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Title: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 01, 2014, 06:21:01 pm
What does your Windows Experience index have to say about your system?  I would say that mine ranks fair for a now nearly 4 year old system.  It does list some details but not everything.  For example, it only lists one GPU when in fact, there are two XFX Radeon HD 6870 DD's in crossfire.  The mainboard is an ASUS P6T.  And the disk drives are as follows.

C:/ Toshiba THNSNJ256GCST 256gb SATA 3 SSD
D:/ Western Digital WD2002FAEX 2tb black edition SATA 3 HDD
E:/ Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1tb black edition SATA 3 HDD
F:/ Western Digital WD1001FALS 1tb black edition SATA 3 HDD
G:/ LG BH12LS35 16X Blu-Ray burner
H:/ Lite-on iHAS424 24x DVD burner
I:/ Western Digital My Book WD5000AAV 500gb External USB backup drive
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on June 06, 2014, 06:38:25 pm
This is mine:

I had to change around the drive letters (which Dave didn't see why I bothered but I didn't want broken shortcuts)

C:  Boot Drive 401 GB Free (932 GB Total) WDC WD10EARS SATA
D: Media drive CD/DVD ASUS DRW-2014L1 ATA with adapter to SATA
E: Slave Internal HDD 212 GB Free (298 GB Total)  WDC WD3200AAKS SATA
External HDD: 2Tb Media drive (F & G:) Split External HDD ClikFree Backup Drive USB (seen as F Storage and G Optical)
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Rabid Zucchini on February 02, 2015, 09:35:49 am
I know, I know, I am reviving a very old thread, but I wasn't around back in June, and I had to share.
Do not click unless you have a VERY strong stomach.  What you are about to see is NOT pretty!  ;D
Drives J and K is the HDD that I pilfered from my wife's computer when it died.  I still hope to resurrect it one day, so they are virtually untouched.
The same with the video card.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on February 14, 2015, 06:35:43 pm
Heck I think it is okay to bump old threads now. The forums aren't that active that we need to worry about that. :P Nice by the way. :)

Nice Processor by the way :)
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on February 27, 2015, 05:12:38 pm
I thought I would post a little improvement since I now have a better video card (since Nov I think?) here:

Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on February 27, 2015, 09:15:50 pm
 ok, my current is I7 4970, Asus Maximus VI, 16 gigs, 240 gig Kingston ssd, 1tb WD, MSI GTX 770 4gig, CoolerMaster Haf xb evo, with 3 120mm tt blue led fans, 2 80mm led fans (harddrive area)
win 7 64bit scores 7.8   
                           7.8
                           7.9
                           7.9
                           7.8
 :duh:
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on February 28, 2015, 12:52:51 am
Nice going you guys.  :tup:

@rabid.  You can still play older games on that.

@KT.  Nice improvement.  Just the old HDD is still holding back the performance of that system.

@oneeyed.  Impressive specs.  But how did you manage a 7.8 on a SSD?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on March 01, 2015, 11:59:28 am
sata 3, turn off indexing, make sure windows system rating is actually benching your ssd, had to put mine on sata port 2 instead of 1 for some reason to get it to bench my ssd drive. Otherwise would just get 5.9 rating from the mechanical hd. if your still using the system you described, the onboard chipset might slightly hold you back. it would be sata 2.0 or 3g where mine is sata 3 or 6g. might explain the difference.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on March 01, 2015, 03:15:29 pm
 What screen cap program are you guys using to grab your stats?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on March 01, 2015, 04:39:30 pm
My SATA ports are 3.0 and 6.0 capable but all my drives are SATA 3.  But yeah, I'm still using the same system in my first post.

Those of us getting screen caps are using the "print screen" key on the keyboard and a art program of your choice to copy it to.  I used windows paint myself.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on March 01, 2015, 06:40:57 pm
had a 1366 mb recently with a 930 I7, was sata 2 don't think they had sata 3 out till more recently. might want to check, sata 2 restricts you to about 300mp/s read speeds, where my current board shows over 400mb/s. noticed a difference when I switched boards and chips.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on March 02, 2015, 12:47:36 pm
Nice :)

What screen cap program are you guys using to grab your stats?

I just use the nifty little Prt Scn button on my keyboard and paste it into PAINT and then save and submit. ;)
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on March 03, 2015, 09:35:59 pm
I have an ASUS P6T mobo and this is the storage specs from the users manual.


Quote
Intel ICH10R southbridge.
-  6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Intel Matrix Storage supporting SATA RAID 0,1,5 and 10

JMicron JMB363 SATA & PATA controller
- 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port  (SATA On the Go)

JMicron JMB322 (Drive Xpert technology)
- 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s
- Supports EZ Backup and Super Speed Functions
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on March 05, 2015, 11:38:09 am
like I said mine has sata 6.0g ports . wouldn't notice the diff with a mechanical hd but the read speed of a newer ssd actually exceeds the sata 3.0g specs. The terms are kinda misleading, like networking terms 10/100/1000  you only get a fraction of the stated value in actual thorough put and the specs rarely scale linearly.  I'm pretty sure sata 3.0g is sata 2 spec and sata 6.0g is sata 3 spec.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on March 05, 2015, 06:23:16 pm
My Videocard

MSI N770 TF 4GD5/OC

Model
BrandMSISeriesGamingModelN770 TF 4GD5/OC

Interface
InterfacePCI Express 3.0

Chipset
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIAGPUGeForce GTX 770Core Clock1137MHzBoost Clock1189MHzCUDA Cores1536

Memory
Effective Memory Clock7010MHzMemory Size4GBMemory Interface256-BitMemory TypeGDDR5

3D API
DirectXDirectX 11.1OpenGLOpenGL 4.3

Ports
HDMI1 x HDMIDisplayPort1 x DisplayPortDVI1 x Dual-link DVI-I
1 x Dual-link DVI-D

General
RAMDAC400 MHzMax Resolution2560 x 16003D VISION Game ReadyYesSLI Support3-Way SLICoolerWith FanSlot WidthDual SlotSystem Requirements
Power Consumption:229WDual-Link DVI SupportedYesHDCP ReadyYesCard Dimensions (L x H)10.24" x 4.96"

My Motherboard

Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_GENE/

My Cpu
 
Intel I7 4790
http://ark.intel.com/products/80806/Intel-Core-i7-4790-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz

My powersupply

Corsair tx750
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/enthusiast-series-tx750-v2-80-plus-bronze-certified-750-watt-high-performance-power-supply

My Case

HAF XB EVO plus some blue led fans
http://www.coolermaster.com/case/lan-box-haf-series/haf-xb-evo/
 
My Harddrives

Kingston 240gig ssd v300
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2718

and WDC WD10EADS 00M2B0 1tb WD green 32mb buffer, sata 2

My Memory

Crucial Ballistix 16gb kit
 http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/bls2kit8g3d1609ds1s00

Hooked to a 32" lcd 720p tv as a monitor.
most parts are used rebuilt by me oldest parts are the wd 1tb and my dvdburner, only brand new parts were the case a few fans, the memory and the ssd.   
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Rabid Zucchini on March 10, 2015, 12:03:50 am

@rabid.  You can still play older games on that.

Yea, I do sometimes, just not many others who play the old games anymore, and gaming has always been more fun with friends!  I play SWTOR and STO on occasion too.  I dont care much for MMOs, but at least they are cheap (i.e. free) and not very hardware intensive  :)  And I play Jedi Acadamy sometimes when my son asks to play the "game with the guy with the yellow lightsaber."
My kids play minecraft on this more than anything else anymore.   ;D

@ One Eyed

That is a nice setup there.  Quite impressive that you rebuilt most of it.  Personally, I can fix plumbing, but don't put me anywhere near something that carries electricity or I will break it!

