Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > HTPC Systems & Software

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 25, 2008, 08:57 PM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default I'm back and I'm stupid

Hey there!

Three more days left in the field season and while I'm not really looking forward to spending the winter in the office, I am looking forward to getting back into living at home and obsessing about hardware again.

I've jumped into the fall with a vengeance- I just picked up a pair of 260 GTX 216s (they'll end up separated in two of my rigs) i got one for my main rig along with the EVGA 280 hydro copper water cooling block and a second for my HTPC to send high def video to my new Panasonic Viera 42" 1080p plasma (yes, I AM bragging).

I have tried the s/pdif internal hookup to loop the audio into the HDMI output of the video card, but the sound was really messed up so I ended up just running a separate COAX- If you really want to send sound through the saem cable, go ATI

I will post some pics of my setup during the weekend next week once things calm down for the fall/winter- and of course I will definitely see what kind of benchmarks I can run with the two cards set up on my NVidia mobo upstairs- I can't wait.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 25, 2008, 09:06 PM
Supergrover's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
Posts: 4,246

My System Specs

Default

Welcome Back Babr!

Yous gots some shiny new toys
__________________
R.I.P.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
My knuckles are bleeding from fishing through walls a new CAT6 network cable... I found fresh, untapped electrical outlets...
"It's all in the Reflexes"-Jack Burton
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 25, 2008, 09:09 PM
Cptn Vortex's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,726
Default

Yeah long time no see!
__________________
The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 25, 2008, 09:10 PM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default

Yes toys, but I think my woodstove is now redundant- between the GPUs and the Dislpay, I doubt I'll need to turn on the heat for the next two months

Last edited by Babrbarossa; September 25, 2008 at 09:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old September 25, 2008, 09:28 PM
Gav's Avatar
Gav Gav is offline
Administrator
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,343

My System Specs

Default

Welcome back Babs!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old September 26, 2008, 12:40 AM
Dashock's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,938
Default

You could run some serious numbers there folding Babrbarossa, welcome back.
__________________
Intel Xeon E3110 @ 3.0ghz
XFX 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition
Asus P5Q-E
Mushkin Ascent Redline 8000 4gb DDR2 @ 1066 5-5-5-15 2.05v
OCZ 600W GameXstream
Seagate 7200.11 500gb
Seagate 7200.10 320gb
Antec Spot Cool
Logitech X-230
Samsung 32" 720P HDTV



Coolermaster Cosmos S/
Swiftech Mcp655/ MCR-320-QP/ 6X Noctua NF-P12'S/ Swiftech Apogee GT/ Swiftech Mcw-60/ Swiftech Micro-Res.

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old September 26, 2008, 04:58 AM
3.0charlie's Avatar
3.0 "I kill SR2's" Charlie
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Laval, QC
Posts: 9,617

My System Specs

Default

Welcome back, I've been wondering where you've been hiding for a while.

And yes, those 2 260s would make for a nice FAH GPU powerhouse (~14000 ppd...).

John
__________________
Hydro-Quebec is salivating...
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old September 26, 2008, 05:01 AM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,421

My System Specs

Default

Welcome back babs!!!!

With all the toys on your list, I trust the summer work period went well.... :)
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i5 4670K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old September 26, 2008, 08:42 AM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 3,344
Default

Welcome back Babrrrrrrr :D... I'm hoping you enjoy your new toys!! and make us drool :P
__________________
Intel E8400, Biostar TPower i45
G-Skill PC2-8500 4GB, Saphire HD4870 512mb
Cooler Master HAF 932, Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W
Samsung 931BW 19" LCD, Logitech MX Revolution
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old September 26, 2008, 09:10 AM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default

Thanks Guys- seems like there's been lots of killer upgrades going on around HWC- even a quadfire I see!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes