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1 hour ago, Mezoxin said:

 back then even the most silent pc you would hear the beeping and rumbling noise from HDD's and dual PSU fans  , no one would complaign of things such as coil whine because it was muffled by all that background nois and now current pc users are so annoyed off by it  and even RMA their products because of it 

It wasn't so bad actually, the biggest thing was the whine from the small fans I had cooling the NB and VRM. Being an Abit IN9-32X Max (Wifi) it didn't need a ton of airflow over the VRM and NB but it definitely helped a lot with stability at 4Ghz (1600mhz FSB) and 4GB of DDR3 1066. I never could get the RAM to OC any but I also didn't put much time into it either once I had a stable CPU OC. The fan whine got worse and worse till one day I discovered that it was whining so badly because the bearing was failing, after I replaced it and kajiggered some different fan for VRM cooling it was very quiet except under load and even then the Xigamtek 3 heat pipe tower cooler kept the CPU fairly cool and the Cougar fans were pretty quiet, it was a gentle lower tone whoosh noise at full load. I migrated to SSD for the main drive fairly early on so that wasn't really an issue either and always had a large single fan PSU in it as well.

 

Now, you wanna talk noisy...I had a 4Ghz (seeing a trend here?) P4 Prescott under Koolance water. That case was ALL 80MM fans which back then were all terribly noisy and motherboard fan control was like...maybe 2 headers for 3 pin since 4 pin didn't even exist as far as I know. That Koolance water cooler was a triple 80mm Delta fan over a 240 cross flow radiator in the top of the case. Back of the case had 2 80mm fans which were constant speed 12V and one had a speed signal to connect to the motherboard so it wouldn't bitch about missing CPU fan at boot. The Koolance system is agnostic of CPU temps, it runs off a thermal diode in the water block on the back of it near the CPU and assumes that to be water temp and then adjusts fan speeds accordingly with a constant speed dual pump/res combo in push/pull for the pumps. That behemoth (which I still have but with a X3470 Xeon on P55 board) was LOUD. 3 pin rear fans in there now and it's a reasonable whoosh.

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On 12/12/2019 at 5:20 PM, Velcade said:

I'd move the PC to the left by the shelves so it's not under where I'm sitting.  No reason to smash my chair into the glass and it improves leg room.

Nice idea but then i need to make a cablechannel to the Maindesk and such long Cables are expensive.

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On 12/12/2019 at 8:59 PM, MEC-777 said:

Kind of agree, but it does save a lot of desk space.

That was my point and my Girlfriend dont want a second PC on the Wall XD

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On 12/9/2019 at 11:33 AM, Yogi_DaBear221 said:

This is my Purple Power Budget Battle Station

Case:

Rosewill Cullinan V500

Motherboard:

ASUS B450M-A 

CPU:

RYZEN 5 2600

GPU:

PowerColor RX580 Red Dragon 8GB

PSU:

EVGA 850BQ

Storage:

1 X WD 1TB HDD
1 X Seagate 2TB HDD
1 X Silicon Power 256gb SSD

Ram: T-Force (2x8gb)16GB 3000mhz RGB Ram

Cooling:

4 X 120MM RGB Fans

1 X Ryzen 5 Stock Cooler

PC Price (Per Amazon):

790.30USD(If everything bought brand new)

 

Keyboard:Corsair K68

Mouse:Razer Naga Trinity 

Headset: Logitech G432 

Speakers: Insignia(Best Buy Brand)

Webcam:Logitech C910

Monitors: 1 X HP 1920X1080

1 X Acer 1920X1080

1 X Acer 1440X900

RGB Light Strips: Monster 

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Whoa! What a stunning picture man.

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On 12/13/2019 at 2:48 AM, Mezoxin said:

Couldnt resist transforming my H500P mesh white case to a storm troopers theme Hope You Like it It was my first time to build lego action figueres I think it took me longer than the time i needed to build my PC =D

The case is dead silent while gaming thanks to the bequit cooling ability /silent fans and the Corsair RMi850w gives me alot of thermal headroom , i have modified the fan curve for the front case fans to run on the lowest rpm and only ramp up at cpu temp of 80C which i never reach unless i am running avx loads during prime stress tests where basicly the cpu is putting out 180w+ of heat

 

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Hello I'm new to building pc. I've been a console collector for 20 years and I'm just now dipping my toe in. 

 

My rig so far. 

Alienware aurora r3 ($20)

I7 920

32gb ram

Gtx 750ti.

 

My wife's computer 

Alienware aurora r2 (free) 

I7 860

12gb ram

Gtx 650 ti

 

Still doing my research into upgrades. 

 

-Lillian Brink 

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1 hour ago, RetroOrc said:

Hello I'm new to building pc. I've been a console collector for 20 years and I'm just now dipping my toe in. 

