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We have a handful of PC Gaming enthusiasts on the site, post your rigs!

I built this for a contest on Overclock.net recently. Scarface theme.

(add me on steam) I have a couple Ravens forum people on my list
[url="http://steamcommunity.com/id/LazloisdavrocK"]http://steamcommunit.../LazloisdavrocK[/url]

Specs: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz, 16GB DDR3, GTX 670FTW Edition



[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/8/80/900x900px-LL-800a4a80_8wTAx.png[/img]

[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/3/39/900x900px-LL-39c2e9c4_wQSIR.png[/img]

[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/6/6a/900x900px-LL-6a083140_Mihzz.png[/img]


[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/c/cb/900x900px-LL-cbfdce48_5lo4l.png[/img]

[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/4/46/900x900px-LL-46b33c98_VW89e.png[/img]
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More in my album on the site - [url="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/album/view/id/692691/user_id/89042"]http://www.overclock...1/user_id/89042[/url]



post your pc!
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You've got me beat. I'll just copy and paste from Specy lol:


Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 970
Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4N98TD EVO (AM3) 35 °C
Graphics
DELL 1708FP (1280x1024@60Hz)
DELL 1708FP (1280x1024@60Hz)
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA) 36 °C
Hard Drives
117GB SanDisk SDSSDH120GG25 ATA Device (SATA-SSD) 30 °C
78GB Western Digital WDC WD800JD-22JNA0 ATA Device (SATA) 36 °C
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thats not a bad system mod6 !

Ferrari fan is a PC gamer. Will have to get him in here. Theres a few others aswell.

I also have a couple SSD's in mine. Intel 80GB for OS, and an OCZ 60GB for game install.

I score a 7.7 out of the Possible 7.9 on the Win7 rating system.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/qx9HF.png[/img]
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7.7 is nice. I only get a 7.3. I'm thinking if I SLI a second GPU in there I'll be set!
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[quote name='BohBalmerOsbohs' timestamp='1343426148' post='1104445']
We have a handful of PC Gaming enthusiasts on the site, post your rigs!

I built this for a contest on Overclock.net recently. Scarface theme.

(add me on steam) I have a couple Ravens forum people on my list
[url="http://steamcommunity.com/id/LazloisdavrocK"]http://steamcommunit.../LazloisdavrocK[/url]

Specs: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz, 16GB DDR3, GTX 670FTW Edition
[/quote]

Hmm....I may need to commission you to build me a rig when I put some cash together...we won't discuss it here since that's technically against the rules, but I'll PM you when I'm ready.

In the meantime...WOW. I'm impressed. Did you do the decals yourself? And I'm blown away by the specs.
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The Vinyl decals are custom die cut. I have a friend in North Carolina who owns a vinyl Cutting business. I emailed him designs and he cuts them out and sends to me. I wanted a nice quality case, that also followed a Theme. Black and white was perfect. And I Sleeved some of the PSU wires in Red to follow a black and red theme inside, along with Red and black fans.

This rig will be relevant for many many years to come. I went pretty all out. "next gen" consoles wont even touch this when they come out. Next gen is here already folks! its a pc! :)

also im pretty local to you franny.
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[quote name='Moderator 6' timestamp='1343505337' post='1105700']
7.7 is nice. I only get a 7.3. I'm thinking if I SLI a second GPU in there I'll be set!
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That or take a look at the 560Ti's. Great cards. If you look in my album on that site, you'll see I used 560Ti sli for awhile. I wanted to just use 1 powerful card because game devs are getting lazy and not implementing SLI correctly.
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anything more just yet.[quote name='BohBalmerOsbohs' timestamp='1343587414' post='1106188']


That or take a look at the 560Ti's. Great cards. If you look in my album on that site, you'll see I used 560Ti sli for awhile. I wanted to just use 1 powerful card because game devs are getting lazy and not implementing SLI correctly.
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Yeah most games are not very well designed for SLI. However BF3 runs as smooth as glass with the graphics maxed out for me. I guess I don't [b]need[/b] any more just yet :D
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Thats more so with the 400 series Fermi. My Twin Frozr II 560ti was nice and cool.

Now the new Kepler from nvidia, now that runs cool as hell. 29c idle. (my GTX 670)
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but the trick is the 4 and 5 series above 60 requires its own nuclear facility to power just one let alone sli. the ongoing joke by AMD designers was entered in this Commercial [url="http://youtu.be/wCi5hiIO4fs"]http://youtu.be/wCi5hiIO4fs[/url]
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Just built my first gaming rig!

