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Show Us Your Battlestation!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Larkin, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Hey Arkadians,

    Let's see your battlestations! Show us your setup, no matter what it is. I'll start with a video of mine :)





    Who's next?
     
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  2. Few Scars

    Few Scars Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Arkadia Adviser

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  3. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Thanks! It took a lot of work to get it all put together. Enjoying it now though!
     
  4. atomicstorm

    atomicstorm Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Now if you would actually play :)
     
  5. SallyBridges

    SallyBridges Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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  6. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    I know right! I spent about 2 hours calculating what the best amps to buy would be for dropping on Arkadia, then realized I shouldn't be amping when I have no clue about resource fields anymore. Oops. I should be getting back into the game, even if it is slow to start.

    D: It's my hydration glass, gotta keep your fluid levels up during extended play periods ;) Refilled and ready to go!
     
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    Nor Alien Active Member

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    Very nice! Will have to work on mine as I have too busy doing reno's on my new place and is in pieces atm. :(

    Btw, big shout out to a fellow AB! :wave:
     
  8. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Awesome! I've only seen 1 other battlestation on r/entropiauniverse, no one else has joined in the fun! Hope you finish those renovations soon and get that thing back together :)

    :wave: Hey hey to you as well fellow AB! (whereabouts?)
     
  9. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Active Member

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    Yeah I'm hoping as well. Not that much fun playing EU on a crap laptop! :(

    Edmonton. The land of the... Insert funny joke here! :biggrin:
     
  10. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    I hear ya :(

    Edmonton, at least it's a city! Not sure if you can call Grande Prairie that lol!
     
  11. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Active Member

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    Yeah it's actually very nice. Grand Prairie isn't bad either, from what I remember of it! :eek:
     
  12. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    It's not too bad :)
     
  13. King-Pin

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    Its always better to custom build, pre built computers are major rip offs that have added markup on each item fitted in them.

    I costom built my pc from amazon buying each part individually with free delivery and only going for 5 star review parts it cost me like £400 in total for the tower it was a budget build 3 years ago and it still plays most new games on full graphics including entropia without any problems.

    with that said that is a very nice set up though you wont after worry about upgrading any time soon lol.
     
  14. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Yep I agree! Custom built gives you better bang for your buck, and it's quite fun too! I built the computer in the video myself, first time from the ground up! I bought all the parts from NCIX/Newegg/DirectCanada. It was way cheaper and more powerful than anything bought premade!

    Definitely won't have to upgrade anytime soon, and I could always pick up another GTX 780 Ti if I need to in the future!
     
  15. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    I posted all my gear back when I built it here some where. I am running a p6t asus motherboard. core i7 920 processor, 12gig ddr3 1600 ram in triple channel configuration, an ati 5770 vid card with 1 gig ddr5 on it. The last addition to that all was an OCZ agility 2 65 gig ssd drive. All that was put into a coolermaster haf920 case and has a custom built liquid cooling system for everything not just the processor.

    I played around with it and tweeked the system to be able to run indefinatly at a 4.64 ghz overclock that is kept well within acceptable cooling limits BELOW the component degradation specs. I stopped there as from my research when you start approaching the 5ghz over clocks you need to switch to liquid nitrogen for cooling..

    The system has worked great for everything I have tried to do with it with ZERO problems other then me borking the win 7 os when making an effort to see how much I could mess with it til it didn't heal itself.

    Lately I have debated since the vid card is now end of cycle to upgrade. That has lead me to learn to do so requires a whole new motherboard base to build off of so I am currently investigating what I want to do and will start the piece buying as I can afford to do so. Once I do this I will post here with the new frankenbeast I am sure I will come up with.

    Awesome setup Larkin. That is probably along the lines I will build up to over time as prices drop. I would after the experience I have had with mine suggest you go full on liquid cooling as well to protect that nice set up. The extra cost is well worth the money just for the noise reduction alone IMO. It will also extend the life of your gear by a huge margin by keeping it well cooled.
     
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    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Thanks for the post! Sounds like you have a much more intense rig with that cooling system and overclocking (even if it's a bit older)!

    Yeah upgrading from older hardware may cause you to upgrade a few more parts than you were hoping, but fingers crossed that prices drop soon!

    I haven't made an effort yet into overclocking my rig; as you said I might want to grab some liquid cooling before I ramp her up a bit more. For now she's very stable and ranges from 40 - 60 degrees Celcius unless I'm doing some crazy things. Pretty happy with that for now, but I'm monitoring that closely to see if anything changes.
     
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  17. SallyBridges

    SallyBridges Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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    My Little Baby ;)

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    Ok Time to show it off ;) yes its a laptop as I like to be able to move my equipment and when i then go on holidays I have access to Entropia Universe & Planet Arkadia Of Course. and its only 8kg in weight and i think 1.5kg just for the power supply but then its all about the cool factor right.

    And Its got lots of programmable keys and lights ( and yes you guessed it they actually synchronize and go from light to dark pink and back again ) and the sides do that as well

    Now for the Geeky Stuff

    AlienFX™AlienFX System Lighting Technology gives you access to a variety of themes and up to 512 billion distinct lighting combinations2, so you can personalise as much as you like. Complete your immersion by customising your system with themes that respond to in-game events with unique lighting effects.

    AlienFusionAlienFusion power management controls enable you to configure your settings to maximise performance and efficiency while managing power usage. Crank up the settings for hardcore gaming and resource-intensive tasks, or scale back when you just need to run everyday programs.

    AlienTouch
    Customise your touchpad’s sensitivity to prevent accidental contact, and activate virtual scrolling to enable vertical and horizontal scrolling with just a touch.


    So Whats Inside it .

    4th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
    18.4 inch (467.36mm) WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display
    8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz (2x4GB)
    500G hybrid Spring
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (9.5mm)
    8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr) Battery
    Dual NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 860M graphics with 4GB total (2x 2GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI(R)Enabled
    Intel 802.11n/ac Wireless

    With Overclocking capabilities on the motherboard and will more than lickley boost the memory on it at some point
     
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    Very nice. I never managed to justify an alienware laptop, but I may have to reconsider!!
     
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    I would never show my mess here even now with the help of this professional video, Id just embarass myself :p
     
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    haha, same here.

    and i might have to throw away all those post-it attached to my screen :biggrin2: they are like glowing eyes everytime i open the door and switch on the light.
    ...too many things to do. :blackcat: