Rate my rig thread (NEW RULES!)

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#1 Posted by cell_dweller (19842 posts) -

Rate my rig and benchmarking thread

Welcome to the new and improved rate my rig and benchmarking thread! Use this thread to post specs, pictures and information on your rigs as well as benchmark results.

This thread is for rating present rigs only.Those in the mail, in a store, or in a parallel dimension won't be rated ;) If you would like recomendations or have a question, please go ahead and make a thread.

Please do not just post specs or benchmarks. You will only ever receive a rating when pictures of your rig are provided.

Benchmarking

3DMark Vantage

3DMark 06

Crysis Benchmark tool

PCMark Vantage

PCMark 05

#2 Posted by clyde46 (43949 posts) -

To continue my last post. These are my temps so I figured cable management wasnt an issue.

#3 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -

Thanks Mr.Cell, *tips hat*

Now to set this thread off to a good start:

New rig pics

Haven't posted any for over a year so i thought i should.

Octigen 17" LCD monitor, a small scratch has appeared and it has a bunch of stock pixels so i could do with replacing it soon...

JVC AX-2 amp

Celestion Hadleigh MK2 recabled (including internals) with Cambridge Audio Symphony 400 (mainly cause the originals were about 4 metres long)

Audio Technica A900 headphones (got them cheap used on amazon market place )

Razer Copperhead mouse (blue)

Genius multimedia keyboard (really cheap but i still haven't been able to break it with all my careless use including dismanteling it and droping drinks and crumbs all over it)

Gigabyte P35C-DS3R

E6600 @ 3.4ghz with TRUE cooler, shame that even overclocked this much a crowded SC map still makes it struggle...

EVGA 8800gts 320mb superclocked (forgive me i was young and nieve back when i got it)... i may look at upgrading this when the new ATI sereis is released if i have the cash.

2gb GEIL DDR2 PC6400 CAS5

HDDs: 320gb main system, 320gb data (music + anime), 80gb backup system

ASUS DVD Rewriter with lightscribe

OCZ GamerXstreme 600W

Thermaltake Armor 8003BWS (the one with the huge side fan)

/specs

Should be getting a Beresford 7520 Caimen DAC soon, gonna try and grab a pair of Superlux HD681s when i can too :)


Tip:

Self adhesive hooks are great for cable management.

Maybe the new kids here can look to this as a sorta guide of how to make a good post in this thread... though hopefully with a better camera (i was using my phone)

#4 Posted by clyde46 (43949 posts) -

I dont think many people saw the last few pics I posted in the other thread, so I'd thought I'd make you lot cringe again.:P

#5 Posted by Killfox (6666 posts) -

Ill repost my rig since I havent posted them in awhile.

Specs: Q6600, Abit Ip35 Pro mobo, 4GB of OCZ Reaper RAM, 600W OCZ GSX PS, Gigabyte 3D aurora case, HD4870 512mb, and G9 laser mouse. Also in sig.

#6 Posted by ch5richards (2912 posts) -

Pics of my main rig are in my sig, but for people with sig's turned off,

The last two are pics of my gf's rig. It is a really solid rig. It's got a Q6600 @3.2GHz, DFI P35 DRK, 4GB DDR2 800, 8800 GTS 512MB, Antec Earthwatts 650w.

I also have my second PC that I watch my slingbox on and play older games. It's running E6320 @3.0GHz, DFI P35 DRK, 2GB DDR2 800, 9600 GSO 384MB, Antec Earthwatts 380w, very good for a backup PC IMHO.

