Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Announcements, advice, random banter, unrelated discussion, et cetera.

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:
User avatar
Kamerat
Oldbie
 
Posts: 856
Joined: 2014-3-14 @ 19:09
Location: Oslo, Norway

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.
GTX 295.jpg

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.
GTX 295 Dual PCBs.jpg

However, if you get everything right, you can get a mixed PCB OC'ed GTX 295 Quad SLI setup :D
Cloud Gate : LINK
Vantage P-Score :
3DMark Vantage P-Score (OC) mini.png


Also, Pro tip : Quad SLI on DirectX 10/11 class hardware isn't possible on Windows XP OS (not supported in drivers).
Image
User avatar
agent_x007
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1026
Joined: 2016-1-19 @ 11:06

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.

Image

Image

Image

Complete PC - 8700K, ASRock Z370 Extreme 4, 32 GB DDR4 3000, GTX 1080
Image
HW museum.cz - my collection of PC hardware
User avatar
havli
Oldbie
 
Posts: 670
Joined: 2014-11-07 @ 16:51
Location: Czech Republic

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 :
Image
Image
User avatar
agent_x007
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1026
Joined: 2016-1-19 @ 11:06

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.
Dell Optiplex 745 Q6600, 8GB, AMD FirePro V3900, SSD + HD, 2000/XP/7
i7 9700K, 32GB, MSI GTX1060, NVMe SSD + HD, Windows 10
Image
User avatar
oeuvre
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1985
Joined: 2015-3-31 @ 13:31
Location: USA

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. :)
DSC02055.JPG
DSC02059.JPG

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.
selected (probably unfinished) megathreads { Red, green, beige & blue | Like a Hipster | Only One 'T' | In a Lunchbox | IT IS THE NINETIES }
User avatar
xjas
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1674
Joined: 2015-9-07 @ 02:29

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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

Image
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.

havli wrote:Image

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.
User avatar
Woolie Wool
Member
 
Posts: 106
Joined: 2018-2-03 @ 23:55

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:
HW museum.cz - my collection of PC hardware
User avatar
havli
Oldbie
 
Posts: 670
Joined: 2014-11-07 @ 16:51
Location: Czech Republic

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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

Image
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.
User avatar
Woolie Wool
Member
 
Posts: 106
Joined: 2018-2-03 @ 23:55

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.

Image

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

Image

Of course, that's rhetorical question, just want to show my finished collection (today I received last HD4770 and HD4870x2) :lol:
My overkill "retro" PC - Pentium E6500K, 512MB/2GB RAM, Radeon 9500@9700 (Softmod), 80GB HDD, Win 98/XP
User avatar
Srandista
Member
 
Posts: 260
Joined: 2017-4-07 @ 17:14
Location: Czech Republic

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby kithylin » 2018-4-28 @ 22:47

Some water cooled ram for my 5 Ghz i5 computer.

Image
Larger: https://i.imgur.com/1xRUdvN.jpg
User avatar
kithylin
l33t
 
Posts: 2178
Joined: 2011-4-19 @ 01:32
Location: Arlington, Texas

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby yawetaG » 2018-5-05 @ 14:50

A Tascam US-16x08 USB audio interface/mic pre-amp. 16 ins (8 microphone-only, 8 line), 8 outs, and DSP mixer with EQ and compressor. 1U/desktop form factor.

http://tascam.com/product/us-16x08/

Probably overkill for recording from mostly General MIDI modules, but I might want to record acoustic instruments in the future, so I figured I'd better get something suitable right away...

Also two 1/2 U rack front plates.
yawetaG
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1125
Joined: 2016-6-14 @ 14:36
Location: Netherlands

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby ODwilly » 2018-5-05 @ 16:54

Got an Intel 775 motherboard, q9505, q9400, couple Core 2 Dell Inspiron laptops, and bought a Asus G73 laptop.
Main pc: Asus Rampage Gene ii, X5650, 250gb Samsung Evo, RX480, 12gb Crucial DDR3 1600.
User avatar
ODwilly
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1808
Joined: 2013-6-18 @ 02:07
Location: Wa. U.S

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby xjas » 2018-5-13 @ 00:04

Apperently it was new monitor day. I picked up this Insignia NS-22E430A10 LED panel at a garage sale for all of $20. I didn't have anything with native component inputs for my Xbox & PS2, so this fills that gap. Apparently these are flog-it-for-peanuts levels of obsolete now? On the way home I stopped at the post office and collected a package which turned out to be my Eyoyo S801H. Sweet.

