Share your computer rig

#751 Edited by Cybertification (197 posts) -

ProcessorAMD Phenom II x6 1100T 6 cores 3,3ghz
Video cardtwo AMD Radeon HD6870 with Crossfire
RAM8GB No idea what kind
Hard driveSamsung SSD 840 series
OSWindows 7 Home premium 64bit

Do you guys think that I would see a decent improvement in framerate in games by simply upgrading the video card and overclocking the Processor, or would more that just be a waste?

Also, what meaningful difference is there between different versions of windows 7?

#752 Edited by Slaegar (688 posts) -

@cybertification said:

Do you guys think that I would see a decent improvement in framerate in games by simply upgrading the video card and overclocking the Processor, or would more that just be a waste?

Also, what meaningful difference is there between different versions of windows 7?

Judging by the instructions per clock of a Phenom CPU it may be holding back two 6870's by a bit especially on games that are CPU intensive, but only use one or two cores like Skyrim. Having six cores isn't going to help much except for multicore optimized games like Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3. A higher clock speed won't give you much in the way of framerate unless you can overclock by quite a bit so you better have a good bin and even better cooler. That may shorten your CPU's life as well.

If it tickles your fancy get MSI afterburner running on screen in a game and check your GPU usage. If its below 90% GPU usage most of the time, your CPU is holding you back. If your GPU usage is pinned at 99%, your CPU speed is fine. That would answer your question as to which is going to help you more. My guess is your GPU situation is probably fine for now, though.

As for different versions of Windows 7, most of the advantages are weird stuff like better domain support and a free Windows XP virtual box. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit only recognized 16GBs of RAM, but neither of use have that yet.

Also my PC stuff

CPUi5 3570k @3.4GHz (stock)
GPUAMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
RAM8 GB Muskin Radioactive Black 1600MHz
OSWindaz 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Hard Drive (s)a mess

edit: Everyone loves Speccy!

more edit: I should probably sleep one of these days. My grammar is in the toilet.

#753 Edited by jayjonesjunior (1086 posts) -

AMD Phenom II x6 1100T is a beast, but you need to overclock it.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/amd_phenom_ii_x6_1100t_be_review/1

@slaegar said:

@cybertification said:

Do you guys think that I would see a decent improvement in framerate in games by simply upgrading the video card and overclocking the Processor, or would more that just be a waste?

Also, what meaningful difference is there between different versions of windows 7?

Judging by the instructions per clock of a Phenom CPU it may be holding back two 6870's by a bit especially on games that are CPU intensive, but only use one or two cores like Skyrim. Having six cores isn't going to help much except for multicore optimized games like Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3. A higher clock speed won't give you much in the way of framerate unless you can overclock by quite a bit so you better have a good bin and even better cooler. That may shorten your CPU's life as well.

#754 Edited by jsnyder82 (726 posts) -

Mobo: Asus P8Z77 V-Deluxe

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k 3.5ghz quad core

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 770 OC 2GB

RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz

PSU: Corsair 850 TX

Optical Drive: HP DVD 1260

HDD: Samsung 840 120GB SSD (OS), Seagate Barracuda 2TB

Sound: Realtek HD Audio, Logitech 2.1 Speakers

Monitor: Dell 2412M 1920 x 1200 24" LED

KB/M: Microsoft Keyboard 2000, Logitech MX518

Case: Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Full Tower

#755 Edited by jayjonesjunior (1086 posts) -

MotherBoard:ASUS M5A99X Evo
Processor:AMD Piledriver FX8520 @ 4.5Ghz Octacore
Memory:16GB DDR3 2133Mhz Patriot Viper 3 and Corsair Vengeance PRO
Hard Drive:HD WD 1TB SATA3 (System) and HD WD 2TB SATA3 (Games)
Video Card:AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB OC Vapor-X
Monitor:23" LED AOC 1080p
Sound Card:Onboard
Speakers/Headphones:AKG K 44 and Sony Wireless Headset PULSE Elite Edition
Keyboard:Cheapo Microsoft USB
Mouse:CoolerMaster Sentinel Advance
Operating System:Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
Case:CoolerMaster CM 690 II White Plus (modded)

