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    Or maybe it was just sarcasm on his part saying he wished had better after seeing all these awesome builds, unfortunately that's hard to tell sometimes from reading one random comment.
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    Specs in the tower are as follows:

    Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4-TH

    Processor-Intel Core i5-3570k QuadCore

    Video Card-GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 Ti WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition

    Ram-Patriot Memory Viper 3 Series Venom Red (two 8 gig cards=16g RAM)

    Power Supply-TX850wt Corsair

    Monitor-Asus VS247H-P 24 inch

    Tower-Coolmaster Storm Trooper

    OS-Win7

    http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/...psd0034715.jpg
    Needs some cable management, I know xD
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    Acer Aspire with a second monitor

    http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/...psc79e284e.jpg

    Asus 27 inch monitor, with the razer deathstalker and razer naga epic. The box under the monitor is my audio interface (Focusrite sapphire 6 USB) that i use for audio processing, it's a hub for my microphones and guitar/bass. The speakers are KRK Rokit 5's.

    http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/...psd5115475.jpg
    Audio-technica monitor headphones

    http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/...ps007fc1bf.jpg
    Samson CS1 Mic w/ pop filter ( I use it for recording vocals and vent)

    http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/...ps328695bd.jpg
    The tower, CM Stormtrooper with fan control and sexy lights.

    i just put this all together a few days ago and plan on getting some nicer seconday screens someday. i am working on a home recording studio so building a sick desktop was my first major piece. I can overclock the shit out of it and it's got more than enough power for audio processing/editing.

    Infracted. Thumbnail large images please.
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  3. #9863
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    Quote Originally Posted by jholdaway View Post
    I haven't ran any tests as of yet. I will tomorrow and let you know the results.
    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    Cool, I appreciate it.
    Ran 3DMark11 bench test and with fans on had a low temp of 25c and a high of 59c
    With the fans off doing the same test had a low temp of 27c and a high of 61c
    So a few degrees difference but not that big of a difference

  4. #9864
    Rewired, looks a little neater but not by much. I taped up the loose fan wires before I closed it up though. Apparently I have to replace one of the fans on my H80 though as it is now dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholdaway View Post
    Ran 3DMark11 bench test and with fans on had a low temp of 25c and a high of 59c
    With the fans off doing the same test had a low temp of 27c and a high of 61c
    So a few degrees difference but not that big of a difference
    OK thanks.
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    I5-2310 2.9 ghz sandy bridge quad core
    Sapphire 7850 Oc Edition - I personally OC it to 1100 Mhz Core
    8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
    1TB 7200 RPM HD
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    PC Specs
    Case: Thermaltake Armor A90
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 Evo
    Processor: 1090T @ 4.2GHz
    Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
    Memory: 8GB Vengeance LP 1333
    Video Card: Asus 7870 DC2 @ 1250 MHz
    Power Supply: Corsair TX650V2
    SSD: Samsung 830 128gb
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB

    Other
    Acer 24" and 20" Monitor
    Corsair K90
    Razer Deathadder Black Edition
    Astro A40+Mixamp
    Xbox 360 Pro from 2006

  8. #9868
    I got a Seagate Momentus XT the other day, and all I can say is, don't ever buy one for a Steam drive. I copied all my Steam data to the new drive after I configured it, and games lag like crazy and there are no bad sectors on the drive. It's just a lousy piece of garbage compared to a mechanical drive, at least my 2TB SATA 2 mechanical drive wasn't causing lag problems and hang ups in my games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    I got a Seagate Momentus XT the other day, and all I can say is, don't ever buy one for a Steam drive. I copied all my Steam data to the new drive after I configured it, and games lag like crazy and there are no bad sectors on the drive. It's just a lousy piece of garbage compared to a mechanical drive, at least my 2TB SATA 2 mechanical drive wasn't causing lag problems and hang ups in my games.
    Pretty sure this would go better in the chat thread or its own thread...

    But I dare say you could also try actually installing the games on there. Not sure how much it works like a normal HDD, as the Momentus XT is the HDD+SSD combo type of drive right?

