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IDK what i am doing xD but is this any good


Hey guys, new here and just thought i would post my my build and say howdy :)

Amd FX-8350 - Stock cooler was horribly noisy and provided terrible cooling, so went with the Corsair H90 Liquid cooling
Asrock Extreme 4
Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8gb(2x4gb)
Gigabyte Radeon HD7850 2gb(my old card, rest of the system was upgraded about 8 months ago)
Intel 530 80gb SSD(from old system)
Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200rpm(new as my old 1 had a mechanical failure after 7yrs, thank god for backups ^.^)
Corsair Obsidian 450D
Corsair 140mm 1440rpm Case fan x2 (Purple)

Razer Deathadder V2
Tte Challenger Prime keyboard(not in the pics)

And for my home studio bit since i don't want to annoy the neighbours i swapped out my Pearl Export 6p for an Alesis DM10 Studio Mesh head kit.


Intel 5960x at 4.6ghz
Nvidia Titan X at 1400
Asus x99 sabertooth
G.skill 32gb 2400mhz DDR4
Fractal design Kelvin s36 All in one Watercooler
Intel 730 240gb SSD
Samsung 850 pro 512gb SSD.
Win8, probs going to move to win10 when it arrives.

Is a 3D design and rendering box. It'll also be running a couple of 3D printers when I fix em.


Huh here is an update I think?

Xeon 1231v3
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo with a single fan
be quiet! Straight Power 10 600w Semi Modular
R9 290 Sapphire Tri X OC
8gbs Kingston HyperX Blu Ram Dual Channel
Cougar Spike Case
1TB WD Caviar Blue
500gb WD Green (not in use cause it sucks)

All I do is play League of Legends most of the time with a touch of UDK and some other games.



Shots of my gaming rig that's about to go into retirement.


Must have a lot of cash sitting around if it's going into retirement instead of just swapping video cards.


It's actually getting gutted for parts to build my wife's new rig.


Here`s my HTPC/ 1080p tv gaming rig,
-4960x on Rampage IV Black with monoblcock
-64 gb Corsair platinum (failed ram disk idea)
- gigabyte 980 gaming g1
-intel 750 ssd 400 gb
-Startech 10 gig nic


Operation Facepalm: Because sometimes you need something there and then and don't think about how bad of an idea it was, and then facepalm really hard!

CPU - Intel Core i7 4930k @4.8ghz
CPU Cooler - Corsair H105 with Noctua 120mm silent fans
Motherboard - Asus P9x79 on Bios 4806
RAM - Kingston Hyper X Beast 2400 CAS11 overclocked to 2800mhz
GPU - Evga 780ti ACX 1006, overclocked to 1278 core 7180 memory
Storage - Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Boot/programs/work stuff
OCZ Vertex 4 256gb - Dedicated games drive
Some Samsung Thing 1TB - Various storage, most of it is on a 12TB NAS
Some old hard drive from a very old rig 160GB - Music only drive
Power Supply - EVGA Supernova 750W G2 with fan-less operation
Case - Cooler Master Cosmos SE

Temps are pretty low mostly. The graphics card maxxes out at 78-81 degrees, CPU about 70. 100% stability

Edit 1 - Just correcting a few typos


Phanteks Enthoo Luxe case (Black)
Asus Sabertooth 990fx mobo
Asus Strix 2gb R9 285 graphic card
Corsair 32gb 1866Mhz DDR3 ram
Corsair H100i CPU cooler modified with Noctua fans for silent running
Corsair HX750i PSU
Crucial MX200 500gb SSD for OS and applications
Four 3tb Western Digital black drives (raid 10) for storage
AOC 27 inch monitor 2560x1440, Q2770PQU. Can be rotated though 90 degrees if required.

CyberPower CP1500EPFCLCD Backup UPS PFC Pure Sinewave 1500VA/900

Main OS: Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon
Boots in seconds. Lovely!


Lots of nice rigs here. I'm almost afraid to post mine.

