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Old 11-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hey guys, Just wanted to see if anyone else is into computer rigs. I personally do moderate gaming, mostly Planet Side 2 and soon Battlefield 4. I often compare my benchmarking scores with other guys too, but not really my focus.

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Cooler Master Storm Scout Case
Asus M4N98TD Evo MotherBoard
Phenom 4x 965 Processor
Diamond Radeon HD 5770 GPU
Corsair XMS 4gig x 4 Ram
Rocketfish 5-in-1 Card Reader
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Thermaltake TR2 600w PowerSupply
Antec Fans all around

Turtlebeach x12 headset
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CPU is overclocked to 3.8

Ill have pictures up soon.

Future plans as of right now include a second 5770 GPU linked via SLI, additional cooling for the Processor - possibly liquid. I feel like I am bottlenecking somewhere but I am still fairly new to building rigs.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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mine's probably garbage in comparisson but it runs bf4 on ultra smoothly.

NZXT Tempest 210 Mid Tower
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8gb ddr3 corsair vengeance
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2 fans on top 2 on the side

Can I suggest throwing a ssd drive in your box? helps a **** ton with load times on everything.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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You know what, I was looking into them and was thinking about it. I never experienced one yet, but from what i have read they seem awesome. They are still a bit expensive, so i havent pulled the trigger on it yet
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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the prices are not awful right now for certain ones. I have one on my netbook and it spoiled me but the prices were too high when I built this current machine. debating picking one up soon.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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AMD is crossfire, Nvidia is SLI.

Id be careful running two 5770's on that PSU, its not very good, and a lot of them only output 430-450w. 600w is the suggested minimum for xfire 5770, and your not even pushing 600w.

BF4 is going to struggle on that system big time, FYI.

Your entire system is pretty much outdated and you don't have much ceiling room for upgrades before you start having to replace the majority of your components. If I were you I would play with what you have, and later build a new PC with a better cpu/mb/gpu/psu and reuse everything else, then sell the rest.

A single modern card in the 150-200 dollar range will walk circles around a crossfire 5770 setup.

Basic CPU chart: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
Basic GPU chart: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
Outdated but super useful PSU chart: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

And try this: https://mega.co.nz/#!9w1VVAzR!JFXnQ1...7p_xZsRXJYw2Jk , might give your current rig a small FPS boost. Unparks your CPU cores that windows 7 and 8 park at default.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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Erik, your mobo is sata2, no point in getting a SSD imo if your not running sata3.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:56 PM   #7
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I picked this rig up from a buddy who was having trouble with it. I replaced the processor and that had it running stable. Its definitely a few years outdated. I was confused on SLI/Crossfire. Get them confused :\ As mentioned before, I feel like it is bottlenecking while benchmarking. I run PS2 on High at around 35 FPS, sometimes a little less during heavy combat. I havent purchased BF4 yet so I didnt know. On Unigine Valley benchmark, I can only reach about 17 FPS on extreme.

Thanks for the input, ill take a look into some of those links
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #8
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Erik, your mobo is sata2, no point in getting a SSD imo if your not running sata3.
good to know. I didnt research any to buy or else i would have caught that. I just watched a couple videos showing their power and how they work.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #9
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Computer - Alienware Aurora R4 spawned September 2013

Processor - Intel i7 Extreme 3960X
RAM - 16GB Quad Channel
Graphics Card - Nvidia Titan 6GB superclocked
Sound card - Creative Labs Recon3D
Harddrive 1&2 - 2x 256GB SSD Raid 0
Harddrive 3&4 - 2TB Storage Drives
Optical 1 - DVDRW
Optical 2 - Bluray RW

Monitor - Asus VG278HE 27" 144hz 2ms

Mouse - Razer Deathadder 2013 Edition
Keyboard - Alienware TactX
Mousepad - Razer Goliathus

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Old 11-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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Nice rig there, Id like to see a bigger picture of internals and case. Cant that OC a little higher than 3.3?
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:30 AM   #11
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Mine is as below. I use to play BF3 daily. I got banned from the server I played in for almost 2 years and cut way back on playing. I alpha and beta tested BF4 a little and bought BF4 but am not a fan on how it's changed. Usually get 65-90 FPS on it tho depending on the environment/action in the game at max settings.

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My father has a crazy custom build. He had built a computer similar performance to mine in 2012 but now has made a new one this year. He now has a 3960x but used 2 680 video cards, 64gb ram at 2400mhz, 2 SSD in raid for OS/programs and split the system somehow to use regular drives as automatic storage. His setup isn't very stable tho, it's been down from power supply and motherboard issues a couple times... which is stupid for the crazy amount he has into his build.

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Old 11-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #12
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Nice rig there, Id like to see a bigger picture of internals and case. Cant that OC a little higher than 3.3?
Yeah thanks, Alienware offers factory OC options in the BIOS.
But, the station is already so energy consuming, I don't really turn the OC options on during normal use.
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The last one I put together was in the fall of 2012. I used a few parts from my old PC along with a bunch of new parts. I designed and built it to be a quiet gaming rig. When its idle, its 2-3 decibels above the ambient background noise. Background noise in my apartment when I measured it was aroud 33 decibles. When I'm gaming I can't hear it over the sound of the games.
  • Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor overclocked to 4.6 GHz
  • ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED
  • Samsung 840 Series 500GB SATA III SSD for the OS and frequently used programs
  • ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherbaord
  • Two of Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory for a total of 32GB of RAM
  • EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 HD SLI Support Video Card from my old PC hard drive
  • HGST 7k400 4TB 7200 rpm hard drive for data storage and working with large files.
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive for backing up the SSD
  • LG Black 12X BD-R BD-RE DVD+R DVD-RAM BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support LightScribe Support
  • SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus 650W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
  • Antec Sonata Series SOLO II Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • 27" Samsung 1920x1200 monitor from my old PC.
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My mobile gaming rig is an MSI GT 60 series laptop. I bought it last summer. It was about $1,000 less than an Alienware with similar specs.
  • Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4/3.4 GHz
  • Windows 8
  • 12GB DDR3
  • Blue Ray reader/burner
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX 680M with 4GB of DDR5 video RAM
  • 1920 x 1080 matte finish 15.6" screen
  • 2 speakers and a subwoofer built in
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My motherboard apparently got damaged when I moved earlier this year. No idea how it happened, but the PCI Express 3.0 slots stopped working. A new Z77 chipset socket 1155 motherboard was $180-$300 because nobody produces them any more so I decided not to invest in old technology and sold some of my parts then built a new system.

CPU: i7-6700K@ 4.6 GHz
CPU Cooling: Corsair H100iV2 Water Cooling
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 6
RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
Power Supply: Seasonic SS-760XP2 760 Watt 80+ Platinum modular
SSD: 1 TB Samsung EVO 850
Spinny Hard Drives: Western Digital and HGST
Disc Drive: LG Blue Ray Burner
Case: Fractal Design Define R5
Monitor: Asus PG348Q 34" 3440x1440 with Ergotron flexible desk mount.
Keyboard: Logitech G710+
Mouse: Logitech G502
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My mobile gaming rig is an MSI GT 60 series laptop. I bought it last summer. It was about $1,000 less than an Alienware with similar specs.
  • Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4/3.4 GHz
  • Windows 8
  • 12GB DDR3
  • Blue Ray reader/burner
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX 680M with 4GB of DDR5 video RAM
  • 1920 x 1080 matte finish 15.6" screen
  • 2 speakers and a subwoofer built in
I actually have the MSI Apache Pro 6QF. Fantastic system for the price...

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