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    winningsince1337 reacted to App4that in Crossfire 2 R9 270X's or upgrade?   
    I have an open RMA ticket on the Vapor because Trixx didn't play well with Crimson :lol: . They never argued with me and the whole process took 4 days, gave me time to try some things and I figured out what it was and I'm going to cancel the RMA of course. No idea what would have happened if I had sent it in, but I have nothing but positive to say about the dealings getting to a RMA number.
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from App4that in Crossfire 2 R9 270X's or upgrade?   
    Holy shiz that's a huge cooler on the Vapor-X. I believe the side fan is the solution but that's not happening in an R4 so oh well   Also, we have the same mobo but your's is the black version
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    winningsince1337 reacted to afyeung in Crossfire 2 R9 270X's or upgrade?   
    I have the Noctis 450 with a fan blowing directly on the GPUs. My 290 is under water and gets to 60c under load. I'm prepared. All my main components as of now are wc'ed. I can handle the 390x as long as the temps are as good as people say they are. 
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    winningsince1337 reacted to FAQBytes in Server Gaming/Workstation Computer How-To Guide (LTT Complementary Guide)   
    Alright, so I was already planning to do this, as during the planning process of building my current computer I came up with many server builds, and I learned a whole lot doing my build.
    If you want to look at my current build, look for "Spirit of Xeon", which is my pride and joy trouble child.
     
    NOTE:
    This guide acts as a supplementary guide for Linus's video on the matter, which will go much more in-depth on the actual building and such and is much of the information I have accrued while researching and building mine.
     
     
    NOTE:
    Please be aware that by doing this I am by no means responsible for what you do. Do remember that I am just some guy on the internet. Also be aware that by doing this that it will take much more effort to get up and running, and you pretty much have no warranty on any of the components as much of them here are much older. Do also note that this can cause incompatibilities with some hardware. For example, my r9 290x was not compatible with my father's intel motherboard and i7-860.
     
    SPOILER-
    This will be an Intel-centric build tutorial, as that is what I did. Most of this information should be relevant to AMD, but I have no experience on that side with server gaming.
     
    SECTION 1: Is server building right for you?



     
     
     
     GENERATION:
     
    The first and most important thing to know when going into this is knowing what generation you want to do, among many other things. There are pros and cons to each, many of which will be addressed.
     
    LGA 771/Socket J:
     
    This is honestly the oldest I would go. 


      LGA 775/Socket T 
      LGA 1356/Socket H // LGA 1366/Socket B

     
    LGA 2011 V0/V2 // Socket R



     
    LGA 2011-v3



     
     
     
     
    MOTHERBOARD:



     
    CPU



     
    PSU



     
    RAM



     
    Peripherals  



     
    Section 2: What issues am I likely to face?



     
    Section 3: What sort of hardware mods am I looking at?



     
    Section 4: Cooling



     
    Section 5: Profit?



    Congratulations! You're done!
     
    Hopefully you've been successful in your endeavors to build a Server Gaming/workstation PC. Feel free to now post photos of your system and let us know how it went. If you have something you feel is pertinent to have added to this, let me know. I'm not perfect and I know for a fact there are many things I have wanted to add but forgot, because horrible short-term memory. Y'know, can't have it all.
     
     
     
    This guide will be updated as time goes on as either incorrect data is pointed out or information changes. 
     
    I will be more than happy to ask any question that you have, so long as I feel that you actually have put time and effort into writing it.
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    winningsince1337 reacted to ALwin in What should I do with a new in box 390x?   
    Send it to me.
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    winningsince1337 reacted to NumLock21 in MiniNews: Mac Pro case for the DIY   
    Those of you who wanted a Mac Pro case don't have to buy a trash bin at IKEA anymore cause a Chinese company has finally made one. By Sheng Electronics, this Mac Pro case fit a ITX board, up to 120mm fans, SFX power supplies, and cpu with a maximum height of just 60mm or less. The case weight about 2kg (4.4 pounds). MSRP about Y8,980 (Yen) so that's about 73USD, 97CAN, 99AUD, 48GBP, 67EUR.

     
     
    https://benchlife.info/built-you-own-mac-pro-with-windows-os-12042015/
    translate
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    winningsince1337 reacted to Suika in MiniNews: Mac Pro case for the DIY   
    Shit looks ballin, I'd buy one if my GPU could fit.
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from EChondo in Sen. Feinstein Says Anarchist Cookbook Should Be "Removed From the Internet"   
    This was a thread from April. Don't try and revive an 8 month old thread.
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    winningsince1337 reacted to Real_PhillBert in Sen. Feinstein Says Anarchist Cookbook Should Be "Removed From the Internet"   
    Please dont necro-thread.
     
