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madpistol
06-29-2010, 03:32 PM
I will join the league as well

* Asus P5E3
* Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
* Corsaire DDR3 XMS3 2GB
* Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB
* ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

can run any game at max settings

Processor is starting to show its age, but still good. Need to upgrade to 4GB of memory. I didn't know there were socket 775 boards that had DDR3 on them.

7.7/10

heres mine!

(its a notebook)

intel i5-430m @ 2.26 GHZ
Nvidia GTS 360m 1024 GDDR5
Samsung DDR3 Notebook Ram @ 1333
Asus G60-jx
500 GB 7200 rpm 2.5" slim HDD

can run any DX9 MAXX, DX10 Med/high

cheers!

That's a pretty nice notebook. The only thing that would make it nicer would have been an i7-720Q Quad Core. (Note that a notebook of that quality would come with at least 4GB memory for sure.)

8.5/10

~~ArdEnuff~~
06-29-2010, 03:37 PM
Main Machine: Processor is a little weak, and you've only got 2GB of memory on Windows 7 64-bit. You need to up that to 4GB. 7.8/10
Yeah I agree. However the Phenom 9850 is as high as my mobo will go so that will be me for the time being. As for only 2GB of RAM - yeah I will need more soon enough. However 2GB is *just* holding on for now even in Bad Company 2 which when running takes my system very close to the 2GB.

Tizmo
06-29-2010, 03:45 PM
Here is my system:

Manufacturer: Tizmo
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720BE @3.5ghz [vcore - 1.328v]
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight by custom mount
Memory: 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1333mhz @1.7v
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB , 2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 320GB
Video Card: Club 3D HD4670 512mb
Case: Cooler Master CM-690
PSU: Corsair HX620
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX
Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 223BW
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows XP Professional x86

Some comments about my CPU. It's an excellent overclocker and it does not get hot! With an OC of 3.5ghz at a vcore of 1.325v, I idle at around 22°C. Full load temperatures never go over above 30°C. That means I still have lots of overclocking room. That is when my ambient temperatures are around 20-22°C. Right now it's summer and my room can get up to 30°C!

Some pictures:
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9442/p1080550l.jpg

Inside:
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/4646/p1080551h.jpg

My setup:
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5029/p1080546c.jpg

MikeBlaszczak
06-29-2010, 05:14 PM
Concerned about data loss? I do run each group in RAID-5 using good HBAs for a degree of protection. Despite that, I still get good data rates.

It's a nice setup, except for SLI and the overclock. What do use all the storage for? I haven't done the math, but isn't 8x500 gigs a too much for RAID5?

Mangr0v3
06-29-2010, 05:51 PM
I haven't done the math, but isn't 8x500 gigs a too much for RAID5?

If I had that many drives, I would have thrown them into RAID50.

TimM
06-29-2010, 06:25 PM
ATI Radeon 5870
Motherboard: X58A-UD3R
Intel Core I7 960 at 4x3.20 Ghz
12 Gb ram

My first gaming computer :)

madpistol
06-29-2010, 10:53 PM
Here is my system:

Manufacturer: Tizmo
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720BE @3.5ghz [vcore - 1.328v]
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight by custom mount
Memory: 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1333mhz @1.7v
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB , 2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 320GB
Video Card: Club 3D HD4670 512mb
Case: Cooler Master CM-690
PSU: Corsair HX620
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX
Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 223BW
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows XP Professional x86

Some comments about my CPU. It's an excellent overclocker and it does not get hot! With an OC of 3.5ghz at a vcore of 1.325v, I idle at around 22°C. Full load temperatures never go over above 30°C. That means I still have lots of overclocking room. That is when my ambient temperatures are around 20-22°C. Right now it's summer and my room can get up to 30°C!

Some pictures:
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9442/p1080550l.jpg

Inside:
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/4646/p1080551h.jpg

My setup:
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5029/p1080546c.jpg

Oh yea! I saw your system on the "Wire management" thread. Absolutely fantastic job on the asthetics of that system.

The system could be better, spec wise, but it's still decent. 7.8/10

ATI Radeon 5870
Motherboard: X58A-UD3R
Intel Core I7 960 at 4x3.20 Ghz
12 Gb ram

My first gaming computer :)

What PSU, OS, and Hard Drives are you using?

Other than that, beast. 8.8/10

joemtnbike
06-30-2010, 12:25 AM
It's a nice setup, except for SLI and the overclock. What do use all the storage for? I haven't done the math, but isn't 8x500 gigs a too much for RAID5?

If I had that many drives, I would have thrown them into RAID50.

With that size of drives, I would opt for RAID 6 with a hot spare.

hellob
06-30-2010, 01:04 AM
Been a while since I posted here, but now with updated parts.

Specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.63GHz
nforce 750i motherboard
8GB Corsair DDR2 800 5-5-5-15
Geforce GTX 260c216
Corsair TX750W
Soundblaster X-Fi Xtrememusic w/ DDL
Intel PRO/1000 PT PCIe NIC
2x160GB 7200RPM SATA drives RAID 0
320GB 2.5" 7200RPM SATA
Windows 7 Home premium 64bit

joemtnbike
06-30-2010, 01:08 AM
Been a while since I posted here, but now with updated parts.

Specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.63GHz
nforce 750i motherboard
8GB Corsair DDR2 800 5-5-5-15
Geforce GTX 260c216
Corsair TX750W
Soundblaster X-Fi Xtrememusic w/ DDL
Intel PRO/1000 PT PCIe NIC
2x160GB 7200RPM SATA drives RAID 0
320GB 2.5" 7200RPM SATA
Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
I'd give it about an 8/10 but you lose points for RAID 0 IMO so 7.5/10

borg_7_of_9
06-30-2010, 02:09 AM
Processor is starting to show its age, but still good. Need to upgrade to 4GB of memory. I didn't know there were socket 775 boards that had DDR3 on them.




X38 and X48 both do ddr 3 I Have DDR3 1800 CAS 7-7-7-18 on X38 Gigabyte mobo socket 775 Intel X9650!

Tizmo
06-30-2010, 03:03 AM
Oh yea! I saw your system on the "Wire management" thread. Absolutely fantastic job on the asthetics of that system.

The system could be better, spec wise, but it's still decent. 7.8/10
Thanks! I will be upgrading my video card in the near future, to a Radeon HD5850.

TimM
06-30-2010, 04:28 AM
What PSU, OS, and Hard Drives are you using?

Other than that, beast. 8.8/10

Well, ok:

ATI Radeon 5870
Windows 7, 64 bit
X58A-Ud3R
750W Gaming ATX super silent 17dB High-END<-think that is psu
Harddrive: Seagate 1000GB S-ATAII 3Gb/s Fluid Silent 7200rpm
Intel Core I7 960 at 4x3.20 Ghz
12 Gb Ram.

Hope that is specific enough, as I said it is my first gaming computer, so I am really happy that I can actually play a game now, haha, :D

borg_7_of_9
06-30-2010, 07:17 AM
Well, ok:

ATI Radeon 5870
Windows 7, 64 bit
X58A-Ud3R
750W Gaming ATX super silent 17dB High-END<-think that is psu
Harddrive: Seagate 1000GB S-ATAII 3Gb/s Fluid Silent 7200rpm
Intel Core I7 960 at 4x3.20 Ghz
12 Gb Ram.

Hope that is specific enough, as I said it is my first gaming computer, so I am really happy that I can actually play a game now, haha, :D

8.5 / 10 -.5 for not having ram spec! other wise migh have been 9/10

TimM
06-30-2010, 07:45 AM
8.5 / 10 -.5 for not having ram spec! other wise migh have been 9/10

Never pleased :P

Well

Kingston 12GB DDR3-1333 TriChannel RAM

Other than that, thank you for the rating, I am glad that my very first computer is a decent one :D

Particle
06-30-2010, 08:33 AM
It's a nice setup, except for SLI and the overclock. What do use all the storage for? I haven't done the math, but isn't 8x500 gigs a too much for RAID5?

I thought the overclock was actually pretty promising, myself.

As for RAID-5, no, you can have as large of a RAID set as you want so long as your HBA supports 64-bit LBA which both the RocketRAID 4320 and Areca ARC-1220 do. As for OS support, you have to be using something with GPT support in order to get a >2TB partition. As far as reliability, I wouldn't want to put more than about eight members on RAID-5. I'd feel much safer with RAID-6 when going beyond that, but that's purely preference instead of a technical ability.

joemtnbike
06-30-2010, 08:53 AM
I thought the overclock was actually pretty promising, myself.

As for RAID-5, no, you can have as large of a RAID set as you want so long as your HBA supports 64-bit LBA which both the RocketRAID 4320 and Areca ARC-1220 do. As for OS support, you have to be using something with GPT support in order to get a >2TB partition. As far as reliability, I wouldn't want to put more than about eight members on RAID-5. I'd feel much safer with RAID-6 when going beyond that, but that's purely preference instead of a technical ability.

My concern is the probability of encountering an error during recovery in the event of a failed drive given the amount of data, not a size limitation of RAID 5.

_DarkClaw_
06-30-2010, 09:04 AM
Antec Nine-Hundred Two Case
Intel Core i7-920
Zalman 9900 CPU Cooler
NVIDIA GeForce GTX285 1GB (Going to add a second one in this year sometime)
6GB OCZ DDR3-1600 Memory
Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Motherboard
1000W Modular Xigmatek PSU
2x 750GB SATA-II 7200RPM Western Digital HDD RAID 0 with multiple partitions
Running Windows 7 Ultimate (for free, not illegal/torrented copy, don't ask :D), Ubuntu 10.04, and Ma... oh wait, I don't want to die, so I won't finish that ;D

MikeBlaszczak
06-30-2010, 09:13 AM
My concern is the probability of encountering an error during recovery in the event of a failed drive given the amount of data, not a size limitation of RAID 5.

Right. You can, indeed, create as large a RAID5 array as you want - but if it actually works in recovery is another question.

seagull[LH]
06-30-2010, 10:09 AM
what do you guys think about this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229196

I want a computer that can run source games and other new games for about the next 2 years at ENJOYABLE speeds, not always the best of the best. and I want it under 1000. what do you think?

Gillos
06-30-2010, 10:39 AM
Core2Duo Q6600 Quad-Core (2.4GHz Stock, OC'd to 3GHz)
6GB DDR2 OCZ-Platinum 800MHz RAM
250GB 7200RPM Seagate Baracuda Primary Drive
500GB 7200.11 Samsung F3 Game Drive
Antec 900 Case
Samsung DVD-ROM drive
ATI 5870 XFX XXX Graphics Card
Asus 750i based Motherboard (I used to have SLI)
nVidia 9800GTX+ (for PhysX)
Three Dell 23inch LCD 1080p monitors (for Eyefinity)
850w Antec Quatro PSU


:cool: "I've been keeping this badboy going since mid-2007 by upgrading upgrading upgrading. That's why I love PC!"

.

madpistol
06-30-2010, 11:08 AM
;15724090']what do you guys think about this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229196

I want a computer that can run source games and other new games for about the next 2 years at ENJOYABLE speeds, not always the best of the best. and I want it under 1000. what do you think?

Looks pretty nice. If you want to run source based games well, that system will certainly do that and more.

Don't listen to the idiot that posted the review on newegg. The HD 5770 is a DX11 card, and the "water cooling" that he talks about is a self contained loop that should never need to be changed. Also, it's not true water cooling as it has no radiator. It's just an air-cooled small loop.


Core2Duo Q6600 Quad-Core (2.4GHz Stock, OC'd to 3GHz)
6GB DDR2 OCZ-Platinum 800MHz RAM
250GB 7200RPM Seagate Baracuda Primary Drive
500GB 7200.11 Samsung F3 Game Drive
Antec 900 Case
Samsung DVD-ROM drive
ATI 5870 XFX XXX Graphics Card
Asus 750i based Motherboard (I used to have SLI)
nVidia 9800GTX+ (for PhysX)
Three Dell 23inch LCD 1080p monitors (for Eyefinity)
850w Antec Quatro PSU


:cool: "I've been keeping this badboy going since mid-2007 by upgrading upgrading upgrading. That's why I love PC!"

.

Great system. I hate pre-overclocked cards because they have a higher than average failure rate, but that's just me. Other than that, very nice system. 9.3/10

ppg113
06-30-2010, 02:20 PM
;15724090']what do you guys think about this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229196

I want a computer that can run source games and other new games for about the next 2 years at ENJOYABLE speeds, not always the best of the best. and I want it under 1000. what do you think?

that system is a good buy. With the water cooled system installed you can overclock that bad boy. The current g.card is pretty good and can run most games maxed already, especially all the source games. When it starts to show its age you can just installed another g.card and xfire them. With the 600w power-supply though, its a little weak for 2 g.cards and you might want to upgrade it to 700watts

Id upgrade to win 7 though but thats just me :P

Overall 8/10
- single g.card
- power-supply kinda weak
- cpu could be better as could the ram
- dont like the case (haha)

* on the self contained loop *
My cpu uses one and its been going good for 2 years w/o a hitch. Just make sure to check that the heatsink is seated properly AND has all its screws. Mine didnt have a screw connecting the actual pump to the heatsink and my temps were leading to crashes. After I fixed it my temps never rise above 60c at a full load. (prime95/ intel burn test).

seagull[LH]
06-30-2010, 02:35 PM
Looks pretty nice. If you want to run source based games well, that system will certainly do that and more.

Don't listen to the idiot that posted the review on newegg. The HD 5770 is a DX11 card, and the "water cooling" that he talks about is a self contained loop that should never need to be changed. Also, it's not true water cooling as it has no radiator. It's just an air-cooled small loop.

That's a GDDR5 ram on the card too right?

Particle
06-30-2010, 03:33 PM
My concern is the probability of encountering an error during recovery in the event of a failed drive given the amount of data, not a size limitation of RAID 5.

Right. You can, indeed, create as large a RAID5 array as you want - but if it actually works in recovery is another question.

I did cover that angle. As I said, it's a matter of preference instead of technical ability when it comes to how many members you want to stuff into a single array. It will work, but of course the odds of multiple failure before a rebuild occurs increases with drive size and member count. That's why I'd prefer RAID-6 beyond about the point where I am now.

madpistol
06-30-2010, 04:21 PM
;15729124']That's a GDDR5 ram on the card too right?

All HD 5770's use 1GB of GDDR5, so yes.

seagull[LH]
07-01-2010, 02:29 PM
All HD 5770's use 1GB of GDDR5, so yes.

gracias

Nasado
07-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Intel Core i5-750 4x2,66GHz LGA

XFX GeForce GTS250 1GB-DDR3 (8mb cache)

Kingston HyperX 2x2gb DDR3 1600Mhz

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 Socket

Samsung 500gb 7200rpm 16mb SATA

Energon 750W (Power-surply)

And regarding cooling/tower: Raidmax Sirius Midtower

borg_7_of_9
07-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Intel Core i5-750 4x2,66GHz LGA

XFX GeForce GTS250 1GB-DDR3 (8mb cache)

Kingston HyperX 2x2gb DDR3 1600Mhz

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 Socket

Samsung 500gb 7200rpm 16mb SATA

Energon 750W (Power-surply)

And regarding cooling/tower: Raidmax Sirius Midtower

8.5/10 weak GPU

Ace o' Spades
07-01-2010, 04:28 PM
Intel Core i7 930(2.8GHz)

6GB (2GB x3) DDR3-1600

ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB

750GB SATAII

NZXT GAMMA Gaming Tower

Nasado
07-01-2010, 04:44 PM
8.5/10 weak GPU

ty for reply

could you specify "weak GPU" -My english is not the best, and my knowhow in computers limited

but 8.5 is nice tho :)

borg_7_of_9
07-01-2010, 05:36 PM
ty for reply

could you specify "weak GPU" -My english is not the best, and my knowhow in computers limited

but 8.5 is nice tho :)

Yeah the GPU is week -1 esp with that big ♥♥♥ PSU and -.5 I5 CPU

borg_7_of_9
07-01-2010, 05:38 PM
Intel Core i7 930(2.8GHz)

6GB (2GB x3) DDR3-1600

ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB

750GB SATAII

NZXT GAMMA Gaming Tower

9/10 nice!

Ace o' Spades
07-01-2010, 07:35 PM
9/10 nice!

Thanks! Just got it on Tuesday. Its this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227239&cm_re=ibuypower-_-83-227-239-_-Product

Plays all games amazing. :D

dsbig123
07-01-2010, 09:46 PM
UPGRADED MY CPU

AMD PHENOME II X6 3.2 Can oc to 4.1ghz with no problem on air cool,,idle 25c with xigmatek darknight cooler.
GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD
memory 8gb at 800mhz capable of 1066 mhz- yes still ddr2
HARDDRIVES=ACHI ENABLED
1tb drive
250gb drive
200gb drive

sapphire ATI 5870 1GB OC Toxic edition

soundblaster xfi ti PCI-E

ThermalTake V9 series case

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64BIT

Tizmo
07-02-2010, 04:39 AM
Alright, update to my video card. Btw, for my last list, I had an outdated memory kit on it. In this next list I listed my current kit.

Manufacturer: Tizmo
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720BE @3.5ghz [vcore - 1.328v]
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight with custom mount
Memory: 4GB OCZ AMD Black Edition CL8 (timings set to 7-7-7-24-2T at 1333mhz]
Hard Drives: Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB , 2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 320GB
Video Card: Sapphire Toxic HD5850 1GB
Case: Cooler Master CM-690
PSU: Corsair HX620
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX
Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 223BW
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows XP Professional x86

borg_7_of_9
07-02-2010, 06:03 AM
UPGRADED MY CPU

AMD PHENOME II X6 3.2 Can oc to 4.1ghz with no problem on air cool,,idle 25c with xigmatek darknight cooler.
GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD
memory 8gb at 800mhz capable of 1066 mhz- yes still ddr2
HARDDRIVES=ACHI ENABLED
1tb drive
250gb drive
200gb drive

sapphire ATI 5870 1GB OC Toxic edition

soundblaster xfi ti PCI-E

ThermalTake V9 series case

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64BIT

9.5/10 DDR2 is a lil old for a new build!

borg_7_of_9
07-02-2010, 06:06 AM
Alright, update to my video card. Btw, for my last list, I had an outdated memory kit on it. In this next list I listed my current kit.

