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Post your system config

Abhishek

Best player in the world
29 January 2006
India
Liverpool
Haven't seen a thread like this. Post the configuration of your rig.

Mine is

E6600@4Ghz (ThermalRight Ultra 120 Cooling)
P5B Deluxe Mobo
G.Skill DDR2 2GBHZ Dual Channel Kit
2 x 80GB Seagate Barracuda SataII in 'Raid 0' (For OS and apps)
500 GB Seagate Barracuda SATAII (for media files)
XFX 7900GT
Viewsonic 1912WB 19" TFT
Logitech X-530 speakers with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
MX518 gaming mouse with Steelpad 5L gaming mouse
Logitech G1 gaming keyboard and Logitech Wireless Rumblepad
Super Lanboy cabinet with 600W OCZ GameXStream PSU

Whats yours :mrgreen:
 

PetrovLFC

Raul!
13 March 2005
NW London
Liverpool
Mine is a load of bolllox which is about to be replaced.

AMD 2800XP Barton
1gb 3200 Samsung RAM
400GB of combined Hard Drive space 7,200rps
6800GT 128MB
Audigy 2
Logitech MX550 Gaming mouse
Generic Silver and Black 17inch 'flat' CRT

Gonna get:

E6600
2GB 667mhz RAM
Nvidia 8800 768mb
19inch TFT Viewsonic/Samsung/?????
 

Chris Davies

Chief PESsimist
Staff
14 May 2003
Tranmere Rovers
Pentium 4 HT 3ghz
2gb DDR2 RAM
1x100gb HD (7200rpm)
1x250gb HD (7200rpm)
GeForce 6600 128mb :(
On-board high-definition sound
Viewsonic 19" LCD (VS10867)
Logitech MX550 gaming mouse

Need a new graphics card but they're all way too expensive for me, considering that I only use the PC for Photoshop, website designing and browsing Evo-Web (plus I'll be playing Football Manager 2008 when it's released). It does the job - although I need a new mouse.

I bought this mouse and an "Icemat" so that I could do my graphics work with more precision and after 12 months it's a waste of time, moves about three pixels at once no matter how slowly you move the damn thing.
 

Abhishek

Best player in the world
29 January 2006
India
Liverpool
^Why don't you get a WACOM Graphire tablet. Nothing beats them when it comes to graphic work. Ive used it a couple of times, and it's brilliant.

@Peter Eyres, take my advise, get some good PC26400 DDR2 RAM. Ive used the cheap 667Mhz RAM, and it just becomes a bottleneck for me. And you could get an 8800GTS 320MB and save some cash, because you'll only need the extra memory if you plan to play at crazy resolutions above 1600x1200.
 
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Grayperview

Streamer
13 December 2002
Everton fc
E6600 core 2 duo @ 2.4Ghz (had it upto 3.6Ghz, but why bother?)
2GB crossair 800Mhz DDR Ram
BFG 8800GTS OC 320MB
MSI 650i SLI Mainboard
1 x 320GB Hitachi Sata II
1 x 250GB Hitachi Sata II
1 x 200GB PATA maxtor
1 x 160GB PATA maxtor
Creative X-fi Gamer sound card
DVD+-DLRW drive

All air cooled CPU runs at pretty much room temp, Chipset runs between 40-45 C

I wouldnt put another 8800 card in as they run very warm, and i could see putting one in without investing in a new cooling system making my pc very unstable.

Not that i need to bother as it runs everything sweet as a nut.
 
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djdoc

Guest
Pentium D 3.4GHZ X 2
1.5 GB of Corsair Select Memory DDR2
Radeon X1900 GT (will need to change this for a DX10 Card)
Gigabyte Socket 775 Motherboard
1 x 250GB Hitachi Sata II
1 USB 160 GB Freecom Drive
Realtek HD Sound
DVD Dual Layered Drive
DVD Rom Drive
 
7 August 2004
Liverpool
Mines getting on a bit now (hd videos dotn work well :( )

athlon 2600xp
2gb ram
geforce 5200 256mb + geforce 5200 128mb
4 hdd (running pc 80gb, software 60gb, mp3 250gb, videos 300gb)
onboard sound
dvd burner (nec 16x dl)
dvdrom (sony)
cd burner (aopen, although ironically the tray doenst like to open, whats in the name eh!)
2 x 17inch lg tft

Still works well for all the stuff i use it for (AutoCAD, photoshop, viz, illustrator, etc). Its only the new hd videos you get from gametrailers.com et all that stutter on my old videocard. And seeing as i dont play video games on it anyway it will do for now.
 

