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Topic Title: AMD Forums Rig of the Month - August 2009 1 day left!!!!!!!!
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 08/18/2009 07:10 AM
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That is cool Immortal Lobster . I like Mid Towers just as much as the full towers . My last case was a NZXT Lexa Black line Mid Tower and loved it . We used it to build a computer for one of our CoD4 community members that was playing on a basic store bought browser and didn't have the money to upgrade his rig . Capecodkiller was involved in this good deed we did . I will have Sonic_Boom reg to our AMD forums tonight . I look forward to see yours Immortal Lobster and also Dimwits to .

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 08/18/2009 10:29 AM
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I have all that stuff in my sig crammed into an AeroCool AeroEngine Jr. C-Class

not big, but I'm in the aviation industry, and I love the case, I've had it for nearly 7 years now, and I refuse to replace it!!! lol

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 08/18/2009 11:22 AM
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 08/18/2009 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by: pcnazz

Starting to pick up now . I put the link to this thread in my sig to help some more of our friends find there way here like Immortal Lobster was saying . I'm glad you posted Capecodkiller . Your rig pops now with the black inside . Nice work . That is a sick cooler you have on that 280 Grubworm . Hows it do cooling that monster ?


Grubworm looks to use integrated graphics bud. The 280 you speak of is in fact a 285 GTX with the accelero extreme 280 made for, 260/275/280/285 GTX with mods of my own. The cooler sticker is miss leading.

If you look at my default gaming clocks you can see why it just rocks.

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 08/18/2009 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by: Immortal Lobster

Gonna try and rewire mine tomorrow, but it doesn't stand a chance to some of these, I don't have a full tower, but I have a full towers worth of stuff. lol


Exactly. Lol.

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 08/18/2009 01:29 PM
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Yes, I'm using the integrated graphics right now. I'm looking to upgrade to more memory and a dedicated graphics card sometime in 2010. Hopefully the sooner the better.

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 08/18/2009 03:32 PM
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Very nice PC-Guru and yes I am reading what Glubworms card says ( 280 ) . Regardless what model it is that is one big cooler on there . I have not used a Nvida card since my Geforce 8600 GT XXX so I don't look deep into them . I know they perform over the top and they smash 3dmark scores but I prefer ATI cards and that is all I run in my rigs . The Price tags on Nvidia are a little to steep for the model I would want . Very nice though indeed !

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Edited: 08/18/2009 at 05:07 PM by pcnazz
 08/18/2009 05:11 PM
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I need a better camera for these night shots, lol, UV and the green LEDs seem to confuse my poor camera.


















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Be gentle, the case is old, therefore a little scratched up, and the gloss paint inside is pushing 4-5yrs now, I think I need to do some touching up

Manufacturer: LobsterWare
Case =: AeroCool AeroEngine Jr. C-Class ~7yo painted ~5yo)
Processor:AMD Phenom II 940 3.4Ghz ~8months old
Memory:8GB RAM G.Skill 1000 (DCed to 800Mhz) 1 pair is 1yr6mo old, the other pair is 9mo old
Motherboard: Foxconn A7DA-S ~4mo
GPU1: eVGA GeForce 260 GTX C192 ~6mo
GPU2: ATi Radeon 3300 onboard 129MB DDR3 SidePort
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 92mm Pro ~2yr
Fan Exhaust: Arctic Cooling Fan PWM12 ~2yr
Fan Intake: Arctic Cooling Fan P120L ~2yr
PSU: ULTRA LSP 750W ~1wk
TVCard: Avermedia M780 ~1.5yr
Sound: HT|Omega Striker 7.1 Cmedia 8770 ~7mo
USB: 5 port card ~1yo
Bluetooth: Ambicom 1.1 ~5yo
Hard Drive 1: Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA2 ~5yo (RAID0 Array 1)
Hard Drive 2: Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA2~4yo (RAID0 Array 1)
Hard Drive 3: Seagate 7200.9 160GB SATA2 ~4yo (JBOD Array 1)
Hard Drive 4: Seagate 7200.7 200GB PATA ~6yo
Hard Drive 5: Seagate FreeAgent 7200.10 320GB USB 2.0 ~3yo (Media Storage)
Hard Drive 6: Seagate FreeAgent 7200.12 500GB USB 2.0 ~10mo (Back Up)
Total Storage = 1.82TB
Keyboard: Logitech G15 ~2yo
Mouse: Logitech MX Revolution ~1mo
Speakers: Logitech Z5450 ~3yo
OS: Vista Ultimate x64
Monitor1: LG W2252TQ ~10mo
Monitor2: LG L1720P ~5yr
Monitor3: KDS 717n ~4yr

Missing Anything?


Reminiscing:



That's not even when I first got it, IIRC, it's housing an Athlon XP 2400+ and a GeForceFX 5900SE in that pic, or it might still be my GeForce3 ti 200

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Edited: 08/19/2009 at 01:18 AM by Immortal Lobster
 08/18/2009 06:24 PM
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I'll post pictures of all of my units as maybe together they'd have a chance of winning some sort of prize (they're not going to do it individually, that's for sure )

Front view, Desktop

My X2 4200+ desktop is the one on the right in the Antec Nine Hundred case. The unit on the left in the scratched-up, butt-ugly case is my old 1.0B GHz PIII file server.

Side view, Desktop

This is my main desktop, called "Manchester." The big things you can see here are the huge Arctic Cooling heatsink on my Radeon HD 3850, the little stock K8 heatsink, and my lack of cable management. The Antec Nine Hundred isn't that great of a case for cable management, plus it's a tight fit with that huge GPU heatsink. There are only two HDDs in here as the Caviar SE16 went into the file server. The rest of the parts are shown in my signature.

Front view, HTPC

This guy is my HTPC, called "Barton." It sits in the Cooler Master Cavalier case that used to house my desktop, which is why it has the Athlon 64 X2 sticker on the front. The case looks pretty nice and hides well behind my TV stand that you see to the very left. If you look very closely at the bottom 5.25" drive bay, you can just see where I put the old Travelstar HDD and it's 40/44-pin IDE adapter. Note that the two Caviar SE16 HDDs in my signature are in the file server now; I replaced them with a single Seagate 7200.12 500 GB unit, which is very nice and very inexpensive. The rest of the parts are in my signature.

Side view, HTPC

This is Barton all opened up. I very carefully opened the side panel with it running as it has been running for 95 days straight (a new record, usually the power company has a momentary glitch more often than that) and I didn't accidentally want to knock anything loose and force a reboot. This machine is cobbled together from various parts I've picked up over time. The end result is pretty decent as the motherboard and CPU were the top-of-the-line in their day. There is actually a CPU in there; I put a 92 mm x 38 mm rear exhaust fan from a junked mid-2000s Dell Dimension desktop case on top of a Thermaltake Silent Boost heatsink to cool the CPU. It is almost silent and load temps aren't too bad (about 58 C; the CPU's max is 85 C.) Again, witness the crappy cable management. I don't care much here as the side does not have a window

File server

This is my file/print server that almost entirely consists of parts I pulled off a discard heap at a local computer store. It is a 1.0 GHz Socket 370 PIII Coppermine with a 133 MHz FSB on an old Shuttle MV25N micro-ATX motherboard with two mismatched 128 MB sticks of PC100. I put the old 250 GB WD Caviars from my desktop and HTPC into this unit and then popped in a cheap 4-port SATA-150 controller and gigabit Ethernet card. The machine boots from an old 80 GB laptop HDD screwed to the bottom 5.25" drive bay and attached with the gray SATA cable. The SATA card and GbE card were the only things I had to buy and they cost me about $35. The case is a pile of garbage- it is butt-ugly, scratched, missing the front USB and sound connectors, has a broken door hinge (door falls off if opened), and has cracks in the Plexiglas in the side window. But it holds seven HDDs and keeps everything cool after I cut the front punched-out fan grills with my rotary tool to improve airflow and decrease noise. It is pretty slow as the PCI slots have crap bandwidth in this board, but it isn't overly noisy and it is reliable, having the same 95-day uptime as the HTPC. This is probably the best example of my complete lack of cable management yet I will eventually get cable management down, but it takes time and this unit, like all of my units, are really built for go rather than show and the ugly cabling hasn't caused me any trouble.

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IL, i have to ask you about your GPU.
what is with the light thingy? (very technical verbage-lol)
some sort of cooling device?


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 08/18/2009 08:05 PM
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Here's what it is, the final variation changedsome, but the principle is still sound, I need to run a few tests again to validate the original results.


http://forums.amd.com/forum/me...d=116125&enterthread=y

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 08/18/2009 08:26 PM
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gotcha!


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 08/19/2009 02:36 AM
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I like your case Immortal Lobster and I can see why you have kept it for 7 years . I also like your cmos reset switch you put in . A sign of a hard core over clocker's rig ! I have an abit AX78 mother board put away right now that came with a cmos reset switch that was easy to use from the out side back of my case .

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 08/19/2009 10:50 AM
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that switch cost me all of $3 to build, lol. took one of those old audio to CD cables, stripped it of a wire, threw it on the reset switch board side, then soldered it to the switch. I wish radio shack sold some smaller covered switches, the only one they had was like a 2inch switch, way to big.

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 08/19/2009 11:40 AM
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Your welcome Immortal Lobster . The military switches are cool for the cmos . I know they are a few more dollars ( $9.99 )but here is a link for you to see them . http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l...ry_Switches-Page1.html fThis one is the link for all there switches . same site more switches Yours looks great for $3.00 you cant beat that . Every mother board should have one . When I get the Asus M4A79-T mother board I am going to put a cmos switch in for sure .

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Edited: 08/19/2009 at 11:49 AM by pcnazz
 08/19/2009 12:18 PM
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I might get those switches once I get a job and income and start paying off my slonas. I wanted to put my Lights on a switch as well, the cathodes, the green LEDs, I got a strand of UV LED spots that I made a while back, just need to rewire them, I'm afraid of a short on one of the leads. and I got a strand of EL wire I salvaged from an IDE cable, going to try and make a lobster out of it.


*****, the EL wire is dead


Another person at another forum brought up concerns of CB and Memory temperatures increasing, here's my answer, note, these are idle speeds, but it's the only pre-post configuration I have of the PCB temperatures.


Hope it helps. Theoretically, this shield removes the hot spot between the GPU and CPU, where the poor NB sits. by removing the hot spot, the GPU should be able to clear it's hot ear easier, in my case, this shields projects the hot air right into the rear exhaust fan, and a new flow of horizantal cooler air can theoretically make a home under the CPU, and through the CPU. all airflow management, something that's generally neglected in favor of wire management

Without shield



With shield



And since when did photobucket have a 500mb account limit??? ullhair:

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Edited: 08/19/2009 at 12:50 PM by Immortal Lobster
 08/19/2009 01:31 PM
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Nice Rig Lobster, they dont make some cases like they used too.
 08/19/2009 01:36 PM
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Yeah, this one is steel!

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 08/19/2009 02:20 PM
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Probably weighs 30 lb empty

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box say's 24, lol

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