1.jpg
Dual-heading the PS2, like a boss.

Not a huge fan of 16:9 but the Insignia has everything else I wanted, so it'll do nicely. I've gone through quite a few displays recently because they all seem to be missing some form of connectivity or can't do some specific dumb thing that I want. WELL, HAH. NOT THIS TIME. YOU WANT CONNECTIVITY?

2.jpg
I'll admit I may have put more effort into this gag than was really warranted...

3.jpg

The little Eyoyo is really nice for what it is, super crisp display and a great compact size. The colors are a little off using composite video, but through VGA it looks great. I do notice a tiny bit of checkerboard artefacting when scrolling, exactly the same as on my Dell 2001FP, so it may not be the absolute newest panel tech around but no complaints. I'll give it a more thorough stress test and update the other thread with a proper evaluation.

4.jpg

The only issue with it is, I don't think the stand included in the box was the right one, or it's missing a bracket or something. Not sure if I'm going to bother doing a return, as I can make a bracket adapter in like 20 minutes with a piece of metal and some bolts from my spares bin. I was thinking of mounting somewhere anyway.
selected (probably unfinished) megathreads { Red, green, beige & blue | Like a Hipster | Only One 'T' | In a Lunchbox | IT IS THE NINETIES }
User avatar
xjas
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1674
Joined: 2015-9-07 @ 02:29

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby agent_x007 » 2018-5-14 @ 18:20

GTX 1080.jpg

^I really like this design. I know it's limiting GP104, however in this case I prefer visuals over maximum OC (also, I was lucky to buy it for ~520$, including 23% tax in my country :)).

First test :)
Fire Strike Ultra.png

Valid : https://www.3dmark.com/fs/15491653
Image
User avatar
agent_x007
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1026
Joined: 2016-1-19 @ 11:06

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2018-5-15 @ 12:45

Dell Optiplex 745 Q6600, 8GB, AMD FirePro V3900, SSD + HD, 2000/XP/7
i7 9700K, 32GB, MSI GTX1060, NVMe SSD + HD, Windows 10
Image
User avatar
oeuvre
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1985
Joined: 2015-3-31 @ 13:31
Location: USA

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2018-5-16 @ 14:04

also another GTX970 but this time I made sure it runs silent at idle
Dell Optiplex 745 Q6600, 8GB, AMD FirePro V3900, SSD + HD, 2000/XP/7
i7 9700K, 32GB, MSI GTX1060, NVMe SSD + HD, Windows 10
Image
User avatar
oeuvre
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1985
Joined: 2015-3-31 @ 13:31
Location: USA

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Srandista » 2018-5-17 @ 17:11

My Tri-Fire collection is complete! :lol:

Image
My overkill "retro" PC - Pentium E6500K, 512MB/2GB RAM, Radeon 9500@9700 (Softmod), 80GB HDD, Win 98/XP
User avatar
Srandista
Member
 
Posts: 260
Joined: 2017-4-07 @ 17:14
Location: Czech Republic

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Standard Def Steve » 2018-5-19 @ 15:52

My 9 year old LG phone finally died, so I got myself one of these. It's an iPhone. Eight.

This thing packs more CPU horses than my Ivy Bridge i5 laptop. I can't believe how fast it draws web pages. Despite all the fancy blur effects and transitions, the UI just refuses to fall below 60 fps. Why can't desktop OSs be fully GPU accelerated?

Image
Standard Def Steve
Oldbie
 
Posts: 916
Joined: 2012-9-15 @ 08:04

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2018-5-20 @ 04:11

aww ye

quietness restored, replaced a GTX560
Attachments
20180519_233405.jpg
20180519_233938.jpg
Dell Optiplex 745 Q6600, 8GB, AMD FirePro V3900, SSD + HD, 2000/XP/7
i7 9700K, 32GB, MSI GTX1060, NVMe SSD + HD, Windows 10
Image
User avatar
oeuvre
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1985
Joined: 2015-3-31 @ 13:31
Location: USA

PreviousNext

Return to Milliways

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bregolin, DracoNihil and 6 guests