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#21 Matty_poo

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Cool, now everyone can follow along. Took a few peeks at some of it, but I'm off to class, I'll look a bit more in depth when I get back. :)

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#22 LD50

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

you really like those amd cards, don't ya spleen?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

I like what's best at the time, AMD just happened to be in my price range in the 6 series, and doing great with the 7 series. Waiting for the 8XXX or the 7XX series to upgrade to see who's going to be better.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

I agree, I have a preference for AMD in terms of money vs performance but there is the occasional issue of incompatibility since most game developers prioritize it second when making games... Its rare but can happen, I think the last game that didn't work on my laptop due to incompatibility on release was "From Dust".

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

i can't really knock on the amd cards, they're solid. i just have a lingering preference towards nvidia for their linux drivers. physx is pretty neat, too.

and busting spleen's chops is fun.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

Yeah, nvidia surprisingly has very good linux drivers. I had hell getting my old 6670 to work right under ubuntu.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

I have, both mac pros, and the fancy imacs where you take the front glass off. It's really not that hard, you just have to deal with the ducting.


Exactly. Macs really aren't that hard to take apart, just, obviously, be careful xD

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#28 Matty_poo

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Exactly. Macs really aren't that hard to take apart, just, obviously, be careful xD[/size]


What if they aren't yours? ;) mwahahaha

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#29 Matty_poo

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

sorry for the long delay, ok so I plan on going with the highest processor, the i7. win 7, I've used it a bit and find it very nice. and the 2 gb video card. also if you can, 20 dollar case, if not the more expensive one is fine.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

What if they aren't yours? ;) mwahahaha


I've done that plenty of times before. I like to call myself a REAL Apple Genius, not any of this fake shit. I can repair Macs very well, and I don't charge a dime for my services :D
Actually, I do, but I make it cheap, much cheaper. To be honest, people go to me because Apple charges too much for repairs after warranty is over, so I'm planning on gathering all the money I make at the end of 2013 from repairs and donating it to Apple.

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#31 Matty_poo

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

Okie doke, just checking if we're putting this thing together or not. Simple conformation is all Sir. :)

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

Optical Drive Gear Head 24x DVD: $26
http://www.newegg.co....82E16827269008

Mobo ASUS M5A97: $85
http://www.newegg.co....82E16813131872

Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB: $210
http://www.newegg.co....82E16814150609

PSU Rosewill HIVE 750w: $90
http://www.newegg.co....82E16817182133

Memory 16 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws: $88
http://www.newegg.co....82E16820231486

CPU, Water Cooling, HDD bundle: $230
http://www.newegg.co....=Combo.1218458

OS Windows 7 Builder x64: $90
http://www.amazon.co....dows 7 builder


Total: $819 + Taxes and Shipping.

-$40 mail-in rebates after purchase.

Total: $779 + Taxes and Shipping.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

Optical Drive Gear Head 24x DVD: $26
http://www.newegg.co....82E16827269008

Mobo ASUS M5A97: $85
http://www.newegg.co....82E16813131872

Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB: $210
http://www.newegg.co....82E16814150609

PSU Rosewill HIVE 750w: $90
http://www.newegg.co....82E16817182133

Memory 16 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws: $88
http://www.newegg.co....82E16820231486

CPU, Water Cooling, HDD bundle: $230
http://www.newegg.co....=Combo.1218458

OS Windows 7 Builder x64: $90
http://www.amazon.co....dows 7 builder


Total: $819 + Taxes and Shipping.

-$40 mail-in rebates after purchase.

Total: $779 + Taxes and Shipping.


Nice is this your current set up?

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#34 Galactus

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

No, just a random one that was between 700-1000 that seemed decent.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

Well thanks, thinking I'm just gonna bite the bullet and try putting it together, heres hoping I don't break anything =D

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

Good luck!

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:09 AM

so finally bit the bullet and bought all the stuff, I'll let you know how it goes.

 

So got everything in except the power supply, would it be ok to start putting it together or should I wait til I get everything in.


Edited by Matty_poo, 12 March 2013 - 09:41 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

Also, sorry for the bump, but I'm seeing conflicting calls, magnetic screwdrivers, nay or yay?


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:47 PM

They're not magnetic enough to cause any harm, all my precision screwdrivers are magnetic and I've never had a problem. 


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

Thanks for your help sir, it's actually become a family project over here. My dad and lil brother (who won't actually be touching any components) will be putting it together once the power supply arrives.


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