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    Posted: 24 May 2013 at 10:58am

The console post had some comments about PC Gaming being.  We obviously have a member or three that build if not upgrade their systems.  I'm sure I posted something about a rig I built this time last year.  Anyone else want to share their builds and throw some performance numbers up?

 
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OCZ Champion Series Fatal1ty 750W PS
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 Sandybridge Motherboard
2TB Western Digital Caviar Black WD2003FYYS 7200rpm
OCZ 60GB Vertex3 SSD used in S.R.T. mode
8GB G.Skill DDR3-1866 Ripjaws X RAM
(2) Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 (2GB GDDR5 RAM) video cards in Crossfire mode
23" LG Flatron IPS236 LED monitor
 
I have a stable overclock of the cpu to 4.53GHz on room air.  I'm not nearly a confident to try overclocking the gpus as they provide plenty of performance.
 
3DMark 11
Single GPU            Crossfire
Score:  5221           9318
Graphics:  4875      9846
Physics:  8556        8219
Combined:  4963    7758
 
 
 
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My computer was built in 2006 and I don't really remember the full specs. Since then I have added more RAM and changed video cards because my first died on me. I could look inside the computer to find some information but meh. 

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I am on my 4th power supply
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.21 GHz
Some ASUS MOBO
6 GB or RAM
My video card was bought on one of those deal of the day websites.  It was $50.
I have two internal hard drives that equal 1TB
23" LCD Samsung monitor.

EDIT:  Ran 3d Mark Vantage and it told me some more info.

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
MOBO: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N32-SLI DELUXE
RAM: OCZ DDR2

3DMark Score
3331 3DMarks
Graphics Score
3374
CPU Score
3209




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Kingston HyperX Red KHX16C9B1R/4 4GB Memory Module - 1600MHz, 9-9-9, DDR3, CL9, 1.65V, Unbuffered (X2)

Toshiba HDKPC03 DT01ACA100 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 RPM, SATA, 3.5"

LG GH24NS95R 24X Internal DVD Burner - M-Disc Support, Silent, SATA Interface, Jamless Play, 48x CD Write Speed, 0.75MB Buffer

Thermaltake SMART M750W SP-750M Modular Power Supply -750Watt, 140mm Fan, 80 PLUS Bronze, Active PFC

Thermaltake VN40006W2N Commander MS-I Snow Edition Tower Case - ATX, Mid-Tower, 3x 5.25" Bays, 5x 3.5" Bays, 7x Expansion Slots, USB, USB 3.0, Security Lock, White

Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 990FX/SB950, DDR3 1866 MHz, SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 2.0, CrossFireX Ready

XFX FX-775A-CGFV AMD Radeon HD 7750 Core Edition Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI Express 3.0, Display Port, Dual-link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, CrossFire, DirectX 11

Logitech 910-002484 M310 Wireless Mouse - 2.4GHz, Plug-and-Forget Nano Receiver, Ambidextrous, Labyrinth

Modtek Modtek-IK-B Slim Acrylic Illuminated Keyboard - USB, Blue Backlighting, Illuminated Keys, Black

my monitor is: ASUS VE258Q 25" Class Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 50000000:1 Dynamic, 2ms, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, DisplayPort, Energy Star

also have a Turtle Beach PX21 head set.

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Mine is just a cyber power with a Corsair because Cyberpowers crap PSUs destroy hardware.

Intel i7 3770
16G RAM
GeForce 670 (SLI incoming after I find a jerb)
Water cooler
500M SSD
2 TB HD
2 TB WD external HD
Blu Ray drive
Touchscreen fan controls


The only real test games I've done have been BF 3, Skyrim, Arkham City, Skyrim, and Guild Wars 2.

BF 3, Arkham, and Crysis 3 run 40-60 FPS all settings maxed.

I have about a dozen visual mods on Skyrim including full HD textures, injector with all settings maxed, DoF, etc etc and I average around 48 FPS

Guild Wars 2 is a hog-all settings maxed with supersampling I'm usually at 40 FPS.

Sims 3 runs at a smooth 250 FPS ;)

My one weakness is the lack of SLI-modern features like SSAO and PhysX are a big drain on the GPU. Temp wise the water cooling system is great-CPU runs at 29c under full load and GPU never goes above 60.

The whole setup is run to a 42" 120hz LED Samsung with both a surround sound bar and a great set of surround headphones whose manufacturer slips my mind. Honestly, the headphones are a lifesaver I use them for everything now. No more subtitles at night!



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Commodore 64 with not one, but two, disk drives and a modified Atari 2600 controller.
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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

Commodore 64 with not one, but two, disk drives and a modified Atari 2600 controller.



you sir are at the cutting edge of technology. well played.
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I am on my 4th power supply



You are buying complete junk power supplies or doing something tragically wrong.
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Originally posted by Shub Shub wrote:

Originally posted by pntbl freak pntbl freak wrote:



I am on my 4th power supply



You are buying complete junk power supplies or doing something tragically wrong.


I always figured it was a combination of cheap power supplies, letting it run almost 24/7 and dust.
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Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

Mine is just a cyber power with a Corsair because Cyberpowers crap PSUs destroy hardware.

Intel i7 3770
16G RAM
GeForce 670 (SLI incoming after I find a jerb)
Water cooler
500M SSD
2 TB HD
2 TB WD external HD
Blu Ray drive
Touchscreen fan controls


The only real test games I've done have been BF 3, Skyrim, Arkham City, Skyrim, and Guild Wars 2.

