Show your setup and benchmarks

bokkow

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May 3, 2012
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I'd take any chance to show a picture of my dear hobby-machine, so here it is:

Specifications can be found in my signature. Geekbench says 14000 roughly. The numbers don't really matter as long as the device delivers the performance you need :)

I like your setup Jeroen, those thin-bezelled Dell monitors are awesome. Nice job on upgrading your cMP, next thing on the list would be a (PCI-e) SSD?
 

Ultracyclist

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Original poster
Oct 13, 2014
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Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
Its easy for me, installing the new os using an HDD enclosure with USB on my MacBook Pro and then replacing the Boot.efi files. Running on a PCI SSD this is a bit more inconvenient. And the speed difference between those 2 types won't big that big of an issue.
 

ActionableMango

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Sep 21, 2010
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Its easy for me, installing the new os using an HDD enclosure with USB on my MacBook Pro and then replacing the Boot.efi files.
I'm about to do something similar, but I didn't know I had to do anything with the Boot.efi files. What needs to be done and why?
 

Ultracyclist

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William_si

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Apr 4, 2016
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Croatia
Not really time for benchmarks but i think i can hold up with "custom" by now....

Mac Pro 4,1
W3680
48GB RAM
256GB SM951 (via Lycom in case mounted) + 480GB SSD on SATA bay
4 port x4 USB 3.0 card
R9 280X, flashed
R9 270X, unflashed

2 x16 cards in the DVD bay, expanded from internal unused mini PCIe - Full album: https://imgur.com/a/sK0Z0




Using slot 3 as x4 even though it is covered by a 2 slot GPU - by PCIe extension cable and taping the NGFF/M.2 adapter in the case - Full album: https://imgur.com/a/81NVk




And the current setup:

 

h9826790

macrumors G5
Apr 3, 2014
14,501
7,031
Hong Kong
Any recommendations to that PCIe extension cable? I want one as well. I am also running dual GPU at the moment, and would like to recover the remaining slot. Million thanks in advance.

Do I need to get a cable that can turn 90 degree? (On the side that plug into the slot)
 
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William_si

macrumors regular
Apr 4, 2016
188
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Croatia
I got this one from (german) ebay but you should be able to source them from various Chinese ebay sellers as "PCIe x4 riser":

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331795189862

It bends fine and i see no issues with it, though i had to replace my primary GPU with the secondary one as the cooler was a bit too low on the 280X (ASUS) - It fits under my Gigabyte 270X but *does* lift it a few mm more, the Apple slot lock thingy does hold it firmly in place and the pressure on the board/slot should be fine.
 

h9826790

macrumors G5
Apr 3, 2014
14,501
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Hong Kong
Thanks for the reply, I just a bit worry that the connector will infring the GPU which make it cannot plug into slot 3 (for better cooling, I plug that in slot 3). Will go to check it out if any better connector I can find.
 

Obioban

macrumors regular
Oct 19, 2011
129
1
Not really time for benchmarks but i think i can hold up with "custom" by now....

Mac Pro 4,1
W3680
48GB RAM
256GB SM951 (via Lycom in case mounted) + 480GB SSD on SATA bay
4 port x4 USB 3.0 card
R9 280X, flashed
R9 270X, unflashed

2 x16 cards in the DVD bay, expanded from internal unused mini PCIe - Full album: https://imgur.com/a/sK0Z0




Using slot 3 as x4 even though it is covered by a 2 slot GPU - by PCIe extension cable and taping the NGFF/M.2 adapter in the case - Full album: https://imgur.com/a/81NVk




And the current setup:

I'm confused-- what's going on in the first half of your post? Are there more than 2 x16 slots?
 

Ultracyclist

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Original poster
Oct 13, 2014
226
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Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
@Pasterychef,

Nice benchmarks! But why is the E
Unigine benchmark been run at 1600x900? and not at 1920x1080 as that is quit common and representative.

Isnt your Dell monitor capable of full HD?
 

Messy

macrumors 6502
Sep 5, 2010
426
12
My 12 Core @2.66ghz Mac Pro, Retina Macbook Pro 13", various other gadgets -3D Printer, 2D Printer (lol), Bose Soundlink III, etc. etc.!

I think I get a pretty respectable score all things considered from Geekbench.

I work from home btw. www.iinde.com ;)









 
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