Recent content by Joni Nitro

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    A case mod....sort of.

    Raspberry Pi 3 with Retropie and Simple theme.
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    A case mod....sort of.

    My buddy begged me to build him a Minnesota Wild themed arcade and it turned out pretty decent. The bottom comes off allowing full access to joysticks and easy removal of the tv if needed. Its sitting on a lazy susan type base I use just for taking pics.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I settled on 4.3ghz, which is a pretty nice OC. I could boot and poke around at 4.5 but decided it wasn't worth the effort. For some reason if I set my ram at more than 1.6 in bios windows won't recognize it. Doesn't seem to be an issue for overclocking though. My ram default says 1.65.
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    Switch Refresh: 1366 Hexcore

    Yeah, it was more like I had them so why not. Also all my fans run at 5v and is almost silent, however, the temps a just a non issue. Thanks for the feedback.
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    Switch Refresh: 1366 Hexcore

    Man, what happened to the mod threads? Not even one comment after years? Oh well, I just made some more changes and so I thought I would post pics anyway. I wanted to update the looks of the case and give it some detail so I wrapped it in carbon fiber and added some lighting. Current...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Some new benchmarks after I switched to a GTX 980. This is a really fun system and it makes my friend with a brand new i3 rig really sad. I was running OCCT in the background which is why temps are up. With 3 radiators this is as hot as it gets and my gfx card hasnt hit 40c yet. [/URL I...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I lucked out and got an Asus p6x68d-e from ebay for right at $100. I switched to the Xeon on my EVGA board because I already had it. Once the word got out all this hardware went through the roof. If it wasnt such a hassle I would just sell off everything and building a new system because I...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I know the timer was only on for a minute but this was after a few hours of stressing. I am pretty happy with the results and just added a GTX 980 to the mix. My temps are pretty amazing running through 3 rads. Not my most recent pic but only the gfx card has changed.
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    Maker EVO Deluxe

    Nice fab skills. I like seeing actual case modding. I see the pics of components in the woods and set on concrete or grass and I am curious how many funny looks you get carrying PC components out in the woods for pics. Hahaha.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I currently have two X58 boards, an EVGA FTW3 and an Asus P6X58D-E. Currently running the FTW3 with a X5650 and it clocks pretty good, but seem to struggle above a 200blk. Any reason to think the Asus would do better or any other reasons to switch boards? Which ever board I dont use my son...
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    Benq XL2411Z 144hz gaming monitor for about $225 (TN panel)

    Eyefinity doesn't appeal to me at all. I just was tempted to go dual monitor but didn't know if this would be wasted on a secondary.
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    Benq XL2411Z 144hz gaming monitor for about $225 (TN panel)

    If I wanted to do dual monitors, but only game on one would two of these be overkill. If so what would be a good match to this for a secondary?
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    $400 budget single vs dual

    I really want to upgrade my aging 24 in Dell 1920×1200 monitor. I have always thought dual monitors would be awesome but I'm not sure I need them. I just do some run of the mill photo/video editing, some gaming with a watercooled 7970, and other general stuff. I would like to be able to turn on...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I am happy with my L5640 at 3.8 but I really wonder what I could do with an 22 or 23 muli with my cooling. I am seeing 26C idle and mid 60s under load with my fans at 5v. I really need to start from scratch and get some you experts to help me find my blck limit of my board so I can see how...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Interesting results. I disabled HT just to play around and I got a big jump in GFlops and temps are down about 10C under load. I am still seeing how low I can get my vcore and other voltages.
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