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Discussion in 'Modding' started by Rory Buszka, May 8, 2007.

  1. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Partition Master

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    Ask and ye shall receive. This thread is for posting photos of your rig, modded or not. Though it's most likely that everyone viewing these forums has high-speed internet access, please resize all your photos to 1000x750 pixels or smaller, out of courtesy to those remaining few who might not have incredible bandwidth.

    Addendum: This thread isn't *just* for modded PCs - if you feel you have an interesting or unique build, throw it up here. Also, if you've ghetto-modded a store-bought PC, that's legit, but don't post photos of your $399 Wal-Mart special here unless you've added a window and CCFLs, or something.
     
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  2. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    I will start off, although my computers never stay the same for very long. Case is the Antec P182, computer consists of eVGA 680i, E6600, 2GB Tracer 1066, ASUS 8800GTX, Corsair 620HX PSU, 2x 320GB Seagate, Pioneer 18x DVD+RW. Cooling consists of 3x 120mm case fans, Corsair Airflow ram fan and Corsair Nautilus water cooling.
     

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  3. MacMan

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    Sharp looking machine!

    Very sharp looking machine Rob. Clean and elegant on the outside, loaded on the inside. What more can you want?
     
  4. South59

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    Ok this is the first offering of my rig,its a little bit dark but i took it in the dark so the lighting would show up!South(Tim)i will post a picture thats without the lighting on later,This has a Mach Speed 939a Motherboard,an AMD 64X2 4400+ Procesor,2 gigs of Platinum OCZ Gamer memory,a Nvidia 7300 PCIE 512 Card,250 gig Maxtor sata primary and a 200 Maxtor ide slave,its has 4-80mm cooling fans,a blue clear Logysis Gamer Case,by the way this case is pretty hard to upkeep to were its perfectly clean all of the time,i would not advise this case unless youir going for the looks,the case itself is not really hard to clean its just a pain in the A__. :D South(Tim)
     

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  5. South59

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    This is the more Clearer pictures of the computer i built i had,It shows a little more detail i think,South.
     

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  6. MacMan

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    Nice..


    Nice looking computer South; you did a good job and I hope I can do the same in the future. Hell, who needs a monitor when you can just look at the tower glowing blue in the night? :) :)
     
  7. KusoSamurai

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    MOBO: Asus P5ld2 Deluxe
    Case: Aerocool Masstige
    RAM: 2 GB OCZ
    HDD: 80 GB
    GPU: Sapphire ATI Radeon X850XT
    CPU: Intel P4 3.0Ghz OC 4.0Ghz
     

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  8. Merlin

    Merlin The Tech Wizard

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    AM2 Build

    I started 6 weeks ago, I got the parts payday by payday ( 2 weeks )
    I'm really pleased of the build, here are a few images.

    AMD AM2 X2 6000+
    ASUS-M2N32 SLI Deluxe WiFi
    WD 150 gig Raptor SATA
    Samsung CD/DVD Burner SATA
    Corsair XMS2 Twin gig 800 mhz
    Silverstone 1000w ST1000 Strider
    GPU 8600 GT ( temp video card )

    Loaded windows in 18 minutes

    Deckard
     

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  9. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    If it takes 18 minutes to load Windows, there's a problem ;-)

    Looks good man! That cooler makes any computer look awesome.
     
  10. madmat

    madmat Soup Nazi

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    No soup for you!
    You'd get better temps rotating that cooler to blow the exhaust towards the back of the case. Looks nice and clean.
     
  11. Merlin

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    Zalmon cooler

    I tried to rotate it to face the back but it didnt fit over the CPU fully.
    It is a rectangle shape fitting over the square CPU.

    Right now it's blowing upward the way heat wants to travel. and there is a fan at top blowing up and out.
    The temps only ever get up to around 102*F under a load, not overcloked as yet.
    I'm not sure yet how to do it in Vista, but I have most of the drivers working after a week of research. AI Nos will not load ( just to try it out )

    Deckard
    AKA Merlin
     
  12. Merlin

    Merlin The Tech Wizard

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    Oooops It took 18 minutes to install the OS

    Merlin
     
  13. Merlin

    Merlin The Tech Wizard

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    Since the build, I installed the chiller.
    Rather than posting all the images here, Check out the link.

    http://www.pbase.com/merlinsgraphics/2007_machine_build

    They are not in the build order.

    The temp change from the Zalman was a little better, Zalman makes a Fantastic product, I get 10 to 12 C better temps with the CoolIt Freezone chiller Idle temps now around 28C to 31C....under heavy load they get up to 38C to 41C. Next I'll try some OC ing temps

    Merlin
     
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  14. sbrehm72255

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    Here's a fairly current look at what I have in my rig right now (close enough anyways).........:D
     

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  15. MakubeX

    MakubeX Partition Master

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    And here's a current one of mine with my new PSU.
     

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  16. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Partition Master

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    Taterworks Reference

    I suppose since I started this thread, it's high time I contribute.

    This is my daily driver, the machine I've built for general-purpose stuff. One of its design requirements was that it had to be completely "silent" - inaudible over the noise floor in a quiet room. I built this machine in April of this year, and it was a respectable mid-range rig at that point. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ performs about the same as a Core 2 Duo E6420. I'm not sure how much this machine counts as 'modded', but most of its tweakage has to do with reducing noise output to inaudibility.

    Parts List
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    Case: Antec P150
    PSU: Antec NeoHE 500 (bought to replace original first-run NeoHE 430)
    Motherboard: Abit KN9 Ultra (NF570; MCP55 single-chip, Silent OTES)
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 90nm Windsor core
    Memory: 2GB OCZ Gold PC2 8800 (@ PC2 6400, dual-channel; this was given to me)
    Video Card: HIS X1650XT 256MB iSilence
    Sound Card: ASUS Xonar D2 (in these shots, it's the Razer Barracuda AC-1)
    Hard Drive: Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3.0Gb/s
    Optical Drives: Samsung DVD-RW and DVD Combo drive
    CPU Cooler: Scythe Ninja Plus
    GPU Cooler: HIS stock iSilence cooler (works just like ABIT SilentOTES)
    Front Fan: Evercool Ever Green 92mm
    Rear Fan: Panaflo FBK-series 120x38mm
    CPU Fan: Evercool Ever Green 120mm
    Fan Control: MCubed TBalancer BigNG (mounted in 3.5" bay)

    Front of Case
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    Rear of Case
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    Side Open
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    CPU Cooling (with front-to-back airflow)
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    The loudest sound produced by this rig is the sound of the hard drive spinning. Generally, the fans spin so slow that you can see the individual revolutions. I've had some trouble with the fanless HIS Radeon X1650XT card, so right now the video card is a 256MB eVGA GeForce 7600 GT KO.

    Cheers, all.
     
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  17. Merlin

    Merlin The Tech Wizard

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    Man, that's a large cooler
     
  18. sbrehm72255

    sbrehm72255 Tech Monkey

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    And everyone thought that water cool took up a bunch of room..............;)
     
  19. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Partition Master

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    Well, I transport my rig a lot (and I mean a LOT), so water spillage is a major concern for me. That's what has kept me on air instead of water. I'm also not sure whether there are any good perfectly-silent watercooling pumps out there, and it would certainly be a major project to outfit my case with watercooling.
     
  20. sbrehm72255

    sbrehm72255 Tech Monkey

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    Water cooling can be a pain to setup in some cases, the smaller the harder.

    Truely silent pumps, not really, about the quietest has the noise level of a low speed 120 fan at the most.
     

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