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Gold Member
Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, WI

Post Number: 4422
Registered: Mar-07
Sup guys.. I've been gathering parts for a computer build for the past couple months. I wanted to wait for AMDs Bulldozer FX processors, but I found the 965 for 115 so I just got that. The motherboard is Bulldozer ready so I'll eventually upgrade. Anyways, finally got the rest of my parts yesterday and put it all together. Here's a few pics

Specs:

CASE: NZXT Tempest Evo
MOBO: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 @ 3.8Ghz OC
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB
DVD Drive: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2
Monitor: Samsung 23" 1080p
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64



So many boxes to get rid of..
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All black mobo ftw
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Phenom installed. I made sure to lick the pins for that extra power boost... haha
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The drives..
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SSD mounted and ready to be installed
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lots of wires
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This case has really good cable management. Definitely recommend it.
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All finished
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Eventually I'll throw some cathodes in there to light it up some more lol.
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Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 24976
Registered: Jun-06
That's a lot of fans! Must draw a good bit of power and dissipate heat? Looks awesome though.
 

Gold Member
Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, WI

Post Number: 4423
Registered: Mar-07
Haha yeah, there are 6 case fans. The fans don't draw as much power as you would think. It keeps it pretty cool inside. I thought it was going to be really loud, but I was surprised when I first turned it on. Even when the graphics card and CPU fan are running at full speed it still isn't that bad.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 24977
Registered: Jun-06
I meant that if that many fans are needed then there must be a substantial heat production that needs dissipated.


6 fans though. Wow.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 2051
Registered: Feb-07
Very nice! love the cable management.

BTW, what was you final cost of PC (not including the monitor, and i think i have the same monitor )
 

Gold Member
Username: Wolf_hound

Phoenix, AZ

Post Number: 1400
Registered: Sep-05
His monitor is also his tv LOL. looks great though.
 

Gold Member
Username: Joebruce

Crescendo Audio FTMFW!!!, AA Havoc 15 ... Your Mom FTW!!!

Post Number: 3589
Registered: May-04
Weaksauce!!!!!


 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5998
Registered: Dec-06
That's one sweet rig. High 7's on the WEI! Paul, six fans is pretty standard on these mid-high level cases. I have eight, plus a turbine blower that I can ramp up for high stress apps. These new super fast components generate a lot of heat, and the best thing you can do for their longevity is supply an air flow across them, and lots of it. Most of these cases are built in a 2-3 front (in) and 3-6 rear and/or side/top (out) config. Creates a wind tunnel straight through the case. This is why it is so important to make sure your case is somewhat air tight, and every unused slot is covered up.
 

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Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, WI

Post Number: 4424
Registered: Mar-07
Dang 8 fans, must be a full-size case. A turbine blower? That's awesome. Did you have to mod your case for that or no?

Skullz, final cost came to around $1000. Do you have the 2333T? I've had it for a couple years. It's great and cheap too! I might be buying another one for dual 23''
 

Platinum Member
Username: Rovin

1 15 = 153 DBs ...Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 17022
Registered: Jul-05
NICE !

that is like a souped up car ...
 

Platinum Member
Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 17163
Registered: Jun-04
insane you might as well installed an air conditioner lol
 

Gold Member
Username: Th3pwn3r

I compensate...

Post Number: 9805
Registered: Jul-06
Not bad. I would have probably invested in a better SSD but other than that it's not bad. Clean up those wires!

 

Gold Member
Username: Th3pwn3r

I compensate...

Post Number: 9806
Registered: Jul-06
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That's the last machine I built which was ages ago.


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If you guys want to talk about air flow, there are 7 120mm fans, 1 140mm fan and a 200mm fan(the big one in the front). This machine is no longer like this since I don't care for flashy computers anymore.
 

Gold Member
Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 4935
Registered: Oct-06
What can these decked out computers do that other ones can't?
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 2052
Registered: Feb-07
Run fast, stay cool and pretty much run any damn game out there lol
 

Silver Member
Username: Djsmith

Post Number: 651
Registered: May-11
must be very noisy with all the fans running
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

New York

Post Number: 2056
Registered: Feb-07
They actually have fans that run very quiet. I would not be surprised if those were the ones used. The build of the case also can be a big factor of noise.
 

Gold Member
Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, WI

Post Number: 4433
Registered: Mar-07
Sweet builds Rob. The SSD I bought at the time was one of the highest rated for its price... couple months later everything changes. I wish I woulda bought a larger one, but they're too expensive.


Doreen it does make noise that's forsure, but it doesn't really bother me. Well, at least this time of the year because I have a floor fan running at full speed 24/7 because it's so damn hot up here on the second floor.
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

I compensate...

Post Number: 9811
Registered: Jul-06
If you want quiet fans that move a lot of air look to Noctua, even at full tilt they're barely audible and push a lot of CFM BUT I will say this much, they are hideous.

Thanks Steve and yea, 120 is the bare minimum I would go with on an SSD and the C300 you have still performs pretty well, I should have said gone with a higher capacity in my earlier post. I was actually going to drop some money into a nice SSD setup or even OCZs Revodrive X2 BUT then I started doing research and have pretty much scared myself out of a purchase due to reading all the horror stories that SSDs create. The Revodrive mentioned is a PCI-E storage device that's expensive and I was going to run one of those until I discovered the thing draws 13.5 watts at idle which may not seem much but an SSD will draw about .5 watts at idle, the real issues isn't so much the power consumption but the additional heat generated. No thanks, my machine already makes my room hotter than I'd like, of course that's kind of nice in the midwest Winters we have.
 

Gold Member
Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 4942
Registered: Oct-06
I've never had more than a good stock computer and I've played some serious warcraft, starcraft, C&C etc without any problems. Not to mention playing poker online multi-tabling while playing music and stuff too. I guess these computers would just do all that more efficiently?
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 25032
Registered: Jun-06
Pitt I remember buying a computer that had 3 gigs of memory and 500mb of ram and the salesman looked at me in awe when I asked if I could get more.

"What on Earth are you gonna need that much space for?".



Today's limos are tomorrow's clunkers. In the PC world the evolution scale is just flat out crazy.



An average smart phone today has more potential than a $2000 pc of only 5 years ago or less.


The curve is just insane.
 

Gold Member
Username: Th3pwn3r

I compensate...

Post Number: 9812
Registered: Jul-06
Lol @ serious warcraft, starcraft and C&C, just thought that was funny. Anyhow, the average computer can handle most RTS games with low to mid settings pretty easily BUT when you start improving quality for visuals frame rates suffer and eventually you're playing a game and getting only 5 FPS which would be terrible. For that you need a decent video card and even then sometimes it's not enough depending on settings used. Some people like to have a ton of things running too so you need more ram, a faster CPU or fast storage hardware if you move around a lot of data. I really don't think efficiency is the right term to describe what people want in most cases but it's the experience. Now if you use your machine for work then yea, efficiency is important because time is valuable in that case.

Paul, I disagree about them saying what phones can do. The clock speeds are there but in most cases smart phones are turds that you'd want to rely on only in a scenario you had no access to an actual PC. I've used a bunch of Smartphones although I don't own one and I'm definitely not impressed that's for sure. They often have huge delays and freeze ups, ugh. Despite that I would get one BUT I always break my phones so I use whatever outdated piece of junk that can take a beating.
 

New member
Username: Angeljoe

Post Number: 4
Registered: Jan-14
nice, thats amazing.
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