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#76 AsurABl00d

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:14 AM

cpu- i7 3770k @ 4.5ghz + H100 for cooling
ram- 8gb ddr3 corsair vengeance
storage- 2 120gb ocz ssd in raid 0 for gamez and a 1tb seagate hdd for storage
vidya card- 2 evga gtx670 in sli
psu- 850w corsair

And im using my old dell crt monitor cause my lcd went boom :(


and why do you have a 1500w psu, doesnt that seem a bit overkill? you're not even running sli


well my friend switched over to an alienware laptop so let me have his psu
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:21 AM

ah, alienware laptops. never has there been a greater waste of money *stares at m17x r3 im using as a coaster*

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:29 AM

ah, alienware laptops. never has there been a greater waste of money *stares at m17x r3 im using as a coaster*


I swear I read Coaster as Toaster @_@
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:31 AM

I don't use credit cards, you don't have to use credit cards when you own 2 Porsche dealerships.

can i has a Porsche please :)

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#80 DrAzzy

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:31 AM

I swear I read Coaster as Toaster @_@

They'd work as that too. The thermals are pretty bad on those things.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

They'd work as that too. The thermals are pretty bad on those things.

not as bad as dell or asus....but yeah....dell grilled sandwich anyone?
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

They'd work as that too. The thermals are pretty bad on those things.


Which is why I always replace the thermal paste with a reliable brand when I buy a new processor... some of that generic stuff they put on it really can break it before you get enjoyment out of it.

But if I could take apart a toaster to work as a heater instead for the winter I'd do it.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:35 AM

not as bad as dell or asus....but yeah....dell grilled sandwich anyone?


dell actually owns alienware so yeah, the thing does get pretty damn hot.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

Curious... how many people actually "lag" in RO, Frame-rate wise that forces you to turn off effects? For an outdated graphics engine it should run smooth for the most part except dark illusion status ._.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

That's one expensive coaster.

I imagine a notebook cooler for those things are a must.

I really liked the M11 for the longest time... portable and can play FPS! But now I only play RO so any laptop will do really.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

Curious... how many people actually "lag" in RO, Frame-rate wise that forces you to turn off effects? For an outdated graphics engine it should run smooth for the most part except dark illusion status ._.

the only time i play with effects is when MVPing and WoE.....
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:44 AM

That's one expensive coaster.

I imagine a notebook cooler for those things are a must.

I really liked the M11 for the longest time... portable and can play FPS! But now I only play RO so any laptop will do really.



yeah i really do always need to use one of those coolers. im pretty sure my desk would catch fire if i played bf3 without it.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

Which is why I always replace the thermal paste with a reliable brand when I buy a new processor... some of that generic stuff they put on it really can break it before you get enjoyment out of it.

Not talking about how good they are at heat management (though they're not good enough at it), so much as the sheer wattage involved. It's a laptop-sized (well, somewhat bigger than what anyone else would call a laptop) filled with desktop parts. I have a foot-warming heater that puts out less heat than an alienware laptop!

not as bad as dell or asus....but yeah....dell grilled sandwich anyone?

Alienware IS Dell!
And, you're thinking of Acer, not Asus. Asus is pretty good (not just on thermals, in general. Good reliability record, fairly well built, and blindingly bright screens). Acer, on the other hand, has always had heat management problems (as in, they generate the same amount of heat as any similarly spec'ed laptop, but they cut corners on cooling so they overheat under load), despite having larger bulkier cases (ie, more room for fans and heatsinks) than the competition's comparable offerings.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

Which is why I always replace the thermal paste with a reliable brand when I buy a new processor... some of that generic stuff they put on it really can break it before you get enjoyment out of it.

But if I could take apart a toaster to work as a heater instead for the winter I'd do it.

Ya my gpu when up to 100C when i was playing D3 before I apply a new thermal paste
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:03 AM

i don't get widescreen

i don't understand it

life should be symmetrical in as many dimensions as possible, next big thing is going to be triclinic monitors

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:45 AM

This is why mine is a Wireless/Wired type. You can easily switch from wireless to wired in about 5 seconds (For me, but varies anyways) and while it's wired it does charge.

@shortz. The above being the kore programs *facepalm*

ooh the wireless/ wired thing sounds really nice can you post a link.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:46 AM

Widescreen makes sense because human vision tends to view things that way.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

Widescreen makes sense because human vision tends to view things that way.


what do you put on the sides
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

Widescreen makes sense because human vision tends to view things that way.

You're viewin' it wrong.

what do you put on the sides


I don't know - you have a task bar on the bottom, a tab bar and menu bar on the top, and if you've got windows 7 and havn't defanged it yet (which requires replacing system files that they try very hard to prevent you from touching in order to get rid of the folderband at top), you have a folderband at the top and a bulked up something on the bottom of any explorer window. My point is, there is tons of crap taking up vertical screenspace, yet monitors are instead supplying us with an abundance of unusable horizontal screenspace. The only time I run short on horizontal screenspace is when I'm writing python code in IDLE, which has neither word-wrap nor a horizontal scroll bar - and that's a case of crap software.

I think what's driving it is that monitor manufacturers measure screens diagonally, but cost scales with area - so it's cheaper to make a 20 inch widescreen than a 20-inch non-wide-screen, but the creeps in marketing managed to trick people into believing that it was a feature. That it was bigger, even - "wider". Wouldn't have sold well if they'd been up-front about what it meant - lower costs for manufacturers and less screenspace for customers. Oh, and not only that, but the wide screens take up more desk space too. I don't know about you, but I've never had trouble fitting a monitor on a desk because of it's height - I've got plenty of space between the desk and the ceiling.

