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  1. For any of you that doesn't visit the Graphics section (you really should btw.) I'm trying to hold a live Photoshop workshop/clinic today through Teamviewer where we can all learn together. I only have a limited amount of time so it's probably mostly for Europe located people since I'm in Finland (UTC+2) and will be doing this today during the day. But if anyone of you have time and are interested drop in and see if anything is going on between 14:00 and 19:00 (UTC+2) today Friday 13.11. If this works somewhat alright I will probably do more of these. And they will be recorded so you can watch itafterwards as well. Link with more info: http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/12882-photoshopartwork-live-tutorialmasterclass/ -JayC
  2. Just use imgur and copy the bb link into your thread.
  3. I have two systems running everything up to psx (they can even run some ps2 games but I chose not to use them) with the cheap Intel G3258 processor and integrated graphics...but on one of them I have the ArcadeVGA card to get it working with a real arcade monitor.
  4. Yes the FTP is still locked as read only. About HyperVault, I'm really not sure what you mean, to my knowledge no one has been kicked out from there yet. Everything that is made is posted in the wip threads, so that way it is open to all. And once a set is completed it is added to the download section immediately. This is by far the best system yet. There is tons of artwork added and a hell of a lot being worked on every day. I have been able to get the wheel projects missing lists down by a whole lot just by looking from other systems, that couldn't have been done without the vault. In my opinion it works great, and exactly as intended. If someone want's to work on a system and get access to the artwork and collaboration folders all they have to do is contact me and they will be added as soon as I log on (which is almost all the time except when I'm sleeping lol). I'm not sure how you would like it to work? Everyone I have asked to upload stuff has done so and more systems/projects are added all the time...we are up to over 16GB of artwork in there already. I know there is more people that could work on stuff though...at the moment there is about 30 members with access to hypervault. But it seems it's about the same amount of people that actually do anything art related around here anyway.
  5. I think it's because it isn't sorted
  6. Have had great results with MSI so far but I hear Asrock is very popular. Not sure if you plan to overclock but if you are you should get the Z97 instead of H97 since you can't overclock with H series. Not sure if overclocking is a good idea in a htpc though.
  7. Yeah, seems windows doesn't show the real speed anymore, it used to in windows xp at least on one of my older rigs. But maybe it doesn't understand speedstep and whatever other stuff there is nowadays. I still noticed something weird with the settings. I had even worse performence test results than with the default bios settings so it definitely didn't work, so I started back once more...raised the base clock to 105 and multiplier to 40...now CPU-Z says 4,2GHz, and the best results so far with temps around 70C, I think I'll leave it at that at least for now. The weird thing is that I have turbo enabled to get it working at all...maybe this MB needs a new BIOS or something but I'm at the latest right now. I think I won't get another ASUS MB...the settings are much harder to understand than on the MSI MB's I installed earlier this year.
  8. Ok...I scratched everything I had done and simply raised the multiplier and ram speed a bit...so at the moment it's sitting at 4,2Ghz with core temps under 65C...so a vast improvement. But something is still fishy...both windows and CPU-Z says that my CPU is running at 3,5GHz with a multiplier of 35 (which is what this CPU is running stock) but both HWMonitor and Real Temp says it's at 4,2GHz just like I set it. What does this mean?
  9. Hello ladies and gents and happy halloween. I just got my new computer up and running and have some questions to all you that knows more about overclocking and computer builds than me. So here's the specs first: Case: Zalman Z12 Plus (3 12" fans included one intake at the front one out in top at back and one out in back. Motherboard: ASUS Z170-p D3 CPU: i5 6600k 3,5Mhz Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 GPU: ASUS GTX 970 Strix PSU: Corsair VS550 80 Plus RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX 1866 CL10 Windows 7 Ultimate So that should be a pretty solid setup imo, or at least I think it is. So first off, I'm not looking to overclock this thing heavily at all...just want to get some extra free juice squeezed out of it. I have started to OC it and got some results but I'm a bit confunded about almost all of it. First I tried the motherboards own built in auto OC profiles and wizard, but the machine wouldn't even start...might be that the PSU is too low in wattage. So I skipped that and tried to go manual. I read up a bit on overclocking and decided to start with some basic setings. What I first did was raise the BCLK (base clock) frequency from 100 to 110MHz, that gave me some boost, but the temperatures where way too high, the system was stable, but the temperature was going over 90 degrees celsius, so I shut down and lowered it to 105MHz, that gave me better temperatures. So I tried to raise the multiplier insted, and BIOS told me that i would get 4,4GHz from the processor. So I loaded up windows, ran some torture tests and it was stable, but temperature hit 84 on full load. Now one of the weird things is that HWmonitor says the cores are running at 4,4GHz but when I check windows basic properties it still says 3,5GHz...but passmark clearly gave me better scores so I'm figuring windows doesn't realize the CPU is running higher than normal. Ok...so all is pretty ok, except for a few things...the temperatures seem way too high at all times to me...it's idling at about 30-35C and some basic loads puts it to 50C, but torture tests throws it to 90C...that seems a too high for that cooler to me. The other thing that is odd to me is that I noticed I have Turbo activated in BIOS, and the BIOS is telling me that the Turbo cpu frequency will be 4,4MHz, but when checking with HWmonitor it states that all cores are 4,4MHz all the time...now i checked with CPU-Z and that tells me it's 3,5 all the time...weird. So should I shut off turbo when overcklocking? Any help with what I should do is appreciated...maybe I should reapply thermal paste? There is difinitely enough air moving inside the case with the 3 12" case fans plus the PSU fan at the bottom. Thanks!
