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New PC (56K beware!!)

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by Pezerinno, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Pezerinno

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    Hi guys, this is my most recent build. Yet to overclock anything - just burning in atm.

    First the specs:

    Lian Li PC65 anodised
    PCP&C 510 SLI
    DFI Ultra-D
    X2 4400+
    7800GTX
    2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 memory
    2 x 74GB raptors
    160GB 7200rpm Lacie external (back-up storage) drive
    Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
    2 x samsung DVD-rw
    1 x floppy
    Nexus fan controller
    Matrix Orbital MX222
    4 x 80mm blue coolermaster fans
    2 x 120mm antec blue fans
    thermochill 120.2 rad
    RBX cpu block
    Maze 4 gpu block plus OCZ ramsinks
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    1/2" blue primoflex tubing
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    Dell 2405FPW UltraSharp LCD monitor
    Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers
    Logic3 rumble gamepad
    Logitech multimedia keyboard
    Logitech MX510 mouse
    Icemat II mousemat

    Now its quite messy , it was cable free but I had to keep changing things over and became more and more frustrated. One day I will get round to do the cabling again.

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    Yet to overclock - just burning in the X2 :thumbsup:
     
  2. InsertNameHere

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    Nice. Perhaps you could buy me one of those too ;). Must of won the lottery or something...

    Anyway, enjoy your new system... and don't push it too far ;).


    By the way, what did you upgrade from?
     
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    I built my ultimate gaming machine in november so not quite as good as that lol
     
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    Very nice setup and case :thumbsup:

    I have the thermochill 120.3 rad and I would have to buy a full tower case to be able to fit it inside :(
     
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    Very nice.
     
  6. dUnKle

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    well i feel happy by fact i have same monitor
     
  7. eviljohn2

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    Nothing wrong with full-tower cases. :D

    I did some fairly extensive mods to my case last week - ripping out the chipest fan and gouging a hole in the front. I'll see about getting a few photos of it to show the other side of the coin! :laugh:
     
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    ppffft - novice oc'ers water cooling :p

    ... water cooler / pelt your gfx cards / chipset ... but never the cpu .....


    ... phase cool it ;)


    - although tbh I have turned mine off and gone back to air ( my vapo is currently propping up one of my other machines )

    simply because with the top end current cpu's and gfx cards, theres nothing to push the sytems.
    I'd not bother oc'ing that x2 cpu by much if anything - simply run the water cooling on low power settings and go for ultra quiet.
     
  9. Pezerinno

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    Well at the moment got the X2 at 260x10..

    I do have a custom phase change unit, basically a mach II compressor with R507 and chilly1 block tuned for around 220W heatload. Not sure whether to put it on this system though. Its currently cooling a 4000+SD.
     
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    Didn't they have it in beige?
     
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    waste of time - unless you find it struggling ( which I doubt you will )

    they use too much power / space / add extra db's

    worth it on an lower end cpu for ramping it up - or if you want to break gfx records, but with that kit ( and with my current setup atm ) they just don't need it with current software ( at least with games from my perspective )
     
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    **** me is that running on Dylitheum Crystals :eek:


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  13. peahead

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    jaw drops to floor :cool:
     
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    Er its a bit blue.
     
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    very nice mate enjoy it. not a fan of the blue and the glow up this i dont care for it all really but what ever floats your boat. i know what you have spent on it now and it just makes me happy im not into top end pc gaming anymore otherwise id have to sell my body gigolo joe style and it aint pretty site. i did it when then 6800's came out and it cost me the earth so lesson learned for me. roll on £300 xbox 360 which is even cheaper than your GFx card :eek:
     
  16. dUnKle

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    She may not look like much but she has it where it counts

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    Looks awesome, mate. I'd even leave the cabling like that. :smashin:
     
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    That's great! Wish I had the expertise to build my own pc! :(
     
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    Where did you get the desk from Dunc.... :thumbsup:
     
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    It's not too difficult as long as you've got all the bits and pieces. It doesn't have to be like the serious customer jobs that some people can create. I built mine just over a year ago, and it's just a simple aluminium box hooked up with cables.

    Just take care, have patience, and do some research into it before you go in. Look at what sort of budget you have available, and what sort of specification you'd want.

    Extremetech has a section (Build It) with step by step instructions on how to construct PCs of varying specifications. As long as you've got the right bits, and put them in the right places, you should be fine.

    Plus, if you ever get stuck, or if you want ideas, there are plenty of people here who can give you a hand or point you in the right direction. :thumbsup:
     
  21. Gary D

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    building a pc is a bit like lego these days.

    Gary
     
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    I belive it was Comet - yes I think it was

    However it took a trek of 50 miles to get one that was in stock and apparantly now no longer being sold
     
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    Nice indeed.
    I want my next rig to have water cooling. But i think ill be waiting untill the next MS OS comes out. (Longhorn)
    Hopefully when that happens 64 bit chips and OS's will be the norm.

    GPU wise, there will no doubt be yet another card on the horizon. The new ATi card should be out soon (same as whats in the 360)
    Get a couple of those runin together and that should be twice the power of a 360!
     
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    The thing is, that whenever I’ve seriously looked into it, adding the cost of all the separate components normally comes very close to the price of a pre-packaged pc package from Mesh, Evesham, Dell etc. Therefore, I’ve never really had the incentive to do it.

    Are you guys able to source the components extra cheap or something? :confused:
     
  25. eviljohn2

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    I've just been looking at building a couple of PCs for family myself but instead went for some of the budget Mesh models which obliterate the competition for value.

    Is it only worth building higher end systems?
     
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    I don't think it's ever cheaper to build your own rather than buy from the likes of Mesh, but what building your own allows you to do is to pick every single component that you want to be in your computer. Many times I've looked at Mesh and the likes and thought "that computer is nearly what I want, but that bit lets it down".
     
  27. Pezerinno

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    I update often, normally sell a component just before the next line of cpu's, gpu's, chipset etc where your average joe probably won't keep track of when stuff is coming out which helps go towards the next upgrade. Also if you're lucky you can make a bit of money, for instance I bought some OCz memory for around £140 and sold it for £325 in the BH5 shortage around a year back as it overclocked so well.

    If you're after a lower end pc its definately worth buying from a mass producer, such as dell as they are so cheap. I've build a few budget pc's for friends and family but only because I had old components lying around - otherwise I would have bought a dell for them.
     

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