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Built myself a new computer.

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by donyms, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. donyms

    donyms Active Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I don't know if there are any other computer enthusiast on here but I figured i have to brag to someone so here goes. I built a new desktop tower for my use in my business and personal fun as well. This is something I have been planning to do for the past 3 years but my truck projects seemed to take all my time and money. Now I finely have the dream computer I have been wanting for a while. It is as follows:
    Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Full ATX case.
    Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard.
    AMD FX 8350 Eight Core 4 GHz Processor.
    2 OCZ Vertex 3 240 Gig SSDs ran in Raid 0
    OCZ ZX Series 1250 watt 80+ Gold certified Power Supply
    Sound Blaster Recon 3D Fatal1ty Sound card
    XFX R7870 with 2 Gig DDR 5 Video Card
    Western Digital 1 TB Black series Storage Drive
    Thermaltake Water 2.0 Water cooling
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

    Below are some test I have run so far and it is looking good. :great:
    My Desktop:
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    Window's Experience Index Score: 7.9 is the highest you can get.
    Don's new computer 017.jpg
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  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Can it tell me the Winning PowerBall numbers? If so.. I'll Take it!!!!! J/k Looks good...
  3. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Active Member 1000 Posts

    I like it, but its a little slow for me :)

    My current desktop (the important parts):


    • Intel Q6600
    • Asus Striker Extreme
    • 8GB DDR2
    • 2x ATI 4870's 2gb DDR3 each
    • USB 3.0 add on card
    • Dual Gigabit ethernet
    • 3x Dell 2408WPF 24inch LCD monitors

    (Keep in mind, I built that system back in 2006)

    6 months ago I decided I needed a laptop for Photoshop, Video editing, etc that I can take on the road and be able to run SQL server, so the laptop I have had since January is:


    • Alienware M17xR4
    • QM3840 8mb cache
    • 32gb DDR3 1600mhz
    • 2x WD 500gb 7200rpm in Raid 0
    • 4 USB 3.0 ports
    • Blu Ray Rom
    • 2x external Pioneer BRXL 128gb blu ray burners in Nexus USB 3.0 enclosures


    I am pricing a new tower right now which will consist of:

    • Asus dual socket 2011 motherboard
    • 2 intel hex core processors with hyperthreading (12 physical cores, 24 cores total)
    • 96gb DDR3
    • 2x AMD 7990's
    • I am going to use my existing case, PSU and hard drives
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    The slowest smartpones can do this ... after each drawing, of course.
  5. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Yikes! That's quite a rig Don.

    I have been building my own computers (for gaming) since 2000. For a while there I was building a new one every year. I finally slowed down and my current rig is about 3 years old but I haven't felt the need to upgrade.

    AMD quad-core @ 3.4GHZ
    OCZ Vertex 128GB SSD
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    AMD Radeon HD6870 1GB
    HT Omega Striker 7.1 sound card
    WD 750GB Caviar Black and 500GB Caviar Black
    Corsair 750W PSU
  6. SupplySgt

    SupplySgt New Member

    Nice Don! I just bought an older laptop so I could use it for storm chasing. Just finished setting up Ubuntu. I set it up for dual boot since I kept XP professional on there. I'll probably have to boot into XP when I storm chase because I don't think I can get the radar software I want to use to boot on anything other than Windows.
  7. Cheez

    Cheez Member

  8. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    Currently I'm using Windows XP laptop from 2007.
    Gateway M-series
    Intel core 2 duo 1.66GHz
    3GB DDR2 ram
    250GB HDD
    and a blu-ray dvd burner built in (one of the first out there)

    I want to build a good desktop in my old case that has:
    6 80mm fan mounts (4 front, 2 Rear)
    5 3.5in HDD bays
    4 CD-ROM bays
    2 3.5in open bay (used to be floppy)
    room for a standerd 12x9.5 board
    7 open expansion slots.
    can fit any normal power supply.

    I really just don't know what to get to make a good computer.
  9. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Active Member 1000 Posts


    What software are you using Sgt? I have Swift WX installed, then I saw the subscription costs and I removed it. Then I saw GRLevel X and that is nice but it only shows 1 radar at a time.
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Oh no you di-n't. Let the computer trash taking commence.

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    I don't really need all that much power anymore, most of everything that I do is based off website type of work and maybe I need to run some of the Adobe CS stuff (no video rendering) now and again.

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