@ KT

Congrats on the new addition(s)!
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on March 14, 2015, 10:57:26 pm
THanks and ya One Eyed is self taught
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Carnaxus on June 10, 2015, 03:16:38 am
(http://i.imgur.com/EblWwql.png) (http://i.imgur.com/EblWwql.png)

Laptop from 2010.  Not too bad, considering.  I've thought about switching to an SSD, but I've got a new computer planned out on Newegg that'll render this laptop 1000% obsolete.  Here, have a look. (http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=31994407)  The graphics card went AWOL from the wishlist, and I have yet to pick another one, but it was around $400, and I had two of 'em on the list; also, I didn't put a mouse on the list, because I already have a Razer DeathAdder.

I stitched that together in MSPaint from two images.  Damn my 1366x768 laptop screen...
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Random1 on June 10, 2015, 11:10:25 am
wonder how much it would cost to make a monster gaming rig that ranks 9.0+ on windows experience index, but doubt I would ever be willing to spend over $1k so it wouldn't be for me
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 10, 2015, 10:46:32 pm
As far as I know, you can't rank above a 7.9 with win7.  But I too am wondering what it would take to post a perfect score.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Carnaxus on June 11, 2015, 12:17:43 am
(http://www.maingear.com/custom/desktops/force/images/1.png) (http://www.maingear.com/custom/desktops/force/index.php)

That's what it'd take to get a perfect score, probably.

With three nVidia Titans.  Because fuck yeah.

Image is a link to the site that describes the computer
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 11, 2015, 12:37:30 am
Hummm.  Maybe so. But good luck trying to touch that for less then 4 stacks.  That's out of my price league, for sure. 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Carnaxus on June 11, 2015, 10:27:08 pm
Hummm.  Maybe so. But good luck trying to touch that for less then 4 stacks.  That's out of my price league, for sure. 

As it happens, that particular company actually does payment plans.  Like...$24/mo. payment plans.  I'm actually considering getting their Shift (http://www.maingear.com/custom/desktops/shift/index.php) computer.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on June 15, 2015, 11:58:00 pm
Man now I want to take an awesome pic of One Eyed's case as it is hot looking .. but where his computer is I find it is always dark (not enough light) even though it would show up all the blue glowy shit lol and the water cooling (I think he has water cooling? I forget).

My case I got from DirrrtyDog back in the day:

(http://www.sosofficesupplync.com/computerimages/ogresl%28240x320%29.jpg)

(I have a newer mouse now though than the one in the attachment pic)..

(http://capetownguy.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Logitech-G500S-1.png)

Ah yes found the thread: http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?topic=57.msg444#msg444

(http://files.enjin.com.s3.amazonaws.com/248598/modules/forum/attachments/101_1617_1402371104.JPG)
(http://files.enjin.com.s3.amazonaws.com/248598/modules/forum/attachments/101_1616_1402371153.JPG)
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on June 16, 2015, 03:00:41 pm
I tried to get some somewhat decent pics of my rig. No water cooling this time around KT.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 16, 2015, 11:18:10 pm
Need a little more practice with those camera skills one eyed.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Carnaxus on June 17, 2015, 12:44:33 am
Yaah y'buncha showoffs.  :P
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on June 18, 2015, 12:00:55 pm
His camera is a cheapy from a refurbished shop so it might be the camera rather than his skill ;) but ya try to hold the camera still even after you take the pic since it is digital k? ;)

How many MegaPixels is that camera One Eyed?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 18, 2015, 08:07:10 pm
I have an old 1.3 megapixel camera that can take some pretty nice shots.  But, you have to hold as still as possible while your depressing the shudder key or it will blur.  Also, it needs a lot of light or the shot will come out yellow-ish and cloudy.  Same deal that's with one-eyed's pics.

So true, a better camera could take better pictures.  But better lighting and a steady hand will let a cheap camera take great shots.  I'm not trying to insult you one-eyed.  I'm just trying to give you some sound pointers.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on July 09, 2015, 11:23:03 pm
Ya I believe his is 1.3 as well. I remember with my mom using her first digital camera she had to learn to not move until a few seconds after the picture is taken.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on October 15, 2015, 09:27:13 pm
took some pics today after I blew out all the dust. no pics with the lights on but no severe bluring either.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on October 15, 2015, 10:27:48 pm
That is a nice, compact case.  Can you still mount a 200mm fan in the top with that massive CPU cooler?

Much lighter and easier to move around then my HAF-X (http://www.coolermaster.com/case/full-tower/haf-x/) case.

Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on October 16, 2015, 03:45:50 pm
light it isn't but not as heavy as yours, already got 3 120's and 2 80mm blue led fans pushing/pulling air thru it. I would have to change out the evo 212 (that thing is huge!) if I put in a 200. 
 My cpu idles in the 30's c-gpu in low 20's c  or low 90's f-cpu  low 70's-gpu. not coming even close to having cooling problems. Might  look cooler with a 200mm led fan but probably wouldn't change temps much.
 Used the evo 212 for my cooler because I new it was good at pulling heat. had used a couple of them to replace leaking liquid coolers on a couple of socket 1366 I7's (they are known to run hot.)
 Think I'd rather keep the evo than have the big fan. 
 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on October 16, 2015, 08:13:24 pm
I've had a Corsair H100 (http://www.corsair.com/en-us/hydro-series-h100-extreme-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler) water cooler for a couple of years now.  Simply because I know how much heat my i7 930 can put out under load and I wanted a quiet, low profile, low maintenance, cooling solution.  And I've never been happier with my decision to go water cooled.

Plus, I know scores of others who have also gone with sealed water cooler systems and never had any problems with leaks or pump failures.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on October 16, 2015, 09:30:24 pm
 Actually just one of them leaked, it was a Corsair but might have been a different model. The other I didn't use because it was missing the backing plate so I couldn't mount it properly.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on October 16, 2015, 09:50:20 pm
Actually just one of them leaked, it was a Corsair but might have been a different model.

That is the thing with these sealed units.  You do have to handle them with extreme care because the hoses are not very durable when it comes to aggressive handling, and are not replaceable.  The plus side is that water cooling is far more efficient at transferring heat then traditional heat sync and fan solutions.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on October 17, 2015, 03:30:59 pm
 This one actually was leaking from somewhere near the copper part that makes contact with the cpu. It was leaking very little when I caught it. other wise would have lost the video card it was dribbling on too at the least. probably the only reason I caught it in time was the fluid was mixing with some of the arctic silver and leaving a small light grey drip pattern on the back of the video card.
 My close call kinda soured me on liquid cooling for awhile, I liked it when I was using it. With air cooled and good thermal paste, only thing that can fail would be the fan, super easy to fix or replace (fan) and my temps are fine. I did a 100% load test for 2.5 hours yesterday, got up to about 60c. But I don't think my cpu isn't quite as hot running as yours . Temp is actually to the right on the pic. Everest doesn't monitor my temps correctly. 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on October 19, 2015, 10:06:08 am
U should also do a video of that thing to really show off the pretty lighting and show how it isn't that loud like you would think . It is a shame you didn't get pics of the liquid cooling as I thought that was cool for the short while it worked for you.

I want to eventually get a newer case so that I can open the side easier
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on October 19, 2015, 04:11:09 pm
I never had this computer water cooled, that was my older I7 the one Adrian has. Switched it (due to the leak) to a CM evo 212 air cooler  before selling it to him.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on October 19, 2015, 09:10:03 pm
U should also do a video of that thing to really show off the pretty lighting and show how it isn't that loud like you would think .

