Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
some people have too much time on their hands
If you think about it though.... in terms of hobbies 3 or 4 video cards from $1500 to $2000 is not all that much compared to other hobbies. When I was into souping up cars.... I could pay that for 1 part let a lone 4.
The advantage to something like that is though.... when your souping up cars.... you usually buy the part that you need and your done with that part. You don't have to upgrade a year later.
But still overall in terms of hobbies.... computers are still more or less cheaper than other hobbies.
If a single 680 or a single HD7850 (Or what ever) is all you can afford.... be happy with it.
you're right dude, I'm a cyclist and after buying my first entry level racer I will never buy another bike from Sears or Wal-mart. And the next bike I want to buy with top of the line Shimano Dura-Ace hardware and a hand made Italian frame would run me $6,000 or $7,000!!! And if I were to put top of the line Campagnolo Record (carbon fiber parts) you can make that a $10,000 bicycle!!!
That's exactly what I mean.... so when you take that into account and then look at my 3 video card fully water cooled computer.... compare the two prices.... $5500 to $6000 for a computer doesn't look so bad next to a $7000 to $10000 dollar bike
I know it still is a lot of money... I guess my point is.... other hobbies are way more expensive.
I was lucky enough that two of my previous cards qualified for the EVGA step up program, and I just traded those cards, but I have to admit I always wanted to try a quad SLI setup, I'm happy I have the chance and consider my self really lucky for it
Unfortunately, one of my new cards was DOA, and is currently being sent back to EVGA, so I haven't had the chance to benchmark my system yet
Gotta give it to EVGA though, their RMA process was smooth and even over the weekend they replied to my support questions! One of the best tech supports I've ever had the opportunity of dealing with! Kudos to them
As for having too much time in my hands, well I wish that was the case, I work 9-10 hrs a day, and have a 3 year old angel that takes all of my time when I come back from work, and doesn't let me go until he goes to bed... I haven't finished a single game in ages
The main reason I had not posted in many months is that my marriage of 7 years is ending, and I dedicate every single minute I have available to my son now that he needs me the most...
Building computers in my office is the only hobby I can practice late on these sleepless nights, so yeah, I really don't think I have too much time on my hands...
It sounds like neither of you have ever been to New Zealand 15th's PC setup would whack me out to about $10k here easily retailers here are a bunch of gouging bastards and they try to claim it's the shipping costs which we all know here is bullshit we really aren't that much further from Taiwan/China than the US
My little man was exactly the same bleeding little clingon but I love him lots so I didn't mind
I hope your teaching him all the tricks of the trade
Moving on from trifire 6950s i see, should be a nice performance bump! and less CF issues also i would think
I know how you feel, i'm sitting here waiting for things as well lol I wish there were more iTX MoBo's available
Man, i'm sorry to hear that about awful personal things going on. I'm going on 9 years married with a little girl myself, and I'd hate to have to go through it. Keep up the fine work doing what you're doing: love him and raise him right! It makes me sad to see the many terrible parents these days who just don't care about their children.
Not trying to make light of anything but you do have a beast pc
Considering popping it all in a HTPC and going Air. That or getting some mITX kit and replacing the TJ07 with a silly small setup. Literally only played Solitaire in the last 8 weeks, lol.
I just posted this in the 600 series page
Here is mine:
8 gb 1866 ram
asrock extreme 6gb x79 motherboard
3 x evga gtx 680s
1200w coolermaster gold psu
512gb samsung ssd
2 x 1tb samsung f3 hdd
corsair c70 case
cleaned up the cabels
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Small update to operation cheapskate...the VRM's on the ASRock Z77 Pro4-M board were getting so hot under a LinX load at any speed over 3.8 GHz that the board would throttle down to prevent damage. I didn't realize this until I reached in there and damn near got burnt touching the top heatsink! So I grabbed a cheap open box Z68 Extreme3 and all is well, with a lesson learned on going too cheap.
Loving the rigs guys Awesome!!
New home for the TJ07 and new desk
Edit: PS2 is there because i just got like 10 games off eBay and i want some nostalgia
Nice desk set-up, moonpig! Got some info on that desk?
What kind of info?
Worst set up ever man, you embarrass me and the rest of techpowerup.
what desk is it..or did you make yourself? I need a new desk, in a big way. I'm loving the amp placement!
This is NOT my pc ATM.
I just miss this setup, kinda miss the case as well since I modified it so heavily ( I gave it to a friend so he could build his own pc)
Loop: magicool UV360, d-tek fuzion v 2, Liang DDC with XSPCRestop
CPU : Xeon 3220 ( q6600)
GPU : HD 3850
Mobo : p5q3 ( Currently nailed to my wall )
PSU : Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 750w ( 6 12v rails on it)
Case : Sunbeam Transformer that I modded to hell
I don't miss all the LEDS though
( I was hoping MP would of had some sort of retort, he's slacking he he probably started on the jager that was on the desk in the picture he he)
Just covered the front of my PC with Black 3M DI-NOC Carbon Fiber DINOC Flex Wrap
That turned out pretty slick. Nice job.
I'm dieing to buy a new case. Ive had this one for like 8 years. SO now it looks a little newer
If you're gonna have a case for 8 years you picked a good one though!
When I got my Silverstone FT-01 I thought I had lost my mind spending $200 on a case No regrets for me .... this case will stay with me for at least another 5 or 6 years
I do get tempted by the new stuff coming out once in awhile though
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