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    • Replaced my hard drive with a new Western Digital 1 TB drive. Will be getting an external hard drive for back ups in the future. Here's my specs now with the new hard drive.


      OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
      CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
      RAM: 16Gb Corsair 1333MHz (8Gb before upgrading GPUs)
      GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Crossfire (formerly 5770 Crossfire when first built in February 2011)
      MOBO: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5
      PSU: Corsair TX 650W 80+ Bronze
      Storage: Western Digital Blue WD WD10EZEX
      Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
      Display: 2 1920x1080 Dell 21.5" Monitors
      Speakers: Logitech 5.1 Speakers
      Keyboard: Razer Lycoza Gaming Keyboard
      Mouse: Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse
    • Dreadmoth wrote:

      CPU: Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.4GHz, cooled by Zalman CNPS9700LED
      Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX770 OC 4GB
      RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB ( 2x8GB ) DDR3-1866 @ 9-10-9-27
      Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3
      Case: Cooler Master CM690
      PSU: Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W {still "works" but was having trouble booting}
      OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
      HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB {RIP, not buying Seagate again for a while, fail rate in my house is bad}
      Monitor: Samsung S23A700D, 23" 1920x1080 @ 120Hz
      Speakers: Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
      Keyboard: Logitech Wave (wired)
      Mouse: Logitech MX 400 Performance Laser Mouse {still works, gave to someone else}
      2014 / 2015 changes

      PSU: Seasonic X-750 V3 750W
      SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
      HDD: WD Black 2TB
      Mouse: Logitech G500s

      Replaced stock side and rear case fans, added one top case fan, improved cabling now that motherboard backplate cable opening is accessible (old PSU length blocked it) and PSU is modular.

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      Future upgrades...
      2016......................................................................................................................................................................................2017....................................................................................................................................................................
      Keyboard (no idea what I'd pick) → Windows 10 (ugh) → GPU (Pascal / Polaris) → 2TB+ SSD (drop HDD entirely) ⇄ 2560x1440 or higher display with adaptive-sync → CPU and cooler / RAM / Motherboard / Case

      Might get better speakers and / or headphones at some point

      The post was edited 4 times, last by Dreadmoth ().

    • CPU: I5 4670k Cooled by: Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 2 ( not overclocked, because of my s$&#ty chipset)
      RAM: 8GB DDR3
      GPU: GTX970 EVGA ACX 2.0 (overclocked)
      MB: MSI H87 G43
      PSU: SilentiumPC Deus M1 750W
      Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX
      HDD: 1TB WD
      SSD: 120GB GOODRAM (for OS and startup apps)
      Case: CoolerMaster Elite 430 with all possible fan options
      LG BD drive

      Keyboard and mouse are A4Tech X7 series
      1080p Samsung monitor
      Microlab FC330 speakers
      I need a better avatar...
    • Tower: Cooler Master HAF X nVidia Edition
      PSU: Corsair AX860i
      Mainboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
      CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
      CPU Cooler: Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2
      CPU Paste: IC Diamond 24 Carat Diamond Thermal Compound
      Memory: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GB
      GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
      HDD OS: Crucial M500 1TB
      HDD 2: WD Black SATA 6 Gb/s WD4003FZEX 4TB
      HDD 3: WD Raptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB
      Owner of Black Mesa: Retail Edition!

      Tester of BM: Uplink!

      Tester of the Hazard Course!

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Dragunov2 ().

    • OS/SYSTEM Windows 10 - 64bit - Pro
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      CPU/PROCESSOR Intel i5 4460 Quad Core Haswell Processor (3.2GHz, Turbo 3.4 GHz)
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      CPU COOLER Phanteks U-Type Dual Tower - 2x120mm White Silent Fans (PH-TC12DX)
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      GRAPHICS CARD/VIDEO CARD Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming (6GB)
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      PSU/POWER SUPPLY UNIT EVGA - SuperNOVA 750W P2 Platinum (92% Efficiency)
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      RAM/MEMORY 32GB DDR3 1866MHz - HyperX FURY Series - White
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      MOTHERBOARD Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK - LGA1150, 4xDDR3, 8xUSB3.0, 6xUSB2.0
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      PC CASE NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case with Side Window and 6 Quiet Fans - White
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      CASE LIGHTING NZXT HUE+ Advanced PC Illumination RGB LED - 3x LED Strips
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      SSD/SOLID STATE DRIVES Samsung 850 PRO 256GB and Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
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      HARD DISK/HARD DRIVE 1 Western Digital WD3003FZEX Black, 7200rpm, 3TB
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      HARD DISK/HARD DRIVE 2 Western Digital 1TB, 7200rpm (Powered External)
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      HARD DISK/HARD DRIVE 3 Samsung M3 1TB (USB 3.0 Slimline Portable)
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      SPEAKERS Ricco MD02 - Ultra Light Aluminium (Built-in DSP 2.0 Channel Sound Card)
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      HEADSET/HEADPHONES Sennheiser HD 598 Cream with AntLion ModMic 4.0
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      GAMING MOUSE AND MAT Logitch G502 with Razer eXactMat X - Control Side (Metal)
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      GAMING KEYBOARD Basic White Fujitsu Low Profile Keyboard
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      MONITOR BenQ XL2411T 24 inch Widescreen LED 1920x1080, 1ms, 3D-Ready, 144Hz
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    • Colossus never did get over the annoying boot problem it was having, which is a known issue with the Asrock Z97 Extreme4 motherboard. So I took some of the bonus I got at work this year and used it as an excuse to perform a little upgrade.

      Colossus is now based on a Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 5 motherboard, has an i7 6700K, and has 16GB of DDR4 memory at 3200MHz. I kept the Corsair AX760 PSU, Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD, 1GB WD Caviar Black HDD, ASUS Xonar Essence STX audio card, and EVGA GTX 980Ti SC+. I also rebuild it in a Fractal Design Define S case, which is a really nifty case. Among other things, it features 140mm fans, which are noticeably quieter than the 120mm fans I used to use.

      I also carried over the same Windows 10 installation (the one I got for free from my Windows 7 upgrade). So far, Windows isn't complaining about the new hardware. I'm going to have a bit of time getting all of the old motherboard utilities off and the new ones on, though.

      Pretty soon I'll be renaming it. Colossus' time is past. I haven't come up with a new name yet, though.

      I also bought a few components to flesh out the husk of the old Colossus into a second PC. I intend to use it to replace Archivist, my QNAP NAS. Archivist is doing a good job, but it's too boring. I haven't had it for very long, but I realized pretty quickly that what I wanted wasn't actually a NAS. I wanted a Linux box that I could hack on and turn into a NAS myself. I'm hoping that I'll be able to pull the RAID straight from Archivist and put it in the new box, but I'm not holding my breath. It'll probably end up an Ubuntu box, but I'm also toying with the idea of running CoreOS on it.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by geekofalltrades ().

    • Brand new build I just finished up last week.

      Tower: Corsair R88 Mid Tower MicroATX
      PSU: Corsair RM550x
      Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H OC MicroATX
      CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K OC'd at 4.0 Ghz
      CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7
      Memory: Corsair VengeanceLPX 16GB DDR4 3000
      GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon RX480 8GB Nitro+ OC
      HDD OS: ADATA SP550 SSD 240GB
      HDD 2: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2 TB
      HDD 3: WD Blue HDD 1 TB