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#101 Posted by Mareczek99 (338 posts) -

Nothing as sexy as Your beasts but I'll put up my "3rd RROD'ed Xbox replacement" :D

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By mareczek99 at 2012-03-28

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By mareczek99 at 2012-03-28

Sticking an Apple logo surely boosts it's value :D

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By mareczek99 at 2012-03-28

The goal was to be able to play most recent games on high settings on a playable frame rate (30+ fps)

Goal achieved as You can see on my Youtube channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moHoGLOXIMk&feature=plcp&context=C49faf5cVDvjVQa1PpcFOSHmnUj5WIU7eumfhHAAgm-4VLDPlIAvU%3D

A pretty basic setup that features:

-ASRock N68-GS3 UCC
-AMD Athlon II x4 640 currently at 3.3Ghz
-2x 2GB Geil 1600 Ram sticks
-HIS Radeon HD 5670 1GB Iceq (waiting to be replaced with a 6850)
-450W Generic PSU
-Logitec LS21 2.1 Stereo Speaker System combined with a Sony RX50 stereo audio.
-Philips L96V 18,5 inch LED monitor
-CYBORG R.A.T.3 gaming mouse
-Cirkuit Planet Mickey Mouse DSY-KB821 wired USB keyboard :D
-HAMA Double Action AirGrip Gamepad (00062869)

The best part is that I was able to build this thing with a budged of less than 600$ :) Gotta love internet auctions :D

#102 Posted by MadCracker93 (84 posts) -
[QUOTE="MadCracker93"][QUOTE="Elann2008"] NICE! May I ask, which state do you live in? Judging by that pic, it looks like you live in a beautiful place.DJ8WORK
Haha I live in England right smack bang in the middle of the country in a place called Coventry. the nearest beach town is about an hour and half drive away. nothing but tree's and hills were I live haha

you live just down the road from me.. Im from lichfield

Ah nice to see someone local on here, yh proberly about 30 mile away, i think ... ?
#103 Posted by C_Rule (9740 posts) -

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Mareczek99

Apple sticker causing an obvious bottleneck.

#104 Posted by gedz (674 posts) -

How does that e9 sound?

ssjspawn

I'm really happy with the setup in general. Mids sound amazing, there's adequate bass..it's taken my whole audio experience to a new level. I'm really enjoying it. I also really liked the aesthetic of the e9 which was why I got it :D

#105 Posted by Mtngranek (403 posts) -

This is my latest build. I'm going to use it as an HTPC, after I get a new entertainment center of course.

The Specs are, Intel Dual Core E5700, Zotac Nforce 610i-ITX board, 4 gigs of Kingston DDR2 800, 160 gb

Hitachi HDD (under the mobo), and a 250 watt ITX PSU. My only real problem is that that mobo doesn't

have a graphics card slot...I'm planning on getting a wireless mouse and keyboard and building the reciever

into an NES controller and then modding the controller ports to USB like I did on my first NES-PC.

#106 Posted by MW2ismygame (2183 posts) -

Here's my setup:

setup1

setup2

setup3

How does that e9 sound?

ssjspawn

stupid question but isnt the fan from the CPU cooler supposed to be facing the exhaust fan ?

#107 Posted by gedz (674 posts) -

stupid question but isnt the fan from the CPU cooler supposed to be facing the exhaust fan ?

MW2ismygame

That's how that cooler is mounted on AMD CPUs. Sorry didn't post the specs

#108 Posted by 9mmSpliff (21747 posts) -
[QUOTE="jcbullen"][QUOTE="ChubbyGuy40"]

[QUOTE="painguy1"]

Another friend is asking me for a build. Here is what i got. how is it?

Upgrade to a 6850 at least. This mobo is also a much better deal. The i3-2100 is more than enough for any casual-mid tier gamer if you wanna cut back even further.

Just me but I don't trust refurb HDDs. Refurb anything else is fine, but for HDDs I feel much safer with new ones.

I purchased a refurbished 1TB 7200 RPM Cavalier Black drive a while back and it has been great so far.

yeah I got the same one and I love it. but I am going to do a SSD myself. Just put O/S, Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3 on it. The rest of my games on my 1TB Caviar Black
#109 Posted by MW2ismygame (2183 posts) -

[QUOTE="MW2ismygame"]

stupid question but isnt the fan from the CPU cooler supposed to be facing the exhaust fan ?

gedz

That's how that cooler is mounted on AMD CPUs. Sorry didn't post the specs

ah thats why kk, i was like hell no and almost ran to open my case to fix it lol
#111 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

yummy wires

#112 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

1 rig isnt enough lol

athon 4050e 2.1 ghz dualcore emachines and e6600 core 2 duo dualcore might just go ahead and get a quadcore for that sometime i series intel cpus isnt like lightyears ahead around same price point.

