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September 13, 2007 1:15:24 AM

ok everyone, in a chance of educating myself more on builds. I challenge all of you to post your current build that you are running. Post away!

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September 13, 2007 1:49:20 AM

if you were looking for links/detailed info, this wont help.... but heres my rig.

Asrock Dual Sata2 939
Athlon 64 3700+ @ 2.76ghz
2gb (4x 512) G.Skill
XFX Geforce 6600gt
Soundblaster Live! 5.1
WD 250gb
Windows XP Pro.

Not exactly a "show off" rig, but it plays CS:S and WoW on max and thats all i need it to do.
September 13, 2007 1:59:57 AM

Here is mine. Not exactly a show off rig either, but it has room to be upgraded.

Will probably get an energy efficient AMD 64x2 6000 later this fall then get a 2nd 1950GT to crossfire and I will have a much more formidable gaming machine.

MSI K9 Platinum AM2 Motherboard
AMD 64x2 4200 (65W)
2 Gigs Kingston Hyper-X DDR2 800
250 Gig Western Digital Sata Drive
Sapphire Radeon x1950GT
700 Watt OCZ Technologies Game Stream PSU
LG optical drives
Related resources
September 13, 2007 2:05:48 AM

krod said:
ok everyone, in a chance of educating myself more on builds. I challenge all of you to post your current build that you are running. Post away!

Author : mad-dog
Thread : The PC that mad-dog built
Profile: addict

These are my system specs...........
This is my version of a budget system,
simple all-purpose rig that does what it's told,
No overclocking, 3DMark06-8771
Boot time to loaded desk-top in 1.18 minutes

Case: Thermaltake full-tower [...] 6811133032
I set mine up with a pair of 120mm fans in the front,
the chimney vent has a 120mm fan, another 120mm fan on the back wall,
above that is a 90mm fan drawing air thru the removeable HDD cage.

PSU: FSP Group 700W [...] 6817104026
I can't describe how reliable and solid this PSU is,
I don't have to worry each time i boot the system,
It works long, hot days and never complains.

Motherboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe [...] 6813131011
There's a reason this motherboard was elected 2x winner of customer choice award.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6GHz [...] 6819103759
I've always had good-luck with AMD, there are better choices but it works just fine for me,
waiting on K10 prices before upgrading to the 6400+ 3.2GHz version.

CPU Cooler: ThermalRight Ultra-120 Extreme [...] 6835109140
It's big and ugly but it's the next best thing to water,
Yet another 120mm fan as the Heat-Sink does not include one.

RAM: Geil 4 x 512MB DDR2-800 [...] 6820144020
Runs Cool and quiet, 1.8V RAM, works great.

GPU: EVGA 8800GTS 320MB [...] 6814130082
EVGA has a great step-up program, plays all my graphics-intensive
flight-sims with settings maxed out.

GPU Cooler: ThermalRight HR-03+ [...] 6835109136
This is nothing more than a HR-03 with 2 more heat-pipes and larger mounting block.
Chalk up a 92mm fan to supplement the awesome cooling power.

HDD: A pair of Seagate 320's in RAID 1 [...] 6822148140
These are so nice that I'm adding a second pair and reconfiguring for RAID (0+1).

Monitor: Viewsonic VA1912wb [...] 6824116074
Very similar to mine, great picture, built-in speakers.

Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse [...] 6823175103
Keys and board are backlit using blue LED's.

Mouse: Logitech 2-button optical [...] 6826104019
Nothing fancy, old-reliable, goes where you point it.

Total Fans: 7, 5-120mm, 1-80mm, 1-92mm [...] 6811999127 [...] 6811999121 [...] 6835226006

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP/2 [...] 6826104019
Switching to Vista Ultimate when DirectX-10 is more prevalent in gaming software.
What can i say about Bill Gates that you don't already know

September 13, 2007 2:13:54 AM

Here's my show off rig:

-MSI P6N Platinum 650i mobo
-Intel Core 2 Q6600 OC'd to 2.8ghz (B3 stepping) 64bit
-4gb Mushkin Enhanced DDR2 800 memory (5-4-4-12)
-1 320gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 hd (for file storage)
-1 36gb WD Raptor 10k (for os)
-1 150gb WD Raptor 10k (for the games)
-GeForce 8800 GTX
-22" Chimei LCD Monitor
-Coolmax 700 watt power supply
-Zalman 9700 to cool the cpu.
-HT Omega Striker PCI Sound Card
-Vista Home Basic 64bit
-Nice pretty blue lights to show off my rig! It's not TOP TOP of the line, but it is pretty close.
September 13, 2007 2:18:17 AM

