Rate my rig thread (NEW RULES!)

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#51 Posted by beefdog (9176 posts) -

Still gettin used to my new $400 camera...only had it for like 3 days.


Spec's in sig of course :)

#52 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
Quality is nice but it feels like you have to get messy with the settings, something just doesn't look right... as in my 70$ cam's pics look almost the same quality as your 400$ one
#53 Posted by kilerchese (831 posts) -

I think the lighting messed up the first pic, it's slightly grainy to me.

#54 Posted by firedrakes (1469 posts) -
yeah i had 2 camera a samsung and kodak. it has to do setttings and lens
#55 Posted by beefdog (9176 posts) -

i think its the settings i used....i used the preset to make it look like film.

#56 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
The colour looks a bit too warm and over saturated
#57 Posted by Recontrooper (1012 posts) -

I now have a 4890. Please rate my rig and tell me what you think about my cable mangement, is it any good for a first time builder?

Antec 300, Corsair 520hx, Biostar AM2+ mobo, AMD 940 processor, Sapphire 4890 at 870mhz core clock and 1050mhz memory clock, Western Digtal black 500gb HD, 4gb G skill 1066.

#58 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
tell me what you think about my cable mangement, is it any good for a first time builder?>Recontrooper
Looks pretty good to me. It does look like you've got mopre cables than you need coming out of your PSU though. Also it looks like you may have just stuffed the additional cables in the front. Good for a first build.
#59 Posted by Recontrooper (1012 posts) -
[QUOTE="Recontrooper"] tell me what you think about my cable mangement, is it any good for a first time builder?>markop2003
Looks pretty good to me. It does look like you've got mopre cables than you need coming out of your PSU though. Also it looks like you may have just stuffed the additional cables in the front. Good for a first build.

I have 2 sata cables 1 going to the HD and the other to the DVD drive and then one for all the fans, and then 2 pci express going to the video card. Also about the cables in front I used a adhesive clip to hid the main MB cord and then the 8 pin cpu power cord I followed with the MB power cord and then hid in the two 5.25 drive bays since i only have 1 dvd drive. Would It look better to route that one 8 pin cable with the rest to the little tuck spot behing the hdd bays.
#60 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -

I now have a 4890. Please rate my rig and tell me what you think about my cable mangement, is it any good for a first time builder?

Antec 300, Corsair 520hx, Biostar AM2+ mobo, AMD 940 processor, Sapphire 4890 at 870mhz core clock and 1050mhz memory clock, Western Digtal black 500gb HD, 4gb G skill 1066.

Recontrooper

Yeah Recon I'm liking that rig!

#61 Posted by Plo_Koon_basic (798 posts) -

here is my alienware Laptop, i go for schooling, M17x, with dual GTX 280's, q9000 @2.0ghz, 4gb ram@ 1333, 500gb HD 17ich screen, at 1920 x 1200.

and a few pics of my home P.C

the spec are in sig, Minus one fo the Graphics cards, because it's in my bro's PC for the moment.

The rest are, XFX 680i LT SLI, Q6600 OC @ 3.0ghz, 4gb of ram @ 800mhz, two HD one at 500GB the other at 400GB, and a 8800GTS 512mb other one in bro's comp.

screen and keyboard/mouse

keyboard and mouse again

case and desk from afar

pic of insides with side on

inside with side panel off

front case

random one.

one more random one

sorry for all the linkage, but the images would not load properly.

#62 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
alienware *puke*
#63 Posted by Recontrooper (1012 posts) -
[QUOTE="UltimateGamer95"]

[QUOTE="Recontrooper"]

I now have a 4890. Please rate my rig and tell me what you think about my cable mangement, is it any good for a first time builder?

Antec 300, Corsair 520hx, Biostar AM2+ mobo, AMD 940 processor, Sapphire 4890 at 870mhz core clock and 1050mhz memory clock, Western Digtal black 500gb HD, 4gb G skill 1066.

Yeah Recon I'm liking that rig!

Thanks alot!
#64 Posted by beefdog (9176 posts) -

Ok heres some better ones:


this is with 15 sec exposure and no iso at all

#65 Posted by Plo_Koon_basic (798 posts) -
[QUOTE="beefdog"]

Ok heres some better ones:

this is with 15 sec exposure and no iso at all

much better, looks nice man.
#66 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
[QUOTE="Plo_Koon_basic"][QUOTE="beefdog"]

Ok heres some better ones:

this is with 15 sec exposure and no iso at all

much better, looks nice man.

your100w psu is a little overkill dont you think ?
#67 Posted by Too_tight_shoes (2486 posts) -

Just built this setup for my self, had a budget of £500-600 haven't really benched it much I do get the frames listed below.

