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About robAP

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    OCC spelling & grammar terrorist.
  • Birthday 11/11/1973

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    Longmont, CO
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    bicycles, cars, planes, my kids, writing crazy unpolished fiction.

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  1. something over 15% I think is what I saw. All my notes kinda got thrown out. Were I to do it again I might have opted for the 2600G and run the 1070 through the APU and out the onboard HDMI to attach freesync to the output. I would have had a decent OC as well on that to not quite what I have now but close enough to accomplish the upgrade goal. I'm curious to see what APU ryzen 3 chips will be like.
  2. Speaking of Lan Parties...Not sure if you've seen one lately, but I used a DFI Lanparty NF-II ultra-b (can they get any more unnecessary in naming things?) board for a couple years. So an event like that was so popular it creeped into advertising. Like "gaming" is today. The box for it even had a hoodie sweater guy. Complete with blurred cans of mountain dew and a can of Bawlz. Because if I wanted any image to promote what I would become if I used a product, that's exactly what I wanted to be! An over caffeinated dude with bad posture and a beige desktop! yessssss. (not my image...)
  3. My first performance build in '03 used the Thermaltake Volcano 12 heatsink. Manual speed control knob. It was the hot item on newegg at the time. When booting up BF1942 on a 45% overclock, it was a howling hairdryer!!
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    Ya'll Won't Believe It

    My signature has my new new build in it. The xmas prize lasted 8+ years with only 2 gpu swaps and a memory kit. it was time. But I do need to also second the comment about Gigabyte's VRM. I went with MSI's b450 board cause their VRM's are solid and quite capable, at least on this board.
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    Ryzen 2600X or Ryzen 7 1700?

    I suggest asking yourself how long you plan on keeping this 8 core chip. I was looking at the 2700x but since I knew the 3000 series would be coming next year, regardless of any announcements ahead, I knew it would be wise to wait until then if I was planning on keeping the next build for as long as my last one (8 years) so I once I saw the 1500x on sale for $139, that was the answer. I'll run it until thanksgiving next year when the 3700x hits on sale. Reason being, the 3000 series will be on the AM4 socket, so the 1500x, which BTW is running at 4.0 on all cores [email protected], hums along just fine on pc3200 ram. If you have to build a system right now, like I did, then get everything you need for futureproofing, and grab a 1400x or 1500x or something in that price range and sit for the next year. I wasn't going to spend $300 on the 2700x only for a year later to have something show up for that same price and it be 25% faster/better/stronger. It is a big leap ahead, not just a standard march.
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    (WTB) AMD Phenon II X2, X3 or X4 cpu

    huh....just run some solder lines or some real fine work with a mag glass?
  7. There we go. The 655 pump was in the front under the drive cages. pulled from the res, pumped up to the waterblock which emptied into the radiator windowside and then put the other side back to the res. It all dodged the X1900xt card nicely, which was loud as hell....the only thing that made noise here. I had the 2 disk raid in heat pipe drive coolers (cause really there was nowhere else to put them with the pump taking their space) up in the 5.25 drive bays with a fan flowing on them from the front. I cut the bottom out of the case for the radiator to sit in with a draw through red led fan system. I realize this is on the back of your time frame window, but period correct. I did post a pic of it on and running, reg glow everywhere when all other builds were blue leds, in this forum back in the day but it looks like that thread has been purged. My notes of the time showed something about my socket 939 opteron [email protected] daily. I think the temps maxed at 56?
  8. I JUST combined all my old files into one drive and went through pictures. Umm, I might have erased quite a few images including some build photos. I'll see what I might be able to find, there's a lot. But what I did have was from probably 2005 when I went water cooled in a Cooler Master CM5 case using a pvc pipe resivoir on an AMD XPm thunderbird chip. got 2.6ghz on that. Had red LED fans as well. I then rebuilt it with the 939 opteron chip. I'll look for it and post something. Bought a 90 deg. 24pin adapter a while back. Workin great. Ill try to post a pic of that in play too. REALLY keeps things slim inside.
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    (WTB) AMD Phenon II X2, X3 or X4 cpu

