only thing I am carrying over from my previous build. I love this case!
post #647 of 1958
If I was in that position I'd do this:

1. CLRTC. Reset the BIOS completely
2. Try to boot with all 4 sticks. If it fails, pull half the sticks of memory (your link points to a 2x8gb kit meaning you're running 4 chips)
3. Try to boot again. Pull the sticks and try the other 2 sticks
4. Try again. If at this point it sill fails, it's gotta be the memory cause that means it's not posting with that mem at 2133 (I believe that's what the board defaults to).
5. If you finally get a post, tweak the mem and see if you can get 2400 out of it. You'll have to loosen the timings as the timings they provide will be for 2 sticks, not 4.

Try that and see what happens.
post #648 of 1958
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post


Also any pics? I love mini-itx builds. Last one I did was with a 2500K and LianLi Q08. I managed to stuff in a full length 6870 in that little sucker.


I call her "SPARE" and relieved her of Bitcoin mining duty forever as 1GH/s simply can't handle the difficulty these days and will no doubt shorten the life span of my video card. She did get a nice 2 day burn in test smile.gif









post #649 of 1958
Man that is one beautiful ITX build. Also your cable management is awesome. Quite rare to see another builder treat his machine like a piece of art.
post #650 of 1958
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

Man that is one beautiful ITX build. Also your cable management is awesome. Quite rare to see another builder treat his machine like a piece of art.

I think you'll find any true "builder" will treat their machine the same way. It's not just a bunch of components to be slapped together, it's gotta look good, even if you are the only one who'll ever see it. My builds take a long time just for that reason.. time spent routing cables, strapping cable runs down, etc.

There's a big difference between a builder and anyone else who can put a computer together.
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