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    Quote Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
    My computer is a BEAST!
    A very weak one, like a Vanilla elite.

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
    Memory: 4GB
    Motherboard: Asus P5Q SE
    GPU: GeForce 7800GT
    Hard Drive: 550gb
    Case: Antec Performance One P180
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 225BW
    Mouse: Logitech G5
    Keyboard: Logitech G15
    OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64

    It's a computer I got for my birthday several years ago (five-six years perhaps?) and my brother has given me some of his old parts when he upgraded. I will be starting work in August and still living at home, I will make a bit of cash, a quality computer is one of the first things I'm going to buy. Havn't been able to buy a new computer earlier because the income of an upper secondary school student in Sweden is ~$165/month (unless you work on nights/weekends, which I don't) and let me put it this way: I have $3300 worth of camera eqiupment, so where that small income has gone is not hard to figure out. End of life story.
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    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz 3.30 GHz
    Memory: 16 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5570 - I bought this very cheaply six months ago, as a temporary solution. But I just..don't run demanding games, so I don't need any better, I play wow and watch movies. The RAM and processor are rather cheap upgrades primarily bought for full-scale 4928x3264 photo-editing, and for creating 16000+x4928 panoramas. I know there are better options, but I like the 2500k.
    Hard Drive: Intel® SSD 520 Series 120GB, + 550gb shared amongst two other, old disks. Waiting for the WD CB 2tb 7200rpm to sink even further in price.
    Case: Antec Performance One P180
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 225BW + temporarily an old 17" LG L1715S
    Mouse: Logitech G5
    Keyboard: Logitech G15
    OS: Windows W7 64

    And the camera equipment-figure has risen to around $5000. Quite remarkable when I think about it, I bought my car for $2900.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Just got myself a new monitor, the Dell U2711.

    I went to the store yesterday to pick it up, but when I brought it home I found out that it was defect; the screen wouldn't turn on at all. So early today I drove back to the store to have it replaced. I thought it would go smoothly as it was obviously DOA and I had been in the same store talking with the same guy less than 24 hours ago. I was wrong. "Sorry sir, I can't exchange a DOA unit without my supervisor's permission". Seriously? ....
    Service standards are appalling today. sometimes I wonder how the hell some these people get a job, it seems at times it's more important what's on their resume than how they're actually act in real situations. But that's a for another topic, I do like your "story" twist with the parking meter however. It's a nice monitor though, enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
    Updated:

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz 3.30 GHz
    Memory: 16 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5570 - I bought this very cheaply six months ago, as a temporary solution. But I just..don't run demanding games, so I don't need any better, I play wow and watch movies. The RAM and processor are rather cheap upgrades primarily bought for full-scale 4928x3264 photo-editing, and for creating 16000+x4928 panoramas. I know there are better options, but I like the 2500k.
    Hard Drive: Intel® SSD 520 Series 120GB, + 550gb shared amongst two other, old disks. Waiting for the WD CB 2tb 7200rpm to sink even further in price.
    Case: Antec Performance One P180
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 225BW + temporarily an old 17" LG L1715S
    Mouse: Logitech G5
    Keyboard: Logitech G15
    OS: Windows W7 64

    And the camera equipment-figure has risen to around $5000. Quite remarkable when I think about it, I bought my car for $2900.
    Camera equipment worth for $5000 and not a single picture? Disappointed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinus View Post
    Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k Overclocked from 3.3Ghz to 4.0Ghz
    Overclock with a stock cooler? How are the temps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    Camera equipment worth for $5000 and not a single picture? Disappointed!
    Haha, I thought about bringing the camera to my brother's house when he helped me upgrade (I barely knew anything about the process of upgrading a computer), but I didn't. I want to take great pictures, but I don't want to be the guy who brings his camera everywhere documenting everything.

