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8WhiteFox8

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PC Builds
« on: October 12, 2015, 02:44:40 PM »

This topic is for PC builds, either planned or current.  I'm currently on a really old PC that I plan on upgrading once I get some money from the bonus from my job and my tax return.  Currently I have:

Case: Armor MX+
Motherboard: Gigabyte M750SLI-DS4
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3 GHz Dual-Core Processor
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT
RAM: 4GB RAM (Not sure what type in my settings)

I'm planning to upgrade to this set:

Case: NZXT Phantom 530 ATX Full Tower
Power Supply: EVGA 220-G2 750W
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+
CPU: AMD FX-8350 8-core 4.0 Ghz
GPU: Geforce GTX 970 (Will get a dual setup of these with SLI later.)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x8 GB (Plan to add another of these in the future.)
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1
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Re: PC Builds
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 02:47:28 PM »

I also plan to upgrade my keyboard to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823828001  It's kind of ridiculous, but I want a gaming setup.
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Re: PC Builds
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 03:42:06 PM »

I don't have it all yet, but this is my build, more or less.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mHwF99
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Re: PC Builds
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 06:41:17 PM »

That build looks pretty similar to mine. I am somewhat weary of that RAM though.  Id get an  8GB so you could expand later.
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Re: PC Builds
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 06:50:32 PM »

That build looks pretty similar to mine. I am somewhat weary of that RAM though.  Id get an  8GB so you could expand later.

Nah. The average user AND gamer only needs roughly 8gigs, maybe 16 in slightly more extreme cases. This motherboard has four DIMM slots, so it's not a problem for me. 16+ gigs is for video editing, graphics rendering, and lots of things like that.

Also, for comparison, here is what my old computer is/was like.

MOBO: P5G41T-M LX PLUS
CPU: Pentium 4 660 (e.g. A single core potato.)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 650.
RAM: 2GBs DDR2.
HDD: 128 GB HDD.
OS: Windows XP Home.
Case: The original case the pre-built Gateway 506GR came with.
Power supply: PC Toys PM-420a, 60Hz, 520W.
Display: Acer G185H widescreen LCD monitor

I currently have an HD TV with three HDMI ports and some component plug-ins. Got my PS3, PS2, and my PC all hooked up to it. Not the biggest display, but it is great for my needs.
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