What type of computer do you have?

Computer type?

  • Built Your Own

    Votes: 173 70.6%
  • Alienware

    Votes: 5 2.0%
  • Voodoo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dell

    Votes: 29 11.8%
  • Gateway

    Votes: 6 2.4%
  • Other OEM Prebuilt Computer

    Votes: 32 13.1%

  • Total voters
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New Rig self built
Casing Gigabyte
MOBO GA-MA785GM-US2H
Soundcard Realtek High Def audio
Processor AMD Phenom II X2 545 Processor, 3.0 GHZ,
GFX ATI Radeon HD 4300 Series
RAM 4.00 GB
HDD 2X 1TB
monitor 37 Inch acusticsalutions LCD tv
 
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Might as well update my system... Been a few years now.

Processor: Phenom 2 X6 1090T - 6 Cores @ 3.2ghz.
Memory: 4gb of Corsair DDR3 1600mhz memory.
Graphics: Crossfire Radeon 5770 1gb.
Monitor: 24" BenQ 1920x1080P monitor.
HDD: Samsung F3 7200rpm 1TB HDD
Case: Coolermaster HAF 922
Sound System: JVC 5.1 Home Theater System.
Optical: Blue-ray Reader, DVD burner.
Motherboard: Asrock 890GX Extreme.
PSU: 650W Thermaltake EVO Blue.

All for $1600 Australian.
 
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Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 12288MB Corsair Dominator GT 2000MHz
Hard Drive: 2x Seagate 1TB SATA II (RAID-0)
Video Card: 2x ATI Radeon HD 5970 OC Series (CrossFireX)
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 305T Plus
Sound Card: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium
Speakers/Headphones: Creative Gigaworks S750
Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech G9x Laser Mouse
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
Computer Case: Thermaltake Element V
 
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New system

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 465 1GB
PSU: Zalman ZM750-HP 750W
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz
RAM: A-Data Gaming Series (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333G
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM
Display: ASUS VH226H 21.5" 1080p LCD
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
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Not totally new, have it since februari.(Except for videocard and I already had the case)

Case: Antec P182
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
CPU: Phenom 2 X2 555 BE, unlocked to 4 cores :)
RAM: OCZ AMD Mem 2x2GB(Dont know the speeds)
GPU: MSI GTX460 768MB Cyclone
PSU: Nexus RX6300 630Watt (Very quiet)
HDD: Hitachi 2TB 7200rpm
Display Samsung SyncMaster P2270
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Going to add a SSD soon though, thinking of the OCZ revo drive :).
 
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Uuuuuupdated!

Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 - Black Steel with a nice red LED fan in front.
Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel - Coulda had a better layout, but meh.
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 3.06 mhtz
Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 470 Superclock - 1280 MB Vram - runs cooler, quieter, and faster than reference.
PSU: Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W - not modular and doesn't have a great history for reliability but it's probably being replaced in a year anyway.
HDD 2X Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 - coulda gone Sata 3 but that gets expensive. - Raid 1.
Display: Acer H243Hbmid 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

When I upgrade I'm probably looking at another 470, maybe some kind of SSD or getting another HDD and going raid 3 - in addition to a new PSU.
 
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Uuuuuupdated!

Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 - Black Steel with a nice red LED fan in front.
Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel - Coulda had a better layout, but meh.
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 3.06 mhtz
Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 470 Superclock - 1280 MB Vram - runs cooler, quieter, and faster than reference.
PSU: Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W - not modular and doesn't have a great history for reliability but it's probably being replaced in a year anyway.
HDD 2X Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 - coulda gone Sata 3 but that gets expensive. - Raid 1.
Display: Acer H243Hbmid 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

When I upgrade I'm probably looking at another 470, maybe some kind of SSD or getting another HDD and going raid 3 - in addition to a new PSU.
Get an OCZ Vertex 2 and Seasonic X-750. :)
 
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Gonna prolly need 1000W for what I'm going to put in :p
 
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Gonna prolly need 1000W for what I'm going to put in :p
I once had a 1000W coolermaster and had a pretty extreme setup. Then switched to a 650Watt Bequiet and still everything worked flawless.

Try to figure out how much you exactly need, because a too powerful power supply leads to inefficiency and thus more unnecessary warmth in your case.
 
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GTX 480 in sli draws 680W during gaming (Crysis, realistic load) and ~850 during stress testing. The 480 is the most power hungry card and even for that a 1000W PSU is slight overkill (You'll want your power draw to be between 30 and 80% of the PSU rated spec).

The numbers are system power consumption, not just the cards.

Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/2977/...x-470-6-months-late-was-it-worth-the-wait-/19
 
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WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE RIGGS FOR **** SAKES????????????????????????

Do you pay 2000$ for your PCs? How much time you use your new pc before you buy a new one?
and the last question: why you need such powerhouses?

This refers to all the people with sick systems (like KelesK and Karrde)

Seriously, I would like some answers.
 
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Got myself a SSD, Vertex 2 120GB and holy crap its FAST.
 
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WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE RIGGS FOR **** SAKES????????????????????????

Do you pay 2000$ for your PCs? How much time you use your new pc before you buy a new one?
and the last question: why you need such powerhouses?

This refers to all the people with sick systems (like KelesK and Karrde)

Seriously, I would like some answers.
Some people do have their own income and can decide what kind of computer they want/need.
 
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Last week, my laptops video card officialy died (the dreaded 8600m gt). So it seems I must buy a new laptop now. Can't internet a lot now, have to do everything on my phone.
 
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@Sicron.

Screw your laptop open and put the mainboard in the oven @ 200C for 10min. Works like a charm. It's temp fix so you have a laptop for another half year.

I already did it 4 times and was 4 times successful.
 
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I have done that, and it did indeed work. But for some reason, I think I may have damaged something accidentally on the motherboard. it won't start up anymore 95% of the time. It's shorting out somewhere, though I have yet to find the exact origin of the problem. I think my actual power button is broken. And the company that supplied my laptop doesn't exist anymore. So I am pretty much forced to buy a new laptop now, unless I can find replacement parts elsewhere.
 
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i have also built my own, its watercooled running in 2 loops

Intel core I7 920 2,66 ghz OC'ed to 4,5 ghz (watercooled)
12 GB mushkin enhanced RAM 1600 mhz cl7
2x ATI 5970 2gb running crossfire-x (watercooled)
cooler master silent pro 1000 watt power supply
2 TB WD caviar black hdd
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard (watercooled)

EKWB x58 chipset watreblock
2x laing ddc 18 watt pumps
2x XSPC 120.3 radiators
2x EKWB GPU waterblocks
EKWB CPU waterblock
6x noctua 120 mm fan
 
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Got my new laptop some while ago.

HP Envy 15, weighs just over 3,5 pounds

CPU: Intel Core i7 Quad, 1.6ghz, turbo to 2.8 ghz.
GPU: Ati Radeon 5830, 1024MB VideoRam
2 fans for CPU, 1 fan for HDD and GPU
RAM: 8GB at 1333mhz
HDD: 500GB @ 7200RPM...Western Digital?
Screen: 15.6 inch, [email protected]
Speakers: Beats Audio
Webcam: Infrared, works wonders in dark, but quality is ****ty.
2x USB 3.0, 1x USB/eSata, 1x HDMI
 
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Wait , what?! You put your mobo in the oven for 10 mins? WHAT FOR ? LOL.
 

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