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Mr_Armageddon last won the day on March 13 2017

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About Mr_Armageddon

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  1. Reaching out to anyone with ideas as to how to fix this issue... Having major video playback issues. Pixilation when watching content both online streaming and local video players. Tested online with YouTube and Vimeo. Local playback with VLC and PotPlayer. All system drivers have been updated, Flash up to date. Have wiped codecs, and then tried other codecs. Power Settings set to “Performance”.... Any ideas??? Wondering if perhaps there is something wrong with my video card? May have to do a complete system wipe, but hoping I can avoid that. Video showing the issue below. https://youtu.be/xwDsKp5NzT0 [VIDEO]https://youtu.be/xwDsKp5NzT0[/VIDEO]
  2. Hard to say. Could be a bad quick disconnect port, but my guess is a faulty O-Ring. I would check the ones over near the leak area as they are pretty easy to damage.
  3. Can't remember the brand ofnthe temp sensor (it may be generic), but it is located on the bottom of the Radiator in one of the drain ports. Look for the Bitspower stop plug in the attached picture. That is where the temperature sensor ended up.
  4. Upgraded System Stats Display I have received a lot of PMs and questions on YouTube regarding how I put together and mounted the small display that shows system stats. So decided to put together a more detailed "How-To" post, and upgrade the display in the proces. The Post can be found on my Project Blog, with lots of pictures showing the step by step process. Hit up the link below for more info. PC Upgrade - Mounted System Stats Display If you don't want that much detail, here is a summary video showing a few of the key steps.
  5. Thanks! Had a few PM's about how I configured the small display to show System Specs via CAM software, thought I would share this here in case there are future questions. Running it as a 4th display via HDMI (tiny one at the bottom right). For the most part it works pretty well. I did have to use a simple 2 way HDMI switch when using the Oculus Rift. For some reason the Rift and the small 7in screen don't play well together, so I just use the switch to toggle between them when I have to use the Rift. Simple enough.
  6. No, I am using the EZDYI one from Amazon for now. Working great!
  7. Final Project Pictures With this last set of pictures, I am officially wrapping up the build. Its has been a fun project, and I am excited to see what others can do with this particular case. Thanks to all those who commented.
  8. I moved the new build from the "tinker" room to my actual office setup. After connecting everything, it was apparent that I needed to do some much needed cable cleanup behind the standing desk. Purchased a few cable racks, and the end result is greatly improved. Dubbing myself "Cable Lord" after that cleanup job.
  9. Since is just released today, thought I would post my 3DMark Time Spy DX12 Benchmark score.
  10. Project Open Core: Final Build Pics This build is DONE!! That doesn't mean I won't make any changes, as I am a constantly tinkering with things, but the core system is ready to go. I still need to moidfy a few things at my desk and route cables before I move it over, but still calling the project done at this point. Not really any reason to describe each picture, so just going to post a bunch of them from different angles. For High Resolution versions of all photos from this build log, pleas check out the Album on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/gp/24705522@N05/yB94Z9 . .
  11. Project Open Core: Mayhem Blue Pastel Concentrate Sneak peak at the completed build. Will have the "Final" pictures up within the next day or so. Until then, put together a little video showing the process of adding the Mayhem Blue Pastel concentrate to the hardline tubing loop.
