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Your Current Rig

Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
So I know most of the people in this thread are all about the bleeding edge of tech... but I am actually curious about those bleeding edge rigs from awhile ago... like mine. What are you running and how much would it cost to build today?

80 GB IDE Drive - $40.99

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ - Discontinued (But the 3800+ is $39.99)

JetWay 939AGP-P - Discontinued (The closest I could find was $36)

Radeon X800GTO 256MB - Discontinued

I'll fill in the rest later.

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  • contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I use a macbook pro for day-to-day computroning.

    My desktop has:
    AMD 3400+
    Radeon X800 Pro
    1GB RAM
    72GB 10,000 RPM drive
    120GB 7,200 RPM drive
    (don't remember mobo model!)

    contraband on
  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    E6400 Oc'd to 3.4 (discontinued)
    evga 8800gt superclocked - 209 (upgraded from an 7900gt whenever it was the 8800Gt's first came out)
    4 320 Gig 7200.10 seagates $90 X 4

    2 500 gig Western Digital Se16's $119x2

    Gigabyte 965P DS3 Mobo (discontinued)

    I'm hoping to ride this processor and mobo into the dirt until nehalem comes out.

    taliosfalcon on
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  • Pastoriusk2Pastoriusk2 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I went from an AMD Athlon 64 3200+, ASUS A8NSLI Deluxe, and a 6600GT to an Intel Q6600, abit IP35-Pro, and an 8800GT.

    Pastoriusk2 on
  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Two "rigs", actually.

    Desktop: Frankenstein's Monster. Used for anything that isn't homework or coding or whatever.
    Description: an old eMachines POS that I hastily turned into a gaming-quality machine by cramming spare parts into.
    CPU: AMD Sempron 3400 (2.0GHZ)
    RAM: 1GiB DDR, upgraded from the 512 it came with.
    Hard Drives: one 160GB drive and one 300GB drive.
    Graphics: some integrated GeForce 6100, which is disabled at the BIOS level because I got a 7600GT in there instead. This was the only upgrade I paid money for.
    Screen: 30" CRT HDTV running at 1280x720. Actually, a bit less than that to correct for overscan.

    Laptop: The Worst Laptop In Existence
    Description: Some no-name piece of shit from Korea that I paid far too much money for a few years ago.
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (2.0 GHz)
    RAM: 1 GiB DDR
    Graphics: Mobility Radeon 9700, which I discovered is, unlike the desktop version of the 9700, actually a 9600 with a slightly higher core clock and a different name.
    Hard drive: 60 GB. It's on its third hard drive. Third.
    Plastic case: 2 major cracks going almost through the plastic housing for the screen. No, I never dropped it. It's a design flaw relating to the screen panel's springs.
    Battery life: 45 minutes if you're lucky. More like 25, recently. (With the processor locked at 800MHz and the screen backlight as low as it will go)

    I would like nothing more than to replace both of them, but my funds are grossly insufficent.

    edit: Oh, and the desktop runs only Windows XP, because I use it essentially as a gaming console. The laptop used to run only Linux (Ubuntu), but I had to dual-boot with Windows this semester because some professor decided he needed everyone to use MS Visual Studio. I fully intend to defenestrate it after this semester.

    Daedalus on
  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    E6400 Intel C2D OCed@2.4 + BFG 8800GT OC2 + Seagate 250gig HD + 2gigs Corsair XMS DDR2 all in an Antec 900.

    Lucky Cynic on
  • Epyon9283Epyon9283 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Main rig:
    Mac Pro
    2x 2.66Ghz dual core Xeons
    5GB RAM
    ~750GB worth of SATA drives
    Geforce 7300 (boo!)

    Macbook Pro
    2.16GHz Core 2 duo
    2GB RAM
    250GB SATA HDD
    Radeon x1600 (I think)

    Epyon9283 on
  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0ghz going to upgrade to Intel Q9450
    w/ Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme & Scythe S-Flex SFF21F
    Asus P5K Premium
    4x1GB OCZ EL Plat Rev2 PC2-6400 OCZ2P800R22GK
    2x 1500ADFD Western Digital Raptors RAID 0, 1x Seagate ST3320620AS
    Galaxy 8800 GTS 512Mb @ 700 / 2000
    Creative X-Fi Platinum
    LG GSA-H62L
    Corsair HX620W
    Antec P182 SE
    Dell WFP 3007
    Logitech Z-5500d w/ Btech stands
    Logitech G5 2007 w/ Steelpad 3S
    Logitech G15 Keyboard
    Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000
    Sony MPF920 Floppy
    Microsoft XBOX 360 Wireless PC Controller
    Linksys WRT45G on Shaw Cable 5mb/512
    Seagate FreeAgent Pro 320GB
    Monster Surge Protector PC-70
    Windows XP Pro SP2 /OEM
    Windows Vista Ultimate /OEM

    Deusfaux on
  • DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Purchased in 2003:

    AMD FX-53 2.4ghz
    ASUSTek SK8V
    1x 120gb
    1x 250gb
    4x 512mb Corsair DDR PC3200 2-3-3-6
    Radeon 1950 Pro
    550W Coolermaster PSU
    Windows XP Pro

    Originally, it was 350W with a 6800 Ultra, but it died on me last year.

    I'm going to use it as my recording computer for my studio, and build a new computer soon. Instead of going bleeding edge and upgrading every few years, I'm going with high-end and upgrading more often.

    Daemonion on
  • LoafgoatLoafgoat Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Intel Core 2 e6400 $189.99 (discontinued)
    Gigabyte p965-ds3 $69.99ish (discontinued)
    2gb corsair valueselect 667 about $40
    XFX 7900gs (factory overclock) $160ish (discontinued)
    80gb seagate 7200rpm $43.99
    160gb western digital 7200rpm $47.99
    Old (2002) antec mid tower case ??? (under 100 when it was purchased)
    lite-on sata dvd-rw drive $29.99
    lite-on ide cd-rw drive $16.99
    samsung 226bw 22" lcd $250ish
    Gateway EV910 19" crt free from friend/???
    40gb maxtor external $35(enclosure)+$0(drive ripped from found computer)
    Logitech mx518 $35

    Loafgoat on
  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I bought the parts for and put together this desktop last June -

    Core 2 Duo E6420 2.13GHz
    Asus P5VD2-X
    2GB PC6400 DDR2 (crippled to 5300 because of the motherboard >_<)
    250GB Sata hdd (I have others installed, this is just the one I bought along with the rest of the components)
    Club3D GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB
    NZXT Lexa Blackline ATX
    NorthQ "Godzilla" 500w PSU
    XP Professional/Vista Home Premium

    I think it cost around eight hundred euro. Recently changed the old Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard and mouse to a Logitech G15 and MX1000 combination. Still a very powerful system, no need for me to change anything for a while yet, though I'm considering adding more RAM.

    I bought a Dell Inspiron laptop for college (Film-making) two years ago -

    Core 2 Duo T2050 1.6GHz
    1GB PC5300 DDR2
    80GB hdd
    Intel 945GM graphic chip
    17" wide-angle monitor
    XP Professional

    Grand little laptop, a little heavy nowadays and a little scratched from all the travelling it did, but now that I'm finished with college it hardly goes anywhere, I usually just use it to connect to the 'net from bed. Has more than enough power for that task and will do me well for a few years yet... may replace it at some point with a Mac though. It cost me around €900 back then.

    Rohan on
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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Here's my main rig:

    e6750 @ 3.6ghz with a TR-120X and a Scythe 120mm fan
    Gigabyte P35 Ds3r mobo
    4 x 1gb Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 @ 900mhz
    2 x 250gb 16mb WD HDD
    evga 8800gt @ 700/1720/970(1940 effective)
    Samsung DL DvD RW Sata drive
    COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 case
    XP 64 Bit

    That's like a little over $1200 with todays prices.

    I have a secondary rig that has:
    e6600 stock
    2gbs DDR2 667
    250gb WD Hdd
    evga 7900GS KO @ 600/800(1600 effective)
    Gigabyte P965 DS3
    a rebadged Lian Li case I got from Best Buy for $50
    450 watt Thermaltake PSU
    random dvd burner


    forgot to add cost I'll do that in a bit.

