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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slotter11 View Post
    *SNIP*

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    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.
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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.

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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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    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.



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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    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
    The map is to help me get around the world these days because I get lost easily and no. They are perfect since they give a fantastic sound and have great radius.

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    I wonder how many will believe me if I say this isn't far from how the final product will look... minus the clean-up of the glue, two SATA cables and two molex cables...








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    Taters91, are the speakers just typical speakers or studio monitors? I can't really tell, could be either.

    Wow, looks gorgeous, Drunken.

    Can we get more overall pics though? -.- Especially dat rear I/O... holy cow. Also specs list, you durp!
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    Don't mind the cat he's just an attention hogger. Also, NO my computer isn't on the carpet, I have something underneath. I'm not that silly.




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    Ooooo. Looks pretty good! What are your specs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Taters91, are the speakers just typical speakers or studio monitors? I can't really tell, could be either.

    Wow, looks gorgeous, Drunken.

    Can we get more overall pics though? -.- Especially dat rear I/O... holy cow. Also specs list, you durp!
    One rad is out and the res/pump is out of the build atm since that used to rest on said rad. Combined with some missing cables (24pin in particular), as well as not being arsed to spend more time on pictures, this is what you're getting until I'm back from school in... 9 hours time. (Including sleep.)

    I did try to get a better shot of the rear IO, but couldn't find anything satisfying that captured it at the right aperture, sorry.

    Specs are the same as last time, but sure.

    CPU: i5 2500k
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    Sound: Xonar STX
    SSD: Force 3 240GB
    HDD: Spinpoint F3 1TB
    PSU: AX 850
    Case: Switch 810

    Ideally, I'd prefer not to screw up the aesthetics with a wireless card internally, as they're universally gory green PCBs, and so when I saw that a store in the area sold a wifi range extender that also functioned as switch I grabbed it. Netgear... something something. Hopefully it'll be decent enough to keep up my internet.

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    Fore mention: Yes, only one screen; No, no sound card integrated is fine for me, I don't use my speakers often; This took forever to write.

    - [Chassis/Case]: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
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