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What kind of PC do you use?

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Seeing how a large chunk of us are gamers, and I'm sure most of us go on these forums via a PC of some sort, it seems self-evident we should make a thread where we can show off or lament about our computers.

Here's my benchmark: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/2333386

Here's the details: EDIT: Updated 06/02/2017

 


Windows 10 Pro
GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW @ ~2000 MHz Overclock
CPU: Intel i7 6700k @ 4.4 GHz (Cooled via Hyper 212 Evo)
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Team Vulcan @ 3000 MHz
MOBO: MSI Gaming M7
PSU: EVGA GQ 650W 80+ Gold
HDD: 1TB Toshiba 7200 RPM

SSD: Sandisk x300 512GB
M.2: Generic SATA III M.2 64GB
M.2: Intel 600p NVMe 256GB

Case: Mastercase Maker 5
Soundcard: Soundblaster Recon3D (Used for Line-In only)
Monitor (Center/Primary): Dell P2715Q 27" 3840x2160
Monitor (Left): Dell P2415Q 24" 3840x2160

Monitor (Right): AOC e2343Fk 21.5" 1920x1080
Monitor (Top): Samsung 21" 1920x1080
Keyboard: Logitech 710+ Cherry MX Brown
Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 300
Headset: HyperX Cloud II (Red I wanted pink, but whatevs)
Monitor Stand Right: Original Xbox 360

Total cost: Way more than I should've spent.

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I'm currently on a budget box built back in 2008.

Core 2 Duo e4500 Allendale, 4GB DDR2-800 RAM (of which the mobo chipset can only use 3.45), Radeon 6670 1GB that replaced the original 8400gs when it finally went kaput. I do have a pretty sweet Hitatchi Diskstar for the spinning rust. Bought a 128GB Crucial M4 back when they were the new hotness, never got around to installing it because of the firmware issues. I'll probably use that when this Windows 7 box is honorably discharged to "Linux duty," replacing my even older and slower Asus W3j laptop in that role.

I have a Skylake Core i5 6700 box fitted with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB Samsung Evo 850 boot drive built from parts I collected on Black Friday for significant discounts, but I've been reluctant to migrate daily duties to it because of Windows 10 issues. Until an OS is stable enough that I won't randomly loose something as crucial as the Start Menu/Windows Button functionality, I don't want to rely on it.

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Budget build coming through, nothing amazing to see here lads.

Edit: 27.01.2017

 

 

CPU: Intel i5 4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core

MBoard: Gigabyte Z97-HD3

GPU: Sapphire R9 280x Tri-x OC

PSU: Thermaltake SPS-630M 630W

RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8Gb DDR3

Main HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB (Will be looking for an SSD later)

Secondary HDD: Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB

Case: Delux DLC-MV419

Keyboard: Redragon K557 Kala Mechanical (Cherry MX Blues)

Mouse: A+ Gaming G9-Kago

Headset: Somic G938

Monitor: LG 29UM58 29" 21:9 Ultra-wide 2560x1080 (At home) / W2243S 22" Widescreen 1920x1080 (At dorms)

Second Monitor: LG L1753TR 4:3 (1280x1024) (Will likely be replaced by the W2243S in the summer)

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I have a laptop currently, it's a decent average laptop that serves well for most light gaming and other tasks. Planning to get a new PC desktop sometime eventually. It seems Windows 10 is the only OS available these days if not in a store's pre-existing inventory.

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I'm currently using my $2000 custom-built gaming rig.

Here are the specs:

Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K (Quad-core) @ 3.50 GHz
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280x
Blu-Ray Drive: ASUS BW-12B1ST
Hard Drive: 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Hard Drive
Motherboard: Gigabyte Black Edition GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
RAM: G.Skill RipjawsX 16GB
Case: Lian-Li PC-7 Plus
Power Supply: Antec HCG-900 @ 900 watts
Monitor: ViewSonic 27" LCD Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech G710 Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches
Mouse: Logitech G303
Headset: Logitech G430 
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

 

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CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4,3Ghz 
GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 1080 Gaming X 
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RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB (4x4) @ 1600Mhz 
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 
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SPU: *Reserved for later use* 
PSU: Fractal Design Newton R2 1000W, 80+ 
Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 
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OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 
Main drive: Corsair SSD 240GB Force 3 Series 
Other drives: 
256GB Samsung EVO 840 SSD 
Toshiba DT01ACA300 64MB 3TB x 2 
Western Digital Elements Desktop 2.0 1,5TB (For backups) 
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Headset: Sennheiser GAME ONE Black 
Mouse: QPAD 5K Pro Gaming Laser Mouse 
Keyboard: Ducky Shine 5 RGB (Cherry MX RED) 
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Monitors: 
Acer XB271HU (2560x1440, IPS, G-Sync, 165hz) (Using 120hz ULMB) 
ASUS PB278Q (2560x1440, PLS, 60hz) 

~ Not computer stuff, but yeah ~ 
Gaming chair: DXRacer King series (black) 

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>tfw too broke for a gaming computer

 

In otherwords, since I might be getting a computer for Christmas (Since I'm going to college and there is going to be disputes over the computer for writing papers since my brother is also in college) here's what I hope to get. Hopefully I'll save up for a gaming tower or something and probably wonder if it's a good idea to connect a tower to an all-in-one PC~

I also have an HP laptop but all I know is that it runs Civ 5 pretty decently.

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I have a lot of computers, but my daily driver is a custom build that I put together in 2009. I've upgraded it a bit since then, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz

Motherboard: ASRock A780FullHD (Socket AM2+ and 780G chipset)

RAM: G.Skill 4GB DDR2-800, Dual Channel

Graphics: AMD Radeon HD7770, 1GB VRAM

Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450 Watt, 80 Plus Gold

Case: Cooler Master something-or-other

Drives: 640GB Western Digital Caviar Black hard drive; TSST DVD-R/W; 1.44MB Sony floppy drive

OS: Triple boot setup with Ubuntu Mate 16.04, Windows 7, and Windows XP

I don't have much interest in playing games anymore, so I don't really have a worthwhile reason to upgrade further. I *might* get a SSD at some point though.

