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    My desktop is in storage at the moment, and it's spec is pretty laughable since they invented the newer 4Ghz+ processors.

    Intel Quad Core i5 @ 3.06Ghz with HT (8 Theads)
    6Gb DDR3-1033 Triple Channel
    750Gb 7200RPM HD (can't afford an SSD)
    GeForce 295GTX
    Realtek HD audio
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    22inch HD monitor

    My laptop which I currently use:
    Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.53Ghz (2 Threads)
    4Gb DDR3
    320Gb 7200Gb HDD
    Nvidia GeForce Mobile 9800GTS
    Realtek HD audio.
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    17inch HD Monitor

    God I miss my desktop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adappy View Post
    Very nice... making me want to start on my planned water cooling setup right now... if only I had the money
    Also, what is the loop order on that thing out of curiosity? The plumbing looks like a bunch of spaghetti
    Pump>CPU>1X120 RAD>PARALLEL 590'S>MB>3X120 RAD>RES



    Quote Originally Posted by Erous View Post
    I have to ask about that soundcard, because Im a sucker for in game sound. Assuming you're running WIN 7 64. what games are you seeing use that sound card to the fullest? (assuming you're using in game sound)
    I've used this card with Audiosurf, WoW, Crysis 2 , Portal 2 and several other games, it's rather amazing, sometimes it can be a bit annoying, if im sitting in org, i can hear all the critters moving around, each fire that i pass gets it's own channel as well, it's cool at first, but after a few minutes i go on a crittercide rampage

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgummage View Post
    they invented the newer 4Ghz+ processors.

    did i miss something?

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  3. #723
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    First ever computer i put together myself =)

    i5 2500k 4.3GHz
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    NZXT Phantom
    Last edited by Tzunki; 2011-05-07 at 09:31 AM.

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    This was my first ever computer build, made it all by myself about 2 weeks ago and haven't encountered any problems thus far.

    Case - CoolerMaster HAF 942 Full tower
    Motherboard - Asus Sabertooth p67
    PSU - Corsair 750W (modular, real godsend for a first build)
    CPU - Intel i5-2500k (3.4 GHz, don't want to overclock, using the intel-supplied cooler)
    GPU - GTX 560 Ti (overclocked from 822/1645 MHz to 950/1900 MHz)
    RAM - G.Skills Ripjaw 8GB 1866 MHz
    HDD - Seagate 500 GB (Didn't plan on downloading a ton of stuff, just games. Still have a laptop for movies/music)

    Peripherals
    Asus HD HDMI 23" Monitor
    Logitech G15 Keyboard
    Logitech G500 Mouse
    Sound Blaster Arena Headset

    I'm quite happy with it, I went from running WoW on all low settings at ~5-20 fps in raids to ultra everything at a constant 60 (everything's pretty now! I never knew!)
    If i get some more disposable income I can put towards this, I'd probably get another 560 Ti for SLI, a new PSU (1 kW maybe?) and another HDD (I don't trust SSD's, I've read too many reviews saying they crash after a few weeks or even days)

    Also, Cyanotical that thing is freaking beautiful. Props.

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    Herald of the Titans Saithes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpalol View Post
    I'm quite happy with it, I went from running WoW on all low settings at ~5-20 fps in raids to ultra everything at a constant 60 (everything's pretty now! I never knew!)
    If i get some more disposable income I can put towards this, I'd probably get another 560 Ti for SLI, a new PSU (1 kW maybe?) and another HDD (I don't trust SSD's, I've read too many reviews saying they crash after a few weeks or even days)
    Just as many reviews of HDD's dying after a few weeks or even days :P In fact lol.. HDD's have more of a chance of dying before an SSD does because of moving parts.

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    Title obviously needs to become "Post a PIC of your gaming setup with specs!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saithes View Post
    Just as many reviews of HDD's dying after a few weeks or even days :P In fact lol.. HDD's have more of a chance of dying before an SSD does because of moving parts.
    Totally true, but HDD's are less expensive XD

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Title obviously needs to become "Post a PIC of your gaming setup with specs!"
    I'd post pics but sadly, not enough posts yet.

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    Almost Done

    MB: Asus Rampage III Formula
    CPU: i7-960, overclocked to 3.71
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6g at 8-8-8-24 1.64v
    GPU: EVGA GTX 590 Classified Hydro Copper
    PS: OCZ 1010w
    HDD: WD Velociraptor 450 at Sata 6g
    network: Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100
    case: Thermaltake Black Armor
    cooling: Thermaltake Bigwater 760i
    keyboard: Logitech G-15
    gamepad: Logitech G-13
    mouse: Cyborg R.A.T.7
    monitor: Samsung 24" ( not at home right now don't remember model)
    EVGA power boost (look it up)
    speakers: Logitech Z-5500

    Upgrades still on the way but not until I recover from buying the GTX 590

    another 6g of RAM
    Koolance chipset water block
    Logitech G-19 keyboard
    EVGA GTX 560ti for dedicated PhysX

