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Old 01-29-2013, 12:56 PM
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I just redid mine last night, I will post it later. Do you have a custom build despite the craze for ultrabooks, tablets, gigantic smartphones? Post your specs (how ever much you feel safe about it) And iyou probably have a reason for it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:06 AM
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The closest I've ever got was swapping out my laptop's dead hard drive for a 240GB SSD, but my roommates have built custom computers
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:53 AM
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Been a few years since my last build. But right now I'm rocking relatively old parts:
EVGA X58SLI motherboard with i7 Intel CPU
Two EVGA GTX460 cards in SLI
Cooled by Corsair H50 with addition of 6 fans if I'm not mistaken
16GB Corsair Dominator RAM
Obisidian 700D case with Corsair HX1050 Power Supply
And three 23" inch monitors, Samsung PX2370.
Mechanical keyboard and gaming mouse by Razer

I always buy EVGA for their lifetime warranty. I really need to rebuild my set up.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:47 AM
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if your running an i7 you are still good for a while longer

i am running a phenom X6, intel SSD and GeForce 560.. this is a pretty nice computer for absolutely nothing but web browsing and watching movies :) with the very occasional game
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:51 AM
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I built my last 'box' about four and a half years ago, and only started having some trouble playing the latest games last year (mind you, I'm not into shooters). Here are the guts:

Phenom 9850 Black Edition on a basic ASUS mobo,
ATi 3870 studded Saphire gfx with 1GB of memory,
4GB of Kingston DDR3 memory (at 1333MHz, I believe).

The PC cost me around 350 at the time of purchase and it still serves me well. The only part I had to replace due to it crapping out was the PSU (I now have a modular Corsair 850W unit which I will carry over to my next build and cost me 100).

All this is hooked up to a 26" display. I use my PC for watching movies, browsing, and Office 2010. Sadly, I don't have much time to play games anymore; the latest ones I was into was Civ 5 (stopped playing due to it relentlessly crashing), Skyrim, Diablo 3 and Grid. I bought the latest NfS which won't run on my Windows XP... *facepalm*
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:32 PM
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Time for you to upgrade to windows 7 at least! but the 4 year mark is a good opportunity to rebuild, your old kit is probably still worth something on ebay to fund the new build.

I have both the 750 and 850 W version of that PSU; really turned me on to the whole "silent PC" idea, that and the Antec P280 are great. (Although the P280 is not built nearly as good as the old P18X series)
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:45 PM
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Yep, a friend of mine has a maxi-Antec tower and modular PSU, it's probably one of the neatest machines I've seen.

I'll build my new PC in about six months or so if everything goes to plan. I'm saving up for a deposit to buy my own place right now, to this takes priority over my geeky needs

But just for fun; assuming I'd be building a PC today, what would you recommend? I'd be looking for a bang-for-buck build with a mid-to-high range graphics card.

I thought:

Intel i5 3570K
AMD Radeon HD 7870
Some good quality 16GB DDR3 RAM
Gigabyte Mobo (just not sure which! I think I'll have one with Crossfire definitely)
32GB SSD HDD... Would that be enough to run a partition for my system only?
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:45 PM
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dont go with such a small SSD... you will want your games to run as fast as your OS and end up adding a second one.. just wait for a good sale

go ahead and get 32GB ram; prices wont get better and it does make a difference; i am waiting for my second 16GB also with an SSD you will want to stop using the page/cache file and the extra RAM will help with that

you cant go wrong with that i5!
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I've built cheaper towers for friends and what not. Definitely not for video gaming. I always loved the cheaper AMD dual cores because they're actually higher end 4 cores but locked. Very easy to unlock.
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Hey Marcus, good to see you back here
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