New Computer

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Hows the new computer?

Great!
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25%
Its cool, you need to upgrade a few things tho.
6
38%
Terrible, worst computer i have ever seen.
6
38%
 
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Post by DarkProject43 »

Well, after the long haul, its done. Well, done enough to be used anyway, ive been working on building a new computer to replace the old dell i have been using.

What do you think?

Thermaltake Armor series fullsize case
SpinQ thermaltake cpu cooler
3.0GHz ht intel (soon to be 3.0 quad core)
geforce gtx 280 (one day i hope to have 2 or 3 via sli)
apevia warlock 750watt psu (soon to be ABS BZ 1300watt)
gigabyte ep45-ud3r motherboard (one day to be a better one with sli)
4gigs of G.Skill ddr2 ram
and... um cool light up fans i guess :roll:

But anyways its up and running now, still working the kinks out.
Been trying to overclock the gpu but every time i try to it crashes du to lack of power. i have no clue how to increse voltage on that.

So what do you guys think of my rig?

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Post by Lucifer »

Heh, funny you should mention this, since I'm considering upgrading my computer today. (It's just a motherboard swap with my server, but it's still an upgrade!)
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ugh, im begining to get really frustrated with this gpu problem, i had to reintsall win xp last night. I had set the overclock and then crashed and in did not revert back to default on restart so it just kept crashing, and i keep getting more errors.

know anything about increasing volts on my rails?

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Post by wrtlprnft »

If you wanna fry your graphics card consider replacing that 12V power connector with mains power… Shouldn't be too hard with a pair of lustre terminals, just try to be well away from your system when plugging it in… and maybe have a fire extinguisher ready.
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well, i was thinking of just waiting till i have the money to buy the other 2 cards for the sli link.
But right now i have to buy a car haha

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Post by Tank Program »

I'd wait longer. Intel just dropped the price on a lot of CPUs and it's likely they'll do this again soonish.
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yeah good point tank.

Have you seen the new core i7? they are crazy!

Haha like 3grand tho XD

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DarkProject43 wrote:Have you seen the new core i7? they are crazy!
Talk about it! 8 tux logos at startup :-)
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Post by DarkProject43 »

Hello again folks, i have reactivated my account. :P


Been really slammed at work, and school so havent had time to do much of anything. But anyway I thought i would share about the parts i have gotten for my comp.

next month getting the GTX 295
New motherboard with two pci-e 2.0 ports for sli, same model though.
ABZ BZ 1100 watt PSU


Also i have the volt issue worked out and its running great (although a little hot). 8)


Other then that nothing has really been new around here, been looking to get a nice moniter, was looking at this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824005113

It's nice, although a little expensive but i really like LG.



So what setups do all of you have?

:Edit:

Oh! I almost forgot to tell you guys... i got my quad core!

I love it 3.0 Ghz stock and 12mb L2 cache.


My question still stands tho, what systems do all of you run with?
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Hey DarkProject43, you have a very nice system there and it easily beats mine, can you post a picture of your computer I would like to see the beast :D

I have a 2nd hand u40si1 laptop which cost me £60, the power input socket was smash because someone had tried to force the wrong dc adapter into it.

After removing about 100 screws I could see the broken socket, I desoldered what was remaining of the contacts, cleaned the board and replaced it with a almost indentical part that I borrowed from an old project.

I plugged in some power (I wasnt expecting much) and she booted perfectly.

It came with windows vista installed and two password protected users so I logged in (dont ask lol) and tried a few things, everything seems to be working fine, HDD, DVD burner, ports etc so it looks like it was ok up until they broke the power socket.

I looked around the HDD for anything interesting but there was nothing lol so I have since formatted the drive for dual boot linux and windows xp.

The specs are not amazing but it does what I need it to do so im happy.

On board specs:

Intel Celeron 530 @ 1.73Ghz
1 GByte DDR2 ram
SIS Mirage 3 graphics (where do I find 3d accelerated drivers for linux ?)
Realtek Sound
DVD-RAM burner
1280x800 lcd wide screen
4 x USB ports
R8187 wifi card
Smart card socket
Ethernet
I probably have fogotten something from the list

Shes not pretty to look at but im happy, the camera flash kind of washed out the usually bright and colorful lcd screen.
I might give her a two tone candy case respray at some time or possibly a tron inspired theme.

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here are some that my girlfriend took, they arent that great, i would like to take some with the lights off to show the parts but i havent gotten around to it yet.
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Post by rumpole »

Very nice looking system, thanks for the pics

I love those mod cases, can you do that to my laptop XD
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Post by Paladin »

Very, very nice computer. I have to admit I am jealous darkproject.

I'm running an HP DV7-1014 laptop.

Intel Centrino 2 Dual Core P7350 (2.0 ghz, 1066mhz frontside bus, 3mb l2 cache)
4 gigs DDR2 ram
512 mb Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
Altec Lansing Speakers with subwoofer
Blu-Ray/DVD Player combo
1440x900 resolution on a 17 inch monitor
Wireless N

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Paladin wrote: 512 mb Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
Thats a nice card.

I plan on upgrading mine to the GTX 295 soon, the 90 day step up program is going to expire in about 30 days, so im kinda waiting till the last second for money XD.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813188047


....its so pretty.

If i ever win the lottery im building somthing with that and Liquid Nitrogen cooling : :twisted:

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