Manufacturer: Tizmo
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720BE @3.5ghz [vcore - 1.328v]
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight with custom mount
Memory: 4GB OCZ AMD Black Edition CL8 (timings set to 7-7-7-24-2T at 1333mhz]
Hard Drives: Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB , 2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 320GB
Video Card: Sapphire Toxic HD5850 1GB
Case: Cooler Master CM-690
PSU: Corsair HX620
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX
Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 223BW
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows XP Professional x86

9/10 -.5 X3 and -.5 GPU

Epic Beatrice
07-02-2010, 06:35 AM
Power Supply: Quiet Antec 500W Earthwatts 1 x PCI-E
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad Core 8MB Cache
Heatsink & CPU Fan: Quiet Scythe Katana 3 With 92mm Fan
Motherboard: Asus M2N68-AM Plus, Micro-ATX
Memory: 4GB Crucial PC6400 800MHz DDR2
PCI-E Graphics: ATI HD4850 512MB
Sound Card: Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio
Primary Hard Drive: 500GB SATA II

seagull[LH]
07-02-2010, 07:37 AM
;15724090']what do you guys think about this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229196

I want a computer that can run source games and other new games for about the next 2 years at ENJOYABLE speeds, not always the best of the best. and I want it under 1000. what do you think?

quick questions:

1. Idk much about liquid cooling, so can anyone tell me what I should know before using it?
2. Can this do crossfire? If not, why?

NitrousX
07-02-2010, 08:31 AM
Yeah the GPU is week -1 esp with that big ♥♥♥ PSU and -.5 I5 CPU

Weak not week ;)

madpistol
07-02-2010, 08:46 AM
;15763595']quick questions:

1. Idk much about liquid cooling, so can anyone tell me what I should know before using it?
2. Can this do crossfire? If not, why?

1. It's not true liquid cooling. It's a self-contained liquid loop that is air cooled. True liquid cooling uses a radiator to chill the CPU. There's nothing to know about this. It's a self contained unit so it will never have to be cleaned or taken apart.

2. According to the specs, it can do Crossfire. However, the 1156 platform has the PCIe controller on chip. Because of this, it's only capable of doing crossfire in x8/x8 mode. The specs on that page are a little misleading.

seagull[LH]
07-02-2010, 08:56 AM
1. It's not true liquid cooling. It's a self-contained liquid loop that is air cooled. True liquid cooling uses a radiator to chill the CPU. There's nothing to know about this. It's a self contained unit so it will never have to be cleaned or taken apart.

2. According to the specs, it can do Crossfire. However, the 1156 platform has the PCIe controller on chip. Because of this, it's only capable of doing crossfire in x8/x8 mode. The specs on that page are a little misleading.

what does x8/x8 mean? should i change the motherboard then? or what do you recommend?

madpistol
07-02-2010, 09:02 AM
;15764659']what does x8/x8 mean? should i change the motherboard then? or what do you recommend?

Each slot is a PCIe x16 slot. However, when they're both run together, they go down to x8/x8. It's because of the way intel designed the 1156 platform.

The catch is that I don't know where the other x16 slot is, and I can't see a motherboard model or maker from the pictures. The other PCIe x16 slot is hopefully 2 slots down from the first x16 slot, but it could be right next to the first one. If it is, you're not going to be able to do crossfire with those cards as they each have 2 slot coolers.

If I could get the motherboard model, I would know a little more about that system.

Dr_Edison
07-02-2010, 11:29 AM
I just upgraded to the 980x, G. Skill and ASUS Rampage III Extreme.

Intel 980x cooled with Cool It Freezone Elite Overclocked to 4.3GHz
Thermaltake 1200W Truepower power supply
2 BFG 280 H20 cooled with Danger Den gear
2 Plextor SATA DVD Drives
1 Corsair P256 SSD for system and apps
1 Seagate 1,000 GB SATA (my backup drive)
1 WD 2TB Black Edition drive for files
ASUS Rampage III Extreme - Zalman RESERATOR 1 Plus cooling the NB, SB and MOSFETS
12 GB G. Skill DDR3
HP LP2475w Display
Logitech Z2300 2.1 Speakers
Logitech MX Revolution mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I suspect the chip will overclock to at least 4.5 & possibly more but I'm waiting for Cool-It Systems to release a driver that will work with the MTEC adapter and the new motherboard.

Moe45673
07-02-2010, 11:57 AM
My PC:

CPU: Intel Q9550 (at stock speeds)
Heatsink: Forget, ha. Some 30 dollar Arctic fan
Case: Antec 300
Ram: G.Skill 8GB DDR2 800
Mobo: Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
GPU: Sapphire Ati 5850 1GB
Hard Drives: 500MB Seagate (C:), 1.5TB Seagate (D:)
Monitors: Samsung Syncmaster 2253BW at 1680X1050, Syncmaster 2243 at 1920X1080 (both native)
PSU: Corsair HX650 modular
OS: Win7 Home Premium x64
Additional:
Presonus Firestudio Mobile firewire recording interface/soundcard with Edirol MA-20D monitors

AX360 5.1 Headset for gaming

some 10 dollar MS keyboard
Logitech G5 mouse

Not the greatest build but I'm damned proud of it

Arbiter
07-02-2010, 12:12 PM
Thermaltake Frio
i7 920 OC 3.6ghz (D0 stepping)
Asus Rampage 3 Extreme
gtx 295
1tb HD
6gb ddr3 ram
1000w psu
23" 1680x1050 monitor

madpistol
07-02-2010, 01:31 PM
I just upgraded to the 980x, G. Skill and ASUS Rampage III Extreme.

Intel 980x cooled with Cool It Freezone Elite Overclocked to 4.3GHz
Thermaltake 1200W Truepower power supply
2 BFG 280 H20 cooled with Danger Den gear
2 Plextor SATA DVD Drives
1 Corsair P256 SSD for system and apps
1 Seagate 1,000 GB SATA (my backup drive)
1 WD 2TB Black Edition drive for files
ASUS Rampage III Extreme - Zalman RESERATOR 1 Plus cooling the NB, SB and MOSFETS
12 GB G. Skill DDR3
HP LP2475w Display
Logitech Z2300 2.1 Speakers
Logitech MX Revolution mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I suspect the chip will overclock to at least 4.5 & possibly more but I'm waiting for Cool-It Systems to release a driver that will work with the MTEC adapter and the new motherboard.

That's a beast of a system. Video cards are a generation old, but who cares? It'll still be really fast.

9.6/10

My PC:

CPU: Intel Q9550 (at stock speeds)
Heatsink: Forget, ha. Some 30 dollar Arctic fan
Case: Antec 300
Ram: G.Skill 8GB DDR2 800
Mobo: Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
GPU: Sapphire Ati 5850 1GB
Hard Drives: 500MB Seagate (C:), 1.5TB Seagate (D:)
Monitors: Samsung Syncmaster 2253BW at 1680X1050, Syncmaster 2243 at 1920X1080 (both native)
PSU: Corsair HX650 modular
OS: Win7 Home Premium x64
Additional:
Presonus Firestudio Mobile firewire recording interface/soundcard with Edirol MA-20D monitors

AX360 5.1 Headset for gaming

some 10 dollar MS keyboard
Logitech G5 mouse

Not the greatest build but I'm damned proud of it

Nice, well balanced system. I think you could have done better on the case, and personally, I absolutely hate microsoft peripherals. Otherwise, you're golden.

Didn't you mean 500GB for your C: drive? :p

9/10

Thermaltake Frio
i7 920 OC 3.6ghz (D0 stepping)
Asus Rampage 3 Extreme
gtx 295
1tb HD
6gb ddr3 ram
1000w psu
23" 1680x1050 monitor

That monitor is holding you back. You need at least one that's 1080P capable.

Once again, great choice of parts, and a very beefy system.

9.2/10

thomasmice
07-02-2010, 02:06 PM
Got a desktop and a laptop for someone to rate:
Desktop:
1 Intel Core i7 860 @ stock
1 XFX ATi HD5850 Black Edition
1,5TB HDD space in total
1 Iiyama Prolite E2208HDS
6 GB DDR3 RAM (think it's 1066Mhz but could also be 1333Mhz, not sure)
1 Gigabyte P55-UD5
forgot the fans

None of my friends who are into PC gaming have better rigs :).

Laptop(I LOVE IT!):
Alienware m11x - Cosmic Black

Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 @ 1,73Ghz (yes it's quite slow, but it does everthing I want, and has a 10W power usage)
Nvidia GT335m 1GB DDR3 memory (don't get misleaded by the name, it outperforms the GT330m easily), and I also have intergrated graphics.
4GB DDR3 Ram 800Mhz
320GB 7200RPM HDD, going to buy an SSD soon.
11,6" 1366x768 screen.


8 cell battery, I can play games at highest brightness for 3 hours. I can do other stuff at highest brightness (intergrated graphics) for about 6 hours. If I really lower the usage it's capable of 8 hours.

Moe45673
07-02-2010, 05:04 PM
Nice, well balanced system. I think you could have done better on the case, and personally, I absolutely hate microsoft peripherals. Otherwise, you're golden.

Didn't you mean 500GB for your C: drive? :p

9/10

Thanks! Yeah, I'm an idiot. 500GB C: drive. Oh, and the keyboard is Logitech. Don't know why I couldn't look down to see that. Don't know the model number but yeah, some 10 dollar dealie.

Have some rep

Rusakkoo
07-03-2010, 09:54 PM
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.6GHz +Noctua NH-C12P
Case: Antec Sonata III
Ram: mushkin 4GB DDR2 800MHz
Mobo: Asus P5K
GPU: Club3D 4870x2@ Core 850MHz, mem 950MHz
HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 7200rpm
Monitors: Samsung Syncmaster 2333HD
PSU: Zalman 750W
OS: Win7 Ultimate 64bit

3dmark06 compare link
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=12688169

borg_7_of_9
07-03-2010, 10:24 PM
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.6GHz +Noctua NH-C12P
Case: Antec Sonata III
Ram: mushkin 4GB DDR2 800MHz
Mobo: Asus P5K
GPU: Club3D 4870x2@ Core 850MHz, mem 950MHz
HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 7200rpm
Monitors: Samsung Syncmaster 2333HD
PSU: Zalman 750W
OS: Win7 Ultimate 64bit

3dmark06 compare link
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=12688169

Ill give u! 8.5/10 because your pc is just under mine spe'c wise and I got 9.3 or there about's!!

kdawgmaster
07-03-2010, 10:29 PM
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.6GHz +Noctua NH-C12P
Case: Antec Sonata III
Ram: mushkin 4GB DDR2 800MHz
Mobo: Asus P5K
GPU: Club3D 4870x2@ Core 850MHz, mem 950MHz
HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 7200rpm
Monitors: Samsung Syncmaster 2333HD
PSU: Zalman 750W
OS: Win7 Ultimate 64bit

3dmark06 compare link
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=12688169

how can teh Antec Sonata III fit a 4870X2 i looked at pics of that case and its small.

david12364
07-04-2010, 02:20 AM
Intel GMA 4500M @ 64 mb
Intel Pentium T4300 @ 2.10 GHZ
Windows 7 64-bit
3 GB ram

and is a HP G60 Laptop.

Arbiter
07-04-2010, 10:37 AM
Intel GMA 4500M @ 64 mb
Intel Pentium T4300 @ 2.10 GHZ
Windows 7 64-bit
3 GB ram

and is a HP G60 Laptop.

4/10, your processor is terrible.

Chen
07-04-2010, 11:05 AM
4/10, your processor is terrible.

2/10 his gcard is worse

capncrunch53
07-04-2010, 11:21 AM
I've posted my rigs in here before and not much has changed, but I just bought a new laptop a couple weeks ago for $549. (Sorry, pasting some stuff from the store site)

HP Pavilion dv6-2182nr
AMD Turion Ultra II M620 2.5 GHz (based on the Phenom II architecture)
6 GB DDR2 800 MHz (a 4GB stick and a 2GB, dual-channel)
ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB
500 GB SATA 7200 RPM
15.6 in HD BrightView LED backlit (1366 x 768)
LightScribe SuperMulti 8x DVD±R/RW
Windows 7 Home Premium
6-cell lithium-ion (up to 3.5 hours)

Some other cool stuff about it: 3 USB and a mini-USB port, eSata, HDMI, memory card reader, wireless of course and a webcam.

I freaking love it, I can play CoD4 and all source games with full AA and AS and highest settings on it (the lowish res helps I'm sure). Now it and a keyboard and mouse are all I need for LANs, saves a bunch of time not having to set up a desktop.

madpistol
07-04-2010, 12:49 PM
Desktop:
1 Intel Core i7 860 @ stock
1 XFX ATi HD5850 Black Edition
1,5TB HDD space in total
1 Iiyama Prolite E2208HDS
6 GB DDR3 RAM (think it's 1066Mhz but could also be 1333Mhz, not sure)
1 Gigabyte P55-UD5
forgot the fans

Alienware m11x - Cosmic Black

Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 @ 1,73Ghz (yes it's quite slow, but it does everthing I want, and has a 10W power usage)
Nvidia GT335m 1GB DDR3 memory (don't get misleaded by the name, it outperforms the GT330m easily), and I also have intergrated graphics.
4GB DDR3 Ram 800Mhz
320GB 7200RPM HDD, going to buy an SSD soon.
11,6" 1366x768 screen.

Desktop: Nice, but no listed PSU. 8.7/10

Laptop: Decent, but the processor is slow and video card is only adequate. Screen is too small.

7/10

HP Pavilion dv6-2182nr
AMD Turion Ultra II M620 2.5 GHz (based on the Phenom II architecture)
6 GB DDR2 800 MHz (a 4GB stick and a 2GB, dual-channel)
ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB
500 GB SATA 7200 RPM
15.6 in HD BrightView LED backlit (1366 x 768)
LightScribe SuperMulti 8x DVD±R/RW
Windows 7 Home Premium
6-cell lithium-ion (up to 3.5 hours)

I hate HP computers. I've never had a good experience with one.

I have a similar setup with my laptop, but it's an Acer. 6GB is nice, but for that level of computer, I don't really see the point.

The processor is nice for a laptop, but the video card is only adequate. It's not enough to play something like BC2 at an acceptable framerate.

7/10

Starwind Amada
07-04-2010, 03:36 PM
Asus Notebook G72X Series


Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GH
6GB RAM
Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
EAX Advanced HD 4.0 audio card
nVidia GEForce GTX 260M video card


The only problem I have with this setup is the occasional lag in some games (mostly in Left 4 Dead, both Modern Warfares, World at War and GTA IV).

ALBGunner04
07-04-2010, 06:58 PM
Dell Studio 17 Laptop:


Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz (6MB Cache)
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
Windows 7 Premium (64-Bit)
1GB ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4650
500GB SATA HDD (7200RPM)


I've just recently bought this. I'm planning on buying Mass Effect because I've always wanted to play it (I played the demo of the second and it ran silky smooth in high settings). I've been able to play the Crysis demo at 28-40 FPS at medium-high settings at 720p. Hopefully this laptop can play recent games at good enough settings and can last for a while. What do you guys think?

borg_7_of_9
07-05-2010, 12:20 AM
Dell Studio 17 Laptop:


Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz (6MB Cache)
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
Windows 7 Premium (64-Bit)
1GB ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4650
500GB SATA HDD (7200RPM)


I've just recently bought this. I'm planning on buying Mass Effect because I've always wanted to play it (I played the demo of the second and it ran silky smooth in high settings). I've been able to play the Crysis demo at 28-40 FPS at medium-high settings at 720p. Hopefully this laptop can play recent games at good enough settings and can last for a while. What do you guys think?

7.5/10 low end mobile CPU and shared memory!!

madpistol
07-05-2010, 07:57 AM
Asus Notebook G72X Series


Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GH
6GB RAM
Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
EAX Advanced HD 4.0 audio card
nVidia GEForce GTX 260M video card


The only problem I have with this setup is the occasional lag in some games (mostly in Left 4 Dead, both Modern Warfares, World at War and GTA IV).

Decent Laptop.

7.5/10

Undead
07-05-2010, 09:35 AM
Alright, don't expect a monster rating for my GPU, but it's just for Source Gaming and I'm getting 300fps, and it's the best out there for it's price. :)

i7-860 @ 2.80Ghz
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MoBo
XFX Radeon HD 4770 512MB
4GB DDR3 RAM 1600Mhz
500GB & 250GB Hard Drive @ 7200RPM
Windows 7 Professional - 64 Bit

Hummuluis
07-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Here's my system. I play Bad Company 2, Supreme Commander 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Warhammer 40K 2, All Points Bulletin, World in Conflict and a couple others with everything maxed out and usually 4x-8x filtering. I'll run L4D2 and SC2 on 16x. I also do work in Photoshop and Maya.


Thermaltake Armor Series Steel Case
AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core 3.4ghz Black Edition
Enzotech Extreme-X 120mm CPU Cooler
NZXT LCD Fan Controller
Thermaltake Fan Controller
MSI 790X-G70 Motherboard
MSI Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 Cyclone
Cruical Ballistix 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
Corsair 750W PSU
Creative Xtreme Gamer 7.1 Surround Sound
640GB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200K RPM
1TB, 250GB, 120GB Seagate 7200K RPM
Windows 7 64-Bit
Samsung DVD/RW Drive w/ Lightscribe
LG DVD/RW Drive
4 120mm (5 with CPU cooler) and 4 80mm Fans
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 500Watt Surround Sound
Logitech G19 Keyboard
Logitech Track-Ball Mouse
Samsung 24" LCD 1900 * 1200 1080P/HDMI


Temps: (IDLE/LOAD)

CPU: 29c/38c
GPU: 34c/45c

Starwind Amada
07-05-2010, 01:32 PM
Decent Laptop.

7.5/10

Sweet. I can't believe I found this thing. A thousand bucks got me a nice gaming PC that's portable. I was planning on buying a desktop before I saw this baby. I can live with the lag because all I have to do is restart the computer. It's better than the game crashing or causing BSoD all the time.

borg_7_of_9
07-06-2010, 03:54 AM
Alright, don't expect a monster rating for my GPU, but it's just for Source Gaming and I'm getting 300fps, and it's the best out there for it's price. :)

i7-860 @ 2.80Ghz
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MoBo
XFX Radeon HD 4770 512MB
4GB DDR3 RAM 1600Mhz
500GB & 250GB Hard Drive @ 7200RPM
Windows 7 Professional - 64 Bit

8.5/10 Graphic's card!

borg_7_of_9
07-06-2010, 04:02 AM
Here's my system. I play Bad Company 2, Supreme Commander 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Warhammer 40K 2, All Points Bulletin, World in Conflict and a couple others with everything maxed out and usually 4x-8x filtering. I'll run L4D2 and SC2 on 16x. I also do work in Photoshop and Maya.


