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ZONA
05-19-2012, 01:05 AM
Wanted to start a thread for the desktop PC enthusiasts.

Tell us what you got. Show pics if you got em.


I haven't built a new PC for myself in like 4 years and it was upgrade time. Placed my order today. Can't wait to build that bad boy. Will show pics when I have it all put together. Will be my first water cooled system :strong:

Cost $2500 but well worth it. This set up should last a good 3 years.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal SSD
ASUS VE278Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31
LITE-ON Internal 12X BD Combo Sata iHES212-08 w/ LightScribe
Windows 7 Professional Upgrade
3 Aerocool Shark Green Edition 120mm x 25mm High Air Pressure Fan w/ Green LEDs
4 Aerocool Shark Green Edition 140mm x 25mm High Air Pressure Fan w/ Green LEDs
Kobra SS Green UV Cables (24pin, 8pin, 6pin, 4pin)

Mogulseeker
05-19-2012, 06:10 AM
Intel Core i7 3.5ghz? 16gb desktop memory?

Who do you work for the CIA? Who need that kind of power in a computer?

tsiguy96
05-19-2012, 06:26 AM
Intel Core i7 3.5ghz? 16gb desktop memory?

Who do you work for the CIA? Who need that kind of power in a computer?

people do it for bragging rights more than anything. still badass though.

baja
05-19-2012, 06:39 AM
what kind of wheels you going to put on this bad boy

Ratboy
05-19-2012, 06:43 AM
http://i.imgur.com/ran6g.jpg

Picture of mine I just built.


Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011
ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB
Corsair Force Series GT 120gb
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
Corsair Hydro 80
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
Corsair Individually Sleeved Modular Cables (red)
Dell UltraSharp 24" Monitor



Old:

ATI Radeon 5850

Requiem
05-19-2012, 06:50 AM
Jesus, Zona. Are you planning to try and time travel with that!?

You gonna upgrade it to Windows 8? Think they are doing it for only 15$ when it comes out.

Ratboy
05-19-2012, 06:51 AM
I was "cheap" and didn't feel I needed to buy a new video card yet (running a 5850, which is comparable to the Nvidia GTX 560 Ti)

I am waiting to see some lower prices on the 580's.

Dr. Broncenstein
05-19-2012, 07:18 AM
Solid state drives do more for performance than any other upgradable component IMO. Worth the money.

baja
05-19-2012, 07:22 AM
http://patrick.net/forum/content/uploads/2012/05/eatrealtor.png

ĜrangeÇrush
05-19-2012, 11:22 AM
Solid state drives do more for performance than any other upgradable component IMO. Worth the money.

Thats true for most applications, but if your running every possible value of a 4-byte xor function against a binary file that is > 1 MB your going to be happy for the horse.

Houshyamama
05-19-2012, 11:39 AM
Very jealous. I built mine just before sandybridge came out.

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

ASUS ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

I upgraded to a water cooled system (Antec KÜHLER H2O 920) a few months ago and installed 24 GB of Corsair ram. 24 GB is enough. Right?

Dr. Broncenstein
05-19-2012, 12:10 PM
Thats true for most applications, but if your running every possible value of a 4-byte xor function against a binary file that is > 1 MB your going to be happy for the horse.

That's why you need to go with the in-house tk421 modification. Kicks it up about 3-4 quads per channel and makes you want to freaky deeky.

ZONA
05-19-2012, 07:14 PM
http://i.imgur.com/ran6g.jpg

Picture of mine I just built.


Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011
ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB
Corsair Force Series GT 120gb
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
Corsair Hydro 80
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
Corsair Individually Sleeved Modular Cables (red)
Dell UltraSharp 24" Monitor



Old:

ATI Radeon 5850


Nice Rig. Very clean cable work.

While I'm not planning on building any time travel machine with this rig, haha, I do need this beef believe it or not. I work with huge lidar data files and have to build virtual environments and the poly count on some of these terrain plots are insanely large. Sometimes it's necessary for me to have several of these programs open at once (Meshlab, StudioMax, Speedtree, etc) and you just can't believe how much horsepower it takes to run all this stuff.

