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May 5, 2006 1:46:50 PM

Just wondering which component of your self-built PC you are most pleased with. Got 2 150GB Raptors in RAID 0? A 7900gtx OC'ed out the wazoo? A gig of DDR3200 running at 4000 speeds? What part of your setup is performing just liked you wanted it too (or better)?

Personally I would say it's my x1900xt OC'ed to 650/750.

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May 5, 2006 2:13:32 PM

christmas light inside the plexiglass case
May 5, 2006 2:29:27 PM

Custome water cooling within 2C of case temps at all times. 8)
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May 5, 2006 2:31:34 PM

Probably the fact that I got an EVGA 7800gt and EVGA 133-K8-NF41 combo for $330.

Or maybe using old gateway cases that say DX2-66 on them...
May 5, 2006 2:42:25 PM

My gaming peripheral set: A Logitech laser mouse, SteelPad 4S mousepad and N52 gamepad. Taking headshots from 200 yards has never been easier.
May 5, 2006 2:47:59 PM

OH ... My Lovely WinFast PX7800GT ( OverClocked To 450/1100 By Me :twisted: ), & My Awesome VKer V6622QY
( See Them & You Will Like Them ) :twisted:
May 5, 2006 2:52:17 PM

I gotta give props to my A64 3700+ running at almost 2.9 on air, in a case with almost no airflow at all.

-J
May 5, 2006 3:14:39 PM

The price.
May 5, 2006 3:15:26 PM

Ive got a sweet ass korn sticker on the side of my case. I think it makes it run faster. It added 300 points to my 3D06 score alone. :wink:
May 5, 2006 3:28:15 PM

I am most proud of optimizing old hardware and making the most out of what is considered "out of date"

I love my P4 3.2 Northwood OC'd to 3.9 on Zalman air. I'm also very proud of a 3 x 80GB Hitachi SATA drive in RAID 0 that boots up windows from the time I push the pwr button to desktop loading in 20 seconds...(The windows progress bar doesn't even make it half way before desktop loads). AND I'm also damn proud of my 2GB of Corsair PC3200XL XMS that puts on a nice light show and OC like mad.

MOST OF ALL, I am the most proud of my old Sapphire 9700Pro Ultimate Ed. video card. I've had it since 2003 and it still plays all games (albeit in low-medium settings on very 3D intenesive games). Still, I love the heatpipe design that it first came out during that series.

Anyhoo, my two cents worth.

TTFN
May 5, 2006 3:28:26 PM

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Ive got a sweet ass korn sticker on the side of my case. I think it makes it run faster. It added 300 points to my 3D06 score alone. :wink:


It must be that Twisted Transistor. ;) 

The fact that my rig runs and is very stable... and it plays games well. 8)
May 5, 2006 4:26:21 PM

My Intel Inside Sticker
May 5, 2006 4:42:08 PM

They turn on.
May 5, 2006 4:57:17 PM

My graphics card winfast a400tdh (leadtek 6800 agp)
May 5, 2006 5:29:28 PM

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My graphics card winfast a400tdh (leadtek 6800 agp)

OH , Yes ... A400TDH : Most Beautifull Graphic Card That I Have Ever Seen !!
:twisted: Number 1
May 5, 2006 5:32:01 PM

Probably my motherboard (MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum)... i just love it for all of the features it has stuffed into this package... besides, my other components aren't so fast, my processor is hot and my graphics is midrange (good midrange mind you). i'm just waiting till the summer to get a TT big typhoon and overclock... (some reviews have gotten this baby up to 260+ FSB(toms had a bad time with it though :? ))

Ara
May 5, 2006 5:51:05 PM

Im betting not one dam part in my rig is working like its supposed to :evil:  and its gonna stay that way, so i have to say that i am in no way proud of it.
May 5, 2006 6:07:39 PM

3 gigs of ddr 400 memory
sandiego 4000+ OC'd to 2950mhz on stock air cooler and running stable on an asus A8N5X!
X1900XT OC'd to 702 core 1620 mem.
May 5, 2006 6:14:33 PM

My PIII-600 sitting inside a 6 years old PII-266 casing!
a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2006 6:52:50 PM

"proud of a 3 x 80GB Hitachi SATA drive in RAID 0"
3 drives in a AID0 array? How do you pull that off?

As for me, the most exciting thing in my current gaming box is my motherboard. K8N-E deluxe. It has everything you could want (except PCIe ofcourse) and I only paid <$60 for it. (refurbed from cheifvalue.)
May 5, 2006 6:54:26 PM

My Thermalright XP-120 heatsink. It's a total monster. It does such a good job of cooling my A64-3000 that with cool-n-quiet enabled the fan doesn't need to spin when Windows is idling. 8O
May 5, 2006 6:59:51 PM

My Pentium D 830 (3GH) oced to 3.6GH on air is one point of pride.

I also love my raid0 setup 4x Hitachi SATA 80 Gigs on a Promise TX4300.

The Lian-Li V2100 is also pretty nice too
May 5, 2006 7:49:24 PM

My case - AEROCOOL SPIRAL GALAXIES!
May 5, 2006 8:17:52 PM

Im most proud of the fact that I built a computer that could smoke most bootique computers ive ever seen. The amount of cash system builders tag on to a build is obscene.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2006 8:25:54 PM

I'm not sure I'd use the word "proud," but there are a few things about my current primary system about which I am very pleased.

I'm pleased that although it contains competent (mid-range) components, I spent only around $1K on it.

I'm pleased that I had all the "details" worked out from day 1, like decent airflow that keeps system temps in the 38-40 range most of the time, and solid UPS protection; there've been no "gotcha's."

I'm pleased that I've had no network-related issues between it and any of my other PCs.

I'm pleased that the G5 mouse I added to it (along with a Trackball Explorer) works so well.
May 5, 2006 8:28:40 PM

I would have to say my power supplies power cord
May 5, 2006 8:47:13 PM

My costum painted case! :D 
May 5, 2006 10:16:23 PM

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My costum painted case! :D 


You should post a picture I would like to see
May 5, 2006 10:48:14 PM

Okay here it is. I painted the inside with a uv paint blue with reflective finish.



This is my costume water cooling by the way. Got two separated kits. One (green) line for cpu and (blue) for the graphics cards ( 7800GTX 256).





I used a paint for cars. I'm still working on my side panel door.

May 5, 2006 10:53:49 PM

this time..my case i love the praetorian case.

my old computer i was proud of the 120v extractor fan i placed at the back it required its own powercord....
May 5, 2006 11:12:31 PM

Im using the www.imageshack.us for my photos. I don't know why you can't see it and I know you are using XP as you have told me before. I could send it to you if you want.
May 5, 2006 11:12:36 PM

your comp gives me seizures. nice sony monitor tho
May 5, 2006 11:14:50 PM

MyHyper 48 cpu cooler. The relief from the 540 p4 stock coolers noise is bliss. It sounded like a high speed drill inside the case.

The cpu still runs at 60c - 66c but its lovely and quiet. Now I need some nice quiet case fans.
May 5, 2006 11:22:11 PM

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My graphics card winfast a400tdh (leadtek 6800 agp)

OH , Yes ... A400TDH : Most Beautifull Graphic Card That I Have Ever Seen !!
:twisted: Number 1 You are obsessed with that card are'nt you?
May 5, 2006 11:29:41 PM

Very nice.
May 5, 2006 11:40:50 PM

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Just wondering which component of your self-built PC you are most pleased with. Got 2 150GB Raptors in RAID 0? A 7900gtx OC'ed out the wazoo? A gig of DDR3200 running at 4000 speeds? What part of your setup is performing just liked you wanted it too (or better)?

Personally I would say it's my x1900xt OC'ed to 650/750.


OK, which is it - 7900GTX or X1900XT? Both in SLFire?
May 5, 2006 11:43:46 PM

SLFire :D  That's must be a new setup! Cool!
May 5, 2006 11:50:11 PM

my whole rig/ sound system (rx-8030vbk receiver + sa-ve445h 5.1 speakers/ssmf-650h floorstandings)... almost everything new since around the christmas before last (had been using only socket A the last 4-5 years on mostly budget consumer targeted hardware)
May 6, 2006 12:05:20 AM

All of it... from the UV lamps and UV reactive cabling, to the awesome power of my X1900XT. I just love my rig... :) 
May 6, 2006 12:18:07 AM

It's gotta be my AC'97 Integrated Audio...
May 6, 2006 12:20:19 AM

My cheapy ECS mobo (68$) wich let me OC my cheapy 805D(129$) to 3.6Ghz ! I feel impressed for what little I paid.
May 6, 2006 12:41:28 AM

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SLFire :D  That's must be a new setup! Cool!


Oblivion on highest settings at 243.9 fps. Guaranteed to overheat and as a bonus, it blows up your power supply and takes out your mobo!

Gimmie QSlFire!!!
May 6, 2006 1:50:00 AM

my GF's UV reactive underwears inside my case ( they shine.. and you can see wet spots too ) :p 
problem is.. it atracts ants someway x_X
May 6, 2006 2:44:24 AM

I'm most proud of how I got Microsoft to stop bothering me with that "Windows Genuine Advanrtge" update. The auto-update icon has finally left my taskbar :) :) :) . So I get to keep using my free pirated Windows!

I'm not proud of the way that my f*cking A64 isn't stable at anything higher than 2.36GHz (stock is 2.2) :( .
May 6, 2006 2:47:25 AM

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I would have to say my power supplies power cord


I'd have to say how I managed to overclock my power cord from 5Hz to 7.5Hz. How many of you have a 50% overclock on your CPU?
May 6, 2006 2:59:19 AM

I meant "Do you got a...." not "I got a..." That's why there's a question mark at the end. :wink:
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