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Topic: Post your current rig
fpot
Posts: 25800
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

So after a fairly hefty upgrade I felt the time was right to post my rig so I can bask in the glory and adulation of my fellow gamers as they lavish me with praise with how awesome the computer hardware is inside my giant metal box.

I guess you can post your rig too. Also post what games you're playing at the moment.

Mobo: ASRock Z170 Extreme7+
CPU: Intel i7 6700k running at 4.7Ghz
RAM: 32GB DDR4
GPU: Gigabyte 1080 Ti FE x2
Display: Acer XB270HU (1440p 144hz Gsync) and two 1440p 60hz generic Korean monitors.
Storage: 750GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO and various other drives.

I also have a little Raspberry Pi plugged into one of my displays filled with 256GB of ROMS running on all the classic old systems and some ones I had never heard of (Wonderswan... wtf is that?). My brother SwissCM gave me that for christmas and it is truly an awesome little thing.

Been playing through GTA V a lot recently. Playing it maxxed out at a framerate that never drops below 60 is a sight to behold. Kind of keen for a new game to play. ME:A was on the radar but apparently it is rife with Bioware mediocrity.
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Ickus
Posts: 603
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Current:
CPU : Intel 2600K
RAM : 24GB
Storage : 480 + 500 GB SSDs (old old type)
Display : 2x 23" Samsungs

Currently I cant decide if I want to get a 1070 laptop, or a 1060 laptop and 1070 desktop. Price wise there isn't much difference between the two options.

Playing: Black Desert
paveway
Posts: 21228
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Product name PlayStation®4
Product code CUH-2000 series
Main processor
Single-chip custom processor

CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores

GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size* 500GB, 1TB
External dimensions Approx. 265×39×288 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 2.1 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only) BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 2
AUX port × 1
Networking
Ethernet(10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth®v4.0
Power AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 165W
Operating Temperature 5 ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI™ out port (HDR output supported)
notgreazy
Posts: 684
Location: Other International

Product name PlayStation®4
Product code CUH-2000 series
Main processor
Single-chip custom processor

CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores

GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size* 500GB, 1TB
External dimensions Approx. 265×39×288 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 2.1 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only) BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 2
AUX port × 1
Networking
Ethernet(10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth®v4.0
Power AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 165W
Operating Temperature 5 ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI™ out port (HDR output supported)

oh we got a badass over here
Murf
Posts: 117
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

CPU - I7 3770k
MB - Sabertooth Z77
RAM - 16GB DDR3
GPU - MSI GTX 980
Display - BenQ 1080p 120hz
Storage - 500 + 480 + 240GB SSDs + 1TB mechanical

Next Upgrade plans: Ultrawide monitor, probably Acer X34P if it ever bloody releases or maybe an X34 if I get impatient + GTX 1080ti (leaning towards the Strix just because I'm keen to try an Asus card)

Playing: Playerunkowns Battlegrounds, BF1, Gwent
dais
Posts: 12143
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

lolz paveway

ASRock B75-PRO3-M motherboard
Intel Core i5 3470 3.2Ghz CPU
8GB DDR3 RAM
no video card, it died after three years of service
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD

My PC is 3.5 years old. I'm currently playing Metroid Prime Trilogy on Nintendo Wii until I finish studying and have some time for PC games again. I guess I'll start with a new video card, was thinking of this one: Asus Radeon RX 470 ROG Strix 4GB Video Card
Viper119
Posts: 3244
Location: Other International

Does 32GB of RAM have any practical benefits? Honestly asking :o

Do you guys use PCPartPicker? I found it really useful in my last upgrade. Especially for things like compatibility and parts physically fitting. The pricing stuff looks useful too but didn't work for me as I'm in South Africa.

I recently upgraded my Mini-ITX rig, there's a post on it here: Upgraded Mini-ITX Gaming Rig for 60 FPS @ 1440p if you're interested.

So I had this build, from circa 2013.

BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case
Antec 450W ATX
Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz
Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155
G.Skill TridentX 16GB DDR3-2400
Intel 540s 240GB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Dell E2416H 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz

Then I upgraded to these bits earlier this year:

Cooler Master VSM 550W 80+ Gold Semi-Modular ATX
Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-2400
GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 8GB EX OC
Dell S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz

Next upgrade on my list is the storage, want to get a m2 SSD for the OS and maybe a 500gb or 1TB SSD for everything else.

