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  1. I want to exchange my 750 ti for 1050 ti. Would you like to know if the GTX 1050 ti is compatible with EGPU? Sorry for my bad english.
  2. Hey guys! I would like to purchase an AMD RX - 470 4GB - 6 PIN. Which model is most compatible with OS X 10.12, XFX or ASUS? XFX - 470 - 4GB Black Edition https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-1256MHZ-Graphic-RX-470P4LDB6/dp/B01JM2DFLC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484699011&sr=8-2&keywords=xfx+rx+470+4gb ASUS ROG STRIX - 470 4GB https://www.amazon.com/STRIX-Radeon-Gaming-Graphics-STRIX-RX470-4G-GAMING/dp/B01JS2UFO6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484699066&sr=8-2&keywords=strix+rx+470+4gb It will be docked in: - Akitio Thunder2 Pcie Box - Dell DA2 powered Tks!
  3. ASUS G751JT +AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe+NVIDIA GTX 970 is that possible ? hi guys it is my first post here i have ASUS G751JT laptop spec details as following link below : https://www.asus.com/uk/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-G751JT/specifications/ i want to know if i can using external gpu Nvidia GTX 970 using AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe with my laptop my configuration plans as following: AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe NVIDIA GTX 970 Apple thunderbolt 2 cable 2 meter Powersupply atx 500W second monitor vga screen (optional) my laptop include dedicated gpu nvidia 970m no optimus technology so i need using another second gpu for works like video editing processing and games is that easy with thunderbolt 2 or related to bios ?! from where i can start many resources and configuration confuse me ,.. i am beginner in these so if there simple way to make that easy let me know like tips and finally is that thunderbolt 2 get issue in booting screen for windows 10 like express card epci ? please help and support . Thank you baddea
  4. Prema Mod™ vBIOS for Asus GPUs! Power throttle disabled for good Over-voltage slider enabled and adjusted (up to a maximum of 1.2v) Activated and adjusted thermal slider (to keep it cooler if desired) Core overclock slider raised Fixed 3D voltage base-line in order to stabilize OCs (based on average ASIC) Thermal protection @ 92c (once*91c are breached the system throttles volts and clocks in order to protect it) Protection against Furmark and Kombustor GPU burnout (AVOID those software even with stock vBIOS)! This vBIOS uses stock clocks & average ASIC voltage and also keeps the stock Turbo functionality intact (minus the throttle) unless, You decide to overclock/overvolt! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (These vBIOS are NOT compatible with other models) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Password for all files: premamod.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All my mods are DONATIONWARE and for your personal use only! THX & ENJOY! G751JT_3GB_GTX970M_OC_PM G751JT_3GB_GTX970M-G_OC_PM G751JY_4GB_GTX980M_OC_PM G751JY_4GB_GTX980M-G_OC_PM G750JM_GTX860M_OC.rar
  5. Time Left: 47 years and 22 days

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    Condition: Used Warranty: Yes, expires: September 2019 Reason for sale: No longer needed. Payment: PayPal Item location: North Hollywood, California, United States Shipping: Local pickup, Postal service, UPS International shipping: No Handling time: Ships within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment Feedback: NotebookReview Forum Feedback Thread, eBay Feedback Profile Specifications: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Graphics Card (STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING) https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-STRIX-Graphics-STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING/dp/B01K5F8MJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482807866&sr=1-1&keywords=1080+strix 1835 MHz Boost Clock with Super Alloy Power II Delivery Aura RGB Lighting on both shroud and back plate New ASUS Fan Connect provides dual 4-pin GPU-controlled PWM fan headers Direct CU III with 0dB fan technology and patented wing-blade fans 4K and VR Ready with dual HDMI 2.0 ports to simultaneously connect headset & monitor The GPU was purchased on September 30th, for my friends rig, and has barely been used. He got a 1080 hybrid last week, and since i paid for it at Fry's, im putting it for sale. This card was used for maybe at max for a month and a half, since hes working most of the time. Never overclocked, so im not sure how good of a clocker this card will be. Comes with everything that comes inside the box, the World of Tanks/ Warships thing was never used, neither was the Xsplit license requested. Only thing missing are 2 of the DP port covers. Ill try looking for them, but i doubt those tiny fuckers will turn up. Will come with the Frys Electronics receipt, and this has not been registered on the ASUS website yet, so you are free to do so. Also we did not get any game codes with it.

