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dragon
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join:2001-01-30
Spring, TX
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Your System - July/August 2012

Post your system specs if you've built/bought a new system during the month of July/August.

If you've changed your system, put "ADDED" next to the new component(s).

If you haven't changed anything - don't post!

YOUR SYSTEMS (PART 2)



pnjunction
Teksavvy Extreme
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join:2008-01-24
Toronto, ON
kudos:1

Asus P7P55D-E Pro
Intel i7-860 @ 3.5 GHz
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
2x4GB g.skill ddr3-1600 cl7
Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB
*ADDED 240GB OCZ Vertex 3
*REMOVED 2x1TB Seagate 7200.12 RAID0
*REMOVED 250GB Seagate 7200.10
1.5TB Seagate LP
Creative X-Fi Titanium Pro PCIe
Corsair TX 750W
CM HAF 922

I finally upgraded the gaming rig to an SSD last month. The RAID0 threw an error for the 2nd time in a few weeks. It served me well, SMART data shows almost 19k hours on the drives. That's about 26 months and I got those drives about 27 months ago LOL. One of the drives gave an error code in Seatools so I'll RMA it.

Overall it was a good decade with RAID0 7200rpm HDs, I had 2x60GB then 2x300GB before the 2x1TB and this is the first time a drive went down, but SSDs are running the show now.

I also got a fancy new NAS to take over storage duties:

Synology DS412+ (Atom D2700 2.13 GHz dual core, 1GB RAM)
4x3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 in 9TB RAID5 array

It flies as expected, 100 MB/s reads and write over GB LAN. The 1.5TB LP I was using to back up the data on the RAID0 is on download duty in the main rig (replacing an old 250GB that has over 35k hours on it). I was outgrowing both the 250GB download drive and the 1.5TB RAID0 storage partition and its backup anyways. I'll probably get some enclosures for the 1TB drives and use them to back up the less replaceable older stuff on the NAS since they aren't bulletproof.



Mike
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join:2000-09-17
Pittsburgh, PA
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reply to dragon

I am donating my previous machine (still really good) to a cousin who is SOL and down on luck.

New one however..

Asus P8Z77-V LX
Intel i5-3570K
4x4g G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3
Zotax GTX 680 2gb
850 Watt Corsair
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Cooler
Corsair 240GB GT SSD boot / frequent applications
Seagate 2TB 7200rpm for data dump
Misc random dvd burner I'll never use
Creative X-Fi Fatality Pro

I'm think I'm good for a while...
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What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.



Oleg
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join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
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1 edit

1 recommendation

reply to dragon

I got a very basic media PC, but it works.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte M68MT-D3
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
PSU: Antec VP-450 450 Watt
Case: Generic mid tower



Doctor Four
My other vehicle is a TARDIS
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join:2000-09-05
Dallas, TX

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reply to dragon

It's been about 3 1/2 years since I did my last build. My XP system I built in January 2009 is still going, but I wanted to build a SFF PC using a Shuttle Barebones system.

Motherboard/Case: Shuttle SZ68R5
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz
RAM: 2 x 4GB (8GB total) Kingston KVR1333D3N9K2/8G DDR3 1333
Optical Drive: LG Super Multi Blu Blu-Ray Disc Writer BH14
HDD1 (boot drive): Intel 520 Series 180GB SSD
HDD2 (data drive): WD Caviar Black SATA 6 1TB
Video Card: XFX GT-520M-GN DDR3 2GB RAM
OS: Windows 7 64 bit SP1 OEM
I also installed a wireless card, Asus PCE-N15

The video card was originally going to be an EVGA GTX550Ti, but it is a 2 slot wide card, and was too large to fit into the Shuttle case. I am going to RMA it back to Newegg.
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kingdome74
Let's Go Orange
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Syracuse, NY
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reply to dragon

Replaced the innards of my general use/media server:

Mobo - swapped ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD for a ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77

CPU - swapped AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core for a Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz Dual Core

Hard Drive - swapped Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB for a ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III

Added in G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333.

