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Posted: Jan 1 2010, 11:28 AM
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My gaming rig, Cosmokaze

CPU: Intel Q9300 Core2 Quad (OC'd to 3.25Ghz)
Mobo: EVGA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram: 4Gb OCZ Platinum DDR2 1066 (PC2 6200)
GPU: EVGA GTX280 1gb
Primary HDD: 500Gb Western Digital Caviar
Mass storage: 3x 1 TB Western Digital Caviar GreenDrive
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Posted: Jan 7 2010, 11:12 PM
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Building on a tiny budget tongue.gif It's getting so that it's practically becoming a specialty of mine. Anyway, It's not completely finished

Computer Name: Lumi
CPU: Pentium Dual Core E5300 SLGTL
Motherboard: MSI G31TM-P21
Memory: 2 GB Kingston Valueram
Video Card: none yet. Just got onboard Intel G31 Express chipset
Case: an old beige box
Drives: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80 GB HDD that a friend gave me
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
PSU: Rosewill RP550 that I harvested from one of my other computers
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Posted: Jan 30 2010, 01:22 PM
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shit got upgraded:

Computer Name: Warehouse
CPU: PhenomII X2 550 Black
PSU: Corsair TX650W
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P
Memory: OCZ 4GB DD3 1066
Video Card: Sapphire 5850 1GB
Case: Antec 900 remains blue and bling
Drives: 60GB Vertex, 1.25 TB total in Seagate HDs, samsung DL DVD burner
OS: Win7 64 bit Pro
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Posted: Feb 27 2010, 02:16 AM
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Shit got upgraded yo.

Computer Name: Suou
CPU: Intel Core i7-920 @ 4ghz
Motherboard: Intel DX58SO
Memory: 6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 @ 8-8-8-15
Video Card: MSI Nvidia GTX260
Case: Thermaltake SopranoRS
Drives: Supertalent UltraDrive ME 64GB SSD (OS) + Seagate 1.5TB (data) + Maxtor 320GB (games)
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Posted: May 12 2010, 06:42 AM
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my laptop died around Christmas, the GF lent me an old (read: ooooooolllllddd) Toshiba, but I couldn't swing having less than 1gb RAM, and no widescreen, so early February saw me build:

Computer Name: 223RS
CPU: Intel i7 920 @ ~4Ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Memory: 6GB (3 x 2GB) OCZ Gold DDR3 1600
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP
Drives: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200 RPM + Lite-On DVD+/-RW

the name stands for, ah, 223 Rapes/Sec.
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Posted: Jun 13 2010, 01:55 PM
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Just some minor upgrade and consolidation of what I already had

Computer Name: Lumi
CPU: Pentium Dual Core E5300 SLGTL
Motherboard: MSI G31TM-P21
Memory: 2 GB Kingston Valueram
Video Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD5670
Case: an old beige box
Drives: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80 GB HDD, 1 1TB Seagate, 2 Seagate 320GB( 1 SATA 1 ATA, 1 500GB WD Caviar green, external Toshiba Supermulti USB DVD drive
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
PSU: Rosewill RP550 that I harvested from one of my other computers
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Posted: Jul 17 2010, 05:37 PM
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So I just bought myself a new computer finally after having my Gateway for over 7 years, so about time I had an upgrade, eh? Call me a lazy sonofabitch but I bought yet another Gateway model from a local Tiger Direct/Comp USA store but for about less than $900 I'd say I got my money's worth:

Computer Name: Unnamed
CPU: Intel i5-750 2.66GHz
Motherboard: Unknown, possibly Intel
Memory: 8.0GB DDR3
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB
Case: Custom black mini case w/ multi card reader
Drives: 1TB HD, 16X DVD+/-RW (unknown brands)
Here's pics from the company's website and some more details
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Posted: Oct 7 2010, 05:40 PM
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Computer Name: Ookiikurowan running Win XP SP3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @3.0Ghz (I had it OC'd to 4.0 GHz stable on stock cooler)
Motherboard/case: XP Shuttle SP35
Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMMS
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD5670 1GB GDDR3 (not too shabby for a single slot card)
Drives: 1TB 7200 rpm Seagate HDD
Picture: it's a black box

Computer Name: Ringowan running Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) & Win XP SP3
CPU: 2.0 GHz Core Duo
Motherboard/case: 15.4" Macbook Pro (first Intel/aluminum body)
Memory: 2.0 Gig
Video Card: Radeon Mobile x1600 w/256MB GDDR3
Drives: 250Gig 7200 rpm Seagate (not from Apple...installed myself)
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Posted: Oct 13 2010, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE (Suzuran @ Jun 2 2009, 07:02 AM)
Computer Name: SE ("Serial Experiments". ITS node-names are two letters.)
CPU: DEC SM10 (PDP-10) @ 20 MHz, 512W cache
Motherboard: DEC KS10 wire-wrapped backplane
Memory: 512 KW
Serial Ports: 24 (not counting CTY and KLINIK)
Console: DEC Letterwriter 100 via Livingston PortMaster serial concentrator
Case: DECSYSTEM 2020 standard "short" rack
Drives: 1GB SCSI drive on custom UNIBUS controller (Very unsupported)
OS: MIT Incompatible Timesharing System
Date of Manufacture (Final QA Acceptance): October 21st, 1982
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My case -IS- bigger than yours.