    550.00 USD

  6. Sup everybody A few months back, I bought an Alienware GTX 780m to replace my ASUS GTX 460m that was in my ASUS G53JW laptop. I had zero knowledge or experience, but thanks to all the guides you wrote, the card immediately worked after flashing an ASUS GTX 780m vbios onto it. The fans were controlled, and my graphics performed many times better than it did before. The only issue was that HDMI stopped working. At the time, I didn't need HDMI, but now I do. Can you help me out?
  7. Can I use the akitio thunder 2 and 1050 ti card? Anybody have tried this project? I do not need to buy a PSU.I'm glad if someone who tried it shares their experiences. CPU:4570R EXTERNAL GPU = NO (available İris Pro 5200)
  8. Hello, my laptop motherboard chip is suddenly burned, is there any possibilities to fix or replace the component? The picture is just for example. thanks
  9. Hello! I have an Asus N76VB (i7-3630QM, HD4000+GT740M, 16GB DDR3, Windows 10 x64) and an EXP GDC v8.3E adapter. I have recently purchased a 4GB Sapphire Nitro+ OC RX 480 and cannot get it to work properly. I got the adapter about two moths ago and tested it with my friend's 2GB MSI GTX 760. Everything ran perfectly. All I had to do was plug it in, uninstall my nvidia driver and install the desktop version. I didn't test it for long, just one or two games, but it worked as expected. I then borrowed a 4GB Palit GTX 760 and tested it for a couple of days. The setup was exactly the same, except I also disabled the Intel and Nvidia gpus from device manager. it worked flawlessly for extended periods of time (4+ hours). I tested Heaven as well with the same clocks and settings I saw in an online result and it was only ~10% slower. The internal display worked on both cards, but the performance was much worse with it enabled, so I only used one external display. Black Friday came, and while I had originally intended to buy a 3GB 1060, I found an RX 480 that had a very good price. I remembered seeing some videos on YT with working RX 480s via the same adapter I have, and even one comment that mentioned it works on the 15 inch version of my laptop (Asus N56), so I thought it was a no-brainer. I picked it up yesterday, plugged it in, uninstalled the nvidia drivers, installed the AMD drivers and... bsod. The driver seemed to crash anywhere from 10s to 2min after logging in. The error was VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. I looked it up online and concluded that it can mean almost anything. I reinstalled my OS today, Windows 10 x64, same as before, and thought I'd give it another try. The same issue popped up, although I did manage to run a windowed Heaven benchmark. Launching it full screen causes an immediate freeze/crash. Artifacts appear on the screen (green squares, lines, etc.) and soon after my display loses input, so I believe the GPU stops working. Even stranger, after setting TdrDelay to 16s (found this workaround online), I don't get a bsod anymore. Whenever the crash happens, both displays remain black. This only works if I disable both the Intel and Nvidia gpus from device manager. If the Intel gpu is enabled, almost anything will crash it, including the Windows display settings. It sometimes crashed during login (both displays stay black). I confirmed this by looking at the Event Viewer and seeing that LogonUI.exe crashed; the faulting module was atidxx64.dll. Just to be safe, I tested the gpu and the psu in a PC and it works: I uninstalled the nvidia drivers, installed the AMD drivers and everything ran perfectly. I have done everything I could think of, so any and all help is greatly appreciated. In the meantime, I will probably give it to my brother and use his 760. Edit: I also gave Windows 8.1 a try since I saw some people mention that the tdr error might only occur on Windows 10. It made no difference whatsoever.
