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Old 06-01-2006, 09:30 PM   #1
Dudesky

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Got a custom PC? Represent!

Any hardware geeks out there? Got a custom built machine? Mac mods welcome too Show off your rig

Here's mine. She was built around 2002-2003, so the hardware is ancient by today's standards It's got an AMD 2500+ Barton core on an Asus A7N8X / nForce2 mobo. Vantec Aeroflow heatsink w/ a 70mm TMD fan. Geil dual channel RAM, Raidmax blue anodized 400w power supply, Soundblaster Live!, Avermedia A/V capture, dual CCFL's (blue & green), yaddi yadda. I added the case window in our shop at work, and I cut the Athlon decal by hand.



The video card is a custom modded MSI/nVidia GF4 ti4200. I added an SK6 heatsink w/ a 70mm fan & heatsinks on the memory chips. She's also running the nVidia Coolbits software mod.



She's currently running XP Pro, but at one time she was a dual boot rig with Red Hat 9 installed. Not the fastest, but it was pretty quick back in the day . . saw a lot of nights playing Warcraft II, Quake III, CoD & MOH

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184MHz system clock | 368MHz front side bus
2304MHz cpu speed | 1.7v core | 12.5x multiplier
Memory timings at 6-3-2-2 (CAS2) running full clock speed
GPU core at 300MHz | Video memory at 600MHz
Average temps: cpu 32-35, northbridge 31-33, case 25-28
Highest 3DMark (v2001): 14,235
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:40 PM   #2
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dudesky..... that shit is old school
hahaha ; D

i love how you have no wires... mine is just FULL of wires.

i am probably not going to take any pictures because that would take 30 seconds...........
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:20 PM   #3
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That's beautiful Dudesky! Right now I'm just running a Mac G4 stock. Like my car. I guess I'm lazy
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:24 PM   #4
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Built a gaming box last Feb for about $500 not including the 19' LCD.

Here's a pic of the parts:



i slapped it together really quick so i could start playing games so not a lot of other pics. ill list the specs later. its not over clocked.

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Processor
AMD Athlon 64 Venice 3200+ AMD HSF
Motherboard
MSI K8N Neo 4 (1 x16 PCIE, 1 x4 PCIE, 1 x1 PCIE, 4 PCI)
Chipset
nVidia nForce 4 with Hypertransport
Memory
Corsair Value Select PC3200 1GB DDR in dual channel
Video Card
eVGA nVidia GeForce 6600 PCIE x16 256MB DDR with Fan, 1 VGA, 1 S-Video, 1 DVI
Hard Drives
Seagate 80GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache SATA150 with NCQ
Optical Drives
Memorex Dual Format DVD Burner
(CD 40x24x40)
(DVD +R 8x, -R 4x, +RW/-RW 4x, ROM 12x)
Network
On Board Gigabit Ethernet
Ports
8 USB 2.0 (2 front, 6 rear), 1 LPT, 1 COM, PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard, 1 SPDIF
Power Supply
Enermax 350w PSU with 2 Fans
Other Features
Drive Rails, removable hard drive cage, 120mm fan, 19" AOpen 12ms LCD
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:27 PM   #5
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oh noes! its looking at you!!!!!

sorry, couldn't resist posting thsi pic.
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:35 PM   #6
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dudesky..... that shit is old school
Tell me about it . . I barely use it these days (except right now), I'm mostly on the laptop. That machine has since been relegated to burning DVD's

Witeshark, here's one for you . . a pic of me modding my old G4 with a sawzall

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Old 06-01-2006, 11:09 PM   #7
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:22 PM   #8
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That rocks Dudesky
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:27 PM   #9
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representin, custom built ftw
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:35 PM   #10
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Custom PC here too



Case:
AeroCool SPIRAL GALAXIES Black/Silver Computer Case With Side Panel Window

AeroCool Silver Line AEROPOWER SL550 ATX 550W Power Supply 100~120V AC/200~240V AC

Mobo:
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor

Ram:
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1.5GB (3 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory -
Vid Card:
XFX PVT45GUDF3 Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Microsoft:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Dvd burner:
Yank the one from my old HP computer

Hard Drive:
Forgot what my hard drive is exactly but it's nice and big

Since I bought it, I upgraded the Hard drive and added more ram... I guess I should buy a dvd burner hein....

Oh, and I had Xp 64 for a while but ended up going back to regular Xp pro

here's the original thread

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Old 06-02-2006, 01:18 AM   #11
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you guys dont have shit!! jk!!!!! i actually just set mine up about 3 weeks ago, it cost me $1362 without LCD/keyboard/mouse because i already had those...so i have the amd x2 4200+, 2gb of corsair twinx xms ram, evga nvidia 7900gt, 160gb HDD western digital, dvd r/rw+cd/r/rw, 520w psu, asus a8n sli premium mobo, and i think thats it its way fast and i get about 250fps at max on hl2.
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Old 06-02-2006, 03:07 AM   #12
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you guys dont have shit!! jk!!!!! i actually just set mine up about 3 weeks ago, it cost me $1362 without LCD/keyboard/mouse because i already had those...so i have the amd x2 4200+, 2gb of corsair twinx xms ram, evga nvidia 7900gt, 160gb HDD western digital, dvd r/rw+cd/r/rw, 520w psu, asus a8n sli premium mobo, and i think thats it its way fast and i get about 250fps at max on hl2.
lol, only 250fps... noob

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Old 06-02-2006, 03:39 AM   #13
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:47 AM   #14
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Wow, I really got a lot to catch up on . . last time I checked, the fastest thing AMD made was the 3500

Looks like everyone's unanimous about nVidia over ATI ftw
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o yeah, dual monitors!

dual (or multiple) monitors is where its at. it helps with working so much. mine are mis matched tho, 19' lcd and 17' crt, but it doesnt matter!

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