Pimp up my PC!


Viking

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Well, recently I bought a stationary PC. And I couldn't be happier with that choice (next to buying my Pandora <insert infinite hearts>)


The pictures, as you see, are the result of a two month online hunting, and got it for 700$


Spec time:


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H


Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz


Memory: Corsair Vengance 16 GB


GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series


Power: Corsair CX600


SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120 GB


HDD: 1 TB + 2 TB Western Digital


The SSD and extra RAM I bought later on. But as recently, I've started to lurk on DealExtreme. And here's my question.


Does anyone have any experience with decorating? Lighting I mean. Really want my PC to glow up when I'm going be living with 5 other guys who are gamers, to show off. And also I think Betty deserves some new jewelry :D


Also, I found this on DX: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/130w-900-2000rpm-quiet-cpu-heatsink-cooling-fan-with-pwm-speed-control-34473


Would anyone recommend it if I have an AMD system? And if this is actually any good?


Thanks in advance, and I hope I get some "respect" by y'all over this beauty :p

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Linux-SWAT

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AMD is a good choice, especially under Linux and for virtualization purposes.


Gigabyte is currently a top choice for middle-end machines.


I prefer NVIDIA for the wonderful Linux support.


We don't see clearly the box.
 

Viking

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I have a Corsair H 60, but me and my two brothers didn't have a clue how to install..


Why did I get a picture of I and my brothers as the three stooges..?
 

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Why did I get a picture of I and my brothers as the three stooges..?
Only counts if you hit one of them over the head with a stick of memory. 8GB sticks hurt more than 4GB sticks, due to the extra rams.

I did use Ubuntu for a while, but I kept finding myself going back to W7. Imagine that I'm not the usual genius around here :p
Eh, not that big of a deal, use the OS that suits you best.
 
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Viking

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But I want to fix it up with some lights and more neon, want that baby to SHINE!


So any tip on what kind of lightsbulbs, strips, lazers, led etc. I should get?
 

Viking

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I was thinking if it exists, using LED strips, that are powered by SATA cables to light up inside? Or is that just stupid?
 

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you do mean SATA power cables right?


I'm sure they do exist, but it might be cheaper/better to buy a bunch of LEDs, then use a series/parallel calculator to figure out how to arrange them, then power them with a molex connector. the reason being is that I've found female SATA ports hard to find, but the molex connectors are relatively easy
 
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