  10. I bought this thingy-mabob so I can try an egpu build. It's an Sonnet Echo Pro Adapter. what it does is it able to connect to expresscard devices over thunderbolt. I bought the Pe4c (which is the thing to put your gpu at) and I put in an old gt 640 (yes it works). I crossed my fingers AND I prayed but all this shit does is make the fans spin at like 1000rpm (I got a nice little personal fan now). I tried updating BIOS and disabling dGPU I even fresh installed my computer (goodbye porn ) Anyway, I wanted to do this because in the long run, it would have saved me money instead of buying a new computer. All I would have needed to do was buy a new gpu and BAM! 4K gaming. But if anyone wanna help my sorry ass, please do so. I wanna play BF1 but 4 year old gpu is crap. Please anyone with knowledge of this subject or maybe even the legendary Nando4 can help. Thanks.
  11. Hello, I have this gaming notebook with a 970m 3gb, I need a custom vbios so I can overclock it, I've been surfing the web but I can't find anything good... Any help? Thanks in advance.
  12. Hello, I just setup an eGPU built with GTX 950 and Asus X555LB (i7 5500U+8GB RAB). I connected an external monitor with 1440x900 resolution. I was able to use this external monitor perfectly on integrated GeForce GT 940M but after I have connected my GTX 950 through GDX Beast PCI-E adapter and drivers installed, I cannot choose 1440x900 resolution neither in Nvidia control panel nor in Windows menu. The OS is Windows 10, 64 bit. How can solve this problem? Thanks
  13. Hello, i am new to the community, this is my first post, i own an asus Rog, G751JT, and i wish to overlock it, i am using currently ASUS GPU Tweak, however cant seem to Flash a VBIOS and get a GPU Overclock of more than 1175 hz , due to the fact that there the compatibility is different. Could someone plz tell me how to get a VBIOS that i can Flash into my GPU and where to get it, Thank you for your time.
  14. Hi, Before I would like to congratulate this community Well i'm trying to put together a build that is described in the subject, but i have everything set up but the PC does not recognize the graphic, but the fans and LEDs works to summarize, i got a EVGA souce 500 W (20 and 4-pin) for pe4c plate and an 8-pin auxiliary graphical source and then have an express card connection to the thunderbolt adapter and a cable connection (thunderbolt) thunderbolt adapter for pC, please i need help. What can I do?It will work my build?
  15. Hey guys i need help to unlock the +135mhz limitation of my gtx 850m. Klem can u help me? here my VBIOS: https://mega.nz/#!J8cw0aLS!bLGu7R294W7wU52RDgTCvJIeBBF9jxrr066y7JpSg3o PLS POST IN A LINK LIKE MEGA.NZ BECOUSE I DON'T HAVE THE 5 POST! THX
  16. Guessing who will be the first company to include the nVidia Pascal 1080 and AMD Polaris GPU's inside their Laptops: 1- 2- 3- 4-
  17. Hello ive seen a few people asking about heat and i thought i would chime in and say a few ways to keep down the heat! there are a few ways you go about this with out opening the computer, for those who arent to sure about taking a screwdriver to their laptop it may help you. in saying that, if your fans are dirty then this will not help you at all. I TAKE NO RESPOSIBILITY TO ANY DAMAGE HARDWARE! ANY CHANGES YOU MAKE ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK! INCREASING THE FAN SPEED to control your fans use this http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html this is a free program that alot of people use on various computers. it work on alienwares well but im yet to test ROG and MSI with it. its pretty simple to use install it and get to this page and click on the sensors button then on the next screen click the small fan icon at the bottom unless you want to manually adjust your fan between each time you play click customer auto and you can edit it from there UNDERCLOCKING download and install NV tools it can manage fan speeds too but its not always 100% in