FirePro Gaming: v5900

Does this giant 75w card have what it takes to play modern titles? Nope, but still dig the aesthetics.

Get one (or not…) on eBay: https://ebay.us/zqGVcF

V5900: https://ebay.us/zqGVcF
W2100: https://ebay.us/Y65VeD
W5000: https://ebay.us/ORmqqY
W5100: https://ebay.us/xCB0aT

Intro: 0:00
Overwatch: 0:34
Dirt 3: 1:05
Torchlight 2: 1:30
Sonic Generations: 1:56
Control (aka the issues begin): 2:22
Unity Games (or lack thereof): 3:13
Rolled Out!: 3:56
Lost Age: 4:30
Driver Issues/ Wrap up: 5:01

Driver does work on Windows 11, the software does not and Windows 11 will sometimes overwrite the driver so it no longer works.

HP Pavilion TG01-2170m (https://ebay.us/cs5Gcu)
Windows 11 Home
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G processor
8 GB Memory; 256 SSD storage

I 3D Printed My Own 4.5L SFF ITX PC Case

While SFF PC cases are now cheaper than ever, GPUs are still more expensive than they should be so I designed a case primarily for low-cost, low-power GPUs.

Get the STL’s here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5271777

I already had a parts list in mind so this isn’t the smallest I could make it, but had a few qualifications in mind.

1)Printable on regular 3D printers. I designed this initially to print on a Cetus3D Extended, but also kept it in line with a Creality Ender 3. Printed dimensions 130x180x190mm (4.5L)

2) Have as much as possible 3D printed. Only thing you need is a power button and a PCIe Riser if you want a GPU.

3) Print with zero supports. Hate removing them, so design around them.

4) Needed to hold an single-slot ITX GPU (~170mm) and 70mm CPU cooler. Only officially supports M.2 drives. Needs a Pico PSU or DC power from motherboard.

5) Minimal Assembly. Prints in two parts which can be attached with case screws, though not needed.

Riser protection plate should be used if your GPU doesn’t have a backplate, ideally made with PETG.

~12 hours to print interior and ~24 hours to do exterior at .3mm layer height.

Power Switch: https://ebay.us/Qt6JK2
PCIe Riser: https://ebay.us/LM9blE
Thumb Case Screws: https://ebay.us/Na4Uwj
12v Pico PSU: https://ebay.us/5wpzXO (I used RGEEK)
12v DC Adapter: https://ebay.us/c6NeWe (Goes in and out of stock so check their website if anything)
Scythe Big Shuriken 3: https://ebay.us/oz8pHu

FirePro Gaming: W5100 / R7 260 4GB

The FirePro W5100 is a power-limited AMD R7 260 that has been upgraded to 4GB of RAM… how does that affect gaming?

Get one on eBay: https://ebay.us/xCB0aT

V5900: https://ebay.us/zqGVcF
W2100: https://ebay.us/Y65VeD
W5000: https://ebay.us/ORmqqY
W5100: https://ebay.us/xCB0aT

This card was also re-released as a half-height card under the W4300 name but with a lower TDP and as the E8870 with up to 6 mini-dp ports.

Intro: 0:00
Overwatch: 0:28
Dirt 3: 0:54
Roll Out!: 1:27
Timberborn: 2:04
Torchlight 2: 2:28
TemTem: 2:53
Sonic Generations: 3:29
Control: 3:50
Halo Infinite: 4:34
Lost Ark: 5:02
Wrap-up: 5:37

HP Pavilion TG01-2170m (https://ebay.us/cs5Gcu)
Windows 11 Home
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G processor
8 GB Memory; 256 SSD storage

FirePro Gaming: W2100

This card wasn’t a powerhouse then and it isn’t now, but for $25 if you need a GPU what CAN it play?

Get one on eBay: https://ebay.us/Y65VeD

V5900: https://ebay.us/zqGVcF
W2100: https://ebay.us/Y65VeD
W5000: https://ebay.us/ORmqqY
W5100: https://ebay.us/xCB0aT

Intro: 0:00
Overwatch 1080p: 0:23
Overwatch Auto-resolution: 0:45
Dirt 3 (low): 1:00
Dirt 3 (ultra-low): 1:20
Timberborn: 1:39
Torchlight 2: 2:20
Control: 2:49
Townscaper: 3:17
Super Auto Pets: 3:50
Wrap-up: 4:11

HP Pavilion TG01-2170m (https://ebay.us/cs5Gcu)
Windows 11 Home
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G processor
8 GB Memory; 256 SSD storage

FirePro Gaming: BARCO MXRT-5500 / W5000

With GPU prices still inflated getting a low-power card as a temporary measure is an option a lot of people are considering. Should this former medical GPU be on your list?

