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This stock cooler is very impressive actually. It doesn't make noise. System is very quiet and the only noise is the 200mm fan at the top. This cooler was able to run Battlefield 3 at 4.3Ghz at 41C degrees. My buddy has the same i5 2500k with liquid cooling and he is getting about 40C on his for BF3 at 4.3Ghz.

Yep, nothing wrong with intel stock coolers.

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This stock cooler is very impressive actually. It doesn't make noise. System is very quiet and the only noise is the 200mm fan at the top. This cooler was able to run Battlefield 3 at 4.3Ghz at 41C degrees. My buddy has the same i5 2500k with liquid cooling and he is getting about 40C on his for BF3 at 4.3Ghz.

Ha, trying using a 3rd party cooler, then come back and tell it doesn't make noise. The stock intel fan I got with my first gen i7, was the noisiest part of the whole system. That stupid thing had a really annoying high pitched whine to it. Then it started acting up, and was replaced by zalman model (that completely dwarfs it btw), that is nearly silent.

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Why not.

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By arceles at 2012-01-10

AMD APU 3410MX @ 2.9 GHz xfire with Radeon 6750m @ 770 core & 970 mem.

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Ha, trying using a 3rd party cooler, then come back and tell it doesn't make noise. The stock intel fan I got with my first gen i7, was the noisiest part of the whole system. That stupid thing had a really annoying high pitched whine to it. Then it started acting up, and was replaced by zalman model (that completely dwarfs it btw), that is nearly silent.

Hmm... mine does have a high-pitched whine and I thought it was the i5. I will try another one when I have money.

@Titoist

+100 for an impressive looking build.

-50 for the IDE cable. ;)

The IDE cable only connects the DVD Drive. I barely use it anyway. Only to install windows :p.

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mmm cables :p

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I finally unveiled my 23 inch monitor that was stated on my sig.

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Hi, I just finished my new computer desk and thought you might be interested. I have been lurking on the boards for a while but decided to register to show off my new toy.

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There are a few more pics of it here http://imgur.com/a/dMwCO

Cheers.

Would never have to leave your chair........oh this would be the sweetest thing to have lol

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Poor quality, but I just had to take a photo. I found out there was a version of nyan cat that fits into an MBR, so I loaded it onto a USB key and booted all my laptops from it...

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Poor quality, but I just had to take a photo. I found out there was a version of nyan cat that fits into an MBR, so I loaded it onto a USB key and booted all my laptops from it...

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why so many laptops?

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loving the box of "honey nut" under the desk lol :D!!!!!!!!!!

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Ok finally i had the time to clean my PC room, and just fast cleaning of gaming/living room, bed room is out of question

here is the details

PC Room

- normal pc specs, i7 3.4gz, rampage extreme III, ati 5970, 6GB dominator Ram. blablabla the usual, need to change monitor real soon

- iPad 1st gen

- my little baby cameras to the left under the shelf, Sony F828, Finepix S2 Pro, Canon 50D, Pentax MG

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closer pic for the figurines collections, most of them are obvious

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Sofa-bed + anime collection "back shelfs"

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Living/gaming room, still work on progress

PS3, Xbox 360, wii, ps2, racing simulator etc etc

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Alternative view

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Zoomed View

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Racing simulator tucked in the corner, gets out when needed

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Next level racing seat + G27

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pool when tired of games "never"

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and my roommate

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and last my favorite figurine ever "took day off from work when arrived :p"

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Sorry of the spam?

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Poor quality, but I just had to take a photo. I found out there was a version of nyan cat that fits into an MBR, so I loaded it onto a USB key and booted all my laptops from it...

OH GOD! KILL IT WITH FIRE!

