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    Could use some ideas getting an old game running

    I installed nothing extra to get OpenMW to work. Try again maybe? It's SUPER fast and efficient compared to the original Morrowind engine.
  2. How are you not banned yet?
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    2013: Post your ride!

    It's gear limited at 145, but aerodynamics make it rough to get there. It's quick as hell up to 100 and back. I haven't made it to the track yet. I expect 120+ will be easy to hit on the straights.
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    2013: Post your ride!

    The days are getting thin for warm enough weather for it, but here's a shot from a few weeks ago when it was mostly together minus side panels and hood. 2017 Exomotive Exocet (registered as a "Homemade Roadster" thanks to interesting custom vehicle laws in NM) 1500 pounds ~225 WHP
  5. It's rebuild time again...but for good reason. BOOST. Ready to be ripped apart again! New clutch/flywheel/pressure plate. Rated for 320 torque. Also, new MLS head gasket + related gaskets. ECU upgraded to control a boost solenoid, have launch control, and a dual MAP sensor for barometric correction. This is what I did during the Superbowl. BOX OF AWESOME OVER 70 POUNDS OF AWESOME Ha, color instructions. This was a nice touch! Holy crap, lots of parts. I'll post as I progress (slowly most likely). The motor is almost ready to come out of the car to drill and tap the oil pan. Shooting for 12 PSI and ~225 RWHP...it'll be faster than the Corvette.
  6. This is nearly done, btw. A few more mods (MOAR POWAH) and the only thing left to install is the hood and gauge pod cover. Oh yeah, it's also 100% street legal. We've got a few hundred miles on it already getting it tuned and sorted out.
  7. Waco

    Could use some ideas getting an old game running

    I had no trouble loading up first try. Did you follow the directions (all of them)?
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    Could use some ideas getting an old game running

    https://openmw.org/en/ Thank me later.
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    Lol, I got a chuckle from this post, upgrade to the house hurts wallet, complete rebuild of the Miata not one complaint from that wallet, I like the way you think ! House cost >>>>> car cost.
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    1200 sq feet of carpet (installed) and 800 sq feet of new deck (hopefully finished next week). My wallet hurts.
  11. I have a Heatkiller block that RRTech chrome plated - it looks brand new and I've used it for 5 years now with only a single cleaning. A few drops of biocide, a silver coil in my res, and things have been happy. My D5 is going on 15 years old now too...
  12. EK is a no-buy for me because of their shoddy plating and shady practices.
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    I have returned from the depths!

    I joined when I got accepted into college (2004). I still lurk, just less than in the past, thanks to work conflicts.
  14. Perhaps this is old news, but damn, Naples/Epyc is looking great at first glance: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11544/intel-skylake-ep-vs-amd-epyc-7000-cpu-battle-of-the-decade(sorry for the link to Anand) Better power efficiency than Intel? What the what? Sure, it's ill suited to some workloads due to the oddness of cache latency and inter-core communication...but holy jeebus. I cannot wait to get my hands on the test boxes showing up at work in the next week or so. I/O monsters for sure with memory bandwidth to spare if you don't need high concurrence between many threads.
  15. Only 8X PCIE 3.0 is over saturated for gaming. And that is only with a 1080Ti @ 4k. Unless you are running Raid cards, 16X is good for another 3-4 years.Gaming isn't what's driving new PCIe speeds, but it'll benefit all the same. Cheaper motherboards, cheaper cards, cheaper CPUs, etc.
  16. Lots of anything. I'm annoyed it's taken this long, I have been limited on PCIe lanes / bandwidth for years on server builds.
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    Old Build New Vid Card

    This. You could throw a 1080Ti in there and it'd work wonderfully in it as well as the next rig. Buying old GPUs is almost always throwing money away.
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    Old Build New Vid Card

    Yeah, a 285 would not have been my choice. :/
  19. It wouldn't exactly be unheard of for EK to ship shoddy blocks. Watch for pitting in the Nickel as it ages.
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    Old Build New Vid Card

    All cards for sale today support both BIOS and UEFI modes. No worries on a modern card in an old system.
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    Check My Parts

    For streaming reads/writes, the difference isn't huge. I mirror the concern that this build seems a bit...odd, though.
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    Check My Parts

    Software RAID, for striped or mirrored sets, is actually faster than most RAID cards. If you want dedicated SATA bandwidth a basic card like the LSI 9211 can do RAID 0. They're cheap these days: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002RL8I7M/. These cards are good for 2.X GB/s. Breakout SATA cables for them are cheap too.
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    Check My Parts

    That RAID card is a waste, IMO. You won't be running parity RAID anyway, so get a cheap one or run software RAID. Streaming IO won't care either way.
  24. Sounds more like a background driver or system update. Power issues almost always cause crashes or reboots.
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