Not to mention, now you are seeing programs and games being developed in full DirectX ll and believe it or not, my 5870 can't keep up with running everything fully maxed out.

gyldenlove
05-19-2012, 07:57 PM
Mine is getting pretty old now, can't afford a new one till I graduate :(

AMD phenom black 9850 quad (2.5 GHz)
4 GB OCZ fatal1ty 1066 DDR2
Foxconn A7DA-S 2.0 main board
Dual Sapphire ATI 3870 HD crossfire (2x512 MB)
1 TB Hitachi deskstar
2 250 GB WD (from my old rig)
2 x 120 mm cabinet fans
Arctic cooling freezer pro 13 CPU cooler
Antec Earthwatts 750 PSU
Antec Sonata II box
Philips 248C 24" LED backlit 1080p monitor

snowspot66
05-19-2012, 08:53 PM
Intel Core i7 3.5ghz? 16gb desktop memory?

Who do you work for the CIA? Who need that kind of power in a computer?

The processor is real nice if a bit overkill. RAM is so unbelievably cheap my 12 gigs is the lowest I would go these days and it was a lot a couple years ago. Real nice build. You got yourself a good UPS and surge protector?

snowspot66
05-19-2012, 08:54 PM
Picture of mine I just built.


Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011
ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB
Corsair Force Series GT 120gb
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
Corsair Hydro 80
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
Corsair Individually Sleeved Modular Cables (red)
Dell UltraSharp 24" Monitor



Old:

ATI Radeon 5850


I have that same case and liquid cooling setup. Best purchase I made when I built mine.

bombay
05-19-2012, 08:56 PM
CPU, i5 3450, $150, 10+ in-stock at Brentwood: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0388579 (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388579)
MOBO, ASRock Z77 Pro3, $110, 10+ in-stock at Brentwood: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387627 (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0367879)
Kingston RAM, 8gb, $40 10+ in-stock at Brentwood 10+ in stock: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0360527 (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360527)
Thermaltake V3 Black case, $37.99 before rebate, $27.99 after, 10+ in stock: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0323929 (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0323929)
OCZ 600w modular power supply, $75 before rebate, $50 after, 10+ in stock: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0301547 (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0301547)
EVGA 550ti GPU, $130 before rebate, $110 after, 10+ in stock: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0360190 (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360190)
1 TB HD 7200 RPM, 6 gb/sec transfer, $100, 8 in stock: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352167 (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0352167)
wireless keyboard/mouse combo, $25, 10+ in stock: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0356649 (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0356649)
DVD drive, $17, 10+ in stock: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382272
(http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382272)

My kid put this one together on a $700 budget.

baja
05-19-2012, 09:17 PM
You got a DVD drive for 17 dollars? Isn't that amazingly cheap?

ZONA
05-19-2012, 09:17 PM
The processor is real nice if a bit overkill. RAM is so unbelievably cheap my 12 gigs is the lowest I would go these days and it was a lot a couple years ago. Real nice build. You got yourself a good UPS and surge protector?

Yup. Industrial surge protector, those metal kind. I was not sure on getting the IVY bridge over the Sandy but the cost really wasn't that much more to be honest and even though they both are close in performance, there are certain functions the new IVY bridge does do much better. It uses less power but does run a little hotter since the clock is faster but the water cooler will take care of that.

Man, there are some sick setups out there. Fun to just browse and look at some of this stuff. Overkill, yeah maybe, if you don't need all that stuff. But some guys take this to the level of art form.

http://nexgadget.com/images/Digital-Storms-New-Gaming-PCs-Use-SubZero-Liquid-Cooling-System-for-Insane-Overclocks-Video_ori-c_0.jpg

http://mintywhite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/liquid-cooling01-650x433.jpg

NFLBRONCO
05-19-2012, 09:25 PM
Wanted to start a thread for the desktop PC enthusiasts.

Tell us what you got. Show pics if you got em.


