Description

Software and Addons:

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

mainly... DCS MS FSX Acceleration Arma 3 Wargame

Accessories:

TrackIR 5 with Pro Clip, Saitek X52 Pro Flight System (Magnet Mod), CH Pro Pedals, Gaming chair with rear stereo speakers mounted on a painted PVC structure (built it myself), Logitech G35 Headset. The LCD is a Sony Bravia 46".

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

nice! so do you actually flight helicopters in real life?

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  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Glad to see you went with the C70 in military green, very apt!

  • 80 months ago
  • 6 points

haha yeah.. below is my reaction when I was browsing cases and saw that one..

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/264/241/9e9.gif

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Link to your background picture on your computer? :)

Nice build!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that background too, i was jelly.

http://www.howtogeek.com/112110/how-to-set-a-custom-logon-screen-background-on-windows-7/

You can do it manually or download the software. I downloaded the software and it works flawlessly.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

cool, I do it manually but I'm gonna give the software a chance too, thanks!

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

WAR THUNDER AWWW YEAH

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yes! this game seems like a lot of fun. I just installed it and I am still going over some settings.. but seems promising.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You must run the game highest setting and still be able to get 100fps+ but that game just looks soo nice and the graphics are amazing, fun too :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it runs solid with everything on highest. Even with VSync enabled. I have just finished the tutorial hehe on "Realistic" difficulty and so far I like it a lot.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I personaly play on arcade mode lol

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

damn, the game is not easy at all hahaha...

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!!what is your mouse pad and mouse on?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I incorporated a surface for the mouse pad and mouse, its a base of wood supported by PVC and layered with cardboard to get a completely flat surface for smooth movement. It is also attached to the main structure and it is removable and adjustable. I uploaded a picture of it since you asked.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

thats very clever!!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks, I previously had a keyboard stand on the same arm and a trackball attached to the side of the structure, but got tired of the trackball and transformed the keyboard stand into what you see now. it works pretty good.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got that same chair. What are you standing it on?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

haha nice, yes that chair is great. I built a structure out of some nice PVC (still very, very cheap), secured it with two screws at every joint and gave it a goat of matte black. I am 150 lbs but I have tested the structure with up to 200 lbs, still solid.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice setup!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... really nice pvc build. Great build. Very similar to what my build would be if I didn't have a budget

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I built this structure about 5 years ago, I had been using it with my old flight sim, but it was time to make some changes and upgrade the CPU! Start with the structure, its gonna last a very long time. Cheers!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah this things intense. One thing, if you took some of this tubing:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/tay-38941/media/images (or something similar) and ran your tubing through that it would look awesome. But really great build. I love the fact that you built the chair... and the mouse pad thing is really awesome. Probably one of the best builds I have seen. Definitely the best simulator, by far

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

holy crap! yes that would be a great way to deal with all the cables and stuff... I'm gonna implement it really soon. Thanks!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

don't thank me... I saw it on this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/BDp

I just thought it would look totally badassed running from the chair to the computer and stuff... send me pics if you do it

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

wow that looks great, I might do it inside of the tower also, I'll post any changes I make, thanks!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, hellfire1984, if you were to guess what is bottlenecking your 3DMark 11 score on Preset, what would you guess? Because my Romeo build looks slower on paper, but scored much higher, http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6504960 Any ideas?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Zombie, thanks for your concern.. I noticed the name of the tests were different, I'm running one the says "FIRE STRIKE" and yours says "3DMARK11" not sure if the actual test is the same.. my results doesn't have a "P" at the start I noticed. Also, what driver are you running for your video card?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I am just using the latest release from Nvidia, it hasnt been tested by Future Mark yet Here's another Benchmark from 3DMark 11 after a small overclock: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6505568

Otherwise, you should try benchmarking using the basic 3DMark 11 (it's free) because I'd like to see this build in comparison to mine >:)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

cool. I got the 3DMark Advanced edition free with the purchase of the video card. But I will get 3DMark 11 and benchmark it, will post the results. Thanks!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

ok I just ran the test.. here it is..

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6507875

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat SSD... I jelly

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thnx!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome freaking build and even more awesome freaking desk setup!

+Upvote

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, I'm very proud of it and I'm enjoying it a lot!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

man you skipped your research, you really could have done a lot better for the money you spent, apart from overpriced there's nothing wrong with it, really cool build nonetheless.

Here's what you could have built PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £167.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £89.98 @ Dabs
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £125.50 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £38.91 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk £249.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £67.58 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card £820.62 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case £99.44 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £87.13 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer -
Keyboard Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard -
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse -
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £1747.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-02 14:12 BST+0100
  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for your concern, actually I made an extensive research and decided to pick up this system for various reasons.

I am planing on overclocking my 3770k to a point a 3570k would not be as comfortable. Also it has a larger cache and Hyper-Threading, and runs cooler than the 3570K. I have had bad experiences with Gigabyte Mobos. Asus has never failed me. Neither has Corsair, that is why I picked up 16GBs or RAM of it, a very cool and efficient case, and a powerful and reliable PSU. The mouse just came with the processor and I like it a lot.

I frankly don't see where your "a lot better" comes from..

Also, in your set up you are to spend £1747.14.. is that British Pounds? that equals $2722.04 US Dollars.. so actually I spent $500 less.. is that right?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, you said you're using it for gaming, no mention of anything else. It's a sweet looking build you made but i get the feeling you didn't take time to look into what you were getting for what you wanted, I want to make a point that research really pays off.

"I frankly don't see where your "a lot better" comes from.."

Ok.. I'll explain.

If you change it to usd it comes to $2268 with no rebates.

3770k vs 3570k grants absolutely zero difference in video games.

Fair enough on the motherboard, there are still plenty good ones to choose from ~$120 range eg. MSI Z77GD55

No game has ever surpassed 3 or 4GB of memory, so 8 GB is more than enough.

You get a GTX 690 which is literally twice as better a single 680 since it is actually two 680's on one PCB.

A case can be anything it doesn't matter, the C70 is and looks awesome IMO too.

Your power supply is more than enough to run 4 680's, but will you get 4 680's? I don't know, up to you but realistically you probably won't so a 750w would be perfect if you wanted another 680, or 550W for a GTX690.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $95.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $135.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $319.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.87 @ Outlet PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card $988.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer $22.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard $27.98 @ Outlet PC
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse $69.99 @ Best Buy
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $2203.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-02 11:14 EDT-0400
  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

yes I went overkill with the power supply, but I had that in mind, I didn't want to risk it with a bronze 550W. Perhaps later I will get an additional 680, but for now I dont need it, I didn't want to pay $1000 for the 690 :S. I still prefer the 3770 over the 3570, even though HT has no effect in gaming, it still runs cooler. I know I paid for extra wattage and RAM, that perhaps I wont need right away, but I feel comfortable knowing this is a reliable and solid computer. Also, thank you for your advice.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know then buddy, have a blast with that rig =)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your squad in Arma 2 ACE/ACRE?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I recently joined the derp squad (http://derp-squad.com/), but haven't been able to play with them much. seems pretty laid back I would recommend it. where do you play?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I just got into ACE/ACRE after playing Arma 2 Vanilla for a while, I have been looking for a good squad...I'll have to check them out :D

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah me too, I had the free version and I was very interested in doing more with it, so I bought it..

derp squad plays Wed and Sat nights, very laid back. connect to their TS3 server, there is someone there almost all the time. if you see me, say something too. Player name is Raffo.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

K, awesome! I often play as either Alex (my real name) or TheMadHatter.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

i like the stand for you gamer chair did you build it yourself

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I built a structure out of PVC, secured it with two screws at every joint and gave it a goat of matte black. pretty solid :D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

me and my buddy were looking for a way to convert our gamer chairs to computer chairs

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

That's cool, I really like the chairs, but i don't like they are too low.. so even if you are not going to set up a flight sim, a structure to raise the chair would be an excellent improvement.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Arma is soooo good. How does this run Arma 3? So far, of course.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

yes Arma is awesome, I haven't installed 3 yet. I'm way too busy with 2 haha but it is something I will be installing later on..

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

New Picutres!!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

why does everyone go 3770. just an open question idk what is better. (4770k 3770k)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Went I built this, 4 series were not out yet. I had to build this today, I would go 4 series. its just like $10 more.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

forget about the colour mathing with the case but how is the m65 mouse?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeah, nice that it matches. the mouse is very responsive and I like the additional "sniper" feature. I recommend it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome setup. As far as the setup, you could have taken off well over $100 by going with AMD CPU and GPU. They are just as high quality and at a much better price. I am trying to find a chair somewhat similar but in a much more reclined state for a Formula 1 simulator. The way you did the PVC has confirmed my theory of how to do it, thanks.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for your suggestion, based on my own experience (Previous career in IT), AMD has never showed the stability that Intel units do. That is why I went Intel on this one.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there space to add 2 x 140mm fans at the bottom of the case?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Im looking to upgrade to the 980...

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

nice, where did you fit the radiator, top or back? what are your idle/load CPU temps?

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

cool, put it on your profile. How are your 3DMark results?

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

im pretty sure it would, havent looked it up.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

damn 5GHz? there is a guy on youtube who OC to 4.9GHz and says it is stable.. I have it at 4.1GHz and im happy (for now hehe)

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