Introduction: My Gaming Rig.

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Here's my gaming rig I built in February of 2012. The specs are:
Cooler master Haf 912 case.
Radeon 6870 Graphics card.
Amd fx-8120 Processor.
8 gigabytes of G-skill rip-jaw Ram
Asrock am3 extreme3 Motherboard.
Seagate 500 gig (pooey) hard drive.
Corsair Gs800 ,800 wat psu. (go for modular)
A lot of effort.

So here it is. I just finished the paint job :D if you wanna paint your computer, make sure you do some research it takes a lot more work than just "ok where's the spray paint lets do this."

I put the window in myself a few days ago ,and I also made some lights but i'm going to modify them tonight.


TheBerzerkAmerican54 (author)2015-03-26

Really Nice pc

zombieshawn (author)2013-12-13

Well,i`ve spent lots of money in my gaming rig (about more than 1000 euros/dollars).It sounds like this:
-Mobo: AsRock Z77 Extreme 3;
-CPU: Intel Core I5 3570k 4.8GHz OC w/ CoolerMaster V8 GTS Cooler;
-GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX480 2GB SC;
-RAM: 16GB Mushkin 2600 MHz OC;
-HDD: Seagate 1TB(that`s enough for me);
-Case: Old Targa case customized to hold 6 case fans(120mm)(4x Noctua 120mm);
-PSU: Sirtec HP 750W;
-Screen: BenQ G2440 24";
-Speakers: Logitech z506 5.1 Surround;
-Mouse: ASUS RoG Gx950 w/ SteelSeries QcK mass mousepad;
-Kboard: CoolerMaster Storm Quickfire Rapid Brown(the brown switch one is hard to find,but it is kinda cheaper than the red switches kboard,and feels better);
+ Many case customisations(many,but it looks good);
It can run Battlefield 4 smooth and runs Minecraft at 290-470 FPS-es.

tytiger33 (author)2012-04-06

Where's the dvd drive?!

tytiger33 (author)tytiger332012-04-11

Well here's my specs
AMD Athlon 2 Quadcore 2.8GHz
Asus M4A79XTD ECO Motherboard
Before it started showing problems a Sapphire Radon 5770 Vapor X edition. And now a Gigabyte 6870 Overclock edition 1 Gig
6GB of RAM
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard drive
A second 160GB Hard drive
And an Antec 300 gaming case with 3 120mm fans and 1 140mm fans.
Plus a 500 watt Antec PSU
Running Windows 7

By the way the GPU really is massive. The 6870 just barely fits in the case. Also I need to get some dedicated cables to feed this beast. My current system doesn't seem to be feeding it properly.

Nice! sounds like your PSU might be holding you back. make sure its got at least two 6 pin PCI-E adapters. your motherboard shouldn't be what's holding it back unless you have some crazy bios option enabled.

Upgraded my system.
Now I run an Intel 3770K,16 gigs of ram, a 2tb Seagate Barracuda drive, same 1tb caviar black drive for back up, an Asus Sabertooth Z77 motherboard, a Sapphire Radeon 7970 Vapor-X 3gig edition, a NXZT Tempest 140 CPU cooler, all packaged in a matt black NXZT Phantom 630 case with a 750 watt non modular ASUS PSU.
New build is much quieter than the old build that had all its fans installed. Hard drive is louder most of the time now.


Nope It's not my PSU. Maximum PC has done builds very similar to mine without using more than 300 watts total.My PSU thankfully has 2 6 pin cable outlets open.

And this was the most powerful GPU my PCI-E 2.0 motherboard and my mid tower case could accommodate.

~Aeronous~ (author)tytiger332012-04-28

300W PSU with a 6870? Unlikely. Generally they require 500W+ PSUs.

tytiger33 (author)~Aeronous~2012-05-01

They recommend a 500 watt but the total system uses less that 300 watts.

hungyhipo 2 (author)tytiger332012-05-01

I get most of my games from so you don't need an optical drive although i have one.

It isn't. DLC my friend.

I think you mean DLG in the digital distribution sense. DLC is for content.

What is "DLC".

182515 (author)KneXtreme2012-04-08

Downloadable content. Basically you just buy the game online and download it.

MiniBr1t (author)2013-06-15

all i know is my bro's gaming rig has 32gb RAM

JMeyersMan (author)2013-03-03

mine.. strong in some places needs work in others
AsRock 990fx extreme 3 mobo
AMD Phenom II x4 965 black edition deneb 3.4 Ghz
16GB Micron RAM
Asus HD7770 crossfire (x2)
corsair Hx650w psu
intel 300gb ssd (for boot w7 professional x64)
WD caviar black 2tb hdd (storage for games)
thermaltake armor a60 amd edition case
i think its pretty good so far:) im looking to upgrade the processor to a newer FX series (one of my last things on the list tho) and upgrade the psu to an 800w or so.

