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#421 Arceles

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 20:23

I don't have a brilliant camera...


AMD Piledriver FX-8350 @ 4.7Ghz
Coolmaster V8 Cooler
Corsair Vengeance 32GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 Motherboard
1x 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD
2x 2TB WD HDDs in RAID-0
1x AMD Radeon 7970 (MSI Branded)
Corsair TX 650Watt PSU
ASUS Xonar DX Soundcard
Coolermaster HAF XM Case
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
Saitek Cyborg R.A.T 3 Mouse
Razer Nostromo Gamepad
Tritton AX Pro Headset
Logitech Z506 5.1 Speakers
Windows 8 Professional x64
1x Hazro 27" IPS Monitor @ 2560x1440
2x LG 24" IPS Monitors @ 1920x1080


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This is like the high version of my recent build, you got a 7970 and a xonar card, I got a 7950 and a Creative Z, everything else is almost the same (except for keyboard and mouse... and two less screens :D)




#422 Arceles

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 22:19

Changed the stock cooler (not bad but too noisy) for the Samurai ZZ rev 2 and added a Creative Z sound card (It's OEM version, hence no shield) just above the graphics card... I used to have the Creative X-Fi USB, back then was a huge change from onboard audio but with this now I know that it can get even better :D

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#423 Broughton

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 22:41

Changed the stock cooler (not bad but too noisy) for the Samurai ZZ rev 2 and added a Creative Z sound card (It's OEM version, hence no shield) just above the graphics card... I used to have the Creative X-Fi USB, back then was a huge change from onboard audio but with this now I know that it can get even better :D


 

 

You need a bigger case for cable management. :p



#424 Arceles

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 22:49

You need a bigger case for cable management. :p

I deliberately wanted to assemble an small but powerful system, worst thing is... there *is* cable management, it's on the second optical bay.... the cables that you see are only the power and data cables of both the SSD and HDD.... lol. total size is 40 x 20 x 45 cm.



#425 Broughton

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 22:55

I deliberately wanted to assemble an small but powerful system, worst thing is... there *is* cable management, it's on the second optical bay.... the cables that you see are only the power and data cables of both the SSD and HDD.... lol. total size is 40 x 20 x 45 cm.

 

I bought a large case because I'm awful with cable management, I wish I had a really clean cable job like some of the pros on here.



#426 Arceles

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 23:09

I bought a large case because I'm awful with cable management, I wish I had a really clean cable job like some of the pros on here.

To be honest I would like that too... but constraints didn't allowed me more space :(



#427 LeGourmand

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 23:47

I was wondering where do you guys bought your desk? I've had the same one for a while, but i can barely fit 1 monitor on it. Since i'm looking to have dual monitor and some place to set up my work laptop i need to change, but i have no idea where i can get a good one.



#428 Started with MS-DOS

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:13

Work station at work for the council. :) Yes we are still on XP.

 

Just curious, is that Outlook 2010?  If so, how did you get that color theme?  Thanks.



#429 Broughton

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:23

Added a second 7970 GPU and a 1kw PSU.. next job new processor, motherboard and cleaner cabling.

 

 

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#430 Broughton

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 13:30

I was wondering where do you guys bought your desk? I've had the same one for a while, but i can barely fit 1 monitor on it. Since i'm looking to have dual monitor and some place to set up my work laptop i need to change, but i have no idea where i can get a good one.

 

Ikea have some really good desks, here's ours for example (both supporting multi monitor setups),

 

This is the one my flatemate has: http://www.ikea.com/...ducts/70214192/

 

This is mine which I bought in 2 parts:

 

Top: http://www.ikea.com/...1350/#/20251139

 

Legs: http://www.ikea.com/...7973/#/10217971

 

The best thing about my flatemate's desk is it has a sort of 'trough' for all the cables to go, and a smaller pull-out surface on castors.

 

Mine cost 3 times as less and is still very sturdy, I've sat on it without it breaking. It comfortably supports a 3 monitor setup and as for the wires, I screwed in about 10 cup hooks at the back to hold all the wires out the way. Mine only cost £30 in total, but for the price it's a brilliant solid desk available in a few colours.



#431 neeldenn

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 19:10

Added a second 7970 GPU and a 1kw PSU.. next job new processor, motherboard and cleaner cabling.

 

 

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Cleaner cabling? You got to be kidding!!! This already is super tidy :D 



#432 Broughton

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 19:28

Cleaner cabling? You got to be kidding!!! This already is super tidy :D

 

Maybe it's just me then. :/ I see some of the other rigs on here and to me the cabling doesn't seem as neat.

 

By the way maybe you'd know, are 2 crossfire bridges necessary for 2 cards? I'm reading it doesn't really make a difference, most do it for aesthetics.



#433 neeldenn

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 19:54

Maybe it's just me then. :/ I see some of the other rigs on here and to me the cabling doesn't seem as neat.

 

By the way maybe you'd know, are 2 crossfire bridges necessary for 2 cards? I'm reading it doesn't really make a difference, most do it for aesthetics.

I really don't know, sorry! I've never used two cards in a Crossfire/SLI setup



#434 ShadowMajestic

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 20:32

Some nice setups out there, mine looks like **** in comparison :p

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#435 Crisp

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 20:40

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What makes are teh keyboard and huge mouse pad?