1. rhapdog's Avatar
    Show off your gaming rigs! Tell us the full specifications including Motherboard, CPU, RAM, SSD/HDD, Cooling system, etc. Did you install any special lighting effects? What kind of Gaming keyboard and gaming mouse are you using? Do you use a game controller? Do you have multiple discrete GPUs? Do you have a multi-Monitor setup? Show us with pics! Tell us all about it!
    12-03-2015 10:35 AM
  2. pedenske's Avatar
    Nothing too fancy and it was initially made as a budget build at first, made to do mainly basic stuff and has gone through a bit of a gaming upgrade thanks to a friend who upgraded his and gave me a bunch of stuff so it has turned into a bit more of a gaming setup now. It may seem like a bit of a mess but it does what I want it to. It's a bit of an older build at this point and probably looking like it's time to upgrade some things soon but for now here goes;

    The Goods;

    Motherboard: ASUS A88X-PRO
    CPU: AMD A10 7750K
    GPU: XFX AMD Radeon HD7870 2GM (x2)
    RAM: 16 GB G. Skill Ripjaws X
    PSU: XFX Pro Black Edition 850 W
    Storage: Seagate 1TB (x2) + Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS II
    Optical: 1x Blu-ray drive; 1x DVD Drive
    OS: Windows 10 Pro
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0
    Fans: Bitfenix Spectar Pro [Blue LED] (x3)

    The Others;

    Monitor: Samsung 28" U28D590 UHD
    Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse: Logitech G700
    Controller: Wired Xbox One Controller
    Headset: Logitech G930
    External Backup: Seagate 5TB Backup Plus
    UPS: APC Back-UPS XS-1300

    Some Pics:

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    12-06-2015 04:35 PM
  3. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I can't bring myself to game much on my PC, it's just too cumbersome. I like having my desktop plugged into my TV for media consumption, so there's no monitor/desk setup for me to comfortably game. Here's what I'm sitting on at that moment:

    Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Mid Tower
    PSU: Corsair HX750W 80 PLUS Gold
    Motherboard: ASRock Extreme4 Z97
    CPU: Intel i5-4670K (stock)
    GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 5850 (mild factory overclock)
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 1866 (though not clocked to it)
    SSD: Kingston 120 GB (might be upgrading soon)
    HDD: Western Digital 640 GB Black (upgrading soon to a WD 3 TB Blue for mass media storage)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Core (about to upgrade to the G700S)
    Keyboard: CM Storm Devastator (about to upgrade to a Steelseries Apex)

    No time for pictures right now, plus it needs some dust removal hardcore.
    12-06-2015 10:13 PM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I've been itching to do a new build, but I really haven't had much gaming time (or extra money to burn!), so it's been getting put off and put off.

    My current build is going on 4 or 5 years old now. Still running great! Though I can't run some of the latest titles because my video card is a DirectX 10 card, and a lot of new games require DirectX 11 hardware. Funny thing is my old card is faster than a lot of new DirectX 11 cards... still..

    Anyway, here's my "Flagship" gaming rig I built 4-5 years ago:

    Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 (has 3 monster 230mm fans!)
    M/B: EVGA X58 SLI
    PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850w modular
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920 currently @stock speed
    RAM: 6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 @1600Mhz
    HDD: W/D 150GB 10k RPM Velociraptor (SSDs were still too pricey when I built this rig. This is still one of the fastest mechanical drives on the planet)
    HDD: W/D 1TB 7200 RPM Black
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 (Dual GPU - runs SLI in a single card solution! Was the top of the line flagship card from Nvidia at the time)
    Display: 27" AOC LED 1080p (2ms response time)
    DVD: 16x burner
    Logitech K/B & Mouse - run of the mill. Nothing fancy
    Wired Afterglow Xbox 360 Controller for some games
    12-07-2015 09:08 PM
  5. rhapdog's Avatar
    Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 (has 3 monster 230mm fans!)
    Nice case. That's one thing about a quality case. It generally will never need updating.

