Rate my rig thread (NEW RULES!)

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#301 Posted by ssaadd123 (278 posts) -

Cant believvvvvve the fastest pc here is an Alienware

#302 Posted by Raion_ (22 posts) -

Can't believvvvvve you spent money on overpriced crap.

#303 Posted by firedrakes (1482 posts) -
haha so true. i am currently building a pc some one and will have spec and pic within next week. odd ball shipping
#304 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

Cant believvvvvve the fastest pc here is an Alienware

ssaadd123
My school's PC's can beat your alienware :lol: only one actually, it's the 3d design class pc, it's locked inside a room inside a room with 3 heavy locks and bulletproof glass, it is a monster of unimaginable proportions... of course i helped in building it :D it's an i7 920 @ 3.9 GHz cooled by a Xigmatek HDT-S1283V Dark Knight 12 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Corsair Dominator 9-9-9-20 Quad SLI EVGA Classified GTX 285's eVGA Classified 4-way SLI motherboard all housed inside a coolermaster cosmos S case, along with a 150 GB Raptor, the 500+GB movies are stored in the school's NAS network, which has over 30 TB
#305 Posted by smc91352 (7786 posts) -


[QUOTE="ssaadd123"]
Cant believvvvvve the fastest pc here is an Alienware
GTR2addict

My school's PC's can beat your alienware :lol:
only one actually, it's the 3d design Cla$$ pc
it's locked inside a room inside a room with 3 heavy locks and bulletproof glass
it is a monster of unimaginable proportions...
of course i helped in building it :D
it's an i7 920 @ 3.9 GHz
cooled by a Xigmatek HDT-S1283V Dark Knight
12 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Corsair Dominator 9-9-9-20
Quad SLI EVGA Cla$$ified GTX 285's
eVGA Cla$$ified 4-way SLI motherboard
all housed inside a coolermaster cosmos S case
along with a 150 GB Raptor
the 500+GB movies are stored in the school's NAS network (which has over 30 TB)


Why the hell would your school need all that?
And are you a student or faculty?
Did they just give you like a $10,000 and tell you to go crazy? lol

#306 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTR2addict"]
[QUOTE="ssaadd123"]
Cant believvvvvve the fastest pc here is an Alienware
smc91352


My school's PC's can beat your alienware :lol:
only one actually, it's the 3d design Cla$$ pc
it's locked inside a room inside a room with 3 heavy locks and bulletproof glass
it is a monster of unimaginable proportions...
of course i helped in building it :D
it's an i7 920 @ 3.9 GHz
cooled by a Xigmatek HDT-S1283V Dark Knight
12 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Corsair Dominator 9-9-9-20
Quad SLI EVGA Cla$$ified GTX 285's
eVGA Cla$$ified 4-way SLI motherboard
all housed inside a coolermaster cosmos S case
along with a 150 GB Raptor
the 500+GB movies are stored in the school's NAS network (which has over 30 TB)


Why the hell would your school need all that?
And are you a student or faculty?
Did they just give you like a $10,000 and tell you to go crazy? lol

I'm a student, but i'm top of the cl@ss (dammit GS fix your wording)in Comp Architecture, so i was asked to help out, i chose out the main components, the hard drives, case and the likes were not up ot me... it's made for HEAVY 3d rendering and CG movie making, hell, i want to play some games on it but i'm not allowed in the room they keep it these days :(

#307 Posted by smc91352 (7786 posts) -


[QUOTE="smc91352"]

[QUOTE="GTR2addict"]
My school's PC's can beat your alienware :lol:
only one actually, it's the 3d design Cla$$ pc
it's locked inside a room inside a room with 3 heavy locks and bulletproof glass
it is a monster of unimaginable proportions...
of course i helped in building it :D
it's an i7 920 @ 3.9 GHz
cooled by a Xigmatek HDT-S1283V Dark Knight
12 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Corsair Dominator 9-9-9-20
Quad SLI EVGA Cla$$ified GTX 285's
eVGA Cla$$ified 4-way SLI motherboard
all housed inside a coolermaster cosmos S case
along with a 150 GB Raptor
the 500+GB movies are stored in the school's NAS network (which has over 30 TB)
GTR2addict


Why the hell would your school need all that?
And are you a student or faculty?
Did they just give you like a $10,000 and tell you to go crazy? lol


I'm a student.
I'm top of the cla$$ in Comp Architecture, so I was asked to help out.
I chose out the main components.
The hard drives, case and the likes were not up ot me
It's made for HEAVY 3d rendering, CG movie making, and (hell) I want to play some games on it.
I'm not allowed in the room they keep it these days, though. :(


But did they even give you a budget?
And the "main parts" means what? CPU, RAM, Mobo, and GPUs?

#308 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTR2addict"]
[QUOTE="smc91352"]
Why the hell would your school need all that?
And are you a student or faculty?
Did they just give you like a $10,000 and tell you to go crazy? lol
smc91352


I'm a student.
I'm top of the cla$$ in Comp Architecture, so I was asked to help out.
I chose out the main components.
The hard drives, case and the likes were not up ot me
It's made for HEAVY 3d rendering, CG movie making, and (hell) I want to play some games on it.
I'm not allowed in the room they keep it these days, though. :(


But did they even give you a budget?
And the "main parts" means what? CPU, RAM, Mobo, and GPUs?

they told me to choose the parts, the budget was on them, no boundaries. i didn't choose 2x 5970's because they weren't out when this got built and yes, main parts

#309 Posted by AzNs3nSaT1On (921 posts) -

Sorry for the large pictures, I'm using samsung t240 and some other random sutff but my whole room is too messy right now to upload pics of whole setup.

#310 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
^ 10/10 for me! awesome!!!!
#311 Posted by samuraiguns (11588 posts) -

Just incase anyone else wants to know my camera its a Canon SX20IS

beefdog

I was thinking of getting that camera...how is it?

#312 Posted by NamelessPlayer (7729 posts) -
*comments on above liquid-cooled setup in the Corsair Obsidian 800D* 9.5/10. I really like the case (fairly sleek rather than tacky/gaudy/"ricer" and roomy, but rather expensive for most people), and you also get points for the liquid cooling, especially if it's not too noisy. Heck, the only thing keeping you from a 10/10 would be the lack of i7 and a DX11-capable graphics card, but those wouldn't be practical upgrades anyway for a setup like that. Well, there is one unknown-what hard drive(s) are you using? I see nothing like that in your sig.
#313 Posted by AzNs3nSaT1On (921 posts) -
Hi Nameless Player: Regrettably, I'm only using two 7200rpm 1 TB hard drives (seagate). So no insane bootup speed for me. Then again, I'm content with the current speed (windows 7 is so much faster than vista in terms of bootup for me).
#314 Posted by NamelessPlayer (7729 posts) -
[QUOTE="AzNs3nSaT1On"]Hi Nameless Player: Regrettably, I'm only using two 7200rpm 1 TB hard drives (seagate). So no insane bootup speed for me. Then again, I'm content with the current speed (windows 7 is so much faster than vista in terms of bootup for me).

Still better than what I've got (only a single WD Caviar Blue 500 GB), especially if all those complaints on the Internet about Seagate drives being very prone to failure are false. (Then again, Maxtor gets a lot of crap, even accusations of ruining Seagate after they got acquired, and I still have this old 10 GB PATA drive that still functions to this day in spite of that.) I've also wanted to experiment with RAID, but it pretty much requires two IDENTICAL drives. I've never had two drives of the same capacity, let alone the same model. Furthermore, I wasn't sure if any speed gains with RAID 0 would be worth the risk of total data loss with just one drive failure, and that the ideal way to go may be an even more expensive three-drive setup in RAID 5. What are your experiences with it? (All I know is that I need more storage, and it needs to be fast!)
#315 Posted by ssaadd123 (278 posts) -

[QUOTE="ssaadd123"]

Cant believvvvvve the fastest pc here is an Alienware

GTR2addict

My school's PC's can beat your alienware :lol: only one actually, it's the 3d design class pc, it's locked inside a room inside a room with 3 heavy locks and bulletproof glass, it is a monster of unimaginable proportions... of course i helped in building it :D it's an i7 920 @ 3.9 GHz cooled by a Xigmatek HDT-S1283V Dark Knight 12 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Corsair Dominator 9-9-9-20 Quad SLI EVGA Classified GTX 285's eVGA Classified 4-way SLI motherboard all housed inside a coolermaster cosmos S case, along with a 150 GB Raptor, the 500+GB movies are stored in the school's NAS network, which has over 30 TB

Your school's pc not yours, btw my friend's cousin's friend's pc beats your school's pc,:lol:

#316 Posted by smc91352 (7786 posts) -
btw my friend's cousin's friend'spc beats your school pc,:lol:ssaadd123
I know a guy who knows a guy who owns a much better pc than you can imagine and I'm not even gonna post the specs 'cause your eyes will rot. :P
#317 Posted by Sprozelth (744 posts) -

they told me to choose the parts, the budget was on them, no boundaries. i didn't choose 2x 5970's because they weren't out when this got built and yes, main partsGTR2addict
Hey, can you sneak few pictures of that monster rig for us? :P