Are you talking about mine with it's 4, 200mm, red lighted fans and all that eery red, LED lighting inside a black case?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on November 06, 2015, 01:25:34 am
You know I like lights :P Both of you show off your lights :P
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on November 16, 2015, 09:59:13 pm
 improved my lighting a bit.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on December 13, 2015, 02:43:25 pm
When I came over and saw it it did look better. :) Also that other case you are planning to sell that I was playing games on looks nice as well. Maybe we can all play a game together? How about Left 4 Dead 1? It will have to be after Christmas but with the gaming rig you have and that other one I can use while at your place and with Sandman's gaming rig he can host a game or we can find a server and play together.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on December 13, 2015, 06:26:40 pm
 I could probably do that or left for dead 2 (got both). I would need to know what game in advance though to have it on the other  tower.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on December 14, 2015, 12:09:12 am
Either is fine by me.  And hey, with my new monitor, maybe I can see better.  8)

http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-29UM57-P-ultrawide-led-monitor
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on December 14, 2015, 03:00:48 pm
if you have trouble seeing on that you have serious problems :o. Not sure if all games and apps are going to like the native resolution of that monitor though. Your gonna have to push those vid cards a bit harder to pull off that resolution. 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on December 14, 2015, 03:10:55 pm
I was being sarcastic Dave.  And I don't have any problems running that monitor.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on December 14, 2015, 03:21:09 pm
 So was I with the first part, just not to sure some of your older games would support the extra widescreen resolution. 
 But super sweet monitor. Way better than the tv I'm using.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on December 21, 2015, 08:06:38 pm
Not sure if all games and apps are going to like the native resolution of that monitor though.

So far, every game I have thrown at it, picks up on the native resolution and eyefinity enabled resolution.  But generally, I just use the other monitor for extended desktop.

Your gonna have to push those vid cards a bit harder to pull off that resolution.

Not so fast young jedi.  These radeon hd 6870's support even higher resolutions then 2560 x 1080.  In fact, each of the 2 cards can support 2560 x 1600 per monitor, totaling up to 6 monitors each card.  I think I am still good.  lol
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on December 23, 2015, 11:16:08 pm
Either is fine by me.  And hey, with my new monitor, maybe I can see better.  8)

http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-29UM57-P-ultrawide-led-monitor

Wow 29"!

Must be nice to not need your glasses anymore to play games  ;D >:D
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on January 12, 2016, 08:47:55 pm
one I have up for sale
I7 3820 3.6ghz
Liquid cooled
8 gigs ddr3 quad channel
1gig GTX 555
1 terabyte hard drive 
dvd burner, card reader
875 watt power supply
can take 2 video cards.
built in wireless N
programable lighting
runs cool and quite.
win 7 home premium 64
just reset to factory image then all updates.
fully cleaned and rebuilt.
only part missing is a vented panel up-top.
cpu runs low 30's at idle mid 60's under 100% load test.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on January 12, 2016, 08:53:03 pm
 This is the one KT uses when she's here.
asus p8h61-m motherboard
I5 2400 3.1ghz (3.4 turbo)
XFX hd 6970 2gig gddr5 directx 11
Antec Lanboy Air (blue) with custom lighting
 8 gigs (4gigs x2) of ddr3 1333
Samsung evo 850 120gig ssd (boot)
seagate 500gig (storage)
dvd burner
650 watt Apevia power supply-blue led fan
2 Antec blue led fans
120mm new coolermaster fan (exaust)
running win 7, all up to date even has steam installed.
all basic software already installed
customized fan profile for the video card will not over heat.
the whole computer runs cool under a load
fully boots into windows in under 25 seconds.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on January 12, 2016, 09:14:33 pm
That's leaps and bounds better then what she currently has at home.  So what would you charge to sell something like that?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on January 12, 2016, 09:45:42 pm
got it posted for $750 Canadian, if it was for her could probably do $500 if your talking the Lanboy I5. not sure if that case would fit where hers is currently.   
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on January 19, 2016, 11:36:20 am
I wish I could afford that :( It is so nice to be on that but he will be selling it. I would be over at his place every day instead of at home if his chair was as comfy as mine lol. ANyway, to not take this topic off of topic, talk about MY computer will go here: http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?topic=71.0
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on November 17, 2019, 03:15:51 am
Hey Oneeyed, here is an update for ya.  I finally got a decent new video card.  A XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT (https://www.newegg.com/xfx-radeon-rx-5700-xt-rx-57xt8mfd6/p/N82E16814150821?Item=N82E16814150821).  Added a Bykski full cover water block (https://www.newegg.com/p/2YM-001V-00160?Item=9SIA9AB9PD1080) to it because this thing runs alarmingly hot with the stock cooler.  The CPU and GPU is being cooled with a EKWB performance 360 water cooling kit (https://www.newegg.com/p/37B-000B-00093?Item=9SIAC8W4Z05650).  And added a XSPC 120mm Ultrathin Radiator (https://www.newegg.com/p/2YM-000M-00128?Item=9SIADUK8D73253) to the back for a little added cooling performance.  It all fit tight but comfortably into my old cooler master haf x case.

The CPU runs at 38c idle / 67c under full load.  Keep in mind that I set the bios up to monitor the cooling performance and it clocks the CPU to the maximum allowable clock speed based off of the coolers monitored score rating and the XMP II profile.  The score rating at the time of this post is 168 and this allowed a clock speed of 5ghz base clock, 5.1ghz turbo. 
The GPU runs at 34c idle and 66c at full load.  And that's overclocked to 2100 core, 875 memory and plus 50 on voltage using MSI Afterburner.

I'll get some pictures of it later.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on November 17, 2019, 04:04:51 pm
And here it is in all it's glory.  Notice the 3rd pick, my creative idea to inter connect the 2 radiators.  It took five, 90 degree swivel fittings and one, 45 degree swivel fitting, and a 3 inch section of tubing to make the connection.

I don't know why it laid most of the images side ways.  But in order to upload them, I had to remove some file size limitations.  I think I will keep it that way from now on.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on January 06, 2020, 08:43:18 pm
I wish I could afford that :( It is so nice to be on that but he will be selling it. I would be over at his place every day instead of at home if his chair was as comfy as mine lol. ANyway, to not take this topic off of topic, talk about MY computer will go here: http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?topic=81.0

 You might not be aware but you are currently using the guts of that same computer you were using at that time. don't think I had the GTX 760 in it yet but mb, ram and cpu I pulled out of the old Lanboy Air case.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on February 03, 2020, 12:42:15 am
For anyone running win8 or win10, windows assessment scoring is still available.  You just have to do it manually. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-CBJe0xyU

My system has the following specs in relation to the score:

Intel i7 8700K 3.7ghz (6 core 12 thread)
Score = 9.3
XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT (reference card)
Score = 3D 9.9 / 2D 9.5
Western Digital Black M.2 nvme boot drive 1tb
Score = 9.0
G-Skill Trident Z 3200 32gb (4 x 8 )
Score = 9.3
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on February 14, 2020, 11:45:17 am
Wow the colours are so sexy!
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on February 17, 2020, 11:45:28 pm
Wow the colours are so sexy!

I'm glad you like it.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on February 20, 2020, 05:04:08 pm
There is some kid selling a colourful mouse and keyboard for $30 or  $15 separately each but when I asked him about it he started hitting on me and wanted to be my sugar daddy. WTF is wrong with the kids today??? He is 20 and I am not interested in kids. Damn I mean I am too young to be anyone cougar lol!
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83392072_1053680328313275_7479576831771803648_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_oc=AQlIIkVbQwCHXFDiwRdQuAZgVmHq-Ihk6OBgM4UHsI6AEotBA7htOhlKAY8dy3fEDWbhaYL-E1WtBqTndbkZVDSg&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=b12f6708f08c364955319e9c958896c6&oe=5EFA9AA6)

So I wanted to know, has anywhere you were dealing with ended up with the option of paying in a means other than money? I don't think anyone would believe me.

