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Hi everyone,
I found OCN a while back to find all of the knowledge and inspiration I needed to explore the world of custom computers and computing in general at the age of 13. I'm 21 now, and I am in my 4th year in college pursuing a degree in computer engineering. I truly thank OCN for having a great community of individuals willing to assist everyone, and I hope I can once again contribute to this community that sparked my passion for computers in the past. This forum has changed a lot, but I'm looking to find my way back in.

Hello again OCN,
-teh_kurby

P.S. It only took me 8 years, but now I finally have enough income to get myself up to date with a new rig. post-flame-small.gif
Edited by teh_kurby - 10/7/13 at 10:31am
Current Rig
(14 items)
 
Macbook Pro 13"
(5 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 500GB HDD 
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MAC OS X  
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Macbook Pro 13"
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 500GB HDD 
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Hey there buddy welcome back.


So what are you upgrading to now?

My Rig
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Gaming Laptop
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97-A Asus GTX Dual 1070 Corsair Vengance Pro 16gb @2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD 1TB @7200 RPM Kingston SSDnow 120GB Sandisk Plus 480GB Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 (NSA Edition) LG 29UM68-P Ultra Wide Bloody 740A Mechanical Evga SuperNOVA G2 750W  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 400R Logitech G303 Razer Goliathus Extended Bose Companion 2 series iii 
Audio
Skullcandy PLYR1 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2630QM Geforce GTX460M 8GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz 1TB 
OSMonitorMouse
Windows 10 (NSA edition) 17.3 inch 1080p Logitech M560 
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My Rig
(17 items)
 
Gaming Laptop
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97-A Asus GTX Dual 1070 Corsair Vengance Pro 16gb @2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD 1TB @7200 RPM Kingston SSDnow 120GB Sandisk Plus 480GB Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 (NSA Edition) LG 29UM68-P Ultra Wide Bloody 740A Mechanical Evga SuperNOVA G2 750W  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 400R Logitech G303 Razer Goliathus Extended Bose Companion 2 series iii 
Audio
Skullcandy PLYR1 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2630QM Geforce GTX460M 8GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz 1TB 
OSMonitorMouse
Windows 10 (NSA edition) 17.3 inch 1080p Logitech M560 
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Hi there,

I'm saving up/waiting for good deals on the following build:
Quote:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Other: NZXT CB-LED10-WT Sleeved LED Kit - White, 1 m ($12.99)
Total: $1240.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-07 18:32 EDT-0400)

I've been using my current build for about 6 years now, and I believe I really could use something to better suit my needs.
Current Rig
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Macbook Pro 13"
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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MAC OS X  
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Current Rig
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Macbook Pro 13"
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post #4 of 8
Welcome back, good to see another 06er smile.gif
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Originally Posted by teh_kurby View Post

Hi there,

I'm saving up/waiting for good deals on the following build:
I've been using my current build for about 6 years now, and I believe I really could use something to better suit my needs.

 

Yeah you need an upgrade for sure. 6 years of time is really a lengthy time in the world of PCs.

 

Good gaming rig. You might not play everything at highest setting but good nonetheless. I wonder if you can push for a 760 though. A bit more expensive but could be worth it. You might add a 2nd one down the line as your PSU should handle SLI.

 

I spent tons of money building my rig at first but ever since it was just 1*2 upgrades per year which never hurt my budget as much. So perhaps you can go this route and after getting your rig, replace a part or 2 each year to keep your rig fresh 

My Rig
(17 items)
 
Gaming Laptop
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97-A Asus GTX Dual 1070 Corsair Vengance Pro 16gb @2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD 1TB @7200 RPM Kingston SSDnow 120GB Sandisk Plus 480GB Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 (NSA Edition) LG 29UM68-P Ultra Wide Bloody 740A Mechanical Evga SuperNOVA G2 750W  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 400R Logitech G303 Razer Goliathus Extended Bose Companion 2 series iii 
Audio
Skullcandy PLYR1 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2630QM Geforce GTX460M 8GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz 1TB 
OSMonitorMouse
Windows 10 (NSA edition) 17.3 inch 1080p Logitech M560 
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My Rig
(17 items)
 
Gaming Laptop
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97-A Asus GTX Dual 1070 Corsair Vengance Pro 16gb @2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD 1TB @7200 RPM Kingston SSDnow 120GB Sandisk Plus 480GB Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 (NSA Edition) LG 29UM68-P Ultra Wide Bloody 740A Mechanical Evga SuperNOVA G2 750W  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 400R Logitech G303 Razer Goliathus Extended Bose Companion 2 series iii 
Audio
Skullcandy PLYR1 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2630QM Geforce GTX460M 8GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz 1TB 
OSMonitorMouse
Windows 10 (NSA edition) 17.3 inch 1080p Logitech M560 
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Welcome back!;and yes It's changed a lot. redface.gif
 
Thuban Powah!
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Thuban Powah!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Welcome back, good to see an '06er return! smile.gif
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k GA-Z77MX-D3H Palit Jetstream 680 4GB 4 X 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (1600MHz/CAS8 @ 1.5v) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB Corsair Force + 2TB RAID0 + 500GB Antec Kühler 620 w/AP-14 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U2711 (2560 x 1440) 
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Filco Majestouch (MX Blues) Corsair HX650 Lian Li PC-U6B Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
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3570k GA-Z77MX-D3H Palit Jetstream 680 4GB 4 X 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (1600MHz/CAS8 @ 1.5v) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB Corsair Force + 2TB RAID0 + 500GB Antec Kühler 620 w/AP-14 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U2711 (2560 x 1440) 
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Intel i7 3770K Asus P8Z77M-Pro Zotac 670 Amp! Corsair Vengeance LP 8Gb 
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WD 500Gb Blue WD 160Gb Blue LG DVDRW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Chimei 23LH Seasonic X760 Gold Fractal Arc Midi (Soon Fractal Arc Mini) 
OtherOther
Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Creative PCWorks LX520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL Pro Palit 9800GT Super+ Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 
Optical DriveMonitorPowerCase
LG DVDRW NEC CRT 17in Acbel iPower 560 Ferrari Case (Soon Fractal Arc Midi) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2430M Lenovo 20078 (G470) AMD Radeon HD 6370M Kingston 4Gb 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD 500Gb Blue WD 160Gb Blue LG DVDRW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Chimei 23LH Seasonic X760 Gold Fractal Arc Midi (Soon Fractal Arc Mini) 
OtherOther
Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Creative PCWorks LX520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL Pro Palit 9800GT Super+ Team Xtreem Dark 4Gb 
Optical DriveMonitorPowerCase
LG DVDRW NEC CRT 17in Acbel iPower 560 Ferrari Case (Soon Fractal Arc Midi) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2430M Lenovo 20078 (G470) AMD Radeon HD 6370M Kingston 4Gb 
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