I also will be adding an external WD 3TB replacing a WD 1TB and setting up a 3 drive RAID array. Which one I haven't yet determined.

She might only be a dual core but I can get from my post screen and on the internet in 10-12 seconds.

Edit - I added CyberPower Enterprise GreenPower UPS to protect my computers and drives from all the surges and blackouts we've been having. I know this is made for a lot more than what I run but that was exactly what I wanted. I never buy the bare minimum. If I had to I wouldn't buy it.
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If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans - Woody Allen



CCat
We're all quite mad here
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Wonderland
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reply to dragon

Redid my old build from 2008. Just finished it today and its Sweet!

Added - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core
Added - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Added - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory
Added - EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
HP w2207h 22"LCD Widescreen Monitor
Added - (1) Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW180A3K5 2.5" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
(2) WD Caviar Black 500GB Sata 3.0Gb/s HDD's
(2) WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata 3.0Gb/s HDD's
Added - Rosewill Hive-650 80 Plus Bronze PSU
(2) Samsung 20X DVD Burners w/Lightscribe
Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP Case
Zalman MFC1 Plus-B Black 6 Channel Multi Fan Controller
Bose Companion Series II 2.0 Speakers
Win7 Pro 64 bit
Built: August 2012
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Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
kudos:1
reply to dragon

Intel Core i7 3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Processor

Asus P9X79 Deluxe LGA2011 motherboard

G.SKILL and Corsair kits 3(2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory 24GB total (two slots open)

HD 6870 video card (upgraded from GeForce 8800 GTS 640)

Asus VE276Q, VE278Q and VK278Q triple 27” (1920x1080) Widescreen Monitor setup (Dual Link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort)

Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SATA III SSD 2x

Asus BD ROM / DVD Burner

Antec EarthWatts 650 PSU

Antec P180 case



Ghastlyone
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join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5

1 recommendation

reply to dragon

Just finished my first build last week...

i5 3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4ghz LGA 1155
Gigabyte Z77-UDH5 LGA 1155 Motherboard
16gb Corsair Vengence Blue DDR3 1600 RAM
EVGA GTX 560ti 448 Core Classified
Zalman 9500t PWM Heatsink
OCZ Vertex 4 128gb SSD Boot Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Storage
Corsair GS700 PSU
Rosewill Blackhawk ATX Midtower Case (7 cooling fans)
NZXT Touch Screen Fan Controller


NefCanuck

join:2007-06-26
Mississauga, ON
Reviews:
·voip.ms
reply to dragon

Recently had this system built for me, for audio mixing work, salvaged the 500GB drive as a scratch data drive for the audio mixing work but I have a Synology 411j with two 2TB WD green drives in it for data and music storage.

MSI Z77A-GD55
Intel i7-3770
Corsair 16GB memory
Kingston 120GB SSD
WD 500GB (circa 2009 IIRC)
Seasonic 460W fanless PSU

NefCanuck



AMDUSER
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Earth,
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·Time Warner Cable
reply to dragon

Upgraded from: ------------- Upgraded to:
RemovedECS KV2 Extreme Added MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3
RemovedAMD Athlon 64 3000+Added Athlon II X2 260 / 3.2 GHz ADX260OCGMBOX
320 Gig Seagate SATA hdd.
RemovedATI Radeon x1650 Pro AGP
Removed 4 Gig DDR 400 Added Pareema 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Lite-on DVDROM
Pioneer DVD Burner (NEC Chipset)
Removed3.5 Floppy drive, black [I don't remember the last time I used this thing!]
5x 80mm case fans (Blue Neon lights)
Black case
500 Watt P/S

Big difference... should have done this much sooner!



Mospaw
My socks don't match.
Hawaiian Jellyfish
join:2001-01-08
Mile High
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reply to dragon

I finally got an SSD to boot from.

