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Title: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, December 03, 2009, 00:32:08 AM
Hardware, Software or whatever you're proud of!

I'm lazy and don't want to re-type everything, if anyone wants to see my rigs specs and pictures, go here:
http://natescomp.co.cc/?page_id=7#main
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: -Delta- on Thursday, December 03, 2009, 01:31:07 AM
I'm not proud of it but it works.  :)

CPU: AMD Opteron 165 @ 2.8GHz
MB: Asus A8N5X
Ram: OCZ Platinum 2x1GB DDR-400
Video: GeForce 7600 GT 256MB
Sound: Turtle Beach Catalina 7.1
HD: Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10,000 RPM
Storage: Hitachi DeskStar 500GB
OS: Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, December 03, 2009, 20:18:56 PM
CPU: Intel Pentium E5200 Dual-Core @ 2.5 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 512.
RAM: 4gb DDR2
PSU: Corsair 400w Power Supply
Sound: on-board sound
HD: 500gb HD
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP2
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 02:13:04 AM
CPU - AMD Athlon64 3800+ 2.4ghz
GPU - Nvidia GeForce Ti 4800 128MB with ziptie mods
PSU - Ultra 400W
RAM - 1x512MB (Probably runs at 333mhz)
Sound - SoundBlaster Live! Value
HD - 1x200GB Seagate & 1x1TB External Fantom GreenDrive (which is a Western Digital)
OS - Windows XP Professional Corporate SP2 & Debian 5.0 "Lenny"

So as you can see, the computer itself was manufactured in 2003, but the GPU is from about 2002 and the sound card is from 1998. Games runs great, audio processes quickly and accurately, but the RAM makes me wanna cry.


Pictures:
Front - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/blueblaster64/DSCF0002.jpg
Whole Side - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/blueblaster64/DSCF0004.jpg
Inside shot - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/blueblaster64/DSCF0006.jpg
Beastly GPU on top with ziptie mods and sound card under - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/blueblaster64/DSCF0008.jpg
External HD - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/blueblaster64/DSCF0010.jpg
Back - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/blueblaster64/DSCF0011.jpg
Beastly $2 headphones - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/blueblaster64/DSCF0012.jpg
The Desktop - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/blueblaster64/DSCF0013.jpg
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 02:26:40 AM
Oh dude, did some work on a model just like that. It was pretty fun to work with, isn't that an ASUS motherboard? I don't know how you live with 512mb of ram, ask on craigslist for some more, can't be more than $20 to get something going. Don't buy new ram now, prices have skyrocketed and even doubled in some places for ram. I might have to steal that external drive, that's one I've been eyeballing for a while :D
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 02:29:49 AM
Hahaha, yea I believe the mobo is an ASUS Salamander or so. The ram i can live with on occasion, depends on how hard Im working on audio production. The external is awesome, it came with the USB, but I've got a e-sata-to-sata connector on it. So fast =D
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 02:33:21 AM
Do want :( I badly need new hard drives for my server but it doesn't have SATA and IDE is getting out there as far as age and availability :(
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 02:34:24 AM
It's okay, my regular HD is an IDE :)
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: Jonnym on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 03:53:40 AM
Heres mine

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.tigerdirect.com%2FSkuImages%2Fgallery%2Flarge%2FC998-10002-04.jpg&hash=038856b75dcef2bd26e902f5462e0443)

Wow what a beast
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: Alex on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 11:16:24 AM
This is what mine looks like.

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi45.tinypic.com%2F25ui6gz.jpg&hash=6e87b9f96af3ccc65e75bc77dd6b83fc)

Doesn't look like much, but on the inside it's a tank, well, an affordable tank.
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 13:57:13 PM
Dell for the win! My favorite OEM :D You guys must have cameras, get some interior shots ;)
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: Archeh on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 15:45:46 PM
I'm too lazy to do anything else for now, but I'll grab an image from Google like the last 2.

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fimages%2Fimages345x345%2F580415.jpg&hash=a402604ad127e274a492d87bac67b9e5)
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 16:33:22 PM
lmao. i hate the computers that jonny has only because I see them everyday at school. you know youd get tired of seeing hundreds of the same dells all day.
Title: Re: Post Your Setup!
Post by: Alex on Sunday, December 06, 2009, 17:35:59 PM
lmao. i hate the computers that jonny has only because I see them everyday at school. you know youd get tired of seeing hundreds of the same dells all day.

lmao. My school has those same computers as well.  :D :D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Monday, January 25, 2010, 01:02:29 AM
The writer looks good.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: -Delta- on Saturday, February 13, 2010, 14:43:39 PM
Update! I got a new video card back around Christmas. It's nothing amazing, but it's better than what I had.

CPU: AMD Opteron 165 @ 2.8GHz
MB: Asus A8N5X
Ram: OCZ Platinum 2x1GB DDR-400
Video: GeForce 220 GT 1024MB DDR2
Sound: Turtle Beach Catalina 7.1
HD: Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10,000 RPM
Storage: Hitachi DeskStar 500GB
OS: Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Crunk on Sunday, February 14, 2010, 01:52:09 AM
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techfresh.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2007%2F04%2Fapple_macpro_1.jpg&hash=4b2755b80009c78c9641ae0a3775bda9)

Apple MacPro
2.66GHz Xeon 5150 x2 (4 cores) [1.33GHz FSB]
6GB DDR667
nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
~2TB Storage
Creative X-Fi Fatality Titanium
19" 5ms Acer LCD display
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
Apple USB Keyboard 8)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Saturday, February 27, 2010, 18:09:41 PM
Mobo:ASUS Striker II formula.
CPU: Intel [email protected]
Ram: 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR2, 1066
PSU: Corsair 750TX 750 watt.
GPU: Nivida GTX260 core 216.
Sound Card:Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer
Case: ThermalTake Armor Modified
HDD: 1xSeagate 500GB 7200RPM, 1xWesternDigital 500gb "Green drive", x1 Seagate 320GB 7200RPM.

as for pic's I'd have to move the computer out of the corner if you wanted to see any thing.

Also Nate when did you get a new graphics card?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, March 08, 2010, 18:00:20 PM
@ Knight: Little late on my reply but Newegg invoice is 9/22/2009 :)

Updated specs of mine can be found here:
http://hsc.natescomp.com/index.php?topic=9.msg8380#msg8380
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Dialects on Sunday, June 06, 2010, 10:02:08 AM
(https://computerstore.ksu.edu/images/apple/imac27.jpg)

Processor
Processor Class: Intel Core i7 (QuadCore)
Processor Speed:   2.8 GHz
Memory
Installed Memory: 4096 MB (2x2048)
Memory Technology: DDR3
Memory Socket: DIMM
Storage
Total Hard-drive Capacity: 1000 GB (1TB)
Multimedia
Video Chipset: ATI Radeon HD 4850
Optical Drives
Optical Drive Model: SuperDrive
Optical Drive Speed: 8
Expansion Slots
Slots   SD Card
Display
Display Type: LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen
Display Size: 27 inches
Modem / Networking
Included Network Card   
Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Case
Chassis Style: All-in-one
Other Features
Included Devices: Built-In Webcam
Interface Connection
Interface connection   
Firewire 800 Port
USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x4)

Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, June 06, 2010, 15:22:14 PM
WTF keyboard. Kinda odd that Apple chose to go with Dual Channel DDR3 instead of Triple Channel.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Thursday, June 24, 2010, 01:26:15 AM
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464374%2FPhotos%2FComputer%2520Pics%2FDSCF3007.JPG&hash=e7c02df1283ddcc1444578954d2ee486)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464374%2FPhotos%2FComputer%2520Pics%2FDSCF3008.JPG&hash=ad75e625a491c94cd3fb7b316f648c68)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464374%2FPhotos%2FComputer%2520Pics%2FDSCF3009.JPG&hash=034fb290feeea0d149e1b45c72a03ba0)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464374%2FPhotos%2FComputer%2520Pics%2FDSCF3010.JPG&hash=b55106528a3399368c4f08b7c8b7b2ba)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464374%2FPhotos%2FComputer%2520Pics%2FDSCF3011.JPG&hash=046a555035387a693b8fda42021bab11)

Finally got pics of the dusty beast mk1. Its super dusty but Ive cleaned it up a good bit.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Crunk on Thursday, June 24, 2010, 16:55:12 PM
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F26096%2FSANY0038.JPG&hash=8b2f7540f3633ea52e1cae6b233f4f07)

This little $390 guy runs faster than my Xeon 5150 MacPro, which CPU's still cost a pretty penny.

Specs:
- Foxconn Mobo (no bells n whistles)
- 4GB DDR2 1066
- AMD Phenom II x4 3.0GHz
- 80GB hard drive

Was built to just be a render node for 3dsmax.  Went to some sites (Tom's & Andnd tech or w/e it is) and looked at benchmarks... this $125 CPU performed close if not better than some $300+ Intel CPU's.  Got everything tucked away in a nice lil NewEgg wishlist so I can build these guys faster: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13154125 (http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13154125)

Idles at 27-30C and at 100% load for a few hours, doesn't go over 52C.  Stock heatsink with Arctic Silver.  Also doubles as a nifty fileserver & game server.  All it needs is a videocard and it'll be ready to be a After Effects rendering node as well. 8)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, June 24, 2010, 18:02:18 PM
A few things have changed (new parts, new overclock) since I posted my build before, here's the update as of 6-24-2010:


Computer Pictures:
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Fcomputer%2Fv7%2FDSC06157.JPG&hash=9acd8dea794da52eed775eb563ee1347) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/computer/v7/DSC06157.JPG)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Fcomputer%2Fv7%2FDSC06155.JPG&hash=d1c4e2097e48f330c1f6588a96590667) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/computer/v7/DSC06155.JPG)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Fcomputer%2Fv7%2FDSC06151.JPG&hash=933c96da6e66211102fe39b25d66abad) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/computer/v7/DSC06151.JPG)



Audio Setup:

Audio Pictures:
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Faudio%2Fheadphones%2FDSC05099.JPG&hash=7baad7512c482c1d173f26265343cfc2) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/audio/headphones/DSC05099.JPG)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Faudio%2FSound_Card%2FDSC00893_edit.jpg&hash=fe25db9818e1917526d7e7ad83c9303c) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/audio/Sound_Card/DSC00893_edit.jpg)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Faudio%2Fmav_unbox%2FDSC05125.JPG&hash=cf5daf6370be0397759f2cabf43ea46d) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/audio/mav_unbox/DSC05125.JPG)



Laptop: (just purchased, no pictures yet)



Server:

