NGrD (New Gaming Rig Day)

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  1. habicore_5150

    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    while i was on the hunt for some good components for a new computer build, i got a call from my bro in law who offered me a full system that includes the following:

    Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Quad-Core processor
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    Biostar TP67B+ Mobo
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    Powercolor Radeon HD6950
    (with optional upgrade to HD6970, which im not gonna do)
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    G.Skill Ripjaws X 4gb DDR3 (1333mhz) Ram
    (16 gb total since im doing other things than gaming)
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    CoolerMaster HIF 912 case
    w/ universal remote
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    Diablotek PHD series 750w power brick
    its not modular, but i can live with that
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    and a Hitachi 1TB drive
    its not pictured because (without sounding hard-drive-ist) its like any other SATA drive, now had it been a solid state or a Velociraptor, then it would get its own pic

    all for $650

    only things missing in this neat package is:
    Logitech G510 keyboard
    Logitech G400 mouse
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    once i get every thing assembled, ill post exactly how its holding up
     
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    groph SS.org Regular

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    $650 holy dicks. Nice system.
     
  3. SenorDingDong

    SenorDingDong Smeller of Smells

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    Nice deal dude :yesway:
     
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    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    i thought so too when i did a price for performance comparison between this and what i was originally going for

    AMD A8-3850 processor - 2.9ghz quad w/ integrated HD6550 graphics
    G.Skill Ripjaws X 16gb (4x4gb) DDR3 1600mhz Ram (what i got was 1333mhz, i can live with that)
    Biostar TA75A+ FM1 socket
    WD Caviar Black 640GB
     
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    Guitarman700 SS.org Regular

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    I have four of those i7's in my pc right now. Love em', great choice.
     
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    KingAenarion Resident Studio Nerd

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    4 i7s? What mobo are you using?
     
  7. habicore_5150

    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    i think he means 4 separate PCs loaded with i7s

    now, had there been a normal mobo that supports multiple LGA 1155 sockets, then that would be one hell of a gaming rig in terms of processing

    *EDIT 1*
    so lets see something
    Whole new gaming rig with Windows 7 Professional instead of Ultimate (bitching was NOT involved): $600
    A copy of Crysis (the real deal): $50
    The fact that the package didn't include a SATA CD/DVD Drive and can't use a IDE-to-USB cable on it because its too thick: Priceless
     
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  8. habicore_5150

    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    ok, after many days of messing around with this thing, its finally come together

    This is the assembly without the side case
    (and the messy as all hell wiring and cabling)
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    mmm, 2GB video memory

    :yum:

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    Sweet
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    Approval One
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    and Approval Two
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    i decided to be a bit more "specific" and use a benchmarking program called PerformanceTest

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    if some of you dont know what these numbers mean, then its alright
    most of it translates into "its a damn good machine"

    *EDIT*

    But I went ahead and did the Windows Experience Thingy anyways
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    if i had a solid state or a high RPM drive in there, then i would have scored higher, but i can live with a near 6/8 rating
     
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    powergroover monster death chunk

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    all of that for $650 :yum:

    have you got the G400 mouse ?? how does it performs ?? :hbang:
     
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    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    didnt get the Logitech Keyboard/Mouse (G510/G400) setup yet, still waiting on it though
     
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    dacimvrl ss.org irRegular

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    that's a killer deal, 650 for all that, i pbly can't get the gfx card and the cpu for 650 lol
     
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    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    since i cant go back and edit any of my posts, kinda wanting to shed some light on some more info

    im not gonna be getting a Logitech G400 mouse
    gonna be grabbing a G500 instead

    which is kinda funny since when i was screwing around with my pc builds back then, with the Logitech peripheral setup, i had picked a G500 to begin with, but i dont mind having a 10 button over an 8 button mouse (since i grown attached to a 5 button (right/left, scroll wheel, 2 side) mouse)
     
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    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    bit of a bumpish here, but they finally came in today

    The Dynamic (USB) Duo
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    Logitech G510 Keyboard
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    Logitech G500 Mouse
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    everything ran flawlessly, no bumps or anything
     
  14. Wookieslayer

    Wookieslayer OOOAAARWWWRR

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    wow, congrats!

    I AM JELLY


    can't imagine how sick it must run / look
     
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    Origin Rainbow In The Dark

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    Jesus, i7 price alone is keeping me from finishing my upgrades as of late. I have a half-upgraded PC that effectively bottlenecks itself, for however long it takes til some bigass sales come on for stuff. :lol: Good score man. :yesway:
     

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