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  • OT: Bought myself a new PC

    I've been struggling along with my laptop for some time now, was looking to replace it with a new laptop, but since my laptop spends 98% of the time sitting on my desk, I figured I may as well get a better spec desktop for the same price.


    I ended up going a little over budget (as usual ), but it should keep going for a long time before I need to upgrade again (I'm fed up with crappy laptops that are basically disposable after 30 months).


    Specs:
    -i5 2500k 3.3GHz (planning to overclock to 4GHz once warranty runs out)
    -4GB 1600Mhz RAM (eventually another 4GB will be needed, but that's only
    Originally Posted by Uma Floresta


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    Originally Posted by Tralfaz



    Oh crap. The key just cae loose off y laptop keyboard.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm Okay, it's fixed now.




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  • #2
    It's a decent PC, but that's about $1500 USD which is pretty expensive for those specs, even with the monitor. That computer + monitor could have been built for under $1000 USD or around
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    • #3
      It's a decent PC, but that's about $1500 USD which is pretty expensive for those specs, even with the monitor. That computer + monitor could have been built for under $1000 USD or around
      Originally Posted by Uma Floresta


      strtdv has wisdom.









      Originally Posted by Tralfaz



      Oh crap. The key just cae loose off y laptop keyboard.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm Okay, it's fixed now.




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      • #4
        Shoulda got the i7...
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        • #5
          Shoulda got the i7...


          Hyperthreading actually reduces gaming performance.
          I'm didn't see any advantage for anything I'll be using my computer for, other than adding
          Originally Posted by Uma Floresta


          strtdv has wisdom.









          Originally Posted by Tralfaz



          Oh crap. The key just cae loose off y laptop keyboard.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm Okay, it's fixed now.




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          • #6
            Hyperthreading actually reduces gaming performance.
            I'm didn't see any advantage for anything I'll be using my computer for, other than adding
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            • #7
              Shoulda built your own.
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              • #8
                Screw warrantys overclock it anyway

                They'll never know theres even an auto button that will overclock over what you want on that motherboard anyway that works great haha!

                (I've made a build with the non pro p8p67..)

                If anything goes wrong... which it wont you just get rid of the settings from the bios they'll never know!
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                • #9
                  Shoulda built your own.


                  I know, but I fail at that sort of thing. I probably could have built it for
                  Originally Posted by Uma Floresta


                  strtdv has wisdom.









                  Originally Posted by Tralfaz



                  Oh crap. The key just cae loose off y laptop keyboard.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm Okay, it's fixed now.




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                  • #10
                    i built my own though, with a nice case cooler master haf 922 and it glows all red n stuff
                    i got a good midrange gigabyte motherboard with crossfire capabilities in case i wanna do crossfire later but i only put 1 sapphire 6870 in it for now
                    my whole build cost me about 1200 last august, with an i5 quad core, 4 gb ddr3 1600 and 2x 500gb seagate barracuda hard drives, something leik this could easily be done under 1000 now
                    i highly recommend XFX psu's, i got the 750w modular one it rocks!
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                    • #11
                      Good computer, that is pretty much the standard gamer's build right now.
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                      • #12
                        Pretty much my laptop

                        It should run nicely
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                        • #13
                          i highly recommend XFX psu's, i got the 750w modular one it rocks!


                          I disagree. PC Power & Cooling PSU's are the only way to go IMO. I run them on my desktop and my servers...rock solid.
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                          • #14
                            I disagree. PC Power & Cooling PSU's are the only way to go IMO. I run them on my desktop and my servers...rock solid.


                            Yea thats good but XFX is good also. I use a Kingwin Lazer (also the coolest looking with the crystal blocks). Corsair, SeaSonic, ect... are all fine PSU's. Basically anything around $100 or more.
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                            • #15

                              I know, but I fail at that sort of thing. I probably could have built it for
                              Member of the Mesa/Boogie Mob m/m/

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                              Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


                              So in conclusion, if you like ******************** then you like Strats. If you don't like Strats, it's because you secretly don't like ********************.









                              Originally Posted by NaturalBornBoy


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                              Originally Posted by Murdoch


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