Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Kamerat » 2018-2-09 @ 07:57

havli wrote:Does it really offer some advantage compared to SATA SSD... other than nice big numbers in synthetic benchmarks and zero compatibility with older PCs? :lol:

I think agent_x007 beg to differ on that old pc issue. :lol:
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby agent_x007 » 2018-2-11 @ 21:19

Quad SLI is a pain to work with... but paste/pad exchange on Dual PCB GTX 295 is nightmare.
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12 screws per PCB + 2 in front + 2 on bracket + 7 on casing, and each time you screw up something (like too little paste or loose internal SLI connector), it's at least 12 + 2 screws.
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However, if you get everything right, you can get a mixed PCB OC'ed GTX 295 Quad SLI setup :D
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby havli » 2018-2-11 @ 21:39

Time for upgrade of my main PC. Got this 8700K for very good price, but I kinda drew the short straw on overclocking side. It seems this particular piece is extremely power hungry and while 1.25V for 4.8 GHz is quite ok... 180W of power in heavy (but still real life) AVX load feels too much. :evil: On the other hand I'm surprised Ninja 4 can keep it running without much problems at still acceptable temps and this is without delid.

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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby agent_x007 » 2018-2-20 @ 21:04

They support CPUs with IMC's... so I guess they are modern :
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2018-3-17 @ 12:55

A Lenovo ThinkCentre M72e with 500GB HD + 8GB RAM + i5 3470. Gonna toss it into a spare NetVista case.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby xjas » 2018-3-18 @ 00:37

Couldn't resist this for less than the cost of a lunch out. :)
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Quad-core Xeon E5440, 12MB cache, already LGA775-modded.

I have a couple machines around this could go in but it'll likely end up in my Asus P5Q-based 4U rack workstation. Should be a nice horsepower bump over the C2D E8500 in there.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Woolie Wool » 2018-3-18 @ 20:21

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The Corsair Crystal Series 470X case that I built my Ryzen machine around is a disaster. It's quiet, but the lights are very distracting, the case was hard to build in, the glass highlights my awkward cable layout, one of the fans doesn't turn (though it does light up), the toolless drive bays were flimsy, and it has no 5.25" bays, forcing me to use these miserable external drives that eat USB ports and perform poorly. So I've bought a Fractal Design R5 to re-case the machine in. Eventually I will also get a BD-RE drive, an IDE controller card, and an LS-120 floppy drive so I will no longer need external drives. No RGB, no glass, no bullshit. I'm done with "gamer" cases.

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Triple slot? Jesus man, your video card needs a diet! Just looking at that thing mounted in your PC with all its weight gives me the heebie-jeebies.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby havli » 2018-3-20 @ 15:08

It isn't so bad... actually it is more like 2.5 slots :lol: Anyway the heatsink must be big enough when I want the performance and silent PC too. :happy:
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Woolie Wool » 2018-3-23 @ 21:55

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My old Sennheiser HD 650 headphones were getting old and worn, so I got a pair of the new HD 6XX headphones from Massdrop, which are supposed to be exactly the same as the HD 650 with a different color scheme, for $199. That's about one third of the HD 650's MSRP. They do indeed sound almost exactly like the old HD 650s, only with a deeper, less buzzy bass from not being 10 years old.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Srandista » 2018-4-18 @ 19:37

During 2009, there were many reviews, which ended with recommendation, that two HD4770 have better price-performance ratio, then HD4870.

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But does the same applies to four HD4770 versus two HD4870? :roll:

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Of course, that's rhetorical question, just want to show my finished collection (today I received last HD4770 and HD4870x2) :lol:
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