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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [4]

29 Mar 2013   #1831
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you guys! These upgrades cost me an arm and a leg but they were sure worth it! No going out on Friday nights for the next 4 months hehe :P The next upgrade I am thinking about is going SLI with my Nvidia GTX 660. I already have one, might as well get another Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 660. I bet that would blow away this rig My psu has an extra cable just waiting Although this mobo can't do SLI Nvidia, shucks.


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29 Mar 2013   #1832
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Nice crankypenquin,,,I'm going to get and ssd soon.
Dude let me tell you, the SSD hype is real. I wasn't sure how fast these things were, but once I installed a vanilla copy of WIN 7 and I rebooted, I didn't even get to see the WIN 7 boot logo...it's THAT FAST..it's amazing. I recall someone on this board saying that once I get one SSD, I will want more...and shucks....I WANT MORE!!!!! NOW!!!!!!! Sorry for the outburst, but it's hard to contain the amazement.
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29 Mar 2013   #1833
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Its running real nice now, It has a quad core AMD A6-3650 CPU and 8GB of DDR3 1600mhz ram. The WEI score is let down by the cheap GPU I put in it, but I specifically bought it as a cheap GPU with a HDMI connection so I could connect it to my 50" TV to watch films and stream stuff. The GPU does its job as this is not a gaming PC.

The whole PC is a budget PC, but it performs very well, the cpu a couple years back was 80 irrc and the ram 25, the gpu cost 29 and came with a free game worth 30 (work that one out lol).

I already had a case, PSU, Dvd drive etc.

It really does fly now the M4 is in especially with my internet connection and seems pretty much as fast as my main rig.

Paul, a Sapphire Vapor-X HD7970 GHZ Edition is nothing to spit on, that is a great GPU. I looked up the specs on it on newegg...3gb of ddr5 ram, 384bit, 2048 Stream Processors...that GPU BLOWS most directx10 and 11 gpus out of the water and hard! Unless you have a different one than your *specs* section lists. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202001
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29 Mar 2013   #1834
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Good to hear you are enjoying it. As for the outburst, I know that feeling. It's like when you finish building your rig and boot up...and it works...nothing but pride in you accomplishment!!
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29 Mar 2013   #1835
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Good to hear you are enjoying it. As for the outburst, I know that feeling. It's like when you finish building your rig and boot up...and it works...nothing but pride in you accomplishment!!
I think the worst part about building today's rig was getting the positive + and negative - connections right. I wear glasses and have astigmatism but those tiny positive triangles are very hard to spot on the connections.
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30 Mar 2013   #1836
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Its running real nice now, It has a quad core AMD A6-3650 CPU and 8GB of DDR3 1600mhz ram. The WEI score is let down by the cheap GPU I put in it, but I specifically bought it as a cheap GPU with a HDMI connection so I could connect it to my 50" TV to watch films and stream stuff. The GPU does its job as this is not a gaming PC.

The whole PC is a budget PC, but it performs very well, the cpu a couple years back was 80 irrc and the ram 25, the gpu cost 29 and came with a free game worth 30 (work that one out lol).

I already had a case, PSU, Dvd drive etc.

It really does fly now the M4 is in especially with my internet connection and seems pretty much as fast as my main rig.

Paul, a Sapphire Vapor-X HD7970 GHZ Edition is nothing to spit on, that is a great GPU. I looked up the specs on it on newegg...3gb of ddr5 ram, 384bit, 2048 Stream Processors...that GPU BLOWS most directx10 and 11 gpus out of the water and hard! Unless you have a different one than your *specs* section lists. SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com
Hi Cranky,

It was my spare "Lounge" PC I put the SSD in last night, and the WEI score I posted is from that.
It only has a HD 6450 GPU.

The stuff listed in my specs is my "Main" rig. Sorry for the confusion.


Paul.
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30 Mar 2013   #1837
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nice little sneaky upgrade with the ssd mate. I've been sweet talking the mrs to let me build a media pc for the bedroom lol. Gotta save a few pennies first though
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30 Mar 2013   #1838
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Nice little sneaky upgrade with the ssd mate. I've been sweet talking the mrs to let me build a media pc for the bedroom lol. Gotta save a few pennies first though
I hear ya. My computer budget is at it' low right now. It took me 2 years to save up a descent amount of cash to build a rig and build one I did....but with problems along the way. The first PSU blew, had to swap out the mobo, It turns out the 1st mobo is ok. So I have a backup AMD FX mobo..not bad. I had to purchase a new 27inch LED Samsung monitor, because before I was using a *LCD LED TV* which could only get up to a weird 1370x800 or something resolution. I wasn't going to let my GPU get angry at me for hooking it up to such a crappy TV. My PS3 was getting angry that my new monitor had 1 hdmi input, so I solved that with a HDMI splitter. Little 1 hdmi to TV ------[]= 2 HDMI inputs for2 devices. I can switch between computer and PS3 by the touch of a button. I still haven't added up the exact cost of this rig, but It's starting to look in the 2.5 K euro area Pretty damn steep This is just the computer budget, the UPS cost me another 240.00 Euros, not to mention the cables...those damn digital optical cables cost an arm and a leg...and no...not monster cables...I would have to be a dolt to purchase one of those.
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30 Mar 2013   #1839
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Nice little sneaky upgrade with the ssd mate. I've been sweet talking the mrs to let me build a media pc for the bedroom lol. Gotta save a few pennies first though
What make one a media PC Ryan? I've always been cornfused about that.
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30 Mar 2013   #1840
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Nice little sneaky upgrade with the ssd mate. I've been sweet talking the mrs to let me build a media pc for the bedroom lol. Gotta save a few pennies first though
What make one a media PC Ryan? I've always been cornfused about that.
Media PC's are cool Gary, my lounge one is used as one quite a lot now. I ran a 10mtr HDMI cable from it to my 50" Lounge TV, now we can watch movies stored on the PC, Stream stuff from sites like Netflix, Lovefilm and Youtube and stream catch-up TV too. Its nicer than sitting on a PC chair watching it on a small monitor.

Paul.
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