  10. Good to know, thanks! I'll have to check it out. I actually bough one for a project that was meant to be built into an old phone that when you lift the phone from the baseunit it would play a soundfile, but never got into it because I had no idea where to start.
  11. Yeah..I like your idea Iggy...read this thread when you posted it but forgot to answer...I made my NES PC with a ITX and G3258, but a pi is definitely easier to fit in the NES case and much cheaper. I would like a raspberry pi for some old school games, but I have no knowledge about pi's nor linux and I'm not sure I have time to learn it either.
  12. wow dude...that doesn't sound too good lol Soldering is easy, but a good iron is what makes it easy, don't get a cheap one, they never warm up and won't give you as good results as a good one, I use one in the 100€ class with a separate power source and it's great, just a few seconds after turning it on it's ready and gives great results. And of course...practice make perfect.
  13. Yeah the raspberry is easily the cheapest alternative and should work great...you could actually even build the whole thing into a NES cartridge pretty easily. Iggy is starting his build on a raspberry pi build in this thread: http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/12388-nes-build-with-raspberry-pi/
  14. Haha...nice! Welcome to the club. If you have any questions along the way don't hesitate to ask.
  15. Sure, here you go, now I'm not sure it's full sized, maybe it's an mid size or ITX sized, but that shouldn't matter performance wise so much...beautiful build anyway: http://www.pcgamer.com/build-of-the-week-nes-30/
  16. I reused the plastic parts that the NES board where installed with, I first cut them off and adjusted to right height and then just glued them back in, there where actually a couple that fit without modification. the HDD I don't remember...maybe zip-ties through the bottom vents? Or then I glued some kind of adapter in there. I just found a crazy build with a full size Nvidia GPU in it. I thought about it when I first built mine but I didn't have money for a GPU at the time. The thing is that you have to cut off the plastic raised section in the bottom and fit the motherboard straight to the bottom...that way you might just have exactly the right headroom for a GPU.
  17. It's pretty simple actually, this was my first scratch build as well. I saw one guy that made a NES PC that connected the NES controller ports straight to the USB header and then made a bunch of converter cables to the NES connector. That way the XBOX controller ports would look the same but actually be USB.
  18. Haha, thanks! It was actually quite an easy build, and fun. There are plenty of old non functioning NES consoles that you can reuse. An original XBOX should be even easier since there's more space, you could probably even fit a high end itx GPU in one of those with some planning and a bunch of cooling fans or liquid cooling. I went with the G3258 because it was cheap. Today I would probably go for a i3 or i5 instead as I believe they are cooler than an overclocked G3258, but it works fine for me this way so I saved some money instead.
  19. Sure, I just made a new thread for it in the cabinet/project section: http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/12544-just-another-nes-pc/
  20. So, I was requested in another thread to show my NES PC build I run HyperSpin on. Here it is, I actually built it like 3 years ago with a Zotac mini ITX with a onboard Intel Atom processor and a onboard Nvidia GPU. I though it would work well because of the GPU, but turns out it didn't. I used it for two years and it could play everything up to PSX, but was slow like hell and had to run HS on worst quality settings. So this year I bought a candy cab and invested in a computer for it and at the same time I decided to upgrade the hardware in the NES PC. So I got a MSI motherboard, I think it's a B81 and a Intel G3258. I use a pico power supply and only onboard intel graphics since there isn't room for a separate GPU card, it sucks yes, but I haven't had problems with it yet. I mainly use it for old console games and dos/old computer games anyway so no need for a hardcore GPU. I have the G3258 overclocked slightly but since there isn't much space for airflow I didn't push it, so I think it's at 3.8GHz right now. I installed a noctua low profile CPU cooler and it has worked great and it was the only one that would fit in the NES case. The hard drive is installed under the motherboard since there was space available under there. I got the case used for 20€ and when I tried it it actually worked, but the PSU was missing so the seller hadn't tried it. I gutted it and shaved off the plastic that was in the way and cut a hole in the back for the connector panel. Both buttons work, as well as the power led. I installed a USB keyboard controller and soldered the reset button to the exit key for HS so I always can push it to get back...I never use it but it's kind of cool that it works I installed two adapters for the NES controller ports to internal USB and made converter cables so I can play with original NES controllers as well as SNES controllers. I also have two Playstation 3 DS3 controllers over bluetooth that I use mainly, but the original controllers definitely has their charm. I have HS running on highest quality without problem and I have even some PS2 games running on it, so it definitely is a great little console PC. The NES was the first console I played as a kid and it will always have a place in my heart, and now I can look at it every day and get so much more out of it. Here are some pictures: It looks very normal with the lid on. But once the lid is off it's another story. Top/side view. The RetroUSB chips soldered to the controller ports and connected to a USB header. And a final view from the back, I installed a small fan to get some of the air out. The power in is connected to the small input on the lower left. I'll be happy to answer any questions if you have any.
  21. Great idea for a thread! And yeah...the G3258 will work with much higher games than snes. I have a computer built into a nes box with an itx with intel graphics. CPU overclocked just a tad...like 3.8ghz or something. Haven't tried all systems yet but I have no problem running psx. I've heard that even some PS2 games should work fine. I also have a g3258 in my cab clocked to 4.2 or 4.4 but that has the arcadeVGA gpu so that doesn't count...but man, that's a great little cheap cpu capable of much more than you'd think.
  22. HyperSync was the biggest selling point for me.
  23. Just as it was before...I like it!
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