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Poll Results: Would you like to see the limit raised to $1400?

 
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    No. It's fine where it is!
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    Yes. It should be higher!
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post #281 of 779
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Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

No, in terms of dealing with average you are talking about being able to play games comfortably on medium to high settings with a decent fps. Once you start being able to max out settings you sre beyond average. You cant use how much someone spends since there are contests and gifts. From what I have seen on these forums the "AVERAGE" person is able to play games on the med-high settings with decreased resolution with a couple settings turned down and is achieveing the 30-45 fps range
Your idea of average is excluding a huge portion of the gaming community bud.

My old rig is a Q6600 with a GTX 465. I had no significant trouble playing even new games on medium settings at decent framerates. I was running rift at max with 30-40 fps. GW2 as well, BF3? Cakewalk, seriously. Almost max settings and 50+ fps in multiplayer, a little less singleplayer.
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post #282 of 779
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Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post

I live in the basement with my servers. The rig with monitors in total is under $1K, servers could be over $1K, but I won the little one, so that doesn't count right smile.gif?


This would be a great example of a below average rig, no offense, just trying to clarify for others
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post #283 of 779
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Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post

I live in the basement with my servers. The rig with monitors in total is under $1K, servers could be over $1K, but I won the little one, so that doesn't count right smile.gif?



That environment is kind of spooky to me, heh.
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post #284 of 779
This thread needs more pics!

Here was my first rig - circa 2009. Total spent was just over $400 including Win7 oem. Bought almost everything from Geeks. Psu was from Fry's. Monitor was another $100 for an LG 1680x1050 unit from Craigslist. Keyboard was $10 logitech.

Athlon X3 450
Gigabyte GA785
Asus silent square
CoolerMaster 700 Quiet Pro (this thing was a quarter of my budget) - wrapped in electrical tape thumb.gif
CoolerMaster 310 Case (Custom metallic black interior biggrin.gif)
XFX GTS 250 512mb
WD 160 GB hdd
4gb Kingston Hyper X




From there, I migrated into a Lian Li PC60B that I bought from the OCN classifieds for $50 and added a Copper True (yes it is wired to the chassis to keep from breaking the mobo- it was 4.2lbs without fans thumb.gif) also from the OCN marketplace for $40 as well as an Asus M4A89GTD pro open box from Newegg for $60 and an XFX 6850 for $125 from Frys.


This put me up to roughly $850 with the monitor (upgraded to 27" 1080p Viewsonic on sale from Geeks), keyboard, desk, headset, mouse, and chair. (I sold the Gigabyte, and 310 case for what I paid for them, so out of pocket is still closer to $650). Most everything was purchased cheaply either from Geeks, Craigslist, or OCN marketplace.



It's so little!
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post #285 of 779
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post

This thread needs more pics!

Here was my first rig - circa 2009. Total spent was just over $400 including Win7 oem. Bought almost everything from Geeks. Psu was from Fry's. Monitor was another $100 for an LG 1680x1050 unit from Craigslist. Keyboard was $10 logitech.

Athlon X3 450
Gigabyte GA785
Asus silent square
CoolerMaster 700 Quiet Pro (this thing was a quarter of my budget) - wrapped in electrical tape thumb.gif
CoolerMaster 310 Case (Custom metallic black interior biggrin.gif)
XFX GTS 250 512mb
WD 160 GB hdd
4gb Kingston Hyper X
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


From there, I migrated into a Lian Li PC60B that I bought from the OCN classifieds for $50 and added a Copper True (yes it is wired to the chassis to keep from breaking the mobo- it was 4.2lbs without fans thumb.gif) also from the OCN marketplace for $40 as well as an Asus M4A89GTD pro open box from Newegg for $60 and an XFX 6850 for $125 from Frys.


This put me up to roughly $850 with the monitor (upgraded to 27" 1080p Viewsonic on sale from Geeks), keyboard, desk, headset, mouse, and chair. (I sold the Gigabyte, and 310 case for what I paid for them, so out of pocket is still closer to $650). Most everything was purchased cheaply either from Geeks, Craigslist, or OCN marketplace.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Massive cooler! lol I'm still running a stock AMD cooler, as it's not overheating, I can't bring myself to buy an aftermarket cooler. Though I keep eyeballing the CM V6.
post #286 of 779
You should get some mushkin copperhead ram and a copper gtx560ti thumb.gif
 
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post #287 of 779
My first post in here was probably a little more above average than what the rules allow so here's some photos of my past setups and some ghetto rigging.

My HP a6000n from 2007. 3GB RAM, 2.x GHz Athlon 4400+ I think, and a 8800GT on my POS Ikea desk. I made another desk for my failtop out of a piece of plywood and a Casio keyboard stand.



Here's some various other photos of the failtop. The backlight didn't work consistently and one of the hinges was broken.







Someone gave me some monitors at some point and I wanted to use them so I ghetto rigged this thing to hang 2 monitors off one wall mount.


A year or 2 ago I finally euthanized the failtop. The computer itself still worked fine but was too slow to be of any use and the other hinge broke so it met Mr. Hammer and the remains were taken to the e-waste thing at my high school.
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post #288 of 779
My current setup...Most everything was bought used (including PC components) or were gifts. I am well under the $1200 limit in personal funds spent...thumb.gif

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post #289 of 779
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You are the man! MacGyver would be so proud.
 
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post #290 of 779
Cleaned and reopened.

Okay guys, it would be appreciated if people could get back ontopic, drop the childish remarks. OCN is not a place for that.


By the way, we will not tolerate name calling in any form or manner.Watch the swearing also. No asterisks to coverup your profanity/swearing either. Respect each other and try to get along.Otherwise, I'll forced to issue warnings/infractions.

THanks
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