#7 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

Thanks for informing Cell, markop!

and to keep the rules going, some new pics (specs in sig, 3dmark 06 is 14020)

(i know i need to dust it... gonna do it next weekend when OCZ Freeze gets here)

afs

gfd

dfg

hdf

#8 Posted by cell_dweller (19842 posts) -
I have my rig at home that'll I'll post up once I get a chance. Unfortunately it's 3 years old, so not very impressive. I've already got $1000 saved up for my new one though :twisted:
#9 Posted by kilerchese (831 posts) -

I find it extremely funny that people spend $600-$1000 or more on a new PC, but can't speed $50 on a decent point and shoot digital camera :lol:

#10 Posted by clyde46 (43949 posts) -

I find it extremely funny that people spend $600-$1000 or more on a new PC, but can't speed $50 on a decent point and shoot digital camera :lol:

kilerchese
My phone is crap at taking photos.
#11 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -

This rig i build for a friend |I7 920|GIGABYTE MOBO|GTX 260|HAF 932|SONY BLU RAY DRIVE|6GB RAM

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For a another friend |Q6600|9600 GT| JEANTECH PHANTOM|4GB RAM

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This is my 2nd rig AMD 3.0GHZ X2|8800GT 512MB|OCZ REAPER 2GB

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This was my rig which has now been sold. im in the process of ordering i7 and 5870 but im waitng for the x2 version

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#12 Posted by cell_dweller (19842 posts) -

I find it extremely funny that people spend $600-$1000 or more on a new PC, but can't speed $50 on a decent point and shoot digital camera :lol:

kilerchese
Some of us don't own a camera :P
#13 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

I find it extremely funny that people spend $600-$1000 or more on a new PC, but can't speed $50 on a decent point and shoot digital camera :lol:

kilerchese
i spent 70 on my agfaphoto 8 MP camera :|
#14 Posted by kilerchese (831 posts) -

This rig i build for a friend |I7 920|GIGABYTE MOBO|GTX 260|HAF 932|SONY BLU RAY DRIVE|6GB RAMNSR34GTR

I would've gone with a motherboard that had 6 DIMM slots instead of 4. If your not going to make use of all the features available to you, why go that route? Makes no sense to me...

i spent 70 on my agfaphoto 8 MP camera :|GTR2addict
I spent $200 on my camera. Fujifilm FinePix

#15 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
i just got it for my birthday, i didn't need a kickass camera, just something that'd work well, and this does
#16 Posted by kilerchese (831 posts) -

Another suggestionNSR34GTR,try running the 8-Pin CPU power cable under the video card between the PCI-E slot and the expansion slot area of the case. This will make it look cleaner.

#17 Posted by General_Lee45 (522 posts) -

Here are some of my rig I built more then six months ago:

My Homebuilt Desktop

and the front:

Front of my Home Built Desktop

Other Side:

The Left side of my Home Built Desktop PC

I will post a backside as soon as I get my Camera Back!

If you want the specs go to my blog on Gamespot Thanks!

#18 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
Damn, everyone has better rigs than me :( I'm holding off now until i'm in and out of uni as i don't think i'll be able to take my rig with me and i'll be getting a laptop anyway. Room space isn't the only problem, the size of a full tower means it's a real pain to move anywhere, though i can be damn sure it won't get nicked with it's huge size and weight which means it won't even fit through a doorway sideways.

I find it extremely funny that people spend $600-$1000 or more on a new PC, but can't speed $50 on a decent point and shoot digital camera :lol:

kilerchese
I used to have an old film camera back in the day. Thing is i'ld never take it out with me, when i did i hardly took and pictures and when i did take them i never looked at them. I'ld like a better camera on my phone for quick point and click shots but i'ld never use an expensive bulky camera.
#19 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
NSR34GTR
I want your room! I'ld love to have more space, even right pressed up to the amp my speakers poke off the sides. I may try rearanging stuff in a couple days, though there's not much i can do really.
#20 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
[QUOTE="NSR34GTR"]markop2003
I want your room! I'ld love to have more space, even right pressed up to the amp my speakers poke off the sides. I may try rearanging stuff in a couple days, though there's not much i can do really.

thanks markop! :) that table is built into the wall so if i move house i cant take it with me :(
#21 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -

Another suggestionNSR34GTR,try running the 8-Pin CPU power cable under the video card between the PCI-E slot and the expansion slot area of the case. This will make it look cleaner.

kilerchese
thanx for the tip. i did that after i took that pic. i went to my mates house and told him
#22 Posted by tocho666 (15 posts) -
#23 Posted by titanium_basic (698 posts) -

The Rig

Max OC

#24 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

some of those are awfuly purty..

