post #1 of 1
Thread Starter 
Hi,
My name is Tom Herber and I'm from The Netherlands and live in the province Limburg.
I have a dog and 2 cats.
Currently live home with my parents and I'm 18 years old.
My music taste leans mostly towards Heavy Metal and Rock.
Gaming is my most time consuming hobby.

Little timeline of PC's O owned:

I've been building PC's since I was 11 years old.
Most of those PC's were write offs from a friend that owns a PC shop and I just made some weird Frankenstein computers from different parts.
At the time all I played was Halo Combat Evolved.

Till I started playing some more demanding games I got some spare PC parts from a cousin and with my birthday money got the leftover parts that were needed.
Specs: AMD Athlon II X2 6000+, Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5, 6GB DDR2.

This one lasted me for half a year till I decided it was time for an upgrade.
So I bought myself an AM3 board and an AMD Phenom II X2 560, which I eventually unlocked to a X4 B60.
Funny story about the memory though, 2 2GB sticks of the build were defective so I returned them to the store and was able to swap them out for 8GB DDR3.

This one lasted me for like 2 years.

Since then I made a totally new PC from scratch which I had to build part by part every few weeks.
Specs: AMD FX8350, 120mm Asetek based liquid cooler, Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5, 16GB DDR3 1600, 120GB Crucial M4, 1TB WD Black.

This one served me for over 2 years till I built a mini ITX rig:
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3, 16GB Crucial BX Tactical Tracers 1600, WD Black2 dual drive, Asus Z87I-Pro, Corsair CS650M, R9 290 (reference).

I got bored of the tiny ITX thing since it wasn't 'cool' enough so I sold all the parts except for the CPU, GPU and RAM.

Then I made this beast: Gigabyte X79 UD3, i7 4820K, 16GB Crucial BX Tactical Tracers 1600, R9 290, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM, Corsair Carbide Air 540, Seasonic M12 II 750W and a Scythe Mugen 3 cpu cooler.
Still waiting on getting a Swiftech H320 for in the front.

This one has and still is serving me very well.

But I have a little side project for some Apple related business.
It's an old Powermac G4 that I repainted and stripped clean inside.
It will house the following components:
Intel Xeon E3-1275V3 (the one I own), Gigabyte Z87MX D3H, 8GB Crucial BX Sports, Palit GTX 650, 120GB Crucial M500, 1TB Seagate ST1000M003, Corsair CX430, Cheapo LG burner and that's about it.
It's still a work in progress but I almost have enough money to finish it up.

So there's my PC timeline.

For school work I have a HP laptop with an AMD A8-5550M, Radeon HD 8550G + Radeon HD 8670M, 8GB Kingston 1600, 500GB Hitachi 5200RPM running Windows 8.1.
Red Bandit [WIP]
(20 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4820k GA-X79-UD3 Sapphire R9 290 Crucial BX Tactical Tracers 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Guitar Hero Mic 
  hide details  
Reply
Red Bandit [WIP]
(20 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4820k GA-X79-UD3 Sapphire R9 290 Crucial BX Tactical Tracers 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Guitar Hero Mic 
  hide details  
Reply