laptops http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-system-tools-6.08-driver.html on the left hand side, under the performance tab, select device settings now just slide it back in small steps until you are comfortable with the temps. remember that if your computer blue screens it DOES NOT mean your computer has been damaged. it is simply a way for the computer to avoid damage. adjust the slider in intervals of about 15mhz to be safe and click apply each time. start on the core clock and finish on the memory. Every now and again it is good to check on your progress to see how far you need to go. (more on this later) MSI after burner is a good one too http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/msi-afterburner-beta-download.html again the fan control is a bit hit and miss with it but it can control your clock speed. ass per the program above keep going untill you hit a STABLE setting you want. TESTING here we will look at the new GPU temps after the tune. MSI Kombustor is a great way to test your heat. http://www.geeks3d.com/20150710/msi-kombustor-v3-5-2-64-bit-v2-6-0-32-bit-download-gpu-stress-test-benchmark/ click on stability and watch the temps. if you see any artefacts stop the test and increase the mhz by 15mhz each fur mark is the one that i use to test the heat of my alienware http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/ aim for about 70-75*C. hope this helps you a bit. PS avoid EVGA's tuning tool on alienware i have heard it can brick your LCD! CLEANING THE FANS Just for the sake of it ill give you a few tips on cleaning your laptops fans out. assuming you already know the basics of using a screwdriver to open a laptop ill cover a few things to help you. REMEMBER, IF YOU REMOVE THE HEATSINK YOU WILL NEED NEW THERMAL PASTE! compressed air is a great way to remove dust and id recommend having a can of it over a compressor. The reason being is that some compressors can fill with a bit of water and can spray it directly into the computer. you can spray the air into the vents and while it wont really "clean" it it may open enough room for air to pass out. i DO NOT recomend this however. after opening up the computer and removing the fan take a paint brush and clean the entire fan, get as much of the dust out as you physically can. you can use toothbrushes too if you dont have anything else. make sure you clean the grill behind the fan too as that is where the dust usually builds up. removing this dust and hair is the most important part of this clean up. now on to thermal paste. remove all the old thermal paste from the heat sink and the CPU with a dry cloth then, use isopropyl alcohol to clean the rest. some people seem to think that more is better but this is completely not true! if you put a large amount of thermal paste on the heatsink you will actuall have hotter temps. this is due to either: A ) the heatsink is not geting enough connectivity to the GPU as the layer of thermal paste is too thick B ) too much of it creates small pockets of air, these air pockets become super hot and that causes more heat on the GPU the correct amount is roughly the size of a pea even that is boarderline too much. Dont spread it around instead place your heat sink over it as even as possible and screw it down in a X pattern for an even spread. really hope this helps you and good luck!
  18. Dear Members, I just want to create this Topic to list all laptop systems supporting (2X) Desktop GTX 980 SLI, and all information related to them, technical, pricing and reviews. In the same time, it will help me and other respected members to decide which one should we buy. 1- MSI GT80S Titan Skylake, SLI GTX980 Desktop GPU https://www.msi.com/Notebook/GT80S-6QF-TITAN-SLI-29TH-ANNIVERSARY-EDITION.html#hero-overview -------------------------------------------------------------- 2- New Asus ROG GX800 watercooled Gaming-Laptop Regards,
