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ERGOtheEGO
Adept I

Show off your PC Builds!!

Alright y’all.

Looking for some new PC Build inspiration!

Share pics of your rig and specs. Let’s see ‘em!

👾

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Awol
Challenger

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X570 Aorus Elite / Ryzen 9 5900X / Sapphire Nitro+ RX6900 XT SE / 64GB Quad Kit Kingston Fury Black 3600MHZ CL16 / RM1000 X PSU

That's beautiful, the black and gold contrasts very nicely with the white lighting... 👍👌

TheBrandroid
Journeyman III

that is clean omg

Awol
Challenger

The cable management wasn't actually that hard, the case makes it so much easier.

mengelag
Volunteer Moderator

Looks great!

Ryzen 7800X3D - RTX 4090 FE - ROG Strix B650E iGaming - 64gb 6000mhz G-Skill Neo - Noctua NH D15 - ROG Loki Platinum 1000w SFXL - 4TB Samsung Gen. 5 NVMe - Fractal Torrent Case - ROG PG48UQ OLED
BigAl01
Volunteer Moderator

Level-Up in all it's glory.  Built December 2022.Level-Up in all it's glory. Built December 2022.

 

You might know that I gave away a computer during my 2022 Labor Day LAN party. Well, this Thermaltake Level-10 GT was the original case from what I gave away. I wanted to save this case, so I had bought a new LAN COOL case in August 2022 to house the older components that were in the Thermaltake Level-10 GT (FX CPU, stuff like that). Meanwhile, I won the Rig of the Month contest in the AMD Forum September 2022 contest with my Purrfection build, so I had the two prizes of a B350 Gigabyte motherboard and an AMD 3600X CPU. I figured I would use those in the new build, but I also had an AMD 3950X CPU and an AMD 5600 CPU lying around too. What to do? Try them all, and that's what I did. An old case but one I like quite a bit for superior cooling.

But, nothing worked. I tried all three CPUs in this B350 motherboard and then I realized that the motherboard wasn't going to recognize these CPUs until it had a BIOS update (the Gigabyte website said these CPUs would work). But alas, I could not do a BIOS update on this motherboard without a working CPU to start with. I wasn't going to tear one of my old machines apart to get to an earlier Ryzen CPU, so instead I ordered a new Asus X570+ motherboard from Amazon (It arrived the same day!). I tried the AMD 3950X CPU in the new Asus motherboard and no joy. Apparently this CPU is dead. So, I put in the AMD 3600X CPU and it finally booted into the BIOS. Soon I had Windows 11 installed (remember to enable firmware FTM in the BIOS for Windows 11) and now I could proceed with the build into the case.

So now you see the importance of building up the system outside of the case. I would have been pretty upset pulling the motherboard out of the case multiple times as I swapped the CPU. The next steps were to put the new components into the Thermaltake Level-10 GT case (which I will now call 'Level-Up' as a new gaming machine on my LAN). That went smoothly, but I did add some RGB fans a few days later and now we have a snazzy looking gaming machine with a 32" 1440p, 170 Hz gaming monitor on the Big Al Computers LAN!

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".
mengelag
Volunteer Moderator

Got away from my jank setup and now I'm running an open air bench set up. 7800X3D with 4090FE (I know it's Nvidia). I like the look though. 

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Ryzen 7800X3D - RTX 4090 FE - ROG Strix B650E iGaming - 64gb 6000mhz G-Skill Neo - Noctua NH D15 - ROG Loki Platinum 1000w SFXL - 4TB Samsung Gen. 5 NVMe - Fractal Torrent Case - ROG PG48UQ OLED

I do like the open air setups but with an 8yr old id be concerned about little fingers poking live components.

mengelag
Volunteer Moderator

Hahah ya, probably not a good idea with a curious 8 year old around. I do love the simplicity of the look

Ryzen 7800X3D - RTX 4090 FE - ROG Strix B650E iGaming - 64gb 6000mhz G-Skill Neo - Noctua NH D15 - ROG Loki Platinum 1000w SFXL - 4TB Samsung Gen. 5 NVMe - Fractal Torrent Case - ROG PG48UQ OLED
frIONic
Adept I

Build started around 2020, With 3400G and 2x8GB kit due to high GPU prices. Upgraded End of 2022 to 5950x and 64GB ram. Bought W6600 few weeks ago.

Aesthetics wise... I really prefer simple/minimalist, workstation-y, no nonsense, "old-school" look. Anything plastic-y looking is a big no-no. Led's are usually off/white.