#756 Edited by Johrey (3 posts) -

Hello there folks! I just wanted your opinion on this rig I just built for gaming, even tho I'm not a hardcore gamer, I just wanted something good to run all the not hardcore games at max settings, like WoW or BF4, stuff like that :)... here it goes:

MotherBoard:ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Processor:Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Intel HD Graphics 2500
Memory:CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Hard Drive(SSD):Corsair Neutron Series GTX 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Video Card:GIGABYTE GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP
Monitor:

ASUS VS228H-P 22" LED 1920x1080 Res Full HD

Sound Card:Onboard
Speakers/Headphones:Steelseries Siberia V2
Keyboard:Cheap one
Mouse:Cheap one
Operating System:Windows 8 Pro 64Bit

Case: Thermaltake Versa
PSU= Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

#757 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -

Is there any way you can afford to go with a newer generation video card, like a gtx 760?

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#758 Edited by Johrey (3 posts) -

@mb: No, it's way too expensive :( I only have available for the gpu U$D 200

#759 Edited by Johrey (3 posts) -

@mb: Unless u know a better gpu for U$D 200... let me know! :)

#760 Edited by Missacre (566 posts) -

MotherBoard:Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150
Processor:Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Memory:G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133
Hard Drive(SSD):3x Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card:EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB
Monitor:

27" AOC i2769Vm LED IPS 1080p

Sound Card:Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz
Speakers/Headphones:Bowers & Wilkins MT-60D 5.1
Keyboard:Thermaltake Challenger Pro
Mouse:Logitech G400S
Operating System:Windows 7 Ultimate
#761 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -

@missacre: Have you considered going with two platter drives and an SSD for your OS and most frequently played games?

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#762 Posted by Missacre (566 posts) -

@mb: Yeah, I've thought about getting a SSD, but the price/storage capacity ratio still turns me off somewhat. I'm gonna wait a while longer and see if the price goes down to a reasonable amount. I've wanted one for a while, so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out.

#763 Edited by MB (11975 posts) -

@missacre: It's totally worth it. I have a small-ish 160gb Corsair Force 3 SSD that I have Windows on and use a tool to move Steam games back and forth to my media drive when I want to pay them. It makes a difference, trust me...it's most noticeable in startup times, loading, and copying files. That drive can be found for $130-$140 now. Or, even get a smaller SSD and just use it for your OS, commonly used software and a few games.

Hell just go for one platter drive and one SSD for now. I doubt you really need that many gigs of storage right away...just add another later on down the line when you feel like you need to, and by that time you'll get far more gb per dollar than you will now.

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#764 Posted by Pocky4Th3Win (133 posts) -

Here is my current rig, no reason for me to upgrade this year once again.

ProcessorIntel Core i5 2500k @ 4.8Ghz Overclock
CPU CoolingSwiftech H220
MotherboardAsus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
RAM8GB PC1600 DDR3
Primary Drive2x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD in RAID0
Secondary Drives3x 2TB Western Digital Black
Videocard2x eVGA 680GTX SLi
MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 2343
SoundcardonBoard
KeyboardMicrosoft Sidewinder X4
MouseRazer Mamba
HeadsetPlantronics Gamecom
Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate x64
Power SupplyThermaltake 850w Modular
CaseLian Li A-70

I lied, I upgraded my Rig.... Went SLi. :o

#765 Posted by Gregoric399 (9 posts) -

MotherBoard:AsRock Z68 Pro 3
Processor:Intel Core i5 2500k @4.5ghz
Memory:8.00GB RAM DDR3 1600mhz
Hard Drive:3x 2tb 7200RPM HDD (WD Black)
Video Card:NVIDIA GTX670 Windforce
Monitor:24" Asus LED Flat Screen
Sound Card:Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:Corsair Vengeance 1500
Keyboard:Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
Mouse:Razer Naga
Operating System:Windows 8.1 Preview
Case:Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus
#766 Edited by MoeQawama (46 posts) -

MotherBoard:Asrock Z77 Extreme 6
Processor:Intel i7 3770k OC'd to 4.5Ghz @1.19 core voltage with a Corsair H80i CPU cooler
Memory:G.Skill Ripjaws-X 16GB (2 X 8) 2133 CL9
Hard Drive:Samsung 840 Series 128GB SSD (Boot Drive) and Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD 7200 RPM
Graphics Card:Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X 3GB OC'd to 1190/1575
Monitor:27" LG IPS LED 27EA63V-P
Sound Card:Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:Astro A50 Headphones
Keyboard:Logitech bluetooth wireless Keyboard and Razer Nostromo
Mouse:Corsair Vengeance M65
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium SP1

My case is a black Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene.

