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At my new build. My roomate, who is even more geekier than me, and I sat down last weekend and built a system for less than 2k. PC based, Windoze 7 - 64. I'm on it now. I was on a Dell XPS 600 from 2006 that cost me over 3k bucks. Got all my shit in from New Egg shipped to work on Friday, Had commitments on Saturday and now I sit in front of the fastest MoFo I have ever seen. Mind you , that's just me.

Anyway, I'm about as happy as a sack full of puppies. World of Warcraft is seamless,,,, Gotta find the newest bad azz PC game now.

Here's my specs. It ain't all that but it is to me. ;)

Antec Performance One Series P193 V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K


EVGA 03G-P4-2664-KR GeForce GTX 660 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card


Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0 X 2 for 16gb


Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
For OS only

Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive For applications only


Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
For Storage
 

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must be nice to splurge 2k on a computer :lol
It dern sure was buddy! :lol That was the outcome of spending 2 months in Romania and now I've learned, I'm cuttin' back out on July 8 for another 8 week stint there. Jeez I don't wanna go back over there but the bucks make it worth it. I'll be able to get my own place when I get back this time,,,, thanks to you and several others. :)
 

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WOW is about the worst real life proof of a system build. Try planetside 2 or crysis I would recommend PS2 as it is free. You should add a second SSD 128 and go raid 0 improves boot time if you use a raid controller with a built in processor. Mine is down to 15 seconds now.
 

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WOW is about the worst real life proof of a system build. Try planetside 2 or crysis I would recommend PS2 as it is free. You should add a second SSD 128 and go raid 0 improves boot time if you use a raid controller with a built in processor. Mine is down to 15 seconds now.
I understood just about half of all that... :lol :dunno

I'm old.
 

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what kind of raid setup did you guys do? i can honestly say i've never seen a combo of HD's like that. i'm about to go redundancy crazy, like raid 10 or something for my next build since my raid 5 just shit out on me last fall and cost me 17 years of saved collecting and work.
 

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Not an Intel fan, personally. I've always love the black series AMDs. You can save some cash and still get a kick ass 8 core. I've also always been a fan of EVGAs cards, tied in with the Asus mobos.

I'm also confused as to why you wouldn't want your programs on a SSD too? You know that's probably going to be the most taxing to the system. Do you plan on running multiple VMs? Maybe multiple OS's?

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Not an Intel fan, personally. I've always love the black series AMDs. You can save some cash and still get a kick ass 8 core. I've also always been a fan of EVGAs cards, tied in with the Asus mobos.

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so you like amd's and like evga cards which are close to exclusive to nvidia, but amd and nvidia components have had a nasty history together. you're either lucky or haven't built that many systems.
 

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so you like amd's and like evga cards which are close to exclusive to nvidia, but amd and nvidia components have had a nasty history together. you're either lucky or haven't built that many systems.
I built three of our work PCs, my own, and a buddy of mines. I've never had an issue pairing the two companies. Actually my own system running SLI evga 690s, runs like a beast.

My server for TS and some old L4D servers doesn't really count as a "PC". I run mint on that.

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I built three of our work PCs, my own, and a buddy of mines. I've never had an issue pairing the two companies. Actually my own system running SLI evga 690s, runs like a beast.

My server for TS and some old L4D servers doesn't really count as a "PC". I run mint on that.

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i would categorize that under lucky personally. i would like to think that in the past 5 years the companies have made vast improvements on pairing their components because of the market demand as you have suggested. that being said, i still go by the benchmarks and i have yet to see an amd out perform and intel of similar branding in the same tests. cheaper? yes, less overall performance? yes.
 

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i would categorize that under lucky personally. i would like to think that in the past 5 years the companies have made vast improvements on pairing their components because of the market demand as you have suggested. that being said, i still go by the benchmarks and i have yet to see an amd out perform and intel of similar branding in the same tests. cheaper? yes, less overall performance? yes.
The first PC I built was maybe 6 years ago, back when the 295 was a big deal.

The pixel per second and rendering capabilities for gaming for the i7 just doesn't do it for me when you look at cost.

For example: FX8350 vs i7 3770, I'd do AMD all day. But its kind of like asking a Chevy guy if he would ever buy a ford and arguing with him why he should. In the end either processor is a good choice. It all really depends on your budget, and what you want it to do.


Part of me has wanted to do an i7 build, I'll be honest about that. But I'd want to go all out, and my bank account says no. :fact
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