Get one on eBay: https://ebay.us/ORmqqY

V5900: https://ebay.us/zqGVcF
W2100: https://ebay.us/Y65VeD
W5000: https://ebay.us/ORmqqY
W5100: https://ebay.us/xCB0aT

Intro: 0:00
Overwatch: 0:32
Warhammer 40K Space Marine: 1:02
Dirt 3 (Ultra): 1:28
Dirt 3 (High): 1:48
Timberborn (Ultra): 2:00
Timberborn (High): 2:25
Crysis: 2:42
Torchlight II: 3:17
Control: 3:46
Wrap-up: 4:14

Link to BARCO to FirePro flashing guide: https://bit.ly/3uVCTgf

HP Pavilion TG01-2170m (https://ebay.us/cs5Gcu)
Windows 11 Home
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G processor
8 GB Memory; 256 SSD storage

The new PC no one on eBay wants. AMD 5300G Gaming Test

HP is selling a lot of these computers but not many people are keeping them. Is it worth picking one up secondhand?

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-2170m

Buy one on eBay: https://ebay.us/cs5Gcu

Intro: 0:00
Overwatch (1080p): 0:42
Overwatch (Auto-scale): 1:11
Sonic Generations: 1:32
Dirt 3 (Ultra): 2:10
Dirt 3 (Medium): 2:45
Torchlight 2: 3:13
Halo Infinite (1080p): 3:58
Halo Infinite (767p): 4:47
Wrap-up: 5:16

Windows 11 Home
AMD Ryzen 3 processor
AMD Vega 6 GPU
8 GB Memory; 256 SSD storage

Salvo Studios S700 24L MFF PC Case Review

Salvo Studios is back with its biggest case ever, the S700. With support for ITX, DTX, mATX, ATX, and even E-ATX motherboards while also supporting up to 4 PCIE devices, a large water reservoir, and dual 280mm radiators, it sounds like it could be the be-all case, but there is a reason why this is a limited production run product.

Get your case here: https://www.salvostudiosltd.com/store

0:00 Intro
0:26 The Looks
2:19 The Build Experience
3:01 A Watercooling Case
3:58 AIO Complications
5:05 PSU Selection
6:03 Wrap-up
7:02 Outro

Salvo Studios Interview: https://www.ragingtemps.com/profiles/salvo-studios-brian-anttila-on-designing-for-one-person-himself

Motherboard- Asus Strix B450-I: https://ebay.us/7ipCEV
CPU- AMD Ryzen 5950X: https://ebay.us/8xeAN8
Cooler- NZXT X63: https://ebay.us/2nCmnv
PSU- Silverstone SX700: https://ebay.us/yzQLW7
GPU- AMD RX 6800: https://ebay.us/7gHSD2

Meshlicious Case: https://ebay.us/JOJqYQ

Anbernic RG351V Retro Handheld Comparison and Review

It’s 2021 and the generation of the ODROID Go Advance compatibles is upon us. With so many options on the market companies are looking for ways to make their products standout from each other. The RG351P was Anbernic’s first ODROID compatible model, adding an extra joystick to the mix, while their second attempt is the RG351V, bringing back the traditional Gameboy formfactor and a 4:3 screen. Both are great options, but one is clearly better for retro gaming.

Supports NES, SNES, GB, GBA, Genesis/Mega Drive, Neo-Geo, Neo-Geo Pocket, FBA, MAME, PlayStation, Dreamcast, and Wonderswan.

RG351V: https://ebay.us/ha5pCg
RG351P: https://ebay.us/CKRTa8
PocketGo S30: https://ebay.us/ey6TMV
Playgo V2.2: https://ebay.us/6BivOe
RK2020: https://ebay.us/gtmkM5
Supbor Q400: https://ebay.us/xErU4i
ODROID Go Advance: https://ebay.us/MLwJwT
Razer Kishi: https://ebay.us/GGBt0J
RG350M: https://ebay.us/SX53RS
PocketGo V2.1: https://ebay.us/GQyxhU
PocketGo: https://ebay.us/iO5knG
LDK Game: https://ebay.us/uq0QBY

Have questions or know what we should test or try next? Let us know! http://www.lohtec.com

PocketGo S30 Retro Handheld Review

In 2020 I reviewed the Bittboy PocketGo V2.1. For the price it was a pretty good value and was vaguely styled like a Super Famicom, but was not packing the latest hardware inside and had a few issues. Fast forward to 2021 and a Bittboy has shipped the PocketGo S30, it’s latest and greatest handheld. Does it compete with ODROID and Anbernic?

Supports NES, SNES, GB, GBA, Genesis/Mega Drive, Neo-Geo, Neo-Geo Pocket, FBA, MAME, PlayStation, Dreamcast, and Wonderswan.

Get yours here: https://ebay.to/3pXLdq8

RG351V: https://ebay.us/ha5pCg
RG351P: https://ebay.us/CKRTa8
PocketGo S30: https://ebay.us/ey6TMV
Playgo V2.2: https://ebay.us/6BivOe
RK2020: https://ebay.us/gtmkM5
Supbor Q400: https://ebay.us/xErU4i
ODROID Go Advance: https://ebay.us/MLwJwT
Razer Kishi: https://ebay.us/GGBt0J
RG350M: https://ebay.us/SX53RS
PocketGo V2.1: https://ebay.us/GQyxhU
PocketGo: https://ebay.us/iO5knG
LDK Game: https://ebay.us/uq0QBY

Have questions or know what we should test or try next? Let us know! http://www.lohtec.com

00:00 Intro
00:28 Build Quality
02:21 Software
03:50 Performance
05:24 Wrap-up