    Tell me what you think. All constructive criticism and comments are welcome. Benchmark testing with 3dMark Vantage and 3dMark11 this weekend. We'll see what happens.
    Last edited by alzagoth; 2011-05-04 at 05:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alzagoth View Post
    MB: Asus Rampage III Formula
    CPU: i7-960, overclocked to 3.71
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6g at 8-8-8-24 1.64v
    GPU: EVGA GTX 590 Classified Hydro Copper
    PS: OCZ 1010w
    HDD: WD Velociraptor 450 at Sata 6g
    network: Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100
    case: Thermaltake Black Armor
    cooling: Thermaltake Bigwater 760i
    keyboard: Logitech G-15
    gamepad: Logitech G-13
    mouse: Cyborg R.A.T.7
    monitor: Samsung 24" ( not at home right now don't remember model)
    EVGA power boost (look it up)
    speakers: Creative Labs Z-5500

    Upgrades still on the way but not until I recover from buying the GTX 590

    another 6g of RAM
    Koolance chipset water block
    Logitech G-19 keyboard
    EVGA GTX 560ti for dedicated PhysX

    Tell me what you think. All constructive criticism and comments are welcome. Benchmark testing with 3dMark Vantage and 3dMark11 this weekend. We'll see what happens.
    If you have the cash for a 590, why not get an SSD instead of a Raptor? Pro setup anyways, but still, just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    If you have the cash for a 590, why not get an SSD instead of a Raptor? Pro setup anyways, but still, just wondering.
    My thoughts exactly. Once you go SSD, you'll never want to go back. Just make sure if you can get a warranty with it that you opt for it. Just for a little peace of mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacechicken_bh View Post
    My thoughts exactly. Once you go SSD, you'll never want to go back. Just make sure if you can get a warranty with it that you opt for it. Just for a little peace of mind...
    And why in the world would you buy a 560ti for Physx? An older card like a 260 will run MAX physx more than fine whatsoever. Also, if you say that you bought the 560ti before you knew the 590 was coming out, you were sadly misinformed and/or too much cash to spend.

    If you have alot of cash to spend, you should have bought an SSD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickensoup23 View Post
    And why in the world would you buy a 560ti for Physx? An older card like a 260 will run MAX physx more than fine whatsoever. Also, if you say that you bought the 560ti before you knew the 590 was coming out, you were sadly misinformed and/or too much cash to spend.

    If you have alot of cash to spend, you should have bought an SSD...
    You sound annoyed, friend. :>

  13. #733
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T + Mugen 2
    Asus M4A87TD
    A-Data 2x2gb DDR3
    AMD Radeon 6870
    Corsair VX550W
    And all of that is inside Antec 300.

    Planning to OC during summer so i get nice stable OC even while its hot. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by alzagoth View Post
    cooling: Thermaltake Bigwater 760i
    Since you have so much money you should ditch that shitty liquid cooling system

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    My thoughts exactly. Once you go SSD, you'll never want to go back.
    I went back to my Caviar Black 640GB as a main system drive after 5 months of using a Vertex II as a system drive. P:


    In other news, I got a new laptop!

    HP DM1-3040CA
    AMD Zacate E-350 dual core APU @ 1.6ghz
    (Radeon HD 6310 IGP)
    4GB DDR3 SODIMM
    640GB 5400RPM drive
    11.6" 1366x768 LED LCD

    No faster than my junky T5450 laptop that I don't use anymore, but soooo much more convenient. Has around 5-7 hours battery life...
    Statism: Total bliss is just one more regulation away.

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    Sigh, Asera, you make me wish I knew females like you irl. Not even necessarily be friends with them even, just know them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickensoup23 View Post
    And why in the world would you buy a 560ti for Physx? An older card like a 260 will run MAX physx more than fine whatsoever. Also, if you say that you bought the 560ti before you knew the 590 was coming out, you were sadly misinformed and/or too much cash to spend.

    If you have alot of cash to spend, you should have bought an SSD...
    No I didn't say I bought the 560ti, I said it's a future upgrade. and the reason I'm considering buying a higher end card for PhysX is if I ever do have a problem with the GTX 590 I would have a better card to use while I am waiting for a replacement to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saithes View Post
    Since you have so much money you should ditch that shitty liquid cooling system
    It's called saving. I didn't just drop all this money in one shot. Yes, I will ditch the thermaltake cooling system eventually, but I've had it for a couple years and it still runs like a champ so for now that upgrade is low on the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacechicken_bh View Post
    My thoughts exactly. Once you go SSD, you'll never want to go back. Just make sure if you can get a warranty with it that you opt for it. Just for a little peace of mind...
    When I started this build a few months ago I didn't plan on going this far with it, so spending the money on a low capacity SSD and another storage device wasn't something I really thought about. I may add an SSD to take care of Windows but I need to do more research about it. Also, I got the Velociraptor NiB for under $200

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    Quote Originally Posted by ispano View Post
    Sigh, Asera, you make me wish I knew females like you irl. Not even necessarily be friends with them even, just know them.
    We exist. Just hard to find.

    Well... the ladies that are like 300lbs are easy to find....
    Statism: Total bliss is just one more regulation away.

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    Awsome setup but ur left screen is a bit dark?
    "Archeology - at least it's not as boring as fishing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post

    In other news, I got a new laptop!

    HP DM1-3040CA
    AMD Zacate E-350 dual core APU @ 1.6ghz
    (Radeon HD 6310 IGP)
    4GB DDR3 SODIMM
    640GB 5400RPM drive
    11.6" 1366x768 LED LCD

    No faster than my junky T5450 laptop that I don't use anymore, but soooo much more convenient. Has around 5-7 hours battery life...
    Same laptop that i have!
    Havent used it much yet but im very impressed how well it runs for laptop of that size. : )

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