#318 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTR2addict"] they told me to choose the parts, the budget was on them, no boundaries. i didn't choose 2x 5970's because they weren't out when this got built and yes, main partsSprozelth

Hey, can you sneak few pictures of that monster rig for us? :P

Read the post above, i'm not allowed in the room anymore :(
#319 Posted by aaronoba (1 posts) -
So my old DIY fried when my onboard front usb plugs shorted causing my Antec Neo 500 to thus short and fry my board and processor. Luckily I am a med range gamer and prices on AMD stuff have come way down! So after 5 years on my old hardware guess it was time to upgrade. Old Specs: ECS Nforce 3-A v1.0A ATX Motherboard Socket 754 (Yeah I know OLD) AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.4GHz (Clawhammer) Kingston HyperX DDR PC-3200 2x512Mb 400MHz KHX3200A/512 2-3-2-6-1 eVGA e-GeForce 6200 - 256 MB - DDR2 SDRAM Emprex 16x CD/DVD +- RW Dual Layer Burner x2 Seagate ST3160815A Baracuda 7200 160GB IDE UATA Hard Drive WD Caviar Blue 320GB SATA 3Gb 7200 APEVIA X-Infinity Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case x6 APEVIA case fans all Blue LED 80mm, 1 top, 1 rear, 1 slot, 2 front, and 1 side Zalman CNPS 8000 CPU Cooler Antec Neo Power 500 500W Windows XP SP3 New Comp after much debate with wife after needing it replaced now!!!!! Thank you Fry's for having low prices and uninteligent staff. AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Socket AM3 Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard eVGA e-Geforce 8800 GTS PCIe 2.0 640Mb Patriot PC2-6400 DDR2 800 MHz 4-4-4-12 2x1Gb Emprex 16x CD/DVD +- RW Dual Layer Burner x2 Seagate ST3160815A Baracuda 7200 160GB IDE UATA Hard Drive WD Caviar Blue 320GB SATA 3Gb 7200 APEVIA X-Infinity Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case x6 APEVIA case fans all Blue LED 80mm, 1 top, 1 rear, 1 slot, 2 front, and 1 side Zalman CNPS 8000 CPU Cooler Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520W PSU Windows 7 Home Premium Post pics later when I get home So tell me is this a worthy upgrade?
#320 Posted by smc91352 (7786 posts) -
[QUOTE="aaronoba"]So my old DIY fried when my onboard front usb plugs shorted causing my Antec Neo 500 to thus short and fry my board and processor. Luckily I am a med range gamer and prices on AMD stuff have come way down! So after 5 years on my old hardware guess it was time to upgrade. Old Specs: ECS Nforce 3-A v1.0A ATX Motherboard Socket 754 (Yeah I know OLD) AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.4GHz (Clawhammer) Kingston HyperX DDR PC-3200 2x512Mb 400MHz KHX3200A/512 2-3-2-6-1 eVGA e-GeForce 6200 - 256 MB - DDR2 SDRAM Emprex 16x CD/DVD +- RW Dual Layer Burner x2 Seagate ST3160815A Baracuda 7200 160GB IDE UATA Hard Drive WD Caviar Blue 320GB SATA 3Gb 7200 APEVIA X-Infinity Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case x6 APEVIA case fans all Blue LED 80mm, 1 top, 1 rear, 1 slot, 2 front, and 1 side Zalman CNPS 8000 CPU Cooler Antec Neo Power 500 500W Windows XP SP3 New Comp after much debate with wife after needing it replaced now!!!!! Thank you Fry's for having low prices and uninteligent staff. AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Socket AM3 Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard eVGA e-Geforce 8800 GTS PCIe 2.0 640Mb Patriot PC2-6400 DDR2 800 MHz 4-4-4-12 2x1Gb Emprex 16x CD/DVD +- RW Dual Layer Burner x2 Seagate ST3160815A Baracuda 7200 160GB IDE UATA Hard Drive WD Caviar Blue 320GB SATA 3Gb 7200 APEVIA X-Infinity Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case x6 APEVIA case fans all Blue LED 80mm, 1 top, 1 rear, 1 slot, 2 front, and 1 side Zalman CNPS 8000 CPU Cooler Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520W PSU Windows 7 Home Premium Post pics later when I get home So tell me is this a worthy upgrade?