8600 gts 256 mb + 8800 GT 512 mb which is dead now gonna wait untill kepler mirange cards get released buy one.

I won this thread most complete gaming set up LOL

#113 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

#114 Posted by ultrapc (808 posts) -

Here :

Just got a new 7.1 sound card along with a pair of sennheisers HD558 and what a huge improvement over the logitech g35

#115 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
@ultrapc Love your setup man. Happy gaming.
#116 Posted by DevilMightCry (3494 posts) -

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

wewantdoom4now
Blog it broh.
#117 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

wewantdoom4now
Depends on what you're doing. For gaming always having the latest and greatest doesn't much sense these days but if you're running CUDA or rendering then having the best graphics cards you can buy results in a huge improvement.
Mtngranek
Sounds like a great project!
#118 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

wewantdoom4now

LOL, SLI can last you for quite a while you know?

#119 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

DevilMightCry

Blog it broh.

same cases bleh

#121 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -
[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

markop2003
Depends on what you're doing. For gaming always having the latest and greatest doesn't much sense these days but if you're running CUDA or rendering then having the best graphics cards you can buy results in a huge improvement.
Mtngranek
Sounds like a great project!

i can do one man lan lol
#122 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

mitu123

LOL, SLI can last you for quite a while you know?

when direct x 12 releases and that sli set up only supports dx11 lol nice waste.

#123 Posted by C_Rule (9740 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

wewantdoom4now

LOL, SLI can last you for quite a while you know?

when direct x 12 releases and that sli set up only supports dx11 lol nice waste.

When DX12 is released, it will be years before it is properly adopted by games.
#124 Posted by DevilMightCry (3494 posts) -

[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"][QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

wewantdoom4now

Blog it broh.

same cases bleh

Read the rules. This is a thread for people to post pics of setups, not your opinion on what you think. Don't start some flame war on people's setup because you think it's stupid.

#125 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

[QUOTE="mitu123"] LOL, SLI can last you for quite a while you know?

C_Rule

when direct x 12 releases and that sli set up only supports dx11 lol nice waste.

When DX12 is released, it will be years before it is properly adopted by games.

doesnt matter better to just spend like 200$ on midrange.

#126 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"] Blog it broh.DevilMightCry

same cases bleh

Read the rules. This is a thread for people to post pics of setups, not your opinion on what you think. Don't start some flame war on people's setup because you think it's stupid.

this isnt peoples sets ups it looks like someone posted the same photo over and over.
#127 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

All of these sli set ups look like clones of each other video cards become outdated too quickly to put that kinda money into sli ****

never cared about having fastest cpu either midrange is best.

wewantdoom4now

LOL, SLI can last you for quite a while you know?

when direct x 12 releases and that sli set up only supports dx11 lol nice waste.

most games can barely use dx 11 right. Dx 12 is a long time till it works

#130 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

lol my case was 19$ the metal is very thin metal bends very easily lol so i didnt give a **** if it got all bent up.

this case will owns all these i can cut out the harddrive bay and still have part of the bay left so it doesnt block super long cards.

metal very thin easy to cut :)

#132 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

this card wouldnt fit in my case unless i cut some of the harddrive bay out lol single slot 570 gtx.

#133 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8386 posts) -
[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"]

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

same cases bleh

wewantdoom4now

Read the rules. This is a thread for people to post pics of setups, not your opinion on what you think. Don't start some flame war on people's setup because you think it's stupid.

this isnt peoples sets ups it looks like someone posted the same photo over and over.

Lol jealous much? Why come and post if you don't like the way pc hardware and gaming hobby is?
#134 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"][QUOTE="DevilMightCry"] Read the rules. This is a thread for people to post pics of setups, not your opinion on what you think. Don't start some flame war on people's setup because you think it's stupid.

AutoPilotOn

this isnt peoples sets ups it looks like someone posted the same photo over and over.

Lol jealous much? Why come and post if you don't like the way pc hardware and gaming hobby is?

my pc was once sli rig man i had case since 2004 sli's a **** waste of time.

plus i dont like cases where the psu on the bottom because u have to pull the wires up if psu is on the top of the case the wires easily hanging down lol.

#135 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

psu on the bottom has one advantage psu isnt hanging putting stress on the case but i never had a psu come unscrewed and fall down so no big deal.

i dont really like psu on the bottom though.

