Share your computer rig

#651 Posted by Andorski (5406 posts) -

@SuperJoe said:

Hah... I also use the Ikea Dave for my HDTV + PC setup. If you want more surface area for your mouse and keyboard, I suggest you get the Ikea Malm glass top (meant for their Malm drawers) to put on top of the Dave.

#652 Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY (445 posts) -

A laptop and HDMI cable

#653 Posted by SuperJoe (919 posts) -

@Andorski: Yeah, that's a good idea since a full-sized keyboard will hang over the left edge. I also had to jam a wad of paper underneath the table to get rid of the wobble. However I've had to cut back on using my TV as the default monitor since it added too much to my electric bill (300W vs 30W for a normal monitor).

#654 Posted by Mr402 (144 posts) -

My new baby built in May 2012

CPU: Intel I5-3570k

MOBO: Asrock Z77 extreme 4 with 16 gigs 1600 corsair ram.

VIDEO: Sapphire Radeon 7970 oc

HD: 1tb Western digital black

SOUND: Asus xonar dx

SPEAKERS: Vizio sound bar 510 5.1 surround sound bar.

MONITOR: 51 inch Samsung d550 3D plasma television

Microsoft wireless mouse and keyboard but I try to use a 360 controller for just about everything if I can.

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Yea I spent more then I should have on the computer itself but so far it has been the best investment I've made in gaming in a long, long time. Hooked up to my television I game on it just like one of my consoles with no issues at all. In fact I'm in no hurry to invest anything in next gen other then Nintendo Wii U for my kids and Sony's next for the exclusives. As to microsofts next system I have a big feeling I won't even worry about it.

#655 Edited by believer258 (12467 posts) -

Last time I posted in here, it was a laptop with 4GB of ram and an i3 processor, and Intel HD graphics.

Now, it's an Intel i5 3470 3.2 GHz with 8GB of RAM and an HD 7770. It's a mid-end rig at best but I like it a whole lot. I didn't have to spend a fortune on it and I don't have to spend a fortune on games.

I do hope to get a GTX 670 at some point in the future and turn this here mid-end rig into a fairly high-end one, though not necessarily one that's on the top but, hey, I don't need a top of the line rig.

EDIT: And its place looks something like this, only the laptop is gone and the PC sits next to the TV. And I have a black table that the mouse and keyboard can sit on.

#656 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2585 posts) -

Desktop built by me

Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66 GHZ

Memory: 4 GB

Video Card: Radeon 6870 1GB

Monitor: Dell LED 23 inch

#657 Posted by Annath (5 posts) -

Built by me

Processor: Intel Core i5 2600K @3.2Ghz

Memory: 8GB Ripjaw DDR3 RAM

Hard Drive: 3.5TB Total (2x500GB internals, 1x1TB external, 1x1.5TB External)

Monitors: 22" LG Flatpanel, 22"Acer Flatpanel, both 1920x1080 via DVI

Video Card: EVGA GTX470

Audio: Integrated/onboard

Speakers: 2 Pioneer CS-905 floor speakers, 2 Sony Stereo rear speakers

Mouse: Razer Naga

Keyboard: Logitech G510

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Case: Thermaltake Armor Full Tower

#658 Posted by jaferris (8 posts) -

dell xps 8500

intel core i7 - 3770 3.40ghz

1tb hdd

8gb ram

amd radeon hd 7570 1gb

x2 hanns g monitors 21" / 23"

mouse razor death adder

want to upgrade the hdd to an ssd and add more ram asap :)

#659 Posted by Grillbar (1950 posts) -




Intel Core i7 960 3.20 GHz

cpu cooler if that matters

Arctic Cooling Freezer XTREME Rev.2




OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSD 120GB


Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 32MB 7200RPM SATA


cant remember


gigabyte geforce gtx 580 aupwe over clock 2gb


NZXT Phantom

still have not had a game that i could not run on max

#660 Posted by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -

Umm, I ordered it from Dell. It has all factory components. I don't remember the numbers. I haven't put a 3D card into it. :D

#661 Posted by DetectiveSpecial (464 posts) -

Core i5 3570k (Ivy Bridge)

MSI Overclocked GTX 660 ti

And that's all that really matters, it seems.