    I had the Cooler Master HAF xB for a few years. Loved the open workbench style if I opened up the top and sides. So easy to tinker in. And as a computer tinkerer, I did a LOT of tinkering. Constant upgrades. Until... yeah a couple of years ago I sold it and haven't done a gaming rig since.
    12-09-2015 09:18 PM
  6. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I've been itching to do a new build, but I really haven't had much gaming time (or extra money to burn!), so it's been getting put off and put off.

    My current build is going on 4 or 5 years old now. Still running great! Though I can't run some of the latest titles because my video card is a DirectX 10 card, and a lot of new games require DirectX 11 hardware. Funny thing is my old card is faster than a lot of new DirectX 11 cards... still..

    Anyway, here's my "Flagship" gaming rig I built 4-5 years ago:

    Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 (has 3 monster 230mm fans!)
    M/B: EVGA X58 SLI
    PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850w modular
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920 currently @stock speed
    RAM: 6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 @1600Mhz
    HDD: W/D 150GB 10k RPM Velociraptor (SSDs were still too pricey when I built this rig. This is still one of the fastest mechanical drives on the planet)
    HDD: W/D 1TB 7200 RPM Black
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 (Dual GPU - runs SLI in a single card solution! Was the top of the line flagship card from Nvidia at the time)
    Display: 27" AOC LED 1080p (2ms response time)
    DVD: 16x burner
    Logitech K/B & Mouse - run of the mill. Nothing fancy
    Wired Afterglow Xbox 360 Controller for some games
    ***Update*** gave this machine a much needed upgrade to run the latest titles! Upgraded the video card, PSU, RAM and finally added an SSD with a clean install of the latest Win10 Pro 64bit!

    *****************************************************************************

    My completely air cooled, custom built, Mid-high end gaming PC. (Original build 2010)

    *New specs as of March 16, 2016*

    Case - CoolerMaster HAF 932 advanced w/3 gigantic 230mm fans (one of which lights up red LED!) and one 120mm fan. This beast is probably the last full size ATX tower case I'll ever need.

    Motherboard - EVGA X58 SLI LE (Intel ICH10R) LGA1366 (easily one of the best boards I've ever owned!)

    Processor - Original Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core (Bloomfield) stock @2.67Ghz (had it overclocked @3.6Ghz at one point, but I'm using stock cooling, and it's a 5year old CPU now, so I'm running it at stock speeds and it still performs amazingly!!

    Memory - 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @1600Mhz (upgraded from 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 which would only run stable @1066Mhz)

    GPU - EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX2.0 (SSC = Super SuperClocked +140Mhz (1190Mhz GPU Clock, 1753Mhz Mem. Clock)

    SSD - 250GB Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO

    HDD Storage - 3TB Western Digital Blue spinner

    PSU - Corsair CX850M 850w modular

    OS - Windows 10 Pro 64bit Version 1511 (build 10586.164)


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    Still working on cleaning up my cable routing etc.
    Last edited by Ed Boland; 03-26-2016 at 03:01 PM.
    03-26-2016 12:06 PM
  7. Rich Edmonds's Avatar
    I'm going to revive this sticky, especially now I'm at the point where I'm comfortable with the current rig. Replaced pretty much all components on my old custom PC, which was put together in its previous form back in 2012. It was an AMD-powered system (I was total Team Red) with an overclocked FX-4100. Served me well enough, but it was time to upgrade.

