For those that have a gaming PC did you buy it or build it?
Feel free to share some specs and pics. Just kinda thought it would be fun to see who else has the same computer interests. :)
I love building things so i built mine and the one my husband uses as well.
Current gaming rig:
Thermaltake ArmorPlus(Armor+) VH6000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case (i went a bit overboard with the huge case :yikes:)
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power Supply
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
ADATA XPG Gaming v2.0 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 Desktop Memory
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support
And one Hello Kitty Diecut Decal!
Also since my husband took over my 23" LG monitor I decided to one up him. I think my 52" LG plasma pwns his 23" lol.
AMD build nice! :D
I Built a pc
Case: Cooler Master 690 II case Nvidia edition
Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth 990fx
CPU: AMD FX8120 OC'd to 4.2Ghz on push/pull H50
RAM: 16g DDR3 @ 1600
Boot Drive: 64g SSD Card
Gaming Drive: 2x 64g SSD RAID0
2 GTX 480s SLI (2 GTX 680s otw)
Drive: just a basic 24.99 one from bestbuy lol
I have a PS3 for movies/bluray
Currently running one 23" LCD monitor
but once I move to a new apt I'm running 3 19" LED monitors for a 2D surround set up.
future monitor set up (pulled them out to make sure they all worked)
Always build mine and my current desktop has been setup for a few years now so i don't remember all the details.
it's running a amd phenom II 9950 black quad.
15000 rpm raptor drive
6 gigs of memory
1 terabyte on board secondary drive.
win 7 64bit
44" lcd mainly used for netflix now.
laptop with 3 gigs on board non shared video memory nivdia 555m
8 gigs memory
1.75 terabytes storage
win 7 64 bit / Vmware win 7 64 bit system Just for browsing.
2 terabytes Network ras storage for movies and document sharing.
there's also a western digital media player hooked up to the tv in the living room so you can watch movies off the network also.
I like how we have 3 AMD builds in a row :laugh:
Very nice! I love AMD processors. Every build Ive done Ive used AMD. They overclock very well and dont cost arms and legs. :D AMD is one of the only brands that is a must have at this point for me. Im slowly trying to find a brand of RAM i like. The ADATA Im not to happy with and am only running one of the 4GB sticks of the 8GB I had purchased due to a bad stick and there customer service being a pain about getting an RMA to me to replace it. The OCZ im running in the husbands is pretty decent. Newegg just didnt have any OCZ in a size I needed in a kit with the GB I wanted.
Gigachip: Love the case and the triple monitor setup.
pocketcthulhu: lol yes Im a Jedi but if it makes you feel any better Im also a Sith. :D
one day I do want to try out intel though, and AMD GPUs :)
I don't game anymore but, I do dabble in the PC thing. Running 2 Hackintosh machines with a lot of umph!!! I did buy an Intel Mac with 23inch monitor. The main machine has an Intel i7 processor (over clocked) with 16Gigs of Ram and two 2TBs seagate drives. The video card is a Zotac Geforce GTX 550 (over clocked) 1000 watt power supply all connected to a Asus Sabertooth Z77 1155 motherboard. Case is a CM Storm. The other 3 monitors are all 24 wide screens.
I run asus mb's and kingston memory and have had One chip fail on me in the past 6 years. and no mb failures.
Also I think we should burn the infidel above this post....:mad0260: lol
lol anyway man I am in no way shape or form a mac person but you do have a nice setup.
Thanks, I also think AMD is the best for gaming rigs. I actually run a triple-boot on one of the machines, hence Intel process.
I'm waiting for my new laptop to be delivered. I've been running a gaming rig in my antec 900 case for about 6 years now that I built myself. It's time to upgrade. Wife hates wires and bulky towers so she allowed me to spend the extra money and get a laptop.
Nvidia GTX 670M 1.5 GB video card
8GB 1666 MHz RAM
120 GB Intel 520 series SSD
750 GB sata3 7200 rpm hdd
I'm retaining my 23" acer 1920x1080 monitor or I can hook it up to my 46" 3d TV.
I always love the multiple monitor setups.Thanks for the RAM suggestions. :)
As for ASUS, we have a love hate relationship lol. I love there MB but not there VC. I've had 3 ASUS video cards now that gave me probems. Two were bad and one of them I RMA'd and the new one from the RMA which is the 3rd the heatsink actually went out on after a year of use. I modified it with a processor heatsink lol and it works just fine now. But that was the biggest reason I went EVGA on my new machine. The ASUS MB though have always worked pretty well for me though. :)
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