Server Picture: (old)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Fcomputer%2Fserver_v4%2FDSC06350.JPG&hash=1e8ad2be1142854c9264be3755a37699) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/computer/server_v4/DSC06350.JPG)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: [Nifty]-mister on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 20:17:24 PM
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techfresh.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2007%2F04%2Fapple_macpro_1.jpg&hash=4b2755b80009c78c9641ae0a3775bda9)

Apple MacPro
2.66GHz Xeon 5150 x2 (4 cores) [1.33GHz FSB]
6GB DDR667
nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
~2TB Storage
Creative X-Fi Fatality Titanium
19" 5ms Acer LCD display
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
Apple USB Keyboard 8)

isnt this state's propiety now?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 20:46:45 PM
I never go around to posting a pic of my computer. It's not good quality because it is a cell phone camera.
Processor:   
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory:   
4096MB RAM
Hard Drive:   
489 GB
Video Card:   
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Monitor:   
Samsung SyncMaster 932BW 3000:1 1440x900
Operating System:   
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Motherboard:
Foxxcon G33M01   
Computer Case:   
Inspiron 530


(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi30.tinypic.com%2Fizqgwh.jpg&hash=5d5363b639b55c7d6ace8aad28fbc828)

I really regret ever buying an OEM computer. Not being able to overclock my cpu is driving me crazy. They also gave me a motherboard that supports quad-cores but lacks the number of voltage regulators to use them.  >:(
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 22:29:52 PM
Killaman, I think you're in the best opportunity for gaining experience. You got a OEM and it worked for you but as you expand more you realize the limitations so your transition to building one should be pretty seamless and trouble-free. OEM computers are great for simple users and people that repair them :P

BTW, did you ever try SetFSB?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 22:32:19 PM
Killaman, I think you're in the best opportunity for gaining experience. You got a OEM and it worked for you but as you expand more you realize the limitations so your transition to building one should be pretty seamless and trouble-free. OEM computers are great for simple users and people that repair them :P

BTW, did you ever try SetFSB?

Well I wouldn't have gotten a new computer if it wasn't for Dell since I didn't have a lot of money up front, you can get a payment plan for a Dell computer where you pay monthly.

And no, I have not tried setFSB. How does it work?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 22:43:34 PM
<3 Dell.

SetFSB taps into the clock generator on the motherboard and allows you to alter the FSB speed inside Windows. If you combine that with CrystalCPUID you can raise voltage and speeds.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 22:45:58 PM
I have no need to change voltage. I might give the program a try.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: -Delta- on Saturday, November 27, 2010, 22:47:50 PM
Update!

Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1075T @ 3.827 GHz
Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-M EVO
Memory: 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Fatal1ty DRR3 1600 OCZ3F1600LV4GK
GPU: GeForce 220 GT 1024MB DDR2
Sound Card: VIA High Definition Audio (On Board)
Main HDD: Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10,000 RPM
Storage HDD: Hitachi DeskStar 500GB
PSU: Thermaltake 480 Watt
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

CPU-Z and Task Manager Stats:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/115304/pictures/computer/stats.png (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/115304/pictures/computer/stats.png)


Now if I could just get my hands on an SSD.  :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Sunday, November 28, 2010, 01:52:55 AM
Wow, looks like a beastly comp. Excellent for video processing. Dont forget to change the swap memory to something lower if you didnt already.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Sunday, November 28, 2010, 14:22:43 PM
Epic computers without sound cards haha.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Sunday, November 28, 2010, 14:28:39 PM
Epic computers without sound cards haha.

I have no need for a sound card. It would just be wasted money.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, November 28, 2010, 20:12:49 PM
Epic computers without sound cards haha.
I know right :P

I have no need for a sound card. It would just be wasted money.
So you must never play games with audio or listen to music.


It's also funny to think that mans built Skrewy a computer that was a quad core Intel with 4GB of DDR2, thing is that I don't think Skrewy even used 4GB. A computer of that caliber and he doesn't even know the brand of his monitor... true waste IMO.

*EDIT*
Also, all that and only Dual Channel DDR3? Only 1 hard drive, not 2 of the 500GB's in RAID0? Tsk tsk tsk mans. I am disappoint.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Sunday, November 28, 2010, 21:08:20 PM
So you must never play games with audio or listen to music.

I do play games with audio, I just don't think a sound card would make a big enough of a difference to warrant the price. I also mostly listen to music on my Zune rather than my PC.

In other words, I would love to have a sound card, I just don't want to pay for one.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Sunday, November 28, 2010, 21:31:29 PM
Why in the world would you need 8gb of ram? Seems like a giant waste of money.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Sunday, November 28, 2010, 21:39:02 PM
Why in the world would you need 8gb of ram? Seems like a giant waste of money.

Give it a few years and itll change from 8gb to 24gb
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, November 29, 2010, 00:12:21 AM
Why in the world would you need 8gb of ram? Seems like a giant waste of money.

I got it because at the time a 2x2GB pack of 1066MHz DDR2 was $54. I got 2 (8GB for $110) to future-proof my computer. There's been few times that I've gone over 4GB but with the prices of RAM what they are now, I'm definitely glad I got it when I did.

mans, it's interesting that you got the same CPU model that Skrewy used to have.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: -Delta- on Monday, November 29, 2010, 00:32:31 AM
Wow, looks like a beastly comp. Excellent for video processing. Dont forget to change the swap memory to something lower if you didnt already.

I won't use it all that much for video processing, but I will use it for compiling code, running virtual machines, and college related projects. I kinda wish I had bought more ram, though. Overall, it is still a huge step over what I had. Windows 7 with only 2GB of ram was starting to slowly kill me. Everything now is more responsive, and I don't find myself waiting for the hard drive to swap out memory anymore. Simply put, I'm happy with my AMD hardware, and it was a whole lot cheaper than a 6-core Intel part. I'm hoping this upgrade will last at least until I graduate in about 3 and a half years. I know my old AMD Opteron 165 lasted me about 4 years, and hopefully this one will do the same.  :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Monday, November 29, 2010, 00:41:23 AM
I won't use it all that much for video processing, but I will use it for compiling code, running virtual machines, and college related projects. I kinda wish I had bought more ram, though. Overall, it is still a huge step over what I had. Windows 7 with only 2GB of ram was starting to slowly kill me. Everything now is more responsive, and I don't find myself waiting for the hard drive to swap out memory anymore. Simply put, I'm happy with my AMD hardware, and it was a whole lot cheaper than a 6-core Intel part. I'm hoping this upgrade will last at least until I graduate in about 3 and a half years. I know my old AMD Opteron 165 lasted me about 4 years, and hopefully this one will do the same.  :)

Cheaper cause you have 6 cores and 6 threads.....the intel "counter part" as you called it has 6 cores and runs 12 threads. You can't compare them or call them "counter parts" because they aren't even in the same class.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: -Delta- on Monday, November 29, 2010, 01:07:27 AM
Cheaper cause you have 6 cores and 6 threads.....the intel "counter part" as you called it has 6 cores and runs 12 threads. You can't compare them or call them "counter parts" because they aren't even in the same class.

That really doesn't make that much difference. You might see some speed increment in highly multi-threaded applications, but I hardly think that it would make the i7's that much faster. Sure, the Core i7 is ~10-20% faster clock-for-clock than the Phenom II's, but the Phenom II's can also level with them in some areas. Basically, I would be paying around four times more for a rather small increase in overall system performance. Therefor, when I have the choice between an AMD Phenom II X6 for $180 or an Intel i7 for $880, I think the AMD Phenom II would win my choice every time.

Sure, the i7 might be more elegant, but you have to pay for such elegance. And since I'm a rather poor college student, I don't think an $880 processor would be in my budget.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, November 29, 2010, 01:12:55 AM
My 2 cents:
Intel claimed (and was later backed up) that the HyperThreading Pentium 4's were 30% faster than the regular Pentium 4. That was quite a few years ago, I'm sure they've improved upon that technology. Also, don't the Intel's have more cache? I'm not justifying the Intel cost, I'm just saying that there obviously is a difference between the two. With the i series being a fair amount different than the Core series (adding a learning curve), I might move to AMD if it's that much cheaper down the road. Personally though, I'd love to have like 30 cores running at 500MHz. Chrome is one reason.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Monday, November 29, 2010, 01:16:27 AM
That really doesn't make that much difference. You might see some speed increment in highly multi-threaded applications, but I hardly think that it would make the i7's that much faster. Sure, the Core i7 is ~10-20% faster clock-for-clock than the Phenom II's, but the Phenom II's can also level with them in some areas. Basically, I would be paying around four times more for a rather small increase in overall system performance. Therefor, when I have the choice between an AMD Phenom II X6 for $180 or an Intel i7 for $880, I think the AMD Phenom II would win my choice every time.

Sure, the i7 might be more elegant, but you have to pay for such elegance. And since I'm a rather poor college student, I don't think an $880 processor would be in my budget.

The i7 is up to 80% faster in multi-threaded apps. I don't care your reasons for buying what you bought just don't compare to CPU's that aren't comparable.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: -Delta- on Monday, November 29, 2010, 01:30:05 AM
The i7 is up to 80% faster in multi-threaded apps. I don't care your reasons for buying what you bought just don't compare to CPU's that aren't comparable.

So you're paying four times more for an 80% faster processor? I'll even give you some credit, maybe it's 100% faster, you're still going to par four times more for it? To justify shelling out that kind of cash, the i7 would need to be a little over 400% faster than the Phenom II.

And if you remember I was comparing cost, I wasn't comparing cost for performance.

Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Monday, November 29, 2010, 02:00:23 AM
Don't forget that context is an important part of a conversation; ladies.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, November 29, 2010, 03:25:05 AM
what do i care, i got 8 gigs of dual channel ram

I fixed it for you.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, November 29, 2010, 13:12:38 PM
you say that like it should mean something to me....
Then how do you expect this...

what do i care, i got 8 gigs of ram

to mean anything to us especially when you truly don't even know what it is?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, January 13, 2011, 21:49:14 PM
Processor:   
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 OC'd to 3.0GHz
Memory:   
4096MB DDR2 RAM
Hard Drive:   
489 GB WD HDD
Video Card:   
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Monitor:   
Samsung SyncMaster 932BW 3000:1 1440x900
Operating System:   
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Motherboard:
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L   
Computer Case:   
Antec Three Hundred Illusion

The case and fans have lowered my GPU temp by almost 15 degrees and my CPU by almost 20 degrees.

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi53.tinypic.com%2F4rcfit.png&hash=68605d9a99427fe79a1cbf9e5389ae7e)
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Sorry for low quality pics.



Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, January 13, 2011, 23:07:14 PM
Needs more cable management :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Friday, January 14, 2011, 00:22:22 AM
CPU: AMD [email protected]
MOBO: MSI 870A-G54
MEM:Mushkin 2x4gb DDR3 (dual channel) 1333. I forget the timings not super tight but ok.
CASE: Thermaltake Armor (Not plus) Weighs 40lbs with out stuff. I take this to lans.
GPU:EVGA GTX260 core 216.
PSU: Corsair 750TX
HDD(s): 1xWestern Digital 500gb(Green drive), 1xSeagate 500gb, 1x Seagate 320gb (boot drive)
OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Monitors: Main: Visio 26"@1360x768 Second: HP 20"@1680x1050.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, January 14, 2011, 14:43:42 PM
Needs more cable management :)

The picture was right after I put everything in. The cable management is better now. :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Friday, January 14, 2011, 16:09:17 PM
The picture was right after I put everything in. The cable management is better now. :)

Lets see some pics then :P
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, January 14, 2011, 17:32:53 PM
Lets see some pics then :P

once I have to open up my case again, which will probably be soon since the front headphone and mic in ports are not working, but the front USB ports are.  :-\
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, January 14, 2011, 17:48:38 PM
once I have to open up my case again, which will probably be soon since the front headphone and mic in ports are not working, but the front USB ports are.  :-\

They are always tricky. Best just to avoid them if possible that way you avoid wasting your time, dealing with crappy wire and possible grounding issues that introduce noise.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, January 14, 2011, 18:17:20 PM
They are always tricky. Best just to avoid them if possible that way you avoid wasting your time, dealing with crappy wire and possible grounding issues that introduce noise.
The only problem is that when I plug my headphones into the back of the computer, it reads them as speakers. It does not go as loud and just sounds overall worse than when I plugged them into the front panel. I don't know, it might just be the driver I'm using.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, January 14, 2011, 18:26:43 PM
checked ur sound control panel?

of course.....
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, January 14, 2011, 19:10:45 PM
That's... not right. It wouldn't do that. Maybe it's something to do with how Dell made the hardware but I'd be surprised if there's a difference. It's just a regular output. You should be able to get them plenty loud through the back output, loud enough to hurt.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, January 14, 2011, 19:15:57 PM
That's... not right. It wouldn't do that. Maybe it's something to do with how Dell made the hardware but I'd be surprised if there's a difference. It's just a regular output. You should be able to get them plenty loud through the back output, loud enough to hurt.

I can' even get it as loud as it was before I re formated it, let alone loud enough to hurt. I though it might have something to do with the computer classifying it as speakers and saying that there are no headphones connected.... All I know is that the sound is quieter and i get some crackling when listening to music at full volume.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, January 14, 2011, 19:17:19 PM
Time for a real sound solution.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Friday, January 14, 2011, 22:56:52 PM
Can't you change the overall sound profile in windows to headphone instead of speaker? Did you try the control panel options for the audio? There might be an option there that'll make it louder changing the actual volume.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, January 14, 2011, 23:17:36 PM
Can't you change the overall sound profile in windows to headphone instead of speaker? Did you try the control panel options for the audio? There might be an option there that'll make it louder changing the actual volume.

I tried changing it to headphones, but couldn't find a way to do so.

Anyways, this problem is solved. I forgot to plug the HDA cable into the motherboard (couldn't find the slot) so the front audio panel didn't work. I fixed it and now it works fine.  ;D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, January 15, 2011, 18:10:07 PM
Been a while since I updated mine:

Main Computer:
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Fcomputer%2Fv8%2FDSC01114.JPG&hash=e77b9c0b1f238381fb4f9312b7079562)



Server:
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Fcomputer%2Fserver_v6%2FDSC00793.JPG&hash=70395f70a58b19b3c956c8353bd5aee7)

Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 14:22:23 PM
I guess if you blindly throw enough money at something, you'll get good results. I just... you could probably pay less to have better sound quality if you looked around and learned a few things. All-in-one Sony systems can't be that great. But, congrats on getting it working, that could be your first step into DIY stuff.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 14:22:44 PM
I've never heard of tweeters with horns.

Spanky's post has challenged me to make an equivalent to Skrewy's system with less money.

This is a 5.1 system, but it probably won't sound any different from a 7.2:
Front floor speakers (Sony SS-F6000) (http://amzn.com/B000OG4E20): $200
*I thought these looked like beasts*

Front center speaker (Polk Audio CS20) (http://amzn.com/B0018QNYSU): $170
*Good range center for that surround-ness*

Rear speakers (JBL ES20BK) (http://amzn.com/B00167340E): $203
*JBL knows how to make speakers*

Subwoofer (JBL ES250PBK) (http://amzn.com/B00166ZFSO): $280
*Active sub, it's a beast. Better than 2 subs*

Your choice of either receiver or power amplifier: $???
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Total: $853 + $???


Opinions?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 16:21:17 PM
4 subs sounds epic. That's an IMAX setup.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 17:53:45 PM
There's just so much more customization with a DIY surround setup. Sony's all-in-one could have an awesome receiver/amp but sub-par speakers. The thing is, you can buy a receiver/amp that will last you forever and just change/upgrade speakers until you find something you like. Not $1000 when you feel like upgrading.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Thursday, May 12, 2011, 03:29:56 AM
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464374%2FIMG_8106.JPG&hash=47a37e5925a73f6cd0dde8dfdcc8515b)

AMD [email protected] 4ghz
8gb Mushkin silverline 1333 9-9-9-24
Sapphire 6950 unlocked to 6970 @ 1ghz core
Asus Crosshair formula
Antec Kuhler 620
Seagate 320 (OS)
WD 500
WD Black sata 3 1tb
Corsair 650hx.
Lian Li A05nb
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Thursday, May 12, 2011, 12:34:36 PM
I see those logitech speakers there. :D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Thursday, May 12, 2011, 13:38:50 PM
Yeah they aren't great but they work.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, May 13, 2011, 01:17:08 AM
Yea, Logitech is fail but there's worse out there. I remember when Kody got those, he was pretty pleased with them and that's what matters :)

But man, you gotta be able to push that RAM further! I'm at 1720MHz with 8-10-8-24-1T timings and I'm gonna keep pushing it. You should be able to hit CAS 7/8 with those.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Sunday, May 15, 2011, 05:23:32 AM
New case, NZXT Tempest. Pics later. To tired. Also its not a "new" case I bought it from my friend. Its a little beat up but it cools extremely well..
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, May 15, 2011, 14:32:59 PM
I'll post mine up after I finalize my overclock a bit more. Kinda sadface I didn't get to 4GHz but I'm at the top end of where the MHz per voltage increase drops off so I'm pleased.

Yea, Logitech is fail but there's worse out there. I remember when Kody got those, he was pretty pleased with them and that's what matters :)

But man, you gotta be able to push that RAM further! I'm at 1720MHz with 8-10-8-24-1T timings and I'm gonna keep pushing it. You should be able to hit CAS 7/8 with those.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: [Nifty]-mister on Monday, May 16, 2011, 17:06:54 PM
for me to post some pictures of my pc, i will have to tiddy up alot! i haven cleaned my room during this hole year LOL!

  My missus is not pleased!
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, May 16, 2011, 17:25:01 PM
Haha. I try to keep my area clean but... I fail 99% of the time :P
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 02:56:12 AM
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(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464374%2FPhotos%2FIMG_8148.JPG&hash=9164af0207cec558d3fa71199655a30f)


AMD [email protected] 4.1ghz
8gb Mushkin silverline 1333 9-9-9-24
Sapphire 6950 unlocked to 6970 @ 1ghz core
Asus Crosshair formula
Noctua nh-u12p se2
Seagate 320 (OS)
WD 500
WD Black sata 3 1tb
Corsair 650hx.
NZXT Tempest
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 03:23:43 AM
Its a good little knife but I carry a KA-BAR limited edition XVII with me at all times.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 04:40:01 AM
I don't have to kill kangaroos every day so I don't need a huge ass knife.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 15:31:32 PM
I have a chinese-made Husky box cutter knife that I frequently lose :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, May 21, 2011, 13:00:12 PM
mans got one so you had to get one?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Saturday, May 21, 2011, 14:36:30 PM
Looks portable. I like laptops with big displays.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, May 22, 2011, 00:49:10 AM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BlueBlaster on Sunday, May 22, 2011, 01:22:26 AM
+1 to Skrewy for mans' signature.

Problem?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: [Nifty]-mister on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 11:16:21 AM


negative

  to be in contact with your parole officer?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, May 26, 2011, 03:53:09 AM
Mine, updated:

Chieftec Aluminum Dragon DX01BD/SPX02B Modified Case
Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 F6 BIOS Rev 2.1 – Replaced Northbridge & Southbridge OEM TIM with Arctic Silver 5
AMD Phenom II X6 Thuban 1090T PH-EO @ 3.87GHz (258MHz x 15) 1.472v CnQ Enabled – 2838MHz (x11 Multi) Northbridge (1.4v) – 2064MHz HT Link (1.21v) – 25°C Idle w/fans on low & 50°C Linpack Load w/fans on high
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme with AM3 Rev.2 bracket & Delta AFB1212VHE 120x38MM Fan + Arctic Silver 5
8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill F3-12800CL9-4GBRL @ 1720MHz – Timings: 8-10-8-24-33-1T – 1.62v – Unganged
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 896MB – 720/1476/1260MHz (Gaming) and 486/1080/891Mhz (Idle/Desktop) [GPU/Shader/Mem]
20″ Acer AL2016W LCD Monitor
Planar 15″ LCD Monitor
Corsair AX850 Gold 850-Watt Modular Power Supply (Seasonic)
2x250GB Seagate ST3250620NS SATA in RAID0 – 128kb Block Size
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BEVS 160GB 5400RPM – For Music
LG GSA-H54N CD/DVD Drive (v1.03 Firmware)
Vantec Nexus NXP-201-SL Fan Controller
2x80mm Masscool FD08025B1M3/4 Front Intake Fans
80mm Masscool FD08025B1M3/4 Side Intake Fan
2x80mm Masscool FD08025B1M3/4 Rear Exhaust Fans
Logitech G5 Mouse on cloth pad w/Fellowes gel wrist rest
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Dell Media Center Remote RC6 RC1154013
USB – PS2 Controller Adapter w/OEM Sony Dualshock Controller
Logitech Momo Racing Wheel & Pedals
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F464376%2Fwebsite%2Fcomputer%2Fv9%2FDSCF8548_t.JPG&hash=868569f5ea48c778fdc961605c00b540) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/464376/website/computer/v9/DSCF8548.JPG)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Monday, August 29, 2011, 02:32:35 AM
Screwy, you have the same cpu and cooler as me. To bad my mobo and ram is better.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, August 29, 2011, 15:29:31 PM
Skrewy, we all know your computer is probably no more than 50% under load at any given time. It's not so much the hardware as anybody can buy any part and put it together, it's how you use it :)

Knight may have a 4GHz clock and DDR3 1600 but noboby here can touch my rapesauce 2.838GHz northbridge which increases speeds everywhere :) Not to mention that I use probably only 60% of my CPU at 3.87GHz and most of the time it hangs around at 1.03GHz with 1.296 volts which means that it's typically under 30c, even now during summer, which is very healthy. As my clocks have shown, I prefer memory bandwidth and this has been 100% stable ever since I set it up and I know that's been at least 4 months. To each their own though.

