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Mar 12, 2009 09:55 |  #61

Very, very nice Mike! I like the little cove you have there!


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Mar 12, 2009 10:08 |  #62

emorphien wrote in post #6407031 (external link)
Computer name: Monolith (when you see the case design it makes sense)
CPU: Intel Q9450
Cooler: Noctua U12F
Mobo: Asus P5K Pro
GPU: nVidia 7950GT (I don't game much and it's done what little gaming I needed so far!) with a Zalman cooler, I forget which
RAM: 4x2gb Corsair DDR2 800 RAM
Hard drives:1x WD 7200RPM 160GB single platter OS drive
Seagate 400GB data drive
2x400GB WD in RAID 1 for photos
removable 400GB which i keep away from my home for more photo backups
2x320GB external enclosure for additional backups and other stuff
Optical: 2x NEC Optiarc 18x DVD RW drives
PSU:Corsair 520HX 520 watt PSU
OS: Vista Ultimate SP1 64 bit
Case: Lian-Li PC-V1100 B Plus II
Display: Dell 2007W and 2005W 20" widescreen LCDs
Speakers: Audioengine A2
IO: Microsoft natural keyboard, Wacom Intuos3 6x11
Photo related: Capture One 4, PS CS3, Sandisk Extreme IV Firewire 800 card reader, ColorVision Spyder 2

Other: my aging but still perfectly functional APC UPS

The system was upgraded from a dual core E6600 with 4GB RAM to this current configuration in June when the price on dual cores were at a point I was happy with. I figure I'll get bored in 2-3 years and upgrade if need or want hasn't driven me to do so sooner (hopefully it won't!)

New laptop is a Thinkpad T400 which I got a few weeks ago.

new bits: updating my video card today (should arrive this afternoon)

EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 55nm Superclocked


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Mar 12, 2009 11:19 |  #63

kansascityshuffle wrote in post #7508726 (external link)
Very, very nice Mike! I like the little cove you have there!

Thanks!


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Mar 12, 2009 11:29 |  #64

Building mine as we speak as well!

Linkworld mid tower (with handle on top)
Gigabyte GA_MA770-UD3
AMD Phenom 9650 2.3mhz Quad
Corsair 4gb DDR2 Dual channel
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Mar 12, 2009 14:55 as a reply to  @ waynedsargent's post |  #65

Computer Name: HAF_BAMF
CPU: Intel i7 920
CPU Cooler: Stock but changing it out next week for something better to OC the i7
Motherboard: EVGA 1366 x58
GPU: EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked Edition
Memory: Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR 3 1600 Triple Channel
Hard Drive: WD Cavair Black 640GB x 3
Power Supply: Corsair 650tx 650 watts
CD/DVD: Samsung DVD-/+RW with Lightscribe x 2
Card Reader: Rosewill 52-in-1
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
Case: CoolerMaster HAF932
Display: Viewsonic 19" vx910
Speakers: Logitech THX Surround Sound w/ 10" Sub
I/O Devices: Old HP Media Center Keyboard and Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0
Photo Related Software: Photoshop CS3, Lightroom 2, Photomatrix 3

Haven't tweaked anything and its already running incredibly fast. Completed retouch artiest PS test in 18 sec. I'll report back the time after some overclocking and tweaking. Had it up and running for about a week now and have only ran into problems with windows 7 not seeing some USB devices, other then that everything is pretty stable.

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Mar 12, 2009 18:47 |  #66

emorphien wrote in post #7508792 (external link)
new bits: updating my video card today (should arrive this afternoon)

EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 55nm Superclocked

Just got this and installed it this afternoon... very nice! At idle the cooler is in fact very quiet, no different from my old big Zalman cooler on my previous video card that this replaced. It is huge though, cramming it in my case was an adventure. Downside is the price came down a chunk since I bought it two days ago :lol:

Oh well, that's technology.


