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byzrk's Completed Build: The Green Lantern Cube - $300 Used Ryzen Build

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

I feel so old when I see something like "selling their old Ryzen" because they aren't old yet, to me!

fn230's Completed Build: Red VAIO: Windows 98 retro gaming PC / Pentium 4 531 + Radeon 9200

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

DC out 12V 1.2A could probably plug speakers psu in there

fn230's Completed Build: Overkill Windows 98 VAIO retro gaming rig

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

+1 for your courage!

The lowest I would go is Windows XP. Compatibility issues and eternal reboots for every little change would steer me away from 98. I do use some 98 systems a couple times per year but I do not install that OS anymore!!

SumtinWong88's Completed Build: Walnut Wall-E

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 8 days ago

Wow! Very nice result, great work

as for temp-not-so-good that you mentioned: I think your psu exhaust is fighting off with the case fan intake at the bottom, am I wrong? The air is not flowing, so take that into consideration on your next version.

thorkon77's Completed Build: 8-Bit Black Mage (A build from 11 years ago!)

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 12 days ago

is it heavy? how much did it weight

OmarM619's Completed Build: C70 - Black/Blue

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 17 days ago

I would totally game on that thing.

Ender14's Completed Build: Something for Nothing

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 17 days ago

My bad! Silly me, I didn't check the board hahahah you're so right about the no output.

Ender14's Completed Build: Something for Nothing

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

I vote for the 970, it will pair well with the i5. I'm thinking the iGPU must be better than a 8800 GT anyways

nickynoodle16's Completed Build: My First Build

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 18 days ago

You probably know it by now but you can change the jumpers on edie drives to set it to master/slave/cable select. Most of the time I place it on "cable select" and oly if I get trouble I set it manually to a fixed position.

generally master is the end of the ribbon, slave is the mid-connector.

Zambacan's Completed Build: A Ply'ed Technology

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

I'm lazy, I don't post them all LOL And sometimes I just don't feel like they deserve to be here.

Mrmatej21's Completed Build: Rate my pc! my first pc! tell me how i did!

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

for 5-6 frames I wouldn't change but 15-20, if it has a visible effect I would make the change for sure!

Zambacan's Completed Build: A Ply'ed Technology

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

how perfect it has to be to be called perfect? Come on!

Mrmatej21's Completed Build: Rate my pc! my first pc! tell me how i did!

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

I wish I could do as good as you did with 350$

take all the comments and use them for your next build, not this one.

ram: dual channel is over rated, real world performance in a gaming pc with a discrete gpu is a gain of approx +2% with dual channel ram. No need to get 2 sticks, 1 stick is perfectly fine.

cpu: 8th gen i3 is a quad core already, getting an i5 isn't a must at this point. I would be curious to know the real gain from i3 to i5 versus the game you play.

gpu: there probably is a difference from 3gb to 6gb, but I know from 4gb to 8gb there isn't much. You will have less vram to load textures, tune that down in your graphic settings and it should be ok. If the 1060 performance pleases you, 6gb isn'r a real worthy upgrade in my opinion.

psu: I'm not fond of Thermaltake TR2 series, I'm sure it will work well for a while, but there are better options at the same price point. I'm staying vague on this one, just saying "could have been better" but I've bought several TT-TR2 in the past as well. None of them destroyed my components, as far as I know.

There will ALWAYS be "you should have" and such and yes big bucks can always improve something computer-wise. What you did with 350$ is already a nice stunt! Just be proud of your work.

AceBalthazar's Completed Build: ASmall Rock

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

STX! So hard to find

Shakaron's Completed Build: Built to sell

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 25 days ago

I love upcycle/recycle i7 3rd gen still good, don't throw them away!

Shakaron's Completed Build: Built to sell 2

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 25 days ago

that's what I do too, 99% of the time.

TettenMan's Completed Build: Project The Golden Tower

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 25 days ago

...for all the minutes you worked on that tower!

