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Reply 580 of 599, by schmatzler

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Some actually work better if they use both CPUs.
Cloudpunk is a good example for that.

I only tweak the affinity if the game runs really bad.
It's kind of funny - I can understand why Eastshade didn't like it.
But EA's Harry Potter was also really struggling and that's a Quake1 engine game. 😁

Reply 582 of 599, by Intel486dx33

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appiah4 wrote on 2019-12-09, 06:07:
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HP Z440 Workstation […]
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HP Z440 Workstation

Intel Xeon E5-1650v3 3.5GHz 6 core processor
64GB DDR4 ECC RAM (4x16GB)
Gigabyte WINDFORCE NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 8GB PCIe video card
LG GH24NS95 24X DVD/RW drive
HP EX950 512GB NVMe SSD via M.2 to PCIe x4 adapter
Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB 7200RPM hard drive
Windows 10 Pro 1909
PS/2 ports
2xUSB 2.0 ports rear
4xUSB 3.0 ports front/rear
Audio in/out jacks front/rear
DisplayPort
HDMI
DVI

https://imgur.com/a/s8t3bXw

I use a Z420 at work and it will be upgraded to a Z440 soon. This post makes me happy.

I have both of these at home. I purchase an HP z420 and upgraded it with 8-core 16 thread Xeon and 64gb ram but it died.
It needs a NEW motherboard. So it is just sitting for now.
But My HP z220’s are Rock Solid and great everyday computers.
They have i5-3470 Quad core CPU’s with 16gb ram.
They work fine for surfing the internet and office productivity applications.
I use these as home workstations and Multimedia/NAS computer for my TV’s.

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Reply 583 of 599, by KSHIRZA1

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built a dedicated 4k gaming pc for my lg c9 oled, but not a replacement for my daily driver.

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.: IBM APTIVA 2144-M63 :: IBM G40 800X600 MONITOR :: PENTIUM 166 :: 64MB EDO RAM :: 512KB L2 :: 120GB SSD :: 56X CDROM :: YAMAHA ACT 6631 SOUND :: 3DFX VOODOO 2 12MB VIDEO :.

Reply 584 of 599, by chrismeyer6

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KSHIRZA1 wrote on 2020-12-01, 01:45:
built a dedicated 4k gaming pc for my lg c9 oled, but not a replacement for my daily driver. […]
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built a dedicated 4k gaming pc for my lg c9 oled, but not a replacement for my daily driver.

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That's a beautiful system you built. I really like the color scheme you went with.

Reply 585 of 599, by buckeye

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KSHIRZA1 wrote on 2020-12-01, 01:45:
built a dedicated 4k gaming pc for my lg c9 oled, but not a replacement for my daily driver. […]
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built a dedicated 4k gaming pc for my lg c9 oled, but not a replacement for my daily driver.

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How in the world did you get a 3080? Was sorcery/voodoo involved? Seriously I'm jealous, been searching high and low for a 3070 but
they're either sold out or priced into the ozone. Probably best to just wait till next year I guess.

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MSI x570 Gaming Pro Carbon Ryzen 3700x 16GB DDR4 Zotac RTX 3070 8GB WD Black 1TB 650W

Reply 586 of 599, by KSHIRZA1

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buckeye wrote on 2020-12-01, 16:01:
KSHIRZA1 wrote on 2020-12-01, 01:45:
built a dedicated 4k gaming pc for my lg c9 oled, but not a replacement for my daily driver. […]
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built a dedicated 4k gaming pc for my lg c9 oled, but not a replacement for my daily driver.

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How in the world did you get a 3080? Was sorcery/voodoo involved? Seriously I'm jealous, been searching high and low for a 3070 but
they're either sold out or priced into the ozone. Probably best to just wait till next year I guess.

Yeah not sure what’s going on with these cards. I was able to sneak 2 in from Newegg at different times. My first one was a pny.

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I was also lucky to grab a ps5 pre order back in sept.

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Reply 587 of 599, by OzzFan

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My current system consists of:

AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 3970X 32-Core CPU
ASRock TRX4 CREATOR motherboard
G.Skill Trident G Royal 64GB (8 8GB) DDR4 4000MHz RAM in quad-channel config
2 Gigabyte RTX 2070 8GB GPUs
Sabrent Rocket 2TB PCIe 4 NVMe SSD
CoolerMaster AIO liquid cooler (don't remember the model)
2 LG Blu Ray burners
Seasonic TX PRIME 1000W PSU
Corsair Graphite 760T full tower case

A (mostly accurate) listing of my computer systems: http://www.shelteringoak.com/OzzNet/

Reply 588 of 599, by Sparks.nl

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Hi all, I am new here but I am not new in the overclock and pc world.
I thought that before I dive into old school I could show my current system once.

This is the 1 year old beast. All lighting is in red these days.

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Specs are here.
https://tweakers.net/gallery/114268/inventaris/

Reply 589 of 599, by pixel_workbench

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After using a Core i7 860 in my main PC for 11 years, I upgraded to Ryzen, along with other goodies like m.2, SATA3, USB 3.1, DDR4, etc.