Thermaltake Armor Series Steel Case
AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core 3.4ghz Black Edition
Enzotech Extreme-X 120mm CPU Cooler
NZXT LCD Fan Controller
Thermaltake Fan Controller
MSI 790X-G70 Motherboard
MSI Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 Cyclone
Cruical Ballistix 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
Corsair 750W PSU
Creative Xtreme Gamer 7.1 Surround Sound
640GB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200K RPM
1TB, 250GB, 120GB Seagate 7200K RPM
Windows 7 64-Bit
Samsung DVD/RW Drive w/ Lightscribe
LG DVD/RW Drive
4 120mm (5 with CPU cooler) and 4 80mm Fans
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 500Watt Surround Sound
Logitech G19 Keyboard
Logitech Track-Ball Mouse
Samsung 24" LCD 1900 * 1200 1080P/HDMI


Temps: (IDLE/LOAD)

CPU: 29c/38c
GPU: 34c/45c


nice rig but to much detail we don't score ON K/B,Mice and the like!

8.5/10 GPU

cr1515
07-06-2010, 04:11 AM
Haven't posted in here in a while and did some upgrading. I can't believe I'm saying this but my GTX 280 is now the weakest link. Last time I posted someone gave me a massive score because of it. Still good for a while though.

CPU - I7 930 w/ Noctua NHD14
GFX - XFX GTX 280 XXX w/ Thermalright HR03
RAM - 6GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600
MOBO - GB X58A UD7
HDs - Intel X25-M G2 80GB, Windows 7 64, 150GB Velociraptor just for Steam, WD Caviar Green 750 GB
CASE - Cosmos S
PSU - Corsair 1000W
SCREEN - Dell U2410

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk305/cr1515_photo/new_i7_build/005-1.jpg

madpistol
07-06-2010, 07:48 AM
Haven't posted in here in a while and did some upgrading. I can't believe I'm saying this but my GTX 280 is now the weakest link. Last time I posted someone gave me a massive score because of it. Still good for a while though.

CPU - I7 930 w/ Noctua NHD14
GFX - XFX GTX 280 XXX w/ Thermalright HR03
RAM - 6GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600
MOBO - GB X58A UD7
HDs - Intel X25-M G2 80GB, Windows 7 64, 150GB Velociraptor just for Steam, WD Caviar Green 750 GB
CASE - Cosmos S
PSU - Corsair 1000W
SCREEN - Dell U2410

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk305/cr1515_photo/new_i7_build/005-1.jpg

The only reason I would say your GTX 280 is the weakest link is because it's a pre-overclocked card and more prone to failure than non-overclocked models. I would say your wekaest link is that Caviar Green HDD. I just don't see the point in it. HDD's are already very energy efficient, and the Green series is slightly more efficient, but it's at the cost of speed.

Still, it's a nice rig. 9/10

Nice to see some people jumping on the i7 930 bandwagon. They're supposed to be awesome chips.

smellykaka
07-06-2010, 01:21 PM
I just don't see the point in it. HDD's are already very energy efficient, and the Green series is slightly more efficient, but it's at the cost of speed.
They're also cheaper and quieter, and overall are well suited to storage drives.

Hummuluis
07-06-2010, 02:25 PM
They're also cheaper and quieter, and overall are well suited to storage drives.

Yes if your just using the drives for storage, nothing is wrong with the green drives by WD. They are perfect for that.

ValleySheep
07-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Can anyone rate these for me. Planning on buying 1 of them and if someone could rate and say what is good or bad about each. Thanks again.

Please note these are laptops :P.


1) £480

AMD Athlon II Dual Core Processor M320
- 2.1 GHz
- 1600 MHz HT
- 1 MB L2 cache

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

4 GB

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200


2) £450

AMD Turion™ X2 RM-74 Dual-Core Processor
- 2.2 GHz
- 1.8 GHz HT (3600 MT/s)
- 2 x 512 KB L2 Cache

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

4GB DDR2
- Up to 8GB maximum RAM capacity

ATI RadeonTM HD 4330 graphics card
- 512MB dedicated video memory

madpistol
07-06-2010, 03:13 PM
Can anyone rate these for me. Planning on buying 1 of them and if someone could rate and say what is good or bad about each. Thanks again.

Please note these are laptops :P.


1) £480

AMD Athlon II Dual Core Processor M320
- 2.1 GHz
- 1600 MHz HT
- 1 MB L2 cache

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

4 GB

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200


2) £450

AMD Turion™ X2 RM-74 Dual-Core Processor
- 2.2 GHz
- 1.8 GHz HT (3600 MT/s)
- 2 x 512 KB L2 Cache

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

4GB DDR2
- Up to 8GB maximum RAM capacity

ATI RadeonTM HD 4330 graphics card
- 512MB dedicated video memory

If you're trying to get a gaming machine, neither of them are very good. The 2nd one wins, hands down.

As I said, neither are good for gaming. probably about a 5.5/10 compared to high powered desktops.

ValleySheep
07-06-2010, 03:15 PM
If you're trying to get a gaming machine, neither of them are very good. The 2nd one wins, hands down.

As I said, neither are good for gaming. probably about a 5.5/10 compared to high powered desktops.

The cheaper one is better really ? Well thats good news.
Im not going for serious gaming really just a small bit of css and gmod at low settings.

rotNdude
07-06-2010, 03:43 PM
I know its really not the place but could anyone provide a link to a more powerful laptop of possibly equal or slightly greater price please ?

Start a thread for recommendations.

Jakeman249
07-06-2010, 06:24 PM
Amd Athlon x2 6000+ @ 3.0Ghz
Evga Geforce 9800Gtx+ 512mb
Gigabyte m61p-s3
Western Digital 250gb + Seagate 80gb(fraps)
600W OCZ Stealhxstream
Lite on dvdrw!

cr1515
07-07-2010, 02:21 AM
9/10

Nice to see some people jumping on the i7 930 bandwagon. They're supposed to be awesome chips.

WOOOO cheers fellas. Yeah the Caviar Green is and was only ever for storage, TBH when I bought it I didn't even know there was Black/Green, it was just a very reasonably priced massive HDD.

Yeah you can get to 4ghz no probs with a decent cooler, I haven't had time to do it properly yet but I got the baseclock stable up to about 210 and the Noctua cooler is awesome I reckon you could probably push 4.2 and not go over 80C

Jakeman249 I know nothing about AMD I can't rate that, wait for someone with the knowledge!

Gillos
07-07-2010, 10:01 AM
Amd Athlon x2 6000+ @ 3.0Ghz
Evga Geforce 9800Gtx+ 512mb
Gigabyte m61p-s3
Western Digital 250gb + Seagate 80gb(fraps)
600W OCZ Stealhxstream
Lite on dvdrw!

:cool: "Out of a possible 10 points..."


-1 point(s): Dual-Core (would be -2, but speed is good)
-2 point(s): Graphics card is weak compared to what is out there today. Still quite decent though.
-1 points(s): Hard Drives are small, no specifications listed.


TOTAL = 6/10

.

Jakeman249
07-07-2010, 03:50 PM
:cool: "Out of a possible 10 points..."


-1 point(s): Dual-Core (would be -2, but speed is good)
-2 point(s): Graphics card is weak compared to what is out there today. Still quite decent though.
-1 points(s): Hard Drives are small, no specifications listed.


TOTAL = 6/10

.

Thanks for ratin! Both hd's are 7200rpm and are in no configuration(dont know much about that.)

Also getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103809 for new cpu to get rid of the bottleneck!

madpistol
07-07-2010, 11:15 PM
GPU: ATI Radeon 5850 @ 960/1200, stock cooler/voltage
Display: 23" Acer H233H LCD - 1920x1080, 5ms latency
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955C2 @ 3.8ghz/1.375v + 2700 NB
HSF: Scythe Mugen 2 Tower Cooler, double 120mm fans
MB: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P - AM3, AMD 770 NB, SB710
RAM: A-Data 4GB DDR3 1333 9-9-9 @ 1600 7-8-7-1T/1.7v
PSU/Case: Xion 700w & NZXT case (from ibuypower)
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 - 1TB, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache
Other: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, integrated audio


That's a nice system. I don't like the PSU, but otherwise, I don't see a fault with the system.

8.7/10

Spirit5
07-09-2010, 10:57 AM
I already have a decent though dated desktop (QX 6700 OCed to 2.93 Ghz, 4 GB of DDR2 RAM at 1066mhz, 640 + 320 GB 7,200 RPM HD's, GTX 275 896 MB) but I thought I would post my laptop(s).

HP Dv6t Quad Core Edition:
Intel Core i7 720 QM (1.6 Ghz, 2.8 Ghz Turbo Boost)
Nvidia GT 230M 1 GB Mobile GPU
6 GB of DDR3-PC 8500 at 1066 MHZ
500 GB 7,2000 HD

The HP plays most games fine on medium settings at 1366 x 768, except maybe Crysis and Borderlands. I haven't played or own many of the newer ones like BC 2 or Metro 2033, so it may struggle with those, esp Metro 2033.

Toshiba T215D 1150
AMD Athlon Neo II K325 Dual Core (1.3 Ghz)
ATI Mobility Radeon 4225 Integrated GPU (it's a little slower than an Ion/Ion 2, ATI Radeon 4200 and an Intel HD, but way better than the Intel GMA 3150)
4 GB of DDR3 Ram-PC 8500 at 1066 Mhz (upgraded it from 2 GB)
320 GB 5,400 HD

The Toshiba I received as a present for my birthday/graduation to be used for graduate school work in the Fall, but I've found out it plays Doom 3, Quake 4, Unreal Tournament 2004 and Killing Floor fine on medium to low settings, even at higher resolutions, but Left 4 Dead struggled, maybe the 4 GB will help? Just have to find out.

Just want to know what people think from a computing standpoint. I realize the second one is definitely not a gaming machine (didn't get it for that) but I still want to know what people think.

Baron_Fel
07-09-2010, 12:51 PM
Just want to know what people think from a computing standpoint. I realize the second one is definitely not a gaming machine (didn't get it for that) but I still want to know what people think.

AMD laptops = meh. Terrible performance/watt.

your desktop on the other hand is killer and alot like mine (OCd Q6600 + GTX 285).

NitrousX
07-09-2010, 01:22 PM
Just wanted to see how my father's desktop stacks up -

Intel QX6700 @ 3.4
8GB RAM
2 x 8800 GTS 512 SLI
8.5 TB Total HDD
Acer 24" 1920x1200 2ms

Spirit5
07-09-2010, 01:57 PM
AMD laptops = meh. Terrible performance/watt.

your desktop on the other hand is killer and alot like mine (OCd Q6600 + GTX 285).

Compared to the Atom, performance is quite good. Now watt wise, yeah it's going to take up more watts, but it can get around 5.15 hours of battery life in Eco mode, so that's sufficient for me. Until next month when Asus's releases their new ones with an Atom D525 and Ion 2, the AMD Netbooks/Ultraportables are the fastest.

Samiale
07-09-2010, 02:35 PM
AMD Phenom II x4 955 3.2Ghz
4gb RAM
HD Radeon 5870 1gb
2TB HDD

SoulEpsilon
07-09-2010, 02:59 PM
■ GPU: Two ATI Radeon 5850's in Crossfire
■ Display: 23.6" Asus Ring Stand 50,000:1 HDMI
■ CPU: Intel i7 860 2.8ghz stock speed
■ Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14
■ Mobo: Asus Maximus 3 Extreme
■ RAM: G.Skill 8GB DDR3 2000Mhz 9-9-9-27 1.65v
■ PSU: XFX 850 Watt Black Edition
■ Case: Silverstone Raven2 RV02
■ HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache
■ SSD: OCZ Vertex2 60gig 285mb/s read 275mb/s write 4k Random Write
■ OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Pictures if you want :]..!
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/224300.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/224022.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/093424.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/093355.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/092619.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/092505.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/092335.jpg

NitrousX
07-09-2010, 03:01 PM
■ GPU: Two ATI Radeon 5850's in Crossfire
■ Display: 23.6" Asus Ring Stand 50,000:1 HDMI
■ CPU: Intel i7 860 2.8ghz stock speed
■ Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14
■ Mobo: Asus Maximus 3 Extreme
■ RAM: G.Skill 8GB DDR3 2000Mhz 9-9-9-27 1.65v
■ PSU: XFX 850 Watt Black Edition
■ Case: Silverstone Raven2 RV02
■ HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache
■ SSD: OCZ Vertex2 60gig 285mb/s read 275mb/s write 4k Random Write
■ OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Pictures if you want :]..!
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/224300.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/224022.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/093424.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/093355.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/092619.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/092505.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/s...ance/092335.jpg

9.1/10

Your links don't work.

SoulEpsilon
07-10-2010, 10:41 PM
9.1/10

Your links don't work.

Sorry about that try them now :D! Coke bottle 591 ML is used for scaling purposes xD not to make you thirsty and if it does i'm very sorry :[... and to the guy that private chatted me saying I can afford 100$ heatsink and should donate more to charity haha I do donate alot to charity =]!
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/skater_lance/224300.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/skater_lance/224022.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/skater_lance/093424.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/skater_lance/093355.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/skater_lance/092619.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/skater_lance/092505.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/skater_lance/092335.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv316/skater_lance/091921.jpg

weedo
07-11-2010, 08:18 AM
Hah the last time I posted in this thread was back in 07 with my very old spec here (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6296178&postcount=1501).

Current spec:

■ GPU: nVidia (ASUS) GTX280 1GB
■ Display: 24" Samsung SM2433BW
■ CPU: Intel i7 920
■ Heatsink: Titan TTC-NK85TZ Fenrir
■ Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
■ RAM: Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz)
■ PSU: Corsair HX520w
■ Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570
■ HDD: WD1001FALS (1TB), WD5000AAVS (500GB), WD10EADS (1TB), WD10EARS (1TB), HD501LJ (500GB), HD753LJ (750GB)
■ OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

madpistol
07-11-2010, 11:26 AM
Hah the last time I posted in this thread was back in 07 with my very old spec here (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6296178&postcount=1501).

Current spec:

■ GPU: nVidia (ASUS) GTX280 1GB
■ Display: 24" Samsung SM2433BW
■ CPU: Intel i7 920
■ Heatsink: Titan TTC-NK85TZ Fenrir
■ Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
■ RAM: Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz)
■ PSU: Corsair HX520w
■ Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570
■ HDD: WD1001FALS (1TB), WD5000AAVS (500GB), WD10EADS (1TB), WD10EARS (1TB), HD501LJ (500GB), HD753LJ (750GB)
■ OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


Pretty good system. All the specs are good. The PSU is fine, but I wish it was a little bit more powerful. At least it's a Corsair unit.

8.9/10

smellykaka
07-11-2010, 01:58 PM
Minor upgrades since I last posted here:

Case: CM Storm Scout
PSU: Corsair HX620W
MB: Asus P5Q Pro
CPU: C2Q Q8400 (2.66GHz stock, running at 3.6)
Cooler: Asetek LCLC 120
Mem: 4GB Corsair DDR2-800
Optical drive: Who cares? I bought the cheapest one the store had and use it about every six months.
HDs: Intel X25-M 80GB (OS, tools/apps, Steam install etc), WD Caviar Black 1TB (game installs), WD Caviar Green 1.5TB (media/backups/general storage)
GPUs: 2x Sapphire HD4770s in Crossfire

It's getting to the point where I'll have to upgrade the GPUs pretty soon, but I reckon the rest still has legs for a while.

Mr.Rashad
07-12-2010, 01:52 PM
Can someone rate my pc, thank you

E8200 core 2 duo 2.6 oc 3.0
4 gigs of DDR2 800 MHz
Nvidia GTX 470
Vista 32bit

Mr.Rashad
07-12-2010, 01:55 PM
Minor upgrades since I last posted here:

Case: CM Storm Scout
PSU: Corsair HX620W
MB: Asus P5Q Pro
CPU: C2Q Q8400 (2.66GHz stock, running at 3.6)
Cooler: Asetek LCLC 120
Mem: 4GB Corsair DDR2-800
Optical drive: Who cares? I bought the cheapest one the store had and use it about every six months.
HDs: Intel X25-M 80GB (OS, tools/apps, Steam install etc), WD Caviar Black 1TB (game installs), WD Caviar Green 1.5TB (media/backups/general storage)
GPUs: 2x Sapphire HD4770s in Crossfire

It's getting to the point where I'll have to upgrade the GPUs pretty soon, but I reckon the rest still has legs for a while.


Nice setup except for the GPU (7.5)

RichardJiles
07-12-2010, 02:38 PM
Windows 7 (64 bit)
AMD Phenom ii x4 3.2 Ghz(AM3 Socket)CPU
4 gigs DDR3 1333mhz RAM
PNY Geforce GT 240 Graphics card
500 GB Segate 7200rpm Hardrive
Coolermaster elite 330 Case

madpistol
07-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Can someone rate my pc, thank you

E8200 core 2 duo 2.6 oc 3.0
4 gigs of DDR2 800 MHz
Nvidia GTX 470
Vista 32bit

Video card is nice, but the CPU and OS is holding you back. No PSU listed.

8.1/10

Windows 7 (64 bit)
AMD Phenom ii x4 3.2 Ghz(AM3 Socket)CPU
4 gigs DDR3 1333mhz RAM
PNY Geforce GT 240 Graphics card
500 GB Segate 7200rpm Hardrive
Coolermaster elite 330 Case

The video card is weak, and the HDD is sort of small. Other than that, looks nice.

8/10

Charger758
07-12-2010, 02:56 PM
Windows 7 Ultima/Windows XP Pro (Dual Boot)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.1GHz Socket AM2 Dual-Core Processor
MSI SLI-F V.2 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570LT ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Rosewill Stallion Series 600W SLI Ready CrossFire
GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA
320GB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA
22" Monitor

KamiofLunacy
07-12-2010, 04:33 PM
I'll give it an 8.5/10. Needs moar RAM.

My computer:

MSI 890FXA-GD70 mobo
16GB DDR3 RAM (4 sticks x4)
3.2 GHz AMD Phenom II six-core processor
3 TB of total storage, all harddisks @ 7200 RPM
Two XFX Raedeon HD5770's in Crossfire
Win7 64-bit Ultimate

KamiofLunacy
07-12-2010, 04:35 PM
Windows 7 Ultima/Windows XP Pro (Dual Boot)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.1GHz Socket AM2 Dual-Core Processor
MSI SLI-F V.2 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570LT ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Rosewill Stallion Series 600W SLI Ready CrossFire
GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA
320GB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA
22" Monitor

I'll give it an 8.5/10. Needs moar RAM, and maybe some more HD space.