#25 Posted by jevery57 (258 posts) -

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This systems about a year old now and will be retiring soon to my Son's room – To be replaced by an I7 860, 5870s, Velicoraptors, in a Lian Li PC-X1000.

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ASUS Rampage Formula X48

Q9650 Yorkfield @ 3.6 24/7, OC to 4.33 on air

Xigmatek Dark Knight s1283

4 GB Corsair Dominator

Sapphire 4870 X 2 in CrossFire

Seagate Barracuda 250GB X 4 in RAID 0+1

Silverstone 700W Modular PSU

Samsung DVD Burner X 2

Concealed Samsung Floppy (for RAID driver installation)

Lian Li PC-7F Mid Tower, Modified with top fan and 2 side fans for 7 fans total

Samsung 22" Widescreen LCD

Vista HP 64

3DMark06 - 24,423

3DMark Vantage – 16,903

Super Pi – 10.98

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#26 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -
[QUOTE="markop2003"]Damn, everyone has better rigs than me :( I'm holding off now until i'm in and out of uni as i don't think i'll be able to take my rig with me and i'll be getting a laptop anyway. Room space isn't the only problem, the size of a full tower means it's a real pain to move anywhere, though i can be damn sure it won't get nicked with it's huge size and weight which means it won't even fit through a doorway sideways.

I find it extremely funny that people spend $600-$1000 or more on a new PC, but can't speed $50 on a decent point and shoot digital camera :lol:

kilerchese
I used to have an old film camera back in the day. Thing is i'ld never take it out with me, when i did i hardly took and pictures and when i did take them i never looked at them. I'ld like a better camera on my phone for quick point and click shots but i'ld never use an expensive bulky camera.

I bet your rig is better than mine.
#27 Posted by killik_123 (97 posts) -

can't wait till mine arrives! i'll post pics and specs when i get it.

#28 Posted by Id_basic (817 posts) -
Not finished yet still have to add Blue Ray Drive and Logitech Z-5500 and just because I love them Harman Kardon Soundsticks II , can probably use them on my secondary rig which I'm setting up soon. Main Rig Thermal-take M9 MSI P45 Platinum Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33 GHz OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 1066 MHz Platinum Series 4 GB Dual Channel Memory Kit EVGA GeForce GTX260 Core 216 896MB DDR3 Black DVD Burner D/L Seagate 160 GB SATA Hard drive Samsung T260HD/ Samsung 753s Windows Vista 64 Ultimate Side  Front with secondary monitor  Main Screen + Consoles some of which aren't pictured
#29 Posted by Luminouslight (6397 posts) -



Tada! I wish I had more space in my Dorm :( .

#30 Posted by C2C_Moltar (156 posts) -

Well since I just now figured out how to upload pictures into posts I thought that I would see how my rig gets ranked. Ive posted several pictures of my current rig, set up, screens of a couple of games, and one old pic of my rig with its extra 2 displays. Hope you like.

#31 Posted by firedrakes (1469 posts) -
nice. how do the games run in 3 screen in terms of fps
#32 Posted by C2C_Moltar (156 posts) -
nice. how do the games run in 3 screen in terms of fpsfiredrakes
It really depends on the game. With Crysis I typically get around 30 fps on high in dx9 mode. dx10 doesn't support the resolutions that I running at yet. It sucks. As for Dead Space I saw fps varying between 40 and 50 while Wolfenstein hung around 45. My quad SLI does what its supposed to do and that's pump out the graphic power!
#33 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
[QUOTE="UltimateGamer95"] I bet your rig is better than mine.

