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  1. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Didnt think it would require 3 670's....but after 60 FPS, what difference does it make?

    My 670 is going back on a RMA, but when the new one gets here I might finally upload some pics of my inferior pc

  2. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Just curious why are you having to RMA your 670?
  3. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    It makes this weird noise under load (especially when Folding) Rolo42 and a guy on the evga forums said I'm best trying to rma it :-(
  4. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    My current build with her clothes (side panel) on. Next year she will get water cooling.

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  5. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Watch out for static discharge :p

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  6. Raley

    Raley Member

    This thread just makes me soooo sad that I can't afford to make my own rig :(
  7. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    You can do it in easy stages to spread the cost. This guy does a series of Youtube videos First PC Build- Cooler Master HAF X Case - YouTube where he transfers the components from his old PC to a new HAF-X case, then gradually upgrades the components. Assuming you have a reasonable CPU you can get a really decent motherboard, and as you progressively upgrade you sell the old components on ebay to help towards the cost. Also you can buy good second hand components on ebay if you are careful - my Corsair H100 CPU cooler is boxed and used from ebay.I'm going to do full water cooling soon so the H100 will be sold and so it goes on.
  8. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    I tried making a "cheap" but powerful rig, for around
  9. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Yeah thats the problem - upgrading is ADDICTIVE and as soon as you think "its finished" you see something and think "I need that"! My big problem is drinking with my pals Mr Stella and Mr Kronenberg, they keep talking me into buying new PC components and they say "you could order it right now on your phone". :mad:

    BTW I just found this piece of insanity on Youtube so I daren't go drinking with Mr Stella and Mr Kronenberg tonight!
  10. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm here thinking, for example

  11. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Don't forget you got an SLI bridge with it.....just sayin' :eek:
  12. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    No, I didn't.
    After thinking if SLI would be worth it (this is when I thought I was getting a 570) i decided to save some money, and go for a smaller case and a cheaper motherboard.

    My Asus P8Z77 V LX saved me around £3-40 and the case around £40 too. Am I glad that I did? I dunno.

    But I think SLI only really makes a difference when the next model up is only 30% better and double the price. I mean, I was told SLI only makes a difference of 30%....
  13. andruoid

    andruoid Well-Known Member

    here is my rig, the Rasberry Pi with;

    Rasberian OS
    Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux

    700Mhz Broadcom CPU (on demand to 950MHz)
    512MB RAM (128MB of that video)
    Lexar 16GB Class 10
    access to 3TB network drive
    Lego enclosure

    Chrome with 3 tabs, Gkrellm, Terminal still have 120MB RAM unused.

    RasPi custom Lego case (7 photos)
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  14. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Cool PC!

    On order for my water cooling system -

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  15. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    very nice!

    What's the front LCD thing you use? Edit: nvm, saw it earlier in the thread - very cool!
  16. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Here's the home page for the fan controller Lamp Electronics There's a bewildering variety of fan controllers and the touch screen types seem to be the most popular but I think they tend to look a bit gaudy.
    BTW I got a message from SpecialTech saying the Swiftech Apogee Gold waterblock was "listed by mistake" so the search goes on.... :mad:

    Here's a short flypast of my rig click the "cog wheel" bottom right to view in 1080 HD.
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  17. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Yeah I wouldnt mind some type of LCD/touchscreen but I'm not sure I care about fan controllers. I'd almost rather something with music controls or some such.

    Maybe I will convert an old Android phone :D
  18. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Like this? - Product: VERIS Premier :smokingsomb:
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  19. EVGA_RobB

    EVGA_RobB Active Member

    Nice to see some EVGA love in here. If any of you guys have any questions or issues with your products, feel free to email me at or PM me here. We also have 24/7 tech support in the US 1-888-881-3842. For those across the pond, I work daily with our EU office, so please feel free to still contact me.

    My Rig (plan on some upgrades soon)

    Silverstone TJ09 Case
    Intel Core i7 950
    EVGA X58 Classified Motherboard
    EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked (Need to upgrade for monitors below, unsure of upgrade path)
    80 Gig Corsair SSD/1.5 TB WD/2 TB WD
    Corsair 1000W PSU
    1 x 27" Viewsonic Monitor, 1 x Alienware 24" Monitor
    **Just purchased but haven't set up yet (to replace the above monitors)** 3 x Acer 23" LCD with Surround Stand
    Razer Black Widow Ultimate Keyboard
    Razer Copperhead Mouse (plan to upgrade to Taipan soon)
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  20. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Hey, rob nice to see ya posting in here. I'm still loving my X58 Classified 3 setup. Oh, and the schwag :D
  21. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    New toy came today

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  22. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member



    What is it -_-
  23. gneugneu84

    gneugneu84 New Member

    Just wow! I browsed this topic for the past hour or so and your setups look awesome. Congrats to all! I'm running on a laptop so it's not worth showing atm. :D
  24. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    From the size/shape it looks like a water CPU cooler.
  25. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Its an XSPC Raystorm Chrome CPU waterblock. The one I ordered (Apogee Gold) turned out to be "Out Of Stock" so this was the next best.I have loosely installed the fittings on it. Theres another version which allows for LED illumination but I have kind of OD'ed on LEDs and I am obsessive about cable management so I am looking forward to getting rid of my Corsair H100 cooler which adds 6 cables to my rig.

    BTW I thought you guys might like to see this fab bit of computer animation on Youtube.

    How To Build A Computer Animation - YouTube

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