  19. Notebook CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM RAM: 4x2GB 1333MHz iGPU: Intel® HD Graphics 3000 dGPU: Nvidia Geforce GT550m eGPU: ASUS STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit EXP GDC Beast Preparation Prepare the pcie memory (you have 2 options): Mod your bios and then you can disable the dGPU, set your TOLUD to 2.25GB and change the pcie port2 speed to gen1. ( guide ) - You can disable the dGPU in the unlocked Chipset tab -> System Agent (SA) Config -> Graphics Config -> iGPU Port configuration = Disabled, and set the Primary display to IGFX - Chipset tab -> Memory Config -> Max TOLUD = 2.25GB - Chipset tab -> CougarPoint (PCH) Config -> PCI Express Config -> PCI Express Root Port 2 -> PCIe speed = Gen1 Do DSDT override and you will disable the dGPU from Setup 1.30 - You can change the pcie port speed back to gen2 after everything works. - Remove your old AMD driver with DDU - Install Setup 1.30 Disassembly The wifi mPCIe port is located under the caps lock LED so you have to get rid off the top cover of the case. Optibay users can cut off the slim part of the bay to get enough space for the hdmi cable. If you have any problems with the disassembly just follow this video: Asus done some wierd mPCIe implementation on this notebook so you have to isolate PIN 22 on the GDC Beast mPCIe connector. (more info from sNullp) You can find the mPCIe pinout here: PCI Express Mini Card (Mini PCIe) pinout diagram @ pinoutsguide.com I just used electrical tape to solve this problem, luckily the neighbour pins are unused so you have enough space for the *magic*. If you don't do it your timing on the GDC Beast won't work (no long green light near the switches) and you can't bypass the POST screen hang with egpu connected -> setup 1.3 never detects your eGPU. (windows will after sleep-plug-wake but with error 12 so its a dead end) Set the switches on the EXP GDC to CTD 6s and PTD 14s. Plug all the cables in and fire up the system. Wait at the os selection page until the green light goes off and the egpu fans starts to work. Enter Setup 1.3 and if you used the bios mod you can simply PCI Compact -> igp+egpu if you done the DSDT override you simply Video Cards -> dGPU off, PCI Compact -> 56.25GB -> igpu + egpu -> force igpu to 32bit Chainload to your os and start windows. Install the Radeon driver, don't reboot with egpu connected (POST hangs with amd gfx), always do shutdown-restart instead. If everything goes, no freezes, no random disconencts then try setting the mPCIe port speed to Gen2. Numbers 3dmark FIRE STRIKE 1.1: 7719@Gen1 | 8438@Gen2 Graphics Score 10412@Gen1 | 11578@Gen2 Physics Score 5903@Gen1 | 6178@Gen2 Combined Score 3116@Gen1 | 3396@Gen2 With my dGPU, i get 830 (820/6200/314) points. SKY DIVER 1.0: 18923@Gen1 | 19766@Gen2 Graphics Score: 35536@Gen1 | 38899@Gen2 Physics Score: 6130@Gen1 | 6219@Gen2 Combined Score: 13757@Gen1 |13910 @Gen2 CLOUD GATE 1.1: 13164@Gen1 | 15158@Gen2 Graphics Score: 48568@Gen1 | 60916@Gen2 Physics Score: 3707@Gen1 | 4177@Gen2 3dmark11: 10123@Gen1 | 11209@Gen2 Graphics Score: 13492@Gen1 | 16003@Gen2 Physics Score: 5969@Gen1 | 6092@Gen2 Combined Score: 5537@Gen1 | 5643@Gen2 Graphics Test 1: 48.35 fps@Gen1 | 61.62 fps@Gen2 Graphics Test 2: 75.07 fps@Gen1 | 82.35 fps@Gen2 Graphics Test 3: 91.53 fps@Gen1 | 104.7 fps@Gen2 Graphics Test 4: 43.0 fps@Gen1 | 51.1 fps@Gen2 Physics Test: 18.95 fps@Gen1 | 19.34 fps@Gen2 Combined Test: 25.76 fps@Gen1 | 26.25 fps@Gen2 Dota2 With the default renderer i get ~25-28fps in every video setting, using the -DX11 arg 60-90fps on highest settings. Not Stable! I currently have random connection issues even on Gen1 speed, the screen hangs for 2-3sec and then usually amd driver restores the egpu. This happens usually after 1-2 hour if im in one game but in 3dmark i can't run all the tests at once at gen2. So no random fps drops only random gpu drops Update: Same issue with PE4C-PM060A V3.0. Thanks for @nando4 helping out with the PIN22 idea and ofc for the awesome Setup1.3 program.
