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#1 Posted by cell_dweller (19842 posts) -
Since people are taking their gaming PCs to a whole new level with multiple monitors and home theater quality sound systems, it's time to rebrand this thread as "Rate My Setup." Rate my rig and benchmarking thread Welcome to the rate my setup thread! Use this thread to post specs, pictures and information on your PC setup as well as benchmark results, videos, or any other material you want to show off. While your setup may be incredibly sexy, we do ask that you keep your clothes on in all pictures :P This thread is for rating your current setup only. Those in the mail, in a store, or in your mom's shopping cart on Newegg won't be rated.
Utilities: CPU-Z, GPU-Z, Speccy Benchmarking: AS SSD, 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 06, Crysis Benchmark tool, PCMark Vantage, PCMark 05 Previous threads: Rate My Rig - October 2009
#2 Posted by cell_dweller (19842 posts) -
And I get the first post since I created the thread :P

Specs:  I've still yet to figure out why the 1066 memory is running at 667. If you have any ideas, feel free to PM me! Setup:
#3 Posted by MW2ismygame (2183 posts) -

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#4 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23410 posts) -
cpu ofc old setup  new uglier setup
#5 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7270 posts) -

I feel proud a thread named after my idea. tears.jpg

^Arrow to the knee button ftw.

Rest of Spec at sig.. uploading moarz later.

#6 Posted by MW2ismygame (2183 posts) -

I feel proud a thread named after my idea. tears.jpg

Spec at sig.. uploading moarz later.

Bikouchu35

how is that KB ?i was thinking about getting that razer to replace my logitech

#7 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7270 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bikouchu35"]

Spec at sig.. uploading moarz later.

MW2ismygame

how is that KB ?i was thinking about getting that razer to replace my logitech

Depends what you want out of an KB. Its not going to make you a messiah but overall give you a much different feel. Loud click clacky keys with tactile feedback useful for rts, but some say the cherry blue switch affects your gameplay for arena games. Im not too sure on that since I dont play arenas since they became ousted from mainstream but so far I dont have problems with double tapping too much. You may want to try them out at retail if you have chance, the keys are a bit heavy/tough for typing but fine for gaming, I heard cherry browns that are on the stealth editions are lighter switches.

Overall the built is very sturdy, insanely bright leds that are independently lit on each keys better value than logitechs upper end offering imo. I believe ione(sp??) or some other company is making these boards for razer so the build grade should be mid-tier better than typical razer stuff.

#8 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

Add a new sound card an another monitor. Heres to the new thread

#9 Posted by jcbullen (852 posts) -

Specs in my sig.

#10 Posted by GS550L (913 posts) -

I've still yet to figure out why the 1066 memory is running at 667. If you have any ideas, feel free to PM me!

cell_dweller

I can't say I know much about this subject, but from what I understand, it's reporting the memory as running at 667MHz because it's DDR, or "Dual Data Rate" memory. In other words, it's reporting the memory rate as half of i's true value, in this case being ~1333MHz.

I guess this means I've gotta post my setup now. It's a bit of an eyesore right now; I'm doing a few little modifications to the case it's normally housed in. I'm hoping to get it finished in this coming week.

#11 Posted by GS550L (913 posts) -

jcbullen

Looks nice. I like that black and white theme you've got going there.

#12 Posted by jcbullen (852 posts) -
Thanks! I didn't really start out trying for it that much, but then all the pieces that I chose ended up that way. Except for the motherboard power cable which was rainbow colored... that had to go once I built the thing.
#13 Posted by MuD3 (1199 posts) -

exchanged motherboard since last post, made a bunch of minor changes too that most people wouldn't even notice or care about...

it's almost complete, going to add a second gtx 580 when prices go down and possibly get a decent sound set up and a cable card.

my cpu temps seemed to have jumped about 10 degrees since installing the new motherboard... could this be because of the new thermal compound? it had pre applied thermal compound on it before, i put on some antec formula 7 because it was the only thing i could pick up locally. it seemd a lot more dry and thick than what i'm used to... wasn't even spreadable, did the glob and press methoud instead.