Basic specs:

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 mobo
3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-2600K (running at 3.8 on air)
16GB PC3-12800 DDR3 Dual Channel
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (768MB)
2x 1.5TB drives RAID 1 with 40GB SSD Intel SRT (former boot drives)
ADDED OCZ RevoDrive 3 480GB PCI-e (new boot drive)



DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
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join:2001-03-22
Owen Sound, ON
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reply to dragon

Intel Core i7-2600K, 4500 MHz (45 x 100)
Asus P8Z77-V Pro (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN), Intel Panther Point Z77, Intel Sandy Bridge (Added)
Memory 16261 MB Kingston HyperX KHX2133C11D3/4GX (Added)
Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (2108 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (2048 MB)
2 x Dell U2412M (Digital) [24" LCD] (1 added)
Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card
Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 ATA Device (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 ATA Device (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC ATA Device (80 GB, SATA-II)
INTEL SSDSC2CT180A3 ATA Device (180 GB, SATA-III) (Added)
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L ATA Device
Filco Majestouch 2 Cherry MX Brown Keyboard (Added)
Microsoft USB Trackball Explorer
Intel(R) Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
--
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neonhomer
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join:2004-01-27
Edgewater, FL

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reply to dragon

Lemme see if I can remember everything I bought.... I'll fill in the specifics later...

HAF 912 Midtower case
Thermaltake 750W 80+ Bronze
MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard
Intel i7-2600K 3.40GHz w/ factory HSF
Kingston HyperX 4GBx2 PC3-12800
PNY nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti w/ 1GB GDDR5
Seagate ST3750528AS (750GB - System)
Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164 (2TB - Storage)
Seagate ST3160212SCE (160GB - Storage)
WD WD800JD-60JRA0 (80GB - Music)
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB (DVD-R)
Dell SK-8110 PS/2 Keyboard
Logitech Marble Mouse
Samsung Syncmaster T240

Planning to install another Seagate 2TB, and 8GB more RAM... Also a better HSF for future OC'ing plans...

--
"F is for Fire that burns down the whole town...
U is for Uranium...... Bombs...
N is for NO SURVIVORS!!!!!" Sheldon Plankton


sk1939
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Mclean, VA
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·T-Mobile US
·Verizon FiOS

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reply to dragon

Intel Xeon E5649
16GB DDR3 10666 ECC RAM
XFX Radeon 6870 Replacement: Quadro 2000
Added: Samsung 830 240GB SSD
2x Seagate Barracuda ES 500Gb RAID 1
Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port NIC Replacement: Intel Pro 1000/PT Quad
Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Added: Presonus Audiobox USB
Added: ARX USB-Di-VC



El Quintron
Resident Mouth Breather
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Etobicoke, ON
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Reviews:
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reply to dragon

I added an audio and video card in September, I've had the HDDs since it's original incarnation so I can remember which brands go with which storage size I'll update later when I get home.

P8Z77-V
Intel i7-3770 @3.4GHz
4x4GB g.skill ddr3 12800
Ultra 750 watt LSP
ADDEDEVGA nvidia GTX670 2GB
ADDED Asus Xonar DG 5.1
Thermaltake case (??? will elaborate later)
1x 7200rpm 250 GB HDD
1x 7200rpm 500 GB HDD
1x 7200prm 1.5TB HDD
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moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT
Reviews:
·Revol Wireless
·Optimum Online
reply to dragon

P5e-vm-DO
Intel Core 2Duo @ 2.80GHZ
2x2 Patriot Ram @ 667Mhz- 4GB
GTX 550ti
Maxtor 7L250SO 250GB
WD 1002FAEX 1TB
Coolmaster Case with 5 fans, 3,"3k fans" and 2,"7k Fans"
Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
2 Pos Hitachi dvd burners
SilverStone 1000watt PSU