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Dungeoncrawler Feb 22, 2014 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by shadow001 (Post 1337448347)
Turns out that flashing the bios was wasted work since the board has been acting weird for the last few days and I was working with Asus support trying out several things and it seems it's no better, so it might be RMA time, but I'm having second thoughts on going for the same board....First time in 20 years something I bought hasn't worked properly....Seems the board isn't even listed at the store I bought it from, so it was probably their last one in inventory and they aren't ordering more.


But there's light at the end of the tunnel, and I was surprised by the brand and them entering this market, and that it packs an extra bonus over the Asus board.....Gentlemen, I present:

http://www.meetgadget.com/gadget/635...+1.0%29/photos

had a recent bios update disable/kill my usb3 ports. flashed back to previous bios, but still not working. tried the device on another pc, no issues. not sure if asus could do anything for me.

shadow001 Feb 22, 2014 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Dungeoncrawler (Post 1337448376)
had a recent bios update disable/kill my usb3 ports. flashed back to previous bios, but still not working. tried the device on another pc, no issues. not sure if asus could do anything for me.


I actually wanted to change the BIOS chip on the Asus board myself since it's built into a socket and not welded, so it's easy to replace but the Asus service department would rather have me send the entire board, which it is already on the way to them, while the Gigabyte board will arrive on Wednesday as it's coming from California, so it'll have a nice plane trip....:lol:

demo Feb 22, 2014 04:23 PM

Apart from housing 2 CPU's that board is the equivalent of a low end UD3. Is that your only other option?

Dungeoncrawler Feb 22, 2014 05:42 PM

I'll probably just go with a pci-e card to support usb 3 until I decide to upgrade my mobo again. Its rather critical considering my capture cards all require usb 3.0.

shadow001 Feb 22, 2014 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by demo (Post 1337448694)
Apart from housing 2 CPU's that board is the equivalent of a low end UD3. Is that your only other option?


Well, with the 4 video cards onboard and they all work at PCI-3.0 16x with no switches or bridge chips, something that no single socket board can do( even a 2011 board), and it can also handle 64 GB of unregistered non ECC memory( it's 256 GB if they are) across 8 memory channels, and the built in SAS controller that has it's own cpu and memory linked by 4 PCI-e lanes( means having 2.5 GB of dedicated bandwith so guess what that does with 4 SSD's in raid 0), you'd be correct....:lol:

demo Feb 22, 2014 09:21 PM

Great, a big UD3.

shadow001 Feb 22, 2014 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by demo (Post 1337448823)
Great, a big UD3.


If you say so....:nuts:

Apocalypsee Feb 22, 2014 11:55 PM

My current rig when dusting. Notice the massive cooler bends the teeny tiny PCB of my GTX 760 and now the temps are reaching 80C. I have no idea how to prevent the card from bending that bad. No matter what I do the temps were bad now :cry: I even tried putting stock cooler back to straighten the card and putting back this cooler and still it sags after a while (Taken by Nexus 5, the 4.4.2 update worsen the image quality :mad:)


shadow001 Feb 23, 2014 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Apocalypsee (Post 1337448896)
My current rig when dusting. Notice the massive cooler bends the teeny tiny PCB of my GTX 760 and now the temps are reaching 80C. I have no idea how to prevent the card from bending that bad. No matter what I do the temps were bad now :cry: I even tried putting stock cooler back to straighten the card and putting back this cooler and still it sags after a while (Taken by Nexus 5, the 4.4.2 update worsen the image quality :mad:)


You could try a different case where the motherboard sits horizontally. like this one so that the weight of the cooler on the video card no longer forces it to bend:

http://products.ncix.com/detail/cool...1-89-77936.htm





About the only bad thing is that you have to make room on your desk for it.

bill dennison Feb 23, 2014 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Apocalypsee (Post 1337448896)
My current rig when dusting. Notice the massive cooler bends the teeny tiny PCB of my GTX 760 and now the temps are reaching 80C. I have no idea how to prevent the card from bending that bad. No matter what I do the temps were bad now :cry: I even tried putting stock cooler back to straighten the card and putting back this cooler and still it sags after a while (Taken by Nexus 5, the 4.4.2 update worsen the image quality :mad:)

you would almost have to run a aluminum strip from one side to other(the card slots to hard drive cage ) to brace that cooler

Apocalypsee Feb 23, 2014 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by shadow001 (Post 1337448913)
You could try a different case where the motherboard sits horizontally. like this one so that the weight of the cooler on the video card no longer forces it to bend:

http://products.ncix.com/detail/cool...1-89-77936.htm

About the only bad thing is that you have to make room on your desk for it.

That case looks great! I have a small desk specifically to put my tower on it so space isn't an issue. I might buy that next month

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Originally Posted by bill dennison (Post 1337448920)
you would almost have to run a aluminum strip from one side to other(the card slots to hard drive cage ) to brace that cooler

I arrange the card so it's on the bottom slot so it's easier to find something that have similar height to support it and yes your idea works but I don't like to put the card on the bottom slot, looks awkward. I need to find or fabricate something to support the card

Apocalypsee Feb 23, 2014 01:35 AM

Alright this is how BAD it was before



After some swift couple of minutes thinking I'm using my Nexus 5 box + old Moto Milestone hardcase to support the card. MUCH better :D



Apart from that I put 4 more fans on my case, two on top (one pushing air one pushing out and couple more to cool the harddrive. Temps drops from 44C on both my drive to 38C under how weather

bill dennison Feb 23, 2014 03:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Apocalypsee (Post 1337448930)
Alright this is how BAD it was before



After some swift couple of minutes thinking I'm using my Nexus 5 box + old Moto Milestone hardcase to support the card. MUCH better :D


Apart from that I put 4 more fans on my case, two on top (one pushing air one pushing out and couple more to cool the harddrive. Temps drops from 44C on both my drive to 38C under how weather


http://www.powercolor.com/us/product...tures.asp?id=1

Apocalypsee Feb 23, 2014 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by bill dennison (Post 1337448962)

That's handy. I gonna ask local distributor the availability of that. Thanks :)

bill dennison Feb 23, 2014 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Apocalypsee (Post 1337448964)
That's handy. I gonna ask local distributor the availability of that. Thanks :)

there was someone else that made some thing like it but that the one I found first

for that matter if you can't find it a piece of 1/2" PVC and two fittings and two small rubber pads glued on
a slip to male threaded and a female threaded cap and then paint black

shadow001 Feb 23, 2014 11:42 AM

heh, didn't know that powercolor had made a brace like that to begin with, but it only works when using a single card....Still screwed if one is using more than one, hence the horizontal case idea.

bill dennison Feb 23, 2014 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by shadow001 (Post 1337449144)
heh, didn't know that powercolor had made a brace like that to begin with, but it only works when using a single card....Still screwed if one is using more than one, hence the horizontal case idea.

a short piece of PVC

or find or make something like
http://www.trustedreviews.com/Cooler...heral_photos_9

shadow001 Feb 23, 2014 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by bill dennison (Post 1337449178)
a short piece of PVC

or find or make something like
http://www.trustedreviews.com/Cooler...heral_photos_9


Nice one for the metal brace on that link, and I suppose making your own from black pvc is doable with patience since it still has to look good, but when there's cases to solve that cost 100$, one starts to wonder if it's worth the work.

BababooeyHTJ Feb 23, 2014 03:13 PM

Yeah, buying a stick of pvc or abs pipe from home depot and cutting it to length is so difficult. :bleh:

shadow001 Feb 23, 2014 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1337449236)
Yeah, buying a stick of pvc or abs pipe from home depot and cutting it to length is so difficult. :bleh:


I said for multi GPU setups with the stock coolers, where there's maybe a 2~3 millimeter gap between each card and you want to hold all of them and make it look good in the process.


Thanks for listening....:bleh:

bill dennison Feb 23, 2014 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by shadow001 (Post 1337449272)
I said for multi GPU setups with the stock coolers, where there's maybe a 2~3 millimeter gap between each card and you want to hold all of them and make it look good in the process.


Thanks for listening....:bleh:

for that close use a rubber washers or grommets between cards

shadow001 Feb 23, 2014 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by bill dennison (Post 1337449366)
for that close use a rubber washers or grommets between cards


That picture you linked where you see the flat rounded ends is precisely for that reason....Holding 3 cards together, one for each card.

Dungeoncrawler Feb 24, 2014 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by shadow001 (Post 1337448913)
You could try a different case where the motherboard sits horizontally. like this one so that the weight of the cooler on the video card no longer forces it to bend:

http://products.ncix.com/detail/cool...1-89-77936.htm





About the only bad thing is that you have to make room on your desk for it.

I have this case, its a great case :)

Dave Feb 25, 2014 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Dungeoncrawler (Post 1337450348)
I have this case, its a great case :)

same here :)

aviphysics Feb 25, 2014 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Dungeoncrawler (Post 1337450348)
I have this case, its a great case :)

It's a nice case, but it is also a $100 solution to a $5 problem.

Roadhog Feb 25, 2014 12:41 PM

Almost done. Just using regular tubing for now.

Much radiators
Many cooling
Very chill
Wow

Rx480 bottom
Rx240 bottom
Rx480 top




_TiTaNiuM Feb 25, 2014 01:15 PM

Looks like dota overkill.

Roadhog Feb 25, 2014 01:16 PM

Yeah lol

_TiTaNiuM Feb 25, 2014 01:19 PM

And here I thought getting two 290xs over two 770s when 95% of my playtime is spent on dota was silly.

Roadhog Feb 25, 2014 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by _TiTaNiuM (Post 1337450767)
And here I thought getting two 290xs over two 770s when 95% of my playtime is spent on dota was silly.

Gotta get all that fps.


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