ABIT AB9 Pro P965 LGA775 Motherboard
Intel C2D E6420 @ 3.20ghz w/ (8x400mhz, 1.3875v, Arctic Freezer 7 Pro & 25+ Hours Orthos Stable)
(2x1024mb) G. Skill DDR2 6400 @ 800mhz w/ (4-4-4-10: 2T, 2.05v)
ATI Sapphire X1900XTX 512mb @ (662mhz/783mhz), (Soon to be 2900XT / 8800GTS 640mb, but hopefully the revision of one of these cards)
Antec P-180 Case
Antec NeoHE 550w PSU
SATA 20x Lite-On DL DVD-RW Optical Drive
3x120gb SATA 120gb, 8mb Cache Hard Drives
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy ZS 2 Sound Card
Win XP Pro and Win Vista Prem Dual Boot
Samsung 20" 206BW 2ms LCD Monitor
and a good ol' Floppy drive



September 13, 2007 2:22:29 AM

Gigabyte 965P DS3
1GB of G.Skill (one died T_T)
EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
Antec True Power Trio 650W
Seagate barracuda 320GB
Tuniq Tower 120
NZXT Trinity Case
September 13, 2007 2:30:19 AM

Dang soldier37...that's perty.

My setup:

x2 4200+ at stock (for a while longer...)
eVGA 7900GT at 500/750
Asus M2N SLI Deluxe
2GB Corsair XMS ddr2 800
250GB WD Caviar
400GB Seagate Barricuda
Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty
Kingwin Mach 1 600W
El-Cheapo DLink wireless card
Logitech z5300e 5.1 Speakers
19" 2ms BenQ
Logitech Media Elite keyboard
Razer DeathAdder mouse

September 13, 2007 2:47:58 AM

Commodore 64
Commodore 1702 14" color monitor
Commodore 1541 disk drive (2)
Commodore 1531 mouse
Turbo232 RS232 adapter @ 9600 bps
Atari 2600 joystick (2)

Oh and my modern PC --

AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+
Abit KN8 Ultra
2 gigs RAM
eVGA 7600 GT KO
Samsung 160 gig SATA 3Gbps HDD (2 of them in RAID 1)
Plextor 708 DVD RW
MS comfort keyboard
MS Habu gaming mouse
Windows / PC adapter for wireless Xbox 360 periphials
Dell 207FPW 20.1"
Windows Vista Business

-- Works great for what I do , such as Star Wars Galaxies, MAME and an occasional FPS. Tends to struggle running TVersity to encode stuff on the fly for my Xbox 360 (both cores 88 - 95% cpu when running this!!!)

I am done with the upgrade game. The Xbox 360 is my main gaming rig now, aside of SWG...
September 13, 2007 2:48:51 AM

cpu: core 2 duo e6600
motherboard: p5w dh deluxe
graphics card: 7950gt 512mb stock superclocked
RAM: 2x1gb supertalent pc2 6400 800mhz
Hard drives: 2x146gb seagate SAS 15.5k in raid 0

logitech mouse and keyboard
logitech z-5500 speakers
September 13, 2007 3:00:36 AM

Not the most impressive but it works:

Opteron 180 @ 2.6ghz
Asus A8N-E
4x512MB Kingston DDR 3200
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy ZS 2
eVGA 7900GT KO
160GB WD Caviar
200GB Seagate Barracuda
Antec 430w Truepower
Old Antec case
19" Samsung LCD
Netgear wireless g card
Generic DVD-ROM
3.5" Floppy
September 13, 2007 3:14:29 AM

See my sig...
September 13, 2007 3:38:27 AM

Currently running:

Mobo: MSI 975X Platinum Rev. 2.1
CPU: Core2Duo E4400
Ram: Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800
Video Card: EVGA 7900GS KO
Hard drive: 250GB Western Digital Caviar SE
Power Supply: Vortec 600W
Cooling: Zalman VF-900 and CNPS 7000B-CU
September 13, 2007 3:47:41 AM

Solider37's machine pictured above is just totally kick A$$!
September 13, 2007 3:54:22 AM

Your Rig is like every gamer's DREAM!
September 13, 2007 4:03:39 AM

AMD Athlon X2 4800+ @ 2.6GHz :( 
2GB PC 3200 (2-3-3-6)
eVga Geforce 8800GTX with 22" 1680x1050 LCD
eVga Geforce 8600GT with 20.1" 1680x1050 LCD + 17" 1280x1024"
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music with Creative 5.1 surround sound setup
250GB Western Digital 7200RPM HDD with 16MB cache
3x DVD±RW drives
OCZ 700W Powersupply

September 13, 2007 4:46:48 AM

-C2D T7400 @ 2.2 Ghz
-2GB DDR2-667
-Nvidia Geforce Go 7950 GTX @ 605/770 (Yes, it's overclocked!)
-100 GB HDD @ 7.2k RPM
-17" Monitor