#14 Posted by GS550L (913 posts) -

Thanks! I didn't really start out trying for it that much, but then all the pieces that I chose ended up that way. Except for the motherboard power cable which was rainbow colored... that had to go once I built the thing.jcbullen

Lol, I can only imagine how that would look :P

#15 Posted by MuD3 (1199 posts) -
Thanks! I didn't really start out trying for it that much, but then all the pieces that I chose ended up that way. Except for the motherboard power cable which was rainbow colored... that had to go once I built the thing.jcbullen
my psu has all the cords wrapped in black mesh, but the ends where still showing all the colored wiring, i fixed that with electrical tape... it was really bugging me. i will have to go and do a bit better cable management on mine soon too, it looks a bit too messy for my tastes at the moment. the extended atx made it a lot harder to make the cable management look good, it was much better on the micro atx. but i didn't want to be stuck with a micro atx... decided to send it back while i still could.
#16 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

I'm happy with it. I just need a new desk

#17 Posted by arneezy21 (185 posts) -

Really nice setups in here! Some of you really really need new desks lol.

#18 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

@jcbullen I love that White Phantom you have with the side window instead of the metal mesh. Makes me wish I had goten that one :P

#19 Posted by jcbullen (852 posts) -

@jcbullen I love that White Phantom you have with the side window instead of the metal mesh. Makes me wish I had goten that one :P

BPoole96
The case ended up being the thing that took me the longest to decide so thanks! I was floating a bunch of ideas around, but then the white Phantom came around and I fell in love. Plus, my previous case was an NZXT and it had done well. @arneezy21 What, my second monitor stacked on yearbooks on a crappy blue storage thing isn't nice? Yes, I suppose that would be my next upgrade, also I'd like to fit my tower under a desk, dunno if that would work though since it's so large. @MuD3 I'm really digging that black and red, one of my favorite color combos.
#20 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22109 posts) -

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MW2ismygame

ha the lego star destroyer is awesome. wish I had one/

#21 Posted by gedz (674 posts) -

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TheShadowLord07

ha the lego star destroyer is awesome. wish I had one/

Me too. Wonder what would happen if it got knocked down :P

Here's my setup:

setup1

setup2

setup3

#22 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22109 posts) -

^what case is that?

#23 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
I built this rig a few years back, but I'm not in any hurry to build a new one, since it'll still max any game on the market. I have upgraded my videocard a couple of times though. And I'm about to install a new DFI LanParty P45 motherboard, since this one has been giving me problems... Intel C2D e8400 @ 4.5GHz w/ D-Tek Fuzion 2 waterblock eVGA 750i FTW motherboard w/ D-Tek Fuzion 2 (CPU fast read) 2GB Palit 560 Ti @ 1000/2000/4400MHz w/ Apogee GT waterblock 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 G-Skill RAM @ 1125MHz (5-5-5-15-5-25-5-10) 1.9v Custom CM Centurion 590 case w/ 16x 152cfm DELTA fans @ 5V Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer w/ 5.1 Logitech Surround 2x 225gph pumps, 2x modified transmission / oil coolers 2x RP550-2 PSU's (1 for CPU/MB, 1 for GPU) 4x 250GB WD HDD's (RAID 0 + RAID 1) 23" Acer H233H 1080p monitor 42" Haier 1080p HDTV Most of these are old pics. I don't feel like taking better ones at the moment =P
#24 Posted by gedz (674 posts) -

^what case is that?

TheShadowLord07

Cooler master 690II Advanced

#25 Posted by gedz (674 posts) -


superclocked

Wow, that is some intense gear you got going. Reminds of a muscle car or something lol. Looks very cool (in both way :D)

#26 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -

MuD3
Very nice.. Jcbullen and BPoole96 have nice case interiors too, but yours is my personal favorite so far.. I'm going to paint the inside of my case black and install matching components when I'm done with a few projects on the house...
#27 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
[QUOTE="superclocked"]
gedz
Wow, that is some intense gear you got going. Reminds of a muscle car or something lol. Looks very cool (in both way :D)

Thanks :) My radiator probably could cool a 4 cyclinder, lol.. I've got a 4.5GHz C2D, 2GHz 750i, NF200 chip, and 1GHz Fermi hooked to the same loop. And even though my GPU is last in the loop, the temp stays in the mid 40's at full load when the radiator fans are running...
#28 Posted by C_Rule (9739 posts) -
Nice new thread. :) Some pretty sweet systems, already. I love MuD3's black & red theme. @super Dude, that thing is mental. It's not pretty, but it looks amazing. :lol: My PC isn't worthy of a re-post. :( I'll wait till I build my new PC (not sure when that'll be, won't be doing anything until Ivy and 6xx are out).
#29 Posted by Jd1680a (5913 posts) -

And I get the first post since I created the thread :P

Specs:  I've still yet to figure out why the 1066 memory is running at 667. If you have any ideas, feel free to PM me! ]cell_dweller

Very nice setup, you pretty much have the same as mine. Other then you have a solid state hdd and I got 12 gigs of memory. Do you use your solid state as your boot drive, if so, how fast do you boot up?

#30 Posted by Jd1680a (5913 posts) -

Here is my setup.

#31 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8558 posts) -

Had a Phenom IIx4 965 BE, but upgraded to a 1100T (Birthday gift) and got an Asus Motherboard for christmas. Gave my old motherboard and CPU to my brother as a christmas gift.

Will post screenshots of my setup later

#32 Posted by DevilMightCry (3472 posts) -

I'll add mine to the new thread as well. Specs in sig + Sharp Aquos 42in. 1080p, + PS3 slip 120GB (behind TV)

#33 Posted by boybrushdred (1892 posts) -

same old rig, same old setup







speccy

#34 Posted by cell_dweller (19842 posts) -
Really nice setups in here! Some of you really really need new desks lol.arneezy21
This is a fact, yet I haven't found a good solid one that won't break the bank ;)
Very nice setup, you pretty much have the same as mine. Other then you have a solid state hdd and I got 12 gigs of memory. Do you use your solid state as your boot drive, if so, how fast do you boot up?Jd1680a
Thanks. Definitely use it as my boot drive, and I'd say I average about 15 second on boot. If I power on, walk to the bathroom and back, it's usually up and waiting for me to login. I will probably get a larger one though as 60GB really isn't that much for a boot drive. I'd say even a 120 or 128 would be better. I also have 3 2TB drives ready to configure RAID for storage, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
#35 Posted by Jetset314 (211 posts) -

Switched my build over to a new case. I hope you like it!

Still have a bit of cleaning up to do. :)

#36 Posted by MW2ismygame (2183 posts) -

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TheShadowLord07

ha the lego star destroyer is awesome. wish I had one/

thanks, but oh man i think its falling apart because it always creaks when the desk moves and im so paranoid that thing is going to fall.......

#37 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7270 posts) -

I'll add mine to the new thread as well. Specs in sig + Sharp Aquos 42in. 1080p, + PS3 slip 120GB (behind TV)

DevilMightCry

Im guessing thats the new Corsair mech boards, nom nom/10. Reminds me of the old g15 logitech. Hows the feel and the key switch?

#38 Posted by DevilMightCry (3472 posts) -

Im guessing thats the new Corsair mech boards, nom nom/10. Reminds me of the old g15 logitech. Hows the feel and the key switch?

Bikouchu35

I love it. I actually had the K60, before the K90 above. I wanted backlighting, which the K60 did not have. However, I do miss the K60's contoured red WASD keys, which are ideal for gaming. Both use MX Cherry reds, except the F row keys, and Print Screen, Pause/Break, etc. which are rubber dome. Every key is backlit. The Cherry reds feel great. I personally like them over Blue, and Blacks. Blackwidow Ultimate use MX blue, fyi, which I also had, but returned it. I wanted the Blackwidow Steatlth with MX browns, but it was sold out everywhere. The K90 feels great to type and game. Very fast actuation. Quality is typical Corsair. Real aluminum faceplate, with great quality. 2 year warranty.

