It has been a while since i logged in, sorry for the delay in response, mine has been working well! It has great speeds for start up, gaming and loading any programs. I would recommend for the price for sure!
Well that's good to hear, I was super stoked for when all of these products came out. It definitely was a good year to build a PC haha. My board and CPU have been running flawlessly for the past few months and I've thrown many games at it, edited a few videos and even threw a slight over clock on the system in the beginning. This definitely was my first custom build but I definitely have been around computer components and software for a decent amount of time so I have an idea of what I'm doing haha, just no pro. So far this Strix board has treated me nicely and blows throw everything I throw at it with ease. Good to hear yours has been running with no issues as well, best of luck to you on your system!
Well hopefully they can figure it out!
I didn't even know there was an LED next to the CPU. Hmm, that's pretty crazy that might just be pointing to the CPU, the board might actually still be alive. If you do manage to get a new CPU, I would try going with a Broadwell-E series instead of the Haswell-E which would be the Core i7 6000 series. After looking around and doing a little research people seem to be having less issues with this board and CPU configuration. Even though the board has Socket 2011-3 which can run the Haswell series the board was designed for when Broadwell came out so that could be something that could have played a role in this. Sorry to hear about all of these issues for a first time builder these kind of situations are never fun. You should be a master after this though, and best of luck man.
Also if you were talking about the GPU fans not spinning, the Strix model shout only run the fans for a second or two after the power button was pressed and then shut them off. The fans stay off under a certain temperature to make the GPU silent under desktop apps.
A few things to try (You may have already tried but its worth a shot)
-Re flash the BIOS, if that was done before something could have gone wrong. If it hasn't been updated or flashed, try it. Mine needed it.
-Try a different PSU if you can, sometimes those don't always go out completely and can cause issues to components with power loss to certain areas before completely dying.
-Try unplugging EVERYTHING, and re plugging in firmly. You never know, happened to me on the first day with my RAM.
-Get to device manager in windows and see if there are any of your components that need a driver update.
-The last thing would be to try and install windows again. Something could have happened during the installation.
Some of these may be time consuming but they may be worth a shot.
What exactly happened? What happens when you try to power it on?
Hey man sick build! I noticed that you are running Broadwell-E as well! How has yours been running? I havent had any issues with mine. Any overclocking? Only reason I ask is I've had a few people say the board has been killing their chips. :O A lot of those comments were running the Haswell-E series but you never know, I have been running solid with no issues for over 4 months now.
Hmm that's crazy to hear though. I wonder if it's the Haswell-E chips causing that? I had to update my BIOS to use The Broadwell-E that I bought, but since then its been great, been playing Bioshock remastered all day and it has seem many other games. I have played around with the over clocking a decent amount but I haven't been running one for the past month, these Brodwell-E chips get really hot when overclocked. But **** man, sorry to hear that happened to you as well as others.
What CPU are you running? Did you get yours from new egg like most others? I bought mine in store so i'm not sure if it was just the batch that new egg had.
Mine is still running great! That's crazy hearing about all of these dead ones though, I've put a lot of gaming hours on this board for sure.
The product is built nice I did a lot of research on these all in one coolers, and corsair does a good job on the quality so these new ones rarely see leaks. I did have to replace the fans it can with though, the stock fans were not too quiet and ran at such a high RPM sometimes. I bought fans that don't exceed 1500RPM so it stays much more quiet. The Corsair Link software isn't bad to use as long as you don't have the stock corsair fans on because it runs the stock ones too high sometimes. Over all the product is built nice, my CPU never gets above 50C usually sitting around 45C under load, and it was pretty easy to install. If you wan't something simple I would go with an air cooler but personally I love messing around with this kind of stuff so I have no issue with it.
The case would definitely hold another 1080 I just have a GPU bracket underneath mine to prevent sagging on the rear side of the card.
Hell yeah! That's a pretty clean looking build!
Hell yeah! Looks pretty sick!
DAMN! What a clean build man! I really enjoy the color scheme, very pleasing to look at. I say great job on the build, I hope it serves you well.
Its a GPU bracket to prevent the card from sagging.
Hey thanks! Ill have to check it out when you complete it! I am enjoying the case, it was super nice to build in.
I started this build planning to get a 1080 but they were hard to come by on launch date so I found that 1070 for a really good deal and waited till I could get a 1080. Personally I like ASUS a little more than Gigabyte but I had no problem with the Gigabyte one, I'm going to throw it in another build down the road.
Thank you sir!
I didn't want that though, this isn't your build. I saved up for these parts because I wanted these parts, not a Skylake build. Besides I already said it's a little overkill in my description but thanks or helping me realize something I posted for you to read in the first place sir.