    Although Feinstein is a dumbass. 
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from stconquest in MSI Support Review: They're as 'EVGA of AMD'   
    My R9 290 gaming which is roughly a year and a half old went kaput and turned into an un-coolable flamethrower. So I sent it in for an RMA last month. And today I got this in an e-mail from support...

    Why yes, MSI I would love to get a 390x Gaming as a replacement
     
     
    TLDR: RMA'ed old 290, they ran out of them and are sending back a 390x. Took two weeks and was painless to RMA. No complaints here, 10/10 would buy MSI again.
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from stconquest in MSI Support Review: They're as 'EVGA of AMD'   
    My R9 290 gaming which is roughly a year and a half old went kaput and turned into an un-coolable flamethrower. So I sent it in for an RMA last month. And today I got this in an e-mail from support...

    Why yes, MSI I would love to get a 390x Gaming as a replacement
     
     
    TLDR: RMA'ed old 290, they ran out of them and are sending back a 390x. Took two weeks and was painless to RMA. No complaints here, 10/10 would buy MSI again.
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from stconquest in MSI Support Review: They're as 'EVGA of AMD'   
    My R9 290 gaming which is roughly a year and a half old went kaput and turned into an un-coolable flamethrower. So I sent it in for an RMA last month. And today I got this in an e-mail from support...

    Why yes, MSI I would love to get a 390x Gaming as a replacement
     
     
    TLDR: RMA'ed old 290, they ran out of them and are sending back a 390x. Took two weeks and was painless to RMA. No complaints here, 10/10 would buy MSI again.
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from stconquest in MSI Support Review: They're as 'EVGA of AMD'   
    My R9 290 gaming which is roughly a year and a half old went kaput and turned into an un-coolable flamethrower. So I sent it in for an RMA last month. And today I got this in an e-mail from support...

    Why yes, MSI I would love to get a 390x Gaming as a replacement
     
     
    TLDR: RMA'ed old 290, they ran out of them and are sending back a 390x. Took two weeks and was painless to RMA. No complaints here, 10/10 would buy MSI again.
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from stconquest in MSI Support Review: They're as 'EVGA of AMD'   
    My R9 290 gaming which is roughly a year and a half old went kaput and turned into an un-coolable flamethrower. So I sent it in for an RMA last month. And today I got this in an e-mail from support...

    Why yes, MSI I would love to get a 390x Gaming as a replacement
     
     
    TLDR: RMA'ed old 290, they ran out of them and are sending back a 390x. Took two weeks and was painless to RMA. No complaints here, 10/10 would buy MSI again.
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from stconquest in MSI Support Review: They're as 'EVGA of AMD'   
    My R9 290 gaming which is roughly a year and a half old went kaput and turned into an un-coolable flamethrower. So I sent it in for an RMA last month. And today I got this in an e-mail from support...

    Why yes, MSI I would love to get a 390x Gaming as a replacement
     
     
    TLDR: RMA'ed old 290, they ran out of them and are sending back a 390x. Took two weeks and was painless to RMA. No complaints here, 10/10 would buy MSI again.
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from stconquest in MSI Support Review: They're as 'EVGA of AMD'   
    My R9 290 gaming which is roughly a year and a half old went kaput and turned into an un-coolable flamethrower. So I sent it in for an RMA last month. And today I got this in an e-mail from support...

    Why yes, MSI I would love to get a 390x Gaming as a replacement
     
     
    TLDR: RMA'ed old 290, they ran out of them and are sending back a 390x. Took two weeks and was painless to RMA. No complaints here, 10/10 would buy MSI again.
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    winningsince1337 reacted to Castdeath97 in [DEBUNKED] AMD 300 series reference blower coolers spotted.   
    The question is, are they shit like the R9 290/R9 290X coolers.
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    winningsince1337 reacted to noisebomb44 in Just Cause 3 Suffers From Terrible Frame Rate and Load Times on the NextGen consoles   
    The people who have gotten review copies say that it runs pretty smooth on PC
     
    Although they might all have titans for all i know
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    winningsince1337 reacted to MeDownYou in Normal temps or neigh?   
    Just not with reasonable voltage,  testing 4.4ghz at 1.315v atm
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    winningsince1337 reacted to paulsterio in Apple Hack Pro [G5 Mod, Hackintosh, OSX, 2600K]   
    Day 4 - Test-fitting with draft hardware and cutting the fan hole inserts
    Okay, so there's a bit to do today, starting with cutting out the fan inserts. So there are a few holes at the back which are a little ugly, so I'm just going to cut the original inserts to size and hopefully they fill in the holes. 
     
    These are the holes I'm referring to: 
     

     

     
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    So originally, it comes with a mesh cover, I've just marked it out and cut it as follows:
     

     
    Fitting it in, everything looks pretty great (note the case is upside-down here):
     

     

     
    Flipping the case so that it's right side up, everything looks great.
     

