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New Thread. Older one I put up in 2014....I'm sure people have upgraded since. LOL.

Also include the name of your rig...if you name it.

Current rig:
I call it 'DarkHorse'

Hardware:
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow
i9-10900K @ 5.2ghz
MSI CORELIQUID 240mm AIO
ASUS Z490 MAXIMUS XII HERO WI-FI Motherboard
1X 1tb Samsung PCIE SSD, 2x Samsung 1tb SSDs.
EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 ULTRA OC'd to 2.1GHZ/ + 150core/+750mem
32GB GSKILL Trident Z RGB @ 3200mhz
CORSAIR HXI 1200W Platinum PSU
Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG279Q 165hz 1440p G-Sync monitor.


Recently put on my MSI AIO cooler for my 10900k.


 
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Since I am between houses at the moment (we decided to build a new house from ground up in a different state and put our current home up for rent, was going to stay in an apartment but girlfriends father was nice enough to let us stay here until our house is complete) this is my setup for a couple of months until I we can move in and get everything settled.

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Acer Predator G9 that I've had for about 3 or 4 years, honestly couldn't have asked for a better laptop this thing has been great for what I paid for it.

i7 6700HQ
GTX 1060 6GB
16GB of RAM
2TB of SSD space
Sound Blaster X3 USB DAC
Sennheiser GSP 600 cans
Corsair M65 Elite mouse.
 
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Current System:

Hardware:
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh White
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X, 4500 MHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard : MSI X570-A Pro
GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080TI - O11G Overclocked
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz
PSU: EVGA SuperNova 850 P2
Speakers: Logitech Z625
Monitor : Dell Alienware AW3418DW
SSD: Mushkin Reactor 1TB SATA ( Boot Drive) ; Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SATA (Games) ;
HDD: Seagate 10TB BarraCuda Pro ( Media)

The only place I feel I skimped was with the Motherboard and that was all I could find at the time the Ryzen 3000 series released.
 

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Since I am between houses at the moment (we decided to build a new house from ground up in a different state and put our current home up for rent, was going to stay in an apartment but girlfriends father was nice enough to let us stay here until our house is complete) this is my setup for a couple of months until I we can move in and get everything settled.

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Acer Predator G9 that I've had for about 3 or 4 years, honestly couldn't have asked for a better laptop this thing has been great for what I paid for it.

i7 6700HQ
GTX 1060 6GB
16GB of RAM
2TB of SSD space
Sound Blaster X3 USB DAC
Sennheiser GSP 600 cans
Corsair M65 Elite mouse.

Looks like a beast! Are you ever going to buy another gaming laptop? I would get one but at this point I'm not really mobile enough to justify it.
 

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Looks like a beast! Are you ever going to buy another gaming laptop? I would get one but at this point I'm not really mobile enough to justify it.

There's a good chance I could be buying another one very soon. Girlfriend has been complaining about not having her PC so I may buy another laptop and give her this one.
 

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Current System:

Hardware:
Case: Silverstone GD-09 HTPC case
CPU: Intel I-9900K
CPU Cooler: BeQuiet Shadow Rock LP
Motherboard : MSI Z370 Tomahawk (on my third one, yikes)
GPU: EVGA GeForce 1070ti
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666mhz
PSU: Seasonic Focus + Gold 650w
Speakers: Axiom M22
Monitor : Sony HX850
SSD: Samsung NVME 960 pro 250GB, WD Blue 1TB NVME
HDD: Seagate 2TB
 
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I posted my temporary gaming laptop setup, but my permanent desktop machine is as follows

Case: Fractal Meshify S2, 3x Noctua NF-A14 chromax fans, red cable extensions.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3900X
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 Chromax
Motherboard : ASUS RoG Strix X570-F
GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 Super Black
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200mhz
PSU: Corsair 850HX
Monitor 1: Acer Nitro XV272U 2560x1440@144hz,
Monitor 2: Acer CB282K 3840x2160@60Hz
SSD1: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB
SSD2: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB (2TB RAID0)
SSD3: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
SSD4: San Disk Ultra 2TB
HDD: WD Black 1TB
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Z
 

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Bought a New PC with these spec, €2.1K. See ya guys soon.........

Oh wait, I was stopped at credit card checkout. Apparently, after some internet digging & calling the hotline, they improve the security since Jan for anything above €250.
So I logged in to my account & activate the online security which sends a pin that I have to enter on-screen. After activating the Mobile security, I try checkout but still failure.

