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  1. My apologies for double posting, but this is going to be a very long one....... Here's the progress of where I'm at so far, hardware wise. Please excuse the bed, my bedroom is the only place I have available to store all this stuff. Wasn't trying to bring you guys into my room...... Also, I went ahead and ran some games and benches on the Phenomenon. Ryzen 2600 Rig (done short GPU): FX 8350 Rig (done / GPU due this week): Now, onto the shelved goodies (very long spoiler): And now onto what we're here for....GAMES AND BENCHMARKS!!! We'll go ahead and start off with more pictures though, because well....I took a lot for you guys. LADIES AND GENTS, I PRESENT PHENOMENON!: Games and benchmarks on Phenomenon: There's so very many games that even this old Phenom rig can play its ridiculous. Again, i'd have tried something more "modern" like Cyberpunk or RDR2, but both of those complain about one thing or another and really aren't worth messing around with trying to force them to work. I have newer rigs that play those games fine. Phenomenon, is a 110% success in my eyes. It plays more games that it could've ever dreamed of when these parts were new what nearly 12 years ago? 13? It offers playable performance, so long as you're aware of the limitations of the CPU and GPU. Yes, I am a gamer that is perfectly fine at 30 FPS so long as it NEVER DIPS below 30. Competitive games like Killing Floor and COD, yeah definitely want to be closer to that 60 mark. Every title played (just about) could be ran at 60 FPS no problem with different settings, I just prefer visuals over framerate usually. And it has a ZIP drive and Windows 10 on it (for now), so I can get the other even older rigs working later on. Totally a win!
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  2. A while ago, I had started a movement to try Low Power Folding on ocn. Some people jumped on board, and we found it was helpful to beating the Summer Heat and limiting the power bill costs. Well, some advancements have been made to GPUs since then, so I think it's time to revisit the subject. In the coming weeks, I will be publishing data showing the benefits of low power folding and the detriments. For a general and immediate understanding of how this works, I'm going to use examples of mining on a GPU because you see instant measurable results. One thing to keep in mind is mining stresses memory and folding stresses core. They're completely different animals, but the process is the same with lowering the power limit. But, for now, mining will be the example used and in the coming weeks, folding will be added. Our test GPU will be a beautiful EVGA 3080ti FTW3 Ultra Hydrocopper. All you really need to do is install your favorite overclocking utility such as Afterburner or Precision. The screen you see below is Precision X1. I use it because of how many EVGA GPUs I have, and the RGB is controlled within the program. If you want to run stock clocks, then all you need to do is push the power slider down, or type in the % of the power limit you want to use. This works differently on each GPU. Just because 1 3080ti works best at a hypothetical number of 75% doesn't mean another will be optimal at the same limit. You have to test your card individually. If you're overclocking, you can still benefit from doing so even at a lower power limit. So, I suggest you test to find your stable oc at full power, or even over the power limit of 100%, and then move the power limit down gradually to test. You can also reduce the memory clock with folding kinda the opposite way some people do on RTX cards with the core clock for mining. Doing so can lower the stress on the non-critical component (folding - memory / mining - core clock). The quick example for today of doing this with mining is to mine Autolykos (Ergo) since an 80ti has LHR (Limited Has Rate). For mining, I'm overclocking the memory speed. For folding, you overclock the core speed. I currently run a memory overclock of +1370 MHz for mining Autolykos. At 100% power, the GPU consumes 331 watts and produces a steady hashrate of 266 MH/s. If I reduce the core clock by 150 MHz, the power draw decreases to 314 watts, but the hash rate climbs to 271 MH/s. This is a result of lowering the