My PSU is a Corsair ATX Gold 750 Modular Professional Series

I will most likely be upgrading to an AMD R9-290X

#767 Edited by Nick12373 (1 posts) -
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MotherBoard:Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 professional
Processor:Intel i7 3770k 3.50Ghz
Memory:Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 1886mhz (2 X 8)
Hard Drive:Vector 128gb SSD + 3T Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
Graphics Card:MSI GTX 770 Lightening
Power Supply:Corsair CX750w
Sound Card:Realtek High Definition Audio
Speakers/Headphones:Logitech Z5500 5.1
Keyboard:Logitech mx5500
Mouse:

cheap verbatim
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium SP1 64bit
Control Padsxbox 360 wireless controller x2
Monitor:32" Samsung LED tv

Looking to get a cpu cooler...then im complete... any suggestions?

#768 Posted by BallsDeep (29 posts) -

Mobo: X79 Asus Sabertooth

CPU: Intel 4930k

Cooling: NZXT Krakken X60

GPU: Sapphire R9 290x in crossfire

RAM: 16gigs of gskill 2133

PSU: EVGA G2 1000W

Optical Drive:N/A

HDD: Samsung 840 EVO 250gig, WD black 2TB

Monitor: Benq xl2420te

KB/M: Ducky shine 3 white led, Razer Orochi

Case: Corsair Air 540

#769 Edited by extragingerbrew (152 posts) -

My rig: Bottle of grain alcohol, cardboard box with "Lite-Brite" duck taped to it, and a cassette copy of Prince's "Purrple Rain". See you suckers in my rear view mirror.

#770 Edited by The_Great_Time_Muffin (30 posts) -

Mobo: Asus P8P67-Pro

CPU: Intel 2600K running at 4.6GHz

Cooling: Noctua DH-14

GPU: EVGA GTX 670

RAM: 8GB of DDR3 1600 Can't remember the manufacturer

STORAGE: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB x 2

Monitor: I use a 42 Inch Samsung LN40B640 HDTV in my living room.

#771 Posted by Zurv (440 posts) -

Desktop PC:

Asus Rampage IV Extreme, i7-4930k (6 cores) 4.7ghz (water cooled)

Mushkin RedLine ram 1866 DDR3 (32gigs Quad channel), Seasonic 1250 Watt PSU

Samsung 840 pro 128 SSD (system drive), OCZ 512 Vector SSD x2 (raid 0), Seagate 3TB HD

NVidia Titan Quad SLI (watercooled), 32" Sharp UltraHD pn-k321 (3840x2160)

Logitech G19s / G9, wired 360 controller

audio: Audiolab M-DAC -> Rega Brio-R (AMP) -> Sennheiser HD800 (headphones) or PSB imagine mini (speakers)

Chair: Herman Miller Aeron

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

HTPC:

Gigabyte G1.Sniper5 mobo, Core i7-4770k 4.6ghz (water cooled)

G.Skill 2666 DDR3 (16gigs), Seasonic 850 Watt PSU

OCZ vertex 4 120gig SSD, OCZ vertex 4 256g x3 (raid 0), 3TB Seagate HD

NVidia GTX 780 EVGA Classified x2 (SLI), Panasonic TC-P65VT60 HDTV (65")

AVR Receiver Yamaha RX-A3030, PSB Imagine speakers.