PetrovLFC

Raul!
13 March 2005
NW London
Liverpool
^Why don't you get a WACOM Graphire tablet. Nothing beats them when it comes to graphic work. Ive used it a couple of times, and it's brilliant.

@Peter Eyres, take my advise, get some good PC26400 DDR2 RAM. Ive used the cheap 667Mhz RAM, and it just becomes a bottleneck for me. And you could get an 8800GTS 320MB and save some cash, because you'll only need the extra memory if you plan to play at crazy resolutions above 1600x1200.
Will bear that in mind, cheers!
 
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (2,40 GHz)
RAM: 512 MB DDR2 667
Mainboard: MSI K9N SLI Platinum
GFX Card: MSI NX 6600 (GeForce 6600), 256 DDR
Sound: Realtek HD Sound ~~~> Logitech Z-5400 5.1
CD ROM: Samsung Writemaster DVD burner
HDD: 2x Samsung SATA II 80 Gig, Maxtor IDE 120 Gig

Keyboard: Razer Tarantula
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder (blue nova) + eXactMat
Gaming Pad: Logitech Dual Action

19" LCD - Samsung SyncMaster 931bf
Resolution: 1280x1024

Next-2-buy:
- More RAM
- A higher GFX card
- Razer Barracuda Soundcard + Headphones $_$'
 

Tom

Administratør
Staff
12 December 2001
Hamburg
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400@3,2Ghz
RAM: 2048 MB Corsair DDR2-800Mhz
Mainboard: Asus P5B Deluxe
GFX Card: EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX
Sound: Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4
DVD-ROM: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D
HDD: 1x Samsung Blabla 250 GB S-ATA II

Keyboard: Cheap Microsoft one I replace every year :)
Mouse: Logitech MX500
Gaming Pad: Xbox 360 Wireless pad using the 360 wireless PC receiver

22" LCD - Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
Resolution: 1680x1050
 

Abhishek

Best player in the world
29 January 2006
India
Liverpool
^Awesome config, what speakers do you have with the Audigy 4? Also, what cabinet you have. I am looking to buy an 8800GTX, but it won't fit in my Super Lanboy.
 

Tom

Administratør
Staff
12 December 2001
Hamburg
^Awesome config, what speakers do you have with the Audigy 4? Also, what cabinet you have. I am looking to buy an 8800GTX, but it won't fit in my Super Lanboy.
I'm only using high quality Sennheiser headphones at the moment, had some troubles with one of my twat neighbours some time ago :roll:

My cabinet is a black CoolerMaster Centurion 534, wasn't that expensive, around ~60 Euro. The GTX fits in just fine.

 
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Hmmmmm, did some digging on the CoolerMaster. Not only does it look cool, you won't need a screwdriver either. And it has a blue neon glow, that would look perfect on my other black with blue glowing things ^^.
 

Tom

Administratør
Staff
12 December 2001
Hamburg
Hmmmmm, did some digging on the CoolerMaster. Not only does it look cool, you won't need a screwdriver either. And it has a blue neon glow, that would look perfect on my other black with blue glowing things ^^.
Yeah, that's all correct, it's a pretty nice cabinet which also maintains a good airflow. I can definitely recommend it :)
 

Cloud1863

Premiership
10 December 2004
Stoke City
Is this a lets who has the biggest penis thread in the making. :p

Ill post a pic later.
 

MonkeyJug

Steering 747s Up Above U!
15 December 2001
Southampton
Glasgow Rangers
MOS 6510 @ 1.023 MHz
16 Colours, 512 bytes of colour RAM
64KB RAM
Monochrome CRT Display
Cassette unit
Basic 2.0 Operating system
 
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djdoc

Guest
**** Commodore 64 BASIC V2 ****
64K RAM System 38911 Basic Bytes Free
Ready.
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Ret KiT

Premiership
25 March 2007
i have a question is there any way to control the cpu fan noise ??? it sounds like a jet right now with amd dual core.
 

dg32

League 1
4 January 2006
United States
Mexico, Arsenal
Thermaltake Bach Case
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 5400+
3 GB DDR2 800 RAM
RADEON x1900 Pro Graphics Card
320GB Hard Drive
Samsung 941bw widescreen monitor
Logitech x230 speakers with the cardboard tube unglued in the subwoofer so any rap music or explosion in battlefield 2 knocks it loose and I have no bass
 

Ret KiT

Premiership
25 March 2007
nice gig there DGutierrez32!

does that cpu fan sounds like a jet or not? i think its upto the mobo but still just asking because mine sure do!
 

