Nice. Japan started livestreaming DSD256 for the first time not too long ago. It was of the Berlin Orchestra.
Ouch. RIP Plastic drive sled. Those sleds are indeed fragile. Have you found a way to get that sled to work without the handles?
This proves the 680X can look good without the air restricting front glass panel! Very well done!
Ooh! A DSD USB DAC! What's the max sample rate? DSD256? DSD512?
ASUS just came out with the 27xx BIOS for this board that has the latest AGESA. This fixes the systemd rdrand issue. Plus it's one of the BIOSes that supports 3200+Mhz DOCP.
Be sure to start from a lower speed when initially applying DOCP though on Samsung B-die because it fails to apply DOCP at it's rated speed directly on those RAM chips.
Tech YES City did find Spectre and Meltdown mitigations severely degraded performance on Lynnfield systems, so make sure to turn off Spectre and Meltdown mitigations with the tool from Gibson Research:
EVGA P55 boards have lasted a VERY long time. My P55 Micro is still kicking.
Ehh, just a Zoom H5. I wish I had a DSD DAC.
Hardware Canucks would be proud. (I noticed the plants)
The composition of the photos + the black and white theme for the build makes this worth a feature.
Yup, PUBG murders older CPUs like greasy fried chicken.
That's a REALLY tight fit for the CableMod Vertical GPU bracket + the 2080 Super. Glad it worked out though.
Nice idea with the external radiator. This could also work with "Full house water cooling" like what LTT did a few years ago.
Man, you're a trooper for sticking to a Q6600 for that long! Congrats on a well deserved Zen 2 upgrade!
Excellent idea with the airflow cone for the Noctua CPU cooler!
Remember to get BIOS 2602 for this board as it fixes a lot of issues with DOCP.
What's your Cinebench 20 Single Core score?
Also, remember to always use 1:1 FCLK and Infinity Fabric clock for the best latency.
Update immediately to BIOS 2602. That fixes a lot of the issues with DOCP and the DRAM boot voltage resetting after standby power is lost.
Once you update, make sure "Performance Enhancer" is at "Level 1" or the CPU Vcore will not drop below 1V when idle.
They deserve a DSD DAC. You got any SACDs lying around?
That's an insane DAC. Can it support 11.2Mhz DSD? (DSD256)
Saw this being built at LTX 2019!
They will be pushing out a BIOS which fixes this exact problem. It's not on the site yet. Wait for the one that says 188.8.131.52AB in the changelog.
I was about to say, those are nice Reference Monitors. (Speakers)
Oh yes. This is a common problem with the 2501 BIOS where it resets the DRAM Boot Voltage to 1.2V after standby power is lost.
Very good choice with the AX850! Hoping to get a AX1000 myself to replace a aging Antec High Current Pro Platinum.
Do you have a coldboot issue where it forgets the DRAM Boot voltage if you've applied DOCP, then you cut standby power and try to turn it on again to a non POSTing system?
Major props for squeezing a Noctua into an Inwin ITX case!
I'd be a tiny bit concerned about the PCB flex on that M.2.
You will have to ensure you never lose standby power because there's a BIOS bug where if you lose standby power, the system will refuse to post because it reset the DRAM voltage to 1.2V after losing power.
The only guy doing ASUS BIOSes is on vacation for a week, so don't expect a BIOS update to fix this until 1-2 weeks from now.
Yup, Apparently the Prime X370 got the fixes for that, but the ASUS BIOS (singular) guy just went on vacation for a week, so no BIOS updates at all for an entire week.
Turns out there's a specific order this has to be done:
DOCP > 2933Mhz, reboot
Set SoC to 1.1125v, reboot
2933Mhz > 3200Mhz, reboot.
If you set the SoC voltage too early, POST will hang on the CPU step.
The unique PSU is what caught my eye! Really nice!
Were there any BIOS issues with the RAM and DOCP?
Do you have the DRAM Boot Voltage bug where if main power is cut, it will forget the DOCP DRAM voltage and not post?
It could be down to the SoC auto voltage being screwed up. Try setting that to 1.1250V and initially setting DOCP to 2933Mhz, then going to 3200Mhz.
Remember to not cut power to your system after applying 3200 because of the DRAM Boot Voltage bug.
Are you having issues hitting 3200Mhz on the RAM? for instance, when you cut standby power, and you've applied DOCP, does the system just not post? Have the same board and a 3600X, so am asking if you're having problems with DOCP.
2300 cats per second.
Don't forget to update Mesa and the Kernel, cause you get newer game fixes with newer Mesa drivers. RADV improves with every new Mesa version.
Do you have any EMI issues with the Qi charger so close to the mic and preamp? Am a tiny bit concerned about that.
Nice Monitors (audio) though.
Intel needs to push a new microcode to fix the issue, but it's up to Intel, and right now they don't have attention on this issue.
Hardware Unboxed were the only people to bring it up.
Ah, so I was close. Are you using the Web GUI or SSH for management?
Just beware that you might not be able to play Battleye and VAC enabled games since they explicitly ban playing within a VM.
It may be better to not overclock if you're running an up to date copy of Windows, since overclocking was crippled with the microcode update. The only workaround was to apply an Intel XTU profile at boot each time.
I assume with the USB add-in card this might be used for VFIO/unRAID?
Definitely keep up to date with Mesa and RADV because bugfixes come down the line for those display drivers.
You should see if Freesync works over HDMI and Displayport. NO Gamecube in history ever had AMD (or should I say... ATI) Freesync.
Beware, Enermax TR4 II AIOs are still failing. The design of the AIO uses 2 different metals which could lead to corrosion. Gamers Nexus covered this.
Are you running stock or overclocked? Broadwell-E had overclocking crippled by a Intel microcode update in a Windows Update recently.
For streaming, x264 with a slower preset is generally better.
What's the slowest you can go with OBS x264? slow? slower? veryslow?
With a 12 core you don't really need NVENC on this machine.
Watch out on that Antec Kuhler 620. I've done a GPU cooling mod of a GTX 470 with that AIO and if ANY organic material enters the loop, the pump is extremely weak and could die easily once the loop gets clogged. I bought 2 of those AIOs for precisely that reason.
Also, don't forget the "tsched=0" fix for PulseAudio on Realtek HD audio chips.
Do you still have reset issues when shutting down the VM with the Vega 56?
Also, don't get Ryzen 3000 just yet until BIOS updates sort out the rdrand issue with systemd.
Have you thought about doing PBO with voltage offset? Maybe not right now with the BIOS weirdness but down the line to get more out of that 1080 Ti?
There's the option to upgrade to Zen 2 as well, and the 3800X is looking very good for performance, which could be unlocked even more with an OC.
Yeah, the current situation with AMD's existing chipsets all require the ACS kernel patch to get PCI-E devices with lanes going to the chipset.
Hoping that changes with X570 and the next Threadripper platform.
Remember to install the Nvidia Creator/Studio drivers as they are more cooperative with the Adobe suite than "Game Ready" drivers.