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Reply 1220 of 1266, by ruthan

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I dont have time for it, but arrived.

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Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 1221 of 1266, by Shagittarius

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ruthan wrote on 2020-10-06, 16:49:

I dont have time for it, but arrived.

Yeah, you can afford to give it some time, it's not really ready for prime time yet, compatibility is still quite a ways off. When considering games I think it's fair to say no more than 50% work properly.

Reply 1222 of 1266, by ruthan

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I made order at the start of corona.. it took half and year to get response and after that week to deliver.. Without such long waiting period i would probably canceled it, but now i can claim, that i have finally own Amiga 😀

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Reply 1223 of 1266, by wiretap

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Speaking of Amiga compatible newly manufactured systems.. my work gave me $200 in Amazon gift cards a few days ago, so I figured I'd get one of these to put in a Checkmate A1500 Mini when it is released:

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I also got a 128MB SRAM board for it, and ordered the full Mister I/O system for it, which should be here in a few days.

Circuit Board Repair Manuals
Turbo Display Project
Dual Socket 8 Project

Reply 1224 of 1266, by appiah4

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The Amiga stuff in these pages pleases me. I wish I had the room to break out my A500+ACA500Plus as well. I'm hoping to buy a network solution for it some time.

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Reply 1225 of 1266, by schmatzler

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Got a Supermicro X10DRi board with two Xeon V3 processors and 64GB DDR4 RAM for a really good price.
This will a beast of a rendering machine. 😀

It's E-ATX, but it will hopefully still fit into my In-Win Q500 case. If not, I am in a lot of trouble. 😁

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Reply 1226 of 1266, by luckybob

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oh nice! I was considering upgrading from my X9DAE to the X10DAX, but the price of used CPU's is still too high for my blood.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 1227 of 1266, by NyLan

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Bought a Pc Gaming Master Race wrist rest for my customized Cherry keyboard
Made in wood, it's a bit expensive but really nice.

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Reply 1228 of 1266, by brownk

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wiretap wrote on 2020-09-29, 18:29:
One of these $8 Rock64 boards just showed up from Amazon. (Recon Sentinel) I had ordered it 2 weeks ago but it was out of stock. […]
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One of these $8 Rock64 boards just showed up from Amazon. (Recon Sentinel) I had ordered it 2 weeks ago but it was out of stock. Apparently it came back in stock at some point. It also came with a case that has a 20x2 LCD blue display, a 5V/3A power supply, and a 16GB SanDisk Ultra Class 10 MicroSD card. However, the case blocks everything except power and Ethernet/USB, so I ordered a cheap plexiglass case for it to have access to everything easily.

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Easily, one of the best SBC in the current market for sure.

Reply 1229 of 1266, by schmatzler

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schmatzler wrote on 2020-10-07, 22:23:

It's E-ATX, but it will hopefully still fit into my In-Win Q500 case. If not, I am in a lot of trouble. 😁

Update: The dual Xenon board did NOT fit into my In-Win Q500 case. Only a few screwholes at the bottom aligned properly so the board was flapping around at the top.
It turns out that Supermicro is not sticking 100% to the E-ATX standard on their dual CPU boards.

So I drilled a few more holes and put new threads in them (the threads for motherboard standoffs are UNC 6/32). I ruined a drillbit doing that, because I'm an idiot:

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Now it fits perfectly and it's an absolute beast, not breaking a sweat in any modern games or when I do 3D rendering with Blender.

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Sadly, the onboard BMC chip (baseboard management controller) is dead. On a server board, the BMC handles the VGA output, fan speed, KVM and much more.
So the board works, but due to the missing BMC it just sits there for a minute before it boots up - and the fans are always spinning 100%. Annoying.

I can probably alleviate this issue with a manual fan control. Or maybe I'll just get another board that is not broken.

Reply 1231 of 1266, by appiah4

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65C02 wrote on 2020-11-10, 20:39:

I'm starting to get back into modern PC gaming again so I ordered an open box GTX 1660 for pretty cheap. I know it's far from the best, but coming from Intel 4600 graphics I think I'll be happy.

Not sure how much that cost you but considering market prices you would probably have gotten better bang for your buck with an RX5700..

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Reply 1233 of 1266, by appiah4

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robertmo wrote on 2020-11-11, 09:17:

GTX 1660 is noiseless
while RX5700 is a vacuum cleaner...

Neither assertion is true but bias will bias..

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Reply 1234 of 1266, by ruthan

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Well..
G1660 has TDP 120W
R5700 - 180W and real numbers are higher.

And we know that even in same line, are manufactures using worse cooling on AMD, than on Nvidia for lots of years.

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Reply 1235 of 1266, by appiah4

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OEM coolers on the cards have been on parity for years now. Also comparing TDP as a measuring stick for noise means nothing as long as the cooler is up to par, just look at the 3090.

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Reply 1236 of 1266, by ruthan

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TDP - is physics, it's from my experience and youtubers are saying the same thing... I don't think we are all paid by Nvidia.

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Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 1237 of 1266, by 65C02

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-11-11, 07:34:
65C02 wrote on 2020-11-10, 20:39:

I'm starting to get back into modern PC gaming again so I ordered an open box GTX 1660 for pretty cheap. I know it's far from the best, but coming from Intel 4600 graphics I think I'll be happy.

Not sure how much that cost you but considering market prices you would probably have gotten better bang for your buck with an RX5700..

$150.
I wanted to get something faster, but I'm saving my pennies for a new ryzen build next year.

Reply 1238 of 1266, by newtmonkey

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I bought a MIDI splitter cable so I can connect my MT-32 and SC-55 to a single PCMIDI card, without having to use the THRU port. Works fine!

Using the THRU port wasn't a big problem, but it annoyed me to have to always turn both synths on to use whichever one was daisy chained to the synth connected directly to the PCMIDI card.

Reply 1239 of 1266, by Standard Def Steve

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Went to the store to buy cookies and fruitcake.
Came home with this thing:

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Yeah, I know. There are far better ways to spend money, and I definitely felt a twinge of guilt at having succumbed to the temptation:
Gee, Your Honor, the IPS LCD was bright and inviting and just oozing with high contrast goodness. I gripped the controls and began playing. The emulation was perfect and completely lag free. And oh boy did it bring powerful waves of nostalgia. I remember "helping" my dad play this game at the arcade when I was 5 or 6 years old.

When I came to my senses, I had the machine loaded up in the back of my truck and there was my bank account lying dead on the floor...

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Super P3: PIII-S @ 1.63 GHz/FSB155 | 2GB DDR-310 | 6800GT AGP | 500GB 7200 RPM
Super G4: 2x PowerPC 7455 @ 1.5 GHz | 2GB DDR-333 | 7800GS AGP | 300GB 10k RPM
Super G5: 4x PowerPC 970 @ 2.5 GHz | 16GB DDR2-533 | x1950XT PCIe | 512GB SSD