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Second-Hand Computer, and a first hand experience for troubleshooting.

by Valiant_

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7 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 15, 2016

Date Built

Aug. 6, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

59.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.61GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

Now don't let the title mislead you. The issue I'm having is small and will be stamped out one way or another. As a whole though the computer is fully functional Minus Dual-Channel Ram. I bought this computer ( really just the Board, CPU, Ram, Watercooler, and PSU from a PCPP User who goes by the name Permafade. This guy is very nice, very honest, and even to this day nearly a month later willing to help me get this system 100%. On his build guide he listed the wrong Motherboard, which isnt a big deal since the Extreme6+ and the Extreme6 have tiny Differences As shown in the link above. Also i wasnt sent an I/O shield... which is annoying but i dont care since i do clean my system about once every 6 months since it exists in a dusty environment.

Now I have an issue with the Ram not posting in the Dual-Channel slot setups which i think may be the board AGAIN since i did RMA the board prior to me posting the completed build. This is the same exact problem the other board had. Personally i think i will steer clear of Asrock since their whole RMA and Customer Service setup felt.... strange. Also I think ill stay from G.Skill ram as well. I have used Crucial for about 8-9 years with never an issue.

Another thing i want to praise is the case. I took a total shot in the dark on the case. I am happy to report Supermicro hit a Homerun with this case. It's not fancy, it doesnt sport flashy LED's or even a window. No it's small has a mesh stamp on the side panel and offers a ton of room to work with especially since the HDD bays slide in and out in sections. The tooless 5.25? 5inch? whatever. slots took a bit to figure out since my old case just had a thing you popped off and there you go. Personally I love the brushed metal look, it has a nice streak of red down the side (also available in gray) and has only 2 lights. Those being the Power button and the HDD led. As far as inside the case goes cable management is a bit on the meh to OK side, but what really stands out is the back side of the case. I just shoved my cables back there and there is no bowing of the panel. The Amount of room between the back of the case and that panel is borderline epic. The only serious bad thing i can say about this case is the cut outs for the rubber grommets. You cannot fit a 24-pin through without removing the grommet. I tried to not have to take it off but I gave in an took it off and replaced it once the 24-pin was through. As far as the rest of it there is ample room for the Rad on both the Front or the Top. And a plethora of spaces for fans, and one feature about the rear exhaust fan i like is the old-style grille protecting the fan from foreign objects. Front panel cables are plenty long although you do need an adapter which is included with the case as Supermicro uses a different setup than most Case manufacturers since this case was designed to use Supermicro Boards. I can rave on and on about this case, but long story short, check it out. Microcenter's carry these for significantly less than Amazon, atleast at time of purchase.

The GFX card is a naughty piece of work. EVGA WHY YOU DO DIS TO ME! WHY DID YOUR GFX CARD EAT MY SCREW!!!!! Seriously though as i was securing the card to the case it ate my screw causing me to take out the Card turn it upside down and shake the screw out. Not a big deal but hopefully next time EVGA covers that slot or puts a mesh over it.

As for the rest I'll include pictures and let them do the talking as well as product reviews, which that whole paragraph about the case will be the review.

Edit: Some of the pictures are Pre-RMA during the tear-down and some are Post RMA of me rebuilding the computer. Also as i continue to tinker with OCing I managed to get the CPU stable at 4.6 ghz using Asrock's pre-determined profile. Temps htis warm 65c after about 5 minutes of Aida 64 but continue to hold there for 2 hours. Since this CPU will run 24/7 i have backed the OC down to 4.4 Ghz with a max temp. of 53C which is great.

Part Reviews

CPU

Love it. It's Fast Stable on an OC of 4.4 (and ill be pushing it since i have Thermal room) and is as fast as chicken that's running for its life.

CPU Cooler

Keeps my 6600k Nice and stable a 4.4ghz at 59c. Its a little loud but since i have headphones i don't mind.

Motherboard

I had a bad board, but i bought it second hand. New Board seems to be much better, and it allowed me to update the BIOS. I may steer clear of Asrock in the future though... It does however OC well, and the BIOS is easy to navigate.

Storage

Salvaged from my old build, still runs like a champ, need i say more?

Storage

Fast for an HDD even if it is a Hybrid drive. Mainly used for mass-storage as well as a seperate partition for a complete system image and back-up.

Video Card

Love it, and hate it. EVGA you did a fantastic job this card is beast, but i cant get more than 100 mhz out of it for OCing.... Oh well lost the lottery i suppose. Also there is no mesh keeping any foriegn objects out of the card. See my build for a picture of a screw getting down into the card. EVGA you may want to look into that. As a whole the 1070 platform is stable, smooth, and coming from an AMD fanboy, quite a nice upgrade over my 390. That being said Nvidia still has some driver issues to stamp out, but it is a new platform it does take time.