MonkeyJug

Steering 747s Up Above U!
15 December 2001
Southampton
Glasgow Rangers
In the process of building this:

Parts I have:

Case: Silver Thermaltake Kandalf LCS VD4000SWA with built in liquid cooling
PSU: Hiper 580W Type-R Modular PSU SLI/CrossFire Certified (Blue)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 4x2.4=9.6GHz (Brand new from eBay)
RAM: 2GB Corsair Dominator XMS2 PC8500 DDR2 800Mhz (Brand new from eBay)
HDD: 4x500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA Hard Drives, 2x500GB Black MyBooks (USB2) (Note, these MyBooks now going dirt cheap on amazon.co.uk)
Keyboard & Mouse: Wireless HP keyboard & mouse that I kept after flogging my HP media center
Monitor: HP 21" LCD widescreen 1680x1050 (kept after selling media center)
Speakers: Logitech 5.1 surround sound (getting upgraded soon)
OS: Vista Ultimate (Pantheon Release) :p
GFX Card: GeForce 8800 GTX

Parts to get:

Mainboard: MSI P6N Diamond
Sound: On-board Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi

edit: just bought a 8800gtx for £285 inc. postage :)
 
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MonkeyJug

Steering 747s Up Above U!
15 December 2001
Southampton
Glasgow Rangers
just completed the build last night - managed to buy the motherboard on ebay for £137 including postage. not bad considering it is over £200 on ebuyer.

i also upgraded the PSU at the last minute from my order at ebuyer. i went for the all-singing, all-dancing Hiper 5th Gen 770W Type-R PSU - With 4x Integrated USB Ports, 4x PCI-E, 4x SATA.

now to start building!
 

Chris Davies

Chief PESsimist
Staff
14 May 2003
Tranmere Rovers
Someone once told me never to trust anyone who has more than two hard drives... *CoughcoughChrisLanghamcoughcoughcough*

;)
 

MonkeyJug

Steering 747s Up Above U!
15 December 2001
Southampton
Glasgow Rangers
Holy fuck MJ, how many HDDs do you need! 3 terabytes worth! :shock:
i've got a 500gb mybook maxed out with music (75000 songs), with about 20gig to spare.

i've also got about 800 divx movies, best of 70s, 80s, 90, 00s, and new releases.

i had a gaming pc and a media pc, so i decided to combine them and sold them both this week. think i went a bit low on my gaming pc as you can see here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....MESO:IT&viewitem=&item=130136427928&rd=1&rd=1, but hey, it's done now...

also, is there any benefit AT ALL in having 2 8800GTXs at this particular moment in time? i'm pretty much preparing for Crysis, that's why i'm building...
 
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Abhishek

Best player in the world
29 January 2006
India
Liverpool
Had a little upgrade myself.

Processor: Core 2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DQ6
Speakers: Logitech Z-5300
Cabinet: Coolermaster Stacker 830
HDD: 2 x 750 GB Seagate

Was about to buy an 8 series graphic card, but 2 things changed my decision

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3029&p=1
http://www.xbitlabs.com/discussion/3953.html

(plus the fact that I would be completely broke if I did buy one)

Also ordered some water cooling stuff from sidewinder. Would be interesting to see how far I can take the Q6600 with the new G0 stepping.

@Spunk_of_MJ, After seing the AnandTech article, 8800GTX in SLI, might just be enough for Crysis. As you can see, the performance is pretty poor in DX 10 games. It might be poorly optimized code, but still, I expect better from a card like that. Anyways, nice rig there though I would have gone for a P35 chipset.
 

MonkeyJug

Steering 747s Up Above U!
15 December 2001
Southampton
Glasgow Rangers
i wish someone had warned me the q6600 was gonna drop in price by over £100 on the 22nd july!!

i'm sorta gutted too, that i missed the info on the G0 stepping - i guess more research is needed in the future, although i'm pretty confident that mine will reach 3.2Ghz easily enough. that will teach me to have a bit more patience instead of wanting it all now!

the motherboard i got can hook up 4 video cards, so i'm sure i'll not be needing the new 9800 card when it releases in november. especailly considering it will probably retail for about 700 quid here in rip-off-uk...
 
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