building a new computer

wizurd

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Mar 7, 2002
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Wanna see my AMD Opteron, OCZ Platinum, and WD Raptor I still have? :rofl:

Not sure if I kept the DFI Lanparty board but I wouldn't be surprised if it turns up.
 

wizurd

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Mar 7, 2002
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Fuck I just realized I still have Logitech Z2300s in the garage and a Dell 2005FPW.


That's it. I'm putting it all back together and browsing OT in normal mode for nostalgia.
 
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wizurd

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My PC when I first built it. That AX860 ended up dying about 5 years ago I believe. I started an RMA, forgot to ship it, and I still have yet to this day any idea where in the fuck it went. :rofl: Ended up replacing it with a AC500 or something that wasn't modular and stopping caring about the color scheme.
 
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Twinsen

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i upgraded a few months ago from a 10900k to the 13700k and on paper its a vastly superior processor, and in practice it's noticeable, but it isn't really night and day.

it's about 50% faster in single threaded perf. and 2x faster multithreaded. Real world is like, "yeah this feels faster" but not $700 faster imo
This is why I'm still on 10700k, not enough of a jump to warrant a complete rebuild yet.
 
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Twinsen

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i justified it because the old system is still in use; family members always get upgrades when i get upgrades as i shift things down and retire the oldest

my son def. enjoys the 10900k
I just built both of my daughters PCs a few weeks ago. My oldest daughter basically got my OLD PC (that I used to use for an HTPC in the living room w/ a 970. My youngest daughter got basically one of my mining rigs w/ a 7th gen i5 and I threw a 3070 in it. :mamoru:

I still have an extra 3080 that I was gonna put in my oldest daughter's PC, but they literally only play Roblox for now, so haven't bothered yet.
 
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the_antsy_honda

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Dec 17, 2001
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I just built both of my daughters PCs a few weeks ago. My oldest daughter basically got my OLD PC (that I used to use for an HTPC in the living room w/ a 970. My youngest daughter got basically one of my mining rigs w/ a 7th gen i5 and I threw a 3070 in it. :mamoru:

I still have an extra 3080 that I was gonna put in my oldest daughter's PC, but they literally only play Roblox for now, so haven't bothered yet.
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TomDlgns

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Oct 24, 2004
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@the_antsy_honda

still waiting for power supply recommendations


i already noted what @Smahatma has, but need to get your feedback as well.
 

the_antsy_honda

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Dec 17, 2001
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@the_antsy_honda

still waiting for power supply recommendations


i already noted what @Smahatma has, but need to get your feedback as well.
pick an A tier unit from this list that is at least 850w if you plan to get a mid-upper tier GPU, and 1000w if you plan on a halo GPU (like a 4090)

 

the_antsy_honda

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Dec 17, 2001
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@the_antsy_honda

still waiting for power supply recommendations


i already noted what @Smahatma has, but need to get your feedback as well.
If get this one if you aren't planning on a $1500-$2000 GPU

 
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TomDlgns

TomDlgns

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Oct 24, 2004
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If get this one if you aren't planning on a $1500-$2000 GPU


i have no clue which GPU i'm going to use in the future. i don't think i'll go super high end, but i tend to overdue things.

i can always get a higher wattage psu and it will only use what it needs.
 

the_antsy_honda

This is the story of a little ship...
Dec 17, 2001
77,204
California
i have no clue which GPU i'm going to use in the future. i don't think i'll go super high end, but i tend to overdue things.

i can always get a higher wattage psu and it will only use what it needs.
its just that price jump from 850w to 1000w+ is a pretty big step and not needed if you well, don't need it.

grab the 1000w rm then
 

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