So I went to the online banking & there is another activate button, so I press, & what it did was lock the security!! To unlock, I have to consult a consultant which is impossible due to lockdown or call them. Held the phone for an hour until my ear was almost destroyed due to the shape music they play while you wait......There is suppose to be another photoID option, but you need to request & it can takes days.....from a letter!!!! a letter!!!!

What a shiitshow.......

Anyway, I apologise for the German words, but I think its not hard to make out most info. Let me know if its good or somethign I can change, while I get a solution to the credit card issue.

- Gehäuse: MSI MAG Forge 100M
- Netzteil: be quiet! Straight Power Gold 750 Watt
- Mainboard: MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk, AMD B550
- Prozessor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6x 4.6GHz
- Arbeitsspeicher: 32GB DDR4-RAM PC-3000 (2x 16GB)
- Grafikkarte: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB, beliebiger Hersteller
- M.2 / Optane: NVME M.2 SSD 1TB Kingston A2000
- 2. M.2: NVME M.2 SSD 1TB Kingston A2000
- 1. Festplatte / SSD: 2000GB S-ATA3, 600MB/Sek.
- Wireless LAN: WLAN Karte Asus PCE-AX3000 2402 Mbit
- Soundkarte: 7.1 Soundkarte onboard (8-Kanal)
- Prozessor-Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim
- Gehäuselüfter vorn: 2x 120mm RGB vorinstalliert
- Gehäuselüfter hinten: 1x 120mm vorinstalliert
- Betriebssystem: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
- Security: Bullguard Internet Security (90 Tage)
- Garantie: 36 Monate Garantie & Support
- Vor-Ort-Service: 6 Monate Vor-Ort-Pickup-&-Return
- Bearbeitung: Standard Bearbeitung (12-15 Werktage)
 
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Bought a New PC with these spec, €2.1K. See ya guys soon.........

Oh wait, I was stopped at credit card checkout. Apparently, after some internet digging & calling the hotline, they improve the security since Jan for anything above €250.
So I logged in to my account & activate the online security which sends a pin that I have to enter on-screen. After activating the Mobile security, I try checkout but still failure.

So I went to the online banking & there is another activate button, so I press, & what it did was lock the security!! To unlock, I have to consult a consultant which is impossible due to lockdown or call them. Held the phone for an hour until my ear was almost destroyed due to the shape music they play while you wait......There is suppose to be another photoID option, but you need to request & it can takes days.....from a letter!!!! a letter!!!!

What a shiitshow.......

Anyway, I apologise for the German words, but I think its not hard to make out most info. Let me know if its good or somethign I can change, while I get a solution to the credit card issue.

- Gehäuse: MSI MAG Forge 100M
- Netzteil: be quiet! Straight Power Gold 750 Watt
- Mainboard: MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk, AMD B550
- Prozessor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6x 4.6GHz
- Arbeitsspeicher: 32GB DDR4-RAM PC-3000 (2x 16GB)
- Grafikkarte: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB, beliebiger Hersteller
- M.2 / Optane: NVME M.2 SSD 1TB Kingston A2000
- 2. M.2: NVME M.2 SSD 1TB Kingston A2000
- 1. Festplatte / SSD: 2000GB S-ATA3, 600MB/Sek.
- Wireless LAN: WLAN Karte Asus PCE-AX3000 2402 Mbit
- Soundkarte: 7.1 Soundkarte onboard (8-Kanal)
- Prozessor-Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim
- Gehäuselüfter vorn: 2x 120mm RGB vorinstalliert
- Gehäuselüfter hinten: 1x 120mm vorinstalliert
- Betriebssystem: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
- Security: Bullguard Internet Security (90 Tage)
- Garantie: 36 Monate Garantie & Support
- Vor-Ort-Service: 6 Monate Vor-Ort-Pickup-&-Return
- Bearbeitung: Standard Bearbeitung (12-15 Werktage)

looks good to me, hope the credit card bs gets sorted for you without too much headache. that kind of crap can really ruin your days off from work. we've all been there and it's annoying as hell all this stuff you're just trying to do something very simple but something has to throw a wrench in there and make it a nightmare.

You'll get there and your new system will blow your mind.
 