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    Enter the i5-6600K, currently overclocked to 4.8GHz without stability issues, though I look at bumping up the chip further when finally replacing the R7 265. Here's a run down of my current build:

    CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K 4.8GHz
    Cooler: Corsair H75i
    GPU: ASUS AMD R7 265
    Motherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMER
    PSU: EVGA 750W
    RAM: Patriot VIPER 4 Series 2400MHz (4x 4GB)
    Storage: 2x 240GB SSD, 1x 120GB SSD, 2x 320GB HDD

    (Need to replace case fans with some Corsairs soon. Will take better shots tonight.)
    04-14-2016 06:13 AM
  8. Visa Declined's Avatar
    Sweet rig Rich, I especially like the color combination, and your AMD GPU. What games are you currently playing on it? I'll share some pictures of my rig tomorrow maybe when I'm off work, though I'm not quite finished with it.
    04-14-2016 07:58 PM
  9. rahulmanutd98's Avatar
    If a game lags on my PC,which part of the hardware requires an update?
    05-09-2016 11:30 AM
  10. Visa Declined's Avatar
    If a game lags on my PC,which part of the hardware requires an update?
    Probably your graphics card, but honestly, it could be a lot of things.
    06-11-2016 10:32 PM
  11. Visa Declined's Avatar
    Here's mine. I need to replace my SSD with an M.2, but the rest of it is done.
    i7 6700K
    Asus ROG Maximus VIII Gene(mATX)
    Corsair AX1200i
    Corsair 350D Case
    Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3000
    XFX Radeon Fury X Crossfire
    LG 34UC97 Cineview Curved UltraWide(3440x1440)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-6700K,ASRock Z170M Extreme4

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    06-11-2016 10:53 PM
  12. grahamf's Avatar
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    "Proton" (part list)
    Water-cooled CPU with dual radiators

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($195.98 @ NCIX)
    CPU Cooler: Swiftech H140-X 90.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($169.98 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.99 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)
    Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.95 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($204.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($118.50 @ shopRBC)
    Case Fan: Evercool FAN-AL12025B 79.1 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case Fan: Thermaltake CL-F036-PL14WT-A 38.6 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.50 @ Vuugo)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($32.54 @ DirectCanada)
    Other: TeckNet 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Gaming Headset (Purchased For $0.00)
    Other: Intel Centrino Advanced N6205 Full Height Bracket Wi-Fi Adapter
    Last edited by grahamf; 01-02-2017 at 04:50 PM.
    10-31-2016 01:01 AM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Here is mine.
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3
    CPU: Intel Core i5 6400 2.7 GHz
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB
    SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB
    HDD: Western Digital Blue 1 TB (x2)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
    Case: Fractal Design 605 HTPC
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 750 80+ Bronze
    03-17-2017 09:21 AM
  14. Josiah23's Avatar
    Hmmm... I swore I posted here before... it might've been in another forum. I have two PC's I'll post both specs
    PC 1 (My main PC)

    Motherboard - AsRock H97M Pro4

    CPU - Intel Core i7 4790K

    RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (Red)

    SSD - Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB

    HDD - Western Digital Black 1TB
    (@Golfdriver97 are we somewhat twins, lol we have identical RAM, SSD, and HDD)

    HDD 2 - WD My Passport 2 TB (external)

    SSD 2 - 180ish GB Intel SSD (has a backup of Mac OS X El Capitan for my MacBook)



    GPU - GTX 980TI MSI Gaming 6GB

    Case - Thermaltake... something it'll try to edit this later

    PSU - Corsair TX650 80+ Bronze


    PC 2 (aka the PC my sister took for video editing)

    Motherboard - MSI Z97 Gaming 5

    CPU - Intel Core i5 4590

    RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (Red)

    HDD - Western Digital Blue 3 TB

    SSD - Samsung 850 Evo 250GB

    HDD 2 - WD My Passport 2TB

    GPU - GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB

    Case - Can't remember

    PSU - Corsair TX650 80+ Bronze
    Yesterday 08:38 AM
  15. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    @Josiah23, I have a thread on AC that I think you replied to. I have been tempted to get a different video card, but the case I have my gaming PC in is limited.
    Yesterday 01:41 PM
  16. Josiah23's Avatar
    @Golfdriver97, yeah I think you're right, it might've been on AC.

    That's how my brother is, he has a good PC build but his case limits what he can put in there.

    If you find space to upgrade, what do you plan to get?
    Yesterday 04:00 PM

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