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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
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    Glad to have sparked inspiration!

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    What did you order?
    I got this stuff, heard good things:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835426020

    I got it for a shiny new 3930k that I ordered through a work connection I have, and ordered this motherboard as well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157283

    I'm trying to figure out what mATX case I want to go with, and then what type of video card solution, among a lot of other considerations. I'm leaning towards one of Silverstone's mini fortress towers.
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - JBL S300A - FiiO E10 - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    I have been away for a while, and have gotten my build together.

    I will post pics of my custom desk and computer when I actually have the time to not be a mess.
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    This took a few tries.


    Used a gluegun to add extra security and some isolation.


    Where it's supposed to go. The cable was originally around 30cm long.


    Snug fit. Pretty happy with the result.


    And... the picoPSU turns out to be DOA... Great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by at05gt View Post
    Just recently upgraded my rig:

    Antec 300 case
    Thermaltake TR-2 430w power supply (yes 430w is more then enough)
    Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AM3+ motherboard
    AMD FX-8150 octa core cpu
    Cooler Master Hyper 101a cpu cooler with push/pull dual fans
    8gb Patriot Viper 3 1600MHz ram
    ASUS Radeon HD7750 1gb GDDR5 (running main gaming screen)
    XFX Radeon HD4650 1gb (running secondary monitor off PCI-E x4 slot)
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    Grabbed another set of matched ram, systems at 16 GB total now. If AMD boards supported quad channel it would be amazing.

    You've probably answered this before Marest, but what camera are you using for the artsy pics you're taking? The resolution and focus are quite nice.
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    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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    Excellent work and pictures, Marest. Shame about the PSU. :<

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    I am going to pick up another 7850 in a few weeks, almost considering getting a new power supply just to be safe for my Crossfire setup. I don't want my computer blowing up due to lack of power. I might just upgrade to the SeaSonic X750 for the headroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by at05gt View Post
    You've probably answered this before Marest, but what camera are you using for the artsy pics you're taking? The resolution and focus are quite nice.
    I crop down the resolution to 1920x1200 for convenience; not everyone here are keen on loading 3MB pictures. Proper resolution is 4912x3264. The camera is a Sony NEX-5N, with the standard 18-55mm optical lens. I upgraded from a Canon EOS 350D.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Excellent work and pictures, Marest. Shame about the PSU. :<
    Yup, a real bummer - especially since I had already done a major part of the cable management. But that's what you get when you are naïve and don't do a test-boot prior to installation. Hopefully I get a replacement soon.

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    Bought a new system:

    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77, Intel Z77 Chipset
    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K, Ivy Bridge, 3.4GHz, Quad Core, 6MB Cache (OC'd to 4.6ghz)
    Cooler: Corsair H100 Hydro Series Extreme Performance CPU cooler
    RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP, DDR3, 1600MHz
    GPU: 4GB EVGA GTX 690, 915MHz GPU, 3072 Cores, 6008MHz GDDR5
    PSU: 850W Corsair Pro Series AX, Modular, (Dual GTX 680 & ATI 7970)
    SSD: 256GB Corsair Performance Pro, Marvell SSD, Read 515MB/s, Write 440MB/s
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gbps

    Case: 3XS Vengeance Z77 SLI - Custom Series
    Mouse: Razer Death Adder
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa

    Going to be getting a new 27" screen soon, maybe 2
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    Spoiler: The reason Garrosh is defeated is because, just when he's being attacked, Malchezaar pops out of a portal, yells "yoink!", and takes his weapon away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyxxi View Post
    Bought a new system:

    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77, Intel Z77 Chipset
    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K, Ivy Bridge, 3.4GHz, Quad Core, 6MB Cache (OC'd to 4.6ghz)
    Cooler: Corsair H100 Hydro Series Extreme Performance CPU cooler
    RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP, DDR3, 1600MHz
    GPU: 4GB EVGA GTX 690, 915MHz GPU, 3072 Cores, 6008MHz GDDR5
    PSU: 850W Corsair Pro Series AX, Modular, (Dual GTX 680 & ATI 7970)
    SSD: 256GB Corsair Performance Pro, Marvell SSD, Read 515MB/s, Write 440MB/s
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gbps

    Case: 3XS Vengeance Z77 SLI - Custom Series
    Mouse: Razer Death Adder
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa

    Going to be getting a new 27" screen soon, maybe 2
    Using only one monitor with a 690 is such an overkill Unless your intending to play crysis at 120fps :<
    Either way, that thing can almost run triple 1440p, triple 1080 should be no issue at all.

    Have fun with your new little monster

    i5-3570k @ 4.4GHz|8GB DDR3 1600MHz|EVGA GTX 670 FTW x2 SLI|Samsung 830 128GB SSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holo View Post
    Using only one monitor with a 690 is such an overkill Unless your intending to play crysis at 120fps :<
    Either way, that thing can almost run triple 1440p, triple 1080 should be no issue at all.