DeadGenesis518's Completed Build: My $400 Budget 4K Build

gugu96 19 Builds 4 points 1 month ago

nothing wrong with the ram, it's an old board/cpu that has triple channel memory

McDarnclsnorf's Completed Build: Kachow

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

you tried and you built it, that's more than most will ever do

Lucas9810's Completed Build: My First PC

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I agree with topic and choice of gpu! the ddr4 one is horrible (compared to gddr5).

Lucas9810's Completed Build: My First PC

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I'm looking to build a minecraft computer for my daughter, not sure yet. But I have no idea what kind of GPU you need for that game although now I see you play with a GT710. I'm not familiar with Minecraft but all I know is I would leave it vanilla.

Jcw93's Completed Build: PhlegmaticCulture

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

not going to get banned, but you can edit the windows part of your parts/description before Staff does it. It will save them some time, too!

ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I wish pcpp would offer a way to keep a tab on such projetcs. For now I use the good old brower's "bookmark" feature. Once in a while I stumble on build like yours and I find them inspiring, unusual, etc.

love it, great work!

masterkickass7's Completed Build: Trash Bench

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

And still have room for upgrade!! needs moar ram and faster spin

HasNeyn's Completed Build: Never judge a book by its cover

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I had the same misunderstanding at first.

Also keep in mind every brand makes a wide range of psu, some better than others. Don't judge a psu ONLY by the 80+ certification. Higher ratings does not ALWAYS mean higher quality.

reality is much more complicated than what the labels say!

HasNeyn's Completed Build: Never judge a book by its cover

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

loved the story, it reminds me not all kids are hopeless! I've been a kid too, I need to remember that (always).

like Ninja said, the 80 rating is telling you how good your psu is at converting your AC current into DC current, when loaded with typical load of 50% of the capacity, meaning with 250 watts load in your case. You can stop reading here or continue for more explanations ;)

Let's do some math. Let's assume your computer will need 250w and that you have that 500w psu 80+ certified. You are now 80% efficient in converting the AC current you pull from the wall. Computer needs 250w of DC current from your psu, so you need to convert it at 80% efficiency thus incurring a loss of 20%. You should be pulling approx 312w from the wall to feed your computer because you waste 20% during the conversion from AC to DC.

If you had a 80+ Titanium, the rating would have been 94% for the same setup so you'd be pulling approx 266w from the wall to supply your computer with 250w from the psu.

gugu96's Completed Build: Cheap server

gugu96 submitter 19 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Ok reading your question the only things that came to my mind in the last 15 seconds were:

  1. read the manual, it explains how to use 1 or 2 cpu. I mention it because some pcie lanes aren't available when you have 1 cpu only. In fact, most of the pcie lanes and slots are disabled unless you have 2 cpu. Makes me think there is more than this and the manual can tell you.

  2. other thing that came to mind instantly: ram. Make sure the ram is placed in the slots for a 2 socket config. Again, the manual is rather clear about that (as far as I remember). The ram config is different with 1 or 2 cpu.

I really hate that board for a linux use. Over the years I've had raid problems and only problems, dang software raid. I'm about to get an expensive raid adapter and plug all the drives onto it and reinstall the darn thing entirely.

LiquidArrogance's Completed Build: Leche Naranja

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

The wait should be over soon. Well, at least other members of pcpp appreciate the result of your efforts!

meowKittieh's Completed Build: 386 Mid Tower

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

nice job! I remember using them pc's, the smaller ones. I think I'm getting old lol

MrThreePik's Completed Build: Flip IV // Ryzen 5 1400 // GTX 970 FTW

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I'm too far for that option :( The only Black Friday related deal I saw this year would have been that Evga gtx 970 from the b-stock / mid-week madness at 99$ USD. Too late for me!

