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    What's in your PC? (specs)

    I always like to find out what the rig setups others are running to see what might possibly work for me, or what doesn't.
    My Current Rig:

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @3.9GHz
    2 x 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000
    1 x 1.5TB Hitachi Deskstar 7Kxxxx
    2 x 4096mb G.skill Ripjaw Gaming series DDR3 10700 1333
    EVGA nVidia GTX 460
    MSI 870-G45 motherboard
    Soundblaster Audigy Pro PCI soundcard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard
    Razer Lachesis mouse
    LG Super-Multi DVD Drive
    Antech 300 case
    5 x 120mm Fans
    1 x 200mm Fan
    Corsair H70 Liquid Cooling
    Hex Pro 600w PSU
    Samsung Syncmaster B2330HD LCD
    Dell P1130 Trinitron Flat Screen CRT
    Klipsch Image S4i earbuds
    Altec Lansing 1.1 Speaker System (only used to amplify earbuds)
    My only major purchases for this rig will be either a hybrid HDD or a ridiculously large SSD and a Corsair H50 to Liquid cool my GPU so I can OC it.
    I will be pushing to 4.4GHz by July.

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    3.9GHz? I'm guessing you're not using the stock cooler?

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    Obscure Node DarkTAO's Avatar
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    Oh frak no. That stock cooler was noisy, obnoxious and horrible. It had an idle temp at 50º or so. I am running a Corsair H70 Water Cooler. My idle temp was as low as 19º one day. Now I idle at 25º with the OC.
    When I pulled the stock cooler off, it had boiled the thermal grease.. stock AMD cooler is failsauce.

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    Mine is SO BAD, I wont even post it. All you need to know is that it's components are low-mid range from 4 to 5 years ago.
    If you like prog rock, then you're with me. If you dont, you are against.

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    Currently I have:

    Core 2 Duo @2.33GHz
    4GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
    220GB shitty HDD
    630 watt PSU from company name I forget
    Radeon HD 6870

    Yeah... the GPU and PSU is a tad overkill for the other parts, which is why in a week I'm about to upgrade to:

    Intel Core i3 2100
    6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
    1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD

    :D

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    Intel i5 760 (4x 2.80GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
    Liquid cooling system
    8 GB DDR3-1333
    Radeon HD 5830
    800w PSU
    640 GB 7200 RPM
    Bluray reader/DVD±R/±RW
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    22" LCD 1920x1080 ASUS VH222H
    steam


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    Mine's still a decent system, though by no means top notch. The biggest problem I have with it is just pushing the resolutions I like to use, where I could probably run near everything if I just ran something a bit smaller.

    The original system, purchased in late 2007, was basically the same, except with an Athlon 64 x2 5600 and an ATI x1950 pro. The ATI burned out, and I swapped out the Athlon last Februaryish to the best CPU I could drop into my motherboard. For the BC2 demo. And got basically no performance boost that I could see. I still hold out hope that if I actually reformat, I'll get some sort of a boost or something.

    Future upgrades? I'll probably need a full overhaul in the near future (within the next year or so/whenever I can afford it), where I plan on getting an SSD as well. By that time, the price for a reasonably sized SSD should be more affordable.

    Athlon II X4 635 @ 2.9Ghz (stock)
    4 GB DDR2-800
    AMD Radeon 4850
    Corsair 520HX Modular PSU
    Antec P180
    ~1 TB total hard drive space
    HD-DVD drive (my software refuses to install/update correctly on 7 :( )
    Razer Deathadder
    Creative Gigaworks T20 speakers
    Benq FP241W monitor

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    Newly refurbished. =)

    Antec P150 Mid-Tower
    Antec 430W NeoHE PSU
    Asus P8H61M-PRO
    Intel Core i5 2500 (3.3GHz)
    Corsair 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-1333
    AMD Radeon 6850 1GB
    Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
    Western Digital 1TB 7200rpm HDD
    Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Drive
    24" Dell 2407WFP LCD (1920x1280)
    22" Samsung Series 4 LED TV (1360x768)
    Altec Lansing MX5021 2.1 speakers
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Dell OEM keyboard

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    I'm gaming on my laptop. It's a ASUS G53JW:

    Intel Core i5 460M - 2.53 GHz
    4 GB DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M - 1.5 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
    500 GB Hybrid Hard Drive (4 GB flash) - 7200 rpm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norskov View Post
    I'm gaming on my laptop. It's a ASUS G53JW
    High five! Mine's the G51VX-RX05. Still runs everything beautifully.