BF 3, Arkham, and Crysis 3 run 40-60 FPS all settings maxed.

I have about a dozen visual mods on Skyrim including full HD textures, injector with all settings maxed, DoF, etc etc and I average around 48 FPS

Guild Wars 2 is a hog-all settings maxed with supersampling I'm usually at 40 FPS.

Sims 3 runs at a smooth 250 FPS ;)

My one weakness is the lack of SLI-modern features like SSAO and PhysX are a big drain on the GPU. Temp wise the water cooling system is great-CPU runs at 29c under full load and GPU never goes above 60.

The whole setup is run to a 42" 120hz LED Samsung with both a surround sound bar and a great set of surround headphones whose manufacturer slips my mind. Honestly, the headphones are a lifesaver I use them for everything now. No more subtitles at night!

With water cooling, are you overclocking that thing?  If so, how much?
 
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Originally posted by StormyKnight StormyKnight wrote:


Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

Mine is just a cyber power with a Corsair because Cyberpowers crap PSUs destroy hardware.

Intel i7 3770
16G RAM
GeForce 670 (SLI incoming after I find a jerb)
Water cooler
500M SSD
2 TB HD
2 TB WD external HD
Blu Ray drive
Touchscreen fan controls


The only real test games I've done have been BF 3, Skyrim, Arkham City, Skyrim, and Guild Wars 2.

BF 3, Arkham, and Crysis 3 run 40-60 FPS all settings maxed.

I have about a dozen visual mods on Skyrim including full HD textures, injector with all settings maxed, DoF, etc etc and I average around 48 FPS

Guild Wars 2 is a hog-all settings maxed with supersampling I'm usually at 40 FPS.

Sims 3 runs at a smooth 250 FPS ;)

My one weakness is the lack of SLI-modern features like SSAO and PhysX are a big drain on the GPU. Temp wise the water cooling system is great-CPU runs at 29c under full load and GPU never goes above 60.

The whole setup is run to a 42" 120hz LED Samsung with both a surround sound bar and a great set of surround headphones whose manufacturer slips my mind. Honestly, the headphones are a lifesaver I use them for everything now. No more subtitles at night!


With water cooling, are you overclocking that thing? If so, how much?


I overclocked my GPU on my laptop just because it struggled (I hate lappy GPUs) but haven't with this one yet. That's just standard clocking temps.
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Originally posted by pntbl freak pntbl freak wrote:


Originally posted by Shub Shub wrote:

Originally posted by pntbl freak pntbl freak wrote:



I am on my 4th power supply



You are buying complete junk power supplies or doing something tragically wrong.


I always figured it was a combination of cheap power supplies, letting it run almost 24/7 and dust.


It's the el cheapo power supply. I run PCs 24/7 and I'm sure I have dust. Unless you are sucking in so much dust that the machine can't breathe at all. Either way, I think all hobbyist PC builders figure at one point that a power supply is all the same, as long as all the connections are there. I worked in electronics for 10 years. They aren't all the same. The cheap power supplies just aren't built of quality components, and they die early. For what you spend on stacks of junk power supplies, you could buy one good one and be done with it.
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Much truth in what Shub is saying.

I did a lot of research on my rig when I bought and what I learned is that cheap power supplies don't usually have a ripple suppressor in them. These ripples over time wear down your electronics and also don't allow the PC to perform. There are a lot of stories in the Internet of bad PSUs messing up expensive GPU.

I got my Corsair 850 watt for 140 bucks, way to cheap to risk a 300 dollar GPU (or worse if you're SLId)
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Originally posted by Shub Shub wrote:

Originally posted by pntbl freak pntbl freak wrote:


Originally posted by Shub Shub wrote:

Originally posted by pntbl freak pntbl freak wrote:



I am on my 4th power supply



You are buying complete junk power supplies or doing something tragically wrong.


I always figured it was a combination of cheap power supplies, letting it run almost 24/7 and dust.


It's the el cheapo power supply. I run PCs 24/7 and I'm sure I have dust. Unless you are sucking in so much dust that the machine can't breathe at all. Either way, I think all hobbyist PC builders figure at one point that a power supply is all the same, as long as all the connections are there. I worked in electronics for 10 years. They aren't all the same. The cheap power supplies just aren't built of quality components, and they die early. For what you spend on stacks of junk power supplies, you could buy one good one and be done with it.


This.

I build electronics currently, and I can tell you that those "cheap" parts made in "low-cost regions" are all P's of S.
The quality of solder on a $12 part and a $10 part is obvious at a glance.
And that's medical equipment; I'd hate to see what the consumer industry's quality standards are.

Buy a soldering iron, the power supply can probably be repaired.
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Just got pretty much all my parts put together now for my rig.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($239.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler:  Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard:  Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX  LGA1150 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ NCIX)
Memory:  Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($68.46 @ DirectCanada)
Storage:  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card:  Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card  ($662.23 @ Newegg Canada)
Case:  Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply:  Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive:  Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1454.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Originally posted by Rofl_Mao Rofl_Mao wrote:

Just got pretty much all my parts put together now for my rig.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.46 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($662.23 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1454.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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My first new computer since buying a laptop in 2007...

24" Dell IPS, 8gb ram, 120gb SATA 3 SSD, 2GB Sapphire HD7850, Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz

Feels amazing to have a real screen again, I can't believe I was editing photos on my laptop screen for all that time. Being able to play all the new games on max settings has also renewed my interesting videogames, which had fallen off quite a bit.

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