Oh, and Skrewy, 8 gig isn't 8 gig. My 1720MHz 8-10-8-24-33-1T spanks the crap out of your 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 (and probably 2T). It's ok though, getting anything more than 1333MHz is usually pointless unless you overclock your northbridge.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Monday, August 29, 2011, 15:40:11 PM
And no one can touch my state of the art Pentium Dual-Core and the brand new, top of the line 8800GTX I have. Not to mention my awesome 4GB of ram that came with my Dell that I still have no idea who manufactured it. :P
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, August 29, 2011, 16:46:09 PM
That 8800GTX would have raped the last two graphics cards I had, the first of which (7300GS) I sadly played Crysis on...
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, August 29, 2011, 18:55:25 PM
First 2 components would not be an upgrade, just a waste of money. You would literally notice no difference (just had a thought, hopefully mans checked your motherboard's phase power so it will support the 1090t, 4+1 will "work" but has a probability of frying in the long run). For the 3rd link, that's probably a side-grade or down-grade. I'm not sure, I don't really keep up with the new cards until I have money to spend on them.

You did do something positive in your post. I've been noticing huge FPS drops in BC2. Just randomly started. I figure it's either Nvidia drivers or one of the recent Steam updates. Or... the fact that I'm using a 2+ year old graphics card on modern games...
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Knight on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 22:55:08 PM
Nate, my NB is at 2.9ghz. Also my 4ghz overclock hangs out at around 29-33c at 4ghz. No speed step for me.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 22:58:47 PM
Nate, my NB is at 2.9ghz. Also my 4ghz overclock hangs out at around 29-33c at 4ghz. No speed step for me.

Hand over your settings. I have no idea how you did that unless you're running crazy crazy volts which doesn't make sense for the temps. Although speed step does play a factor in mine...
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, September 01, 2011, 14:08:40 PM
Even with what I said, he probably won't notice the improvement to the 1090T but he won't have to upgrade for a while (and now his new motherboard supports it). It makes more sense for him to upgrade CPU's when he doesn't need them because he doesn't overclock and can't squeeze more performance that way. I'm really on the fence about it but, it's skrewy's money and if skrewy's happy... that's all that matters really.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: [Nifty]-mister on Monday, September 05, 2011, 07:23:12 AM
Nate is rigth is skrewys money he can use it the way he likes it, and if he is happy with the result that is all that really matters i am happy with my crappy core2 duo @3.0 Ghz :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, September 05, 2011, 14:17:18 PM
suck my nipples bitches :)

Put some vegemite on them and I will.

Seriously though, Skrewy disassembled and re-built his computer with a new motherboard. I'm impressed and proud.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: [Nifty]-mister on Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 07:12:19 AM
Put some vegemite on them and I will.

Seriously though, Skrewy disassembled and re-built his computer with a new motherboard. I'm impressed and proud.

  yes must be quite hard, with the opossible thumbs and all.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Saturday, December 24, 2011, 08:55:50 AM
Custom thingie:

Asus M4a785G-T (microatx AM3)

Antec NSK case along with Antec Eartwatts 380w

Amd Athlon X4 620 that never runs at his native speed

4gb 1333 ram

1 Maxtor 500gb hdd - bleh.

1 Nvidia 9600gt (that has some memory in bad shape).

Asus Xonar ds (low end sound card).

Assembled without that vegething sorry xD
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, December 24, 2011, 14:43:45 PM
Asus Xonar ds (low end sound card).

Don't be ashamed of the Xonar. It's still better than most people's onboard sound :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: [Nifty]-mister on Saturday, December 24, 2011, 18:41:26 PM
I build my cpmputer myself and i always use a budget computer it works fine!
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Monday, December 26, 2011, 07:17:34 AM
Might think of upgrading to one of those beefy Thubans sooner or later...but i would really have half of it sleeping (i don't have nothing special that needs to run on 6 cores). Most likely i'll get an AMD 78xx card when they will toss the cards out to retail (if they won't literally eat my little psu).
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, December 26, 2011, 15:54:24 PM
Koden, I would be careful with your PSU. I have a system running a Phenom II x4 BE, 4GB of 1600MHz RAM, single hard drive, single CD drive and a Radeon 6570. It runs fine without a problem but I wouldn't really push it beyond that. The system is similar to yours although Nvidia cards eat more power. If I were you, I would get one of those Corsair Builder Series 500-watt or so PSU's.

As far as using 6 cores. It actually is really nice. Games may not fully use it but it's great for starting Windows and using a browser that supports each tab as a different process. Enable Cool 'n Quiet and it will downclock itself when you're not using it.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 14:33:23 PM
Haha way too kind skrewy. Spent quite 'nuff this Christmans, i think i'll be waiting some time between February and March to look and buy something.

@ Nate: nah don't worry. I've been using and abusing the Antec by 2 years. Runs fine :D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 14:51:25 PM
Koden, I would be careful with your PSU. I have a system running a Phenom II x4 BE, 4GB of 1600MHz RAM, single hard drive, single CD drive and a Radeon 6570. It runs fine without a problem but I wouldn't really push it beyond that. The system is similar to yours although Nvidia cards eat more power. If I were you, I would get one of those Corsair Builder Series 500-watt or so PSU's.

My PC is running on a 400w PSU even though my 8800GTX recommends 450w. I haven't had a problem....yet. I do plan on buying a corsair 500w if I ever upgrade my PC though.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 15:15:36 PM
PSU's do lose capacity over time. With that said, a lot of people do underestimate low-wattage PSU's. They can be better than crappy higher wattage ones. Not to brag but that's why I got the Corsair AX850. 7 year warranty and more power than I'll need for a long time. It was a lot of money up front but it will mean that I shouldn't have to think about it for 7 years at least. That's quite a while in terms of computers.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, January 06, 2012, 20:56:56 PM
Update:

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @3.3GHz
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 AM3+
Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX
8gb Kingston HyperX Blu 1333
500gb Western Digital HDD
500w Corsair PSU
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, January 06, 2012, 21:00:12 PM
Update:

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @3.3GHz
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 AM3+
Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX
8gb Kingston HyperX Blu 1333
500gb Western Digital HDD
500w Corsair PSU


Test & tweak the memory? :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, February 10, 2012, 21:45:24 PM
Added a 21.5" ASUS LED backlight 1080p monitor. It's awesome.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, February 10, 2012, 21:56:36 PM
my monitors bigger then yours
It's also a crappier brand and not LED. :P
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, February 10, 2012, 22:05:46 PM
Psh, neither of your guys' monitors can compare to my god-like 5 year old Acer VGA-only backlight streaking 20" monster!
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, February 10, 2012, 22:06:10 PM
spoken like someone whose hardware is inadequately sized compared to mine.
performance > size
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 07:21:42 AM
At home i have a 15 inch (or so) Nec CRT from 2000. :) still working and offers a better colour fidelity than the lcd panels from the laptops i had and have now (but also better than most of the standalone lcd monitors)...planning to buy a budget IPS monitor in a month or two, since i'm using a Samsung laptop with a screen that is pretty much utter bad.

The only thing is that i'm trying to look for a model under 300$. Kind of a budget one, so i was looking at a couple of AOC and LG models. This LG model costs 190 € here in IT.
e
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_ips231p.htm

Or either this Asus at 180€. It also has a slightly better colour fidelity.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_ml239h.htm

Also the Samsung f2380 http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/samsung_f2380.htm
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 11:27:57 AM
Fuck me, someone else on here actually knows about IPS monitors! Truth be told Koden, I don't think sub $800 IPS panels aren't that great, there's comprimises in quality from the true IPS panels and some aren't much better than the regular TN panels. This is just want I've gathered from reading about those e-IPS. I had my eyes on the U2011H or whatever it was from Dell but being twice the price of a regular LED TN panel and only marginally better, I decided it wasn't worth it.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Jonnym on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 11:47:00 AM
so what you iz sayin is CRT monitors are best?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 11:51:15 AM
It's easy to find cheap used quality CRT's but I wouldn't buy/use one. I personally prefer the less size, weight, and power consumption of an LCD, even if it's a TN panel. I had a Dell IPS panel monitor and aside from normal color saturation/brightness variances between manufacturers, I noticed no real improvement over my TN panel. In fact, I liked it less due to the screen damage and high response time.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 11:55:51 AM
Old quality CRT still rocks. The fact about budget IPS panels, they usually offer a nice colour fidelity and very good contrast values. I wouldn't spend 140/150 € on a TN panel while i might spend 180 on a ips one (after reading at least a couple reviews).
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:01:10 PM
Fuck me, someone else on here actually knows about IPS monitors! Truth be told Koden, I don't think sub $800 IPS panels aren't that great, there's comprimises in quality from the true IPS panels and some aren't much better than the regular TN panels. This is just want I've gathered from reading about those e-IPS. I had my eyes on the U2011H or whatever it was from Dell but being twice the price of a regular LED TN panel and only marginally better, I decided it wasn't worth it.
I knew about IPS monitors. I also know how most IPS monitors under $600 have a lot of problems such as long response times and awful light bleed. Just look at some newegg reviews. Even if you have the money to buy a $600 one, it's not really worth it for an IPS.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:03:24 PM
Old quality CRT still rocks. The fact about budget IPS panels, they usually offer a nice colour fidelity and very good contrast values. I wouldn't spend 140/150 € on a TN panel while i might spend 180 on a ips one (after reading at least a couple reviews).

I agree with your point after converting dollar values but a decent LED TN panel (one I've been eyeballing) is under 115€. For 180€ you can afford an IPS. I would personally take that difference and put it into a more powerful GPU :)

Still, low end IPS models are close to double the cost of a decent TN panel but I don't think they offer double the image quality and you can't get an LED IPS anywhere near 180€. LED is a must for me, I'm tired of seeing CCFL bulbs die or streak.

*EDIT*
Here comes Killaman sneaking some logic in before my post.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:05:41 PM
I knew about IPS monitors. I also know how most IPS monitors under $600 have a lot of problems such as long response times and awful light bleed. Just look at some newegg reviews. Even if you have the money to buy a $600 one, it's not really worth it for an IPS.

