Trying to upgrade Bubbles, take the one after the last one...

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    Memory and CPU mounted on the mobo, time to power down Bubbles and get to work with a screwdriver and a vacuum! :D
     
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    Wow, just f-ing WOW! :D

    Got it all together and back at 1:30 last night, (about 3 hours), and she booted up fine to my old Windows install. I haven't even been in the BIOS, or UEFI, or whatever the mobo setup utility is called now but I did install Steam and ran GTA V before I passed out last night. It took longer to play through the opening than it did to download! (Ok, not really...but it actually was pretty close)

    My son came down and we ran the benchmark together and were both just drooling at the solid 60fps through the whole thing, but that was just with FXAA on. When I cranked it up to 8xMSAA on both regular and water reflections it slowed her down to about what she used to run it at, but at 4xMSAA on both she ran it with the lowest we both saw of 54fps, and that was during the car explosion.

    I'm insanely happy with it, but still working out a few bugs. Like I never installed the mobo drivers so the USB ports are a little funky and she's running DDR4 3000 but thinks she's running 2400 right now.

    Still, DAMN! That's my impressions after just literally pulling the old bits out and just putting the new ones in and updating the graphics driver. Nothing else, no tweaking or even normal setting up!

    Walking tall and laughing easy, as soon as I can figure out the USB situation I'll post some shame pictures that I promised myself I had to post of how bad Bubbles had gotten, then just a couple of her all put together. (I was tired and just wanted to try her, sorry.)

    Thanks for everyone help over all the years of me trying to upgrade. It finally happened. :)

    Oh, funny sidenote. I'm pretty sure this is the first time in about 17 years that I've actually picked out the parts and bought them for my own PC. It's a good feeling, I like the freedom it brings. I think I'm gonna have to get my own revenue stream going, pretty soon the kids will be able to take care of themselves and I'll be able to do something. ;)
     
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    You need some cable management!
     
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    I'm too used to changing things around for that, cable management is great for a one-time build but I tended to change bits a lot. As long as it's got airflow and they don't hit fans I'm a happy guy. :p
     
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    Quick update, OMMFG!!!! :O

    INCREDIBLE upgrade! Went from unable to run anything to able to run anything and do it better than I ever have before! Been being totally blown away by the performance of the Ry5 1600 and the 580 ain't no slouch either. For a bargain upgrade it sure feels top shelf as all get out!

    Thanks again for the inputs, hand holding, putting up with, and general time spent on me whining/thinking/dreaming of this upgrade. If it's any consolation it's all I ever thought it would be plus so very much more!

    I'm getting back up to speed, gaming is FUN again! Only trouble now is I don't have enough time to play, but I'm not gonna blow off my duties to my family after they were so nice as to get me my dream upgrade like that. Found out I could save a ton of time by limiting myself to 10 minutes of Facebook a day, and I try and keep it well under that as I've found it to be a huuuge time saver!

    Been benching GTA V at different settings for giggles, and I've been giggling my fool head off! I've never had it run so well or smoothly before, it's like a dream version of the game to me! (They all are, it's so wonderful!)

    Thanks again all, Bubbles and me are gamers once again! 8)
     
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    Damn, it hasn't even been a year yet? I couldn't recall when I upgraded so thought I'd cheat and check. Just added a 500GB NVME to game on and that's kicked my gaming performance back up to nicely even on stuff like Cyberpunk 2077, quite pleased. Put her in a new case and everything. Next project is to replace the temporary cardboard bit I used to replace the plastic window I busted trying to put a 120mm fan on the side, (the cardboard does have the fan on its side, just it's old/loud/gets REALLY dusty/filled with dog hair)

    We got a big package. They reinforced the sides of the crates with this wood that is thinner than cardboard but stronger, I though PERFECT TO MAKE A SIDE!

    Picked up a new fan, dust cover (yes, I CAN learn), and found some stains and polyurethane in the basement. Cheated and ordered a 120mm hole saw since I always wanted one and know I'll be using it in the future and I'm thinking it's time to make my case look a little prettier and sound a whole lot nicer.

    Just gotta get a few projects done around the house before I can play with it, so I'm hoping by Friday. My other option is to paint the wood either flat black, white, or gloss red since those are the paints I currently have..but I figure the wood with the darkest stain I got would probably look best. :)
     
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