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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: June, 1, 2012 - 7:31pm 
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Holy crap, good call on that Humble Indie Bundle, that's one of the better ones i've seen.


Related, but not deal related: These guys did an AMA today.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/u ... eators_of/

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: June, 28, 2012 - 5:19pm 
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Rebuilding my PC so I can play current games...

I went a little overboard, but I figure I use it more than anything else, so I definitely get my value out of it.

Asus P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard
Intel i7-3770k processor
16GB DDR3 1866 RAM
Samsung 830 256GB SSD hard drive
Fractal Designs R3 Case
2x Corsair AF120 Silent fans
Noctua NH-D14 CPU heatsink
EVGA GTX670 FTW graphics card

I already had the GTX670 for a few weeks, but have been having issues with it. I am going to see if I still have the problems in the new build, and if I do, I am sending it back for replacement (they have asked me to test it in a new system, and since my HTPC's motherboard took a dump, I don't have one to test in).

The two fans I bought will be used as front intakes, and I moved the intake that came with the system to a bottom mounted intake (may or may not use it depending on case temperatures). I have to say I REALLY like this case. As much as I liked my old one (for a while at least), this new one blows it away. My old one had issues with wires not being long enough like the basic power/reset/led connections, which I had to essentially cut and splice to fix, which really annoyed me that I had to do that on a case that cost as much as that one did. This new case is 1/3 the price of my last one, is much smaller, weighs less (even though the old one was made from aluminum, and this one is steel), has tons of built in sound dampening (which I had to add on the old case), and has MUCH better cable management (non-existent on the old case). Sure, I can't fit as many hard drives in it or optical drives, but it fits plenty (8 internal 2.5/3.5, and 2 external 5.25 bays).

I will be moving my RAID controller from my last PC to this new one (and hope that the drivers work under Win7). Waiting on the Noctua heatsink to show up (supposedly today). Everything else is pretty much ready to go (installed the motherboard, ram, CPU, harddrive, video card, already and wired everything up). If the heatsink is there, I will pull out my powersupply from my current box and connect it up and start installing tonight (the only thing is that was a major pain to connect in my current case, so I hope I don't have any issues with the new setup since that will essentially be my only working PC).

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: June, 28, 2012 - 5:53pm 
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If you had to guess how much would that come out to? I'm considering buying a new PC sometime in the next year or so and I want it to be able to play games into the future at the highest quality for a few years.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: June, 28, 2012 - 5:59pm 
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I found when I built my PC 4+ years ago, I spent about $1200. But if I were to build a new one now, I wouldn't need to buy the blu ray drive or the power supply. My video card is also fairly new. I don't think I need a new sound card either. Although, I am curious as to what types of new sound cards they have now a days.

But I don't really need to upgrade my PC at all right now because the only game I play on it is Starcraft and that runs perfectly for me at max everything.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: June, 28, 2012 - 6:50pm 
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I don't really get how to build a PC so I'll probably wind up overpaying for someone else to build it.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: June, 28, 2012 - 8:29pm 
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it isnt that hard of a process. case+CPU+mobo+ram+HD+videocard+optical drive+power source+various cables+heatsync fan+case fans+OS

you could probably just watch a youtube video and figure it out.

although you really dont pay that much more from dell. but you do insure that you get quality parts. pcs that you build yourself tend to last longer. if you have an idea of what you would buy from a normal site, one of us could show you what to buy.


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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: June, 29, 2012 - 1:01am 
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If I were to do it online I would probably use a Canada-based site. Also it will probably be awhile cause I don't think I'll be able to get a job this summer.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
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I'm kind of in dire need of a new PC. Who the hell knows when I'll be able to get one. I need to buy a fence before it falls over and the crazies come into my backyard.

Maybe I'll make a Kickstarter for when I finally make Monster Force. I need new hardware and I need to pay people.


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I need to buy a fence before it falls over and the crazies come into my backyard.

Sounds like a horror movie.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: June, 29, 2012 - 12:45pm 
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I bought a new guitar. It is ace.

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I've been getting some really rich sound out of it. Kind of blowing me away for a $300 guitar.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
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I've been wanting to get a new guitar for a long time now but I haven't really been playing it since getting my keyboard so I can't justify getting one right now. Maybe eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
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I'm musically spastic, jumping from guitar to keyboards to drums in differing orders constantly. Right now I'm on a guitar kick.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: July, 20, 2012 - 7:42pm 
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I just bought Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, and Mortal Kombat 2 off of some guy for $6 each. I tried to get him to go down to $5 but he didn't seem like he wanted to so I let it go. No point arguing over a dollar. I really just wanted Mario Kart. $6 for Mario Kart is a pretty good deal. It's in decent condition too. I just have to test them out now to see if they work.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: July, 22, 2012 - 6:55am 
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im buying, you xselling? sell me to the ree cuz im a =gee





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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: July, 22, 2012 - 10:21am 
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William drunk last night?

And Russ, yeah those are good prices for those games. You got them even cheaper than you would if you bought them on your Wii.


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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: July, 22, 2012 - 3:16pm 
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Nate wrote:
I bought a new guitar. It is ace.

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I've been getting some really rich sound out of it. Kind of blowing me away for a $300 guitar.



you make it sounds like 300$ is a shitty price range, 3-500 is all you really need for guitars


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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: July, 22, 2012 - 3:16pm 
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Grabbed the DMC collection.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
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Mr smith, I am no expert on guitar economics. I just saw that they got so much more expensive than that, so I figured I was getting something kind low end and was really pleasantly surprised with what I got.

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ah, I roll with a telecaster. It sounds better than any of the 3-5000 gibsons I've tried out, price generally doenst mean better at all for guitars.


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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: July, 30, 2012 - 6:50pm 
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So I went in to change my phone plan today and walked out with a HTC One V.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
PostPosted: July, 30, 2012 - 7:41pm 
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I need to renew my phone. I've been up for a free one for a while now.

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My parents got me a Droid Bionic for my birthday.
But I can't activate it until I get a 4G SIM card from Verizon.

I could just go to a Verizon store and pick one up but I had them mail me one because I'm lazy.

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 Post subject: Re: So... whaddya buyin'?
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Yeah I've been messing around with it for a bit and I think I like it WAY more than my Blackberry.

Also I picked a perfect day to go in because I got switched to a plan that they are going to stop offering soon which has 6GB instead of the 2 I had before for the exact same price.

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Johnny Manf wrote:
My parents got me a Droid Bionic for my birthday.
But I can't activate it until I get a 4G SIM card from Verizon.

I could just go to a Verizon store and pick one up but I had them mail me one because I'm lazy.


Sounds cool. I think I might actually get a Smartphone next time Dem and I are up for an "upgrade." I think there is some new shared Data plan now and I got a raise at work.


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