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My New PC

  • It's about 4 weeks old now.... still a baby xD

    For anyone that wants to know, it cost me around $5000 AUD and took over 3 weeks to get the parts in, as most the suppliers didn't have anything good enough in stock. The only thing I am looking at upgrading is the CPU, as the Q9300 was more of a temporary CPU since the EXTREME edition CPUs are REALLY expensive...

    Specs:

    -Intel Core2 Quad 9300 CPU

    -MSI P7N Diamond Motherboard (560 and 790 dual chipsets)

    -4Gb OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz DDR2

    -1 x 400Gb Western Digital SATAII Hard Drive

    -2 x 1Tb GreenPower Western Digital SATAII Hard Drive

    -2 x Nvidia GTX280 1Gb Video Cards in SLI (yes I have 2 of the black beasts)

    -1000W Antec Truepower Quattro PSU

    -Pioneer 20X DVD Writer

    -Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 Case

    -2 x LG Flatron W2252TQ 22" LCD Screens (using DVI Connection)

    -Logitech G7 Mouse

    -Logitech G15 Keyboard

    -Altec Lansing ATP3 Speakers (I have some Logitech X-530s as well that I'm not using right now)

    -Microsoft Xbox360 Gamepad

    -Altec Lansing Stereo Headset with Mic

    And here are some pics:

    My dual screens

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/soldjahboy/Photos/Image610.jpg">

    my case

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/soldjahboy/Photos/Image611.jpg">

    close up of my case logo design

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/soldjahboy/Photos/Image612.jpg">

    case open

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/soldjahboy/Photos/Image613.jpg">

    dual video pwnage

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/soldjahboy/Photos/Image614.jpg">

    hpc ram and cpu view

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/soldjahboy/Photos/Image615.jpg">

    another view of the monolithic video cards and mainboard area

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/soldjahboy/Photos/Image616.jpg">

    forward view of cpu and ram area

    <img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/soldjahboy/Photos/Image617.jpg">

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/so ... age618.jpg

    and last but not least, a video of the "lights" in action

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    ~Sol

  • That's pretty cool!

  • I never cared what the inside of a computer looks like (ironic since my PC case has a massive window on one side) but that looks nice. The specs are awesome, sounds like a computer geek's wet dream. I spent �1200 on mine, which gave me a great system, but yours is a NASA machine. The twin monitor setup is sexy as hell, and bonus points for going with Vista, don't listen to the haters. That comp might even run Crysis on full detail at a decent framerate!! Pretty much futureproof,that.

  • HAHA NASA! loooooooool

    Cheers though.

    Unfortunately, Crysis on Ultra detail still runs at like 25fps-40fps... still not what I would really call "playable"... though on "high" detail it runs at around 70fps which is great, it just doesn't look at good. Everything else runs at 150fps+ which is awesome... Assassin's Creed runs at like 230fps in DX10 lol.

    This thing is wicked for Construct hahaha!

  • I get about 25 fps on everything maxxed on my laptop ($2200 one) ... I think you should try one of the Performance mods.

    Namely, this one: http://www.incrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23117

    Use the 4-5 setting install and you'll likely see a noticable increase.

  • I get about 25 fps on everything maxxed on my laptop ($2200 one) ... I think you should try one of the Performance mods.

    Namely, this one: http://www.incrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23117

    Use the 4-5 setting install and you'll likely see a noticable increase.

    Cheers I might give it a go, but with the expansion pack (Warhead) to be out soon, the engine is being fixed to run properly. Basically if it won't run on two GTX280's, then I'm not that interested in playing it lol. The Warhead expansion is supposedly going to optimize the game so it runs on a $1000 box, and not just two or three $1000 video cards.

    I don't really understand it myself... the game isn't THAT special graphics wise... so it shouldn't run so freaking BAD, especially on a computer as powerful as the one I just bought. Bloody ridiculous if you ask me.

    ~Sol

  • You can have fun playing with some Construct shaders in that

    Being a student, I don't have oodles of cash to throw at my PC - I bought an 8800GT which is awesome but I have to have the side of my case off or it overheats. It does the job, heh.

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  • Give me your computer.

  • Lol I know what you mean Ash... before I bought this rig I was LONG overdue for a new system, and I had to get bits slowly until it could all be put together... I think I was buying things over a few months period before I got enough stuff to get it going. I only recently added the second video card.

    and Deadeye.... LOL.

  • Wow.. 1000 watt PSU , with the dual screens..

    Bet it uses a load of power

  • Wow.. 1000 watt PSU , with the dual screens..

    Bet it uses a load of power

    Yeah, but it's mainly the video cards. Each one uses around 450W 40A each... the PSU is 1000W 100A, and I have on the rare occasion (mainly when running benchmarks) had one of the two cards undervolt and shut down... there's not a lot of spare room in there lol.

    The dual screens are mainly for use with Photoshop... the second screen is off most of the time unless I am designing, or doing video editing. Damn handy though having it... I can watch a movie or TV show on fullscreen and still surf the net or play a game on the second screen .

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