 

My rig so far. 

Alienware aurora r3 ($20)

I7 920

32gb ram

Gtx 750ti.

 

My wife's computer 

Alienware aurora r2 (free) 

I7 860

12gb ram

Gtx 650 ti

 

Still doing my research into upgrades. 

 

-Lillian Brink 

Could you post some pictures of the setups ?

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You can take a look at all of the Tech that I own and have owned over the years in my About Me section and on my Profile.

 

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Randomly got reminded of having a Photobucket account and somehow remembered my login details.

I found a pic of my old LGA775 system and one of my old desk setups from the same time or newer maybe, IDK?

 

An overclocked Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180 with 2x2Gb of DDR2-800 (1 Kingston HyperX and 1 OCZ Platinum as I had a DOA Kingston stick), Abit IP35 motherboard, Sapphire X1650 pro graphics and a 450w Enermax PSU (Decent PSU but a basic budget one at that)

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The desk setup with a Toshiba Tecra M5 laptop (Core 2 T7200, 2gb ram and a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M), Microsoft/Razer Reclusa keyboard and Habu mouse on a QCK heavy mousemat, a cheap AOC monitor, xbox 360, some old AV receiver and speakers...etc

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Desktop: Project 2019

Ryzen 5 2600|2x8gb Vegeance LPX|ASRock B40M Pro4

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB|be Quiet! Pure Power 11 600w

AData 240gb SSD

Laptop: Ultrabook Touch

I5-4300u|8gb RAM|128gb Msata

1080p touch screen

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I'm making some changes later in the week, I have an EK A240G kit coming in. I will also be adding a second rad in the next couple months. I'm also replacing all of my case fans this week as well. I'm basically doing a complete overhaul of my cable management this week as well as installed an open loop. I also custom painted the interior of this case when I got it. When the side panel is on it looks really good. I just don't have a picture of it since it's across the room and I'm lazy. The green paint reflects a lot of light and the side panel is tinted so it ends up looking really good. Anyway, hardware isn't too impressive these days but it works very well:
CPU: Intel i7 7700K @ 4.9GHz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB Platinum (swapping out for EK A240G)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB)

GPU: EVGA GeForce 1080Ti Founders Edition (Overclock +160 Core, +300 Memory, hopefully higher on liquid)

Mobo: ASUS Hero Maximus IX

PSU: Corsair CX750

Case: Rosewill Cullinan 

Storage 1 (Boot Drive): Samsung Evo 970 Plus 1TB

Storage 2: Samsung Evo 850 1TB

Monitor 1: Dell S2716DG 1440p 144hz

Monitor 2: Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz

Keyboard: Corsair K70

Mouse: Corsair Ironclaw

 

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[Intel i7 7700K 4.9GHz][Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz][EVGA GeForce GTX 1080Ti 2100MHz][Samsung 970 Plus 1TB][Samsung Evo 850 1TB][ASUS Hero Maximus IX][EVGA Supernova 1000W G+][Rosewill Cullinan]

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We're slowly turning the garage into a game room.


CPU: Intel Core i7-920 - 39.4%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 750-Ti - 18.3%
SSD: Adata Premier SP550 120GB - 46.8%
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB - 91.8%
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 106.7%
HDD: Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB - 51.8%
HDD: Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB - 40.5%
RAM: Unknown 18GB - 43.8%
MBD: Alienware Aurora
 

 

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My Rig hasn't changed much since the last time it was on here... Just wanted to add an image with my second GTX 1080 in it... Apologies for the poor images. 

 

I got my brother to play the new Halo Reach on my rig so I could take the second image. 

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"If I don't seem to laugh very often, it will be because I sold my soul for good money." - Me 2019

 

My Rig:

Xeon E5 1680 V2 @ 4.4GHz - Asus Rampage IV Extreme - 16GB = 8 x 2GB OCZ Gold 8-8-8-24 @1600MHz Dimms - GTX 1080 HP OEM - DeepCool E-Shield E-ATX Tempered Glass Case - 1 x 1TB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD 1 x 480GB Kingston A400 SSD 1 x 1TB Seagate 7200rpm Drive - EVGA 750W GQ Gold+ Rating - 3 x Acer Nitro 23.8" 1080p 75Hz IPS 1ms Freesync Panels = NVidia Surround @ 75Hz - Akasa Venom R20 240 RGB Cooler & 5 x 120mm silent fans - Lenovo KBBH21 - Corsair Glaive RGB Pro - Linux Lite 5.0 (LTS 20.04)

 

Portable Devices: 

Dell Precision M6700 17" Workstation Laptop - Dell Latitude E6330 13" Business Laptop - Huawei Honor 9 Phone - Nintendo Switch

