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Reply 440 of 631, by ProfessorProfessorson

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I have three main builds currently in my service. One for Windows 10, one for Win 7, and one for Xp. I have parts to do probably 3-4 Windows 98 era setups too, but I have been space restricted as of late in my general pc area, and as my game room is already way overflowing with old console stuff just cant spare the space. Anyway, main builds are as follows:

Windows 10 build is:
AMD FX 8350
Asus 970 Pro Gaming Aura
8gb DDR3 ram
two Seagate sata harddrives, 1tb and 2tb
Dvd burner
Gigabyte GTX 1080
EVGA 750 watt psu

Windows 7 build is:
Core2Quad 9650
GA-G41MT-USB3
8gb DDR3
Seagate sata 1TB harddrive
Asus GTX 760-DC20C 2GB
SB Live 24-bit
EVGA 650 watt psu

Windows XP build is:
LGA 771 to 775 modded Xeon XEON E5450 @3ghz
Asus P5G41T-M SI
4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3
SATA Western Digital VelociRaptor 80GB 10,000RPM & Toshiba 500GB 5400RPM drive
DVD Drive
Galaxy Geforce GTX 460 768mb (may change out for my spare GTX 660, have not decided yet)
SoundBlaster Live 24-bit
EVGA 430 watt psu

Honestly my Q9650 build is still quite capable of modern pc gaming in general, but mainly I use it for Dawn of War II and other RTS stuff for the most part. Hell, even the Xeon build could be a modern gaming box if I stuck my GTX 660 in it and upped the ram to 8gb, but I like having a XP system up and running. The FX-8350 system is my main workhorse and what I use for most of my non-RTS related gaming.

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Reply 441 of 631, by PcBytes

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This is my $3.79 main PC 😀

MB: Gigabyte GA-MA770-US3 - $1.26
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6GHz - came free with MB
PSU: Seasonic SS-351HT 350W - $2.53
Case: Delux MT375 - free
ODD: LiteOn iHAP122 DVD-RW - came with case
RAM: 4GB - had it laying around, 2x1GB and 1x2GB
HDD: 1TB Samsung HD103SI SATAII 5400RPM - left from previous machine
GPU: Radeon R7 240 2GB PCI-E - got it as a gift from a friend who upgraded their machine
PCI: AVerMedia AVerTV Super 009/M733A - left from previous machine
Other: Enlight USB card reader - had this ever since I got my previous BMW-styled case
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

"Enter at your own peril, past the bolted door..."
Main PC: i5 3470, GB B75M-D3H, 16GB RAM, 2x1TB
98SE : P3 650, Soyo SY-6BA+IV, 384MB RAM, 80GB

Reply 442 of 631, by mr_bigmouth_502

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Lately I've mostly been using my Thinkpad X230t

CPU: Core i5 3320m
GPU: Intel HD 4000 Graphics
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Primary Storage: 80GB Intel 810 SSD
Secondary Storage:320GB Seagate 7200RPM (crap drive; I think it's failing; only other drive I have that fits is a 5400RPM Hitachi in even worse shape)
Primary OS: Antergos Linux
Secondary OS: Windows 10 LTSB N (crap OS; I never use it; probably going to wipe it and put Win7)

My NEW(ish) desktop:
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Reply 443 of 631, by Andy1979

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Current system has been in use since Jan '13, with a few recent upgrades. Moved into a flat with with girlfriend (now wife) and needed something I could hide in a small desk cupboard, with monitor wall mounted and wireless input devices. Haven't bought any new games in years and this plays everything I own on Steam at 1080p max settings. Next upgrade will probably be a 4K monitor at some point. Don't see me going back to a full sized system.