stress on the core, improving temps, and efficiency. I can easily display all of this data on 1 screen for mining within seconds, so that's why I wanted to do this right now with mining. The goal in mining is to lower the power limit slowly until you see the hash rate being affected. Sometimes, the production increases due to lower temps, or it can decrease the hash rate drastically. Either way, reducing the power limit reduces the amount of power you use. The Eff/Watt measurement helps miners see if the decrease results in more earnings or not. It helps figure out the balance between the 2 and which is better. I've already tested this GPU to find it's sweet spot. It's most efficient at 75%. If I go 1% less, the hash rate drops drastically to the 150 MH/s range and bounces around. But, at 75%, I lose nothing and gain my wasted power cost back. This is what I am going to test for on folding in the coming weeks. How much PPD do you lose? Where's the sweet spot, etc. As you can see here, I'm now using 298 watts and getting 272 MH/s. So, how will the results look for folding? Folding uses a ton more power than mining. The wattage decrease will be far more drastic, but all of those details will be provided in the coming weeks. I already know my overclock potential on this card. I can run +180 to the core, +100mv, and at 113% power. I ran those clocks on it for the 2 day foldathon which is monitored by HFM. The results for the work it did are below, and this will be compared to the power limit reductions to see what we're gaining/losing. I will have to re-measure the power draw though with this overclock, and will be updating this thread as I go. Alright, so here's where we are on the power draw running folding with the OC used to obtain the above PPD. The actual clock speed is 2160 MHz. It fluctuates between 401 and 404 watts. I'm folding right now. I will begin to adjust the power in 5% increments at first just to see if I notice a significant drop in TPF, and then gauge from there where the sweet spot might be. Folding might be a bit of a challenge, but I think the key here is this card s not a display GPU, so I shouldn't see usage spikes up/down. 95% p18004 p17804 p17713 - Core jumped around on this project. GPU-Z says PerfCap Reason Pwr. p18202 - Core jumping, pwr (CJP) p18005 p17804 p13456 90% 85% 80% 75% 70% 65% 60% 55% 50% p13456 CJP
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  3. Well, my Phenom rig is now 100% complete. Here's the specs and a few pictures. Asus M4A79 Deluxe Phenom 9850 @ 3.0GHz TRUE 120mm CPU cooler 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2-1066 @ 833, 5-5-5-15 Seasonic M12II 520w Sapphire HD6970 TP Link Wireless N Card (for older OS's) DIYPC case of some flavor / cheapie Iomega ZIP250 ATAPI drive Lite On DVDRW SATA drive Crucial BX500 240GB SSD White Label 2TB 7200RPM SATA HDD I have a whole lot of other stuff going on too. I'm about 99% done with my FX build. I'm about 75% done with my Thuban build. I have everything here for my 939 build minus the power and reset buttons (doing a custom case on that one). I have a second 939 build by accident (whoops) that's like 50% complete parts list. I have 2 Ryzen rigs of course. I need some high end GPU's but those are too spendy of course still. Oh, and I also ordered a Chieftec Dragon!!!! That bad boy is going to house my Socket A Windows 98SE rig (I have plans for 2 Socket A rigs, and eventually a Socket 7). Sorry for the delay on updates, the site's been dead for me / couldn't connect....and well, I've been busy scouring ebay for deals. I have every GPU I wanted either here or on its way (again short of modern high end cards starting after RX580). EDIT: The NZXT Source 210 that this rig WAS installed in previously is getting modded for the 939 build. So that's why I changed cases on the Phenom. I also figured out my GPU setups I wanted to use on these all so they'd make sense, so that's why I changed from a 4890 to the 6970 in here. This Phenom rig can play 99% of the games I play anyway still, even at 3840x1080 (it won't do native 5120x1440 for me). Honestly, I've been pretty impressed with its performance for its age. But yeah, I changed a few plans up to save myself from having to buy all new everything since I had some junk laying around already.