    Macro9 on
  • SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'm poor:

    Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz HT
    1GB RAM (4x 256MB)
    BFG GeForce 6200 256MB PCI overclocked
    160gb Western Digital HDD
    CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive

    Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz
    512MB RAM
    Mobility Radeon 7500 32mb
    30gb HDD

    Silvoculous on
  • exisexis Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    All prices in New Zealand $. I spent $1085 on this when I bought it, which must be.. around three years ago now.

    AMD Athlon64 (939) 3500+ CPU
    $390.00 (now worth $135)

    Asus A8N-E Motherboard
    $200.00 (couldn't find a price in NZ for these)

    1024Mb Adata PC3200 DDR400 Memory (2x 512Mb Matched Pair)
    $175.00 (now worth $52)

    Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D nVidia GeForce 6600GT
    $320.00 (now worth ~$150)

    200Gb Western Digital WD2000JD SATA Hard Drive
    $155.00 (can't find price)

    exis on
  • LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Built some years ago now...

    AMD 64 4000+
    Abit KN8Ultra (nForce4)
    Evga GeForce 7800GT CO
    2Gigs RAM
    2x 80Gig IDE HDD
    HP DVD-R

    LittleBoots on

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  • victor_c26victor_c26 Chicago, ILRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Intel Q6600 (2.4 GHz)
    Gigabyte X38-DQ6 Motherboard
    2 Gigs of RAM - (1 GB x 2) Corsair DDR2 PC2-6400 CM2X1024-6400C4DHX
    750 GB Western Digital SATA II 7200 RPM 16MB Cache (250 GB Seagate SATA I, 500 GB WD SATA II as well; WD is a backup drive and the Seagate is an HDD from my previous build)
    eVGA 8800GT Superclocked 512 MB
    ASUS Xonar D2X PCIe 1x
    2 optical drives from my previous build
    Antec Nine Hundred Case
    Dell 24" 2407WFP-HC monitor

    That's all I can think of right now without looking at my case's window panel.

    Right now, it might cost around $1000 to build. (With out the Monitor of course).

    I technically didn't build it like this from the get go. I bought the necessary parts for the new standards (Mobo, Processor, Memory, Case), and then used parts I already had. After that, I started updating said parts (Sound Card, Video Card, etc).

    victor_c26 on
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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    Mine is a mess of components bought when I managed to save up enough to convince myself that I could afford to spend some on computer bits.

    Intel E6600 @ 3.0ghz
    XFX 8800GTX 768mb
    4x 1gb Corsair XMS2 Dominator PC-6400
    2x 160gb WD SATA
    1x 200gb WD SATA
    Dell 24" monitor
    AG Neovo 19" monitor

    All in an Antec 900 (surprise). I don't even want to know how much I've spent over the past year and a bit on it -- all that counts is it gets some great framerates.

    SporkAndrew on
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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Really? Mine's Grape.

    (20" Late '06 PlastiMac, 2 gig Ram, 2.16 C2D, 250 HD, and 128 graphics (don't know what model))

    ben0207 on
  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Mine's hardly a "rig" at all. Just a pre-fab Dell.

    Dimension C521
    Athlon X2 4000+ (2.1GHz)
    2GB Ram
    250GB SATA Hard Drive
    16X DVD/RW
    ATI X1300 Pro 256MB (PCIe)

    All stuffed into a shitty "slim" case, which only takes half-height cards (didn't know this until I bought it). Which makes upgrading the video card impossibly expensive. Still, it can play games and it serves its purpose...I needed something to run Windows on for some apps for school, and to replace my aging 12" G4 PowerBook.

    Picked it up for like $400, without monitor. The monitor I'm using is a 19" Dell CRT (pretty decent one, though) that I got for free from our CS department when they upgraded to LCDs. I actually have a second one (they were giving away a lot of them), and the only thing keeping me from going dual-monitor is the insane amount of desk space involved.

    mcdermott on
  • Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    C2D E6600.
    2x1gig sticks of PC6400 Corsair Dominator
    ASUS Striker gaming mobo
    300gig SATA Seagate HDD.

    i'm planning up upgrading into another 8800GT (SLI) and replacing my C2D with a quad core CPU. i'll probably add another two gigs of RAM while i'm at it. i can't decide whether to go up from PC6400 or not, though.

    Xenocide Geek on
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  • ReplicantLPReplicantLP Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dell Vostro 1500 (laptop)
    Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz
    NVidia GeForce 8600M GT 512MB RAM
    2 x 1GB DDR
    16x DVD/RW
    160GB HDD
    15.4 inch monitor

    I'm going to be getting a second monitor soon, it would make my programming and 3D work much easier.

