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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [H]@RD5TUFF, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Athlonite

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    Inside every big fat box is a little power house White boy waiting to get out

    I had probs with win 7 x64 installing in AHCI/Raid mode on a couple of SATA3 drives it kept getting to 100% files copied and would shit itself saying it couldn't find a file needed for installation I even downloaded the latest drivers from Asrock and Asus to this day I still haven't figured it out why it would do that it's funny because the exact same SP1 install USB stick installed it fine on my Raid0 array with 2 SATA2 HDD's
     
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    I believe I have solved the issue for the raid, and will be attempting to get it all together today (after some sleep). I do apologize for the lack of progress, but I have been making the rounds with friends, spending time with them and saying good bye, as I am moving to Wyoming in less than 2 weeks, to take care of my sick grandmother and help her with her dialysis, and cancer treatments, as well as any of her other needs. So, I only have a short time left to get this all set and done, I have also put together a list of things I wish to do to this build before I leave.



    Things to come . . . .

    #1 Get raid installed and reverse drive cage and do some more benchmarks.

    #2 Cable management (it's kind of messy atm, and I know I can do much better.

    #3 Upgrade SATA cables and power cables to Bit Fenix Alchemy cables.

    #4 Side windows/ vents . . .?

    #5 Fix PSU mounting solution.

    #6 More pictures of the build

    #7 Add more Bit Fenix Alchemy LED lgihting strips.

    #8 Perhaps a fan controller if there is room!


    Perhaps more if I have the time, seems rather ambitious I'll be lucky to get half of this done before I leave, so stay tuned, I will do my best to continue the build once I arrive in Wyoming, though I will have very limited time and tools.:toast:
     
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    Those bit fenix alchemy cable look bloody nice
     
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    Yeah I saw them and fell in love, what sucks is there is no local option for buying them so I have to find them online, and shipping is not cheap.
     
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    So you are getting Alchmey cables for your PSU connections (which I assume is modular but don't feel like going back and making sure right now...)?

    Got my eyes on the white NZXT Hale90 850W "modular" (which got a 9 from Johnny Guru as well) but it has a fair amount of black hard-wired attachments. Would like to have all white cables and also less extra crap to have to tuck away out of view somehow.
     
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    Yeah some should fit straight into the PSU, others will not, and I will either have to mod them or, find a way to make the cables fit.
     
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    Cool; looking forward to hearing and seeing more details about that once you get to that part...
     
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    Yeah I am excited about it, I just have to get the parts ordered.:toast:
     
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    Cables and some other thing ordered!
     
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    Ran F1 2012 with everything on at high and ultra settings.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Justcause2 + Vsync = ?fps?

    still cant complain about those fps scores can ya
     
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    Sorry it's the pain killers I forgot to turn it off. I'll run it again here.
     
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    Much better!

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    Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark Report
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    Created: 2012-10-03 at 02:46:33
    Build Version: 1.05, Jun 7 2012
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    Average FPS: 41.1
    Minimum FPS: 34.8
    Maximum FPS: 65.0

    Number Of Frames: 3150
    Average Frame: 24.309ms
    Minimum Frame: 15.375ms
    Maximum Frame: 28.764ms

    Machine Name: WHITEBOY
    Monitors: 1
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
    System RAM: 8147MB
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
    Number of Cores: 8

    GPU Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
    Feature Level: DX11.0
    Driver version: 9.18.13.623
    Dedicated VRAM: 4036MB

    Resolution Width: 1920
    Resolution Height: 1080
    Texture Detail: ULTRA
    Shadows Detail: ULTRA
    Draw Distance: ULTRA
    Anti-aliasing: HIGH
    Advanced Shadows: LOW
    Supersampling: 2.25x
    Anisotropic Level: 16
    Compute Shaders: ON
    Ambient Occlusion: ON
    Motion Blur: ON
    Vertical Sync: OFF
    Reduce Mouse Lag: OFF
    Stereo 3D: OFF
     
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    So the raid is now up and running, benchmarks and pictures to follow Thursday.:toast:

    Item #1 is 1/2 done
     
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    Looking like a pro! Have you played Sniper Elite v2 yet? I thought it was a fun game, better than I expected. Play it in hard too, it's tough, and the multi was really hard :laugh:

    And I'm looking forward to some RAID benches!!!
     
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    Yeah I have played it, I really enjoy it, nothing releaves tension like assassinating hitlers testicles.:eek::toast:
     
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    That's right, I haven't played the dlc yet, that's what I'll start with tomorrow. Yesterday I darted replaying it on my newer monitor, pretty demanding at 2560.1440, but I'll just start the Kill Hitler dlc :)

    OT: I saw someone on Hardforum selling one of these cases you have, and it got me wanting to build a little beast box myself. I think it would be pretty awesome, and I would if funds were more promising. Great build :toast:
     
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    Yeah I have really enjoyed this build in ever aspect!:toast:
     
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    A new home the 830's.

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    I've never seen that before, but those 830s deserve the best of homes! good call :D
     
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    I'll take some pics Friday I am not going to have time to work on it tongiht, my foot is killing me, as I slipped on the stairs again this morning and injured my foot further.
     
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    Looking forward to it and take care of that foot :roll:
     
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    I'm trying, I see my doctor tommarow, and a specialist on Monday, but that doesn't really make the pain go away. Also I likely will not sleep so who knows there may be more updates tonight.
     

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