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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by stev » Sun May 04, 2008 6:35 pm

Nothing special here ...

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Post by DaIceMan » Sun May 04, 2008 9:59 pm

Didn't look near as ugly as it does now, until I posted the pic. Mods, they are a comin'. Should be ordering all my parts tomorrow night. Once they arrive, I'll take a little Folding vacation and get this thing looking the way it should.

Edit: forgot to mention, this is Behemoth, specs are in the sig.

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by ibleet » Mon May 05, 2008 1:02 am

Stev, is that your computer chair, that hard plastic step stool? My ass hurts just lookin' at that thing. :lol:

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Post by skier » Mon May 05, 2008 10:02 am

ibleet wrote:Stev, is that your computer chair, that hard plastic step stool? My ass hurts just lookin' at that thing. :lol:
no, the real question is, is that a bomb shelter?? :shock:

my comp is, well, dead, so no pix of what im running now {im ashamed} once i get the PSU and RAM, well thats a Hole, Novva, Lebel. :mrgreen: (sound it out, if you don't already know(its MADtv))
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Post by vicaphit » Mon May 05, 2008 10:43 am

Dragon_Cooler wrote:that is the 8800gts 640, My g/f wont let me use her 2x 8800gtx which she only plays CS and WoW :( LOL and right now its @ 3.0Ghz. I know its not a lot, but my room is always at 80-85f+
Could you switch out her SLI cards for your 8800gts without her knowledge?
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by Dragon_Cooler » Mon May 05, 2008 1:06 pm

vicaphit wrote:
Dragon_Cooler wrote:that is the 8800gts 640, My g/f wont let me use her 2x 8800gtx which she only plays CS and WoW :( LOL and right now its @ 3.0Ghz. I know its not a lot, but my room is always at 80-85f+
Could you switch out her SLI cards for your 8800gts without her knowledge?
I actually could yes. LOL But there is a moral standing with that. LOLOL Also i would have to take out my hard drive cage and mount all my drive in the optical bay. Just one GTX barely fit. One reason i am not so upity about is because everything i have thrown full detail at has run flawlessly at max FPS. So until a crysis 2 comes out or something Im not too worried about it just yet. Another thing is heat. 2 of those in this mid tower would be an oven.
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by JustSomeone » Mon May 05, 2008 2:22 pm

Not the prettiest rig in town, but it does what I need it to do. :)


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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by stev » Mon May 05, 2008 3:22 pm

skierkid450 wrote:
ibleet wrote:Stev, is that your computer chair, that hard plastic step stool? My ass hurts just lookin' at that thing. :lol:
no, the real question is, is that a bomb shelter?? :shock:

Yes, that is my comfort chair. That back bar keeps my behind from slipping off. :P

Bomb shelter? Nope, just the basement corner I get in the entire house. At least I have carpeting. :)

Here's a look the other way. I'm not the only one down there. My two boys have their systems at the next tables.

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon May 05, 2008 5:14 pm

Glad that everyone has taken up the challenge, its nice to see what other people are running ^_^

@vicaphit: does that btx form factor not kill your CPU temp wise? I'd have ripped it apart and put a proper cooler (at least another fan) on it soon after getting it.

@DaIceMan: do you think that having the SB cooler right over the GPU fan makes a significant difference to the GPU temps? Or is it a fairly cool SB with that on anyway?

@JustSomeone: It might not have the stunning looks, but it is by no means ugly. Got some nice hardware in it too :P

@stev: be careful that you don't end up straining something reaching all the way up to that desk from your little stool :P

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by /dev/null » Mon May 05, 2008 5:23 pm

martini161 wrote:wow suprised at the amount of stock coolers in this thread :-k well ill go ahead and post mine rig (the most extreme so far imo 8) )
@sparky: you should consider moving to sata disc drives, it would do wonders for your wire management
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I totally agree with you about the sata, I just installed an old 250 gig ide drive in my new build recently, with another ide dvd burner attached to the same channel and I wanted the hard drive to be master with the dvd-rw being slave. Most computers have the drive slots aligned so the 5 1/4 (cd-rom/dvd/etc) are above where the 3 1/2 (hard disk) bays are, making it so you have to have the dvd and hard disk side by side if you hope to attach both to the ide cable in the manner I mentioned above, with the hdd as master. SATA ftw.

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Post by stev » Mon May 05, 2008 8:30 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:@stev: be careful that you don't end up straining something reaching all the way up to that desk from your little stool :P

LOL Being a bit tall helps to see the monitor straight on.

martini161 wrote:wow surprised at the amount of stock coolers in this thread ...

Mine isn't stock, it's the ThermalTake Big Typhoon. It is BiG. At the time it was either that or the XP-90 copper. I'm happy with my choice. 8)
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Post by DaIceMan » Mon May 05, 2008 10:08 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:@DaIceMan: do you think that having the SB cooler right over the GPU fan makes a significant difference to the GPU temps? Or is it a fairly cool SB with that on anyway?
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I don't really have problems with the GPU temp. Idles around 50 or so. If I'm going to be gaming for any length of time, I just fire up NTune and crank the fan speed. 100% fan speed brings the temp down to 43-45 at idle, and rarely over 60-62 when gaming.

I had read of problems with the SB being really warm on these boards, so I figure the 2-3 deg trade off in GPU temp was worth it for stability.
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Post by THRASHER2 » Tue May 06, 2008 4:25 am

My Spinner case MOD :supz:
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Post by JustSomeone » Tue May 06, 2008 4:40 am

THRASHER2 wrote:My Spinner case MOD :supz:

Wow! Did you do any of the fabrication? Got any build pics to share? Just curious about how much work went into that. :prayer:

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Post by THRASHER2 » Tue May 06, 2008 4:59 am

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THRASHER2 wrote:My Spinner case MOD :supz:

Wow! Did you do any of the fabrication? Got any build pics to share? Just curious about how much work went into that. :prayer:
Worklog is here :supz:
http://hardware.gamershell.com/forum/sh ... php?t=1787


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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by ibleet » Tue May 06, 2008 10:25 am

Hey Thrasher2....that thing is CRAZY! :mrgreen:

More pics and open it up!

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by JuneBug » Tue May 06, 2008 1:25 pm

Just built this last evening, i forgot how much i hate doing new builds, for instance the yellow/orange cord running from the top left to the bottom right has to be done for SATA 2.0, WHY it could be that i just did not read every thing on the page but i thought it said it HAD to be done. but this should last me another 5-7 years.

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Post by DMB2000uk » Tue May 06, 2008 1:52 pm

Nice to see all the effort you put into cable tidying there junebug :finga:

Just checked your boards manual, and it appears that you only need the orange sata ports connected like that if you want to use the eSATA port on the back IO shield. So you don't actually need that for SATAII, it will run at that speed automatically.

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Post by DaIceMan » Tue May 06, 2008 4:04 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Just checked your boards manual, and it appears that you only need the orange sata ports connected like that if you want to use the eSATA port on the back IO shield. So you don't actually need that for SATAII, it will run at that speed automatically.

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Post by skier » Tue May 06, 2008 7:59 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Nice to see all the effort you put into cable tidying there junebug :finga:
not a zip tie in sight
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