Response times depends on the model, some ones feature decent times.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:07:50 PM
I agree with your point after converting dollar values but a decent LED TN panel (one I've been eyeballing) is under 115€. For 180€ you can afford an IPS. I would personally take that difference and put it into a more powerful GPU :)

Still, low end IPS models are close to double the cost of a decent TN panel but I don't think they offer double the image quality and you can't get an LED IPS anywhere near 180€. LED is a must for me, I'm tired of seeing CCFL bulbs die or streak.

*EDIT*
Here comes Killaman sneaking some logic in before my post.

now i'm curios, would you drop me that 115$ model name? Wanna look it up for a review or such.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:11:02 PM
This is the one I've been looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117

But there's other models similarly priced:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617%2050001315%20600060968&IsNodeId=1&name=Yes
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:13:45 PM
Still, low end IPS models are close to double the cost of a decent TN panel but I don't think they offer double the image quality and you can't get an LED IPS anywhere near 180€. LED is a must for me, I'm tired of seeing CCFL bulbs die or streak.

lol. Why are you using the Euro sign? Is Spanky a secret European?

Also, I got the VE228H. I'm loving it so far. So much better than my old Samsung SyncMaster. They had a 23" ASUS LED on sale for $160 but it was sold out by the time I found out.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:17:12 PM
lol. Why are you using the Euro sign? Is Spanky a secret European?
Yesh.

Also, I got the VE228H. I'm loving it so far. So much better than my old Samsung SyncMaster. They had a 23" ASUS LED on sale for $160 but it was sold out by the time I found out.
I'll be sure to get the VH238H to +1 you :D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:27:29 PM
lol. Why are you using the Euro sign? Is Spanky a secret European?


Nope it's me being a secret Italian xD.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, April 05, 2012, 12:35:52 PM
Was doing my bi-weekly dusting of my PC and decided to snap a picture.

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FM5phH.jpg&hash=4f2329b57f70cb4605224214d92d122f)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: .[Ak4].Chubbs on Saturday, April 07, 2012, 00:16:27 AM
Mine is all looks crudy performance that im slowly gitting better week by week now.

CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 545 Processor
RAM: 4.0 GB
OS: Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Edition
Video Card On Board Nivida 8400 (240 something MB) and ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (512 MB)
Sound Card: On Board


(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi302.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn103%2FDustinRay1990%2FCOMMPUTER.jpg&hash=7ad2c60bfea12b13f3d0f1d810a959cb)
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi302.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn103%2FDustinRay1990%2Fsfd.jpg&hash=2c758fcfcef8cc72f7672e7e5fdbf776)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, April 07, 2012, 00:23:18 AM
Any overclocking done on that X2? Not a bad computer at all :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: .[Ak4].Chubbs on Saturday, April 07, 2012, 01:30:42 AM
No don't know how if I did it would be.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, April 07, 2012, 01:53:31 AM
There's tutorials out there :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: (sic) on Sunday, April 08, 2012, 10:39:18 AM
posted a pic somewhere else. specs:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
MB: That one Gigabyte one. y'all saw it.
Ram: 4.0GB's
Video: Radeon HD 6850
Sound: On-Board
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Jason on Sunday, April 08, 2012, 12:02:23 PM
hows that CPU? i was looking at getting that
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, April 08, 2012, 12:21:55 PM
I have that X6, it's a real nice improvement over a quad core (especially a quad core hyperthreading Intel, 4 real cores, 4 fake cores). AMD is budget but there's plenty of performance to be had with that chip. It overclocks great too, real worthwhile if you get the FSB up past 2600MHz.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: kinetiks on Sunday, April 08, 2012, 13:00:39 PM
CPU : AMD Athlon 3200+ / Amd Athlon II P340 Dual-Core
Mainboard: Some x2
RAM: 1 GB / 8GB
Monitor: HP 17 inch / Integrated 17 inch
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 / ATI Radeon HD 6650M
Soundcard: Integrated AC'97 / Integrated HD Audio
I-Connection: Internet Modem Stick x2
Keyboard: Logitech / Integrated
Mouse: Logitech / Logitech
Mousepad: ELAN Mousepad
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Monday, April 09, 2012, 06:07:27 AM
spanky wont tell me how to overclock my 1090T cos hes afraid

Afraid that you might fire the chip up to Mars while overclocking? :D however it's so easy it's almost straightforward. Just go a few mhz at a time, let's say starting from 3600/3700 and then trying steps of 50mhz. That cpu even has an unblocked multiplier so it's a sweeter experience too :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: [Nifty]-mister on Monday, April 09, 2012, 13:20:20 PM
Bought a new computer a couple of Mont's back. gave the old one to Missus so she can own me at on line gaming.

Processor: Inter i5-650 @3.20 Ghz

RAM: 2 x 4 GB Avant 1333 MHz

Motherboard: Foxconn H55MXV

HDD: 2 x 1 TB Seagate Barracuda

DVD ROM: HP Ligthscribe

GPU: EVGA GTS 450 1 GB DDR5

Keyboard: Microsoft 600 wired keyboard

Mouse: Microsoft intelipoint mouse.

Case: Case Thermaltake Commander Mid Tower Atx Black Vn400a1w2n

PSU: 800 watts Omega

 I still have in 3 x 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Blue in storage waiting for my next build, and pictures when i have the time to take then
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: club-k on Monday, April 09, 2012, 16:44:02 PM
amd phenom 2 970
4gb ocz ddr3
ati hd6850
biostar t series
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 03:43:51 AM
Thought I'd give an update. I bought an AMD Radeon HD 7950 a couple of months ago. The thing kicks ass.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/514645/Pictures/WP_000009.jpg)

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @3.66GHz (OC'd)
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3gb
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 ATX
8gb Kingston Hyper-X Blu @ 1466 (OC'd)


Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 03:59:49 AM
Thought I'd give an update. I bought an AMD Radeon HD 7590 a couple of months ago. The thing kicks ass.

I think you mean 7950. Anyway, I'm jelly to the max.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: BiG_SerGiO on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 11:51:26 AM
Man.... i really need to upgrade my machine...
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: 130server on Sunday, December 16, 2012, 06:05:23 AM
Processor: Intel i5-2500 @ 1,6 - 3,7Ghz
Processor Cooler: Alpenföhn Brocken

Ram: 8GB (2x4) G.Skill DIMM DDR3-2133Ghz

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX

SSD: Samsung 830 SERIE 128GB SATA III MZ-7PC128B
HD: 2 x Western Digital WD10EARS 1000GB SATA II

DVD Rom: Samsung SH-224BB/BEBE

Videocard (GPU): Radeon HD 6870 1GB DDR5

Keyboard: Logitech G105

Maus: A4 Tech X-750F

Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X/XDT


OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

PSU: 800W Thermaltake

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430

Monitor: 24" BenQ G2420HD
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Andywho on Monday, December 17, 2012, 18:13:26 PM
Processor: AMD FX-8150

Video Card: XFX FX-797A-TNBC Radeon HD 7970 BE 3GB 384bit

Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80V2

Ram: G-Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 16GB 4x4GB sticks

SSD1 180GB Corsair Force Series GT

SSD2 64GB Samsung 830 Series

HD 600GB VelociRaptor Sata 6.0Gb/s 10kRPM

Power Supply: Corsair HX Series 750W 80 plus Gold Cert Modular

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi High Performance

Monitor: 25" Asus VE258Q Widescreen LCD
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Possessed on Monday, December 17, 2012, 18:15:57 PM
Processor: AMD FX-8150

Video Card: XFX FX-797A-TNBC Radeon HD 7970 BE 3GB 384bit

Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80V2

Ram: G-Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 16GB 4x4GB sticks

SSD1 180GB Corsair Force Series GT

SSD2 64GB Samsung 830 Series

HD 600GB VelociRaptor Sata 6.0Gb/s 10kRPM

Power Supply: Corsair HX Series 750W 80 plus Gold Cert Modular

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi High Performance

Monitor: 25" Asus VE258Q Widescreen LCD

I'm Jelly.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, December 17, 2012, 18:44:31 PM
Processor: AMD FX-8150

Video Card: XFX FX-797A-TNBC Radeon HD 7970 BE 3GB 384bit

Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80V2

Ram: G-Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 16GB 4x4GB sticks

SSD1 180GB Corsair Force Series GT

SSD2 64GB Samsung 830 Series

HD 600GB VelociRaptor Sata 6.0Gb/s 10kRPM

Power Supply: Corsair HX Series 750W 80 plus Gold Cert Modular

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi High Performance

Monitor: 25" Asus VE258Q Widescreen LCD

How is it that you have 0 posts yet this is a post...

Anyway, I'd be careful with that motherboard. It'll probably fail on you, MSI is garbage. Nice setup otherwise :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Monday, December 17, 2012, 21:11:35 PM
Processor: AMD FX-8150

Video Card: XFX FX-797A-TNBC Radeon HD 7970 BE 3GB 384bit

Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80V2

Ram: G-Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 16GB 4x4GB sticks

SSD1 180GB Corsair Force Series GT

SSD2 64GB Samsung 830 Series

HD 600GB VelociRaptor Sata 6.0Gb/s 10kRPM

Power Supply: Corsair HX Series 750W 80 plus Gold Cert Modular

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi High Performance

Monitor: 25" Asus VE258Q Widescreen LCD
If you had enough money for a 7970 and enough money to waste on 16gb of ram, why did you get an AMD CPU? That doesn't really make sense to me... Everyone knows Intel blows AMD out of the water when it comes to games (which I'm assuming you use your computer for because of the 7970) Should have gotten an Ivy Bridge i5 or i7, both of which would beat any CPU AMD has on the market for gaming.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Possessed on Monday, December 17, 2012, 21:46:42 PM
following ur argument he should then get a nvidia GTX 6XX instead of an AMD card :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Monday, December 17, 2012, 21:49:40 PM
following ur argument he should then get a nvidia GTX 6XX instead of an AMD card :)
Nope. the 7970 is the fastest GPU on the market.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Possessed on Monday, December 17, 2012, 22:07:37 PM
Nope. the 7970 is the fastest GPU on the market.
beats the gtx 690 o.o?
http://www.hwcompare.com/12666/geforce-gtx-690-vs-radeon-hd-7970/
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, December 17, 2012, 22:14:19 PM
*pretends to know something about modern hardware*
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Monday, December 17, 2012, 22:28:27 PM
beats the gtx 690 o.o?
http://www.hwcompare.com/12666/geforce-gtx-690-vs-radeon-hd-7970/
The GTX 690 isn't a single GPU, it's a dual GPU. IF anything, compare the GTX 690 vs the Radeon 7990, which is also a dual GPU. Dual GPUs tend to have a lot of problems though and aren't really needed or practical. The 7970 is the fastest single GPU on the market.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Possessed on Monday, December 17, 2012, 22:46:23 PM
The GTX 690 isn't a single GPU, it's a dual GPU. IF anything, compare the GTX 690 vs the Radeon 7990, which is also a dual GPU. Dual GPUs tend to have a lot of problems though and aren't really needed or practical. The 7970 is the fastest single GPU on the market.
yea I read  :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Andywho on Monday, December 17, 2012, 23:43:07 PM
If you had enough money for a 7970 and enough money to waste on 16gb of ram, why did you get an AMD CPU? That doesn't really make sense to me... Everyone knows Intel blows AMD out of the water when it comes to games (which I'm assuming you use your computer for because of the 7970) Should have gotten an Ivy Bridge i5 or i7, both of which would beat any CPU AMD has on the market for gaming.
I don't like Intel based on the fact that they tried to monopolize AMD out of the market and got sued and lost over in Europe. I personally don't like buying an Intel cause most of the good mobos for a Sandy or Ivy are also twice what I paid for the AMD one. Granted there is cheap mobos and expensive mobos for everything but why go cheap if you get intel.