I'm playing Far Cry 4, Witcher 3 and Homeworld Deserts of Kharak on the PC atm, recently finished Dishonored 2 which I loved (tho wish it was longer). Also doing Rise of the Tomb Raider on the PS4.
fpot
Posts: 25801
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Does 32GB of RAM have any practical benefits? Honestly asking :o
Yep if you want to get a RAM drive going, which I haven't got around to doing yet :D
Psycho
Posts: 6214
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Box: Corsair Obsidian 700D
Mobo: ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Gen3+
CPU: Intel i7 6700k @ 4.0Ghz
RAM: 16GB DDR4 3000mhz Vengeance LPX
GPU: EVGA Superclocked (SC backplate) GTX980ti's x2
Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor - 27" 2K WQHD IPS 165hz
Storage: 2 x Samsung (500G) SSD 850 EVO, 1 x OCZ vertex 120G SSD, 1.8T Seagate Barracuda Green Drive.
Logitech G502 Moouse
Logitech G310 mechanical keyboard
Logitech THX 2.1 speakers

*waiting to see what EVGA'S new GTX1080 Ti FTW3 with the ICE cooling system can chug before jumping.

**fpot that's an insane system.
BladeRunner
Posts: 2669
Location: Queensland

Case: Corsair 400r

Mobo: Asus BM85-E

CPU: Intel 4770k (thanks to someone on this forums, who I bought it from)

RAM: 16gb Corsair

Cooling: 5 120mm case fans

Display: Asus 24" LCD. nothing fancy.

Storage: Crucial SSD 240gb (main drive), 500gb Seagate, 2 x 1TB seagates, 2TB Seagate, 1 x 120gb Adata SSD (holds 2 games, mass effect and Ghost recon wildlands lol)

Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Lux

Mouse: Logitech G502
mission
Posts: 9284
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
i5 2.6ghz
8GB RAM
2TB Samsung Evo 850 SSD
27" Benq


last edited by mission at 09:04:14 13/Apr/17
Twisted
Posts: 12215
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Does 32GB of RAM have any practical benefits? Honestly asking :o
Does if you run VM's on the same box.
Raven
Posts: 9416
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Recently upgraded to a i7-6700 after my 3770 died.

16GB in both, GTX1070 which I'd upgraded to a 1050Ti six weeks earlier.

Something like 5x SSDs (2x512 840/850EVO, 3x250s) and 1x3TB HDD.
Acer Predator 144Hz 1080p 24" for gaming, Samsung 2560x1440 60Hz for dev.

Does the job quite nicely.
deadlyf
Posts: 4003
Location: Queensland

I went for a stealth build that didn't quiet work out.

Case - Phanteks 400s, f***ing love it, all black everything, no windows and so roomy inside. My last case was an Antec thing, remember when we thought the s*** they made was good? Cases have come a long way.

Storage - 500GB M.2 Samsung Evo and a 240GB SSD from Crucial. Rest of my s*** is on a HP micro-server under the stairs so no platter drive noise.

Mobo - MSI Z170A Tomahawk

RAM - 32GB G-skill ripjaws

CPU - i7 6700k @ 4.4Ghz. Will run at 4.8 stable but I didn't see the point in pushing it to it's limit

Cooling - Cryorig AIO

GPU - Gigabyte 1070GTX G1. Here is where s*** went wrong, the fans make a grinding noise at low RPM so I have to have them spooled up constantly at about 20% to avoid it, killing my hope for a silent build.

Monitor - some Korean 1440p IPS thing running at 90hz

Audio - Topping VX1 DAC

The other thing that kills my silent build is my UPS that makes bit of a buzzing noise.
Rdizz
Posts: 2683
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
i7 930 @ 3.6
16gb ddr3
R9 390x 8gb
coolermaster cm storm mech backlit keyboard
R.A.T. 5 mouse
surround sound system, dtx digital speakers

split on a iiyama 27" and a 65" led samusng.
Spook
Posts: 40537
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

My rig is psycho's rig from 2011, with water cooling on top of it
infi
Posts: 23684
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I just hooked up quad monitors. So many activities!
Psycho
Posts: 6215
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
My rig is psycho's rig from 2011, with water cooling on top of it

And a damn fine machine too! :) It went to a good home.
Spook
Posts: 40538
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Where is the love emoticon!
nings
Posts: 450
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Case-Corsair 600Q, the upside down around the wrong way one.
Mobo-Asus Z170-AR
Cpu-6700k
Cpu cooler-D15
Gpu-Gigabyte G1 GTX1080
Ram-16GB Gskill ripjaws
Storage-500G 850 Evo
Monitor-Asus VG278, 1080p 120hz that works well @ 1440p 120hz, not so good for 4k.
Audio-Swan M60 5.1, very nice product. Plantronics headphones meh product.
KB-very dirty old Logitech G15.
Mouse-Logitech G403 prodigy.
Sometimes-xbox360 controller on 50" Panasonic plasma tv.
Led fans-0
Leds-0
Disco-0

I like games.
Vash
Posts: 5235
Location:

Trying to hold out from upgrading until DDR5 hits the shores.
Runs everything silky so far.

