i7 gaming rig specs...round 2 :) - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-13-2009, 08:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
Lord Techie
hikaricloud's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: i7 gaming rig specs...round 2 :)

No problem mate! Take some photos, too. We like pictures. :P

R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
hikaricloud is offline  
Old 05-15-2009, 01:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
Super Techie
helix2301's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Datacenter
Posts: 280
Send a message via AIM to helix2301
Default Re: i7 gaming rig specs...round 2 :)

I like the rig man. Not a big fan of dule monitor but the rest is cool

HP Pro, A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, MCTS
helix2301 is offline  
Old 05-21-2009, 02:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 15
Default Re: i7 gaming rig specs...round 2 :)

Hey fellas just wanted to let you all know that I received and built the computer! All i can really say is WOW! (no Blizzard pun here) Installed Windows 7 and loving it atm. I was never a Vista fan and was living on XP for the longest time but W7 seems to running awesome. The HAF case is quieter than my Sager 5720 laptop lol. Im not a "videophile" so I won't compare monitors but this Samsung rocks! I was skeptical at first due to the matte screen (my Sager is glossy) but I can nothing wrong with this matte screen. Looks beautiful.

I was temporarily scared while installing the CPU onto the Mobo. The metal clasp required a little force to lock in the CPU (probably intended). I removed the CPU just to see if the pressure was hurting the mobo at all. (Here is where i was scared) The mobo pins looked bent in. Half one way and the other half the other way. After everything worked fine, I came to my own conclusion that the mobo pins were designed that way. I just didn't notice during the initial installation.

As for gaming: Installed Crysis and maxed out the graphics at 1920x1200, still playable. Decided to give Age of Conan a shot (so sick of WoW, and WAR broke my heart into countless pieces) and loving it so far but only running in DX9 mode. DX10 wouldn't display and graphics. Sound worked but no screen. At this time those are the only 2 games that i've played so far.

Just wanted to poke m head in here and again thank everybody for helping me build this rig. I will be back with a few pictures before the week's out.
Ariakys is offline  
Old 05-21-2009, 04:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Pinscher's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,538
Default Re: i7 gaming rig specs...round 2 :)

Glad to hear your rig is all up and running!

If you like AoC, send me a PM with your name and server and I might start playing again.
Pinscher is offline  
Old 05-22-2009, 01:18 AM   #25 (permalink)
Master Techie
baron5's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: i7 gaming rig specs...round 2 :)

yeah the pins are like that in the x58, it looks quite neat as opposed to the old 775 socket. Im glad we helped you take the step into the pc building world, have fun with your rig now!

<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito

baron5 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gaming rig build for under $1000 please Zizka New Systems | Building and Buying 7 04-06-2009 11:35 PM
Mid level rig specs jfenwick New Systems | Building and Buying 10 07-27-2008 02:40 PM
Final PC Gaming Rig Specs....Please Comment!!!!! r3vo1ution1991 New Systems | Building and Buying 22 07-11-2008 01:32 AM
Save some money when UFC fights in England if you live in USA Osiris Off Topic Discussion 4 01-21-2008 04:04 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.