PC gamers! What rigs are you running?!

Discussion in 'Staging Area' started by Kolby, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. legoclone09

    legoclone09 Likes are candy Supporting Member

    San Diego

    I love my WD Black. $70 for 1TB, though.
  2. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

    S. Florida
    Speaking of hard drives, my SSD just died. It was abruptly sudden and gave zero warning. Even worse, I downloaded about 120GB of files in the last 2 days and never got a chance to back ANYTHING up before the failure happened... Kinda disappointed.

  3. deathmechanic

    deathmechanic Active Member

    Blah bought a z170 board a couple months ago and now z270 comes out oh well. Will still be happy when it all comes together.
  4. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

    S. Florida
  5. deathmechanic

    deathmechanic Active Member

    Ordered a Kraken x62, 16GB of 3200 dominator RAM, thermal grizzly paste, and a EVGA platinum 1000w PSU. All thats left is a 6700k from silicon lottery and a 1TB M2 drive.
  6. Munishin

    Munishin Well-Known Member

    I downgraded today so I could afford a new camera. Plus the 1080 was overkill for a single 1080p setup. Hoping the TI is out by Q3. That's when I plan on re-ascending.

  7. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

    S. Florida
    Nice guys. I just installed my Kraken X61 a couple days ago.
    CAM isn't too reliable. I wouldn't use it for anything other that monitoring and changing the LED.
  8. deathmechanic

    deathmechanic Active Member

    Im not super interested about CAM just bought it since the x62 is supposed to be better than the 115i.
  9. TheLost

    TheLost Conductor of the Poop Train Supporting Member

    Just built a new rig

    Corsair 900D
    ASUS Maximus IX Formula
    16gb Trident Z 3200MHz DDR4
    EVGA 1080 FTW
    Seasonic X850 fully modular PSU
    Samsung 960 EVO NVME 250gb SSD
    Seagate Barricuda 2TB 7200rpm HDD
    EKWB water cooling loop:
    -480mm rad
    -240mm rad
    -250mm Reservoir
    -D5 pump w/ head
    -CPU block
    -VRM block
    -GPU block

    -ASUS 1440p 144hz monitor
    -Logitech G502 Mouse
    -Axis Cherry Red MX keyboard
    -Razer Tartarus Chroma
    -Afterglow Prismatic Controller

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  10. TheLost

    TheLost Conductor of the Poop Train Supporting Member

    Double post since it's been awhille.

    I just benchmarked using the heaven one and I scored a nice 3200 on 1080 @ ultra everything.
  11. Poppulanto

    Poppulanto New Member

    I'm pretty happy with my current build. It's my first one, by the way.
    GPU: MSI RX480 8GB
    CPU: Intel i5-6600k @ 4.2GHz OC
    Motherboard: Asus z170-A
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V @ 2133MHz
    Case: Enermax ECA3280A-BR
    PSU: EVGA 550w Supernova 80+ Gold

    Runs basically everything I play at max settings around 60-80 fps. Love the hardware.
  12. smiles

    smiles Active Member

    This thread really died off. Does anyone have any new builds to share? Personally, I'm building a new system within the next month or so. Gonna pretty slick.
  13. link0

    link0 Well-Known Member

    SF Bay Area
    Planning on building this in a month or two to upgrade from my current Ryzen 1700 setup. I already have the GPU, PSU, and Monitor from the current setup that I will transfer over. The prices are not accurate at all though, as I got them for much cheaper.

  14. smiles

    smiles Active Member

    Good choice on the CPU ;) that's what I'm going with also.
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  15. Lefse

    Lefse Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Current setup:
    Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with Noctua NH-U12S cooler
    RAM: 32 (4x8) GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 Pulse, gives me almost 5 times as high FPS as my old RX 560.
    Storage: Corsair Force MP510 480GB M.2 SSD
    PSU: Corsair RM750x 750 watt
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 black with 2x140mm Noctua fans in the bottom, 2x120mm fans in the top and one 120mm fan in the rear.

    Update: I have now replaced the old RX 560 GPU with a shiny new RX 5700 from Sapphire and it's definitely a huge upgrade. Had to install extra case fans to deal with the extra heat but I can live with that.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
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  16. danerd

    danerd Well-Known Member

    Same here. Im still running the system I built in 2015-2016, and updated in 18. Its aging, but it still does what I need it to:

    MSI 990FX mobo
    16GB RAM
    AMD FX8350
    1200W PSU
    2x 4GB R9 290X
    1x Samsung SATA 6 SSD (OS, CAD and a few games)
    2x WD 1TB Blue HDDs in RAID 0
    Case: BitFenix Aurora

    Id like to revamp everything so I can start really getting into high-end visualization for my work, and personal use. Ive been tinkering here and there with Unreal, but my system isnt really suited for it. Ideally Id rebuild it to:

    Ryzen 3000 series
    X599 mobo
    64GB RAM
    M.2 SSD storage
    2x RX5700
    same PSU and case
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  17. Lefse

    Lefse Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Ah, good old FX 8350, I had one a few years ago, it's inefficient but has pretty good performance. It could handle huge crafts in KSP with several huge mods installed, inlcuding the CPU killer KSP Interstellar.
  18. aotsukisho

    aotsukisho Well-Known Member

    My current PC has been in evolution since 2007 with the last major upgrade to the X99 chipset in mid-2016, so it was fairly high end back when it was fresh. The sentiment that X99 was basically a publicly-tested beta with regards to stability and compatibility is true, it has been a headache time and time again but when everything runs it does feel nice.

