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My Gaming Build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rak526, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. rak526

    rak526

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    Started this build in July, my second build overall (first was a disaster). Got my Cooler Master V8 today, and cleaned up the wiring a bit, I'll post some before and after pics. First the specs:

    ZALMAN ZM1000-HP 1000W Continuous PSU
    EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
    COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
    Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
    LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

    Now the before pics:

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    And after:

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    Huge improvement I think.

    Upgrades on the way:

    Cooler Master HAF 932 Case (about a week away, painting inside all black)

    Second GTX 280 (as soon as I find one on the cheap)

    Water Cooling (1-3 months, bought VGA blocks and heatsinks, looking for other parts)

    I'll edit as I upgrade. Criticisms and fresh ideas are welcome.
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    Nice build man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish i had some cash to upgrade my rig!
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    Thanks... you're basically looking at my savings account right there.
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    It's V8 maddness
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    Bad choice on the processor some might say but overall, good system mate!
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    I would actually agree, this was my first step into quad core. It doesn't seem to overclock so well. I have it at 3.18 on stock voltage. Now that I have a good cooler I'm gonna push the voltage a little and see what I can get.

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