Decided to finally build my new machine after 5 years of using the old one. This machine was emphasized on large and fast memories and high CPU core count in order to perform well in both gaming and multiple VM's running at the same time.

At the beginning I wanted this machine to be a Mini-ITX based motherboard, with Corsair 280x instead of the 680x being used, but the memory prices for 2, 32GB dimms were expensive, impossible to find and I'm not too comfortable around Mini-ITX being used for workstation purposes.

During the assembly there were no issues; the case is perfect, the motherboard that was picked was great and easy to work with. Motherboard's BIOS fully supports the memory speed and XMP profile (3200Mhz), currently using F11 BIOS version.

At first the machine didn't get to POST due to error code C5. At this point I wasn't too sure it was related to the memory being supported by the motherboard, so I started eliminating the issue and it appears that the CPU was either not properly fitted in the socket, or the the cooler screwes were too tightened.

At the end it works and I'm pretty much happy with the outcome.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

lovely build, nice case. To be honest, this should last 8 years

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Super nice 12 core build. Congratulations! I'm glad you got it to post. That's always scary. I'm guessing you had it fully assembled too. Right? Thumbs up from me. Enjoy!