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    Core2Duo E8400 @ 3.6Ghz
    Asus P5E
    8 GB Corsair XMS2 DHX DDR2
    Sapphire Radeon 5850
    Soundblaster X-Fi Gamer (had issues with the onboard sound)
    Drives: Samsung 250GB, WD 500GB, Samsung 1TB + 2GB external drive for backups, Optiarc (I think that's Sony) DVD-RW
    Screens: Samsung Syncmaster 226BW (22", 1680*1050) and an Acer screen I bought months ago for dual-monitoring and haven't even connected yet (21,5", not standing next to me atm)
    beQuiet! straight power 550W
    Enermax Chakra case
    Logitech G500 mouse
    IBM Model-M keyboard (the only real keyboard there is; screw you guys and your fancy G15s! ;-) )
    Sennheiser PC-151 headset

    EDIT: The system is over 3 years old now but still doing pretty well; only things I changed/upgraded were soundcard (as mentioned, issues with the onboard sound causing bluescreens), GFX card (originally a 8800GTS G92) and the DVD-drive as the old one broke due to me inserting the plastic cover from a DVD spindle along with a blank DVD. Oh yeah, and the G500 as my old G5 broke down about a year ago (mousewheel)
    Last edited by JohnnyK; 10-06-2011 at 01:38 PM.

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    well, i'm still using my PC i built around 5 years ago, and it's getting on a little. It runs everything i throw at it, though, as near as it makes no difference to max setting at 1920x1080, so I can't really justify any upgrades.

    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz (because it's getting on, it doesn't overclock as well as it used to)
    Corsair H50 (Idle Temps of 21C)
    6GB Corsair XMS2 DHX
    Abit IP35Pro (I was actually really upset when Abit went out of the mobo business, they had some great features)
    Coolermaster M850 850w PSU (If i ever need to upgrade, I won't have to buy another PSU)
    XFX HD4890 (with custom painted heatsink, the stock one was GROSS)
    Powercolour HD4850 (new edition, was sitting doing nothing in the loft so why not?)

    Also done a load of cable braiding myself, and i'm particularly proud of the 24pin ATX cable. Looks niiiiiiiice :)

    all in a Coolermaster Cosmos Black. Beautiful but monolithic case.







    Edit: forgot to add that i have an Intel X25-V SSD- probably the BEST upgrade i've ever made to my PC, and a samsung Spinpoint.

    Peripheral wise, i'm rocking a Logitech G500 courtesy of my lovely GF, and a logitech wireless keyboard doohickey, with some Sennheiser HD201s or when i want be rather noisy, my class Creative I-Trigue speakers. Love the sound of those through my Xonar DG.
    Last edited by Kamikaze-X; 10-06-2011 at 02:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyK View Post
    Core2Duo E8400 @ 3.6Ghz
    Asus P5E
    8 GB Corsair XMS DDR2
    Sapphire Radeon 5850
    Soundblaster X-Fi Gamer (had issues with the onboard sound)
    Drives: Samsung 250GB, WD 500GB, Samsung 1TB + 2GB external drive for backups, Optiarc (I think that's Sony) DVD-RW
    Screens: Samsung Syncmaster 226BW (22", 1680*1050) and an Acer screen I bought months ago for dual-monitoring and haven't even connected yet (21,5", not standing next to me atm)
    beQuiet! straight power 550W
    Enermax Chakra case
    Logitech G500 mouse
    IBM Model-M keyboard (the only real keyboard there is; screw you guys and your fancy G15s! ;-) )
    Sennheiser PC-151 headset

    EDIT: The system is over 3 years old now but still doing pretty well; only things I changed/upgraded were soundcard (as mentioned, issues with the onboard sound causing bluescreens), GFX card (originally a 8800GTS G92) and the DVD-drive as the old one broke due to me inserting the plastic cover from a DVD spindle along with a blank DVD. Oh yeah, and the G500 as my old G5 broke down about a year ago (mousewheel)
    LOL I still have my old systec mechanical keyboard. I can't kill that thing. It's been thrown, drowned, sat on, stepped on, etc etc and it keeps on going.. Now you have to pay nearly 100.00 USD for a damned mechanical keyboard.. w-t-f?



