Originally Posted by MrStick89
I live in Seattle and when the sun finally comes out it makes it so worth it to live here! Loading up my mt biking gear as we speak!
I wonder... if some of us had access to microcenter would you still run AMD?
i do ~ 20 min drive... and i wstill wont buy one. i can get the 6 core intel atm for 150.... and still wont waste my monies
please note. if you want to buy intel that is fine. all of the above is my personal opinion and not ment to offend anyone who does buy intel
Originally Posted by F3ERS 2 ASH3S
I would still run AMD lol and I do have access to microcenter
Originally Posted by cssorkinman
I would consider an I7, if it were the same money as the 8350, but the Intel quads really aren't very interesting to me at all ,even if they were cheaper.
The current Intel's aren't nearly as much fun as these chips are to overclock.
see above !~ monies are not the issue. the fact that i have a issue with intels is !~
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Originally Posted by KyadCK
True, but I got a 4.8 (normal) 5 (possible) 8320 for $160ish. Even i5's on discount through MC are still $170-180, and they couldn't even hope to keep up. Pretty much a no brainer going on right there. On the practical usability front, there's just no question.
'Course, I'm far from the norm. People sometimes wonder what the heck I'm up to when half my 3440 pixel wide start bar is full...
Besides, AMD gives me one other benefit... "Hand me downs". When I upgrade my main rig, the part that is upgraded is usually handed down to the next lowest in my upgrade tree.
Forge -> Anvil -> Cloud Nine -> and out to various people who I help keep updated.
As a result, when I get Steamroller, Anvil will be getting my 8320. It'll be a heck of an upgrade from the 970BE that's sitting in it. Since CloudNine already runs on a 960T unlocked to 6 cores and OC'd to 3.6, I no longer have use for the chip, and since it has no value on the market anymore, it will be handed down to a family friend who is still running an Athlon II x2 on a AM2+ board.
If I need to upgrade my Motherboard with it, CloudNine will be getting my 990FXA-UD3, and it's 970a-UD3 will be passed down to replace another friend's crappy 790g BioStar board.
This method of upgrade cycle isn't available to Intel, and frankly having 4 or 5 computers in the hand-me-down line up gets a LOT more use out of my money than anything else I could do with the hardware.
+1 mom always get my old pc.... she is disabled and has no way to upgrade on her current income
Originally Posted by gertruude
Congrats man, can i give ya some advice? dont have more than 2
i have 4 kids and its a nightmare. Our youngest is 13 months old
Haha we think alike!! I got 2 daughters left to build pcs for, Im ok for the next few years
U had a sega? lucky you, we have the atari's
u young uns dont know you are born!! Nnot a clue what we had in the 70's n 80's
i still have my segas.... nes... all major ataris ( not the computer system, the ones with the keyboards and disc drives. i would collect them if i could find them but i am not in a worry about it... lets face it they made way way way too many to be able to collect lo, but i have all versions of the 2600 2&4 switch woodies, vaders, and minis ) i have the 2 plug 5200 and all versions ( big and mini ) of the 7200 !~ unless i am confusing the models pretty sure there was a big and mini though..... but w.e.
all in all i have something like 26 systems not including duplicates. i gave up @ n64 collecting all when all it was was a different color housing same insides
Originally Posted by KyadCK
You have one dual-6 GPU, and a PSU with a single 62A 12v rail.
62 x 12 = 744w
2 6-pin = 150w.
Assume 100w of other things on the 12v rail (fans, MB, etc).
You are left over with 500w for the CPU alone.
You are not PSU limited. End of story.
what about if his psu is failing ? ( really asking isnt this a possibility ? )
Originally Posted by SrKag
How do you get 2400 out of your NB? the best i can do is 2250. more then that and i start seeing BSOD. how much voltage should i give the NB to stabilize at 2400?
some mobos cant do it but stock is 2400
Originally Posted by The Sandman
Not trying to be rude here at all, but I am aware of the info listed above.
I did not mean to imply a 750w was not up to this task but rather my 3 yr old unit did in fact simply black out and was looking for help in locating the cause.
This is the first/only time I've witnessed a black out and am hoping to learn from others experiences what may have caused this. Since it's been a hot topic lately I figured it was alright to ask in this thread and I might get more informative reply's on what to look for.
please. ask us anything and dont think we are mad.Edited by Mega Man - 6/2/13 at 7:06pm