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard, Logitech Harmony One Advanced remote, wireless 360 controller

Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4

Laptop: Microsoft Surface pro

steamcommunity.com/id/zurv

#772 Edited by GiantLizardKing (297 posts) -

Mobo: Asus Z87-K

CPU: Intel i7 4770k

GPU: GTX 670 2GB

RAM: 8GB of DDR3 1600

STORAGE: Kingston V300 240GB

MONITOR: VIZIO M501d-A2R 50-Inch

#773 Edited by billymagnum (719 posts) -

In progress build as of December 1st...waiting on all the parts to arrive! I wanted to have a pretty mean machine but since I game in my living room on my TV, I need a discrete mean machine.

EDIT: I should probably mention my current PC in the living room is a huge loud ugly XPS 720. Lets just say it does not go with our decor lmao

MotherBoard:

ASUS Z87 Pro

Processor:Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache
Memory:Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
Hard Drive:3x 1TB Drives
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660i
Monitor:Samsung 55" LED 6000 Series Smart TV
Sound Card:ASUS Xonar Essence STX
Speakers/Headphones:Samsung 5.1 Surround
Keyboard:

Gaming Keyboard G110

Mouse:Logitech MX revolution
Operating System:Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Case:

Fractal Design Define R4 Mid - Black Pearl No Window

#774 Posted by MOAB (374 posts) -
#775 Edited by TopCat88 (174 posts) -
  • Mobo: Gigabyte M68MT-S2P
  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3 @535Mhz
  • GPU: 1GB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti
  • HDD: 500GB SATA Internal, 1TB Buffalo External
  • PSU: 400w
  • Case: A free, generic one.
  • Display: Chimei 21inch LED
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Bought custom in Taiwan 2 years ago for around $275 for the rig (The monitor was separate). Any suggestions for an upgrade?

#776 Posted by itspizza (430 posts) -
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H
CPU Core i5-3470 Quad-core 3.2
Memory16GB 1600 Mhz
Hard drive

SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB

WD Black 1TB

Video CardEvga Geforce GTX 770 2GB
Monitor

2 Acer 23' IPS monitors or 55" Vizio

Speakers 2.1 Logitech
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder x4
Mouse Logitech MX 518
OSWindows 7 pro
Power SupplyCorsair TX650 650 watt
Case

Cooler Master HAF 912

#778 Posted by GaspoweR (2803 posts) -

Looking at your specs from my perspective...

@zurv said:

Desktop PC:

Asus Rampage IV Extreme, i7-4930k (6 cores) 4.7ghz (water cooled)

Mushkin RedLine ram 1866 DDR3 (32gigs Quad channel), Seasonic 1250 Watt PSU

Samsung 840 pro 128 SSD (system drive), OCZ 512 Vector SSD x2 (raid 0), Seagate 3TB HD

NVidia Titan Quad SLI (watercooled)
NVidia Titan Quad SLI (watercooled)
NVidia Titan Quad SLI (watercooled)

NVidia Titan Quad SLI (watercooled)

32" Sharp UltraHD pn-k321 (3840x2160)

Logitech G19s / G9, wired 360 controller

audio: Audiolab M-DAC -> Rega Brio-R (AMP) -> Sennheiser HD800 (headphones) or PSB imagine mini (speakers)

Chair: Herman Miller Aeron

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

#779 Edited by PimblyCharles (1315 posts) -

MotherBoard:GIGABYTE GA-P45T-ES3G
Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (B3) 2.4GHz OC'ed to 3.6GHz (9x, 400MHz bus, 1600MHz FSB, 1.5v)
Memory:8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 PC3 12800 @ 1600MHz (8-8-8-22-2T) (1.5v)
Hard Drive:Three 7200RPM SATA600 HDs (500GB, 1TB, 2TB)
Video Card:PNY Geforce GTX 470 1280MB OC'ed to 750-3200-1500 MHz @ 1.087v
Monitor:Asus VG236H 1080p 120hz LCD 3D Vision
Sound Card:None
Speakers/Headphones:Creative 2.1 Stereo Speakers
Keyboard:Generic Dell KB
Mouse:Generic Dell Mouse
Operating System:Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
Case:Custom built with one side open to air to help cool parts

Cool thread duder. Can't believe how many people are still using Vista. I'm not a Vista hater; in fact I used it and enjoyed it for years. Windows 7 is much better for me though.