I have a 1070 as well so I thought I would take a comparison picture. The 1080 next to it's little brother.
Pricing, and it really doesn't make a difference you would have to have like eagle vision to truly notice or care.
Thank you! I was worried about that too, but this case has a good 3 to 4 inches of clearance from the carpet so I thought it would be good.
Mine is running great! Iv'e logged 180 hours of the Witcher, tons of Fallout and No Man's Sky and everything has ran fine. It starts up everyday and runs daily tasks with ease and all the temps stay very stable. I did buy mine from a Micro Center near my house and not from newegg if it makes the difference.
I would say that build looks pretty nice! I would maybe look at getting an Intel 540s SSD, they have some good pricing for high capacity drives.
I would go with the 6700K you really only need a quad core for that. It will probably save you some money for other better parts as well.
Not a bad build you have here! Very good choice on picking a 1070.
Very nice small build you got there!
I will have to look into that, the 1080 SLI path would always be fun as well haha! Well thanks for the help man, good luck to you on your build!
Well if windows is installed on the SSD I would leave the HDD out, the refurbished one could be causing the freezing during data transfers. Also check the memory to make sure it is fully seated, it could be working just fine under idle but once it needs more power it could be not well enough connected to receive the right power. The integrated graphics could be causing that, I would try and find out or install the latest drivers to see if that helps. If not then having an actual graphics card may work.
Well maybe ill just end up trying to two 1070s, Ive already have one so it would be too hard to get my hands on another one. Well thanks for the clarification man, I appreciate that. Well see what kind of money I have saved up in a month or two!
Yeah I know what you mean I was sure that I had the RAM in correctly, at least to what the manual said haha.
Thanks man I appreciate that!
Yeah that's true, usually you just get a non starting car or a huge check engine light haha. I would really like to try out water cooling, I feel like i'm getting some good temps with the tower but i'm pretty sure i'm at the lowest temps i can reach for air cooling. Those strix 1080s are super sick, I used to have a strix 970 i'm my old PC and I loved that card. They seem to make some very quality boards and cards.
Thanks man! I started off with the stock fan and it did an okay job at cooling it would peak around 63C under load but with those two fans, yep you were right thermaltake, it hit 28C Idle and around 55C under load. I'm saving up for a nice 4k monitor right now so I was going to use this for high end gaming and some video editing tasks. I know the 6800K only has 28 PCIe lanes and I'm not sure to x16 cards could run SLI with that configuration unless the were X8. Unless i'm mistaken, I could be wrong. I'm still somewhat new to some of this. But thanks for the comment man, I appreciate it!
Not a problem man water cooling seems like it could be a pain to rout sometimes, it always is with cars. Thanks man I hope to end up with a Strix ROG 1080 soon. Good luck with the build, I always love seeing super high end builds.
Very nice looking build! Good choice in MB company. I love my Asus board! Good choice in graphics card, I hope to have my hands on a 1080 soon.
Very clean build! Great choice in GPU, I love my 1070 they game for hours with no issues at all!
Very nice build! The 1070 will be a nice upgrade, I'm definitely enjoying mine!
Definitely an awesome build and project! Hope it keeps working well for you!
That's a super clean build! I really like that case choice, especially with the LED's! Almost went with that processor but i'm probably not going to end up in SLI this time. I do hope to get my hands on a 1080 soon, definitely a great build.
Are you ready to hack into the government?? Haha. Very nice build man, I hope to get my hands on a 1080 soon. The water cooling looks really nice with the red in that case.
Very nice looking build! The 1060 would be a nice choice for that, or even the RX 480.
Nice looking build! I'm enjoying my 10 series GPU! Hopefully that 1060 gets there soon!
Good start so far, you have some good choices on parts. Personally I would get rid of that Refurbished drive if you can and go with a new one. The Hard Drive needs to be one of the most reliable part of the PC, it holds all of your personal data and the OS. You can get 1TB to 2TB for a very reasonable price and will probably solve the freezing problem, I usually choose Seagate or WD. I am quite the Nvidia snob when it comes to graphics cards and would say get the 1060 when it comes out, but the RX 480 does hold a good spot for the bang for the buck category. Good looking build so far!
Very good looking build!
Very clean build. Great choice in Motherboard, i love mine. I hope to get my hands on an ROG 1080 soon.
My board seems to do that ranging from 20 to 30 seconds just to POST. I currently only have 16gb at 2400 MHz and an Intel 530 series SSD. I think it might just be part of the POST, most users seem to have this issue no matter the set up after doing some reading. I'm just glad the board runs stable no matter what I throw at it.
Great looking build! Nice to see another Strix x99 board, definitely a great choice and runs really smooth!