New rig

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  1. LeanWolf

    LeanWolf alpha male

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    well the new rig is up and running, and I love it!
    bear in mind that for the last two years i've been using a lappy with P3 @ 1GHz, 500MB RAM and a 64MB Radeon 9000. It still runs flawlessly after five years of heavy use but man is it slow (specially the HD) and noisy!
    the new rig is lightning fast and whisper quiet in comparison.

    besides the listed specs I went with:
    BenQ FP241W (simply awesome, so much better for image processing)
    twin 500GB Seagate barracudas in RAID0
    Thermatake ruby orb CPU cooler (quiet AND pretty!)
    CoolerMaster Stacker 831 (larger then i'd expected, it's HUGE but gives alot of space for airflow and looks pretty cool)

    installation went flawlessly, well except for the ear-splitting whine from the geforce when i first turned it on and had forgotten the 12v connector... and installing the RAID drivers without a floppy drive was a bit tricky!

    Thanks so much to everyone here who gave me help and advice!
     
  2. Teme

    Teme Super Moderator

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    what temps Q6600 has with that cooler? and post some pictures :)
     
  3. procupine14

    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    yeah I'd like to see some pics of this beast
     
  4. mkk

    mkk Well-Known Member

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    Must feel great to finally have a real PC after all those years. ;) :)
     
  5. LeanWolf

    LeanWolf alpha male

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    Definately! ;)
    Pics? sure, coming up!
    what do you recommend for a temp monitoring proggy? CPUCooL?
     
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  6. Lelisevis

    Lelisevis Howlin at the moon

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    Congrats on the build

    For cpu temps use Coretemp
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    mmmm quadiness is good
     
  8. LeanWolf

    LeanWolf alpha male

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    Pics!

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  9. LeanWolf

    LeanWolf alpha male

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    and temps:
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  10. CJLMTLCA

    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    Congrats! Now you just need a new keyboard... and slippers maybe...
     
  11. procupine14

    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    WOW thats real nice all clean and new and shiny
     
  12. LeanWolf

    LeanWolf alpha male

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    bah, a keyboard's a keyboard imo.. although a black/gray one would match better. and what's wrong with my slippers?!
     

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