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Roasting Your WORST Setups

I wish I can explain I didn't prioritize my gaming chair and graphic card choice because I won them, so don't complain me about stuffing RTX3060Ti on a H81-M chipset...
And I'm still waiting for my FSP PSU back from RMA which has been almost a month passed from the day I sent it to so I decide to leave the current PSU hanging outside

I didn't intentionally make my desk that messy btw, just too busy and lazy to organise everything 😛

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Main PC:
Intel Core i5-4460 | Kingston 16GB DDR3 1600MHz (8GB * 2) | Asus H81M-E | Palit RTX3060Ti Dual 8GB GDDR6 | Kingston A400 240GB + (System) Crucial MX500 500GB SATA SSD | WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200rpm SATA HDD | FSP Hydro GD 650W 80+ Gold | Aigo Darkflash DLM21
Peripherals: Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS (CherryMX Red with PBT Keycaps) | Logitech Hyperion Fury G402 | NEC Multisync EA243WM 59hz 1920*1200 24" | HUION H430P


Laptop:

Intel Core i7-5500U 2.43GHz | 12GB DDR3L 1600MHz (4GB Onboard+8GB Adata) | Nvidia GT940M 2GB DDR3 (Broken)+Intel HD5500 Graphics | 480GB Apacer Panther AS340 SSD + 24GB Kingston mSata SSD (Broken) | BOE NV156FHM.N41 IPS Screen Panel

Phone: Xiaomi Mi MIX2S 6GB+128GB, Pixel Experience Android 11

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My whole bedroom is my setup, "A research lab in the making, with next to zero budget".

 

~80% of the contents are 2nd hand, with ~95% of the tech being 2nd or 3rd hand (including dumpster diving).

As for the desktop, I intend to replace my dying AsRock H97M with a 2nd hand Asus H97/Z97 Pro Gamer (I need the I/O, the rest depends on the budget) from AliExpress (unless I find a cheaper source) next month (if I will have the budget), the overheating (I overcame this with new paste, and severe throttling) Sapphire HD6950 with a 2nd hand Sapphire HD7700 GHz Edition from a friend's repair shop (or whatever I am able to get for OpenCL, once I have the budget) whenever I'll be able to afford it (not expensive, but next to no budget, and not having much success in finding a source of income), and whenever I'll have the funds for it, a 5th Gen Intel Core i5 (since Haswell is being deprecated in a broken fashion (regarding OpenCL) from Intel's support).

 

My Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15ISK is also gutted, until the AliExpress who sold me the new motherboard manages to get it's heatsink to me (When the battery connector broke, I used the opportunity to upgrade to a dGPU motherboard, and the seller forgot the heatsink at first).

 

Other than that, no SSD here, for lack of funds, with the largest drives being my old 1TB 5400RPM HDD that came with the laptop, and a 1TB Barracuda Pro (with a copper heatsink plate to fill up the empty space, of course , this drive really heats up inside a laptop, easily getting to 45-50°C without one, and even then, power savings need to be enabled).

There are 12 HDDs. 10 of which are 3.5", inside the case (Antec P9, with one of the covers, usually both, removed for easy access), which officially can hold up to 8 3.5" HDDs and 2 2.5" HDDs.

 

The Dell monitor is currently the main one, with the (partially fixed, unable to source parts to fully fix) LG monitor serving as a temporary second, until I fix a few 1200p and 1080p Samsung monitors.

 

And no, that is not an Apple Watch (for some reason I have been asked this a few times), that is a (1st hand) PineTime, from the earlier production cycles that still came with a locked and closed-source bootloader from the factory (hence the tape, which is holding it very nicely).

 

I do need the budget to replace all of my outlets with universal outlets, and hook up a 6-socket splitter (again, universal) with a 5-meter cable (technically, I need slightly over 4.5M), which is impossible in my country (only up to 3M is being manufactured for our country), so will have to go for one from AliExpress with a UK plug (way safer than what we use here, in any case), which will allow me to switch the location of the desktop PC to the other edge of the desk(s) (which will also greatly improve WiFi reception (old house, with 0 RJ-45 ports in the thick (some of which are concrete) walls, I am planning to change that however, with my Brocade switch playing a part in that)).