I wouldn't get it. And this thread must be for pics and comments on those pics only. Sorry I don't make the rules. Make a new thread and see what people think.
#321 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
[QUOTE="aaronoba"]So my old DIY fried when my onboard front usb plugs shorted causing my Antec Neo 500 to thus short and fry my board and processor. Luckily I am a med range gamer and prices on AMD stuff have come way down! So after 5 years on my old hardware guess it was time to upgrade. Old Specs: ECS Nforce 3-A v1.0A ATX Motherboard Socket 754 (Yeah I know OLD) AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.4GHz (Clawhammer) Kingston HyperX DDR PC-3200 2x512Mb 400MHz KHX3200A/512 2-3-2-6-1 eVGA e-GeForce 6200 - 256 MB - DDR2 SDRAM Emprex 16x CD/DVD +- RW Dual Layer Burner x2 Seagate ST3160815A Baracuda 7200 160GB IDE UATA Hard Drive WD Caviar Blue 320GB SATA 3Gb 7200 APEVIA X-Infinity Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case x6 APEVIA case fans all Blue LED 80mm, 1 top, 1 rear, 1 slot, 2 front, and 1 side Zalman CNPS 8000 CPU Cooler Antec Neo Power 500 500W Windows XP SP3 New Comp after much debate with wife after needing it replaced now!!!!! Thank you Fry's for having low prices and uninteligent staff. AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Socket AM3 Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard eVGA e-Geforce 8800 GTS PCIe 2.0 640Mb Patriot PC2-6400 DDR2 800 MHz 4-4-4-12 2x1Gb Emprex 16x CD/DVD +- RW Dual Layer Burner x2 Seagate ST3160815A Baracuda 7200 160GB IDE UATA Hard Drive WD Caviar Blue 320GB SATA 3Gb 7200 APEVIA X-Infinity Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case x6 APEVIA case fans all Blue LED 80mm, 1 top, 1 rear, 1 slot, 2 front, and 1 side Zalman CNPS 8000 CPU Cooler Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520W PSU Windows 7 Home Premium Post pics later when I get home So tell me is this a worthy upgrade?

pics or nothing.
#322 Posted by Luminouslight (6397 posts) -

Decided to do a little update on my rig.




As you can see, I also have my homework "arranged" in a systematic pattern throughout my room as well. And that pen on my desk should give it away where I am studying.

#323 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
^ you can see gtraddict's avatar on your screen :P
#324 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
^ you can see gtraddict's avatar on your screen :PNSR34GTR
is that a good or bad thing? :P
#325 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
[QUOTE="NSR34GTR"]^ you can see gtraddict's avatar on your screen :PGTR2addict
is that a good or bad thing? :P

lol i dont know :P
#326 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
[QUOTE="GTR2addict"][QUOTE="NSR34GTR"]^ you can see gtraddict's avatar on your screen :PNSR34GTR
is that a good or bad thing? :P

lol i dont know :P

I'm interested in knowing, after all that IS my special someone :P
#327 Posted by DJ_Lae (42748 posts) -

For something a little different - my Ion-based HTPC's Windows rating:

I didn't even know processor ratings went that low! My main computer (X2-7750) manages 6.7 and it's not exactly a speedy processor.

Still, can't argue with a PC that plays HD video smoothly and only eats up about 50 watts.

#328 Posted by beefdog (9178 posts) -

Starting a new undervolting journey with a new i7 920...this i7 has booted up at 4.6 ghz with ht on. The vid of this chip is 1.2v, Heres 3.6ghz with 1.13v. The previous owner says that this chip can do 4 Ghz at 1.16v...im gonna test that out

#329 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

For something a little different - my Ion-based HTPC's Windows rating:

I didn't even know processor ratings went that low! My main computer (X2-7750) manages 6.7 and it's not exactly a speedy processor.

Still, can't argue with a PC that plays HD video smoothly and only eats up about 50 watts.

DJ_Lae

Well an atom is a VERY, VERY, VEEEEEEEERY reduced C2D...

#330 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -

Starting a new undervolting journey with a new i7 920...this i7 has booted up at 4.6 ghz with ht on. The vid of this chip is 1.2v, Heres 3.6ghz with 1.13v. The previous owner says that this chip can do 4 Ghz at 1.16v...im gonna test that out
beefdog

what do you do for a living?

#331 Posted by 12345678ew (2353 posts) -

Cant believvvvvve the fastest pc here is an Alienware

ssaadd123

well do we count work PC's? cause if so mine blows anything in this thread away... as payment for that dell lollipop laptop ad we made all of us on the job got a 5000 dollar budget from dell to buy parts for our new pc at manufacturer price, not retail. can't take any pics cause theres far to much stuff in the office that can't be released yet, but...

