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by APWNH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 3603

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

I think prices went up a bit before I bought my gear, but it looks like the 1080Ti's price/perf scaling is on point. Whether you get a Vega or a 1070 or a 1080Ti you're getting essentially exactly the price you pay. This is not like it's been a while ago where you gain 20% for shelling out 50% more....
by APWNH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 49
Views: 3300

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

You mention P100 and I keep thinking of the Tesla. That thing can crunch some floating points...
by APWNH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 3603

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

I'm going to caution you to evaluate TV input lag before employing it for gaming purposes. I brought my Switch home to try it (on a new travel dock I got for it) at my parents house, and the Samsung TV they have had the smoothvision processing switched on and it added probably 150ms of input lag and...
by APWNH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How to change GPU1 in Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: How to change GPU1 in Windows

Wow ok so I got a reply from somebody at Unigine and it's kind of a facepalm moment. All I gotta do is set the monitor that is plugged into the Vega as the primary adapter in Windows' desktop settings. It works for the Superposition benchie anyway. Also works for Furmark. Phew. Praise be unto the Fl...
by APWNH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How to change GPU1 in Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: How to change GPU1 in Windows

That would make it difficult to leverage all display outputs, however, it's only a slight inconvenience. One of my 27"s is DVI-D only (it's one of the early OC'able Korean 1440p's) so itll be unusable if i switch the nvidia card, as the Vega has no DVI port. Otherwise your suggestion is entirel...
by APWNH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How to change GPU1 in Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 370

How to change GPU1 in Windows

Hi folks, I do some stuff for work now which uses some commercial software which leverages GPUs. It's photogrammetry, actually, if anyone's interested. Anyway this leads me to try to test various system configurations so I am now in possession of: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080Ti SC Black MSI Radeon RX Vega ...
by APWNH
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

OK I think what I realized is if I have two output displays active the GPU draws 40 extra watts :lol: :oops:

Soo i am still going to see if I can make it nice and cool but stable and still OC a respectable amount. Might be able to keep it very quiet under full load maybe at, say, 3.8Ghz.
by APWNH
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

I think I'm leaning towards trying to run the machine at stock voltages and maybe limiting myself to tweaking turbo boost ratios. Here's what I tried recently: Switching EIST back on. Set +0.2V offset voltage. 4300Mhz Max Turbo Boost. Idle, CPU-Z reports 1200Mhz, 0.92V or so. Draws 110W out of the w...
by APWNH
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Pretty sweet. Feels even faster than Win7. Thumbs up.
by APWNH
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Hm I was under the impression that Win10 was only gonna let you do it as an upgrade, and we all know that upgrading Windows is about the worst possible thing you can try...

Well i'm sure I'll figure this problem out easily enough.
by APWNH
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Huh, cool. What's so bad about having those event logs around though? I guess if there are 64GB core dumps hanging around I could stand to clean them up (nope, my disk would be full, haha) but... I am kind of already thinking of wiping the partition already because I do want to get WIndows 10. Just ...
by APWNH
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

The last thing Im going to do I think will be to convert both exhaust fans in the case into intake by flipping the top and back fans, and swapping my side panel's window for the mesh cover to turn the side into a passive exhaust. Also will be rotating the D15 by 90 degrees, giving it a little more c...
by APWNH
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Sure, 4.5 is a nice round number though, but I'd like to have it stable under 1.2V I think 1.2V is my line I'm going to stay under. So it looks like 4.4 or 4.3 probably. We'll see.... OK, I knocked it down a peg to 4.4. You're totally right. I did not keep my eye on Vcore when I tried P95 earlier. N...
by APWNH
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

I'm going to guess that Prime95 is causing the PCU to increase the voltage over the 1.223V when the vector units are sustaining heavy load. Your keeping and eye on the voltage while running Prime95? Unless you set the voltage in the EFI to manual it will still boost the voltage. Edit: A link to HWi...
by APWNH
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Yeah the fan controller I tried and wasn't so keen on it, the mobo tweakable fan control is way nicer. I hope the buttons wont die though but i guess i hardly turn my computers off so they dont get used much. And I read about how new Prime95 versions push Haswell farther than other "realistic&q...
by APWNH
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

At this point I'm super happy with (almost) everything and when the GPU comes, that will only be even better. The single thing that is concerning me is that stability tools (essentially, just Prime95, as other tests do not come close to its intensity) are able to make the temperatures reach 90C with...
by APWNH
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

My 5 year old Sandy Bridge i5 (4 year old PC) is still running quite happily at this point. Yup, the ITX build in my sig with the stock-clocked 2500K (wait no, I have it at 4Ghz at Turbo... I dunno, I am tired of dealing with Turbo/EIST now :P ) definitely is adequate for my needs. My three year ol...
by APWNH
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Thanks! From the looks of it, this thing will be able to last me 10 years, probably. Esp with a OC'd 980Ti if I SLI it or replace it 3 or 5 years from now.

