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Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So, my good friend Barack Obama will be sending me a check on this upcoming Monday, and I've decided to build a Russian supercomputer and become an 31337 H4X02!

So anyway, I came up with a build that I'm satisfied with, but I'd like some other opinions before I make any final decisions. Actually, I'd just like to show off how large my e-pen is at the moment. So yeah, here's my build: Linkity split
 
 
2011 Sep 14 at 23:55 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6311
Looks pretty good over all.

Things I don't totally like (really not a huge deal):

• 3 sticks of RAM in a mobo with 4 slots & dual channel.

• 750w power is too much watts. Unless you're going to get another GPU (don't). Save $40 and get a 550w.
 
 
2011 Sep 15 at 00:53 PDT — Ed. 2011 Sep 15 at 00:53 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6311
Also if I were you I'd get an external DVD/whatever drive instead since I really only use it for OS install and then tuck it away somewhere. And not look at it no more.
 
 
2011 Sep 15 at 01:01 PDT — Ed. 2011 Sep 15 at 01:01 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Hehe... I posted this on another forum, and someone else mentioned the RAM thing too... I never knew about this

So basically what I decided to do, is to just get two 4GB sticks for the moment (that's 8GB total if you don't feel like doing simple math or are an idiot), and will buy another 8GB later on (to total 16GB).

If you don't mind, could you clear up one thing for me...
The way the other guy explained it, it'll be bad if I have 3 sticks, but it'll be okay if I have 4. Is this correct?


And, I just remembered I already have a DVD burner in the tower I currently have, so I probably won't buy the one in my list.

And... even if I don't NEED the extra wattage... just look how sexy that PSU is man. It matches the rest of my parts perfectly (expect for the stupid blue MB)
But nah, I'll definitely look around for a lower wattage one, thanks for the tip :D
 
 
2011 Sep 15 at 01:33 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Well, I went ahead and ordered 2x4GB of Gskill RipjawsX ram, cuz NewEgg is having a pretty good deal today.

Here's a link to the deal if anyone else wants to pick up some ram... $10 off + a free 4GB SD card: link
 
 
2011 Sep 16 at 14:24 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
That's very similar to the computer I am currently posting from. And this one is very tasty.
 
 
2011 Sep 18 at 16:53 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
I am pissed off beyond belief right now...
The funds for this build were going to be coming from the leftover grant money I was supposed to get from college. I just found out today, a month after the semester started, that apparently the college has lost some of my papers, which makes me ineligible for financial aid. So now, instead of me recieving $7xx, I now owe the college $733.

It's closed today, so I can't go in and talk to anyone about it, but imma raise hell tomorrow and get to the bottom of this. They'd better get it sorted out, but if they don't, it looks like I won't be getting this comp.
 
 
2011 Sep 18 at 17:06 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3076
-6 ₧
THE RAGE!
I drink to forget but I always remember.
 
 
2011 Sep 18 at 19:13 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Well, I went in and talked to them today, and they said I can apply for a grant up until pretty much the end of the semester, which really surprised me. I figured that you'd have to do it before the drop date, but apparently not.


So, they said I should still be able to get my grant, but it's going to be 3-4 weeks before I see any money.

So I should hopefully be able to still build my pwnzors 1337 h4x1n6 m4ch1n3, I'll just have to wait a month.
 
 
2011 Sep 19 at 13:31 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
I know a dude who has 8 i7 cores, and needs 3 huge cooler fans, just sayin...
Free Steam Games
 
 
2011 Sep 19 at 21:03 PDT — Ed. 2011 Sep 19 at 21:04 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3076
-6 ₧
SRAW said:
I know a dude who has 8 i7 cores, and needs 3 huge cooler fans, just sayin...

skynet?
I drink to forget but I always remember.
 
