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Poll Results: How would you rate this as a budget gaming PC?

 
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post #1 of 32
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This is my rig, been building it since July, piece by piece, dollar by dollar.
I am very happy with it right now.


any other info? do ask (its the sig rig)
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that is my system (cpu 30%, gpu load) my cpu load temp is about 40C

and yes i moved the heatsinks off of the chokes and onto the mosfets.

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please rate, give suggestions and the like.
no major upgrades planned until the piledrivers come out.
i bought some blue LED lights and ill probably purchase some used promedia 2.1's (i gave my old ones to my friend, for a good reason) so I'm using cyber acoustic ones now.

id like to see what you guys have done for sub $1000 pc's too.
Edited by phillyd - 1/22/12 at 11:46am
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post #2 of 32
That case is beautiful great choice
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post #3 of 32
looks the bomb mate, congrats. You have lots of free space in that case for mods. thumb.gif
post #4 of 32
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Originally Posted by rubicsphere View Post

That case is beautiful great choice

I agree. I chose it over the Corsair 600T white, and I'm glad. this case has an amazing look and a lot of great features, for $70 less

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Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

looks the bomb mate, congrats. You have lots of free space in that case for mods. thumb.gif

yeah i need a new CD drive too, my old one was IDE tongue.gif
A ssd or a 1TB data drive would be nice, my current 1TB is slow and external.


any suggestions for lights?
Edited by phillyd - 1/20/12 at 10:04pm
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post #5 of 32
i've finally modded my Lancool PC-K62 to where I want it so I won't be ripping my rig apart for a loooong time.
post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

i've finally modded my Lancool PC-K62 to where I want it so I won't be ripping my rig apart for a loooong time.

i kinda enjoy that part haha smile.gif
but i had long screws holding on the left radiator fan, which was the stock 120mm, i mounted it before my mobo.
i needed to put my 140 mm back up there to light the case, and i swear it took me 25 minutes to remove 1 screw. geeze
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post #7 of 32
Since July? Must feel really good to finally have it put together and using it. Case looks great but what's the point of using the old CRT monitor?
post #8 of 32
yeah modding is gr8 fun. I have run out of ideas at the moment for any more mods to my chassis but I think that will be short lived. biggrin.gif
post #9 of 32
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Since July? Must feel really good to finally have it put together and using it. Case looks great but what's the point of using the old CRT monitor?
Well ive been building it and replacing parts (i started long before that with an emachine's prebuilt that was crap (athlon 64 x1 @2.4 GHz, 1 GB ram) then my friend gave me a 4350 he had ( i gamed on this, 640x480 lol), and then he gave me his old phenom II dual, i bought 2 GB ram and he upgraded from a 4650 to a 6870. I landed on the same set of parts for a while (phenom II x6 1035T cpu, foxconn am2/am2+am3 mobo, 2 gb ram, 4650. the phenom II didnt work right in my mobo so i downgraded to a quad (dumb decision, id have a hexacore now if i hadnt). and then upgraded from there after i got a job.
the CRT is for my zune mini player, breakaway, temp monitoring, weather, and is helpful while skyping.
I had it already, and i saw no reason to get rid of it. the extra space is very nice.
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yeah modding is gr8 fun. I have run out of ideas at the moment for any more mods to my chassis but I think that will be short lived. biggrin.gif
same here. i'm already looking into more stuff lol
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post #10 of 32
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Well ive been building it and replacing parts (i started long before that with an emachine's prebuilt that was crap (athlon 64 x1 @2.4 GHz, 1 GB ram) then my friend gave me a 4350 he had ( i gamed on this, 640x480 lol), and then he gave me his old phenom II dual, i bought 2 GB ram and he upgraded from a 4650 to a 6870. I landed on the same set of parts for a while (phenom II x6 1035T cpu, foxconn am2/am2+am3 mobo, 2 gb ram, 4650. the phenom II didnt work right in my mobo so i downgraded to a quad (dumb decision, id have a hexacore now if i hadnt). and then upgraded from there after i got a job.
the CRT is for my zune mini player, breakaway, temp monitoring, weather, and is helpful while skyping.
I had it already, and i saw no reason to get rid of it. the extra space is very nice.
same here. i'm already looking into more stuff lol

Wow that's a long list of upgrades :/ looks like you have a pretty good setup right now though. smile.gif
 
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