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New Rig!

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion' started by ExplosiveDeer, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    Well, to be frank I was getting tired with this laptop I've had for 2 years now. It's good for school work, and by that I mean High School stuff. Those days are long gone, and good riddance.

    Don't let its sleek appearance fool you, after 2 years of the shit I put it through; running Battlefield 4 for a few hours straight the gpu... It started to make some not so good smells. The negative kind of vibes if you catch my drift.

    The HP Pavilion DV6; 1920x1080, core i7, Nvidia Geforce GT 650M - 2gb, 1 TB HD. (Seen left)

    [​IMG]
    The box on the far right is a Linux dedicated box. I use this to host home run dedicated servers of the sorts when playing with friends on new games and such. It's also a test environment to get myself better acquainted with the Linux environment.


    Rig Specs: (for center computer)

    Motherboard/CPU:

    Intel® Core™ i7-4790K CPU/Asus Z97-AR LGA 1150 ATX MB Bundle

    GPU:

    Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti Video Card - 3GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), Overclocked - GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5


    Hard Drive / SSD:

    1. Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB Serial ATA Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s

    2. Kingston V300 240GB Solid State Drive Notebook Kit - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III 6Gb/s - SV300S3N7A/240G

    RAM:

    PNY XLR8 MD16384K4D3-1600-X9 Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, CAS 9, 1.65v

    Power Supply:
    XFX P1650SNLB9 Core Edition Power Supply - 650W, 80 Plus Bronze, 135mm Fan, Active PFC, Single +12V Rail

    Case:

    Thermaltake ARMOR REVO GENE VO800M1W2N ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case - 2x200mm Fan, 1x120mm Fan, 4x5.25" Drive Bays, 6x3.5" Drive Bays, 7xExp Slots,4xUSB Ports, 1xAudio Port, Black

    Monitor x2:

    HannsG 21.5" Widescreen LED Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 5ms, 40000000:1, 1000:1 Native, VGA, DVI-D, Energy Star - HE225DPB

    Sound Card:

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE 70SB057000001 Sound Card - 7.1 Channel, Supports SPDIF, Line In, Headphone Out

    Keyboard/Mouse:

    Logitech G110 Keyboard

    (Will be replacing with:
    Vengeance® K70 RGB Blue set once released)


    Level 10M Gaming Mouse

    I've been using the next two with the laptop for a while now. I've had my Logitech G110 Keyboard since my last desktop (which I sold when getting the laptop). And this lovely Ttesports Level 10M Mouse. (I highly recommend the mouse. It's comfortable, it doesn't have a shitload of buttons like a naga, but still has enough buttons for comfort. The weight of the mouse also makes the difference from a standard $10-$20 mouse.

    The images of the build can be found here.

    Just thought I'd share! Hope I don't look like too big of a douchebag now :/
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014
  2. cedde

    cedde Snipin's a good job, mate! Staff Member SNIPEZILLA Admin.Sʐ Sʐ Tournament -Sʐ-

    Impressive!
    You will compile your maps faster with all that power!! :p
     
  3. Luop90

    Luop90 Baby Zilla Admin.Sʐ

    That... is some serious power. If only I could afford half of that instead of just running on my 3 year old $500 laptop :p
     
  4. cedde

    cedde Snipin's a good job, mate! Staff Member SNIPEZILLA Admin.Sʐ Sʐ Tournament -Sʐ-

    Will you install win 8 or 7?
    or perhaps steamOS?
     
  5. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    Windows 7!
    Windows 8 is a horrid piece of crap designed for the tablet market more than anything else.

    Would love to get my hands on SteamOS thats for sure.
     
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  6. Nasty Butler666

    Nasty Butler666 Baby Zilla Admin.Sʐ

    Looks awesome man! I had the exact same issue as you a few years back - old laptop that was decent for school stuff but really nothing else. I dropped a bomb on my desktop setup but I love it, wouldn't change a thing.

    You don't look like a douchebag, I've been in your shoes. The excitement is real.
     
  7. Magnus

    Magnus Ambassador of Banned players Human Rights... [=ΩH=]

    Oh nice! there
     
  8. J.D. wHO DAt

    J.D. wHO DAt Moderator Staff Member Moderator The Enforcer -Sʐ- Admin.Sʐ

    Let me know if you want to overclock your CPU......

    Do you have aftermarket cooler or intel stock cooler?
     
  9. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    I've got an intel stock cooler at the moment. Depending on performance as is, I will decide whether or not to acquire an alternative cooling device. The case itself is incredibly stocked with fans. Here's what I mean.

    [​IMG]

    (I'll be posting more images soon!)
     
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  10. Magnus

    Magnus Ambassador of Banned players Human Rights... [=ΩH=]

    Cool gear bro.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    My dad offered up some speakers with a subwoofer... My room has been shaking all day to the sounds of Jimmy Page tearin' it up!

    A good way to pass some time while anxiously waiting for the RAM.
     
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  12. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    Got the ram in and am currently updating the BIOS. Should be installing Windows soon!
     
  13. cedde

    cedde Snipin's a good job, mate! Staff Member SNIPEZILLA Admin.Sʐ Sʐ Tournament -Sʐ-

    Fingers crossed! Everything will be OK!!!
     
  14. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    Installed windows! Currently installing the chipsets and I cannot believe the speed of startup. Under 10 seconds!
     
  15. J.D. wHO DAt

    J.D. wHO DAt Moderator Staff Member Moderator The Enforcer -Sʐ- Admin.Sʐ

    SSD ftw
     
  16. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    Got all of my drivers done and now its on to Steam and its games and such. As well as the CS5 programs I have and other good stuffs. I'll resume updating the rig album and I'll be adding a keyboard to the list of parts for the rig! Unfortunately it does not release until about 2 months from now.
     
  17. cedde

    cedde Snipin's a good job, mate! Staff Member SNIPEZILLA Admin.Sʐ Sʐ Tournament -Sʐ-

    What is the game you are excited to try out first?
     
  18. J.D. wHO DAt

    J.D. wHO DAt Moderator Staff Member Moderator The Enforcer -Sʐ- Admin.Sʐ

    I agree with Windows 7 but for laptops I like Windows 8.

    One thing to check deer if you haven't: if you installed Windows 7 on your SSD and use you hard drive for storage. If you installed Windows on the SSD while the hard drive is installed your boot up files might be wacky. I would suggest unplugging the hard drive and seeing if your SSD still boots your operating system.
     
  19. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    That was the very first thing I did when I launched into BIOS :^)

    I actually have a few!
    • Unreal Tournament III
    • Company of Heroes (All versions)
    • TF2 [no shitty laptop fps drops]
    • Red Orchestra 2 / Rising Sun
    • Battlefield 4
    • Interstellar Marines (Early Access but Optimization made Laptop impossible to play on)
    • (Might replay Tomb Raider)
    • Chivalry Medieval Warfare
    • (Perhaps) Men of War series
    • Arma 3
    • Skyrim (Bunch of Visual Mods)
    • Trackmania Canyon/Stadium
    • Dirt 3
    • PayDay 2
    • (Might replay FarCry 3)
     
  20. ExplosiveDeer

    ExplosiveDeer Rocket Man Staff Member The Mapper Admin.Sʐ

    The album is all updated! Going to work on picking specific games to put on the SSD and what not now :)
     

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