i5 3570K @ 4.8 GHz
Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M
8GB Samsung 30 nm RAM (2133 MT/s 10-10-10-30)
MSI Twin Frozr III 7950
Samsung 830 128 GB SSD
Cooler Master N200 case
1 TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD
NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller
2x Corsair AF120 Performance
2x Enermax TB Silence, one on the side because reasons
Parts Express B652 speakers
KBT Race MX Brown with white LEDs
The worst desks ever courtesy of university
Red Wing 875 boots and hippie has bad taste
EDIT: I should mention that the floor and desks are actually clean like this. They're just nasty.
All of old post is in spoiler again and missed some updates between then and now.
I'll make a proper post again once I've done changing everything around with my rig.
Desk has changed rig has changed blah blah.
i5 2500k @ 4GHz
Asus P8Z77-M PRO
Phanteks PH-TC14PE (black and white one)Sold R9 270X Vapor-X 7970 IS HERE!!!! MSI 7970 Twin Forzr III 3GB
60GB Kingston V300 boot drive
1TB Hitachi storage drive
OCZ ZS 550w PSU
Case is irrelevant as it's definitely not here to stay
Corsair Obsidian 350D is on its way, so that'll be the next update. Plenty of pictures coming up. Stay tuned.
Viewsonic VX2270SMH 22" IPS 1080p @ 60Hz
CM Stealth MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard
CM Storm Xornet
Roccat Sense 2mm Mousepad
Secondary monitor is some dell pos
Turtle Beach x12's (yes, 3 years old still not broken)
Official Microsoft Xbox 360 PC controller
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Pentium and Z97 is rip. Sandy Bridge i5 is here.
Lets restructure the post and start all over again! yay!
History of my rig:
I first built it back in July 2013. Since then it has undergone a lot of changes, the only original thing about the rig is the RAM. The rest has changed since then.
Pics of my rig today:
Giving it a much needed sorting out, the cables were an absolute mess after installing the new motherboard and CPU [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]
How my desk looks at the minute. It does look extremely FILTHY but it's fine. Camera quality is extremely bad.
Plans Well I've recently ordered a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2, so that'll be here soon. Looking into an aftermarket cooler but there's so many to choose from, I can't decide. Leaning towards a H100 but we'll see. That's pretty much it for now. On the extreme side I want to Xfire my 270X with another one but the chances of that happening are slim. I'll see you all back here when the Arc Midi arrives!
-CM Storm Xornet
-Some HP keyboard, it works, can't complain.
-Trust Tytan 2.1 Speaker setup w/ subwoofer (brilliant)
-ViewSonic VX2270smh-LED 1080p 22" IPS (also brilliant)
-Turtle Beach x12 headset (Had them for nearly 2 years now and they've served me well.)
You can check the spoiler for case pics if you really want to see it. Here's a pic taken after the motherboard was installed
I had just woken up to the motherboard and was too excited to make my bed.
I don't have any pictures of the CPU because I was in a hurry to get it installed and such. Since my last post here quite a bit has happened. I got rid of my Hyper 212 EVO, 320GB HDD, M5A99X EVO and FX6300. After selling all those I bought a Maximus Gene VI and a G3258. I was hoping for some rad overclocks with the board, but ofcourse it arrived broken. After waiting over a week for a refund I ordered the G45 Z97. It arrived the next day. I've only had it for a matter of hours and I love it already. Seriously. Buy one. Gonna be ordering a CPU cooler soon to get some phat overclocks with this G3258. Many of you may be thinking "hmm.. what's he doing with a pentium?" Well let me tell you. The G3258 is ofcourse an Intel CPU which is unlocked.. and it costs 50 quid!! Can't go wrong with that.
Future plans for the rig, they're quite ambitious but I reckon it can be done.
-Dual tower CPU cooler for some PHAT overclocks
-Plastidip the GPU shroud to white (more on this in a bit)
-Maybe Crossfire, we'll see how it goes
-A new keyboard which isn't really needed atm.
My aim is to make my rig fully black and white. A tuxedo rig. I plan to plastidip the shroud of the GPU to make the GPU black and white, as the fans and PCB are already black. The H440 is also black and white, as is the Phanteks cooler I have my eye on (PH-TC14PE). I could then look into making the red accents on my motherboard white, by plastidipping them ofcourse. This is all just ideas but it may happen. If you have any questions about my build don't be afraid to ask!
Initial Computer spec: CPU: AMD FX6300 3.5GHz
GPU: Nvidia GTS 450 Gigabyte Windforce with a small overclock to 900Mhz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA 78LMT USB3
RAM: 4GB of who knows what
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000
HDD:1: Western Digital 320GB HDD
HDD:2: Seagate 250GB HDD
PSU: Storm Silent 500w
Current Computer Spec CPU: AMD FX6300 4.2GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: Radeon Sapphire Vapor-X R9 270X
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99X EVO
RAM: 8B of who knows what
Case: Gigabyte GZ G3 Plus
HDD:1: Western Digital 320GB HDD
HDD:2: Seagate 250GB HDD
PSU: OCZ ZS 550w
Xbox spec: Zephyr RGH
Xenon with Flashed Disc Drive
The Zephyr RGH has been sold. So we can cross that off the list.
Motherboard will be changed to an ASUS M5A99X very soon and have a Hyper 212 EVO thrown over the CPU.
ASUS M5A99X EVO has been installed successfully, along with the Hyper 212 EVO. There were a few problems during the process but were to be expected. The main problem was the Hyper, though. If you plan on buying one make sure you have plenty of patients when mounting it.