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Well, after almost 7 years in the navy, and kinda being out of the enthusiasts game. I am now out of that navy, and again picking (back) up another hobby.

Lets see... The last PC i actually Built was about in 2004-ish. It had a:

Abit va-20 MOBO
AMD Sempron 1.66Ghz (single core if i Remember correctly)
ATI Radeon x700 Pro AGP 8x (lol)
Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, and....
512MB of ram lol.

I know it wasn't exactly bleeding edge back then but it was actually a pretty good machine back then i think.


Well, I now have a new computer, however it is a store bought one, i know, i know, but before you start bashing its not a bad rig. (check my rig set up) (HP ENVY H8-1414)

With a GPU / PS upgrade this will be a damn good setup as it is.
also plan on switching to the new AMD FX-8350 Vishera, and probably a good video card. (obviously with a new PS)

My old computer had a 500W PS, may use that depending on the GPU I buy.

I also have a second computer that it connected directly from my switch to be out of the router and have its own outside IP (for what other reason than fun) for other random stuff like messing with hosting servers or what not, the specs are by no means cutting edge and I is running windows 7 instead of what I am using now (windows 8 x64) 3.2Ghz Dual core, and a whopping 1GB of ram (probably shouldn't be running vista lmao) and ON BOARD GRAPHICS, I know cutting edge huh. - but that's my "testing" computer for some things.

Anyways, I'm glad to be back in the game, and its been fun catching up on some of the new tech that's out (i always glanced every now and then). but now I have been seeing a lot of stuff since i was really in the community.

P.S. Sorry for the title, I was jammin' to some Journey while typing this smile.gif

P.P.S. Some more info on my set-up(s)

50MB/s DL, 5MB/s UL
Modem > Switch=router, "isolated PC" ; Router=PC, and PS3, TV

Main system:
Notable Software:

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite (legal license)
Adobe CS6 Master Collection (legal license)
(used those for schooling, when I was going to Full Sail University while I was in the Navy.)(paid for by them smile.gif )
Autodesk 123D Catch
AMD Overdrive
3Dmark 11 and Vantage
Teamviewer
Teamspeak

Secondary Computer:
Notable Software:

Oracle VM VirtualBox
Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder and server.
Apache Web Server
Teamviewer


Obviously I have more software but that's what I think is worth mentioning (or bragging about if its that lol)


Well, I may be new here, and just recently in the last few month gotten back in the game but I am fairly knowledgeable on some stuff so I will lend help when ever I can to who ever needs it, all I ask is the same in return if I need it, and I am sure I will.


I do have one question to start of with:

I couldn't get my sig to display my CPU-Z tag is BBCode not allowed or something?
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Welcome to OCN!

i have to say, you are quite the character ^^;

i dont mean that in a bad way, you just portray alot of your personality in your post. Its unique.

do you plan to overclock? i noticed you mentioned upgrading your CPU, i think it would be benificial to you for the cpu you are thinking of.

also you said your old psu is 500w? is that from the 2004 comp? if so i wouldnt trust old power on new equiptment. better safe than sorry, and good 500w psus can be had for less than 75$
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Ya its from the old one, but like I said It wasn't used a whole lot, then I left for the navy so mostly sitting inside, intact when I took it out, it barely had dust on it, and was still quit shiny.

and Electronics stay good for a long time actually, most anyhow, as a tech i have worked on some OLD stuff in the navy lol.

but it ran ok, and when I tested the PS all the voltages were fine.
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