"Sunset" my newest project

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    well most of you know my last system, "The Mystic Rig", for those of you who dont follow this link (also in my sig) http://www.zardon.net/system/


    My new project "Sunset" came into fruitation due to a new concept which has been increasingly irritating me at night.... "noise". So my main priorities were to select good performing components with the slant on trying to keep the noise down.

    My thanks goes to my friend and hardware guru, manager of Computastore in Northern Ireland, John, who is always there for advice and much more :)

    Ok my setup this time revolves around the following components.

    Athlon XP 2100+ CPU
    MSI KT3 Ultra 2 Raid Motherboard
    AKASA Silver Mountain 2
    Kingmax DDR333 256 meg boards x 3
    Western Digital 120 gig JB SE 8 meg cache HD
    Western Digital 80 gig JB SE 8 meg cache HD
    ATI Radeon 9700 350 core/340 ram
    LITEON 48x CD Writer
    LITEON 20x CD Writer (for multiple copies VIA Nero)
    LITEON DVD PLAYER
    LIAN Aluminium Case with window modification
    and some nice red lighting :)

    some piccies

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    at the minute im not overclocking the CPU much as the AKASA isnt a hard core overclockers tool like my delta but is a much quieter fan, so im running the 2100 at 1.75 core at a steady 1.76 ghz ... someday if I fancy some OClocking I might add my swiftech in with the delta and get her to 1.9+ghz again.

    The red lighting looks much more effective without the flash hitting it on my digital camera, but ah well you get the idea.....


    but she is running sweet, getting over 13k in 3dmark with pcmark benchies of 5100 CPU, 4200 mem and 1200 HD, and more importantly all my games are running well, and im going to be able to leave files downloading in this room without the need for earmuffs......
     
  2. Candyman

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    That rig looks NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Sourcer_2002

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    dude that looks realy great but the white drives totally ruin it. I would take me inserts if i were you and ghost the front if the drives.
     
  4. HardwareHeaven

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    yes ive ordered some to fit the drives :)
     
  5. HardwareHeaven

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    another pic with the flash killed.


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    y order them and pay for it when you can u make them out the inserts that came with the case?
     
  7. HardwareHeaven

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    cause I dont pay for them? :D
     
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    Very nice bud :)
     
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    well if u get for free then YOU SUCK lol just playing im a little mad i wish i got stuff for free! But after u get them ghosted it'll look good are u using a cold cathode for lighting?
     
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    Very sweet indeed. You could probably float that case on the airflow from your previous army of 120mm fans :evil:
     
  11. JavaFox

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    Very sweet indeed, Z'. Anything that hits 13K in 3DMark is fine by this fox. But, I'd have to say, I think that system only seems quiet because your previous system was so loud. ;)
     
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    Oh and another thing -- good job picking red components. Coordination is a sweet thing. ^_^
     
  13. GREEKRAGE

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    ME LIKES !!!

    Man the pic with no lights makes the rig look evil...lol


    I bet that thing is sooooo clean you can eat your grubb on it.........aluminum rules !!
     
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    Very nice Zardon... Most excellent system. Looks very clean! :)
     
  15. HardwareHeaven

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    Thanks guys, im proud of it myself :) and its so quiet. This motherboard is one of the best ive used.

    here is a screenie of the system temps sitting at around 1.8ghz.

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  16. kinetic

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    Very nice indeed! Old system surplus to requirements? ;)


    By the way you'll never be able to fry an egg with those temps! :cool:
     
  17. Kelsenellenelvian

    Kelsenellenelvian Master of my own Destiny

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    Sweet looking rig zardon mine ends up looking like a junk yard on a thunderstorm I concentrate mainly on performace and capability...
     
  18. Kelsenellenelvian

    Kelsenellenelvian Master of my own Destiny

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    hey zardon whats the name of that temp monitor you have shown us the screen shot of???
     
  19. kinetic

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    I think it comes with his motherboard, MSI. :cool:
     
  20. HardwareHeaven

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    PC alert 4 (you can see it top left of the panel), bundled with the motherboard, along with about 40 others. ill give MSI something, they certainly supply a hell of a lot of utilities with their mobos.. they have a utility called "cooler XP", and it drops temps by about 6 C.......

    also of note is the MSI live update (2), which scans their website for bios and application/utility updates and informs you of new versions. There was already an update for the bios (which ive flashed) to allow 2400 and 2600+ XPs which is good cause ive a 2600 ordered :)
     

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