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  4. Vast.ai is the cheapest I've found. Individuals (or companies) will offer their GPUs to be rented out. Pricing varies somewhat based on who owns the hardware and what hardware you are renting. For the 4x3090 system that I mentioned, it was $2/hr. I plan to make a post in the next few weeks with more details on how to get a Vast.ai instance folding and monitored by HFM. It's not cheap for long term folding, but is quite handy at defeating @BWG and @Bastiaan_NL during the 2 days of the competition
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  5. This card was about as dirty as I would expect for an 8 year old card. I am sure it wasn't helping the cooling. I have never seen so much thermal paste stock from the factory before, I honestly thought it was clay at first glance. Either way, she got updated to 2021 cooling standards with TR 0.5mm 11W/mk pads and TG Kryonaught. Gave the fin stacks a good once over with the datavac which opened some of the occluded channels. Finally threw in a FaH touch at the end, not bad for a paper print out. It's all for the cause. Gif for next pic. I thought I would finally get to use that 17W/mk Fujipoly sample they sent me, but alas, 1.0mm was too think and brittle. Oh well was worth a shot. Clean, exposing the Samsung GDDR5 modules. Fresh new look. And finally, a nod to my homie @BWG on the final touch.
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  6. Fresh off the boat (actually an airplane) from Germany :) New pair of Watercool Heatkiller 360-L rads for my home server.
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  7. Hello all, So we have been down for a few days now much to my regret and disappointment. There were a couple of factors that led up to this issue. 1. We were experiencing some template conflicts which lead to posts and the editor disappearing. Many of you will have seen this. 2. Breach & Data deletion. These two combined meant that having the site online was untenable. From my current investigations I have tracked a couple of logins within our infrastructure, seemingly from an old administrator who's access was revoked, or at least that was what was thought. Unfortunately this person decided to delete some of the data that related to our uploads folder. This would include such things as anything image based as well as attachments. The individual also disabled our data versioning, which is essentially the backup solution to the main storage, they also deleted a large portion of our backups. Fortunately I had a backup of the sites data, but unfortunately it is not a backup that covers the entire lifetime of the site. This was a malicious attack only. I and my two admins have checked and there was not any data removed nor compromised. Plus any data obtained would have been encrypted in any case. So rest assured everyone's user data is safe. We do not believe the template issue was related to the data loss, this looks to be an inherent issue with the caching technology being used at the time. We are no longer using it, as such we expect the template issue to be resolved. How on earth did this happen ? Ultimately the buck stops with me. While I employ other members of staff present and in the past to help with administration and development, it is my responsibility to ensure continuity. While we indeed had backups in place, these do not help if another has access to be destructive. Unfortunately it seems that a past admin, all of a sudden decided it was time to cause issues. I had asked one of our more recent admins to ensure that all security protocols were in good standing, which included the removal of old logins/access. However evidently this was either not completed, or simply not undertaken properly. However that being said, I should have double checked. As I say the buck stops with me, I can only apologise for this oversight. So what does this mean ? Moving forward there will inevitably be missing images and attachments from across the site. This includes user avatars, so if yours is not showing, that will be why. At this point for anything that was uploaded to the site that is no longer appearing, it is gone, as we do not have additional backups in order to restore it. I can only profusely apologise for the inconvenience this has caused. What has changed now we are live? During the downtime I decided that we would do a full migration of the site from the infrastructure we were on from AWS to a dedicated server. The reason for this is mainly due to management and efficiency. While AWS is impressive, it is by no means efficient, especially when it comes to the deployment of software updates and custom development work. After months of fighting with it, I saw an opportunity to move while the site was down. It was the case of making the best of a bad time. Furthermore, due to this incident we now have multiple offsite backups in place as well as the local backups. What now ? We are working on restoring some of the missing visual elements to the site. We have reverted back to a default template and we will be re-introducing some of the missing visuals that we had all become accustomed to. This includes the Rep Meter, User group titles (on mobile), Increased avatar sizes both on desktop and mobile & more. So bare with my while I work to get everything back to normal. Ok, so I am back, is there anything I could do ? There is nothing you as a user you need to do, however if you would like to help out, you could try doing the following. 1. Re-upload your avatar (if it is one the missing ones) 2.Re-add images or attachments to your content if it has been affected. 