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I've used info from this site numerous times before and figured why not join the forums.

Ive been building my own computers since the good old DOS and 3.1 days, and remember waiting for internet explorer 2 to download over a span of 2 days and a 28.8 modem was as fast as anyone would ever need. I'm not too old though, just got into this stuff quite young. My oldest son just turned 14 last month and I've been trying to get him into computers, but it isn't working as well as I had planned.

Anyway I'll get to the good stuff and list my current toys:

My main Gaming rig:
Intel Core I5 2500k @ 4.4GHZ
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1876MHZ
Corsair H50
Corsair 600T
Corsair M4 (SSD)
EVGA GTX 570's in SLI @ 800MHZ
Thermaltake Blackwidow PSU
WesterDigital Blue's
Seitek Cyborg Rat 3
Cougar Vortex Fans
24" Acer @ 1920x1080

My HTCP RIg:
Intel Core I5 750 @ 4.1GHZ
4GB Ripjaws @ 1600MHZ
Corsair A50
Antec 300
Western Digital Drives x2
EVGA GTX 460's in SLI @ 784MHZ
Antec 520W PSU
Courgar Vortex Fans
47" RCA @ 1920x1080

My Son's Rig:
Intel Celeron Dual Core @ 3.4GHZ
4GB of some kind of ram @ 1333MHZ
Stock CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Storm Scout
EVGA 8800GTX 768MB @ 690MHZ
Joe blow PSU @ 580W
Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Antec Fans
17" CRT @ 1024x768

Other toys:
PS3 Slim
Playstation Vita
Limited Edition Modern Warfare 3 XBOX 360
Acer Iconia A100 7" 8GB
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Misc Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate Windows 8 Consumer Preview 24" Acer w/HDMI 
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Wireless Logitech Thermaltake BlackWidow Corsair 600T White Edition Sietek Cybork RAT 3 
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Sony 5.1 Reciever 
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Intel Core I5 ASUS Maximus Formula EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI 
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G.Skill Western Digital NONE Corsail A50 
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Cougar Vortex Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate 47" RCA Lcd ONN 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec 520 Antec 300 Onn RCA 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron Dual Core 2.6GHZ OC to 3.4 MSI EVGA 8800GTX ??? 
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Western Digital DVD Reader/Writer Corsail H60 Cougar Vortex 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Misc Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate Windows 8 Consumer Preview 24" Acer w/HDMI 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Logitech Thermaltake BlackWidow Corsair 600T White Edition Sietek Cybork RAT 3 
Audio
Sony 5.1 Reciever 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core I5 ASUS Maximus Formula EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.Skill Western Digital NONE Corsail A50 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cougar Vortex Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate 47" RCA Lcd ONN 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec 520 Antec 300 Onn RCA 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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post #2 of 21
Hello and Welcome wave2.gif

I remember DOS and Win 3.1... eyes glaze over...

Nice collection of rigs you have there, you have been busy smile.gif

Have fun and enjoy your time here. BTW, I dont suppose you would be interested in joining us for the Chimp Challenge (see sig). Im sure those rigs would crunch some nice points biggrin.gif

I know... shameless recruiting but its a community thing tongue.gif
Edited by Sethy666 - 5/9/12 at 8:34pm
post #3 of 21
I remember installing windows 95 for the first time as a kid! The little drums beating as it installed, and I watched it... all 6 hours of it LOL!

Wish I had more rigs like you ';(

I run a 2500k @ 4.8 on air... and it amazingly stays pretty cool. Any higher and I have to crank the voltage and the heat pretty hard core.
I have an OLD Athlon XP 3200+ a friend just donated to me (along with 3 other non-working (so far!!!) machines).
I have an old P4 2.8 Dell laptop (all 9 pounds of it!)
I also have (though my wife has confinscated) an hp tx2000 which I Believe runs some AMD processor.

Hope you enjoy your time here!
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Welcome to OCN! biggrin.gif
..don't suppose you kept any of that old stuff,didya? :thinking.gif:
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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I've got misc parts laying around, most of no use. I also sat an watched 95/98 install.....more times than I would like to admit.

I'm a graphics whore. I'm actually planning out my 680sli build right now. My 570's aren't giving me the rock solid 60fps that I thought they could do at 1080. I had high hopes for them, but it's time to start over. I usually build a new rig from the ground up about every six months. I'm also a car nut, so sometimes my car sucks some money out of my computer budget. Either way my wife hates all of it! I'll post some pictures of the toys tomorrow.
The Storm Trooper
(17 items)
 
HTCP
(16 items)
 