Any other overclockers out there? Impressed with the OC on my old ass Q6600? It took forever to get it stable with the timings listed above. The great thing is, I can still play most all games maxed out with at least 30fps with the old CPU. My GPU is more often a bottleneck than the Q6600!

EDIT: Just realized how old this thread is so I take back the Vista stuff.

#780 Edited by michael_katarn (76 posts) -

Case

NZXT Gamma Gaming Mid Tower Case - Black

Processor

Quad Core AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU 3.4Ghz

Processor Cooling

Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060010-WW)

Memory

8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module ADATA

Video Card

ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX

Motherboard

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO -- AMD 785G Hybrid CrossFire Chipset w/8-ch HD Audio, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, 2 PCI-E MB

Power Supply

600 Watt

Primary HD [SSD]

Samsung Electronics Samsung 840 Series SolidState Drive (SSD) 250 sata_6_0_gb 2.5-In

Data Hard Drive #1

WD 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Data Hard Drive #2

Seagate Desktop 2 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6 GB with NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5 Inch (ST2000DX001)

Operating System

Windows 7 Pro

Monitor

Dell 23” 1920 x 1080 Resolution

I am hoping these new consoles don't send minimum specs of cross platform games through the roof. I've been able to run new games on high for the last few years and would like to continue.

#781 Edited by Liquidsolidus (66 posts) -

Case: NZXT Phantom White Fulltower Case

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3

CPU: Intel i7 3770 w/ TurboBoost to 3.9GHZ

Memory: Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3

Power Supply:Corsair Professional Series HX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold

Video Card: GeForce GTX 760 2GB

Monitor: ASUS VE247H Black 23.6"

Got this built about 2 weeks ago for about $1000 not including the OS and Monitor and can play any game I've thrown at it on ultra, very happy :)

#782 Posted by TriBeard (124 posts) -

My new(ly upgraded) baby:

Case: Fractal design Define r4 XL

Motherboard: Foxconn Flaming Blade GTI (x58)

CPU: Intel i7 920 @ 3.8Ghz

Cooler: Coolermaster 212 Evo

Memory: Generic PNY 1333Mhz

PSU: Rosewill Capstone 750

Video Card: Diamond R9 290 (wasn't my first choice of brand, but it's all I could find in stock)

Monitor: Asus PA248Q (16:10 1920x1200 and IPS was worth the cost)

Maxing everything out for the first time is amazing.

#783 Posted by gokaired (479 posts) -

I'll officially be a PC gamer by the end of the month however i have't enough room for a desktop and getting a custom built laptop.

This is my "rig"

Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4700MQ (2.40GHz) 6MB
Memory (RAM) 1 x 8GB
Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M - 2.0GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
HDMI/VGA1 & 1, I have a 32 inch TV to connect it to.
Memory - 1st Hard Disk1TB WD SCORPIO BLUE WD10JPVX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 8MB CACHE (5400 rpm)
Monitor15.6" full 1080p HD (it would have been 17" but once I saw a laptop that size I knew it was too big for me)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW) (I almost got a Blu-Ray drive)
Memory Card ReaderInternal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
KeyboardFull, numbers n'all
Sound CardIntel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless/Wired NetworkingGIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N-135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
Controller(s)/MousePS3 USB controller with 360 layout (it's quite small too). My mouse is old 2006-7 i think, a 5 button IntelliMouse Optical USB and PS/2 Compatible (I wish I had the black one), I have a few mats I got free from Magazines
USB Options3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
BatteryCosmos Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48.84WH)
Power Cable1 x UK Power Lead & 90W AC Adaptor
Operating SystemGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (I would have got XP but i got used to 7 plus i can still turn down the graphics of the OS)

Apart of me feels i should of gotten a better CPU but guess it's enough. I'm pretty excited, now I can play Borderlands 2 again! :D

#784 Edited by TriBeard (124 posts) -

@gokaired: That CPU will be fine. In fact, if anything, I would have gone with a slower one and moved to a 760m or something like that. Either way, It's probably better than you have now. Also, the Dual Shock 4 is great for PC gaming. Just throwing it out there. lol

Also, getting XP at this point would be a massively bad idea and a mistake. It's no longer supported, so no security updates, new hardware isn't always compatible, you don't get dx10 and 11 goodies, some newer games don't even run on it, and the 64 bit version is borderline unusable due to drivers and programs that are not and never were compatible, so you are limited to 3.5ish GB of ram (and I think that would include the 2GB in your GPU, so you could only use 2GB of sytem ram). Windows 7 is a great operating system, and I use windows 8.1 on a daily basis on both my laptop and desktop and have no problems with it either.

