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Nice, remove the acrylic, and use the existing holes to mount directly to side panel. Easy peasy. Can't wait to see it done. thumb.gif
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Nice, remove the acrylic, and use the existing holes to mount directly to side panel. Easy peasy. Can't wait to see it done. thumb.gif

I bought a more expensive screen that came WITH the acryllic so I can keep the mount nice and clean, as well as keeping the rear of the PCB from touching the metal of my PSU if it happens to be too thick. If the acryllic proves to be bothersome I'll just nix it all together.

Off topic but my old HP elite had an AMD athalon X4 in it, I was reading through your (S939) group thread. I loved my old quad core. That thing took a beating (I owned that PC prior to having any hardware knowledge, very limited PC knowledge actually now that I think about it) and I actually sold it after the mobo fried and someone still uses it to this day!

Hopefully the shipping doesn't take forever on this guy, I DID buy it from china (cheapest one from the US was like $20-30 more) but it was quoted at the 13th of July at the latest so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'd like to get this installed and set up BEFORE I get my RX480, but depending on shipping times and where I get my card from I don't think that's gonna happen haha. I didn't end up getting my 16GB of ram (upgrade from my current 8GB 1600 ddr3, I wanted 16GB 1866 or 2400 ddr3) or my WD black drive, yet. But I do still plan on getting them. On top of a new PSU eventually. The 500w I have is working well but I wanna be positive I never get close to my power limit.
    
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Off topic but my old HP elite had an AMD athalon X4 in it, I was reading through your (S939) group thread. I loved my old quad core. That thing took a beating (I owned that PC prior to having any hardware knowledge, very limited PC knowledge actually now that I think about it) and I actually sold it after the mobo fried and someone still uses it to this day!

Your quad core must've been AM2... s939 was single and dual cores only. We are going ham in that thread. Most of us achieved 8GB DDR1, and even one or two of us have reached 16GB system RAM. On hardware from 2005... thumb.gif
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Your quad core must've been AM2... s939 was single and dual cores only. We are going ham in that thread. Most of us achieved 8GB DDR1, and even one or two of us have reached 16GB system RAM. On hardware from 2005... thumb.gif

Oh sorry for the mix up, yeah it was a quad core 2.3ghz beast. I ran all adobe CS5 software on that PC while I was in school and it worked flawlessly. Fried the north bridge chip on my mobo eventually though ahahaha. But that's not nearly as impressive as some of the clocks I saw on that page. You guys are crazy awesome! I haven't really delved too deeply into any heavy OC. Just simple graphics card OC's through crimsion software. I do want to learn the ways soon though so I can get my system running top notch with the new RX 480 coming out.
    
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s939 is ancient now. No reason to get into it... but overclocking in general is completely worth learning. We're having a blast in the s939 club getting our machines to do things the people who designed them didn't even know they could do. Like I said, 8 and 16GB of DDR1 in a desktop mobo / CPU from 2005. Unheard of! The manual itself says 4GB max... smile.gif

Your resource monitor idea here would come in handy big time for overclocking... temps and clocks on that monitor while benchmarks are full screen on the main display. Aww yeah... thumb.gif

I'm actually curious if you couldn't mate that LCD to a RasPi and use the Pi as a temp monitor and other things all by itself. A computer separate from the actual PC case its in, a stand alone machine that just functions to do everything you can get it to do, while your MAIN PC only recognizes the actual monitors you want to use for video. This would save you from dealing with multiple desktops, glitches where your main desktop appears on the 5" and they are swapped... The 5" turning off when running a benchmark or program / game that only supports one monitor (for w/e reason or bug)... unforeseen variables.

RasPi as a PC inside a PC, ONLY handling the few things it can, to keep any of that load off your main PC. Crazy idea...
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post #18 of 41
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s939 is ancient now. No reason to get into it... but overclocking in general is completely worth learning. We're having a blast in the s939 club getting our machines to do things the people who designed them didn't even know they could do. Like I said, 8 and 16GB of DDR1 in a desktop mobo / CPU from 2005. Unheard of! The manual itself says 4GB max... smile.gif

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RasPi as a PC inside a PC, ONLY handling the few things it can, to keep any of that load off your main PC. Crazy idea...

I had actually debated mounting a Pi to the rear of it to run all my temps and stuff for me. Didn't thnk about any glitches or whatever, I just thought it would help to keep things consistent and not have to worry about having my PC on to display stuff, and not use any resources to run it either. If i would have enough space behind the screen and it wouldn't get hot I was really really thinking about it.
    
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If anyone would have advice about adding a PI to the scenario let me know. I'd be interested in hearing how you would suggest pulling the clocks and temps from my PC to the PI to display. Would most likely wanna run rainmeter on the PI or something similar.


Display will be here tomorrow or thursday, so regardless it's going to get mounted and used as a second-screen display until that gets figured out. biggrin.gif
    
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My current ghetto rig until I get the screen mounted. Still gotta try to find a more flexible DP->Hdmi cable or somethin. The one I bought is ridiculous. I mean, it's fantastic quality, nice and thick how you'd want it, but I needed slightly lower quality and flimsy so I could flex it however I wanted/needed to haha. Next move is mounting it to the window of my case. I've decided to leave the window in tact and just attatch the screen directly to it from the inside, the screen is bright enough to shine through the tint on the window without affecting visibility. That will allow a much cleaner and easier installation also. Just sucks I spent the extra $15 to get the one with the acryllic case. (Original plan was to use the case to mount it through a cutout in the window)

In case you were wondering, it's a 5" touchscreen LCD designed for a Raspbery Pi or other micro computer. Micro USB power and HDMI input. I'm gonna use it to display core speeds and temps while fullscreen without having to run one of those ugly overlays. (I'm difficult I know) Needed to come up with my own solution since there were no acceptable pre-made ones to do what I want this to do. Running as a second monitor for the time being, in the future I may purchase a Pi to attatch to the rear of it to run all sensors and programs. Would be very simple if I got android (CM) loaded up onto it.





Will mount it either some time this weekend or on monday. Just gonna run the cables out of one of the rear PCI ports I think. REALLY need a more flexible display cable though haha holy cow the cable almost wont fit through one of those openings.
    
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