 

My favorite computer is my DOS PC. I've had it since I was ten years old:

CPU: AMD Am5x86 133 MHz

Motherboard: Biostar MB-8433UUD-A Ver. 2 (Socket 3, UMC chipset, and 256K cache)

RAM: 16MB EDO 72-pin SIMM

Graphics: Trident TGUI9440-1 PCI, 2MB VRAM

Sound: ESS1688 PnP Audiodrive ISA with ESFM (OPL3 clone) and Sound Blaster Pro 2 compatibility

Drives: 1GB Western Digital Caviar hard drive; 1.44MB Mitsumi floppy drive; 5.25" 360K Teac floppy drive; CD-ROM drive (not sure of brand)

Power Supply: Aopen 200 Watt

Case: Beige, AT style mini tower

OS: MS-DOS 6.22 with Windows for Workgroups 3.11

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12 hours ago, ABronyAccount said:

How long since you swapped out the PSU in that (literal) DOS box? Even if it's just for occasional use, those old electrolytic caps tend to get bulgey over time.

It's been swapped out once before, but with another old one. I do open it up to check the caps once in a while, and last I checked, they looked okay. Voltages are still in spec, but I'm not sure about capacitance or ripple, as I have no way to test those. The caps on the secondary side are Fuhjyyu brand though, which from what I've read are poor quality.

A recap job is on my to-do list, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Here is my gaming PC, very well for 1080, not for 4k :

  • Intel Core i7-5820K (6 cores, 12 threads, base clock 3.3 GHz)
  • GTX 980
  • 128Gb SSD + 2To HDD
  • 16Gb DDR4
  • dual 1080 resolution

 

My lower PC is made with external pieces I found everywhere, things like Pentium II, 64/128Mo RAM, etc... On windows 98, I still enjoy start it sometimes, so much memories. I have tons of old parts.

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I use an iMac with 8 Gigabytes of RAM.

 

Also, it's 1080p and from mid 2011.

 

It has a 2.5 GHz Intel Core 15, AMD Radeon 6750 512 MB Graphics Card and it runs macOS Sierra.

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On 12/19/2016 at 9:45 PM, ChibiDashie said:

>tfw too broke for a gaming computer

 

In otherwords, since I might be getting a computer for Christmas (Since I'm going to college and there is going to be disputes over the computer for writing papers since my brother is also in college) here's what I hope to get. Hopefully I'll save up for a gaming tower or something and probably wonder if it's a good idea to connect a tower to an all-in-one PC~

I also have an HP laptop but all I know is that it runs Civ 5 pretty decently.

Don't buy prebuilts. It is much cheaper to build your own and you can get much better performance for the same price. You can build a pc that outperforms an xbox or a playstation for about $100 less.

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Built this beauty in February of 2015:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4690k

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero LGA 1150

RAM: G-Skill Ripjaw 16GB DDR3 1600mhz

GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 970 ACX Superclocked 4GB Edition

Case: Fractal Design Define R4

Storage: 2tb Western Digital Blue

PSU: Corsair CX 750w Bronze Plus certified

Display(s): ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1080p

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

Keyboard: Corsair K70 Red LEDs with Cherry MX Brown Switces

Mouse: Steelseries Rival Gaming Mouse

Sound: SADES A60/OMG Computer Over Ear Stereo Heaphones

Operating System: Windows 10

I'm planning to get an Asus Strix 1070 next month.

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Built this over summer of 2015 up to present 2017:

 

CPU: Intel i7 5930k OC @ 4.4GHz

MOBO: ASUS Rampage V Extreme

RAM: 64GB DDR4 2666Mhz CL6 OC @ 3000Mhz

GPUs: 2x EVGA Titan X Hybrids in SLI @ 24mv OC

HDDs: 512GB Samsung 950 Pro SSD, 512GB Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD, 250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD, 1TB WD Black, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, 2TB HGST Deskstar, 4TB HGST Ultrastar

PSUs: 2x Corsair AX1200i (2400W total)

SOUND: Creative Labs Soundblaster ZX

CD/DVD: ASUS 16x BluRay Read/Write & Combo 24x CD/DVD Drive

Other PCIe Cards: Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Capture Card, Firewire 400/800 Driver Card

FANS: 16 Fans, equal split of Corsair AF and SP 120s, Red LEDs

CASE: Corsair Obsidian 900D SuperTower

DISPLAYS: Center Monitor - ASUS PG278Q 1440p 144hz 1ms GSync Monitor, Side Monitors - 2x ASUS PB287Q 4K 60hz 1ms Monitors

MIC: Blue Yeti Pro XLR throughput to Focusrite Sapphire Pro 24 DSP Firewire Interface

PERIPHERALS: Razer Mamba Mouse, Razer Blackwidow Chroma Keyboard, Razer Adaro DJ Headphones

 

Custom Red/Black Cables from Cablemod for both PSUs, custom Lamptron Fan Controller and Thermal Display running on all fans, and Custom EK Monoblock for the Motherboard/CPU, XTRA THICC EK 360mm Radiator, Flow meter, and DDC pump with 240mm Reservoir, running EK Pastel Extreme with Red UV Dye.

 

Pretty soon aiming to install the 2nd EK Waterloop for the videocards, get a custom basement cover for the lower half of the case for airflow control, and a Custom Tempered Glass window panel to replace the currently tinted plastic one.

 

Don't even ask how much all this was :fiesta:

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