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Hey all, thanks for having me here,.

I've been a casual gamer for a long time mostly playing xbox360 and games like halo, fifa and forza. Then Starcraft II came out and changed everything! My brother was a big Warcraft and WOW player and naturally got SC2 when it came out and he sent me a beta key and i thought it was awesome. I had an asus G50 series laptop with an 9800m GS and that was fine for a while until i got better and realized it was actually slowing me down lacking in graphical and processor power..... so to make a long story short I sold the xbox and saved some money, researched how to build a computer! And now im here after exploring many forms you guys seem to be the best!

I will make a thread about my first build, and then one of my rebuild into a new case, then about my case mod, and my current adventure, my water cooling addition!
post #2 of 14
Welcome to OCN! This is really an awesome forum for pretty much anything PC related and some things that are not.

It sounds like you got started the same way I did. I always gamed on console until a couple of friends got me to play Final Fantasy 11. Shortly after I built a nice little core 2 duo system. Then I came across OCN, and my wallet started shrinking but my knowledge started growing.
game rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Pro MSI 7970 2x2GB G Skill Ripjaw X 1600 CL6 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
samsung 830 XSPC RX360 XSPC Raystorm EK 7970 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 LG W2240 Ducky Corsair AX 850 
CaseMouse
Switch 810 Razer Naga 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Pro MSI 7970 2x2GB G Skill Ripjaw X 1600 CL6 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
samsung 830 XSPC RX360 XSPC Raystorm EK 7970 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 LG W2240 Ducky Corsair AX 850 
CaseMouse
Switch 810 Razer Naga 
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post #3 of 14
Consoles are for _________!
Welcome and Cheers!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @ 3.6 GA-EP45-UD3L EVGA GTX 560 Ti 8Gb KVR 800 Mhz 
OSPowerCase
XP64 Cooler Master 750W Chopped Tt SopranoRS 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @ 3.6 GA-EP45-UD3L EVGA GTX 560 Ti 8Gb KVR 800 Mhz 
OSPowerCase
XP64 Cooler Master 750W Chopped Tt SopranoRS 
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Welcome, and don't be afraid to ask questions
space heater
(29 items)
 
S-HVH-01
(11 items)
 
PfSense
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.7GHz  Asus P8P67 Pro(B3) 2 x Club3D 280X 3GB 16GB g.skill 1600MHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR24w LG 32LH3000 (w/IPS) Razer Blackwidow Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 750D Modified original G5 Asus Xonar PCIe Sennheiser HD595 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Tannoy Mercury 5 NAD C165BEE Bowers & Wilkins 683 Cambridge Audio DACMagic+ 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Lenovo RD650 128GB DDR4 ECC REG 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
720ix 12Gbps SAS RAID Controller with 1GB FBWC RAID 0 - 2 x Intel S3500 120GB SSD (deduped VHD... Intel 530 120GB SSD RAID 10 - 8 x Seagate 146GB 10k SAS  
OSPowerCase
Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 2 x LiteION 750W 80PLUS Platinum RD650 24x2.5" chassis 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5650  8GB ECC 2 x 146GB SCSI RAID1 PfSense 2.2b 
Other
Intel 4 x 1GbE 
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space heater
(29 items)
 
S-HVH-01
(11 items)
 
PfSense
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.7GHz  Asus P8P67 Pro(B3) 2 x Club3D 280X 3GB 16GB g.skill 1600MHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR24w LG 32LH3000 (w/IPS) Razer Blackwidow Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 750D Modified original G5 Asus Xonar PCIe Sennheiser HD595 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Tannoy Mercury 5 NAD C165BEE Bowers & Wilkins 683 Cambridge Audio DACMagic+ 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Lenovo RD650 128GB DDR4 ECC REG 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
720ix 12Gbps SAS RAID Controller with 1GB FBWC RAID 0 - 2 x Intel S3500 120GB SSD (deduped VHD... Intel 530 120GB SSD RAID 10 - 8 x Seagate 146GB 10k SAS  
OSPowerCase
Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 2 x LiteION 750W 80PLUS Platinum RD650 24x2.5" chassis 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5650  8GB ECC 2 x 146GB SCSI RAID1 PfSense 2.2b 
Other
Intel 4 x 1GbE 
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Welcome to OCN!!
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Welcome to OCN, search is your friend, but don't let that deter you from starting a new thread.
For Sale!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.7 gHz ASRock Extreme 4 Gen 3 SAPPHIRE 6990 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600mHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate 3 x Acer S231HLbid Das Keyboard - Cherry MX Blues 
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Tagan 1100W TurboJet CosmoS Steel Series Ikari Steel Series I2 
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For Sale!
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i5-2500k @ 4.7 gHz ASRock Extreme 4 Gen 3 SAPPHIRE 6990 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600mHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate 3 x Acer S231HLbid Das Keyboard - Cherry MX Blues 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Tagan 1100W TurboJet CosmoS Steel Series Ikari Steel Series I2 
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post #7 of 14
: Welcome to OCN
My System
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair V Formula NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
OtherOtherOther
XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... EK ASUS Crosshair V Full Board Cooling Block Ki... EK Supreme HF Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Bloc... 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair V Formula NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
OtherOtherOther
XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... EK ASUS Crosshair V Full Board Cooling Block Ki... EK Supreme HF Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Bloc... 
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welcome
Multiverse 1300i
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3820 ASRock x79 Extreme6 GTX 460 Hawk OC @833mhz soon to be GTX 670 16gb 4x4 G.skill 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64gb Seagate 3TB 7200rpm DVD/CD RW Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit SOYO 20" 1680x1050/ Vizio 32" 1080p/ Dell 17" G15 CORSAIR 750W HX750 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Black G9 Custom 5.1 surround sound 
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Multiverse 1300i
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3820 ASRock x79 Extreme6 GTX 460 Hawk OC @833mhz soon to be GTX 670 16gb 4x4 G.skill 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64gb Seagate 3TB 7200rpm DVD/CD RW Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit SOYO 20" 1680x1050/ Vizio 32" 1080p/ Dell 17" G15 CORSAIR 750W HX750 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Black G9 Custom 5.1 surround sound 
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by blazed_1 View Post
Welcome to OCN! This is really an awesome forum for pretty much anything PC related and some things that are not.

It sounds like you got started the same way I did. I always gamed on console until a couple of friends got me to play Final Fantasy 11. Shortly after I built a nice little core 2 duo system. Then I came across OCN, and my wallet started shrinking but my knowledge started growing.
My wallet is also shrink rapidly haha and yes there is soooo much useful info on this site i love it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by anwittdc View Post
Consoles are for _________!
Welcome and Cheers!
Thank you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post
Welcome, and don't be afraid to ask questions
Okay i wont

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Originally Posted by d6bmg View Post
Welcome to OCN!!
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Tduckro View Post
Welcome to OCN, search is your friend, but don't let that deter you from starting a new thread.
Indeed i have found answers to many of my questions without having to ask helps me feel smart! haha

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Originally Posted by Los Hog View Post
: Welcome to OCN
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Aramaki23 View Post
welcome
Thx
post #10 of 14
Oh wow I'm about to be poor after finding this forum...
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