    Have fun with your new little monster
    Indeed! I shall have to search for a triple monitor stand that will fit my corner desk monitor shelf lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Crym View Post
    Spoiler: The reason Garrosh is defeated is because, just when he's being attacked, Malchezaar pops out of a portal, yells "yoink!", and takes his weapon away.
    Armory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyxxi View Post
    Bought a new system:

    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77, Intel Z77 Chipset
    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K, Ivy Bridge, 3.4GHz, Quad Core, 6MB Cache (OC'd to 4.6ghz)
    Cooler: Corsair H100 Hydro Series Extreme Performance CPU cooler
    RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP, DDR3, 1600MHz
    GPU: 4GB EVGA GTX 690, 915MHz GPU, 3072 Cores, 6008MHz GDDR5
    PSU: 850W Corsair Pro Series AX, Modular, (Dual GTX 680 & ATI 7970)
    SSD: 256GB Corsair Performance Pro, Marvell SSD, Read 515MB/s, Write 440MB/s
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gbps

    Case: 3XS Vengeance Z77 SLI - Custom Series
    Mouse: Razer Death Adder
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa

    Going to be getting a new 27" screen soon, maybe 2
    Nice system, you gonna post any pictures?
    System Specs -
    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
    | Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyxxi View Post
    Bought a new system:

    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77, Intel Z77 Chipset
    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K, Ivy Bridge, 3.4GHz, Quad Core, 6MB Cache (OC'd to 4.6ghz)
    Cooler: Corsair H100 Hydro Series Extreme Performance CPU cooler
    RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP, DDR3, 1600MHz
    GPU: 4GB EVGA GTX 690, 915MHz GPU, 3072 Cores, 6008MHz GDDR5
    PSU: 850W Corsair Pro Series AX, Modular, (Dual GTX 680 & ATI 7970)
    SSD: 256GB Corsair Performance Pro, Marvell SSD, Read 515MB/s, Write 440MB/s
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gbps

    Case: 3XS Vengeance Z77 SLI - Custom Series
    Mouse: Razer Death Adder
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
    Nice setup.

    I just google'd a bit about exactly what sort of a case the "3XS Vengeance" was (because your case is a 600T according to your sig :P) and it turns out they are some kind of service offering high end pre-built systems which you can customize....or maybe they're something else, I can't seem to find a straight result.

    Did you buy that whole thing from 3XS or assemble it yourself?

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    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1394
    so im putting my money on pre-built and pre-overclocked, still a beast of a rig though

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    All rigs and setups that people game with are welcome. Even consoles! (Albeit they will carry very little difference.)

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    Reminds me of that I finally got a micro HDMI cable for my phone, tried Pokémon and World of Goo, went fairly smooth

    i5-4670k 4.2GHz | AMD R9 280x | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
    ASUS PB298Q 4K | 2x QNIX QH2710 | CM Storm Rapid w/ Reds | Steelseries Rival | Schiit Stack w/ BeyerDynamic DT 990

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    I crop down the resolution to 1920x1200 for convenience; not everyone here are keen on loading 3MB pictures. Proper resolution is 4912x3264. The camera is a Sony NEX-5N, with the standard 18-55mm optical lens. I upgraded from a Canon EOS 350D.
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    off topic sorry
    My dad has a Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D outside the states), that thing takes amazing photos, its like 16-17 megapixels (i think its 5184 × 3456 resolution). How are you liking the Sony, the NEX cameras have a nice minimalistic design to them.
    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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    CPU: Intel i5 2500k 3.3Ghz
    GPU: MSI radeon HD 7770
    Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    PSU: Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 2x4GB, Adata 2x2gb. 12gb total
    Cpu Cooler: coolermaster Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1
    HDD: Hitachi 1tb 7200RPM
    SSD: OCZ Agility 3 60gb
    Case: NZXT GAMMA Classic
    Mouse: Steel series Cataclysm gaming mouse
    Keyboard: Azio Levetron keyboard

    Built with combination of old hardware from my old PC.
    Last edited by Elian; 2012-10-15 at 08:20 PM.

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    Figured I would throw my system on the list:

    Case: Xigmatek Elysium Black
    CPU: i7-2600k clocked to 4.5GHz
    GPU: 2x EVGA GTX480
    MOBO: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
    PSU: Corsiar AX1200 Gold
    Memory: 4x2GB 1600MHz Corsair 9-9-9-24
    Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900max-b
    SSD: 160GB Intel 320 series
    HDD: 2 TB mixed storage
    Keyboard: Logitech G15
    Mouse: Razer Naga
    Screens: Two LG 23" monitors, 2ms response. 40" Samsung LED TV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortech View Post
    Figured I would throw my system on the list:

    Case: Xigmatek Elysium Black
    CPU: i7-2600k clocked to 4.5GHz
    GPU: 2x EVGA GTX480
    MOBO: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
    PSU: Corsiar AX1200 Gold
    Memory: 4x2GB 1600MHz Corsair 9-9-9-24
    Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900max-b
    SSD: 160GB Intel 320 series
    HDD: 2 TB mixed storage
    Keyboard: Logitech G15
    Mouse: Razer Naga
    Screens: Two LG 23" monitors, 2ms response. 40" Samsung LED TV
    Reference 480 SLI! Must be nice to have an extra heater during the winter. :P
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - JBL S300A - FiiO E10 - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    So I WAS going to get a second 7850, but I have been reading leaked specs for the upcoming 8850 and 8870, and I might as well go with two 8850's because they are going to have about 70% faster computing power (G/Flops, T/Flops etc) and ~20% performance increases in all other specs for the same price as the 7850 is currently. Hopefully the GPU's use the same size PCB, I like how small the 7850 is.

    This isn't really on-topic. If you want to chat, feel free to hit up the chat forum! - noteworthynerd
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-10-16 at 05:56 PM.

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