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    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!

    Here's mine:

    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

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    Not a PC gamer, so I'll ruin the thread. LoL

    Gen 3 - i7
    NVIDIA 640 GTX 1 GB
    32 GB ram
    Slow 1 TB hard drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muessig View Post
    If you're a PC Gamer, 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!

    Here's mine:

    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: MSI NVidia GTX 460 1GB
    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)
    I wish mine where this good lol, just building a little rig

    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.
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    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

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    Mine is not made for gaming, but I'll post here anyway

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    EDIT: Now it is made for gaming! I have added:
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
    xfx r9 270X
    Last edited by DBDev; 12-28-2013 at 04:15 PM. Reason: Added stuff :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by gedzum View Post
    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
    Looks like mine a bit. The CPU you have is basically the quad-core of mine, the Phenom II x2 550 Black Edition. It unlocked to a quad-core though, so CPU-Z reads it as a "Phenom II x4 B50." The RAM looks just like mine, though I have a 4x8-GB setup (for no good reason). even that case looks a bit like mine, the Rosewill Blackhawk, at least on the inside. By the way, how's having 2 1-TB drives with a 640-GB one go? I thought a RAID setup limited you to the size of the smallest drive. I'd post a picture, but my PC's a dusty mess right now, and I'm out of compressed air at the moment, but here's the whole thing:

    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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wallace View Post
    Looks like mine a bit. The CPU you have is basically the quad-core of mine, the Phenom II x2 550 Black Edition. It unlocked to a quad-core though, so CPU-Z reads it as a "Phenom II x4 B50." The RAM looks just like mine, though I have a 4x8-GB setup (for no good reason). even that case looks a bit like mine, the Rosewill Blackhawk, at least on the inside. By the way, how's having 2 1-TB drives with a 640-GB one go? I thought a RAID setup limited you to the size of the smallest drive. I'd post a picture, but my PC's a dusty mess right now, and I'm out of compressed air at the moment, but here's the whole thing:
    I actually don't have the two drives in RAID. One drive is for the OS, docs and other media; the other drive is just for games. The 640GB drive is just a spare drive I had that I use for some backups.

    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
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    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

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    Just finished my build thread so you can all see what I went through.

    Custom Coffee Table PC & XBox360 on Behance
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wallace View Post
    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?
    It was an old (4 years) limited edition Modern Warfare 2 box so the harddrive was one of the removable ones - after taking the case off it just connects back on - just doesn't clip in place - its currently down to the left of the motherboard, theres just enough room between the board and the side of the unit to get it off if I need to.

    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.
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    I'd imagine you would have to break 300 RPM if you stuck a 290 or 290X in there, haha. that's easily the coolest setup I've ever seen, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    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

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    That's a really cool build!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBDev View Post
    That's a really cool build!
    Thank you very much - just hope the build page gets enough interest. Got some great ideas for different builds, learnt a lot doing mine so any others I can make for people will just be improvements.
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    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

    https://www.facebook.com/vacantmindPC
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    That's awesome man, hope you get your work published!
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    been meaning to add a photo



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    Motherboard: unknown
    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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    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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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
    Klipsh speakers



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Ratcliffe View Post
    Motherboard: unknown
    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.

    Sent from my HTC One using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Daniel - whats the Razer Naga like? Was thinking of getting one to make DOTA 2 a little easier to play
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Daniel - whats the Razer Naga like? Was thinking of getting one to make DOTA 2 a little easier to play
    I love it. So many buttons though so not able to take advantage of all the buttons yet. But all things in time.

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    Updated the PSU, Graphics Card and Display.
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    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).
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    I have adopted my rig for gaming now, a while ago I bought a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and today I ordered a xfx r9 270X GPU! I have decided to start playing BF4 and DayZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wallace View Post
    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+?
    It's an ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) motherboard, which means that it's built with overclocking in mind. It uses higher quality materials that are designed to be put through their paces. Even if you don't actually plan to overclock it, you can rest well knowing your motherboard is built to a higher standard and is likely to last that little bit longer. It has a great warranty on it too.

    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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