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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [2]

18 Feb 2011   #921
1foxracing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I got everything setup the way I want and she is running smooth & fast! This was my first computer build from scratch and I can't believe how everything came together so easily with a outstanding outcome. I'm a little disappointed with the Corsair SP2500 speaker system but maybe it will get better with time? My 9 year old Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speaker system totally blows the Corsair system out of the water. The Corsair has good imaging but the Klipsch has higher output, better sound and cost $100 less.
My work area is a section of my garage that I finished off with carpet and plywood walls that I use to service my motorcycle collection. It's much quieter out there then in the house with the wife, kids & pets.
For anyone thinking about building their own system and is scared of the out come I say go for it. There is a ton of info available here and if you get stuck on something there is plenty of help here. I found most of the info I needed by using the search function and reading online reviews.



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18 Feb 2011   #922
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

1foxracing,
Try placing the speakers on two small boxes and raising them, if this improves the sound then I like to get two old cigar boxes and filling them with lead or sand. The speakers may also open a bit after hours of play a moderate levels. Nice picture is that you? I'm more of a mountain biker but Fox gear rocks !
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18 Feb 2011   #923
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1foxracing View Post
I'm a little disappointed with the Corsair SP2500 speaker system but maybe it will get better with time? My 9 year old Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speaker system totally blows the Corsair system out of the water. The Corsair has good imaging but the Klipsch has higher output, better sound and cost $100 less.
I wondered how they'd stack up against the Klipsch; nice to have someone who has heard both. Try linnemeyerhere's suggestions about experimenting with different positions of the satellites.

BTW, nice system. Building is fun, and you're never done.
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18 Feb 2011   #924
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's interesting on the speakers, as the reviews of these have been wonderful. I just output from my sound card via spdif to my receiver....so speakers aren't something that I actively research.
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18 Feb 2011   #925
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

The thing with speakers, is that you dont blast them right away.
If they are brand new, you need to run them in for about 100hours. Not continuously of course, but just have them at around 30-50% for two weeks. This lets the rubbers soften up and become more movable.

But I'd also suggest, if the walls are plywood, why not build some speaker stands onto them?
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18 Feb 2011   #926
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
The thing with speakers, is that you dont blast them right away.
If they are brand new, you need to run them in for about 100hours. Not continuously of course, but just have them at around 30-50% for two weeks. This lets the rubbers soften up and become more movable.
That's true to a certain extent, mainly for large home stereo speakers. Good advice though.
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18 Feb 2011   #927
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Some updates to my custom build (I apologise for the mobile phone pictures):


Just got a new 26" BenQ monitor for free



And not only that, I just got a sweet-ass Geforce 7950 GX2 for nothing too!

Sadly, I can't install her in my system untill I upgrade my PSU.

And heres my baby in here prime:



Comments apprieciated! ^^
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18 Feb 2011   #928
rickss69

Win7
 
 

I had looked at those BenQ monitors before. How's it working out for you when gaming?
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18 Feb 2011   #929
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

MY5T,
Great scores on the free gear, love to know how your your swinging that stuff. Best I can hope for is waiting for yesterdays top gear to hit the discount bins.
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19 Feb 2011   #930
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Rickss and linnmeyer!

Yup the monitor is actually wicked in gaming, Rickss! Even when not at native resolution, it keeps nice n' sharp. :P

@Linnmeyer: Well, I just got lucky I guess. :P My brother got the monitor for free for me from a friend of his, and I got the 7950 GX2 at work (in a local computer repair shop), 'cause it was sitting there for months and my boss just said "You like gaming, take it!"

Guess it pays to know the right people. :P

Thanks again for the comments guys!
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