Reckon I ought to back it down to whatever frequency allows me to keep under or near 1.2V if I'm running this all day for 10 years...
by APWNH
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Yeah I don't know, all I can say is I do not have an entire week, nor even the two days I already put in, to spend tweaking my hardware, regardless of how sweet it may happen to be... I tried a few settings that (to me) clearly should have worked, but any time that I used Adaptive voltage, Prime95 m...
by APWNH
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Well, my first OC attempt I guess I messed some setting up, I tried to change too many things at once. There's too many things to tweak with Haswell-E! I think it was my cache ratio setting that made my first attempt not even POST... I figured that since I care about power consumption I only care ab...
by APWNH
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

Re: X99 build log photos!

Sure, the 5 year warranty justifies the Sabertooth. As for the plastic armor, I will consider that term legitimate. Think about the risk of dropping the screwdriver or some expensive component. It literally helps to prevent things from going bad. Also the backplate on the board is very nice. The boa...
by APWNH
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: X99 build log photos!
Replies: 33
Views: 2405

X99 build log photos!

I'm just posting this because I have always enjoyed looking at build log pictures. So I'll do a little giving back. :wink: This is an ASUS X99 Sabertooth i7 5820K build which will have 64GB of DDR4 and an EVGA 980Ti Classified going into it. It's definitely not a budget build. But like all of my bui...
by APWNH
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX?
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX

Maybe my age is starting to show a little bit, but stuff from that era isn't quite old enough to be "cool" to me. A beige Gateway 2000 tower sounds amusing for a few moments, but afterwards hideous. Hahaha, yep, but you see, for me this is right around the time that I became fascinated wi...
by APWNH
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX?
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX

Here we go again, this might be a double post. I'm relapsing... Oh, and on the side panel note... keep in mind how the air flows through the case. I.e. Make sure you're not making the GPU nice and cold (if you have one) while ignoring the hard drive, and not sending any fresh air near the CPU cooler...
by APWNH
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX?
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX

You probably have a first generation mATX PSU (Before ATX12V connector and early P4 connector) that were commonplace among OEM systems of the day. It looks like the ones https://www.google.com/search?q=matx+psu&num=30&espv=2&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS570US570&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X...
by APWNH
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX?
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX

Well the side panel also happens to have a honeycomb vent cutout pattern that is around 140x150mm size. For starters I can easily jury-rig a 140mm fan on here with zip-ties, but it is also nearly trivial to drill the fan mount holes. So I can probably even unplug/remove the 80mm fan from it, and may...
by APWNH
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX?
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Beige Gateway case from the year 2000. Is this thing ATX?

My friend's folks are selling their house and cleaning out their things, and now I have in my possession a beige "LP Mini Tower KAD Select 750" Gateway computer. It has what appears to be a 750Mhz Athlon CPU in it (oh wow I realize now that explains the model number), and 2x128MB of SDRAM....
by APWNH
Sat May 10, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What mouse do you use?
Replies: 51
Views: 4857

Re: What mouse do you use?

DancinJack wrote:
I'll direct you here first. Good thread about nearly the same thing.

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=93659

Oooh nice thread. Thanks.
by APWNH
Sat May 10, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What mouse do you use?
Replies: 51
Views: 4857

What mouse do you use?

I have a Logitech G700 mouse that I bought about 2 years ago. It is by far the most precise mouse I have ever used, and it is wireless (which helps for unencumbered precision aiming in an FPS). Now I am really tired of the other mice that I have to use for more mundane purposes at work and on the ot...
by APWNH
Fri May 09, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Does anyone else have an ASRock Z87 Extreme6?
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

Re: Does anyone else have an ASRock Z87 Extreme6?

Indeed I read about Fast Boot. Not only can you not boot USB, you can't even GET INTO the UEFI interface anymore, it's so fast. As it is now, It's plenty fast at getting past BIOS/UEFI with Windows 7, spends maybe a second and a half before starting the Windows loading screen. I don't think I can us...