It's real madness - horizontal desk space and vertical screen space are at a premium, and yet we make monitors that are wider and shorter.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:29 AM

i think part of the problem is a lot of people seem to actually use their computer desktop for file management so they need all the space for the icons
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:38 AM

Well, some opinions state that people tend to look at things in a "letterbox" view. I like vertical space myself, of course, and went for the nearly extinct 1920x1200 monitors at the time.

Other factors include standardizing monitors / TVs, as all TVs will be in the standard 1080p format now (also used by blu-ray).

One other nice thing you can do is buy one of those stands that will let you rotate your monitor 90 degrees, so that it is 9:16 instead of 16:9.

You can also run RO in widescreen so you won't be "wasting space".

If you full screen Microsoft Word on 1920 width it will place two pages side by side, which some people really like. I imagine you can do the same with a web browser.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:48 AM

Oh for a sec I thought this was a server config thread, my bad /gg
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:38 PM

CPU - Transmeta Crusoe TM5700 @ 800MHz
Cooling - passive
RAM - 256 MB
HDD - 256 MB ATA Flash Disk
Video Card - ATI RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
PSU - power brick on AC adapter
monitor - Ltrx SLS DUO
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:15 PM

You're viewin' it wrong.



I don't know - you have a task bar on the bottom, a tab bar and menu bar on the top, and if you've got windows 7 and havn't defanged it yet (which requires replacing system files that they try very hard to prevent you from touching in order to get rid of the folderband at top), you have a folderband at the top and a bulked up something on the bottom of any explorer window. My point is, there is tons of crap taking up vertical screenspace, yet monitors are instead supplying us with an abundance of unusable horizontal screenspace. The only time I run short on horizontal screenspace is when I'm writing python code in IDLE, which has neither word-wrap nor a horizontal scroll bar - and that's a case of crap software.

I think what's driving it is that monitor manufacturers measure screens diagonally, but cost scales with area - so it's cheaper to make a 20 inch widescreen than a 20-inch non-wide-screen, but the creeps in marketing managed to trick people into believing that it was a feature. That it was bigger, even - "wider". Wouldn't have sold well if they'd been up-front about what it meant - lower costs for manufacturers and less screenspace for customers. Oh, and not only that, but the wide screens take up more desk space too. I don't know about you, but I've never had trouble fitting a monitor on a desk because of it's height - I've got plenty of space between the desk and the ceiling.

It's real madness - horizontal desk space and vertical screen space are at a premium, and yet we make monitors that are wider and shorter.

16:9 is for MPEG compliance, it will be divisible by 16 / 8 - not to mention that it is pretty close to what movies are shot in so DVDs no longer need to be cropped, so people won't complain about letterboxing ( the black bands on top and below the video ) as well as being more natural to look at.... you see a roughly rectangular shape in your vision, if your vision has compressed to a square you should probably go get your eyes checked since you lost almost 100% of your peripheral vision. This does lead to either pillarboxing ( black bars on each side of the video ) or stretching when watching something cropped to 4:3... such as SD TV broadcasts.



That said, I'm tempted to show off my old RO rig.... I'm using it as a server / encoding box right now and it is literally hanging off a nail in a wall with the HDDs hanging from their IDE cables :P

My main RO / only Windows running PC now is:
Intel core2 duo E8500 or something I got cheap over clocked to like 3.5-3.6Ghz with the stock cooler
4GB random cheap crap 800Mhz DDR2 dual channel RAM
6x seagate 1TB SATA drives withOUT RAID for mass storage
1x cheap DVD burner
1X seagate 500GB IDE drive for system drive
NVidia gt440 GFX card
A free case my friend gave me with clear plastic sides and a red halogen light to make my PC go faster :heh:
Finally had to upgrade my SB Audigy gamer pro to an x-fi when the pro either started to fry or the drivers didn't work right in win7 ( Mic on vent sounded like I was in a dubstep song )
Access to the rest of my network which has another 10TB storage total and is a small cluster for encoding / compiling .
EDIT: forgot monitor: Sony Bravia 40" 1920x1080 TV. And yes azzy it fits on my desktop just fine :P


I built this rig a year or 2 ago for like $350-400 using cheap middle of the road junk that PC places unloaded when newer "better" stuff started coming out. Thats what I always do, most of my PCs are just used a nodes for compiling / encoding stuff not super high end gaming.

Edited by meoryou2, 18 June 2012 - 03:17 PM.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:17 PM

Here's my Config:

Core i7 2600k 8M Cache. Overclocked to 4.30GHz (Planning to go on 5.00GHz)
Motherboard - INTEL DP67BG
Cooling - Hydro Series™ H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler and Hydro Series™ H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
RAM - 16GB Corasair Vengeance.
Video Card - GeForce GTX 590.
HDD - 5TB Seagate
PSU - Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W.
Case - Cooler Master Elite 430 Modified it to get the radiator fitted.
Monitor - Converted a 32-inch Samsung LED TV.
Optical/Wireless Logitech Mouse and Keyboard



I got a similar setup


Core i7 2600k 8M Cache. @ Stock speed (no more liquid cooling for now)
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68-UD3P
Stock Intel Cooler
RAM - 16GB Ripjaws @ 1600.
Video Card - Radeon 6870 not over clocked yet.
HDD - 120 GB SSD, 3x 500 GB, 7750 GB and 1 TB
PSU - Cooler Master 650W.
Case - Cooler Master Elite Half Tower X
Monitor - Converted a 32-inch LG LED TV.
Wireless Logitech Keyboard with Mouse Touch Pad
My gamming set up is a nice Dell Mouse and Keyboard

Got a Mac Book Pro and a HP Folio with the Hunger Games Emblem =D wanna see that?
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