Alex Peck // Rig

I built a new machine (basically just so I could play Crysis). I'm currently running at conservatively overclocked speeds on stock voltage:

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W Edition @3.2GHz (9x356FSB)
  • Tuniq Tower 120
  • EVGA nForce 680i SLi
  • BFG GeForce 8800 Ultra OC
  • OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz Reaper HPC 5-5-5-16 @ DDR1068
  • Western Digital Raptor 150GB
  • Corsair HX 620W PSU
  • Antec P182
  • Dell 2407 WFP
  • Logitech G9
  • Windows Vista 64bit SP1

I can max out BF2 and Source engine games at 1920x1200 with solid 60fps+. Crysis DX10 mode @1680x1050 high settings runs @~35fps. Maybe I need 2 8800 Ultras?

I still have my old machine running as a file server, I think the graphics card is consuming more electricity than is sensible for something I leave switched on. It consists of:

  • Pentium 4 (Northwood) 2.8GHz @ 3.15GHz
  • Asus P4C800-E
  • Corsair TwinX PC-3200 2x512mb
  • GeForce 7800 GS 512mb
  • IBM DeskStar 180GXP, Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB
  • Seasonic M12 500W PSU
  • Cooler Master ATC-410 SX1, Panaflo fans throughout
  • Windows XP SP2

Next job is 4x500gb drives in RAID 5 and test out Windows Server 2008.

I recommend checking out TVersity for streaming media to PS3/XBox360. It's the way forward, especially if you have the horsepower for HD.