#662 Posted by WasabiCurry (425 posts) -

Building a nice rig for my best friend. He will definitely make a huge leap over console gaming for 2013 and beyond.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

GPU [Video Card]: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card

Memory [RAM]: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (I will get a one Terabyte HD, but have the OS on the SSD)

PSU [Power Supply Unit]: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

OS: Windows 8 Professional

Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case (He wants black/red for some reason, beautiful case though!)

I will be using this same build for my brother and I during the summer. It will definitely be an upgrade from what I am currently using. :p Alienware m11x for the win!....not really.... I was young when I bought it. TnT I shall redeem myself!

#663 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

13" MacBook Pro


8gb RAM

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Dual boot OS X / Windows 8.

Love it.

#664 Posted by RawknRo11a (572 posts) -

AMD Phenom 2 Black Edition CPU (3.4GHz)

EVGA GeForce 560 Ti Fermi

16 GB Ram (4x4)

that should cover all the important stuff

#665 Posted by Jnal (241 posts) -

I'll upload some photos later but here is my specs. This was also my first solo build surprised I got it up and running first try a few hours ago.

CPU: Intel i5 3570k

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4

RAM: 16gb G.Skill Sniper

HDDs: Samsung 840 256gb SSD, 2tb Seagate 7200 RPM

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 680 2gb

PSU: Corsair HX750

Case: NZXT Phantom

#666 Posted by Quemador (181 posts) -

Hey guys can i get some input on this machine i want to build for my living room aka "steam box"

#667 Posted by mooncheese114 (15 posts) -

CPU: Intel i5 3570k

Mobo: Gigabyte Z77X-UP4TH

RAM: 8gb corsair vengance 1600

Storage: 128gb sata III Ocz ssd + 1tb segate 7200 rpm hdd

GPU: Galaxy 2gb 660ti (refrence design)

all in a cooler master HAF 912 mid tower

#668 Posted by kalibr (120 posts) -

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.0ghz

ASUS M4A87TD Motherboard


Radeon HD6870 1GB

AZZA Solano 1000 6 fan tower

#669 Posted by believer258 (12467 posts) -

i5 3470

HD 7870 2GB


I don't remember if I've posted in this thread before or not. If I have, it was when I had either a different graphics card or a different computer altogether.

#670 Posted by w1n5t0n (167 posts) -

I think I would show this thread to people who say you PC gaming is to expensive and they don't have a long shelf life.

#671 Edited by UndeadWaffle (4 posts) -

I built my computer myself about 6 months ago. It is my baby.

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe

CPU: Intel i5 2500k

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

GPU: Nvidia 560ti

RAM: 8GB G-Skill (I had 16GB but I had some issues with the RAM when I went over 8)

PSU: Corsair 750 Watt

Optical Drive: ASUS DVD-RW drive.

HDD: WD 1TB Black Drive + 2x1.5TB Seagate 5400RPM Drive + 1.5TB Seagate External Drive

Sound: Integrated Realtek audio / Logitech G930 Headset

Monitor: LG 23" 1080p

KB/M: Logitech G series gaming keyboard and mouse.

Case: NZXT Phantom Black

#672 Edited by pauljeremiah (1 posts) -


COLOUR CHOICE Alienware Area 51ALX Black Anodized Premium Desktop Chassis

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 960(3.20GHz,4.8GT/s,8MB)

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit- English

MONITOR Dell UltraSharp 61cm ( 24'' ) U2410 Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with PremierColor - Black

MEMORY 12GB 1333MHz (3x4GB) Tri Channel Memory

HARD DRIVE 2TB Dual Hard Drive Raid 0 "Stripe" (2x1TB - 7200rpm)

GRAPHICS CARD Dual 3GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card

KEYBOARD Alienware TactX™ Keyboard - UK QWERTY

MOUSE Alienware TactX™ Mouse

OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-Ray RW (Blu-ray, DVD, CD read & write)

SOUND CARDS Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio

NETWORK CARD Killer™ Xeno™ Pro Network card

#673 Edited by JustinNotJason (422 posts) -

Case: Antec 902 Case

MoBo: Asus P6X58D-E

CPU: Intel Core i7-940 @ Stock 2.93 GHz

Memory: 6GB (3x2GB) G.Skill 1600 MHz @ 1333MHz (No noticeable performance increase and it's more stable I find).