#785 Posted by gokaired (479 posts) -

@tribeard: Thanks dude, I know a few good friends who use all 3 for gaming and never asked them of the what's best :)

#786 Edited by billymagnum (719 posts) -

@billymagnum said:

In progress build as of December 1st...waiting on all the parts to arrive! I wanted to have a pretty mean machine but since I game in my living room on my TV, I need a discrete mean machine.

EDIT: I should probably mention my current PC in the living room is a huge loud ugly XPS 720. Lets just say it does not go with our decor lmao

MotherBoard:

ASUS Z87 Pro

Processor:Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache
Memory:Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
Hard Drive:Samsung Pro 840 512GB / 3x 1TB Drives
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660i
Monitor:Samsung 55" LED 6000 Series Smart TV
Sound Card:On board/ASUS Xonar Essence STX/Line 6 Toneport UX2
Speakers/Headphones:Samsung 5.1 Surround
Keyboard:

Logitech MX™ 5500 Revolution (wireless)/ Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110 (wired)

Mouse:Logitech MX revolution
Operating System:Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Case:

Fractal Design Define R4 Mid - Black Pearl No Window

just a post build update....this thing is a friggin beast. no need to fuck with overclocking...

#787 Posted by TriBeard (124 posts) -

@billymagnum: I love the fractal design cases and how they look. It's just so clean. The polar opposite of my antec 900. And so much better designed too.

#788 Posted by billymagnum (719 posts) -

@tribeard: yes! exactly what i wanted for my living room. clean - sleek - QUIET. looks just like my other samsung components. they have great build quality and design without sacrificing performance/efficiency. after owning the xps since 2006, i could bear another over the top transformers looking case.

#789 Posted by TriBeard (124 posts) -

@billymagnum: Yeah. This case (define r4 xl r2) is so much quieter than my old case or my friends cooler master haf 932 its ridiculous.

My only complaint is that it weighs as much as a small car, but it's a full tower and that insulation that makes it quiet is heavy, so that's sort of par for the course, and I never intended to move it much anyway.

#790 Edited by noizy (654 posts) -
Case:Antec P183
Power Supply:Antec TruePower Quattro 850W
Mother Board:ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Processor:Intel Core i7-920 @ 2.67GHz
Memory:4x2GB OCZ DDR3 1600 MHz (OCZ3P1600EB)
Hard Drives:5x750GB WD Caviar Black (RAID5)
DVD:Pioneer DVR-217D
Video Card:Sapphire HD 7850 2GB OC GDDR5
Monitors:ASUS VH236HL-P (primary)
ViewSonic VX2255wm (secondary)
Panasonic TC-P42U2 (tertiary - living room)
Sound Card:SoundMAX from ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Speakers/Headphones:EDIROL MA-15D / Audio-Technica ATH-M50S
Keyboard:Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (Cherry MX Blue)
Mouse:Logitech G400
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

My PC is over 4 years old, but still handling current games without issues. Waiting for the new generation to pick up steam and game engines to start evolving again to build something new. Will likely build a smaller PC with fast drives and a NAS on the side for storage.

