Thanks. I forgot to mention that the CPU will average 95C at 325W on R23. Zero clock throttling. Once winter comes around again with ambients of 20C I'll be able to get some better bench runs in. Still broke some personal records this morning and a couple older benchmarks put me in the top 100...
Hard to believe no one has posted since my last ones in March.
Here's my new main rig.
Asus Z790 Hero
Lapped 13900KS with a Thermal Grizzly contact frame and Watercool heavy backplate, Heatkiller IV block
32GB Kingston DDR5-7200C38
Intel Optane 905P 380GB M.2
eVGA 3080Ti with Heatkiller V...
There is a user on ebay who was selling the Titan Blacks and other compute-heavy cards of the era in matched pairs, all in pristine condition. Must have been a lab environment or similar. He doesn't have any more cards that would work in WinXP listed currently, though.
The Asus 780 Ti sounds...
I did something similar recently, making my own "peak WinXP" machine. And it is stupid fast. I made 116K in 3DMark01 with it so far. Maybe I'll crack 120K with some GPU OC'ing, but it's really CPU bound.
Asrock Z97 Anniversary
Intel G3258, delidded and at 4.8GHz (50% OC)
2x2GB Corsair DDR3-2133...
Two systems to share. The first is my "backup rig": Lapped 13600K on an Asrock Z690 Extreme with my 2080Ti, with a GTX240 radiator in push/pull, and Heatkiller blocks. GPU hums along at under 50C on a 300W gaming load. Great little system.
The second is my "peak Windows 7" retro rig consisting...
Funny. I called a PS3 a retro machine, yet I call my old Socket A rig a vintage gaming PC. Can't win apparently.
PS3s are still good for playing Blu Rays, too. I haven't checked to see how many streaming apps are still available.
I compared the Optane to my HP EX920 and even though the sequentials are still in the high 2000MB/s range, the Q1D1 test was 3-4x faster than the flash based drive. Looking at Gen4 drives the Optane still is better by a large margin in that game.
Once I migrate to a Gen 5/DDR5 based rig, the...
I'll second the Sennheiser recommendation. Although I would go with good pair of headphones and get a desk mounted mic if you need one. I have a Blue Snowball and it has superior voice to any headset mic I've used.
I got a steal on this Optane 380GB M.2. Always wanted to pick one up for a fun drive or boot drive but they were always stupid expensive. The stock Intel "Thermal Solution" is pretty much a joke. On basic drive speed tests it would throttle before the end of the test. Picked up a Thermalright...
I have a couple old PS3s that I used to use for their BluRay capabilities. One phat backwards compatible one and one slim. Never really got into gaming on them. I have The Force Unleashed but since the PC version had better graphics I never bothered to get through it.
Do they have any uses now...
I normally don't test before assembling a custom loop rig. It either works or it doesn't.
I often assemble my rigs and loops in the kitchen. Makes it easier to clean parts, flush out things before assembly, and if there's a leak I don't make a huge mess where it shouldn't be.
Re-lidding with LM will help temps. Running naked will help a lot more. I did it to my 4770K and temps dropped a lot. Running the same 4.2 at 1.25V like you are and I have tons of temperature headroom on a custom loop with just a 240mm rad.
If the performance is going to be dead on with the 13th gen Intel CPUs, I'd like to see some tasty price wars.
I'm thinking the 7600x/7700x in a tidy little ITX build would be fun, maybe on the B650E chipset.
I relate to the comments above. I've wanted to build an HD Plex chassis HTPC for a while, for streaming or light gaming. But since my Oppo can stream files from my NAS, and the AppleTV doing the rest of the work, there really is no need unless I wanted to game.
Got my Heatkiller V FTW3 block installed on my 3080Ti. No more ice tea coolant. Back to the generic green stuff. Pump -> GPU -> CPU -> GTS360 -> GTX280. Gentle Typhoons on the 360 and my Noctua PPC2000s on the 280. Fill port for the case hooked into the reservoir plug top. Made the radiator...
Well this is a trip down memory lane:
HTC Thunderbolt - kickstand!
HTC DNA - 4G!
Iphone 13 Pro
I usually get four years or so out of my phones, and only upgrade when they feel really slow or start to get buggy.
This standard will be annoying on SFF ITX builds. ATX doesn't bother me so much as I don't use SATA anymore, though I know it is still pretty common.
Not sure how long the transition will take on this, or if it will be successful.
Actual DDC or a knockoff of similar format? 8W and ~3GPM/4m head are pretty decent specs for a simple loop.
Only DDC failures I've heard of are of the 18W versions. Fair amount of power to not put into the water and into a plastic housing instead.
Makes me wonder what my bare die 9900KS would pull if I chucked in the mounting frame for it. I have to admit, with GPU prices what they are and my gaming habits lately, it's tempting to sell my 2080Ti FE also.
Starting from who knows when:
240GB OCZ Vertex 3 MLC
960GB Sandisk Pro MLC
HP EX920 NVMe 1TB
Crucal P1 500GB
Silicon Power A80 1TB
XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB
Two Samsung 860 Evo 2TB
Numerous Crucial MX500 or Adata SU650s for friends and family upgrades.