I only wanted the mouse because I dropped the one Dave and Beth bought me for my birthday a few years back one too many times during my sleep spells and am using just a regular black one now and miss the blue that matches my whole set up.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on February 22, 2020, 05:50:28 pm
Well, that Rii RK100 keyboard (https://www.amazon.com/Rii-Backlit-Mechanical-Multimedia-Keyboard/dp/B01LVZU9B0/ref=pd_sbs_147_t_0/141-7241668-2045565?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01LVZU9B0&pd_rd_r=798c9abc-a03b-451b-bc53-75458fc6ebc3&pd_rd_w=D1SDz&pd_rd_wg=9nsoe&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=TVCWDH06GXWWRM6DFH5C&psc=1&refRID=TVCWDH06GXWWRM6DFH5C) is $15 US bucks brand new.  Obviously that one in the image is well used.  And that mouse... I don't know what that is but I can't imagine it costing more than $20 new either.  Were do people get off trying to sell well used equipment for what they cost new is beyond me.

Now as far as using other forms of payment goes, I have been offered trades before but never been even remotely suggested an offer like that before.  Asking to be your sugar daddy with a $30 mouse and keyboard combo, what a joke.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on March 15, 2020, 02:25:46 pm
 let me see what I can find in the way of a mouse.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on June 14, 2020, 10:07:19 am
I never did buy that keyboard and mouse because that kid selling it was a perv who wanted to become my sugar daddy. Wtf... the net these days... Also remember the cost of things is more in Canada than the USA.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 14, 2020, 04:40:00 pm
I never did buy that keyboard and mouse because that kid selling it was a perv who wanted to become my sugar daddy. Wtf... the net these days...

Yeah.  I wouldn't have gone for that deal either.  Stupid jerk!

Also remember the cost of things is more in Canada than the USA.

Yeah, yeah.  I know.  But no matter how much I try to keep that in mind, I am almost always shocked to see how much more Canadians have to pay for stuff like that.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on June 15, 2020, 05:38:26 pm
 KT, I don't know if you liked the mouse that I'm using, but if you do and can order from Amazon.ca here's a link.


 https://www.amazon.ca/Zelotes-T90-Professional-Precision-Compatible/dp/B013JRA01O/ref=pd_sbs_147_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B013JRA01O&pd_rd_r=240e2bd2-a37a-42bd-b65a-651427b43721&pd_rd_w=B0LBO&pd_rd_wg=EkhB4&pf_rd_p=0ec96c83-1800-4e36-8486-44f5573a2612&pf_rd_r=XHCRJ90VE5ESPJDGM359&psc=1&refRID=XHCRJ90VE5ESPJDGM359
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 16, 2020, 08:46:07 pm
It's listed OS support is seriously dated.  But the price is certainly right.  And it kinda looks cool too.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on June 17, 2020, 08:28:20 pm
 I don't think I've bought a better mouse in this one's price range.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLaa_jiVms0
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 17, 2020, 10:08:10 pm
Sounds like a decent budget mouse.  Though I don't understand why they would group the lighting change button in with the page up and down buttons.  They should have put it on top with the dpi button.

Although mine is not budget minded, it is one of the best mice I have ever used.  It's the Logitech G502 Proteus.
https://www.newegg.com/logitech-910-004615-g502-usb-wired/p/N82E16826197148?Description=logitech%20g502&cm_re=logitech_g502-_-26-197-148-_-Product
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 01, 2020, 09:45:16 pm
I finally got a i9 9900K for pretty close to suggested MSRP.  At the time of this post, I paid $499.  MSRP is $475.
https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i9-9900k-core-i9-9th-gen/p/N82E16819118147?Item=N82E16819118147

I knew the 9900K was a bit faster than my old 8700K.  But after taking it for a test drive, the 9900K is very much so noticeably faster then the 8700K.  I ran a few cinebench R15 runs with both processors.  And here was the results.

i7 8700K @ 5.1ghz scored 1511 multi threaded.
i9 9900K @ 4.8ghz scored 1984 multi threaded.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on July 19, 2020, 01:25:40 pm
Sounds like a decent budget mouse.  Though I don't understand why they would group the lighting change button in with the page up and down buttons.  They should have put it on top with the dpi button.

Although mine is not budget minded, it is one of the best mice I have ever used.  It's the Logitech G502 Proteus.
https://www.newegg.com/logitech-910-004615-g502-usb-wired/p/N82E16826197148?Description=logitech%20g502&cm_re=logitech_g502-_-26-197-148-_-Product

Frankly the button placement would annoy me as I have had issues with placement of those in the past and accidentally hitting them.  The perfect one I had was the one Beth and Dave got me but I kept dropping it in my sleep (because I fall asleep during games so much now now matter what time I go to bed) and ruined it. I still have that on here but it is no longer reliable so I am currently using a cheap BlackWeb mouse.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 19, 2020, 01:29:40 pm
What mouse did you have and love?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on July 19, 2020, 01:38:31 pm
Will look it up later. Right now I want a nap as a storm is brewing

https://google.org/crisismap/weather_and_events
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 19, 2020, 01:44:15 pm
Oh. Ok
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on July 24, 2020, 07:36:22 pm
 The one she loved was not a cheap mouse, (that's why me and my sis had to go in on it for her) was Logitech g series. not sure if it was on sale but it was over $100 Canadian (probably closer to $150) when bought so if that gives you an idea.
 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 24, 2020, 09:41:56 pm
And I thought my mouse was expensive.  Was it anything like this?

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Spectrum-Shifting-Personalized-Programmable/dp/B019OB663A
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on July 29, 2020, 11:52:25 pm
 Probably the something similar from a few years back. I didn't memorize the model, maybe KT will fill in the blank.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 30, 2020, 12:34:22 am
I remember I had got her a MX518 many years back.  But she said something about the cord getting rubbed through by something.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on July 30, 2020, 02:51:41 pm
 If I remember right cord just failed. I might be able to replace the cord if I can find something with a suitable cord.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 30, 2020, 08:37:36 pm
I don't know how she chews up mice cords like that.  I've never seen a mouse fail that way.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 02, 2020, 12:41:28 am
 In her defense that mouse had the finest wires I've ever seen in a mouse cord. let alone a premium mouse. I was kind of shocked that they were that thin. they were smaller wires than I have seen in any other mouse, I've had to have apart. 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 02, 2020, 01:09:52 am
So maybe a rechargeable wireless keyboard and mouse maybe in order?  They make some pretty decent ones these days.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 02, 2020, 01:15:48 am
 Pretty sure that specific mouse was not how they do all Logitech mice, just that that one had a cord that was bound to fail. not sure if most wireless mice are that foolproof yet.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 03, 2020, 08:51:52 pm
Actually, they make some wireless keyboards and mice that can last a few days on a single charge.  And even some gaming grade wireless mice that are as good or even better than my wired G502 mouse.  I'm telling you, the technology has vastly improved over the years.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 05, 2020, 02:13:23 pm
What mouse did you have and love?