As for the MSI bit, the Gigabyte and Asus mobos were out of stock and wasn't many good ones out yet. Plus I have yet to have an MSI mobo fail on me personally. I haven't had any parts fail on me yet in a few years.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 00:14:43 AM
o.O you still have 0 posts...

I totally agree with you on Intel vs AMD. AMD is no slouch and these days, games are more demanding on graphics cards than CPU's. If AMD didn't make competing chips, they wouldn't be in the market anymore. I bet that FX 8-core of yours is overkill for the games you play right? AMD quads are still pretty good for gaming these days, let alone 2 generations newer 8-core chips.

I've not had a MSI board fail on me either but I own one in my server and it's an older higher end board from the 7xx series. It had a stock quad in it most of it's life and there's visible discoloration on the board and the PCB is even flaking from the heat. I've seen many other failures and horror stories with MSI. I avoid anything they make now. I only stick with Gigabyte and ASUS, though I'm leaning more towards ASUS these days.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Possessed on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 00:18:47 AM
http://blogs.amd.com/play/this-holiday-never-settle/

tried to fix his post count within SMF but no success.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 00:24:51 AM
o.O you still have 0 posts...

I totally agree with you on Intel vs AMD. AMD is no slouch and these days, games are more demanding on graphics cards than CPU's. If AMD didn't make competing chips, they wouldn't be in the market anymore. I bet that FX 8-core of yours is overkill for the games you play right? AMD quads are still pretty good for gaming these days, let alone 2 generations newer 8-core chips.
It's not overkill at all in more demanding games. The only game I know of that takes advantage of over 4 cores is Battlefield 3 and it will likely be that way for quite a long time. By then, it will be like the Core 2 Quads when they first came out, stuff will finally use the cores, but the CPU isn't going to be fast enough for the extra cores to do any good.  It is true that currently you can max anything out with an AMD CPU (depending on which model) Intel CPUs just get noticeably better performance in most games and AMD has really been slacking when it comes to CPU power. The i5 2500k still beats AMDs best CPUs when it comes to gaming. Bulldozer was a big failure gaming wise and AMD seems to be struggling to come up with something to combat Intel. I'm really hoping AMD puts out something amazing on AM3+ because not only is competition good, I would love to upgrade my CPU without buying a new motherboard. I'm a huge fan of AMD and I really hope they pull through.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 00:51:32 AM
Have you looked up Piledriver? It's out now and after the Microsoft hotfixes are applied, a lot of people say it does real good compared to Bulldozer. I haven't looked up specs or benchmarks but I was quite pleased with a Vishera chip I played with.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 04:19:50 AM
o.O you still have 0 posts...

Perhaps the "everything-else" section is considered as spam section and posts don't count ...
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: kaledo on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 06:59:10 AM
Power: Enermax Infinity 720W
CPU: Intel E6450
Aircooling: Zalman Cpns 9500
RAM: Teamgroup Xtreem
Audio: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Video: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 13:34:17 PM
Power: Enermax Infinity 720W
CPU: Intel E6450
Aircooling: Zalman Cpns 9500
RAM: Teamgroup Xtreem
Audio: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Video: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX

Aw yea, I had a setup very close to that. Pretty fun rig. Those Core 2 Duo's and Quads were fun.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: @xe on Thursday, December 20, 2012, 18:41:56 PM
I prefer to use these charts when buying some equipment, i don't go on marketing hype.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
I remember back when i got my GTX285 they hyped about the GTX295 and it cost 50% more yet it was not as fast, i know have the GTX460 down a bit on the rankings but is almost 3 years old now.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, December 20, 2012, 18:58:59 PM
I prefer to use these charts when buying some equipment, i don't go on marketing hype.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
I remember back when i got my GTX285 they hyped about the GTX295 and it cost 50% more yet it was not as fast, i know have the GTX460 down a bit on the rankings but is almost 3 years old now.
Then you know nothing. The GTX 295 is a dual GPU that beats the GTX 285 in every single benchmark by a sizable margin.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2711

Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, December 20, 2012, 19:00:24 PM
I prefer to use these charts when buying some equipment, i don't go on marketing hype.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

Never go on marketing hype. Real benchmarks can show performance differences between cards. I also like these two sites:
http://www.hwcompare.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, December 20, 2012, 19:04:37 PM
Never go on marketing hype. Real benchmarks can show performance differences between cards. I also like these two sites:
http://www.hwcompare.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
That list on Tom's Hardware is pretty good. Also, is there even marketing hype for GPUs?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, December 20, 2012, 20:00:47 PM
That list on Tom's Hardware is pretty good. Also, is there even marketing hype for GPUs?

Nvidia is always saying "this is the fastest gpu in the world". *shrug*
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: unR | AnTi on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 01:23:46 AM
CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz
MB: ASUS Sabertooth X58
Ram: Corsair Dominator 6GB
Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB
PSU: Corsair HX Series 1000W
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB
HD 1: Western Digital VelociRaptor 450GB 10,000 RPM
HD 2: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000 RPM
HD 3: Western Digital Black 1TB 7,200 RPM
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Monitor: ASUS 24” 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
Mouse: Logitech G9x
Keyboard: Logitech G19
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Case modifications and reverse HD mounts for a cleaner look inside the case.

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi34.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fd134%2Fsaag818%2Fcomputer%2F8d3f5261-c5d9-413d-903c-fa297d2b1a15.jpg&hash=335f447754c5f3005ddf8181a4a4b0b4) (http://s34.photobucket.com/user/saag818/media/computer/8d3f5261-c5d9-413d-903c-fa297d2b1a15.jpg.html)

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi34.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fd134%2Fsaag818%2Fcomputer%2F8531c1b1-c6ea-43df-b37b-164d28cabf86.jpg&hash=68e0aa8ce3ae6fedee10d9a3f4821293) (http://s34.photobucket.com/user/saag818/media/computer/8531c1b1-c6ea-43df-b37b-164d28cabf86.jpg.html)

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi34.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fd134%2Fsaag818%2Fcomputer%2F6d3a7e61-b3b1-4fe7-966b-4514f5f72dee.jpg&hash=080589e0b707417e8c4812d9afcc4580) (http://s34.photobucket.com/user/saag818/media/computer/6d3a7e61-b3b1-4fe7-966b-4514f5f72dee.jpg.html)

I apologize if the images are too large.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: HellFire on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 04:51:56 AM
Power: Corsair Enthusiast TX 650W
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P
RAM: Corsair 4GB
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Audio: :oops: (i just use onboard audio)

I would take a picture of mine but its in the wall  :D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 14:53:02 PM
AnTi, what's the squiggle of wires right next to your 24-pin extension?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: unR | AnTi on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 15:04:48 PM
Quote
AnTi, what's the squiggle of wires right next to your 24-pin extension?

It's a distribution block for all nine of my fans.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 15:18:03 PM
Got a link to one of those? I've always thought of making one and running my own wires at whatever length I need.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: unR | AnTi on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 17:58:12 PM
I can't remember what website I got mine from. But, you can go to just about any hardware and electronics store or you can find them on Newegg.com under "terminal block".

Hope that helps bud.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 19:01:37 PM
Hmmm. Did you get a regular terminal block or one that is meant for 3-pin fans?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: M_TopSecret on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 19:39:46 PM
(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.redharbinger.com%2Fnewsite%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F06%2FA-look-inside-7.jpg&hash=7877b95be192f42bc218b19c007db840)

So sick
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: unR | AnTi on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 19:46:35 PM
Hmmm. Did you get a regular terminal block or one that is meant for 3-pin fans?

Just used a regular terminal block. I do have some the 3-pin fans connected to the block as well.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Mixk on Friday, November 01, 2013, 12:28:59 PM
Mine is getting a little slower but it still can take a licking and still spit out code.

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi768.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx326%2FMick500%2Ftimexsinclair-2_zpsa3fce414.jpg&hash=da3eeb10d190d570c3ee94d8c333ac4b) (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Mick500/media/timexsinclair-2_zpsa3fce414.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Rapture on Friday, November 01, 2013, 16:39:05 PM
hey ren. i actually sold the exact same model on ebay for 250 smackaroos
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Mixk on Friday, November 01, 2013, 19:43:19 PM
Damn I better go dig mine out closet.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: KillerPerro on Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 17:47:46 PM
CPU: i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 Ghz
GPU: GTX 650 Ti SSC 1024MB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB
OS: Windows 8.1
MB: MSI MicroATX B75MA-P45
PSU: Corsair 430 Watt
Case: Thermaltake V3 Black AMD Edition Supply Mid Tower Case (It has AMD decals all over the case even tho its powered by Intel lol  :P PLOT TWIST!)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Monday, June 16, 2014, 23:28:00 PM
Just upgraded my PC with an i7 4770K and ASRock Z97 Extreme4 motherboard.
It runs a little bit hotter than my old Phenom II X6 100T(~10C hotter), but its TDP is also over 30 watts less.