    Corsair Vengeance C70 White with Bitfenix Spectre Pro Red fans, 2x 120mm 1x 140mm
    Asus X99-A II ATX (LGA2011v3)
    Intel i7-5820K at 4.3GHz, Corsair Hydro H115i with Rosewill Hyperborea 140mm fans on pull
    Asus Geforce GTX 980ti Strix Gaming at 1180MHz
    Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4-2400 8GB x4
    Plextor M8Pe 512GB NVME (boot SSD)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 3.0TB (games HDD)
    Western Digital Green 4.0TB x2 (storage HDDs)
    Hitachi Ultrastar A7K3000 2.0TB (retired enterprise-class scratch HDD)
    Corsair Force GS 240GB (video/stream capture SSD)
    Asus AC1300 PCI-E wifi
    Creative SoundBlaster Recon3D
    Samsung SH-224DB multi optical drive
    Seasonic SS-650KM 650W power supply
    Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 1440p 144Hz Gsync (primary)
    Asus VG245HE 24" 1080p 75Hz Freesync (secondary/Xbox)
    Aukey KM-G3 Cherry MX Blue keyboard
    Logitech G903 mouse
    Sennheiser Game ONE headset
    Logitech X-230 2.1 speaker system

    Secondary mobile gaming system I built in early 2017 mainly because I wanted to focus more on internal case customization while keeping a sleeper look...also cause I've been drooling over the GTX 690 ever since it came out in 2012, and didn't realize that it aged very poorly and was sub-$200.

    Silverstone SUGO SG-11 with Delta FFB0812VHE 80mm intake fan over GPUs
    Asus Maximus V GENE mATX (Z77)
    Intel i7-2700K at 4.8GHz, Corsair Hydro C60v2 with San Ace 109R 120mm fan in pull
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 690 at 1050-1100MHz x2 in quad SLI
    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-1600 8GB x2
    Corsair Force GS 240GB (boot/offline games SSD)
    Toshiba HDD2J12 500GB (online game HDD...didn't have anything else big enough)
    Seasonic SS-1050XM 1050W power supply
    BenQ XL2420Z 24" 1080p 144Hz
    Logitech G11 keyboard
    Logitech MX518 mouse

    This one doesn't have the best peripherals since it was mainly used as a Tekken 7 station. It actually performs about 80% as well as my other computer in Tekken 7/Monster Hunter Online/Titanfall, but the low VRAM available (2+2GB per GTX 690) prevents it from being used in anything over 1080p in my opinion.

    Last 'PC' is a third-hand gaming computer I bought off of a friend to use for FreeNAS at home.

    Corsair Vengeance 600T White with stock Thermaltake Core v1 200mm fan for airflow
    Asus Sabertooth Z87 (Z87)
    Intel i5-4670K, stock
    Hitachi Ultrastar HUS724030ALE641 3.0TB x2
    Hitachi 5K3000 3.0TB
    Seagate ST33000651NS 3.0TB
    Western Digital Red WD30ERFX 3.0TB x2
    Antec Eco 620C 620W power supply
  19. Wingman703

    Wingman703 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Welp, my 7 year old rig finally gave up the ghost. Had some screen flickers, two days later it completely dies. Powers up but blank screens. Think the card kicked it. Its so old its not worth just replacing a few parts, so I'll do a new rig to catch me up to this decade.

    Previous PC was based around a MSI 970A-G43 mobo and MSI R9 270 card. It was low to mid range even when built so I'm excited to get something newer/faster.
    I'm not sure if I want to hold out and wait for a 3060(more inline with my usage and pricepoint) or go overkill for a 2080 or 3070. Regardless I'll probably go with an Ryzen 3700 and X570-P, and limp along on my laptop since Black Friday is right around the corner. Any suggestions are welcome as I'm getting back into PC's after having completely ignored the industry for 4-5 years.
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  20. Munishin

    Munishin Well-Known Member


    2080s are going for "hella" cheap (<$700) on eBay rn due to panic selling by owners realizing how jipped they're getting with the price point of the 3xxx cards. Still would advise holding out for a steady supply of the newer cards since you'd be getting more bang for your buck and it's right inline with the going price of the 2xxx cards.
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