MrThreePik's Completed Build: Flip IV // Ryzen 5 1400 // GTX 970 FTW

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Bought a PSU from Evga lately and it cost me almost 2x the expected price, thanks to Canadian taxes. 20$ usd for the psu, but total ended at almost 48$ CAD because I had to pay 4$ taxes on the 20$ psu + the UPS broker fees (and the exchange rate was nearly 35%). Not gonna happen again, no more b-stock for me.

MrThreePik's Completed Build: Flip IV // Ryzen 5 1400 // GTX 970 FTW

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I take a loss on almost every pc made of old parts lol Simply because they are too old to hold any real (market) value. But I am just like you said, for endless building!

brianzuber_1's Completed Build: COMPLETELY FREE Game server host pc

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Triple channel!

bxreap3r's Completed Build: Deep Blue V.3 (Home Server)

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Everybody is nervous about your PSU but it already lasted 5 years?! I've seen OEM stop working (or blow up) in just months. Still, efficiency is crap and it's a very old model. I sure hope they updated it through the years becuse I think it was already available since 2003. Power standards have change da lot since then. Anyways, it's your computer and you do whatever you want.

I'm interested in getting your comments about the Toshiba P300? I mean real use, not synthetic benchmarks. Is it loud? hot? fast? Are you satisfied?

encode's Completed Build: The Home Server Build 2018

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

At work I only order i7 with 64gb of ram, which is the max supported. Same use as yours!

Dugn8r's Completed Build: BadVolf Amboyna Burl and Black Crystal

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

At this point I don't care what's running inside the desk. I'm glad I was sitting, would have fallen!

hastex456's Completed Build: Acrylic ITX Build

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I didn't look at an all acrylic case in quite a while, nice job!

Logarythym's Completed Build: Teleputer

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

AWESOME!

ValhallaOutcast's Completed Build: First Build (Phase 1)

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

with your current setup and 2 front intake yes that's what I would do. I admit I don't know if it's the best options but trial and error, that's where I would start.

Somedumbguy's Completed Build: First Build - Budget Gaming PC

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

no more updates, a lot less personalization

ValhallaOutcast's Completed Build: First Build (Phase 1)

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

When you will change your airflow or fan setting, consider having more intake than exhaust. If you create a positive air pressure, less dust will settle in. Reason is air will want to get out of there from every hole available. Result is less dust inside.

welcome to pcpp!

note: if you get lazy on cable management you will get crucified hahaha!

Juzam's Completed Build: Windows 98 3dfx Ultimate Retro Build

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Holy geez!!! You have a lot lot lot more patience than I, for sure. I rebooted too many times in my life to ever touch win98 again. But I still admire your work and can totally appreciate the retro value of it.

Edit: VOODOO 5!!!!!!!!! So hard to find

Juzam's Completed Build: Windows XP Gaming PC

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I might play Starcraft and GTA2 on that weak computer, both games existed in a time of 32bits. I'll sleep on that tonight!

Edit: and since it's a low power (and low heat) pc I may put it inside a NES body.

Juzam's Completed Build: Windows XP Gaming PC

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

retro!! In a matter of a few seconds you convinced me to install a 32bits OS on my Atom 230 build. It seems to be 64 bits capable but with such low performance and only 2gb of ram I think 32 is the way to go.

oblivionofficial's Completed Build: Momstation

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

if you could rotate your cpu cooler by 90 degrees I think it would be better. Air flow from right to left would offer some cooling for RAM and VRM. nice build!

MozartIDK's Completed Build: Office PC

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

exactly the kind of adapter I use in old builds, giving an extra 4 ports (usb 3.0)

Tenikov's Completed Build: Old Compy Frankenstram-Box

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

great build and thanks for all the thoughts and details

Guillaumenfs's Completed Build: media center pc

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

AMD A4-5000 it's an embeded APU, on the motherboard (with integrated GPU).

CattyC's Completed Build: Current PC

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

close the case or clean it lol

KyleTehWhale's Completed Build: Mobile Ryzen

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Hurray for mini-dtx case! uncommon but oh so useful for gaming GPU.

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