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Your Rig
« on: 15 Feb 2009, 17:49 »

I searched a couple terms and didn't find any threads like this so I wanted to start a post your rig thread

Here's my baby

CPU: Intel Core 2 2.66 GHz
MOBO: Asus Striker Extreme ATX nForce 680i SLI LGA775 Socket
RAM: 2x2 GB G-Skill
Video: 2x: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
HDD: 2x 512 GB 7200 rpm SATA
POWER: Coolmax Green Power 700 Watt
Integrated sound
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #1 on: 15 Feb 2009, 18:34 »

This thread would probably be a bit more interesting if you posted pics of your setup along with the specs.  We were kind of already doing this in the The "PC-building/hardware knowledge" thread, but enough people are probably interested in this to have a separate thread & let the other thread go back to a help & advice thread.

So anyway, at the moment I've got an Antec Mini P180



with the following hardware inside:

- DFI LanParty Jnr mATX P45-based mobo (onboard sound)



- 1000w Antec TruePower Quattro PSU
- Intel c2d E6750 (plan is to go to an E8500 or Q9400/9550 in a couple of months)
- Thermalright Ultra120 Extreeeeeeeeem CPU cooler with a generic Antec 120mm case fan on it for now
- 4gb OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 ram (2 sticks, plan is to go to 8gb in a couple months)
- Radeon HD4870 gfx card (original version, so I'm pretty sure it's only got 512mb ram)
- 150gb WD VelociRaptor for OS + 500gb Seagate drive for data

CPU and ram are at stock speeds at the moment, the 4870 is running at 860mhz core and 910mhz ram with modified fan speed settings.

Oh, and I have a Samsung 2243BW (22" Widescreen monitor)


(I promise you it looks a lot more impressive on my desk)

and a set of these Klipsch speakers (that I am currently using on my TV due to a lack of decent speakers for the loungeroom)

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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #2 on: 16 Feb 2009, 01:25 »

I'm running a Core 2 Duo e8400 9.0x400MHz=3.6GHz OC at stock volts. 4 GB G.Skill DDR2800 @4-4-4-12. Single EVGA GTX260 core 216 SC @626MHz core, 1350MHz shader, 1053MHz memory. Gigabyte EP45-UD3R mobo.

You can click any of the images to see them bigger, or look at my Flickr photostream for more pics and details of the components and install in the comments.

Here's my workstation. The display in the middle is an LG Flatron L227WTG 22" wide. The speakers are a Logitech 5.1 setup, I forget the model. It's alright, but the sound isn't particularly balanced or full, though definitely worth the $50 I spent.



Here's the Antec P182 with the side door off:



Interior shot:



« Last Edit: 16 Feb 2009, 01:31 by dennis »
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #3 on: 16 Feb 2009, 03:41 »

I have that same keyboard, dennis. I was so pleased with how sturdy it is considering it's thinness. I just wish it was 10% bigger so I didn't have to cramp my hands so much sometimes. I got really lucky in it being a nice thing to type on since buying keyboards online is like trying to buy a comfy chair via telegram.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #4 on: 16 Feb 2009, 18:41 »

It's probably the best keyboard I've owned, and I've owned plenty. I was previously using a Logitech S510 cordless, but I didn't like the layout of the editing keys. I was in the market for a tasteful illuminated keyboard for gaming, and this one fit the description almost perfectly. No row of special function buttons that I would never use, and the single-row enter key.

I like how the key travel is pretty deep, even though the keyboard is so thin.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #5 on: 17 Feb 2009, 04:14 »


Video: 2x: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16


Biggest mistake ever, in most cases it runs worse than a single card.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #6 on: 17 Feb 2009, 05:43 »

I'd heard that a lot after buying them, however they've worked wonders for me
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #7 on: 17 Feb 2009, 06:12 »

I have that same keyboard, dennis. I was so pleased with how sturdy it is considering it's thinness. I just wish it was 10% bigger so I didn't have to cramp my hands so much sometimes. I got really lucky in it being a nice thing to type on since buying keyboards online is like trying to buy a comfy chair via telegram.

GBP 69.99

WHAAAAAAAAAT
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #8 on: 17 Feb 2009, 07:59 »

My cards are ace in sli (80% improvement over 1 card) and cheap, they are like gimped 8800's made with newer chips (g92's which are like g80's but 65nm) so they run faster and cooler.

I used to have a 320 8800 (bfg oc2) but chucked it before a LAN, so glad I did as a single 9600 outperformed it in 3dmarks and source stress test.