You're rig is worse than a E6600 + 8800gts 320mb setup?
#34 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -

[QUOTE="UltimateGamer95"] I bet your rig is better than mine.markop2003
You're rig is worse than a E6600 + 8800gts 320mb setup?

Well in terms of the GPU it is. I'm running on my integrated Radeon HD3300 graphics right now because my old 7900 GT was acting up. I also have a Phenom II 720 CPU and 790GX motherboard. My other friends computer is worse cause he has an 8400GS :(

#35 Posted by grenadexjumpr (1120 posts) -

Yay a new one!

#36 Posted by rallaz (76 posts) -

Intel Core i7 920 "c0" 21x200 4200mhz 1.38v
Asus Rampage 2 Extreme
Gainward Gtx 295 1792mb
Corsair 3x2gb ddr3 1600mhz xms3
Corsair tx750watt
Corsair H50
Corsair Obsidian 800D
Corsair Airflow Fan Version 2
Samsung 640gb 7200rpm sata
Western Digital 1tb 7200rpm sata

3x24inch e2400hd 5040x1050

25050points 3DMark06 / P26190 Vantage

#37 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
wow these three screens are great. i want to get one to but i dont think ive got the space
#38 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

Yay a new one!

grenadexjumpr

GOTMOTHER EFFING DAMMIT PEOPLE LEARN TO SET UP YOUR 5.1's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i've seen SO MANY PEOPLE messing up great sound systems (such as your Z5500) by setting them up wrong.

#39 Posted by starwa1ker (213 posts) -

Heres my setup. Sorry didn't get to take a picture of inside the comp, it was too much effort to undo all my cable management.

Specs in signature.

#40 Posted by murtuza71188 (39 posts) -

Heres my setup. Sorry didn't get to take a picture of inside the comp, it was too much effort to undo all my cable management.

Specs in signature.

starwa1ker

Nice wallpaper... can i have the link to it??

#41 Posted by Recontrooper (1012 posts) -
I have the same keyboard grenadexjumpr. Rig 8/10.
#42 Posted by TrentDondasKhan (372 posts) -
cool computers
#43 Posted by grenadexjumpr (1120 posts) -

[QUOTE="grenadexjumpr"]

Yay a new one!

GTR2addict

GOTMOTHER EFFING DAMMIT PEOPLE LEARN TO SET UP YOUR 5.1's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i've seen SO MANY PEOPLE messing up great sound systems (such as your Z5500) by setting them up wrong.

Lollll chill. Its in my basement, only temporary until I finish remodeling my room.

#44 Posted by firedrakes (1469 posts) -

well upated pc just a little bit and such. but it tieing me over till next build

#45 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -

well upated pc just a little bit and such. but it tieing me over till next build

firedrakes

Cable Clutter Catastrophe! LOL!

#46 Posted by firedrakes (1469 posts) -
no its not. really it use to be where you could not see the bottom or back of case... i got alot of stuff in it
#47 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
Cable Clutter Catastrophe! LOL!UltimateGamer95
Not really considering the amount of stuff in there, there's 5 HDDs and it looks like there are 2 optical drives
#48 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTR2addict"]

[QUOTE="grenadexjumpr"]Yay a new one!grenadexjumpr

GOTMOTHER EFFING DAMMIT PEOPLE LEARN TO SET UP YOUR 5.1's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i've seen SO MANY PEOPLE messing up great sound systems (such as your Z5500) by setting them up wrong.

Lollll chill. Its in my basement, only temporary until I finish remodeling my room.

good :P

#49 Posted by firedrakes (1469 posts) -

7hds . 2 dvd/cd drives to be correct

#50 Posted by Plo_Koon_basic (798 posts) -

i know this is for pics only, and i'm liking what others have. But tomorrow, somtime, i'll post a few pics, and whatnot of my comp.