It doesn't seem like much to you power users, but I'm showing it off because it's a laptop, and my pride and joy. :D 

September 13, 2007 5:10:45 AM

AMD 5600+ @ 3.03Ghz
Thermaltake Ultra Extreme 120
EVGA 8800 GTS 320
2GB Wintec AmpX 4-4-4-11
Hiper 590 w PSU
120 & 160 SATA HD
22" Viewsonic 1680x1050

Backup -

AMD 5200 2.6Ghz
ECS 6100SM-M Mobo
Teac External DVD Burner
September 13, 2007 5:30:22 AM

AMD Opteron 165 (1.8ghz & 1.35vcore @ stock) Running At 2.7ghz @ 1.35vcore
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
2x512mb Centon (CRAP!) DDR 400 SDRAM @ 491mhz
Gecube ATI Radeon X1950 Pro AGP - 256mb (@stock....for now)
2x Western Digital Raptors in RAID 0
Western Digital 120gb 7200rpm
Sunbeam NUUO 550w PSU
Antec 900 Case w/ added UV cathode

Dell XPS M1710
Core Duo T2400 - 1.83ghz
1gb DDR2 @667
Nvidia 7900 GS
Seagate 100gb 7200 RPM HD
17" 1920x1200 display
September 13, 2007 5:45:13 AM

E4300@2.7ghz w/stock cooler
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
2gb OCZ Platinum PC6400 ram
WD1600AAJS, 160gb SATA 3.0Gb/s HD
EVGA 7600GT 256mb
Optiarc 18x DVD R/W
Dual boot Ubuntu 7.04x64 - PCLinuxOS2007
Centurion 5 blue case w/Antec True Power 500w
BTC 6100C keyboard, Kensington PilotMouse Optical Pro
Logitech X-120 speakers
September 13, 2007 7:02:59 AM

all my rigs setups in sig
September 13, 2007 7:33:11 AM

If I ever do update my laptop those are the specs I want. Nice piece, I especially like the DB9 on the back. I still use that and I don't like dealing with the damn USB to DB9 hassle. No one has DB9s any more.
September 13, 2007 8:39:25 AM

C2D E6600 @ 3GHz (1.3GHz FSB)
2GB Patriot DDR2-800
2x160GB WD Enterprise disks in RAID-0
320GB WD backup disk
Audigy2 ZS (yea, I know)
EVGA 7900GT KO 512
19" Viewsonic VX922
Gigabyte GX-965P-DQ6
One of them 8-button Logitech mouses
September 13, 2007 3:56:28 PM

EVGA nForce 650i Ultra
C2D E6420 @ 2.66 GHz
2 GB crap RAM
250 GB WD Caviar HD
EVGA 7900 GS
Centurion 5 case
September 13, 2007 5:27:37 PM

September 13, 2007 5:28:54 PM

everyone here needs a girlfriend...stat!!!
September 13, 2007 5:29:24 PM

Signature, yea, it's 2+ years old, but my vid card OC is my pride and joy. Will be upgrading to a C2D system in <12 months.
September 13, 2007 5:29:51 PM

and by girlfriend im not saying cs lan party friend with long hair
September 13, 2007 5:30:59 PM

Bright man: "whats a girl?"
September 13, 2007 5:31:51 PM

Bright man: "by girl do you mean a faster cpu cache?"
September 13, 2007 5:33:41 PM

Thanks, I'm a successful chemical engineer with a girlfriend of 3 years who's getting her PhD, I don't need to hear your pointless dribble. Sometimes people need to take their own advice. Computers are just a hobby for me, not a lifestyle, as I suspect they are for you.

ryan, how many posts do you have?
September 13, 2007 5:41:01 PM

C2D E4300 @ 2.7ghz (1.325v 300mhz x 9)
Zalman 7700cu
OCZ Gold 3gb DDR2 PC6400 (2x1gb+2x512mb @ 600mhz CL4-4-4-12)
Gigabyte P35-DS3R
PC Power & Cooling 610w
EVGA 8600GTS 256mb
Dell Keyboard
Logitech G5 Mouse
Samsung 20" 4:3 1600x1200 Monitor
Front Pannel Fan Controller
Front Pannel HD-Audio Connectors
80 and 120mm Apevia UV sensitive fans
Dual 12" Cold Cathode UV
Really Old enermax case...
Sony Surround Sound Reciever
Polk Audio bookshelf speakers
JBL 10" 100W Powered Subwoofer
Recaro Car seat on base I built (super comfy!)
September 13, 2007 5:42:42 PM

Hm, she be kinda old, but concidering I've had 'er for almost two years now, and a couple upgrades (proc, video, memory) She's running pretty well.

