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Making My Own Rig: 3DMark and PCMark Vantage Benchmarks

Posted by OnionKnight, in Making my Own Rig 27 February 2010 - * * * * * · 747 views
Benchmarks, 3DMark, PCMark
Now that I finally finished my computer, I think its time I released some benchmarks on how well it performs.

This Vantage Marks are for a CPU and GPU that has not been overclocked. I will plan to clock them in the future.

PCMark 05 Vantage

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Making My Own Rig: The Video Card

Posted by OnionKnight, in Making my Own Rig 26 February 2010 - - - - - - · 645 views
XFX HD 5770
Today I unboxed a XFX HD 5770 which I bought at NCIX for a price of $174.99 Canadian

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Unboxing it was really nothing special. You get this nice fancy box with a lot of shiny all over it. Inside is your video card, installation guide and crossfire wire + adapters....

Making my Own Rig: CPU, Motherboard and Fan Layout

Posted by OnionKnight, in Making my Own Rig 22 February 2010 - * * * * * · 1,220 views
Athlon II x4 620 and 1 more...
Alright so I finally picked up my MOBO and CPU today.

I went with an Athlon II x4 620 for $108.99 and MSI 790X-G45 ATX AM3 Crossfire Motherboard for $89.99. Both are just average mobo + CPU compared to what is out there in todays market, but its good enough for me. When installing the CPU, you have to lift the safety arm, and then just drop the...

Making My Own Rig: Stealth Cover for DVD Drive

Posted by OnionKnight, in Making my Own Rig 20 February 2010 - - - - - - · 875 views
Stealth Cover, DVD drive
Alright so Number1Dad told me to try to do a stealth DVD Drive, so I am doing that right now

First thing I did was take the Drive Slot Plate and sand the snap-ons down.

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Next thing I did was sand the hell out of...

Making My Own Rig: Power Supply, DVD Drive, Extra Fan and Sector 5 Ram

Posted by OnionKnight, in Making my Own Rig 19 February 2010 - - - - - - · 573 views
Patriot Sector 5 and 2 more...
Okay so I got some more money thanks to Chinese New Years =D.

First thing I bought was Patriot Sector 5 4GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 RAM for 119.99. I was considering some value ram for 25 bucks less but I asked around and learned if I wanted some dependable and stable ram that won't die on me, it is worth the $25 bucks more. Another thing I bought...

Making My Own Rig: The Case

Posted by OnionKnight, in Making my Own Rig 16 February 2010 - - - - - - · 522 views
Logysis Case
Alright so here is the case. It costed me $17 and came with a 480W power supply. First thing I am planning to do is huck the power supply out the window because this shitty 480W PSU actually only puts out 300W. But for $17 I can't complain right?

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Making My Own Rig: Cathodes and Fans

Posted by OnionKnight, in Making my Own Rig 16 February 2010 - - - - - - · 516 views
Cathodes, Fans
EDIT: All prices are in Canadian =)

LOL okay so I am finally building my own rig now. First thing I did was go buy myself some pretty colored fans and cathodes =). I know you could find a cheap 5-pack of fans but i only needed 2 for the case, so I got the prettiest fans i could find...

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