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    Lets reboot this thread as it did pretty well last time

    Current rig
    Case: NZXT Tempest Evo
    Power: Coolermaster V700
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
    Processor: Intel Core i5-4670
    Cooling: Corsair H110i
    Memory: 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333
    Graphics: 2x Asus GTX560 2GB in SLI
    Storage: 128GB Crucial M4 for Windows install, 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 for Program Files, 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 for storage
    Cooling: stock NZXT case fans, 2x 120mm in front, 2x140mm (for H110i radiator) in top, 1x 120mm in back
    More: Aerocool Touch 2000 which controls the front and top fans and also shows me 4 temp sensors (memory temp, intake temp at the drivecage, case temp and radiator outlet)

    More stuff
    Keyboard: Logitech G510
    Mouse: Roccat Kone+
    Display: 2x Iiyama Prolite 24" 1920x1080
    Sound: Logitech Z2300 and Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
    Gamecontrollers: Logitech G25 and Saitek yoke and throttle quadrant

    Upgrades planned
    Want to go back to a case with a window since the pc isn't on the ground anymore with my new desk. Am planning for a red/black theme, motherboard and RAM where already in this theme by coincidence, the graphics cards are red/black aswell and I wanted them to be MSI just like the motherboard. Also MSI happens to have this really badass looking black/red illuminated SLI bridge. To make sure I'm not running into bottleneck issue's with the new graphics cards I'm going to upgrade to a Core i7 when funds allow.

    Processor: Intel Core i7-4770
    Case: Coolermaster Mastercase Pro 6 (red)
    Graphics: 2x secondhand MSI GTX970 Gaming 4GB (card #1 arriving today, card #2 hopefully before the end of the week).

    Then ditch the Aerocool unit since the Mastercase Pro 6 has a closed front and get new casefans that fit the black/red theme.

    Future plans
    Get rid of the 2TB storagedrive and put all my stuff on my 19" rackmounted 4x4TB Qnap network storage. Get a bigger solid state drive and replace the Spinpoint F3 as its almost 7 years old.
    Last edited by TheCaptain; 30-03-2017, 12:48 AM.

  • #2
    Picture of old setup here:

    Old setup with twin GTX560's

    Setup since 3 hours ago, the first GTX970 is in, expecting the second one on friday
    Last edited by TheCaptain; 03-04-2017, 11:38 PM.


    • #3
      Main rig
      Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo
      Power: Corsair TX650V2 (swapped fan for enermax TB silence 140) and custom DIY braiding using 550lb paracord
      Motherboard: Asus P9X79
      Processor: Intel Core i7-4820K
      Memory: 4x4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600
      Graphics: MSI GTX780 3GB
      Storage: 240GB Crucial M500 for OS and separate steam partition, 750GB Seagate Constellation SE for games, 1TB WD Black for Program Files, documents, download cache and a small games partition, 1TB WD SE for games, 4TB WD SE for storage & photos
      Cooling: Koolance CPU-380i, EK FC Titan, Alphacool NexXxos XT45 480mm & 240mm copper radiators, XSPC Photon 270 reservoir, XSPC D5 vario pump with EK top, stock 140mm phanteks case fans (2x front, 1x side and 1x rear), 1x noctua NF-F12 in the 5.25" bay, 1x be quiet silent wings 140 in the side, 1x scythe s-flex 120 in the back, 6x Nidec servo Gentle Typhoon fans on the radiators
      More: AJA Kona LSe digital framestore, LG Bluray writer, Enermax 2x2 fan controller which controls all of the fans via splitters + temperature and fan speed monitoring

      More stuff
      Keyboard: Ducky Shine 5 RGB
      Mouse: Microsoft WMO
      Display: Dell 2408WFP 24" 1920x1200 & Iiyama PLH540S 21" 1600x1200
      Sound: Asus Xonar Essence ST Deluxe into marantz AV7701 preamp/processor, to interM R300 power amp/Harrison Xi150 power amp and to either Tannoy SRM-10B's or JBL Control 1's. (Beyer DT-770's or AKG K601 for headphones)
      Game controllers: Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless
      OS: Windows 10 Home

      Upgrades planned
      Nothing yet.

      Future plans
      Considering a ryzen upgrade once it all settles down. Also looking forward to AMD's vega GPU's.

      Pump side.

      Back when it was all freshly installed

      Recent shot with the AJA kona card fitted and memory changed out for 2x 8GB rather than 4x4GB (testing)

      Server (was my old gaming rig up to 2014)
      Case: Coolermaster CM690-II
      Power: Superflower Golden Green 550W
      Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
      Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955BE (underclocked and under volted to reduce consumption)
      Memory: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
      Graphics: nVidia Quadro NVS310
      Storage: 120GB Samsung SSD, 7x 2TB WD SE in RAID 5 (12TB array)
      Cooling: Prolimatech megahalems + noctua industrial PPC fan, 1x NMB-MAT 120x38mm drive cooling fan, 1x yate loon 140mm fan, 4x 120mm Scythe kama flow
      More: LSI megaraid 8888ELP pulled from an old server, intel RES2sv240 SAS Expander, 2x icybox 3x5.25" bay backplanes, Belkin USB 3.0 card
      OS: Opensuse 42.2 Leap

      Future plans
      Reduce power consumption further as this thing is on pretty much 24/7

      Older shot before the sas expander card went in

      Old shot showing it with an old Quadro FX5200

      Next to the phanteks case, it looks pretty dinky.