  20. I want to get an egpu setup going on my F555LA, but I have a few questions and one major roadblock. First, the roadblock. I have no idea where the wifi card is inside the laptop, and therefore can't get to the mPCIe port the adapter needs. Also annoying is the fact that in order to open it up you have to remove the keyboard, but that isn't to big of an issue though because I won't be using it or the track pad when it's hooked up. Questions: Has anyone set up an eGPU on this model or any ASUS laptops? Which adapter should I get? Which GPU should I get? Are eGPU's reliable? Laptop's specs for those who need to know. Processor: i5 5200u iGPU: intel hd 5500 RAM: 12gb HDD: 500gb OS: WIN 10
  21. ok, so, i have a serious problem atm. im trying to mod my bios so that i can go past the normal overclocking limit. however, everytime i try to do it, it always says "file size does not match existing bios size!", and it's really annoying, since i had to find everything myself, as no one else online tried this on my specific model, besides me. (which surprises me, really) this is the guide im following: So this is my detailed description how I managed to mod and overclock my GTX 960M in my Lenovo Y50-70. Please note: it is very dangerous to play with the BIOS, so you need to be very careful! I take NO RESPONSIBILITY for any damage or misuse of the information below! Use it AT YOUR OWN RISK! ------- Necessary tools: A. Fptw64 from Intel (9.5 or above) http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=75024 B. PhoenixTool (2.50 or above) https://www.bios-mods.com/tools/index.php?dir=Andy+P+(MDL)+Phoenix-Insyde-EFI+SLIC+Tool%2F C. Maxwell II BIOS Tweaker (1.36) https://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2562/maxwell-ii-bios-tweaker-v1-36/ ------------------------- How to flash Modded BIOS: 0. Flash the latest (3.03 now) official BIOS 1. From Windows, start 'cmd' as Administrator and read your your BIOS via Fptw64: Fptw64 -d BIOS.ROM -bios 2. Reboot, enter your BIOS and check "Enable downgrading BIOS" feature (we need to downgrade first in order to flash the modded BIOS) 3. From Windows, downgrade to 1.13 (this is necessary because the newer BIOSes have protection against mod-ding) 4. After reboot & reflash, start Windows, then enter standby, wait a bit, then wake up the machine 5. Create your modded BIOS, see separate list below 6. Start 'cmd' as Administrator and write your _modded_ BIOS via Fptw64: Fptw64 -f BIOS_MODDED.ROM -bios ------------------------- How to create modded BIOS (point 5 above): 5.1 Start PhoenixTool.exe from Phoenix Tool 2.50 and open your previously saved original BIOS.ROM from point #1 above .2 The tool analyses it and shows some messages, click OK .3 Now you can find your vBIOS in the "DUMP" subfolder in the folder containing your BIOS.ROM, with the file name: BE13645B-2C2C-44D2-A64F-0EA052C34597_1796.ROM .4 Create your modded vBIOS, see separate list below -> let's call it 960M_OC.MOD .5 Click on "Structure" .6 Open "EFI BIOS" tag .7 Open second "File Volume {7A9354D9-...}" tag .8 DXE Core -> Compressed Section -> Raw section -> File Volume {7A9354D9-...} .9 In the very long list, find the following tag (usually displayed at around 80% of the list): Freeform {BE13645B-2C2C-44D2-A64F-0EA052C34597} This is the item containing the latest vBIOS .10 Open the tag, then "GUID defined section", then click on Raw section. "Internal number" (in the top right corner) should be 1796 for BIOS 3.03. .11 Click on "Replace" and select your modded vBIOS (called 960M_OC.MOD above) .12 Click exit "Exit" and say Yes to "Save changes?" .13 Close the Phoenix Tool; now you should have your BIOS.ROM updated (the original will be saved as BIOS.ROM.OLD for safety) ------------------------- How to create modded vBIOS (point 5.4 above): Use Maxwell II BIOS Tweaker to change BE13645B-2C2C-44D2-A64F-0EA052C34597_1796.ROM; 5.4.1 Open the ROM .2 Change "Boost Clock" on "Common" tab to the new boost-ed maximum value .3 On "Boost table" tab, use the slider in the right bottom corner to increase your max boost-ed value to the same number .4 On "Boost states" tab, at P00 profile, change the MAX values in the GPC, L2C and XBAR fields to the same max boost-ed value .5 Save your modified BIOS and rename it to 960M_OC.MOD (My boost-ed max value was 1359 MHz. I could then use MSI Afterburner's software tuning -> my 960M could reach 1454 MHz without voltage increase.) i know that it's for a different laptop, but its basically the same ill provide more info when im home
