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Offline Ace

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Computer Build...
« on: April 01, 2013, 10:10:39 pm »
Finally started buying the parts for my computer build.  Compatibility issues aren't as much of a concern as they used to be, but I wanted to share this link with my fellow nerds anyway.

http://www.pcpartpicker.com

Its a great site that allows you to build your computer out and check for compatibility and prices across many vendors, it will even suggest parts to combine for cheaper prices.  My case should be in tomorrow and I will start building this weekend.
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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 10:20:05 pm »

just curious...what 'cha building? gamer; server; office machine? graphics or multi-tasker?  what is your choice of components? 

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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 06:45:42 am »
just curious...what 'cha building? gamer; server; office machine? graphics or multi-tasker?  what is your choice of components? 

eric

Not much of a gamer, but with all of the web design, photography and other work I do on my computer I wanted something faster than my current build.

CPU   Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core    $219.99
Motherboard   ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155    $134.99
Memory   G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600   
Storage   Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM    $89.39
Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD    $119.99
Video Card   XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB    $113.99
Case   Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower    $164.99
Power Supply   Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V    $109.99
Custom   Dell wireless touchpad   $69.99
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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 11:17:29 pm »
Boy oh boy....this could have been a great thread....A WEEK AGO!!

I just pushed the power button for the first time tonight on a build for the kids.  Here is what I have installed so far:

GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H Intel 7 Series Motherboard $89.99
Intel Core i5-3470 Processor - Quad Core, 3.2GHz $184.99
Kingston HyperX Red KHX16C9B1RK2/8X 8GB Memory Module Kit - 1600MHz - $119.98 for a total of 16GB installed
Toshiba HDKPC03 DT01ACA100 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB $59.99
Ultra X4 750-Watt Modular Power Supply V2 $99.99

I had a Nzxt Zero 2 case, a CD/DVD burner and an unregistered Windows 7 Ultimate lying around that I finally put to use.  As far a graphics, I am just using the on board graphics for now.  Someday, I may upgrade to a nice graphics card. 
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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 08:30:27 pm »
I just wanna say I have no idea what half, no 90% of the things are that you are talking about...



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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 09:48:35 pm »
All my best machines I built myself!!!

Can I lend you some advice??

Get a Solid State Drive--- about 256G, You put your Operating system on that and then the date on the other drive. SSD are far more reliable and way way faster.

I have videos of the kids activities and then billions of pictures. Once you start backing up the backups you have Hard Drives galore but it helps to separate the system from those if one craps.

I'm leaning towards another build myself but I can't find the time. The build is easy, re-installing all of the software can take nights and nights.

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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 10:05:18 pm »
All my best machines I built myself!!!

Can I lend you some advice??

Get a Solid State Drive--- about 256G, You put your Operating system on that and then the date on the other drive. SSD are far more reliable and way way faster.

I have videos of the kids activities and then billions of pictures. Once you start backing up the backups you have Hard Drives galore but it helps to separate the system from those if one craps.

I'm leaning towards another build myself but I can't find the time. The build is easy, re-installing all of the software can take nights and nights.

I installed a 128 GB SSD drive.  It will be enough for the operating system and most the main apps I run, at least the resource hungry ones.  256GB is still to expensive to justify the extra cost IMHO...pics, videos, etc. will go on the regular HDDs.
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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 10:52:24 pm »
I actually don't know how big to buy but I thought bigger was better but understand keeping the price down if you don't need it.

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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 11:05:26 pm »
I installed a 128 GB SSD drive.  It will be enough for the operating system and most the main apps I run, at least the resource hungry ones.  256GB is still to expensive to justify the extra cost IMHO...pics, videos, etc. will go on the regular HDDs.
Are both the SATA and the SSD, "SATA III", 6 GB/s transfer rate ?
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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 09:29:19 am »
I got a new one for the house the other week ........ I have time to click on dell and order it ..... for home stuff - for work i usually consult a local company ..... and have them do it .....

So now i am curious - i am thinking i bought a god machine ........ now wondering if i over bought - either way its to late now as it is sitting at home ready for me to find time to swap out...... just need to find time ......

The wife does tons of photo's and lately more video for us and the fire company......

Last one we had for quite a long while - upgraded this and that along the way ....

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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 10:41:57 am »
I upgraded to the TRS-80 II, and boy that puppy FLIES! and back up? I have tons of cassette tapes to last me years.
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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 11:02:30 am »
I upgraded to the TRS-80 II, and boy that puppy FLIES! and back up? I have tons of cassette tapes to last me years.

Guess i need to upgrade :) LOL  :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 01:55:34 pm »
I had a TRS-80 then I moved up to commodore 64. Now I play lemon aid stand at blistering speeds. Can't wait for the 3d add on.

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Re: Computer Build...
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 02:36:32 pm »
So now i am curious - i am thinking i bought a god machine ........ now wondering if i over bought -

If you bought Gods' machine, I am thinking that you "over bought" too..   :popcorn:

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