Well not too much going on here lately but my buddy just set me up with my latest build. A i7-980 on a old Asus P6T Deluxe X58 with the last and latest firmware they gave it. 2 sticks of 8 gig DDR 1333, a Nspire 750 PSU, ATI 6970 2 gig video card, Sandisk Aphrodite II-Z400s 128g SSD, and a Antec 1100 full tower case with lots of fans and pretty light
also Win10 pro 64.
Been busy chasing down video driver problems and slowly swapping over things from the old 1090t box that's in my beloved old Stacker case. Also swapped in my 850 Thermal Take Black Widow PSU and swapped the 750 to my old box.
The video driver keeps crashing and resetting itself even after a clean install of just the latest video drivers but there is a registry hack that backs off how fast 10 decides the driver has stopped that has almost eliminated it but not entirely yet. You set the delay longer and it gives it more time to catch up and respond before 10 resets it.
Also keeping the old box running for now to run my Media Center recordings to my HD HomeRun Prime with 3 cable card tuners, 10 no longer supports it without a hacked version from 8.1.
Box seems pretty snappy but really haven't done much with it yet, 10 is pretty different but usable and most of my old stuff still works in it.
Hope they decide to fix the video driver issues as many user with Nvidea and ATI/AMD cards have been having the same issue with varying degrees of success fixing it with the registry hack and other tweaks like using older drivers.
I like all the cooling and fan controls on the Antec box but the snap in rails on the Stacker are so much easier to deal with when swapping things around. Half the fans were locked up on it from being old and in buddies shed for a while so I relubed the bearings on some, and swapped out others and all the fans work again.
Now I need to get a few games on here and crunch some videos down and see how much faster this monster really is. At least so far it hasn't thrown a BSOD, the old box would every so often, then just reboot itself and go on but not often enough to be a huge problem.
If anyone knows a fix for the driver issue I haven't tried I'm all ears.
Also getting tired of how they keep removing extra SATA ports and things like nobody runs lots of drives anymore, at least this box still has one legacy IDE port I use for my 1655, I had it on a SATA converter to a add on SATA card in the old box and all the extra burners that I had in it.
This one has 6 normal SATA ports and 2 SAS ports I can't use so I added the add on card to the one extra PCI slot that isn't covered by my video card just in case I want to put more drives in it later, it does seem to work, just no drives on it for now. The 6 ports are full though as I kept 3 opticals and 4 hard drives in it, the 1655 uses that IDE port.
Should be fun dialing it in and eventually hope to set up a mini box to run the WMC home theater stuff.