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post #1941 of 2154
My Fire Strike test results.
post #1942 of 2154
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Originally Posted by zebular View Post

My Fire Strike test results.

Its 860m, not 680m...
post #1943 of 2154
Title is very misleading, it reads you overclocked your i5 and have GTX 680m, can you fix that?
post #1944 of 2154
http://youtu.be/TBDZWrheTSM one of my daughters trying the oculus rift on the alpha..still using zotac gtx 960 4gb amp
post #1945 of 2154
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

Its 860m, not 680m...

Sorry, it was like 3am when I posted that. Fixed.
post #1946 of 2154
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Originally Posted by Dameyon View Post

http://youtu.be/TBDZWrheTSM one of my daughters trying the oculus rift on the alpha..still using zotac gtx 960 4gb amp

Hey Dameyon! Thanks for trying this out and telling us all that it works as well as it does! I thought about doing this in November because of the ngff connector but got distracted and was happy with the performance I had. Now I'm getting all the exp gdc parts cuz I'm interested again after all of your effort showing us how to set it up! Thank you!

This website has a ton of info about the Exp gdc: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/5194-exp-gdc-beastares-v7v6-discussion/

And I found this metal case that fits up to ~11.5in gpu's: http://www.dx.com/p/exp-gdc-external-graphics-metal-chassis-silvery-white-435110

They also make an acrylic one but I haven't found that one for sale.

Also, it seems like some people use the Exp gdc with a Dell 220w DA-2 like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-OptiPlex-D220P-01-ADP-220AB-ZVC220HD12S1/dp/B00CFGVWXG

with this cable from the exp gdc directly to the gpu: http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-PIN-Graphics-Card-Cable-for-EXP-GDC-Beast-Laptop-External-Independent-Video-Ca/182094498116?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D36866%26meid%3D79e314d3660141ddafe1839c064e2afe%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

And finally, this guy did power tests with his gtx 970 using the exp gdc and the dell 220w psu and he found that it definitely does limit the card. The upside is that it's a small adapter and can be easily hidden vs an atx psu. Plus, with the new 1070 and rx 480, maybe power won't be such an issue: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/6532-gtx970-dell-da-2-test-results/

Hope that helps you on your quest for a case and helps anybody else searching around!
post #1947 of 2154
For Suuuuuure, Thanks for the info CaptainTE. Will start checking these links.
post #1948 of 2154
Update: Thoroughly enjoying my time with the Alpha. Went ahead and gave it a +125/+400 overclock; gained about 10FPS across the board, and in the case of Street Fighter V, completely eliminated the random issue where because animations are frame locked, it will auto drop you to 30 fps if you can't maintain 60, which I received on occasion, seemingly out of nowhere. Game now runs solid at medium settings, low AA, 100% scaling, thereby looking at least AS good as the PS4 version. Doing all this on the stock 5400rpm drive with no complaints so far.
post #1949 of 2154
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Originally Posted by DoubleVendetta View Post

Update: Thoroughly enjoying my time with the Alpha. Went ahead and gave it a +125/+400 overclock; gained about 10FPS across the board, and in the case of Street Fighter V, completely eliminated the random issue where because animations are frame locked, it will auto drop you to 30 fps if you can't maintain 60, which I received on occasion, seemingly out of nowhere. Game now runs solid at medium settings, low AA, 100% scaling, thereby looking at least AS good as the PS4 version. Doing all this on the stock 5400rpm drive with no complaints so far.
Upgrade to at least a 7200 rpm drive, you won't regret it.
post #1950 of 2154
I'm familiar with the performance difference biggrin.gif All of my previous laptops and towers have had them. I'm honestly impressed with how this drive is performing
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