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Mar 12, 2009 20:19 as a reply to  @ Colorblinded's post |  #67

Customized Antec Super LanBoy Case. Added a 92mm SilneX for a side intake fan.
MSI P6N SLI Platinum main board
Intel Core 2 Dou E6700 at 3.33 GHz
Zalman CNPS9500 AT CPU Cooler (CPU stays around 30~32°C)
4 GB Corsair XMS 6400 C4 RAM
Corsair HX520 PSU
Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer SFX
ATI - HIS HD 4870 1GB GPU
Lite On drives

Running OEM Vista Home Premium x64

I put this rig together 2 years ago and have upgraded the Graphics and Sound Cards recently. Its been rock solid running with a 25% overclock.




  
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Mar 12, 2009 21:02 |  #68

Wow, there are some real computer nerds on here :D And I mean that as a compliment. I'm drooling over all the i7 setups, but I've promised myself to not upgrade again until something breaks or the Q6600 can't handle post processing work efficiently anymore. No 5DII for me I guess :)




  
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Mar 12, 2009 21:43 |  #69

The i7s definitely look nice, but I figure I'll be good for a couple more generations with my Q9450. Next upgrade means new RAM tech and everything else so it'll be a fairly complete gutting of my computer.


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Mar 12, 2009 22:02 |  #70

emorphien wrote in post #7512983 (external link)
The i7s definitely look nice, but I figure I'll be good for a couple more generations with my Q9450. Next upgrade means new RAM tech and everything else so it'll be a fairly complete gutting of my computer.

I've actually thought about picking up an EVGA 790i board along with a Q9650 (next price drop) and a new Corsair 850 PSU and RAM.




  
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Mar 13, 2009 02:03 |  #71

Computer name: Haven
CPU: Intel i7 920 @ 4.0Ghz, 1600mhz QPI
Cooler: Koolance 350, Swiftech 655, MCR220 Rad, 4 x Scythe S-Flex Push Pull
Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe V2
GPU: BFG nVidia 280 x2 SLI
RAM: 3x2gb OCZ 1600 Platinum 7-7-7-24
Hard drives: 2 x 74GB Raps Raid 0 - OS drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB x 2 in Raid 1
Optical: 2 x Sony 18x DVD RW drives
PSU: Enermax Revolution 85+ 850W Power Supply (80+ Silver Certified)
OS: Vista Ultimate SP1 64 bit
Case: Coolermaster Cosmos S
Display: HP LP3065 30" Wide 2560 x 1600
Display: Dell 2005FPW - Inverted Portrait
Speakers: Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speaker System
IO: Logitech G15, MX518
Photo related: PS LR, Sandisk Extreme IV Firewire 800 card reader, ColorVision Spyder 2 Pro

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Mar 13, 2009 09:08 as a reply to  @ YP5 Toronto's post |  #72

emorphien wrote in post #7512983 (external link)
The i7s definitely look nice, but I figure I'll be good for a couple more generations with my Q9450. Next upgrade means new RAM tech and everything else so it'll be a fairly complete gutting of my computer.

I wouldn't have an i7 if I were upgrading from a Q9450 either! But in my case I was going from an AMD 3000+ (that is a single core 1.9GHz in case nobody knew! ;) ).


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Mar 13, 2009 13:05 |  #73

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I wouldn't have an i7 if I were upgrading from a Q9450 either! But in my case I was going from an AMD 3000+ (that is a single core 1.9GHz in case nobody knew! ;) ).

Yikes, you held out a lot longer than me. My recent upgrade was from an X2 4600+ (dual-core) to Q6600 (quad). And I thought I held out a long time :shock:




  
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Mar 13, 2009 15:04 as a reply to  @ post 7508622 |  #74

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Mar 13, 2009 18:31 |  #75

emorphien wrote in post #7512983 (external link)
The i7s definitely look nice, but I figure I'll be good for a couple more generations with my Q9450. Next upgrade means new RAM tech and everything else so it'll be a fairly complete gutting of my computer.

Hey, I'm still happy with my Q6600 machine.... :p
I will wait until it can't run photoshop properly or I break it.....


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