Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Baby

Today I decided to do something different and show you my computer. This is my creation and the source of all my enjoyment in this world (my girlfriend is not going to like this statement).

Sorry for the messy table and the blurry picture. 
I was shaking out of excitement.


Starting with the exterior, you can notice that the theme is black and blue. In the dark it looks even better and I can change my keyboard backlight to only work on the WASD keys (how awesome is that?). A shout-out to my fellow blogger SirJohnBear and my favorite game developer Valve for the wallpaper.

Here's what the inside of this bad boy looks like. The metal spiky box in the top left is my Venomous X CPU cooler. Right below you can see my video card Radeon HD 5850 by XFX (that thing is so big and heavy that you can probably beat someone to death with it). The hard drive along with the DVD burner and the SSD are hidden behind the metal in the top and and bottom right corners. The motherboard is in the back and the 2 Ripjaw RAM sticks are kind of in the shadow to the right of the cooler. Finally, you can see the fat black box which is my 850W Antec power supply in the bottom left.

Sorry for the blinding lights but that's just how awesome and shiny my baby is.

If anyone is interested in the specs here they are shown in the form of a shopping list. One thing that's missing is my i5 processor which is not sold on that website anymore. If you care, it was the first version of it to come out and it was the 750 model for platform 1156. Also, I used Arctic Silver thermal paste and ArctiClean cleaning solution. The price came out to around 2,000 Canadian dollars, with price matches and rebates and all.

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31 comments:

  1. Very nice machine you have there. :P One day, I hope to have a machine like this.

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  2. Thanks :3 I'm really proud of it.

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  3. nice set up! I love the tower!

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  4. That RIG is a beast... Thanks for the post idea

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  5. That's a good set up, do you plan to overclock? (if you haven't already)

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  6. That's a nice setup, also Valve FTW!

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  7. Wow i'm so jealous. Wouldn't have a clue how to build something like that!

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  8. That thing looks like a powerhouse, well worth the cash!

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  9. Whoa, nice machine. But I dont like the LED's inside, looks to flashy for me. But .."De gustibus non est disputandum" eh? ;)

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  10. Makes my computer look like a dinosaur.

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  11. That's a pretty sweet computer.

    I think I need a new computer if my phone is more powerful than my PC... :P

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  12. Damn, that's not a bad computer. I'm still running an AMD 9850 and HD 4850, its really starting to show its age.

    Also, just enlarged that picture, thats a really nice case.

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  13. That is a really nice rig you got there. I like the specs, seems like you could tear any game on the highest settings No prob. xD

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  14. Dang dude nice computer clap clap clap

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  15. Why install LCDs inside the machine where no one can see them?

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  16. Well the mobo had the lcds pre-installed and it's meant for overclocking and overclockers often test their machine with an open cover or no case at all.

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  17. Aperture wallpaper ... like!

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