 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA Z68 SLI G.Skill Wester Digital Crucial SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital DVD Reader/Writer Corsail H60 Cougar Vortex 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Misc Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate Windows 8 Consumer Preview 24" Acer w/HDMI 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Logitech Thermaltake BlackWidow Corsair 600T White Edition Sietek Cybork RAT 3 
Audio
Sony 5.1 Reciever 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core I5 ASUS Maximus Formula EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.Skill Western Digital NONE Corsail A50 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cougar Vortex Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate 47" RCA Lcd ONN 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec 520 Antec 300 Onn RCA 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron Dual Core 2.6GHZ OC to 3.4 MSI EVGA 8800GTX ??? 
OSCaseAudio
Windows 7 4 Ultimate Cooler Master Storm Scout Panisonic 5.1 Surround Sound Home Theatre 
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EVGA Z68 SLI G.Skill Wester Digital Crucial SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital DVD Reader/Writer Corsail H60 Cougar Vortex 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Misc Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate Windows 8 Consumer Preview 24" Acer w/HDMI 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Logitech Thermaltake BlackWidow Corsair 600T White Edition Sietek Cybork RAT 3 
Audio
Sony 5.1 Reciever 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core I5 ASUS Maximus Formula EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.Skill Western Digital NONE Corsail A50 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cougar Vortex Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate 47" RCA Lcd ONN 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec 520 Antec 300 Onn RCA 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron Dual Core 2.6GHZ OC to 3.4 MSI EVGA 8800GTX ??? 
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by potatogunbill View Post

I've got misc parts laying around, most of no use. I also sat an watched 95/98 install.....more times than I would like to admit.
I'm a graphics whore. I'm actually planning out my 680sli build right now. My 570's aren't giving me the rock solid 60fps that I thought they could do at 1080. I had high hopes for them, but it's time to start over. I usually build a new rig from the ground up about every six months. I'm also a car nut, so sometimes my car sucks some money out of my computer budget. Either way my wife hates all of it! I'll post some pictures of the toys tomorrow.

One day I will have money to do things like that ';(

And be able to afford to get away with it! (Which means I need at least twice that money, because my wife will demand to be spending as much as me on her own stuff)
post #7 of 21
Welcome mate. wave2.gif
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Your wife would really hate a bong cooler biggrin.gif
They seem especially repulsive to females for some reason :lachen.giflachen.gif
 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
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Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Thuban Powah!
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Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KOrr View Post

One day I will have money to do things like that ';(
And be able to afford to get away with it! (Which means I need at least twice that money, because my wife will demand to be spending as much as me on her own stuff)

I'm a full time dad, so my wife is in charge of the finances. Luckliy I do something right to get her to let me buy all my toys!
The Storm Trooper
(17 items)
 
HTCP
(16 items)
 
 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA Z68 SLI G.Skill Wester Digital Crucial SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital DVD Reader/Writer Corsail H60 Cougar Vortex 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Misc Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate Windows 8 Consumer Preview 24" Acer w/HDMI 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Logitech Thermaltake BlackWidow Corsair 600T White Edition Sietek Cybork RAT 3 
Audio
Sony 5.1 Reciever 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core I5 ASUS Maximus Formula EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.Skill Western Digital NONE Corsail A50 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cougar Vortex Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate 47" RCA Lcd ONN 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec 520 Antec 300 Onn RCA 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron Dual Core 2.6GHZ OC to 3.4 MSI EVGA 8800GTX ??? 
OSCaseAudio
Windows 7 4 Ultimate Cooler Master Storm Scout Panisonic 5.1 Surround Sound Home Theatre 
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The Storm Trooper
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HTCP
(16 items)
 
 
MotherboardRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA Z68 SLI G.Skill Wester Digital Crucial SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital DVD Reader/Writer Corsail H60 Cougar Vortex 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Misc Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate Windows 8 Consumer Preview 24" Acer w/HDMI 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Logitech Thermaltake BlackWidow Corsair 600T White Edition Sietek Cybork RAT 3 
Audio
Sony 5.1 Reciever 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core I5 ASUS Maximus Formula EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI EVGA GTX 460 768 MB SLI 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.Skill Western Digital NONE Corsail A50 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cougar Vortex Fans Windows 7 64 Ultimate 47" RCA Lcd ONN 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec 520 Antec 300 Onn RCA 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron Dual Core 2.6GHZ OC to 3.4 MSI EVGA 8800GTX ??? 
OSCaseAudio
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by potatogunbill View Post

I've got misc parts laying around, most of no use. I also sat an watched 95/98 install.....more times than I would like to admit.
I'm a graphics whore. I'm actually planning out my 680sli build right now. My 570's aren't giving me the rock solid 60fps that I thought they could do at 1080. I had high hopes for them, but it's time to start over. I usually build a new rig from the ground up about every six months. I'm also a car nut, so sometimes my car sucks some money out of my computer budget. Either way my wife hates all of it! I'll post some pictures of the toys tomorrow.

I lol'ed biggrin.gif

Yeah, my wife and PC dont play well together either tongue.gif
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