New updates for May 2011
Well after a year i finally have a rig i'm happy with, the Gtx260 arrived today and it's all good.
So Specs are....
Intel Q6600 (Stock for the Moment)
8gb Corsair DHX DDR2 800mhz
EVGA 780i FTW mobo
Thermaltake W0171 1.5kw PSU
XFX GTX 260 Black Editon 216 Core 666mhz
Hitachi Desktar 500gb
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb
Arctic Freezer Xtreme HSF
LG 1994md-pz 19" HD Monitor
19" Standard LCD Monitor
Sony DAV-DZ230 5.1 Surround Sound
Galaxy III Case (not for much longer i hope)
and now onto the pics..
I know it looks stupid but i cba taking it out until i get the new case
Before the new card was put in
I know about the terrible cable management but it and the case don't go well together and i had to move the 2 hdds to get the card to fit so that didn't help lol.
Anyways i'll post up some pics of the full setup soon
Good looking rig! Zip ties help with cable management more than you might think. Plus they are cheap as dirt. Anyway lots of great pics and a great all around computer.
very nice. Why the huge psu though for a gtx 260?
the gtx 260 was all i could get for now, i'm planning on another 2 gtx 285s
GTX 285s in SLI + GTX260 PhysX would be Killer!
I hope you can get a new case soon, that's the only thing I think is letting you down.
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I hope so lol
I'v been having some problems with the Gtx260 and Crysis, it's done a big glitchy screen thing twice, like everything just goes a random colour 16bit style and the audio makes the stuttering sound, so i think it was the temps, they were 58 when it was just running, and i was running crysis on everything high 4xAA and 1400x900, so i'v downloaded EVGA Precision and found the fan speed was only at 40% i'v upped it to 80% but could that be bad for the card?
the temps are at 35 now
Riks, you have to check this thread out. You could get a seriously cheap 260 for SLI :)
Riks, you have to check this thread out. You could get a seriously cheap 260 for SLI :)
awesome man i looked at it earlier but i'm in the UK, don't think i could get it =\
thanks anyway =)
Riks you need a visit from the cable fairy... But it still looks good! Did you actually omit any cables from the psu?
you might not belive me but i'v only put in 2 extra cables.. which were nessacary for the card all the rest come straight out of the PSU and aren't modular.
Only thing i could take out was the FDD cable and there are still 6 or more free cable slots in the psu lol
Wow that's pretty insane. I figured modular meant everything is modular.
By the way, that was the first case I ever had. Which is when I joined HH. If I recall it is somewhat annoying to work with.
The cables duke the cables!!! lol... Looks good though
"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
Z77 GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER
G.Skill Ripjaws X 16gb PC2133
Asus Blu-ray burner
Seasonic X650 PSU
Patriot Pyro 128gb SSD
Got 3dmark =)
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Heh beat your score but only because im in sli.
all in good time...
i'm having some issues with the CPU times, the multiplier keeps switching between x6 and x9 (it's meant to be x9), i looked it up and aparantly it's called Speedstep and it only changes when it needs to but it didn't do it on the old board, when it worked that is
Yeah, it is speedstep that does that. If you OC, you should turn it off, however I don't know if you do...
i dunno, i checked the bios and i couldn't find a setting for it
Are you sure? It should be under advanced, and then one subfolder. Oh, I know why you can't find it...speed step is basically slang, you're looking for spread spectrum. That's how it should be labeled.
Also, I'm not sure if you have the same bios as my 750i, if you do this site will help with setting it up.
thanks man =D looks like the same bios, i'll check it later
got some new pics..
got some cold cathodes =)
and a load of crap behind the monitor lol
What's with the sound card just laying there? And I see you are also a part of the G5 club! Hands down, best mouse I own and have used.
hells yeah =D, i was using the soundcard in my old setup because it didn't come with the asus sound card,but the drivers are really bad for it, if i try to do anything demanding soundwise i just get a blue screen, so i'm using the onboard sound
I got the baram *dance* and two 120mm fans for only an extra £2, they're only 1000rpm but for £2 who cares
In comparison to the arctic heatsink (which had thermal grease on it before)
Hah I love the box! "Baram means airflow in Korean"
I've never heard of this cooler...how does it perform in comparison to the Megahalem and the TRUE?