GPU: XFX- ATi Radeon HD5850

Cooling: Corsair H50

PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650watt


HDD: 3.5" 640GB Western Digital Black (Windows 7 Pro) + 2.5" Western Digital Scorpio Blue (Hackintosh - OSX 10.8.2) + 2.5" 240GB Sandisk Extreme SSD (Windows 8 Pro)

Sound: Onboard and I have a Plantronics Gamecom 780

Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 2333 + Asus VE245

KB/M: Logitech G15 + Logitech G500.

I'm not sure if I'm going to wipe my SSD and put Windows 7 on it (since that's all I use; haven't booted to 8 in weeks) Or wipe 640 and use Windows 8 more. My hackintosh was more just a proof of concept for myself....

Besides adding the other 2 HDDs and swapping out a PSU right after the build, it's been the same way for almost three years.....and I haven't really seen any reason to upgrade. I can play just about any game I throw at it at High to Very High settings. Even the RAM I've never seen myself go above 4.5GB used (and that's running a Virtual Machine and multitasking)

#674 Posted by cannedstingray (419 posts) -

Motherboard- Asus p8z68v-pro

CPU- Intel I7 2600k 3.4 overclocked @4.4 ghz

Kingston hyper x DDR3/1600mhz 8gb memory

Superclocked Evga Nvidia 570 1.2 gb SLI x2 (thinking about upgrading when the 700 series come out)

Corsair HX-850w PSU

Asetek 510LC 120mm watercooler

2TB SATA 6gb/s hard drive

40gb intel ssd for caching from MB and operating system

Case- NZXT H2- Silent (white)

#675 Edited by Robo (825 posts) -

Current, ~5-6 year old rig. Including old parts that were replaced:

  • CPU: Intel Q6600 G0 OC'd to 3.2Ghz with a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme & 120mm Scythe S-Flex.
  • Mobo: Abit IP35 Pro
  • RAM: 4GB (4x1) Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 - 4GB (2x2) Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066
  • Video: eVGA Nvidia 8800GTX - XFX ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5870
  • OS HDD: 150GB WD Raptor X - 300GB WD Velociraptor (First one straight-up died. This one is on it's way out.)
  • Storage HDD: 320GB WD Caviar - 1TB WD Black (Newest component. I got sick of fighting for space.)
  • Sound Card: SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium
  • Extra: eSATA card to attach my external 500GB Seagate back-up drive. - USB 3.0 card to attach my external 2TB WD back-up drive.
  • PSU: Antec TPQ850 - Corsair GS600
  • Case: Antec P182SE
  • Input Devices: Logitech G110 keyboard, Logitech G700 mouse, USB XBox 360 controller, Wacom Intuos 4 Medium, M-Audio Axiom 25.
  • Displays: Dell 2007WFP 20" Ultrasharp on the left and a U2410 24" Ultrasharp as my primary.
  • Speakers/Headphones: Some surprisingly ok and powerful old Logitech 4.1 sound system for which I only have three working speakers and the sub. Audio-Technica ATH M50S

Aside from game performance at maxed out settings, ailing HDD woes, and memory management issues when it comes to higher res photo editing, huge multi-layered PSDs, and complicated vector images this thing is still chugging along like a champ.

But it's time for an upgrade.

New rig I'm in the process of acquiring:

  • CPU: Intel i7 3770K & NZXT Kraken X60
  • Mobo: Asus Maximus V Formula
  • RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
  • Video: Bottlenecking the hell out of this system with the 5870 for now until whatever Nvidia is supposedly rolling out next.
  • OS SSD: 256GB Samsung 840 Pro
  • Storage HDD: 1TB WD Black from the old PC.
  • Sound Card: Onboard SupremeFX IV
  • Extra: mPCI-E Dual Band WiFi/Bluetooth card that comes with the mobo. I'm really only curious about the Bluetooth. I'll never use the WiFi.
  • PSU: Seasonic SS-660XP
  • Case: NZXT Phantom 630 or Fractal Design Define R4 if I go the quiet yet cramped mid-tower route.
  • Input Devices: All the same for now.
  • Displays: Also all the same for now until I can afford a Cintiq or my older display dies.
  • Speakers/Headphones: Same. It'll be time to retire the old Logitech system soon, but keeping it for now.
#676 Posted by MorkaiTheWolf (185 posts) -

Recently built PC:

Motherboard: Sabertooth 990FX

CPU: AMD 6-Core 3.8 GHz

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500A-LED

RAM: 16GB Patriot G2 DDR3 1600

GPU: XFX AMD 7970 Black Edition

PSU: Diablotek 775W

HDD: 120GB SSD Hyper X(OS), 2 TB Seagate Barracuda (storage), 500GB Toshiba (Network Backups)