CPU: Intel i7 4770K @ 3.5GHz (3.9 turbo)
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce Radeon HD 7950 3GB
MOBO: ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 1150
RAM: 2x4gb Kingston HyperX Blu @ 1333
PSU: Corsair Builder 500w PSU
CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Mid-Tower
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 10:45:55 AM
Processor: Intel Pentium CPU P6200 @ 2,13GHz
RAM: 3,00Go
OS: Windows7

All the info I could actually find on my pc, fuck me
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: =IGC=-=W!CK!D on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:00:06 AM
K illaman, u can get that processor over clocked to 4.9 no promblem,

Ganja geez old system u working with?? Time for a update, ))))
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:07:03 AM
My pc is like max 3 or 4 years old and still running more than fine. I think it is a good Lenovo laptop, because excpet from one or two overheatings, and a few keys missing I never had any problem with it !
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:14:25 AM
Pentium's still around. Doesn't mean he's using a 15 year old computer :)

Killa, you need to upgrade that RAM bro.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:27:57 AM
Killa, you need to upgrade that RAM bro.
All in good time. It's not really holding me back at all. GPU is the next item on my list but if I can get some 1600 ram for cheap I will.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 04:04:30 AM
Forget that shit homie, it's old. 2133MHz for Intel is a good starting point. Those IMC's are great at handling high clocks.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:52:52 PM
Forget that shit homie, it's old. 2133MHz for Intel is a good starting point. Those IMC's are great at handling high clocks.
I'll look into it. All depends on what I can afford.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: =IGC=-=W!CK!D on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 16:54:02 PM
But if I can get some 1600 ram for cheap I will.

Whats cheap??  I have 24 GB, corsair, selling for 125.00 + shipping
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 17:01:32 PM
Whats cheap??  I have 24 GB, corsair
Cheap is $50 or under for 8gb. I just spent $400 on a cpu and mobo, I'm not in a rush to spend more on ram. I'm willing to spend more on faster ram, but not right now.
Also, I only need 8gb, 16 max. 24 for me is overkill, I don't do anything that requires 16gb, much less 24.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: =IGC=-=W!CK!D on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 17:57:58 PM
Ok was just offering, ram just collecting dust lol
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, June 19, 2014, 01:05:40 AM
Stick it up on eBay but you'll need more specs than that. "24GB" doesn't say much :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, June 19, 2014, 02:10:28 AM
Forget that shit homie, it's old. 2133MHz for Intel is a good starting point. Those IMC's are great at handling high clocks.
Every source I see says that faster ram(2133 vs 1333)  is pretty much unnoticeable when it comes to real world performance in games and applications. What say you Spanky?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, June 19, 2014, 18:46:24 PM
Every source I see says that faster ram(2133 vs 1333)  is pretty much unnoticeable when it comes to real world performance in games and applications. What say you Spanky?

GPU's are expensive, good RAM isn't. If I had the $$ for a GPU, I'd get some sweet RAM too. Although, mine's good enough for my AMD chip, if I went to Intel, I'd probably go for 2400MHz or something.

I would be surprised that in gaming it wouldn't be noticeable. Things are swapped in and out of RAM constantly in games, it should help out. Also, if you happen to get a Samsung SSD, you can use RAPID which will use your RAM to boost read/write speeds. I've seen over 1GB/s read speeds on 2133MHz memory and a Samsung 840 EVO.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, June 19, 2014, 19:11:54 PM
GPU's are expensive, good RAM isn't. If I had the $$ for a GPU, I'd get some sweet RAM too. Although, mine's good enough for my AMD chip, if I went to Intel, I'd probably go for 2400MHz or something.

I would be surprised that in gaming it wouldn't be noticeable. Things are swapped in and out of RAM constantly in games, it should help out. Also, if you happen to get a Samsung SSD, you can use RAPID which will use your RAM to boost read/write speeds. I've seen over 1GB/s read speeds on 2133MHz memory and a Samsung 840 EVO.
I've yet to see someone say jumping from 1333 to 2133 was noticeable. I know there's a big speed difference, but the consensus seems to be that it's not noticeable in gaming performance. Ram might be cheaper than a GPU, but by not getting new ram I then have $100 more to spend on a GPU. I don't plan on getting an SSD anytime soon.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, June 20, 2014, 03:53:37 AM
I don't plan on getting an SSD anytime soon.

I said the same. It's fucking epic though.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Bart! on Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:15:17 AM
Alright time to post my hardware:

Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
AMD FX-8350 @ 4.00 GHz (Should've bought an i7 instead I suppose, but this one appeared to be pretty good in price/performance, did buy another cooler)

Corsair DDR3-1600 8 GB
MSI 2GB GTX 760 OC edition (Not sure if MSI was the right choice, but its doing its job fine until now)
Crucial SSD  120 GB 130/500
Western digital 500 GB HDD 7200TPM
Corsair CX750M 750 W
X-FI XtremeMusic (sorry spanky:D)
Windows 8.1

Mouse: Logitech G5
Mousepad: Steelseries Steelpad
Headset: Sennheiser HD201
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:35:48 PM
You see that Killaman, Bart has better memory and hard drive than you. Are you going to lie down and take that insult from him?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: -NicK.! on Friday, June 20, 2014, 13:02:13 PM
Asrock extreme 4
Intel i5 4670k
coolermaster hyper 212+ cooler
gigabyte windforce HD7950
corsair CX500
2x4GB crucial ballistix 1600 ram
128GB samsung 840 pro SSD
seagate 1.5TB HDD
Focusrite scarlett 2i4 (Use for as my DAC aswell as for my guitar)
Windows 7
sennheiser HD 280 PRO into my scarlett 2i4
antlion modmic attachable microphone
razer deathadder 2013
microsoft sidewinder x4
2 x LG 22EA63 21.5" IPS LED monitor.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Bart! on Friday, June 20, 2014, 13:08:07 PM
You see that Killaman, Bart has better memory and hard drive than you. Are you going to lie down and take that insult from him?
Well, I would realy recommend him to take an SSD, once you have one, you never want to have a pc without it. The boot time after bios is shortened so freaking much, I can just click the power button, sit down and I'm ready to go.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, June 20, 2014, 14:54:06 PM
You see that Killaman, Bart has better memory and hard drive than you. Are you going to lie down and take that insult from him?
Send me a check for $130 and I'll gladly buy an SSD.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: =IGC=-=W!CK!D on Friday, June 20, 2014, 20:45:23 PM
Send me a check for $130 and I'll gladly buy an SSD.

$130?? i dam spent 280 for mine
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: -NicK.! on Friday, June 20, 2014, 21:35:09 PM
$130?? i dam spent 280 for mine
128GB ones are around $130 now days.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:40:29 PM
$130?? i dam spent 280 for mine
128gb Samsung 840 Pro goes for $100 on Amazon right now. I don't need a huge storage SSD.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:41:43 PM
You can regularly find the EVO version for around $80. 3 Year warranty and actually better speeds than the Pro.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: -NicK.! on Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:11:10 PM
You can regularly find the EVO version for around $80. 3 Year warranty and actually better speeds than the Pro.
The pro is much more reliable from what I hear though.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Bart! on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 03:23:38 AM
128gb Samsung 840 Pro goes for $100 on Amazon right now. I don't need a huge storage SSD.
128 gb is usually enough, just put boot on it, you still have at least 60 gb left. And I don't need more speed to open up my word docs, movies or my music;)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:57:52 PM
The pro is much more reliable from what I hear though.
Of course, it's a higher end SSD. However, I still trust the EVO. It's not a bottom of the barrel SSD. There are plenty of brands that I don't trust. Samsung is the world leader in memory production if I'm not mistaken. They have a lot of high end devices. If I were looking for a SSD for a server or some critical environment with lots of disk writes, I wouldn't look at the EVO. However, for desktop use, it's plenty good. Any drive can fail so it's good to have backups just in case.

Good SSD's are meant to have tons of terabytes put on them, if not a petabyte or two. I've had my Samsung 830 Pro (yes, 830, not 840) for 2 years and have only written 13.31 terabytes to it. I've done tons of game installs, uninstalls, file juggling for AA stuff, re-installing Windows and not to mention data backup for customers. Samsung includes awesome software to enable over-provisioning (for wear leveling) and OS reliability optimization. I'm confident that the EVO drives will live long enough to be outdated and replaced by a much faster model. After 2 years, my 830 already feels sluggish and I have 3 years left on the warranty. It's not that something is wrong with the drive, I've just gotten used to the insane speed bump and am ready for the next level.

Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, June 23, 2014, 13:18:26 PM
http://slickdeals.net/f/7016680-120gb-samsung-840-evo-2-5-tlc-solid-state-drive-ssd-70-or-less-free-shipping (http://slickdeals.net/f/7016680-120gb-samsung-840-evo-2-5-tlc-solid-state-drive-ssd-70-or-less-free-shipping)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: =IGC=-=W!CK!D on Monday, June 23, 2014, 13:48:26 PM
Since where talking about ssd , is it a true fact by using killer disk to wipe hard drive clean will destroy or limit the time use of the ssd hard drive ???

I think I have the Samsung  pro 256 or 5 1 2 ssd, forgot which one
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, June 23, 2014, 17:34:07 PM
Less writes = better. Writes are what kill SSD's since each cell of the NAND memory only has a certain amount. Using a wiping program once won't kill it but if you do it on a daily or weekly schedule, it's not good. Same for defragmenting. It's best to use the Samsung Magician software to set the drive up, enable over-provisioning, os optimization and RAPID if your SSD supports it.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Bart! on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 03:56:23 AM
SSD works on a very different way as a normal HDD. I recommend you to google a little bit about how an SSD works, and you will clearly see why defragmenting is bad and unneeded on an SSD.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 13:47:59 PM
Picked up a GTX 970 and a Corsair HX650.
Next on my list of upgrades is ram, case, and eventually an SSD.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/514645/Pictures/IMAG0034.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/514645/Pictures/IMAG0036.jpg)

CPU: Intel i7 4770K @ 3.5GHz (3.9 turbo)
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce Geforce GTX 970 4GB
MOBO: ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 1150
RAM: 2x4gb Kingston HyperX Blu @ 1333
PSU: Corsair Professional HX650
CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Mid-Tower
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 14:47:58 PM
You can do better cable management than that. Only 1 screw on the GPU?!?!? 1333MHz RAM OMG HOW SLOW!

This is an old build I did 3 years back when I was more noob with your same case and no modular PSU. Plus it had 1600MHz RAMS :)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/464376/website/custom%20builds/DSCF0399.JPG)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 15:50:04 PM
You can do better cable management than that. Only 1 screw on the GPU?!?!? 1333MHz RAM OMG HOW SLOW!

This is an old build I did 3 years back when I was more noob with your same case and no modular PSU. Plus it had 1600MHz RAMS :)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/464376/website/custom%20builds/DSCF0399.JPG)

That's all nice and fancy, but when your GPU barely fits in your case you can't simply run your cables around it. The cables aren't long enough and/or are too thick to squeeze around or under the gpu. Trust me, I took 2 hours just doing the cables trying to find the best way to do it. I moved everything multiple times. What I need is a case with a cable management system where you runt he cables underneath everything.
Also, my ram is perfectly fine for gaming. There isn't any noticeable different in game performance for me to step up the speed. When I do buy new ram (I'm planning on it soon) I will get faster ram, but for now this is fine.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, January 18, 2015, 00:17:24 AM
You can definitely run underneath, the only issue would be length. I've run the 8-pin CPU header underneath GPU's between the pci-e slot and the rear bracket, there's usually a 3/4" by 1/2" square up there, depending on motherboard layout.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 21:36:29 PM
Here's my killing machine !

