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Aurora-[NZ]

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#1 13 years ago

Hey guys. Seems everyone is making one of thier own threads about their rig huh? :naughty: Which is fair, i mean why not! Its very interesting to see what everyones got under the hood. Kinda getting a bit annoying seeing so many though, i apologise for making mine in that case :lol: I rekon we should all just post our **CURRENT** machine and our **DREAM/ULTIMATE** Machine in here to stop the cluster of threads appearing about the same thing. Azzkiker/Brookster/Dave, if you please, could you sticky this thread so everybody could post thier awesome rigs in here and thad be really wick. We dont really have a hardware discussion thread in our own little HL2 community anymore, and it would be nice to freely discuss the topic on a regular basis without so many threads poppin up, because its really cool to talk about this sorta stuff with the people you know! Anyways, if its do-able could one of you guys sticky the thread please? ********************************************************* Anyways ill Start off here. Ok this is my current rig which im on right now. By the way go has hard out with your listing as you like, go really in depth and post pictures of it if you can, make it really interesting. Ill post up a picture of mine soon as i get my PXT from my email. Anyways.... **** My current rig **** *Pentium 4, 2.667GHz ram. FSB Speed of 166MHz. *1024 MB PC2700 Ram, which i think is 333MHz right? *40Gig HDD <<< Sad! *Excalibur IceQ Radeon 9800 Pro 128 *Using a Hi-Fi stereo with 6 mass ass speakers (Special thanks to Azzkiker for that one!) *17" Monitor flatscreen (CRT) ****My Dream Rig!**** *Pentium 4, 5.0 GHz CPU or AMD Athlon64 3400+ Dual Chip *5gigs of ram. Probably DDR2 *ASUS Mobo that will support it all :lol: *IceQ Radeon X800 or better graphics card *200Gig HDD Seagate 10,000 RPM. Wont ever need that much space though! *I havnt decided on the rest yet, but this is absolute overkill! But dont you just love overkill?!? By the way im designing my own acrylic and Aluminium case and building it with a 600W PSU. It will have an "Ice: or "Cold" theme to it. So white and blue acrylic very likely. POST AWAY PEOPLE GO GO! By the way ill add my pictures soon. EDIT: There ya go guys! Heres a picture of me grabbin ma pc. You cant really see the box or anything but meh. PS: Ignore the Quiksilver and Ripcurl parafinalia, im a surfer and label bash like crazy hahahaha.




azzkiker

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#2 13 years ago

Well, thread stuck.

Here's my "Ultimate Gaming Machine", although i'm sure many have seen it already.

Oh and Nik ... that pic of u and ur rig is too big. Please scale it down. :lol:

Alienware Area-51 ALX BLACK Performance Machine: gallery_1.jpggallery_2.jpggallery_3.jpggallery_4.jpggallery_5.jpggallery_6.jpggallery_7.jpggallery_8.jpggallery_9.jpg ASUS® P5AD2 Premium PCI Express DDR2 - Intel 925X M...otherboard p5ad2-p_l.jpg Intel Pentium 4 - 3.4GHZ Extreme Edition, 800MHz FSB, 512 KB L2, 2MB L3 Processor badge_p4pXE.gifpentium_4_new.jpg Corsair 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz PC4300 (2 x 1024MB) corsair.jpg NVIDIA® GeForce™ Ultra 6800 PCI Express 256MB DDR3 w/Dual Digital and TV Out GeForce_6800_Ultra.jpg 500GB (250GB x 2) Maxtor DiamondMax 10,00 RPM w/16MB Cache Hard-drive. diamondmaxplus9.jpg Alienware 650 Watt Max Power Supply 510_deluxe.jpg Plextor® PX-116A 16x DVD-ROM Drive Black prods_top_PX-116A.gif Plextor® PX-712A 12x DVD±R/W Drive Black plextor_24_black.jpg Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS Platinum Pro High Definition 7.1 Surround Sound Card aud2_zs_pp.jpg Sony MHC-GN88D 7500W-P.M.P.O DVD Hi-Fi 12 Speaker System MHC-GN88D.jpg Logitech® MX900 Bluetooth Optical Mouse logitech_mx900_04.jpg Logitech® diNovo™ Bluetooth Keyboard 2487.jpg Viewsonic VP201b 20.1" Blac LCD Monitor VP201b_300x300.jpg Alienware Slient M...otherboard Water-Cooling innovation_cool_img1.jpg Gigabyte GH-PCU31-VH 3D Cooler-Ultra GT Processor Cooling photo_gh_pcu31_vh_big.jpg Thermaltake (A1165) Active R...AM cooler with Fan (Blue x2) casecooler_1804_3541924 Vantec Aluminum Underside Hard Drive Cooler casecooler_1804_3638760 80 mm Thin color LED Case fans (x2) antec-blue-led-fan.jpg