*Ryzen 3600
*MSI X470
*GTX 1070
*Asus Xonar X2
*Corsair Carbide 200R case, with functional 5.25 expansion bays and no glass.

Still using Windows 7 as my main OS. Part of the motivating factor was realizing that this is probably the newest hardware that can reliably run Win7.

Yes, I use Win 10 at work, and have several Win10 systems at home. And that experience has convinced me to not use Win10 in my main rig.

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Reply 590 of 599, by Tali

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Being immeasurably bored during this lockdown version of New Year, I figured I've never posted in this thread...

Some of you may already be acquainted with my little Sorceress, but, if not, here goes. As befits a proper mage, she's not the youngest girl on the block. But that doesn't detract from kicking a serious alien butt... and looking good while doing it!

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2 x Xeon 2687W, liquid-cooled
128 Gb ECC DDR3 in 8 channels (2x4)
2TB SSD
GTX1080 Hybrid (EVGA)
Dual band WiFi/Bluetooth adapter
Creative SoundBlaster ZxR
AverMedia capture card
Thermaltake ToughPower Gold 1200W PSU
Pair of MasterLiquid 240 AIOs with Noctua fans
Fractal Design Define R6 case
APC SmartUPS 1500VA that can in theory run at "office load" for 1h (~15 min at max load)
Windows 10 Enterprise

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Suffice to say, she's used for work as much as for fun, and I am yet unsure if getting 50% more performance from the meanest Threadripper is worth the upgrade. For parallel tasks there are few systems that come close, fewer still that would cost less than 5k. Slower RAM is sometimes a bottleneck for poorly written software, but, again, 2x50 GBps over 8 channels (Quad channel per CPU) ought to be enough in this day and age. If not, you're doing something wrong, and a Threadripper won't fare that much better due to its own "dual-headed nature".

Also, not using HDDs for the same reason I have mostly Noctua fans (a few others at low RPMs are used where visible, in black). While I can't say she's totally silent, she is quiet enough to do recording, even at max load. There are no fan curves in play here, all fans are at permanent RPM settings. Plus, there's a 18TB of RAID space on a NAS for stuff I don't need quickly, and 2TB on an SSD is enough for most tasks.

In other words, are there faster systems out there? Definitely. Are there any that are worth upgrading to? Doubtful.

Reply 591 of 599, by OSkar000

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Built myself a new computer in the end of 2019 and it turned out pretty much exactly how I wanted it.

Old case that I converted to ATX many years ago with brand new parts and lots of performance that I don't need 😀

Hardware:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard: Asus Prime X570-Pro
RAM: Corsair 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB Nitro+ OC
SSD nr1: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD M.2 2280 - 500GB
SSD nr2: Intel 660p SSD M.2 NVMe - 1TB
PSU: Corsair RM750X 750W v2
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D15
Fans: 2st Noctua NF-A14
Other: 5,25" och 3,5" floppy, not connected (so far...)

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Up and running on my test desk. It has been moved to my computer desk where its connected to my triple screen setup.

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Reply 593 of 599, by Vynix

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I don't really have pics of it at the moment (need to dig them out of my "bulk storage HDD") but here are my main system's specs:

  • CPU: i7-3820 OC'd (just used automatic overclock, might try my hand at manually OCing this chip) to 4.5GHz (may soon change it for a 4930K or a Xeon E5-1650v2)
  • Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme (got it for free from a friend along with the i7 and the GPU. Broke accidentally the fan shroud over the PCH... Need to glue it back somehow
  • GPU: Asus Strix GTX 1050Ti (got that one for free with the mobo, dunno if I'm going to replace it)
  • RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (I plan to max out the system RAM, if only my CPU cooler didn't block two slots on each side)
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12 (a early version of the U12, it barely clears the air channel I have on the rear case fan)
  • Storage: Crucial 256GB SSD (haven't yet received it), 2x320GB HDDs (will be replaced by larger HDDs once I receive the mounting screws, the new SSD and that I redo the cable management)
  • Case: Lian-Li PC-V1200Plus (I'm a big fan of Lian-Li cases, unfortunately this one has one major flaw: it requires special screws to mount HDDs, and those screws happen to be extremely difficult to find, and they have a very specific lenght/shape)
  • Misc: Plextor PX-760SA

Proud owner of a Shuttle HOT-555A 430VX motherboard and two wonderful retro laptops, namely a Compaq Armada 1700 [nonfunctional] and a HP Omnibook XE3-GC [fully working :p]

Reply 594 of 599, by ildonaldo

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Hi Tali, you are in good company.
This is well "of road" but I finished my last build and honestly, I think I have now more retro PCs than I need ...
But time goes on and all that once was new, will - sooner or later - get retro 😉
So please find here my #10 (which is my current up-to-date PC):

#10: year 2018 build …
My rating: 4,5 from 5 stars
Description: Nothing special about this PC but I love the monolithic design of the black Lian Li Tower case 😀

Board: MSI Z370 PC Pro, Intel Z370, Socket 1151 v2
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K, 6C/12T, 3.70-4.70GHz (with Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 CPU cooler)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Elite DIMM Kit 32GB, DDR4-2666, CL16
2D/3D: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G, PCIe
Sound: Realtek ALC887 (Onboard)
SSD1: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB, M.2
SSD2: Crucial MX300 525GB, SATA
SSD3: Crucial MX300 1TB, SATA
ODD1: Blue Ray, LG BH10LS30, SATA
ODD2: DVD, LG GH22LS30, SATA
Card reader: Akasa Multi-Slot-Cardreader, Bluetooth
Case: Lian Li PC-7FN
PSU: be quiet! Straight Power E8-CM 580W ATX
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Favoured Games: Mass Effect 3 + Andromeda, Cloudpunk, Outcast: Second contact, Forgotten Anne

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For my builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible/sensible/affordable.

