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post #1 of 17
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Hello, my name is Kyle and I'm here because I am looking to do my first build at the end of the year.
My experience with computers is ok, I never done a full build by I have upgraded some things (Psu & Gpu) and I know my way around
I am here because I will have a paid summer internship and I will likely make a few thousand dollars and I'm looking to put some of that into a new build
Currently I have a HP p6710f that I got for cheap last February

Stock HP case
AMD Anthlon2 640 x4 3.0 GHz
Galaxy GTS 450
4 gigs of ddr3 ram
1tb hard drive
windows 7 Home Premium

For my new build I'm looking to spend between $800 and maybe up to $1200
any idea's
also can I "Recycle" my hard drive and windows 7 onto the new system?
Any help would be greatly appreciated and in 50 years I will tell my grandchildren stories about how awesome you are.
    
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post #2 of 17
You can recycle the hard drive, but the copy of windows 7 that would come with an HP isn't liscenced to be used on any other machine.
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post #3 of 17
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I'm ok will that, It just bugs me how much hard drives cost now.Is Windows 8 going to be any good?
    
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post #4 of 17
Hello Kyle, welcome to OCN smile.gif

Yes, HDDs currently cost a lot compared to previous years because of the flooding in Thailand, which is the location in which most if not all mechanical drivers are manufactured. As far as Windows 8 goes, it has its new features for dekstop in mind, but its prime is in tablets and such.
post #5 of 17
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Ok, thanks. I have heard it is releasing mid summer. Also I've heard that hard drive costs wont fall too much until the end of the year frown.gif
    
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post #6 of 17
Welcome to OCN! What part of Washington you from?
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post #7 of 17
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I'm from Camas, WA. Its right across the river from Portland
    
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post #8 of 17
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I have to say that was suspicious and unnerving, anything you have to say can be done in the forums
    
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post #9 of 17
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Also, I can tell that you have been posting that all over the newcomer forums
    
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post #10 of 17
Yuo can recycle the hard drive and the ram.

What kinds of games will you be trying to to play and other tasks ?


Would be be able to price match at the Fry's microcenter prices at a Fry's in the Portland Area ?
Edited by hednik - 1/30/12 at 9:58am
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