So: Chose not to get black chromax cooler because I want all steel to be exposed. Like nickel plated ram, uncovered back I/O ports, etc. Even GPU shrouds are metal. 😉 My case is Fractal design Torrent and it features black lines running up, like on old IBM or modern dell stations, same can be seen on the motherboard... PSU is located at the top! Next things to-do would be to replace cooler's fans to black colored ones and to maybe install some cold cathode tubes, no? 😂

Also, I think that AMD makes the most sexy GPU's available on the market:

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AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X @eco | Noctua NH-U12A

OEM Micron 32GB (x2) 3200 CL22 ECC 4m16b @OC 3600mt/s CL18 | EK-RAM Monarch (x2 Nickel)

ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE

AMD Radeon™ PRO W6600 | AMD Radeon™ PRO WX4100

Fractal Design Torrent | CORSAIR RM Series™ RM850 | :penguin::penguin::penguin:

5950X | Micron 32GB x2 ECC OC 3600mt/s CL18 | ASUS Pro WS X570 | PRO W6600 | PRO WX4100 | Fractal Design Torrent | Noctua NH-U12A | CORSAIR RM850
BigAl01
Volunteer Moderator

I don't recommend using cold cathode tubes anymore.  The inverters fail after a few years and they add a bit of heat inside your case.  Now I could see lining the walls with LEDs.....

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".
mengelag
Volunteer Moderator

Looks nice man!

Ryzen 7800X3D - RTX 4090 FE - ROG Strix B650E iGaming - 64gb 6000mhz G-Skill Neo - Noctua NH D15 - ROG Loki Platinum 1000w SFXL - 4TB Samsung Gen. 5 NVMe - Fractal Torrent Case - ROG PG48UQ OLED
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Axxemann
Forerunner

Side view, panel off while I get everything set up in BIOS and prep for the Win10 install.Side view, panel off while I get everything set up in BIOS and prep for the Win10 install.

Built this one for my nephew for Xmas.

Secondary PSU on top to run the pump while priming/burping the system.Secondary PSU on top to run the pump while priming/burping the system.

And this one is mine. Once I get the rest of my photos sorted through, I'll be doing a full article on the trials, tribulations, grief and FUN I had building Project Spectre. The PSU sitting on top is a spare unit to power the pump while the loop was burping and going through the final leak check.

Performance over Pretty.
BigAl01
Volunteer Moderator

Pretty nice of you to build your nephew a computer for Christmas.

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".
mengelag
Volunteer Moderator

Looks awesome 👍🏼

Ryzen 7800X3D - RTX 4090 FE - ROG Strix B650E iGaming - 64gb 6000mhz G-Skill Neo - Noctua NH D15 - ROG Loki Platinum 1000w SFXL - 4TB Samsung Gen. 5 NVMe - Fractal Torrent Case - ROG PG48UQ OLED
johnnyenglish
Grandmaster

Well, here you go, these are some really old photos (right after I built it with still some cables still to manage) AND without the HerculX but theres more here:

LINK: RAPHAEL - Full RoG RiG 

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The Englishman

An optical drive?  I like it already!

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".

Still have a great collection of games, next case I'll need an external USB enclosure for it.

Nostalgia FTW

The Englishman

I agree with Al, the optical drive makes it!

Ryzen 7800X3D - RTX 4090 FE - ROG Strix B650E iGaming - 64gb 6000mhz G-Skill Neo - Noctua NH D15 - ROG Loki Platinum 1000w SFXL - 4TB Samsung Gen. 5 NVMe - Fractal Torrent Case - ROG PG48UQ OLED

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My AMD ryzen 7800 x3d paired with a sapphire 7800 xt in tempered glass case frameless.

Lian Li case?

Ryzen 7800X3D - RTX 4090 FE - ROG Strix B650E iGaming - 64gb 6000mhz G-Skill Neo - Noctua NH D15 - ROG Loki Platinum 1000w SFXL - 4TB Samsung Gen. 5 NVMe - Fractal Torrent Case - ROG PG48UQ OLED

Looks like a Lian Li 011 Mini. Ive been toying of doing a custom loop in one of those.

no. mars gaming spanish branding.

 

mengelag
Volunteer Moderator

That's would look pretty cool I think @Awol 

Ryzen 7800X3D - RTX 4090 FE - ROG Strix B650E iGaming - 64gb 6000mhz G-Skill Neo - Noctua NH D15 - ROG Loki Platinum 1000w SFXL - 4TB Samsung Gen. 5 NVMe - Fractal Torrent Case - ROG PG48UQ OLED
jaandoh
Challenger

Basanti ii the old workhorse/gaming rig...

  • Ryzen 7 gen1 1800x
  • Corsair ram 32gb pc3200
  • Vega 64 lc 8gb
  • Samsung 960 pro 1tb
  • Nzxt Noctus 450
  • Corsair 110i aio cooler
  • Gigabyte 750w gold psu

Sorry for the poor photo.. 

Basanti iiBasanti ii

BigAl01
Volunteer Moderator

I saw this one on the Internet today.  Love the radio integration!

Now this is creative.Now this is creative.

 

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".

That is sweet!

The Englishman
Wally_AMD
Community Manager

Don't forget we have a sub-forum for these awesome rigs over at Battle Stations

We'd love to see you all share your setups over there. 😎