 
2011 Sep 19 at 21:20 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
He's an Iranian who is studying computer science.
Free Steam Games
 
 
2011 Sep 19 at 21:53 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Who is also my sister's boyfriend
Free Steam Games
 
 
2011 Sep 19 at 21:54 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So I was looking on NewEgg and noticed that the graphics card I had originally planned on getting is temporarily out of stock, so I started looking around at some other ones, and I ran into a dillema.

nVidia or AMD?

Cuz, the one I wanted before was nVidia, but I found this one: link
And it's pretty sexy as well.


So what's your guys' opinion... should I go with an nVidia or an AMD GPU?
 
 
2011 Sep 28 at 19:57 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Nvidia gives you 5 steam games or ree, so get nvidia
Free Steam Games
 
 
2011 Sep 28 at 20:16 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
SRAW said:
Nvidia gives you 5 steam games or ree, so get nvidia

nVidia gives me one free game from steam, which is the new Batman game, which I don't want... not to mention I don't even use steam, and don't plan to in the future either.
Also, AMD offers Dirt 3 for free, which I'd actually play.

But I'm not gonna buy a card based on the free game that comes with it. I'm thinkin' about getting this one: jizz
 
 
2011 Sep 28 at 20:29 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 902
17 ₧
Rockbomb said:
But I'm not gonna buy a card based on the free game that comes with it. I'm thinkin' about getting this one: jizz


Tom agrees with you.
BOO
 
 
2011 Sep 29 at 08:23 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Rockbomb said:
the new Batman game, which I don't want...

You're wrong, you do want it, even if you don't know it yet.

I have an nVidia 570 from Gainward, it is quite tasty. Runs everything I throw at it quite well.
 
 
2011 Sep 29 at 08:28 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So I purchased everything this morning, here is what my build ended up being:

case
PSU
MoBo
Processor
GPU
CD/DVD
HDD
Extra Fan
Extra Fan


And I also ordered myself a new keyboard: link


I meant to order an aftermarket CPU cooler, but forgot to, so imma just buy one from a local computer store.

Parts should arrive wednesday or thursday... I'll update more then :D
 
 
2011 Oct 24 at 22:39 PDT
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4663
1,227 ₧
No SSD?! FOOLISH HUMAN!
 
 
2011 Oct 25 at 05:37 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
I've been wondering about SSDs... I think they'd be a good futureproofing thing but for the moment I would like more GB for my money. I mean, my Windows still boots really quickly, and there's a chance I'll have to reinstall at some point anyway... we'll see.
 
 
2011 Oct 25 at 06:18 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Well, I actually did quite a bit of research into SSDs. To be honest, I found that they're really not THAT much faster than a 7200rpm or 10000rpm HDD. I mean, they are a definitely SOMEWHAT faster, but as DR pointed out, they're really not cost efficient.

Now, with that being said... I do plan to to add an SSD in the future... but not only one of them... TWO... in a raid 0
 
 
2011 Oct 25 at 08:17 PDT
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4663
1,227 ₧
Eh, I have one. I would rate it's effect on my computer's speed at doing most anything as ASTRONOMICAL. I timed it, and it loads Sims 2 36 times faster. Most other things aren't measurable because they install/load so quickly I can't properly time it.
 
 
2011 Oct 25 at 12:20 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
aaronjer said:
Eh, I have one. I would rate it's effect on my computer's speed at doing most anything as ASTRONOMICAL. I timed it, and it loads Sims 2 36 times faster. Most other things aren't measurable because they install/load so quickly I can't properly time it.

Well, I'll be getting some in the future, I just don't have the money for it right now (Actually, I do... I'd just rather spend it on a wheel/pedal set for playing dirt 3 with :D)
 
 
2011 Oct 25 at 12:25 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Oh, I never did post in here saying I got my build done.
It's pretty sexy... and has run everything I've thrown at it with no problems.

I also bought a Logitech Driving Force GT wheel/pedal set, and I got Dirt 3 for free with my card, so I've been playing that quite a bit... it's epic.
 
 
2011 Nov 11 at 17:43 PST
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