3. If you come across some strange behaviour or something you think could be a bug, please report it in our Submit A Bug section Anything new ? Well we have installed a couple of new features and we are just finishing up the first phase plugin which will include Dark Theme, Custom User Status's & Social Badges. However we will reveal all this in full in the coming days. ............................................................................................................................................................................. In summary I can only carry on apologising for the current state of affairs. We aim high but there have been some rough times and stumbles, this being one of them. I hope to carry on seeing you all round these parts despite the frustrations and inconvenience caused to you all. Kindest Regards, E
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  8. Forums are back up just in time for the June results. Congrats Out of Beta @damric @Supercrumpet @u3b3rg33k! # May 2021 Results
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  9. For many years, The Overclock.net Team Competition was the main event for serious and competitive folders who wanted to test their overclocking and folding skills. At one point, the event had over 100 folders on over 20 teams all folding close to 24/7. It was a staple event that ran all year, every day, and every month. It used to be an event dominated by who spent the most money, or who had the top PPD cards folding in a Category, but that's a thing of the past! You can be competitive with ANY ELIGIBLE HARDWARE IN THIS EVENT! In our test runs, a GTX 960 dominated the overall event, and not to brag, but it was mine! (Yes, I rigged this event for me to win - NOT!) The old event fell apart for various reasons, and we've picked up the pieces, started a new stats website from scratch, came up with some new rules for the event, and after a ton of work, the event will officially launch on August 1st! A special thanks to: Now is the time to get your hardware ready, get your teams formed, find your teammates to join your team, and get in on this competitive folding fun! Teams need to be setup and in the stats tracking system by July 31st to have the best shot at being competitive in this event. The event rules and details can be found in The ETF Manual. Be sure to read this manual carefully and follow the event rules so you do not penalize your team. Also, the event has it's own section on the forum found here which houses the manual and team threads. For the first month, we're going to be giving away some special prizes to the winning team, category winners, and a few randomly drawn prizes for participants. .................................................................................................................................. Sponsored Prizing A HUGE thanks goes out to our sponsors for backing this competition with some fantastic prizing. Corsair K65 RGB MINI 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard -CHERRY MX SPEED VOID RGB ELITE Wireless Premium Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound - Carbon DARK CORE RGB PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse MM350 PRO Premium Spill-Proof Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad – Extended XL - Black Cooler Master Caliber R1S Camo InWin InWin Alice Case SR24 AIO TeamGroup XTREEM ARGB 3600 2x8GB white DELTA MAT white 1TB SSD Silverstone SUGO 14 Mini-ITX cube DA850 Gold 80 PLUS Gold 850W fully modular ATX power supply Spotswood (Will be awarded to Category Winner) ATX Open-frame Tech Tray or EATX Open-frame Tray- Winner choice (Free shipping US, shipping covered by winner for other locations) Further Prizing (to be expanded upon and updated - PM me with donations) All Participants: @BWG$25 PayPal .................................................................................................................................. Signup & Eligibility In order to take part you must adhere to the below: To take part in this competition, please complete this FORM. Please also duplicate your signup on this FORM as well so BWG can access only the information needed to get in touch with you to add you to the event. (I didn't want access to your private info) We will use this form to also collect shipping details with so we can get winners details to sponsors as soon as possible. So please be sure to enter in a shipping address where you can accept the package. By filling out the form you are accepting the sites Terms & Conditions alongside all Rules/Important notes as details at the bottom of this post. You must be participating in the event and folding on August 1. You must fold all month, but special consideration of up to 1 day less (30 of 31 days) will be given for those who have downtime due to hardware issues. You must sign up to ExtremeHW Rules/Important Notes Each entrant is only eligible to win one prize. ExtremeHW & Sponsor companies cannot be held responsible for prizes shipped that are not received/collected by the winners. ExtremeHW & Sponsor companies cannot be held responsible for inaccurate or incorrect shipping details provided by entrants. ExtremeHW & Sponsor companies cannot be held responsible for any tax or import duties incurred. All data collected via the sign up form will be destroyed within 90 days of competition end. ExtremeHW reserves the right to remove entrants from the competition should entrants break our sites Terms & Conditions. All questions and concerns should be PM'd to @BWG Good luck everyone!
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  10. If I get 2 for this post, I'll have a ratio over 1.0. Then I'll never need to post again. All done. From now on, all my replies will be edits in this post to preserve my status.
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  11. It does help that one of them offers money to beat the other Besides that, I've given up anyways cause it's impossible to beat @BWG straight up.
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  12. A Corsair Obsidian 1000D is on its way to me, the Fractal Design 7XL is not big enough for what I want. A few members had some advice on other big cases, but the square boxes are too wide to fit where I want the system to be. @BWG Ordered an EVGA 3090 NVlink bridge for me, I can't get that one over here. (And guess what that means.. ) Against all advice from @J7SC_Orion and all the recent complaints about issues with their blocks I was desperate enough to order a pair of EKWB Quantum FTW3 blocks and pre-ordered the active backplates. I really hope I'm lucky, fingers crossed..
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  13. What are you saying? Do you need one of those disks with 20 free hours of AOL?
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  14. @firedfly this has now been resolved
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  15. The dungeon county coroner released it's official autopsy last night.
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  16. But not having anything exclusive to the platform is a good thing. It's an open platform that you can use anyway you want. I'm sure soon @BWG will have a basement full of Steam Decks running [email protected] We need to get away from exclusives, not encourage more of them.
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  17. This showed up today. Also, can I sell cats on the marketplace?
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  18. So my computer is back up, but having trouble exposing it to the internet. The stock modem is pretty crappy. Will hopefully have some time this weekend to replace it and get this live again. But stats should be being collected again from now.
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  19. You guys are doing it wrong. @zodac @axipher @iamjanco @u3b3rg33k @damric @firedfly @schuck6566 and @cscoder4ever are obviously part of the enlightened crew.
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  20. Heads up everyone, stats will probably be down over the weekend. I'm hoping it will only be a couple of days, just posting here just in case it's a bit longer. Any points earned in the interim will still be counted when I'm back up, we just won't have the daily/hourly stats for that period.
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  21. Hello all, So it seems that it is possible to retrieve broken images within some threads/posts. It seems that in some cases that while the inserted image may be broken, the actual uploaded attachment is all well and fine. If you have a missing image, try these steps. 1. Enter Edit mode on your post/topic. 2. When in Edit mode, do nothing other than click "Save". 3. Go back into edit mode. You may now find that the attachments originally belonging to the post/topic may re-appear in the attachment area. This will allow you to simply re-insert the images. This may not work in all instances but myself and others have found this method works, so why not give it a shot All the best, E
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  22. @Avacadohas a DeLorean!
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  23. Hello all, Some of you will have received a notification that your PayPal subscription to our Premium Accounts was cancelled. Just to be clear, this does not render your premium status inactive, it just means the automatic renewal for when the subscription term ends has been stopped. This was required due to an alteration our end, unfortunately once a PayPal agreement is setup, it cannot be modified, only cancelled. So, if you wish to continue premium after your term ends, you will simply need to renew it and re-setup automatic renewal if you wish. Thanks all, E
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  24. I think @BWG is currently folding on as many GPU's as I've owned in my entire life. I just counted, I've owned 13 GPU's starting with the Sierra Screamin 3D that I bought the week it launched in 1996.
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  25. Truth. Leave it up to BWG to turn a competition into making everyone feel like they are going for scratch & sniff stickers at the bottom of a pool.
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  26. Latest stats, sorry I can't do more atm.
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  27. So great news. My ISP doesn't allow for port forwarding. So I spent all day configuring stuff for no good reason! Gonna call them on Monday, see if I can get a static IP address which should help, but just another delay.
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  28. It must be cold in Russia this time of year. I rented a 4x3090 system in Russia and the GPUs have stayed about 55C the whole time!