My computer:

MSI 890FXA-GD70 mobo
16GB DDR3 RAM (4 sticks x4)
3.2 GHz AMD Phenom II six-core processor
3 TB of total storage, all harddisks @ 7200 RPM
Two XFX Raedeon HD5770's in Crossfire
Win7 64-bit Ultimate

smellykaka
07-12-2010, 06:24 PM
Can someone rate my pc, thank you

E8200 core 2 duo 2.6 oc 3.0
4 gigs of DDR2 800 MHz
Nvidia GTX 470
Vista 32bit
You didn't provide much detail, but: Good GPU, passable CPU (similar lasted me until just last month), old OS.

smellykaka
07-12-2010, 06:25 PM
Windows 7 (64 bit)
AMD Phenom ii x4 3.2 Ghz(AM3 Socket)CPU
4 gigs DDR3 1333mhz RAM
PNY Geforce GT 240 Graphics card
500 GB Segate 7200rpm Hardrive
Coolermaster elite 330 Case
I'd be pretty happy with your CPU, but your GPU is pretty weak. Should be your first point of call when upgrading. Googled your case and for a non-overclocked setup it looks fine, but its weak cooling might hurt you if you wanted to pack too much fast hardware in there.

smellykaka
07-12-2010, 06:27 PM
MSI 890FXA-GD70 mobo
16GB DDR3 RAM (4 sticks x4)
3.2 GHz AMD Phenom II six-core processor
3 TB of total storage, all harddisks @ 7200 RPM
Two XFX Raedeon HD5770's in Crossfire
Win7 64-bit Ultimate
Lacking details on case and PSU. Great CPU, plenty of RAM (possibly excessive?), reasonable GPU setup. First upgrade I'd do is adding a SSD boot drive.

JackMackG
07-12-2010, 07:35 PM
Rate me please:
I have a Dell XPS420 (http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfh/desktops/desktop-xps-430/pd.aspx?refid=desktop-xps-430&cs=22&s=dfh)
Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
Intel X38 Chipset
Q6600 @ 2.4GHZ
3GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Dell branded PSU @ 450Watts
Dell branded screen 23" 16:10 (1680x1050)
Diamond Radeon HD 5770 1GB Vram @ default clock speeds
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653B ATA Device
305GB HDD (I don't know much about my hard disk)

Its an old system but still works well with today's games.

nabokovfan87
07-12-2010, 07:57 PM
AMD 965 Phenom II Rev C3 OC'd to 3.8 GHz
4x2GB Corsair Dominator Ram 7-7-7-20 1333 DDR3
MSI ATI 4850 Quadpipe 512 MB GDDR3
Corsair 750HX PSU
3x Seagate HDD (1x500GB 7200RPM, 1x1TB 7200RPM, 1x1.5TB 5900RPM)
Gigabyte 790GX-UD3H motherboard
Samsung LED 1920x1080p monitor
Win7 x64 Pro

Rate that, and then switch the mobo with the msi 890FX and a 5870 and rate again.

MikeBlaszczak
07-12-2010, 09:04 PM
You can never have too much RAM.

KamiofLunacy
07-13-2010, 05:55 AM
AMD 965 Phenom II Rev C3 OC'd to 3.8 GHz
4x2GB Corsair Dominator Ram 7-7-7-20 1333 DDR3
MSI ATI 4850 Quadpipe 512 MB GDDR3
Corsair 750HX PSU
3x Seagate HDD (1x500GB 7200RPM, 1x1TB 7200RPM, 1x1.5TB 5900RPM)
Gigabyte 790GX-UD3H motherboard
Samsung LED 1920x1080p monitor
Win7 x64 Pro

Rate that, and then switch the mobo with the msi 890FX and a 5870 and rate again.

You get 9/10 - needs a way better graphics card.

mchufnagel
07-13-2010, 09:10 AM
You can never have too much RAM.


If the most hardware intensive application you're doing is gaming, then buying more than 6 gigs of ram is financially foolish though. By the time games will require the 6 - 12 gigs many systems are coming with, the current hardware will be old tech and most likely will be replaced anyway.

bos_cel_red
07-13-2010, 10:29 AM
Toshiba Satelitte L505D S5983
AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300
1.99 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.383 GHz
RAM:2.7 GB
Video Card:ATI display adapter (0x9713)
Video RAM 1.4 GB
3D Yes
Hardware T&L Yes
Pixel Shader version 4.0
Vertex Shader version 4.0
Realtek High Definition Audio
253.3 GB of free disc space

Mr.Rashad
07-13-2010, 12:29 PM
Rate me please:
I have a Dell XPS420 (http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfh/desktops/desktop-xps-430/pd.aspx?refid=desktop-xps-430&cs=22&s=dfh)
Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
Intel X38 Chipset
Q6600 @ 2.4GHZ
3GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Dell branded PSU @ 450Watts
Dell branded screen 23" 16:10 (1680x1050)
Diamond Radeon HD 5770 1GB Vram @ default clock speeds
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653B ATA Device
305GB HDD (I don't know much about my hard disk)

Its an old system but still works well with today's games.

Its good 8.0 but why such slow ram speed? you should have 4 gigs with 800mhz ram speed

nabokovfan87
07-13-2010, 12:52 PM
You can never have too much RAM.

If the most hardware intensive application you're doing is gaming, then buying more than 6 gigs of ram is financially foolish though. By the time games will require the 6 - 12 gigs many systems are coming with, the current hardware will be old tech and most likely will be replaced anyway.

It helps when editing video/podcasts.

mchufnagel
07-13-2010, 12:56 PM
It helps when editing video/podcasts.


I know it does. But I did mention gaming needs and not photoshop or video editing.

KamiofLunacy
07-13-2010, 01:11 PM
Presuming this "too much RAM" discussion is about my computer...

I do use my computer for video editing (After Effects) and Hammer. Since I've seen AE using ~80% of my computer's RAM while generating a preview, I'd say that the 16GB of RAM were a good investment.

wing0zero
07-13-2010, 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by JackMackG
Rate me please:
I have a Dell XPS420
Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
Intel X38 Chipset
Q6600 @ 2.4GHZ
3GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Dell branded PSU @ 450Watts
Dell branded screen 23" 16:10 (1680x1050)
Diamond Radeon HD 5770 1GB Vram @ default clock speeds
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653B ATA Device
305GB HDD (I don't know much about my hard disk)

Its an old system but still works well with today's games


Its good 8.0 but why such slow ram speed? you should have 4 gigs with 800mhz ram speed

I would say more round 4 or 5 now if it's on a scale of performance that is. I view mine as 8.0'ish and it's more than twice the GPU power, double the CPU power and way more memory bandwidth, a 10 would be somthing like a 980X with a couple of 480's now.

nabokovfan87
07-13-2010, 02:50 PM
I know it does. But I did mention gaming needs and not photoshop or video editing.

Assuming that because I post on steam forums, all I do is gaming is what I was responding to. I build my own pc's much like several others here, I'm sure we already knew that gaming doesn't use a bunch of ram.

Presuming this "too much RAM" discussion is about my computer...

I do use my computer for video editing (After Effects) and Hammer. Since I've seen AE using ~80% of my computer's RAM while generating a preview, I'd say that the 16GB of RAM were a good investment.

Heh heh, there is always a reason. Back on topic.... now!

Unclejunebug
07-13-2010, 06:30 PM
Windows 7 64 bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (stock speed)
Zalman CNPS9500 HSF
Gigabyte GA-P35-UD3L
4GB DDR2 800 Corsair XMS RAM
PNY GTX465
WD Blue 320GB HD (OS Drive)
Seagate 500GB HD (File Storage)
OCZ 600W ModXtreme PSU
CD/DVD Burner
Antec 900
ViewSonic 24" LCD Monitor

Nik00117
07-14-2010, 12:19 PM
Just bought this:

I7 Mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423)

5870 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161331)

PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003)

i7 930 GPU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202)

SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227526)

6 Gig Ram (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225)

3X those TBs for a total of 4.5 TB (I got them for like $70 a piece (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136513)

DVD burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204)

wirless card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833340013)

CPU cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134)

I also bought a few elbow sata cables and an mp3 player for the price of $1,770 shipped.

THat's what I ended up buying, at the least minute I changed my mind.

Ciaos
07-15-2010, 05:07 PM
Phenom II x4 965 @3.7GHz w/ Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2
Asus Crosshair III Formula Motherboard
Gainward 9800GT
SupremeFX X-Fi Audio Card
4GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM
1x 1TB Seagate
OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU
Antec 902 Case w/ 2 additional Antec Tri-Cool fans
Antec VD Cooler
Samsung SH-B083L Blu-Ray


Next upgrade will be a 5870 once I have some spare cash, then adding a SSD and additional 2GB RAM afterwards.

Updated rig:

Phenom II x6 1050t @3.7GHz w/ Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 - Stock Voltage
Asus Crosshair III Formula Motherboard
Palit 1GB GDDR5 GTX460 @820mhz core, 1640mhz Shader and 1010mhz memory
SupremeFX X-Fi Audio Card
4GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM
1x 1TB Seagate 7200RPM and 1TB Samsung F3 7200RPM
OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU
Antec 902 Case w/ 2 additional Antec Tri-Cool fans
Antec VD Cooler
Samsung SH-B083L Blu-Ray


Bolded parts the new stuff. Unfortunately my motherboard doesn't support SLi :(

Gimiz
07-16-2010, 08:36 AM
Intel Core i7 830 @ 4.0GHz , Noctua NH12UP
EVGA P55 FTW Mobo
2 x HD 5970 @ 900/1200 (yup, four GPUs)
Soundblaster Live! 5.1 (good ol' one)
4 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 PC10600 RAM
Corsair HX1000 PSU (modular)
40 GB Intel X-25V SSD
5 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Fractal Design Define r2 - titanium
3 x additional Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm fans
Asus BR-04B2T Bluray drive

Acer GD245HQbid - 24" 120Hz LCD
HannsG HG281DJ - 28" 60Hz LCD

How 'bout that eh ? :cool:

joemtnbike
07-16-2010, 09:30 AM
Intel Core i7 830 @ 4.0GHz , Noctua NH12UP
EVGA P55 FTW Mobo
2 x HD 5970 @ 900/1200 (yup, four GPUs)
Soundblaster Live! 5.1 (good ol' one)
4 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 PC10600 RAM
Corsair HX1000 PSU (modular)
40 GB Intel X-25V SSD
5 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Fractal Design Define r2 - titanium
3 x additional Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm fans
Asus BR-04B2T Bluray drive

Acer GD245HQbid - 24" 120Hz LCD
HannsG HG281DJ - 28" 60Hz LCD

How 'bout that eh ? :cool:

the x-25V doesn't really seem to fit in with the rest of the gear.

5UB
07-16-2010, 01:32 PM
Whole set up (http://i30.tinypic.com/5z3ayx.png)

:D

More pics here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=173983&id=514121523&l=9bd65da2ac

Hardware:
Intel Core i3 2.93GHz @ 4.20GHz
Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5830 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Corsair HX 650W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
LG CH10LS20 10x BluRay-ROM / 16x DVD±RW Drive

Peripherals:
BenQ G2420HDBL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor
Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse @ 1800dpi
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Pad

I love it :D

kdawgmaster
07-16-2010, 01:47 PM
Whole set up (http://i30.tinypic.com/5z3ayx.png)

:D

More pics here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=173983&id=514121523&l=9bd65da2ac

Hardware:
Intel Core i3 2.93GHz @ 4.20GHz
Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5830 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Corsair HX 650W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
LG CH10LS20 10x BluRay-ROM / 16x DVD±RW Drive

Peripherals:
BenQ G2420HDBL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor
Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse @ 1800dpi
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Pad

I love it :D

BenQ monitors are the bomb im using one right now and i love it :D. Y did u go with the i3? lower the GPU to a 5770 and get a i5 would be better.

5UB
07-16-2010, 02:32 PM
Not for the games I play to be honest with you. I have no reason for quadcore at the moment. :p

Ciaos
07-16-2010, 04:31 PM
Not for the games I play to be honest with you. I have no reason for quadcore at the moment. :p

I have the G15 and MX518 also!

Gimiz
07-19-2010, 04:54 AM
the x-25V doesn't really seem to fit in with the rest of the gear.

I don't need more than 40GB for win7; all programs are installed elsewhere : p

And I've got it for free :D

joemtnbike
07-19-2010, 08:23 AM
I don't need more than 40GB for win7; all programs are installed elsewhere : p

And I've got it for free :D

Its not the size of the drive its just not a high performance SSD.
Everything else is high end.
But if you got it for free I guess you might as well use it.

Gimiz
07-19-2010, 08:33 AM
Well, "high performance" SSDs have huge data transfer rates... on big files mostly. Which is not the point of an SSD for me ^^. And the x-25V has almost the same perfs as "high end" ones when writing small files (< 4KB) at random locations, which is what you usually see on an OS drive; and that is the point of an SSD drive for me :)

NitrousX
07-19-2010, 08:41 AM
Whole set up (http://i30.tinypic.com/5z3ayx.png)

:D

More pics here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=173983&id=514121523&l=9bd65da2ac

Hardware:
Intel Core i3 2.93GHz @ 4.20GHz
Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5830 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Corsair HX 650W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
LG CH10LS20 10x BluRay-ROM / 16x DVD±RW Drive

Peripherals:
BenQ G2420HDBL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor
Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse @ 1800dpi
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Pad

I love it :D

8.8

That is a pretty solid setup. What kind of temps are you getting with your i3 @ 4.2GHz?

kooG
07-19-2010, 02:12 PM
Whole set up (http://i30.tinypic.com/5z3ayx.png)

:D

More pics here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=173983&id=514121523&l=9bd65da2ac

Hardware:
Intel Core i3 2.93GHz @ 4.20GHz
Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5830 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Corsair HX 650W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
LG CH10LS20 10x BluRay-ROM / 16x DVD±RW Drive

Peripherals:
BenQ G2420HDBL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor
Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse @ 1800dpi
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Pad

I love it :D
i3... 8.

JamesMichael
07-19-2010, 05:04 PM
Before I brag let me explain, for the last 10 years i have been playing on a 2.2 ghz amd althon 64 3200+, 1 gb ddr, Radeon 9800 (in 2007 upgraded to a radeon x1650 apg pro) So this is a big upgrade for me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114796

which should last me a few years to say the least.

rotNdude
07-19-2010, 05:17 PM
If you want to brag and see what others think about it, this is the thread.

HL2-4-Life
07-19-2010, 09:25 PM
Before I brag let me explain, for the last 10 years i have been playing on a 2.2 ghz amd althon 64 3200+, 1 gb ddr, Radeon 9800 (in 2007 upgraded to a radeon x1650 apg pro) So this is a big upgrade for me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114796

which should last me a few years to say the least.What? A laptop and you expect it to last for 'a few years'? Just be thankful it can go for 3-5 years before dying on you. I've had two laptops overheat and die on me, so my next purchase would be an iPad for browsing the net and watching movies.

That laptop is decently spec'ed and would be way better than your desktop, but one thing a laptop isn't , it's upgradeable. What you see is what you get, a desktop allow for upgrade options that no laptop can, and desktop parts are cheaper than laptop parts. Sorry, didn't mean to rain on your parade, but on the bright side, that laptop would own many games at reasonable res and ingame setting.

Gimiz
07-20-2010, 05:04 AM
Intel Core i7 830 @ 4.0GHz , Noctua NH12UP
EVGA P55 FTW Mobo
2 x HD 5970 @ 900/1200 (yup, four GPUs)
Soundblaster Live! 5.1 (good ol' one)
4 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 PC10600 RAM
Corsair HX1000 PSU (modular)
40 GB Intel X-25V SSD
5 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Fractal Design Define r2 - titanium
3 x additional Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm fans
Asus BR-04B2T Bluray drive

Acer GD245HQbid - 24" 120Hz LCD
HannsG HG281DJ - 28" 60Hz LCD

How 'bout that eh ? :cool:

BTW no one rated mine :(

Vikernes
07-20-2010, 05:56 AM
I've just got her back up and running, after a year away at uni. She's getting on a bit, but I feel obliged to put it down:

Q6600 EE
6GB 6400 DDR2 Corsair XMS2 (dual channel 2x2gb, 2x1gb) - makes it faster, maybe?
Powercolor 4870 OC 512MB
Corsair Silent PSU of a wattage around 550

And sadly, a dated Gigabyte 965P-DS3 r1.3

I posted this when I first got it and got an 8...

Be gentle.

Edit: It seems posting monitors is commonplace. I'm running it on my 37" LG 100Hz 1080p TV at 1920x1080.

Delph
07-20-2010, 09:01 AM
New rig after the previous motherboard with Q6600 died after a BIOS update (fried the board with smoke and electrical burning smell etc).

Intel i7 930 @4.4ghz (cpu-z validate) (http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1304751) - watercooled (pic1) (http://empire.ispeeds.net/~delphi/wsgf/23.png) (pic2) (http://empire.ispeeds.net/~delphi/wsgf/22.png)
Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev2
6GB 1600MHz Corsair Dominator
ATI 5870 E6 2GB @900/1300 - watercooled
128GB SSD Crucial M225
5x 500GB Seagate 7200.10
850W Corsair TX

Extras:
3x Dell S2209W (1920x1080 each) (pic) (http://empire.ispeeds.net/~delphi/wsgf/26.png)

Temp on cpu @4.4ghz = low/mid 40's idle with mid 70's on 100% load with prime95
Temp on gpu @900/1300 = high 30's/low 40's idle with low 50's on full load.