Case: Silverstone ITX SG06 with 300W SFX PSU
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K quad core - still plenty fast enough
GPU: nVidia GT1030 2gb (originally Radeon HD7750 1gb DDR5 - GT1030 is faster and uses half the power)
RAM: 16Gb DDR3 1600Mhz (originally 8Gb)
HD1: Samsung 512Gb 850 EVO SSD (originally 256gb)
HD2: Toshiba 2Tb 3.5inch
HD3: 2TB USB3 2.5inch backup drive
OD: Panasonic slot load BD-RW (to this day I've not burned a single blu-ray, but is great for burning CD/DVD and transferring blu-rays to the iPad)
Sound: Fiio E10k USB DAC
OS: Windows 10 Pro (with Anniversary Update) - Cortana turned off (Originally Windows 7)

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Was aiming for a minimalist appearance. Have since reverted to 2.1 speakers on grounds of audio quality.

Also have a dual core Celeron/H61/8gb/128gb SSD ITX system strapped to the back of my TV for HTPC purposes using memory and storage left over from previous upgrades. Daily driver at work is a Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

Now that we have a house with loft space I'm rescuing what remains of my older PCs from my parents loft, so I can use old games, software and gadgets on roughly period correct hardware, but this is the wrong thread for that.

My Retro systems:
1. Pentium 200, 64mb EDO RAM, Matrox Millennium 2mb, 3DFX Voodoo 4mb, DOS6.22 / Win95 / Win98SE
2. Compaq Armada M700 laptop, PIII-450, Win98SE
3. Core2Duo E6600, ATI Radeon 4850, Win XP

Reply 444 of 631, by Srandista

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So, this is my current machine, upgraded at the beginning of this year.

MTB: Gigabyte H170-HD3 DDR3
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500
COOLER: Scythe Mugen 4
RAM: Crucial 16GB DDR3 Ballistix Sport VLP
GPU: MSI RX 470 4GB RAM
SSD: Intel 530 SSD 180GB
HDD: WD Black Mobile 1TB 2.5"
PSU: Corsair RM650x
CASE: Fractal Design Define C
OS: Windows 10 Pro

I'm quite happy with it, especially with final cable management (although I did change that few time until I was really satisfied), and performance it's also great, even with latest games in FullHD. Oh, and the silence, that is just amazing, its just so great, what can be achieved with current parts these days.

So, here is some pictures, how it looks like in real life:

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Socket 775 - ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA, Pentium E6500K, 4GB RAM, Radeon 9500@9700, ESS Solo-1, Win 98/XP
Socket A - ASRock K7S41GX, AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 512MB RAM, GeForce4 Ti4200, SB Live, Win 98

Reply 445 of 631, by kithylin

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Srandista wrote:
So, this is my current machine, upgraded at the beginning of this year. […]
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So, this is my current machine, upgraded at the beginning of this year.

MTB: Gigabyte H170-HD3 DDR3
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500
COOLER: Scythe Mugen 4
RAM: Crucial 16GB DDR3 Ballistix Sport VLP
GPU: MSI RX 470 4GB RAM
SSD: Intel 530 SSD 180GB
HDD: WD Black Mobile 1TB 2.5"
PSU: Corsair RM650x
CASE: Fractal Design Define C
OS: Windows 10 Pro

I'm quite happy with it, especially with final cable management (although I did change that few time until I was really satisfied), and performance it's also great, even with latest games in FullHD. Oh, and the silence, that is just amazing, its just so great, what can be achieved with current parts these days.

So, here is some pictures, how it looks like in real life:

You might want to seriously consider propping up the end of that gpu with something.. anything.. that already has terrible GPU sag, almost the whole PCB on the video card looks warped already. I might would fear for the pcie socket health over time with that, if it was my computer. I ended up propping up the end of my 1080 Ti with a chopped off bit of wooden ruler myself, and mine wasn't even sagging as bad as yours is.

Reply 446 of 631, by kanecvr

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I wouldn't be keeping that PC in that cabinet if I were you. I don't see any vents and it looks like it could overheat.

Reply 447 of 631, by kithylin

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Just so ya know, PCIE slot damage is actually a serious concern due to excessive gpu sag. I had a HD4890 that was worse than what we see above in this thread, and I had a "Slightly deformed" PCIE slot after just one year of use. Not quite as bad as below because I caught it and supported it on the far end before it got bad.

But this is certainly a possibility if left unchecked over time (years):
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Reply 448 of 631, by probnot

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New case and power supply! My old PSU was ~7 years old (500w) and I had some home-made adapters to connect additional SATA drives, so it was time for an upgrade.
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Also got to finally fix the horrible cable management in my old case. Got the new one for 40 Canadian pesos.
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Specs haven't changed:

Windows 7 HP x64
i5 6600K
Cooler Master EVO 212 Cooler
Asus Z170-E Motherboard
16GB DDR4 @2133MHz
Geforce 560 Ti 1GB
250GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD
3x2TB WD HDDs
2x Benq 24" GW2455 Monitors
Logitech MX Revolution Mouse
Old yellowed Fujitsu Keyboard FKB4725 rubber dome w/mechanical feel (I had replaced this with a Gamdias Hermes 7, and was really happy with it. Then I had an incident with my cat and a full mug of green tea with honey. Honey+mx blue=sadness)

Reply 449 of 631, by bjwil1991

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Main PC:

Windows 10 Professional (up-to-date-ish)
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
4GB DDR3 (had 8GB until one stick died mysteriously)
AMD FX-6300 6-Core 3.5GHz
nVidia GeForce GT730
480GB SanDisc Ultra III SATA SSD (Windows OS) <-- in a 2.5" to 3.5" bay adapter
1TB Seagate HDD from 2009 (still works)
LG Blu-Ray Recorder
LG DVD Burner
Ultra Wizard ULT31584 MS-Blue computer case (the other case I used had no room and cables were always in the way)
Samsung SyncMaster 215TW 21.5" LCD Monitor

I have 2 Ultra Wizard ULT31584 cases: one is used for my Socket 370 build (luckily, I didn't need an I/O shield), and the other one listed above.

Socket 370 System:

Shuttle AV18 V3
VIA Apollo Pro 133A
512MB SD-RAM PC-133 RAM
VIA C3 700A 700MHz CPU (going to upgrade to a Pentium III 933)
ASUS AGP-V3800M/32M (nVidia Riva TNT2 M64)
Maxtor 6L200P0 200GB HDD (32GB limit set when it was in my K6/2-300 build)
LG CD Burner
Gigabyte 52x CD Drive
3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Compaq Keyboard and Mouse
NEC MultiSync LCD1530V 15" LCD monitor
JBL Platinum Speakers
Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro joystick
VIA AC'97 Audio (SB Pro compatible for MS-DOS)
Windows 98SE (could use a refresh)
RealTek RTL8139 Ethernet PCI Card
Ultra Wizard ULT31580 Black computer case

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Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to FX-8350
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Reply 450 of 631, by Srandista

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kithylin wrote:

You might want to seriously consider propping up the end of that gpu with something.. anything.. that already has terrible GPU sag, almost the whole PCB on the video card looks warped already.

Yeah, its like this from day one. I do have a wooden skewer as a support 😁 I just didn't include it in photo, that's all.

Socket 775 - ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA, Pentium E6500K, 4GB RAM, Radeon 9500@9700, ESS Solo-1, Win 98/XP
Socket A - ASRock K7S41GX, AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 512MB RAM, GeForce4 Ti4200, SB Live, Win 98

Reply 451 of 631, by kithylin

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Srandista wrote:
kithylin wrote:

You might want to seriously consider propping up the end of that gpu with something.. anything.. that already has terrible GPU sag, almost the whole PCB on the video card looks warped already.

Yeah, its like this from day one. I do have a wooden skewer as a support 😁 I just didn't include it in photo, that's all.

Yeah I cut off about 10" of a wooden yard stick and wedge it under the corner of my 1080 Ti for the same reason. I just wanted to mention it so at least you do something.

Reply 452 of 631, by Unknown_K

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I have an AMD FX-8350 with Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO , GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P FX (rev. 2.1) ,8GB DDR3-1333, Radeon RX580 4GB (Powercolor with backplate) and 2 x 1GB WD Blue 7200RPM HDs (one for Win7 and one for W10) in a large Corsair case (800W PS forget the brand).