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs13.postimg.org%2F5f7brdvlz%2F20150411_231623.jpg&hash=7f288b9db6ffde74138c6c736135c3b2)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Sunday, April 12, 2015, 03:10:09 AM
Here's my killing machine !

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs13.postimg.org%2F5f7brdvlz%2F20150411_231623.jpg&hash=7f288b9db6ffde74138c6c736135c3b2)

Give us some spec at least, what is it, an Acer/Hp/Hello Kitty?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: teddy_grizzly_bear on Sunday, April 12, 2015, 03:50:55 AM
You're missing your Enter key, Ganja!
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Sunday, April 12, 2015, 07:50:19 AM
Give us some spec at least, what is it, an Acer/Hp/Hello Kitty?

Are you making fun of my killing machine? :D
And yes I miss some keys, I use to rip them off when I die too often in game you know ...

(https://aao25.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Feihfwarcf%2FSans_titre.png&hash=4787c14d260c1713ba122a2be3d27b33)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Sunday, April 12, 2015, 13:22:44 PM
Ragequit.

Few things;
Get rid of WinRAR and use 7-Zip. It is the superior program
Why are you using Paint when Windows 7 has a built-in screenshot tool called Snipping Tool?
You need to get closer to your router, your signal is pretty shitty and will raise ping and connection issues.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Monday, April 13, 2015, 14:33:50 PM
Ragequit.

Few things;
Get rid of WinRAR and use 7-Zip. It is the superior program
Why are you using Paint when Windows 7 has a built-in screenshot tool called Snipping Tool?
You need to get closer to your router, your signal is pretty shitty and will raise ping and connection issues.

Winrar was the only tool I knew about. I don't see how a program would be superior while I haven't really had any issue with winrar. And Paint was pre-installed on my pc I guess, I never really downloaded it, and I'm not sure where I can find that snipping tool.

And yes my wifi is crappy when I'm in my room, but if you look at the picture of my laptop and zoom in you can see it's much better when I'm in the leaving room. I just don't want to annoy people when they're having a real life in the living room :D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Monday, April 13, 2015, 14:38:02 PM
Winrar was the only tool I knew about. I don't see how a program would be superior while I haven't really had any issue with winrar. And Paint was pre-installed on my pc I guess, I never really downloaded it, and I'm not sure where I can find that snipping tool.



Start -> search form -> Outil Capture (i guess its the french name) et voilà.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: NoBigDeal on Monday, April 13, 2015, 16:22:45 PM
Get rid of WinRAR and use 7-Zip. It is the superior program
Isn't ... It's just for free.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Possessed on Monday, April 13, 2015, 16:39:52 PM
WinRar is good, i just use 7z (7z miss infos, like file type, wich is useful) for its own files and to open executables etc :D and you can have winrar for free googling ;D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Monday, April 13, 2015, 18:19:36 PM
I used to use WinRAR and WinZip but switched to 7-Zip and haven't looked back. It's simple and lean and compacts files better than either of the two. Plus you don't have to pay or hassle with pirating.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 22:26:40 PM
Just got a 27" Qnix QX2710 2560x1440 monitor. Man this thing is fucking huge.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 07:33:18 AM
Just got a 27" Qnix QX2710 2560x1440 monitor. Man this thing is fucking huge.

Screenshot or didn't happen
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:58:49 PM
Screenshot or didn't happen
Damn it Ganja, I don't want him breaking my screen with too many pixels!
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 13:30:01 PM
Screenshot or didn't happen
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/514645/Screenshots/proof.png)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 13:45:45 PM
Wahahaha must be scare to play on that screen
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Possessed on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 15:54:08 PM
thought you were going to post a pic of the monitor it self :D
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 16:07:42 PM
thought you were going to post a pic of the monitor it self :D
I will when I get home tonight.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: =IGC=-=W!CK!D on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 16:45:48 PM
I will when I get home tonight.

bout time u got away with that 14" u where using, lol 

4ms too slow for me
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 16:59:33 PM
4ms too slow for me

I highly doubt you'd notice it. They're more marketing tools anyway, there is no hardware testing standard for contrast ratios, latency or any of that. They say 2ms GTG, that's grey to grey which doesn't mean much. Independant reviews where people use tools to actually measure response times, ghosting, color accuracy and more mean a whole helluva lot more than what the manufacturer states.

Not to mention features like IPS panels, 120hz and up, anti-flicker, glossy screens and more are other things people often ignore.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: teddy_grizzly_bear on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 17:21:25 PM
Is that eclipse?
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 17:48:15 PM
I highly doubt you'd notice it. They're more marketing tools anyway, there is no hardware testing standard for contrast ratios, latency or any of that. They say 2ms GTG, that's grey to grey which doesn't mean much. Independant reviews where people use tools to actually measure response times, ghosting, color accuracy and more mean a whole helluva lot more than what the manufacturer states.

Not to mention features like IPS panels, 120hz and up, anti-flicker, glossy screens and more are other things people often ignore.

IPS instead of TN panels, 120hz refresh rate and anti-flicker, i like that. But glossy screens? Depends on the use, i personally prefer matte screens. Working on a glossy screen with sun or lights coming right on it can be really annoying.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: =IGC=-=W!CK!D on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 19:33:16 PM
Spank I was just fucking around.  It's a good monitor
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 22:29:32 PM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/514645/Pictures/IMAG0065.jpg)

Is that eclipse?
Yup. I've been working my ass off on a project for my software engineering class that I decided to code in Java instead of C++. I prefer Java over C++ and Eclipse even over the $600 Visual Studio.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Possessed on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 22:54:16 PM
That's all I noticed.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/64317034/Killa.PNG)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 23:25:50 PM
That's all I noticed.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/64317034/Killa.PNG)
Good luck figuring out what it's for. :)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Spanky on Friday, April 17, 2015, 01:11:55 AM
IPS instead of TN panels, 120hz refresh rate and anti-flicker, i like that. But glossy screens? Depends on the use, i personally prefer matte screens. Working on a glossy screen with sun or lights coming right on it can be really annoying.
The anti-glare feature is a piece of plastic over the top of the screen and it reduces brightness and color quality as a side-effect.

I agree, I don't know that I could go glossy just for the sake of accuracy but it's something to think about.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: teddy_grizzly_bear on Friday, April 17, 2015, 01:39:29 AM
Killa, there's a guy spying on you behind that screen! I think it's a sith lord or something.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Friday, April 17, 2015, 03:38:20 AM
The anti-glare feature is a piece of plastic over the top of the screen and it reduces brightness and color quality as a side-effect.

I agree, I don't know that I could go glossy just for the sake of accuracy but it's something to think about.

Color accuracy? I'd still consider the practical side, sun/light can be a bitch.
This just reminded me a funny story about Ion Storm, that was housed at the top floor of a skyscraper in Dallas and the place was pretty much designed for being spectacular and not really practical.

Quote
In a fashion similar to other dot com busts, the company spent lavishly on office decor and facilities for employees.[1] The corporate headquarters of Ion Storm were located in Suite 5400,[2] 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) of space in a penthouse suite on the 54th floor, the top floor, of the Chase Tower in Downtown Dallas. Ion Storm spent $2 million on the facility

/cut

This location proved somewhat problematic. A notable problem with the office was that the sun shone through the glass rooftop directly into the monitors of the employees, forcing them to cover their cubicles with black fabric.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: NoBigDeal on Friday, April 17, 2015, 04:50:22 AM
I used to use WinRAR and WinZip but switched to 7-Zip and haven't looked back. It's simple and lean and compacts files better than either of the two. Plus you don't have to pay or hassle with pirating.
Maybe you just do not know very well the WinRAR ..? e.g. compression algorithm isn't better in 7zip - no to mention lack of recovery record ... and more.
 
I highly doubt you'd notice it. ...
Yes, you will ... Difference between 4 and 1 ms can be seen with the naked eye - especially on dynamic image.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Friday, April 17, 2015, 06:08:25 AM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/514645/Pictures/IMAG0065.jpg)
Yup. I've been working my ass off on a project for my software engineering class that I decided to code in Java instead of C++. I prefer Java over C++ and Eclipse even over the $600 Visual Studio.

I have one of those as "family desktop" but for some reason the screen is always blurry and it's a real pain in the ass for the eyes. I hope you won't have the same problem ;)
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Friday, April 17, 2015, 22:34:28 PM
Yes, you will ... Difference between 4 and 1 ms can be seen with the naked eye - especially on dynamic image.
You might be able to notice it in a side by side comparison, but 99% of people wouldn't notice it if they bought another monitor to use. And again, it also depends on how they'r judging the time.

I have one of those as "family desktop" but for some reason the screen is always blurry and it's a real pain in the ass for the eyes. I hope you won't have the same problem ;)
You bought a 1440p monitor just for a family desktop? Seems a bit pricey just for a family PC.

Killa, there's a guy spying on you behind that screen! I think it's a sith lord or something.
You would be correct. It's a Lego Darth Vader alarm clock that is unsurprisingly bad at keeping the correct time for a $10 licensed alarm clock.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Ganja on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 03:23:36 AM
You bought a 1440p monitor just for a family desktop? Seems a bit pricey just for a family PC.

We kinda received it, or maybe it fell of the truck but I don't want Vegeta to panic :/
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: NoBigDeal on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 05:44:53 AM
You might be able to notice it in a side by side comparison, but 99% of people wouldn't notice it if they bought another monitor to use. And again, it also depends on how they'r judging the time.
This could be true for the difference between 2 and 1 ms, but 4 ms will generate unwanted motion blur effect which can hurt your eyes

@Ganja: If this isn't your case, then try to rise its refresh rate.. Basically, even good monitor with 2 ms working on 60Hz refresh rate can have negative impact on the eyes and / or provoke fatigue in general.
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Koden on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 05:48:38 AM

You would be correct. It's a Lego Darth Vader alarm clock that is unsurprisingly bad at keeping the correct time for a $10 licensed alarm clock.

Dart Vader wakes you up in the morning? ^^
Title: Re: Post Your Hardware!
Post by: Alex on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 13:42:47 PM
Dart Vader wakes you up in the morning? ^^
na, like I said, the thing sucks at keeping time. That's why it's on my desk and not by my bed. I have an alarm clock that actually works waking me up.