#136 Posted by mitch2411 (523 posts) -

psu on the bottom has one advantage psu isnt hanging putting stress on the case but i never had a psu come unscrewed and fall down so no big deal.

i dont really like psu on the bottom though.

wewantdoom4now

Don't forget with the extra weight on the bottom of the case, it is more stable and less prone to tipping over.

#137 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="AutoPilotOn"][QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"] this isnt peoples sets ups it looks like someone posted the same photo over and over.wewantdoom4now

Lol jealous much? Why come and post if you don't like the way pc hardware and gaming hobby is?

my pc was once sli rig man i had case since 2004 sli's a **** waste of time.

plus i dont like cases where the psu on the bottom because u have to pull the wires up if psu is on the top of the case the wires easily hanging down lol.

Yes, SLI in the past sucked, but now it's improved greatly.

#138 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]

[QUOTE="AutoPilotOn"] Lol jealous much? Why come and post if you don't like the way pc hardware and gaming hobby is? mitu123

my pc was once sli rig man i had case since 2004 sli's a **** waste of time.

plus i dont like cases where the psu on the bottom because u have to pull the wires up if psu is on the top of the case the wires easily hanging down lol.

Yes, SLI in the past sucked, but now it's improved greatly.

yea man 6800 ultra sli sucked nope

still more powerful than a single 7800 gtx

#139 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -
#140 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8386 posts) -

I used to have two Voodoo2s in my old computer. It was awesome!! I think they had 12mb of vram each.

#142 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -
#143 Posted by SPBoss (3630 posts) -

specs in sig :)

#144 Posted by genius2365 (382 posts) -

How long should my current rig be good for?

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
  • NVIDIA GTX 275 ( 1680 x 1050 resolution)
  • Gigabyte EP45-UD3L ( Motherboard)
  • Antec Earthwatts ATX 750W
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows Vista 32 bit
  • Antec 900 gaming case ( 1 huge fan + 3 normal fans)

I know it's pretty old for a gaming rig (built in 2009). I manage about 30 FPS on medium in Battlefield 3, and usually about 40-50 FPS with everything maxed on any console game. As long as I can run games on medium or higher until 2014, I'll be happy

#145 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -
upgraded my core 2 duo e6600 2.4 ghz to Q8300 core 2 quadcore 2.5 ghz http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2322669
#146 Posted by FPSfan1985 (2008 posts) -

How long should my current rig be good for?

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
  • NVIDIA GTX 275 ( 1680 x 1050 resolution)
  • Gigabyte EP45-UD3L ( Motherboard)
  • Antec Earthwatts ATX 750W
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows Vista 32 bit
  • Antec 900 gaming case ( 1 huge fan + 3 normal fans)

I know it's pretty old for a gaming rig (built in 2009). I manage about 30 FPS on medium in Battlefield 3, and usually about 40-50 FPS with everything maxed on any console game. As long as I can run games on medium or higher until 2014, I'll be happy

genius2365
You'll be fine until the next gen console are released.
#147 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7384 posts) -

How long should my current rig be good for?

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
  • NVIDIA GTX 275 ( 1680 x 1050 resolution)
  • Gigabyte EP45-UD3L ( Motherboard)
  • Antec Earthwatts ATX 750W
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows Vista 32 bit
  • Antec 900 gaming case ( 1 huge fan + 3 normal fans)

I know it's pretty old for a gaming rig (built in 2009). I manage about 30 FPS on medium in Battlefield 3, and usually about 40-50 FPS with everything maxed on any console game. As long as I can run games on medium or higher until 2014, I'll be happy

genius2365

Needz upgrade soon..!! Keep the psu, I think new gpu then new cpu/mobo by 2014, but is all good with med settings/resolution with current games.

#148 Posted by MonsieurX (29981 posts) -
[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]upgraded my core 2 duo e6600 2.4 ghz to Q8300 core 2 quadcore 2.5 ghz http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2322669

how much
#149 Posted by wewantdoom4now (2085 posts) -

[QUOTE="wewantdoom4now"]upgraded my core 2 duo e6600 2.4 ghz to Q8300 core 2 quadcore 2.5 ghz http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2322669MonsieurX
how much

129$ shipped aint too bad considering cpu is out of production original retail price was around 160$ i **** up though i could of bought a Intel Core 2 Quad 3.0 ghz 12 mb l2 cache for like 220$ but it was used.

#150 Posted by MonsieurX (29981 posts) -
Not worht it.