Collector of old computers, hardware, and software

Reply 453 of 631, by MrEWhite

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Fast as I'll need for the next few years probably. Also, here's a UserBenchmark run.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5874175

EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid
i7 7700k (Delidded) @ 5 GHz w/ 1.335v
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM
Samsung 960 EVO 512GB NVMe M.2
Asus Maximus VI Code
16GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB @ 3600 MHz
EVGA Supernova 1000 P2

Reply 454 of 631, by kithylin

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So my 3770K system up and died a few months back. The motherboard decided it was going to fry every chip that was placed in it. And I was an idiot and did my diagnosis wrong and in the process fried both an i3, and a celeron in that socket before I realized it was the motherboard was the problem killing chips. Anyway, long story short I scrapped it and upgraded anyway.

I posted sort of a few images of the new video card before but didn't quite outline new system yet.

So current computer:
I7-5820K @ 4.5 ghz @ 1.375v (Custom water looped)
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition (EK Copper-Plexi waterblock and nickel backplate)
4x4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2400 @ 12-12-12-31-1T, 2400 mhz (Can't get it to clock any higher higher)
2 x Samsung Pro 850 128GB SSD's in raid-0 (OS)
8 x Velociraptor 160GB drives on a Dell PERC 6/i in raid-5, in IcyDock 2.5" hotswap bays.
Old Antec Twelve-Hundred tower.. been used for about 9 computer builds or more now.. had it since 2008.. modified a good bit to mount a radiator on it.. externally.

Current system as it is now:
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Not the prettiest thing in the world.. but it works. I've been thinking about converting it to two radiators with something like a Fractal R5 in the future maybe. For now.. functionality over aesthetics. When I get the rest of the $350 on the credit card paid off in a few months maybe think of finally retiring this case.

Also that's an old picture.. couple days ago I swapped this old corsair power supply (came to me broken, I had to direct-wire the fan to get it to work again.. not ideal.. scary.. automatic thermal management for fan didn't work..) with a brand new EVGA SuperNova P2 850W just recently and haven't taken a new photo yet.

Reply 455 of 631, by kanecvr

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Just got a hold of a X79 motherboard yesterday (definitely NOT selling this one) and upgraded my current PC. I also got a hold of some other goodies for black friday - namely a well ventilated, good looking (in my opinion) cheap, compact ATX case (Segotep Halo 5) and a 240mm water cooler really cheap, as well as a motherboard for my upcoming ryzen build (MSI x370 Gaming) - but for now I'll settle for upgrading my aging i5 build. I replaced the whole machine sans SSD and disk drives with the Asus P9X79 board I just got, a i7 3930k I had laying around in my collection and stuck in all the ram I had. Here's the result:

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Full specs:

Core i7 3930k @ 4.6Ghz / 1.34v, EIST and C3 states enabled
Segotep Halo 240mm AIO cooler
16GB (4x4GB) Corair Vengeance DDR3 2133MHz CL11 Quad Channel kit running @ 2133MHz CL10-11-10-27 1.55v
Asus P9X79 LGA 2011 motherboard
MSI Armor GTX 1080 (traded an Nvidia Quadro K5000 I had leftover from a workstation I sold recently for this baby)
Antec Truepower 650w PSU
240GB Biostar SSD
1TB HSGT 7200RPM 2.5" HDD + 2TB 12.5mm 2.5" HDD

Quite a performance bump from my tiny i5 760 running at 3800MHz, and even the 3770k I had before (witch I'll be sticking in a Lenovo LGA1155 barebone I'm getting tomorrow for 30$).

I did paint the interior of the case white so the components will be easyer to see, and I also painted the edge of the cases plastic front panel red (it was a bit bland for my taste). The AIO cooler's fans were mounted on top of the case due to one of the Asus P9X79's design quirks - the VRM radiator and 8 pin CPU power plugs block one of the fans for the cooler when installed on the top of the case. It looks a bit odd, but It grew on me - and I didn't want to install the water cooler on the front because it would either be blowing hot air from the CPU to the video card and PSU, or it would be competing with them for air if I made the fans blow outside of the case.