    For the sake of including a picture to my previous post, I did equip the 14 mm lens and external flash, crouched down under my desk, opened up the comp and tried taking a picture, but it's just too little space down there. I can fit the entire comp in a picture without problem, but the lens is manual focus, I couldn't get behind the camera and neither can I bother to unplug the computer and put it on the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    Overclock with a stock cooler? How are the temps?
    Right now I'm running wow and a few other programs and it's at a steady 45C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinus View Post
    Right now I'm running wow and a few other programs and it's at a steady 45C
    Ya, you'll need an after-market cooler. The CM Hyper 212+ does wonders and it's pretty cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by googz View Post
    Ya, you'll need an after-market cooler. The CM Hyper 212+ does wonders and it's pretty cheap.
    For what he is doing and the temperatures he is getting, he has no need of a better cooler. The stock cooler has been said to be fine for OCs into the 4-4.3GHz range, but really should not go above as it will struggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    For what he is doing and the temperatures he is getting, he has no need of a better cooler. The stock cooler has been said to be fine for OCs into the 4-4.3GHz range, but really should not go above as it will struggle.
    @ 4.3 ghz on anything but the best chip with the lowest voltage for that OC, the stock cooler is not up to the task in any scenario with 100% cpu use. Highest I went comfortably with the stock cooler was 3.8.

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    Yes, full usage at 4.3GHz would be rough, but he said gaming is his main thing, and WoW never uses 100% CPU usage from what I have seen/heard, at least not on 2500Ks. ^_<

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    I'm fine with my overclock and I don't need a new cooler if I'm at 45C while raiding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Service standards are appalling today. sometimes I wonder how the hell some these people get a job, it seems at times it's more important what's on their resume than how they're actually act in real situations. But that's a for another topic, I do like your "story" twist with the parking meter however. It's a nice monitor though, enjoy
    because computer people in general are finicky, we have brand favorites and hated brands, and all it takes for a brand to change from favorite to hated is one bad experience, the rest of the world doesn't understand this, it's due on personality type, and more common personality types are catered to, this is why companies like EVGA and Dell thrive and OCZ gets crippled, people with the personality types that tend to push them more towards computers love good customer service


    also, gratz to Marest on the u2711, its expensive for a monitor, but still awesome, i gave up my eyefinity setup for mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    also, gratz to Marest on the u2711, its expensive for a monitor, but still awesome, i gave up my eyefinity setup for mine
    Cheers!
    Here in Sweden it's actually not that expensive as it costs the same as it does in the US (due to taxes it should be around 30-40% more expensive). The U2711 is only 40% more expensive than the U2410 here. Compared to prices on Newegg, where the U2711 is 65% more expensive than the U2410, I'd say it costs much less. (With currency converters, I paid around $900 for it. With our standard 1 Euro = 1 Dollar, it's closer to $600.) It's still a lot of money, but for such a good monitor of this caliber and quality I'd say it's perfectly reasonable.

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    I decided over the weekend to drop the second monitor from my setup. I rarely used it and I wanted to get (closer to) maximum performance from my build (I've seen a 5-10FPS increase in games like Skyrim and SWTOR, and the temps on my GPUs are down 5-7C), I swapped in my MacBook Pro for browsing and watching Netflix/Hulu. I also picked up a set of Logitech LS21 2.1 surround sound speakers, they were the only ones that I could find in the town I live in that got a decent review.

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    That is one of the cleanest desks I've ever seen posted in a gaming forum.

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    Haha, I will admit that I did a little cleaning before taking the pictures (empty pop bottle, empty cereal bowl, etc). But all-in-all, I try to keep it pretty clean. It certainly doesn't get as messy as some of the desks I've seen in this thread! =P

    Admittedly, I'm probably a little compulsive about keeping a tidy desk. I wish I could say that about the rest of my bedroom.

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    Did you buy more fans to your case or just swap the top fan in front? How are the acoustics with one more front fan?

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    I moved the top fan to the front, put a 140mm NZXT fan on the side, and two 120mm SilenX fans on top.

    My build in-particular is very noisy, but that's caused by the motherboard. I don't really know how to describe the sounds it makes, I usually tell people "you can hear it computing" - every time you use the scroll wheel on your mouse, for example, the motherboard will squeak with each scroll.

    That being the case, I can't really tell you how much noisier it is with two fans on the front, everything else is drowned out by the squeaky MoBo. =P
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    Yep, that sounds weird Are you sure it's coming from the mobo and not speakers?

    Anyways, was just wondering if I should buy two more fans to the top and front and run them slower but I'm not sure if that would accomplish anything. Also ordering some noice damping matt to cover the side panel fan hole.

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