(https://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/item/26/197/26-197-023/g4.jpg)

The receipt says (ya I had it up on my bulletin board on my wall because of the warranty - sadly only for 1 year and not the 5 year one.) says it was a Logitech G302 mouse:

https://www.logitechg.com/en-au/products/gaming-mice/g302-moba-gaming-mouse.910-004210.html

The site says:

G302 MOBA Gaming Mouse
$79.95
Sold Out

We got it from our local Staples in 2016.

https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/logitech-910-004205-g302-daedalus-prime-moba-usb-wired/p/N82E16826197023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qARjC5zvqK8&t=560s


Jeff, you don't have the resizer plugin installed for images eh? I forget BBC code for resizing images and don't know if it would work without the plugin anyway. Yes I remembered and resized via bbc.

(https://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll1280/26-197-023-06.jpg)
(https://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll1280/26-197-023-10.jpg)

Also, my G110 keyboard keys some stick because of spilled milk a couple of years ago but I like the keyboard's backlight and 12 extra gaming buttons so much I stick with it.  So I had the blue mouse with the keyboard set to blue and my computer case blue and of course everything black (including my monitor which is black with a blue light). I loved the look. Even my backup external harddrive is black with a blue light so you can tell the look I was going for. So ya I liked the mouse not just for gaming but also for the looks haha. Leave it to a girl to put everything matching like clothes to be up there with functionality eh? :P Even my browser is black with blue indicators ;)

Maybe one day my set up will look like this but til then I am happy:

(https://i0.wp.com/houseandgardendiy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Insane-Gaming-Setup.jpg)

Hmm.. Maybe I will make a "Show off Dream Gaming PC Setups" thread. Doesn't have to be what you have but what you would love to have. I made that thread HERE (http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?topic=129.0)!
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 05, 2020, 08:52:37 pm
So, A Logitech G302 eh?  They are not to bad.  But I read reviews on them talking about short life span on the switches.

Jeff, you don't have the resizer plugin installed for images eh? I forget BBC code for resizing images and don't know if it would work without the plugin anyway. Yes I remembered and resized via bbc.

To be honest, I don't remember if I did install a resizer module or not.  If I did, it would work with attached images but I'm not sure about linked images.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 06, 2020, 06:14:26 pm
 https://www.newegg.com/logitech-910-004205-g302-daedalus-prime-moba-usb-wired/p/N82E16826197023


 They have it at Newegg but maybe there is something close to it but more reliable.
     this one looks like about close on the features but ratings are better. g203


https://www.newegg.com/logitech-910-004852-g102-usb-wired/p/32K-0002-000D5
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 06, 2020, 08:36:24 pm
Nice find on that G102 oneeyed.  :tup:
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 06, 2020, 10:48:18 pm
They have it at Newegg but maybe there is something close to it but more reliable.
     this one looks like about close on the features but ratings are better. g203


https://www.newegg.com/logitech-910-004852-g102-usb-wired/p/32K-0002-000D5

(https://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll1280/A4RE_131715287039915476i8dpimLQSb.jpg)

That is different :) I like the black one of course.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 06, 2020, 11:47:20 pm
I agree.  White is dead. >:D  That mouse has some decent customer feedback.  Mainly on it's comfortable size and shape with people with smaller hands and reasonable performance.  And the price is reasonable too.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 07, 2020, 12:10:51 am
https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Logitech-G102-Prodigy-Wired-Gaming-Mouse-Black-400445.html


Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 07, 2020, 11:11:45 am
https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Logitech-G102-Prodigy-Wired-Gaming-Mouse-Black-400445.html

GeekBuying is the cheapest because it comes from China. How reputable is that? China-made products are not exactly known for quality and reliability.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 07, 2020, 10:55:27 pm
GeekBuying is the cheapest because it comes from China. How reputable is that?

Well, shipping to and from China these days is not great to say the least.  Expect long delays and higher then normal shipping costs.

China-made products are not exactly known for quality and reliability.

Grant it.  Some things made, assembled and generally sold to the Chinese public are commonly not up to our standard.  I'll give you that.  But did you ever think about where your cell phone processor, CPU processor, GPU processor and memory modules come from?  As well as most, if not all of your cars electronic parts come from?  If you guessed China, you would be correct.  Look up TSMC (https://www.tsmc.com/english/aboutTSMC/index.htm) foundries.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 08, 2020, 04:12:21 am
China-made products are not exactly known for quality and reliability.

Grant it.  Some things made, assembled and generally sold to the Chinese public are commonly not up to our standard.  I'll give you that.  But did you ever think about where your cell phone processor, CPU processor, GPU processor and memory modules come from?  As well as most, if not all of your cars electronic parts come from?  If you guessed China, you would be correct.  Look up TSMC (https://www.tsmc.com/english/aboutTSMC/index.htm) foundries.

I know some things are that are necessary but there are other items where they have been caught using poisonous parts just to save cost. I will try to find the link that CBC Marketplace (Canadian) did on jewelry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=208-irQ1Yus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGTvHpdzRJM
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 09, 2020, 08:24:47 pm
 You don't have to buy from that seller, they are selling the same product, just the cheapest price I spotted.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 11, 2020, 12:32:17 am
I know of a number of sites out there that sell some pretty shady stuff.  Like aliexpress and wish for example.  Sure, you will find incredible bargains.  But where very cheap prices popup for stuff that normally should cost much more, it's buyer beware should be common sense.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 15, 2020, 09:06:38 am
I know of a number of sites out there that sell some pretty shady stuff.  Like aliexpress and wish for example.  Sure, you will find incredible bargains.  But where very cheap prices popup for stuff that normally should cost much more, it's buyer beware should be common sense.
Ah ya Aliexpress is based in China as far as I know and am pretty sure Wish is as well. The site itself is not crooked but there are a lot of crooked sellers on those sites.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 15, 2020, 04:27:42 pm
If the deal seems to good to be true, it most likely is.  As I said, it's buyer beware. 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 16, 2020, 01:13:34 am
If the deal seems to good to be true, it most likely is.  As I said, it's buyer beware.

I have used Wish before I heard it was not that reliable. Depending on what you order it seemed okay but then toward the end of my using them, I noticed some items would not show up or were just utter crap quality. I would submit if a product was not as good as advertised and get my money back but toward the end (6 months ago maybe?) Wish changed their policy and it is harder to get your money back. Now it is more like "you get scammed - oh well:  Buyer Beware."
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 16, 2020, 01:43:16 am
It's messed up that sites like that would implement policy changes to prevent buyers from returning the merchandise and getting a refund.  When really, they should be enforcing more stringent rules on the quality of merchandise they allow on sites like wish.  Eh.  But what do I know?  I'm just another fed-up consumer.....
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 16, 2020, 03:38:52 pm
It's messed up that sites like that would implement policy changes to prevent buyers from returning the merchandise and getting a refund.  When really, they should be enforcing more stringent rules on the quality of merchandise they allow on sites like wish.  Eh.  But what do I know?  I'm just another fed-up consumer.....

Most of it is from China and they are very known on using cheap cheap cheap and trying to sell as high quality and scamming people.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 16, 2020, 11:50:44 pm
 Wish is pretty well known as scammers playground at least as far as video cards go. but when your supposed to get a new GTX 1060 6gb($300-400) for $87 and you don't see a scam coming. I mean really?   :duh: :duh: :duh:
 Plenty of you tubers on purpose buy these scams to show you what the scammers are sending out and how to spot a fake.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 16, 2020, 11:59:25 pm
Yup.  And that's just the tip of the iceburg.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 17, 2020, 06:04:40 am
Wish is pretty well known as scammers playground at least as far as video cards go. but when your supposed to get a new GTX 1060 6gb($300-400) for $87 and you don't see a scam coming. I mean really?   :duh: :duh: :duh:
 Plenty of you tubers on purpose buy these scams to show you what the scammers are sending out and how to spot a fake.