9600GT's are the best value cards I have ever used, they are brilliant bang for buck because they are cheap and underrated. Just don't expect it to perform as well as a card at twice the price.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #9 on: 17 Feb 2009, 08:30 »

WHAAAAAAAAAT

I payed $100 for it, so maybe 45 GBP? Same price range as a g15 or a razer lycosa (this was my other option, but the logitech is prettier) but with the lcd and macro keys traded for comfort and style.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #10 on: 17 Feb 2009, 08:43 »

Nah 100 bucks is about 65-70 quid now, used to be 47 when I tried to make a benjamin into sterling.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #11 on: 17 Feb 2009, 09:28 »

Australian dollars. I was going to say who was on our notes, but I don't think I've ever actually had a hundred dollar note.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #12 on: 17 Feb 2009, 11:36 »

OUR QUEEN IS ON YO MONIEZI think.

Also yeah your exchange price is spot on, gbp is weak as shit atm.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #13 on: 17 Feb 2009, 15:34 »

Yeah, the Queen is on our $5 note.  It is purple!

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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #14 on: 17 Feb 2009, 17:59 »

Sometimes I think Monopoly did me a disservice; whenever I see foreign currency lt looks like play money to me. It doesn't help that the 5 dollar Monopoly bill actually is pink either.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #15 on: 18 Feb 2009, 04:13 »

Australian dollars. I was going to say who was on our notes, but I don't think I've ever actually had a hundred dollar note.

I wanted to say it's that explorer dude. The antarctic guy. Then I looked it up, and realised that the last time I'd taken notice of a 100 dollar note was before the plastic notes came in, which made me rather sad.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #16 on: 18 Feb 2009, 07:16 »

I have that same keyboard, dennis. I was so pleased with how sturdy it is considering it's thinness. I just wish it was 10% bigger so I didn't have to cramp my hands so much sometimes. I got really lucky in it being a nice thing to type on since buying keyboards online is like trying to buy a comfy chair via telegram.

GBP 69.99

WHAAAAAAAAAT
Jesus. I paid USD 70, which is the MSRP, I think. Well worth it, in any case. It really is a delightful keyboard.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #17 on: 18 Feb 2009, 12:31 »

Our 20's are purple and our 10's have darwin on them.
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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #18 on: 18 Feb 2009, 13:55 »

Might as well get in on the action here, too.

I'm currently building a new rig, so this one will be relegated to the closet in a month or so for its oldness.

Processor AMD Phenom II X4 940 (OC'd to 3.62 Ghz)
Motherboard Asus Crosshair Nvidia 590i SLI chipset (onboard audio)
RamDDrs 800Mhz G-Skill 4Gb (2 X 2 GB modules)
Video cards Nvidia 8800GTS 640mb in SLI
** I have a set of GTX 280's in my build in progress**
Hard Drives2 X 150GB Western Digital Raptors (Raid 0) 1TB western digital
Power Supply Antec True Power Quattro 1,000 watt
Case Antec 900

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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #19 on: 18 Feb 2009, 15:42 »

finally got around to the images






Belkin n52te on the left and Razor Lachesis on the right






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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #20 on: 18 Feb 2009, 19:59 »

TehGeekLord: nice Enermax Aurora keyboard. I considered getting one, but the L-shaped enter key is a dealbreaker.
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« Reply #21 on: 18 Feb 2009, 21:01 »

TehGeekLord: nice Enermax Aurora keyboard. I considered getting one, but the L-shaped enter key is a dealbreaker.

The L-shaped enter key doesn't bother me at all, and i won't complain because I won it as part of a prize package at ShowdownLAN 2007 after winning the Company of Heroes Game Tournament on my computer pictured :D  I also won 500 bucks, my case, Company of Heroes expansion, and an Intel Q6600 Processor.  The proc is sitting on a shelf right now, I never got around to building a rig based off an LGA 775 motherboard, I'm debating on using it in my current build or going core i7... but I'll take it as a winnings for playing a game anyday ;)

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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #22 on: 18 Feb 2009, 21:08 »

We have a bunch of Antec 900's at work, they are definitely one of the better ventilated cases that we have.
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« Reply #23 on: 18 Feb 2009, 21:25 »

We have a bunch of Antec 900's at work, they are definitely one of the better ventilated cases that we have.

I cannot agree more, sir!  My previous case was a Sunbeam Acrylic case, which was cramped and had little airflow, looked good, but airflow and ventilation was practically nill, lest I cut holes in it.  I'm using an Antec 1200 case in my build in progress.

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Re: Your Rig
« Reply #24 on: 01 Mar 2009, 19:52 »

ECS NFORCE4M-A (V3.0)
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ 2.4GHz
6GB RAM
500 GB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
ViewSonic PerfectFlat A70f (primary) | Samsung SyncMaster 753DF (secondary)
Windows Vista™ Ultimate Service Pack 1 x64
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