  22. Asus MarsII QuadSLI Watercooled by ConkersGrillforce1337 Let's resurrect the graphic gods... Here it is, my next project, a self-designed watercooler especially for my Asus MarsII cards. Waterblock Design The existing heat sink of the Asus MarsII will be slightly modified so that the two watercoolers can be connected to the TwinConnect bridge respectively the circulation. The original look of the Asus MarsII is kept, because the design is awesome. As mentioned earlier, removing the IHSs of both GTX580s on each Asus MarsII has brought some benefits in terms of cooler design. I have been able to reduce the copper block of 1cm to 6mm, the thickness of the cover remains the same, because I want to hide the screws. The reduction of the height of the copper block makes itself felt especially in weight. Flow Simulations using Solidworks Flow Simulation 2013 (with 1000 flow lines) Stage 1: 1800RPM Stage 2: 2550RPM Stage 3: 3300RPM Stage 4: 4050RPM Stage 5: 4800RPM FullRes: Click here Hardware components Case: Xigmatek Elysium PSU: Enermax MaxRevo1500 + Corsair A850 Mainboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X RAM: 4x2Gb G.Skill RipjawsX 1866Mhz GPU: 2x Asus MarsII in QuadSLI Cooling components CPU: Corsair H100 RAM: Kingston HyperX Coolers GPU: self-designed watercooler Watercooling components Pump: Alphacool VPP655-T12 Reservoir: Phobya Balancer 250 Radiator: Watercool Mo-Ra3 360 PRO Tubing: Masterkleer 19/13mm Disassembly During the months of May and June, I got my Xigmatek Elysium case disassembled piece by piece. On one hand, it was necessary to clean the case completely after nearly two years of operation, on the other hand to get access to all the cables, which I wanted to sleeve. In addition, the mounting holes for the radiator and the reservoir had to be drilled. FullRes: Click here Sleeving + front door modding This I had never done before and it was a tedious piece of work. Two power supplies, various internal cables, pump cables, fan connectors,…everything should shine with red and black sleeving, respectively the 24pin ATX cables in red, black and silver sleeving . In addition, I removed the fan grill on the front door of the Xigmatek Elysium case and replaced it with clear plexiglass. FullRes: Click here Reassembly After the sleeving process was complete and everything was cleaned, I started the reassembly. At this time, the two MarsII waterblocks had not yet been delivered, so I installed my two GTX Titans to test the system and clean install Windows. FullRes: Click here Asus MarsII waterblocks A few days later it was time, the two water coolers were delivered. I made some checks and fortunately everything seemed to fit. In the production, there was a difference of 4/10mm in the direction of the inputs/ outlets, fortunately, this difference is not a problem provided. However, I noticed that one VRam-„isle“ was missing, I contacted Liquid-Extasy what went wrong, I have received no answer until now. This production error was also not a problem, as I still had excess 2mm pads from the rear Vrams. FullRes: Click here Looptest The time had come, the two GTX Titans were on temporary retirement. The first loop test I made with complete installation, the first test was pretty promising. Basically everything was tight after 8 hours of continuous operation of the loop except one of the two water blocks. The fact that one was dry, let me suggest that the second was not screwed on correctly. I made a second loop test with a rather unconventional installation, which was over 6 hours in operation. The result was convincing, no leaks. FullRes: Click here Let's resurrect the gods Now there was no holding back, the gods are not to rest on. I assembled both Asus MarsII cards, at the last check, I noticed that one graphics card had only partially contact between the 580 dies and the copper surface. I disassembled the card and used thermal pads instead of thermal compound as a temporary solution. I installed everything and after solving some BIOS error messages, I managed to get the system up and running. At idle, all four chips run at temperatures between 30-37 °C, that’s ok with a roomtemperature of 24°C. Under full load, the weakness of thermal pads makes massively noticeable, while the chips with MX-4 paste run at max 48°C, the chips with thermal pads heat up to 78°C. Btw, the entire system weighs 37,6kg. FullRes: Click here It's not over yet...thin copper plates are on the way to replace the thermal pads...
  23. Do you plan to purchase a new gaming notebook in the next few months? If so, which brands are you considering and why? Additionally, with the release of Thunderbolt 3 and external enclosures like Razer Core coming to market, is this a contender for you vs a dedicated gaming notebook that is thicker and weighs more?
  24. ASUS unveiled last month the 950-2G and Mini 950-2G, and both need only 75W and work without power supply. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that basically means I can use the AKiTiO Thunder2 without extra PSU. Which card would you recommend? The Mini size? source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3043493/hardware/asus-reveals-two-tiny-unique-gtx-950-graphics-cards-that-dont-need-extra-power.html
  25. Hi! I sent you a PM with a vbios dump for my GTX970M in my Asus ROG G752VT-T7013T (w. G-Sync) and will happily donate if you could consider to make a unlocked vbios for this one