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lpstealth

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currently:

2.66 ghz core 2 quad
4Gb ram
radeon 5870
bluray drive
128gb Crucial M4 SSD (for OS)
3 23" samsung monitors

various internal/external drives: 3Tb Hitachi, 2 2Tb WD caviar Black, 1.5TB WD black, 1Tb WD black, 1 TB (2.5") WD Blue,

next upgrade so far, probably by christmas:
Core I5 3570k 3.4 ghz
16gb corsair dominator ram
asus maximus v extreme Mobo
reuse 5870 graphics card
 



Dr_Evil

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Primary Desktop:

Asus Sabertooth X79
Intel i7-3930k
Mushkin 4x4GB DDR3-2000
Auzentech Prelude
XFX Double D Radeon 7970 Black Edition
2 Samsung 7200 RPM HDs - 500GB, 1TB
12X BR burner and a 16x DVD burner
Win 7 Ultimate
2x 1280x1024 19" displays

CPU and video card are water cooled

Old school PC - used to play older games:

Asus CUSL2 Black Pearl edition
Intel P3 Tualatin 1.26GHz
2x256MB RAM
Current video card is a Radeon 9250 since the x800 quit working
Audigy 2 ZS
DVD-ROM
Win ME

Laptop:

Alienware M17x R3
Intel i7-2760QM
2x4GB RAM
ATI Radeon 6870M
Intel Advanced-N 6250 Wireless
1920x1080 LED display
2x 7200 RPM HDs - 320GB and 500GB. I'd like to upgrade to SSD but the prices still don't make it worth it IMO.

Right now I use the laptop for the projector I have. I'm going to build a mid tower out of some old parts I have. It will consist of a Intel Q6600, Intel DX38BT MB and 6GB of RAM. I haven't decided on a video card yet. I plan on mounting a 17" or 19" display to the side of the case. Non widescreen of course.
 
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ryansoh3

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Man, you guys have rigged PC setups! (no pun intended)

I ditched my PC because it sucked 15 times more watts than my laptop.

I'm no gamer, so if word processing and internet works, I'm all set! :crackup:
 

Nsteezyy

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Primary Desktop:

Asus Sabertooth X79
Intel i7-3930k
Mushkin 4x4GB DDR3-2000
Auzentech Prelude
XFX Double D Radeon 7970 Black Edition
2 Samsung 7200 RPM HDs - 500GB, 1TB
12X BR burner and a 16x DVD burner
Win 7 Ultimate
2x 1280x1024 19" displays

CPU and video card are water cooled

Old school PC - used to play older games:

Asus CUSL2 Black Pearl edition
Intel P3 Tualatin 1.26GHz
2x256MB RAM
Current video card is a Radeon 9250 since the x800 quit working
Audigy 2 ZS
DVD-ROM
Win ME

Laptop:

Alienware M17x R3
Intel i7-2760QM
2x4GB RAM
ATI Radeon 6870M
Intel Advanced-N 6250 Wireless
1920x1080 LED display
2x 7200 RPM HDs - 320GB and 500GB. I'd like to upgrade to SSD but the prices still don't make it worth it IMO.

Right now I use the laptop for the projector I have. I'm going to build a mid tower out of some old parts I have. It will consist of a Intel Q6600, Intel DX38BT MB and 6GB of RAM. I haven't decided on a video card yet. I plan on mounting a 17" or 19" display to the side of the case. Non widescreen of course.

Damn that is one crazy rig. I have 2 my editing is a bit similar to yours.
But it has a different gpu and motherboard

Man, you guys have rigged PC setups! (no pun intended)

I ditched my PC because it sucked 15 times more watts than my laptop.

I'm no gamer, so if word processing and internet works, I'm all set! :crackup:

Thats what i used to think(;
Until my cousin got me into computers ): Than i blew all my money away..
 

SpyderFire

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Zalman Fatal1ty Case
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
Core i7 920 @4.3Ghz
24GB DDR3
Dell PERC H800 Raid Card driving :
(4) 1TB HD's in Raid 0
(4) 128GB Vertex 4 SSD's in Raid 0 (boot)
Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler
(2) Geforce GTX 280 in SLI
Fatal1ty X-fi Audio Card
Antec 1000W

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Workstation modded
 

swkaise

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Motherboard:XFX 780i
Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Memory: 4gb
Hard Drive: Patriot Warp 32gb + 74gb Raptor + 3tb external
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Monitors: Samsung P2770FH + Samsung SyncMaster 216bw
Sound Card:SB X-Fi Audio [8C00]
Speakers: Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround Sound System + an old 800W P.A.
Keyboard:Logitech G15
Mouse:Logitech G7
Mouse Surface:SteelPad QcK+
Operation System: 7 64
Computer Case: Lian Li ARMORSUIT Mid-Tower
Extras: a TON of dust

I have had this setup since mid 2007 with the exception of a few things. :p
 

Bionic-Badger

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  • Core i7 920 overclocked to 3.2Ghz (I still feel no need to upgrade)
  • Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard
  • 24GB PC3-12800 DDR3 memory, triple channel (just got it today! Cheap at $130)
  • SSDs and a bunch of hard drives
  • eVGA nVidia GTX470
  • Cooler Master ATCS 840 case (technically not inside the computer, but I love this case)
  • Antec Truepower TP-750 750W PSU (Seasonic-built, so quiet and good quality)
 

ryansoh3

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I've heard some negative things about Gigabyte boards, but that was a couple of years ago.

