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    Maybe I'm not allowed to start a thread like this, but I used to see them all the time at the old forum site I used to post at. If I'm not allowed to I appologize. However, if I am: go ahead and post your pics/links. I just thought it would be cool to see everybody's computers. There is a link to mine in my signature.
     
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    this is OBSO1337. a ture gaming machine 100% custom built by 1337cshacker aka ME! building it was a little tough, MSI have an OUTSTANDING record of performance in games, and not booting the first time... and that small black strip on the side top of the case clearly say "THIS PC IS INTEL FREE" and its proud of it :p well it all ended great and i build it about 5 months ago, only recently getting the video card 1 month ago. full specs are in my sig. things i couldnt include in sig was the CPU cooler, its the zalman 7000 and it keeps it at 37-40c load 31c idle taking full advantage of cool-n-quiet in my nifty MSI bios. the fan weighs 773g!!!!! FREAKIN HEAVY so very good care is kept for obso1337 not to snap the mobo in half and fall on my beautiful video card. anyway all is fine as long as i dont drop it, and i dont carry it around it sits its ass right there so in my case its fine. great air cooler. i had a cheap water cooler but i was ideling at 43c and it was a bit noisy and scary, this was better, the zalman water coolers are quite nice though, keeping it below 20c most of the time for their water cooling. dont let me ramble :eek: check the pics :cool:

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    That's awesome. I think you need to make your pictures a little lower resolution though, it's loading slower than a sick dog on weed on my school's ISP. :p (Having 300+ computers all networked on a basic broadband ISP is a real smart idea! :rolleyes:.) I'll be able to look at the rest of them once I get home. You did a nice job of keeping the wires tidy too. The only thing that I dont like is (what I think is) the AVI input/ouput box from your graphics card. I'm like you, I'm always updating and looking for something to mod. There's almost nothing the same between my case and the stock v5000a.
     
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    hey i sent you a message about the pics in your sig, photobucket is weird to figure out. think u can help? and what is everyone else waiting for everyone post their pics here!!! also wondering where u got the name tt64 foro your poonage machine.
     
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    Haha pwnage machine. Anway, the Tt is for Thermaltake, they often abrivate it as Tt, and the 64 is obviously from AMD 64.
     
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    hey this is the ATI forums right, lmao!!!! im like the only guy with an nvidia card!!!!
     
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    Come on, nobody else has pictures? :(
     
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    I'll post some tomorrow. I'll just have to get my camera up to speed. But don't expect too much eh? ;) I'm still very much working on my case...
     
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    Hey no problem I'm just glad to see that people are participating. Feel free to post your desktop as well people.
     
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    P4 650 3.4 Ghz 4GB OCZ DDR2 Ram, Thermaltake Big-Water, ASUS P5AD2-E Motherboard, ATI X850-XT, ATI TV Wonder Elite, 200GBx4 SATA Raid, Sony DRU-720A DVD. Ultra 500W PSU.

    I want to water-cool the video card asap. I have a block, but would like to read up on cooling the memory better, and read someone elses build notes.
     

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    Holy $#!% that's crazy. You must have paid a fortune for that. And I thought my 2gb ram was crazy.
     
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    seriously :eek:
     
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    Nope, the case is a cheap Tt Soprano btw. I bought it b/c of the 12cm fans. Found the drives for pretty cheap too. They are 7200 RPM drives. I build a new machine every 4-5 years and replace various parts between builds.

    My last build was a 1.8Ghz P4 1GB ram, 9800 AIW card. Before that a P3 machine, going back to the 80s when I built my first, a 286 with parts from JDR Micro.

    This one did cost a little more b/c I didn't re-use any parts from my old machine, but it wasn't all that bad.

    Not exactly a benchmark machine, doing 6136 04-PCMarks, and 6286 05-3DMarks but still not too bad I guess. I still have some tweaking left, and gameplay so far has been awesome.
     
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    I was talking about the ram itself really. 1gb sticks tend to go for almost $120 a piece. Thats $480 just on ram lol.
     
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    Hah looks like our CPUs are at the same speed. Very nice, but whats the box for on top, is it like some kind of duct for the radiator or something?
     
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    Yes, it's for the Rad. Sucks fresh are from the TOP & blows out into the back.

    Same Speed, COOL :)
     
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    I've always kind of liked plexiglass cases. I've thought about gettting one for my server. I wouldn't want to get it for my main computer though because there's nowhere to hide the wires. I think i saw a Tt Smart Fan in there also, good choice. :cool:
     
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    The case was $80 off of Ebay almost a year ago. Looks like you can get it for about $60 now.

    as far as the Tt fan, is does works well, the most powerful fan I could fund, but it is NOISY. But I use it, better to have a loud PC than a fried one. Thats what loud speakers/quality headphones are for. I actually have another of the fans, which I use in the Summer on top of a 100% copper heatsink for my processor. Yup, my heatsinks for my processor are seasonal :rolleyes:
     
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    Haha that's pretty funny. Never seen anybody do that before. Why don't you get a fan controller for the fans? By the way Tornado fans have more performance than Smart Fans do. The only thing that may be an issue is that they're 38mm thick rather than 25mm. I would have Tornado fans but I decided I'd rather sacrafice 10-15cfm for looks and get LED Smart Fans. :cool:
     
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    I only switch my heatsinks because the copper one with the Tt fan on top is loud, but works better. My other one that I use is fairly quiet.

    I have a controller and a thermostat for the fans, I just don't have it attatched. I really don't know why. I probaly should attatch them.
     
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    Yeah wouldn't be nearly as loud/annoying.
     
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    Crank Up the FAN's

    When you are playing games like mad, then crank up the fans, but if you are not, then use the controller to slow down the sound of the fan.
     
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    Exactly, I usually keep my bottom 92mm fan next to my video card turned up to about 3,000rpm (2,000 min. 3,750 max) and my cpu fan at 3700 (2500 min. 5650 max) and my rear 92mm is always all the way up because I can't really hear it. I think it's like 3,000rpm, it's my only case fan that isn't a smart fan.
     

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