Let's get a PC specs thread going!


My main rig is an i5 6600k with 32G of RAM, GTX 1070, 240G boot SSD, 3TB HDD, running a 4k60 Dell 27" monitor, a 24" 1080p Dell, and an Asus 1080p 24" “EVO monitor” (low-latency TFT display for dedicated gaming; it’s actually on an HDMI switch so I can use it for consoles as well). Thing’s used pretty much exclusively for gaming, with occasional development work when I need to build something for Windows (I’m a Mac user normally).

Last year I built a dedicated streaming rig to help run my charity marathon stream (previously used other peoples’ computers for play, and my gaming rig to run the stream) based on a refurb’d server mobo – Intel S2600CP2J w/ Dual E5-2670’s (each 8-cores, plus HT), 128GB EC RAM, 120G boot SSD, 8TB HDD, and my old GTX 970. I’m gonna toss another couple HDD’s in there and spin it up as a VM/Containerization machine when it’s not streaming.

For video capture, I have 2xAvermedia C127 Game Broadcaster HD’s, 1xBlackMagic Intensity Pro, and 2xBlackMagic Intensity Pro 4k’s. They move around between the two machines as necessary, but the BMIP4k’s and C127’s are likely to stay in the streaming rig once I re-case it.


Oh, nice. Paired with the 980 you have no reason to upgrade anytime soon.


I’ve got
Intel i7 6700k
STRIX 1070
32GB of DDR3
booting off of a 250 gig solid state, have an extra 2TB disk HD.

Also have a Schiit Modi/Magni 2 stack for audio.

I’m looking to upgrade my monitor, right now I have an Asus 1080p 24" that I got for 150 a few years ago.


I’ve never had any issue with it, but then this is my first gaming PC. Previously always used Macs.


I just upgraded my system

i7 7700k
4 TB of storage from old PC
GTX 780 that I’m upgrading to a 980ti soon.

Hoping to get in on some of the VR gaming that’s been going on.


Still repping Ivy Bridge.

i5 3570k, minor OC to 4.2
16gb ddr3
240gb Crucial M4 ssd, 3tb hdd
GTX 970

The 970 seems to still be mostly doing fine - I’ll remain 1080p for the foreseeable future - but the CPU definitely started to show its age last year, struggling to keep up with more and more releases. My constant shift to and from consoles has shifted back in the direction of consoles over the last couple years, though, so it’ll probably be another CPU gen or two before I finally upgrade.


i7-6800K @ 4.0Ghz
GTX 1080 AMP!

Dell S2417DG 165hz GSYNC monitor

Synology w/ 4x4TB WD Red HDDs.


Core System (Hostname: Athena)

  • Core i5 4690 (non-K) // Haswell Refresh, 3.5—3.9GHz
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 // recently upgraded from stock HSF
  • Asus Z97-Deluxe // the one with Wifi & Bluetooth but no NFC/WLC
  • 16GB DDR3 1866 C10
  • Sapphire R9 270 2GB // recently upgraded from Asus Radeon HD6850 1GB
  • Mess o’ hard drives:
  • 128GB Samsung 840 Pro, fairly heavily over-provisioned
  • 500GB Western Digital
  • 2TB Seagate
  • 1.5TB Seagate external // USB 2.0
  • Lian-Li PC-V1000 // this is now the third build to live in this case, after an Athlon 64 3000+ and a Core 2 Quad Q6600
  • PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 860W // massive overkill from back when I had a single 8800GT and wanted headroom for SLI


  • HP 2311xi // 23" IPS 1920x1080
  • HP Monitor someone in my neighbourhood was throwing away // 22" 1050x1680 (perpetually in portrait mode)

####Peripherals n’ Stuff

  • Logitech G500s
  • Ducky One // full-size non-backlit with MX Green switches. Recent replacement for my old CM Storm Trigger with MX Blues, which had a broken microUSB port
  • Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
  • Logitech Quickcam Communicate


There are at least a few of us holding onto our Sandy Bridge i5’s, I keep looking to upgrade to a Ryzen 7, but buying 4 major components at once is so pricey.

Asus P8Z77-V LX
Intel Core i5-2500k @ 3.3GHz
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz
XFX 390X w/ 8GB DDR5
Corsair AX760i PSU
Corsair 750D Full Tower
Corsair K95 RGB & Logitech G502 Proteus Core

and the parts I’ve been looking at as replacements:

AMD RYZEN 7 1800X 3.6GHz
Corsair H100i v2
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200
Western Digital Blue 1TB M.2-2280


You run stock 2500K? I HAD to overclock mine, I kept getting stutters in my games. How does yours do at stock?


Stock cooler, so I’ve never been bothered with trying to overclock it much. Some newer games have a bit of stutter, I tend to play older stuff or console games, though. A lot of the reason I’m looking at upgrading is for home lab stuff, rather than games.


I’ve had my 4690 for years now, and yet only today do I truly understand how NICE it is!


Ah, I gotcha. The stock cooler is NOT for overclocking, lol. I learned my lesson.


i7 6700K @4.00GHz
250 Evo SSD with 4TB disk HD
Win 10 Pro 64-bit


I think I used the stock cooler (on a 2500K) for about 18 months, after which it was definitely not making for the ideal quiet system, even near stock speeds.

Luckily my cheap case is deep enough for a tower cooler so a cheap CoolerMaster investment later and I had a system that ran cooler, quieter, and faster. Can’t recommend something with a few heatpipes and a really big slow fan highly enough. Even if not overclocking, it means you’ll never have to worry about fan noise, even when loading all cores at 100% to do something intensive.


I’m also still rocking my 3570K over here, but looking to upgrade to one of the next generations. It’s a lotta money though, switching platforms. AND I also really want to jump on one of these fancy new 4K, GSYNC, HDR, high refresh rate monitors. Which cost an arm and a leg right now.


Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

At this point I’m not even keeping track of what’s in my proper rig, just that there’s a GTX 1080, and oversized CPU fan that I shouldn’t have bought, and that the computer’s name is Mallory.


I simply can NOT afford current-gen hardware. I will always be a generation or two behind. Which doesn’t really matter, I guess, since I’m just mimicking console performance anyway.


I really need to overclock my 2500k, it’s been sitting at stock all this time.

Not sure how to overclock on this BIOS though (Z68A-D3H B3), it needs a firmware update since by default it has limited VCore settings. And the Gigabyte updater only seems to work with Win7, not Win10, and the USB updater fails every time.

Maybe i’ll just ride this system out until next year and then upgrade the entire rig.


Yeah, I’m just waiting for a gen to have a more significant performance jump. Everything intel since Sandy Bridge has been the regular 10-15% bump. If I have to spend on a whole new platform (especially now with DDR4) I wanna get my money’s worth. Hopefully Ryzen will kick intel into gear.