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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Computer; Updated Pics

Figured id just post the whole setup while im at it.







This computer is responsible for pretty much all my entertainment and also allows me to do my job. Its pretty beastly even though its a tad bit out dated. I think its really important to have a very powerful machine if you're using it a lot and its a great investment.  

PRO TIP: If you're thinking of maybe getting a new computer consider building it yourself. You'll save money unless you're just going to get some low-mid range computer from Dell or another big company like that. But when it comes to high performance and reliability, you cant beat a computer with hand picked parts that you built yourself, based on your own research. If you have absolutely no clue about anything computer related then maybe you should just stay away, but if you're really dedicated you can find all the info you need online.

Specs:
i7 920 @ 4ghz
H50 Cooler
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
3x2gig Patriot DDR3 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5870
850watt PSU
As for storage, 2x640gig WD Caviar Blacks for Storage and 1x OCZ Vertex2 120gig SSD for OS + most used apps.

46 comments:

  1. Nice rig man! Kinda motivates me to build a new one!

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  2. diy is the way to go! i don't know how to build computers, but luckily i have a friend that knows a thing or two about it.

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  3. I'm buildng my own computer too! Yours looks nice, how much did it cost?

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  4. I agree about building your own when it come to high performance computing. I ordered a few custom built PCs and they were good for the price, but you can save even more money if you just build it yourself.

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  5. What do you think about the H50 cooler?

    My i5-750 is at 4.2GHz and is cooled with cooler master 212+. I'm thinking of getting a new cooler as mine under load gets up to almost 80C.

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  6. outdated? try my laptop's specs:

    1.6GHz processor
    1GB RAM
    60GB hard drive
    ... I don't even know what half the stuff you're saying is!

    Hey, if you're interested, maybe you could post a mini-guide to building your own computer! That would be extremely helpful. (Or you could recommend one from the web.)

    Anyway, I'm done salivating at your specs just now. Keep up the blogging!

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  7. 850 Watt PSU? I'm pretty sure slightly less would be sufficient? Apart from that niice.

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  8. Damn nice computer :>
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  9. looks nice. how old is it?
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  10. I was thinking of picking up the i5 sand bridges for my custom pc that i'm building. How are you liking the i7 920?

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  11. *whistles* Nice rig mate, wish I could match that.

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  12. it LOOKS cool but mine was as you said premade from a big company. My parents just started playing WoW at the time, now 3 years later she's going thru someone who custom makes them so I'll probably use him as a resource when I break out of my shell and get a real computer.

    very cool
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  13. always wanted to build my own but nervous about not doing it and wasting my money

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  14. wow nice computer, i know absolutely nothing about building a computer so ill just stick to my laptop lol

    your friend,
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  15. This looks pretty serious. It reminds me of my older brothers and he built his himself too.


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  16. You've got a crazy good computer, im jealous lol :p

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  17. @ Araita & Alan
    I built it last Christmas(a yea ago) for about $1800

    @brotosterone
    the H50 is good and i like it,but it performs the same as other high end air coolers. Even though it is water cooling it doesn't have the same performance as traditional watercooling. It does look a lot cleaner in the case which is why i like it over air cooling.

    @Some Guy
    Might be a future post ;)

    @Rondariel
    Yea currently the 850watt is overkill but i was planing on expanding to another 5870. Just never got around to it and had other things to spend money on. I really want to sell this card and go for 2x 6870s.

    @IsoGame
    I like the i7 a lot, the overclocking potential is amazing, iv been running at 4ghz for 8 months now and the stock speed is like 2.6. The newer I series CPUs from intel are even better, i would definitely go for it.

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  18. I just threw up my toast and jelly :(

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  19. Holy triple screens. I only have dual screens. I am super jelly...

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  20. nice blog

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  21. That is one beastly command station you have there! Do fuking want!!!


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  22. wow, thats awesome man.
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  23. Also, DO NOT SKIMP ON THE POWER SUPPLY. That it the lifeline to your computer. Make sure to get an 80 plus certified PSU so that you don't risk losing your investment!

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  24. But can it run Dwarf Fortress?

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  25. That is a great PC! Nice setup too.

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  26. OMG your pc is cool!

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  27. nice blog
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  28. That is a beast to be proud of. I like the 3 monitor setup. I only have two.

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  29. Mega jelly on your new rig. GJDM!

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  30. pretty nice computer you have there, i also like the setup of your monitors

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  31. Very high tech and up to date. I'm still hoping for an i7 processor.

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  32. How much of an improvement from 2->3 monitors. I just went from 1->2 and I will never go back I'm just wondering if the next jump is worth the extra cost.

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  33. @mark

    I was actually going to do a post on 2v3 monitors lol, check it out tomorrow bro

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  34. Nice computer gear compared to my crappy one. :)

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  35. Oh wow, thats so nice. I'm so jealous...

    My rig is pretty lame now, was cool back in 09 :P.

    Wanna upgrade soon, need a job first :D

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  36. Yeah, I will probably have to have one of my friends build one for me. For a penance I say!

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