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looks good to me, hope the credit card bs gets sorted for you without too much headache. that kind of crap can really ruin your days off from work. we've all been there and it's annoying as hell all this stuff you're just trying to do something very simple but something has to throw a wrench in there and make it a nightmare.

You'll get there and your new system will blow your mind.
I manage to get the credit card sorted.

Apparently, you need both a mobile pin and a credit card security password. I called the service hotline & got ot sorted. I checked out the PC & it will be delivered to my place within a week or so.

The big price item is the AMD 6800XT card which sold alone for 1200€. I prefer a 3080RTX as a satisfied Nvidia customer (970GTX currently), but the 3800 costs 300€ more & I seen the benchmark & the performance are similar.


Looking at different shops & shockingly, not only this one prebuilt for you & add a beefy 3 years warranty, but cost less than if you self build & got the parts separately.
Also, unlike other pre-build, you get to swap/add any parts & there is even a check to see if they are compatible & recommend a new component if not.
Also, unlike other prebuild, they do not pick the lowers denominators' parts & the exact name of the comment is clearly stated.

I started with a prebuilt that is on a 200€ discount

For reasons, the online shop Agando only operated in the 3 German-speaking countries.

Now I need a new table for my old (aka current) PC, & my work PC (home office). I am currently using a dining table, & its not comfy for long work (hard wooden chair) & its not nice to use as dining table.
 
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I wish I could find a RTX 3080. Seems that the 3090 is easier to find but:
  1. Its too expensive for my needs
  2. I'd have to get another power supply and some of yall know the mess I had to go through to get my last one.
  3. It's over kill for me unless I start some rendering projects.
 

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I wish I could find a RTX 3080. Seems that the 3090 is easier to find but:
  1. Its too expensive for my needs
  2. I'd have to get another power supply and some of yall know the mess I had to go through to get my last one.
  3. It's over kill for me unless I start some rendering projects.
I hate the fact that the RTX 3080 isn't back on stock anywhere still (WTF Nvidia?), other than the morons who are selling them online for the price of a 3090. It pisses me off.
 

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Case: CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC-05 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 4.9 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard : Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X-CF
GPU: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core 11GB GDDR5X 352-bit Gaming Graphics Card VR Ready 16+2 Power Phase Freeze Fan Stop IceStorm Cooling Spectra Lighting ZT-P10810F-10P
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 32GB (16GBx2) CL16
PSU: RM Series™ RM650 — 650 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU
Speakers: Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speaker , Sennheiser HD599 SE with FiiO USB DAC-E10
Monitor : BenQ XL2720Z 144hz
SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive for OS, 2 x Kingston 480GB A400 SSD 2.5'' for games
HDD: Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model STHP4000400 Black

My last upgrade to this PC was the 1080Ti that I bought second hand for $600CAD like 3 years ago.

Has been serving me well so far.
 
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Upgraded my gaming laptop yesterday after selling my old one.

Picked up the Asus Rog Zephyrus G15

1440p, 165HZ and 100% color accurate screen.
AMD Ryzen 5900HS
Nvidia RTX 3070
1TB storage
16GB Ram (will most likely upgrade)
Wifi 6

This thing is small and quiet, love it.
 

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I am close to getting my PC together, what is more important that I have moved into a finished Gaming/Studio room which is coming along.

I just need to get a few more things to which is coming in March to complete it.

Stay tuned!

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My new rig just arrived.

AMD 6800XT & Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core Processor and 32GB
2x 1T SSD, 2T SATA HDD.

There was some drama regarding the prebuild. The Ethernet card was placed in the wrong spot, & the error by the "Pro" was so ridiculous. He/she installed on the long PCI slot when it should be installed in the short one. The metal prints on the PCB should be a clear indication.

Took me overnight & a good night sleep & calmed down to find out the issue. I couldn't connect to the internet. & thought it was a software issue. But once I find out (by opening the case to check) , I reinstall the card in the correct spot. Could have installed the PC myself, but the deal was good.


The AMD 6800XCT is massive! The internal RGB was a bit subtle, & I wondered if I cheapen too much by not specing RBG Memory. I originally wanted water cooling too but budget already very high (2100€) mostly due to graphic cards these days being overpriced.

The case also feels like cheap plastic, well because it is. Again budget reason. I am thinking if I can DIY to look more premium.

Another thing is my 15 years old 19" Philips DVI monitor is no longer supported. I can of course get a converter cable, but I think I will wasting money since I wanted to move to 4K. I will get a 4K monitor (still deciding) & then I will show the full desk hopefully early next week. One monitor is awful.

Also, I will be getting a new controller. Tired of having to spend 20-30 mins & "tricks" to make my 360 receiver work every time the window updates. Also, the 360 controllers is showing its age & feels very wonky these days.



 

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I ordered an ASUS VP28UQGL.

Yes, it's only 60hz & no HDR. but I want to save some cash & 4K monitor (unlike 4K TV) is still expensive. It does have free sync which works well with my AMD setup. With the extra few hundred saving, I can get a new controller & MS office. I have office 34565 on work laptop (I am working from home) & office 2010 on m,y old PC, so I do not need new a new MS office, But it is just a quality of life that I do not need to switch computer to use office.

Maybe in a few years, when the price drops, I get 144hz one with more bell & whistles, & shifted my current 1080p to my old PC which is sharing a monitor with my work laptop. By sharing, I mean unplug & plug the DP cable to either the work laptop or my old PC case.



ASUS VP28UQGL 71,1 cm Monitor schwarz: Amazon.de: Computer & Zubehör
 

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My new rig just arrived.

AMD 6800XT & Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core Processor and 32GB
2x 1T SSD, 2T SATA HDD.

There was some drama regarding the prebuild. The Ethernet card was placed in the wrong spot, & the error by the "Pro" was so ridiculous. He/she installed on the long PCI slot when it should be installed in the short one. The metal prints on the PCB should be a clear indication.

Took me overnight & a good night sleep & calmed down to find out the issue. I couldn't connect to the internet. & thought it was a software issue. But once I find out (by opening the case to check) , I reinstall the card in the correct spot. Could have installed the PC myself, but the deal was good.


The AMD 6800XCT is massive! The internal RGB was a bit subtle, & I wondered if I cheapen too much by not specing RBG Memory. I originally wanted water cooling too but budget already very high (2100€) mostly due to graphic cards these days being overpriced.

The case also feels like cheap plastic, well because it is. Again budget reason. I am thinking if I can DIY to look more premium.

Another thing is my 15 years old 19" Philips DVI monitor is no longer supported. I can of course get a converter cable, but I think I will wasting money since I wanted to move to 4K. I will get a 4K monitor (still deciding) & then I will show the full desk hopefully early next week. One monitor is awful.

Also, I will be getting a new controller. Tired of having to spend 20-30 mins & "tricks" to make my 360 receiver work every time the window updates. Also, the 360 controllers is showing its age & feels very wonky these days.




That probably wasn't an error. You can install PCI-E 1x, 4x into a 16x physical slot and it work just fine. In fact my sound card is a x4 in a 16x physical slot.
 
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That probably wasn't an error. You can install PCI-E 1x, 4x into a 16x physical slot and it work just fine. In fact my sound card is a x4 in a 16x physical slot.
Really? The bios did not detect the card. I have to change to the small slot to work. In any case, I did not launch a complaint, so at least I do not look stupid if that is the case.

The PC is working & that ks the key. My 4K monitor should hopefully arrive today base on the tracking order.
 

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What a s***show. Can nothing come working?

The monitor arrived but missing the screw for the base to the mainframe holding the monitor. I spoke to the Amazon empolyee & he said he can refund me 30€ or get a one for one exchanage.

So I opt for one for one exchange. So now I will be dismounting the new monitor & put it back to the box.

Before someone call me fuzzy, the screw is not a normal one, & is flash to the base. YOur normal screw will pop out from the base bottom surface.


Edit: s***show part 2.

I found the screw. It's in the straoform bag. Funny I couldn't found it when I looked for it the first time. I tried to call the helpline to tell them to cancel the replacement, but the lines are closed. I hope to get in touch with them early tomorrow morning to tell them to stop the delivery of the replacement monitor.
 
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s***show 3.0

Manage to talk to a helpdesk personal to cancel the delivery, & I took out the monitor & resetup the Monitor.

So I downloaded MS office professional 2019 from a trusted google site, at 19€ not wanting to play MS price which is almost 10x more expensive. 160+ Fking doesn't work.


Edit: Manage to fix the issue, by "online repairing" option under MS office icon (right click->change->repair->online) vis add/remove program system.
 
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