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Hi everyone.

The names RhipKord..

Im 35 years old

(i only just found this out so its a bit of a shock tbh)

12 months ago i was a heavy machine operator with a semi reasonable gaming rig at home. Did exactly what i wanted which at the time was playing WOW as a semi successful casual guild / raid leader.

So im sitting in my container lifter on a quiet sunny new zealand day and all of a sudden i had decided machine operating wasn't for me. So with my interest in gaming in hand, i went to my local polytech and enroled in a computer course.

Zip forward 12 months in time too now and i have completed two 6 month long courses and am about to head into a 10 month long course that will give me a diploma when i pass.

However in between courses i have had some time on my hands, and you know what they say about idle hands whistle.gif

anyway i decided my graphics card needed upgrading from the GTX 550 TI

so after heaps of research i found that if i indeed wanted to upgrade too my card of choice id have to up grade my motherboard

So i hit chrome again

This time i found out that i couldn't use my 1156 750 i5 chip in the ivy bridge 1155 socket blinksmiley.gif

i soon realised that my computer was going to need a complete overhaul.....

So i spent many hours on the internet researching and looking and reading and finally settled on a few bits of kit.

My new computer as i write this consists of

Asrock z77 extreme 4
intel i5 3570k
Coolermaster Hyper212 evo CPU cooler
8 gig Kingston hyper X 1600mhz Ram
Asus GTX 680 4gig
coolermaster 650 watt PSU
1tb HDD and cd/dvd writer (carried over from my old machine)

So i cram all this gear into my crappy old case and am pleased with myself for researching and building my new rig. But unfortunately for me and to the disgust of my missus. i wasn't done.

I was sitting there and thought why stop here. so i brought 3x AOC I2367Fs

Then i think yep "Rhippy you did it mate, good work" so i tell my missus im done.

"i give it a week before you want something else done" was the reply that Rhippy received

I got 10 mins and then my brain reminded me that i have all this new equipment and a crappy case keeping it off the floor

So guess whats in the post on its way down from auckland biggrin.gif

ill give you a hint

A Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

My name is RhipKord... To my wife im a bottomless money pit, To my mates im the source of jealousy...

What can i get next???
post #2 of 16
Another 680 and a CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Then you can be an even bigger source of jealousy, hehe
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Games = Crucial 256GB M4 SSD OS = Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Backup Western Digital HDDs  Samsung 223 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Phanteks PH-TC-14PE  Win 7 x64 Ultimate  Dell U2412M 1920x1200 Antec TPQ 1200W 
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post #3 of 16
Upgrade you sound system, It's another easy time/money pit to fall into!
For a start: Computer audio Demystified.

Look into USB DACs for a start.
I've spent a year and almost $5K and I'm not done yet.
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #4 of 16

Welcome to OCN :)

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hahaha..

Come on guys, i just managed to keep myself outta the dog box this round lol..


However....

Rhip


ps: thanks for the warm welcome
post #6 of 16
Why on earth wouldnt an 1156 board be able to upgrade from a 550ti?

PCIe 2.x and 3.x are pretty similar and both types of card should work perfectly well in your old board.

Either way!
Welcome to OCN!
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post #7 of 16
Get at least one SSD for your boot drive. It's given me the biggest boost in performance I've noticed within the last couple years of upgrading.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by accskyman View Post

Get at least one SSD for your boot drive. It's given me the biggest boost in performance I've noticed within the last couple years of upgrading.
++++ 1111
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5820K ASUS X99-Deluxe 2 x EVGA GTX980 SLI 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Games = Crucial 256GB M4 SSD OS = Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Backup Western Digital HDDs  Samsung 223 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Phanteks PH-TC-14PE  Win 7 x64 Ultimate  Dell U2412M 1920x1200 Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF 932 UPS: APC BackUPS XS1500 
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The Money Trap
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5820K ASUS X99-Deluxe 2 x EVGA GTX980 SLI 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Games = Crucial 256GB M4 SSD OS = Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Backup Western Digital HDDs  Samsung 223 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Phanteks PH-TC-14PE  Win 7 x64 Ultimate  Dell U2412M 1920x1200 Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF 932 UPS: APC BackUPS XS1500 
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post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Why on earth wouldnt an 1156 board be able to upgrade from a 550ti?

PCIe 2.x and 3.x are pretty similar and both types of card should work perfectly well in your old board.

It was the way the information was i was taking in was processed, i thought that a PCIe 2 and the CPU would end up becoming a bottle neck. Im sure your familiar with the term. I also am of the belief that i have future proofed my system for a little while at least.
Quote:
Get at least one SSD for your boot drive. It's given me the biggest boost in performance I've noticed within the last couple years of upgrading.


Was looking at this..http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/momentus-xt-hybrid/

Rhip
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Originally Posted by RhipKord View Post

Was looking at this..http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/momentus-xt-hybrid/

Rhip
I don't know how much you know about caching algorithms, so this may be boring. The hybrid drive only improves performance once the data has been cached into the SSD. So ALL first time reads will be from disk. Also, once the cache (SSD) is full, it will start throwing out older data in order to cache the more recent data (its really not that simple, but a good enough analogy).
Highly recommend an SSD.

EDIT: For those who may be interested, my simple analogy explains caching fairly well, but not in-depth. However, there is also the concept of cache hit frequency. Data that tends to be read or written frequently (like OS dll's) tends to remain cached even though the first time it was cached may be long ago. Another concept is cache flooding and the way it can be avoided. When a large amount of data is fetched the first time it can flood the cache and push out other data. So, most algorithms prohibit large fetches exceeding some percentage of the remaining space available and/or the total cache available. So, large files tend NOT to be cached, their nature tends to be read once and not used again.
Edited by OS-Wiz - 2/27/13 at 1:59pm
The Money Trap
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5820K ASUS X99-Deluxe 2 x EVGA GTX980 SLI 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Games = Crucial 256GB M4 SSD OS = Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Backup Western Digital HDDs  Samsung 223 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Phanteks PH-TC-14PE  Win 7 x64 Ultimate  Dell U2412M 1920x1200 Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF 932 UPS: APC BackUPS XS1500 
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The Money Trap
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5820K ASUS X99-Deluxe 2 x EVGA GTX980 SLI 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Games = Crucial 256GB M4 SSD OS = Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Backup Western Digital HDDs  Samsung 223 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Phanteks PH-TC-14PE  Win 7 x64 Ultimate  Dell U2412M 1920x1200 Antec TPQ 1200W 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF 932 UPS: APC BackUPS XS1500 
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