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I think it was a good time to post up in here before I take on my next endevor, and get some much needed help. biggrin.gif

I have been building my computers since 2003... from small time plug and play operations to building and overclocking Intel Processors. I am still not good at it, and most of my knowledge actually came from here. redface.gif

My goal is to build a Falcon Northwest computer at a fraction of their price, and have it crush the most demanding piece of software I have came across to date: Microsoft Flight Simulator X. I first came in contact with Overclockers back in '04 or '05 trying to overclock a AMD processor and running a Gigabyte Moboard with twin Gigabyte 6600 GTS videocards!! Talk about being a total noob...tongue.gif

Six years later.... this is my results:

Geek Stylz Isis v2.5

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Cooling System: Thermaltake Big Water 760is
Motherboard: EGVA Nvidia 680i SLi
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
Graphics Card: EGVA NVidia GeForce 465 GTX
Memory 8GB
Monitor: 2x Acer X223w 22" Monitors
Power Supply:Ultra X3 850w Power Supply
Main OS HDD: 500GB
OS: Windows 7 NVidia Edition x64
Additional Internal HDDs: x4 @ 2.5TB Total HD space

External Periphals

My Book Live 2TB HDD
Iomega 1TB HDD (Backup System)
Western Digital 500GB External HDD via Firewire
Saitek X52 Flight Control System
Wacom Intuos 4 Digital Tablet
Thermaltake Blax SATA HDD Docking Station
APC Back UPS XS 1300 Battery Backup/Surge Protector

The rest is all Logitech:

5.1 THX/DTS/ Dolby Digital Speaker System
QuickCam Orbit/Sphere AF HD Webcam
MX Laser Wireless Mouse
G 15 Gaming Keyboard

I just added a Kingston SSD V+ Series 128Gb Solid State Drive into the system exclusively for FSX. I am about to switch to the EGVA X58 Moboard and the Intel i7 extream, which will set me back nearly 700 bucks. However, I want to know how much can I squeeze out of my Core 2 Quad before I replace the current setup.

Anyway... sorry for the long first post.biggrin.gif I can post pictures if you like....
    
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Corsair 16Gb Vengence LPX DDR4 SDRAM x6 HDDs 3.2TB HP BD/DVD+R/RW Hi Speed, HP DVD+R/RW Hi Speed Windows 10 x64 
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Acer G235H Samsung 30" LCD Acer G235H Acer G235H 
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Corsair 16Gb Vengence LPX DDR4 SDRAM x6 HDDs 3.2TB HP BD/DVD+R/RW Hi Speed, HP DVD+R/RW Hi Speed Windows 10 x64 
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Acer G235H Samsung 30" LCD Acer G235H Acer G235H 
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Welcome! Dont worry, I am always in a constant need of help and advice from here. biggrin.gif
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Hey there and welcome to OCN! wave2.gif
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Hi and welcome smile.gif
    
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It's cool that you can post your rig up as quick as you can here... normally you have to wait until your post count gets to a certain level, (i.e., you gotta post whore). I was able to post my pics of the Lady in the Gallery... sweet!!!
    
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Intel i7 Skylake EVGA Z170 Classified K EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 660TI 
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Corsair 16Gb Vengence LPX DDR4 SDRAM x6 HDDs 3.2TB HP BD/DVD+R/RW Hi Speed, HP DVD+R/RW Hi Speed Windows 10 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Acer G235H Samsung 30" LCD Acer G235H Acer G235H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair AX1200 1200w Corsair Obsidian 800D Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Glass Logitech Z5500 
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair 16Gb Vengence LPX DDR4 SDRAM x6 HDDs 3.2TB HP BD/DVD+R/RW Hi Speed, HP DVD+R/RW Hi Speed Windows 10 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Acer G235H Samsung 30" LCD Acer G235H Acer G235H 
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Welcome to OCN grouphug.gifwave2.gif
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Welcome! smile.gif
     
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85W Magsafe 2 Precision Aluminum Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen 
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Intel Core i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz (Turbo @ 2.6 GHz) Intel HD Graphics 4000 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM APPLE SSD TS128E 
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macOS Sierra 11.6" LCD/LED Backlit IPS Display (1366 x 768) Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) keys 85W Magsafe 2 
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Enjoy your stay smile.gif. Just make sure you actually LEAVE OCN once in a while wink.gif. Some of us have a bad habit of never leaving..... whistle.gif
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