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This is my current computer. I Pretty much use it for everything. Only part that I saved from the previous computer was the video card, which is a BFG 1GB GTS 250 that is really starting to show it's age.

Went with a Intel 80 GB SSD for the system partition and have two standard drives for storage.

Case is a full tower Thermaltake that is water cooled. Been building computers for years but this is my first water cooled one.

Added a fan controller and did some custom solder work to get rid of the power connector adapters to tidy up the wiring.

Power supply is a 650 watt Seasonic 80 Gold. Awesome.

Not much into fancy lights, but everything has a nice blue glow to it.

Video card is what's holding performance back right now. Seriously looking at the NVidia 680, 690, and the new Titan.

Will have to do a 3DMark test on it some time.

Update: Bought a Razor Death Adder to replace the Cyborg R.A.T.T. 7.

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 4 points

Mother of old rigs...

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting...

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

When did you build this? With the old SSD, X58 mobo and the Bloomfield processor I assume this was build a few years ago...right?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Almost two, now. The SSD has been great but I'm thinking of upgrading it in a year or so. I just use it for the system partition. Love the speedy boot times.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome :D What's your R/W speeds with that? I would thiunk they would be pretty high...even slightly older SSDs are pretty fast.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

You should re-run the Windows Experience Index since the last time you did was in March 12, 2011.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you might be upgrading as the budget allows. Am I right? If so, then yes, my vote for an upgrade would be your video card, without a doubt. I got you beat on old rigs, but am too embarrassed to post pics of it here.

I don't put much stock in the Windows Experience scores as they appear to be somewhat arbitrary. My office PC is slow as heck and has me swearing several times per day. WEI of 5.0. My home PC, Frankenstein, has a WEI of 5.9. My home PC destroys my office PC in every way but ranks less than 1 point higher? So I don't put much stock on those measurements.

If it does what you want it to, great. If not, upgrade. Kinda my motto. Thanks for sharing it with us anyway.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I know the video card is dragging it down and it's on the list for replacement. Just found the site yesterday and thought I'd share it. Took a while to find some of the parts and some I had to put in as custom.

Posted the "Windows Experience" score as I hadn't seen one, at the time, that high. At least in my local circle.

Mouse is on the list too. The sensor on the bottom is a bit iffy at times.

It's been a rock solid computer, though.

Thanks for the comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah um.. WEI score is completely worthless and never use it to judge a computer's abilities. As for the GPU, I personally wouldn't waste 500+ dollars on a 680 on such an old rig. That CPU would heavily bottleneck the GPU. I'd say a 570 or a 6850 at most would be plenty and even then that CPU would bottleneck it. If you want a 670/680 or 7970 then buy a whole new system. If you want to upgrade than replace the mobo, cpu, and gpu. The rest of the items are still useful. Wouldn't need peripherals, Op drive, drives or anything else as they all do the job just fine.

My 2 cents.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

well........... an 8-year-old build on pc part picker. only saw it cause the monitor is $99,999

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Same lol

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