Oh ya it is WELL known you do NOT buy electronics from places like WISH lol. Remember I bought a USB stick from them that said it was a Gb of space or something larger when it wasn't and I brought it to your place to find out the real size?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 17, 2020, 09:13:29 pm
I too have heard stories about memory cards and flash drives being sold with much less compacity than what was advertised on the package.

Ahh, here is a good one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-D6tYBX8vE&ab_channel=LinusTechTips
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 21, 2020, 09:50:36 pm
 Off topic of the fake stuff, KT how is the mouse? besides pretty?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 21, 2020, 10:24:23 pm
Off topic of the fake stuff

 :duh:  Your right.  My apologies.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on August 24, 2020, 02:47:49 pm
Off topic of the fake stuff, KT how is the mouse? besides pretty?

This mouse is cool (sometimes I have to double click as a click doesn't register but still works well) and the bigger size is good for my Carpal Tunnel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLaa_jiVms0
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 24, 2020, 08:48:11 pm
 Coolness aside, maybe you need something a bit  shorter if the normal click is not coming naturally, I still have the Logitech M500 if you want to try, It's a bit shorter in length, might fit your hand better. 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on March 05, 2021, 07:10:38 am
I took this will my cell and told OneEyed that I will post it. Don't know if the forums will allow the size limit though so might have to upload it to my YouTube channel.

Ya .. will have to upload to YouTube after all ...
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on March 05, 2021, 07:27:44 am
Okay here are the YouTube links:

https://youtu.be/tSigC5kuDpk

https://youtu.be/OSTsRSRS_nc

I just realized I made the age old mistake of not turning the cell phone width wise. Sorry  :duh:
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on March 06, 2021, 01:08:26 am
I am so happy now! I have more ram now so as I type this I have 12Gb of memory free! Yay! Much better! Also my computer case and fans are clear of dust and got the big side fan in instead of the 2 little fans and the one in the back of the case started working again (sometimes still stops but keeping an eye on it). The 2 I had bought previously that were on the door (which replaced the big one when the old video card was too big to keep the big fan in the door) can easily be used if the back fan stops again.

Also I bought a 4Tb internal HDD but did not realize I used up all my bank account money to do so. Oops. Good thing I borrowed $50 from OneEyed. Thanks ONEEYED!!!!!

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xq9CShOYMPU/WyNDatR01vI/AAAAAAAfSy8/DTacNiCvOTk6U3E_on1wrbu1pJGhfszaACLcBGAs/s1600/AW1203713_11.gif)
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on March 07, 2021, 01:14:30 am
Good.  I'm glad to hear that you got all that sorted out.

Oh.  About that 4tb drive.  If you want to keep it as a single partition, don't use "primary partition".  I believe that there is a 2tb limit to that.  Use basic partition instead.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on March 10, 2021, 10:09:34 am
Good.  I'm glad to hear that you got all that sorted out.

Oh.  About that 4tb drive.  If you want to keep it as a single partition, don't use "primary partition".  I believe that there is a 2tb limit to that.  Use basic partition instead.

Actually the issue was in the drive format type:

At first he formatted as MBR, which means Windows 10 couldn't recognize the drive as  over 2tb properly. To overcome this, he had to either use GPT or make it two 2tb partitions on the 4tb hard drive. I didn't want it to be partitioned so he looked online and found out he should have chosen GPT but he wasn't familiar with that as it is a thing only since Win 10. It was a learning experience and now he knows for the future for all his PC clients.

https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/4tb-hard-drive-shows-as-2tb.html

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/change-an-mbr-disk-into-a-gpt-disk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLPjcnLlh9Y
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on March 10, 2021, 10:32:31 am
I gotta get a camera as my cell phone doesn't cut it .. Also the 2nd pic (the blue side case window ... looks correct on my PC and cell phone but when I upload it here is shows it sideways. Can't fix it. :(

But I got the big fan back into the side door of my case:

(http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49.0;attach=691;image)

(http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49.0;attach=693;image)

Also thanks for One Eyed lending me money and helping me get the 4Tb on sale at Staples while it was on sale I now have been able to move all my movable games (not all I could get off C but a lot) to the new 4Tb HDD and freed up a substantial amount of room on my SSD!

(http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49.0;attach=709;image)

https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/compute/2527591

https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/6888666

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/59373603

(http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49.0;attach=699;image)

(http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49.0;attach=707;image)

(http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49.0;attach=711;image)


I like OneEyed's look even if it looks better in person (I think the vid shows the coolness good enough but he doesn't think it is. The only way to get past the white out of the brightness into the digital camera lens would be to have either a non-digital camera or a better digital camera that makes up for this?). While I was at his place I was watching videos on other RBG set ups:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ABWblYSJw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP0d6c6Hgq4

Makes me wonder how your set up is Sandman now when it comes to presentation. Mine is just blue and OneEyed does a pretty good job at cable management but I didn't take any pics of inside. Now I am thinking of going so. However I will wait til I get him over to play place to help with the case so I can get perfect angles. Too bad I don't have a pull out drawer on my computer desk to make this easier ;)



Okay here are the YouTube links:

https://youtu.be/tSigC5kuDpk

https://youtu.be/OSTsRSRS_nc

I just realized I made the age old mistake of not turning the cell phone width wise. Sorry  :duh:
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on March 11, 2021, 07:56:10 pm
You should have use Cinebench R15 because your 2nd gen i5 doesn't support AVX instruction.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on March 11, 2021, 07:59:51 pm
Good.  I'm glad to hear that you got all that sorted out.

Oh.  About that 4tb drive.  If you want to keep it as a single partition, don't use "primary partition".  I believe that there is a 2tb limit to that.  Use basic partition instead.

Actually the issue was in the drive format type:

At first he formatted as MBR, which means Windows 10 couldn't recognize the drive as  over 2tb properly. To overcome this, he had to either use GPT or make it two 2tb partitions on the 4tb hard drive. I didn't want it to be partitioned so he looked online and found out he should have chosen GPT but he wasn't familiar with that as it is a thing only since Win 10. It was a learning experience and now he knows for the future for all his PC clients.

Ummm, That IS what I told you to do.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on March 12, 2021, 05:31:33 am
Good.  I'm glad to hear that you got all that sorted out.

Oh.  About that 4tb drive.  If you want to keep it as a single partition, don't use "primary partition".  I believe that there is a 2tb limit to that.  Use basic partition instead.

Actually the issue was in the drive format type:

At first he formatted as MBR, which means Windows 10 couldn't recognize the drive as  over 2tb properly. To overcome this, he had to either use GPT or make it two 2tb partitions on the 4tb hard drive. I didn't want it to be partitioned so he looked online and found out he should have chosen GPT but he wasn't familiar with that as it is a thing only since Win 10. It was a learning experience and now he knows for the future for all his PC clients.

Ummm, That IS what I told you to do.
Shoulda told him :P because with my memory I don't even remember you saying it :P

You should have use Cinebench R15 because your 2nd gen i5 doesn't support AVX instruction.

Oh ya? Okay will grab that now then. Didn't know it made a difference. Also I have an i7 :P
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on March 12, 2021, 09:50:16 pm
You should have use Cinebench R15 because your 2nd gen i5 doesn't support AVX instruction.

Oh ya? Okay will grab that now then. Didn't know it made a difference. Also I have an i7 :P

Oops!  I thought it was an i5.  Sorry.  Still.  I believe you would need at least a 7th gen Intel X skew processor with 6 cores or better to support AVX2.

If Dave can hook you up with a Z390 mainboard, I'll give you my old 8th gen i7 8700K 6 core / 12 thread processor.  That supports AVX2.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on October 09, 2021, 06:46:18 pm
So I have been busy doing a few upgrades on my computer and quickly realized the limitations I was running in to with my old Cooler Master HAF-X case.  Where is does boast that it can support "water cooling", I think it was only intended for the use of AIO's.  Or possibly custom loops, but with external pumps and reservoirs.  So out with the old and in with the new.  Below are some images I took after assembly.