I haven't built a new PC for myself in like 4 years and it was upgrade time. Placed my order today. Can't wait to build that bad boy. Will show pics when I have it all put together. Will be my first water cooled system :strong:

Cost $2500 but well worth it. This set up should last a good 3 years.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal SSD
ASUS VE278Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31
LITE-ON Internal 12X BD Combo Sata iHES212-08 w/ LightScribe
Windows 7 Professional Upgrade
3 Aerocool Shark Green Edition 120mm x 25mm High Air Pressure Fan w/ Green LEDs
4 Aerocool Shark Green Edition 140mm x 25mm High Air Pressure Fan w/ Green LEDs
Kobra SS Green UV Cables (24pin, 8pin, 6pin, 4pin)

Where did you order it from?

ZONA
05-19-2012, 09:26 PM
Where did you order it from?

newegg....always.

NFLBRONCO
05-19-2012, 09:29 PM
newegg....always.

Yeah no doubt

What case did you decide on?

ZONA
05-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Yeah no doubt

What case did you decide on?

It was a tough choice, lol. I was really going back in forth between 2 of them. The Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T but in the end I went with the NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 White Steel. I liked this case because it was designed to feature the dual fan overhead liquid cooled radiator and love the feature of controlling the case fans. Both cases looked really cool IMO but the NZXT won me over in the end.

Corsair Case

http://www.computerlx.com/images/items/CORS600RW.png

NZXT Case

http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/11-146-087-10.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NZXT-Phantom-410-CA-PH410-B1-White-Steel-Plastic-ATX-Mid-Tower-Computer-C-/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$(KGrHqZ,!iYE7TiRi(fkBO4vm87TBg~~60_3.JPG

Broncos4tw
05-20-2012, 12:07 AM
Even as a gamer, and a computer specialist, I can't bring myself to buy something super expensive. I can't even fathom what I would use a water cooled system for. I guess if I wanted to play Crysis at max everything.. it would be nice. :~ohyah!:

I build my own, but just your typical gaming rig. Although there are some wicked cool boxes out there. Check out the steampunk, borg, pyramids.. there are some amazing computers. Some made in ice.

I'll stick with my above average but not stupid-insane systems. :yayaya:

gyldenlove
05-20-2012, 08:24 AM
If I ever have the money I will try for a liquid nitrogen cooled system - some real cryo. That should allow some serious overclocking.

Doggcow
05-20-2012, 10:18 AM
Even as a gamer, and a computer specialist, I can't bring myself to buy something super expensive. I can't even fathom what I would use a water cooled system for. I guess if I wanted to play Crysis at max everything.. it would be nice. :~ohyah!:

I build my own, but just your typical gaming rig. Although there are some wicked cool boxes out there. Check out the steampunk, borg, pyramids.. there are some amazing computers. Some made in ice.

I'll stick with my above average but not stupid-insane systems. :yayaya:

I like the "year-old" parts for 85% off too.

maher_tyler
05-20-2012, 01:59 PM
I don't need to super powerful computer. Just want something i can play D3 and SC2 on as well as browsing the internet etc. Prolly gonna go with the ibuypower on amazon for $600 with windows 7 included. If i want, i'll just upgrade a few things if a want down the road...

Requiem
05-20-2012, 06:42 PM
You can get better than an IBUYPOWER for that price budget.

Doggcow
05-20-2012, 07:05 PM
I don't need to super powerful computer. Just want something i can play D3 and SC2 on as well as browsing the internet etc. Prolly gonna go with the ibuypower on amazon for $600 with windows 7 included. If i want, i'll just upgrade a few things if a want down the road...

Ibuypower isn't too bad, but I hear their returns suck. If you don't mind making it yourself it'll save you a little bit. But some of their deals are really good. Check back each week. Also, most of the time it comes with Windows no choice.

Not that I'm saying not to pay for windows, or anything like that Taco, but you can save money in this area. :P

Houshyamama
05-20-2012, 07:14 PM
You can get better than an IBUYPOWER for that price budget.

This.

I cringed when I read IBUYPOWER. Friends don't let friends buy overpriced products.

maher_tyler
05-20-2012, 08:07 PM
Ibuypower isn't too bad, but I hear their returns suck. If you don't mind making it yourself it'll save you a little bit. But some of their deals are really good. Check back each week. Also, most of the time it comes with Windows no choice.

Not that I'm saying not to pay for windows, or anything like that Taco, but you can save money in this area. :P

I was on newegg and adding up everything i needed, it would cost me over $1k to build a custom made computer.

This is the ibuypower computer i was looking at on amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-Gamer-Power-AM522D3-Desktop/dp/B006O5ZJJ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337569397&sr=1-1

Can you upgrade the processor etc down the road in this computer? I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to this stuff...

Doggcow
05-20-2012, 08:19 PM
I was on newegg and adding up everything i needed, it would cost me over $1k to build a custom made computer.

This is the ibuypower computer i was looking at on amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-Gamer-Power-AM522D3-Desktop/dp/B006O5ZJJ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337569397&sr=1-1

Can you upgrade the processor etc down the road in this computer? I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to this stuff...

Check the motherboard chipset, that's paramount. It all depends on that.

brncs_fan
05-23-2012, 05:35 PM
Not so much looking to build my own as looking to buy a desktop for the home. Any recommendations? (Currently looking at HP and Lenovo)

broncosteven
05-23-2012, 06:15 PM
Even as a gamer, and a computer specialist, I can't bring myself to buy something super expensive. I can't even fathom what I would use a water cooled system for. I guess if I wanted to play Crysis at max everything.. it would be nice. :~ohyah!:

I build my own, but just your typical gaming rig. Although there are some wicked cool boxes out there. Check out the steampunk, borg, pyramids.. there are some amazing computers. Some made in ice.

I'll stick with my above average but not stupid-insane systems. :yayaya:

For me the benefit of building my own PC is reusing parts. I think it is a waste to run out and replace the entire system unless you are just starting out and don't have a box of spares.

I would like to get a solid state drive next but so far everything is stable and running well and plus my Calkwalk Sonar is running the best it has in a long time so I don't want to hose that up.

baja
05-23-2012, 06:45 PM
Wanted to start a thread for the desktop PC enthusiasts.

Tell us what you got. Show pics if you got em.


I haven't built a new PC for myself in like 4 years and it was upgrade time. Placed my order today. Can't wait to build that bad boy. Will show pics when I have it all put together. Will be my first water cooled system :strong:

Cost $2500 but well worth it. This set up should last a good 3 years.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal SSD
ASUS VE278Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31
LITE-ON Internal 12X BD Combo Sata iHES212-08 w/ LightScribe
Windows 7 Professional Upgrade
3 Aerocool Shark Green Edition 120mm x 25mm High Air Pressure Fan w/ Green LEDs
4 Aerocool Shark Green Edition 140mm x 25mm High Air Pressure Fan w/ Green LEDs
Kobra SS Green UV Cables (24pin, 8pin, 6pin, 4pin)

Will this run my AOL application? With all the updates it is now up to 14.6 Gigabits

ColoradoDarin
05-23-2012, 07:31 PM
Not so much looking to build my own as looking to buy a desktop for the home. Any recommendations? (Currently looking at HP and Lenovo)

I just bought an iBuyPower PC (from Costco.com) having previously built my own computers for 15+ years.

ZONA
05-24-2012, 01:21 AM
Just got all my parts in today and I'm so happy. Newegg goofed and sent me duplicates of 3 items without charging me extra. Those 3 items just happened to be a $350 monitor, $100 case and $225 motherboard. That's a free $675 of stuff I got. I was pumped man. It's like winning a mini lottery or something, hahaha.

Will put together this weekend and get some pics up.

BroncoBuff
05-24-2012, 05:31 AM
Bit more consumer-ish than some in here, and a shade behind the curve in some places, nevertheless a First Class rig all the way. I've seen lately the 1st generation i7 remains the choice of many high end builders. Don't understand that really, but I like the triple-stick RAM configuration and the DX58SO2 is one wicked wicked MB, best I've ever seen from Intel.

TOTAL: $1420 box + $280 hardware + $1850 outboards ($820 LCD)


Intel Core i7-960 Quad Core 3.2 ghz CPU
Intel DX58SO2 mainboard - SATA 6.0 gbps
Intel Series 520 SSD 180 gb - SATA 6.0 gbps
Seagate (two) 500gb Barracuda 32mb - SATA 6.0 gbps
Crucial Ballistix 1600mhz 3x2 = 6 gb (neon green)
EVGA (two) nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti Fermi 2gb
ASUS Blu-Ray 12x multi-format burner
.. -----
Cooler Master cm690 II Advanced nVidia Edition
Cooler Master cm690 full window side panel
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000 watt psu
Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm case fans (neon green)
Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 paste (too much detail?)
.. -----
Viewsonic VP2655wb 26" LCD, 178 degree viewing angles, 118% NTSC color
HP cm1312nfi Color Laserjet 4-in-1 MFP
Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth Cordless Desktop
Logitech z623 THx certified 2.1 speakers
Logitech Pro910HD Hi-Def stereo webcam
Logitech Bluetooth headset


Common sense savings: The i7-960 trails top performing 980x and 990x, but at $280, it's nearly $700 less expensive than either. With 3.2 ghz, and ranked 6th among 14 Intel 1st gen. i7 chips, it's a monster in its own right and best bang for the buck.

SATA III 6.0 gbps is not getting rave reviews (despite the simple math, it's nowhere close to double the transfer speed), but this motherboard, SSD and HDD with SATA III price the same as versions without.

Not sure I want nVidia's SLI, but at just $145 each (2 gb vers.) two GTX 550s is not a problem. Their performance trails all the 400 series (and the other 500s for that matter), but I'm not a gamer, so .....

Re: CPU sink/fans, I find little if any evidence you need more than the stock Intel version. Might be why Intel supplies it, I'm doubting they give you less than is needed. I suppose overclocking/overheating gamers might need an upgrade, but I'm not a gamer, so .....
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/976/asusd.jpg
Plextor was 1st with a 12x Blu-Ray burner, but their pricing in nuts ... ~#160 compared to similarly feature-packed ASUS at $40 less. ASUS looks cool too.




http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6941/1655x.jpg

Splurge point is the monitor ... 26" Pro Series. Viewsonic name turns off the snobs, but at least its top-of-their-line. Features I love include the telescoping base that rises 6" (tell me that doesn't sound that nice), heavy tripod base permits one-handed swivel left and right. Just decent resolution 1900 x 1200, but super-wide 178-degree viewing angles x4 and 118% NTSC color standards for nice warm depth. Overpriced I know at ~$820, but my highest priority is always the human interface point ... speakers for a stereo system eg,

Johnykbr
05-25-2012, 07:47 PM
You guys have any tips for a first time custom comp builder? I've never started completely from scratch and am looking at all the prices and what not right now.

NFLBRONCO
05-25-2012, 08:28 PM
Just got all my parts in today and I'm so happy. Newegg goofed and sent me duplicates of 3 items without charging me extra. Those 3 items just happened to be a $350 monitor, $100 case and $225 motherboard. That's a free $675 of stuff I got. I was pumped man. It's like winning a mini lottery or something, hahaha.

Will put together this weekend and get some pics up.

Newegg preferred account rocks huh

NFLBRONCO
05-25-2012, 08:31 PM
I had a question for you guys that build your own computers. If you want to just upgrade CPU do you just install it and thats it or must you do other stuff as well. Do you need to reconfigure settings of memory in bios too?

Bronco Yoda
05-25-2012, 09:57 PM
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_latrj9Iriw1qeu412o1_500.jpg

This sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.

ZONA
05-26-2012, 12:21 AM
I had a question for you guys that build your own computers. If you want to just upgrade CPU do you just install it and thats it or must you do other stuff as well. Do you need to reconfigure settings of memory in bios too?

You don't need to do anything if all you're doing is throwing in a new CPU on your current motherboard.

I'd still run Core Temp and make sure your temps are lagit after you swap your CPU's.