    ReplicantLP on
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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    DDR2 works in a DDR3 motherboard, right?

    Lucky Cynic on
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    This makes me cry a little.....

    My main gaming rig is:
    Dell Latitude D620
    Intel Core 2 T7400 @2.2GHz
    2GB RAM
    nVidia Quadro NVS 110M
    100GB HDD
    14" widescreen
    It's my WORK laptop..

    My home computer is:
    AMD Athlon 3000+
    Gigabyte motherboard - can't remember model
    GF4 MX (My ATI 9800XT died a few months ago)
    40GB ATA100 HDD (My 80GB and 160GB ATA133 drives died a few months ago - my motherboard supports SATA and I want to get a 500GB drive for editing videos, but I'm too poor right now - that and my computer keeps randomly shutting down which I think is overheating of the processor but I don't trust it)
    Oh, and my father in law bought me a 22" LCD Widescreen for it, which sees much use in IE and Majhong by my wife.. :( I want to see NWN2 and WoW on it, among other things.

    ArcSyn on
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    DDR2 works in a DDR3 motherboard, right?



    I think so.

    ArcSyn on
  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
    ASUS A8N SLI-Premium Mobo(nForce 4 chipset)
    BFG 7800GT OC
    2x 1GB OCZ DDR400 ram
    1 x 200GB HDD (Maxtor)
    2 x 500GB HDD (one Maxtor, one Hitachi)
    1 x 750GB HDD (Seagate)
    Plextor PX-716SA Optical
    OCZ 650W PSU(had an Antec that died before this)
    currently rocking a BenQ 17" LCD.
    Vista Ultimate SP1

    Gonna be upgrading to an 8800gt(or 9800gt if they are out) in late june, as well as a 22" monitor. The CPU is 3 years old now, but honestly, the system runs everything I throw at it still decently. the 8800gt will help that a lot.

    Compaq X1010
    Pentium M 1.4GHz
    768MB of ram(originally 512, I upgraded)
    Mobility Radeon 9200
    15.4" 1280x800
    Currently runnign Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

    The laptop is actually pretty crappy now, but for web browsing/IM around the house when I don't want to be chained to my desk, it's fine. Although I wish the battery would hold more than a 2 hour charge now. the thing used to get 4 hours :(
    Compaq X1010CA

    wunderbar on
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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Wow, that's a lot of porn.

    mcdermott on
  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2008
    mcdermott wrote: »
    Wow, that's a lot of porn.

    Child's play.

    iMac 20" (Late 2006)
    2.16Ghz Core 2 Duo
    2GB RAM
    500GB internal
    500GB external (Time Machine Backup)
    2.5TB external (Drobo)

    Will probably have another Drobo by end of the year, 2TB.

    Satan. on
  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    mcdermott wrote: »
    Wow, that's a lot of porn.

    actually, the 750Gigger is almost totally empty. I'm just ramping up for a massive lan party this summer. besides playing games we also share a lot of.......cake. yes, cake. I'm going to fill up my hard drive with cake.

    Oh, and if you think cake = porn, you are wrong.

    I also do a lot of video editing, and the 200GB drive is just for my documents/music.

    wunderbar on
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  • sinnsinn Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    My current rig is beginning to show its age (about 4 years old):

    P4 3.0Ghz (Prescott)
    1GB Kingston HyperX PC3200
    Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB DDR3 (AGP)
    Abit IC7-MAX3 (Intel 975P Chipset)
    M-Audio Revolution 7.1
    WD 160GB SATA
    WD 200GB PATA
    16x DVD -/+ R/RW SATA

    Display is a new L2410NM 24" Widescreen LCD

    A project is in the works to retire this machine to other duties, with its replacement being something along the lines of an overclocked Q6600 with 4GB Crucial Ballistix RAM. Other details to be decided when I have the spare cash in hand.

    sinn on
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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Cost June 2007:
    Core 2 Duo E6420
    P965 Express-based mobo
    22" LCD
    80GB SATA/300
    500GB SATA/300
    8800GT 512MB (bought early 2008)
    3GB Crucial PC2-6400
    16x DVD writer
    XP Home

    Total: $1110

    on hand: SB Audigy 2 (~$90 in 2002)

    Cost today (Newegg)

    E6420 $195
    P965 Express-based mobo $60
    22" LCD $230
    80GB SATA/300 $41
    500GB SATA/300 $90
    8800GT 512MB $200
    3GB Crucial PC2-6400 $70
    16x DVD writer $25
    XP Home $191

    Total: $1102

    BubbaT on
  • powersurgepowersurge Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    In progress of gutting my previous shuttle rig (stupid psu) and by the end of the week or so it should look like this:

    Q9300 (2.5ghz quad)
    MSI P7N SLI Platinum
    4 x 2gb DDR2 800 ram (Figured while I'm at it for the extra $65 or so I might as well spring for 8gb)
    8800gtx (single card. I had planned to go with a non SLI mobo but decided to go ahead just incase I decide I want a 2nd card in 12 months or so since the mobo prices were not that much different)
    WD 640gb main drive
    WD 200gb secondary drive
    WD 200gb external eSata drive for backups
    DVD burner (I don't even recall the brand. Its an older IDE based drive out of my earlier machine. Still works great so I figure I'll stick with it till I upgrade to a blu-ray burner or something)
    Internal card reader w/ front usb port (can't have enough usb ports)
    Antec TPQ-850
    Cooler Master 690 case
    Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit (depending on how things go I might dual boot XP pro 32bit)
    Dell 2005FPW LCD (Oh man best monitor I've ever had. 1680x1050 is so pretty)


    Compaq x1000 (yeah yeah)
    P-M 1.3ghz
    512mb of ram
    ATI 9200 32mb
    Dvd burner
    60gb hard drive
    15.4 screen (1280x800)

    For what I use it for though this laptop is freakin heavy. If I wasn't already gutting my main machine I'd love to replace it with a Eee pc. Pretty much as long as I can use web based stuff and flash doesn't bog it down I don't need a 10 pound laptop.

    powersurge on
  • AzioAzio Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    This desktop has been giving me shit for ages, once I start working in a couple weeks I'm going to basically gut it and rebuild the whole thing

    Athlon 64 X2 4200+
    1GB OCZ Platinum DDR-PC3200
    2x500GB Seagates
    GeForce 7600GT 256MB
    Creative SB Audigy 2
    Lian-Li PC-V1000 case, signed by Gabe and Tycho at PAX06

    You could pretty much build this for like $300 and change, not counting the $250 case, and if it weren't all fucked up it would still be pretty good at running games. But because it is I have to resort to gaming on my laptop:

    15" MacBook Pro
    2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500
    2 gigs of DDR 2
    128MB GeForce 8600M GT
    120GB hard drive

    It runs Vista and games like a svelte, beautiful aluminum charm, except for when Apple's terrible Boot Camp drivers get cranky and cause the OS to crash. It cost 2 grand when I bought it and I could probably still sell it on ebay for about $1800 because people are dumb.

    Basically I use the laptop for games, school and torrents (it runs silent at night), desktop for everything else.

    Azio on
  • SushisourceSushisource Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Nice signature on the case there Azio.

    My rig:
    Proc - C2D E6600 @ 3Ghz
    RAM - 2GB Corsair XMS DDR2 800
    Video - EVGA 8800GTX
    Mobo - ASUS P5E
    PSU - Corsair 520W
    Drives - One 250GB Maxtor and a 500GB Seagate 7200.11
    Monitor - Viewsonic VS11444 19" Wide.

    Sushisource on
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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    That is a hot case, Azio. Probably the closest thing you can get to the Mac Pro case. I want something like that when I finally put this one down. I'm also heavily considering getting a 15" MacBook Pro, but that news about them redesigning it soon is bugging me. It will be a while before that happens but annoying nonetheless.

    Anyways here's my pile of things.

    - AMD X2 4800+ 939 (the one with more memory)
    - 2gb 4x512 OCZ PC3200 Gold stuff, but I can only run it at 333 because of the motherboard
    - Asus A8V Deluxe
    - ATI X1950 Pro 512mb AGP
    - 2x320gb Seagates, Raid 1
    - BenQ FP241WV 24"

    I got that Koolance external thing years ago but had to replace the rad (and pump, because I was a tool and broke one of the intake pipes disassembling the thing). The CPU and video card are both water cooled so the system is nice and quiet.

    I put together a quick box at work to initially run a TF2 server, but after that fad passed I tossed a video card into it and it runs shit better than my home computer which is crazy considering I spent about $500 on it.

    - Core 2 Duo E4400 2ghz
    - 2gb 2x1 OCZ regular PC5300
    - BFG 8600GT OC2 256mb

    It's probably the faster memory bus that helps it out over mine at home. It's not as slick, however.

    bombardier on
  • ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    So this is the official G&T computer e-peen thread? That's coo. Azio has the best fucking case.

    I gots
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
    • 4 GB Transcend PC2-6400
    • Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    • OCZ 700W PSU
    • Two 500 GB drives + 150 GB WD Raptor
    • PNY Geforce 8800 GTX
    The Q9450 is a recent upgrade; I was running a E6600 before. This, despite the fact that I told myself I wouldn't do that and to wait until Nehalem at the very earliest if I wanted to go with Intel again. But, Uncle Sam gave my some of my money back and he REALLY wants me to waste money and seed it back into the economy, so I said "fuck it" and went quad. I'm a super patriot. Also probably super retard.

    System with E6600 costed me about $1400 (and about $150 for an Antec P180 case) in early '07. Nowadays, you can build it for under $700, and that's only because the 8800 GTX hasn't depressed in price as fast as the other components. I love the depreciation of monetary value for PC components.

    Unfortunately, the my inner twink isn't happy with that P5W motherboard. I got the Q9450 to 3.0 GHz at stock voltage easy, and it can go several hundred megahertz higher, but the stupid board refuses to play nice. This was a problem when I was running the E6600 - the board slams into a nasty FSB wall at a pretty low ~380 MHz FSB, and with a 1333 MHz chip in now, it's not doing me any favors. So now, I'm going to have to spend moar monies on a new board to tweak that stupid chip higher, because I'm feeling like I'm wasting free performance. Anybody have a motherboard recommendation with that in mind?

    Zxerol on
  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008

    Picture of my case sat alongside a friend's... he has the NZXT Lexa, and I have the NZXT Lexa Blackline. Unfortunately, they make the Blackline out of steel instead of the aluminium they use on the original, so it weighs twice as much. They both look great when together, though, and in reality we call them the sisters because they were both built by me at the same time... they're both exactly the same spec and everything.

    Edit - God, you can see how worn down the varnish on the floor planks is due to my constantly moving around on my chair... it looks really bad in that picture. Guess I'd better get down to the hardware store at some point.

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    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

    Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008






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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    How loud is your system deusfaux? I haven't seen anything with big fans like that (I'm assuming they're lower RPM and thus quieter).

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  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Love the setup, but how can you move the mouse like that?

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    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

    Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    my system is nearly as quiet as you can make a performance build. all I'd really want to change is suspension mounting the HDDs. Antec should really make a suspension HDD cage to slip in the P18X series

    silence - P182 case - one of the best cases for silence
    3 antec tri-cool case fans - all 120mm set to low, mounted with soft silicone plugs - could possibly get quieter fans - but they're damn quiet already.
    cpu fan - Scythe S-Flex F set to low, against silicon strips on thermalright heatsink
    8800 GTS 512 - factory heatsink which is just naturally silent! - if it had been an issue i would have swapped for a thermalright GT gpu cooler with a 120mm fan
    PSU - corsair HX620 - one of the most silent active PSUs known
    hdds mounted with silicon grommets into hdd cage
    psu mounted with silicon strips to cage
    all wiring tucked away and not in the open, very clean airflow

    loud - optical when it spins up - but who is using optical these days? It's mostly there for game installs then never used again
    -raptors have a unique seek sound, but again its not something happening all the time.

    she's a whisper when quiet


    either i learned to, or already had a preference for high sensitivity, i can cross from one corner to the other with approx an inch, and ... i like it

    however, if i WANT more space, I simply shift the keyboard over the left, and it remains stable. I just have to shift it back to slide the drawer back in.

    if I had the newer G15 it wouldnt be an issue - but the orange on that one bugs me.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Whoo! It's getting cheaper everyday! Can't wait to nab my second one. It just needs to slide just a biiiit further.

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