    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikaze-X View Post
    well, i'm still using my PC i built around 5 years ago, and it's getting on a little. It runs everything i throw at it, though, as near as it makes no difference to max setting at 1920x1080, so I can't really justify any upgrades.

    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz (because it's getting on, it doesn't overclock as well as it used to)
    Corsair H50 (Idle Temps of 21C)
    6GB Corsair XMS2 DHX
    Abit IP35Pro (I was actually really upset when Abit went out of the mobo business, they had some great features)
    Coolermaster M850 850w PSU (If i ever need to upgrade, I won't have to buy another PSU)
    XFX HD4890 (with custom painted heatsink, the stock one was GROSS)
    Powercolour HD4850 (new edition, was sitting doing nothing in the loft so why not?)

    Also done a load of cable braiding myself, and i'm particularly proud of the 24pin ATX cable. Looks niiiiiiiice :)

    all in a Coolermaster Cosmos Black. Beautiful but monolithic case.
    Nice wire management! Mine is still a bit untamed, but I blame that on my ADHD and need to game repeatidly :)



    Yeah it's dusty, but I live in a house almost as old as this colony, err I mean country. :)

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    i pulled the fans off of my H50 yesterday and there was a half centimetre of dust cacked onto one side :/ and i live in a house with a clean freak. removing it dropped my temps by 5C lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikaze-X View Post
    i pulled the fans off of my H50 yesterday and there was a half centimetre of dust cacked onto one side :/ and i live in a house with a clean freak. removing it dropped my temps by 5C lol.
    [Topper]
    That's nothing. My computer randomly shut down the other week, so I checked what it was doing. Turns out, the heatsink on my 4850 was so caked with dust that the fan was unable to spin. Removing it dropped my temps by 30-40C.
    [/Topper]

    Which is rather weird, because the fan hangs off the bottom of the card, and both the front intakes have dust filters on them.

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    I ordered hypoallergenic filters for all my spots, but my case has a pretty sweet front filter already.

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    Here's my system. I'm working on a refresh as we speak, so try not to mock these too hard; I know it's old. But I'll be damned if it still doesn't chug along and play what I want it to.

    Windows 7 Pro (32-bit)
    Athlon 64 X2 4800+
    Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
    3GB DDR400
    Onboard Audio
    Sapphire HD 4850 512MB
    2x Western Digital 500GB HDD in RAID0
    500W Antec PSU
    Pioneer 16x DVD-RW (EIDE)
    Sony DVD-RW (SATA)
    Some kind of Antec case... can't remember which :/
    And a super sweet 19" LCD monitor made by Viewsonic!
    5.1 Speakers by Logitech. (I had Cambridge Soundworks Megaworks 510D, but they died. Booooo.)

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    Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz (4 CPUs)
    Memory: 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 OCZ Gold
    Hard Drive: 1TB Samsung Spinpont F1, 300GB Generic, 250GB Generic
    Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    Monitor: BenQ G2420 24" (Main), GNR 19" (
    Speakers/Headphones: Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition
    Mouse: Logitech RX1000
    Mouse Surface: Tevion USB Hub Blue LED Mouse Mat
    Operating System: Windows 7™ Ultimate 64-bit (Limited Signature Edition)
    Motherboard: Asus P5Q L/E
    Computer Case: Antec 300

    This rig is two and a half years old (the oldest parts are getting on 7), cost me ~£660 then and it's still going strong. I think I need to look into overclocking my CPU (I don't use a stock cooler) and upgrading my GPU in the near future if I want to have any hope of playing Battlefield 3 or ArmA 3.

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    Just noticed something.. a box of tissues placed right beside the pc. LMFAO.

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    Eww a southpaw's room! A heretical setup! lol. That Q6600 should OC pretty damn easily from what I've read. Get it to 3.4GHz! (big difference if you do)

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