Make sure you turn off the power supply before doing it. No need to unplug it though. Most people think you do but it's just the opposite. Leaving it plugged in will ground you as long as you're touching the case. Just turn the power switch off is all.

BroncsRule
05-26-2012, 06:20 AM
That's why you need to go with the in-house tk421 modification. Kicks it up about 3-4 quads per channel and makes you want to freaky deeky.

Sure, but if you're going to do that, be sure to revese the polarity of the power couplings.

NFLBRONCO
05-26-2012, 09:01 AM
You don't need to do anything if all you're doing is throwing in a new CPU on your current motherboard.

I'd still run Core Temp and make sure your temps are lagit after you swap your CPU's.

Make sure you turn off the power supply before doing it. No need to unplug it though. Most people think you do but it's just the opposite. Leaving it plugged in will ground you as long as you're touching the case. Just turn the power switch off is all.

Thanks for the reply and the tips. I figured that's all you might have to do but, wanted to make sure from someone who has built machines before.

I need a new rig this next year. My old machine uses xp and since I switched to a new router from comcast that uses wpa2 instead of wep I can't stay connected. The old router that used wep key I had zero issues. All my other devices work fine. It always looking for validation identity. I've tried 3 different wireless adapters same thing. I followed all advice on correcting it nothing. Wondering if I try 7 if this will correct issue or not.

I've tried Belkin Zoom and Protech i think wireless adapters.

hades
05-26-2012, 06:00 PM
No love for eMachines? LOL

Jetmeck
05-26-2012, 06:07 PM
Even as a gamer, and a computer specialist, I can't bring myself to buy something super expensive. I can't even fathom what I would use a water cooled system for. I guess if I wanted to play Crysis at max everything.. it would be nice. :~ohyah!:

I build my own, but just your typical gaming rig. Although there are some wicked cool boxes out there. Check out the steampunk, borg, pyramids.. there are some amazing computers. Some made in ice.

I'll stick with my above average but not stupid-insane systems. :yayaya:

..... exactly right .....................

snowspot66
05-26-2012, 06:56 PM
Even as a gamer, and a computer specialist, I can't bring myself to buy something super expensive. I can't even fathom what I would use a water cooled system for. I guess if I wanted to play Crysis at max everything.. it would be nice. :~ohyah!:

I build my own, but just your typical gaming rig. Although there are some wicked cool boxes out there. Check out the steampunk, borg, pyramids.. there are some amazing computers. Some made in ice.

I'll stick with my above average but not stupid-insane systems. :yayaya:

The ones that come in a kit for like 90$ are well worth it for me. Simple, relatively cheap, and works great.

baja
05-26-2012, 07:15 PM
So super computers have become the male virility symbol.

In my youth it was muscle cars and stereos with big speakers and lots of lights on the amp. lD

ZONA
05-27-2012, 02:06 AM
Another few sick water cooled rigs....

http://zapp5.staticworld.net/news/graphics/216172-ibuypower_erebus_original.jpg

http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/attachments/528384d1331400748-ein-nzxt-phantom-wird-orange-dsc_0058.jpg

BigCurly1230
05-27-2012, 08:50 AM
You put your rig together yet Zona?

Can't wait to see it

NFLBRONCO
05-27-2012, 09:45 PM
Issue: Validating Identity my wireless network

System: xp pro SP3 775 chipset

This system worked with no issues with older comcast router. We gave Century link a try and it bombed so we went back to comcast. When Comcast set us up again they gave us a newer xfinity router and a new network ID

Well now I get VALIDATING IDENTITY instead of connected.


I go to network connections

general

unclick enable 803.1

Then I click on Authenication


OPEN
WEP
then my password

What I do is change WEP to WPA-PSK and hit ok I get connected to net for 5 seconds and cuts off. Then when I go back to Authenication it has Open and WEP and not WPA-PSK

I have a laptop with XP home and under Authenication tab it has WPA2-PSK with my password has 803. 1 disabled. Well on my computer it doesn't list WPA2-PSK as an option does that matter?


Any ideas?


I thought I'd try Win 7 and see if it has same issues. I've tried 3 different wireless adapters