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Aurora-[NZ]

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#3 13 years ago

Oh my god. This is like the dream computer for me! Funny, you bought the exact same heat sink as what i was planning to buy Azz!

Haha nice crack at the photo :lol: Its off my cell phone hahahaha. Ill post some more pics as soon as i can get the stuff going!

That truly is a sweet, sweeeeeet computer Azz :drool: :DROOL DAMMIT!: Hey, i just realsised theres no drool smiley! Anywho, thanks for the stickey Azz.

Whats the motherboard worth Azz? Im looking to get somethign similar




Apok

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#4 13 years ago

Well here are mine:

When HL2 comes out I'll have the following:

Right now my main Computer(my baby).

Before HL2:

PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 512 Deluxe PWS LianLi Foam Padded Super Quiet Case Athlon 64 FX-51 ASUS SK8N Motherboard 1gb CorsairMicro PC3200 at 400mhz ATI Radeon 9800XT 1 WD 36.7gb 10,000rpm Raptor for Windows, apps D3 & HL2 1 WD 120gb 7,200rpm Raptor for Games Plextor PlexWriter 52x32x52 CD Burner Plextor PX-708A 8x DVD Burner NEC 19”MultiSync FE911sb Monitor Logitech Z-680 5.1 500w DTS Speakers Logitech Navigator Keyboard Logitech MX800 High Precision Mouse Logitech Dual Analog Gamepad Logitech Strike Force 3D Joystick

After HL2:

LianLi Foam Padded Super Quiet Case Antec Fanless PWS Athlon 64 FX-55 Athlon 64 FX PCI Express Compatable Motherboard (not available yet) 2gb Corsair Micro DDR2 Memory 2 PCI Express ATI Radeon X800 XT P.E.s 2 Western Digital 74gb 10,000rpm Raptors Maxtor Diamondmax 300gb 7,200rpm (16mb cache) Plextor PlexWriter 52x32x52 CD Burner Plextor PX-712A 12x DVD Burner RESERATOR 1, Koolance or Corsair Liquid Cooling system w/CPU, Video Cards, Motherboard, and Hard Drive cooling blocks Sony F520 21” 22.mm grille pitch Monitor Logitech Z-680 5.1 500w DTS Speakers Logitech Navigator Keyboard Logitech MX800 High Precision Mouse Logitech Dual Analog Gamepad Logitech Strike Force 3D Joystick

My Second computer has an: (Before HL2)

Athlon XP 3000+ ASUS S7N8X Deluxe Motherboard 1gb CorsairMicro PC2700 at 333mhz Zalman Noiseless Switching PWS ATI Radeon 9600XT 256mb with Zalman Fanless Core Cooler Maxtor 120gb 7,200rpm (8mb cache) Maxtor Diamondmax 300gb 72,000rpm (16mb cache) Sony Standard CD-ROM Drive Sony 12x8x32 MultiRead CD Burner NEC 17” MultiSync FE700 Monitor Microsoft Keyboard and Optical Mouse Logitech Z-640 5.1 70w Speakers

