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Arkadios
« on: August 27, 2010, 03:45:43 am »
[Arkadios]

Board  -   M4A87TD EVO
CPU    -   Phenom II x6 1055T clocked @ 3.7Ghz
Ram    -  16Gb ( 4, 4Gb sticks ) DD3 running dual channel. ( 1600mhz )
Video  -   EVGA GTX 560Ti in SLI with a Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti
PSU    -   Thermaltake TR2 700 Watt
Cooling - One 120mm intake fan @ 990RPM, One 120mm CPU cooling fan @ 450RPM, Two 80mm exhaust fans @ 1440 RPM.
              ( GPU cooler and PSU exhaust fan not counted. )

HD    -     60 Gb Patriot Inferno boot drive -  Sequential read @ 285MB/s, Sequential write @ 275MB/s
              1000 Gb internal - Western Digital WD1002FAEX,
              1000 Gb external - Seagate
              250 Gb Internal - Western Digital. This drive houses all my appdata and User files for windows, so as to free up my SSD.
              320 Gb Internal - Seagate. I needed more space.

Input Devices - Blue Diamond back-lit keyboard. ,  Logitech G500 Gaming mouse, Wacom Bamboo Fun 8.5" x 5.4" tablet.
Display      -      Hanns-G 22" display @ 1680x1050, Primary.  Dell 17" widescreen display @ 1024x1280 - Landscape mode.  Dell 17" Display at 1024x1280 - Landscape mode.

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Clearances: Heat-sink to case clearance - none.  Contacting. (Takes some high levels of skill, finesse, good looks, and a natural born smooth'n'sexy personality to put the side of the case on )
                    Everything Else: Plenty.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 02:41:53 am by Apollo »

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 09:19:46 am »
I suggest getting another identical internal 1TB drive and setting up a RAID 1 scheme, in order to have basic data safety.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 03:42:42 am »
It would be a wise idea, if I had anything to vital lose that isn't already backed up frequently. :P

I have many things to lose, but the things that I value most are all backed up externally, and on a separate machine.
I may do it when I get a hundred extra bucks to waste though.

Anywho, my drive runs at 22 degrees, and is in standby about 12 hours of the day ( not spinning ) It should last a fair while.
This drive only has 3224 hours on it. ( 134 days ) I had old drives with well over two years of spin time on them. :} 

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, 05:34:50 am »
Uuuupdated. Threw in another drive. Got new keyboard.


If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 05:57:03 am »
Pics of my rig.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 05:56:05 pm »
More pictures.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 06:18:02 pm »
nice

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 08:18:37 pm »
Got her idling at 19 degrees.
I should note that room temperature is only 18 degrees in here.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 08:20:13 pm »
Right after  I posted that last post, the temp dropped to 18 C.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2012, 01:57:02 am »
She's a beauty, she is, captain!

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 04:39:39 pm »
Added -  8 gigs more ram; now running 16 Gigs.
Added - Another display and an old 6600GT just to drive the display. ( Now running triple display. 22 inch primary with a 19 to each side. )
Added - 320 gig drive.

Removed - 18.7lbs of dust.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 04:42:36 pm by Apollo »

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 02:50:12 pm »
crazy wwwwwwww

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2012, 02:39:21 am »
Replacing the 6600 with a GTX 470 this weekend to drive the third display. Should help fix the incompatibilities and grant me a good amount more computing power. ( in regards to PhysX and Cuda capable applications n stuff. )


If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2012, 09:34:33 pm »
God damn, your computer is a beast!
It is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful; they are found because it was possible to find them.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2012, 03:15:12 am »
Got the card. I had to add a second power supply. The first one would run both cards, but it was straining the 500W supply and the machine would kill itself after about twenty minutes.

The second supply is nestled in the drive bay. ( I have no CD drives so I had lots of space. )

I'll put pictures up later.

There are a LOT of wires hidden behind the drive cage.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2012, 09:40:29 am »
It's starting to get pretty weird  :rigbyspin:

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2012, 01:41:58 pm »
Yes. Yes it is. Visually, however, it is not.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 02:43:20 am »
UUuupdated.

New PSU. 700 watt.

Sli'd two 560Ti's on my non-SLI-Capable board.

Works wonderfully.

Also flipped some fans around to change air flow but I didn't feel like typing that. Nobody cares.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2013, 10:12:38 am »
Apparently one of these can reduce the number of fans by one:

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Re: Arkadios
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2013, 09:07:36 pm »
I like the giant heat sink.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.