Mobo - Asrock Z77 Extreme4
Case - P182 Antec. Quiet as.
CPU - i5 3570K @ stock, to be O/Ced with Noctua NH14 soon
Ram - 16GB HyperX Fury 1866mhz DDR3
GPU - GTX 980 Ti
500GB SSD and a bunch of hard drives
Monitor- Samsung 27'' S27A950D LED 120Hz
Audio - HD650s with Bottlehead crack & speedball upgrade. I love good sound, probably my most costly part of the PC.

http://i.imgur.com/T8wehc0.jpg
trillion
Posts: 4173
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
Intel i7 7700K @ 4.2Ghz
Noctua NH-D15 - no liquid, it's nice
MSI Z270 M5
Samsung 960 EVO 500 M.2 SSD - it's cray fast
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE
16GB G.Skill TridentZ @ 3000Mhz, but it just runs at base clock
an AOC 3840 x 2160 panel, runs much better now with the 1080Ti
a few SATA SSD's, 2 x 512's and a 256 from previous builds


last edited by trillion at 19:29:15 13/Apr/17
Psycho
Posts: 6218
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
VASH

OH, Jesus man they are a piece of art. Valve headphones...oh god...semi/full boner happening here. Another audiophile?

Vash
Posts: 5243
Location:

Fkn oath. Eargasms galore with my favourite tracks, and gaming.. god damn. Battlefield 1 is on a whole new level of immersion. Can hear more sounds that i didnt even know were there compared to my old AD900s.
Jayman
Posts: 997
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I5 3570k @ 4.6
GTX 970
16 GB
128g SSD
256g SSD
1TB WD Black

It's old but it gets the job done when I need to. Haven't been playing much on PC for a while now.

Games:
Zelda (Switch) - Almost there. All memories, Divine Beasts, Shrines, Set Armour at 4 Stars, about 10 side quests to do. Not going to worries about kook seeds or filling in my album.
Fire Emblem Fates (3DS) - would like to finish this before the new one comes out next month but I'm not getting into it like it did for awakening.
Horizon ZD (PS4) - Only played half an hour, will have a decent session with it this weekend sometime
Persona 5 (PS4) - I'm giving it a shot despite not being an anime guy but I've played some JRPGs on 3DS that I liked and it's getting great reviews. 4 hours in which is nothing in this game.

Wonderboy Dragons Trap in a weeks I think?
Mario Kart Deluxe in 2!

This year has been nuts so far. I'm never going to get through it all.
TiT
Posts: 6590
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Asus Strix Z270
I7 7700k
16gb rgb g.skil ram
Thermaltake View 31 case
Seasonic 850w gold PSU
M.2. Samsung 1TB HDD


Borrowing a GTX 1060 until the GTX card seattle down in price then i will either buy 1080 or 1080Ti
deve
Posts: 146
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

All these tasty pc's makes me want to get my rig up and running again.

Any recommendations on the best CPU/MOBO/RAM combo for 800ish? These are the oldest items in my desktop and are in dire need of replacing.
Khel
Posts: 23721
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Without actually looking up prices, I'd say some kind of i5 CPU, a decent $200ish motherboard from MSI/gigabyte/Asus, 8 gig of ddr4 ram (something like gskill ripjaws), and an NVIDIA geforce 1050 or 1060. If your stuff is REALLY old you might need a new power supply too.

Edit: oh I just noticed you didn't mention GPU, well if you don't need a new video card, jump up to an i7, double the ram and maybe a better motherboard, maybe something from gigabytes aorus range or asus' ROG range, if you like bells and whistles.

A new generation of Intel chips just came out (codenamed kaby lake) they're the 7xxx ones, like 7700. If you want to save some money though, see if you can pick up a previous generation generation CPU (codename skylake), they're the 6xxx ones. Performance wise they're pretty much exactly the same, most of the improvements made to kaby lake were involving the performance of the integrated video processor, which no self respecting gamer is gonna be using anyway. Both generations of chips use the same architecture and fit on the same motherboards (even the new z270 motherboards are backwards compatible with skylake), so if you can get one of those cheap, go for it.
Murf
Posts: 118
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

All these tasty pc's makes me want to get my rig up and running again.

Any recommendations on the best CPU/MOBO/RAM combo for 800ish? These are the oldest items in my desktop and are in dire need of replacing.