    Oh, man if you caught me a month ago I would have fixed you up. I think. I'm not sure. I just put the old rig in another case and built a new one. Otherwise I would have parted it all out, chip to you, etc. I'm in a quandary about it though. Cause I just scratched the back of the board my 965 is on while doing a heatsink change and now lost memory slots 2 and 4....however that happens. so i'm down to half a 16gig kit on what is destined to be the basement fitness/MAME computer. Should you be looking for a 16gig set or 770 card or something like that I can do a package deal. prices on everything are falling out of the sky this season. message me off topic with the needs.
  10. I'm late to the Ryzen party, but this is the stop gap upgrade chip. I'm waiting for the 3k series ryzen which, for me, will be the 8 core and the one lasting the next 8 years+. In the meantime, I thought I'd see what I can do with this. apparently [email protected] vCore is the sweet spot.1.3625 seems to work well @ 4.0 on cinebench. I'll try to adjust down a little bit towards that once I'm guaranteed stability. Getting 4.1 is lots more voltage, takes 1.425, and [email protected] freezes cinebench. So if i want 4.1 for a daily oc I would have to fry it. So I guess I sort of win a lottery here. I'll play with the memory timings and see if i can run [email protected] timings with the samsung b-die i have. That might really fine tune things. Temps? Using the Corsair H115i platinum RGB pro thing, the one with colors over performance, and see 70c at about 60% fans. If I go 100%, it's loud and only 2-3 deg better.
  11. I've collected these through time. All working system pulls. Using the 770 now even. Got a 1070 to replace it but may sell that later on depending on whatever. Probably keep it until the new amd stuff shows up. Where you see two, i indeed have two. ill cross them off when they sell. evga GTX 770 ($140 shipped) keepin unless i part out a system. evga GTX 560 ($40 shipped) evga GTX 560 ($40 shipped) XFX HD 5850 ($40 shipped) XFX HD 5850 ($40 shipped) Sapphire HD 4850 (wtf? Yeah i still have one. $15 shipped) HD 4650 (lol,was htpc card. $8.43) ill ebay them shortly if no action here. The last two would make great emulator/MAME cards.
  12. eh, didnt work. Logitech tech support, after 2 hours or so, threw in the towel, said the O key can't be programmed and emailed me a 30% off coupon for up to 3 devices from their online store. Not sure if i'm gonna use it for a keyboard. Eying a Ducky One2 mx brown board at the moment. oh well. it was 8 years. I'm guessing at this point their key can be programmed, but the engineers themselves didn't know how through secret key combos randomly discovered by children.
  13. i am using 0 instead 0f '0h' because the '0h' key n0w c0mmands minimize/fullscreen taggling instead 0f the letter...um..'0h'. This is after the kids were playing 0n the b0ard thinking it was fun t0 mash keys s0 i have n0 idea what they did 0r h0w, but n0w when it c0mes t0 fixing it, L0gitech has n0thing f0r me as every single menti0n 0f key maps 0r macr0s g0es t0 the G macr0 keys and setting them up f0r keybinding games. Any0ne kn0w h0w t0 reset the G510/19 internal KB mem0ry? It sat in a desk drawer f0r 6-8 m0nths unplugged h0ping it w0uld reset itself....N0PE! th0ughts?
  14. It's been fun. I took the parts out then cleaned out the case with a shop vac and 3" paint brush. It will do wonders to really make it look new. Advances in case design have mixed quiet with visuals now so this 550d case is now reaching obsolescence. The Fractal R6 has sound deadening properties and with the air flow allowances most cases have today with fan controllers, quiet is guaranteed through smart building instead of sound deadening brute force. So this case is now going to the brother in law for his server board. I got a 280x corsair crystal on the way. But it was a good many years with this one.
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