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#791 Edited by ripelivejam (3538 posts) -
  • Case: Coolermaster HAF 912
  • CPU: Intel Core2Duo e6600 OC'd to 3.4ghz
  • Mobo: EVGA 680i
  • RAM: 4gb DDR2 800MHZ (2x Corsair and 2x Kingston)
  • Vid: ASUS EAH6850 1GB OC'd (GPU clock @940mhz and memory @1140mhz
  • HDD: HGST Desktar 1tb; Samsung HD103SI 1tb (failing); Seagate Backup Plus External 2tb
  • Monitor: LG Flatron W2353V 23 inch
  • Sound Card: Creative X-Fi HD USB (more for music quality than surround sound/gaming, though it's plenty fine for that)
  • Keyboard: das Keyboard Model S Professional (recent one that i guess is from different OEM but don't know the difference and love it)
  • Mouse: Razer Naga MMORPG (got for $30 off a coworker to replace my not quite working Logitech g500 which strangely is now my work mouse. i like it but i'm thinking of picking up a g500s as i miss my old mouse)
  • Controller: 360 wired
  • PSU: Raidmax 630w Modular (lmao)

my build made in 2007 upgraded here and there since then. i'm mainly doing this to shame myself. still plays most games decently enough, mostly due to everything being console ports i'm sure. will try to upgrade cpu/mobo/ram soon but in the meantime just saving money.

#792 Edited by agentboolen (1751 posts) -

@carlos: My Rig, planning to up the ram to 16gb some day.

#793 Edited by TriBeard (124 posts) -

@ripelivejam: Not trying to be rude at all, but that stuff is old enough that you should probably just keep saving till you can do a "full" upgrade and throw a gpu and probably a power supply in there too. Hard drives and such don't really go out of style, especially for basic storage duties, and you can always reuse monitors and peripherals. I know it's not a good place to be, and I've been there before. But you could use the upgrade on most everything, and if you wanted, you could turn that rig into a media server/internet/ubuntu box pretty easily and have some extra functionality from it that way too.

#794 Posted by SpaceCouncil (62 posts) -

Intel i7 quad-core 3.7GHz
12GB RAM DDR3 DIMM2
2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
Asus 27 inch LCD dual set up with Acer 21.5 LED
2TB HDD

figured I'd join in the fun

#796 Posted by pinhead1 (6 posts) -

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 925 Processor

RAM: 8GB DDR3

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460

Motherboard: Probably a AMD

Case: Raidmax Orion

PSU: Apevia ATX

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Going to upgrade my CPU and Motherboard soon

#797 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -
@pinhead1 said:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 925 Processor

RAM: 8GB DDR3

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460

Motherboard: Probably a AMD

Case: Raidmax Orion

PSU: Apevia ATX

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Going to upgrade my CPU and Motherboard soon

Duder, forget upgrading your CPU and motherboard. I mean, you can if you want, but you really need a GPU upgrade. It's the single most important component when it comes to games.

#798 Edited by CivilizedWorm (17 posts) -
  • Case: Fractal Define R4
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k 3.30 GHz
  • GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC
  • RAM: 16GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3
  • HDD: 1x Digital Western 500GB; 1x Crucial 64GB SSD
  • PSU: Cooler Master GX 650W
  • OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • Keyboard: Logitech G105
  • Mouse: Logitech G500s
#799 Posted by BawlZINmotion (714 posts) -
  • Motherboard: EVGA SLI LE (X58)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8ghz
  • Memory: G.Skill Trident 2000mhz 12GB
  • Hard Drive: 500GB Seagate Barracuda
  • Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6950
  • Monitor: 24' Samsung Syncmaster P2570
  • Sound Card: (see motherboard)
  • Speakers/Headphones: Logitech G35
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 with Cherry MX Brown switches, Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Logitech G9x
  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1
  • Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout
#800 Edited by bybeach (4725 posts) -

Cooler Master Haf x full tower

Cooler Master 1200 watt gold PSU

Intel i7 950 (3.07 GHz)

Corsair H-70 cooler

One surviving 570 EVGA superclock gpu (originally sli)

Corsair 12 GB ram, triple channel.

some over-expensive Asus MB (Rampage 111)

2-500GB veloci-raptor HDD's in Raid 0 config that MS hates for some reason, 10,000 rpm.

56 inch Samsung dlp tv, thinking 4K in the future

Built this around 1/ 5/2011. I am resisting so far buying a 780 ti, either EVGA with ATX cooler, or the Gigabyte 3 fan version. Just one card now, and I am absolutely amazed how well my single 570 is carrying the load.

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