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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,874 ✭✭✭✭PogMoThoin

    n00bs :p

    Main pc (Dual boot Vista64 & Mint), in my bedroom (yes the missis puts up with it :p):
    Asus P5K Deluxe, Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz, Tuniq Tower cooler, 512MB Club3D HD4870, 2x 2GB GSkill PC2 8000, 2x 36GB Raptors Raid 0, 1TB Samung F1 Sata, Corsair TX750W Psu, X-Fi Fatal1ty, Thermaltake Armour Case with 70cfm Yate Loons, 24' Samsung Syncmaster 245B, Nostromo N52 Gamepad (best investment ever), Saitek Eclipse II, Saitek GM3200 Mouse, 600W Technics 5.1 Seperates

    Kids pc & Media sever (Dual boot Xp & Mint) in the kitchen:
    Abit AW9D-Max, Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz, Stock cooler (for now), 256MB XFX 7900GT, 2x 1Gb OCZ PC2 6400, 750GB Samsung F1 Sata, OCZ GameXtream 600W Psu, Coolermaster Dominator Case, 17" Dell Monitor, Dell Multimedia Keyboard, Logitech MX1000 Mouse, Creative Live webcam (I'm not a perv, its cos I got half my familys in the states).

    Server (Ubuntu Server) Its hidden in one of the above pics........who can find it? :D:
    Dell XPS Gen 4, Pentium 4 3.0Ghz, 2Gb DDR2, 1TB Samsung F1 Sata for storage, 120GB Seagate For OS
    Also have Acer laptop and Asus eee pc for work

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,314 ✭✭✭sink

    Main PC used primarily for gaming


    Mobo - Abit IN-9 32X-MAZ, nForce 680i
    Cpu - Intel Quad QX6700 2.66Ghz
    Heatsink - Thermalright 120 extreme
    Ram - 4 x 1gb 'OCZ Platinum DDR2 pc2 8500 1066mhz' with OZC memory fans
    Gpu - Dual Point of View GeForce 8800gtx in SLi
    HD - 2 X Raptor 150GB in RAID 0 & 250GB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU - OCZ GameXStream 1000W
    Soundcard - Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro
    Case - NZXT Lexa


    Keyboard - Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse - Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue 2000dpi
    Speakers - Altec Langsing ADA 995 THX 5.1
    Monitor - Dell 2407WFP 24" 1920*1200
    Printer - Dell Photo All In One 926

    I have also about 60 games on the shelf above the monitor

    HTPC For watch/recording TV & films & listening to music


    Mobo - Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H, AMD 780G m-ATX
    With integrated Radeon HD3200
    CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz (stock cooler)
    Memory - 2 x 1 GB A-DATA DDR2 PC6400
    Optical Drive - LG Blu-Ray DVD-burner, GGW-H20L, 6x, HD-DVD Reader
    Case - Antec Fusion 430 Silver, 430w PSU,
    With built in VFD & IR reciever
    Soundcard - Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Music
    TV Tuner - Digital Everywhere FloppyDTV S2 Tuner
    With T.REX CAM Module to decode SKY
    HD - 2 X Samsing Spinpoint 500GB in RAID 1


    Speakers - Logitech Z-5500 THX 5.1
    TV - Dell 32" HD 720p 1368*764
    Keyboard & Mouse - Logitech diNivo Edge
    RC - Logitech Harmony 555

    Also in Pic is my Xbox 360 & 20 games & SKY box

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer

    I'll sticky this, it's a good complement to the Build Gallery thread which disallows chat to stop clutter. My machine:

    Antec 900
    Jeantech Storm 700w
    Gigabyte DS4L 650i
    4gb Patriot 800mhz
    8800GS 680/800 Sli
    24" Digimate LCD


    My other hardcore rig is a savage 2.66Ghz P4 with 512mb ram and onboard Intel Extreme with no AGP slot. :D

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭MooseJam

    Case -> Cooler Master Nvidia Stacker 830 with 9 120mm fans

    PSU -> Corsair 650 watt

    Motherboard -> Asus Striker Extreme, nForce-680i SLI,

    Hard drives -> 1 400 gig, 3 250 gigs, can't remember the details

    CPU -> Intel Quad QX6700 2.66Ghz

    CPU Cooler -> ASUS Silent Knight CPU Cooler

    Ram -> 4 gig PC6400

    GPU -> Dual XFX 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog in SLI

    Sound -> Creative X-fi

    Speakers -> Logitech Z-680 5.1

    Display -> Dell 2407WFP UltraSharp 24-inch LCD

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,314 ✭✭✭sink

    Gaming PC - 1.5 years old and still going strong


    HTPC - Newly bought in January


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,874 ✭✭✭✭PogMoThoin

    I'll sticky this, it's a good complement to the Build Gallery thread which disallows chat to stop clutter.