Crysis Warhead 1280-1024 4xAA:

- Very High 25-30fps average

- High30-40fps average

I also benched Halflife 2 and recieved 247FPS everything pushed to the highest, all said and done this doesn't dissapoint me what so ever especialy for the price and here are the specs and pics:

AMD Phenom II 550 overclocked to 3.3ghz and unlocked to a quad core, XFX HD 4890core clock 870mhz, Kingston 2x2Gb 2x532mhz, Gigabyte MA790X UD3P, OCZ ModXStream 600w, Seagate baracuda 7200.11 1GB HDD and a coolermaster elite 335. Also replaced the standard heatsink/fan with a Titan Fenrir.

Im planning on throwing in two Akasa apache fans for intake/exaust along with spray painting the insides black and fitting in some UV tubes along with a windowed side panel that I found for the case... just to make it purty :P.

#68 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
sorting out your cables improves air flow. is your cpu cooler meant ot be like that? ive never see none facing that way :P
#69 Posted by Too_tight_shoes (2486 posts) -
sorting out your cables improves air flow. is your cpu cooler meant ot be like that? ive never see none facing that way :PNSR34GTR
Thats what im going to do when I mod out the thing soon, also somehow I found that it cools better this way by 1-2C I dont know what will happen to that when I stick in a front intake fan.
#70 Posted by Plo_Koon_basic (798 posts) -
[QUOTE="NSR34GTR"][QUOTE="Plo_Koon_basic"][QUOTE="beefdog"]

Ok heres some better ones:

this is with 15 sec exposure and no iso at all

much better, looks nice man.

your100w psu is a little overkill dont you think ?

me or beefDog? it's is now but i do have two 8800GTS's just the other is in my bro's comp, and plus it's for future too, the only time i'll need a new one is when this craps out on me.
#71 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -
[QUOTE="NSR34GTR"]sorting out your cables improves air flow. is your cpu cooler meant ot be like that? ive never see none facing that way :PToo_tight_shoes
Thats what im going to do when I mod out the thing soon, also somehow I found that it cools better this way by 1-2C I dont know what will happen to that when I stick in a front intake fan.

I think that rig of yours is awesome!
#72 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
[QUOTE="NSR34GTR"][QUOTE="Plo_Koon_basic"] much better, looks nice man.Plo_Koon_basic
your100w psu is a little overkill dont you think ?

me or beefDog? it's is now but i do have two 8800GTS's just the other is in my bro's comp, and plus it's for future too, the only time i'll need a new one is when this craps out on me.

ye i meant you. fair enough for the future good thinking :P
#73 Posted by beefdog (9176 posts) -

[QUOTE="NSR34GTR"][QUOTE="Plo_Koon_basic"] much better, looks nice man.Plo_Koon_basic
your100w psu is a little overkill dont you think ?

me or beefDog? it's is now but i do have two 8800GTS's just the other is in my bro's comp, and plus it's for future too, the only time i'll need a new one is when this craps out on me.

Yea and im sure mine is justified cos i have 5 hdd's 2 video cards a sound card and the i7 at 4.2.

#74 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -

[QUOTE="Plo_Koon_basic"][QUOTE="NSR34GTR"] your100w psu is a little overkill dont you think ?beefdog

me or beefDog? it's is now but i do have two 8800GTS's just the other is in my bro's comp, and plus it's for future too, the only time i'll need a new one is when this craps out on me.

Yea and im sure mine is justified cos i have 5 hdd's 2 video cards a sound card and the i7 at 4.2.

agreed. i was talking to basic
#75 Posted by Too_tight_shoes (2486 posts) -

Pushed it from 3.3ghz to 4.1ghz and got it running for around 4 hours on prime95 but its too hot,also my 3Dmark06 score jumped by almost 2000!?... seems like the sweet spot forthe550with atitan fenrircooler and a Gigagbyte MA790X UD3P motherboard is 3.6ghz with all four cores... for an£80 CPU im laughing sincethis thing now runs as fast as a stock 965 :o.

EDIT: Also got rid of the Corsair XMS2 ram, horribly adertised would go stable at x5.33so sent it back and got some Kingston hyperX 2x2GB 8500.