  12. Project Open Core: Benchmarks & Temps I am putting together a neat little video of the filling process and adding the Mayhem Blue Pastel dye to the system. While working on that, I had a chance to play with a bit more Overclocking, and wanted to share those specs along with some Benchmarks and Temperatures. Overclocking was pretty easy on this system. I was able to hit 4.8GHz on the 6700K fairly easily using a core voltage of 1.375, and temps never got above 58C during stress testing. I tried for 5.0GHz, but no matter how much voltage I threw at it, couldn’t get stable enough to run benchmarks, so stayed with 4.8GHz, which really isn’t that bad with the temps I am seeing. With the GPU the highest I was able to get and be 100% stable on the EVGA GTX 1080 SC, was a core clock of 2151MHz and Memory at 5500MHz. That’s not overly impressive compared to other GPUs in the past, but apparently the Pascal series cards already come out towards the peak of their frequency threshold. Even then, a 24% core clock increase over reference 1080 cards isn’t too shabby, especially being that my GPU temps have yet to rise above 40C. Once I had the CPU and GPU OC’d, it was time to throw some benchmarks and games at it. Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 Setting: Exreme HD FPS: 120.4 Score: 5038 Unigine Haven Benchmark 4.0 Setting: Extreme FPS: 101.8 Score: 2563 Ashes of the Singularity Setting: Crazy, DX11 Average FPS: 65.5 Shadow of Mordor Setting: Ultra Average FPS: 174.45 3DMark FireStrike 1.1 Score: 19499 Compare: Better than 982% of all results 3DMark FireStrike Extreme 1.1 Score: 10735 Compare: Better than 92% of all results 3DMark FireStrike Ultra 1.1 Score: 5807 Compare: Better than 78% of all results 3DMark Sky Diver 1.0 Score: 42539 Compare: Better than 99% of all results For High Resolution versions of all photos from this build log, pleas check out the Album on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/gp/24705522@N05/yB94Z9 . .
  13. Sounds good. Curious to see if the new Thermaltake cables are as good as the one purchased from Amazon.
  14. Project Open Core: Initial Fill and Leak Testing Now that the tubing and cables are done, time to fill this thing up with fluid. Before I did an entire system fill, there were 2 things I needed to do. Needed to flush the radiator of any particulates. I have heard in a lot of reviews that radiators can have all kinds of metal shards inside time left over from the manufacturing process. I detached the radiator from the rest of the loop, and flushed it with distilled water. Pleased to find very little in they way of particulates, so drained it and reattached the tubing. Then had to decide on what color of LED I wanted to use in the Res, being that is was one of the few lights in the system that wasn’t RGB. I filled it up a little over halfway, added a bit of Blue Dye, and first tried the White LED, which is the photo on the left. It looked good, but wanted to try blue as well. At first I was worried that the blue would look purple and not match the rest of my system (kinda like it does in the picture on the right). But in real life, it is the perfect color blue, and seems to light up the entire Res a bit better than the white one, so going to stick with the blue LED for now. Its an easy change if I decide to go with the white sometime in the future. After deciding on the LED color, I drained the Res, connected the tubing to the rest of the system, and began filling with distilled water for the first official “Leak Testâ€. Quick note of filling a system with this XSPC Photon Res… you will need a book, which you can see in the bottom right of my photo below. The case/res has to be tilted at an angle during the fill process, or the opening will keep backing up with air bubbles. The first 5 minutes of the fill process were very frustrating until I figured this out. After sliding a good size book under the right leg of the case, filing became very easy. Was able to fill the whole system in a just a few minutes, alternating between running the pump and tilting the case to release air bubbles. It looks like it is going to take around 1.4 liters to completely fill the system loop and res. I then ran it for a few hours, and didn't find a single drop of water outside of the loop. Leak test completed successfully. For High Resolution versions of all photos from this build log, pleas check out the Album on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/gp/24705522@N05/yB94Z9 . .
  15. I am happy to report that the PCIe riser cable I purchased works perfectly! No more boot errors, benchmarks work, and I can even OC without issues. Here is the Amazon link if anyone with the Core P5 Case would like to give it a go. It seems a lot higher quality than the one provided by Thermaltake, and is shielded well. The only problem is that one of the screw holes doesn't line up exactly with the P5 case mount. I ended up using the screw on the side with the PCIe latch, and a zip tie on the other. Not ideal, but it works, and doesn't wiggle. One thing I made sure to do this time is not have any drastic bends, and to not bend anything near the connectors. Used a can of Pledge Spray as my guide for nice rounded bends. Now that I am back to having a 100% working system, I can work on getting this build finished up! Time for some leak testing.