Display: 32" Westinghouse LCD TV


#677 Posted by HansKaosu (757 posts) -


Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, Socket-AM3+


AMD FX-4100 4-Core (OC 4.3 Ghz)


Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 20GB

Hard Drive:

2x Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB

Video Card:




Sound Card:

Realtek High Definition Audio


Logitech 5.1 Surround


Cyborg V7 Gaming Keyboard


Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse

Operating System:

Windows 8 Pro x64


Cooler Master Silencio 550 Midi Tower

#678 Edited by squiDc00kiE (368 posts) -

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V

CPU: Intel quad-core i7 3770K oc'd 4.5GHz


RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB

PSU: Corsair AX850

Cooling: Corsair H100

Case: CM Storm Trooper

Monitor: Asus PB278Q

#679 Edited by RockHardRetard (4 posts) -

Built by me in 2010

Column HeadColumn Head
CPUAMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
GPU1 gb XFC Radeon HD 5770
PSUOCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
CASERosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower

SAMSUNG1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5


Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5

DVD BurnerSAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner

This is what I'm planning to build this summer (The 250 gb HDD will be for my current PC since I'm gonna use my current HDDs on the new rig too. Also the reason I have a 1000 watt PSU is because I'm planning on getting another 7970 a few years afterwards).

#680 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (926 posts) -

@w1n5t0n: well it doesn't if you think you always have to be caught up tech wise.

#681 Posted by Pr1mus (4002 posts) -

Core i5 760 @ 2.8 GHz

GTX 460 1 GB


The video card may be up for an upgrade. I will analyse the situation once the new consoles are out. Otherwise performance continues to range from good to perfect at 1080p in most games.

#682 Edited by Andorski (5406 posts) -

@rockhardretard: Is that new rig gonna be used for anything other than gaming. A lot of those components seem like overkill if it's just your basic gaming rig.

#683 Edited by RockHardRetard (4 posts) -

@andorski: Gaming, but games like Total War are CPU intensive. Also I may use multiple monitors.

EDIT An i7 does seem a bit overkill, so I decided to lower down to an i5

I'm buying 4 120 mm fans for the mash side panel, could someone recommend me some dust filters that are cheaper?

#684 Posted by hatemonet (1 posts) -

This would be my first build,I have never had a higher end rig.That being said i was looking to build something that would play everything out there now and maybe for the next 3 to 5 years.This is more than i wanted to spend or planned to spend but bang for the buck seems to work great.

Basically i'm looking for feedback good or bad..Thanks in advance

Just an FYI this priced out to just over $1,500

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

HDD: (2) Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

RAM: (2) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

#685 Posted by Alexander (1727 posts) -

I built my current rig last November, I'm very happy with the GTX 660, it offers great performance for the price and MSI's cooling is just amazing, better than the reference design. I have a 1680x1050 screen so I enjoy better frame rates than someone running games at 1080p. The 450W power supply is ample as the GPU takes one power connection.

CPUIntel Core-i5 3570K
MoboASRock Pro4 Z77
Memory8GB 1600 Corsair Vengeance
SSDSandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5"
CPU CoolerCooler Master GeminII M4
PSUAntec 450W ATX12V
HDDsWD 650GB 5200rpm, Seagate 2TB 7200rpm
CaseFractal Design R3
Optical DriveHD-DVD/Blu-ray/DVD

#686 Posted by spud693 (17 posts) -

Just built,

Intel Core i5 3570k

Gigabyte z77 ds3h mobo

Gigabyte Windforce NVidia GeForce GTX 660 overclocked

8gb corsair vengeance ram

sandisk extreme 128gb ssd & 1tb 7200 rpm sandisk hdd (using raid and intel's smart response to cache content to the ssd)

I've found it to be very capable, only game I've been unable to max so far at 1080p is metro 2033, and I suspect crisis 3 would give it a bloody nose too. like the idea of getting another 8 gig of the same ram and another GTX660 in sli, although from what im reading even that setup probably wouldn't let me max those games at 1080p /60 frames.

#687 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

GPU - Sapphire 5850

CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 965BE

Ram - 4GB DDR3

SSD - Intel 120GB SSD

Can play all the big PC games on it at nice looking settings, will upgrade in like 5 years when the next gen starts slowing down.