It's 5 on the frostytech list, TRUE is 6 so i'm hoping it's better lol
and aparantly it can cool up to 250w (not sure if there are any 250w desktop cpus)
Here's a comparison thingy
after reading the bottom article i think i'll put my acryan fan on the baram and put the other fan where the acryan was
Rik good luck on your new cooler better OCing cause we know your not putting it there for looks! LOL Im gng for the Coolermaster V8 hoping to get it real soon!
lol yeah, have you seen the V10?.. looks pretty cool, comes with a ram cooler too
Doesn't even look like you can fit the ram in that pic...
I'm not sure how accurate that chart is. No one would take an
Xigmatech HDT-S1283 over a TRUE. I've seen practical applications of
them and the TRUE outperforms it. That Xigmatek cooler is entry level
from what I understand and it is one of the better entry level coolers, but it's not that good.
Just did some reading at Frosty tech, those are not real world results. In fact you'll see a difference between that and real life results. They use a synthetic test, where there is no computer present. There is no other heat from components just a cooler on a block that generates heat...What I did find on another website was that it is on par with the TRUE, only if you use 2 fans.Which makes this a nice find on your part, however I don't know how the true results are given, whether with one fan or two and that makes all the difference.
This dude has tested them both, (Baram & TRUE 120 Extreme) and only found 1*C difference and the True is like £50+ and the baram is smaller and lighter so i'm happy woop woop
and it slightly out performs it here
Well I must say I am jealous. Why didn't you buy this before I bought my Tuniq!
lol, wish i knew about it before i bought my arctic cooling heatsink
Nice Baram! I saw them on another site and it looked pretty cool
You should make sure your case always has good baram to keep the CPU ice cold
@AMD Hope you can get a V8 soon. The V10 looks quite "mad" but it is too big, and IMO not as well designed. But people say it can rival a basic WC setup.
Basic watercooling setups are usually used to have a quieter computer. That's all they are basically good for.
I LOVE Evga, the new board arrived today with all accessories and everything, think i'll wait until i get the new case before i set it up though.. EVGA FTW woop
I'v got big plans for the case lol,
First since it doesn't come with a side window i'm going to make a design and get it cut out at a water jet cutting place thingy
Then i'm going have to find out where i can get some acrylic
Then once that is done i'm going to make well already have made a soft, faded kind of gradient which will be printed onto a big see through plastic sticker, then i'm going to stick that on the acrylic and then i'll put it all together and post pics .
But i haven't found out how much it will cost to get it cut yet
Sounds good send us some pics of that board! Water jet is the way to go I would love to have something like that in my garage to play with endless possibilities If IF I had a garage! LOL
You could cut the window with a dremel and you can get acrylic at Home Depot or Lowes. They're dumb at home depot and you have to call it plexiglass, even if that is not the company that they sell.
Ordered the Lian Li today so i should have it in 1-3 days woo
don't really know if i want to do the cutting of the metal myself, mostly becuase i want to make it a bit fancy, but i could probably cut the plastic.
And i don't really want to screw the acrylic on, (only becuase i don't want there to be screw holes), so i think i'm going to glue it
and on another note, does anyone know what the best 1tb drive is out there?, i'v heard the 7200.11s have some problems
i'll post up pics soon =D
WhooHooo. Case modding time. Get out the dremel, jigsaw and drill . Which Lian Li case did you get? Let me know if you need the name of a place for laser cutting and I'll dig up the place that did mine. They did an excellent job and it was pretty inexpensive. As for glueing the window, I would recomend useing 3m double sided tape instead of glue. Home depot does carry cheap acyrlic (plexiglass) but I ordered mine from performance pc's and it's a little bit better quality. Matter of fact they have just about anything you might need for modding.
haha yeah can't wait to get it done, thanks man tape sounds like a way better idea, only thing is i live in the Uk so there's no home depot for the acrylic but i'm sure there'll be some hardware store that does it,
just out of intrest how much did your cutting cost?
oh and it's the Pc-P80 =)
nah it's ok you don't need to go to any trouble, i was just curious,
now it's time to rearrange my desk, gonna need to make space for this thing
think i might 'borrow' a 15" monitor from downstairs too WOOT
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