Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by jbunch07, Sep 22, 2008.
I agree too.
is that one of the new gigabyte x79 boards?
oh and that asus lappy looks smexyness, i are drooling
come on lol
i can see that it looks like the ECS X79R-AX hope i didn't spoiled the surprise ^^;
yeah found it on tweak.dk lol
i still luv their colour theme ^^
That's either a really small girl or a VERY large board...
Yeah they bread em tiny in Taiwan specially for jobs like this it's good money I hear
Can you get the girl with the mobo? Best motherboard accessory ever.
Maybe the motherboards just huge!
What video card is that?
Here's some inevitable dust again! Just dug out more old stuff...amazed at how clean this baby still looks.
those are about the same age as the dozen machines i had to replace at work a few weeks ago.
just add in lots of ash, melted plastic, and mould.
Damn, people really believe in future proofing.
you shoulda tried repairing them, when the 'OS' they used (built on DOS) was tied to the network cards. couldnt do shit except take PSU's and hard drives from dead machines and swap them around until one worked again, and hope to hell the PCI/ISA network card was recognised in the other machine.
I still don't understand why nowadays we complain about the sizes of expansion card, those ISA expansion cards are massive.
The only OS I think was on that mobo when I received the system from someone that wanted to throw it away (pity, free vintage system), was Win 98. I have another Socket 7 mobo, will take some photos tomorrow.
Sure is, just arrived 2 days ago, its quite a nice card too, runs very cool, especially after i re-did the tp. I thought about flashing to 6970 but, whats the point? 3-5 more fps? Does all i need as it is, i just clock it up a bit when gaming etc, i know theres better gear out there, but i feel very grateful to have such a nice card anyways.
ps, The shroud is really fugly tho, haha, id love to make a better one out of metal or cast that one in aluminium , and a wish it came with a backplate too, i thought i was ordering a reference sapphire but the picture on the add was not the same as what i got, but, cant be bothered to return.
Happened to me with my 6870s
Expected a pair of these:
I got these:
Yes its disgusting and sneaky really, they know everyone wants the reference cards and do a bait and switch, but they cover it by having written in obscure and tiny letters " picture may vary" or some such sh^%$#it!!!
I was FUMING, i waited a whole WEEK for a parcel to go from one part of melbourne to another!! like 80 kms or something, only to find it was a twin fan design, and i dont have a car atm so its a huge hassle for me to return, all i wanted was the reference model!!!
That is the sexiest looking gpu in existence far as im concerned what amd did with that boxey oblong shape and black/red edge, the one i have instead is so revolting only its mother could face looking at it for extended periods, ive seen a bucket full of cane toads that looked prettier,, but works superbly so far. haha lol.
Never mind, i would have paid the extra or whatever had i known, i loathe dishonesty at any level, call me old fashioned, but to me, being honest is worth more than all the money in the world!
You know what n-gen, i caint stand that "gaming" type art they put on them either sometimes, i wish they would get a bit of maturity and real style instead, most gamers are not 15 yrs old, even the stickers arent put on evenly in those 6870,s.
Sorry , im winging, please forgive me my frustrations.
The sticker one was so annoying. Myself and 2 friends of mine bought a pair each of these, all expecting reference models and getting these. We had to order them at our local supplier, we waited 2 weeks and we get these.
A day after I had them operating, the one with the uneven sticker had the sticker start peeling off...which was annoying. Only about a day after that one of my mates also complained about the damn sticker starting to peel off.
I still just want a damn card that's all black and red to match a whole system...I'd be happy to have it look nice and sleek in the case...BUT NOOOO. I'd not bother if I didn't pay the same amount of money, but they cost €185 each here. Not to mention the disgusting drivers right now (esp. in BF3).
Mine seems to be playing bf3 fine, what sort of issues are you having re drivers?
Mine have actually been fine mostly, I just had a couple of game crashes during initial load, and BSODs linking to the driver before Mission 7 (I believe). My friends cards keep crashing at the initial loading phase, takes about 10 attempts to actually get it to work. We're both using same drivers and so on.
Also to note, this has happening to me twice already. I run the card at 950/1150, I can run it at 970/1200, but when the memory (and have checked with lower core clocks), the screen messes up in a way that about 10% of the screen on the right side, is shifted to the left side. However when I clock it down to 1170, it turns the display back to normal.
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