1. thefinn85 Server God

    I decided to start up this thread from the old forum here again. I'm really curious to how all of you (my potential BF3 victims) try and dodge my G3A3.

    Updated here: http://www.oscarmike.com/index.php?threads/post-your-rig.34/page-6#post-4934

    My Rig (Updated 3/2/2013!)

    Intel i7-2600 @ 4.03GHz & Corsair Hydro Series H60 Push/Pull
    16GB GSkill DDR3-1600Mhz RAM CL9
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P-B3 rev. 1.1 BIOS F9
    6GB Asus GTX Titan
    Avermedia Live Gamer HD
    Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 PCIe soundcard
    2x120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Raid 0 (240GB Windows, games & programs partition)
    2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 HDD (Data storage)
    Lian-Li PC9F aluminium case with extra HDD cage and KingMod custom sound proofing
    BeQuiet 680W E7 PSU
    27" Samsung SyncMaster S27B550V
    24" Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 LED
    Logitech Media Keyboard 600
    Steelseries Sensei & Razer Destructor mousepad
    Logitech Extreme 3D Pro for flying those jets
    Sennheiser PC-166 USB Headset (USB part can be removed :))


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  2. roge8014 Moderator

    OK - here's mine.

    Intel i5-2500 @ 4.5Ghz & Corsair Hydro Series H60
    8GB DDR3-1600Mhz RAM
    MSi P67A-UGD53-B3
    MSi N570GTX
    64GB SSD
    1TB HDD
    Coolermaster Dominator II CM690 case
    Sonor DG 7.1 PCe soundcard
    21.5" BenQ E2200HD LCD
    22" Samsung SyncMaster T220HD LCD
    Gigabyte M6900 mouse
    Turtle Beach X11 headset
    Wolf King game pad + Cherry XT keyboard

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  3. roge8014 Moderator

    Finn - I suddenly noticed you place push/pull against your H60 and see you have two fans fitted. Mine came with one fan which pulls air from the case through the H60 radiator (fixed between the exterior of the case and the H60 radiator), the fan that's fixed to the radiator inside the case (which i guess) pushes air through the radiator - does that make a difference?

    I'm playing with case fans at the moment to try and bring the ambient/idling temperature of my machine down (my room gets warm!)
  4. thefinn85 Server God

    My Fan Setup with arrows explaining airflow


    Thinking of removing the 140mm fan on the top of my case as I suspect it creates unnecessary turbulence for the Corsair H60 which should get its fresh air from the HDD Cage 120mm fan.

    And yes, running the H60 with 2 fans brings temperatures down considerably.
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  5. roge8014 Moderator

    excellent - I'm thinking of getting a windowed side panel for my CM690 (mainly to see the LED fans, but also to reduce a little of the metal casing for some plastic). One of the fans was actually the fan that sat behind the H60 in the old case so will fix nicely over the back of the radiator.

    I'm gonna install another 120mm on the top as extract (to go with the other 120mm there already)
  6. thefinn85 Server God

    I'm actually going to test and see if I get better temperatures by taking out the top 140mm fan and blocking the hole with the metal plate that came with the case. That should optimize the airflow by just going from front to back (and not out from the top). Going to report back if it brings anything.
  7. SpecAirService Recruit

    In my early days of owning a pc i superglued an 80mm fan onto my ram and closed all the joints on the case with selotape.I miss those days of blind improvisation.Finn i bet that allumium is good for keeping the case cold.
  8. SpecAirService Recruit

    Heres my setup,excuse the mouse and keyboard combined they are worth less than £20:p

    I plan on scraping the front fan and smoking what comes of it.Also did'nt mean to double post,sry.
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  9. thefinn85 Server God

    LOL nice one. I remember cutting into one of my cases back in the early 2000s and installing a 80mm fan in the front cover :D Looked messy but did its job ;)

    Yes, my case is always ice cold when I touch it. Its totally soundproofed as well so it is very quiet @ idle. Only during gaming I hear my GTX580 roar up a bit. Took out the top 140mm extraction fan and my temperatures remained as before. After that was done I installed the custom cut soundproofing along the top of my case which made my system even quieter than it was before :)
  10. CerealO_o Recruit

    I smoke a lot:confused:
  11. ptR1312 Recruit

    Here's mine
  12. Naenox Lieutenant

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 4.00Ghz
    CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems (heatsink with 2 fans mounted) + 3 seperate fans + 2 fans on GPU
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600Mhz
    Mobo: Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 (Bios version: F7)
    GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III
    Primary SSD: 2xCrucial M4 64GB @ RAID0 (god-like read speeds)
    Storage HDD: 2xSamsung Spinpoint F1 500GB @ RAID0
    Case: Some awesome Fractal Design, not sure of the model name ands too lazy to check :D <--- Midi Tower

    LCD: LG Flatron W2452T

    Mouse: Logitech G500
    Mousepad: Razer Mantis Speed (HUGE fan of HUGE mousepads) + Razer Vespula (nice, but dirt causes friction a lot)
    Keyboard: Logitech G15
    Headphones: Logitech G35

    Might post some pics later on :)
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  13. thefinn85 Server God

    Thats a very nice rig you got there Leon, its well balanced for 2D/3D performance! I have been contemplating on buying a second 120GB SSD to run in Raid-0 to get that godlike write speed like you have :) Have you benchmarked your read/write speeds? Would be quite interesting :)
  14. Naenox Lieutenant

    You bet. Also with 2x120GB you'd be getting higher write speeds (not that that's really much of an issue to begin with).
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  15. thefinn85 Server God

    Wow it would definitely be worth it. I wouldn't of expected two 64GB SSDs to perform THAT well in Raid-0. That benchmark screenshot might just beat my common sense and make me spend some money soon :)
  16. Naenox Lieutenant

    To be honest, the deal with low capacity SSDs is mostly in their write speed. I don't know the technical basis for this, but from what I understand that's mostly it. Odds are you won't notice the difference in everyday use, if you're loading games - BF3 maps for instance, then it might peel off a second or three.
  17. thefinn85 Server God

    Yes I agree. The only thing is that before the rise of SSDs I always used to run my HDDs in Raid-0. The only thing that prevented me from doing this with SSDs was the price just over a year ago but nowadays they have come down to a level where it is debatable to just do it. I'm also a mad hardware/technology junky and I get really uneasy if I don't have some kind of PC project to screw around with every couple of months :)
  18. Naenox Lieutenant

    Likewise, but I try to take it easy as I'm on a limited, if not tight, budget. As a matter of fact, the SSDs and the heatsink are a very recent update I'm loving to the cent.
  19. piksnaz Recruit

    My babe



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  20. stereotype252 Moderator

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz
    CPU Cooler: EKL Alpenföhn Matterhorn
    RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3-1600Mhz
    Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V Pro Intel Z68
    GPU: Powercolor Radeon HD 6970 PCS+
    Primary SSD: Samsung 830 SSD Series 256GB
    Storage HDD: Segate Baracuda 1,5TB
    Case: Cooler Master RC-932 HAF Advanced

    LCD: Hanns.G HG216D
    Mouse: Logitech G700
    Keyboard: Razer Black Widow
    Headphones: Logitech G35