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About Gazereths

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    A Saucy Puppet Show


  • CPU
    i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB)
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1080ti STRIX
  • Case
    InWin 805
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus 1000w Gold
  • Display(s)
    Qnix QX2710 - 1440p @100Hz
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken x61
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB
  • Sound
    Creative gigaworks T40's
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro
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  1. Assuming you have the power supply to handle it go for something like a HD 7870 2gb, cheap and beats the 750ti. If power supply is a concern then gtx 1030 gddr5/1050/750ti/rx 550 that require no pcie power cable. Anything more would be a waste with that cpu (unless you plan to upgrade the entire system in the very near future) This is assuming its the first gen i5 750 not the 7th gen i5 7500 (wondered if you made a typo) If it's the 7500 go for a 1650 super / gtx 1060 or rx 580/570.......or maybe just yolo and go 2080ti sli.
  2. 512mb seems... Excessive, and damn expensive back in those days. But damn a triple crt setup sounds sweet, just hope you had a solid desk for all that weight!! I'll look into the banshee cards. I get what you mean about installing the best that's supported, but I kinda want to be era correct and limited by the tech that was available back then. If it was just about playing the games at the highest performance possible I'd emulate or use a VM. It's why I just finished my XP box with a core 2 extreme and 8800gtx, most of those era games run fine on my modern (ish) computer, I just wanted the nostalgic feeling of a true to the time pc.
  3. Haha I know what you mean, people calling PlayStation 1 'retro' has the same effect on me.... We're getting old I'd like to stay 'era correct' if possible, but I'll be damned if I'm paying daft prices for a voodoo... I think I'll go for the rage 128 Pro. If I see a 9200 cheap I'll pick one up as well just for curiosity/benchmarking. EDIT: Does the glide API really make much difference? I know its not worth the price of a voodoo but I'm still curious.
  4. Yeah Voodoo seem to be the go-to card. Hmm ill look into it, though I thought they were more 2000's / XP era cards. Yeah I've been hunting for a pci voodoo card, but like you said the prices are ridiculous. I've seen them listed for 100's of pounds. Also the pci ones are even more expensive. Rage 128 sounds promising, I've seen one for a reasonable price but it's only got the low profile bracket though I'm sure i have something in the stash of brackets I could use. Will look into the 9200. What time period were they and what's prices like?
  5. Yes it's still compatible. I've used modern gpu's on pcie 2.0 slots and they work fine. AMD would severely limit their sales if their new cards only worked on pcie 4.0 compatible motherboards. Only potential draw back woukd be theoretical transfer speeds but I doubt a 5600xt would saturate pcie 3.0 bandwidth anyway.
  6. I'm planning a retro windows 98 gaming machine and wanted some suggestions on what graphics card to get. Must be PCI NOT AGP (crap mobo I have only has PCI) Specs so far: Pentium iii 800MHz (think it's coppermine) 128mb ram 40gb ide hdd (might get ide to sd card adapter instead) Fujitsu Siemens W26361 socket 370 motherboard Sound blaster x-fi pci card (not sure exact model) Cd rom 1.44 floppy
  7. Yeah I was thinking the same until I tried the USB 2 adapter. I've only got a spare USB3 single cable to test, not one that splits into 2 ports. I suppose I could take one from another case but it's a hassle as most front ports are soldered to a PCB that adapts to a USB port. Hmmm....Yeah I think the header is the prime suspect, just weird it works with one of the ports and not both. Maybe a voltage issue where the header can only supply enough for one port? If there was a bent pin I wouldn't have ben able to connect the cable surely. RMA isn;t an option unfortunately as it's a second hand board.....Just have to go with USB 2.0 and tell the buyer.....Not willing to lie by omission. Thanks for the input both of you
  8. OH some pics of the setup, The USB 3 furthest to the right doesn't work.
  9. I have a weird problem with a USB 3.0 port on a build I'm doing for a potential customer. The USB 3.0 cable to the front ports is split into two from the header but only one of the ports works. I've tried an adapter from a standard USB (2. 0/ 1.0?) header on the motherboard and both ports work when I do this, it's only when the USB 3.0 cable is connected to the USB 3.0 header. Motherboard is a H110m-s2h micro ATX. CPU is i5 6500. GTX 1050ti low profile. 2x4GB Corsair Dominator 3000MHz DDR4 (a waste of 3000MHz ram I know as the board only supports 2133 but it's all I have to hand ATM, will change oit out for cheaper stuff soon) Case is the CiT S506, not overly impressed with the case as the fan was DOA and fitting the dual slot 1050ti was a pain and required modding to get the HDMI cable to fit. Looks nice and minimalist for a cheapo case though. Any and all ideas welcome.
  10. Did you test the components outside the case prior to installation? Always best practice. It could be as simple as an extra standoff shorting the motherboard out. I'd take it fully apart and get it together on a test bench (motherboard box will work) Are you sure those custom PSU cables are Corsair compatible? Different PSU brands have different pinouts.
  11. I thought Aida64 measured vcore not input voltage, tried same version another system (x5670) and it is showing the vcore (1.3v) and all the other voltages are correct also.
  12. You could try the 771/775 mod with a quad core 771 Xeon....Though to be honest you're due for an entire system upgrade. Best Xeon that's readily available for 771 is probably the X5460, 3.1Ghz stock speed and can be overclocked, not sure if your board can OC or even if it's capable of modding to accept 771 CPU's. Either way it's not worth the trouble IMHO.
  13. Anyone else had strange voltages reported using Aida64 extreme trial version? I'm running a Xeon E5-1620 overclocked to 4.3Ghz, temps are great at mid 50's to low 60's, yet Aida64 is saying the CPU Core voltage is 2.001 volts lmao. I'm sure 2v would fry that chip in a second. The system is currently pulling 170W from the wall on CPU/disk stress test, full draw is ~300W when RX480 is fully loaded up as well. Also the 3.3v rail is saying 5 volts, 5v is saying 1.827, 12v is saying 5.04. Never seen this before, though I am using a cheapo Chinese board, I guess that's it.
  14. Sorry I forgot about this thread. Thanks for the replies and confirmation of what I thought. Pretty obvious looking back at it now.