 

I also intend to move my shelves to the wall above the other side of the desk(s), and bolt on protectors to prevent my books from falling over the edges. Additionally, I am going to need to replace the wardrobe with a custom built one (the room is shaped like a right-angle trapezoid), and custom drawers for the center corner of the desk(s) (hopefully also build a bed that folds onto the wall, to maximize space when working on projects that require the center of the (rather small) room.

 

The LG HomBot (obtained via dumpster diving) is in need of a new battery, as well as investigation into why it's brushes get stuck at times.

 

Not shown, is my Brocade FastIron FCX648S-HPOE which I bought last year, and which I am using to learn towards my CCNA and CCNP exams, as well as tools and parts inside the Ikea Alex drawers (also 2nd hand, as is the table(s), which I am still trying to get the rest of the parts for, so that I could properly set it up).

 

Some items are not mine, but rather are items which are waiting to be repaired by me before being returned to their respective owners (family members and friends, I do not want to do payed work for my family and close friends).

 

I dare you Linus and Co. to roast not just this setup, but the whole endeavor, which has been ongoing for several years due to limited funds and me being reluctant to rely on others for monetary (especially pricey) matters.

 

By the way, these pictures were taken with a 2nd hand Razer Phone 2 (one of the last relatively normal phones that have been manufactured in the last few years, add a 3.5mm jack and an IR blaster, and the design consideration of newer phones become pure garbage) that I had bought a few months back, that strangely enough, I am having issues getting anything other than the stock ROM to boot.

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Can't decide if I should keep the server up on the shelf or put them down below.  Probably less dust on the shelf.  Old server cases I know, but I LOVE em'.

 

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7 hours ago, Koyaiba said:

I wish I can explain I didn't prioritize my gaming chair and graphic card choice because I won them, so don't complain me about stuffing RTX3060Ti on a H81-M chipset...
And I'm still waiting for my FSP PSU back from RMA which has been almost a month passed from the day I sent it to so I decide to leave the current PSU hanging outside

I didn't intentionally make my desk that messy btw, just too busy and lazy to organise everything 😛

Did you intend to make that third pic an upskirt?

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This is my setup for PUBG mobile but it had recently short circuited.

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Man i thought i had it bad with a gtx 770 gpu paired with my ryzen 5 3600 looking at some people and they have no gpu now i think im lucky lol

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All pink for my wife, don't bother asking about mine  😅😅

System:

Processor: Intel Core i5-7400

Cooler: Inplay Nightelf with Dual AMD Ryzen Stock CPU Fan zip tie 😄

Motherboard: Asrock B150M Pro-4

RAM: Avexir Core 28x2 3200Mhz

Storage: Hitachi 500GB Hard Drive

GPU: Dream 2080ti

PSU, Case, Fans (Stuff from Alibaba :D)

 

Peripherals

Monitor: AOC AG273FXR Pink

Mouse: Dareu EM901

Keyboard: Dareu EK180

Headset: Dareu EH925s

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Update

Added an external video card for CUDA calculations.

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It's hard to find an angle that perfectly captures the BS that is my setup, but here we go.

  1. Westward facing window
  2. 4 computers and a Raspberry Pi.  From left to right, work laptop, plex server (old gaming PC), new gaming PC, wife's PC, pi-hole.
  3. My wife's PC isn't even under her desk because there's no room.
  4. 3 routers (2 are WiFi APs now), 2 switches, and a modem.
  5. My work setup has a dedicated mouse, keyboard, microphone, and webcam using my gaming PC's secondary monitor (I switch inputs to game).
  6. 2 barely visible power strips AND 2 UPCs because of all the (unmanaged) cables
  7. My older gaming consoles connect to an AV/component switch that connects to a set of splitters directly into the TV and an AV/component-HDMI converter, which connects to an HDMI switch which connects to my 4k capture card over a 14' cable then back over another 14' cable to the TV.
  8. Whatever ends up on my desk kinda just stays there until I clean up (including the tax documents you, thankfully, can't read in the pic.

And, yes, I chose not to move my flight yoke to type this whole comment with my keyboard directly under my monitor.

