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  1. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    bring on the big pics. :toast: That or just use image resizer and resize them.


    Also guys, I have 4 days off of work. So I think I am going to use these days for something very constructive. I am going to put together another nostalgia rig. I will then put all three of my old rigs together for a nice photo shoot. It will be 3 Amd systems. Once I find my other mobo I will do a forth and have all the "generations" (I use the term generations loosely here) of Amd systems I have owned in running rigs. This will span from a K62 up to the Fx 8350 in my main rig now. This is going to be a sight once completed.
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  2. Compgeke

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    Just got done swapping the 60 meg drive of this with a 120 meg one from the 2nd P70, which needs the floppy drive replaced (or fixed, haven't looked into it much).

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    Full 20 MHz 386 DX, 12 MB ram (4 onboard, 8 on the 32-bit MCA card), orange VGA gas-plasma display, 1.44 meg floppy, 1200 baud modem.
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    I think I'll remake my green tea build. I came across a shop that does powder coating and I want to try it out.

    BTW, can plastic be powder coated too?
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  4. GreiverBlade

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    i guess so (unless powder coating involve high temperature that the plastic cant handle...)
  5. GreiverBlade

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    et voila!
    i hope the pics arent too big this time ...
    so its a HP Compaq dc7700s
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    Core2Duo 6300 (1.86ghz) 1gb ram non conventional formfactor.
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    its one of the "vPro" buisness classe dc7700s featuring some "security management" by Intel
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    prety tight and dusty ... i will have to tear it appart to clean that :roll:
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    oh its a transformer :twitch:
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    at last the heatsing has 2 cooper heatpipe :ohwell:
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    EH???:wtf: 6pin 12v cpu plug???
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    toolless system uh?
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    oh yes indeed toolless.
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    2pci 1pcieX x16 1 pcieX x1 hummm not too bad...

    time to clean that mess ... damn Buisness class doesnt mean manutention not needed ...
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    well its a nice piece if we pass on the crappy formfactor and the vPro feature who keeped me busy to seek how to disable it (well i was simple as a jumper on the mobo xD juste like the CMOS reset )

    oops i forgot the "last family pics of my rightside of my desk ... "
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    Finally got my hands on a 7900GX2, Nvidia's first dual-gpu graphic card. These things are rare as hell.

    Took my 3 years just to find one :rockout:


    Here are some pictures next to it's baby brother the 7950GX2

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  7. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    I found a dell xps720 ages ago, it had a e6600, 2x250gb hdd's, 2x7900GX2 and a 750watt psu.
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    awwww no luck, they are relatively common on Ricardo.ch (well not atm and i lost my bet on 3 of them o_O i was having them for 10$ a pieces and someone beat me at 1:41am damn why was i sleeping at this time :D )
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    now this is... Crazy... You can still buy it...

    WANNA WATERCOOL YOUR GRAPHICS CARD RAM ? CHECK IT OUT ! LOL !




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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    totaly AWESOME!:twitch: i want one or ... two for my X800GT and my 3D Prophet 9700 :roll:
    horray i won a auction for 7$ (roughly) 3 pciEx gpu, unknown atm i need to wait till i get them at home but one is a Asus ROG Matrix model if i dont do a mistake and presumably a ATI 3xxx 2pciEx 6pin hum amd that heatsink look hummm I DYING TO GET MY HANDS ON THOSE! and do real pics (i also got a Zotac GTX480 AMP! for 80$ but its a bit too recent for this place :D )

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    YAZOOH im pretty sure its http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b874/asus-rog-matrix-9800-gt.html for the ASUS ROG (more totaly sure ... since i've seen this here and when i saw the auction i said I TOTALY NEED TO WIN THAT ONE!)

    hum the left one could be http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b1098/asus-hd-4870-top.html
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    A SPECTACULAR WATERBLOCK FROM ENZOTECH !!! My eyes shining !!!

    Never see on sale or on a build tough ... Sad...


    For the GTX 295 single PCB version

    That thing is Amazing unbelievable ! Such a sexy piece of hardware ! Deep engineering and passion fusion !

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    :eek: wow, that is frigging insane!!!! Good find AP :respect:




    Oh man!!! That is so sexy!!! Makes me want to try and find one and a GTX295!!
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  15. stinger608

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    I just posted in that thread. :toast:
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  16. GreiverBlade

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    and here we go!

    i was right on the
    ASUS ROG MATRIX 9800GT 512mb GDDR3start no image but doesnt make win crash like the HP, not recognised(no plug'n play popup)
    ASUS Radeon 4870 512mb GDDR5 AHAHAHAHAHAAAA this one work it seems xD (you will see when i will upload the photo of what i had to do ... be prepared! )

    the top right is a single slot OEM HP 9800GT 1024mb ddr3 start but no image and i never seen a card overheat like that, the single slot heatsink doesnt help, i guess it will take a bit of cleaning for all of them
    pics will follow as i work on them

    damned the Node304 if i switch HDD tray i cant use the push fan of my TX3 EVO xD i guess a single 92mm pull and the 140mm FD Silent R2 will be enough

    trishot 2 piece of legend and a piece of c... naahhh whatever
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    topshot of the beauty! i used one of my three HDD rack as a point of measurement
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    damn i love that heatsink (also under the sticker ther is the original "ATI Premium Graphic Card" with RADEON on it.)
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    the ROG
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    now for the TEST BENCH
    time lapse for image uploading be right back soon(tm)
    her goes, lets wonder what history those 3 cards hold 1st one the HP : the previous owner brought a HP computer with "ZOMG NVIDIA 9800GT 1GB RAM!!1!!1!1!" and then one day : OMIGODZ MAH CARDZ OVERHEAT must be faulty!
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    of course he didnt think of cleaning (you should see the other side of the Heatsink... but my phone crashed during the shot and i cleaned it inbetween) and with powerphase crippled like that ... naaahh normal overheating is normal
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    oops ... blurry picz(tm)
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    indeed the shroud if full metal and a pain to remove but i never back down! (nah it was just clipped with 6 metal claw in fact)

    then our nice fellow thought "oh well i will buy a real gamer card!"
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    indeed he was right, but one day : "OMIGODZ MAH CARDZ IS OVERHEATING AND OUTDATED!!!11!1!1!"

    sooo then he brought a shiny new gamer card with GDDR5 instead of GDDR3
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    and one day "OMIGODZ MAH CARDZ IS OVERHEATING AGAIN AMD IS NO BETTER THAN NVIDIA!!!111!1!!11!!!1!, lets sell those card to buy a new one! Uh? where is my cat???" well congratulation you made 7$ for the budget of your new card! (you will see after the Cat part...)
    here goes!
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    no screws or whatever resist to the mighty Victorynox Cyber tool (swiss knife for g33k :p )
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    SO if you have a cat: CHECK WHERE HE IS BEFORE CLOSING THE COMPUTER COVER!!!
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    thats really a pretty nice heatsink in fact...
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    the RV770 labeled ATI while the board was allready a AMD "tagged"
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    i know i am a big meanie to talk like that of the one who sold those card to me for 7$ buuut i like to be EBIL :nutkick: so good to be bad! nah all that little story was only assumption, no way somebody would react as i described... right?
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    Found my first graphics card while digging around for a router in my basement. XFX GeForce 6200 512MB DDR3. Had a whole 4 cuda cores.
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    Dat matte black PCB. I miss the times when XFX made nVidia graphics cards.
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    Cool man! :laugh: "whole 4 cuda cores." That is funny!

    Added ya to the original post man. :respect::respect::respect:
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    Not CUDA cores, that's pixel pipelines.
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    Hmmm, So it is:/ EVGA's website said CUDA cores but every other site says pixel pipelines.
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    marketing is marketing also on gpu-Z on my 3D Prophet 9700 and on my Sapphire X800GT i see shader wich is pixel pipeline

    i have to re re check with them and also with my Asus GF4 TI4200 and the crapbag FX5200
    huhuhu new life for my AXP build ... testing agp cards! xD
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    New system: Pentium Pro 200 MHz. Has an entire 96 megs of ram, 60 gig hard drive (non-original), 2 MB S3 something graphics, DEC ethernet, Sound Blaster 32 with 2 megs of ram on it. Case is a Cooler Master...can't remember, but cable management support is nice.

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    Guys I wonder if any of you could help (*looks at legendofmadness*) as I'm having problems installing XP on a RAID0 volume. I've setup everything but the volume show as two separate drives on the XP install screen.

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    RAID setup (yes, I got another iRAM :rockout:)
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    Loading RAID drivers
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    Shows up as two drives :confused:
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    Current build: :pimp:
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I had something like that (but slower) as my main system a couple of months back. It's not that old. :(
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    its allways better than nothing, oh 6month for a PC is old or was old before 2011 now everything slow down and Moore is proven wrong ... Haswell isnt a upgrade (except in excessive heat over Ivybridge, hum ... well ... igp is better tho ... ) Richland only have some mhz over Trinity....

    7xx are 6xx nammed most of the time.... and our gpu have between 6 and 12 month

    dont worry im happy with all i have even the oldest pc in my house is still of any use.

    damn i love my passion and :lovetpu:
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