This machine was given its name as a pun; It was used to conduct a Series of Experiments enabling the construction of an emulator.

I now return to my irregularly scheduled absence.

DUDE

You just out-awesomed everyone in terms of computer bragging rights.

*hats off*

Now my Alpha is no longer as awesome as I thought >_<

Have you got an IMP for it or CHAOSNET? It would be nice to see a real-hardware KS10 on the net :)
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Posted: Jan 5 2011, 04:49 PM
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So, my desktop is still the Athlon 64 3200 but it's getting replaced in the summer and this machine will become an HTPC. However I'm sticking with my CRT monitors and I thought I'd show you what I got today.

I used to have twin 21" 4:3 Trinitron CRTs but one started blinking out so I opted for something bigger. A 24" 16:10 Trinitron CRT. It's 92 lbs. smile.gif

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Posted: Mar 14 2011, 09:35 AM
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Just finished an upgrade on the weekend...

Tyan S7025
2x E5645 - Xeon 6-Core Westmere-EP 2.4GHZ ES
12GB (6x 2GB) DDR3 Patriot Sector 5 - 1333Mhz RAM

GTX580 Superclocked Edition
2x GTX480 - Shaders Manually OCd

10 x Seagate Baracuda 1.5TB drives

Corsair AX1200 PSU

Still need to do some performance tweaking (not sure how much I can get out of the ES's) but to get a rough idea of performance. The rig seems to do FAH ~ 100,000PPD

Edit: @BBC - Thanks, I lament that my case is not quite big enough to move my GTX460SC in there despite having four PCIe16x slots

Edit: Oh and the system name is: "Crusher" after the nickname for the wrestler Reginald Lisowski

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Posted: Mar 14 2011, 01:02 PM
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Now that is a computer. Good job man.
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Posted: Mar 14 2011, 04:24 PM
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that is like the computer I wanted to built 10 years ago lol.
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Posted: Mar 14 2011, 04:45 PM
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Where's the picture(s)?!
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Posted: Mar 14 2011, 05:58 PM
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Computer Name: Revolver
CPU: AMD Phenom II 920
Motherboard: Asus M4N72-E
Memory: 8gb PC6400 G.Skill
Video Card: GTX260
Case: HAF 932
Drives: 1 x DVD/CD ROM, 1 x Floppy, 1 x 640GB Western Digital, 1 x 80gb Western Digital; both running standard 7200 RPM SATA
Picture: WHEN MY TUNNEL IS CLEAN YOU CAN HAVE ONE.
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Posted: Mar 14 2011, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (sarkeizen @ Mar 14 2011, 03:35 PM)
Just finished an upgrade on the weekend...

Tyan S7025
2x E5645 - Xeon 6-Core Westmere-EP 2.4GHZ ES
12GB (6x 2GB) DDR3 Patriot Sector 5 - 1333Mhz RAM

GTX580 Superclocked Edition
2x GTX480 - Shaders Manually OCd

10 x Seagate Baracuda 1.5TB drives

Corsair AX1200 PSU

Still need to do some performance tweaking (not sure how much I can get out of the ES's) but to get a rough idea of performance. The rig seems to do FAH ~ 100,000PPD

Edit: @BBC - Thanks, I lament that my case is not quite big enough to move my GTX460SC in there despite having four PCIe16x slots

Edit: Oh and the system name is: "Crusher" after the nickname for the wrestler Reginald Lisowski

So... I ballpark this thing at a minimum of $5000, and that's using the lowest prices I could find.

Even if I could afford that, I'd have found something far less stupid to have spent that much money on.
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Posted: Mar 15 2011, 09:12 AM
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QUOTE (DJ_Izumi @ Mar 15 2011, 01:30 AM)
So... I ballpark this thing at a minimum of $5000, and that's using the lowest prices I could find.

It's been built up over time. So I'd probably make different purchasing decisions if I had that as a lump sum.

Edit: I'm not sure what the total cost of this machine is but $5K is probably close. Based on my recollection I came up with about $3950 without the drives or PSU - half of the drives I migrated from my old 2-Way Opteron box and the other half were paid for so I could write an article about scaling of ZFS under FUSE

The only things I upgraded were the CPU/Mobo/RAM. It was running a Q6700 before that. So the CPU's and Motherboard were about $1500 on ebay including shipping the RAM was what $350? The ES's are always a risk as they have a different stepping (A0 in this case) and it's always possible that the mobo will fail a check when attempting to upload microcode. The AX1200 was a valentines day gift from my wife.

I was also looking at EVGA's Classified SR-2 - the only problem is it just wouldn't fit in my rack case and I was already spending a fair bit.