For 850ish you'll be able to grab the latest kaby lake I7-7700k, 16gigs of DDR4 ram and a decent Z270 motherboard. You should be able to get something similar to this for cheaper at your local umart.
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Posts: 21490
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

surface 4 pro, no idea of specs!
kg
Posts: 111
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
A MOBO, CPU and RAM upgrade is long overdue, but I have upgraded what was struggling.

Corsair 750D AirFlow Case
Asus P9X79 Motherboard
Intel i7 3820 LGA2011 CPU
Corsair Hydro H110I GTX Water Cooler
16Gb Kingston Hyper X 1600Mhz
Gigabyte GTX1080 Extreme
Samsung 500GB SSD


hardware
Posts: 11640
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Believe it or not, I have a not-completely-s*** PC at the moment

I built it for Battlefield 1

s***ty cream ATX case that doesn't even have front USB
Some wing-wong PSU
i5 3470 i think
Asus micro-atx cheapie mobo
8GB DDR3
256GB SanDisk SSD
MSI TwinFrozr 750Ti
24" Dell Ultrasharp
Plantronics RIG headset
MS intellimouse explorer

Every single part, except for the RAM & SSD is either secondhand, out of manufacture, free, or out of warranty by now. I think total cost for the build was $550.
Prior to this I was still running a core2quad up until november lol
Reverend
Posts: 2097
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Current but dying as we speak

CPU - I7 3930k
MB - Gigabyte x79 UP4
RAM - 32GiG DDR3 2333mhz
GPU - Evga GTX 980ti
Display - ROG PG278Q 144 HMZ
Storage - 240GB SSDs + 2 x 4 tb + 1 x 6 tB


Replacement parts ordered

1 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64bit OEM DVD
1 Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C16-ROG DDR4 3200MHz Dominator Platinum
1 Intel Core i7 7700K Quad Core LGA 1151 4.2 GHz Unlocked CPU Processor
1 Asus ROG Maximus IX Code LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard


oldwolf
Posts: 65
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Hi Reverend, If I had known earlier I have a Giga UD5 X79 sitting doing nothing. If you want it we can come to some arrangement

Current but dying as we speak

CPU - I7 3930k
MB - Gigabyte x79 UP4
RAM - 32GiG DDR3 2333mhz
GPU - Evga GTX 980ti
Display - ROG PG278Q 144 HMZ
Storage - 240GB SSDs + 2 x 4 tb + 1 x 6 tB


Replacement parts ordered

1 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64bit OEM DVD
1 Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C16-ROG DDR4 3200MHz Dominator Platinum
1 Intel Core i7 7700K Quad Core LGA 1151 4.2 GHz Unlocked CPU Processor
1 Asus ROG Maximus IX Code LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard


Reverend
Posts: 2098
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Thanks anyhow Oldwolf ))) but its time to upgrade CPU wise at least not to mention DDR4 ram
trillion
Posts: 4174
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
I would drop the amount of RAM down to 16Gb and put it towards an m.2 SSD of any size

for comparisons to SATA SSD's google 'm.2 vs SATA'

Also you're going to need a cooler for that kaby lake CPU or at least some new thermal paste if you use the cooler from your current one as they don't come packaged with the CPU anymore

Reverend
Posts: 2100
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Yer got that covered EK AIO supremacy 240mm Rad with Vardar fans, m.2 will have to wait a bit SSD will do for the time being.
deve
Posts: 147
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Without actually looking up prices, I'd say some kind of i5 CPU, a decent $200ish motherboard from MSI/gigabyte/Asus, 8 gig of ddr4 ram (something like gskill ripjaws), and an NVIDIA geforce 1050 or 1060. If your stuff is REALLY old you might need a new power supply too.

Edit: oh I just noticed you didn't mention GPU, well if you don't need a new video card, jump up to an i7, double the ram and maybe a better motherboard, maybe something from gigabytes aorus range or asus' ROG range, if you like bells and whistles.

A new generation of Intel chips just came out (codenamed kaby lake) they're the 7xxx ones, like 7700. If you want to save some money though, see if you can pick up a previous generation generation CPU (codename skylake), they're the 6xxx ones. Performance wise they're pretty much exactly the same, most of the improvements made to kaby lake were involving the performance of the integrated video processor, which no self respecting gamer is gonna be using anyway. Both generations of chips use the same architecture and fit on the same motherboards (even the new z270 motherboards are backwards compatible with skylake), so if you can get one of those cheap, go for it.

For 850ish you'll be able to grab the latest kaby lake I7-7700k, 16gigs of DDR4 ram and a decent Z270 motherboard. You should be able to get something similar to this for cheaper at your local umart.


Sound advice, thanks fellas!
Spook
Posts: 40545
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
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