Overclock.net › Forums › Overclock.net Forum › New Members › Back on the scene
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Back on the scene

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey all,
Been away from the system-building and OC scene for a few years now. I've started getting back into what's always been a fun hobby (albeit an expensive one).

Last time i was on the scene, i was on an E8400 when it was a new release, alongside a 7600GT in an extra value case which only mod was a top exhaust fan. Yes, it's been that long.

This time, i'm back, on Water, with a top-end card, case, and CPU, and looking into getting into amateur modding; the art of case modding with almost no tools. My first mod on this 800D will hopefully come to fruition in a few days (but just in case it doesn't, i won't go into it).

I'd consider my rig to be a tuner; good looks, performs well, but done on a budget and with little to no overclocking.

Without overclocking, i aim to punch out every last drop of performance, almost exclusivly by extensive software tweaking.

In the end, it's been so long since i was on the OC and modding scene that i think coming back now might rekindle my interest completely.
Achlys
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8P67 WS REVOLUTION NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Corsair  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair  Corsair Force 3 120GB Samsung F3 2TB NZXT Havik 140 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arctic Cooling Twin-Turbo II Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Acer 120Hz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 40" LCD HDTV Corsair K90 Corsair AX1200 Corsair Obsidian 800D 
MouseAudio
Corsair M60 Corsair V2000 
  hide details  
Reply
Achlys
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8P67 WS REVOLUTION NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Corsair  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair  Corsair Force 3 120GB Samsung F3 2TB NZXT Havik 140 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arctic Cooling Twin-Turbo II Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Acer 120Hz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 40" LCD HDTV Corsair K90 Corsair AX1200 Corsair Obsidian 800D 
MouseAudio
Corsair M60 Corsair V2000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
Welcome back!

Pics are always nice and if you think pc's are an expensive hobby try getting into any form of auto racing.
Daily Desktop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X2 555 Black @ 4.0 MSI 870A-G54 Radeon HD 5850 8 Gigs DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 22" Primary, 19" Secondary Razor Reclusa (Temp) Cheap 650 that I'm embarrassed of. 
CaseMouse
CM HAF 932 Black G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Daily Desktop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X2 555 Black @ 4.0 MSI 870A-G54 Radeon HD 5850 8 Gigs DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 22" Primary, 19" Secondary Razor Reclusa (Temp) Cheap 650 that I'm embarrassed of. 
CaseMouse
CM HAF 932 Black G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tw34k View Post
Welcome back!

Pics are always nice and if you think pc's are an expensive hobby try getting into any form of auto racing.
They can get expensive when you spend £400 on a single component, and many hundreds on "exotic" cooling and visual upgrades

I'll be getting pics of it when i do the changeover of the cooling (and hopefully this mod) on Monday. Don't think it's really considerable for a worklog since the mod should be fairly easy to do.
Achlys
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8P67 WS REVOLUTION NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Corsair  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair  Corsair Force 3 120GB Samsung F3 2TB NZXT Havik 140 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arctic Cooling Twin-Turbo II Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Acer 120Hz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 40" LCD HDTV Corsair K90 Corsair AX1200 Corsair Obsidian 800D 
MouseAudio
Corsair M60 Corsair V2000 
  hide details  
Reply
Achlys
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8P67 WS REVOLUTION NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Corsair  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair  Corsair Force 3 120GB Samsung F3 2TB NZXT Havik 140 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arctic Cooling Twin-Turbo II Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Acer 120Hz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 40" LCD HDTV Corsair K90 Corsair AX1200 Corsair Obsidian 800D 
MouseAudio
Corsair M60 Corsair V2000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
welcome to OCN!
   
Spare Rigs
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
Mouse
Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Spare Rigs
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
Mouse
Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Welcome to OCN
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Members
Overclock.net › Forums › Overclock.net Forum › New Members › Back on the scene