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Hey everyone! Been recently reading through the forums and decided to join. My name is Sean. Been playing with computers for a while, but recently decided to do a full custom build. Started with a very budget build (about $300), and then decided I wanted to do more. The build started with an i3-2125, gigabyte motherboard, and 8GB memory. I reused my existing hard drive from my old computer. Then, I bought a graphics card (radeon hd 6670), and then an SSD for windows (120gb.) Then talking to a few friends I decided I wanted to give overclocking a shot (which wasn't really happening with the i3). With that, I purchased a Core i5-2550k earlier today. So here I am now, ready to learn! I'm sure there's a wealth of knowledge and good people hanging around here. So...hi everyone!
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Sweet upgrade! I'm sure you're gonna love it. Welcome to OCN! smile.gif
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Intel Core i5-760 @ 3.6Ghz EVGA P55 SLi Palit GTX 670 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force Series 3 F90 1x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB  1x Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB  Prolimatech Megahalems 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Asus PA238Q IPS Thermaltake Meka G1 Corsair HX650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster HAF XB Corsair M60 Roccat Taito Grado SR80i 
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Before you know it, you will have a full watercooling loop and triSLI, such is OCN tongue.gif. Welcome and enjoy your stay biggrin.gif
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Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
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Red Alert SR-1
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Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
Audio
Creative Aurvana Live! 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
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Sweet little upgrade. Welcome to OCN!
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Welcome! Nice pc you put together. Good luck with overclocking it! smile.gif
    
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2x Seagate Barracuda 250Gb 7200.10  WD Scorpio Blue 7200rpm Samsung 22x DVD+/-RW,+RAM with Light scribe Noctua NH-D14 
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Thanks everyone! I'm a little upset though, I just very recently found out that the H61 chipset isn't really meant for overclocking...which explains why my CPU won't go past 3.5GHz...guess it's time for a new motherboard!

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Welcome!
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