Whole set up (http://i30.tinypic.com/5z3ayx.png)

:D

More pics here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=173983&id=514121523&l=9bd65da2ac

Hardware:
Intel Core i3 2.93GHz @ 4.20GHz
Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5830 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Corsair HX 650W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
LG CH10LS20 10x BluRay-ROM / 16x DVD±RW Drive

Peripherals:
BenQ G2420HDBL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor
Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse @ 1800dpi
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Pad

I love it :D

8.8

+1 for 8.8 , not a bad OC you got going there :)

sdcs92
07-21-2010, 11:52 PM
my future pc, when i get the money

Intel Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2, Intel P55
GeForce GTX 460, 1GB DDR5
3x2GB, DDR3-1333, CL9
Samsung HD103UJ, F3, 7200rpm, 32MB, 1TB, SATA-II
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

joemtnbike
07-22-2010, 01:06 AM
my future pc, when i get the money

Intel Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2, Intel P55
GeForce GTX 460, 1GB DDR5
3x2GB, DDR3-1333, CL9
Samsung HD103UJ, F3, 7200rpm, 32MB, 1TB, SATA-II
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

not rating a "what if" pc.
Who knows, by the time you put it together it may be obsolete.

smellykaka
07-23-2010, 09:32 PM
Nice setup except for the GPU (7.5)
Yeah, I just did something about that. Now:

Case: CM Storm Scout, with stock top fan, Enermax Apollish on front intake, 3x Gelid Gamer Wing on rear and side mounts.
PSU: Corsair HX620W
MB: Asus P5Q Pro
CPU: C2Q Q8400 4MB L2 2.66GHz, running at 3.6GHz
Cooler: Asetek LCLC 120
Mem: 4GB Corsair DDR2-800
Optical drive: Who cares? I bought the cheapest one the store had and use it about every six months.
HDs: Intel X25-M 80GB (OS, tools/apps, Steam install etc), WD Caviar Black 1TB (game installs), WD Caviar Green 1.5TB (media/general storage), WD Elements 2TB external (backups)
**GPU: ASUS GTX 480**

smellykaka
07-23-2010, 09:34 PM
Windows 7 64 bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (stock speed)
Zalman CNPS9500 HSF
Gigabyte GA-P35-UD3L
4GB DDR2 800 Corsair XMS RAM
PNY GTX465
WD Blue 320GB HD (OS Drive)
Seagate 500GB HD (File Storage)
OCZ 600W ModXtreme PSU
CD/DVD Burner
Antec 900
ViewSonic 24" LCD Monitor
Nice. No real weak spots. With your CPU at stock, when it starts bottlenecking you in games you have the option of overclocking it to hold off the need to upgrade.

smellykaka
07-23-2010, 09:37 PM
Just bought this:

I7 Mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423)
5870 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161331)
PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003)
i7 930 GPU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202)
SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227526)
6 Gig Ram (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225)
3X those TBs for a total of 4.5 TB (I got them for like $70 a piece (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136513)
DVD burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204)
wirless card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833340013)
CPU cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134)
Nice. One small nitpick: you're a bit short on fast storage for game installs. A bigger SSD would sort it, but I think a better option would be to have gotten a Caviar Black instead of one of those Greens.

smellykaka
07-23-2010, 09:40 PM
Updated rig:

Phenom II x6 1050t @3.7GHz w/ Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 - Stock Voltage
Asus Crosshair III Formula Motherboard
Palit 1GB GDDR5 GTX460 @820mhz core, 1640mhz Shader and 1010mhz memory
SupremeFX X-Fi Audio Card
4GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM
1x 1TB Seagate 7200RPM and 1TB Samsung F3 7200RPM
OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU
Antec 902 Case w/ 2 additional Antec Tri-Cool fans
Antec VD Cooler
Samsung SH-B083L Blu-Ray

Very nice. The GTX 460 definitely seems to be the card of the moment. You've gone a bit overkill on PSU, but there's no harm in that!

smellykaka
07-23-2010, 09:43 PM
Intel Core i7 830 @ 4.0GHz , Noctua NH12UP
EVGA P55 FTW Mobo
2 x HD 5970 @ 900/1200 (yup, four GPUs)
Soundblaster Live! 5.1 (good ol' one)
4 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 PC10600 RAM
Corsair HX1000 PSU (modular)
40 GB Intel X-25V SSD
5 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Fractal Design Define r2 - titanium
3 x additional Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm fans
Asus BR-04B2T Bluray drive
That is a very very nice system. I do agree with the commenter above that the X25-V seems oddly budget in a system with so many high end parts.

smellykaka
07-23-2010, 09:48 PM
She's getting on a bit, but I feel obliged to put it down:
No need for euthanasia, the old system still has life in her yet! ;)

Q6600 EE
6GB 6400 DDR2 Corsair XMS2 (dual channel 2x2gb, 2x1gb) - makes it faster, maybe?
Powercolor 4870 OC 512MB
Corsair Silent PSU of a wattage around 550
And sadly, a dated Gigabyte 965P-DS3 r1.3
If you're looking to upgrade, I reckon your GPU would be the first place to start. Still pretty useful though, and if you're happy with it as it is now then hang onto it a while longer.

smellykaka
07-23-2010, 09:50 PM
Hardware:
Intel Core i3 2.93GHz @ 4.20GHz
Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5830 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Corsair HX 650W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
LG CH10LS20 10x BluRay-ROM / 16x DVD±RW Drive
That's a useful looking system for current games, but I'm not sure it has legs for the future. If I was building something with similar budget, I think I'd leave out the X25-M, up the CPU to an i5-750, and the GPU to a 5850, then spend the change on beer, caffeine and pizza.

smellykaka
07-23-2010, 09:54 PM
Intel i7 930 @4.4ghz (cpu-z validate) (http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1304751) - watercooled (pic1) (http://empire.ispeeds.net/~delphi/wsgf/23.png) (pic2) (http://empire.ispeeds.net/~delphi/wsgf/22.png)
Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev2
6GB 1600MHz Corsair Dominator
ATI 5870 E6 2GB @900/1300 - watercooled
128GB SSD Crucial M225
5x 500GB Seagate 7200.10
850W Corsair TX
Excellent system. Like the OC you're getting, and the GPU watercooling. Your drive setup looks a little odd though - did you have those Seagates hanging around from an earlier build? If not, why not buy fewer, larger drives?

Just looked at the pics - looks lovely. Are you using multiple radiators?

5UB
07-24-2010, 12:22 AM
That's a useful looking system for current games, but I'm not sure it has legs for the future. If I was building something with similar budget, I think I'd leave out the X25-M, up the CPU to an i5-750, and the GPU to a 5850, then spend the change on beer, caffeine and pizza.

I can always change the processor and the graphic card in the future. ;)

joemtnbike
07-24-2010, 01:14 AM
Your drive setup looks a little odd though - did you have those Seagates hanging around from an earlier build? If not, why not buy fewer, larger drives?

restoring a RAID5 in the event of a failure with larger drives will likely result in unrecoverable read error (URE).
if they were using 1 TB drives or larger I'd have to recommend RAID 6.
big drives require some sort of multiple parity or RAID-6 system

EyeOfTheHawks
07-24-2010, 08:43 AM
MSI NF750-G55 Motherboard (nForce 750a SLI, ATX, Socket AM3, DDR3, Dual Channel, PCIe, HDMI)

Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply (ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan)

OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum RAM (2x2GB, 1333MHz, DDR3, Low Voltage, Dual Channel)

250GB SATA Hard Drive (Sorry, dont know the specs)

Seagate 7200.11 ST31500341AS Barracuda Hard Drive ( 1.5TB, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G)

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Video Card (512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, Dual DVI, HDTV)

Samsung Syncmaster 932GW (2ms Response, 3000:1 Dynamic Contrast, 19", 1440x900 Native)

CURRENTLY
AMD HDX550WFGMBOX Phenom II X2 550 Dual Core Processor (3.10GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s))

ON ORDER)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX 3.20GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB)

Delph
07-26-2010, 03:42 AM
did you have those Seagates hanging around from an earlier build? If not, why not buy fewer, larger drives?I did indeed, they are from I think 2 pc builds before my current when they were in a raid 5 array, now they are simple individual drives as the Highpoint raid card died for which I never got round to replacing since there is now a dedicated NAS using raid6 which I have been slowly putting together. The drives however are quite a few years old now and need upgrading. :)

Just looked at the pics - looks lovely.Cheers! It had taken me few hours to build but am very pleased with the result myself.

Are you using multiple radiators?Indeed, 1x120mm@Rear + 1x240mm@bottom, and the resivour located in the top cd drive slot of the case at the front. :)

Ciaos
07-26-2010, 04:08 AM
Very nice. The GTX 460 definitely seems to be the card of the moment. You've gone a bit overkill on PSU, but there's no harm in that!

Thanks. I was actually saving up for crossfiring 5870s and is why I got that PSU. Saw the GTX460 and was just great for the price.

Epic Beatrice
07-26-2010, 04:12 AM
AMD Phenom II x4 955 3,2Ghz 8mb L3 Cache BLACK EDITION AM3
AMD Heatsink
XFX HD5770 5Gb
4Gb RAm DDR3
MSI 770 (AMD 770) AM3
OCZ 600w StealthXstreaM

wing0zero
07-26-2010, 04:46 AM
AMD Phenom II x4 955 3,2Ghz 8mb L3 Cache BLACK EDITION AM3
AMD Heatsink
XFX HD5770 5Gb
4Gb RAm DDR3
MSI 770 (AMD 770) AM3
OCZ 600w StealthXstreaM

Whey hey you finally bought it, been a long time coming.

Good CPU, OK GPU

7 out of 10

Ill even post mine still needs the CPU watercooling but apart from that it's done.

Case
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D

Mobo
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 X58 Express SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

CPU
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz @ 4.2 cooled by Thermalright 120 eXtreme & 2x Noctua NF-P12's

GPUs
2x5850's @ 1000/1200 + dedicated GTX 260 for PhysX, all watercooled.

RAM
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Cas:7,7,7,20

HD's
O/S Corsair Force SSD 60GB R/285,W/275MB/s, Games & Storage 2x1TB Samsung Spinpoin F3

DVD
LG, 10x Blu-Ray Writer, 16x DVD±R

PSU
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000W 80+ BRONZE Certified Modular

O/S
Windows 7 64bit

Other - Viewsonic 1080p + Viewsonic 1680x1050 Monitor, G19 Keyboard, Microsoft Intelli Pro Mouse, Belkin n52 Pad, 5.1 surround.

Ciaos
07-26-2010, 05:48 AM
New rig after the previous motherboard with Q6600 died after a BIOS update (fried the board with smoke and electrical burning smell etc).

Intel i7 930 @4.4ghz (cpu-z validate) (http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1304751) - watercooled (pic1) (http://empire.ispeeds.net/~delphi/wsgf/23.png) (pic2) (http://empire.ispeeds.net/~delphi/wsgf/22.png)
Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev2
6GB 1600MHz Corsair Dominator
ATI 5870 E6 2GB @900/1300 - watercooled
128GB SSD Crucial M225
5x 500GB Seagate 7200.10
850W Corsair TX

Extras:
3x Dell S2209W (1920x1080 each) (pic) (http://empire.ispeeds.net/~delphi/wsgf/26.png)

Temp on cpu @4.4ghz = low/mid 40's idle with mid 70's on 100% load with prime95
Temp on gpu @900/1300 = high 30's/low 40's idle with low 50's on full load.


+1 for 8.8 , not a bad OC you got going there :)

That is beautiful. Easily 9/10, you'll need another 5870 for top marks ;)

That watercooling set up is amazing. Loving the tubes.

Delph
07-26-2010, 10:07 AM
snip
Nice rig chap, going by what others have given around here, id say that passes 9/10 :D
With the watercooling you claim you intend to add, that will be a very rocking machine :D

That is beautiful. Easily 9/10, you'll need another 5870 for top marks ;)In good time I am sure :D

That watercooling set up is amazing. Loving the tubes.Thanks for the kind comments :)

Crew
07-26-2010, 11:05 AM
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 Ghz @ 3.20 Ghz
ATI Radeon Sapphire 5870 Vapor-X
4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz Geil
Asus P7P55D-LE
Corsair 650 W
Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
CoolerMaster RC-690 Black

madpistol
07-26-2010, 01:04 PM
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 Ghz @ 3.20 Ghz
ATI Radeon Sapphire 5870 Vapor-X
4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz Geil
Asus P7P55D-LE
Corsair 650 W
Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
CoolerMaster RC-690 Black

Nothing wrong with that. :)

9/10

kooG
07-26-2010, 01:22 PM
i7 930 2.8 standard (liquid cooled with asetek 510lc)
asus 5770 (will upgrade)
6gig ddr3 a-data 1600mhz
asus p6t se or something like that forgot
corsair 750w
win7 home premium
apevia x-dreamer 3 black w/ blue ring.

MassacrMan
07-26-2010, 01:47 PM
Core i5 750 (quad core at 2.67 GHz).
4 GB DDR3 Dual channel 1066 RAM
ASUS CuCore HD 5770 1 GB (said to run about 12% cooler than other 5770s).
Antec Earthwatts 650 W PSU
23' ASUS VH235T-P widescreen monitor at 1080p and 16:9
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

MikeBlaszczak
07-26-2010, 01:57 PM
Core i5 750 (quad core at 2.67 GHz).
4 GB DDR3 Dual channel 1066 RAM
ASUS CuCore HD 5770 1 GB (said to run about 12% cooler than other 5770s).
Antec Earthwatts 650 W PSU
23' ASUS VH235T-P widescreen monitor at 1080p and 16:9
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

8/10. Could use more memory, what kind of disk do you have? Power supply is too large. I built a couple of machines on that same processor this year for my at-home servers; they run great.

EyeOfTheHawks
07-26-2010, 03:36 PM
Nobody rated mine... :(

It was on the page before this one.

kooG
07-26-2010, 03:55 PM
Nobody rated mine... :(

It was on the page before this one.

same :( mine is like 4 posts up

smellykaka
07-26-2010, 04:04 PM
MSI NF750-G55 Motherboard (nForce 750a SLI, ATX, Socket AM3, DDR3, Dual Channel, PCIe, HDMI)
Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply (ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan)
OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum RAM (2x2GB, 1333MHz, DDR3, Low Voltage, Dual Channel)
250GB SATA Hard Drive (Sorry, dont know the specs)
Seagate 7200.11 ST31500341AS Barracuda Hard Drive ( 1.5TB, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G)
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Video Card (512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, Dual DVI, HDTV)
Samsung Syncmaster 932GW (2ms Response, 3000:1 Dynamic Contrast, 19", 1440x900 Native)

CURRENTLY
AMD HDX550WFGMBOX Phenom II X2 550 Dual Core Processor (3.10GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s))

ON ORDER)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX 3.20GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB)
CPU upgrade is a good one. You'll want to do something about that GPU before long, as it'll be holding the CPU back most likely. Otherwise, not bad for a budget system.

AMD Phenom II x4 955 3,2Ghz 8mb L3 Cache BLACK EDITION AM3
AMD Heatsink
XFX HD5770 5Gb
4Gb RAm DDR3
MSI 770 (AMD 770) AM3
OCZ 600w StealthXstreaM
Excellent CPU, passable GPU. Reasonably solid system. No details on case though, which is my favourite part of PC selection.

Ill even post mine still needs the CPU watercooling but apart from that it's done.

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Lust.

I'd have one of these, except my PC travels with me probably two weekends out of three and it'd be a right pain in the ♥♥♥♥ carting it in and out of the car all the time, plus it might not even fit.

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 X58 Express SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz @ 4.2 cooled by Thermalright 120 eXtreme & 2x Noctua NF-P12's
A nice solid combo. I've been getting pretty interested in Noctua fans. At least for the slots where they're not visible - I don't think I could put up with one in an externally-visible mount.

2x5850's @ 1000/1200 + dedicated GTX 260 for PhysX, all watercooled.
Would love to see a pic of the watercooling setup.

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Cas:7,7,7,20
O/S Corsair Force SSD 60GB R/285,W/275MB/s, Games & Storage 2x1TB Samsung Spinpoin F3
Nice judicious use of SSD there. Only change I'd make is to use something like a Caviar Green as the storage drive.

LG, 10x Blu-Ray Writer, 16x DVD±R
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000W 80+ BRONZE Certified Modular
Windows 7 64bit
Nothing wrong with this lot.

Intel Core i5 750 2.66 Ghz @ 3.20 Ghz
ATI Radeon Sapphire 5870 Vapor-X
4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz Geil
Asus P7P55D-LE
Corsair 650 W
Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
CoolerMaster RC-690 Black
That's a pretty decent looking setup, although you didn't provide drive details.

Fairly mild overclock on the CPU - are you deliberately being conservative, or do you need an aftermarket cooler to go faster?

i7 930 2.8 standard (liquid cooled with asetek 510lc)
asus 5770 (will upgrade)
6gig ddr3 a-data 1600mhz
asus p6t se or something like that forgot
corsair 750w
win7 home premium
apevia x-dreamer 3 black w/ blue ring.
Hadn't heard of Apevia before. The front panel reminds me of iCute for some reason.

Yeah, the GPU could do with an upgrade but generally looks a fairly solid system, save that you didn't list your drive specs.

Core i5 750 (quad core at 2.67 GHz).
4 GB DDR3 Dual channel 1066 RAM
ASUS CuCore HD 5770 1 GB (said to run about 12% cooler than other 5770s).
Antec Earthwatts 650 W PSU
23' ASUS VH235T-P widescreen monitor at 1080p and 16:9
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Decent basic system, though you didn't list drive specs. I'd want a more powerful GPU than that.

Power supply is too large.
Name brand PSUs tend to start at about 650W these days, so while you're right and he is overpowered, I don't think it was a bad choice.

kooG
07-26-2010, 04:33 PM
Hadn't heard of Apevia before. The front panel reminds me of iCute for some reason.

Yeah, the GPU could do with an upgrade but generally looks a fairly solid system, save that you didn't list your drive specs.

what drive specs?

MassacrMan
07-26-2010, 04:34 PM
Name brand PSUs tend to start at about 650W these days, so while you're right and he is overpowered, I don't think it was a bad choice.

Well I wanted to make sure I had enough power and I didn't think my old 400 W PSU would cut it. I do not know about my drives though, just know they're both sata.

Decent basic system, though you didn't list drive specs. I'd want a more powerful GPU than that.

This GPU was the result of being on a budget tbh, I thought it was a good choice as it does allow me to max games I play such as BC2, AvP3, GTA IV, etc.. I will be waiting for the 6xxx series to upgade again.

I wouldn't call my system to be decent and basic, that to be is a core 2 quad with a 4xxx series GPU. My system is leaps better than my old one that had a:

Pentium D dual core @ 3.0 GHz
2 GB DDR2 RAM
Nvidia 7600
Windows XP 32 bit

Diesel757
07-27-2010, 02:18 AM
This is my current setup...it does everything I need it to do (so far at least). It also happens to be my first build...I can't wait to do it again.

AMD 955be
MSI 790FX-GD70
OCZ 4gigs DDR3 1600
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4890
Corsair 650w PSU
Windows 7
Antec Three hundred Case

MikeBlaszczak
07-27-2010, 10:34 AM
Name brand PSUs tend to start at about 650W these days, so while you're right and he is overpowered, I don't think it was a bad choice.Rosewill, Antec, Coolmax, and Thermaltake all have power supplies at 450 watts or less.

subzy
07-27-2010, 11:24 AM
Dell Inc XPS 630i
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Original Processor Frequency: 2400.0 MHz
Original Processor Frequency [MHz]: 2400
Motherboard Model: Dell Inc 0PP150
Motherboard Chipset: nVidia nForce 650i/750i SLI + MCP51
Memory: 4 GB DDR2 800 MHz
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9800GT

dungeonseeker_1
07-27-2010, 02:02 PM
Whats my rating then???