    Nice 1, Anti will ruin it with his 0.1Megapixel watch camera pics :p

    I think its actually a good idea to have a thread like this and allow chat, sometimes in the build gallery thread i fee l like asking bout things i see, but cant. You could even edit out all the pointless remarks every so often, buit leave the main posts.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 703 ✭✭✭SolarNexus

    PogMoThoin wrote: »
    Nice 1, Anti will ruin it with his 0.1Megapixel watch camera pics :p

    I think its actually a good idea to have a thread like this and allow chat, sometimes in the build gallery thread i fee l like asking bout things i see, but cant. You could even edit out all the pointless remarks every so often, buit leave the main posts.

    got to agree with you there, whats the point of showing off your gear if you cant rub it into others faces, only to get shot down in the next post. thats what its all about! :D

    speaking of which: TerrorFirmer, is that monitor glossy?

    I've seen lots of glossy laptop screens, not a one that was for a desktop - it seems like you've got an unusual amount of reflection on the corner there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,992 ✭✭✭✭partyatmygaff

    wow nice to see a thread of mine being stickied ;)

    Anyways, would take a pic now but my entire desk is covered with thermal paste tubes screw drivers and crap from pin modding my E2180 so im gonna take a pic 2moro with my new Nokia N95(Getting it tomorrow)

    @sink thats one sexy as hell computer!

    Anyone here ever mod their case with saws and crap ? :p
    thinking of adding a window to my crappy dell case and blanking out the dell logos etc.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer

    speaking of which: TerrorFirmer, is that monitor glossy?

    I've seen lots of glossy laptop screens, not a one that was for a desktop - it seems like you've got an unusual amount of reflection on the corner there.

    Actually yeah it is quite reflective - it's a great screen, brilliant for COD4. That's a cathode reflected in it in the picture....

    Unbelievable value for 269 euro. Was expecting it to be a bit crap. Like it a lot more then my old Samsung 205bw.

    Pixmania have some good prices right now on 24" monitors....

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,044 ✭✭✭Sqaull20

    Current one which I am selling on adverts

    Intel Extreme x6800 2.93GHZ
    2GB G Skill PC 6400 CL4 ( 4-4-12)
    Akasa AK-965 socket 775 tower cooler
    BFG 256MB 7600GT OC
    EVGA 680I SLI latest revision
    500GB Samsung F1 16MB Cache
    Antec Sonata Case
    550 Watt Q-TEC
    LG DVRDW 16X
    Vista Home Premium 32bit




    Had 2 x 8800gt @ 715/1730/2000 and x6800 @ 3.94ghz during the week, it tore through everything.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 589 ✭✭✭TonyM.

    Main Rig
    Akasa Eclipse
    Etasis 850w psu
    Asus Maximus Extreme
    Swiftech h2o-220
    4 x 1gb pc12800 ddr3
    4 x wd harddrives 1640gb total
    Logitech 6.1 speakers / X-Fi.
    Dell 20"
    XP PRO/ Vista

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 703 ✭✭✭SolarNexus

    Mine has just been upgraded significantly to include this little monster :D

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    dscf3519-800-300x225.jpg dscf3522-800-300x225.jpg

    dscf3527-800-300x225.jpg dscf3528-800-300x225.jpg

    More on the entire build at my webbity site:

    * Corsair Memory 4GB (2X2GB KIT) DDR2 1066MHZ 240PIN DIMM UNBUFFER
    * Samsung 1TB 7200RPM 32MB S300 3.5″
    * Sapphire Technology Radeon HD 4870 512MB PCIE DUAL DVI DDR5
    * Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz 6M Cache S775 1333MHZ
    * Corsair Memory 620 Watt, ATX, EPS12V, PS/2,
    * ARCTIC SILVER AS5 Premium, 3.5g tube
    * Gigabyte S775 Intel X48 DDR2 ATX Audio Lan 1600FSB 6xSATAII
    * Logitech Cordless Mediaboard Pro (it says ps3, but it works on pc w/ bluetooth also)
    * Noctua CPU Heatpipe Heatsink with NF-P12 Fan
    * Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit OEM
    * Silverstone CW02 Silver