So I shopped around for a while and what I wound up getting was as follows.  Note, I payed much less than these prices.  These are only links to what the components are.

Lian-Li 011 Dynamic XL ROG case.
https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-o11-dynamic-e-atx-full-tower-case/p/2AM-000Z-00048

Lian-Li 011 Dynamic distro plate with pump.
https://www.newegg.com/lian-li-reservoir/p/2YM-002Y-00001

EKWB Cool stream PE 360mm radiator.  Had 1, now 2 in total.
https://www.amazon.com/EK-Water-Blocks-EK-Coolstream-Classic/dp/B07R44KC2V

Lian-Li Unifans.  Had 4, now 7 in total.
https://www.newegg.com/lian-li-uf-sl120-3b-case-fan/p/1YF-005G-00015

PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil.
https://www.newegg.com/powercolor-radeon-rx-6900-xt-axrx-6900xt-16gbd6-w2dhc-oc/p/N82E16814131778
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on October 20, 2021, 11:22:15 pm
Man I am envious! That looks sweet and I love the colours  :tup:



So I have been busy doing a few upgrades on my computer and quickly realized the limitations I was running in to with my old Cooler Master HAF-X case.  Where is does boast that it can support "water cooling", I think it was only intended for the use of AIO's.  Or possibly custom loops, but with external pumps and reservoirs.  So out with the old and in with the new.  Below are some images I took after assembly.

So I shopped around for a while and what I wound up getting was as follows.  Note, I payed much less than these prices.  These are only links to what the components are.

Lian-Li 011 Dynamic XL ROG case.
https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-o11-dynamic-e-atx-full-tower-case/p/2AM-000Z-00048

Lian-Li 011 Dynamic distro plate with pump.
https://www.newegg.com/lian-li-reservoir/p/2YM-002Y-00001

EKWB Cool stream PE 360mm radiator.  Had 1, now 2 in total.
https://www.amazon.com/EK-Water-Blocks-EK-Coolstream-Classic/dp/B07R44KC2V

Lian-Li Unifans.  Had 4, now 7 in total.
https://www.newegg.com/lian-li-uf-sl120-3b-case-fan/p/1YF-005G-00015

PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil.
https://www.newegg.com/powercolor-radeon-rx-6900-xt-axrx-6900xt-16gbd6-w2dhc-oc/p/N82E16814131778
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on December 11, 2021, 03:40:40 pm
 I just got a bit of an upgrade my self. just picked up a Ryzen 9 3900x system cheap. needs a little work but I got it for less than the processor goes for these days. and didn't include a graphics card. the graphics card was about the only missing part besides the fact it had a very under whelming cooler that with fresh thermal paste idles above 60c. first order of business is ordering an overkill cooler to let it run without throttling.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on December 14, 2021, 05:53:07 pm
 CinebenchR20 score 7053 (lucky it whipped thru the test, just before it was about to thermal throttle). Just ordered a cooler today, the one that it came with looks like it would have trouble keeping an AM2 Athlon x2 cool.
 Pretty sure it's a good idea that I wait till the cooler gets here before I try any other benchmarks.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on December 19, 2021, 08:19:27 pm
Those 3900X's are very respectable processors.  But I think they are 125 watt so they need decent cooling.  Those wraith coolers just won't cut with them.  So, what did you settle on for a cooler?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on December 19, 2021, 09:09:56 pm
 It's listed as 105 watts but, most bios treat the official specs pretty casually. I went the  Noctua NH-D15S about the biggest coolest running quiet cooler with a design to leave space for your other components. I wanted something to cram as much cooling but not give up ram slots or sound obnoxious. from the reviews I watched, seemed like the best candidate.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on December 19, 2021, 09:16:12 pm
I was about to suggest this cooler...

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212S-20PK-R1-Contact-Silencio/dp/B07H25DYM3

But that Noctua cooler will get the job done in spades.  As long as it fits your case that is.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on December 19, 2021, 09:38:09 pm
 No problem in the original Cyberpower case but I haven't switched it over to my CM HAF  XB EVO yet, but I doubt it should be a problem.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on January 15, 2022, 01:54:53 pm
Is that a pre-built system Dave?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: KT 💣 KλBoƠM on January 15, 2022, 02:55:21 pm
Is that a pre-built system Dave?

Knowing Dave, probably not. He builds everything himself. But I know his case is really huge.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on January 15, 2022, 03:26:16 pm
I don't know the specs on that cyberpower case he's using.  I just assumed that it was a pre-built because the PSU has those ugly ketchup and mustard cables.  LOL

Now the cooler master case he was mentioning is an enclosed test bench style case.  Cool looking design.  But if memory serves me right, it had bad reviews for clearance issues and lack luster cooling potential.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on January 16, 2022, 04:47:56 am
 you might want to refresh your memory on the case review , most reviews I've seen have it as one of the top case designs but some I 'm sure would argue. I don't think I've had a component hit over 80 c in it since I've owned it new. no water cooling was ever used. and I'm pretty sure when that AMD motherboard is in it. it's going to have better cooling than the Cyberpower
case it was bought in. let alone the cooler i bought is more than capable of cooling that beast and pretty sure if my corsair TX 750 can't  handle the power with my MSI X gamer  GTX 1060 (I know you have a better Video card than me) than I have a 1000w X3 Ultra not really planning on using the 650w gold rated PS it came with. you can smirk about my  ketchup and mustard cables all you want while I got got a system that could pretty much fight neck to neck with yours minus the video cards. for $500 Canadian.
 Here's the rating of my case on newegg 5/5 stars and 8664 reviews. Yeah must be a really shit case, right. tried to just stick to major names in the reviews


https://www.newegg.ca/black-cooler-master-haf-series-atx-desktop/p/N82E16811119265


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVMkGv1uXTE



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdyRaJ_2Afw



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhjoYbVX1XU



 


Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on January 22, 2022, 07:17:52 pm
you might want to refresh your memory on the case review.  most reviews I've seen have it as one of the top case designs but some I 'm sure would argue. I don't think I've had a component hit over 80 c in it since I've owned it new. no water cooling was ever used. and I'm pretty sure when that AMD motherboard is in it. it's going to have better cooling than the Cyberpower case it was bought in. let alone the cooler I bought is more than capable of cooling that beast.

The reviews I remember were from Linus Tech, Gamers Nexus, Jayz2cents and a few others.  And to be fair, it was toward the original design of that case.  Yours is I think the 3rd generation of it?  Plus, a lot has changed technology wise since its original conception.  So, I'm sure they solved some issues with it by now.  But back then, most reviews were about issues with tall tower coolers and very large graphics cards getting very close to or interfering with the top mounted 200mm fan.  Also lacked room for custom water-cooling loops.   

and pretty sure if my corsair TX 750 can't handle the power with my MSI X gamer  GTX 1060 (I know you have a better Video card than me) than I have a 1000w X3 Ultra not really planning on using the 650w gold rated PS it came with. you can smirk about my ketchup and mustard cables all you want while I got a system that could pretty much fight neck to neck with yours minus the video cards. for $500 Canadian.

Dave.  I never said that you have a crappy computer or anything like that.  In fact, your CPU is as good, if not, better than mine.  I only poked a little at your PSU cables.  I'm sorry if I insulted you.

Here's the rating of my case on newegg 5/5 stars and 8664 reviews. Yeah, must be a real shit case, right.  tried to just stick to major names in the reviews.

