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Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:33 pm

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Card came in. And my SSD. I love that they give you a giant fold out poster for the brand name. LOLZ.
Like I'm some 16 year old who's gonna sport a big ass EVGA lightning and thunderstorm lookin poster in my bedroom next to my Spencer's Jenny McCarthy poster.
Solid upgrade! Lol@giantposter. I do like the chrome looking badge, doe

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Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:34 pm

Hopefully the necro-bump is allowed.

This is my current system, which was built at the tail end of 2011 (save for the 980Ti which was bought in 2015) it's never been hit with air to blow it out so it's a bit dusty. I also didn't really care about cable management back then, so go easy on me. :lol:

i5-3550
CORSAIR AIO water cooler
16GB Gskill Ripsaw X series
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard
Have an Samsung 850EVO SSD as the boot drive, a 600gb WD Raptor game/photoshop drive, another SSD for GTA, and a 1TB WD Blue storage drive.
Gigabyte 980Ti G1 paired to a 27" Dell G-Sync 144hz 1440p monitor
All on an original CX600 power supply and tucked into a Rosewill R5 case.

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With Windows10 it's starting to show its age, but hoping to get a few more years out of it before having to go bigger. The initial build (prior to the 980) cost me about $1100 and stayed untouched until about August 2015.

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:24 am

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:24 am
I've always wanted to build my own gaming PC and finally got the cojones to do it. The turn of events that led to this were somewhat interesting but I'll save that for another topic.

The centerpiece of the battle station is an Alienware 34" 3440x1440 GSync monitor so I needed a machine that would take advantage of that resolution with solid frame rates.

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Full specs:
Intel core i5 8600k
Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler
MSI Gaming Plus Motherboard
16gb GSkill Ripjaws 3200 (2x8)
1Tb Samsung EVO NVMe m.2
500gb Samsung EVO SSD
EVGA GTX 1070ti FTW Ultra Silent
EVGA G3 650W Gold PSU
CoolerMaster RGB case fans x3 w/ controller
Rosewill Challenger S ATX mid-tower
LG DVD burner

Budget was $1500 and through some slick dealing managed to keep it around $1300, that is until I added the NVMe drive later on as an impulse buy. But prior to that I used the savings to get the keyboard/mouse/speakers for this setup.

Just did my first playthrough of the original Crysis and, wow! What a stellar game that still holds up 10+ years later! Epic.

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All in all, this was a super fun project and I'll agree with whomever first said building a gaming PC is like Legos for adults!

5/7 would recommend







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Welcome to PC Master Race, and sick set-up with a sick budget.

Noticed a lot of WoW here... Anyone play Guild Wars 2?

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:09 am
Barnes93cb wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:43 am
Looks awesome! What games are you planning to play?
Thanks man. For now gonna play through the Crysis trilogy which I got for $10. Maybe a re-play through Skyrim, have Middle Earth Shadow of War because Lord of the Rings, and when Far Cry 5 goes on sale I'll pick that up.

Do you pc game? Any recommendations?
Also btw if you like singleplayer story-based games, my tie for favorite game with The Witcher 3 is NieR: Automata, in case you haven't tried. It has some weird Japanese stuff going on, but the atmosphere, soundtrack, and story are very good. Existentialism ahoy!

I'm running a i7-7700HQ, 1060 max-q, 16gb RAM, and 1.5tb SSD



Also, for shooters, does anyone play Insurgency/Insurgency: Sandstorm?

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Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:10 am

I took the plunge yesterday.

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Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:10 am
I took the plunge yesterday.

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How is it? Also, what made you go Rift vs Vive?

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SaxyJeep wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:04 pm
3rdgenfan wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:10 am
I took the plunge yesterday.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/BYA2tdW.jpg?1[img]
How is it? Also, what made you go Rift vs Vive?
It's pretty damn impressive, quite honestly. Part of me is glad I made the purchase, especially since it's proven rather useful in iRacing where my only other plan was to add two more monitors but they're still about $500/ea so I'd rather not go that route.

As for the Rift vs Vive, it was a price-point thing. Rift was on-sale at their Black Friday price @ $349 and Best Buy offered 6mo 0% with their card so I figured 'why not'. I was tempted to return it after a couple of days in case the 2nd gen products came out until I saw that it was sort of shelved for the time being.

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Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:53 pm

3rdgenfan wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:10 am
I took the plunge yesterday.

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When looking into building a race sim setup, a couple of friends really pushed hard to go VR. It's the only true way to really get into "Looking ahead", which is kind of what I wanted to ingrain in my memory for autocrossing. Also, we went to a Dave & Busters a couple of weekends ago and paid the $5 a pop to do the Jurassic Park VR thing with the moving seats and all that shit. Holy fuck the graphics were phenomenal and was really one of the first times I've done any new and up to date VR. It was impressive as hell.

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Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:02 pm

Acid666 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:53 pm
3rdgenfan wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:10 am
I took the plunge yesterday.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/BYA2tdW.jpg?1[img]
When looking into building a race sim setup, a couple of friends really pushed hard to go VR. It's the only true way to really get into "Looking ahead", which is kind of what I wanted to ingrain in my memory for autocrossing. Also, we went to a Dave & Busters a couple of weekends ago and paid the $5 a pop to do the Jurassic Park VR thing with the moving seats and all that shit. Holy fuck the graphics were phenomenal and was really one of the first times I've done any new and up to date VR. It was impressive as hell.
Since I've gotten the headset I've found myself now being able to comfortably go right up on the bumper of the person in front of me to draft them (whatever little bit of drafting we can do in the MX5 :lol: ) without worrying about catching a 0x-4x and being able to just pop my head over I can get back out from behind them just before a turn to give both of us safe braking distances. I could never really do that with a single monitor, always ended up nudging them sometimes it cost one of us positions.