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I don't think this really belongs in this competition but I wanted to share the struggle anyway.
I built a computer for my Wife who wanted to start gaming on PC.
I have been stuck with using my old GTX 650 even though I have been playing the Newegg lottery for an entire month.
Waiting on a desk so I havent done any outside cable management yet.

 

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (Yes I am using the stock cooler for now)
32 GB of DDR4 3600 Ram (Gskill)
27' 165 Hrz 1440p monitor with freesync/gsync
And the Nvidia GTX 650 bottlenecking the whole thing.

The RGB makes her happy though.

 

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On 4/3/2021 at 6:42 PM, Tan3l6 said:

I have more dust/felt than all of them combined!

 

Noobs

Had the same until a guy on the internet said i had negative pressure.. with 3x 120mm out and 2x 140mm in..

 

Solved it by adding another 140mm to the bottom front.. So much less dust now with almost equal pressure, or rather positive pressure.

ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F Gaming | AMD Ryzen 3600 at 4GHz/1.35vMasterLiquid ML360R RGB | PNY Geforce RTX 2080 Super OC 8GB Gaming | Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4 (2x 8GB) 3000 MHz | Fractal Design 750w Integra M | Intel 600p - 256 GB (M.2) | Samsung EVO 850 - 500 GB | Samsung EVO Pro 850 - 250 GB Fractal Design R6 Black (Silent) | 3x FractalDesign Dynamic X2 GW-14 & 3x CoolerMaster 120mm "RGB"

Display(s):  Samsung Oddesy G7 240hz/1ms, ACER Predator XB271H A 144hz/1ms. (Yeah i sold the Philips 273ELH to a friend XD)

Car(s): Volvo V70 D3 2016

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roast me haha please

 

Operating System
            Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
        CPU
            AMD Ryzen 5 3600X    39 °C------ Liquid cooled 3x120 radiator
            Matisse 7nm Technology
        RAM
            16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown (16-18-18-38)
        Motherboard
            ASRock X470 Taichi (AM4)    33 °C
        Graphics
            34GL750 (2560x1080@144Hz)
            C32F39M (1920x1080@60Hz)
            LCD TV (1366x768@59Hz)
            4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (Gigabyte)    57 °C
        Storage
            111GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB (SATA (SSD))    31 °C
            111GB KINGSTON SH103S3120G (SATA-3 (SSD))    25 °C
            238GB Corsair Force LX SSD (SATA (SSD))    31 °C
            465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AACS-00G8B0 (SATA )    32 °C
            931GB Seagate ST31000340AS (SATA )    32 °C
            476GB Hitachi HP SSD EX950 512GB (Unknown (SSD))
        Optical Drives
            No optical disk drives detected
        Audio
            High Definition Audio Device

 

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Rolling with the zotac 1660 and intel i5. Was going to upgrade last year but 

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This is my setup 🙂
Few notes:

  • I've been without a graphics card for 7 months now and I got the opportunity of becoming a verified actual gamer!
    I'm currently waiting on my GeForce RTX™ 3080 SEA HAWK X which will arrive in a few short days!
  • Since I don't have a graphics card yet my two monitor Dragon Ball P background is currently on one monitor and you can't fully appreciate it lol.
  • In the first pic the case is a Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 which I replaced as seen on the other pics to a 4000D Airflow and that's because the SPEC-02 could not fit both of my Cooler Master Hyper 612 V2 and the rad for the brand new GPU, the 612 is too large to allow top mounting the rad, and the front is blocked by a hard drive cage, so you can check out the new 4000D build in the pics (I didn't use any cable ties or anything, when the card arrives I've already connected the PCIe power cables and it'll just be a matter of moving the fans and placing the rad and GPU) 😄
  • I've ordered a PCIe riser, the case has an option to vertically mount the card and since it's liquid cooled (besides VRMs) I think it can be closer to the glass.
  • Yes the table is worn lol, had it since elementary school lol
  • On my table you can find a SEGA GENESIS USB splitter (just there for decoration haha), a Witcher 3 wolf emblem paper weight and a CPU pillow

The main components of the build are:

  • Intel i7 8700K on a Z370 MSI Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard
  • 32GB of 3200MHz HyperX Fury RAM
  • Waiting on my GeForce RTX™ 3080 SEA HAWK X from lttstore.com
  • The screen is ASUS PG279Q as recommended on LTT a few years back
  • peripherals are Corsair ST100 headset stand, MM800 mousepad, and the RGB Strafe MK.2, Razer Mamba TE (only use that for gaming since it has bad battery life) and a Logitech MX Master 2S.

