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RA1D Posted: Sat, Jun 28 2008 12:05 AM

Here's my new setup...

CPU: QX9770

MB: Striker II Extreme

RAM: Dominator 1800 2GB

GPU: GTX 280 FTW SLI

HDD: Velociraptor

Optical: BC-1205PT BD Drive

PSU: Galaxy 1000

Case: Torture Rack

Cooling: Fuzion v2 - PA120.3 - D5 - EK Res400  

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replied on Sat, Jun 28 2008 6:50 PM

 very nice system. If i had to nitpick it would be your choice in motherboard. Nvidia boards are pretty terrible from my own personal experience.

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That's pretty much as good as you can get for graphics... wow.

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SqUiD267 replied on Sun, Jun 29 2008 12:33 PM

Great card for SLI. TRI or dual?

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RA1D replied on Sun, Jun 29 2008 10:53 PM

update - upgraded to a 2gb corsair dominator 2000 kit this weekend

i would agree that nvidia chipsets can be crazy annoying... i've had the 680i, 780i and now the 790i and i guess you can say i'm used to the pain

this is a 2-way SLI set up.  i'm going to watercool the cards eventually.  just waiting for EK to make their blocks available.

 

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wow... Surprise

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kid007 replied on Mon, Jun 30 2008 5:31 PM

 thread worthless without jpg's :p

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RA1D replied on Mon, Jun 30 2008 9:28 PM

 i hear that.  here's a few i took before.  i'll post more shortly

 

 

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kid007 replied on Tue, Jul 1 2008 5:18 AM

 that is what i'm talking about... sorry i have to clean the mess that i did....

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 Dang thats what Im talking about! That a choice I would have made I like the Striker and them beautifull 280,s!I was considering the Maximus or the Blitz Formula but Ive read some great reviews on the Striker also. One of these days I,ll get a set up like that that would be great and I probably wouldnt upgrade for  years unless of course it broke! Nice rig Im slobbering as I speak!

 

 

 

 

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I feel like I'm kinda wierd cuz when I look at those cards, I get a similar feeling as when I look at some big hooters(real though... fake = yuk)!!! lol 

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jtm55 replied on Mon, Jul 7 2008 1:28 PM

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I feel like I'm kinda wierd cuz when I look at those cards, I get a similar feeling as when I look at some big hooters(real though... fake = yuk)!!! lol 

 

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Stick out tongue 

BTW: Glad to see you gettin back in the mix!

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Ra1D are you going to overclock at all once you get 'er all watercooled?

 

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Jul 8 2008 10:07 PM

Now that is one PHAT rig, RA1D!  That's actually pretty close to my system specs but only one GTX 280 and multiple VRaps. Smile

Keep us posted!  More pics, build details and testing!

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RA1D replied on Tue, Jul 8 2008 10:35 PM

Custom Black Torture Rack w/ Thermochill Radiator spacing

 

 

WD Velociraptor

another upgrade coming thurs or fri.  i'll run some benches and do a little photo shoot of my system this weekend.  thanks for all the great responses.

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RA1D replied on Mon, Jul 21 2008 11:27 PM

 

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Normally an avg framerate of 38 wouldn't be very impressive, but Crysis running in full DX10 glory @ 19 x 12 with 16xQAA... freakin awesome!!!

To put it in perspective, my stock E4600 + 9800GTX runs it @ only 30fps in DX9(all high)@ 1920 x 1080 with 0xAA and believe me... I know how taxing high AA is and how much better it can make a game look.

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Jul 22 2008 7:00 AM

Very niiiiice indeed!  I think you should work up a post (in your spare time when you're not gaming your a$$ off Stick out tongue ) that shows the project start-to-finish in one post -- a brief "crib notes" version with pics of your whole deal.  What say you?  We may even be able to push this up on the front page since it looks so well done!

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WOW... that is really nice looking. Surprise

Congrats man, she will run like a bat out of hell

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Dave_HH:

Very niiiiice indeed!  I think you should work up a post (in your spare time when you're not gaming your a$ off Stick out tongue ) that shows the project start-to-finish in one post -- a brief "crib notes" version with pics of your whole deal.  What say you?  We may even be able to push this up on the front page since it looks so well done!

 Sounds like an excellent idea to me!

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drewmp replied on Tue, Jul 29 2008 8:55 PM

 i thought you said only two 280s haha.. really nice rig, cant wait to see it finished

 

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Dave_HH:

Very niiiiice indeed!  I think you should work up a post (in your spare time when you're not gaming your a$ off Stick out tongue ) that shows the project start-to-finish in one post -- a brief "crib notes" version with pics of your whole deal.  What say you?  We may even be able to push this up on the front page since it looks so well done!

 

 I agree would definatly make for a good read!Definatly got the power! Would like to see the finished product! Hey maybe I will get lucky and win the new HH rig so I could share photos with you! Ha! Ha! I could only wish to have such a rig. Good luck on it send post plenty of details and photo,s

 

 

 

 

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warlord replied on Sat, Aug 30 2008 10:13 PM

Very nice... lovin the tri sli

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RA1D replied on Thu, Sep 11 2008 8:19 PM

 been playing w/ some new hardware

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 What are you going to do with those with a nvidia board?

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 What are you going to do with those with a nvidia board?

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RA1D replied on Thu, Sep 11 2008 9:48 PM

they aren't on an nvidia board...

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been playing w/ some new hardware
 

 

All I,ve got to say is Dam__.I gng to take a picture of those and throw them in my computer!HA HA!![:'(] Thats cruel.[:'(]

 

 

 

 

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nelsoncp21 replied on Thu, Sep 11 2008 11:08 PM

 man I need your job.so do you still have the system from your original post in addition to this?

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 Man you want to adopt me??Slober slober,tears.[:'(]

 

 

 

 

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 Man you want to adopt me??Slober slober,tears.[:'(]

HA it is a very nice rig you are building there.

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RA1D:

they aren't on an nvidia board...

 

 If you dont mind what that board set you back that is a work of art.I would surely love to have that in my Rig even though common sence says  I cant afford it, but that I want it thing comes into play and sooner or later I will somehow.But you got a nice rig going on there and I envy you.

 

 

 

 

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RA1D replied on Fri, Sep 12 2008 12:04 PM

 

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 Oh now your just rubbing it in! LOL

 

 

 

 

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You guys just made me lol. What surface are you using in those pics. I like the soft reflections.

 

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ice91785 replied on Mon, Sep 15 2008 1:19 AM

bob_on_the_cob:
What surface are you using in those pics. I like the soft reflections.

I was wondering the same thing. I love it.

Also, Ra1D what do you do for a living? (if you dont mind telling us)

 

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RA1D replied on Tue, Sep 16 2008 10:38 AM

i am currently a full time student and a hardware enthusiast

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RA1D:

i am currently a full time student and a hardware enthusiast

 

 Dam_ do they they pay you to go to school ! I just thinking out loud here looks like you got a nice budget to work with here!

 

 

 

 

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