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#1192329 GPU/Sound Card Collection

Posted by Modz on 08 June 2017 - 07:14 PM

*UPDATED 27/09/2017*

Hey guys so i thought I'd update the thread with how the collection is coming along. I've added some new GPUs, as well as added to my cpu/mobo parts as well which I hadn't previously mentioned. All the additions are highlighted in bold, some have photo links as well.

AMD468 DX4-100

Athlon XP-M 1600+ (Mobile TB)
Athlon XP 1800+ (TB)
Athlon XP 2200+ (TB)
Athlon XP 2800+ (TB)
Athlon XP 3200+ (Barton)
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
AMD Opteron 180
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
AMD A8 6600K (the living room stream box)

Intel CPU's:
P3 Celeron 800
2x Pentium 3 1Ghz (coppermine's)
Pentium 4 2.8Ghz HT (northwood)
Pentium 4 3.4Ghz HT (northwood)
Core 2 Q6600
Core 2 X6800
Core i3 2120
Core i5 2400
Core i5 2500K
Core i7 980X
Core i7 3770K

Gigabyte Socket 370 mobo (i forgot model number)
Asus A7N266-VM (socket A nforce 2)
Shuttle AN35N Ultra (socket A/nforce 2)
Soltek SL-86SPE-L (socket 478)
Albatron PX865PE Pro (socket 478)
DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR Expert (939)

Sound Cards:
Sound Blaster 16 Pro (CT2940)
Sound Blaster Live 5.1 1998 (SB0100)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (SB0350) 
M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 (RevB 2003)
Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro + breakout box

MISC Items:

BFG Tech Physx Ageia PCI Card
2x Magic 3D II 3DFX Voodoo 2 12mb SLI cards

ATi Cards:
Radeon 9250 64mb (PCI)

Radeon 9500 Pro 128mb
Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro Toxic Edition
Sapphire Radeon X800 XT AIW 128mb
Radeon X850 XT PE 256mb
Radeon X1950 XTX Crossfire Edition 512mb
Asus Radeon HD 3870 CoH Edition
XFX Radeon HD5770 1Gb XXX Edition
XFX Radeon HD 5970 2GB Black Edition


Nvidia Cards:
Gainwarrd Geforce 2 Ti 64mb (Golden Sample)
Geforce 3 Ti 500 64mb
Geforce 4 MX440 64mb (Soltek Limited Edition Silver PCB)
Geforce 4 Ti 4200 128mb (Triplex Millenium Silver Edition #0228/2000)
Geforce 4 Ti 4600 128mb
Geforce 6800 GT PCI-E 256mb
Geforce 6800 Ultra Extreme AGP 256mb
2x Geforce 6800 Ultra PCI-E 512mb
Asus Extreme N7800GT Duel 1Gb (Limited Edition #0538/2000)
2x Geforce 7950 GX2 1Gb (picked up 2nd)
Geforce 8800 GTS 640mb (XFX XXX)
Geforce GTX 460 1Gb (EVGA EE FPB)
Geforce GTX 580 3Gb
Geforce GTX 760 2Gb
Geforce GTX 770 4Gb
Geforce GTX 960 4Gb
Geforce GTX 970 4Gb (Sold recently)
2x Geforce GTX Titan 6Gb (Kepler) These are now in my main PC.

Items still looking for:
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb
Geforce 6600 GT 128mb AGP
EVGA Classified Geforce GTX285
Nvidia Geforce 7900 GX2 (7900 GTX Duo)


#1183265 [WIP] Project Nalu, the retro gaming box.

Posted by Modz on 28 September 2016 - 09:42 AM

Project Nalu, Retro build: A system from hardware from 2001-2004 (single core / agp era).
I've started in my spare time wanting to go back and play some older games. But I found getting them to run on modern systems just doesn't give the same nostalgic feel. So I 
decided to build one a system based on parts from that era.
Back then right before the X2 & duel core era took off, I rocked and Athlon XP 3200+ & 6800 ultra AGP. So that was my base starting point. That was the level of performance I 
was aiming for. I didn't want to just buy the first items I found on ebay either, as most hardware from this era was very prone to short life spans. So the part search began... 
The List: (so far)
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Barton || CHECK
Shuttle AN35N Ultra Motherboard || CHECK
2x1Gb OCZ PC3200 Platnium Edition XTC || CHECK
Reference Geforce 6800 Ultra 256mb AGP || CHECK
Creative Audigy 2 Platnium || CHECK
Western Digital 320Gb 16mb cache IDE/PATA drive || CHECK
Thermaltake Silent Boost HSF || ETA late Sept
Sony External USB DVD/CD Reader || ETA late Sept
DFI UV Green IDE ribbon Cable || CHECK
Apevia 520W PSU ATX-AS520W-BK || ETA Early Oct
Thermaltake View 27 Mid-Tower Case || Check
Thermaltake Riing TT Edition fans || ETA Early Oct
Light Blue 30cm Cold Cathode light || ETA Early Oct
17" 1280x1024 LG Monitor || Check
Build photos, videos & updates will be posted periodically as the build progresses.

Motherboard case fitting. 



Meet Nalu, the Geforce 6800 Ultra AGP.




#1182755 Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

Posted by Modz on 15 September 2016 - 11:23 AM

Thought i'd lurk by & say hi :P 

Also going to be doing a big benchmark post soon. Over the past couple years I've been slowing building up a collection of every GPU I've ever owned. And i thought it would be fun to do a evolution comparison of where it all started up to where I am atm.

