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Reply 521 of 1319, by kithylin

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Picked up 12 sticks of MICRON 4GB PC3-10600R DDR3-1333 REG ECC low profile CL9 ram! 48gb of ram anyone?

Be prepared for the power draw increase.. wasn't expecting that with my dual-1366 server. I upgraded it from 12GB ram (12x1GB) to 12x4GB and it increased @wall power draw by as much as about +175 watts. Using a modern platinum power supply too.

Reply 524 of 1319, by Jade Falcon

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kithylin wrote:
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Over 8 sticks of FB ram? No way

There's a reason they made DDR3L server ram by the way.

I'm aware. but anything ddr3 will draw less power then the FB ddr2 I'm using in my cerent system. The ram id for a system upgrade. FBddr2 can pull upwards of 20w a stick. more typically 10-15w

Reply 525 of 1319, by Jade Falcon

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Just got a PCI-e ASUS XONAR DX like new with box for 35$ 😀
My new dual 1366 system sold be cool, add that sound card and 48bg of ram, a 2gb 285 and 6 120gb ssd's in raid 😈

Reply 526 of 1319, by oeuvre

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HP Compaq 8510w, made an offer on eBay and he accepted it. Total was less than $60 shipped. […]
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HP Compaq 8510w, made an offer on eBay and he accepted it. Total was less than $60 shipped.

Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4GHz
3GB RAM (came with a single 2GB stick, had an extra 1GB lying around)
320GB 7200RPM HD (spare one lying around, came with 120GB 7200RPM HD, upgrading it to 128GB SSD)
NVIDIA Quadro FX570M
15.4" 1920x1200
DVD/RW drive
Intel 4965AGN
Very clean condition

I redid the thermal paste and cleaned the fan and heatsink. Was surprised how dust-free the inside was. Pretty sweet machine for its time.

Nice laptop for mid to late 2000s gaming and much better built than the cancer that passes for modern laptops, I really do miss how easy laptops were to work on back then.

Thanks! It's a wonderful machine. Popped in an SSD on it and now it flies.

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Reply 527 of 1319, by pentiumspeed

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Recently bought barebones HP z220 workstation, not too much actually, to replace the optiplex 780. Later on collected parts for it: i5-3570 (seller listed as 3470 for 65+15 cdn shipped, nice), 16GB (two sticks DDR3 1600), Sapphire HD 6850 1GB for a song, Only new part is Toshiba 2TB 7200 64MB. Was 3TB hgst that I could not get win10 to work with full 3TB on early UEFI design (?). Gave it a Intel Pro/1000 PT NIC. Running W10 Pro.

Optiplex 780 kept intact for now. I run two hard drives policy so I have safety in backups keeping one data I keep on one HD, When I'm ready to game, I'll add 3rd. z220 and z420 HD bays can hold 3 HDs which Dell cannot for years even their workstation T3610 is even worse.

Future purchases: E3-1290V2, 16GB ECC. ECC is more important than anyone thinks larger than 16GB, excuse me intel are you listening? Ryzen does support ECC (confirmed by Aanadtech). Far in future, Z420 or Ryzen socket 4094 threadripper.

Cheers, pentiumspeed

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 528 of 1319, by rein_ein

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I actually assembled it week ago and enjoying same time,but was soooo lazy to take pics,anyway here is my almost complete Ryzen build,spex:

Ryzen 7 1700 box
Msi B350M Mortar Arctic (picked it because they dont have usual one)
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB Kit DDR4-3000,so far its on 2667 and waiting for bios patch

only thing is left is Vega gpu...

if anyone care other misc is:
old trusty hd 7850 2gb
adata sp600 256gb ssd and 500gb wd black hdd(temporary hdd)
nzxt source 210 elite case
Corsair CMPSU-650TXEU psu also old and dusty

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Reply 529 of 1319, by Skyscraper

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rein_ein wrote:
I actually assembled it week ago and enjoying same time,but was soooo lazy to take pics,anyway here is my almost complete Ryzen […]
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I actually assembled it week ago and enjoying same time,but was soooo lazy to take pics,anyway here is my almost complete Ryzen build,spex:

Ryzen 7 1700 box
Msi B350M Mortar Arctic (picked it because they dont have usual one)
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB Kit DDR4-3000,so far its on 2667 and waiting for bios patch

only thing is left is Vega gpu...

if anyone care other misc is:
old trusty hd 7850 2gb
adata sp600 256gb ssd and 500gb wd black hdd(temporary hdd)
nzxt source 210 elite case
Corsair CMPSU-650TXEU psu also old and dusty

The motherboard looks great! 😀

By the time the third Ryzen generation is out I might upgrade my self. After 10 years with the EVGA SR-2 I might be willing to try something new...

Main PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6ghz, Evga - SR-2, 48gb memory, Intel X25-M g2 SSD and a Nvidia GTX 980 ti.
Retro PC #3: K6-2 450@500mhz, PC-Chips m577, 256mb sdram, AWE64 and a Voodoo Banshee.

