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[Case Gallery] Almost 3 year old rig

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To view this case mod, go here.



Specs:
Biostar M7VIT Pro (crap i know), AMD Athlon XP 2700+, TT Volcano CPU Cooler, 3x 512mb pc3200, Seagate 80gb and 160gb ATA hd's, ATI Radeon X850Pro AGP with an AC Silencer 5, generic Sound Card, 120mm Front Intake, DVD Burner Combo Drive. Thats pretty much it.

Mods:
Not many mods. blue Cold Cathode light. The front intake had tiny holes drilled for an 80mm fan to fit over. After buying a 120mm fan i had to completely rip off the metal and zip-tie the fan to the case (haha, i had trouble with my Dremel). I also have DynaMat acoustic dampening liner but these pics are older.

I built this computer 3 years ago and have upgraded quite a bit since then, excluding my mobo and original 80gb hd. I know it may not be anything special but i would like some advice on making it better.
 
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System Name Lian Li Carbon fiber ed.
Processor Intel i5 2500k 4.6Ghz 24/7 Max OC 5Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Cooling Swiftech blocks, 360 Xflow rad, Swiftech 120 rad, Liang with XSPC res/pump top.
Memory 8Gb Mushkin 1600Mhz 8-9-8-24
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD6950 2Gb
Storage OCZ Vertex 4 128 / Western Digital 160
Display(s) ASUS 25,5" wide VW266h
Power Supply Corsair HX620 modular
Software Windows 7 64
#2
For a three year old pc it looks good. 6. Now is the time to upgrade to another motherboard and a processor. You could buy a good cpu (Amd 3500+ and above) and board for 150 euro's.
I don't know if you have the $ for it but that would be a good upgrade.

But nice comp.
 

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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Manchester EM4 Revision
Motherboard Abit KN8-ULTRA
Cooling AMD 64 CPU Heatsink and Fan (3 case fans)
Memory 1024MB PQI TURBO (2x512)2.5 3-3-7
Video Card(s) Radeon X800GTO2(r480) Flashed to X850XT PE (540/590)
Storage (Perpendicular recording)Seagate 7200rpm 250GB 16MB Cache,NCQ sata2
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster 940BF
Case Premier Black Gaming Case With Clear Side
Audio Device(s) 8-Channell 7.1 Nvidia soundmax
Power Supply 450 Watt Dual-Rail Heavy duty Rosewill PS
Software Windows XP Professional SP2
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If you do upgrade youll definitely want to keep that x850 pro or sell it on ebay as those cards are still worth alot and are definitly not slow.
 
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thanks guys. the x850 pro is AGP though, so in my next upgrade im going all out. next year probably (not quad core yet..).
 

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Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Northwood CPU 3.20GHz
Motherboard Abit IC-7 G
Cooling 4 Case fans/ Stock CPU\VGA Cooling
Memory 1GB Kingston Hyper X/ 512 Kingston Value 1.5GB Total
Video Card(s) ATI x850 Pro 256 GDDR3 AGP
Storage Western Digital 250GB WD2500JB-32FUAO
Display(s) Viewsonic 19" LCD VX922
Case Silver Antec Aluminum w/clear side panel
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum Edition
Power Supply Stock 450w
Software Windows XP Home Edition
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My comp is about 4 yrs old too, I have the same Vid Card. Not the unlockable one... Still looks and runs great!
 

Pinchy

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System Name UltraPC
Processor E8500 Core 2 Duo, 1333Mhz FSB, 3.16Ghz @ 4.5GHz (got into Windows @ 4.75GHz)
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-e
Cooling CPU Cooler - TT V14 Pro, 2x120mm CM Blue LED fans, 1x90mm CM Blue LED fan
Memory G.Skill Pi 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel DDR2 PC8000 (1000MHz), 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD4850 512mb with ASUS EAH4850 BIOS
Storage 2x 500GB Seagate 7200.12 Raid 0
Display(s) Acer AL1912, 19" LCD screen
Case Thermaltake Soprano Black ATX case
Audio Device(s) Onboard 7.1, Speakers - 5 + Sub + Monitor speakers
Power Supply Thermaltake 850W Toughpower Cable Management - Quad (2x18A and 2x30A) 12V rails
Software Win 7 Pro x64, MSN, CS:Source, etc etc
#6
comp specs on side

got it like 2 and a half years ago :D...except x800 couple of months ago :p (went from 6600 which died, to FX5200 to mx4400 to FX5200 :p) and mobo bout last month