dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
1805
share rss forum feed


dragon
Premium,Mod
join:2001-01-30
Spring, TX
kudos:1

2 edits

Your System - January/February/March 2013

Post your system specs if you've built/bought a new system during the months of January/February/March.

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)

Fat City
Premium
join:2003-03-10
Freedonia

2 recommendations

Re: Your System - January 2013

ADDED a rug to the existing living room area; I think it really ties the computer together. The tenants like the location because it's so close to the bus.




csiemers

join:2000-09-16
Portland, OR
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to dragon
Santas brought:
Antec P280 case
Asus P8Z77-V motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Intel i7-3770 CPU
Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 650W 80 PLUS GOLD PSU
Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler System

Recycled parts: 60 GB SSD, 1 TB WD Green hard drive
--
»www.caryontech.com


Octavean
Premium,MVM
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
32GB of system RAM (8x4GB)
Added PNY GTX 670 video card (upgraded from HD 6870)
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


DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
Premium,ExMod 2002
join:2001-03-22
Owen Sound, ON
kudos:2
reply to dragon
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
QuadCore Intel Core i7-3770K, 4233 MHz (41 x 103) Added
Asus P8Z77-V Pro
16259 MB 4x (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM) Kingston HyperX KHX2133C11D3/4GX
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (2048 MB)
Dell U2412M x 2
Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card
INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC ATA Device (80 GB, SATA-II) Disk Drive
INTEL SSDSC2CT180A3 ATA Device (180 GB, SATA-III) Disk Drive
ST3000DM001-9YN166 ATA Device (3000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III) Added
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L ATA Device)
Filco mechanical keyboard
Microsoft USB Trackball Explorer 2
Intel(R) Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
--
Need-based health care not greed-based health care.


mr sean
Professional Infidel
Premium,ExMod 2001-07
join:2001-04-03
N. Absentia
kudos:1

1 edit
reply to dragon

Re: Your System - January/ February 2013

Sadly, time constraints don't give me the build and tweak time I desire. Its been 7 years since my last build. The following system was ordered and then built and tested by gnomes in the nether regions of the Pacific Northwest (and arrived today!):

Windows 7 Professional
Intel Core 17 3930k (and yes, it will be tweaked upwards from 3.2GHz)
Asus P9X79 Pro LGA2011 mobo
EVGA GeForce GTX680+ 4GB PCIE (yes, it too shall be tweaked upwards).
Crucial 4 x 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
Silverstone ST1000P Modular 1000W PSU
Asetek 120mm Liquid Cooling 550LC (sealed)
Crucial M4 256GB SSD SATA3 (with OS)
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA3
Sound Blaster ReCon3D Fatality Champion (which I may regret)
1 ea. Asus 12x BD reader and Asus 12x BD writer
SteelSeries 6GV2 Mechanical Keyboard w Cherry MX Red switches
SteelSeries Sensei[Raw] Mouse
Pre-existing monitor is Acer AT3265
--
How you can make the world a Better Place

floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
Reviews:
·Comcast
·Clearwire Wireless

1 edit
reply to dragon
I had a custom built PC from iBUYPOWER built August of 2012 for around $1,200.
1) MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
2) CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz
3: HD: HDD 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gbps
4) RAM: iBUYPOWER 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-10700
5) Optical: Pioneer BDR-2208 128GB BD-R QL & 100GB BD-R TL Blue-ray burner
6) Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5
7) Card Reader/Writer with 1 USB 2.0 port
8) Case: iBUYPOWER Xion Echo Green Desktop Chassis
9) Monitor: LG Flatron EW224 LED LCD 22" 1920x1080p/60Hz
10) Keyboard & Mouse: Microsoft 2LF-0000 Wireless Desktop 800
11) OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 64-bit in October 2012.

Viper359
Premium
join:2006-09-17
Scarborough, ON
Reviews:
·voip.ms
reply to dragon
Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
Processor : AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @ 3400 MHz
Physical Memory : 6144 MBDDR3-SDRAM G-Skill
Video Card : SAPPHIRE HD 6990 4GB GDDR5 (ADDED)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST3000DM 001-9YN166 SATA
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD20 (2000GB)
Hard Disk : ADATA SX 900 SSD (256GB) (ADDED)
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD10 02FAEX-00Z3A0 SATA Disk Device (1000GB)
Monitor Type : Dell Computer DELL U2711 IPS - 27"
Operating System : Windows 8 Pro Professional 6.02.9200 (64-bit) (ADDED)
Half 912 CPU case (ADDED)
6 cooling fans throughout


signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
Premium
join:2001-11-22
NanoParticle
kudos:5

1 recommendation

reply to dragon
New Factory System. First new factory build for me since 1994, a laptop.

Lenovo G580 Essential.

Core i5 3210M 2.5 GHz dual core with hyperthreading and upclocking to 3.1 GHz

2 x 4 GB DDR-3 1600 RAM

1 TB 5400 RPM Seagate HD

Chicklet with curved button full character keyboard

webcam with on LED

LED backlit 15.3" LCD screen

Synaptics gesture supporting touchpad

Bluetooth

DVD Burner

Dolby sound

USB 3.0 x 2 + USB 2.0 x 1

HDMI + VGA

2 type flash card reader

headset plug

6 cell battery

dark brown brushed aluminum

Cost: 529.00 no added software, OS Win 8, secure boot UEFI

Purchased directly from Lenovo, standard warranty

The system is "essential" but still pretty nice, if a little bulky.
--
Join Teams Helix and Discovery. Rest in Peace, Leonard David Smith, my best friend, you are missed badly! Rest in peace, Pop, glad our last years were good. Please pray for Colin, he has ependymoma, a brain cancer, donate to a children's Hospital.


Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to dragon
This is the first of many changes I have planned this year--I have a new Rosewill Thor V2 case I have yet to emigrate to.

my computer:
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
Mobo: EVGA x58 SLI Mobo
CPU: i7 920 quad-core w/HT @ 2.66 (stock) - 3.6 GHz (OC)
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro-100 Integrated Water Loop w/ 2 Yate Loon fans
Memory: 24GB GSkill DDR3 1333
Boot Drive: OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB SSD Samsung 840 500GB SSD
Storage: 1.5 TB RAID 0 (2x WD Caviar Black 750GB 7200RPM), 1.5 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
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 Gold, Modular
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Mouse: Razer Naga Molten
Keyboard: CM Storm Trigger - Red Cherry MX
Monitor 1: AURIA EQ276W 27" IPS LED 2560 x 1440
Monitor 2: Apple Cinema Display 20" LCD 1680 x 1050
--
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


El Quintron
Resident Mouth Breather
Premium
join:2008-04-28
Etobicoke, ON
kudos:4
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to dragon
Couple of updates:

Case: CM Element G
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V
CPU: i7 3770
Ram: 4x4GB Ripjawz
Boot drive: Intel SSD 520 Series 240 added
GPU: EVGA Nvidia GTX 670 x2 added 2nd GPU
PSU: Seasonic 850W Gold, modular
OSes: Dual Boot Win7 64 Pro/Ubuntu 12.04 64bit
Monitor: HP ZR2740w 27" IPS 2560x1440
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
Mouse: Logitech G500
--
Support Bacteria -- It's the Only Culture Some People Have


Chuck22
Premium
join:2003-11-10
Salt Lake City, UT
kudos:5
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to dragon

Re: Your System - January/February/March 2013

Case: Corsair Graphite tower
PSU: Corsair 750W modular
CPU: Intel i7-3770K 3.5GHz
Mobo: Asus Rampage-IV Extreme
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 (4x8GB)
HD1: SSD 480GB Corsair Neutron 6.0Gb/s; R,W=555, 551MB/s
HD2: Western Digital 1 TB SATA-III 7200RPM 3.5" HD (storage)
Optical1: 24X DVD+-R/RW, CD-R/RW drive combo
Optical2: LG 14X Blu-Ray/m-disc burner/rewriter
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64
--
amicitia sine fraude
(friendship without deceit)


Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to Krisnatharok

Re: Your System - January/ February 2013

said by Krisnatharok:

This is the first of many changes I have planned this year--I have a new Rosewill Thor V2 case I have yet to emigrate to.

my computer:
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
Mobo: EVGA x58 SLI Mobo
CPU: i7 920 quad-core w/HT @ 2.66 (stock) - 3.6 GHz (OC)
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro-100 Integrated Water Loop w/ 2 Yate Loon fans
Memory: 24GB GSkill DDR3 1333
Boot Drive: OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB SSD Samsung 840 500GB SSD
Storage: 1.5 TB RAID 0 (2x WD Caviar Black 750GB 7200RPM), 1.5 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
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 Gold, Modular
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Mouse: Razer Naga Molten
Keyboard: CM Storm Trigger - Red Cherry MX
Monitor 1: AURIA EQ276W 27" IPS LED 2560 x 1440
Monitor 2: Apple Cinema Display 20" LCD 1680 x 1050

New build!

said by Krisnatharok:

Updated build. This is finished except for a second GPU. Pics coming tonight!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.28 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($278.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($155.70 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($143.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($309.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Vapor-X Edition Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg / DISCONTINUED)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($137.67 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre PWM 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre PWM 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Spectre 140mm Case Fan - White ($14.99)
Total: $2371.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-19 12:43 EDT-0400)

Pics: »Re: Proposed Mother of All Builds (MOAB)
--
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


Red80

@bellsouth.net
Click for full size
I had another pic, but could not get it sent to my email to upload..
Finally got my FIRST PC built.. It took a couple of weeks of headaches trying to decide what parts to get, then I had a few hiccups getting the wiring correct, but I finally got it!! Thanks to the asdf guy and EVERYONE in the "Tips for Building PC" thread for the help.. Im currently using the integrated intel graphics, so I dont have an isolated video card YET.. Will be gettin one soon. Will do my best to tidy up the cables at that point, too. Right now everything is running GREAT.. hopefully I wont have any issues.


Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to Krisnatharok
Updated with Crossfire:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($278.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($309.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre PWM 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre PWM 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: Spectre 140mm Case Fan - White ($14.99)
Total: $2760.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-28 23:23 EDT-0400)
--
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


beerbum
Premium
join:2000-05-06
Reading, PA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to dragon

Re: Your System - January/February/March 2013

I finally got around to putting all the parts together and finishing the build. All the parts were purchased in February and March.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.54 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 1GB Video Card ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Logisys 575W ATX12V Power Supply ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $625.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 22:37 EDT-0400)

Operating System: Oracle Solaris 11.1

Primary use will be Web server, Mail server, Database server, Firewall, and eventually Network Storage.. This is all "experimental" and not a production or commercial endeavor.