______ (author)2013-01-13

Here's mine:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
GeForce GTX 550ti
5GB of DDR2
500GB Hard Drive

Raiden97 (author)2012-07-14

You should see my gaming pc fail.

Quad core 3.0ghz CPU
GeForce GTX570
100GB Hard Drive


that's a pretty ballin pc, 570's are nice cards the cpu and hard drive could be better tho.

SonicX 22 (author)Raiden972012-10-20

You should see my gaming pc fail.

Pentium 4 3.20GHz
GeForce 9600GT
400GB Hard Drive


tytiger33 (author)Raiden972012-10-08

Does that even play DirectX 7 games?

happybirthday (author)2012-12-02

High five for the case. I have a 912 and I'm trying to figure out how to put a window on the side. I went with a blue color scheme though.
My specs-
i5 2500
HIS HD7850 2gb
Western Digital 650 Blue
Gigabyte P67-UD3-B3
Hyper 212+
Pc Power and Cooling 750 watt Silencer
4GB of Kingston Hyper X 1600 (It works for iTunes+Game+internet, which is all I need)
Scythe KAZE fan controller

And I have a bunch of logitech accesories- G930, G9x, and G110

nice! yeah just take off the side panel and then just draw on the inside gray part when you're happy with the design use ether a jigsaw ,a dremmel ,or tin snips to cut the window out.
Use red snips for cutting counter clockwise circles and green snips for clockwise. yellow snips are easier to make strait cuts but not necessary to do so.

I used a hole saw to make my rounded corners.

i advise you to practice with snips for a bit before cutting out the full window.

JJ8090 (author)2012-05-19

I live in waterloovile when u send it to me lol I have a Dell inspiron m5030 and want to give it an upgrade but dot want to spend more than £30 any ideas??

tytiger33 (author)JJ80902012-05-28

More ram man. Should be like 40$ to upgrade it.

Flatout Knex (author)2012-05-10


yeha it runs minecraft just fine

hungyhipo 2 (author)2012-05-01

i just had a huge nerdgasm.

~Aeronous~ (author)2012-04-28

You forgot to mention the RAM. Nice casemod you done there.
My specs
i5 2500K
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
Asus HD 6950 2GB (runs BF3 on high @ 40FPS, 1920x1080)
Antec 750W PSU
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 mobo
BitFenix Shinobi case

Logitech G400 mouse
Logitech G110 keyboard.

~Aeronous~ (author)~Aeronous~2012-04-28

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
Hydro H60 heatsink.

~Aeronous~ (author)~Aeronous~2012-04-28

Forgot the Blu-Ray player.

nice rig i almost went with an i5 but the amd build offered a bit more in expandability. and cost less.

nice rig i almost went with an i5 but the amd build offered a bit more in expandability. and cost less.

epicbobman52 (author)2012-04-18

Im jelly, Im stuck with a mac... ( great everything ( 1 TB HDD, 3.06 MgHz intel dou core procesor, 12GB ram) , but sh*tty graphix card ( navada geforce 9400, 256mb moddle -.-))

Ah all the rest sounds pretty good until that card :C

Lowney (author)2012-04-06

Looks pretty awesome, how much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking? (You don't have to answer) :P

No not at all i got it for $860 bucks and was supposed to get 50$ in rebates back but i messed up one of em and the other I haven't gotten yet. :C

Ah okay. It looks amazing nonetheless, although I think I personally would have put a DVD drive on there, so I could play my current games :P I guess with stuff like steam though you don't really need it if you're just using it as a dedicated gaming machine

Yeah that's the thing i don't have like any games that I have on dvd most of them are on CD's hahah Eventually i'll bet a blu-ray perhaps.

All the custom work Iv'e done like adding a new cpu cooler and adding an extra fan , painting etc have added like $50. but the window was free cause i had the tools and plexi lying around.

182515 (author)2012-04-08

Ahh, Should a ditched the 800 and grabbed a HX600 more than enough power for any single card system.

I proly would have gone for the hx 850 or 750 cause idk if I'm going to need to CF down the road. I just wanted to have options at my disposal that's why i got the atx mother board and big PSU.

Millawi Legend (author)2012-04-09


i7 2600k
XFX Radeon HD 6970
8GB Corsair Vengeance
Thermaltake Chaser Mk.I
Corsair H80
Crappy 600w PSU

Jellllyyyy! cause i just got a new 1080p monitor yesterday and now bf3 can get on low fps side. :/

I am the Chosen 0n3 (author)2012-04-11

im uber jealous.

TSC (author)2012-04-08


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