Fear is the only thing that will deter people from stupidity. Hit your children more often. -HypoG

ARAHGHARAGHAGAHA

Alright, an update.

I purchased an awesome little BFG 9800 GTX+ OC from ebay, and it finally arrived the other day. Considering I had classes, and knowing that had I rolled up my sleeves and got to work on the card, I would probably spend the next few days tweaking and not go for class.

So, I patiently waited for the weekend (which is a long one, considering that there is holiday till Wednesday) to get to work. Right, so saturday arrived and I got to work. I told myself, I’ll start around 3 p.m. (time when I got back from class) and would be done in 30 minutes or so, tweak the card for a bit, and then head out for the futsal league at the sportzal…but I forgot to take into account Murphy’s law, and as they say, about the best laid plans… disaster ensued.

I’ll get back to that in a bit, let me first introduce you to my new baby. To the more attentive of you lot, you would realize that way back, I had posted here about my birthday wishes. Suffice to say, none of it came true, and almost 2 years later, I decided to take matters into my own hands. For those of you wondering “I find it hard to believe this cheap cunt actually bought something for himself with his own money” rest assured I had no choice. My previous graphic card was dying, or should I say, taking it’s last few breath. It would reboot my pc, glitch video’s, flicker the screen, etc. So I had no choice but to get a new card. 

That being said, I logged onto Ebay, searched out for a decent affordable card when I accidently spotted the BFG. Whilst it was beyond the realm of decent nor affordable,, and more into overkill, and pure pwnage, I just had to get my hands on it. Buy it I did, and waited for 4 days for DHL to deliver. 

 

So first thing I did was unscrew the window panel and open it up. Then, I removed my older cards from my rig. Note the ridiculous (deadly)  amount of dust. To make things worst, I’m allergic to dust…

 

Unscrew the Window Panel

Unscrew the Window Panel

 

Pull!

Pull!

 

Open

Open

Identify The GC

Identify The GC

 

 

Dusty Wonders

Dusty Wonders

 

So there are 2 cards, since I’ve them SLI-ed (Scalable Link Interface). Therein ends the easy part. The removal of the GC took all of 1 minute, but the next few steps took 2 bloody days. So let me show you the beast…

 

Big Fuckin Gun

Big Fuckin' Gun

 

Beauty, isn’t she? Best part of BFG — Lifetime Warranty!

So yeah, after I unpacked the card, I did the next thing that is expected of any decent man. I threw away this:

Fuckin Manual Inserted for Noobs

Fuckin' Manual Inserted for Noobs

 

This card is HUGE! No really, it is… the card alone by itself weighs around 3kgs. That’s around the weight of my left nut. Let me show you what I mean…

 

9800 GTX+ OC vs 7300 GT

9800 GTX+ OC vs 7300 GT

 

9800 GTX+ OC vs PSP Slim 2006

9800 GTX+ OC vs PSP Slim 2006

 

Yeah, it’s fuckin’ huge. No cookies for guessing why it’s called a BFG. My worst fears materialised when I tried to plug in the GC unto my Motherboard….

 

ARAHGHARAGHAGAHA

ARAHGHARAGHAGAHA

It didn’t fuckin’ FIT! Try as I might, it refused to budge. There was nothing more to be done… I could only do one thing! Remove everything and run the whole PC externally…

 

So I removed everything one by one, out of the casing meticulously. There was so much dust, I was coughing like a lil’ bitch the entire time. Slowly, but surely, I got everything out. I plugged everything back in, and was hoping for shit to work….but nooooooooooo. The mobo could not boot. To diagnose the problem, I tried shorting the psu, but it did not power up. I realized that the PSU has bailed on me too. I shed a tear, and went to sleep knowing there was nothing I could do at 3 a.m.

Dead PSU

Dead PSU

 

The next day, I woke up early, wanked off to some anime, and made my way to Novie Cheriyomushki. So I went scouting for a decent PSU. After almost 2 hours of walking around, scouting, and eventually bargaining, I managed to get this PSU..

 

Floston  Luxury 700w

Floston 700w

 

So I got back, plugged everything up, found a decent casing (the DHL courier box) and got the whole thing running under an hour. Here is how my awesome rig runs…

 

New Rig

New Rig

 

Was it worth it? You bet your fuckin ass it was. I am already considering SLI-ing this beast!

 

 

GPU-Z

GPU-Z

5 Responses to “ARAHGHARAGHAGAHA”

  1. vk51 says:

    I see that someone has descended into the realm of running a cpu without a casing. I don’t feel alone now, and x10 in the cool-o-meter.

    Having the great HypoG walking in the same direction as i did is definitely something great.

    Gotta do something about that dust though, looks pretty bad.

    I was about to suggest that if you couldnt run your current GC, you could’ve always send it up and it would definitely fit in mine !

    The card looks super cool. Abz was saying how it is nearly as huge as his penis. Ron Jeremies put to shame.

    Nice update. Coming down to take a look now !

    VK@Dr|ftking

  2. Kristof says:

    ‘Luxury’ power supply. Nice.

    Comparison pic between the card and your nut?

  3. Taiko says:

    OMG! i didnt realise it until i read your post! YOu kick ass~

  4. hypoglossal says:

    I tried taking a comparison pic between the card and my left nut, but the camera just couldn’t fit both in.

  5. maddog39 says:

    Hey hypoglossal, its maddog. Just lettin’ you know I had the same damn issue with that tight space when I upgraded to my 8800GT. Then getting the PCI-E power to fit on the side on top of that. Pain in the ass, seriously.

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