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post #11 of 31
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Switched the RAM in the Z77 rig to 1600 variety. And changed mobo in the last gen rig to a Z77, on recommendation of a friend in my clan.

 

One part of the spec that I haven't been able to find a definitive answer on is that monitor. It's TN, which I've heard less than stellar things about. But it seemed OK, mostly based on how favorable many of the Newegg reviews were.

 

Just so anyone who read this knows, anytime there is a change in the spec, I will update the Rigbuilder rigs, and the OP, and post a note about the edit in the OP.

post #12 of 31
Build a moderately priced sleeper rig (nice guts, crappy-looking case). Nice things get stolen and/or broken in college.
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Anybody know if this is true? How prevalent is computer theft at college?

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Anybody know if this is true? How prevalent is computer theft at college?

I've never heard of anyone's mid tower beast being stolen from their dorm room at my university... Not to say it doesn't happen, but they would have to break into your room to do it. Laptops on the other hand...
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Yeah, but that I plan to carry with me.

 

Any other tips or suggestions for either rig?

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Anybody know if this is true? How prevalent is computer theft at college?

It's not computer theft specifically it's just in general - even at a nice school there are people who'll steal things.
Additionally, anything is susceptible to being damaged; if you/your roommate(s) have a party in your dorm and people are wasted - stuff gets broken.
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Well, the latter I can avoid by not letting wasted people in my room, and also keeping the tower under my desk. That way, hopefully, there would be less risk of it falling. The former I cant really do anything about, besides chaining the thing to my desk. Which will make it an even bigger target.

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Unless you're living by yourself or your roommates dont party....good luck with that lol.

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post #19 of 31
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Well, I'll cross that bridge once I get to it.

 

So, any more suggestion for the rig? Specifically I need input on my choice of monitor and keyboard.

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Quick update. I'm planning on picking up a fan controller (NZXT Sentry-2) for the Z77 rig. I may also pick up a 120mm case fan (I'm considering this one), and use it instead of the stock CPU heatsink fan. This way I can utilize my controller to the fullest. I also decided to switch my keyboard to the Microsoft Sidewinder X4, and, if I get a mouse, I'll be getting the Razer Deathadder.

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