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#1 C-Squarez

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:26

My first build in damn near 7 years is finally ordered thanks to you guys. I just want to say thank you for all the help. I went from this...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 OC'd to 3.24GHz
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
ATI X1950XTX 512MB
2GB XMS2 Corsair RAM
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD

To this...

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz
ASRock 970 EXTREME3
XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7850 2GB
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB
Logitech G500
Logitech K800
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series
Fractal Design Define R4 *BLACK PEARL*

The REASON I'm posting besides saying thank you, is because if there are any suggestions that make sense I can always return a product for another one. An example would be the video card is just as powerful as a cheaper one. I'm looking at pure specs but I've seen some threads where people suggest cheaper products that are much much better. But if there is none of that, this is my new rig after all the questions I've asked. Thanks guys, and gals.


#2 Hum

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:29

I hope it actually works. ;)

#3 Crisp

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:31

Couldn't you have stretched your budget for a 8350?

#4 OP C-Squarez

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:32

I hope it actually works. ;)


Why wouldn't it?

Couldn't you have stretched your budget for a 8350?


That was the original plan but that one came with a $20 coupon code and I figured I could OC. I keep thinking about that I should have done it tho. I don't think it's been 30 days, I might return it.

#5 Hum

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:36

Why wouldn't it?


My first build did not turn on, at first.

Sometimes the parts are mismatched -- you can read those topics on Neowin.

Sometimes you get a lemon computer part.


You are not truly done, until it powers up and computes something. ;)

I wish you all the best luck tho ....

#6 AwayfromHere

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:38

If it's possible for you switch the 8150 to 8350, the later has some changes made to it which improve performance even if you compare it clock-to-clock with the 8150 ;)

Also I'd suggest to find an 990-series chipset motherboard. I had alot of problems with the 970 Gigabyte board.

#7 OP C-Squarez

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:38

My first build did not turn on, at first.

Sometimes the parts are mismatched -- you can read those topics on Neowin.

Sometimes you get a lemon computer part.


You are not truly done, until it powers up and computes something. ;)

I wish you all the best luck tho ....


Ah! Gotcha. 6 builds so far (for other people) and no dead parts yet thank God. All the parts should be there this week so I can get it together by Friday.

#8 tsupersonic

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:39

My first build did not turn on, at first.

Sometimes the parts are mismatched -- you can read those topics on Neowin.

Sometimes you get a lemon computer part.


You are not truly done, until it powers up and computes something. ;)

I wish you all the best luck tho ....

Don't discourage him, those parts are all compatible. :p Sometimes products come out dead out of box, but it happens, easy enough to deal with. @OP, enjoy the build. My desktop is 3+ years old, and shows no sign of slowness (for my uses at least).

#9 COKid

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:40

I am totally jelly. :)

#10 Nick H.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:43

I saw the thread title and thought, "someone else making a post about leaving Neowin?" The contents of the thread has been a pleasant surprise.

Congratulations on the build! Be sure to take a couple of photos of it when it's all together to show it off to us. :)

#11 COKid

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:44

I saw the thread title and thought, "someone else making a post about leaving Neowin?"


Ditto

#12 Lee G.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:50

I saw the thread title and thought, "someone else making a post about leaving Neowin?" The contents of the thread has been a pleasant surprise.


Yeah, I also thought it was going to be one of those attention seeking leaving threads.

Congrats on the new build, C-Squarez! It looks like a great build and a massive upgrade from what you had.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:50

I saw the thread title and thought, "someone else making a post about leaving Neowin?"


Exactly my thought.

#14 OP C-Squarez

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:50

Don't discourage him, those parts are all compatible. :p Sometimes products come out dead out of box, but it happens, easy enough to deal with. @OP, enjoy the build. My desktop is 3+ years old, and shows no sign of slowness (for my uses at least).


Yeah I've dealt with RMA before and I'm EXTREMELY patient so dead parts won't bother me. Fingers crossed it won't happen tho!

I saw the thread title and thought, "someone else making a post about leaving Neowin?" The contents of the thread has been a pleasant surprise.

Congratulations on the build! Be sure to take a couple of photos of it when it's all together to show it off to us. :)


When I was younger I used to get so upset I would always talk about leaving Neowin but as I got older I realize how foolish that sounds. Even though I might run into some unsavory members, this is STILL the best community online to me. I love this place.

And yeah I'm waiting on the case and I will take a few pictures! Can't wait.

#15 Farchord

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 16:54

haha....

My first build, I hit a bad motherboard.