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Reply 1240 of 1267, by Munx

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Upgraded my main PC from an FX6100 to a Ryzen 3600.

Gigabyte B550 Gaming X, 16GB DDR4 3200, 1GB m.2 SSD and a Ryzen5 3600.

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This was probably the fastest OS install Ive ever experienced. Even with my old GTX960 holding things back, theres a noticable performace improvement. In Total War games fast forwarding in batlle actually works properly now and in large battles unit AI no longer freezes. Transition times from the maps to battles are MUCH quicker. TF2 now gives my card coil whine with 300+ FPS...

My only gripe is the crappy cooler. I would have used my trusty 212 evo, but the mounting holes changed. The included all-alluminum kept revving up and down with default settings and I could hear it change speeds with just a small difference from 2000 to 2200. It was set for 2000 for <50C and 2200 for >50C. Since idle and light browsing keeps it around 50, it was getting VERY annoying.

Now its 2200 for up to 60C and max for anything over. Will change the cooler for something better anyway.

Also, while thrifting for retro stuff I instead found:

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Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2 motherboard - LGA1156 board with 4GB DDR3 1333RAM and an i5 760.
ECS MCP61M M3 motherboard - AM3 with a quad core Athlon2 635.

They werent in the best condition when I got them, but for 15 Euro I decided to risk it and they both work! Feels weird how quad core systems are 10+ years old now and being discarded. Pretty sure that i5 could ouperform the FX6100 I replaced in quite a few games 🤣

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 1241 of 1267, by bjwil1991

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Standard Def Steve wrote on 2020-11-17, 06:20:
Went to the store to buy cookies and fruitcake. Came home with this thing: […]
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Went to the store to buy cookies and fruitcake.
Came home with this thing:

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Wow. Beautiful machine.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1242 of 1267, by Fujoshi-hime

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I got this nifty Roccat Sova MK couch keyboard for gaming on the TV in games where a gamepad is less than suitable. Pretty good for FPS games and such. Mouse was not included so that's seperate.

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Reply 1244 of 1267, by Caluser2000

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Got this keyboard for my ASUS EeePC. I don't need the switch lights but it fits in the bag very nicely.

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Reply 1245 of 1267, by brostenen

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Bought a RetroFlag Sega case, for my RaspberryPI.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk
My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brostenen

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Reply 1246 of 1267, by chrismeyer6

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brostenen wrote on 2020-12-20, 16:10:

Bought a RetroFlag Sega case, for my RaspberryPI.

I just looked that up and that case is awesome. I might have to buy it now and put my Pi into it.

Reply 1247 of 1267, by ODwilly

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Munx wrote on 2020-11-17, 12:59:
Upgraded my main PC from an FX6100 to a Ryzen 3600. […]
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Upgraded my main PC from an FX6100 to a Ryzen 3600.

Gigabyte B550 Gaming X, 16GB DDR4 3200, 1GB m.2 SSD and a Ryzen5 3600.
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This was probably the fastest OS install Ive ever experienced. Even with my old GTX960 holding things back, theres a noticable performace improvement. In Total War games fast forwarding in batlle actually works properly now and in large battles unit AI no longer freezes. Transition times from the maps to battles are MUCH quicker. TF2 now gives my card coil whine with 300+ FPS...

My only gripe is the crappy cooler. I would have used my trusty 212 evo, but the mounting holes changed. The included all-alluminum kept revving up and down with default settings and I could hear it change speeds with just a small difference from 2000 to 2200. It was set for 2000 for <50C and 2200 for >50C. Since idle and light browsing keeps it around 50, it was getting VERY annoying.

Now its 2200 for up to 60C and max for anything over. Will change the cooler for something better anyway.

Also, while thrifting for retro stuff I instead found:
P_20201117_132519.jpg
Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2 motherboard - LGA1156 board with 4GB DDR3 1333RAM and an i5 760.
ECS MCP61M M3 motherboard - AM3 with a quad core Athlon2 635.

They werent in the best condition when I got them, but for 15 Euro I decided to risk it and they both work! Feels weird how quad core systems are 10+ years old now and being discarded. Pretty sure that i5 could ouperform the FX6100 I replaced in quite a few games 🤣

You can reuse your Am3+ mounting hardware and your Hyper 212 with am4. The only only difference with am4 is some of thr coolers screw down into the holes the am3+ brackets screwed down into for the latch to hold onto.

Main pc: AsRock x370 Killer SLI a/c, Ryzen 5 2600, 1tb WD black nvme ssd, 24g ddr4 2400 @2933mhz, rx 480 8gb reference card, 2tb Hitachi Deskstar.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1248 of 1267, by Fujoshi-hime

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bestemor wrote on 2020-11-30, 21:13:

How much did you pay ?

Seems like these things are ridiculously expensive... 🤔
....but quite nifty, yes indeed....

From what I understand the MSRP for the Roccat Sova MK was USD$199. I got mine, new in box on eBay for USD$90 + USD$30 to ship it to Canada. Mouse not included. 😜

Reply 1249 of 1267, by Munx

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ODwilly wrote on 2020-12-21, 00:11:
Munx wrote on 2020-11-17, 12:59:
Upgraded my main PC from an FX6100 to a Ryzen 3600. […]
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Upgraded my main PC from an FX6100 to a Ryzen 3600.

Gigabyte B550 Gaming X, 16GB DDR4 3200, 1GB m.2 SSD and a Ryzen5 3600.
P_20201113_123049.jpgP_20201117_131923_HDR.jpg
This was probably the fastest OS install Ive ever experienced. Even with my old GTX960 holding things back, theres a noticable performace improvement. In Total War games fast forwarding in batlle actually works properly now and in large battles unit AI no longer freezes. Transition times from the maps to battles are MUCH quicker. TF2 now gives my card coil whine with 300+ FPS...