Intel Core I7 920 @ 3.8Ghz
Noctua NH-U12SE Cooler
Gigabyte EX-58 Extreme
6GB OCZ Blade 2100Mhz Low Latency Tri Chan DDR3 @ 2100Mhz 8,8,8,19
2 x XFX Radeon HD4870 1GB xXx Edition Xfire
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache
Creative XFI Fatality Platinum PCIE
Coolermaster RC1100 Cosmos "S"
Pioneer BDR205 12x BDRW
Dell SP2309W Monitor @ 2048x1152
Creative Inspire T6200 5.1
Coolermaster Truepower 1250w
Windows 7 Profession X64

subzy
07-27-2010, 03:06 PM
Whats my rating then???

Intel Core I7 920 @ 3.8Ghz
Noctua NH-U12SE Cooler
Gigabyte EX-58 Extreme
6GB OCZ Blade 2100Mhz Low Latency Tri Chan DDR3 @ 2100Mhz 8,8,8,19
2 x XFX Radeon HD4870 1GB xXx Edition Xfire
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache
Creative XFI Fatality Platinum PCIE
Coolermaster RC1100 Cosmos "S"
Pioneer BDR205 12x BDRW
Dell SP2309W Monitor @ 2048x1152
Creative Inspire T6200 5.1
Coolermaster Truepower 1250w
Windows 7 Profession X64

Oh you're just showing off now! lol very nice build btw :cool:

dungeonseeker_1
07-28-2010, 01:12 AM
aYeah, but does anyone else feels robbed by Windows HDD RAting?

I have a 64MB Cache 8MBb/s Transfer Rate HDD, i have a friend who has a Samsaung F1 (supposedly the fastest platter HDD available) and another friend who has SSD and all three of us get 5.9 from Windows 7 for our HDD rating, wth is that all about?

Delph
07-28-2010, 04:29 AM
Whats my rating then???

Intel Core I7 920 @ 3.8Ghz
Noctua NH-U12SE Cooler
Gigabyte EX-58 Extreme
6GB OCZ Blade 2100Mhz Low Latency Tri Chan DDR3 @ 2100Mhz 8,8,8,19
2 x XFX Radeon HD4870 1GB xXx Edition Xfire
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache
Creative XFI Fatality Platinum PCIE
Coolermaster RC1100 Cosmos "S"
Pioneer BDR205 12x BDRW
Dell SP2309W Monitor @ 2048x1152
Creative Inspire T6200 5.1
Coolermaster Truepower 1250w
Windows 7 Profession X64

8.5>9?
CPU & Ram both really good, crossfire gfx is good got plenty of grunt left, but lack technologies like dx11. Otherwise a nice show :)

thompsonk
07-29-2010, 02:46 AM
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1319642

http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/1319642.png (http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1319642)

9800gtx+ oc 805\1250\1885

smellykaka
07-29-2010, 02:47 AM
I have a 64MB Cache 8MBb/s Transfer Rate HDD, i have a friend who has a Samsaung F1 (supposedly the fastest platter HDD available) and another friend who has SSD and all three of us get 5.9 from Windows 7 for our HDD rating, wth is that all about?
In my experience spinning drives always get 5.9 and SSDs always get 7.1. An SSD that only gets 5.9 is a new one on me.

jeep-regal
07-29-2010, 03:49 PM
1 x EVGA 017-P3-1295-AR CO-OP Edition GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3
2 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3(total 12 GB)
1 x COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
1 x ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3.0Gb
1 x COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
1 x CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
1 x SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With LightScribe
1 x Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
os windows 7 64 bit
1 x NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller
5 x LOGISYS Computer CF120BL 120mm BLUE 4 LED LED Case Fan
1 x Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb

rotNdude
07-29-2010, 03:54 PM
1 x EVGA 017-P3-1295-AR CO-OP Edition GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3
2 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit
1 x COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
1 x ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3.0Gb
1 x COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
1 x CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
1 x SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With LightScribe
1 x Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
os windows 7 64 bit
1 x NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller
1 x COOLER MASTER RA-1000-SWN1-GP Transparent Acrylic Side Window Panel
5 x LOGISYS Computer CF120BL 120mm BLUE 4 LED LED Case Fan
1 x Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb

9.1/10

GTX295 is showing its age.

massassin
07-29-2010, 07:52 PM
i7 720qm
4gb dual channel ddr3 at 1066
dual 1gb radeon hd 4870's in crossfirex
I would lke to upgrade the ram to 12gb is that usefull.new to pc gaming alot to learn.lol pc's are not plug and play to many options to consider.

mitcheroo
07-30-2010, 05:38 AM
Rate mine.

Motherboard: Gigabyte H55M-S2H
Processor: Intel i3-550 (Dual Core) @ 3.5ghz (overclocked from 3.2ghz)
RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz
GPU: HIS HD5770
PSU: Gigabyte 550w
HDD: Seagate 1TB
Case: Antec Three Hundred
Cooling: 1x 140mm on top, 1x 120mm on back and 1x 120mm on front

Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

By no means meant to be a high end gaming PC.

real4xor
07-30-2010, 10:43 AM
Well, mine IS meant to be a multi... multi...usable thing. 3d modelling, music, games. oh yea, I also sometimes type letters on this thing too.

Operating System: Windows 7UE 64-bit
Mobo: MICRO-STAR MS-7577
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
GPU: HIS HD 4800 (x2 linked)

Almost forgot my OOOsome 1337Gamer G15 logitech keyboard, random logitech laser mouse and bamboo Pen&Touch pad. Infact, asof lately, I`ve been writing my emails. =P

Canoso777
08-02-2010, 06:22 PM
plz Rate it :O

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Screen 15.6" WXGA (1366x768)
2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile P8700
RAM 2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Storage 250 GB HDD 5400 RPM
Video card ATI Radeon HD 4650
Video memory 512 MB Dedicated graphics card
6.1 lbs
3 USB 2.0, Memory Card
CD R/W, DVD R/W
Wireless A, G, N
Networking 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Audio 3D Premium Surround Sound
Dimensions 9.7" x 1.5" x 14.7"

:)

10twenty
08-05-2010, 12:44 PM
I built this last year.

Intel i7 920 2.66 ghz, turboboost on, ht on
Scythe Ninja 2 cpu heatsink, arctic silver thermal paste
MSI X58 Platinum SLI mobo
G.Skill DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 6x2GB (12GB ram)
XFX nVidia GTX285 1GB PCIe 2.0 graphics
onboard sound (been trying to get my old sound blaster card to work, but I can't find drivers)
Corsair TX850 850watt psu
Windows Vista x64 Home Premium
Seagate 1.5TB SATA2 hdd, primary

about 5.5TB of other drives used for media storage

Pioneer dvd-rw 18x sata2
Antec 900 case
Logitech illuminated keyboard
MS Intellimouse black/silver usb
ASUS vw266h25.5" LCD screen 1920x1200
... 2.1 speakers

I don't play that many games anymore, its been years since i last bought a game (from a store) .
My newest games are Crysis and Crysis Warhead, at 1920x1200 with most setting at very high I enjoy great visuals and 60-75 fps
Steam games: HL1 series, DOD1.3, CS1.6, CS:S, HL2, Brainbread (mod), SMOD (mod), G-mod (free version)
in a few years, probably a decade or so, I might buy some new games.
I also play Dues Ex (and mods) and have DX:IW installed.

Most of the time my PC is a multimedia computer. I think I'm up to 18 complete TV show downloads (that's hundreds of eps each), and clsoe to 650 movies.

I also use my PC for work, I don't know whether fraps is right, I got 2048 fps in AutoCAD 2010. that's pretty damn high. I do alot of 2D drawings, some 3D design.

Sometimes its used as a workstation for my brother who does alot of film work and doesn't have a good PC. He says it way faster than the school Mac computers.

the_rapton
08-05-2010, 07:36 PM
This is my midline, sub-$1500 (CAD) rig...

Asus P7P55D-E-Pro Mobo (SATA6, USB 3.0)
Intel i5 950 2.6ghz
ATI HD Radeon 5770 1GB
WD Caviar 500GB HDD
Antec 900 II case
Tascam US122mkII External Soundboard (plus integrated VIA HD sound)
Airlink Wireless Router :P
LG Flatron W2261VP 22-inch (1080p) Monitor

Not bad for $1400 Canadian lol :)

Let me know how it stacks up

TheColorCute
08-05-2010, 09:02 PM
AMD Phenom II 965 BE
Corsair DOMINAOTR 8GB DDR3 RAM
Corsair RAM Cooling Fan
2x XFX 5870 1GB in CFX
80GB Intel SSD
650GB WD 7200RPM HD
Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
Cooler Master Cosmos 1000
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W PSU
Lite-on DVD Drive

alberts00
08-06-2010, 08:24 AM
I built this last year.

Intel i7 920 2.66 ghz, turboboost on, ht on
Scythe Ninja 2 cpu heatsink, arctic silver thermal paste
MSI X58 Platinum SLI mobo
G.Skill DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 6x2GB (12GB ram)
XFX nVidia GTX285 1GB PCIe 2.0 graphics
onboard sound (been trying to get my old sound blaster card to work, but I can't find drivers)
Corsair TX850 850watt psu
Windows Vista x64 Home Premium
Seagate 1.5TB SATA2 hdd, primary

about 5.5TB of other drives used for media storage

Pioneer dvd-rw 18x sata2
Antec 900 case
Logitech illuminated keyboard
MS Intellimouse black/silver usb
ASUS vw266h25.5" LCD screen 1920x1200
... 2.1 speakers

I don't play that many games anymore, its been years since i last bought a game (from a store) .
My newest games are Crysis and Crysis Warhead, at 1920x1200 with most setting at very high I enjoy great visuals and 60-75 fps
Steam games: HL1 series, DOD1.3, CS1.6, CS:S, HL2, Brainbread (mod), SMOD (mod), G-mod (free version)
in a few years, probably a decade or so, I might buy some new games.
I also play Dues Ex (and mods) and have DX:IW installed.

Most of the time my PC is a multimedia computer. I think I'm up to 18 complete TV show downloads (that's hundreds of eps each), and clsoe to 650 movies.

I also use my PC for work, I don't know whether fraps is right, I got 2048 fps in AutoCAD 2010. that's pretty damn high. I do alot of 2D drawings, some 3D design.

Sometimes its used as a workstation for my brother who does alot of film work and doesn't have a good PC. He says it way faster than the school Mac computers.

I would give it 8 Could be more if you had SLI ;)

And guys, rate other people computers please :/


This is my midline, sub-$1500 (CAD) rig...

Asus P7P55D-E-Pro Mobo (SATA6, USB 3.0)
Intel i5 950 2.6ghz
ATI HD Radeon 5770 1GB
WD Caviar 500GB HDD
Antec 900 II case
Tascam US122mkII External Soundboard (plus integrated VIA HD sound)
Airlink Wireless Router :P
LG Flatron W2261VP 22-inch (1080p) Monitor

Not bad for $1400 Canadian lol :)

Let me know how it stacks up
Not the best video card :O 7

mbearden2011
08-06-2010, 11:40 AM
Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit
CPU
AMD Phenom II X3 710 35 °C
Heka 45nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 1333MHz (9-9-9-24)"
Motherboard
JETWAY HA08 (CPU 1)
Graphics
E17T6W @ 1440x900
ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series (ATI AIB) 44 °C
Hard Drives
625GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B0 ATA Device (IDE) 38 °C
Optical Drives
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
ROXIO DVD-ROM EMULATOR SCSI CdRom Device
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM_GSA-H60N ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

SelfEsteemFun
08-06-2010, 04:17 PM
Intel Core i3 (overclocked to 2.8 ghz)
2 cores, 4 threads
intel Gma HD (overclocks with processor)
4gb DDR3 ram/vram
500gb HDD
4 hour battery life (at average, 6 is max)
16/9 720p screen
Altec Lansing and SRS HD audio with 7.1 support

runs HL2 portal and TF2 in max settings without the slightest lag
fps around 60

DorkSterr
08-09-2010, 04:18 PM
Finally completed my system.

CPU: i7 980X 3003B475* @ 4215MHz 1.312V
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme - BIOS 0901
Graphics Card: Crossfire 4890 XOC 925MHz/1125MHz
Memory: 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1968MHz / 7-7-7-20 C7*
Hard Drive: 256GB Crucial RealSSD C300 SATA 6Gb/s (OS)
Hard Drive 2: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6Gb/s
Hard Drive 3: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6Gb/s }Media
Hard Drive 4: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6Gb/s
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 1200W 80+ Gold 100% Modular
Display: Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30" 2560X1600
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
Speakers: BOSE Companion 5
Headphones: Shure SE535
Mouse: Cyborg R.A.T 7
Mouse pad: Steelseries SX
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Cooling
CPU: Coolit ECO C240 A.L.C. PUSH/PULL 69.5CFM 18dbA
Graphics Card (GPU): Stock
Memory: Airflow II

Leandros
08-09-2010, 05:47 PM
This is a planned build, ordered the parts just now.
CPU: i5 760 (planned an 860 but it was permanently out of stock after I ordered it. I was regretting it anyway because it was €250 as opposed to the 760's €180)
MOBO: MSI P55-GD65
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz C9
PSU: Seasonic M12II Bronze 520W (was this a better choice over a Cooler Master RealPower M520? I thought so...)
GPU: 8800GT for now, will upgrade to 460 or 5850 depending on when AMD feels like dropping the 5850's price
HDD: 1xSamsung F3 1TB, 2xSamsung F1 750GB, 1xMaxtor DiamondMax 9 160GB, 1xWD WD3200 320GB.
Monitors: dual, but awful. Good enough for now though. Might get a 24" something sometime.

coryrbk
08-09-2010, 09:43 PM
AMD Phenom II 965 BE
Corsair DOMINAOTR 8GB DDR3 RAM
Corsair RAM Cooling Fan
2x XFX 5870 1GB in CFX
80GB Intel SSD
650GB WD 7200RPM HD
Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
Cooler Master Cosmos 1000
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W PSU
Lite-on DVD Drive


Pretty good could use a better HDD though, so i'll give you an 8 :)

Baron_Fel
08-09-2010, 11:13 PM
GPU: 8800GT for now, will upgrade to 460 or 5850 depending on when AMD feels like dropping the 5850's price

Monitors: dual, but awful. Good enough for now though. Might get a 24" something sometime.

consider a 470 too then, its the same price as a 5850 and better. Or if you are waiting, a more powerful varient of the GF 104 in the GTX 460 is going to be coming out, this would be the best option.

for the monitor, wait for 120hz to get a bit more penetration. There are a few good models out now but they are still somewhat expensive at $300+, time will help there.

Finally completed my system.

CPU: i7 980X 3003B475* @ 4215MHz 1.312V
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme - BIOS 0901
Graphics Card: Crossfire 4890 XOC 925MHz/1125MHz
Memory: 6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1968MHz / 7-7-7-20 C7*
Hard Drive: 256GB Crucial RealSSD C300 SATA 6Gb/s (OS)
Hard Drive 2: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6Gb/s
Hard Drive 3: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6Gb/s }Media
Hard Drive 4: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 6Gb/s
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 1200W 80+ Gold 100% Modular
Display: Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30" 2560X1600
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
Speakers: BOSE Companion 5
Headphones: Shure SE535
Mouse: Cyborg R.A.T 7
Mouse pad: Steelseries SX
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Cooling
CPU: Coolit ECO C240 A.L.C. PUSH/PULL 69.5CFM 18dbA
Graphics Card (GPU): Stock
Memory: Airflow II

this is about as good as it gets, except for the graphics

lEricl
08-10-2010, 07:09 AM
pretty popular thread :|

Leandros
08-10-2010, 11:36 AM
consider a 470 too then, its the same price as a 5850 and better. Or if you are waiting, a more powerful varient of the GF 104 in the GTX 460 is going to be coming out, this would be the best option.

for the monitor, wait for 120hz to get a bit more penetration. There are a few good models out now but they are still somewhat expensive at $300+, time will help there.As I said, I'm in no hurry to replace the 8800GT (provided my previous PSU didn't kill it, that's why I'm buying new stuff). I'd prefer not to get a GF100 just because it's so damn power hungry. I'll wait and see what comes out in the GF10x line, then. As for the monitor, there's literally one (1) monitor with 120Hz on the pricewatch site I use (very few shops in my country aren't on this site) and it's €260 for 22" (1680×1050), dunno if that's something I like. I'm sure the price will drop but it took quite a while for the normal 24"s to come down in price.

NiTrOcss
08-11-2010, 06:45 PM
Some old oc projects:

I'm ultragaming1993*

Intel D925 @4.2Ghz!
http://www.youtube.com/ultragaming1993#p/u/3/gehR6R2Tx8E

Intel celeron 240 @ 3.3Ghz!
http://www.youtube.com/ultragaming1993#p/u/5/-Y-DNGy9QTI

Modding Zalman 9500 cpu cooler on a Kickasss old cpu!
http://www.youtube.com/ultragaming1993#p/u/16/zWalHk8pZzg

enjoy..

thekoolaidman
08-12-2010, 11:52 AM
I'm curious to see any future (no reason to upgrade now yet) upgrade ideas. My next set of cards will probably be NVIDIA (unless the new 6XXX from ATI is good enough to ignore their awful drivers). I was also thinking about an SSD for the OS, but they are pretty pricey.

MOBO: ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution
Case: CoolerMaster HAF-922 ATX Full-Tower Chassi
PSU: 750W Power Pro ATX/EPS 12V SLI Power Supply
CPU: Intel CORE i7 930 2.66GHZ 8M
RAM: 8GB Tri-Channel
HDD: Dual WD 500GB @7200rpm Raid Stripe-0
DVD: Lite-on DVD Player/Burner
GPU: Dual GIGABYTE 5850s in Crossfire

I also have three 200mm fans, and the system is pretty clean on the inside so airflow is awesome!

All of this displays on a Haans.G 28" wide screen LCD in 1920x1200

Please rate and give suggestions.