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Ok finally i had the time to clean my PC room, and just fast cleaning of gaming/living room, bed room is out of question

here is the details

PC Room

- normal pc specs, i7 3.4gz, rampage extreme III, ati 5970, 6GB dominator Ram. blablabla the usual, need to change monitor real soon

- iPad 1st gen

- my little baby cameras to the left under the shelf, Sony F828, Finepix S2 Pro, Canon 50D, Pentax MG

closer pic for the figurines collections, most of them are obvious

Sofa-bed + anime collection "back shelfs"

Living/gaming room, still work on progress

PS3, Xbox 360, wii, ps2, racing simulator etc etc

Alternative view

Zoomed View

Racing simulator tucked in the corner, gets out when needed

Next level racing seat + G27

pool when tired of games "never"

and my roommate

and last my favorite figurine ever "took day off from work when arrived :p"

Sorry of the spam?

I want your appartment!

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Ok finally i had the time to clean my PC room, and just fast cleaning of gaming/living room, bed room is out of question

Damn. That is one awesome looking apartment. And setups

Great job

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and last my favorite figurine ever "took day off from work when arrived :p"

I like your figurine collection but you should look into some Gundams or some other kinds of Mobile Suits.

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Since my last post in the workstations thread somtime in 2010 I moved to my own appartment and took the opitunity to rationalise my setup.

Top half of Desk

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Bottom Half of the desk

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Bookshelf next to desk

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My main desktop (tower) is an HP Pavilion Elite 180uk and the desktop above is an HP Compaq 6200 Pro SFF running as a web server. Everything bar speaker system is running off an APC Smart UPS 1500.

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Ok finally i had the time to clean my PC room, and just fast cleaning of gaming/living room, bed room is out of question

here is the details

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Really nice apartment and setup! wish mine was like that...gotta do a bit of cleaning and I'll get mine up soon.

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Ok finally i had the time to clean my PC room, and just fast cleaning of gaming/living room, bed room is out of question

here is the details

PC Room

- normal pc specs, i7 3.4gz, rampage extreme III, ati 5970, 6GB dominator Ram. blablabla the usual, need to change monitor real soon

- iPad 1st gen

- my little baby cameras to the left under the shelf, Sony F828, Finepix S2 Pro, Canon 50D, Pentax MG

closer pic for the figurines collections, most of them are obvious

Sofa-bed + anime collection "back shelfs"

Living/gaming room, still work on progress

PS3, Xbox 360, wii, ps2, racing simulator etc etc

Alternative view

Zoomed View

Racing simulator tucked in the corner, gets out when needed

Next level racing seat + G27

pool when tired of games "never"

and my roommate

and last my favorite figurine ever "took day off from work when arrived :p"

Sorry of the spam?

I love it!!! :D what colors did you exactly used for your walls? :)

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Hey Guys,

So I have finally decided to actually decorate my study!, gone are the horrible green walls and in with a two tone, plus a nice 2 meter desk and 2 hours of cable management :D

Old look:

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New:

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Why do people always put their computer desks up against walls?

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Why do people always put their computer desks up against walls?

So you don't have wires sticking out the back, and looking like an absolute mess? If it's done really well, you can pull it off by not having it against a wall.

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Putting furniture against the wall is usually the most efficient use of space (unless you have an oddly shaped room or something). I found as a kid that putting my bed against the wall ALSO maximized the space!

I don't really get the point of sticking your table out in the middle of the room, since you've probably got a large monitor blocking the view anyway. Aside from a few Apple monitors most monitors are ugly to look at from behind anyway.

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Why do people always put their computer desks up against walls?

Not always, mine's not (see earlier in thread for evidence).

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got a new APC UPS.... it's nice... 600w and 25 minute runtime..... 18 minutes while encoding mp3s with dbpoweramp....

BackUPS XS1000

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Why do people always put their computer desks up against walls?

One of the big reasons that desks are placed near walls if for access to Power and communication ports.

95% of the time, Power and network jacks are in the wall (in some rare exceptions, they are in the floor), so placing the desk near a wall is often necessary, unless you can run cabling under a carpet, or hide it in some other fashion, placing the desk against the wall is often the easiest the most economical way to hide cabling.

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