#39 Posted by thoraxe42 (459 posts) -

Still running like a champ, I just need a new GPU and i'll be set. By the way, the CPU is running at 3.5 GHz (I have no idea why my RAM is running at 666MHz either, it's supposed to run at 1600)

#40 Posted by superleggera (111 posts) -

little messy atm, cf 5850, 3.4 ghz phenom II 965, 80gb ssd, 1 tb hdd, overkill 1k watt psu etc.

#41 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
So I won't wake anyone up at night..  True 7.1 surround headphones that I'm in the process of building. I'm using 8x tweeters, 4x boxed woofers, and 2x Labtec woofer amplifiers. I still need to drill two port holes in the top and bottom center of each box, seal the edges, run and shield the wires, and paint the boxes black...
#42 Posted by MuD3 (1199 posts) -
very interesting project, will like to see this completed.
#43 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
very interesting project, will like to see this completed. MuD3
My wife threw everything in a small box when she saw it on our new couch, so I need to get new tweeters first =/ But I'll post more pics when I'm done..
#44 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
[QUOTE="MuD3"]very interesting project, will like to see this completed. superclocked
My wife threw everything in a small box when she saw it on our new couch, so I need to get new tweeters first =/ But I'll post more pics when I'm done..

Man, the two speakers inside the chair was a nice touch! I'm sure when you play, you never want to leave that chair. Full immersion.
#45 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
[QUOTE="superclocked"][QUOTE="MuD3"]very interesting project, will like to see this completed. Elann2008
My wife threw everything in a small box when she saw it on our new couch, so I need to get new tweeters first =/ But I'll post more pics when I'm done..

Man, the two speakers inside the chair was a nice touch! I'm sure when you play, you never want to leave that chair. Full immersion.

Thanks.. Those rear speakers have saved my life in games more times than I can count =P
#46 Posted by alishathomaz (135 posts) -
All of you have good setup, you only need to change your desk colors ;) and setup some colorful lights.
#47 Posted by spittis (1875 posts) -
Some very good looking computers here, and nice chair superclocked! I'll toss my setup here since I finally took time to manage the cables between the computer and peripherals. Also installed a dedicated outlet with switch control for the speakers. The two reasons being that they can't be connected to the same strip as the computer because of distortions, and I wanted to be able to turn them off at the same time from the table.   Complete list of junk, PC: i7-860 @3.2Ghz, MSI 6870 Hawk crossfire, Asus Sabertooth 55i, 4x2 GB Kingston HyperX RAM, Antec P183 Black case, Corsair TX950W PSU, 64GB Kingston SSD, 2x 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDDs, Coolermaster TX3 cooler, LG BlueRay station, Creative SoundBlaster 5.1 Pro USB soundcard Peripherals: Samsung 27" P2770, some old Samsung 19" screen, Logitech G15 keyboard, G700 mouse, KRK Rokit 5 G2 speakers, Sennheiser PC350 (modded) headset. Benchmark scores: 3DMark 2011 - 8132 marks || Unigine - 1541 points
#48 Posted by gonzalezboy07 (191 posts) -

Some very good looking computers here, and nice chair superclocked! I'll toss my setup here since I finally took time to manage the cables between the computer and peripherals. Also installed a dedicated outlet with switch control for the speakers. The two reasons being that they can't be connected to the same strip as the computer because of distortions, and I wanted to be able to turn them off at the same time from the table.   Complete list of junk, PC: i7-860 @3.2Ghz, MSI 6870 Hawk crossfire, Asus Sabertooth 55i, 4x2 GB Kingston HyperX RAM, Antec P183 Black case, Corsair TX950W PSU, 64GB Kingston SSD, 2x 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDDs, Coolermaster TX3 cooler, LG BlueRay station, Creative SoundBlaster 5.1 Pro USB soundcard Peripherals: Samsung 27" P2770, some old Samsung 19" screen, Logitech G15 keyboard, G700 mouse, KRK Rokit 5 G2 speakers, Sennheiser PC350 (modded) headset. Benchmark scores: 3DMark 2011 - 8132 marks || Unigine - 1541 pointsspittis
Nice PC man

#50 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26098 posts) -

Did a bit of cleaning yesterday..here is my setup (a bit blurry :( ). Pics of the case over haul is above:

Jetset314

Save your image and then upload it to imgur.com. You can't link from your email :P