Ok. Again, my comment about that cases review was based on the original design of it.  In fact, I was seriously thinking about getting one myself.  But the HAF X peaked my interest more.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on January 23, 2022, 10:07:43 am
 I haven't been getting much sleep for the last week or two. probably just me being cranky. I Don't think there weren't any other revisions of the haf evo xb, though there were multiple different cases in Cooler Master's Haf series of cases (pretty sure this model was the only one with the horizontal motherboard layout). 200 mm fan wasn't sold with the case I think it was a special order part.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on May 15, 2022, 02:26:07 pm
 Oh yeah, I guess this could go under this topic. I just got a Oculus Rift CV1 with touch in good condition. so if you Know of any good games to try, let me know.


Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on May 20, 2022, 10:41:24 pm
Cool.  Is that the original one?  I know half Life Alex was said to be an ok VR game.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on May 21, 2022, 10:49:48 pm
 Yep first consumer version with the touch controllers. probably gonna get HL A when on sale.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on June 13, 2022, 02:15:24 am
I guess this could be considered bragging rights.  But first, the rant. 

I recently upgraded my internet service plan with Comcast.  And as part of their xFi service, they insist you use their xFi modem/router.  Don't get me wrong, it's not a terribly bad piece of hardware for the average user.  It's small, decretive and fairly easy to use in general.   But Comcast really screwed up the configuration software, making it absolutely impossible to share any content that gets trapped behind the firewall.  You get no access to port forwarding settings.  So after 2 weeks of my calling for help and getting absolutely no where, I went out and got my own cable modem.  It's a Assis SurfBoard T25 Cable modem (https://www.walmart.com/ip/ARRIS-Surfboard-32x8-DOCSIS-3-1-Cable-Modem-for-Xfinity-Internet-Voice/183610803?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=6343&&adid=22222222227432412736&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=513627929260&wl4=pla-1219123266402&wl5=9007318&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=115068119&wl11=online&wl12=183610803&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjwnZaVBhA6EiwAVVyv9MnSgK7FxnR3fd_F6C1JHHzL5TnCMtMpf5U9zwOf8PUr3vlc1xgezRoCw4UQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds).  It has gigabit connectivity and telephone support.  But I still needed a router that can handle that kind of speed.  My old Netgear N600 (https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-N600-Wi-Fi-Router-WNDR3400/dp/B0041LYY6K/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=n600+router&qid=1655681135&s=electronics&sprefix=n600%2Celectronics%2C59&sr=1-3) can only handle 10/100 networking.  So after some extensive homework, I finally settled on the Asus AX5700 wifi router (https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-AX5700-Gaming-Router-RT-AX86S/dp/B09GP8PCF6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2YQ1RI59Y7J98&keywords=RT-AX86s&qid=1655680884&s=electronics&sprefix=rt-ax86s%2Celectronics%2C79&sr=1-1).  It has 10/100/1000 networking and is wifi 6+ compatible.  I hope this should last me for a while.  Anyway, the included image is the bragging part.

Edit: I noticed the link for the router I posted is for the quad core "U" version.  But mine is the dual core "S" version.  The link has been updated.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on July 07, 2022, 09:19:29 pm
  I gotta up date my specs. Ryzen  9 3900X 12 core 24 thread, Asrock x570 Phantom 4 w AC wireless,NHD15S cooler, 32gb of Corsair Vengance Pro RGB white DDR 4 3200(4x8 kit), 1tb m2 SSD, 2 & 4 tb SATA hd's, 2tb external usb3 SSD (game drive), blue ray reader/DVD burner, my same case and power supply(Corsair TX750), I just got a Gigabyte RTX 2070 OC 8gb white edition still going out to my 49" TV and got a DP to HDMI adapter to get my VR headset hooked up again to the newer card . 
 I'll put links and pics later.
   

https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/amd-ryzen-9-3900x
https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570%20Phantom%20Gaming%204/index.asp
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15s
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/Vengeance-PRO-RGB-White/p/CMW32GX4M4C3200C16W
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N2070GAMINGOC-WHITE-8GC#kf
https://www.amazon.ca/Oculus-Touch-Virtual-Reality-System/dp/B073X8N1YW?th=1

 
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 11, 2022, 01:46:01 am
Dat be a very decent all over rig!  Good at video editing.  Good at gaming.  And good at generally anything.  But umm, they say that the CD / DVD / BD drives are going the way of the floppy drive.  Most newer cases don't have any external drive bays anymore.  So, I picked up a portable LG USB-C CD / DVD / BD writer/re-writer just so I can still work with any old disks I have laying around.  They are dirt cheap these days.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on July 11, 2022, 01:25:03 pm
Last I checked over here they were not cheap, but maybe that's changed I'll have to check.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 16, 2022, 03:55:25 pm
Last I checked over here they were not cheap, but maybe that's changed I'll have to check.

I guess it's a Canada thing.  But check this out.  Sorry about the long link.

https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Ray-Player-External-Laptop-Burner/dp/B001TVAU0E/ref=asc_df_B001TVAU0E/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309807187084&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6492685345876655163&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007318&hvtargid=pla-761647492472&psc=1
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on July 17, 2022, 09:06:36 pm
 That one is an eternal BR reader not writer. burns DVD's. I would be looking for a BR burner not just reader, but I'll get to looking soon, just haven't yet.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on July 18, 2022, 07:17:04 pm
My bad.  But the fact still stands that you can get external optical drives for under $30.

Is this what you're looking for?  I got this one at Micro Center for $95 US a bit over a year ago.  And it does everything except light scribe.
https://www.microcenter.com/product/486282/lg-super-multi-blue-slim-portable-blu-ray-rewriter-with-3d-blu-ray-disc-playback-m-disc-support
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on July 19, 2022, 02:09:21 pm
 I think that model isn't available over here. I kept getting stuff about it being discontinued or will not be restocked. but something like that model would be more what I'm looking for.
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on August 27, 2022, 05:42:31 pm
After God only knows how long it's been since I've gotten a new "decent" monitor, I finally broke down and got one.  Well, a matching pair actually.  This one checked all the boxes for all the features I wanted, and at a price I can live with.  Also got a pair of desk mounted VESA mounts for them.  The reason I went with 2 independent mounts is because all the dual monitor mounts I could find state that they can support 17" to 32" displays.  Yet these are 34" ultrawide.  Better to play it safe than sorry.

https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34wp60c-b

https://www.microcenter.com/product/639740/inland-ldt49-c012-single-monitor-premium-slim-aluminum-spring-assisted-monitor-arm
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on August 27, 2022, 07:26:33 pm
 To be honest I can't really see there being much weight difference between a 32 inch wide screen an a 34 inch ultra-wide do to the extra-wide would likely be shorter top to bottom but maybe clearance between monitors might be an issue so better safe than sorry. I'd take the same precaution.
 I also picked up a LG 3D BLU-RAY DVD Rewriter CP40 refurbished for like $5
   
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: Sandman[SA] on September 04, 2022, 03:50:30 pm
It wasn't so much a weight issue I was worried about.  These things are close to 15 pounds a peace without the base mount.  But the width being 32 inches from end to end is what had me worried.  The dual monitor mounts say they can support up to 32-inch displays.  But that's for a standard 16:9 aspect ratio.  These are 21:9 aspect ratio.  Also, good dual monitor desk VESA mounts are not cheap, and I was already near the limit of my budget.

BTW, nice find on the DVD-RW drive Dave.  I assume that's an internal drive?
Title: Re: Bragging rights. Let's see what you got.
Post by: One Eyed Wonderweasle on September 04, 2022, 07:58:03 pm
 Nope, external usb. for $5 got a bunch of stuff at that price.