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[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229339R"]http://www.newegg.co...82E16883229339R[/url]

i must have gotten the only one

i ordered a 750w corsair power supply to bring the total to 777$
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That'll do nice... that i7 is the brand new one no?

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nah they're up to 3820 for the 4 cores and the hexcores are like 39 something

i think its the 2nd best i7 quad out right now

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Hard to keep up... I havent put one together in a few months...

Also havent even messed with a hexcore yet... that'll be the next one I build. I wanna do a hexcore with 32 GB ram for our next workstation to see how it compares to our current setups.

As a side note, how does win7 home compare to pro?

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lol i don't have it yet. i just now ordered it.


i have little experience with windows 7 so far. be my first win7 machine.

there are 8 core intels out too, at like 2k a processor

the hexcores are still minimum 500$ a processor

i'd much rather have pro. i may track down an upgrade deal sometime in the future. first upgrade will be a 2tb HD

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I mostly like win7, theres a few little nitpicky things that are annoying... I used XP so long I got used to it.

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yeah i'm currently running xp pro on a 2.4 ghz dual core amd with an overclocked gt 240...so this thing is gonna be a huge step up. i may start dabbling in music production again.

win 7 is....better than vista. way better than vista. so i think i'll be ok with it. windows 8 is gonna be garbage though.

which is why steam is making a push for linux. and if i can play all of my games on linux, i'll convert

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Very nice rig.

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the mobo is not great

current rig is going into the living room on the 42" plasma as a media server/retro gaming with emus and a 360 controller

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[quote name='Porn Shop Clerk' timestamp='1349228588' post='1931992']
yeah i'm currently running xp pro on a 2.4 ghz dual core amd with an overclocked gt 240...so this thing is gonna be a huge step up. i may start dabbling in music production again.

win 7 is....better than vista. way better than vista. so i think i'll be ok with it. windows 8 is gonna be garbage though.

which is why steam is making a push for linux. and if i can play all of my games on linux, i'll convert
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Yeah Vista sucked bad... Win7 is great with a few minor exceptions... Win8 looks like it has the potential to really suck... idk why MS has the tendency to do that kind of thing with every other version.

I meant to ask psc, how did u find this rig, just looking thru newegg or was it a special?

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>gtx 550

Move along, nothing to see here

[img]http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs4/1617799_o.gif[/img]

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Oh you bitch im so jelly :(

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Id put a pair of SSDs in it. One for the OS and one for Games.

That's what Ive got in my current rig and dude I cant tell you how stupid fast games run. I can go from a cold machine to fully up logged into WoW and online on Mumble in under 90 seconds.



Other than that its pretty nice.

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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1349263942' post='1932278']

Yeah Vista sucked bad... Win7 is great with a few minor exceptions... Win8 looks like it has the potential to really suck... idk why MS has the tendency to do that kind of thing with every other version.

I meant to ask psc, how did u find this rig, just looking thru newegg or was it a special?
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i bookmarked the open box desktop page and refreshed it every so often until something popped up i liked

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100019095%204809&IsNodeId=1&name=Desktop%20PCs&SpeTabStoreType=99

the power supplies in cyberpowerpc and ibuypower are trash though, that's why i ordered the corsair 750w to go with it

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[quote name='Inimicus' timestamp='1349273243' post='1932426']
Id put a pair of SSDs in it. One for the OS and one for Games.

That's what Ive got in my current rig and dude I cant tell you how stupid fast games run. I can go from a cold machine to fully up logged into WoW and online on Mumble in under 90 seconds.



Other than that its pretty nice.
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i'm probably gonna add a 250gb ssd in the next few months. up first is a 2 tb hd

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[quote name='YES!YES!YES!' timestamp='1349271773' post='1932379']
>gtx 550

Move along, nothing to see here

[img]http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs4/1617799_o.gif[/img]
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i paid $671 for the machine. definitely nothing to see here.

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[quote name='Porn Shop Clerk' timestamp='1349278200' post='1932495']

i bookmarked the open box desktop page and refreshed it every so often until something popped up i liked

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100019095%204809&IsNodeId=1&name=Desktop%20PCs&SpeTabStoreType=99"]http://www.newegg.co...TabStoreType=99[/url]

the power supplies in cyberpowerpc and ibuypower are trash though, that's why i ordered the corsair 750w to go with it
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Nice thanks for the link... I'm always browsing poo like that for work because we're constantly buying HDD's and stuff.

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newegg open box and refurbs are a good way to save money if you're tech savy

you do take the risk of the product arriving DOA, but that's with everything

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Yeah, it happens... usually not an issue. I try not to rely on "new" stuff for important project stuff.

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yeah that's why i ordered a brand new psu and not open box or refurb

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That's damn good for the money.

I'm thinking of grabbing a SSD as well. I only wish I could easily move games on and off it quickly and easily.

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Once you've played games off of an SSD, you'll never go back to spinning platters.

Load screens all but disappear and games run like what you imagine the developers meant for you to experience.

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I play too many games at the same time though. Right now I'm flipping between Dark Souls, Arkham City, Shogun TW, Witcher, Mount and Blade and Skyrim. If I could easily move games around in Steam or only played one game at a time, like when I was playing wow, I would buy one in a heartbeat. I'll most likely get one but I'll just have to think about what I want to put on it.

edit: btw scratch DArk Souls from that. I just requested a refund. Horrible pc port.

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i really want an ssd, but i have over 200 gb in games, and i don't play just one

new rig has been up and running like a champ so far

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