Aside from the disk transfer rate, I score a 7.7 across the board on all components according to the Windows Experience Index.

Intel 3rd-gen i7 3770K (3.50GHz) on an ASUS P8Z77-V mobo
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 CPU (2GB)
8GB DDR3 RAM
1TB Seagate HDD

I'd like to upgrade the memory (memory is cheap), and I'd like to add another optical drive in addition to my current Blu-Ray drive. On top of those optional desires, I'd like to add liquid cooling and possibly an SSD.

I'm thrilled with my machine so far. It can capably handle GTAIV at max settings and I'm curious as to other games I can throw at it... (Steam shopping spree soon! lol)
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ok guys all this talk I am looking to upgrade my dinosaur , I am looking at a APU board combo on new egg for 134 its a 3500 with Asus F1A55-m LE , thinking of going with 8Gb of Corsair . and possibly topping it off with a Raid Max Ranger Case. eventualy I plan on upgrading my graphics since the chip will crosfire with a 6670 . I think this will make for a decent budget system any opinions on it ?
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[quote name='TheRavenouseD2008' timestamp='1347656128' post='1150709']
ok guys all this talk I am looking to upgrade my dinosaur , I am looking at a APU board combo on new egg for 134 its a 3500 with Asus F1A55-m LE , thinking of going with 8Gb of Corsair . and possibly topping it off with a Raid Max Ranger Case. eventualy I plan on upgrading my graphics since the chip will crosfire with a 6670 . I think this will make for a decent budget system any opinions on it ?
[/quote]

I'm guess, for that price range, the CPU is a triple-core at best? Quad-core seems to be a necessity in today's PC market and I'd lean towards such unless you really can't afford to throw in a few extra dollars.

Personally, I'm an Intel fan so I really couldn't advise you on AMD chips and compatible boards. Going with ASUS for your mobo is a good choice, though.

As for the case, I'm a fan of Corsair's products. I much prefer their minimalist designs to the flashier stuff out there.
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[font=times new roman,times,serif][i]It has been a looooooong time since I built my last rig. I was probably just out of high school. I had Win95 and Windows 2000... Win95 was just so I could continue to play Wolfenstein. (LOL)

My current PC, really need to do something with the graphics card. Then again, it's about 6 years old and it's about shot. Maybe when the time comes, I'll talk with a co-worker of mine -- he just got himself a brand new HP EliteBook for almost $2,500. I am so jealous of that thing. (LOL)

Instead, I've got my all in one HP desktop with a lousy 3.8 rating due to the graphics card. Everything else is around 5.9, 6.2, 6.7. Stupid graphics card.[/i][/font]


[font=times new roman,times,serif][i]Here's the EliteBook[/i][/font]
[font=times new roman,times,serif][i][color=#4B0082][b]Performance[/b]
With its quad-core processor, 16GB of RAM and AMD FirePro M5950 GPU, it's no surprise that our EliteBook 8560w review unit was a stunning performer. Windows Experience Index (WEI) reported scores of 7.0 or more (out of 7.9) for every subsystem except Primary hard disk (Disk data transfer rate), which got a still-respectable 5.9.[/color][/i][/font]

[font=times new roman,times,serif][i][i][color=#4B0082]The remaining scores were 7.0 for Gaming Graphics (3D business and gaming graphics performance and Graphics (desktop performance for Windows Aero), 7.5 for Processor (calculations per second) and 7.6 for RAM (Memory operations per second).[/color][/i][/i][/font]

[font=times new roman,times,serif][i][i][color=#4B0082]~ Malkavian Raven[/color][/i][/i][/font]
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Though the Elitebook is nice, it's probably not a great laptop for gaming -- though, not many laptops [i]are[/i] capable of handling today's games efficiently.

If not a full gaming rig, you'd at least want something in a smaller case and board (think HTPC-sized, micro-ATX form-factor) and still enough cooling so that you don't overheat your system. Even running games on lower settings, this is still a risk that I wouldn't personally take.
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well franny I could go up to[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1051829"] 4 core [/url]plus have crossfire with a 6670 if I wanted
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[quote name='theFRANCHISE' timestamp='1347684390' post='1150944']
Though the Elitebook is nice, it's probably not a great laptop for gaming -- though, not many laptops [i]are[/i] capable of handling today's games efficiently.

