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    A1200 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Work System for a colleague   
    So it was bothering me that the i7 9700F would never be used to its full potential with that H310 board - the power delivery just isn't there not to mention any other handicaps with the chipset. So I asked my friend if we could put in a Z390 board and he said I could. I also had a 64GB Kit which I couldn't fit in my system when using a NH-D15 as it was too high so I replaced his RAM too. Finally I added an Asus PCE-AC51 wifi card which seems to work well during testing.
     
    I could have continued upgrading. For example the new motherboard can support M.2 NVME at higher speeds instead so I could have replaced the M.2 SATA drive but by the time I had done a data transfer etc. it would have taken me ages and the mission here wasn't drive speed, it was to unleash the true CPU performance. The drives are plenty quick enough.
     
    So here are the new specs:
     
    CPU: Intel i7 9700F
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 UD
    RAM: 64GB HyperX Predator 3000 MHz DDR4 CL15 (4x 16GB)
    GPU: ASUS Dual Series GeForce GTX1660 Super 6GB GDDR6 EVO
    Case: Cooler Master MasterBox E500L Blue
    Storage (OS) Samsung 860 Evo 1TB M.2 SSD / (Data) Samsung 860 EVO 2TB
    PSU: Corsair RM550x 80 PLUS Gold 550W
    Display: LG 27MK600M-B 27" IPS Monitor
    Cooling: Noctua NH-U9S (dual fan config) + 1x 120mm & 1x 140mm Noctua case Fans
    Keyboard: MS Wired 600 Desktop
    Mouse: MS Wired 600 Desktop
    Sound: Onboard HD Audio
    Operating System: Win 10 Pro 64 Bit
     
    I did a new userbenchmark run just to see if the CPU was hitting higher in the  percentiles and indeed it now is: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/38688273
     
    Workstation level performance for sure. A nice upgrade.


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    A1200 reacted to Frank_Art in The smallest overclocked desktop RGB ever   
    Hello, for sure it's not the smallest desktop ever done, but it's pretty small 🙂 ...so I put together a Raspberri pi 4b 8gb (overclocked) with an ICE Tower cooler and an RGB OLED 1.5 inch Display (128 x 128 pixel).
    I designed the case in Moi3D and printed with a PRUSA  i3 MKs.
    As a prototype I'm pretty happy with  the result even if the finishing of the print is not super amazing, I'm actually investigating to find ways to get a perfect finishing looking quality of the prints (not that easy with a filament printer).
    Hope you like it, let me know if you have questions.
    Cheers











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    A1200 reacted to RollinLower in Phoenix, or the PC literally risen from ashes.   
    it was covered under general household insurance. they didn' t cover all of it, but i'm still getting enough to get me started on this build.
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    A1200 reacted to Killercarl145 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
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    A1200 got a reaction from Tristerin in I want a Mac   
    I bet someone will sell you one down the pub for £250 - if only the pubs were open 🙄
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    A1200 got a reaction from SupaKomputa in I want a Mac   
    I bet someone will sell you one down the pub for £250 - if only the pubs were open 🙄
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    A1200 got a reaction from DriftMan in I want a Mac   
    I bet someone will sell you one down the pub for £250 - if only the pubs were open 🙄
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    A1200 got a reaction from Rex Hite in Attempting a sleeper   
    Yes never mod classic computers with modern PCs, it's sacrilege. Last PET I had was an 8032 with dual disk drive and traction printer. Oldest thing I have at the moment is 2 Amiga 1000s.
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    A1200 got a reaction from CheeseGod in How to properly apply Thermal Paste?   
    Oh dear. Expect this thread to glow white hot in minutes. Pea sized blob in the middle every time. Used same method on Intel CPUs countless times.
     
    As for removing, I spray a little contact cleaner in the middle of the chip to soften it then use one of those wet wipes to clean it off.
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    A1200 got a reaction from Coolmaster in How to properly apply Thermal Paste?   
    Oh dear. Expect this thread to glow white hot in minutes. Pea sized blob in the middle every time. Used same method on Intel CPUs countless times.
     
    As for removing, I spray a little contact cleaner in the middle of the chip to soften it then use one of those wet wipes to clean it off.
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    A1200 got a reaction from lokilowkey in Water dripped from ceiling into socket - what luck   
    Get that CR2032 out of there first off - looks like it is now leaking. Then I would spray a ton of contact cleaner on it - let it evaporate and see what happens when you look it up. Get the roof fixed too, that would be my first priority.
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    A1200 got a reaction from 8-Bit Ninja in Water dripped from ceiling into socket - what luck   
    Get that CR2032 out of there first off - looks like it is now leaking. Then I would spray a ton of contact cleaner on it - let it evaporate and see what happens when you look it up. Get the roof fixed too, that would be my first priority.
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    A1200 reacted to DustyHeatsink in Rate my Rig!   
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, ASUS Prime x570p, 2x8gb Corsair Vengeance 3600mhz RAM, EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER BLACK, Cooler Master Mastercase H500 ARGB


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    A1200 reacted to HelpfulTechWizard in Its time to say goodbye to grandma-- Meet *insertnamehereonceidecide*   
    Ok. It's finally time. 