As Omo has said it all depends on what you want to do with your system. I do a lot of CUDA work at home and I wanted something that has a lot of PCIe bandwidth - my old system could only run in 16/8/8 and at least one of those was sharing an HT link with a crapload of other stuff. I also wanted to mess with the i7 arch to see how some of the stuff I write scales across it's cores. I'm expecting it to be handy to emulate work environments. Like to throw up eight VMs to simulate our MySQL cluster.

(The drives are just for storage capacity this has ZFS exported over NFS for my HTPC - which is where the GTX460SC lives right now but I'd like to move the HTPC to something smaller perhaps as an excuse to play with the AMD Fusion platform)

@Winkel:

Assembled on the floor. - Note the huge coolers which turned out not to fit the 1366B socket.
In the case with my PSU - Now with coolers which I can actually screw down.
Running top with HT on - Which is kind of fun to look at but if FAH performance is anything to go by it actually reduces performance (but at work we use this for VMs and it appears to be great).
Edit: I didn't post a pic of it cabled but if you have a box or drawer filled with SATA and power cables (or Snakes!) it's pretty much the same thing

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Getting with the 21st century. Ordered my new PC for college and got some great deals, though I'm still waiting for delivery.

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k ($198)
Motherborad: Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 ($115)
Graphics: Powercolor Radeon HD 6850 ($146)
Memory: Patriot Sector 5 DDR3-1333 8GB ($65)
Power: Corsair Builder Series CX600 ($55)
I/O: Syba PCI 1394a Controller Card ($8)
I/O: Nmedia 3.5" Card Reader/eSATA/Firewire ($12)
Optical: Liteon 24X DVDRW ($18)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II ($37)

I think I did fairly well price wise, these are Canadian funds mind you, but the 2500k for under $200 CAD is a particular boon.

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Do you actually plan on overclocking? I built a new machine recently and I ended up choosing the 2500 (no K) because it supports VT-d, which improves performance of virtualization software. The 2500K (surprisingly) does not.
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QUOTE (Wyzard @ May 10 2011, 01:19 PM)
Do you actually plan on overclocking? I built a new machine recently and I ended up choosing the 2500 (no K) because it supports VT-d, which improves performance of virtualization software. The 2500K (surprisingly) does not.

Overclocking is an interest, yes. I've already successfully gotten it to 4.4ghz without increasing the Vcore (I did have to enable LLC however or it got unstable at 4.4 while stable at 4.3). However at 4.4 it runs at 90'C which is too hot. I'll be adding an after market cooler in the future to allow for overclocking. 3.3 to 4.4 is a 33% boost and that's nothing to laugh at, it'll give the CPU some serious legs in terms of useful life as well. ...Especially while doing 1080p video editing, special effects and computer animation in college. D:
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The 2500k's standard cooler is so terrible. I need to get around to buying an aftermarket cooler.
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QUOTE (TheWinkel @ May 11 2011, 03:31 AM)
The 2500k's standard cooler is so terrible. I need to get around to buying an aftermarket cooler.

I figure that so long as I don't pay more than 33%, of what I paid for the CPU itself, on a new cooler, I'm still coming ahead. It's just also not a priority right now. I'm thinking of having it done by the time college starts. I also decided that then I'll get a second 500GB drive for the box so I can setup a RAID1 to ensure projects are somewhat redundantly stored at all times.
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Computer Name: Titan
CPU: Intel Core i7 990X
Motherboard: Intel DX58SO2
Memory: 12GB Kingston Generic DDR3
Video Card: GT8600 (its very old)
Case: Mid town Antec
Drives: Intel 160GB SSD and an old 400BM Segate Drive


I need a new video card to play SW:TOR and Diablo III. Any suggestions? This will also probably require an new case/power supply as mine is only 430W I think.
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QUOTE (TheWinkel @ May 11 2011, 03:31 AM)
The 2500k's standard cooler is so terrible. I need to get around to buying an aftermarket cooler.

It worked for stock options but I opted to go with a Corsair H60 Hydro just recently.

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So now it's a 4.4ghz box with 16GB of RAM in it. It's just short of being the most powerful video editing desktop PC I could build without getting into server parts. (And good lord, I could blow this thing out of the water two times over with server grade parts) It hit 84'C as it's peak temperature when running Prime95, and it's about 10'C lower when doing 'real' work like multithreaded video encoding.

A 33% boost in speed for the price of a $59.99 liquid cooling kit isn't bad in my opinion.
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CPU: Intel I7 3.2 Ghz
Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LE Intel X58 Socket LGA1366
Memory: 8G OCZ Gold 6144MB PC16000 DDR3 2000MHz
Video Card: BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC 1GB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI
Case: Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Drives: Panasonic 4x Blu Ray ROM SATA OEM and Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-3G

Im gonna upgrade my GPU To the GeForce GTX 570 HD once i get the money and hopefully get 2 more sticks of memory to make it a full 12G.
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