I'm just wondering how it compares to other motherboards, such as Asus.

Cheers! :beer:
 

Seoul_lasers

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In one of the threads here, I mentioned that I was putting together a Hackintosh Pro 3.1

Running

850W Corsair PSU
Gigabyte Z77X-UP5-TH Dual Thunderbolt
i7 3770K @ 4.7Ghz with a NH-D14 Noctua CPU Cooler
16GB RAM Samsung 30nm 12800 overclocked to 1866Mhz cass 9 timings
SSD Samsung 830 ~240GB may go 512GB
HDD mass storage 2TB
GTX680 Classified 4GB
 

Nsteezyy

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In one of the threads here, I mentioned that I was putting together a Hackintosh Pro 3.1

Running

850W Corsair PSU
Gigabyte Z77X-UP5-TH Dual Thunderbolt
i7 3770K @ 4.7Ghz with a NH-D14 Noctua CPU Cooler
16GB RAM Samsung 30nm 12800 overclocked to 1866Mhz cass 9 timings
SSD Samsung 830 ~240GB may go 512GB
HDD mass storage 2TB
GTX680 Classified 4GB

Damn man, For a hackintosh?
Do you do video and photo editing?

I was thinking of getting the 3770k but i have around 3k saved. And im waiting on new parts to come out. And gonna do custom water cooling.

Whats your temperature benchmark for your cpu?
 

Nsteezyy

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I've heard some negative things about Gigabyte boards, but that was a couple of years ago.

I'm just wondering how it compares to other motherboards, such as Asus.

Cheers! :beer:

yeah, gigabyte wasnt so great, But now they improved.
But MSI, just started getting DOA motherboards.
Asrock is currently the best brand for Mobos, in my opinion because of the price and how nice it looks.
 

Bionic-Badger

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I actually switched from an ASUS (a P5B Deluxe) to the Gigabyte. I was kind of disappointed with the ASUS at the time, but I think it was really a matter of the chipset that it used that limited the amount of RAM, rather than the manufacturer. The board is being used in another computer, so it's still good. Gigabyte's board work fine, and come with nice stuff like locking SATA cables and the thick copper used in the PCB. I had some issues with one of the heatpipe coolers for the ASUS as well, but that was more an issue with the case. I do think Gigabyte's boards are better labeled and easier to setup, but I think most modern motherboard makers do a good job making things easy.

I was thinking one of those eVGA boards would be nice, especially those 2-socket versions, for a computation server. Lately, however, I don't think I'd really make enough use of the processors and RAM. I only upgraded my RAM recently from 12GB--which I still think it well enough--because of some large simulations I need to run, and the RAM was so damn cheap. I'd rather spend the money on monitors, SSDs, video cards or something like that (or laser stuff for non-computer things).
 

Seoul_lasers

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Damn man, For a hackintosh?
Do you do video and photo editing?

I was thinking of getting the 3770k but i have around 3k saved. And im waiting on new parts to come out. And gonna do custom water cooling.

Whats your temperature benchmark for your cpu?

Temperature is 35c av, with a high of just slightly less than 38c under full load.
I'd stay CLEAR of water cooling as the good water coolers are customs. The majority of the commercial water coolers have VERY poor pumps.
You're far safer to go the Noctua cooler route. Yes, you need LP ram. Samsung makes the best 30nm DDR3 around, and stock runs 1.35V. Does Cas 9 at 1866Mhz or 4.8ns read/write.

Yes, I will be using the build for multi-media and design. It's been disassembled at present and going into a Cosmos II case. Still some additional tweaks to be made.

No bench just yet. Will do as soon as everything has been setup.
 

Bionic-Badger

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Fountain pumps work pretty well. I used one in an old rig way back in the day before all-in-one kits. I used a fountain pump (pretty darn good, as well as quiet), copper gas tubing, a solid copper block from Danger Dan (still in the drawer here), and a big copper radiator. Unfortunately, I was stupid and assumed I didn't need to cool the rest of the case, so it affected my caps on the motherboard among other things. The electrolytic caps (not those nice solid ones they use now) started leaking and bloating, but fortunately I had upgraded before that ever became an issue (a friend had one explode and kill everything).

It's amazing how much louder everything appears to sound when you have a very quiet system. I was obsessively trying to curb the sound my PSU was making because it was the loudest sound I could hear from the machine.
 

CJRhoades

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Intel Core i5-2500k @ 4.7GHz
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6870
ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68
8GB G.SKILL RipjawsX 1600MHz DDR3
64GB Crucial M4
750GB Hitachi 7K1000.D
Seasonic S12II 620W PSU
Corsair H100
LG Blu-Ray Burner
NZXT Phantom w/ window side panel

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