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Postby audioave10 on 21 Oct 2008 04:17

Pictures if you have them: I'll start with both my systems. They are both
AMD x2 dual/core 2.8ghz proc with 320gb WD hard drives.
No. 1 is 2gb RAM with 8800GTS 640MB OC to 640/2000:

http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f356/ ... NY0038.jpg

No. 2 is 4gb RAM with 8800GTS 512MB - SLI:

http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f356/ ... NY0040.jpg

(this nice camera shows my room needs painted)
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Postby MeanderingBeing on 21 Oct 2008 06:02

HAHAHA! As soon as I get my webcam workin, I'll show you how FUBAR my pc is. You know that notebook wire binding? Well, alot of my parts are held together with those............
Plus, I had to use an exacto blade to cut part of my hard drive shell OFF to get it to fit in its slot.
My cables are a tangled mess because I had to put things in wierd places.
I have a power supply that whines after I turn off the computer.
I have a cooling system for my cpu that is too big for my computer.
Lots of other exacto modifications complete with notebook binding....:)
LOOK! It says gullible on the ceiling!!!
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Postby Nightwatch on 22 Oct 2008 19:20

It's my PC, the one I use for modding and gameplay.
I like the case, it's Lian Li case, a rather rare one. I got it cheaper than its price on an auction a few years back.

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4Gb Corsair TwinX XMS2 DDR2 RAM
Intel PD CPU 4 GHz,
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Enermax Liberty 500W
Sony DVD-RW
600Gb SATA Seagate HDD
Asus Mobo
Firewire
Vista 32 bit Ultimate
(8800GTX burned out, I've currently put a XFX 8600GT XXX OC)
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Postby audioave10 on 23 Oct 2008 05:19

Nice Lian Li case...sorry to hear about your 8800GTX...ouch!
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Postby Nightwatch on 23 Oct 2008 16:57

audioave10 wrote:Nice Lian Li case...sorry to hear about your 8800GTX...ouch!


Thanks, and thanks again. :) Your cases (both) are very cool and somewhat mean, too. :thumbleft:

I'm leaning towards a 9800GTX+ but the pound (I'm in UK) is losing ground very much and prices are going up, despite the economic downturn and widespread price reductions in the world. I'll wait until Christmas, prices may get lower then.
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Postby ket on 31 Oct 2008 00:36

I'll post some pics of my system later, gotta spruce him up a bit before he starts posing for pics :D
Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme6
CPU: Intel i5 3570k @ 4.5GHz 1.18v (actual)
RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 2133MHz 10-11-10-25 1T
GPU: VTX3D HD7970 3GB @ 1125MHz / 6600MHz
Sound: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda, Sata3 64MB Cache
Opticals: 2x Sony Optiarc DVD-RW
PSU: Corsair 850w HX
Case: Zalman Z11

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Postby audioave10 on 31 Oct 2008 17:10

KET....I want to see that Crossfire Castle you have.
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Postby clavell101 on 01 Nov 2008 23:56

Awesome rigs :salute: wow! I'll get my camera and put mine here later. though, it's not that good as any them above.
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Postby audioave10 on 02 Nov 2008 04:25

Clavell101...thats OK it's not a contest. Show us anyway.
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Postby rockingmtranch on 02 Nov 2008 16:21

When I got the GTX260 and put it next to my 7600GT, I just had to take a pic. I was sure there was no way it would fit LMAO.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c294/ ... 1313_a.jpg

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Postby audioave10 on 02 Nov 2008 17:14

Hey rock...that card should ROCK!
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Postby rockingmtranch on 02 Nov 2008 18:19

Oh, it does. It surely does :thumbright:
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Postby EggChen on 02 Nov 2008 20:36

I'm leaning towards a 216 stream 260 myself... my case is that big I had to cut a whole in the desk, so I am pretty sure it will fit!
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Postby audioave10 on 03 Nov 2008 02:52

EggChen..that's the same card I'm hoping to get (but I don't know when).
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Postby Nightwatch on 04 Nov 2008 02:54

I'm planning to get the same as well :)

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It looks like a behemoth next to 7600 lol :D how did you manage to make it fit, did you need to cut any metal from the case?

I need to measure my case again :)
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Postby rockingmtranch on 04 Nov 2008 03:38

No cutting. It didn't want to go in initially but then I noticed it was hitting the RAM clips from the empty slots. Closed those and she went in like :cheers:
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Postby Nightwatch on 04 Nov 2008 15:30

I'm worried that it may hit the cabling on the Primary IDE connector, on which the DVD-RW is attached, Then I may need to remove the cable and attach the DVD RW to an empty SATA connector through an adaptor. Not something I'm looking forward to, considering VISTA gets -randomly-capricious in recognising the drives when they're changed. :)
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Postby rockingmtranch on 04 Nov 2008 23:41

You can see in my pic that the card 'snugs' up to the SATA hard drive. The SATA cables probably saved me.
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Postby ket on 05 Nov 2008 04:24

audioave10 wrote:KET....I want to see that Crossfire Castle you have.


This is Prowler :D

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/STA60388.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/STA60375.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/STA60376.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/STA60389.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/bizket/STA60394.jpg[/img]

Current settings being tested are;

E4400 @ 3.2GHz 400MHz FSB 1.38v
2x1GB Cellshock PC8000 @ 1200MHz 2.1v
HD3870 512MB GDDR4 @ 877\2.5GHz
HD3870 512MB GDDR3 @ 877\2GHz (interestingly, this card is a hair faster when tested against eachother)

Memory results recorded by Everest Ultimate

9.1GB\s Read, 7.1GB\s write, 7.9GB\s Copy, 57ns latency

As you can see, Prowler ain't no puff :tongue: Hes pretty modded out, heres a wee rundown :salute:

Enzotech MST-81 on top MOSFETS
Lapped NB and SB heatsinks
40mm fan added to NB
Custom made cooler for top HD3870
Zalman VF900 on bottom HD3870
Zalman CNPS9500 CPU cooler
XTC memory cooler
Stock goo on all components replaced with Arctic Silver Ceramique
My custom P5Q Pro BIOS (better memory & CPU support etc)
Popped the IHS off my E4400 and lapped it front and back
A bunch of other stuff.

I've been thinking about getting a new CPU for a while now, even @ 3.4GHz its not fast enough to deal with my HD3870s, need a good E8400 I can clock to 4GHz at least. I also want to get a Asus Xonar D2X as well as maybe a PhysX card. Depends how long it takes for ATi to sort their physics solution out. To save anyone trying to count them all up heres a list of all the fans :tongue:

2x 80mm LED
2x 120mm LED
1x 40mm LED
1x 70mm (VF900)
1x 92mm (CNPS9500)
1x 140mm (PSU)
2x 50mm (XTC cooler)

Surprisingly with all that, the system is pretty quiet, only gets noisy once the 9500 kicks to full RPM. By that stage I'm gaming with my 105 RMS watt 6.1 system cranked, so I can't hear it anyway lol.
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RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 2133MHz 10-11-10-25 1T
GPU: VTX3D HD7970 3GB @ 1125MHz / 6600MHz
Sound: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda, Sata3 64MB Cache
Opticals: 2x Sony Optiarc DVD-RW
PSU: Corsair 850w HX
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