Post your custom rig


Last Updated: 2013-10-01 13:27:40
  1. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Not saying that I myself think it is the mark of a noob. I have several stickers and was thinking of putting them on my PC but that was what other ppl said. If you look at videos of custom rigs on youtube none of them have stickers on.

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  2. Mehta23

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    Would the sticker me easy enough to remove without leaving residue?

    If it is, I might consider moving it to the back of the case, or under one of the panels.

    EDIT: Removed the Intel Inside sticker, and it left a whole load of residue behind. I'll try getting rid of that , but if I can't ... :(

    Mabye I'll keep it on , but I think I might just have the one EVGA one as that actually looks good .
  3. Mehta23

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    I realised that acetone, although brilliant at removing that sticker residue, is not something to put onto my computer case.

    The bottom and top right corners of the side panel are now a lot lighter than the rest of it :-(
  4. Mehta23

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    (Dropbox pic of 'two tone' side panels...)
  5. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    White Spirit (turpentine) will most likely get the sticker residue off.
  6. Mehta23

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    I managed to get all the residue off, but I'm left with a big patch around the bottom right corner...
  7. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    I've updated my rig - a little bit.

    I bought a new Intel Cherryville 520 SSD (180 GB) and made it my main drive, and relegated my X25-M as a slave drive back on the regular SATA II channel. Best buy had them on sale for $159.99 + tax. A bargain, if you click the link and see hat it is currently going for (not counting eBay auctions).

    Using a great little utility called Profile Relocator I've reinstalled Win 7 from scratch and moved the entire User tree for my profile over to the older SSD. Now, I have gobs of space for games, all my regular apps, and my profile is also on a fast SSD.

    Win-win situation. I still have the dual 1 TB Barracuda mech drives for storage. :D
  8. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    First stage of my new build - HAF-X case :)

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  9. Mehta23

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    0.0 It's sooo bigggg
  10. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Thats what all the girls say.
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  11. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    I have moved the LED fan from the side panel of my current HAF 932 based rig to the HAF-X and here it is on the 932 which is shortly to donate many of its components. uploadfromtaptalk1352497673099.jpg
  12. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    New motherboard - MSI Big Bang Xpower II. Seven PCI-E expansion slots and 8 dimm slots, can take 128GB of RAM :eek:

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  13. 5tevie

    5tevie Well-Known Member

    Here is my poor effort. A Mac Mini Aluminium from 2010 running at 2.4 GHz using 2 x 4 gb sticks of RAM to run Snow Leopard. It's pretty much a bog standard machine if you discount the extra DVD-RW drive.
    It's wired up to a 52" plasma screen with a wireless keyboard and mouse so that I can control it all from my comfy recliner armchair. :)

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  14. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    1210 ? I didn't realise Apple had been trading that long! :p
  15. 5tevie

    5tevie Well-Known Member

    Ooopsie. :eek:
    Well spotted that man.
    Better now? :)
  16. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Better but not as funny! New rear exhaust 140mm fan just arrived - Aerocool Shark red LED

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  17. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    New CPU - Intel Core i7 3930k .I was really surprised at the size of this thing!

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  18. Mehta23

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    You know your serious when you have a £400 hexacore i7!
  19. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    I actually got outbid on this rig on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-6-GHZ-1...1Afy/3rxFxpfqXUzJlh9o4M=&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (click on "see original listing")
    My intention was to swap some of the better components out of my current rig (GPU, HDD's and Sound Card mainly) then sell the surplus from both rigs to finance it.
    When I get this one completed I will be able to sell my i7 2600k CPU, ASUS Maximus IV Extreme - Z mobo, Antec H20 920 Kuler and HAF 932 case so I will get some money back.
    BTW it was kind of a good thing I didn't get the ebay rig as the motherboard is , I think, discontinued. My new mobo has some nice features, one being that you don't need a backplate to fit a cooler.
  20. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Nearing completion now with the Corsair H100 hydro cooler part fitted.

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  21. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    :)

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  22. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Fully running now though I had to disconnect some components.[​IMG]

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  23. Mehta23

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    Nice... What fans are they ? Any quieter than the standard CM ones?

    Also, why 2x 120mm when you could've gone for a 200mm?
  24. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

  25. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    The rear fan is an Aerocool Shark 140mm which I chose because of its high power.
    The cooler is a Corsair H100 in a push/pull configuration, I installed the corsair fans on top of the radiator with two Phobya Nano 2g fans (very quiet BTW) underneath. The Phobya fans were left over from my old rig.

    IOWA said "I plan to fit an SSD after xmas"
    Thats one of the best upgrades you can make, especially if you use it as the boot drive. After you get an SSD you won't want to go back to a mechanical drive :beer:

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