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Old 01-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #61
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Anyways, back to Oscar: Get some variant of SSD if you possibly can, even if it's "only" a 60gb drive or something. I'd wager both FRT and Joe would agree with that much - for me, the SSD was the single largest performance increase in any PC I've had in at least 5 years, if not 10.
Yeah, the Intel I have is "only" 40 gigs. I use it as the boot drive for the machine, and I also have a couple of applications installed on it. Its purpose is to just sit there and take workload off of the data drive.

On the laptop, of course, it's the only drive in the system. Haven't really had any complaints, though of course I don't have anything to benchmark it against, performance-wise. If nothing else, it's nice to have one less thing in my laptop generating heat and noise.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:35 PM   #62
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Gigabyte 880G mobo
AMD PhenomII X3, running as X4 3.5GHz
16GB DDR3 GSKILL RipJawsX
Nvidia GT240 1GB DDR3
OCZ Agility2 SSD 60GB for boot
Some spindle drive for everything else, Samsung I think
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:52 AM   #63
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I finally pulled the trigger on a new box.

Windows 7 Premium
Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Case
Intel Core i7-2600k 3.4 ghz
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #64
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Inter(R) Core 2 quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66
8GB ram
Win 7 64 bit
1tb main hd
Gtx460 for the main monitor and a GT9800pro for the 2 side monitors
And i think that's all that matters.

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #65
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So I recently found out that my HP xw8400 workstation was pulling ~350 watts at idle...not good. I started taking out hardware to see what was draining so much power.

You would have NEVER guessed it: RAM. I took out 12 of the 16 gigs and consumption dropped to 220 watts...including my 22" LCD monitor!

I should have wondered why HP actually has a fan over the RAM modules, as well as a "CAUTION HOT" sticker on each module. They were not joking, you couldn't touch them 30 seconds after shutting down the system.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #66
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Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor, 3.4GHz Liquid Cooled
Memory: 4GB OCZ AMD Black Edition RAM
Hard Drive: 500 GB + 1 TB + 2TB
Video Card: EVGA GTX 460
Monitor: LG Flatron 22"
Sound Card: Rocketfish 5.1
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus M4N98TD EVO
Power supply: OCZ 650w
Computer Case: Ultra Aluminus
w/ Manual & automatic fan control

Also a bunch of other fancy gadgets. V-Moda crossfade LP headphones, Logitech Z4 speakers, Logitech illuminated keyboard, Logitech G500 mouse, And i have a G27 racing wheel i should be using to build a simulator soon.








Has a bunch of beer bottles, papers, bullets, cameras, and other junk on it now of corse.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:19 PM   #67
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #68
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Did a little update here.

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor, 3.4GHz Liquid Cooled
Memory: 8gb Patriot 2000mhz ram
Hard Drive: 500 GB + 1 TB + 2TB
Video Card: EVGA GTX560ti SLI (320bit memory)
Monitor: LG Flatron 22"
Sound Card: Rocketfish 5.1
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus M4N98TD EVO 790sli
Power supply: Antec 1200w (6 12v rails, drawing 14amps at max load)
Computer Case: Ultra Aluminus
w/ Manual & automatic fan control

I thought my 460 was big, and it did a damn good job too. I still plan on using it for the racing simulator.


Will they fit??


That's nuts. Less than one centimeter of space. If you look real close, you will see i have a sound card crammed in there as well. haha


I'm sure i'll get some hate for using such a small old case, but i really do love this thing. It's not cheep plastic and garbage like the ones they make now.


What it looks like with the side, and aluminum finish panel put back on.


I love it.
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Gonna try and get a 3d mark score here. Probably won't be best on the stock clock, but we'll see.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:48 PM   #69
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Keep an eye on the temps of those GPUs. That close they gotta get quite hot at full burn.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #70
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100-110F at idle. Honestly, i've only saw 160F after BF3 for an hour or so, which is like 70C. If they get any higher, i'll have to put a little fan on the side of the case and blow some cool air on them.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #71
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The fan on the side will give you about 4-5 C. My 460 was hitting 85c, tossed a 120mm fan on the side and it dropped it to about 80c.

Now with my DIY fans i'm at 35c on idle.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #72
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That's weird you had such high temperatures with the 460. My 460 was well below that. I would hit around 65-70C with mine. But then again, with the liquid cooler i have much lower case temps.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #73
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I'm running a 460 on my top slot and a gt9800 for my bottom slot to control my side monitors. I dont remember what it was before i added the 2nd video card. I remember it peeking 90c when i had 2 monitors connected to my 460 though.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #74
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I post using an abacus
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My Main Machine:
- Intel Q6600 @ 2.4
- Intel DG55TL mobo
- Mushkin 2x2GB DDR2
- Hitachi 1TB
- Hitachi 500GB
- WD 320GB
- XFX GT240 1GB
- 500W Antec PSU
- 19" Samsung, 17" Dell
- Samsung DVD burner (unplugged - who uses CD/DVD drives anymore?)
- Creative Audigy Platinum w/Front Panel
- Logitch G15 keyboard
- Logitch VX Nano
- Genius M712X graphic tablet
- Random fan controller and temp monitor panel
- KLIPSCH PRO MEDIA 2.1
New machine on order!

New specs:
- MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ ATX mobo
- AMD FX-8320 8-Core Processor @ 3.5GHz
- Mushkin Stiletto 32GB DDR3
- Corsair 120GB SSD
- Hitachi 1TB
- WD 500GB, 320GB
- GeForce 8600GT
- Corsair 700w PSU
- Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Case
- 2 x BenQ EW2420 24"
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About time too... my old machine was pushing 5 years.
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I am again, a part of the SLI club.

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^^ Jelly.

In other updates, I recently ended up picking up one of these bad boys for a steal:



- Intel Xeon 5130 @ 2.00GHz (expandable to 2 cpus)
- 16GB ram
- 6 x hot-swappable 3.5 SATA (came with 4x500gb, 2x250gb)
- redundant power supplies

Its currently just sitting around with Freenas installed and being a half-assed NAS.
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Updated my build yesterday.

-Cooler Master RC-690 Case with plenty of air cooling (4x Scythe Ultra Kaze fans on a case controller)
-ASUS Sabertooth 990FX mobo
-AMD FX-8350 @4.4Ghz w/ Cooler Master Hyper 212 sink and Kaze fan
-16GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 w/ tighter timing
-2x MSI 7850 Twin Frozr III 2GB cards
-PC Power and Cooling 860W PSU
-2x 500GB WD Black
-1TB WD external
-Desperate need for SSD

This rig has killed everything I've thrown at it so far. Crysis 3 maxed with excellent frame rate.
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Updated my build yesterday.

-Cooler Master RC-690 Case with plenty of air cooling (4x Scythe Ultra Kaze fans on a case controller)
-ASUS Sabertooth 990FX mobo
-AMD FX-8350 @4.4Ghz w/ Cooler Master Hyper 212 sink and Kaze fan
-16GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 w/ tighter timing
-2x MSI 7850 Twin Frozr III 2GB cards
-PC Power and Cooling 860W PSU
-2x 500GB WD Black
-1TB WD external
-Desperate need for SSD

This rig has killed everything I've thrown at it so far. Crysis 3 maxed with excellent frame rate.
how much you drop for the mobo and cpu? My mobo is fairly new but I was thinking of going with the sabertooth as well. I have one of the first 8 cores (8120 @ 4.1Ghz)
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:12 PM   #80
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**** yeah
Corsair 500R case
Intel DH67GB motherboard
i5-2310 2.9GHz
Seagate 1tb hard drive
Kingston 16gb ram
LG optical drive
Cooler Master 600w

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