 

Screenshots of games I play

 

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I am an Audiophile, therefore I share the below info with you:

Headphone set up: Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro's - Little Dot Valve Pre-amp with upgraded shenanigans

Speaker Setup: 2 x Beovox 1001 speakers & Akai AM-M11 audio amp - Behringer XM8500 Microphone with UM-2 Pre-amp - Marshall Major 2 portable headphones

Homemade custom Audio: TurtleBeach Earforce X11 cans with QiGOM 260Ω 40mm drivers (Studio grade sounding now)

 

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On 12/16/2019 at 10:39 PM, 2logic8 said:

Aorus Xtreme 1080ti 

Ryzen 7 3700x

Enermax fans and liquid cooler

Patriot Viper 3600mhz ram

Aorus Ax370 motherboard

Phanteks Eclipse P350X case

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Which AIO Cooling is that looks pretty much like the Arc Reactor from Ironman

 

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Diesel 5.0 is up and running, specs on my signature.

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Project Diesel 5.0: Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming /// CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X  /// CPU Cooler: Scythe Ninja 5 /// GPU: Zotac AMP Extreme RTX 2070 /// RAM: 2x 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws V @3200mhz /// Chassis: Lian Li Lancool One Digital (black) /// PSU: Super Flower Leadex III 750w /// Storage: Inland Premium 1TB NVME + Toshiba X300 4TB /// OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

Peripherals: Mice: Razer Viper (Tigers) /// Keyboard: Leopold FC900R (Cherry Silent Reds), Blitzwolf BW-KB1 (Gateron Reds) /// Monitor: AOC Agon AG322FCX 32' (VA, 1080p @144hz) /// AMP: Topping PA3 (Onkyo Integra A-817XD undergoing restoration) /// DAC: xDuoo XD05 Basic /// Speakers: AAT BSF-100 /// Mike: Alctron CS35U /// Headphones: Blon BL-30, AKG K267 by Tiësto

 

Living room: TV: Samsung QLED Q7FN 55' 4k /// Amplifier: Denon AVR-X2400H /// Speakers: DALI Zensor 7 /// Consoles: Sony PS4 Pro 1TB, Sony PS3 500gb /// LD/CD/DVD: Pioneer DVL-909 /// Power Supplies: Upsai ACF-2100T + GR Savage CDR2200EX

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On 12/16/2019 at 10:39 PM, 2logic8 said:

Aorus Xtreme 1080ti 

Ryzen 7 3700x

Enermax fans and liquid cooler

Patriot Viper 3600mhz ram

Aorus Ax370 motherboard

Phanteks Eclipse P350X case

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I'm not sure if it was intentional or not but I'm getting some major TRON vibes over here. 

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Got this off Reddit for $980!

My niece recently told me she wanted to "start gaming", so I took that as she needed a gaming PC

 

Two weeks ago I found this PC on hardwareswap and contacted the OP and finally met up with him today 40 minutes away from me.  

 

Everything came in perfect condition.  Loaded Windows and actually gave it to my niece today and her response was, "it's so big".  Lol, so I am going to try and sell some parts to move it to an ITX setup or just keep it and use it in a two PC streaming setup

 

Specs:

 

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Noctua NH-D15S 
Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard
G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory
Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card
Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap 82.52 CFM 140 mm Fan
2 X Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan
4 X Noctua NF-A14 PWM chromax.black.swap 82.52 CFM 140 mm Fan
Noctua NA-HC4 chromax.white heatsink covers 

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Pretty good deal.

I can't wait until I get back into flipping.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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what an absolute fucking steal

 

the only thing I see thats a tiny bit flawed is the PSU and there's only 1tb of storage but those aren't a huge deal at all

current pc

i7-8086k (@stock)

evga clc 280 aio

gigabyte aorus z390 pro

oloy warhawk 3000mhz rgb (light blue colorway)

evga gtx 1070 ti ftw

t force delta rgb 250gb ssd

western digital caviar blue 1tb hdd

fractal design meshify c black (w/ blue front panel)

seasonic m12ii evo 620w (gross)

 asus mg248qr 1080p 144hz

dell 1905fp 1024p 60hz 

corsair k55 wired keyboard

logitech g305 wireless mouse

cosair void pro rgb wireless headset

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17 minutes ago, amdorintel said:

just hope the pc wasnt used and abused

Came with all the boxes and everything looks mint.  No dust or scratches 

 

At this point I am going to try and flip it most likely or just keep as a secondary system

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6 hours ago, Jrasero said:

 

The power supply is a low quality one but you can change them later on. $980 with high end parts beside power supply is a good deal than other prebuilts cheap out mobo and a lot of stuff.

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