Show your insides!

My CPU, motherboard, RAM and HDD’s (yes, hard drives) are 7 years old next month.

But I KEEPS IT CLEAN!!!.. probably is what is saving it. Wish I could upgrade the mobo/ram/cpu combo, perhaps add an SSD…


Here are my last 3 PC’s I think I have been improving the insides quite a bit.

The middle one is the one I gave to my friend last year that has been through a lot with cancer and he will also be getting the Galax SSD I posted that I won. I added the other pictures of it to show the stock cooler AMD sent me when they sent me the rest of the stuff to build it. (I was part of the #AMDTestDrive program where 95 people were selected and sent the stuff to build the computer then had to write and article about the build and then we got to keep the stuff) The third and fourth pictures are with the Cooler Master Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, first the way it came with one fan and then that fan died so I added two fans in a push pull configuration which dropped the temperature 10 degrees F

Specs of first rig:

XION Power 1100 watt PS, COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition, ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa 120mm Long life CPU Cooler, Radeon HD 5870, MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard capable of 4 video cards, Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK Total of 16 gig, AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Phenom 3.4GHz Processor.


“Sponsored AMD Test Driver” I received this equipment free from AMD AMD A10-6800K APU, MSI FM2 A85X motherboard, 2x4 AMD Radeon™ RP1866 Performance Memory, Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Case, Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W Power Supply, Kingston SSD Now V300 Series 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive, LG 24X DVD Burner. Thanks for looking Sir-diealot Update:10 months later… I have switched out the 60gig SSD that came with it for two Samsung 240gig EVO SSD’s and added my 5870 to it as well. I have made another update to it about a month ago I added a XFX 290x Double Dissipation video card. Also added a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan somewhere along the way due to heating issues and added a second fan to it for a push pull effect for additional cooling which has worked wonderfully. I wound up giving this rig to a friend of mine that has been through a lot with cancer when I built my new rig this Spring.

This is my current rig, I still want to get some braided cables, a window and some accent pieces to put on the window. I will be adding a 1080 next month and that will hold me off until the beginning of next year when the 1080ti’s come out and the XFX-R9-290X will go to my to put in the rig you see above that I gave to him.


1 x ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

1 x Cooler Master Nepton 240M - CPU Water Cooling System, All-In-One Kit with 240mm Radiator and 2 Silencio Fans

1 x HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) Desktop Memory Model HX430C15PB2K4/16 (link is external)

1 x Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75930K Desktop Processor

1 x LITE-ON DVD Burner SATA Model iHAS124-14 - OEM (link is external)

1 x WD Black 5TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5001FZWX

1 x Cooler Master Cosmos II - Ultra Tower Computer Case with Metal Body and Hinged Side Panels

1 x Cooler Master V1200 - Fully Modular 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum PSU with Hybrid Fan Controller for Silent Fanless Mode (4-Way SLI Ready)

The next few parts I had frome 2 previous builds

1 x XFX Double Dissipation R9-290X-EDFD Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX

2 x SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 1x nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 3-Bit MLC NAND Flash Memory (400Mbps) These are ran in raid

1 x Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive