Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
I wont waste time with an NV part in my machine.
Nice Card setup there!!
Did some OCing today with the new cooler.
Lol, I was bored and I had a GC for Best Buy. This is my 4th attempt at combining PhysX with ATi cards. It works! Plus, I liked this card since I don't have to hook up any power cables.
Love the B-Envi!
Thanks erocker! you are my influence on getting this case after i seen yours in the case gallery
Yup, my card is the GT 240 1g DDR3. 6700 in fluidmark and 31000 CPU score in Vantage with my PII at 4ghz. The only reason I took the previous PhysX cards out was power consumption. This card downclocks nicely and I'm using 10 watts more at idle than before installing the card. I got it mainly to mess around in UT3 and to see if I can get it working in Just Cause 2. I was also going to play through Mirrors Edge again as I love that game.
Erocker, does PVK support Physx?
Well, it has whatever physics that are coded in the Orange Box. Heh, I'm trying to think of other games that acutally use PhysX that I would play. For all the talk you hear on it and all the marketing they do, there really isn't much.
I had a 9600GT for physx but i took it out and sent it to Jrracing for him to fold. Now im getting a HIS 3870 for my HTPC
I am going to try it out on Batman AA this weekend hopefully.. I heard it makes a decent difference.. Hard to get it going with Ati drivers and nvid drivers? I seen a post somewhere how to do it.. I guess i will find it this weekend.. Or.. PM Erocker!! lol
Batman actually does benefit from Physx. Metro 2033 supports Physx but I cant remember seeing anything when I was playing.
Physx did ALOT of improvment for Metro 2033. with just the 5850 i was getting 30-40FPS on high and with the 5850 and 9600GT for physx, i was getting 50-70FPS! Its kinda sad that you have to have a specific item to play a game
I don't own Batman and don't plan on owning it. I do have Metro 2033 and that would be a great game to try out again. Thanks for the reminder!
I've seen Metro2033 play on physx. There really isn't a difference between a ati card running it, and a ati card with physx. RM is running 4870's with a 250 and it was "smooth" but a 5870/5850 can make it that smooth..
But, that doesn't mean I don't want one myself! lol
@erocker, the orange box games use Havok Physics.
here's mine... removed a 16x dvd rom to make room for a 120mm fan I stole from a 268w sony vaio power supply muwahahaha
Its an NMB 4710KL-04W-B39, hard finding exact specs on it but i'm sure it can do over 70CFM, but i have it on the 5V to make it silent, it can be noisy on the 12v lol
Rexus/NMB fans are decent, I pulled one out of a Mac G4 and used it for a while. Until I got my Cooler Master R4's.
yea i've got an even bigger NMB (thicker, but still 120mm) that i got outta a dell, just need to find it. I plan on putting it in the back somehow... i'll need to cut the case me thinks... and put it on the 5v also, since its really loud lol.
I couldn't get it working in Mirror's Edge. Let me know if you do, and what you needed to do to get it to work.
Got the 17" Sammy SyncMaster 731b in the mail today that LaughingMan cut me a good deal on. It's taking some getting used to (haven't used multiple monitors in a while) but I think I'll have fun with it. Using DisplayFusion Pro for the wallpaper and taskbar management. It's a great program, even the free version is good (Pro is only ~$23 from their website).
Got a new Seagate 320GB hard drive today.
Also moved my Cooler Master 80mm fan to the hard drive bay area. The light from the fan was shining towards my bed and keeping my GF up at night. *Sigh*
Got a couple of new toys as well.
Nice dude. Going to run those in RAID?
Probably not. Windows and regular apps on one, games on the other. My Steam folder was around 150GB, but there's a few I rarely play anymore.
Ah. Sounds like good times to me.
Fixed it for ya.
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