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Gothams Finest

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Damn there cheap. I'm wanting to get 3 monitors for SLI surround, and It would be cheaper for me to buy 3 of them Acers than it would be for me to buy another 2 Samsungs.

Not sure if I should though... I'm already buying another GTX 570, a Blackwidow keyboard and Corsair SP2500 speakers http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-gaming-audio-series-sp2500-high-power-21-pc-speaker-system-232watts-rms-wired-controller

Maybe next year......
 

Gothams Finest

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Them Corsairs are more than loud enough to piss the whole neighbourhood off.
but its not about loudness its about clarity ;) Those speakers have some sh*t hot engineering in them.

I'd have them over Sony Genezis anyday ;)
 

badtaylorx

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First time PC builder. Trying to do research online and everything and coming up with a "list" that I think will give me a good gaming system. Please feel free to tells what I am doing wrong and what I should change because there is no way I have this all correct. This is going to be strictly gaming as I have my laptop for everyday use.

-Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3
-PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro
-ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - OEM
-Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
-ASUS ENGTX560 DC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
-Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
-x4 Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G

I made sure the motherboard worked with the CPU and cards or at least I believe they do based off of the manufacturers site. I know this is a pretty penny pc but I want to get it right the first time and have an ultimate gaming experience. Am I going overboard in areas? Or am I using the wrong stuff? Would love any feedback as this is a big project I am taking on.

copy and paste this in the home built section......this thread is for AFTER you build it.......

and than come back.....edit and erase

btx
 

skytanker2003

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New to posting here (been a lurker for about 6 months) so figured I'd post a pic of my problem child/build. It's not as clean as these beautiful builds on here, but it's my first build. Still got some issues to work out after returning from a 3 week vacation: one 2TB went out last week meaning I'll most likely lose my media storage, flickering screen when transferring from desktop to 7MC and back, and 7MC Live TV playback issues (freezing, weak signal messages, recordings failing).

-Apevia Aluminum X-Master-AL/500 Case
-Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3
-Intel i7-2600K
-G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3 2133
-2x 2TB Caviar Green (DVR, DVD, music storage, etc) in Dynamic Disk mode
-1x 160GB Caviar Blue (OS)
-2x Cooler Master Sickle Flow 69CFM
-Lite-On 24X iHAS424-98
-ATI Radeon HD 5750
-Windows 7 64-bit running 7MC and XMBC as media software
-Logitech diNovo Mini as remote
-Ceton InfiniTV CableCARD PCIe w/Comcast

**Future plans: custom case for 4-6 HHDs (once the prices go down) so I can get rid of Dynamic Disk and do true RAID so I don't lose my media again. End goal is to have at least 4TB of storage in RAID 5 or 1+0 (still not sure which I prefer yet).


 

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really???

is there any better combo than computers and fire???
 

badtaylorx

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i think its a negative pressure thing.....the fan creates it while forcing air from one side to another and a small amount gets sucked in through those holes and added to whats already on its way to the radiator.....

i think
 

axeo229

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New Build Just Finished comments/tips appreciated.









Specs:
Case : Antec 900
Board : Sabertooth 990fx
GPU : MSI twin frozr 6950 2gb
CPU : 965 AMD BE
PSU : Antec 900w High Current
Cooler : Antec H20 620 + 5 fans
Ram : 2x2GB Gskil Ripjaws 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance

Had a Hard time with cable management with this case.

Also waiting to add second 6950 maybe black friday?
 

Uther39

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PHOENIX

Out of the ashes heres a PC i built for a friend 4 years ago, which recently gave up the ghost, the reason being is that had recently had his PC room plastered and had forgotten to cover up his PC. So when i got it back i had to disassemble every tiny little bit and thoroughly clean it including a very complicated 9800GX2, i even took the case outside and hosed it down to get rid of the 2 inches of plaster dust, before drying it off. Then i carried out a a few cooling mods installing bottom mounted fans to give me that bottom to top chimney cooling effect i do so love which will also help to keep the 9800GX2 cool as it needs all the help it can get. Then i carried out a full respray in Satin Black, ire-installed everything an put Windows XP SP3 on it as its now going on ebay.

Specs -

Case- CoolerMaster Stacker
Psu- OCZ ModX Stream-Pro 700w
GPU- Nvidia 9800GX2
CPU- Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 3.4ghz on a Arctic Cooler Freezer Pro7
MOBO- Asus P5Q deluxe
RAM- Corsair XMS2 4gb PC6400
SC- Creative SoundBlaster Audigy
HDD- Samsung Spinpoint 500gb
AKASA fan controller, temp sensor, 4 channel
Pioneer BluRay, DVD RW
Windows XP SP3







 

badtaylorx

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yup....your a lil better c.m. away from a pretty nice rig....get some zip ties and condense as much as you can as close to the psu as you can....also remove your mobo and run that cpu power under, up and out by its socket.....you'll be happy you did

good luck

bTx
 

cmcghee358

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Same here, I got my amBX Professional Lighting and Sound for $70.

After selling my current speakers(which were free) for $35 I only came out of pocket $35 for my amBX speakers.
 

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