Reply 595 of 599, by Spitz

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Month ago made some major upgrade:
-AMD 5950X CPU + noctua U9
-GIGABYTE X570 AOURUS ELITE
-32GB HYPER X 4600Mhz
-EVGA 1080 Ti
-3x SSD (SATA/Nvme) ~ 2500GB

I was lucky to get this 5950.....

Well... I miss 80/90s ... End of story

Reply 596 of 599, by clueless1

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OSkar000 wrote on 2021-01-01, 18:17:
Built myself a new computer in the end of 2019 and it turned out pretty much exactly how I wanted it. […]
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Built myself a new computer in the end of 2019 and it turned out pretty much exactly how I wanted it.

Old case that I converted to ATX many years ago with brand new parts and lots of performance that I don't need 😀

Hardware:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard: Asus Prime X570-Pro
RAM: Corsair 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB Nitro+ OC
SSD nr1: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD M.2 2280 - 500GB
SSD nr2: Intel 660p SSD M.2 NVMe - 1TB
PSU: Corsair RM750X 750W v2
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D15
Fans: 2st Noctua NF-A14
Other: 5,25" och 3,5" floppy, not connected (so far...)

Inside overview
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Up and running on my test desk. It has been moved to my computer desk where its connected to my triple screen setup.
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This is just...awesome. Perfect sleeper build if I've ever seen one. Nicely done, mate!

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Reply 597 of 599, by wiretap

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I have two modern builds which are several years old.

Intel 5930k @ 4.5GHz / EVGA x99 Micro2 / 32GB DDR4 / 512GB Samsung NVMe / 1080 Ti (old pic shows GTX 980) --- This one currently isn't in use and I'm re-doing the water cooling, or possibly changing it over to air cooled and put it into storage.

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And here's the Mini-ITX -- 7700k / Asrock Z270 / 16GB DDR4 / 256GB Samsung NVMe / GTX 1080 Mini --- I'm currently using this PC for gaming and Steam-Link to my TV's. And yes, I did add a rear exhaust fan (slim 80mm) after that one picture before I did the PSU wiring. The thing does run really hot during gaming, but doesn't thermally throttle. It will thermal throttle if I run CPU+GPU torture tests simultaneously though. For normal desktop use, it runs cool, in the 40C range. CPU is delidded with liquid metal, and the GPU also has liquid metal on the die.

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EGA 120 Column Project
MHz Display Project
Dual Socket 8 Project

Reply 598 of 599, by OSkar000

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clueless1 wrote on 2021-01-02, 21:31:
OSkar000 wrote on 2021-01-01, 18:17:
Built myself a new computer in the end of 2019 and it turned out pretty much exactly how I wanted it. […]
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Built myself a new computer in the end of 2019 and it turned out pretty much exactly how I wanted it.

Old case that I converted to ATX many years ago with brand new parts and lots of performance that I don't need 😀

Hardware:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard: Asus Prime X570-Pro
RAM: Corsair 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB Nitro+ OC
SSD nr1: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD M.2 2280 - 500GB
SSD nr2: Intel 660p SSD M.2 NVMe - 1TB
PSU: Corsair RM750X 750W v2
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D15
Fans: 2st Noctua NF-A14
Other: 5,25" och 3,5" floppy, not connected (so far...)

Inside overview
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Up and running on my test desk. It has been moved to my computer desk where its connected to my triple screen setup.
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This is just...awesome. Perfect sleeper build if I've ever seen one. Nicely done, mate!

Thanks!

More pictures and some text in swedish can be founde here:
https://www.sweclockers.com/galleri/15064-den … -uppgraderingen

Reply 599 of 599, by maverick85

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Thinkcentre edge 72 (handle case) + CX600W + 16gb DDR3 + 3570k + MSI twin frozr GTX970 + Lenovo oem H61 + SSD's + noctua cpu fan
silent PC, no noise, except for gpu fan when under load gaming (i rarely game). Thinkcentre cost me £35 on fleabay all inc. in July 2018. Just modded it to fit the gtx 970 and upgraded the cpu, ram and storage. one of the best PC's i've built 😀
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ASRock 98
Win98SE Desktop
ASRock 775i65G R2.03
Intel Pentium E5800 3.2GHz
512MB DDR Dual Channel
Soundblaster 2 ZS + Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 THX Surround
Aureal Vortex 2
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
2 x SATA 120GB HDD's
1 x IDE DVD-RW