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Old 05-18-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default Sharing my last PC Build pics/specs.

I built my current PC about 2 years back, and am do for some upgrades, but it still runs pretty well, it better since I sunk 2,500.00 into it.

CASE
Cooler Master HAF 932

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge OC'd to 4.2 GHz

RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB @ 1866 MHz

Video card
EVGA GTX 680 SC

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Pro

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Win-7 Ultimate 64 Bit on a 128 GB Intel SSD

HDD'*
128 GB Intel Cherryville SSD for OS
and 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache drives for games, and backup of storage.

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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 Chipset

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And some pics, the pic of the mouse is not of the exact same mouse I am using, well it is just minus the BF3 graphic, I had them replace the mouse a few months ago due to the cord getting a short.
Also one of the pics shows the old GTX 295 I had in there, had to remove the cover on it because the card ran hot, that pic was shared just to show the wiring job.

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What is on the upgrade list? Ram and maybe more video card?
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All that just to watch ****? Just kidding.

That puts mine to shame. I love putting computers together, but I got burned bad once a few years ago with Tigerdirect and 2 processors that killed themselves on the board during first startup. And because the technology is so fast, the killer system you build tomorrow, is outdated the day after.

But I love your case and the way the cables are ran on the other side of the MB.

I'm partial to oil cooling myself...

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Some **** can be quite demanding on the system, especially if you multitask by watching several videos at once, lol

Agreed on technology becoming outdated/obsolete quickly, I can usually put together a good one that will last 4-5 years if properly cleaned/maintained, of course you have to spend around 2,000.00 to get a really good setup that will last, I can also do it on a budget, but usually 1,500.00 is the minimum amount I like to spend on a custom build.
I have built a few PC'* and shipped them to my gaming buddies, for one I did a twin build, one for a guy and his wife, this was around 3 years back, and they are still running strong, and whenever they need tech support they still call me, so far I have been able to solve any issues they has encountered.

Ahh the mineral oil case eh, if I ever get my own Custom PC build shop I have planned on having one of those up front to show off things like prices, store logo, and what I can put together..
You have to change that oil out every once and a while though, or it can get a bit rancid, even if you use the industrial grade oil used in transformers and whatnot.
It is an awesome novelty build, especially if you put bubblers in there, and a fish tank backdrop, makes it look really cool.

Thanks for the wiring job compliment, I was very anal when running the wiring, I like things to stay very clean, and leave me plenty of room to add components in the future.
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What is on the upgrade list? Ram and maybe more video card?
I plan to eventually upgrade the CPU to one that supports PCI-E 3.0, it is not really a necessity though, as the data being transferred never exceeds the throughput PCI-E 2.0 can handle.
I would probably get a few more FPS though.

I also plan to upgrade the RAM to a little more than 8GB'*, not that 8 GB'* is not enough for my gaming needs, on occasion I like to edit videos, and re-render them, and having more RAM would benefit me there, as well as getting a CPU with Hyper-threading, I opted for a non Hyper-threading CPU because I like to overclock as high as I safely can.

When I upgrade the video card the 9xx series cards will probably be out, I would add another 680 SC, but I have always been against SLI'd setups, a really strong single card is much better than two card at the same equivalent power.
This 680 SC should last me a while longer, it better as I dropped 550.00 on it.
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Yea, and that'* the other kicker. Good PC parts are expensive, but are worth the investment. I use to be quite the gamer back in the day, but I guess my today'* standards are far lower now. I'm more into learning Linux, servers and networking now.

And I gotta ask, have you played Wolfenstein 3d on it yet?
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Yea, and that'* the other kicker. Good PC parts are expensive, but are worth the investment. I use to be quite the gamer back in the day, but I guess my today'* standards are far lower now. I'm more into learning Linux, servers and networking now.

And I gotta ask, have you played Wolfenstein 3d on it yet?
I have been a gamer since Vic 20'*, of course gaming with a tape drive, and text based gaming is not what I'd consider gaming now.
I have had almost every old console, from Atari'*, to Sega'*, Nintendos, Dreamcast, etc
So I'll probably be a gamer till I die, you'd think one would get too old for gaming, but I have a 74 year old friend that I have played Battlefield 2142 with for years, and now we play BF4, and Arma 3 Mods like Wasteland, he is one hell of a good guy, and loves to game.
I don't know about running Wolfenstein 3d on here man, may burn my CPU and GPU up.

I am not big on servers, but I do have a friend that runs a decent setup, and it is all he can talk about, I try to pretend to be interested, but my heart is with custom PC'* for gaming, and or video editing/rendering,Auto CAD, etc..
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LMAO, W3d burn a CPU? LOL. Maybe if it was an 8086 chip.

I use to play BF3, but I couldn't keep up with most of the people online with their aimbots. I was REALLY big with Halo CE for PC. Even modded a bunch of maps. But, lost the love for it. Guess working 60-80 hours a week killed the drive.

So, how come you don't use that fancy dual GCPU technology for added CPU support?(If that'* how I interpreted it)
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LMAO, W3d burn a CPU? LOL. Maybe if it was an 8086 chip.

I use to play BF3, but I couldn't keep up with most of the people online with their aimbots. I was REALLY big with Halo CE for PC. Even modded a bunch of maps. But, lost the love for it. Guess working 60-80 hours a week killed the drive.

So, how come you don't use that fancy dual GCPU technology for added CPU support?(If that'* how I interpreted it)
I cannot keep up with the guys on BF3 or BF4 either, which is why I started playing Arma 3 more, it is a bit slower, and a little more realistic, being an actual military simulator.
Played Halo 2 a bit on PC, enjoyed capture the flag..
Working too long can deff kill the drive for gaming, hard to game when you are worn out from a long day of work!

I don't use multiple GPU'* or CPU'* because nothing I do really needs them, I have seen too many people have issues with SLI, plus not ever game utilizes it well, I have always believed one strong GPU is better than two of equal, or slightly better overall specs.
Like recently a friend could play BF4 well, but when he'd play Star trek Online his primary video card would heat up and crash the PC every time, leaving no info anywhere, like in event viewer, not sure if he monitored GPU temps though, and of course he did not remove one card, then try to run both in the primary PCI-E slot, and if need be both one at a time in the secondary PCI-E slot, that is how you need to troubleshoot video card issues when you SLI, he did not know that though, and I don't think most do.
To me if you are not running a really high resolution, and are not trying to show off, then you don't need an SLI'd setup.
I run 16:10 aspect ratio, so 1920x1200 at 60Hz, so this single GTX 680 SC does fine.
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That explains it, but I need higher resolution so I can see every DETAIL of Cortana.
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