#76 Posted by lord-of-gamers (404 posts) -

The bare Case - HAF 922 - beasty

Mid-way through building, graphics card + PSU - cables not too neat

Almost done - Cables still a mess

the full set-up, PC on hanging stand from desk, 22-inch monitor + G15 + G5 + PS3

a picture of the computer with the external cables organised - side LED on, front off

Another view from above

Specs:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

Processor: Interl dual core duo E7500

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD4890 1GB

Hard Drive: 750GB seagate barracuda (ill put more in soon)

MOBO: Asus P5Q-E

RAM: 2x2GB OCZ

20cm extra fan for side of case: Cooler Master red LED

PSU: Cooler Master 620Watt Modular

Keyboard: Logitech G15

Mouse: Logitech G5

Monitor: HP 22" w2207h (HD ready)

#77 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -

Come on guys keep the pics coming! I'd like to see those pics!

#78 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
i love the haf 922!!
#79 Posted by lord-of-gamers (404 posts) -
its amazing - under load - my case is a cool 26C lol
#80 Posted by juzek (150 posts) -

I just ordered my PC last night and I cant belive im actually typing on this thred.So many moregame opportunities will open since it will replace my Duo 1.5 GHz, 236MB Intel integrated Graphics Card, 1.5 GB RamLaptop :roll: .... well here it is (or will be in 3-5 business days :D )

HP Pavilion Elite E9180F

Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz)

9GB DDR3 1TB

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit + (Win 7 Update)

Bly-Ray Drive 8)

So what do you guys think?

#81 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -

I just ordered my PC last night and I cant belive im actually typing on this thred.So many moregame opportunities will open since it will replace my Duo 1.5 GHz, 236MB Intel integrated Graphics Card, 1.5 GB RamLaptop :roll: .... well here it is (or will be in 3-5 business days :D )

HP Pavilion Elite E9180F

Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz)

9GB DDR3 1TB

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit + (Win 7 Update)

Bly-Ray Drive 8)

So what do you guys think?

juzek
Check the rules, no pic, no rating.
#82 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
[QUOTE="juzek"]

I just ordered my PC last night and I cant belive im actually typing on this thred.So many moregame opportunities will open since it will replace my Duo 1.5 GHz, 236MB Intel integrated Graphics Card, 1.5 GB RamLaptop :roll: .... well here it is (or will be in 3-5 business days :D )

HP Pavilion Elite E9180F

Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz)

9GB DDR3 1TB

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit + (Win 7 Update)

Bly-Ray Drive 8)

So what do you guys think?

markop2003
Check the rules, no pic, no rating.

an no rating for rigs that are in the post.....just out of intrest how much did you pay for that?
#83 Posted by Luminouslight (6397 posts) -
I wish my desk was that big :( ... No room in my dorm unfortunately.
#84 Posted by C2C_Moltar (156 posts) -

No one is going to rate my rig? :(

Its on the first page. I think I was one of the first 10-15 people to post.

#85 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -

No one is going to rate my rig? :(

Its on the first page. I think I was one of the first 10-15 people to post.

C2C_Moltar

Ok I will unofficially rate your rig. So I will give you a score equal to the square root of eighty-one. hope you can do the math ;)

#86 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -

No one is going to rate my rig? :(

Its on the first page. I think I was one of the first 10-15 people to post.

C2C_Moltar
Looks great. I'ld have expected better specs though for such a great setup.
#87 Posted by C2C_Moltar (156 posts) -
[QUOTE="C2C_Moltar"]

No one is going to rate my rig? :(

Its on the first page. I think I was one of the first 10-15 people to post.

markop2003
Looks great. I'ld have expected better specs though for such a great setup.

Its been awhile since ive upgraded. at least a 18 months since ive put anything new into my rig. im waiting to see what happens with intels new i9 and nvidias new gt300 lines. i figure ill be upgrading around feb of next year.
#88 Posted by juzek (150 posts) -

[QUOTE="markop2003"][QUOTE="juzek"]

I just ordered my PC last night and I cant belive im actually typing on this thred.So many moregame opportunities will open since it will replace my Duo 1.5 GHz, 236MB Intel integrated Graphics Card, 1.5 GB RamLaptop :roll: .... well here it is (or will be in 3-5 business days :D )

HP Pavilion Elite E9180F

Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz)

9GB DDR3 1TB

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit + (Win 7 Update)

Bly-Ray Drive 8)

So what do you guys think?

NSR34GTR

Check the rules, no pic, no rating.

an no rating for rigs that are in the post.....just out of intrest how much did you pay for that?