    ** Sony Bravia 50" HDTV running at 1080i for the display
    ** Wireless Microsoft keyboard/mouse

    was quite a tight fit in the end, getting the large card and large heatsink - and even ram fans all fitting well. but I think it came out well :cool:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,917 ✭✭✭towel401

    Micro ATX cube

    Pico ITX server

    the PC case its standing on is one i emptied out and put all the components except the motherboard into the new case

  • Registered Users Posts: 273 ✭✭Grim_Wreeper


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,357 ✭✭✭papu

    New Pc

    Worklog here
    Projecto Stackero

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 510 ✭✭✭gino85

    Case: Jeantech Aqua

    Mobo: ASUS M2N32 WS motherboard

    GFX Card: BFG 8600 GTS oc 256mb

    CPU:AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8GHz Socket AM2 2MB

    and so far thats it

    building my first pc so ill probably make some noob mistakes on the way but we all gota start somewhere

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,401 ✭✭✭✭Anti

    Bit of a mess. And its now got another 20" widscreen to go along with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 906 ✭✭✭FuzzyWuzzyWazza

    here is what I just finished building.
    I only intended to upgrade my CPU, but then I got a mew MoBo, and had to get new RAM, 2GB of DDR3 1333MHz in at the moment, picking up 4GB of Corsair 1333MHz tomorrow from the post office


  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭Ubaroo

    My Main PC

    Case = Antec 900
    Mobo = Asus P5Q Pro
    GPU = MSI NX8800GTS 320MB @ 704mhz
    RAM = Corsair PC2 6400 2x1gb @ 840mhz
    PSU = Enermax NoiseTaker II 600W
    CPU = Intel core 2 duo e4500 @ 2.5ghz
    HDD = Samsung spinpoint 500gb
    Drives = Samsung DVD RW 20x and some dvd reader
    Screen = Dell 19 inch SE198WFP
    Speakers = Dell 2.1 with Subwoofer
    Mouse = Dell optical (need a new one!!)
    Keyboard = Logitech Media Keyboard 600


    SOZ ABOUT THE SHIIT PICS (waiting for the Sony Ericsson C905 to come out so I'll have a fone and camera in one :p)

  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭Spiritine

    Case = Coolermaster Stacker 832
    Mobo = EVGA 790i Ultra sli
    GPU = 1x EVGA 9800GX2 SSC 1024MB
    RAM = 4GB OCZ PC3-16000 (2000MHZ) But @ 1600mhz
    PSU = Thermaltake Toughpower 1500watt Modular
    CPU = Intel core 2 Extreme QX9770 3.2GHZ
    HDD = 300GB WD Velicoi raptor 10,000rpm
    Drives = Sony dvdrw sata
    Screen = Dell 22" 2ms SP2208WFP
    Speakers = Sennheiser PC-350 headset
    Mouse = Logitech MX518
    Keyboard = Logitech G15 V2


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭techguy

    * Cool, theres discussion allowed *

    Nice setup Murray..

    I'm really liking the look of that 9800GX2 how do you find it? Im thinking of getting one but im not really sure, that or a gtx280..

    How high can you play crysis on that screen, im assuming your on 1680 x 1050? My ghetto 8600GTS isn't doing it for me anymore..

