Arctic Power 700watt power supply
ASUS P5QL PRO iP43 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cach
Sapphire HD 5750 Vapor-X Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache
Samsung Syncmaster SM2033SW 20" TFT Monitor 1600x900 15000:1 300cd/m2 5ms DVI/VGA Wall Mountable Glossy Black
Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard Powered By Razer
Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse
Logitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - 30W RMS with 360 Degree Sound
Not the most impressive system I know but a good mid range option at the time of buying and it cant be to bad as I can play wow with no issues with everything on ultra.
I am thinking of upgrading in the future though, looking at my spec above which pieces would you upgrade first?
That Gigabyte mishap should be a one-off, them and Asus make fairly reliable boards.
But the Agility 3 is a point of concern. I hate making people more worried and I really hope it doesn't die/bug on you - if it does, replace it with a Crucial, Corsair or Kingston SSD as soon as you can :S
I could still get them to put in a same size Corsair Force for just $20 more I believe. But at this point I'm thinking I might just try to wait as long as I can as prices lower.
Speaking of Force 3 drives though... Mine seems to be acting strange...
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Originally Posted by Skelly
We're taking over!! And yeah, that is super weird behaviour.
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Originally Posted by Asera
Not sure what's causing it either..
Is it happening everytime you run the test? possible the machine was busy when you ran that.
Are you running a raid array or with raid drivers for the controller the drive is on (for example, if you set it to raid for two other drives then all sata connectors to that hub will be in raid). Raid drivers are notorious for not providing trim support.
It's also possible it was running a trim and didn't finish when ya did the test.
RAM heatspreaders do nothing except cause troubles. Their purpose is to look pretty. They're not actually needed as far as the heatdissipation goes.
But I wouldn't remove those not screwed on, personally.
Originally Posted by Asera
Yeah it is on the same controller my RAID array is on. I'll try moving it to the Marvell ports when I get home.
So I finally decided to put on display my first video card.
By the way, I'm wondering how much the Dell monitor in the picture is worth/if it's actually a good quality one, it seems so. It's from 2005, a Dell Ultrasharp, it's a 17" monitor. The mount for it is heavy as shit and actually lets me adjust it unlike my terrible Gateway mount for my 22" monitor.
Idk but it runs BF3 in highest settings with 50-90 fps. it was only 648 euro's!! I cant check specs atm cause my hard drive decided to quit. he screwed me and gone home. I was able to get a new 1 for free because it was still under warranty. so I bought 3 pokeballs and started chasing him through facebook. after 34 days I finally arrived. after a short struggle he ran to his car and I threw my first pokeball. it missed him so I only had 2 chances left and I had to chase him. so I went back to my car and told my friend to drive while I was going to throw pokeballs at my hard drive. after I missed my second I had to climb out of the window and throw the last pokeball at my hard drive. my hard drive tried to push us of the highway but before he succeeded my friend gave me the chance to throw the pokeball. we crashed and everything went black.
after what only felt for a second, something was moving in my pocket. I opened my eyes and saw I was in an ambulance. I reached into my pocket and felt the pokeball wich didnt contain my hard drive because it wasnt a pokemon. when I got out of hospital I decided to go to prison to see the hard drive and after months of planning, we broke out. I sent my hard drive away to the site where they made my computer at and I just got a new hard drive today.
* User was infracted for minor spam..
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The price is good at 256 bucks for a 750GB drive, assuming reviews on it are positive and that Seagate has fixed their problems with their hard drives as the last couple of years they have been terrible with quality control, it might be a great option for a secondary drive to house all my games for faster loading times, because quite honestly some games are horrendous on a mechanical drive for load times even with 12GB of memory in my system.
I am also thinking of getting the Noctua NH-C12P cooler as well, unless someone can find me a liquid cooling solution that has a single 120mm radiator, since my case is capable of fitting a tank since the hard drive cage is comprised of two sections and I can keep it sitting in the bottom part (so long as I don't get a card longer then a 6970 in terms of size, it won't be an issue anyway)
Intel Core2Duo T5750 @ 2Ghz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
To a desktop with:
Antec Three Hundred
Corsair 500W true power
Asus P8H67 USB3, SATA3
Intel Core i5 2500k 3.30GHZ 6MB cache
Gráfica EVGA GTX 560 TI DS 1024MB GDDR5
8GB GSKILL RIPJAW-X ddr3
1TB sata2 7200rpm
Seems nice? I think it does. ;D Skyrim, i'm waiting for you <3
Rofl, i rest my case... Beast computer, i'm running Skyrim on Ultra High and WoW with everything maxed + DirectX11... Jesus christ, what a huge upgrade from my old laptop... :O
Originally Posted by Osmeric
WoW is like a bad fanfic that takes years to read.
Originally Posted by Bozzna
Next expansion Thrall makes a baby with Nozdormu which can travel back in time and is a Mage/Shaman/Priest hybrid and gets kidnapped by Kael'thas who got ressurected by a horse using Nefarian's lightning machine.