The Gamer Way
- Apr 21, 2017
Ok. The review is up. I'm taking a break to do news for a few days, and then I'll make the video review.
Got the card! unfortunately it’s not playing nicely with the original riser cable. Tested with an extra cable i had. It worked, but it’s way too short so i’m on the hunt for a new one
edit: just ordered the loque cobalt rc260 (thanks for already testing @Revenant ), should be here tuesday
Got it working with the original riser cable. My problem was it wasn’t posting at all and as you said i had to manually set the pcie to gen 3 in the biosWhat are the specs of the rest of your system? I did have issues with this setup, but it's related to the AMD stuttering issue when set to PCIE 4.0 for the GPU. It's unrelated to my card or cobolt cable. If you're running an AMD 500 series system you may have to set the graphics card to PCIE 3.0 to avoid the issue. You should be able to still use resizeable bar though.
Got it working with the original riser cable. My problem was it wasn’t posting at all and as you said i had to manually set the pcie to gen 3 in the bios
for the record i’m using gigabyte b550i aorus pro, ryzen 5600x, corsair vengeance lpx 3200mhz (2x8gb)
Aah i cancelled the cable order for now, gonna poke around to see what i can find about 4.0 compatability (which seems to be hit or miss). The loque cable might have worked but I wanted to at least get 3.0 working and glad i was able to
quick note regarding the gigabyte b550i:
i clipped off a small piece of plastic from the built-in io shield mount/heatsink that wrapped around one of the mounting screws because it collided with a metal part on the case. This prevented the mother board from sitting correctly. I tried removing the entire plastic piece but it was more complicated than anticipated so i went with the lazy option because i won’t actually see it ever (and i don’t plan on reselling later). I suppose i could have looked into shorter standoffs but i’m too excited and didn’t want to wait lol
Well, call it an end of an era but I will be moving my editing rig out of my Gen 1 CCD MI-6. It's served me well, but it was time to make a change. I simply need more cooling than the case can provide, and honestly, I need to change things up. So I will be using this:
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A Gen 3 CCD MI-6…with the 25mm fan top hat.
Are you talking about the case itself, or are you talking about the screws? The case material wasn't changed after the first batch, was it?
Case material was changed from anodized aluminum to painted aluminum. First batch are the only ones with the anodized aluminum shell.
It was changed half way through because there were problems with the anodizing, my batch 1 was powder coated.