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My family built this PC about 5+ years ago.

It runs most non-demading games, like Red-Eclipse and Minecraft just great, but I'm now more into recording and editing video and images.

I'm using Linux Ubuntu 13.10 because I wanted to see how it feels, and I'm now a Linux addict. I've tried moving to Windows 7 back but it was somewhat tricky to understand so I gave up.

On topic: The computer is pretty loud (I'll soon replace the fans), and it runs like 50c or something like that under some load. II started overclocking it and I've reached 3.592GHz, but it's not very stable, so I made it 3.52GHz which is almost he same but much more stable.

Cable management is horrible, because the case is pretty old and no cable management space.

I'm using a Samsung 840 Pro SSD for all my everyday programs, and I store photos and stuff that I don't access frequently on my Hard Drive.

I've put an eSATA thingy for another 80GB Hard Disk I managed to rescue from a broken PC I found in the street.

In one of the pictures you can see an LED light that says "Poseidon". It's one of the case's features which I discovered a few weeks ago.

As you can see, I also have my computer cat to enhance my computing experience :3

I'll replace that build with a new one in 6 months, because my Custom Computer Cat feels a bit bottleneck'ed.

EDIT: I cleaned the LED projector thingy and added another DVD drive. It's very sexy now!

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  • 76 months ago
  • 8 points

Have you tried to OC the cat?

  • 76 months ago
  • 6 points

Yes, but it seems too lazy and unstable and therefor constantly falls asleep :3

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I would think the cooling system wasn't strong enough.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's because of the extra hair.

EDIT: If you meant the PC, I tried but it performs quite the same and not worth the instability.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I AM COMPUTER CAT

haha thanks for sharing!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cat! What kind of build are you going to upgrade to?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Medium-gaming/Heavy editing/Overclocking build.

I think I'll put an i7 4770K and a GTX 760, and I will give the old PC to my parents or use it as a home server.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd see if you can fit a GTX 770 into that build. The price and free games that come with it are at a great price point now.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try to see what can I do. I think it will be possible to squeeze a 770 into the build, but the problem is that the higher the price the longer I need to wait.

EDIT: Yay, my favorite shop cut the price by about $100! That would be very possible to put it into my build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I think all places cut the price on the 770s or at least should have. 280x should getting holiday bundles pretty soon too!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I still rock a similar build except i have a old IDE Maxtor HDD running in it. That Hdd has been going strong for over 10 years, and it just wont die. Pretty much only use that build for a Media Center. So id turn this in to a media center when you get yourself a new build. XBMC FTW!!!!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Good idea. I got a TV which I never use so I can connect this PC to the TV and watch movies/play some games. It will be pretty fun :P

About the HDD: Some HDDs are really immortal. You need to wait until they decompose in order to break them.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know seriously. I think Maxtor has been gone for 10 years now? I should probably store that HDD away and use it as a collectors item haha.

But yeah if you haven't ever used XBMC check it out! Just share your shows/movies/music over the network and let XBMC take care of everything. Super easy and very professional looking, kick's any apple tv craps ***!!!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I took a look, and it seems pretty interesting!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty good man!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

"Custom Computer Cat" loll at that

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

He's quite good at Quantum cat computing.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

PLEASE don't replace the cat!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I won't, I promise :3

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 2 DVD drive?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a DVD drive laying around and I wanted to make a use of it.

Now I can use two DVDs at the same time and also burn a DVD from another DVD.

It also looks pretty nice :P