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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [3]

03 Aug 2012   #1581
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah, I am happy with it, I will upload a pic or 2 of how it looks,just for second opinions,

And when looking for a chassis, dont buy for what you need now, buy for what you plan on doing with it in 5 years,so basically make sure it will stay "up to date" as long as needed


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03 Aug 2012   #1582
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post

My samsung 32" LED 1080p tv/monitor, yamaha AV receiver (7.2), ps3, xbox and sky hd


seat and stuff (yes mac boo hiss lol)


my media pc sat on my subwoofer, used just for movie streaming


my rig, in my aging antec 900 case, soon to be an NZXT phantom


sneaky peak inside, currently rocking a stock cooler till i get new case
What are you doing with that acrylic box?? I'm in the market for one if you're replacing.
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03 Aug 2012   #1583
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Pics are here for those who are interested in seeing the changes

http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post2036371
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04 Aug 2012   #1584
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I ran a SSD HD tester today,and at the end it said I should fix the corrupted error and sectors,so I let it run and fix the stuff, now it went from a 7.9 score down to 7.5, but it is way faster,and not just with file transfers,but with boot-up,response and so on, so it scored lower,but made an actual difference you can see. Anyone els experienced that recently SSD's tend to score different every time you format? Or is it just mine?
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04 Aug 2012   #1585
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think over formatting will slow a SSD due to writes and wearing. I found mine was slower when new but picked up after running it several days. Went from 7.5 to 7.9 in WEI and 567 to 777 with As SSD benchmark. I use Secure Erase in Parted Magic to wipe a SSD before a reinstall.

What tester did you use Joey?
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04 Aug 2012   #1586
nostaw5

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I dont really have a picture But check My System Specs for the full details
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04 Aug 2012   #1587
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
At last, it's found a home!

I have had my Intel system sitting on the motherboard box since April, testing to make sure it was stable. I have now put it in an Inwin Dragon Rider full tower case.
Special thanks go to essenbe and ICit2lol for their help, advice, and parts for this effort. Thank you Steve and John!

My build log, only 23 pix.
Here is the stock case, pic from Newegg.com.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-1-stock-case.jpg

This is the new parts in the pool, came from AMD. Intel i5-2550K with 16GB G.Skill 2133 RAM.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-2-new-ram.jpgShow Us Your Rig [3]-3-mobo-cpu.jpgShow Us Your Rig [3]-4-mobo-unboxed.jpg

I painted the exterior blue.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-5-new-paint-1.jpgShow Us Your Rig [3]-6-new-paint-2.jpg
First parts in the case, I/O panel and PSU.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-7-io-panel-.jpg
Optical drives, Lg BluRay burner and ASUS DVD burner.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-8-opto-drives-.jpg
Fashioned a filter over the front intake fan.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-9-intake-fan-filter.jpg

...and on the CPU cooler intake fan.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-10-cpu-filter.jpgShow Us Your Rig [3]-11-mobo-cpu-cooler.jpg

I added some aluminum foil tape to the cooler to help stop side air bleed-out.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-12-mobo-cpu-cooler-foil.jpg
Board and PSU mounted.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-13-mobo-psu-mounted.jpg

My "neat" workspace, a picnic table in the kitchen.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-14-neat-space.jpg
Stages of wiring inside and behind the board.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-15-partial-inside-cables.jpgShow Us Your Rig [3]-16-partial-outside-cables.jpgShow Us Your Rig [3]-17-partial-outside-1.jpg

Wiring behind board and inside finished, YAY!
Show Us Your Rig [3]-18-outside-finished.jpgShow Us Your Rig [3]-19-inside-finished.jpg

Using magnetic sheet I have attached some sheer black curtain material to case opening for filtering. I have 3 fans binging air in and one exhaust=positive pressure. It ain't pretty but should be good at keeping dust to a minimum.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-20-left-side-filter.jpg Show Us Your Rig [3]-21-rt-side-filter.jpg

Case assembled with front panel attached. One card reader and a USB 3.0 panel.

Show Us Your Rig [3]-22a-front-finished.jpg

How it looked for 3+ months taking up space on my desk.
Show Us Your Rig [3]-23-testing.jpg


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04 Aug 2012   #1588
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I have had my Intel system sitting on the motherboard box since April, testing to make sure it was stable. I have now put it in an Inwin Dragon Rider full tower case.
Special thanks go to essenbe and ICit2lol for their help, advice, and parts for this effort. Thank you Steve and John!

My build log, only 23 pix.
Here is the stock case, pic from Newegg.com.
Attachment 224836

This is the new parts in the pool, came from AMD. Intel i5-2550K with 16GB G.Skill 2133 RAM.
Attachment 224837Attachment 224838Attachment 224839

I painted the exterior blue.
Attachment 224840Attachment 224842
First parts in the case, I/O panel and PSU.
Attachment 224843
Optical drives, Lg BluRay burner and ASUS DVD burner.
Attachment 224844
Fashioned a filter over the front intake fan.
Attachment 224845

...and on the CPU cooler intake fan.
Attachment 224846Attachment 224847

I added some aluminum foil tape to the cooler to help stop side air bleed-out.
Attachment 224848
Board and PSU mounted.
Attachment 224849

My "neat" workspace, a picnic table in the kitchen.
Attachment 224850
Stages of wiring inside and behind the board.
Attachment 224851Attachment 224852Attachment 224853

Wiring behind board and inside finished, YAY!
Attachment 224854Attachment 224855

Using magnetic sheet I have attached some sheer black curtain material to case opening for filtering. I have 3 fans binging air in and one exhaust=positive pressure. It ain't pretty but should be good at keeping dust to a minimum.
Attachment 224856 Attachment 224858

Case assembled with front panel attached. One card reader and a USB 3.0 panel.

Attachment 224860

How it looked for 3+ months taking up space on my desk.
Attachment 224861

Looks good. Nice job, Gary.
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04 Aug 2012   #1589
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does the Pringles can & the salt shaker speed up the preformance ? What is your secret Gary ?
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04 Aug 2012   #1590
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Does the Pringles can & the salt shaker speed up the preformance ? What is your secret Gary ?
Very much needed accessories Jack. When added to the tummy things work much better. The beverage (Pepsi) was out of sight.

Thanks Steve. I figured out the 3.5" panels so they're not buried.
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