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  1. #81
    Solifugid Onnes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aden View Post
    I've heard similar experiences, and thankfully my expectations aren't too high. Even going up to 4.5 will save a goodchunk of time on long renders.
    I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up trying to take mine apart sometime in the future. Because I'm crazy and damaging an expensive and delicate microprocessor is irresistible.

  2. #82
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    I've got:

    CPU: Intel 3770K @ 3.5Ghz (not overclocked yet could do 4.5ghz)
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 corsair vengeance.
    GPU: Palit Nvidia GTX 670.
    HDD: 120gb OCZ vertex3 SSD and 2 Hitachi 1TB HDD Raid 0
    2 1080p Acer monitors

    Pretty beefy machine but think some of the hardware is a bit iffy or something. Not the most stable thing in the world even though I took great care in picking the components. =/

  3. #83
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    Oh boy... gimmie a minute whilst I pool all the specs together :I
    I'm one of those people who's probably spent as much money on computers as most people have on cars in their lifetime. :I

    Computers Currently under my Desk

    All computers are hooked into a Dell Ultrasharp WQHD U2711 Monitor - however the Mac Pro has a second monitor as well, an AOC 1080p LED monitor (I forget the model number and I'm away at work right now).

    Main Desktop:
    2012 Apple Mac Pro
    Computer Name: "Ratchet"
    Hex Core 3.33GHz Intel Xeon W3680 Processor
    12GB DDR3 1333MHz ECC Memory
    1x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD (OS and Applications)
    3x 1TB Western Digital Blue hard disks (Home folder, Time Machine and Junk Drive)
    AMD Radeon 5870 Graphics Card (Mac edition with 2x MDP and 1x DVI-D) - Thinking of upgrading this to a Radeon HD 79XX as drivers for 79XX cards are in the next Mac OS (and, of course, once I get the money because those cards are not cheap).
    Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Linux Mint (VM)

    Retro Rig:
    1997 Fujitsu Nixdorf XPERT
    Computer Name: <does not have one :c>
    200MHz Pentium Pro
    Matrox G450 Graphics Card
    256MB RAM
    1x Soundblaster Pro ISA Sound Card
    1x Generic "Soundblaster Compatiable" PCI PCM and MIDI Wavetable soundcard
    Windows 98 SE

    MySQL/Web Development Server:
    IBM XSeries 336 1U Rack Mount Server
    Computer Name: <does not have one :c>
    2x Dual Core 2.8GHz Intel Xeon Processors
    2GB DDR 400MHz ECC Buffered Memory
    2x 76GB 15,000RPM SCSI Hard Disks in RADI 1 via internal IBM Hardware Raid Controller
    Ubuntu Server 10 LTS
    FUN FACT: This was my desktop system for a week and holy crap this thing is LOUD. We're talking 12x 40mm fans at 10,000RPM Loud. As in at full speed its well over 100db!
    FUN FACT 2: This computer cost me a grand total of £20 from eBay. Yes that is including postage.

    Gaming Rig:
    Custom Build AMD Gaming System
    Computer Name: "BensGamingRig" (How exciting!*)
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - 3.4GHz, overclocked stable to 4.1GHz
    1333MHz 4GB Value RAM, overclocked to 1600MHz stable
    ASUS GTX 550 TI, overclocked to 1050MHz core clock and 2400MHz Memory Clock stable
    2x 500GB Western Digital Blue hard disks in RAID 0 via the onboard AMD Hardware RAID Controller
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
    With AA switched off (which doesn't really change anything visuall given the high quality monitor I'm using) I can run games such as Skyrim on Ultra with FXAA enabled at 60FPS easy at 1080p. A solid 30 to 45 at the monitors native resolution of 2560x1440. Games such as Batman Arkham City also run at 60FPS on "Very High" at 1080p.

    Production Server

    Repurposed Acer M Series budget tower Desktop PC
    Has been running for nearly two years non-stop
    Location: In the living room wired into the router
    Computer Name: "Denver"
    Dual-Core Intel Core i3 2100 Processor
    1x 500GB Hard Disk with 750GB nightly backup disk
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Web Access, VPN Access, Web Server (ASP.NET, PHP), Database Server (MySQL), Home Media Server, Backup Server (for important documents only, such as Photoshop and Audio Production).


    15" Apple Mac Book Pro:
    Computer Name: "Clank"
    Quad Core 2635QM 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge Processor
    256GB Crucial M4 SSD
    256MB AMD Radeon 6490M Graphics Processor.
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
    First generation Thunderbolt System (Early 2011)
    Mac OS X Mountain Lion
    6 to 7 hours on a single charge

    Asus S200E "Vivobook":
    Computer Name: "BensUltrabook" (How invigorating!*)
    Dual Core 1.5GHz Intel Pentium B987 Processor
    4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
    500GB Mechanical Hard Disk
    11.6" 10-Point Multitouch Display
    Windows 8 Pro
    About 5 hours on a single charge

    * I gave up trying to think up names
    Last edited by benanderson; 02-19-2013 at 02:28 PM.

  4. #84
    Full details of my current computer are over here:

    It's a lot easier to link there with all the details all typed out, instead of re-posting it all here.

    Although it does need updating.. just added a SeaSonic Platinum 1KW PSU yesterday.. and 2 more fans on the water radiator, need to re-photo it. Maybe today if I get time.