Case

Another thing i want to praise is the case. I took a total shot in the dark on the case. I am happy to report Supermicro hit a Homerun with this case. It's not fancy, it doesnt sport flashy LED's or even a window. No it's small has a mesh stamp on the side panel and offers a ton of room to work with especially since the HDD bays slide in and out in sections. The tooless 5.25? 5inch? whatever. slots took a bit to figure out since my old case just had a thing you popped off and there you go. Personally I love the brushed metal look, it has a nice streak of red down the side (also available in gray) and has only 2 lights. Those being the Power button and the HDD led. As far as inside the case goes cable management is a bit on the meh to OK side, but what really stands out is the back side of the case. I just shoved my cables back there and there is no bowing of the panel. The Amount of room between the back of the case and that panel is borderline epic. The only serious bad thing i can say about this case is the cut outs for the rubber grommets. You cannot fit a 24-pin through without removing the grommet. I tried to not have to take it off but I gave in an took it off and replaced it once the 24-pin was through. As far as the rest of it there is ample room for the Rad on both the Front or the Top. And a plethora of spaces for fans, and one feature about the rear exhaust fan i like is the old-style grille protecting the fan from foreign objects. Front panel cables are plenty long although you do need an adapter which is included with the case as Supermicro uses a different setup than most Case manufacturers since this case was designed to use Supermicro Boards. I can rave on and on about this case, but long story short, check it out. Microcenter's carry these for significantly less than Amazon, atleast at time of purchase. The case was also designed to be taken apart quite easily for easy mounting and dismounting of chassis fans (which 3 are pre-preinstalled)

Edit: Don't let the compatability filter fool you a Corsair H100i GTX Rad does fit in this case. Both on the front and the top.

Im gonna give this case 4 stars. Im taking a star off for the small cut-outs for the 24 pin as well as the fact that this case is easy to scratch, and lack of a manual. Thats the worst i can come up with though. If i could give it a 4.5 i would.

Power Supply

It provides power. Its an EVGA B2. Nuff said.

Optical Drive

Shockingly light. And plastic? I havent bought a new Disc Drive in so long that i forgot this has Sata data and power. NO MORE MOLEX AND RIBBON CABLES FOR ME WHEEEEE!!!!!!

Operating System

Its home version oops... >.< And its win 10. I love it. Still miss XP but i love it.

Monitor

144hz @ 1440p and G-sync you say... WITH a 1 MS response time (closer to 2 but it doesn't matter to me) This monitor is great. Mine came in with no dead pixels and even included Disport port to Display port cables! While i have yet to truly adjust the brightness and contrast yet, the color is great on this thing and playing games at 144hz is completely new to me. It is mind-blowing at how bad games look on my 1080p monitor. I look forward to hooking up my Xbox one to this thing for Netflix.

Comments Sorted by:

IdkGoogleItDude 2 points 15 months ago

You put the ram on the wrong slots, it needs to be in either 1/3 or 2/4. Nice build though +1

Valiant_ submitter 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

I know i had to do that to get the system to POST and boot. Its a known issue. I need to see about RMA'ing the ram at this point. 1/3 and 2/4 will not post. Even just one stick in 1 or 2 are a no - go. This is my RMA board as well. They even confirmed it works 1 - 4 with 1 stick 2 stick and 4 sticks so it has to be my ram.

Valiant_ submitter 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I have not included the ram because i may be changing it. However if anyone is interested its G.Skill Trident Z @ 3200 Mhz or Ghz, i forget.... 2 sticks of 8GB each.

Ragnarok94 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

No shame in second hand parts! :D

You could probably find that I/O shield on the Mobo MFR's website or on ebay :P You might try PNY or TeamDark RAM if not Corsair or Crucial, its usually good and reasonably priced, Mushkin too depending on where you look (i prefer newegg but thats just me)

Valiant_ submitter 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

MFG wants $5 for the I/O shield. Me? i aint taking that Mobo out until i strip the parts and rebuild in the case. Did i mention i love this case?

And no shame at all. Permafade is actually a really really reasonable guy.

Valiant_ submitter 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

EDIT: The CPU was defective, i had to use the warranty and get another one from Intel. This solved the no Dual-channel ram issue. That was very informative.

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Valiant_ submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

i'm not into 'showing off' besides where the computer is you wouldn't see anything anyway.