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  29. @tictoc I'm trying to make good on my promise...
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  30. Thanks. I didn't see the count down. I won't be putting up a ton of points, but I'll get some things folding.
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  31. I had 4 or 5 different ones. Currently using the PXC 550, man I love that thing
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  32. Copy the link and paste it in a new window. Remove the "&type=score" and you have a link for your points. Just like this one, but add your user number: https://apps.foldingathome.org/awards?user=
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  33. IN! Switched over from the OCN Foldathon. On for the final stretch to 2 billion for EHW in a few days as well.
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  34. Took delivery of my Miata finally, absolutely love the color. Gave it a good wash and wax too - really didn't need to polish it as it has a ceramic coating.
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  36. This the 710. Had to make her feel like a bigger card. She has cryonaut, 11W/mk pads, conformal coating because why not. And 2 modified Noctua NF-A4x20mm fans to have active instead of passive cooling.
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  37. Please read this in a friendly voice: First of all, please speak for yourself. I do enjoy looking at those numbers, which you might know, and maybe others too. I understand that posts like that may sound like bragging, but he can be proud of what he's building and I'm proud for him. Same as I really enjoyed your Tesla adventure! (or everyone's builds for that matter) For me Folding at home always has two sides, the competition and the research. That's why I have a lot of hardware too, and if I could there would be a few more cards just like he has. Hopefully everything is well, cause I really don't know you like this. And if @BWG wants to win he's got 2.5 billion points to go
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  38. Audible has a huge sale for all sci-fi, many great series and books are 5-7 bucks. It is cheaper than buying with credits
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  39. I'm just gonna leave this here and also admit that all power limits are set to 50%
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  40. New machine learning-based cheating may threaten competitive play WWW.TECHSPOT.COM Despite being illicit in games, and even illegal in some countries, the cheating industry has developed immensely, creating multi-million dollar businesses. You may think cheating is lame,... It looks to me like this AI basically just plays the game for you so IMO, I'm not sure it would be all that fun to use even for cheaters. All the player has to do is move around and the AI does the aiming and shooting. Still pretty interesting.
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  41. Going to join. I have bought a separate PSU and will use my Z370 board with 8700k. I am going to switch the Tesla to my Quadro K4000. I have an old GTX970 I would LOVE to use, but it crashes to solid colors (Black, grey, white) after using it for 30 min or so.
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  42. First water block in with fitting Also gpu almost leveled. It is fine with me
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  43. Got a Vortex Race 3 with Cherry MX clears, as well as the appropriate add-on kit for my SA Godspeed set. The "Panic" on F10 is because Fn + F10 is the print screen key combo and I use print screen a lot , and also because in StarCraft II to surrender the game the hotkey is F10 -> N.
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  44. In Bastiaan_NL $50 $100 and a mention in my sig for a month for the person that can beat @BWG (highest wins the prize) And it can't be hertz' account or someone receiving help from @BWG If 2 or more folders combine their forces the prize will be split evenly between them.
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  46. 1st! Leaked photo of @Bastiaan_NL's mother holding him up when he was a little girl.
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  47. Lets leave mom's out of this before @Bastiaan_NL's mom comes in with her 3090 and smites you.
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  48. I finally passed @axipheryesterday.
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  49. There is an unfortunate developments happening with build. A. Screen either needs go on outer case or be returned, unfortunately it is no possible to install it anymore inside the case. If to install in outer case. I'll need to set up an entire outer case at which point, I'll order entirely different screen from aliexpress. B. I might need to cheat on metal tubing and install soft tubes for side rad as I'm completely clueless on how to approach latch system of inside case. With all cables it is getting really tight inside C. My custom cables arrived from China, but guy forgot to sent me one cable, so I'll have to wait for new delivery from china.. Couple of pictures from my evening walk and some early fitting times.
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  50. You're getting a bit small in my rear view mirror. Are you still back there? Or am I looking at dust?
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