Socket 939 Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (from 3500+)
MSI Nforce4-f (From ECS POS that failed)
2 Gigs Kingston HyperX DDR400 (from 1 gig)
Connect 3D x1900XT 256meg (Built-in x300, 6200TC, x1600pro)
Samsung DVD +/- RW
Raidmax Scorpio case, with extra fans (all 5 in case)
September 13, 2007 5:52:45 PM

AMD Ahtlon64 X2 3800+ oc to 2.5ghz
Zalman CNPS7000cu
Abit KN8 Ultra
2gb(4x512) OCZ DDR-400
EVGA 8800gts 320
X-Fi Xtreme gamer Fatality pro edition
2x80gb seagate 7200.9 raid0
Maxtor 160gb
Samsung DVD+/-
Enermax NoisetakerII 485w
Samsung 225bw 22" LCD
Logitech MX-518
Antec P180
September 13, 2007 6:42:08 PM

See Signature. :sol: 
September 13, 2007 9:06:00 PM

sorry KyleSTL, im an a civil engineer we should be friends.
September 13, 2007 9:18:40 PM

OMG So I am I!

HP NC8430
T2300 @ 1.6ghz
1gb ram

It rocks!! Played the WiC beta on it just fine with pretty stuff, runs Far Cry, CS:S at max =D
September 13, 2007 9:53:32 PM

AMD FX-55 @ 2.8GHz
2GB (1x2GB) @ DDR550, 3-3-3-3
7800GTX 256MB @ 500/1450
Sound Blaster Audigy LS
Samsung 40GB HD
Generic CD-Burner

Getting older, but does what I need it to do for now.
September 13, 2007 11:02:15 PM

Mine's listed in my little hardware profile thing... q6600 8800gts 640 etc etc, 1x 320gb hd, 2x 1gb g.skill ddr2 800 ram. 20" acer widescreen.

I kind of want to upgrade -_-
September 14, 2007 6:43:06 PM

Antec Nine Hundred Case
Gigabyte P35-DS3R Motherboard
Intel Q6600 Quad Core CPU (Currently trying to OC to 3.2Ghz)
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Heatsink
2x Scythe 120mm Case Fans
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
4GB (2x2GB) G-Skill Memory 5-5-5-15
Seasonic S12 650W PSU
Seagate Barracude 3200.10 320GB HDD SATA
Samsung 710N 17" LCD Monitor ( :(  Next month or so will be 22" Samsung 226BW)
Lite-On 20X DVD Burner w/ Lightscribe SATA
September 17, 2007 2:59:21 AM

Solider 37,

What is that green light underneath your monitor? Is that a cold cathode? Is that thing wired directly in to your computer or is it wired in to an AC outlet? Does it give off much heat? How did you do that? Where did you buy it?

REf: Post from 09-13-2007 at 04:18:26 AM
September 17, 2007 4:15:25 PM

Antec 900 case
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe mobo
AMD 64 x2 6000 cpu
2 gigs Mushkin ram
EVGA 8800 GTS 640mb overclocked
1- Raptor 150gb hd
2- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500gb HD, sata
1- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500gb HD, IDE
CoolerMaster eXtreme 650W psu
Zalman 9700
bunch of random other fans
couple dvd burners
Samsung 206bw 20" LCD Monitor
September 18, 2007 2:22:57 AM

Just built this past weekend. Very happy with it.

(probably fix the cables later in the year)
September 18, 2007 2:37:43 AM


How do you like that Logitech WAVE keyboard? Is that thing practical for gaming? I have tried it typing and it is awesome. Very comfortable. Just far as gaming I felt like it might be unconventional.
September 18, 2007 2:39:17 AM

BTW, nice looking machine. That is an awesome build.
September 18, 2007 3:28:56 AM

PC Specs
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2™ 3800 ~2.8GHz
Memory: 2Gb DDR2 677
Motherboard: Biostar TF7050-M2
Hard Drive: 80 GB WD HD
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT
Monitor: Dell P1130
Sound Card: SB Audigy 1
Speakers/Headphones: Plantronics Gamecom | 1
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse
Mouse: Logitech LX5
Mouse Surface: Allsop
Operating System: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Case: Ultra Microfly Sff Case
September 18, 2007 3:39:22 AM

How are you liking your 86gt?
Also where is pauldh? havent seen him in a while.

BTW my x2 4400 is @2.6 also :kaola: 
It's not much of a gamer, but it does what it's told. :D 
September 18, 2007 4:03:37 AM

DFI Lanparty Ultra-D
Opteron 170 @ 2.95ghz CCBBE 0615EPMW (Water)
EVGA 7800GT w/artic silencer 513/1255
2x 1024mb G.Skill HZ @ ddr 510
Hitachi 160GB Sata x3
Samsung 500Gb Sata
Corsair 520HX power supply
Thermaltake Tsunami Dream (modded)

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