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Your System - September/October/November/December 2012

Post your system specs if you've built/bought a new system during the month of September/October/November/December.

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

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


New York, NY

Re: Your System - September/October 2012

Intel Core i7 3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Processor
Asus P9X79 Deluxe LGA2011 motherboard
Added Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 kit for a total of 32GB of system RAM (8x4GB)
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

Saint Paul, MN
reply to dragon
COOLER MASTER COSMOS II RC-1200-KKN1 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Hybrid RS-850-SPHA-D3 850W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Panel Power Supply with Fan Control

ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

32GB kit (8GBx4), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module

ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive-Bare Drive - x 4

Hitachi GST Deskstar 0S03230 3TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x 2

LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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Cedar City, UT
·Revol Wireless
·Optimum Online
reply to dragon
well since I seemed to put my info into a thread that I did not realize was old, I'll do it again here....


Intel 775LGA E7400 Core Duo 2 @ 2.8Ghz

Patriot 4GB @ 667mhz

GTX550ti 1Gb Nvidia

Maxtor 250GB


Coolmaster Case with 5 fans, 2 Highspeed server fans(switched to 15v dc power supply), 3 normal desktop fans(Ran off psu)

SilverStone 1000W PSU

2 Pos Hitachi dvd burners

Cat Scratch

reply to dragon
Cooler Master HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 11119257

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 13131821

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 19116501

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A2133C9R »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 20233302

ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 14121637

Thermaltake WATER2.0 Pro Closed-Loop All In One Liquid CPU Cooler Dual 120mm PWM Fans 120x49mm Radiator CLW0216 »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 35106189

Corsair HX Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power SUpply »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 17139034

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 20227792

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive x3 »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 22136792

ASUS VE278Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 24236103

Das Keyboard DASK3MKPROSIL Black USB 2.0 Wired Standard Professional - Soft Pressure Point Mechanical Keyboard »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 23830008

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 27135204

Logitech Marble+ USB Mouse T-BB13 (Repurposed & Old School!)

Newegg made a bunch of money this month.


Pleasant Hill, MO
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Haven't changed the insides, just added a second monitor. got the one on the left(19 inch 1280x1024) for $10 at a garage sale Saturday. So far my 460ftw still holding up like a boss, even when gaming on the right(1600x900) monitor and watching a movie on the left.

New monitors count as hardware changes right?

Liquid Metal Nanomorph

Coeur D Alene, ID
reply to dragon
Intel Core i7 920.
EVGA E758-TR motherboard.
PCP&C Silencer 750W PSU
6x2GB OCZ Gold DDR3-1600 @ 1066.
XFX Radeon 4890 @ 800/975
Added: Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD
Removed: Western Digital Raptor 150GB (system drive)
Western Digital Raptor 150GB (games drive)
Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Lite-On 16x48 DVD-ROM
HP 16x48 DVD Burner
Samsung T260 26" 1920x1200 LCD
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." - Bertrand Russell


Kent, WA
·Clearwire Wireless
reply to dragon
I had myself a new custom built desktop from iBUYPOWER
1) iBUYPOWER Xion Echo Desktop Green Chassis
2) Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
3) AMD FX-8120
4) iBUYPOWER 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
5) AMDI Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card with 800W Power Supply
6) 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s
7) Pioneer BDR-2207 Internal Blu-ray Writer
8) 12-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
9) LG EW224 22-inch
10) Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse 2LF-00001
11) Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit Edition SP1

Cat Scratch

reply to dragon
I liked the first system so much that I built another one almost just like it. »Re: Your System - September/October 2012

Dropped one of the WD 2Tb HDDs
Added ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-Ray Burner »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 27135252
Added Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 29102042
Added Logitech Z906 500W 5.1 Speakers »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ··· 36121050

Another great month for Newegg

Caveat Emptor
Earth Orbit
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
Mobo: EVGA x58 SLI Mobo
CPU: i7 920 2.66 GHz quad-core w/HT
CPU cooler: Corsair H-100 Integrated Water Loop
Memory: 24GB GSkill DDR3 1333
Boot Drive: OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB SSD
Storage: 1.5 TB RAID 0 (2x WD Caviar Black 750GB 7200RPM)
NAS: 1500GB Raid 1 (2x 1500GB WD Greens)
Optical Drive: LG DVDRW Litescribe
GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 7970 3GB
PSU: Corsair Professional 750W PSU Modular
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Mouse: Razer Naga Molten
Keyboard: Microsoft X6 (still trucking!)
Monitor 1: AURIA EQ276W 27" IPS LED 2560 x 1440
Monitor 2: Apple Cinema Display 20" LCD 1680 x 1050
Headphones: Logitech G930 Wireless 7.1 surround
Speakers: Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers

Been too long since I've updated. I dropped the OC on my processor a long time ago and haven't had a chance to work it back up with the stability I want. That's on the (long) to-do list, right after I hang curtains all over the house for the wife.

My RAID 0 failed, and WD was kind enough to replace my two 640 GB HDDs (only one was bad) with two 750 GB HDDs. They are also Caviar Blacks, with 64 MB cache, and SATA 3 as well.

I snatched up a gorgeous 27" IPS monitor from Microcenter for a great price. These are as good as the $1000+ Dell ones for about a third as much.

I upgraded my GPU from an Nvidia GTX 580 1.5 GB to a Radeon 7970 3GB because my new monitor was bottle-necked by the lack of vram.

Also got the headphones at some point, and the speakers are some of the best you can get for a PC.
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Ukiah, CA
reply to dragon

Re: Your System - September/October/November/December 2012

Added to my main PC: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked+ 2 GB

Prior to this card, I had a used Radeon 7970 that I got for cheap. The card itself was a beast, but I had persistent issues with it and WoW (DX9: slower than expected; DX11: horrendous microstutter, crashing/BSODs), from Catalyst 12.4 to 12.11 beta and everything in between. It surprised me as that was the first time I had a relatively serious issue with an AMD/ATI card.

I popped in my spare PC's GTX 460 temporarily and got more consistent performance/no microstutter. I then decided to get the 680 and sell the 7970. So far I've been happy with it. The two game coupons were a nice bonus as well.

Doctor Four
My other vehicle is a TARDIS
Dallas, TX
reply to dragon
A couple of days ago (12/19) I bought from Amazon.com a Toshiba satellite U840W-S410 Ultrabook. Here is the productpage: »www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086O ··· _s00_i00

Some specifics:
CPU: Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7 GHz
HDD1: 500GB 5400RPM SATA
HDD2: Seagate Backup Plus 1TB USB3.0 external (bought yesterday at Fry's)
DVDRW: Buffalo DVSM-PC58U2V external USB (bought this today at Fry's)
Display: 14.4 in. 21:9 widescreen

While at Fry's looking for a bag for the Ultrabook, I saw a similar model, the U845W. It was 899.99, with similar features as rhis one. I got a good deal buying it online. The U845W is also 699.99 at Amazon.com
I, for one, welcome our new Computer Overlords.