Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, PC Master Race of all ages; listen carefully…do you hear that feral howl echoing in the night? There is only one creature fast enough, strong enough and bloodthirsty enough to be deathly afraid of on a night like this…the “WOLF!”
Brought to us by Ironhammers Community Member, “@CommonTroll”, the Rig known only as “Wolf” is a Frankenstein’s Monster of circuitry and wires, being torn apart and upgraded every few months to maintain dominance over its lesser peers. Feast your eyes upon the cold and calculating apex predator of the Ironhammers Community…
In this feature and all subsequent Community Rig Highlights, I will discuss the three most important details pertinent to any low/mid/high end PC build; Power, Style and Peripherals.
- MoBo: Unknown
- CPU: Intel Core i7 3930k
- GPU: Asus GTX 680 4GB
- RAM: 16GB of Corsair Vengeance (DDR3)
- SSD: 512GB Crucial M4
- HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
- CASE: Unknown
- PSU: Corsair AX860
- OS: Windows 7
- OPTICAL DRIVE: LG BluRay
- CPU COOLER: Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Rev.2
When one dismantles, reassembles and modifies a rig so many times, they usually end up with severely bottle-necked performance caused by the limitations of the oldest component in said build. CommonTroll made damn sure that as he was upgrading one part, he was overhauling another, bringing us to the current form of WOLF- a unstoppable hunter capable of tearing through EVERYTHING.
While it’s MoBo remains a mystery, we do know that WOLF is running six cores of Sandy Bridge-E power coupled with a FOUR GIG GTX 680 and a modest sixteen gigs of DDR3 RAM. This uncompromising beast can sink its teeth into today’s “Next-Gen” games as easily as it can Farmville- WITHOUT BREAKING A SWEAT.
Just like the predatory mammal found in the wild- CommonTroll’s WOLF is Dark, Sleek, and doesn’t reveal its teeth until it is already too late. No LED lights, no fan controllers or 5.25″ sound card panels, just black plastic, black mesh and a slight blue accent on the internal tool-less drive bays. While most of us prefer a flashier visage, CommonTroll lets the performance do the talking.
What good is a superpowered Gaming, Video Editing, Graphic Designing, Space Shuttle Controlling rig without a high tech assortment of peripherals?
- MOUSE: Razer Naga
- KEYBOARD: Corsair K90
- MOUSE MAT: Razer Goliathus Control
- CONTROLLER: Razer Onza
- GRAPHICS TABLET: WACOM Bamboo Pen and Touch
- SPEAKERS: Creative 2.1 System
- HEADSET: Razer Blackshark
With an arsenal of Razer weapons, WOLF is a dangerous gaming machine. While lacking on the speaker system, CommonTroll is able to use all heightened senses on the battlefield with the help of his Razer Blackshark headset. The Corsair K90 Mechanical Keyboard is fast, accurate and has a TON of hot keys to ensure maximum efficiency in ANY game or application.
Overall, WOLF is everything a gaming PC should be and more. If you see @CommonTroll ‘s name pop up in your rival’s team list, look out your window, and if it’s a full moon…RUN!
Thank you, CommonTroll for your amazing rig submission! Fellow Ironhammers Community Members, just email us at Podcast@Ironhammers.org with three Pictures (one of the guts, one of the outside, and one of your PC/gaming Area), full Specs as listed above (include brands, models, etc.), your info, the machine’s name, and any specific reason for building your rig.
Remember to tune in to Ironhammers On Air every Thursday and Ironhammers Overclocked every Monday to hear about the week in PC Gaming, hardware and these community rigs being shouted out on the air!
Until next time…