    I'm thinking now I'll hold off on new pictures until the new ram arrives later this week, I have a kit of 24gb of mushkin blackline ridgeback ddr3-2400 on the way that a friend of mine has running at 3400mhz, so I'm looking forwards to 3ghz ram speeds. And playing with a RamDrive on 3ghz Triple-channel ram ^_^

    Also, even on water cooling my under-load cpu temps are around 89c - 91c. Hot.. yes, but LGA-1366 quad+HT xeons are $50 on ebay so if it fries I'll grab one of those.. however, so far, 3 years @ 88c - 95c on air load temps before @ 4ghz and it hasn't died yet, now it's +300mhz higher to 4308mhz on water and still 91c, so I'm sure it'll be fine until Ivy Bridge-E comes out. My other two Yate Loon fans come later next week for the radiator, it might brings temps down a few degrees, maybe.
    Last edited by AquaVixen; 03-07-2013 at 06:20 PM.

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    Hope this isn't a necro; It's an old thread but it's still on the first page of the forum!

    My main desktop

    • Intel Core™ i7 3770K 3.50GHz w/8MB L3 Cache
    • Gigabyte GA-Z77X UP5 TH/LGA-1155 motherboard
    • 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair XMS3 Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 @ 9-9-9-24
    • Antec Nine Hundred Series chassis
    • Intel 120GB 320 Series SSD SATA 3Gb/s (System)
    • 2x Seagate Barracuda 3TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive w/64MB Cache in RAID 0 (Games)
    • 2x Western Digital 1002FAEX 1TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive w/64MB Cache (Scratch / storage)
    • LG GSA-H62N 20x SATA "Super Multi" DVD Burner
    • LG GH20NS15 20x SATA "Super Multi" DVD Burner
    • EVGA GeForce 680 Classified 4GB
    • Corsair TX750W 750W Continuous (Single 60A 12V rail)
    • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    • 3x Dell Ultrasharp U2711 (2560x1440@60Hz, 1000:1 static / 6ms grey to grey / 10-bit per channel colour (limited to 8 by graphics card) / 4-port USB 2.0 port + card reader / 100% sRGB, 96% Adobe RGB, 110% NTSC gamut)
    • 3x Atdec Levitate Black monitor arm mounts

    • AudioEngine 5+ flat-response powered stereo speakers
    • Sennheiser PC-360 gaming headset
    • Sennheiser Momentum headphones
    • Audio Technica ATH-M50 studio monitors

    • Das Keyboard Professional Silent
    • Logitech G700s wireless gaming mouse
    • Artisan Shiden-Kai XSOFT mouse mat
    • Wacom Intuos4 Small 6" x 4" Graphics Tablet (Pen+Mouse)
    • Sony DualShock 3 via Bluetooth
    • Microsoft X-Box 360 Wireless Limited Edition Controller Chrome Red
    • Microsoft X-Box 360 Wireless Controller Black (x2)
    • Nintendo Wiimote via Bluetooth
    • Razer Onza Tournament Edition USB

    • BellAliant FibreOp 175mbps Download / 30mbps Upload, no cap

    My laptop

    Late 2011 MacBook Pro 15"
    • Intel Core i7 2675QM 2.2GHz quad core
    • 16GB Corsair ValueRAM
    • 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    • Intel HD 3000 + AMD Radeon HD 6750M
    • Standard DVD+/-RW SuperDrive (LG GS31N)
    • Standard 1440x900 high-gloss screen
    • Apple Magic Mouse
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (Boot Camp + Parallels)
    Last edited by Runefox; 12-27-2013 at 12:56 AM.

  6. #86
    Senior JiJi's Avatar
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    I've got a humble little system I've built for music.
    I've got:

    CPU: Intel i5 2500
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 Corsair something
    GPU: I'm using built in.
    HDD: 500gb Toshiba and 3Tb WD for music work
    DVI 19inch screen and 19 inch HD for PC, xbox and usual TV
    I have an Mbox Mini for sound linked to two KRK R6s
    I run Windows 7 and Lion dual booted.
    And loads of musical things, such as Mics, MIDI Controllers, Control Surface, Alesis Electric Drum Kit through MIDI
    And for some reason a HD webcam I never use as I hate people seeing my face :S

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  8. #88
    Senior Brace's Avatar
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    My last rig broke. I will have to build a new one at some point. I cannabalized it and moved things over to my boyfriend's computer though since I'm staying with him. So I still have an i7 rig with a decent video card, which is all that really matters.

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    smell-good badger Pine's Avatar
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    Trouser Snake, MT
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (OC'ed at 4.4GHz)
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560ti
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
    HDD: HP factory drive, 700GB

    Monitor: HP w2207 (1680x1050)
    Keyboard: Logitech G110
    Mouse: Logitech G9x
    Webcam: HP HD 3100
    Speakers: Logitech X530
    Headset: Logitech G35

    Logitech G13 Gamepad
    Wireless Xbox 360 Controller with wireless adapter
    Line 6 POD Studio GX >>> Korg CR4
    32" HDTV (HDMI running from GPU to TV, for watching Netflix or using Big Picture mode on Steam)

    Nothing special really, I'm not dedicated toward gaming enough to get a high-end rig.
    I do plan on adding an SSD sometime soon, though.

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    Premium User iindigo's Avatar
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    Built this for gaming.

    Intel 3570k
    Gigabyte 7970 GHz
    Corsair 16GB RAM
    1TB HDD and 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
    and 3 monitors



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