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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby ShovelKnight » 2019-9-15 @ 13:00

Replaced the stock 92mm fan in my Fujitsu Primergy home server with a new Noctua fan.

The server is now much quieter and the stupid AMD chipset (which runs incredibly hot) is now 10 degrees cooler.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Shagittarius » 2019-9-15 @ 15:31

I went to go and try it and realized that It won't fit in my XP system. The GTX 580 covers the other PCI-E slot, so much for that idea. Unless I get a better motherboard, which I have been considering for a while if the right deal comes up, I'll have to stick with the PCI card I have in there currently.

Thanks again for your help though.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-9-15 @ 21:44

Ah, bummer!
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2019-9-15 @ 22:48

Ah, crud. Don't remind me. I thought of installing a dual M.2 nVME PCI-e 4x card into my main desktop, but the PCI-e 1x Wireless AC & Bluetooth card is installed into that slot as my GTX 1660Ti takes over the two bottom PCI-e 1x slots on my motherboard. Planning on upgrading to another board soon (Ryzen) that has 2 M.2 nVME slots and upgrade the storage to all nVME storage (1TB for the OS and 2TB for the SSHD and HDD migration for faster load times). Heck, my 1TB HDD from 10 years ago is still running and no bad marks in SMART or sectors on the hard drive and I might use that for another Original Xbox 1.6b after I do a recap and do a softmod on the system.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Shagittarius » 2019-9-16 @ 01:41

I ended up putting the X-fi Titanium HD in my girlfriends Win 10 machine. She has like 2 3" tall USB powered speakers so it should sound awesome =) At least I know the card works fine. Well I know the mini stereo output works fine anyways.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby JonathonWyble » 2019-9-29 @ 23:19

The thing I got a couple days ago isn't directly related to "hardware", but it does sort of have to do with the subject hardware falls under.

Anyway, in my computer programming class, some of the students, myself included, sometimes choose to look over textbooks for the programming language we may learn about, and in class I usually look over one of the BlitzPlus textbooks. I decided I could get my own textbook for game programming in BlitzPlus, so I can study that stuff on my own time.
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The book is titled "Game Programming For Teens Second Edition" by Maneesh Sethi.

I got it at a thrift shop a few days ago. There's some some pretty interesting stuff in this book.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-10-01 @ 02:34

Dell Precision T1650.

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Intel Xeon E3-1240v2 3.4GHz quad core processor
8GB DDR3 ECC RAM (2x4GB, soon to be 16GB)
In Win Power Man IP-S400EQ3-2 400W 80+ ATX power supply
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2GB PCIe video card
DVDRW drive
256GB SATA M.2 SSD in 2.5" enclosure
1TB Seagate 7200RPM HD
Windows XP on HD
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on SSD
Latest updates
Latest BIOS
PS/2 ports
Ethernet
4xUSB 2.0 ports rear
2xUSB 2.0 ports front
2xUSB 3.0 ports rear
2xUSB 3.0 ports front
Serial port
Audio in/out jacks front/rear
DVI
2xDisplayPort
Clean inside and out
New thermal paste

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Rear

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Side panel

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Interior

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Closeup of power supply

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dat Quadro... tight fit!

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BIOS summary

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BIOS summary 2

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Specs

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Windows 7 desktop

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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Srandista » 2019-10-01 @ 08:44

Wow, Labelflash DVD burner. I think I never saw one on the wild. Have few LightScibe burners, and still even some media, but I would definitely say Labelflash is more rare.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-10-01 @ 12:43

I've never used LightScribe so I doubt I'll be using LabelFlash. But it's a pretty cool drive.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby badmojo » 2019-10-02 @ 10:00

I had a rush of blood recently after a bad week at work and upgraded my main PC to a Rysen 3600X / MSI x570-A PRO / 16GB RAM. I feel vaguely sad about putting my trusty i5 on the bench after ~10 years of faithful service but it was struggling with Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and I suspected that it wouldn't be able to handle Cyberpunk 2077 either.

Modern hardware generally bores me to tears but I gotta say I'm impressed with this setup - everything is so fast! Booting, web browsing, gaming; it just smashes it all out without breaking a sweat. It's actually a pretty long motherboard so installation in my old Cooler Master Centurion was a bit of a pain in the bum but much to my delight, Windows 10 took a moment to re-install itself and then worked like a charm.

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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby robertmo » 2019-10-04 @ 12:29

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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby robertmo » 2019-10-04 @ 12:57

Just a warning:
There is no HAXM support with ryzens.
And WHPX is twice (two times) slower than HAXM.
Intel got comparable cpus with comparable prices now (i5-9400F).
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-10-04 @ 13:03

Neither is a 6 core 6 thread CPU comparable to the roughly same price AMD 8 core 16 thread parts in performance, nor does it cost even close to the same level as comparable 4 core 8 thread AMD chips that cost less than 120 bucks.
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i586:P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/400|128M|Rage|V2|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby robertmo » 2019-10-04 @ 13:26

sorry, you are right, looked not that bad with single core tests ;)
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-10-05 @ 15:42

dropped off a broken monitor at local recycling place... you just leave stuff on a table and go about your merry way. there was an optiplex 3020 MT with an i5 4590 in it so i took that home... not bad for free!
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Standard Def Steve » 2019-10-06 @ 23:04

Bought an Optiplex 9020 tower off a friend for $60.
i5-4670, 16GB DDR3-1600, 2TB hard drive, and I can't believe how quiet it is. Even running Prime95 I can barely hear the thing!

I have an old 256GB 840 Pro I can throw in for some added speed. I'm thinking that I'll put this machine down in the workshop, where it will replace an older C2D E8600-based Optiplex 780 as my music/streaming/surfing box.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Repo Man11 » 2019-10-07 @ 00:49

In the Computers section of the local Craigslist, someone listed an Asus VS228H 21.5" monitor for free, the only catch being it had a solid white display. I decided I was up for the challenge of trying to fix it, so I took it.
Looking for any information, I found one forum where the suggested fix was a solid whack on the back of the unit. With nothing to lose, I gave that a shot. It did temporarily fix it! But then the problem returned. I finally disassembled it (not easy), and after several tries, the fix that has so far kept it working was to take off the circuit board on the very top of the display, and remount it; I also cleaned the ribbon cable that attaches to that board, and made sure the tape that holds the cable down wasn't applying tension to where the ribbon cable connects to that circuit board. It's been powered on all day, and the issue hasn't returned.
I'm in the process of building a basic gaming machine for a twelve year old cousin (775, 8 gigs of DDR3, an SSD, a GTS250, and I'm going to upgrade the board to a Xeon X5460) so this will be a perfect match.

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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby yawetaG » 2019-10-12 @ 15:49

Netgear 10/100/1000 switch, so I can hook up all my retro-computers to my router.
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-10-17 @ 12:49

you can also use an old router and DD-WRT it and tell it to act as a client bridge
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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Postby Shagittarius » 2019-10-19 @ 00:54

My 2 latest acquisitions:

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