Show Us Your Rig [3]


  1. Posts : 1,438
    64bit Windows 10
       #1581

    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
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 104
    Windows 8 Professional
       #1582

    badger906 said:

    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.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 1,438
    64bit Windows 10
       #1583

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

    https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post2036371
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  4. Posts : 1,438
    64bit Windows 10
       #1584

    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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  5. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1585

    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?
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 124
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1586

    I dont really have a picture But check My System Specs for the full details
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1587

    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
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 26,465
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1588

    Britton30 said:
    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

    Looks good. Nice job, Gary.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 9,606
    Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
       #1589

    Does the Pringles can & the salt shaker speed up the preformance ? What is your secret Gary ?
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  10. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1590

    DocBrown said:
    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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