      • #4
        Finally got the ****ing pictures to work on my previous post. The size is a bit of though

        And oh, I need to put all my other computers on here aswell, I got 8 or something, I don't know exactly lol


        • #5
          Man, those sleeved power cables look really good Kei-86! Love them. Tempted to do mine aswell, red/black offcourse, gotta stick with the theme.

          What's that bit of flatcable on the second pic for?

          Second and third GTX970 are on their way
          Last edited by TheCaptain; 31-03-2017, 12:18 AM.


          • #6
            Originally posted by TheCaptain View Post
            Man, those sleeved power cables look really good Kei-86! Love them. Tempted to do mine aswell, red/black offcourse, gotta stick with the theme.

            What's that bit of flatcable on the second pic for?
            Sleeving cables yourself is a nightmare as it ruins your fingers. The ribbon cable in the second shot is the link between the main sound card and the "daughter" surround card. (xonar HDAV H6) I've since taken it out as I don't use it, opting to use optical out instead as it isn't susceptible to ground loops. Only reason I keep the sound card is because of ASIO support.


            • #7
              Might see if I can find somehow who's willing to do it for me then


              • #8
                Still need to tidy up the wiring to the cards, but here's a quick pic of the cards. Had a bit of an issue with artifacts when playing games with SLI enabled, cleaning the SLI contacts and the connectors on the SLI bridge fixed that.

                Still on the list
                - Coolermaster Mastercase Pro 6 (red edition)
                - MSI SLI bridge (with fancy logo and lighting and stuff)
                - 5x Corsair AF140 fan's (black with red lining)
                - Maybe some red or white CCFL's
                Last edited by TheCaptain; 04-04-2017, 12:44 AM.


                • #9
                  PC parts:
                  i5 7400
                  some random gigiabyte motherboard
                  16gb's of ddr4
                  250gb ssd
                  2tb hdd
                  a case... that is black
                  550 watt psu
                  and an optical drive

                  Other bits:
                  peasant level keyboard
                  peasant level mouse
                  some sennheiser headphones
                  1080p 1ms response time super cool gaming monitor that i really really like
                  crappy old desk
                  bottom sweat injected mouldy old chair
                  and gaming socks
                  and some other random crap

                  cost me $1600... best waste of money in my entire life.

                  my steam profile

                  the song i'm listening to right now

                  the car i want to buy... but can't afford

                  I can't take pictures because i don't have a camera
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                  • #10
                    The first new parts have arrived. 5x Corsair AF140

                    And MSI SLI-bridge

                    Also a new 2TB harddrive because my current one is dying

                    black/red NZXT H440 New Edition pc-case is on backorder.


                    • #11

                      2018 Elantra Sport Upgrades: 2.25" hotpipe, 2.5" turbo back exhaust, 3.5" intake, 845 Motorsports tune, 2x oil catch cans, electronic wastegate solenoid, shifter cable and base aluminium bushings, B&M short shifter, weighted shift knob, Enkei TS9's, and a boost gauge.


                      • #12
                        Totally forgot to update my situation. H440 New Edition came in a while ago. Took 2 days to build (yes that is a long time, I'm OCD on cable management and I had some trouble mounting the radiator the way I wanted to)

                        Empty case with fans test fitted

                        Everything in and running

                        Next on the list is replace the watercooler with an NZXT unit, because RGB illuminated NZXT logo to fit the theme. Might have to wait a while for that to happen though, simracing rig is first on the list now


                        • #13
                          Upgraded my x79 machine to a Ryzen threadripper 1920x which has helped considerably with encoding work. Day to day stuff and games perform similarly. Clocked the cpu up to 3.975GHz and run 32GB of memory at 3200MHz C14. I also bagged an RX Vega 56 to replace the GTX 780 before prices went absolutely psychotic. Flashed the gpu with a 64 bios and it clocks up to 1680/1100Mhz whilst using only 1075mV and performs around the same level as a decently clocked 1080 or vega 64.

                          Replaced the old corsair tx650 power supply at the same time.

                          Decided on the gigabyte aorus motherboard which seems to work pretty well.

                          RGB overkill.


                          • #14
                            Oh my, that's nice.

                            Here's an uptodate, better photo of my current setup. Recently got rid of all mechanical harddrives, 250GB SSD for Windows install, 500GB SSD for Program Files, 2000GB SSD for bulk storage. All are Samsung 850 EVO units.

                            Below the graphics cards are 2 of the SSD's, 250GB on the right, 2000GB on the left. The other 500GB unit was added later and is hidden behind the drive cages.


                            • #15
                              I finished this beast last week. It was a customer built, but still wanted to share it.

                              NZXT H440 New Edition (black/green)
                              Coolermaster V750 powersupply
                              MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
                              Core i7 8700k with Corsair H115i liquid cooler
                              2x8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-2666Mhz RGB
                              MSI GTX1080Ti Gaming X Trio 11GB (1100 euro's, jeey for bitcoins)
                              Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
                              Western Digital Blue 4000GB
                              3x Corsair AF140 (comes with swappable rings in red, blue and white. I sanded and primered the white rings and then spraypainted them the closest green I could find)

                              Including parts, labor, Windows license, this totalled at just below 2800 euro's.