- 11-21-2013, 12:07 PM #1
Whether you're a PC Gamer or not, the chances are you're going to be pretty proud of your rig, or want some advice on how you can improve it. This is the place to post and talk about your rigs!
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus VI HERO Intel Z87 Socket 1150 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.40GHz, 6MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
RAM: G.Skill RipJawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-14900C10 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit
Storage: Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB - Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Series Pro 128GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive - SSD (Main OS Drive)
Graphics: ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB / R9280X-DC2T-3GD5
CPU Cooler: 140mm NH-U14S Noctua Slim U-Series Intel LGA1155/1156/2011 &AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+ CPU cooler
Case: Coolermaster Storm Sniper (Black Edition)
Case Fan (Exhaust): Noctua NF-F12PWM Case Fan 120 mm (will get more 200mm fans when Noctua come out with theirs)
Display: Dell U2713HM AH-IPS Display
Power Supply Unit: Corsair CP-9020061-UK 750W
Last edited by Muessig; 12-28-2013 at 09:34 AM.
- 11-21-2013, 12:26 PM #3
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 mATX FM2 A75 DDR3 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 1PCI SATA3 HDMI DVI USB3.0
CPU: AMD A-4 5300 3.4Ghz Dual Core (HD 7480D integrated graphics)
RAM: 4GB (2x2GB)
Storage: 2 x 500 GB IDE Drives
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2
CPU Cooler: Stock
Case: See Picture
Case Fan: Stock
So yea a pretty basic rig, just put together with scrounged up parts. It's enough to play D3 and BF4 so I'm happy. It'll be eventually upgraded in the future.
I'll upload a pic when I get home to show the case off etc.
- 11-22-2013, 10:35 AM #4
Nice thread idea man. Here's my rig:
Motherboard: Asus M4N98TD Evo
CPU: AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition
RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 2x2GB
Storage: Samsung F3 1TB x 2, Western Digital Black 640GB
Graphics: MSI NVidia GTX 460 1GB in SLI
CPU Cooler: Corsair A50
Case: Coolermaster 692 Advanced
Planning on upgrading some of it soon :D
- 11-22-2013, 12:39 PM #6
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E
CPU: AMD Phenom II x2 550 black Edition (unlocked to Phenom II x4 B50)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1 GB
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32 GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1866 PC3-14900C9 Quad Channel
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640-GB HDD
PSU: Thermaltake 600-W (don't actually remember anything about it; came with the video card)
- 11-23-2013, 02:17 AM #7
I took that picture a while a go after I re-did the cable management, that's why there's no dust ;) It is pretty dusty right now haha. Hope to see some pics of your rig
- 11-25-2013, 09:43 AM #8
Motherboard: Asus Sabretooth 990FX
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz 14MB Cache
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport Memory 32GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Video: Sapphire 7870 GHZ OC Edition 2GB GDDR5
Storage: Seagate 2TB Barracuda in Hot Swap Drive Bay
PSU: OCZ ZX Series 1000w Gold modular
Cooling: 4x 230mm Thermaltake Blue LED Silent Fans
Control: AeroCool Touch 2000 4 Channel LCD Touch Panel Fan Controller
Extras: Xbox 360
Monitor: Acer 23" ips touchscreen.
Case: Custom Build
Last edited by martinmc78; 11-25-2013 at 02:14 PM. Reason: Added more photos now its finally finished with xbox 360 properly installed and a storage rack added for controllers and headphones
- 11-25-2013, 07:34 PM #10
So wait, you cracked open a 360 and put the bare system in the right side? That's pretty wicked. I don't have time to read it all right now, but where's the 360's HDD in the setup, and what is the small screen on the front for?
- 11-26-2013, 02:17 AM #11
The screen on the front is the touchscreen fan controller - can individually control all the fans depending on temperature requirements, have sensors sitting on the PC CPU & Graphics and on the heatsinks on the 360. In all honesty its a bit excessive, I have the fans running silent at 300rpm and the temperatures don't get above 26 degrees even after a long session.
- 11-26-2013, 12:37 PM #14
- 12-04-2013, 11:09 AM #15
Hey guys - got a couple of magazines interested in maybe publishing my work here in the UK so have set up a facebook page - Any likes and shares would be appreciated to push me up the search ranking a bit.
Thanks in advance
- 12-16-2013, 08:45 PM #18
Processor: Intel Core i5 3.1GHz quad-core
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD6700 Series
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 (2x)
Keyboard: SteelSeries ZBoard (will be Razer DeathStalker Ultimate)
Mouse: Razer Naga Epic
Monitor 1: 24" Acer 1080p
Monitor 2: 19" at 1440x900
Headset: Microsoft LifeChat HD-3000
Webcam: Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000
That's as much as I can remember of my system.
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12-16-2013, 09:03 PM #19
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When my Phenom II X4 rig started having motherboard issues, just decided to go with a desktop replacement laptop. Its:
Gen 3 i7 2.4-3.4 GHz
8 GB ram
1 tb hard drive
32 GB Samsung solid state os cache drive
Gtx 660m graphics
Creative Recon 3D sound
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- 12-28-2013, 01:34 PM #23
Out of curiosity, what did you have to spend on the GPU? I know that the mining craze has put some of those R9 cards into silly price ranges. Also, what's the deal with that motherboard that makes it worth $200+?
Personally, with Christmas about over, I am looking at upgrades myself. My dad bought a 290X and a 1000-watt PSU to go with it, so he gave me his 5850 and 750-watt 80-PLUS Gold PSU. I was going to Crossfire the 5850 with my own, but I am instead going to upgrade my CPU and motherboard. The reason I'm not doing both is that if I buy a new CPU and motherboard, I'll have an extra CPU, motherboard, RAM, PSU, graphics card, case, and OS. I'm going to sell it all to my cousin (since he wants a desktop but can't afford a proper build), and use that money to fund my own upgrades a bit.
The nearest Micro Center is about 2 hours away, but I think I got a free ride there lined up (meaning no wasting money in gas to save money on parts, which would be a wash), and they sell the 4670K for $200 ($240 on Newegg). I was considering a $150 3570K ($200 on Newegg), but they sold out of them yesterday. I just need to find a board to pair with it, and then I'll probably get a 1-TB Caviar Blue to replace my 640-GB Caviar Black (down to 97.4 GB on it).
- 12-28-2013, 04:04 PM #25
The graphics card I wrestled with long and hard for quite a long time. After doing a lot of research I decided to go for an AMD card and as I knew I'd be gaming on a 1440p setup, I chose the R9 280X, knowing that it was a rebranded 7970 GHz edition. I picked it because compared with a GTX 770 it has more VRAM and a wider memory bus (364-bit instead of 256-bit) to take advantage of the memory, especially if overclocked at all. I could have gone with a MSI version of the 280X for £219, which was a steal, but my current NVidia card was MSI and I haven't been all that impressed with it. I chose to pay a little more, trusting in the quality of ASUS and having heard very good things about their DirectCU II and TOP OC'd cards.
Hope this helps!
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