Cooler Master Storm Trooper, windowed, custom fan mounts + SSD mounts + backplate in the 5.25" bays + PSU cover
8x BeQuiet Silent Wings 2 PWM (5x 120mm for intake, 3x 140mm for exhaust)
MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming
Intel i5-2500 non-K @3.8GHz (x38 multiplier, 1.344V, stock bus speed) with BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 cooler
16GB GeIL Black Dragon DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-24 quad-kit (4x 4GB)
2x MSI N770 4GD5/OC in SLI
3x Samsung 850PRO 256GB (linux / windows / virtual drives), 1x Samsung 840EVO 1TB,
BeQuiet Dark Power Pro P10 850W
ModDIY breather kit + NZXT sleeved red LED strip 2 metres


My Hackintosh in a new case finally


Sapphire Build
Ruby Build
Black Pearl Build


Linux Desktop, using i3 on ubuntu lts, Maximum basement dweller mode XD.

i5 4670
16 gig ddr3
240 gig ssd
2tb green spinning rust drive.
4 x noctua fans
13 oz of dust and cat hair

Ok i have an 750 watt psu and use about 90 watts but i got the psu when i had dual 7970s and a 8350.

added a 960, because gw2 addiction is back


Just settled and a upgrade, what are your thoughts?

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£290.99 @ Dabs)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£96.41 @ Amazon UK)

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£176.97 @ Dabs)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£127.99 @ Aria PC)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£552.65 @ More Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£552.65 @ More Computers)

Case: Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.75 @ CCL Computers)

Power Supply: Corsair 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£159.99 @ Amazon UK)

Monitor: Acer XB280HK 60Hz 28.0" Monitor G-sync (£464.34 @

Mouse: Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Wired Laser Mouse (£59.98 @

Total: £2550.72


I built my PC at the end of March.
Last time I did a full system build was in 2010.
I pulled my PSU and SSD from my old PC.

This year, my build philosophy was "uncompromising silence".
My Antec 900 Two that I had, got really loud and annoying.

I decided that I also would not put any fans on the top of the case, not only for silence but also for the fact that I didn't want dust to build up inside the PC at such a fast rate, which is why you see the Kraken being mounted to the front.
There are three fans there. 2 in front of the cooler and one behind it on top in a push-pull config.


CPU: i7 4790k @ 4.8GHz 1.23v

RAM: 16gb Mushkin Redline 2400MHz (8gbx2)

PSU: Seasonic X Series 850W

GPU: GTX970 G1 Gaming

HDD: Samsung 840 Evo 250GB, 2TB WD Blue

MOBO: Maximus VII Hero

CPU COOLER: Kraken X61

CASE: Fractal Design Define R5

OS: Win 10

The Full Setup:

EDIT: Formatting, grammar, information


CPU: i5 4690K @ 4.3 GHz stable
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3
Ram: 16GBs HyperX FURY DDR3 1600
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7500RPM
Opitcal: LG Black Blu-ray Burner SATA
Wireless card: ASUS PCE-AC68/US
Monitors: Acer G6 24" 5ms LED x2
Cooling: Cooler Master Seidon 120V
PSU: Rosewill ARC750
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro(now win 10 pro)

I know its not the best but it was built on a budget of $1500 before christmas last year.


I set out last month to build a workstation because my current "gaming" PC just wasn't up the the task. 8 hour renders are really boring when you cant game while waiting. Temps ran hot at first on the rear cpu but once I sorted out the fan in the cd slots(old antec 900 mount) it has been remarkable cool. It has been churning Squeeze and AME for 1 week now and temps stay under 60C on both cpus.

The workstation is completed.....for now.

Case: Fractal XL
CPUs: Dual Xeon 2630v3
Coolers: Noctua NH-U14S
Motherboard: Z10PE-D16WS
GPU: 290x Lightning
Ram: 4x KVR21R15D4/16 ECC
SSD: 850Pro 512GB
PSU: HX1000i
CaptureCards: SC-512N1-L/DVI and a LGHD

Crappy cell pics below.


Outside for a dusting and some fresh pics.


You see, I've always played games on the PC but I haven't gotten serious about it at all before. Well, now I kind of want to, and I'm moving more primary PC as apposed to console. I decided to make a Semi-budget PC, as I don't want to spend way too much but I still want to be able to play games at High settings with good framerates. Here is the part list I have at the moment:

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258

CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H

RAM: A-data XPG V1 (2x4GB) 1600 DDR3

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM (Considering putting in an old HDD instead and then getting an SSD as well)

GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic OC Edition

PSU: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Semi Modular ATX

Case: DIYPC Mirage D1-Y ATX Mid Tower

Well, that's all the specs. Where I am in Canada it's about $750 total, which I think is a decent price range. I'm sure with used parts and sales I'll be able to knock of at least $75. If anyone can tell me what they think about what I've chosen, it's be much appreciated. Also, I was wondering if The GA-H97M-D3H can fit another Toxic R9 280X, as I think I'd like to add another one in there later on. I'm just not sure because of the size of it. If you know of any other potential problems, those would be great to know to. I just don't want to get all the parts in my hands just to figure out something won't work and I become depressed. Thanks for reading all this, Please give some feedback!