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Reply 1220 of 1229, by ruthan

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I dont have time for it, but arrived.

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Reply 1221 of 1229, 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 1229, 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 1229, 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.

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Reply 1224 of 1229, 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 1229, 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 1229, 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 1229, 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 1229, 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 1229, 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.