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Off Topic The space inefficiency thread

Arboreal

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Oct 11, 2015
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I wish this was intentional! My custom case is waaaaaay too overspecialized for watercooling, and not be able to use it for aircooling is the result :(
You could do with one of the many SG05/06/13 cases going spare at the moment! :p
 

fabio

King of Cable Management
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Apr 6, 2016
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Can my glorious workstation be part of this inefficiency thread?? (Dated 2003/2004)
I cry every time I look at this old badass build!

Cooler Master ATC-210C Aluminium
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon FX-55
Zalman CNPS7000C-Cu CPU Cooler
Corsair XMS Pro 2GB Kit (2x1024MB) DDR400MHz
(6 Years ago added 2 Corsair Value to reach 4GB of RAM)

x2 Western Digital WD360GD VelociRaptor 10000RPM in RAID0
x1 Hitachi 120GB 7200RPM SATA
x3 Cooler Master Cool Drive 3
OCZ ModStream 520W PSU
2x Cooler Master NEON Led Fan 80mm

The GPUs are “more recent”, suddenly.
Originally there were x2 Gainward 6600 GT Golden Sample in SLI
(I remember that I’ve fucked up the 6800 Ultra to replace the cooler, then I decided to stay “only” with the two 6600 GT)

Windows 10 Pro 1607

WHAT ELSE? If only would exist an ITX Motherboard, I could shrink everything this beauty!

Enjoy!











 

The-Alchemist-404

Caliper Novice
May 14, 2019
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Can my glorious workstation be part of this inefficiency thread?? (Dated 2003/2004)
I cry every time I look at this old badass build!

Cooler Master ATC-210C Aluminium
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon FX-55
Zalman CNPS7000C-Cu CPU Cooler
Corsair XMS Pro 2GB Kit (2x1024MB) DDR400MHz
(6 Years ago added 2 Corsair Value to reach 4GB of RAM)

x2 Western Digital WD360GD VelociRaptor 10000RPM in RAID0
x1 Hitachi 120GB 7200RPM SATA
x3 Cooler Master Cool Drive 3
OCZ ModStream 520W PSU
2x Cooler Master NEON Led Fan 80mm

The GPUs are “more recent”, suddenly.
Originally there were x2 Gainward 6600 GT Golden Sample in SLI
(I remember that I’ve fucked up the 6800 Ultra to replace the cooler, then I decided to stay “only” with the two 6600 GT)

Windows 10 Pro 1607

WHAT ELSE? If only would exist an ITX Motherboard, I could shrink everything this beauty!

Enjoy!











Damn that case is kinda beautiful, isnt it
 

Valantar

King of Cable Management
Jan 20, 2018
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Can my glorious workstation be part of this inefficiency thread?? (Dated 2003/2004)
I cry every time I look at this old badass build!

Cooler Master ATC-210C Aluminium
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon FX-55
Zalman CNPS7000C-Cu CPU Cooler
Corsair XMS Pro 2GB Kit (2x1024MB) DDR400MHz
(6 Years ago added 2 Corsair Value to reach 4GB of RAM)

x2 Western Digital WD360GD VelociRaptor 10000RPM in RAID0
x1 Hitachi 120GB 7200RPM SATA
x3 Cooler Master Cool Drive 3
OCZ ModStream 520W PSU
2x Cooler Master NEON Led Fan 80mm

The GPUs are “more recent”, suddenly.
Originally there were x2 Gainward 6600 GT Golden Sample in SLI
(I remember that I’ve fucked up the 6800 Ultra to replace the cooler, then I decided to stay “only” with the two 6600 GT)

Windows 10 Pro 1607

WHAT ELSE? If only would exist an ITX Motherboard, I could shrink everything this beauty!

Enjoy!











Can you explain what that SODIMM-looking slot on the motherboard, below the GPU, is?
 

fabio

King of Cable Management
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Apr 6, 2016
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seems to be... a lane switch? not sure, but it has a physical passive PCB key to enable SLI on the board


what the whaaat?
Exactly. Is the first attempt from Nvidia to the SLI. Basically activating the “DUAL SLOT” you can put in SLI two identical GPUs.
Keeping it in SINGLE slot as I do know allows to have multiple different GPUs.
That was terrific at that time!
X2 6600gt where cheaper that a single 6800 Ultra and the performance was on par!
 

Valantar

King of Cable Management
Jan 20, 2018
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Exactly. Is the first attempt from Nvidia to the SLI. Basically activating the “DUAL SLOT” you can put in SLI two identical GPUs.
Keeping it in SINGLE slot as I do know allows to have multiple different GPUs.
That was terrific at that time!
X2 6600gt where cheaper that a single 6800 Ultra and the performance was on par!
So, what, the latter 8 PCIe lanes on the first x16 slot are routed through this small AIC and then either to the first or second slot depending on which way the thingy is inserted? That is insane. I mean, that would add significant latency to half the PCIe signalling to the first slot. I can't imagine that not causing BSODs left, right and center.
 

fabio

King of Cable Management
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Apr 6, 2016
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So, what, the latter 8 PCIe lanes on the first x16 slot are routed through this small AIC and then either to the first or second slot depending on which way the thingy is inserted? That is insane. I mean, that would add significant latency to half the PCIe signalling to the first slot. I can't imagine that not causing BSODs left, right and center.
Well, this is not Insane for 15 years ago 😎