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Ok, i did actually register to this forum just to be roasted, so...

Here's my actual setup!
It can stream on twitch or radio speaking, edit audio and video, and play games too!
And i'm not talking about those old games on my NAS, but i will not hide that i can do only the lowest settings for now (i sold my real gaming pc last year to get a new one, it had a GTX980, i regret i did it, but it had almost the same specs as my actual pc).
That's why i use it to stream my ps4 (it's on the other side with TV, couch, and a real 5.1 surround system).
My PC is inside that cabinet because of a Linus video doing the same, and i modded my pc and ups to have power buttons and leds outside (i still need to make a border with a 3D printer tho).


Here the pc specs: HP premade i7-6700, 8GB, Quadro P1000 on a 180w power supply (it was my office pc).

Monitors are : LG 32GK850G 31,5" 1440p, LG 29UM55 29" ultrawide, and a random HP 24".

Lots of pheriperials: a Stream Deck XL, Novation Launchpad Mini MK3, Aukey MK-G12 keyboard, an old G402 mouse, a Contour ShuttleXpress, a Dj-Tech Dj Mouse, a custom midi controller ASL MKA-F5B20, Presonus Audiobox iTwo, Bose Computer MusicMonitor, a DBX 286s compressor and behringer minifex for my condenser microphone (t-bone SC400), Synology NAS DS420j, a cheap hp jet printer and a zebra LP2844 (to label my drawers and jars). Pedals are for the minifex and a "cough" mute for the mic.

And in case you're wondering... yes, all 3 displays, the lights and microphone are all on a single monitor pole, on an ikea table.

 

Oh, and i made that clock myself with arduino that tells me when to throw out the garbage, because f**k alexa.
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On 4/5/2021 at 4:02 AM, moriel5 said:

My whole bedroom is my setup, "A research lab in the making, with next to zero budget".

 

~80% of the contents are 2nd hand, with ~95% of the tech being 2nd or 3rd hand (including dumpster diving).

As for the desktop, I intend to replace my dying AsRock H97M with a 2nd hand Asus H97/Z97 Pro Gamer (I need the I/O, the rest depends on the budget) from AliExpress (unless I find a cheaper source) next month (if I will have the budget), the overheating (I overcame this with new paste, and severe throttling) Sapphire HD6950 with a 2nd hand Sapphire HD7700 GHz Edition from a friend's repair shop (or whatever I am able to get for OpenCL, once I have the budget) whenever I'll be able to afford it (not expensive, but next to no budget, and not having much success in finding a source of income), and whenever I'll have the funds for it, a 5th Gen Intel Core i5 (since Haswell is being deprecated in a broken fashion (regarding OpenCL) from Intel's support).

 

My Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15ISK is also gutted, until the AliExpress who sold me the new motherboard manages to get it's heatsink to me (When the battery connector broke, I used the opportunity to upgrade to a dGPU motherboard, and the seller forgot the heatsink at first).

 

Other than that, no SSD here, for lack of funds, with the largest drives being my old 1TB 5400RPM HDD that came with the laptop, and a 1TB Barracuda Pro (with a copper heatsink plate to fill up the empty space, of course , this drive really heats up inside a laptop, easily getting to 45-50°C without one, and even then, power savings need to be enabled).

There are 12 HDDs. 10 of which are 3.5", inside the case (Antec P9, with one of the covers, usually both, removed for easy access), which officially can hold up to 8 3.5" HDDs and 2 2.5" HDDs.

 

The Dell monitor is currently the main one, with the (partially fixed, unable to source parts to fully fix) LG monitor serving as a temporary second, until I fix a few 1200p and 1080p Samsung monitors.

 

And no, that is not an Apple Watch (for some reason I have been asked this a few times), that is a (1st hand) PineTime, from the earlier production cycles that still came with a locked and closed-source bootloader from the factory (hence the tape, which is holding it very nicely).