    I just got a new case, ssd, and set of fans for my computer.
    New specs:
    Black, Light tg Meshfy C
    5x In Win Sirius Loop ASL120 (bought 6, an..... accident..... involving a chair took it down to 5)
    1x stock meshify c fan
    500gb mx500 m2 sata (6gb/s) drive
    Reference XFX RX480 4gb
    b250m Bazooka
    i5 7400
    2x8gb 2800mhz XPG Adata
    600w Thermaltake smart
    1628gb of various other hdds and ssds
     
    Ok. I'll start off by saying I get.... really into it when building computers, so I dont have any picture of building the new pc. Ill try to get better about it.
     
    I started off with undoing everything I did for grandma. That honestly hurt a bit, as I spent like 3 or 4 hours on her.
    Looked like this before I started

    Couple pictures of me taking it apart
     
     
    On to building.
    The Meshify C does look pretty nice, and the front pannel is really good looking, but really....... i dont know.......  simplistic?
    Ive heard the fans have a pretty heavy blueshift, but its not too bad.
    And its nice having a large boot drive now.
     
    So, this it how it turned out. And, to be honest, I'm in love. 
    The updates for these are going to be few and far between, as im just a poor 8th grade student  that doesn't have a job. 
    Next update will probably be in a couple days, with a short bit about the stand you can see in the back round of the first pic.
     
    What's next?
     

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    A1200 reacted to Blindsay in Another o11d XL build :)   
    Found these cable combs on amazon that I like. Should help keep the cables together.
     
    Got the various cables to finish it up. Going to add a 7th rear fan as an *intake* to push some more air over the vrm, cpu and ram. Air flows bottom to top in this case but the gpu blocks a lot of that.
     
    Really frustrated by the gpu being too tall. Can't believe that happened in an 'xl' case. Need to find a less tall 3080 with a block sooner rather than later

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    A1200 reacted to Blindsay in Another o11d XL build :)   
    Alright found the pin that popped out on my pcie cables and fixed that and also wired in the rgb for the cpu block and distro plate.
     
    Gotta retrain all the psu wires and tidy up a bit but it's almost done


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    A1200 reacted to Blindsay in Another o11d XL build :)   
    Slightly better photo without the paper towels 

    Going to fix the rest of the RGB later tonight (CPU block and distro plate and the front of the case are not hooked up currently). Going to be running it without the side panel until a 3080TI comes out

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    A1200 reacted to Blindsay in Another o11d XL build :)   
    It lives, mostly... Lol. Apparently there is an issue with my pcie extensions (even though both them and the psu were in my last build) where the computer wouldn't post stating my power cables were not in. Stock cables working fine. I will pull the cables out and make sure a pin didn't pop out.
     
    Had to order some various 3 and 4 pin rgb extension cables.
     
    I'll post some good pics when done, the white balance on this phone is terrible and does a horrible job capturing what it really looks like

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    A1200 reacted to Blindsay in Another o11d XL build :)   
    Yeah so that failed, the vertical bracket hits the fittings for the lower rad. So it will be sticking out the side until a get a new gpu lol
     
    This is where I'm at right now

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    A1200 reacted to Eschew in Moderators on the Forum   
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    A1200 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Party Like it's 2019! Aorus Intel / Nvidia Build   
    Added some LED strip lighting in the front corner and top of the case for some better illumination.
     


     
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    A1200 reacted to AwooCrewSevilla in Budget Workstation Rig for Video Editing and Graphic Design Work - Exploring recycling old Xeon Hardware.   
    Budget (including currency): 250 usd
    Country: USA
    Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Davinci Resolve, Adobe Photoshop, OBS
    Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): GTX1050TI, Cooler Master Masterbox 5 (build would be around 350 including the graphics card and the case.)


    These parts we have received: 
     
    Processor: Xeon E5-2650 V2 8 Cores 16 Threads 2.6 ghz 3.5ghz Turbo: 30 USD

     
    Motherboard: Dell T Precision 3600 Server Board: 45 USD

     
    Ram: 32 GB Crucial DDR3 ECC Memory @1600mhz for Dell Precision T3600: 65 USD

     
    Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40 Fit up to 200W TDP Air Cooler for Lga 775/1366/1150/2011: 29 USD


    These parts we are still waiting on:
     
    Storage: 

    Kingston 240gb SSD Sata 3 2.5": 26USD
    Western Digital 1TB Blue 7200RPM Sata 6 Gb/s: 40usd

    8in 24 Pin ATX 2.01 Power Extention cable Atx (m) to Atx (f): 6 Usd
    6 Pin PCIE M to Female Power Extension Cable: 3.5 USD

    Part we need to return:

    EVGA 500B 80+ BRONZE PSU: 47usd

    Parts in consideration after the PSU return: 
    Antec EA-650 Green 12V 80+ Bronze 650W Psu: 48 usd


    Hurdles about this build:

    We will need to do something similar to what Linus did in scrapyard wars with the Lenovo pcs where we have to rewire the power supply to work on the proprietary pinout, luckily someone on the Hardware Canucks forum named Enaberif has already successfully done this and has provided a pinout map of the connector



    The ECC memory only works with a 630W + PSU from the server it was supposed to be in, so unless we have a way to ignore the ECC requirement, we will need to ship back the PSU we bought on ebay to find something with a 650W+ 80+ bronze rating that will still fit in our budget. (has to be around or the same price we paid for the 500W unit).

    Soldering Iron Required, I do not own one myself, but I have a friend in town in one who will let me use theirs, so additional cost for solder is also something to keep in mind.

    If anyone can I need recommendations on any old PSUs [pref with an 80+bronze rating] that they could recommend  within the budget of 48-50 usd that have the ketchup and mustard cables so that I wouldn't feel bad destroying a modern psu for this, thank you in advance!
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    A1200 reacted to Hagnferd in Project FFA500   
    Here's my build, open to suggestions
     
    Specs
    Aorus Master x570
    Ryzen 9 5950x
    MSI Suprim X 3090
    G.Skill 3800 cl14 4x8GB
    NZXT H510 Elite
    2TB nvme m.2
     
    Todo:
    1) swap CPU cooler (Mugen 5) for NH-D15S
    2) swap front glass with black aluminium mesh
     
     


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    A1200 reacted to MadAnt250 in Yay! I Switched to AMD (Price Update)   
    Okay, time for an update.
     
    The whole upgrade has taken me almost a year, but I think the upgrades will never end, lol. With that in mind, I figured I should go over the total amount spent in USD.
     
    Parts and prices: (does not include taxes and shipping)
    January/ 2020/ From Micro Center:
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600X: $114.99
    Gigabyte B450 Aorus M: $84.99 ($64.99 when bundled with processor)
    GEIL Evo Potenza (16GB 2x8) DDR4 at 3000Mhz: $49.99 
    Misc from January/ 2020:
    Corsair ML120 fans (2 pack): $30.99
    July/ 200/ From New Egg:
    Noctua NH-U9S tower cooler: $59.99
    March/ 2020/ From Best Buy:
    Corsair CX650M PSU: $94.99 ($84.99 with discount)(I forgot the reason for the discount)
    Late October/ Early November/ 2020/ From a seller on Ebay:
    Used EVGA GTX 980 ti Superclocked: $187 
     
    Total spent: (not including taxes and shipping)
    $592.94
     
    Looking at the prices of everything on the market right now, I do not think I can buy half of these parts for the price of what I paid then.
    Anyway, here's some new-ish photos.

    35% more FPS if you own an RC car from the 80's.
     

    The height of the Noctua NH-U9S was perfect, and it works so well.
     
    For now I'm happy with my cheap system that I use gaming, video editing and everything else. For what I do, it handles everything like a champ.  
     
     
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    A1200 reacted to MadAnt250 in Yay! I Switched to AMD (Price Update)   
    I was looking to upgrade my Acer Aspire TC 780 just so I can have some stable performance in games and also be able to take advantage of a more powerful graphics card in the future. Since that my motherboard is limited as far as cpu compatibility and other stuff, that would mean I would only have two choices if I wanted to upgrade my cpu, the i7-6700($205 used) and the i7-7700($250 used)(according to my research). Yea those prices are crazy high and makes buying new look like a better option.  
     
    So with prices of the Ryzen 2000 series being very cheap and with some special sales from Micro Center, I felt that it would be a good time to do this upgrade.
    Prices at the time of purchase:
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600x: $114.99
    Gigabyte B450 Aorus M: $64.99 (when bundled with processor)
    GEIL Evo Potenza (16GB 2x8) DDR4 at 3000Mhz $49.99 
     

    New Parts, I did not buy the corsair ML120 fans from Micro Center.

    (the camera would not focus right)Here are my old 92mm case fans, they did the job for the old setup with the Intel core i5 7400 but were not good enough for the Ryzen 2600x.

    In this Acer Aspire TC case the cable management is not the best but it is good enough for me, a modular PSU would be better(maybe in the future), but for now I just have the rest of the cables stuffed in the one of the top drive bays.

    Yes, that is a funnel on the cpu fan and the AMD shroud at the end of the funnel, this made the cpu run 3-4 degrees cooler because it was getting more fresh air from the vent on the side panel and also the filter grill was added a long awhile ago with the old setup.
    The core i5 7400 paired with my GTX 970 worked fine, but I wanted more and the OEM Acer motherboard with the Intel 6th and 7th gen market was the limiting factor.
     
    This my look like junk to some people but I use what I got and what I can get.
     
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