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Void
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Post Whats your specs?
on: December 14, 2012, 09:14
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Hey, I got an idea for another possibly fun thread: for bragging about our new (and old!) hardware, and just discussing more hardware related stuff (like you just got a video card or are planning to get one :D ). If you don't know your specs (yep, it's been a while) the brilliant program Speccy from Piriform (which have other very cool tools btw).

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 14, 2012, 09:17
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So, I'll start, here's my rig:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 45nm Technology
RAM: 8,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 677MHz (9-9-9-24) (4/4 cards of 2gb, I believe)
Motherboard: ASRock 870iCafe (CPUSocket) 33 °C
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7770
Monitors: BenQ GL2750H (1920x1080@60Hz) & Benq FP93G (1280x1024@60Hz)
Hard Drive: 932GB Western Digital WDC WD10EALX-009BA0 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS40 ATA Device
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio, 5.1 speakers (but one's broken-ish)

It's showing it's age, but most games seeem to run fine on it on medium to high settings even at the native resolution. Exceptions that come to mind were for example Rage which though Fraps says it has a good framerate it feels like it's freezing sometimes (cpu maybe? or hdd?). What's ya guys got under the hood? How's it going for you? Plans on upgrades? Over here I don't see anything on the horizons. Unless the video card breaks, which it might as it's making some artifacts. The mainboard & cpu however might be stuck for a while as we recently got the win7 and it's Oem so if I understand right one couldn't upgrade there. Some extra ram might be nice too, but all the slots are full.

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 14, 2012, 11:10
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Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.121023-1503)
Language: Romanian (Regional Setting: Romanian)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-75 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Card name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 3708MB used, 3969MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 14, 2012, 16:33
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OK I'll bite

Desktop
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz Clarkdale 32nm Technology 42 °C
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 667MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: Intel H55 Express 28 °C
Graphics: H233H (1920x1080@60Hz), H233H (1920x1080@60Hz), AMD Radeon HD6670 (passive cooling)
Hard Drives: 256GB OCZ-VERTEX4 (SSD), 1TB Seagate ST31000528AS (SATA) 22 °C
Optical Drives: ATAPI DVD A DH16AAS
Audio: M-Audio ProFire 610

Laptop
MacBook Pro 15'' Mid 2010
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.4GHz
RAM: 4 Gb
GFX: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M
Storage: 80 Gb Intel X25-M SSD

Getting older now (got them approx. 2 years ago), but I upgraded both with SSD's, so they still run great..

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 14, 2012, 16:41
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hubba hubba! some very nice specs! So that SSD thing is really feel-alble faster?

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 14, 2012, 16:55
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Oh yes, programs start REALLY fast, and everything feels very snappy. Depending on what you are using it for, it really makes a difference when you constantly stream a lot of data from the disk (like I do when I use huge sample libraries in real time for orchestral work and such).

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 14, 2012, 22:00
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Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology - overclocked to 4.5Ghz (got it up to 4.9Ghz, but the cooler was getting a bit loud)
RAM: 16,0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 824MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8P67 (LGA1155)
Graphics: MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk - GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1023MB - factory overclocked from 822MHz to 950MHz
Monitor: 27'' DELL U2711 (2560x1440@59Hz) - one dead pixel... too lazy to ask for a replacement at the moment (apparently it's got a Premium Panel Guarantee for zero bright pixel defects)
Hard Drives: 112GB Corsair Force 3 SSD (SSD), 1863GB Western Digital (SATA), 596GB Western Digital (SATA)
Optical Drives: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS10
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio, Logitech Z2300

It's a little over a year old, and I have no upgrades planned at the moment since prety much everything runs oh high if not ulta at the screen's native resolution.

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 17, 2012, 12:37
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Very cool! funny with the dead pixels... as long as i've known you you've always had a count on the dead pixel issue :D Is this a new one or the older dead pixel issue?
Also I've been meaning to ask, is i5/i7 mean the cpu has 5 or 7 cores or is it more a measure of speed?

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 17, 2012, 14:59
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New dead pixel, one year old screen. You can barely see it, but I know it's there :D

i5 is available with 2 or 4 cores, i7 with 4 or 6 cores. Other than that there are diferences in cache size and clock frequency. The K in i7 2600K means it has an unlocked multiplier, so it can be overclocked.

Also, I think an SSD is an excelent upgrade. It makes everything feel so much faster and they are getting cheaper.

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 17, 2012, 16:00
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rsocu, very nice specs there. I just returned an Asus made 560 Ti because I just couldn't put up with the noise from the 2 fans, hows yours with that?
I just started getting components for my next system based on an Ivy Bridge i7 3770k or 3770 (since I'm not much of an overclocker...) Is it worth overclocking it? What I hate the most is fan noise, if I could I would build the entire system with passive cooling, including the PSU :)

About the SSD, I looked at prices in Ro, seems that my 256Gb Vertex 4 is twice the price I paid here in the States, that's crazy...

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 17, 2012, 21:30
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I have an Antec P182 case which has sound deadening material in the side panels (a sandwich made up from aluminum, plastic and aluminum) so I can barely hear the cpu and case fans in nomal use. The graphics card is another story. It can get really loud under load, but I've leared to live with it by cranking up the speakers while gaming :)

Overclocking is really easy to do especially with an Asus motherboard (just click a buton and wait for the software to run some tests and set everything up). A good cooler helps as well. I have an Arctic Cooler Freezer 13 Pro which is large but quiet. So if the price diference between the K and non-K version is not too big, and you could use the performance increase from overclocking, maybe you should consider it. You could look up a few benchmarks to find out just how much performance you can get out of that i7 by overclocking but don't be put off by thinking it's a complicated process.

Don't get me started on price diferences between the US and Europe :)

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 18, 2012, 10:47
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wow! you guys really know your hardware. Epiiic! Respect! I'm just gonna sit here in the corner and read and learn! So kewl!
I got a bit unlucky this year as I got the new video card as the first one I got was built for silence, but it didn't have the outputs right for my dual monitors so I had to change it for another which is a bit more noisy (and i suspect also creates some artifacts... or maybe that's just how Witcher 2 is aiming to be, grainy)

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Post Re: Whats your specs?
on: December 22, 2012, 00:26
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Woow, quite some power around here!! As for me, I'm working on a laptop, i7 at 2.3GHZ with 16 GB RAM; Windows 7 on 64bit. Works really smooth, i love it. Just a little big & heavy :p

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