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  1. Modz

    GPU/Sound Card Collection

    updated the original post with new additions and some of ther other pc bits and pieces ive got.
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    GPU/Sound Card Collection

    I'm using my 2 retro gaming systems for testing and benchmarking all the AGP cards. Then I have a more modern system running XP to remove CPU bottleneck on all the PCIE cards. AMD Athlon XP 3200+ / 2Gb DDR400 / nForce 2 Ultra Chipset / XP SP3 Pentium 4 Northwood 3.4 / 4Gb DDR433 / Intel 865 Chipset / XP SP3 i5 2400 / Z77 SLI matx mobo / 4Gb DDR3 1333 / XP SP3 Benching is going well so far, no major issue. Both AMD/ATI & Nvidia have good legacy XP drivers that cover all the cards I've got. So no driver/game issues thank god. As far as CPU effecting scores, its not too bad. 3dmark06 is the main CPU killer, 01-05 only run dumbed down game tests for CPU unlike 06. The easier way to test this is using Aquamark3, where it gives both a GPU/CPU/overall score breakdown. For example: P4 @ 3.6Ghz / 9800 Pro GPU - CPU - Overall 6,579 9,944 49,436 XP 3200+ @ 2.4Ghz / 9800 Pro ​GPU - CPU - Overall 6,030 7,100 42,306 Where as in 3dmark05 is reverse. The 3200+ produces the higher score. I tested it a few times same results. Yet when you use 06 is over 200 point on the P4 due to having HT for the better physx tests. P4 @ 3.6Ghz 3Dmark05 Score: 3244 XP 3200+ @ 2.4Ghz 3Dmark05 Score: 3314 "Real-world" gaming however this is where the P4 really shines. Everything runs smoother and much more stable FPS, not to mention the 3200+ lacks SSE2 support so no legit source engine games run.
  3. Modz

    GPU/Sound Card Collection

    I need to find a display cabinet for them too, since the photo a couple more arrived and i've ran out of room on that shelf :( I'm also going full benchmarks & overclocking tests on all the cards as well. got a rather large spreadsheet going atm with all the results. I'm doing a mix of 15 or so synthetic/game benchmarks per card. fun times :P
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    GPU/Sound Card Collection

    *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. AMD CPU's: 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 Motherboards: 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 128mbGeforce 6800 GT PCI-E 256mbGeforce 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 3GbGeforce 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)
  5. 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.
  6. I'm going to test a cross a mix of my old school agp win xp system and my racing using windows 7. it will allow me to cover both dx8.1, 9c & above separately. rather than try do everything on a single machine and have driver and support issues. im not after best case results just a rough scale of performance starting from 2001 to today.
  7. 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 :(
  8. Help me build a top 10 desirable vintage GPU collection. Hi all, I am currently building a new display cabinet for my ever growing collection of vintage hardware. The cabinet isn't big, but it would house lets say 10-12 graphic cards for example of size. However I would like to reach out to different communities for inspiration to help put together a meaningful collection of hardware to go into it. Sooo, want I want to do it put together a collection of 10 of the most desirable video cards from over the past few decades. So i would like some help from you guys in order to work out what are not just my most desirable cards, but what others might wish to have in their own collection. Notes on what I am after: - Item must be an add-in card classed as a "graphics accelerator" design for either PC 3D gaming or workstation 3D rendering. Not a 2D video out card. - Cards Interfaces: ISA, PCI, AGP, PCI-E or workstation extended variants. - Think of 1 card or a list of your top 10. - Both reference & board partner models are ok. But think unique/special. - 1 off concept or limited release cards. 1 off example, Galaxy Duel GPU GTX460 White. - I want extreme, over the top or truly unique. (eg: outrageous cooler design, crazy duel/quad/hex/oct core, insanely over engineered overclockable.) - Beautifully crafted card. sexy cooler designs or custom PCB card. Vintage/old cards I already own: - 2x 3DFX Voodoo 2 12mb SLI Cards (going into top 10) - Nvidia Geforce 2 Ultra 32mb - Nvidia Geforce 4 MX 440 - Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti 4600 - Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra 256mb AGP - ATI Radeon X800 GT 128Mb All-In-Wonder (going into top 10) - ATI Radeon X1950 XTX 512Mb Crossfire Card - ATI Radeon 9800 XT Options I've got my eye on so far: - 3DLabs Dynamic Pictures Oxygen 402 32Mb Quad Core PCI video card. - 3DLabs Wildcat Realizm 800 - ATI Rage Fury Maxx 64mb Duel GPU card. - Nvidia Geforce 7900 GX2 (or 7950 GX2) - EVGA Geforce GTX 780 TI Classified K|ingP|in Edition (overclocking insanity) - Asus MARS III ROG Card. (Duel 680s) - 3DFX Voodoo 5 6000 (Quad chip) - ATI Radeon 9500 Pro. (An old school legend) - Quantum3D's 8-way Voodoo5 SLI (3DFX insanity) - Quantum 3D Mercury (no words....) I may have room for up to 12 gpus depending on what I end up getting, but I am going to add into the collection an Asus Ageria PhysX Card for the lols. Please feel free to list any of your favourite cards or any suggestions you have. There just might be some crazy card or vintage legend I wasn't privy to.
  9. Fittings are BItspower White 1/2" compression fittings and tubing is PrimoChill LT Advanced Purple 1/2" inner 3/4"outer
  10. Got bored of the Red & Black, went with Red & White instead. Frost White Plasti-Dip to be precise.
  11. Water cooling works well. 140 monsta in front, 120 45mm in rear and 35mm 360 in roof. 2600K @ 5Ghz sit around 23c average & 45c under load. 970s sit around 25c idle and 48c load. nothing goes over 50c.
  12. I just spent the past 24hours rebuilding my mates PC. Added 2nd 970, GPU blocks, New rads, new Ice white coolant & remade some of his cabling. Specs: 2600K Asus Z68 Mobo (i forgot model) 16Gb Ripjaws X ram 2x MSI GTX970 gaming. CM Cosmos S Case EK GPU Blocks. XSPC CPU Block EK parts Purple PrimoChill tubing.
  13. 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