Reply 530 of 1319, by kithylin

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Skyscraper wrote:

The motherboard looks great! 😀

By the time the third Ryzen generation is out I might upgrade my self. After 10 years with the EVGA SR-2 I might be willing to try something new...

It's confirmed we'll have 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 1st gen chips some time this year (Code-Name "Threadripper"). Just one of those chips @ stock speeds should be quite a significant performance increase over anything you have in SR-2 system (The best SR-2 / Dual-1366 can do is 2x6 cores, 12 cores 24 threads) and less than half the power usage vs SR-2 systems.

Reply 531 of 1319, by Jade Falcon

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kithylin wrote:
Skyscraper wrote:

The motherboard looks great! 😀

By the time the third Ryzen generation is out I might upgrade my self. After 10 years with the EVGA SR-2 I might be willing to try something new...

It's confirmed we'll have 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 1st gen chips some time this year (Code-Name "Threadripper"). Just one of those chips @ stock speeds should be quite a significant performance increase over anything you have in SR-2 system (The best SR-2 / Dual-1366 can do is 2x6 cores, 12 cores 24 threads) and less than half the power usage vs SR-2 systems.

The sr-2 still holds records for the fastest platform under some benchmarks. With overclocking the sr-2 can still holds it own

Reply 532 of 1319, by kithylin

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Jade Falcon wrote:
kithylin wrote:
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The motherboard looks great! 😀

By the time the third Ryzen generation is out I might upgrade my self. After 10 years with the EVGA SR-2 I might be willing to try something new...

It's confirmed we'll have 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 1st gen chips some time this year (Code-Name "Threadripper"). Just one of those chips @ stock speeds should be quite a significant performance increase over anything you have in SR-2 system (The best SR-2 / Dual-1366 can do is 2x6 cores, 12 cores 24 threads) and less than half the power usage vs SR-2 systems.

The sr-2 still holds records for the fastest platform under some benchmarks. With overclocking the sr-2 can still holds it own

While that may be true right now today, there's no way to know how that will hold up with future systems later this year.
I may be wrong in predicting this today, but.. I couldn't imagine a 7-year old platform with 12 cores would be very competitive vs modern-day 2017 platforms with 16 cores in any possible way, in any test.
If anything else, just the sheer number of physical cores alone should be the biggest difference.

There's also the current-generation Broadwell-Xeon systems that go dual-socket with 22 cores per CPU that we can buy right now. Expensive, but they do exist.

Reply 533 of 1319, by Jade Falcon

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True the sr-2 days are numbered and it will not be long that the average desktop is faster.
But the system is still very relevant for some things. It's a solid overclocker too. Pretty much anything that doesn't need a lot of cores the sr-2 is a good system for.
Not to mention it can use regular desktop ram unlike most dual CPU systems.

Also core count doesn't=preformas.

Reply 534 of 1319, by kithylin

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Jade Falcon wrote:

Also core count doesn't=preformas.

Depends on what you're doing depends on core count. For gaming and most every day stuff, more cores better? no. Video editing? Yes! Transcoding video from one format to the other? YES! (Transcoding programs still use CPU even with gpu assistance).

Programming and compiling code? more cores = better..... just depends on work load.

Reply 535 of 1319, by Jade Falcon

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kithylin wrote:
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Also core count doesn't=preformas.

Depends on what you're doing depends on core count. For gaming and most every day stuff, more cores better? no. Video editing? Yes! Transcoding video from one format to the other? YES! (Transcoding programs still use CPU even with gpu assistance).

Programming and compiling code? more cores = better..... just depends on work load.

Completely wrong.
Compare a core2 quad with a modern dual core like the 7350K. Complete night and day even with the tasks you state.

Reply 536 of 1319, by kithylin

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Jade Falcon wrote:

Completely wrong.
Compare a core2 quad with a modern dual core like the 7350K. Complete night and day even with the tasks you state.

We were discussing Ryzen, and SR-2 and various multi-cpu multi-core platforms... nothing at all to do with dual cores.. okay.. whatever then.

Reply 537 of 1319, by Jade Falcon

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kithylin wrote:
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Completely wrong.
Compare a core2 quad with a modern dual core like the 7350K. Complete night and day even with the tasks you state.

We were discussing Ryzen, and SR-2 and various multi-cpu multi-core platforms... nothing at all to do with dual cores.. okay.. whatever then.

We were discussing that until the discussing took a turn into core count vs performance were just about anything CPU is relevant.

At the end of the day there is a lot more to it then just core count.

Reply 538 of 1319, by ODwilly

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I would like to add that in a modern day sense dual cores only make sense for light duty productivity office machines/web browsers. And in that case I wouldnt even bother with a modern dual core vs a new one, unless warranties and reliability are a concern.

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 539 of 1319, by oeuvre

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Finished my Lenovo ThinkPad T420 project, scooped it up on eBay and added a few nice upgrades like mSATA SSD + SATA SSD + 2nd bay SATA caddy w/ 320GB data HD, USB 3.0 expresscard. It just needs a new battery.

http://imgur.com/a/f5to9

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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