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donimo November 7, 2007 09:40 PM

Pics of my first decent rig
Hi all, I have built a few PC's before, except for a celeron system I built for my mom they were all peiced together from old rigs given to me, great way to learn, but the results would never wow anyone:haha:.

My last rig that I built was a P-IIIs 1266mhz 512k system that was fast as a bullet with win 98, but for whatever reason on XP it runs like a pig, I still use it to play divx on my plasma though, works fine for that as long as you turn it on 10 min before and wait for it to boot (I think its kinda borke that way but whatever)

Next I bought a p4 520 based system from HP, was going to build my own but could not compete with the price of a reconditioned HP, 600 bucks and a $300 x800xl and I had a great system for a grand, still play all my games on it for now. But it won't let you touch squat in the locked BIOS so I decided to build a core 2 system.

Here it is!:

Antec Sonata III case
Antec Earthwatts 500w (thks to Hrdwr cnks review!)
c2d e6750 2.66ghz
Gigabyte p35-DS3L
OCZ Gold PC@-6400 5-5-5-15
Diamond x1950pro with A/C Accelero S1 + turbo mod (30C idle/40C full load!)
Noctua NC-U6 chipset cooler with Scythe 40mm
Noctua 120mm + Antec tricool
WD SE16 250GB + 500GB
Samsung 20x SATA

With this setup I get CPU idle/load temps of 27C/48C, system temps of 32/34. HDD temps 32/37 and ambient of 38/44. I used prime 95 + atitool at the same time to load it up.

Not too shabby I think at least considering it is REALLY quiet...

here are some pics and then I swear Im done!:whistle:

This is it, wish I knew how to tidy up the cables more, but there are only so many places to hide that spaghetti


This is my a/c freezer 7 pro (again thanks to HWC :D ), look how flippin big that accelero s1 is! Also the noctua chipset cooler and a mini kaze


This is just a shot of my "sneaky" readyboost thumbdrive on my $8 firewire/usb card, all that for a .0001% speed boost, I had bought the drive for work but the U3 crap on it made it incompatible with my work equip, so it was free ;)


donimo November 7, 2007 09:42 PM

OK, sorry, I tried everything I know, how the heck do you get pics up? I tried the "manage attachments" box, put 3 pics in (all resized to 1024x768) and hit "upload" it thinks for 5 min then goes to a blank page that says "done" in the bottom corner, but no pics...


chibi_man November 7, 2007 09:59 PM

It's rather easy.. on the top of the site there is a row of options... one of them is "VB Image Host", click it once, and it will open up and click "Upload Image". From there you can upload up to 10 images as long as there with in the size tolerances.

After that your pictures will be in the "My Images" page that you can also access from the "VB Image Host"

You should see your pictures in there. you want to copy the code for the "BB Code IMG" into your message screen. and WALLAH...

hope that helps

3.0charlie November 7, 2007 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by chibi_man (Post 25454)
and WALLAH...

That should be "Voila!". It's French...:haha: And yes, that is the way to insert images.


chibi_man November 8, 2007 10:15 AM

OH well.. I failed french 3 times.

donimo November 8, 2007 11:53 AM

Got It! :d

Babrbarossa November 8, 2007 05:04 PM

It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it?

sswilson November 8, 2007 05:54 PM

I don't think I've ever seen an internal USB / Firewire card before.... is there a stated purpose for it?

Gav November 8, 2007 05:57 PM


I LOVE IT!:haha:

"I was overclocking my system but I couldn't get it to run stable. Someone told me to up the voltage and WALLAH, it worked!"

All kidding aside, congrats on the new system chibi_man.:thumb:

Prof. Dr. Silver November 8, 2007 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 25545)
I don't think I've ever seen an internal USB / Firewire card before.... is there a stated purpose for it?

Well, this is a good one....It is to hide your ReadyBoost Drive.....lol!

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