Sierra Oscar
08-13-2010, 12:56 PM
Mine

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi Mobo

2 GB Corsair Pc 6400 RAM

Nvidia 7800GTX

Maxtor 300GB HD

Samsung 320GB HD

Samsung 120GB HD

Hiper 580Watt PSU

Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty 64MB

How times change :)

Case : Corsair Obsidian 800D
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
PSU : Corsair Professional Series HX1000W
Mobo : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2
CPU : Intel Core i7 930 2.8 GHz 8MB
RAM : Corsair XMS3 Classic 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
GPU : XFX ATI Radeon 5970 2GB Black Edition
HDD1 : OCZ Technology Vertex 2E - 60GB
HDD2 : Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 - 1TB
Optical 1 : Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW
Opitcal 2 : LiteOn IHOS104-37 4x Blu-Ray

This will be my first ATI card I have ever purchased. Not purchasing a Nvidia GeForce 400 series card will be the first time I miss a generation since the GeForce 4 series (bar the GeForce 9 series)!

NitrousX
08-13-2010, 01:05 PM
How times change :)

Case : Corsair Obsidian 800D
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
PSU : Corsair Professional Series HX1000W
Mobo : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2
CPU : Intel Core i7 930 2.8 GHz 8MB
RAM : Corsair XMS3 Classic 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
GPU : XFX ATI Radeon 9750 2GB Black Edition
HDD1 : OCZ Technology Vertex 2E - 60GB
HDD2 : Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 - 1TB
Optical 1 : Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW
Opitcal 2 : LiteOn IHOS104-37 4x Blu-Ray

This will be my first ATI card I have ever purchased, not buying a Nvidia card will be the first time I miss a generation since the GeForce 5 series (bar the 9 series)!

Awesome rig you have there mate. I especially like that Radeon 9750 2GB video card. ;)

5970 perhaps?

Sierra Oscar
08-13-2010, 01:08 PM
Awesome rig you have there mate. I especially like that Radeon 9750 2GB video card. ;)

5970 perhaps?

. . . what you talking about?

:D

(Fixed, you were correct with your guess!)

Undead
08-17-2010, 08:32 PM
Well I finally got around to doing enough work on my rig for now.
I do plan on upgrading more RAM and a new GPU when the time comes.

Current Setup:
CPU: i7 860 O.C. 3.36GHz
MoBo: GA-P55A-UD3
PSU: XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W
GPU: Radeon HD 4770 512MB (GPU Clock: 830MHz, Memory: 850MHz)
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (8-8-8-24, 1.64V)
Cooling: Hyper 212 Plus with Dual Fans
HDD: 500GB & 320GB Western Digital 7200RPM
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

That's about it, what do you think?

GodBlock
08-17-2010, 10:33 PM
Sierra Oscar.. I'd be interested in your opinion of the ati card I myself have been with nvidia for a long time, and I'm thinking of upgrading soon.

Nasado
08-19-2010, 11:26 PM
Updated it, new rating?

Intel Core i5-750 4x2,66GHz LGA

Nvidia Gforce GTX 460 1024mb DDR5

Kingston HyperX 2x2gb DDR3 1600Mhz

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 Socket

Samsung 500gb 7200rpm 16mb SATA

Energon 750W (Power-surply)

OOIEatte
08-20-2010, 12:53 AM
Well I finally got around to doing enough work on my rig for now.
I do plan on upgrading more RAM and a new GPU when the time comes.

Current Setup:
CPU: i7 860 O.C. 3.36GHz
MoBo: GA-P55A-UD3
PSU: XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W
GPU: Radeon HD 4770 512MB (GPU Clock: 830MHz, Memory: 850MHz)
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (8-8-8-24, 1.64V)
Cooling: Hyper 212 Plus with Dual Fans
HDD: 500GB & 320GB Western Digital 7200RPM
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

That's about it, what do you think?
As you said, some RAM and a new graphics card and you're good to go. Btw, I have the same CPU cooler as you, keeps my 3.8ghz Phenom II X4 at 45c under full load with one 800rpm fan, love it.

joemtnbike
08-20-2010, 12:55 AM
Updated it, new rating?

Intel Core i5-750 4x2,66GHz LGA

Nvidia Gforce GTX 460 1024mb DDR5

Kingston HyperX 2x2gb DDR3 1600Mhz

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 Socket

Samsung 500gb 7200rpm 16mb SATA

Energon 750W (Power-surply)

good setup, 8.5+/10 there are higher gpu options available and I recommend a better psu.
Otherwise nice build

joemtnbike
08-20-2010, 01:00 AM
Well I finally got around to doing enough work on my rig for now.
I do plan on upgrading more RAM and a new GPU when the time comes.

Current Setup:
CPU: i7 860 O.C. 3.36GHz
MoBo: GA-P55A-UD3
PSU: XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W
GPU: Radeon HD 4770 512MB (GPU Clock: 830MHz, Memory: 850MHz)
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (8-8-8-24, 1.64V)
Cooling: Hyper 212 Plus with Dual Fans
HDD: 500GB & 320GB Western Digital 7200RPM
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

That's about it, what do you think?

The HD4770 is the weakest component here.
If u are happy with it no need to change.
If u are looking to upgrade get out the checkbook.
5830 ~ @220
5850 ~ $300
5870 ~ $400

OOIEatte
08-20-2010, 05:23 AM
The HD4770 is the weakest component here.
If u are happy with it no need to change.
If u are looking to upgrade get out the checkbook.
5830 ~ @220
5850 ~ $300
5870 ~ $400
Or just get the GTX 460 1GB, better and cheaper than the first 2 alternatives.

666Dominator666
08-20-2010, 06:25 AM
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4.6 Punisher
08-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Motherboard - Asus M4A78T-E
CPU - AMD Phenom II 720 BE OC'd to 3.2 GHz
VCard - Sapphire HD5770 1GB
RAM - OCZ Urban Ops 2 x 2GB
Case - Cool Master Centurion 5
Fan - Zalman 92mm
PSU - Corsair 750TX
OS - Win 7 premium 64 bit

I built this last November and it's my first ever. Wiring was the scariest part.

NitrousX
08-20-2010, 02:11 PM
Motherboard - Asus M4A78T-E
CPU - AMD Phenom II 720 BE OC'd to 3.2 GHz
VCard - Sapphire HD5770 1GB
RAM - OCZ Urban Ops 2 x 2GB
Case - Cool Master Centurion 5
Fan - Zalman 92mm
PSU - Corsair 750TX
OS - Win 7 premium 64 bit

I built this last November and it's my first ever. Wiring was the scariest part.

8.2/10

Your CPU is a bit dated. Nice looking rig all-together.

4.6 Punisher
08-20-2010, 02:41 PM
8.2/10

Your CPU is a bit dated. Nice looking rig all-together.

Is it really that old already? They weren't kidding when they say "by the time you buy it, it's already obsolete". lol

Bhavv
09-16-2010, 02:39 PM
Hello.

I have:

Intel I7 920 @ 4.0 Ghz
Asus Rampage III Extreme
12 Gb Geil ram @ 1600 Mhx, 6-8-6-20 timings
2 MSI Cyclone Geforce GTX 460s in SLI
64 Gb Crucial C300 SSD for windows
2 x Samsung F3 1 Tb's in Raid 0 for my games
2 x Samsung F4 2 Tbs for backup and storage
Tagan BZ-1100w PSU
And a DVD RW drive and Windows 7 Professional.

According to windows performance index, my CPU is bad :p

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9979/badcpu.png (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/badcpu.png/)

I need an I7 970, but its too much.

/Joke :)

lo3.explicit
09-16-2010, 02:43 PM
Hello.

I have:

Intel I7 920 @ 4.0 Ghz
Asus Rampage III Extreme
12 Gb Geil ram @ 1600 Mhx, 6-8-6-20 timings
2 MSI Cyclone Geforce GTX 460s in SLI
64 Gb Crucial C300 SSD for windows
2 x Samsung F3 1 Tb's in Raid 0 for my games
2 x Samsung F4 2 Tbs for backup and storage
Tagan BZ-1100w PSU
And a DVD RW drive and Windows 7 Professional.

According to windows performance index, my CPU is bad :p

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9979/badcpu.png (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/badcpu.png/)

I need an I7 970, but its too much.

/Joke :)

9/10
-1 for SLI'in 2 mid range graphics cards.
You did not mention cooling. I might have taken a tad off for it but meh. mid 30's idle for me just barely hits 60 full load prime95 at the same speeds. watercooled

Dont you just love your i7? I got same with OCZ memory, Asus P6T, and a 5850. People bash i7 for being overkill. Being able to breeze right thru stuff is nice.

masta121
09-16-2010, 02:43 PM
Mine is:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
Asus M4A785-TD EVO
4GB A-Data G Series 1600 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 470
Samsung F1 750GB + Seagate 250GB
RW GS 630W PSU
Windows 7 HP
Asus VH232H 23" 1080P
Logitech G500/Saitek Eclipse II

Pretty amazing mid range build.

Bhavv
09-16-2010, 02:52 PM
9/10
-1 for SLI'in 2 mid range graphics cards.

Nooooes, but the SLI GTX 460s are super fast.

Air cooled, Asus Trition 88 for the CPU and lots of fans:

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/8185/dsc00707d.jpg

The temps are 80 degrees on one core, under 80 for the other 3 in Prime and 100% stable at 4.0 Ghz, and the graphics cards stay at 78 / 76 at 890 Mhz (wont go any higher unil I bios mod them).

4.2 Ghz wont work on my CPU. It does 3.8 Ghz on 1.3v, 4.0 Ghz on 1.325v, and to get 4.2 Ghz stable enough for benchmarks, it needs to go all the way up to 1.3625v, and it gets far too hot and unstable with occasional BSODs :(.

I got a great mobo and ram, but a bad CPU for overclocking lots.


Dont you just love your i7?

Yea, I wanted a 4.2 Ghz capable one though, but Its not worth getting a new one and replacing it so I'm keeping it. I'm hoping that the I7 970 will get huge price cuts next year after sandy bridge is released so I can get a 32 nm hex to play with, but I wont even pay half its current price for one.

I were going to get an X-Fi Titanium sound card a while ago, but then I read about the Titanium HD which has EAX 5.0 plus 122 snr output for headphones, and I want that as I play with headphones, and the Asus Xonar cards cost too much and dont have the X-Fi features. Im still waiting for it :(

Bugs Bunny
09-16-2010, 03:20 PM
* Phenom II X6 1055T
* ASUS M4A87TD EVO (SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ready)
* Sapphire 5770 (Have money lying around for a 5800 card but dunno if I should wait for the 6000 series...)
* 4GB G. Skill (F3) DDR3 1600
* 2x 32GB Adata S596 Turbo SSD's (OS and Programs)
1TB Spinpoint F3 (Games)
500GB WD blue (Random documents)
* Windows 7 HP64
* 550W OCZ Fatal1ty modular PSU
* lolCase: HAF932

I usually play on 1440x900...

skippy72294
09-16-2010, 05:34 PM
Nooooes, but the SLI GTX 460s are super fast.

Air cooled, Asus Trition 88 for the CPU and lots of fans:

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/8185/dsc00707d.jpg

The temps are 80 degrees on one core, under 80 for the other 3 in Prime and 100% stable at 4.0 Ghz, and the graphics cards stay at 78 / 76 at 890 Mhz (wont go any higher unil I bios mod them).

4.2 Ghz wont work on my CPU. It does 3.8 Ghz on 1.3v, 4.0 Ghz on 1.325v, and to get 4.2 Ghz stable enough for benchmarks, it needs to go all the way up to 1.3625v, and it gets far too hot and unstable with occasional BSODs :(.

I got a great mobo and ram, but a bad CPU for overclocking lots.



Yea, I wanted a 4.2 Ghz capable one though, but Its not worth getting a new one and replacing it so I'm keeping it. I'm hoping that the I7 970 will get huge price cuts next year after sandy bridge is released so I can get a 32 nm hex to play with, but I wont even pay half its current price for one.

I were going to get an X-Fi Titanium sound card a while ago, but then I read about the Titanium HD which has EAX 5.0 plus 122 snr output for headphones, and I want that as I play with headphones, and the Asus Xonar cards cost too much and dont have the X-Fi features. Im still waiting for it :(

that CPU heatsink and fan looks like it would rip off that area of the Mobo O_O

Bhavv
09-16-2010, 07:01 PM
that CPU heatsink and fan looks like it would rip off that area of the Mobo O_O

hehe, my picture doesnt do it enough justice:

http://hardverapro.hu/dl/upc/2009-10/195830_asus_triton_88_mb2_b.jpg

Ive been using it for 17 months now, its fine and definitely doesnt damage board.

<80 degrees @ 4 Ghz is awesome :)

borg_7_of_9
09-16-2010, 10:57 PM
* Phenom II X6 1055T
* ASUS M4A87TD EVO (SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ready)
* Sapphire 5770 (Have money lying around for a 5800 card but dunno if I should wait for the 6000 series...)
* 4GB G. Skill (F3) DDR3 1600
* 2x 32GB Adata S596 Turbo SSD's (OS and Programs)
1TB Spinpoint F3 (Games)
500GB WD blue (Random documents)
* Windows 7 HP64
* 550W OCZ Fatal1ty modular PSU
* lolCase: HAF932

I usually play on 1440x900...

7 out of 10 -1 vid card, -1 1440x900 seriously, -1 6 core when only 4 are needed IMO! unless U are recording with frap's +.5

borg_7_of_9
09-16-2010, 11:09 PM
My G/F's non Gaming rig:


CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3, Sata 3 6Gb, USB 3
Ram: Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz CL8
PSU: CoolerMaster 550W
Case: RaidMax Ninja
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 125 Mb/s sustainded tran's tested!
HDD: WD 160G old caviar SE
GPU: HD3870 (13k5 3dMark06 not bad for a non gamer)
DVD/CD Asus multi Black Sata
Mon: VK222U 22"
K/B: Microsoft wireless
Mouse: G7 Logitech
SPK: 5.1 Ch logitech via Realtek 8ch onboard


Non OC'ed (Due to stock cooling, OCCT Tested at 3.8G stock Voltage & Intel Burntest

Bugs Bunny
09-16-2010, 11:26 PM
-1 6 core when only 4 are needed IMO! unless U are recording with frap's +.5

Ye, I use fraps + edit quite a lot ;)
though for gaming I agree there's not much use in a 6 core currently...

borg_7_of_9
09-16-2010, 11:41 PM
Ye, I use fraps + edit quite a lot ;)
though for gaming I agree there's not much use in a 6 core currently...

kewl so 7.5 for you but ill give you 8 for vid editng

borg_7_of_9
09-17-2010, 12:17 AM
My G/F's non Gaming rig:


CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3, Sata 3 6Gb, USB 3
Ram: Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz CL8
PSU: CoolerMaster 550W
Case: RaidMax Ninja
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 125 Mb/s sustainded tran's tested!
HDD: WD 160G old caviar SE
GPU: HD3870 (13k5 3dMark06 not bad for a non gamer)
DVD/CD Asus multi Black Sata
Mon: VK222U 22"
K/B: Microsoft wireless
Mouse: G7 Logitech
SPK: 5.1 Ch logitech via Realtek 8ch onboard


Non OC'ed (Due to stock cooling, OCCT Tested at 3.8G stock Voltage & Intel Burntest

plz rait this

joemtnbike
09-17-2010, 12:56 AM
My G/F's non Gaming rig:


CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3, Sata 3 6Gb, USB 3
Ram: Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz CL8
PSU: CoolerMaster 550W
Case: RaidMax Ninja
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 125 Mb/s sustainded tran's tested!
HDD: WD 160G old caviar SE
GPU: HD3870 (13k5 3dMark06 not bad for a non gamer)
DVD/CD Asus multi Black Sata
Mon: VK222U 22"
K/B: Microsoft wireless
Mouse: G7 Logitech
SPK: 5.1 Ch logitech via Realtek 8ch onboard


Non OC'ed (Due to stock cooling, OCCT Tested at 3.8G stock Voltage & Intel Burntest

6 out of 10.

borg_7_of_9
09-17-2010, 02:10 AM
6 out of 10.

Kewl n' thinks

SinglerGold2
09-17-2010, 08:58 AM
Rate my rig ;)


CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
Board: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
Ram: 4x 2048 MB OCZ Gold XTC OCZ3G16002G
PSU: Tagan PipeRock BZ Series 700W
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932
HDD: Crucial C300-CTFDDAC064MAG (SSD 64 GB)
HDD: WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS (300 GB)
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B (1000 GB)
HDD: Seagate ST3500830AS (500 GB)
HDD: SAMSUNG HD322HJ (320 GB)
HDD: JBOD-Raid (700 GB)
NAS: Buffalo Linkstation Live (1000 GB)
GPU: 2x Radeon HD5850 Crossfire
Mon: 3x LG Flatron L227WTP-PF (for Eyefinity), 1x LG Flatron 2452TX
Keyb: Logitech G19
Mouse: Microsoft X8
SPK: 5.1 Logitech Z-5500 via Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum
Hset: 5.1 Roccat Kave via Realtek onboard


More infos: http://www.sysprofile.de/id10487

MikeBlaszczak
09-17-2010, 09:06 AM
What does "HDD: JBOD-Raid (700 GB)" mean?

bes
09-17-2010, 09:15 AM
Mine is:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
Asus M4A785-TD EVO
4GB A-Data G Series 1600 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 470
Samsung F1 750GB + Seagate 250GB
RW GS 630W PSU
Windows 7 HP
Asus VH232H 23" 1080P
Logitech G500/Saitek Eclipse II

Pretty amazing mid range build.

7/10 ...I would have put a bigger power supply in it though..

Mine again:
CPU: AMD 1090T @3.34GHz(3.7Ghz Turbo)

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula

RAM: 8gigs DDR3 1600ram @ 1444.8Mhz - 8-8-8-28-37-1T

Graphics: HD5870 1gig + 8600GT 512meg(for light hardware physX)

Drives:
1x 160gig Seagate Barracuda SATA2 on a SATA3 controller
1x 30gig OCZ_CORE Series SSD SATA2 on a SATA3 RAID controller
2x 60gig OCZ_Agility Series SSD's SATA2 on a SATA3 controller in RAID0
1x Hitachi CD/DVD Burner/ROM Multidrive SATA2

Sound: 8 channel Onboard VIA HD/Creative X-FI

Power Supply: ANTEC 850Watt Quad-Rail Modular

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black Medium, Steel,Clear side panel

Monitor: ASUS VE246H 24" LCD HD 1920x1080, 50000:1 Dynamic, 2ms, HDMI

OS: Windows7 Ultimate 64bit OEM

Additional:
Speakers: Philips 70Watt 2.1
Joystick: Logitech Extreme 3D PRO USB2.0
External Drives: USB 2.0 Iomega Samsung HM500JI 500Meg
USB 2.0 Rosewill Docking port: Samsung HD103UJ 7200Rpm/32M Cache 1TB
Mouse:USB 2.0 Microinv 1600DPI Laser
Keyboard: Standard IBM KB-9910
Case Fans: 3x 80mm side, 1x 120mm Front,2x 80mm rear

USE of the computer: 3D Modeling,3D Scene rendering,3D Animation, making textures, Audio/Video encoding, gaming, gaming with FRAPS, and Minor script editing..

Atranox
09-17-2010, 09:21 AM
7/10 ...I would have put a bigger power supply in it though..

Mine again:
CPU: AMD 1090T @3.34GHz(3.7Ghz Turbo)

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula

RAM: 8gigs DDR3 1600ram @ 1444.8Mhz - 8-8-8-28-37-1T

Graphics: HD5870 1gig + 8600GT 512meg(for light hardware physX)

Drives:
1x 160gig Seagate Barracuda SATA2 on a SATA3 controller
1x 30gig OCZ_CORE Series SSD SATA2 on a SATA3 RAID controller
2x 60gig OCZ_Agility Series SSD's SATA2 on a SATA3 controller in RAID0
1x Hitachi CD/DVD Burner/ROM Multidrive SATA2

Sound: 8 channel Onboard VIA HD/Creative X-FI

Power Supply: ANTEC 850Watt Quad-Rail Modular

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black Medium, Steel,Clear side panel

Monitor: ASUS VE246H 24" LCD HD 1920x1080, 50000:1 Dynamic, 2ms, HDMI

OS: Windows7 Ultimate 64bit OEM

Additional:
Speakers: Philips 70Watt 2.1
Joystick: Logitech Extreme 3D PRO USB2.0
External Drives: USB 2.0 Iomega Samsung HM500JI 500Meg
USB 2.0 Rosewill Docking port: Samsung HD103UJ 7200Rpm/32M Cache 1TB
Mouse:USB 2.0 Microinv 1600DPI Laser
Keyboard: Standard IBM KB-9910
Case Fans: 3x 80mm side, 1x 120mm Front,2x 80mm rear

USE of the computer: 3D Modeling,3D Scene rendering,3D Animation, making textures, Audio/Video encoding, gaming, gaming with FRAPS, and Minor script editing..

10/10, can't find any fault with that. Note that the monitor's contrast ratio is about 770:1, not 50000:1 as they advertise ;)

My friend has that same case. It's surprisingly good for how small the fans are.

Mine again:

CPU: Phenom II 955
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 5850 + BFG 9800GT for PhysX
MB: Gigabyte MA90XT-UD4P
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1600 G.SKIL Ripjaws
Case: CM HAF 922
PSU: 750W Corsair
HDD: 500Gb Samsung Spinpoint F3
Cooler: CM Hyper N520
OS: Win 7 x64
Sound: Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer

Monitor: Dell U2311H
Mouse: Storm Sentinel
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II
Headphones: Sennheiser HD555

WarLokk1980
09-17-2010, 11:34 AM
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
GPU: BFG GTX260OC
MB: Gigabyte GA-G41-ES2L
RAM: 4GB DDR2 1066OC Kingston HyperX
PSU: 500W StealthXtream
Case: Black Mesh w/ Perspex side
HDD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium x64
Sound: Realtek HD Audio

Monitor: Hanspree New York 19"
Mouse: Razer Deathadder LH
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Headphones: Creative Fatal1ty

SinglerGold2
09-17-2010, 11:37 AM
What does "HDD: JBOD-Raid (700 GB)" mean?

Confuzius (and Wiki) says: An array of drives without any additional control (accessed simply as independent drives) is referred to as a JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks). You take 2 or more discs of different speed, size etc and gather them to one big HDD. Has some tiny performance-benefits... but lacks of safety: One HDD broken, whole jbod broken.

Bugs Bunny
09-17-2010, 11:37 AM
^ 9.5 to Atranox IMO

My G/F's non Gaming rig

what does she mainly do on it? because a phenom 2 quad seems like a waste if all she does is browse the internet etc... :confused:

also would this 25" Hanns G (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254048) monitor be a nice upgrade for me along with a 5850?

(from a 19" 1440x900)

MikeBlaszczak
09-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Confuzius (and Wiki) says: An array of drives without any additional control (accessed simply as independent drives) is referred to as a JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks). You take 2 or more discs of different speed, size etc and gather them to one big HDD. Has some tiny performance-benefits... but lacks of safety: One HDD broken, whole jbod broken.

Yep. That's JBOD. What's JBOD-RAID? The terms are orthogonal and contradictory. You're either JBOD, or RAID. Not both. There is no performance benefit to JBOD; it's just a bunch of disks. On failed drive in JBOD means that one drive has failed, not the whole JBOD--the drives are independent. You might be confusing RAID0 with JBOD.

morizuno
09-17-2010, 05:49 PM
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
GPU: BFG GTX260OC
MB: Gigabyte GA-G41-ES2L
RAM: 4GB DDR2 1066OC Kingston HyperX
PSU: 500W StealthXtream
Case: Black Mesh w/ Perspex side
HDD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium x64
Sound: Realtek HD Audio

Monitor: Hanspree New York 19"
Mouse: Razer Deathadder LH
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Headphones: Creative Fatal1ty

8/10, A bit out dated, but looks very functional imo.

Just finished building today :'D

CPU: Amd phenom X4 965
GPU: HIS Radeon 5750 (X2)
MB: MSI 890FXA-GD70
RAM: G.Skill PIS 4gb DDR3 2000
PSU: Corsair TX750 PSU (I've used it for almost 2 years now, still flawless :D )
Case: HAF 932
HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB 7200. hard drive
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit
CPU Cooler: stock amd (didn't OC)
Sound: Onboard


Monitor: LG W2486L
Mouse: Logitech Mx518
Keyboard: Saitek PK17U
Headset: Razer Carcharias


Spent around 900ish for all the parts. I reused all the peripherals (plus the OS disk from the time they had the family pack, and the case). the monitor I got for free from a roommate who switched out and couldn't take it with him

borg_7_of_9
09-17-2010, 07:05 PM
^ 9.5 to Atranox IMO



what does she mainly do on it? because a phenom 2 quad seems like a waste if all she does is browse the internet etc... :confused:

also would this 25" Hanns G (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254048) monitor be a nice upgrade for me along with a 5850?

(from a 19" 1440x900)

Her Old RIG couldn't play these games at all! it was a POS!

TrackMania, Audiosurf once in a while plus a few popcap games!
American MCGees Alice but yeah a lil over kill!

That monitor would be a nice edition!

borg_7_of_9
09-17-2010, 07:09 PM
Mine again:

CPU: Phenom II 955
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 5850 + BFG 9800GT for PhysX
MB: Gigabyte MA90XT-UD4P
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1600 G.SKIL Ripjaws
Case: CM HAF 922
PSU: 750W Corsair
HDD: 500Gb Samsung Spinpoint F3
Cooler: CM Hyper N520
OS: Win 7 x64
Sound: Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer

Monitor: Dell U2311H
Mouse: Storm Sentinel
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II
Headphones: Sennheiser HD555

8.5~9 /10 well balanced!

imeem
09-17-2010, 09:14 PM
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 Ghz
GPU: HD 5770 1 GB GDDR5 OCed at 880/1210
Ram: Unknown 8 GB DDR2
motherboard: some acer one
HDD: unknown brand 750 GB probably @ 5xxx rpm
sound card: onboard Realtek HD Audio ALC888S
OS: Win 7 Home Premium x64.
psu: 80 plus bronze 500 w FSP Group Inc.

I would says 6-6.5/10 what do u guys think?

borg_7_of_9
09-17-2010, 10:17 PM
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
GPU: BFG GTX260OC
MB: Gigabyte GA-G41-ES2L
RAM: 4GB DDR2 1066OC Kingston HyperX
PSU: 500W StealthXtream
Case: Black Mesh w/ Perspex side
HDD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium x64
Sound: Realtek HD Audio

Monitor: Hanspree New York 19"
Mouse: Razer Deathadder LH
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Headphones: Creative Fatal1ty

8/10 While the Quad is old it Still compeats well with the Phenom II x4's (for non believers (http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/76?vs=80))

Hang on to this rig for a few more years and oc that Quad!

DownUnderKaos
09-19-2010, 06:56 PM
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 Ghz
GPU: HD 5770 1 GB GDDR5 OCed at 880/1210
Ram: Unknown 8 GB DDR2
motherboard: some acer one
HDD: unknown brand 750 GB probably @ 5xxx rpm
sound card: onboard Realtek HD Audio ALC888S
OS: Win 7 Home Premium x64.
psu: 80 plus bronze 500 w FSP Group Inc.

I would says 6-6.5/10 what do u guys think?

7~8/10 Oc the Quad to 3G and you have a good rig for a few more years to come....

imeem
09-19-2010, 07:08 PM
7~8/10 Oc the Quad to 3G and you have a good rig for a few more years to come....

I would but can't due to no limited/no knowledge of overclocking cpus and bios won't let me or that I can't find it in the bios.

borg_7_of_9
09-19-2010, 07:20 PM
I would but can't due to no limited/no knowledge of overclocking cpus and bios won't let me or that I can't find it in the bios.

Pitty....

imeem
09-19-2010, 07:21 PM
is it even possible to overclock a prebuilt computer's cpu? (not a gaming pre-built computer)

borg_7_of_9
09-19-2010, 07:26 PM
is it even possible to overclock a prebuilt computer's cpu? (not a gaming pre-built computer)

I can't say I know of any that do, so id say no....

punabutta8251
09-19-2010, 07:35 PM
Since 9/1/10 play @ every day, so far no problems.
PSU: Corsair 650TX 80PLUS
MB: MSI 785GM-E65 AM3 DDR3-1333
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual-Core 3.2GHz
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 101
HD: Western Digital 500GB Caviar Green
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Extreme Gamer
Memory: 4GB Corsair XMS3 PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
GPU: XFX 5770 1GB DDR5

I run everything on stock speed, want this to last as long as posible. No need to break a system that can play-Bad co2 and MW2 all high and smooth. Until a FPS comes out that I can't play smoothly, well.

HL2-4-Life
09-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Since 9/1/10 play @ every day, so far no problems.
PSU: Corsair 650TX 80PLUS
MB: MSI 785GM-E65 AM3 DDR3-1333
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual-Core 3.2GHz
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 101
HD: Western Digital 500GB Caviar Green
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Extreme Gamer
Memory: 4GB Corsair XMS3 PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
GPU: XFX 5770 1GB DDR5

I run everything on stock speed, want this to last as long as posible. No need to break a system that can play-Bad co2 and MW2 all high and smooth. Until a FPS comes out that I can't play smoothly, well.As I'd said in my previous posts here, no quad + high end GPU = <9.0. Your system is pretty well balanced, though a PII X4 would have been nicer, still, your rig with its PII X2 @3.2ghz + HD5770 would score ~8.0 from my POV. Regardless, this rig ought to be able to handle most games (other than Crysis, Warhead and Met 2033) @1680x1050, maxed out with low/med AA. Crysis 2 would be the acid test....;)

DownUnderKaos
09-19-2010, 08:25 PM
8/10, A bit out dated, but looks very functional imo.

Just finished building today :'D

CPU: Amd phenom X4 965
GPU: HIS Radeon 5750 (X2)
MB: MSI 890FXA-GD70
RAM: G.Skill PIS 4gb DDR3 2000
PSU: Corsair TX750 PSU (I've used it for almost 2 years now, still flawless :D )
Case: HAF 932
HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB 7200. hard drive
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit
CPU Cooler: stock amd (didn't OC)
Sound: Onboard


Monitor: LG W2486L
Mouse: Logitech Mx518
Keyboard: Saitek PK17U
Headset: Razer Carcharias


Spent around 900ish for all the parts. I reused all the peripherals (plus the OS disk from the time they had the family pack, and the case). the monitor I got for free from a roommate who switched out and couldn't take it with him

Nice build IMO 9/10

NiVoXE
09-25-2010, 08:01 AM
heres mine..

Case: Cooler Master HAF-X (All optional fans installed)
CPU: i7 920 @ 4.2 Ghz (Watercooled)
GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 470 Superlocked+ SlI (with bracket & backplate)
RAM: 6GB Dominator 1600Mhz @ 8.8.8.24 timings
HDD: 300GB Raptor drive (10.000RPM) with an aditional 500GB drive (7200RPM)
Mobo: ASUS Rampage II Extreme
Sound card: SupremeFX X-FI
power supply: Corsair HX1000
Kbrd&mouse:logitec Z-10
Screen: 22" at 1680x1050 (getting new soon)
Speakers: Logitech Z-10
Headphones: Sennheiser PC-360
OS:Win 7 Ultimate x64

imeem
09-25-2010, 08:10 AM
heres mine..

Case: Cooler Master HAF-X (All optional fans installed)
CPU: i7 920 @ 4.2 Ghz (Watercooled)
GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 470 Superlocked+ SlI (with bracket & backplate)
RAM: 6GB Dominator 1600Mhz @ 8.8.8.24 timings
HDD: 300GB Raptor drive (10.000RPM) with an aditional 500GB drive (7200RPM)
Mobo: ASUS Rampage II Extreme
Sound card: SupremeFX X-FI
power supply: Corsair HX1000
Kbrd&mouse:logitec Z-10
Screen: 22" at 1680x1050 (getting new soon)
Speakers: Logitech Z-10
Headphones: Sennheiser PC-360
OS:Win 7 Ultimate x64

9.3/10

headcasephil
09-25-2010, 09:51 AM
my set up is still in the prosess of being done iv just got 2 Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 1GB GDDR5 OC Edition to get next week
but my pc is
cpu Intel Core i5 750 runing at 3.80GHz
mobo MSI P55-GD65 iP55
ram Corsair Memory 4GB DDR3 PC3-10666
cpu cooler Corsair CWCH50
psu Corsair 1000W HX PSU
case Coolermaster Cosmos S
gpu Radaon HD4830 512 crossfire
bluray Pioneer BDR-205BK
dvd Samsung SH-S223
hdd Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB x2
keybord Microsoft SideWinder X6
mouse Microsoft SideWinder
os Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
screen Samsung SM2443BW

templeanzani
09-25-2010, 10:40 AM
about 1month ago i update my very old pc:

Case: Cooler Master HAF-932
CPU: i7 930 @ 4.2 Ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A UD7
GPU: ATI HD 4890 TOXIC 1GB
RAM: 2x3 GB G.SKill 1600Mhz
HDD: 300GB WD VelociRaptor [10.000 RPM]
Sound card: Integrated
power supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W
Screen: Samsung 24" @ 1920x1080 only
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-202
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

ThisIsMyRifle
09-26-2010, 01:08 AM
templenzani: 8/10 - 1 point off for 4890, 1 point off for not 6 core. Very similar to mine though, and still very nice.

Had this since August 2008 (except the motherboard and graphics card which are new):
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
CPU: Core i7 965 @ 3.2ghz [No OC]
MoBo: Gigabyte EX-EX58-UD5
GPU: EVGA GTX 480
RAM: 12GBs mixed G.Skill + Crucial @ 1333Mhz
HDD: 500GB WD Blue (?)
Sound: Motherboard Realtek
Power Supply: Corsair 750W TX
Screen: Dell 2209WA UltraSharp 1680x1050
Speakers: generic 5.1 setup.
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

mAd-
09-26-2010, 01:56 AM
CPU: Amd phenom II 1055t @ 3.ghz
MOBO: Asus m4a89gtd-pro usb3
Mem: Buffalo 2x2gb ddr 1333mhz cl9
GPU: Radeon hd5850 @765/1080
Case: Nexus catepillar silent
HDD: 500gb spinpoint f3
Power: Nexus 600w Stealthstream pro
Screen: BenQ FP91G(1280x1024)
OS: Win7 x64 HP

Gavman666
09-26-2010, 07:04 AM
CPU: Amd phenom II 1055t @ 3.ghz
MOBO: Asus m4a89gtd-pro usb3
Mem: Buffalo 2x2gb ddr 1333mhz cl9
GPU: Radeon hd5850 @765/1080
Case: Nexus catepillar silent
HDD: 500gb spinpoint f3
Power: Nexus 600w Stealthstream pro
Screen: BenQ FP91G(1280x1024)
OS: Win7 x64 HP

8 out of 10 :D

Mine is as follows:
i7 920@ 4ghz,
6gb ddr3,
2x Nvidia 465 in SLI,
2x 500gb Seagate barracudas
800w PSU
Windows 7 HP 64 bit.

jonashf
09-26-2010, 01:32 PM
CPU: i7 860 oc 3.65 ghz with corsair h70
MOBO: asus maximus III extreme
Mem: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9
GPU: 3 way sli 470 gtx
Case: corsair 800d
HDD one 1tb harddrive and one 320 harddrive
Power: be quiet Dark Power Pro P8 1200W
Screen: samsung (1920x1200)
OS: Win7 x64 ultimate

kdawgmaster
09-26-2010, 09:12 PM
Ok some changes to my computer since last time.

Cpu q8200 at 3.2 ghz
Gpu ati 5870
4 gb ram
3 Benq 21.5 inch monitors
Coolermaster 850 watt psu
Zalman 9700
Razer imperator
Razer lycosa

Oh and forgot 2tb of hard drive space

borg_7_of_9
09-26-2010, 09:47 PM
8 out of 10 :D

Mine is as follows:
i7 920@ 4ghz,
6gb ddr3,
2x Nvidia 465 in SLI,
2x 500gb Seagate barracudas
800w PSU
Windows 7 HP 64 bit.

8/10 IMO Ram spc's to vague, mobo?

CPU: i7 860 oc 3.65 ghz with corsair h70
MOBO: asus maximus III extreme
Mem: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9
GPU: 3 way sli 470 gtx
Case: corsair 800d
HDD one 1tb harddrive and one 320 harddrive
Power: be quiet Dark Power Pro P8 1200W
Screen: samsung (1920x1200)
OS: Win7 x64 ultimate

9/10 killer rig

Ok some changes to my computer since last time.

Cpu q8200 at 3.2 ghz
Gpu ati 5870
4 gb ram
3 Benq 21.5 inch monitors
Coolermaster 850 watt psu
Zalman 9700
Razer imperator
Razer lycosa

Oh and forgot 2tb of hard drive space

7.5/10 What rez 21.5" monitors 1980x1200/1080? Mobo? RAM speed/Timing's?