Well i dont know what "no rating for rigs that are in the post" means but below's a pic and it cost $1080 (w/ S&H)through newegg.com

E9180F

#89 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -

juzek
Unless you have it beside you right now then no rating.

This thread is for rating present rigs only.Those in the mail, in a store, or in a parallel dimension won't be rated ;)

cell_dweller

Also that is not a picture of your rig, that is a picture of a similar rig. Post your own pics of your own rig.

#90 Posted by nofriekinlemons (1392 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.

ch5richards

good on you mate i love it

also im thinking of making my own water cooling system how and where did you buy yours, can you please tell me all the parts your is made up of a i would be very greatful:D

oh ya i almost forgot id give it a 9/10 on the first and 8/10 on your GF's

#91 Posted by Z3P (4 posts) -
Here is my rig: Link to the pictures: http://img385.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=frontcaseopen.jpg Link to pic slideshow: http://img385.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=frontcaseopen.jpg Specs in signature:
#92 Posted by Too_tight_shoes (2486 posts) -
Here is my rig: Link to the pictures: http://img385.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=frontcaseopen.jpg Link to pic slideshow: http://img385.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=frontcaseopen.jpg Specs in signature:Z3P
I dont know how Im meant to rate since there are so many different compilations of hardware one could muster up... but I would give it a 9/10 in terms of price/performance ratio, dont know how to rate it properly all seeing as though we can have up 3 GPUs these days if thats the way it goes then this scores a... 6/10? :| I dont know really how it works but, I know it plays every game at the highest of settings with the exlusion of the 3 obvious titles even then high on those games isnt bad at all. Also that PSU is overkill, unless your planning on going Crossfire.
#93 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
id give it a 7 ^
#94 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -

Also that PSU is overkill, unless your planning on going Crossfire.Too_tight_shoes
Depends how you buy your hardware, if you buy it hoping never to upgrade then getting the highest wattage you can makes sense... though i doubt that as he got a Rosewill

#95 Posted by Z3P (4 posts) -
[QUOTE="Z3P"]Here is my rig: Link to the pictures: http://img385.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=frontcaseopen.jpg Link to pic slideshow: http://img385.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=frontcaseopen.jpg Specs in signature:Too_tight_shoes
Also that PSU is overkill, unless your planning on going Crossfire.

Yea I do plan on going crossfire after the 4890 drops a bit more in price, probably after christmas. I was really aiming at a budget gaming system and the rosewill power supply fit the bill, being about $100 dollars less than any other high wattage psu's. I built everything for right at $700 and have been happy w/ my gaming experience so far, I'm getting 16606 in 3Dmark06 http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/2681/3dmarkscore.jpg . My rig is "Deffinately" nothing compared to some of the slick looking i7 rigs on here but it's not a wallet crusher either.
#98 Posted by Slig0 (2072 posts) -

[QUOTE="C2C_Moltar"]

No one is going to rate my rig? :(

Its on the first page. I think I was one of the first 10-15 people to post.

UltimateGamer95

Ok I will unofficially rate your rig. So I will give you a score equal to the square root of eighty-one. hope you can do the math ;)

Wow until today I didn't know you guys also use the term "root". I don't know many terms in mathematics in English. Heck, it's the best as we say: Квадратни корен. :D :D

#99 Posted by Slig0 (2072 posts) -

[QUOTE="Too_tight_shoes"][QUOTE="Z3P"]Here is my rig: Link to the pictures: http://img385.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=frontcaseopen.jpg Link to pic slideshow: http://img385.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=frontcaseopen.jpg Specs in signature:Z3P
Also that PSU is overkill, unless your planning on going Crossfire.

Yea I do plan on going crossfire after the 4890 drops a bit more in price, probably after christmas. I was really aiming at a budget gaming system and the rosewill power supply fit the bill, being about $100 dollars less than any other high wattage psu's. I built everything for right at $700 and have been happy w/ my gaming experience so far, I'm getting 16606 in 3Dmark06 http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/2681/3dmarkscore.jpg . My rig is "Deffinately" nothing compared to some of the slick looking i7 rigs on here but it's not a wallet crusher either.


I7 has nothing to do with rigs being good in gaming. You can have 5870CF setup with Phenom II 965 that will crush any I7 with a single card or GTX295.

#100 Posted by Z3P (4 posts) -
"I7 has nothing to do with rigs being good in gaming. You can have 5870CF setup with Phenom II 965 that will crush any I7 with a single card or GTX295" quite true, but if you throw those same crossfired 5870's into an i7 rig you'll see a much better performance, as even one 5870 is bottlenecked by a 955