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Guru3D Rig of the Month - September 2013
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Hilbert Hagedoorn
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Processor: Core i7 4770K
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PSU: 1200 Watt
Default Guru3D Rig of the Month - September 2013 - 09-30-2013, 06:11 | posts: 21,103 | Location: Guru3D testlab

The Guru3D Rig of the Month September 2013 comes with the name Iron Curtain. And it certainly is. The rig has been made by Saqib Mansoor who is a Blogger/Writer and Designer, at the age of 27 years. H...

Guru3D Rig of the Month - September 2013
   
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PhazeDelta1
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Videocard: EVGA 770 Classified
Processor: Intel i7 4770k
Mainboard: Asus Sabertooth Z87
Memory: 16GB Corsair 2133MHz
Soundcard: Creative SB Z
PSU: Seasonic X-850
Default 09-30-2013, 07:51 | posts: 13,453 | Location: USA

That is a sweet looking rig. Congrats to the winner
   
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Fyew-jit-tiv
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Videocard: EVGA 580 Hydro 3GB x2
Processor: i7-990x on liquid
Mainboard: Rampage 3 Black Edition
Memory: Corsair Vengence (24gb)
Soundcard: XFI Pro
PSU: Corsiar HX1000
Default 09-30-2013, 08:07 | posts: 713 | Location: Memories 4 Life

PMSL.... For real?
   
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Undying
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Videocard: R9 280X Vapor-X
Processor: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.6Ghz
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
Memory: 16GB Patriot Signature
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
PSU: Tt Toughpower XT 775W
Default 09-30-2013, 09:58 | posts: 4,207 | Location: Serbia, NS

uff, this looks amazing indeed.
   
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PCElite
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Videocard: MSI R9 280X Gaming
Processor: i5 4670K
Mainboard: Asus Gryphon Z87
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
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PSU: AX Series 760
Default 09-30-2013, 10:08 | posts: 326

fuuu commie


Nice rig.
   
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Videocard: 580sli (water)
Processor: 2600k @ 4.7
Mainboard: Asus M4E
Memory: Corsair Vengence
Soundcard: onboard
PSU: Enermax Rev 1250w
Default 09-30-2013, 10:17 | posts: 4,907 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

Ha! the Iron Curtain, i call my rig the Berlin Wall.

Nice rig mate, top job.
   
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BLEH!
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Processor: 980X @ 4 GHz
Mainboard: ASUS P6T7 WS-SC
Memory: 12 GB Corsair @ 1866 MHz
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 09-30-2013, 11:13 | posts: 4,846 | Location: London

Looking good.
   
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dune2
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Videocard: Geforce 680 GTX Aqua
Processor: i7 3770
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE
Memory: 2x 4GB Dominator CL8
Soundcard: Mobo Sound
PSU: Corsair AX750
Default 09-30-2013, 12:02 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Old Europe

Nice rig! Classic looks, quality modding. Good choice, Hilbert!

It's good to see a "normal" set-up for a change. After all these uber-mods with their own threads and advertising support, I was looking forward to see something more attainable for the more casual modder.
   
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StewieTech
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Videocard: MSI 270x [1200/6000]
Processor: i5 4670k [4.4]
Mainboard: AsRock z87 Extreme3
Memory: Kingston 8GB [1600]
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
PSU: OCZ ZT 550W
Default 09-30-2013, 12:52 | posts: 1,309 | Location: Portugal

That´s the type of rig your mate looks at and think "yeah, this guy is serious about it". I like it.
   
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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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PSU: PC Power&Cooling S61EPS
Default 09-30-2013, 14:09 | posts: 2,880 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

Nice
   
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CPC_RedDawn
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Videocard: 3GB HD7970OC/2GB HD7770
Processor: 4770K@4.5GHz/Q6600@3.6GHz
Mainboard: Z87-GD65 / P5K PREMIUM
Memory: 16GB@1866MHz/4GB@1066MHz
Soundcard: Creative SoundBlaster Z
PSU: 1200W/900W
Default 09-30-2013, 14:15 | posts: 5,861 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

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PMSL.... For real?
Not every rig has to have water cooling with 480mm rad's and fully painted case with modding out the eye balls to be a sweet looking and great rig.


Great rig, and well done to the winner well deserved.
   
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Major Melchett
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Videocard: GTX 480 - 4th bake :(
Processor: AMD X3 450 @ X4 3.875ghz
Mainboard: GA-MA770T-UD3
Memory: 8GB Muskin 1666 CL9
Soundcard: Onboard Nvidia
PSU: High Power 1000w (100a)
Default 09-30-2013, 16:56 | posts: 2,297 | Location: Planet Earth

Aww yeah, an air cooled rig.

Very nice.
   
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schmidtbag
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Videocard: 2x ATI HD5750
Processor: AMD FX-6300 @ 4.4GHz
Mainboard: GA-890FXA-UD5 Rev 2.0
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Soundcard: Realtek ALC889
PSU: 700W
Default 09-30-2013, 20:08 | posts: 397 | Location: MA, USA

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Not every rig has to have water cooling with 480mm rad's and fully painted case with modding out the eye balls to be a sweet looking and great rig.


Great rig, and well done to the winner well deserved.
Agreed, on the other hand, sometimes it seems all you need to do in order to win one of these contests is have at least 3 of the following:
* At least $2500 worth of parts and work
* Modified something (including something as small as changing the color of something)
* Involves an i7, 12GB+ of RAM, at least 1 SSD, and an enthusiast level GPU
* Lots of lighting, or, is steampunk themed

While I see nothing wrong with people dedicating their time and hard earned money on a good PC, these rigs get to be pretty repetitive or even relatively generic. I like seeing something out of the ordinary (in an enthusiast perspective) or a rig that does something other than play crysis 3x over at max details. I'd like to see someone win with something worse than an i5, because that means they didn't win due to being financially advantageous.

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Major Melchett
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Videocard: GTX 480 - 4th bake :(
Processor: AMD X3 450 @ X4 3.875ghz
Mainboard: GA-MA770T-UD3
Memory: 8GB Muskin 1666 CL9
Soundcard: Onboard Nvidia
PSU: High Power 1000w (100a)
Default 09-30-2013, 20:35 | posts: 2,297 | Location: Planet Earth

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I'd like to see someone win with something worse than an i5, because that means they didn't win due to being financially advantageous.
Not sure if its considered the same thing any more (as back then there was no prize - I should make a backdated claim? ), but many years back I got the readers rig spot with a PC that really wasn't all that great IMO (in fairness though the readers rigs section was pretty new).

My old rig (under my old forum name) - man the size of that monitor!.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages...er_pimp,1.html
And regarding my PSU that is talked about in the article, it actually blew up and took out almost the entire system a few months later (CPU, Ram, MoBo, GPU all died as a result).

You live and learn (hence my very overboard PSU I have now ).

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kanej2007
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Videocard: GTX 580 SLI 900/1800/4200
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600 4.7Ghz
Mainboard: ASUS P8Z68-VPro
Memory: 12Gb Corsair Vengeance C8
Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X Ultra 7.1
PSU: Fractal Design R2 1000W
Default 10-03-2013, 07:05 | posts: 6,838 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

Beautiful rig there!
   
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