     
    After a day of work, here's the workbench with all the tools - the soldering iron is out for modding the power button tomorrow and I've printed off a white label for the PSU, I don't think the original yellow label works well, I'll be sticking that on tomorrow as well. 
     

     

     
    Lastly, here are the two original CPUs for the G5 which I'll be throwing out (don't have the space to keep them unfortunately). If you're local (in Melbourne) and want them, feel free to hit me up and you can have them - they probably don't work, but might make a good display on a cabinet. I'll be keeping the motherboard to hang on my wall as a decoration. 
     

     
    Just as a general update, here's how the PSU is looking mounted on the top:
     
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    So that's all for this update, just to recap, today we managed to fill the fan holes at the back, mount all the test hardware and make a pretty big mess on the workbench. 
     
    Modding the power button and a test boot is in order tomorrow. Since there's not as much to do, I'll hopefully be able to do some cleaning up of my work area too, so I can take some nicer photos of the system in progress for you all. See you for the Day 5 update!
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from Bensemus in Toddler's eyeball sliced in half by drone propeller   
    At the end of the day it all comes down to two things: Accidents can and always will happen, and you can't make people have common sense.
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    winningsince1337 reacted to zool in Laser Oak: Kodi htpc [Case Build]   
    Hi all,
    I have loved kodi since it was called XBMC and ran on an original xbox.
    This project started with the need for a HTPC as my raspberry PI just just doesn't have the grunt I need these days.
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so.......

    If you're too lazy to read, here are all the pictures plus a few that didn't make it into the post
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/52jswxghjx2pu71/AACY3VGu_4hYHJate5K64sp5a?dl=0
    PC components:

    AMD Athlon 5150 Asus AM1I-A mITX motherboard 4gb Kingston value RAM Pico PSU 160W Module SanDisk 60gb SSD Gelid slim silence heatsink It's not a beast but it sure beats a Rpi!
    Case Construction:

    3.3mm hardwood plywood Aged oak peel and stick veneer A few bits of acrylic Gloss varnish spray This is actually my first pc built from scratch! My desktop pc was upgraded bit by bit until it was a new computer so that doesn't count. I'm lucky enough to own a CO2 laser cutter, so I abused that privilege for this build, I'll start to run you through how I made it.
    It started with inspiration seeing http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/162200-stealthray-10-a-silent-build-in-a-custom-case/ by manwithbeard1990 and its pretty cool! i wanted to make a case in wood, I had lots of plywood and veneer already so I decided to use that. The next step was some prototyping:

    I thought the bendy wood was a pretty unique feature.
    It took a while to nail the basic design but I now had a rough idea of what I was going to make. Now it's time to prep and finish the wood

    Prep and finish!?!? Yes...... to stop the vaporized sap ruining the wood while laser cutting, I sanded then varnished the wood as a sheet. Isn't it nice how veneer can make crap wood look good!
    Most of the parts were still on order but I was getting impatient....

    That's the front panel sorted, then i made the top section

    The Kodi logo on the top adds some much needed ventilation. I forgot to take photo's of making the mesh bit, it's just some material stretched tight across a wood frame and glued in. The inside of this case looks horrific, but you'll see soon enough......
    The lettering on the front was engraved to get it bang in the middle and then had the metal effect material slotted in.
    Then the mobo, ram and cpu turned up. So I cut the base

    I eyeballed the height of the IO cutout and got it right first time! Cut a hole for the picoPSU aswell, The PSU is really the star, allowing such a small case. Also instead of messing around with the holes for the mobo in the laser software, I just did a slick, I put it in place and drew through the holes and drilled them out. Boom, motherboard installed!
    Time to show you where I hide all my sins.....



    Yeah, it's a mess....
    The whole thing is glued together with epoxy resin. The joining edges are nearly deliberately messy to give the glue enough strength without seeping through the edges and ruining the outside.
    That's about the jist of it! Glam shots in the next post
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from Dan Castellaneta in Lenovo collab with Razer to make gaming systems and peripherals   
    The case has cancer and they're trying to make it appealing by putting Christmas lights on it and fake carbon-fiber like a Cholo on a Honda Civic.
     
     
     
     
    Kappa, real talk
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    winningsince1337 reacted to QueenDemetria in Exynos 8890 first SoC to hit 100,000 on Antutu   
    Is that with or without the cheating?
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    winningsince1337 got a reaction from Dan Castellaneta in Lenovo collab with Razer to make gaming systems and peripherals   
    The case has cancer and they're trying to make it appealing by putting Christmas lights on it and fake carbon-fiber like a Cholo on a Honda Civic.
     
     
     
     
    Kappa, real talk
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