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Guru3D Rig of the Month - March 2013
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Hilbert Hagedoorn
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Videocard: AMD | NVIDIA
Processor: Core i7 4770K
Mainboard: Z77
Memory: 8GB
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PSU: 1200 Watt
Default Guru3D Rig of the Month - March 2013 - 03-29-2013, 09:59 | posts: 21,567 | Location: Guru3D testlab

The Guru3D Rig of the Month March 2013 is all about style and a quality build. Though I'm sure many will love it it remains to be one of these hate/love builds. We think it's impressive alright and ...

Guru3D Rig of the Month - March 2013
   
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CronoGraal
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Videocard: XFX Radeon HD6870 1GB
Processor: Intel Q9450 @ 3.4ghz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X48-DQ6
Memory: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator
Soundcard: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
PSU: Corsair 750W TX
Default 03-29-2013, 10:07 | posts: 3,847 | Location: Sweden

that's nice.
   
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BLEH!
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Videocard: 7970 CF @ 1050/1500
Processor: 980X @ 4.00 GHz
Mainboard: ASUS P6T7 WS-SC
Memory: 12 GB Corsair @ 1910 MHz
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 03-29-2013, 12:08 | posts: 4,961 | Location: London

Nice rig. Good job on the sleeving.
   
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proFits
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Videocard: EVGA GTX 680
Processor: Intel i7 950
Mainboard: ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM
Memory: Corsair 2x8GB 1600MHZ
Soundcard: Turtle Beach Headphones
PSU: Thermaltake 850W modular
Default 03-29-2013, 13:44 | posts: 5,863 | Location: Montreal

Lol I'm sure he won because of the fourth picture
It basically looks like ''I'm in love with this rig'' kind of filter
   
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kaiqi07
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Videocard: MSI 680GTX Twin Forzr SLI
Processor: Intel LGA2011 3930K
Mainboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Memory: Corsair Vengence 32GB
Soundcard: Audioengine A5 + S8 Sub
PSU: Seasonic X1250
Default 03-29-2013, 16:02 | posts: 112 | Location: Singapore

Thanks for the comments guys. This is my first rig which took me quite a while to build and source out the right components.

I actually did two different sets of cables sleeving. Initial color scheme was Red/Black. But when I changed my GPU from XFX 7970 xfire > MSI 680GTX SLI, I took the chance to change the layout a bit and also changed the color scheme to Red/Black/White to fit into the ROG and also to have white sleeved cables to go with my white casing.

Really glad that I won, at least my wife wont complain of me wasting so much Vitamin M on the rig haha
   
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PhazeDelta1
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Videocard: EVGA 780Ti Classified SLI
Processor: Intel i7 4770k
Mainboard: Asus Sabertooth Z87
Memory: 16GB Corsair 2133MHz
Soundcard: Asus Xonar Phoebus
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2
Default 03-29-2013, 16:12 | posts: 13,789 | Location: USA

Congrats. That's a mighty fine rig you got there.
   
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Rich_Guy
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Videocard: MSi Gaming 290X 1080/1250
Processor: i7 920 D0
Mainboard: Biostar Tpower x58
Memory: 6GB Corsair DDR3
Soundcard: Xonar DX - Logi. X-530s
PSU: Corsair AX860w
Default 03-29-2013, 17:28 | posts: 9,457 | Location: UK

Congrats. kaiqi07, cracking rig
   
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Default 03-29-2013, 19:16 | posts: 156

Congratulation!! Gorgeous work! And yes, 4GB GPU x2 will be nice!
   
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Videocard: eVGA 570GTX SC 337.88's
Processor: IntelQuad Q9300
Mainboard: ASUS P5K-E LGA 775
Memory: OCZ ReaperHPC 8GB PC2-640
Soundcard: onboard
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 760W
Default 03-30-2013, 03:44 | posts: 4,854 | Location: In a game world

very nice, can't say that I'll ever want to spend the time or the money on setting that type of build up. Looking to do a new one myself but can't see myself going this far mostly in costs.
   
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Videocard: Palit GTX 560 OC 1024 MB
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Default 03-30-2013, 18:19 | posts: 66 | Location: Asia Pacific

odd with 1 monitor, should go 3 monitors, recommendation 3 of these;-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODGn3I9BIAo
   
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Videocard: GTX 670 SLI / GTX 460 SLI
Processor: 2600k4.5 / i7 970 4.4 WC
Mainboard: X68 UD4 / X58A UD5
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Default 03-30-2013, 19:25 | posts: 1,480 | Location: uk

great build kaiqi07, do you think you will go with titan with the larger Vram?
   
