Processor: Intel Core2Duo E6550 2.33GHz LGA775 1333FSB [Overclocked at 3GHz] Mainboard: Asus P5K LGA775 10/100/1000 Sata2 Crossfire Memory: Mushkin HP PC2-6400 DDR2 CL4-5-4-11 Dual Channel 4x1024 [at 5-6-5-12] w/Corsair dominator fan equip Graphics Processor: HIS HD4850 512mb [685/1100] w/Zalman VF900-CU Copper Dual Heatpipe Heatsink Sound Processor: HT Omega Claro Plus+ 7.1 PCI Power Supply Unit: SilverStone Element 500watt 80+ efficiency Hard Disk Drives: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 sata2 160GB 'Perpindicular' X2 & Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SinglePlatter (in enclosure via eSata) Heatsink & Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (Lapped) Floppy Disk Drive: Got rid of it Optical Drive: Pioneer DVD Recorder sata Case: Ultra UV Wizard w/minor mods NIC: Onboard Atheros L1 Gigabit PCI-e Wireless Nic: Linksys Wireless-G PCI v4.1 Cooling:2x120mm in/out, 80mm on side but not used
Windows Vista Business x64
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II Mouse: 2nd gen. Logitech G5 2000DPI Laser Headphones: Steelsound 3H Gaming Headset Speakers: Pioneer SX-217 5.1 home theater unit connected via Optical or Coaxial to computer, 860watts w/RFPunch 10" sub Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 206bw 20"wide 2ms (g-g) 3000:1 Digital Mouse Surface: Steelseries QCK
Router: Linksys WRT54G 4-Port Wireless modem Modem: Rogers Portable Modem (Works anywhere a Cell phone does, but is plagued with high pings) Switch: D-Link DGS-1005D 5-port Gigabit Switch
A candid shot of the desk. Here are some shots of the case in different angles, and as always the camera flash makes the dust stick out like a siv.
-As you can see I cut out the rear honeycomb fan grille and put sonething much less restrictive in it's place. Cuts down on noise as well as moves more air. Then in the front I made the intake much bigger from an 80mm fan to 120mm fan. In doing so I had to modify the hard drive cage. I chopped the whole bottom half right out. So what this actually accomplished for me was triple the air movement in this small case wich is exactly what I wanted from it. The empty drive bays in the front are also covered with the ones from a CM690. Why did I do this? 'Cause they act like intake vents on top of everything. Then I also painted 2/3 of the case black because it looks so much better minus the dust in pictures.
-I'll put up cpu/gpu-z screens again -I'll run the 3dMark's again -I'll prime95 it again for I think it was 6 hours to verify the overclock in the showcase -I'll run hdd read tests -And whatever else I can think of later on
I'm slowly bringing this thread back to life & I urge the other members to do the same. Stay tuned!
Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)
Mar 02, 09 at 12:07am
Nice rig. Whenever you get your 4830 to run with the 4850, let me know how it works, so I can get a 4850 too
Mar 01, 09 at 8:56pm
I have such bad luck with benchmarking programs. I installed 3dmark06 and it doesn't start. Aquamark3 doesn't start (never did on this rig) and I downloaded super pi and the rar was corrupt when I went to extract it haha. I'll try again in a bit.
Feb 10, 09 at 7:22pm
Revamped the whole thread information to show what I have at this time. I have yet to re run my benchmarks as it's not one of my top priorities but it will be done soon.
Dec 29, 08 at 4:31pm
Bought me another 2x1GB set of ram. Same stuff I already have. I pricematched it for $37.77. I'm tired of GTA4 lagging on me cause of the damn memory leak it has so we'll see if this fixes it.
As well as an extra tube of MX-2 TIM and a pack of Swiftech MC15 heatsinks for the VRM's at the end of the card. I'll attempt to do another over haul of this work log with new pictures and whatnot 'cause the ones that are up a really out of date now.
Updated Comments section and added another section at the bottom for the good stuff.
May 21, 08 at 3:13pm
Opened this page up for the first time with my lapop and I guess the frames were messed up cause of the thumbnails in the first post. Everything seemed fine on the desktop cause of the monster resolution it runs at. But the 14x9 that this laptop does, wasnt wide enough to show it all. So all should fit nicely now.