#688 Posted by DougCL (226 posts) -
MotherboardASUS P8Z77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPUIntel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
GPUXFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNFC Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Power SupplyCorsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600)
RAMCorsair Vengeance 8GB
MonitorA Dell one i bought like 3 years ago. its 23 inches, i think? looks pretty spiffy still.
SoundThese ancient beige Altec Lansing ones that i've had since like 1997. they come with an enormous subwoofer so they still fucking BANG. The Prodigy sounds great on them.
Micthe Logitech one that comes with the DJ Hero party bundle on a boom mic stand
CaseAntec Three Hundred
OSWindows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Storagea WD 250GB 2.5in drive that i pulled out of an old external enclosure. it was chugging pretty bad before i formatted it, but its probably fine now, right?
Mouse/KeyboardSaitek Eclipse II keyboard and a SteelSeries Laser Xai (R.U.S.E Edition)

It's kind of thrown together in a way, but i love it and its mine. im still looking to get a proper reliable hard drive in here, maybe an SSD in the future?

#689 Posted by CannonGoose (374 posts) -

Built my first PC about 7-8 months ago -- still loving it!

  • i5-2320 3.00GHz
  • Asrock H77 Pro4/MVP motherboard
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB WD Caviar Blue hard drive

Running dual 22" 1080p monitors and also have the TV plugged in via HDMI.

#690 Edited by Daveyo520 (7173 posts) -

I guess I might as well share since I have been seeing a lot of PC posts lately.

CPU: AMD FX 8320 overclocked to 4Ghz

Motherboard: ASrock 970 Extreme3

RAM: 16 gb G.Skill Ripjaws X Series (2 are at 1866 and 2 are at 1600 but I have them all running at 1600)

HDDs: Kingston 120 gb SSD, 1 tb Seagate 7200 RPM

GPU: XFX Radeon 7850 2gb

#691 Posted by Conzed92 (166 posts) -

Is there any way you can tell without opening your rig? From what I know of computers I can only access information on my GPU and CPU. I am not really sure of what kind of motherboard I have (again, any way to tell). Properly will have to open it to make sure, cannot remember what kind of power supply it has either.

#692 Edited by Wraithtek (84 posts) -

Processor:Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz
CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-U12P Special Edition SE2
Memory:4 x 2 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1333
Motherboard:MSI P55-GD80 (LGA 1156)
Video Card*:MSI Twin Frozr GeForce GTX 660 2GB (N660 TF 2GD5/OC)
Hard Drive(s):Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD + Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB
Optical Drive(s):Samsung DVDRW
Power Supply:Corsair HX-520 520W
Case:Antec SOLO
Monitor 1:Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22" IPS (1680x1050)
Monitor 2:Dell UltraSharp 2001FP 20.1" IPS (1600x1200)
Mouse & Keyboard:Logitech G500, Lenovo Preferred Pro USB
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

* I just recently ordered this video card, which will be replacing a HIS Radeon HD5770 1GB.

#693 Posted by Mastorn (11 posts) -

The PC I 'needed' for University....

Processor:CPU Intel i7 3770k Quad Core

Motherboard:Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS

Memory: Kingston 16 GB 1333MHZ DDR3

Primary Hard Drive: Western Digital Hard Drive 1 Terabyte Black

Secondary Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB SSD (Solid State Drive) installed as a primary drive

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB

Audio Card: 7.1 Integrated Surround Sound

Drives: 24x LG DVD-RW Dual Layer

Power Supply: Antec high current gamer 750W

Case: Coolermaster HAF 912 Black

Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Heatsink

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit English

#694 Edited by Nictel (2542 posts) -
MotherboardGigabyte P55-UD2
CPUIntel i5 750
GPUSapphire ATI 6850
HHD164GB OCZ Vertex2
HHD21TB Samsung HD103SJ
HDD31TB Samsung HD103SJ
OSWindows 7
MouseLogitech G500
MonitorSamsung Syncmaster 2243
CaseSome off brand nothing special

My computer is basically a living evolving creature at this point. The case is ~7 years old, the motherboard and cpu ~4 years, the harddrives were bought in that period as well with the SSD being the newest and the graphics card is about half a year old. The next upgrade will be a big one again as the motherboard and cpu will change then but I think I can last until next year to do that.