I've still got a couple GPU's left before I complete my full history, but thankfully I've managed to source them. 

My list: 
HAVE 2 - Voodoo 2 12mb SLI PCI (2x Magic 3D) 
HAVE - Geforce 2 Ultra 32mb AGP (Leadtek) 
Sourced - Geforce 4 Ti4800 128mb AGP (Asus V9480)
HAVE - Radeon X800 GTO 128mb AGP (Sapphire All-In-Wonder)
Sourced - Geforce 6600 GT 128Mb AGP (XFX) 
HAVE - Geforce 6800 Ultra 256mb AGP (Reference) 
HAVE - Radeon X1950 XTX 512mb (Sapphire)
Sourced - Geforce 8800 GTS 640Mb (XFX) 
HAVE - Radeon HD5770 1Gb (XFX XXX Editon) 
Sourced - Geforce GTX 460 SLI 1Gb (2x EVGA)
HAVE 1 - Geforce GTX 760 SLI 2Gb (2x EVGA SC) 
CURRENT - Geforce GTX 970 4Gb (MSI Gaming 4G) 

I'll do a mix of 3DMark06 + 3DMark2001 SE. The Voodoo cards wont be benched due to lack of drivers & the 760 is sadly dead :(

#1149998 Painted my GPU cooler shroud.

Posted by Modz on 06 February 2015 - 07:20 PM

Got bored of the Red & Black, went with Red & White instead. Frost White Plasti-Dip to be precise. 



#1147000 Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

Posted by Modz on 13 December 2014 - 04:49 PM



So I upped it to 4.8ghz / 2400 on the ram, gpu 1500/7500mhz and dont get the time measurement error.. so strange!   You would thing that the lower setting would not give the error over higher clocks:




Just checked your score gamble to compare to mine. Wow... I think I have even more respect for my old 2500K now. 

You get a cpu score of 12.7K@4.8Ghz, While I only get 9.5K@5.2Ghz. We both get 11.1K overall, even know your GPU is slightly lower clocked, your CPU evens it out. :D

#1142634 $300 to spend? How long do I wait?

Posted by Modz on 22 October 2014 - 12:49 AM

My BF4 memory usage jumped from 1.8gb with my 2gb gtx760 to 3.4gb with my 4gb gtx 970. I use a mix of low/ultra as i don't like too much visual clutter or fx blocking my visual target acquisition. It's a bit of an elitist way of running the game but even with texture quality on low my 970 still get around 3.2-3.4gb of its vram used up.

#1140598 Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

Posted by Modz on 29 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

Got bored over the weekend, did some bench's I hadn't run for a long time.

Valley XHD - 2967/FPS: 70.9 Modzy - 2500K 4.6Ghz/ MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G 1549c/8100m - http://imgur.com/8zy8nwX

Catzilla 720P - 27746 - http://imgur.com/yEH0Jf0

3DMark Fire Strike - 14155 - Modzy - 2500K 4.6Ghz/ 2-way SLI MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G 1549c/8100m - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2820615

3DMark Fire Strike - 10811 - Modzy - 2500K 4.6Ghz/ MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G 1549c/8100m - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2805877

3DMark Fire Strike X - 5646 - Modzy - 2500K 4.6Ghz/ MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G 1549c/8100m - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2848640

3DMark11 - 13943 - Modzy - 2500K 4.6Ghz/ MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G 1549c/8100m - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8771946

3DMark V - 53113 - http://imgur.com/d3TwiFa

3DMark06 - 32490 - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/17662123

3DMark05 - 42515 - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm05/5521861

3DMark03 - 143839 - http://imgur.com/fC2ctdJ

3DMark01 - 71202 - http://imgur.com/2gtHDNc

#1140288 So The New Motherboards, Ddr4, X99 And The I7-5Xxx Line Is Released

Posted by Modz on 25 September 2014 - 06:35 PM

Here you go Mark. 



#1140256 Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

Posted by Modz on 25 September 2014 - 01:27 PM

So tested SLI, seems I have found my poor CPU's bottleneck limit. Poor thing clearly is at a point of dragging things down with this amount of GPU power it needs to feed. Sadly I must give up the 2nd card Friday. But at least I know now what i need to upgrade next if i want to think about SLI'ing 970s in the future.

On the upside, both cards have manged to break well over the 1.5Ghz mark. In fact this 2nd one managed to hit 1528 with needed any extra voltage. I then only took it to 1548 with a +.10 as it isn't my card the risk wasn't worth the gain.

Stock 1330/7k - 12787 http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2820542
OC 1528/8.1k - 14155 http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2820615

Here you can clearly see my CPU has dragged down the final score. While GPU score is sitting pretty at almost 20k.

Beauty shot

#1139594 Atomic Superpi Scores V5

Posted by Modz on 18 September 2014 - 01:31 PM

2500K @ 5.2Ghz 1.5v - http://imgur.com/WjgTmoH here's correct cpuz, below didn't catch correct speed when i print screened.

SuperPI MOD1.5
1M - 0m 7.270s - http://imgur.com/ezoV0oy
32M - 6m 46.942s - http://imgur.com/WHvFoYa

couldn't get it to complete at 5.3 sadly.

*also the DL link for the multipi is 404ing on their website.