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PC Gaming Rigs

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by JoSoap, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

    Anyone got any sweet rigs going on? I’m primarily a PC and handheld gamer and scarcely play consoles. Nothing against them, I have a bunch of them, but with a decent PC I haven’t had much need for them.

    At the moment I’m on a custom Ryzen 1500x with 8GB of RAM and a 980 Ti. On the laptop side I have an Acer Presator 15 with an i7 6700 mobile chip and a gtx 1060. And I mostly run benchmarks rather than play games because I’m a complete idiot. What are you guys running? I’m always interested in people’s gaming rigs
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  2. Renegade Bastard

    Renegade Bastard Senior Member

    My Alienware gaming laptop is legacy AF, but here is what I'm rocking to this day.

    Alienware M11xR3 (2012)
    - 11.6" LCD Screen
    - Intel Core i7-2637m CPU (BIOS Overclocked)
    - 8GB DDR3 PC-1333 RAM
    - Intel HD 3000 Integrated GPU
    - 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 540M Dedicated GPU
    - Crucial MX100 512GB SATA-III 2.5" SSD
    - 84 WH 8 Cell Battery

    My laptop is a portable PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii-U killer and can run games par pace or slightly better than Nintendo Switch, but is completely destroyed by base models of Xbox One and PS4 consoles. I really need to upgrade. But... I don't build! I buy and I only buy Alienware! Cost prohibitive silicon, tho... :oops:
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  3. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

    I had the m11 xr1! Sold it 2 years ago but I loved that thing. It had an even weaker GPU than yours (335m I think) but I just kept it around for handiness and gamed on my desktop. I love Alienware stuff too but I can’t justify the premium price tag. They look fantastic though.
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  4. Renegade Bastard

    Renegade Bastard Senior Member

    No doubt! I absolutely love and adore the way Alienware laptops look! Their build quality is pretty impressive as well. I especially like using my laptop in public at Starbucks or gaming cafe, because anywhere I pull it out and set it up, people always approach me and say “Whoa! You have an Alienware?!” They are impressed by the multiple LED lighting zones and glowing Alien skull on the back of the monitor! I have to admit. The silicon does look impressive and intimidating! :cool:

    But you are absolutely correct on price... those suckers command an Apple laptop price tag! :oops:
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  5. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

    My Acer Predator on the other hand is barely portable at 4 kilos, even though it has all the lights and bells and whistles. However, it does say PREDATOR on the back in an obnoxious font, and no one is going to approach a man in Starbucks giving off those signals lol
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  6. Joecool

    Joecool Well-Known Member

    I have an Acer Predator G7711, it was powerful at the time.
    It works well now, but I hardly use it other than to listen to music.
    The only downside is that its heavy and BIG.

    edit: for portability I have an HP Elitebook 850 G4 but that's mainly for work, but its mighty fast.
    It doesnt have the greatest specs (graphic wise) but it performs GREAT.
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  7. Renegade Bastard

    Renegade Bastard Senior Member

    Hahaha! This is very true! :p
  8. nacsgaming

    nacsgaming Senior Member

    It is a bit outdated at this point so I have started to upgrade some things starting with graphics cards. I will list my original build below and show what has been upgraded too.

    Corsair C70 case ---> NOW Lian Li DK-04X desk
    Asus Sabertooth X99 motherboard
    Intel i7-5820K CPU (Next to upgrade)
    Corsair H100i CPU water cooling kit
    G.Skill Ripjaws4 64gb total RAM
    Geforce GTX980 ---> NOW 2 Geforce GTX1070 FTW2 in SLI
    Corsair AX1200i PSU
    Mushkin SSDs (I believe ones 1TB and the other is 500GB but I swap them around, sometimes just 1, sometimes 3-4)
    All Corsair RGB fans
    EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon mouse
    G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB Keyboard

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  9. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

  10. nacsgaming

    nacsgaming Senior Member

    Thanks! I build a lot of custom spec computers for a few companies around where I live and when you start piling up rebates and discounts from parts companies it helps in building my own ;) lol
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  11. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