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Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:48 pm

SaxyJeep wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:24 am

Also btw if you like singleplayer story-based games, my tie for favorite game with The Witcher 3 is NieR: Automata, in case you haven't tried. It has some weird Japanese stuff going on, but the atmosphere, soundtrack, and story are very good. Existentialism ahoy!

I'm running a i7-7700HQ, 1060 max-q, 16gb RAM, and 1.5tb SSD



Also, for shooters, does anyone play Insurgency/Insurgency: Sandstorm?
Thanks for the suggestion. Never heard of NieR: Automata. Will definitely look into:like:

I actually put this build into a Fractal Designs Meshify C with tempered glass side panel a few months ago along with swapping the 500gb SSD for a 1Tb NVMe drive and putting in some RGB fans because RGB... I'll have to get a new pic in here!

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Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:08 am

Thedude wrote:
SaxyJeep wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:24 am

Also btw if you like singleplayer story-based games, my tie for favorite game with The Witcher 3 is NieR: Automata, in case you haven't tried. It has some weird Japanese stuff going on, but the atmosphere, soundtrack, and story are very good. Existentialism ahoy!

I'm running a i7-7700HQ, 1060 max-q, 16gb RAM, and 1.5tb SSD



Also, for shooters, does anyone play Insurgency/Insurgency: Sandstorm?
Thanks for the suggestion. Never heard of NieR: Automata. Will definitely look into:like:

I actually put this build into a Fractal Designs Meshify C with tempered glass side panel a few months ago along with swapping the 500gb SSD for a 1Tb NVMe drive and putting in some RGB fans because RGB... I'll have to get a new pic in here!
Pic please, only thing i enjoy looking at as much as Jeep setups are PC setups!

Remember, Red = high performance, Green = economy mode, Blue = Extra cooling!


Also yea, its a bit on the "Japanese" side (eccentric), but it is thoroughly enjoyable once you accept the "wtf". Kind of like Metal Gear...

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Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:43 pm

SaxyJeep wrote:
Thedude wrote: Thanks for the suggestion. Never heard of NieR: Automata. Will definitely look into:like:

I actually put this build into a Fractal Designs Meshify C with tempered glass side panel a few months ago along with swapping the 500gb SSD for a 1Tb NVMe drive and putting in some RGB fans because RGB... I'll have to get a new pic in here!
Pic please, only thing i enjoy looking at as much as Jeep setups are PC setups!

Remember, Red = high performance, Green = economy mode, Blue = Extra cooling!


Also yea, its a bit on the "Japanese" side (eccentric), but it is thoroughly enjoyable once you accept the "wtf". Kind of like Metal Gear...
Did some things over the holiday.... I actually split the pc in two. What you see below is 1 of the two. The second is a micro-atx build in a meshify c mini case. I ordered an 8700k, 1080 ti, evga 240 clc, 32gb GSkill 2x16, MSI z370m Mortar, and meshify c mini.

I put the 8700k, 1080ti, and evga clc, in the atx case (and swapped the 2x8 ram for 2x16) making this thing pretty powerful.

In the mini went the 8600k and 1070ti and that’s now the living room pc. Grabbed the Corsair keyboard/lapboard to control it.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:07 pm

Thedude wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:43 pm
SaxyJeep wrote:Pic please, only thing i enjoy looking at as much as Jeep setups are PC setups!

Remember, Red = high performance, Green = economy mode, Blue = Extra cooling!


Also yea, its a bit on the "Japanese" side (eccentric), but it is thoroughly enjoyable once you accept the "wtf". Kind of like Metal Gear...
Did some things over the holiday.... I actually split the pc in two. What you see below is 1 of the two. The second is a micro-atx build in a meshify c mini case. I ordered an 8700k, 1080 ti, evga 240 clc, 32gb GSkill 2x16, MSI z370m Mortar, and meshify c mini.

I put the 8700k, 1080ti, and evga clc, in the atx case (and swapped the 2x8 ram for 2x16) making this thing pretty powerful.

In the mini went the 8600k and 1070ti and that’s now the living room pc. Grabbed the Corsair keyboard/lapboard to control it.

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mouth waters

looks sick, but does it run Crysis?

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Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm

SaxyJeep wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Thedude wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:43 pm

Did some things over the holiday.... I actually split the pc in two. What you see below is 1 of the two. The second is a micro-atx build in a meshify c mini case. I ordered an 8700k, 1080 ti, evga 240 clc, 32gb GSkill 2x16, MSI z370m Mortar, and meshify c mini.

I put the 8700k, 1080ti, and evga clc, in the atx case (and swapped the 2x8 ram for 2x16) making this thing pretty powerful.

In the mini went the 8600k and 1070ti and that’s now the living room pc. Grabbed the Corsair keyboard/lapboard to control it.

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mouth waters

looks sick, but does it run Crysis?
49 fps in crysis at 800x600!

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