  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭Ubaroo

    HolySHIIT Murray, nice rig man, I wish I had that pc.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,401 ✭✭✭✭Anti

    Tis a beast alright. But if i were you i would disconnect the 2 fans closest to the door hinge. That case is known for heat buildup as there is more air comming in then there is going out (air gets warm when it sits there ) You will probably notice your temps drop a fair bit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭Spiritine

    thanks guys

    aye tx manties....see in the pic where u see the sidefans door open, i have the bottom rear one on the side faced backways,pumping air out :P, at the exhaust of the gfx card, if u put ur hand up to it, u can feel hot air coming out, and that part of the frame of the case is quite warm lmao...the one above is it pumping in on top of the cpu cooler...i tought this would help pump air through the cpu cooler better, RealTemp shows the cpu running @ between 35 & 40 degrees at idle and around 50/55 under 100 load wit everest test

    techguy, yes the 9800GX2 is a savage card =), on cod4 with max settings and on 1680x1050, your talking about 200fps solid, it goes as far as 500 walking about in some maps, if you set it on 125max fps which your supposed to for some servers, it will never drop, will even sit solid on 150, but 125 is loads,

    Crysis, Dosnt get the same kinda fps as cod4 in this lol, With 1680x1050 and everything on very high, your talking about 40-60fps, the first level isnt as good for some reason, get as low as 10, average 15 on it. its poor, (on full settings) Ill have to go play again and check,maybe i could have done with a reboot at the time, because it was running fierce well one night there, hardly ever play it, stuck on a lvl and it pissed me off lol, havnt tryd the multiplayer yet lol

    The new GTX280 is supposed to be better, Its only 1 GPU instead of 2, the 9800gx2 even thou its 1 card, it is like sli, u even get that sli kicking in flicker when u go in cod4 (cod4 utalises sli) not many games do i think

    If your looking to play crysis smoothly at full spec, i hear this new ati 4870X2 is supposed to run away with it

    Cant wait for farcry 2 to come out, its coming out shortly, wonder will it be as greedy as crysis??

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,283 ✭✭✭Ross_Mahon

    Manufacturer: Dell Dimension 9150
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 4GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 500GB
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
    Monitors: Dell 22", Acer 22" (Dual)
    Sound Card: SB X-Fi Audio [BCE0]
    Speakers/Headphones: Creative 7.1 Surround Sound, Skull Candy
    Keyboard: Dell Multimedia Keyboard
    Mouse: Razer Krait
    Operating System:Windows XP Professional

    I recently upgraded from 2GB of Ram to 4GB, So its only coming up as 3.50GB? I've heard different reasons for it...And no solid ones...:confused:

    I'm planning on getting the newest graphics card, But I'm unsure what to get.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,401 ✭✭✭✭Anti

    Windows xp 32bit and any other 32bit OS can only address the first 3.5GB(ish) of ram. To see anymore then that you will need a 64bit operating system.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,283 ✭✭✭Ross_Mahon

    Manties wrote: »
    Windows xp 32bit and any other 32bit OS can only address the first 3.5GB(ish) of ram. To see anymore then that you will need a 64bit operating system.

    Yeah i was reading up about that, So i might get Vista 64 bit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭Ubaroo

    how come komplett dosnt have 9800gx2's anymore?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭techguy

    Thanks for the detailed reply Murray,

    I think im gonna go for the 9800gx2 as I dont have an nForce board.. I've only been playing crysis, got the new one too and it rocks only the aliens came really early which pisses me off big time! I'd settle for 40-60 fps.. im currently playing at about 20 and think its fine..:o

    Will it produce much heat? I shall post pics of my setup and you guys can help me improve its cooling..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭Spiritine

    It does run fairly hot yes....Youd want fans taking the air out or it would prob heat your case up lmao

    Dont take my word for 40-60fps now.... As i said, it goes as low as 10, I changed my hard drive last week so i cant get playing the higher levels i got onto which seemed to run smooth, also the processor i have might be helping me with it running as good as it does for me.....its pretty expensive one, but u might be fine....
    Also if im not mistaken, i think you can run the ati cards on nforce board (only 1 at a time, like cant run crossfire/sli wit em), what is your board and we can check

    I dont want to put you in the wrond direction...Just tell ya that for how much money i spent on this comp, Crysis dosnt impress me that much still lol, a guy i know over the internet got the 4870x2 and he said it runs crysis soo smooth

    What kinda pc is yours anyway, did you build it yourself or is it a dell or sumtin?, Gotta be sure the card will work with it too....origionally i bought the 9800GX2 for my dell dimension 9100....(dell tech said it would work) so i got it and it wouldnt work on it with the power supply its on now in new pc, (one in the 9100 was only 375w)
    Thats how i ended up getting broke / building this pc now lol

    Maybe ill sell u my gx2 and ill try out a 4870x2:D
    by the way, what kind of card are you using at the minute?