If not a full gaming rig, you'd at least want something in a smaller case and board (think HTPC-sized, micro-ATX form-factor) and still enough cooling so that you don't overheat your system. Even running games on lower settings, this is still a risk that I wouldn't personally take.
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[font=times new roman,times,serif][i]I want an EliteBook to replace my current desktop, not really to game on it. The one he has, he is using to design & program end of arm robotics and the processing speed does a great job of keeping up.[/i][/font]

[font=times new roman,times,serif][i]I'm not really into gaming on the PC too much these days, although I do miss the old flight simulator games. I really should go back and get my pilots license, finish this time. You don't really appreciate how great those simulator games are until you've tried doing the real thing. I got through all of ride-along sessions and a few of my flying sessions with the instructor. Never got around to going up by myself.[/i][/font]

[font=times new roman,times,serif][i]Anywho, my current PC holds up with Minecraft (the kids), that's really all I need it to do.[/i][/font]

[font=times new roman,times,serif][i]~ Malkavian Raven[/i][/font]
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[quote name='TheRavenouseD2008' timestamp='1347687600' post='1150967']
well franny I could go up to[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1051829"] 4 core[/url]plus have crossfire with a 6670 if I wanted
[/quote]

Whoops! Completely missed that combo. In which case, yeah, that appears to be suitable for your needs -- but, again, don't take it from me. I'm an Intel kinda guy.
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An update with my EVGA 670FTW With backplate. Grabbing a second next week for SLI.

I wish this board has spoiler tags for mass pictures. or does it?



[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/a/a2/900x900px-LL-a2e2d86f_391732_434788489896872_776585260_n.jpeg[/img]

[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/5/5e/900x900px-LL-5ea3ad84_308468_434789029896818_230408602_n.jpeg[/img]

[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/1/11/900x900px-LL-1114be27_253527_434788589896862_1536561031_n.jpeg[/img]


[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/4/41/900x900px-LL-41f82204_D5lAq.jpeg[/img]

[img]http://cdn.overclock.net/6/60/900x900px-LL-60df00bb_101_0022.jpeg[/img]
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[quote name='theFRANCHISE' timestamp='1348030618' post='1158448']
It's like $400 for the GTX 670! And you've got two of 'em! I'm jelly...
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lol ive been saving for awhile, i wont have to upgrade for a very long time. These are the FTW editions, they have the same clock speeds as the 680, and they are on the 680 PCB. $410 but its SO MUCH bang for buck.
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Geez, and right when I was thinking of getting another GTX 560 to accompany the one I already have, thinking that dropping another $200 was too rich for my blood...

Ahhhhhh I can see I'll be dumping a lot of money into tweaking my machine over the next year. And we're talking just luxuries. lol.
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560 is a good card, the Ti versions were a bit better. If its running your current games, then dont upgrade. im just splurging because its a brand new system, and wanted to make it ready for 2012- whenever.
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ok ran into an even worse problem was bouncing between an upgrade of just chip to fix my issue and the whole enchelada apparently I must like mexican food because thats what I must do I was able to find an asrock that supports DDR2 and 3 so I dont need ram [url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157309"]http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157309[/url] and here is the chip I intend on using [url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113133"]http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819113133[/url] any thoughts or comments particularly on the board
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Finished a HTPC build tonight for my home theater. Just for movies storage, and light gaming. couple months ago I scored the $99 i5 2500k deal at mirocenter, so I used that coupled with 8GB 1600 ram, and 660ti sli. got the cards cheap so its worth it.

I had some extra tubing laying around, and a waterblock so i went ahead and watercooled the i5.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/Rm22U.jpg[/img]
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Just wanted to post I recently had my 4770 bite the dust , found a 6770 for 59 bux brand new on on tigerdirect and ordered it .  hoping this is better then my onboard it should be

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i7 3770k 
Asus Sabertooth z77 
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16gb 1866mhz
Samsung 840 Pro 128gb SSD
WD 500GB SATA HDD
Nvidia Geforce 275
Razer Blackwidow Keyboard / Gaming Mouse
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D ATX Case
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ok question Lower end Headphones to get by with ,  Logitech Senicc  or Turtlebeach ZLA

 

I had a Logitech one at one point in time, they're generally alright if you're going cheap.  I tend to stick to major brands though, and Turtlebeach doesn't have the best reputation.

 

Personally, I used the SteelSeries Siberia v2, but they're about double the price you're looking for.  Super comfy with quality sound though, especially since I'm not a fan of that simulated surround sound.

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