I have 2 other computers that will run HL2 at medium settings, good for LAN parties . I upgrade my computers 1-2 times a year. I put the new parts in my baby. The old parts from that computer goes into my second computer and my second computers parts go into my 3rd computer. So at the end of my line of computers I usually have enough parts to build a totally new computer. So my second computer will look like this when HL2 is released:

Athlon 64 FX-51 ASUS SK8N Motherboard 1gb CorsairMicro PC3200 at 400mhz ATI Radeon 9800XT Zalman Noiseless Switching PWS 1 WD 36.7gb 10,000rpm Raptor for Windows, apps D3 & HL2 1 WD 120gb 7,200rpm Raptor for Games Plextor PX-708A 8x DVD Burner NEC 19”MultiSync FE911sb Monitor Microsoft Keyboard and Optical Mouse Logitech Z-640 5.1 70w Speakers

I also have a Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop 2.0ghz 512mb Radeon 9000m and a Dell XPS running a 3.4EE 2gb DDR2 and Radeon 9800m in 2-3 months.

The reason I haven't upgraded yet is because there isn't any Athlon 64 FX PCI Express compatable motherboards yet :mad:. So I'm waiting......




azzkiker

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#5 13 years ago

Nik1818Oh my god. This is like the dream computer for me! Funny, you bought the exact same heat sink as what i was planning to buy Azz![/QUOTE]

Yea it is a great machine. Which heatsink exactly? The Gigabyte processor one? It's really cheap. Some $70-75.

Nik1818Haha nice crack at the photo :lol: Its off my cell phone hahahaha. Ill post some more pics as soon as i can get the stuff going![/QUOTE]

lol, my cell phone doesnt take pics THAT small! :lol:

Nik1818That truly is a sweet, sweeeeeet computer Azz :drool: :DROOL DAMMIT!: Hey, i just realsised theres no drool smiley!

Closest thing to drool smiley: :dropsjaw:

[QUOTE=Nik1818]Anywho, thanks for the stickey Azz.

Welcome.

[QUOTE=Nik1818]Whats the motherboard worth Azz? Im looking to get somethign similar

Asus mobo, no idea on cost cuz it came with Alienware system but i'd say $400-500 i suppose. PCI Express support. Maybe more. Dunno.

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#6 13 years ago

Wow, wow wow! Apok your current machine is nice enough! Ill buy it off you when your done with it if you like :lol:

Omg, i never knew... with PCI Express, will it be possible to have more than one graphics cars working at once, to render the same things? Holy crap this will greatly increase gameplay! I never though of that really, but i supose scince you have more than one PCI slot its possible, but will it actually work?

Hmmm im going to go more in depth with my PC as soon as i have a bit more time. But Apok, can i ask what you do for a job? :lol: im still a student hahaha. Training as a hardware tenician in January though, so that will be fun!




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#7 13 years ago
Aurora-[NZ]

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#8 13 years ago

Sid! Why did you just not post it in here in the first place!? Didnt see this one huh? :naughty:

Ahh well, maybe someone can merge it for you. Everyones kinda getting sick of so many threads of the same thing :lol: We should all try and keep PC discussion in this thread which would be goooooood.




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#9 13 years ago

AMD AthlonXXXXXP 1024bit 9999.0Ghz 99 gig DDR45 QuadChannel PC9999 Motherboard the size of Rhode Island 2000 Terabyte HD (Half Life 9 takes up 234 terabytes) 4 ATI X9999 PCI Megaexpress 4 gig videocards (linked of course) 56 inch Plasma LCD Hologram monitor Eye Scanner 3000 Windows XXT Professional 10000watt power pack Plasma ice cooling (stolen from the matrians)

Thats about it.................

One more thing, my sanity back


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Aurora-[NZ]

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#10 13 years ago

Haha nice. But wanna be slightly realistic? :lol: