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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by duplo83 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:00 am

Alright, I've finally gotten around to posting some pics of my rig. I wanted to wait until I plopped my GTX 280 in there before I did so. And yes, before the ATI faithful descend upon me, I know that the 4870 is a better price/performance purchase, but I'm more concerned with the performance part of it. :)

I included a close-up of some Dremel work I did on my case window; whomever can identify the character gets a prize! :rolleyes:

I'll also take some more pics when I get my second GTX 280 in the not too distant future.
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Case=Antec Twelve Hundred
Mobo=EVGA 790i Ultra SLI
CPU=Intel Q9450 OC @ 3.7 Ghz
GPU=GTX 280 X 2 SLI
RAM=Corsair DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24
Sound=Creative X-fi Xtreme Gamer
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by Methious » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:00 am

The character would be Darth Vader, sweet looking setup, I just got a GTX-260 and I've gotta say I'm liking it.
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by duplo83 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:09 am

Yeah, the GTX series is awesome. I did notice something interesting on the video card's box. XFX had specific recommendations for power supplies listed, and they said for a GTX 280 SLI setup that a minimum of 680W was required. That seems REALLY low for two GTX cards. Most sites I've read about the card on have said an SLI setup would require at least 800 watts to run two GTXs. I wonder if most people are a little TOO cautious with their power supplies. :-k
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:40 am

Yeah, people really are over-cautious when it comes to recommended PSU requirements. It's probably due to how many shoddy PSU's there are out there, if the min required was actually rated at what it should be, people with cheap PSUs at those ratings would think that they would be ok to run it, but in reality they wouldn't (as cheap PSUs wattage ratings aren't worth jack).

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by bandieramonte » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:40 pm

Hi everyone! I will finally post here some pictures of my new system, the system that many of the administrators and members of this forums helped me to build and that I could not have built without the help of you.

I would like to THANK all of you who posted a piece of helpful information that proved useful in building my rig.

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It's kind of a fuzz with the cables here huh? If I could order the cables better the flow from the outside could come in more efficiently but I did not now where the heck to place the cables.
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Here it looks kind of cool 8) ... well at least for me
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The big panorama, with my new 24' inch screen for playing games at 1920x1200 res the way it's meant to be played with two G92 8800 GTS's!

I took more pictures but this forum only allowed me to post 3 pictures. Well, you saw it, the system many of you helped me to build.
Thanks again!!

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Post by DaIceMan » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:49 pm

^^ Awesome looking system. I have a new one coming soon, and all of the others will be changing again so I will post new pictures of the family after the folding war and rebuilds.
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:54 pm

If you want to post more pictures, because we want to see more, just make another new post after the first one is full up of pictures :P

Nice system. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by martini161 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:47 pm

bandieramonte: you could use my setup as a guide to tidy your calbes. what i did was ziptie them in little bundels, then ziptied the bundels to the side of the drive bays
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:39 pm

The wifes new rig I put together last week out of a few spare old parts I had around the shop................ :mrgreen:

Specs: XFX 680i Lt, Intel E6750, Corsair Dominator PC-6400 2 x 1 gb, XFX 7900GT, WD SATA 250 gb HD, Lite-On DVDRW & CDRW, Tagan 700w PSU.
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by kappage » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:29 am

Bio-Hazard wrote:The wifes new rig I put together last week out of a few spare old parts I had around the shop................ :mrgreen:

Specs: XFX 680i Lt, Intel E6750, Corsair Dominator PC-6400 2 x 1 gb, XFX 7900GT, WD SATA 250 gb HD, Lite-On DVDRW & CDRW, Tagan 700w PSU.
That is an awesome rig for 'spare parts'... :finga: :finga:
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by Bio-Hazard » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:02 am

All the parts in the rig are either old parts from my system or contest wins from different sites................. :mrgreen: . Nothing in the thing is new out the box except the PSU (Tagan contest) and case (review sample).

XFX 680i Lt (contest), Intel E6750 (my old CPU), Corsair Dominator PC-6400 2 x 1 gb (contest), XFX 7900GT (contest), WD SATA 250 gb HD (my old HD), Lite-On DVDRW & CDRW (old PATA drives from my rig).

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by TheGanG » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:21 pm

My rig is updated:

MAGICOOL PRO III - 360mm Rad
EK SUPREME - Acetal WB
Dtek dB-1 Compact 12v DC Pump 500 LPH/20dBA
Alphacool Coolplex - 50 mm Res 500 ml.
Nanoxia FX 12 47,4 CFM/17dBA - 3*120 mm Fan
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TT UV Green 1000 ml. + %10 Antifreezer
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DFI LP DK P45 T2RS PLUS-E8400-4GB CellShock 1000MHz-SilverStone Strider 750W
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by martini161 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:10 pm

looking good!
Bandier: I just noticed this, where is the sli bridge between the 2 8800gts'?

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by vicaphit » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:46 am

Good point martini! An SLI bridge might help out a bit.
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Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:16 pm

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Awkward shot, I know... but I just had to show my newest addition to the rig!
That 8800GTS 512 is a BLAST for gaming compared to the 7800GT :shock:
MSI 970A-G43
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GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
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Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by martini161 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:18 pm

what about for folding? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: hint hint

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:46 pm

Most definitely, I've downloaded the CUDA files and the GPU client, I just don't know if I need to install the seperate CUDA drivers AND the toolkit AND the SDK stuff before I install the [email protected] GPU client... :?
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someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:04 am

Just need to grab the cuda drivers (don't need the other stuff from nvidia), and install the GPU2 client.

At least that's all I had to do when I did it.

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by martini161 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:52 am

yeah unless your going to be writing some CUDA software all you need is the drivers

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:17 am

Alright, cool. I'll hop on it Saturday after work and we should see some points roll in for a bit
MSI 970A-G43
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GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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