My fave was probably the Diamond Viper V770 (Riva TNT2). Upgraded from a Riva128ZX which had image quality that was an atrocity.
Following that I'd probably say the GeForce 9600GT. Was a pretty good bargain at the time.
Man. It's been a long time
8086 IBM clone hand me down
Pentium 133 my brother got to program on
Celeron 300A. This was around the time I started reading HardOCP and Arstechnica and yeah it was running at 450Mhz (My favourite build of all time)
Pentium M 730 Acquired cheap on Ebay...
I have the ITX version of this case (Metis plus) and I really like it. The little window fits a bit better with the smaller form factor. Kind of wish they'd update the Styx with either a larger window or solid aluminum.
Yeah they can't catch a dedicated chip for mining but at least it wouldn't be useless when a hard fork happens. I haven't been keeping up on crypto mining much but I recall they do preform pretty well compared to GPU's. Just yeah.. cost those damn things are expensive :O
1. Diggin the Zer0 hoodie there.
2. Got a kick out of how you emphasize the H in "white" and "whole"
3. Great article. Made me rethink how I shouldn't half-ass my TIM application. Gonna use my wHole ass next time.
Though I do wonder what sort of setup in could pull near 650W in a SFF build. Not complaining at all mind you it's a good power supply at a fair price and never hurts to have a bit more wattage on tap.
Yeah I was just going by the video, it sorta looks like a seam halfway down the die though it's hard to tell under the left over solder. So that must mean their 4-core solution is either going to be a full 8-core with half disabled or it's own production run.
Sure hope not. Though I'm not considering an APU at this moment in time, if they do perform pretty well I'd like to see them this year.
I too am more interested in either the R5's or the R3's. That six-core model is looking tempting.
Same here, I'm hoping to see some good ITX AM4 boards as I was looking to build a new small form factor gaming PC. I almost went with an i5-6600K but I figured I'd wait to see what Ryzen can offer in price/performance.
Seems like Supermicro has unlocked the BLCK for all Skylake SKU's on one of their H170 boards.
Wonder if other manufacturers will follow suit on some of their boards?
I bought the Athlon 5350 and the Asus AM1i-A (ITX) board a couple months back mostly to play around with. The BCLK on this board can be modified. Got it up to around 2.5Ghz before the PCI-E or iGPU started to freak.
Would be fun if AMD released a K version of this CPU just for giggles...