NERD ALERT - new PC built

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NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Solty » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:31 pm

So i treated myself to a new PC. I decided to give building my own rig a go again.

here's what i got!

Biostar Mobo
AMD PhenomX4
Thermaltake SpinQ CPU cooler
4GB DDR2
550Watt Antec PSU
Diablotek Case
SATA 500GB HDD
SATA Lite-on DVDRW
Visiontek Radeon HD 5550 1GB DDR2
Dual 20" Acer LED Backlit LCD Monitors
Windows 7 Ultimate

Total cost: Under $600
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Leopard » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:35 pm

40" of DGR moderation
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Solty » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:42 pm

Leopard wrote:40" of DGR moderation


primary reason other then pRon.....is to be able to copy and paste from one screen to another.

tired of trying to have 4 windows open on my 19" samsung...
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Dig It » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:42 pm

What made you fore go the SSD drives and DDR3... oh snaps, under $600? Nice.
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Solty » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:44 pm

Dig It wrote:What made you fore go the SSD drives and DDR3... oh snaps, under $600? Nice.


when SSD drop in price...i will go that route....and i went with a slightly older mobo. Dunno if it supports DDR3 to be honest
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:02 pm

Nice system for the price. Two monitors is key. Anyone else build their current rig?
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Star Shark » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:08 pm

I got a new machine back at the beginning of November, but I spent alot more on it.

Intel i7 930
Asus Sabertooth x58 mobo
4gb 1666mhz ram
4tb hd space <two wd 2tb drives>
radeon hd 5770
lg 10x bluray burner
lg 23" full hd monitor
coolermaster 450elite case
coolermaster 650w power supply
windows 7 64 bit
a couple 120mm case fans.

Just shy of $1700 after taxes
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Solty » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:45 am

Star Shark wrote:I got a new machine back at the beginning of November, but I spent alot more on it.

Intel i7 930
Asus Sabertooth x58 mobo
4gb 1666mhz ram
4tb hd space <two wd 2tb drives>
radeon hd 5770
lg 10x bluray burner
lg 23" full hd monitor
coolermaster 450elite case
coolermaster 650w power supply
windows 7 64 bit
a couple 120mm case fans.

Just shy of $1700 after taxes



if i woulda spent that much...i'd be in divorce court :)
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby mobster » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:04 am

Built mine a year ago for around $400.

AMD Phenom 975 quad core
4.5 DDR2 RAM
750GB Seagate HD
nVidia GeForce 9500 GT 1GB
Cool case that has red lights!
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Jeronimo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:21 am

Dig It wrote:What made you fore go the SSD drives and DDR3... oh snaps, under $600? Nice.


Not to speak for Solty here but SSD makers appear to still be having at least some issues with stability. Maybe that's changed recently but the last time I looked into acquiring one I read numerous horror stories of the EPROM corrupting after a few months. I believe it was something to do with how data was indexed and old data was not being wiped therefore causing corruption. Prices are becoming much more noticeable but it's a risk vs reward issue in my mind. The speed difference is really only noticed on large programs such as windows, games, etc... That was one of the primary reasons I was looking into it actually, I've heard load times in World of Warcraft dropping from 10-15 seconds down to 1-2. :shock:

Nice build Solty, if I ever get down to building my new set up i'll post it as well.
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Apothecary » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:11 pm

ddr2? :|

2003 called and they want their ram back. :P
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Dig It » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:35 pm

Jeronimo wrote:
Dig It wrote:What made you fore go the SSD drives and DDR3... oh snaps, under $600? Nice.


Maybe that's changed recently but the last time I looked into acquiring one...


It has. We use them at my work and have them on about 20 machines to date with zero issues. When they first came out, you're right, they were not great, but many strides have been made. My ideal HDD set up would be a smaller SSD for my OS and a pair of large RAID 1 platters for my main storage. You should check them out again Jeronimo because they have gotten better in the reliability dept.
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Jeronimo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:45 pm

Dig It wrote:
Jeronimo wrote:
Dig It wrote:What made you fore go the SSD drives and DDR3... oh snaps, under $600? Nice.


Maybe that's changed recently but the last time I looked into acquiring one...


It has. We use them at my work and have them on about 20 machines to date with zero issues. When they first came out, you're right, they were not great, but many strides have been made. My ideal HDD set up would be a smaller SSD for my OS and a pair of large RAID 1 platters for my main storage. You should check them out again Jeronimo because they have gotten better in the reliability dept.



No doubt, I will. The next rig I buy will have at least one dedicated for either windows and/or any PC game i'm currently shredding.
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby AciDBatH666 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:30 pm

I haven't built a comp in a while. Debating on building a new one by the end of the year. Usually I forget the stats and info on what's out because I buy, built, play and then forget all that shit. I usually tell 2 buddies that I'm looking and they fill me in with GOBS of geek talk as to what's the greatest option for the price and all that jazz.
Might have to hit that up soon.
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Re: NERD ALERT - new PC built

Postby Solty » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:49 pm

Apothecary wrote:ddr2? :|

2003 called and they want their ram back. :P


what can i say....ppl say im a renaissance man.... :)
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