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StewieTech
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Videocard: R9 280
Processor: i5 4670k [4.4]
Mainboard: AsRock z87 Extreme3
Memory: Kingston 8GB [1600]
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
PSU: OCZ ZT 550W
Default 03-30-2013, 20:15 | posts: 1,389 | Location: Portugal

For the love of giggity, these rigs of the month always make me looking at mine in discontent.
   
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Wanny
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Videocard: GTX670 FTW
Processor: i7 3770k 4.5GHz H100i
Mainboard: GA-Z77X-UD5H
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866mhz
Soundcard: Xonar DX w/ Z-5500
PSU: XFX PRO750W XXX
Default 03-30-2013, 20:21 | posts: 7,439 | Location: Canada, Quebec

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For the love of giggity, these rigs of the month always make me looking at mine in discontent.
   
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kaiqi07
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Videocard: MSI 680GTX Twin Forzr SLI
Processor: Intel LGA2011 3930K
Mainboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Memory: Corsair Vengence 32GB
Soundcard: Audioengine A5 + S8 Sub
PSU: Seasonic X1250
Default 03-31-2013, 16:39 | posts: 112 | Location: Singapore

Hi all, I dont think I am going for Nividia Surround. I think 1 X 27inch (2560 X 1440) setup is fine for me at the moment especially my newborn is arriving really soon. So space is needed for her cot. I did considered triple 2560 screens few months back but I dropped the idea as the screen would take almost 160cm of the table which I still have to place my speakers and rig on it.

Dont think I will be going for Titan soon. But might be more practical to add in one or two more 680s to do tri or quad SLI.


   
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kaiqi07
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Videocard: MSI 680GTX Twin Forzr SLI
Processor: Intel LGA2011 3930K
Mainboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Memory: Corsair Vengence 32GB
Soundcard: Audioengine A5 + S8 Sub
PSU: Seasonic X1250
Default 04-05-2013, 06:55 | posts: 112 | Location: Singapore

Thank you both Guru3D and OCZ for the prize. I am very happy to receive this LBSD (Little Blue Speed Demon) today at my doorstep.

I will replace my Samsung P810 Sata II drive with the new OCZ Vector SSD which I had received.

Will be installing my application and games in it, making sure that the loading of games will be much faster than the predecessor.

Thank you all once again!


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CronoGraal
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Processor: Intel Q9450 @ 3.4ghz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X48-DQ6
Memory: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator
Soundcard: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
PSU: Corsair 750W TX
Default 04-05-2013, 12:19 | posts: 3,847 | Location: Sweden

classy letter :]
   
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airbud7
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Videocard: HIS HD 6870
Processor: I3-2120
Mainboard: ASRock H61icafe
Memory: 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333
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Default 04-05-2013, 21:32 | posts: 2,881 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

Totally Awesome Rig!
   
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kaiqi07
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Videocard: MSI 680GTX Twin Forzr SLI
Processor: Intel LGA2011 3930K
Mainboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Memory: Corsair Vengence 32GB
Soundcard: Audioengine A5 + S8 Sub
PSU: Seasonic X1250
Default 03-19-2014, 17:36 | posts: 112 | Location: Singapore

Hi all, glad to announce that I had completed a new project codename Project Rampage II. This is the successor of the ROTM March 2013 contest winner entry. Will be posting the completed rig video and photos soon.
   
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BLEH!
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Videocard: 7970 CF @ 1050/1500
Processor: 980X @ 4.00 GHz
Mainboard: ASUS P6T7 WS-SC
Memory: 12 GB Corsair @ 1910 MHz
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 03-19-2014, 19:44 | posts: 4,961 | Location: London

Shiny, looks good.
   
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tktk104
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Processor: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi
Mainboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FXAM3+
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PSU: Corsair HX 850
Default 03-20-2014, 19:39 | posts: 165 | Location: North Carolina

One of my favorite places to read on this site is the "Rig of the Month" ... I like being impressed ... lol lol.

Congratulations on the win! Very impressive rig ... and SUPER COOL that there are no fingerprints on any of your components in the pictures ... I admire your "neat" factor!
   
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