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traderjay
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November 17th, 2017, 10:23 am

My i7-3970x system has served me well for the past five years and I finally mustered the energy and time to upgrade my rig to a true workstation class computer to handle the latest 4K video edits and machine vision applications. I hit wall when trying to setup the Dual Xeon E5-2696v4 workstation that just keeps on BSODing. I tried 4 motherboards, 16 sets of RAM, two PSUs, two video cards and a couple of SSDs trying to isolate the problem without luck after nearly a month of troubleshooting. Along the way, I got frustrated and tired and many some newbie mistakes such as forgetting to plug in one of the 8PIN EPS power connector and not seating the GPU properly in the PCIE slots. (Fortunately there are no damages)

Almost gave up and decided to plea for help online and an ex-lieutenant from the US Navy nuclear forces on anandtech saved my sorry butt. On a late Friday evening, he looked every every screenshot of my bios settings and told me to change two obscure XEON specific power saving features and it magically cleared up ALL my problems.

Another reason why I have the deepest respect for active military personnel and veterans alike, not only do they go above and beyond to serve the country, but they will also go out in their ways to help a complete stranger. The spirit of service, sacrifice and dedication is in their genes.

CPU - Dual Xeon E5 2696V4
RAM - 64 GB Crucial DDR4 PC-2666 (8x8GB)
Storage: 2X800GB HGST SAS SSD RAID 0 for application/scratch disk
OS - Samsung 1TB 960 Pro NVME
GPU - ASUS Strix GTX 1080 ti
Case - Lian-Li PC-V2120x
Motherboard - z10pe-d16 ws
PSU - Seasonic Titanium 1000W
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December 1st, 2017, 3:26 pm

Name: LT. Sana
CPU: i5-3340 3.30 GHz
RAM: 8.00GB DDR3
MOTHERBOARD: Standard Office Board
STORAGE: 150GB HDD + External 2TB HDD
GRAPHICS CARD: GeForce GTS 450
USB: the slowest that it can be :D LoL!!! 4Mbs on the case body 7Mbs on Motherboard ports

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rati
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December 10th, 2017, 6:27 am

My new pc.
The idea was to have noiseless in a compact case.

Name: Windobe
MB: Z270i Strix Asus
CPU: 7700K Delidded 5GHz 1.34V
RAM: 2x4Go Corsair LPX Vengeance 4000MHz
GPU: 1070 Aero ITX
SSD: 850Evo 1To & 960 evo 500Go
SSHD: 2To Seagate Firecuda
PSU: SF600 Corsair
FAN: Noctua F12/P12 & NB M8-P
COOLING: Dark Rock Pro 3
CASE: Kolink Satellite Plus
OS: W10 64b
Sound: SB x7 & Focal Sib 2.1
Screen: LG w2363D & Samsung UE55JU6400
Controller: Corsair K55 & Logitech g900

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Lighty
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Joined: February 8th, 2017, 1:27 am
Location: North Carolina

December 16th, 2017, 9:09 am

Name: Hotbox
MB: ASUS M5A99FX PRO
CPU: AMD FX 9580 5.0GHz
RAM: 2 x 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1866 (My oldest part, nearly 5 years old!)
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (Previously Sapphire Radeon R9 390X)
SSD: Toshiba OCZ 960GB
PSU: ZALMAN 1250W Platinum
Fans: 3 x Noctua NF-F12, 1 x Noctua NF-A14
Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2
Case: RAIDMAX Narwhal ATX-920WB
OS: Windows 10
Sound: Creative Wireless HS-1200
Screen: : LG 25UM56-P 25" 21:9 UltraWide

HANKinHD
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December 17th, 2017, 7:16 pm

lol Don't laugh
CPU: FX8350
MB: MSI 970A Gaming Pro Carbon
RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3
GPU: ASUS Strix OC RX480 8GB
HDD: WD Blue 1TB
PSU: 700W Bronze EVGA
Case: Phantek P400 Tempered glass
Cooling: Corsair H60
SETUP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHbxCSBQ5hw
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January 21st, 2018, 6:36 am

Threadripper 1950x, msi x399 pro gaming carbon, 1k evga psu, evga clc 240mm x2, r9 580 millspec armor card 8gig ddr5, ripsaw 32gig ddr4 3200, 750d airflow edition, Logitek X56 Rhino HOTAS dual throttle (which sadly is useless in arma for dual engines), Oculus Rift with sensors and hand controllers and a HEBE E1 headset(freebie with the oculus) or a my existing Razor Kraken v1 (still havent picked which I like better)

Had a video of me doing my build from start to finish sadly twitch doesnt keep vids that long...
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Oh forgot to mention rated in the top 99.8% percentile in all rigs tests on passmark.... get jealous INTEL users! :shock: :mrgreen:
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February 1st, 2018, 3:36 pm

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kovael
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February 11th, 2018, 5:31 pm

CPU: AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS F2A85-V FM2 AMD A85X
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
RAM: AMD Radeon RP1866 Performance Series 16GB
Storage:wd 4tb
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W

Ron306s16
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Location: FRANCE

February 12th, 2018, 12:58 am

CPU: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
MB: Asus G752VY
RAM: Samsung 8Go DDR4
STORAGE : SSD 128 Go + HDD 1 To
CHIPSET: Intel Skylake H
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
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February 12th, 2018, 12:03 pm

Just did a passmark 8-)
Image sadly ram has a high latency rating for some reason. and hurting my rating. if i could fix that likely break into the top 1%

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