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Hey y'all,
I just wanted to say "howdy" from Texas. I just joined, mostly to keep up with my eighth grade boy. I bought him components to build a budget gaming computer. I want him to learn to build things, not just use them. We built a AMD FX8120 based machine using an MSI 990FXA-GD65. I got him a cheap video card, until he could afford to upgrade. Lo and behold, one of my buddies had several GTX 480s laying around and gave him two. So, we SLI them together. The machine works great up to a point. So, I will be asking questions in other forums, mostly about overheating!
Peace y'all and Gig 'em,
Tico
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Welcome! and let the financial drain begin devil.gif lol
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Welcome to OCN
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Welcome to OCN dude thumb.gif

In my Sig there's a link to "How to put your Rig in your Sig" if you was wanting to know how smile.gif
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Hello & Welcome to OCN!!
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Welcome to OCN drum.gif
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Welcome to OCN Tico thumb.gif Enjoy your stay bro biggrin.gif
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Thanks y'all. But my financial drain began long before I started buying computer pieces for my boy. I think it started when I said "I do" laughingsmiley.gif
Peace y'all,
Tico
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