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Post  East on Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:15 pm

I can vouch for it still being in its original configuration. Only money I have spent recently on toys has been on the car. I will admit I had hoped to do something with the rage by now. I could put my old geforce 460 in it but I don't much see the point with the FX-55. As might as well keep it stock specs so at least it can run games from around 2k5 that are not compatible with the newer geforce cards. I am not sure how to describe it but some have a weird issue where textures that are suppose to be solid are transparent.

My biggest problem recently is with my mouse. I like my g9 and all but its non ergonomic shape is finally catching up with my hand. What mouse are you guys using? I started using my first gen mx revolution again and then I remembered I had the voodoo edition deathadder. I Gamed with it for a couple hours tonight with none of the discomfort I was experiencing with the g9.

I was rather excited to learn that the alienware tactx is the exact same mouse as the logitech g9x but in a more ergonomic case. I am still unsure if I am going to purchase a mouse or just stick with the deathadder. My only complaint is it is a first generation deathadder and as such has a lower dpi then the current deathadder currently being sold. I am not adverse to spending up to $100 on a good gaming mouse if you guys have any suggestions. It is something I use a lot so it needs to be just as comfortable as it is accurate.

Going on the way my hand and wrist feel right now I am definitely going to consider razer. (or just stick to the one I have provided I can get use to the lower dpi)

Btw ADOR, did you see that razer keyboard disassembly video I posted around here somewhere? It should tell you everything you need to know to swap over the plastics and possibly the red light board(s)
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Post  ADOR on Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:26 pm

I seen it and downloaded it for later, thanks. I haven't done the swap yet. Maybe next time I am home. I leave out to work on the 15th so I am spending the last of my time with the kids since they are out for summer and trying to get the brakes and wiring sorted out this time home on the 52 ford pu.

I finally found a drive shaft the right length, a yoke for the FMX and got the edelbrock carb I wanted on it installed. I have all the brake parts but the master cyl. I was going to use a manual disk S-10 master I had on hand but it won't fit the three bolt to two bolt master cyl adapter need for that truck. So I have to scrounge up a Early Mustang master cyl and block now. Besides wiring and fuel lines the engine is ready to run now.
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Post  mrblur on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:20 pm

Any pics of the final build or did I miss something.
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Post  ADOR on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Nope, haven't missed anything yet. As of yesterday I got two more GB of the same type of ram. The PRO 3500LL. It has been going for 100 to 160 for two sticks on ebay. Yesterday someone had two sticks on ebay for 50 bucks shipped. I swiped them quickly. For Christmas my oldest boy is getting a video card upgrade. I am then taking the two 7900GT KO cards out and dropping in his old ATI card. Low profile 6570.

After this the next time I decide to upgrade it, it will be new motherboard time. I do want to keep it an all AMD system though. And I see at least 16GB ram in it's future too.
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Post  mrblur on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:17 pm

awesome deal. Yeah I paid a pretty penny for those corsair 3500LL. Can't remember where I bought them, but not many vendors had them available. Surprised you found a pair. The sticks were never removed from the motherboard since it was first installed, didn't want any static electricity messing them up. I didn't want to remove the video cards, but I had too since it would not have made the trip.
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Post  ADOR on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:34 pm

If I would have to go much higher or the ram I would of just waited till a mother board up grade. They have that ram plenty on eBay but I am not paying 160 for it. Hell I can get 32gb is DDR 3 for that.
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Post  mrblur on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:48 am

if you fill the slots the speed of the RAM goes down......
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Post  ADOR on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:04 am

If the ram is the same speed/matched and the motherboard is made to run at that speed why would adding ram slow the speed of it down?
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Post  mrblur on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:14 am

if you fill all 4 slots board ddr speed goes down to ddr333 if only the 2 slots are filled ddr400(correct order). Why I would have to ask MSI....

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Post  mrblur on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:16 am

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8N-Neo2-Platinum.html#/?div=Detail
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Post  East on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:32 am

that just reminded me about the 915 neo v in the closet.
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Post  ADOR on Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:30 am

Yesterday got around to upgrading the ram in the HEXX. It shows 4Gb of matched ram but just 3Gb usable. I am using 32 bit windows 7 on the machine but it should show a max limit for that of 3.25 to 3.5 Gb. So I am guessing it's a motherboard limitation.
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Post  mrblur on Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:43 am

window 7 32bit has a 3.5gb limit. You can always install win7 64bit.

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Post  ADOR on Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:48 am

I was thinking it was 3.25 for xp then 3.5 for vista/7 but wasn't sure. My Alienware M9750 is like that. They have a chipset limitation that lets windows know that there is 4gb of ram but can only use 3.2 Gb (If I remember right) of that ram.


Now besides the graphics cards that is about all I am going to upgrade on the current board.
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Post  mrblur on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:02 am

If you can wait I may have a copy of window 7 64bit key available next year(Jan or FEB). If you dont have a 64bit copy.
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Post  ADOR on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:39 am

I have a 64 bit copy. I have a 208 cd/dvd binder full of recovery cd's and install cd's. Windows and Linux. The key goes for 32 or 64 bit, just depends on what you install. I used the generic windows 7 pro dell disk I had. The windows 7 coa's are more common on ebay now.

I still haven't used that copy of windows server you sent with the Hexx. It's still in the box.
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Post  ADOR on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:46 pm

Going to see if I can give the HEXX a shot in the arm tonight. My oldest SON has got everything of his he wanted in and got his new desktop up and running. Got new case (red and black with AMD scorpion logo on the side) He wound up with ASUS extreme 970 motherboard with Phenom 2 X 6 2.7GHZ, 16 GB DDR3 1600 ram, Coolmaster upgraded heat sink, XFX HD 7770 GHz edition dual fan card. Besides his harddrive his lowest windows score is 7.4. I have given him a new 120 GB Arch Memory SSD SATA 2 to use, but he hasn't installed it yet.


He just got in the video card and the other 8gb of ram today so since his new system has been up and running for a few weeks now I took his old system to use as parts. AMD Phenom x3 2.3GHz and 6GB ddr2 ram 6400. Going to see if the motherboard will fit. If not I will hold off upgrading the HEXX till I can get a new motherboard. Got a SSD waiting to go in the HEXX as well and use the 250GB HD as a secondary drive.

If everything works out I will have it back up later tonight.
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Post  mrblur on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:19 am

sounds like a beast, I wish I could have kept it.....

I haven't been home for awhile, but I will selling my good rage. The other rage I bought from El Mago is not in sellable condition.
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Post  ADOR on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:56 pm

Well now will be the time to hit me up if you want to sell either one. You seen the one on ebay I was willing to bid on, just not what they wanted for it, lol.
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Post  ADOR on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:20 am

Finally found time yesterday to go ahead and swap the motherboards and upgrade the HEXX. Well it turns out the HP motherboard I was going to use isn't going to fit. Looks like they made them at different angles than standard motherboards. So I am going to have to figure out what would be a good board to drop in there and just rob the Phenom 1 2.3 x3 and 6gb of DDR 2 ram in there or just go ahead and find a Phenom X6 and go from there. I did go ahead and test out the SSD I had to go in there. 160 gb intel X25 G2. Works good, My first SSD in a desktop. Still haven't loaded any games since I am still debating on what I am going to swap around.
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Post  ADOR on Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:43 pm

Does anyone have a recomedation on a good used AMD 2+ board? If not I may just gohead and look for a Phenom 2 x 6 like his has and a AMD 3 board.
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Post  ADOR on Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:06 pm

Still haven't got a new board yet. I did get a usb sound card in today after the first one was lost in the mail. They were quick to send another one out though. So I am back to jamming out on my pc now. Intel core 2 duo boards are still cheap. I may go with a big core 2 duo to keep prices down since the Intel clan is at the worship temple of the "i" series now. Still can't believe the prices of some of the AM2+ boards.
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Post  ADOR on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:38 pm

The motherboard I knew was going to go in the Hexx one day as the sound had already died. Two days ago it quit booting to windows but would turn on. Think the sata ports died. Just now the UPS truck left and dropped off the new cooler for the i7 set up. Hope to have pictures and it up and running by tonight.
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Post  ADOR on Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:33 pm

Finally updated the HEXX, but not quite like I wanted. I kept trying to make the M-itx setup faster but it kept heating up in the small case, so after one last crash because of heat I pulled it and dropped it into the Hexx case. It looked strange dropping a M-itx motherboard into it. I have had it in the case for two weeks now and not one crash because of heat. At the same time I decided to turn the power up in the graphics dept. I could play on high in Skyrim while playing with the A10-6800K integrated graphics HD8670D, now with the addition of a GTX 650 TI 2GB I got a while back used. Now I am on ULTRA and looking at doing some mods.

Still deciding on what to drop in the Omen and signed Rage case.
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Post  East on Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:30 am

i7 omen build is still running well with minimal done to it since assembly.
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