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Green Tea: retro AMD-nVidia build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TRWOV, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Have you won it yet or is there a bidding war going on?
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    The auction ends in about 4 hours. I'm still the only bidder but the guy that asked for the picture might snipe so no victory dance yet.
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    Thats the way it works for me. When there's something inparticular I really want from there, someone comes in and outbids me with 1 second to go.
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    I arranged the pickup for next week. Next update till tuesday.
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    So I take it you won the auction? If so great job there
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    Yes, I was the only bidder at the end. I feel a little guilt... I don't have need for the board and RAM so I think I'll let him keep them to resell.

    Apparently a friend of him built the PC so he isn't sure what CPU it is but he says it ran at 2.6Ghz. The manual on Asus site doesn't mention any overcloking options so I'm almost 100% sure an Opteron 185 it is. That's way better than what I would have got on ebay for a similar price. Heck, the bus tickets are going to cost more :D

    I think I'll take a PSU with me to test the CPU on site.
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    Whaaa ha ha ha ha haaa!

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    And something that came in the mail:
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    Now I need to pickup some sanding sheets and lime green paint. ;)
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    NICE!! its an FX-60 good shit i must say, well done.

    939 show down is a go lol :p
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    Good to see you did get an FX-60.
    Hopefully you paid a reasonable amount if that is possible with these 939skt chips.
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    I let the seller keep the board, RAM and my 3000+ and he let the FX go for half the auction price. Factoring the bus tickets in, I spent around $70 on it :rockout:

    I could have asked him to ship it but as he's a first time seller I thought picking it up in person would be the smarter choice.

    And now two XFX 7950GT pooped up on eBay...should I bite? They are going for ~$100, shipped :ohwell:


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-GeForce...TV_Cards_TW&hash=item1c259b6d1f#ht_795wt_1397
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-GeForce...artes_Vidéo&hash=item231bc05b53#ht_571wt_1397

    The french one includes the box and adapters. Does anybody have had any experience with the french post? I've bought plenty of items from the UK but none from France.


    EDIT: Ugh, 600Mhz memory?? The reference calls for 700mhz... :shadedshu


    EDIT2: The Evergreen fans look way better in the stock pictures; in person they aren't clear green but more like "smoke green" or something, like the green Nintendo 64. Well, I already have them so complaining is no use. They are practically silent, which is nice.
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    Good deal there Trwov. :toast:

    @ Melvis, I would join the show down, but it wouldn't be fair as I have pci-e boards. And one is a sli board so I could just pop 2 x 8800 gtx's and it will be show over.
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    lol i know what ya mean, all mine are the same PCI-E and with my old FX-57 rig i ran a 4870X2 with it for a good 8months, now that be unfair :laugh:
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    The 7950GT in the UK is sold already... aghh... should I buy the other one or wait?? decisions, decisions... I guess I can wait a little more, the build still has a long way to go but it'd be nice to have all the parts ready... but $100... :ohwell:


    I could throw in my HD3850 (824/1215) ;)
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    Waiting is always good to a point, see what turns up and if ya happy with what ya see and the price then go for it.

    3850 would be good, it wont bottleneck the CPU i wouldn't think, as i ran a 3850 before the 4870X2 for a good yr or so, good card, still got it ;)
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    The French seller states that the card's model is PV-T71A-YDF7 which seems to have the complete 7950GT specs... Apparently XFX released four models of this card (YDF7, YDF3, UDF3, YDL3) all similar looking and only one has the full speed...

    aghh... can't make up my mind... according to ebay, every 7950 has sold in the $100 range... :banghead:
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    If that's the going rate and you're willing to pay that much, then go for it. Otherwise hold off and keep looking. There's always a chance you may find one cheaper, and then again, there's always a chance you might never see one available for sale again...
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    yeah, that's why I can't make my mind up... Apparently finding a 7950 with the reference clocks is rare for some reason (all the generic ones on ebay are 500/600)... but then I can't understand people paying $100 for it... I mean, an X1950PRO AGP goes for what? 50? 60? The 7950GT has comparable performance and sells for twice the ammount. Heck, an HD3850 AGP goes for 70-80 in auctions. Damn fanbois :banghead:
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    I would just "watch" the cards and keep looking. One just may turn up. Also you may find one bundled up with some other hardware for next to nothing.
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    Sorry if i missed it, but why do you want a 7950 for again? I would get a 9600GT or something like that, cheaper and will perform better?
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    He has a Agp board. Also might be hard pressed to find a 9600gt in agp. :toast:
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    Oh my bad :eek:

    Thats fair enough then, good luck :toast:
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    That's why I was saying if I slapped 2 x 8800 gtx's in mine it would be game over, as he is limited to the agp bus.
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    How does it look?


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    Looks pretty damn good IMO (apart from the deformed casing around the screws, but as it's a soda can "thick" case, you probably can't avoid that)

    Unless you plonk it on a desk, it would do a very good job as a vacuum cleaner too :D

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