#695 Edited by Embraze7 (7 posts) -

MotherBoard:ASUS P9X79 Pro
Processor:Intel Core i7 3930K 6 Core @ 3.2GHZ
Memory:16GB RAM
Hard Drive:1TB
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Monitor:2- 24" ASUS IPS Monitors
Sound Card:Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:Steelseries Siberia V2
Keyboard:Logitech G15
Mouse:Steelseries MMO Gaming Mouse
Operating System:Windows 8 Professional
Case:Antec 1200
#696 Edited by Neurotic_X (17 posts) -

Motherboard: MSI Z77 G43

Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212+

Memory: G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1333

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB, Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

Video Card: EVGA GTX 670 Signature 2

Monitor: Asus 27" 1200p

Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 Headphone Amp

Speakers/Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-AD700

Keyboard: Das Keyboard (Cherry browns)

Mouse: Razer Deathadder

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium

Case: HAF-932 Advanced

PSU: Corsair TX750w

#697 Edited by Cirdain (3235 posts) -

@mastorn:PC I needed for uni stuff such as autocad and 3ds max and other stuff.


Motherboard + CPU + Ram bundle

Asus P8Z77-V LX2 + Intel Core i5 3570K 3.40GHz @ OC 4.50GHz (<-Crazy!) + Patriot Intel Extreme Masters 8GB£389.99
Hard DriveSeagate 2TB SATA III£69.78


OCZ Agility 3 60GB (refurbished, so I'm not sure how reliable this is)£41.52
GraphicsPalit GTX660Ti NVIDIA 2GB (the reference one not the jetstream)£215.59
CaseCorsair Carbide 300R Mid£55.07
PSUbe quiet! Pure Power L8 630W Hybrid Modular£73.96
MonitorAOC 23" IPS£127.48
KeyboardThermaltake Tt eSPORTS Knucker£35.98
MouseThermaltake Tt eSports BLACK£28.67
Optical DrivePionner BDC-207DBK Blu Ray£47.98
OSWindows 8 OEM£69.70
Dollar conversion $1768.60£1,155.72
#698 Edited by Ben_H (3506 posts) -

New build (old one was a Phenom II x4 965 system. I posted it in here over 3 years ago), I recycled most of my parts but replaced the CPU and moved it to a smaller, more soundproof case

Here it is (I will note what is new):

  • CPU: Intel i5 3570k ( new. SC2 was getting slow so I figured I might as well upgrade. Now I can comfortably run it on Ultra. Keep in mind that is a CPU intensive game, GPU isn't nearly as important).
  • Motherboard: MSi Z77MA - G45 (also new. I went MSi for mobo on my old build and it seemed fine. Note this is Micro-ATX, not ATX or mini-ITX. I was gonna go mini-ITX and get a Bitfenix Prodigy but this case I got is actually a little smaller, though a bit longer)
  • RAM: G.SKILL 1300Mhz 8 GB memory (from last machine. Added 4GB about a year ago)
  • GPU: AMD Radeon 6950 (reused from old machine. About 2 years old now. Still a great GPU. Kinda loud though now that I am going for a quieter machine. On release of the next set of GPUs I will upgrade and get a quieter one)
  • HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB (from waaaay back when I first built my old machine. Still going strong. Crazy clicky and loud though so I am replacing it with an SSD and using it for backups instead so I don't have to access it as much)
  • SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD (Getting this in the morning once the local computer store opens. My old SSD died about a month back, just out of warranty. I'm surprised how long that one lasted given it was an OCZ that was known for dying)
  • HDD2: Seagate Barricuda 2TB (Newish. Got it from NCIX's Cyber Monday sale. my big storage drive. Still has over a TB left after the vast majority of my Steam stuff was installed. Not clicky unlike my other drive. Nice and quiet. I think it was like $80, which is insane. It is so good prices have returned to normal)
  • PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W (from old machine. It's a trooper.)
  • Mouse: Logitech G1 matte (imported from Korea. Cost me about $40 in total to get it imported. I own glossy G1s too and those are much cheaper. These matte ones are getting rare. They go for over $50 now)
  • Keyboard: Filco Majestouch 2 with Red Switches (I adore this thing. Well worth the money)
  • Mousepad: Razer something something Team Liquid mousepad
  • Monitors: Dell U2312HM (main monitor about a year old. Really nice) and Dell 1907FP (this thing is a real winner. Got it 7 years ago and it still works great. I love 5:4 aspect monitors for web browsing, much less wasted space). In the future I will be adding a Dell U2412M or U2413, mainly for doing actual work on my Mac (16:10 is the greatest thing ever), but also for some games. I already can do triple monitors (I have the active mini-DisplayPort thinger) but one of my old monitors died so I have been going with 2 for now.
  • Case: Fractal Design Define Mini (Got it on sale. I absolutely love this case. It is so small and so quiet compared to my old HAF 922. Cable management is mostly really good other than my PSU's 24-pin connector being a monster and making it tough to fit through the cabling grommet thingies. I ended up routing it around my GPU rather than through the back, which looks ugly but it works. Everything else is nice and organized though. If not for the stupid clicky harddrive I am using for a main HDD until tomorrow it would be basically silent, even with that furnace known as the 6950. This case is so nice looking)