2 intel xeon 6 core processors

24 gigabytes corsair 2133 ddr3

four PNY Nvidia quadro fx5800's

6 500 gb 10,000 RPM HDD's

some mobo i don't even know i requested the rest of the parts and dell said this'll fit

3 120 hz 30 in. dell monitors

i was still below my budget so dell threw in some 150 dollar retail sound card, agian, no idea here, and the company agreed that they would come within 100 dollars of our 5k budget

250 dollar water cooling radiator

2 100 dollar cooling blocks for my xeons (clocked to 4.4)

1 90 or so dollar pump

lots of fluid to last me forEVER

all shining in some no name dell case that has a large number of flashy green LED's.

that twas by far the best job ever. the result?

well when i used xfire to take a video of cod:waw max settings max AA, i reached it's recorder's max framerate of 500. soo....... idk how fast it is. i get maximum scores on just about every benchmark though.

#332 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
That is a mighty workstation and rendering comp, but for gaming and such it's as useless as a mac
#333 Posted by titanium_basic (698 posts) -

Added Bitspower Sparkel Kit/top for MCP655/Laing D5 pump

#334 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
damn that top looks good
#335 Posted by beefdog (9178 posts) -

[QUOTE="beefdog"]

Starting a new undervolting journey with a new i7 920...this i7 has booted up at 4.6 ghz with ht on. The vid of this chip is 1.2v, Heres 3.6ghz with 1.13v. The previous owner says that this chip can do 4 Ghz at 1.16v...im gonna test that out
NSR34GTR

what do you do for a living?

Top secret :P

#336 Posted by xxadonisxx (514 posts) -

my function over form rig, it may not look good on the outside but it does swashbuckle all the latest games today in it's highest game setting.

#337 Posted by BloodSeeker1337 (1278 posts) -
^ What a powerful Video Card :o
#338 Posted by MK-Professor (3904 posts) -

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 D0 3.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahelms
Motherboard: ASUS P6T
RAM: OCZ DDR3-1600 6GB
Vega card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 295 OC
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint T166 HD501LJ 500GB
DVD-R: DVD+/-RW
Power Supplie: Corsair 620W HX Series
Case: Thermaltake Spedo Advance
Operating system: Windows VISTA Home Premium 64bit
Monitor: Samsung T260 26'

#339 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
i want the inside photo on that thing before i rate. also, here are my twin Sennheiser HD201's :D (HD201G and HD201)
#340 Posted by ssaadd123 (278 posts) -

i want the inside photo on that thing before i rate. also, here are my twin Sennheiser HD201's :D (HD201G and HD201)  GTR2addict
We dont rate headphones here.:roll:

#341 Posted by Gravitational24 (30 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTR2addict"]

[QUOTE="DJ_Lae"]

For something a little different - my Ion-based HTPC's Windows rating:

Its a sad day for gaming when your hard disk gets the highest score....lol:p

#343 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTR2addict"]i want the inside photo on that thing before i rate. also, here are my twin Sennheiser HD201's :D (HD201G and HD201) ssaadd123

We dont rate headphones here.:roll:

Don't you think i know that? :P

#344 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 D0 3.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahelms
Motherboard: ASUS P6T
RAM: OCZ DDR3-1600 6GB
Vega card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 295 OC
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint T166 HD501LJ 500GB
DVD-R: DVD+/-RW
Power Supplie: Corsair 620W HX Series
Case: Thermaltake Spedo Advance
Operating system: Windows VISTA Home Premium 64bit
Monitor: Samsung T260 26'

MK-Professor

Wow you don't see many of the Thermaltake Speedo cases around :D. it truly is an underestimated case

#345 Posted by diemonzerov1 (2 posts) -
cpu q9400 gpu xfx ati 4870 1gb gddr5 overclocked to gpu 790 MHz Memory 1100 MHz psu antec ea 650watts mobo intel P 35 3GB DDR2 Memory 19 inch monitor 1400x900 75hz max hdd sata 250 gig custom made full size case
#346 Posted by diemonzerov1 (2 posts) -
cpu q9400 gpu xfx ati 4870 1gb gddr5 overclocked to gpu 790 MHz Memory 1100 MHz psu antec ea 650watts mobo intel P 35 3GB DDR2 Memory 19 inch monitor 1400x900 75hz max hdd sata 250 gig custom made full size case pics at this sate http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=375828476&albumID=1410072&imageID=23707057
#347 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
Why is that case in that condition :|
#348 Posted by gmaster456 (7561 posts) -
I wish i new how to build a rig these things are SEXY
#349 Posted by gmaster456 (7561 posts) -
Is the atom ok for gaming?
#350 Posted by clyde46 (47475 posts) -
Is the atom ok for gaming?gmaster456
Its better suited for a mobile platform.