 

I do need the budget to replace all of my outlets with universal outlets, and hook up a 6-socket splitter (again, universal) with a 5-meter cable (technically, I need slightly over 4.5M), which is impossible in my country (only up to 3M is being manufactured for our country), so will have to go for one from AliExpress with a UK plug (way safer than what we use here, in any case), which will allow me to switch the location of the desktop PC to the other edge of the desk(s) (which will also greatly improve WiFi reception (old house, with 0 RJ-45 ports in the thick (some of which are concrete) walls, I am planning to change that however, with my Brocade switch playing a part in that)).

 

I also intend to move my shelves to the wall above the other side of the desk(s), and bolt on protectors to prevent my books from falling over the edges. Additionally, I am going to need to replace the wardrobe with a custom built one (the room is shaped like a right-angle trapezoid), and custom drawers for the center corner of the desk(s) (hopefully also build a bed that folds onto the wall, to maximize space when working on projects that require the center of the (rather small) room.

 

The LG HomBot (obtained via dumpster diving) is in need of a new battery, as well as investigation into why it's brushes get stuck at times.

 

Not shown, is my Brocade FastIron FCX648S-HPOE which I bought last year, and which I am using to learn towards my CCNA and CCNP exams, as well as tools and parts inside the Ikea Alex drawers (also 2nd hand, as is the table(s), which I am still trying to get the rest of the parts for, so that I could properly set it up).

 

Some items are not mine, but rather are items which are waiting to be repaired by me before being returned to their respective owners (family members and friends, I do not want to do payed work for my family and close friends).

 

I dare you Linus and Co. to roast not just this setup, but the whole endeavor, which has been ongoing for several years due to limited funds and me being reluctant to rely on others for monetary (especially pricey) matters.

 

By the way, these pictures were taken with a 2nd hand Razer Phone 2 (one of the last relatively normal phones that have been manufactured in the last few years, add a 3.5mm jack and an IR blaster, and the design consideration of newer phones become pure garbage) that I had bought a few months back, that strangely enough, I am having issues getting anything other than the stock ROM to boot.

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"On the next episode of Hoarders.. this guys setup!"

🖥️Intel Core i7-10700K - ASUS TUF Z490-Plus (Wifi) - 64GB (4x16) Corsair Vengeance LPX @3200 16-18-18-36 1.35V - ASUS TUF RTX 3080 OC 10GB

- WD Black SN750 1TB M.2 NVMe / Samsung 850Evo Plus 500GB SSD / WD Green 2TB HDD

- Corsair RM850 PSU - Deepcool Castle 240 RGB V2 AIO - Sharp Aquos 4K 60" Smart TV💾

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My Setup (NEW DESK IS ON TJE WAY) 

-Case: Lian li lancool 2

-MSI tomahawk z490

-Intel i7 10700k 

-32 GB 3200mhz cl16 ripjaws 

- Vertical mounted RTX 2060super (if it would be available it would be a rtx 3070 or rx 6700xt) 

-240gb m2 SSD (for Windows) plus 1TB Samsung 970evo m2 SSD for Games (yea i know a sata one would also Done it but it was reduced to 100 bucks and a 2tb HDD for Musik/Films etc

Thermaltake 650w PSU

-Front Fans are 3 120mm Corsair QL + 2  under the graphics Card + The lian li at rear

-CPU cooled by Corsair h100i with LL Fans

-2x. 27"Samsung(1080p. 60hz) and MSI MPG27CQ2 (wqhd 144hz) 

-Sound is some Logitech 2.1 

-Pheripherals: Liancast mechanic keyboard brushed metal with Red Switches and full ARGB and Logitech g502 Hero

the Chair is a DxRazer wihite/black

PS: This 32" TV is just there for ambient usimg it as an Digital frame with and USB Stick full of nice scenes and screensaver its attached to the PC but i rarely need it just in terms isome ools are here and i mirror my gaming or such things. p

 

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Just the topic i needed today.

Sometimes i feel bad for not having some better laptop then my current 500euro one,or having a better monitor,or even a normal desktop.

Then i look here see people having PC's and their setup so bad,that i should be gratefull for even having this.

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