The trusty Lynfield i5 I've been relaying on for gaming for the last 3-4 months will serve as an XP gaming PC and it will dual boot XP and windows 10. I moved it into a tiny mATX tower case, and replaced the GTX 1070 (witch I gave to my sister) for a MSI R9 280x. I still need to get an SDD and some decent 4/8GB of DDR3 ram for it.

Reply 456 of 631, by deleted_Rc

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Been rather inactive here lately due other stuff at home and money was being sunk in my modern pc. Even missed jade falcon his "sudden departure". Anyhow been busy on my modern pc and that I due for an update on it.

Not much has changed in hardware but it certainly looks quite a bit different then the last time 😎
I had trouble not to go overboard with the lighting, but kept it "civil" in the end imo.

Specs:
CPU: 5930k @ 4,3 GHz paired with Enermax Liqmax II
Mobo: Asus X99 Rog Strix gaming
Memory: 2x 8 Gb Kingston predator @ 2400 MHz
Gpu: Gigabyte 1080 GTX Aorus
Psu: Seasonic G-Series 650W, now fully sleeved was fun.
Case: NZXT H700I matte black (latest addition)
Storage: 500 Gb Samsung 960EVO, 250 Gb Samsung 850 evo, WD Black 1 Tb

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Will try to get some better picks later on when my gf gas her iPhone around 🤣
Also my PI is hiding beneath the table 😲

Reply 457 of 631, by CarlHopkinsUK

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The daily, built mostly from used scrap although recently has accumilated a few new shiny parts thanks to Maplin's going under in the UK 😢

Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M LGA775
CPU: C2Q Q8400 @ 2.66ghz
Cooler: Coolermaster MasterLiquid 120 AIO (previously ARTIC Freezer 11LP)
Aux Fans: ARTIC PWM-PST (2x80mm and 1x120mm)
Ram: Hynix 2x4gb DDR3-1066
GPU: Nvidia GT710 1gb (soon to be replaced by GTX650)
Drives: 120Gb WD Green SSD & 1Tb WD Black HDD
Case: AVP Hyperion budget thing...
Was originally a Silverstone SUGO SG12, but the build quality was awful for such a highend case. I actually got the AVP for my skt370 build (as it was only £20 new) but i ended up moving all this into it as its just packaged so much better, especially with the watercooling setup.

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Not going to win any records but for sub £150 even with all the upgrades im more than happy 😀

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Reply 458 of 631, by vvbee

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Intel xeon 1230 v3
Asrock b85 pro4?
16 gb of ram
128 gb fujitsu fsxtreme + 128 gb samsung 840 pro + 500 gb whatever hitachi hdd
Auzen bravura sound card
Datapath visionrgb-pro2 capture card
Radeon r9 360 or so
Seasonic focus+ 550 gold
Thermalright macho for the cpu
Whatever linux

More for work than gaming but stuff runs ok in wine and retro gaming with the capture card + switch + whatever retro machines are hooked up.

Reply 459 of 631, by britain4

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Main (custom built) system:

i7 4770k
Corsair H80i V2
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC
16gb Corsair Vengeance @ 2600mhz
GTX 780Ti SLI
Silverstone Strider 850w PSU
Game Max Onyx RGB case

Laptop:

ThinkPad T450
i7
16gb RAM
256gb SSD
IPS display

- AMD K6-II 400MHZ, PCChips M598LMR, Voodoo
- P-MMX 233MHz, FIC PA2013, S3 ViRGE + Voodoo
- PII 400MHz, MSI MS6119, ATI Rage Pro Turbo + Voodoo2 SLI
- PIII 933MHz, ECS P6IPAT, Voodoo5 5500
- Toshiba Libretto 110CT, 300MHz, 96MB RAM