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What are you going to B to the YOC?

ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
edited June 2007 in PAX Archive
So I just placed a massive order for parts, and it got me to thinking, what's coming to the BYOC this year? Here's what I'm building this week (for PAX):

MSI K9N Platinum nForce 570 SLI

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

Matched pair Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-800 2x1gb

MSI GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB OC'ed

2x Samsung 19" LCDs (941BW)

Western Digital 500GB Sata 2

Enermax Liberty 620W

Plextor 740A DVD±R/RW

Creative P7800 7.1 speakers

AeroCool PowerWatch

Titan Amanda TEC Cooler (rebranded Macstek MA-7130)

Antec Nine Hundred case

Vista Home Premium 64

I figure this'll play Supreme Commander with almost tolerable frame rates. :P I'll probably double the RAM, gfx, and HD later, but this has already run me ~$2k.

Preemptive strike: yeah, yeah, Intel Core 2 Duos rule the known universe. However the E6600 performs more or less the same as the 6000+ for the same price, so my admitted AMD fanboyism wins.

Also, did you know nForce 570s frequently match or outperform 590s in their default configuration? Saved me $40. The Crucial Ballistix is the most aesthetically pleasing memory ever designed. You can't understand from the pictures online, but it's like a freakin' piece of art in person. The Titan Amanda is the most awesome heatsink on the market today. Excuse me, sir, does your heatsink have a CARD? Didn't think so.

I'll also be bringing my Synology DS-106e gigabit NAS which has another WD 500 GB drive in it.

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Numquam magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit.
There has never been a great spirit without a touch of insanity.
(Seneca Philosophus, De tranquillitate animis)
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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Creative P7800 7.1 speakers

    I sure hope you are going to be leaving those at home :P

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited May 2007
    BigRed wrote: »
    Creative P7800 7.1 speakers

    I sure hope you are going to be leaving those at home :P

    Yes, I have headphones you nazi. :roll: :P

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    Numquam magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit.
    There has never been a great spirit without a touch of insanity.
    (Seneca Philosophus, De tranquillitate animis)
  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    edited May 2007
    My baby starts with a lucious E6600 paired up with a delicious 8800GTS fed by two gigs of savory 800mhz DDR2 all packaged in a creamy small form factor Silverstone SG-01.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited May 2007
    This thread needs pictures

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  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    :whistle:
    Hum, what are my odds for commandeering El Turtles system this year?

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Bambooza wrote: »
    :whistle:
    Hum, what are my odds for commandeering El Turtles system this year?

    That wont be the fastest system there by any means.

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Bambooza wrote: »
    :whistle:
    Hum, what are my odds for commandeering El Turtles system this year?

    Well, I'm going to be pretty busy with panels, including moderating one on computer hardware 8-), so I might be persuaded to let somebody use it during those times through a limited access account.

    Not that this is a promise or anything, it's just not outside the realm of possibility.

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    Numquam magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit.
    There has never been a great spirit without a touch of insanity.
    (Seneca Philosophus, De tranquillitate animis)
  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Thanks for the heads up on that crucial ballistix memory. I can score 2gb of DD2-800 for 153$+shipping directly from them. I wanted the corsair led memory but it is around 100$ more :/

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  • GeeCeeGeeCee Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I am currently rockin dis:

    Athlon 64 X2 5200+
    Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
    OCZ Gold 2X1GB PC2-6400
    eVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB
    Lian-Li PC-60
    Seasonic 650W
    Maxtpr 500GB SATA
    WD? 250GB IDE

    And some other shit I guess.

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  • uc4lifeuc4life Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I am about 12 hours away from finishing my year long tour in Korea. At home in Seattle I have many boxes just arrived from newegg ready for my assembly, I am pretty excited about it. Nothing too fancy but it should be more then enough

    C2D 6600
    Evga 650i Mobo
    Evga 8800gts 640 superclocked
    2GB OCZ PC2-8500
    2x WD raptors (raid 0 of course)
    WD 500GB
    Lian-Li PC-60 ( I have had this for awhile actually, incredible case if you ask me)
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610W
    Plextor Burner
    Dell 2007WFP

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    haha, i can see a group of people in furry suits with an orca dong in each hand, spinning like a windmill for freedom.
  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited June 2007
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    Laugh, by thunder, laugh. Before the expo is out, you'll laugh upon the other side, and them's I frag'll be the lucky ones!

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  • yoshamanoyoshamano The fuck is this. The fuck was that. Marshall, Soviet MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Compaq Presario X1030us.

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    Normally I'm rocking out a:

    NZXT Lexa case http://www.nzxt.com/products/lexa/
    Tyan Tiger i7525 http://www.tyan.com/archive/products/html/tigeri7525.html
    two Socket 604 2.8ghz Xeon processors
    4GB of HP DDR2-3200 ECC Registered RAM (funny story behind this stuff, and the basis of this whole comp, and yes I know it's slow)
    BFG GeForce 7600GT 256MB
    260GB WD IDE hard drive
    360GB Seagate IDE hard drive
    Cooler Master Green Power 550 PSU (that I won at PAX last year :) )

    But alas, I travel by plane this year, and there's no cheap way to get my box from Marshall to Seattle. As such I'm going to be bringing my newly acquired (but 3 year old) laptop. It's saving grace is the Radeon 9200 it has in it which makes WoW and CS:S playable (but by no means great). I just upgraded the on-board wifi from the Intel 2100 to the Intel 2200 (b to g) and it's going to have 2 gigs of RAM in it (DDR PC2700) by the time PAX rolls around. Also replaced the hard drive with a 7200RPM one.

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