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jppackham
2008-03-01T19:33:45Z

Hi, new to the forums, just thought i'd add my rig, my own on going custom build, not the best but it does. I originally built it 16 months ago and had various upgrades since then.

Casebuy A1.01 Mesh Gaming Case (with custom interior metalic black paint)

2x Thermaltake TT-1225 120mm & 1x Akasa 220mm Blue LED Case Fans, 1x Antec Super Cyclone Blower

Lian-Li TR-3 Blue Backlite Fan Controller

Coolermaster Extreme 650W PSU

Asus M2N-E AM2 ATX Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 CPU (OC @ 3.3 GHz) - Zalman CNPS 9500 AM2 Heatsink\Fan - Artic Silver 5 Thermal compound. 

Seagate 1TB SATAII, 32MB cache Hard Drive

Asus 9800GT Matrix 512MB PCI-E Graphics Card (612MHz\1512MHz)

8GB Kingston HyperX (4x2GB) DDR2 800Mhz Memory (PC2-6400)

NEC AD7170S SATA 18x DVD-RW

Sony DDU-1615 16x DVD-ROM

Belink 5 Port USB & Belkin USB & Firewire Combo PCI Cards.

Motorola Surfboard & D-Link DI-624+ Wireless Router on Virgin Media 20MB Broadband.

Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Home Premium.

AG Neovo E-W22 22" HD Widescreen Monitor, AG Neovo SPK-01 Speakers, Logitech MX Revolution Wireless Mouse & MX3200 Keyboard, Microsoft Lifecam VX-6000, Epson R340 Printer with CIS system, Epson Perfection 3490 Scanner.

3DMARK06 SCORE: 11267

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NEXT UPGRADES: Seagate 1.5TB SATAII HD to run RAID 0, Coolermaster RealPower 1000W PSU, LG Blu-Ray player. Next build might opt for an Intel quad system

 NOTE: Edited pictures from original post

JeffB
2008-03-01T21:07:16Z

Welcome to the forums!  Nice setup you have there.  I really like the neat cabling, which is something I sadly haven't mastered yet myself.  The only suggestion I would make is to switch to 64-bit so you can take full advantage of your 4GBs of memory.  I've been running 64-Bit Ultimate since it first came out and it's treated me well.

jppackham
2008-03-01T21:10:49Z

Thanks, yes my 4GB only shows as 3.5GB on Vista 32-bit, think thats its limit for 32-bit OS.

Kamrooz
2008-03-02T00:01:21Z

Nice rig man 😃...Regarding your memory. 3.5 is the uppermost barrier for 32 bit operating systems. Mine shows 3.2 even though I have 4 gigs in. =P

Welcome aboard! 😃...Make your self at home ^_^, we got a good community here 😛. I just have to say, the blue lights in your rig are blinding...lol.. [:P]

recoveringknowitall
2008-03-02T03:33:31Z

Haven't seen that case before... it looks nice and like it has some good airflow. As Jeff side neat cabling and as Kam said welcome!

jppackham
2008-03-02T06:44:09Z

Thanks all, might have to get Vista 64-bit in the future, might wait until the need for 4GB+ comes along. The lights actually look brighter in the pics then they really are, think the camera just exposed the brightness\colour more. Really need to get a bigger hard drive though, playing more games recently, and they are all 6-9GB install size and its killing my HD space, lol. Yes temps are quite good, apart from the fans the mesh case helps air escape, keeping a tidy case will improve my airflow. CPU temps idle between 26-30 depending on my room temps, goes to high 30's when gaming. My 8800GT Overclocked idles at around 50-52, not sure what max temp is when gaming, i think around the 70 mark.

Will have a browse through the forums, seems like a good place to be if your in to your PC's\gaming\modding.

 

Cheers

John

Crisis Causer
2008-03-02T09:02:02Z

 I like it, I like it.  And w00t, go AMD! 😛

BiteMe1MoreTime
2008-03-02T10:11:53Z

 I lokes mesh, they collect a lot of dust over time, but I like it anyways............[:P]

nelsoncp21
2008-03-02T11:04:24Z

Yeah my case is similar to the mesh in yours and it does collect quite a bit of dust. Nice work on your rig though. Is that a PCI slot cooler I see? I thought about getting 1 awhile back but heard they were a bit noisey. How do you like yours?

Pam Heinze
2008-03-02T12:08:40Z

 I like the looks of the mesh on that case too.  How is the noise from that giant fan on the side?

jppackham
2008-03-02T13:45:16Z

yes, it does collect a fair bit of dust. The front and side fans are blowing in to the case, but the mesh is pretty fine so acts as a good filter. I tend to find a circle of dust on the outside of the mesh case then what i actually find inside.

The antec cyclone blower, is pretty good, takes up two pci slots, but thats fine if you can spare them, also has a switch on the back for low medium and high fan speed, mines on high but cant say that its really noise, but is the noisest of all the fans i have.

         Low - Medium - High 

RPM 1500 - 2000 - 2600

CFM  20  -  24.5  -  37.5

dBA  24  -  32.1  -  39

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The big Akasa 220mm fan, when i tested it on its own before i installed it, I couldnt hear a thing, runs super quite. Fan speed is only 600rpm, airflow of 95.63CFM, has a rated noise level of 23 dB, because of its size, can cool a larger area over smaller ones that are more directional. Considering all the fans i have, and using a mesh case, so doesnt hold noise in, its not as loud as you would imagine. My 2x Thermaltake TT-1225 120mm fans run @ 1300rpm, 54.4.CFM, 16dB,

I have a fish tank on the other side of the room were my pc is, and that drowns out any noise the pc makes, lol. I tend to use branded fans as the seem to last longer and make less noise. A friend of mine used two cheap 120mm fans in his build and it made a right loud noise.

 

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2008-03-04T18:34:27Z

thats a nice setup working on getting money to build mine will post it when i do 

Dave_HH
2008-03-06T20:48:13Z

Yeah, nice work there, JPP!

AjayD
2008-03-09T21:55:09Z
That 220mm fan is a beast. That alone with its impressive CFM numbers is justification enough for getting a case with a mesh side. Although I would be a little worried about something s[censored]ing and shorting out the whole system. Nice setup by the way.
Tbolo
2008-03-10T05:40:03Z

Good looking build.