Overall I am very happy with my new machine. It is so much quieter and doesn't seem to pump out nearly as much hot air. One touch I really like about the case is rather than having open, empty fan locations they fill them in with a sound-proofed metal plate so even less noise gets out the bottom. If I got fans I could always take them out. I just thought it was a neat touch. Thanks to a bunch of stupid giftcards I had lying around from past years the CPU only cost me around $2.95 after tax and shipping. The rest was about $220 from NCIX. Not bad at all. The Samsung SSD I am getting tomorrow will add on about $125 but I was gonna buy that either way (once you go SSD you can't go back. I've used SSDs in my Macs for 3 years now and my gaming machine for about a year. It feels wrong to use anything else).

I suppose I could also say I got a new Mac a month ago (I don't really play a lot of games on it even though it can totally run games just fine. I use it for all my schoolwork, which is almost all programming. That Unix base of OSX comes in so handy!). It is a 15" with a hi-res anti-glare screen rather than one of those Retina jobbies. I am incredibly happy with it. It runs SC2 better than my old Phenom II rig did, and it still has 7 hours of battery life. I guess for specs it has:

  • Core i7 2.3Ghz (with Hyperthreading and all that mumbo jumbo. I guess you could just say it's fast and doesn't drink battery juice)
  • switchable graphics which are the Intel HD4000 for light duty and a Nvidia Geforce 650m for games and heavy duty stuff (It runs Blizzard games incredibly well. Same with most of my other games I have on Steam. I was shocked how good it performed)
  • 8GB 1300Mhz RAM
  • 256GB ADATA SSD (I got that for my old Mac back in November, switched into new Mac when I got the machine.)
  • Same insane battery life my old Mac had (a big concern I had going with a bigger, more powerful Mac. I get 7 hours on the integrated GPU. 3.5 on the discrete GPU.)

It seems I upgrade both of my computers in a 3 year cycle.

Edit: Also, Microsoft screwed up somewhere. I thought I would need to buy a new copy of Windows 7 since it was a CPU/motherboard change but I gave my current license a go just to try and it worked and activated just fine. It was nice to save that money because now I can put it toward an SSD instead.

#699 Posted by Kyelb22 (294 posts) -

My first gaming PC.

  • Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 550 TI
  • 6GG RAM
  • Asus Xonar DG
  • 50" LG Plasma as monitor

Not the best gaming rig out there by far, but it's my first real pc, and it's a LOT better than my piece of shit laptop I had previously.

#700 Edited by WickedStyx (8 posts) -

My PC for spreadsheets and presentations:

MotherboardAsus Sabertooth Z77
CPUIntel i5 3570K
RAM16GB G.Skill
GPU2 x GTX 670 SLI'd
SSD2 x 240GB Sandisk Extreme
1 x 120GB Corsair Force 3
HDD2 x 2TB WD Caviar Black
PSUSilverstone Strider 1200W Gold
CaseNZXT Switch 810 Gun Metal
Monitors27" Asus VG278H 120Hz
27" Yamakasi Catleap Q270 IPS LED
KeyboardLogitech G15
MouseLogitech G9x
Audio GearSennheiser HD 650 headphones
Little Dot MK IV SE tube headphone amp
Audioengine D1 DAC
Audioengine N22 desktop amp
Audioengine P4 desktop speakers
Audioengine S8 sub
W/C GearBlack Ice GTX 420 3 x 140mm rad
XSPC EX280 2 x 140mm rad
XSPC D5 Dual Bay res + pump
Swiftech Apogee HD wateblock
2 x EK-FC670 GTX Nickel waterblocks
EK-FC SLI Bridge

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