My only gripe is the crappy cooler. I would have used my trusty 212 evo, but the mounting holes changed. The included all-alluminum kept revving up and down with default settings and I could hear it change speeds with just a small difference from 2000 to 2200. It was set for 2000 for <50C and 2200 for >50C. Since idle and light browsing keeps it around 50, it was getting VERY annoying.

Now its 2200 for up to 60C and max for anything over. Will change the cooler for something better anyway.

Also, while thrifting for retro stuff I instead found:
P_20201117_132519.jpg
Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2 motherboard - LGA1156 board with 4GB DDR3 1333RAM and an i5 760.
ECS MCP61M M3 motherboard - AM3 with a quad core Athlon2 635.

They werent in the best condition when I got them, but for 15 Euro I decided to risk it and they both work! Feels weird how quad core systems are 10+ years old now and being discarded. Pretty sure that i5 could ouperform the FX6100 I replaced in quite a few games 🤣

You can reuse your Am3+ mounting hardware and your Hyper 212 with am4. The only only difference with am4 is some of thr coolers screw down into the holes the am3+ brackets screwed down into for the latch to hold onto.

I can, but I need to buy a separate new mounting adapter. 212 doesnt hook onto latches, which remained the same, but screws into mounting holes, which were moved for AM4.

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 1250 of 1267, by chrismeyer6

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I just mounted a hyper 212 black onto a am4 motherboard yesterday and it has all the hardware needed to mount it.

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Reply 1251 of 1267, by Munx

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-12-21, 13:50:

I just mounted a hyper 212 black onto a am4 motherboard yesterday and it has all the hardware needed to mount it.

Must be a newer revision then.

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 1253 of 1267, by JonathonWyble

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This might not be an actual piece of "hardware", but it's close enough, I guess.
Anyway, on Christmas Eve, I got a little ornament in the design of a laptop with Christmas lights and a Santa hat on top.

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1998 Pentium II build

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Reply 1254 of 1267, by ODwilly

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Munx wrote on 2020-12-21, 08:28:
ODwilly wrote on 2020-12-21, 00:11:
Munx wrote on 2020-11-17, 12:59:
Upgraded my main PC from an FX6100 to a Ryzen 3600. […]
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Upgraded my main PC from an FX6100 to a Ryzen 3600.

Gigabyte B550 Gaming X, 16GB DDR4 3200, 1GB m.2 SSD and a Ryzen5 3600.
P_20201113_123049.jpgP_20201117_131923_HDR.jpg
This was probably the fastest OS install Ive ever experienced. Even with my old GTX960 holding things back, theres a noticable performace improvement. In Total War games fast forwarding in batlle actually works properly now and in large battles unit AI no longer freezes. Transition times from the maps to battles are MUCH quicker. TF2 now gives my card coil whine with 300+ FPS...

My only gripe is the crappy cooler. I would have used my trusty 212 evo, but the mounting holes changed. The included all-alluminum kept revving up and down with default settings and I could hear it change speeds with just a small difference from 2000 to 2200. It was set for 2000 for <50C and 2200 for >50C. Since idle and light browsing keeps it around 50, it was getting VERY annoying.

Now its 2200 for up to 60C and max for anything over. Will change the cooler for something better anyway.

Also, while thrifting for retro stuff I instead found:
P_20201117_132519.jpg
Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2 motherboard - LGA1156 board with 4GB DDR3 1333RAM and an i5 760.
ECS MCP61M M3 motherboard - AM3 with a quad core Athlon2 635.

They werent in the best condition when I got them, but for 15 Euro I decided to risk it and they both work! Feels weird how quad core systems are 10+ years old now and being discarded. Pretty sure that i5 could ouperform the FX6100 I replaced in quite a few games 🤣

You can reuse your Am3+ mounting hardware and your Hyper 212 with am4. The only only difference with am4 is some of thr coolers screw down into the holes the am3+ brackets screwed down into for the latch to hold onto.

I can, but I need to buy a separate new mounting adapter. 212 doesnt hook onto latches, which remained the same, but screws into mounting holes, which were moved for AM4.

Especially if ya have the receipt, CoolerMaster may just send you the mounting kit. Mine was bought new in 2014 and came with all the Am3+ lever mechanism stuff.

Main pc: AsRock x370 Killer SLI a/c, Ryzen 5 2600, 1tb WD black nvme ssd, 24g ddr4 2400 @2933mhz, rx 480 8gb reference card, 2tb Hitachi Deskstar.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1255 of 1267, by ODwilly

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Free Z77 motherboard, 24gb of ddr3, and a i5 3570k. That makes a i5 2500k and a i5 3570k spare that need to find homes.

Main pc: AsRock x370 Killer SLI a/c, Ryzen 5 2600, 1tb WD black nvme ssd, 24g ddr4 2400 @2933mhz, rx 480 8gb reference card, 2tb Hitachi Deskstar.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1257 of 1267, by brostenen

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wiretap wrote on 2021-01-14, 16:41:
Got these for my birthday the other day.. RG300 and RG351P. […]
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Got these for my birthday the other day.. RG300 and RG351P.

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Congrats with the day. 😀

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk
My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brostenen

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Reply 1258 of 1267, by brostenen

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I was not able to resist my self. I bought an Retrotink 2x Mini.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk
My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brostenen

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Reply 1259 of 1267, by appiah4

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wiretap wrote on 2021-01-14, 16:41:
Got these for my birthday the other day.. RG300 and RG351P. […]
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Got these for my birthday the other day.. RG300 and RG351P.

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A mini review of each perhaps?

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