    I make cabinets for a living and I’ve always told myself I’d build something like the Lian Li someday. Ended up just buying most of my PC prebuilt and added stuff. I’ve got all the know-how and skill with zero time
  12. nacsgaming

    nacsgaming Senior Member

    I hear ya. My day job production has increased a ton over the last year. Its hard enough to sit down for 15 mins of game playing let alone a computer build lol
  13. ProfessorPanda

    ProfessorPanda New Member

    i7 4770k
    16 GB ram
    1070s SLI
    250 GB SSD (C: Drive)
    4 TB WD Blue HDD (games)
    1TB WD Blue HDD (Movies / music)
    Segate 4TB external HDD ( back up of media)
    WD 1TB external HDD ( Back ups back up)
    Corsair Air 540 case

    Oculus Rift
    Corsair STRAFE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — Cherry MX Silent keyboard
    Logitech G602 wireless keyboard
    Xbox One Elite gamepad
    Three 1080p 144hz monitors by Asus
    1 1080p Auxiliary tv by Toshiba

    Sometimes I swap out my monitors with either:

    Three 4k Samsung monitors in landscape mode
    One Dell 3440 x 1440p ultrawide monitor
    1 100 inch projector screen. Hooked up via a 1080p short throw projector.

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  14. JoSoap

    JoSoap Well-Known Member

    That’s a brute of a setup boi
  15. Zodasaur

    Zodasaur Well-Known Member

    Here's what I game on. My system isn't the fastest on the block, but it runs every game I own perfectly fine including heavy hitters such as Dying Light, Ark Survival Evolved and Battlefront 2. It's a pretty unique gaming PC really, in that it's got zero fans or moving parts in it. My temperatures are as good as they've ever been too! I just had to compensate for the lack of fans with a little bit of underclocking, which is nothing I can't live with seeing as how my CPU is already 7 years old as it is and I still don't feel the need to upgrade to a newer one.

    Intel i5-2310@2.0 ghz
    Palit Nvidia 750 2GB KalmX fanless edition @ 1013 mhz
    32GB Crucial Ballistix 1333 mhz DDR3
    Asus Z77-A ATX motherboard
    Intel 320 Series SSD 80GB
    Intel 510 Series SSD 128GB
    Samsung 850 Pro SSD 256GB
    Samsung 850 Pro SSD 512GB
    Crucial M4 SSD 128GB
    Logitech G1 mouse (Korean Exclusive model)
    OEM Dell Quietkey Keyboard
    Hauppage Colossus 2 PCI-E Capture Card
    NTXZ full sized black ATX case
    Asus 1080p 2MS TFT Monitor
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018
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  16. Joecool

    Joecool Well-Known Member

    This is what I'm interested on, is it really silent? how much is it?
  17. DeathMoJo

    DeathMoJo Active Member

    Desktop is pretty modest and I put it all together for just under $900 a few years back. Works well for the games I play as well as nice having the dual monitor setup for school work.

    Fractal Design Define Mini Black Stealth case
    Intel i5-6402@2.8Ghz
    16GB G.Skill Aegis 2133 Mhz DDR4 RAM
    MSI GTX 1060 6GB graphics card
    MSI H110m motherboard
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
    3 x be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120mm cooling fans
    PNY 128GB SSD
    Western Digital blue 1TB 7200rpm HD
    Dual 24" 1080P Asus monitors

    Gaming accessories:
    Logitech G602 mouse
    Rapoo Vpro keyboard
    HyperX Cloud headset
    Xbox One controller
  18. Joecool

    Joecool Well-Known Member

    I ended up buying the Logitech 920-007839 G610 Orion Red Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    What's even better is that it comes with Cherry MX Silent keys :D

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  19. ProfessorPanda

    ProfessorPanda New Member

    Different country, different prices. It cost me like $160 CDN. Its relatively quiet. A little louder than a standard membrane keyboard.
  20. Joecool

    Joecool Well-Known Member

    I was able to get the logitech one for $80 on a gold box deal in Amazon.
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