i5-3570k @ 4.6Ghz | Phanteks TC14PE | Asus Sabertooth Z77 | EVGA GTX 670 FTW | 16GB Corsair Vengeance
Asus Xonar Essence STX | Crucial M4 256MB | Seasonic X760 Gold | Silverstone FT02
Dell U2711 27" | Das Keyboard 4 Pro | Zowie FK1 | Audiotechnica ATH-AD900X | Blue Yeti
My setup isn't that great or anything.. But I can run SWTOR at the maximum settings with everything working smoothly and having a steady 60-70 FPS.
(I also asked for advice for a new rig to build it myself a while ago, but I figured I'd upgrade my graphics card and stick it with that for a while, save up more money and get myself a more expensive, 'better working' rig)
My case: Standard Dell XPS.
Motherboard: Intel i7-2600 @3.40 Ghz
Card: MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr
Ram: 12 GB (odd number, I went from 8 to 12)
HDD: 1,5TB and a 250gb disk for my music/movies.
I'll be posting pictures later, of my messy desk.. And a Yoda candybowl-holder. ;D Oh, and ofcourse.. The STAR of my desk.. My Guinea Pig.
Guinea pigs are like cordless, autonomous computer mice that make a hell of a racket
Try to get a partner for it, they are very social animals and get depressed if they are alone for any period of time.
Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850
Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide
Here are the pics, I'll just post the links, otherwise I might fill up this page too much.
I'm not a good photographer. And mind the quality aswell, had to use my phone!
EDIT: (I have to say, the cage looks rather small on the first picture, but it surely isn't)
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Wow haven't seen those towering CD-stackers since forever o_O I remember when those things were essential for any console owner, or music/DVD enthusiast. Now all media sits on fat hard drives :P
That silver power+usb hub under the monitor is pretty neat.
Cute pig, I can see hair all over the desk but I guess most pet owners are pretty much used to that :3
I still buy CD's! Haha. This is more a "personal" collection. My father has so much more. He has like ~1000 albums. All bought. I guess it's something you learn from one of your parents.
All, the CD-stacker is a second-hand one. ;p Bought it at a second-hand store, as those things are mostly quite expensive. And I still buy most of my games, movies and music. ;p Especially music. I have a sort of always on-going 'competition' with a friend of mine about who has the most albums. Sometimes I'm leading, sometimes he is. And we both enjoy totally different genres so it always makes it more fun to compare the stuff we have.
As for the hairs.. Well, we also have a dog and 3 cats. So, hairs fly around quite easily (or maybe it's my beard, from when I scratch it )
And the USB/Power-hub.. Oh, yeah, I love it. It's quite convienent. Not truly nesescary, but sometimes I just needed a few extra usb-slots, and now I don't have to worry that much.
For my setup that much. I guess it's quite casual compared to others! My chair is more 'pro' then the actual setup, haha!
Ah, I love it! I won't be buying a Desktop from there for example (I'd just rather not) but sometimes a decent mouse, keyboard, USB/power-hub(!) or an external hard-drive.
It's not the best selection, but well.. Sometimes it's worth it!
It it worth the update? I think it is..
Got myself a new keyboard! I've heard interesting and good things about it, so.. I'm ready to experience that myself.
I no longer use the standard-Dell keyboard, yaay.
Thumbnails please! (Sorry, thought it wouldn't be too big)
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I don't want to offend anyone but its interesting how many people with great gaming rigs surround it with terrible furniture and a messy look altogether with thousands of cables lying/hanging around.
I guess I'm not enough gamer for that.
Well, I guess it's just for how much it actualy bothers the person itself. I have the space I need, the cables don't bother me too much and I'm comfy here! What else do I need?
Oh, wait, it's not meant at me.. I don't have a great rig. ;D
Case: Corsair 750D MB: ASUS Sabertooth Z170 MARK1 CPU: i7 6700K (4.6GHz) CPU Cooling: Corsair H115i
PSU: EVGA Supernova P2 750W Platinum GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti Classified 6GB SSD1: 256GB Samsung 840 Pro
SSD2: 1TB Samsung 850 Pro RAM: Corsair 32GB DOMINATOR Monitor: Asus 27" VG278H 120Hz
So spent a few hours cleaning out my PC today and making some minor modifications.....
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail @ 4.3
Asus P8P67 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard ** B3 REVISION **
G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL )
COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 PLUS CPU COOLER - Push/Pull with 2x Colermaster Beast Master fans
Corsair TX 650
So before my clean up.....
Quite high temps, and very messy case, terrible cable management and poor airflow.
My new stuff!
2x Coolermaster Beastmaster up to 2000rpm fans
1x Antec TriColool fan
Bitfenex Recon Fan controller
Some crap for cleaning
Everything out and cleaned ready to go back in!
Cm Hyper 212+ Plus taking up most of the space I have with it's 2 new fans on!
Finished article! (ish) I'm waiting on some fan dust filters to arrive so haven't cable tied all the cables yet, will try and sort them a little bit once the filters arrive.
Also added the tri cool fan to the side of the case to increase incoming airflow. Set the intake fans to high speed and outtake to medium. I actually left out the fan controller but had to plug the 2nd fan on the Hyper 212 into the cha_fan slot but it seems to work fine. Running 17c cooler under full load without maxxing out the fans so no complaints from me there. I also removed some HDMI card or something to clear out some space between CPU and GPU. Also moved from having my ssd in one cage and HDD in another, both in the middle slots to having them both in the same one so that the cage all the cables are in has slightly better airflow. Don't think there is too much more I can do with the case too improve the set up.