  10. #9870
    Quote Originally Posted by Slotter11 View Post
    *SNIP*

    PC Specs
    Case: Thermaltake Armor A90
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 Evo
    Processor: 1090T @ 4.2GHz
    Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
    Memory: 8GB Vengeance LP 1333
    Video Card: Asus 7870 DC2 @ 1250 MHz
    Power Supply: Corsair TX650V2
    SSD: Samsung 830 128gb
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB

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    Acer 24" and 20" Monitor
    Corsair K90
    Razer Deathadder Black Edition
    Astro A40+Mixamp
    Xbox 360 Pro from 2006
    It appears that both you and Mementomori1993 both have the same desk... It looks pretty nice sized and sleek. Which one is it? Have been looking for one myself and it looks perfect! Nice builds too by the way.
    Last edited by Kevin38924; 2013-01-21 at 05:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin38924 View Post
    It appears that both you and Mementomori1993 both have the same desk... It looks pretty nice sized and sleek. Which one is it? Have been looking for one myself and it looks perfect! Nice builds too by the way.
    http://www.staples.com/Sauder-August...product_375816

    Got it on sale for $150, it has enough room for my printer to the left of the monitors, as well as my laptop and school work on the right hand side.

  12. #9872
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    They move air yes, they are fans. But do they actually give you a noticeable benefit? Have you compared for example the GPU temps with and without those fans installed?
    Talking from experience fans like that increase GPU temps. As most people know, the fan on a GPU is an intake, and they exhaust out the vents on the back. Having a fan there is dumping valuable cool air, meaning less going into the graphics card. I put a fan similar to that in and it raised my GPU's max temp by around 10 degrees :S. I moved it, used some bendy metal and mounted it over my ram instead

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    Still a couple of things to finish up on but I like how it's coming along so far. Only thing missing is my PS3 which is in for repairs a second new pc for when I wanna throw a lan party or something



    Didn't mean to make it so big! I'm a noob at these things ^.^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taters91 View Post
    Still a couple of things to finish up on but I like how it's coming along so far. Only thing missing is my PS3 which is in for repairs a second new pc for when I wanna throw a lan party or something

    [.IMG]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/773684_520787577953443_568291822_o.jpg[/IMG]
    Thumbnail that pic before the mods wake up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taters91 View Post
    Still a couple of things to finish up on but I like how it's coming along so far. Only thing missing is my PS3 which is in for repairs a second new pc for when I wanna throw a lan party or something

    /img

    Didn't mean to make it so big! I'm a noob at these things ^.^
    What is that map for?

    And do you use those speakers while you game? They look way too spread apart and not even curved to really give the proper sense of being around you. =S

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    What is that map for?
    Skyrim, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Skyrim, obviously.
    Certainly does look similar, but I'm not 100% certain.



    Also... been a while since I've posted a messy shot:



    Should I post specs?

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    The Insane DeltrusDisc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    dips on that bottle of duvel!
    on side note post speccs of the rig AND the liquor cabinet?
    All the bottles are empty. ;p I'm a collector... it's bad. It is also just a book case.



    As for the computer:

    Asus P8P67 B3 mobo
    [email protected] Cooled by Zalman CNPS 9900 ALED
    MSI Twin Frozr II 560 Ti@950MHz
    16GB of Kingston and Corsair 1333MHz RAM (4x4GB) Black HyperX and XMS3
    Asus Xonar DX PCI-E sound card
    Crucial m4 128GB SSD
    WD Caviar Blue 600GB HDD
    WD Caviar Green 1.5TB HDD
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    All fans in case controlled by NZXT Sentry 2
    Toshiba USB3.0 500GB E-HDD
    All powered by a SeaSonic X Gold 660w PSU
    All housed in a Cooler Master HAF X

    Peripherals:

    Acer S211HL 21.5" 1080p monitor
    Gateway 22" 1680x1050 monitor
    Shure SRH440 headphones
    Samson M15 microphone
    Samson MediaONE 3A studio monitors
    Microsoft 720p HD Lifecam
    Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard
    Razer DeathAdder mouse (with Corsair M90 on the floor waiting to go back to Corsair)
    $10 5 year old mug-warmer
    Desk that I hate with a passion.

  20. #9880
    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Certainly does look similar, but I'm not 100% certain.
    I have the same map. Somewhere. It's definitely Skyrim. Came with my preorder.

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