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post #1 of 5
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Hey everyone,

I'm on the hunt for a good online PC community. Without naming names, I've tried several different forums out there with mixed results. For whatever reason, the various online communities in the tech space do not all seem to be created equal. Some forums appear to have more individuals that are receptive and constructive, while others have a much more negative majority.

I haven't spent much time on Overclock.net before but I am hoping for the best :-).

I'll introduce myself by giving a little background on my interest in PC's.

I've announced on several forums before that I used to be a console gamer. From the age of 8 my gaming took me from the Super Nintendo to somewhat of a Playstation fanboy. Not that I had a particular love for Sony, just that the 3rd person action/adventure titles and RPG's I tend to gravitate toward all had the strongest presence on Playstation 1, 2 and 3.

At some point during the last (PS3) generation I did acquire a computer, though a very modest prebuilt HP with GTX 650 Ti slapped in it. I only ever used it for RTS's such as a Warcraft 3 and FSX though so I was still gaming on console. Naturally when the PS4 was released I bought one, but realized as many did that while remasters like AC Black Flag did indeed look much better, the newer more demanding titles actually seemed like a considerable downgrade. Never before had I noticed that a console's games seemed like they had been set on the lowest settings. What was more, even my PC with a 650 Ti actually ran a few games (like the 2013 Tomb Raider) good enough to rival or even beat the PS4 visuals.

So, there it was, I sold my PS4 and used it to upgrade my HP's PSU and GPU (to a GTX 760). Since then I've been upgrading my PC piece by piece until today when I have an entirely new set up. I give you... The PC I Haven't Bothered To Name!



i5 4690k w/ H55 overclocked to 4.5 Ghz with 1.3 vcore (temps 30-65C)
16 GB HyperX Fury DDR3-1866
Asus Z97-E
NVidia GTX 970 overclocked +200 core/mem (temps 30-75C)
Samsung EVO 840 SSD
Seagate HDD
EVGA G2 Supernova 750W
S340

I'd like to hear others stories of getting into PC's and thoughts on my build's progress!
post #2 of 5
Welcome to OCN.

Your system looks good.

I started playing games on PC back when the 386/486 systems would be called pretty top end. Started playing with computers at school before that even.

Things have changed allot over the years(some good, some bad).

I honestly do not game nearly as much any more since I have other things that need doing.

Again, Welcome to OCN! Hope you enjoy your stay.
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Gaming
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Media Center
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K @ 4.4 Maximus IV Gene-z Asus Dual 1070 OC with Artic Mono Plus G.SKILL F3-1866C9D-16GXM Ripjaws X 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
M4 256 MX 300 Liteon Slot load H80i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 HP 64 bit BenQ XL2420Z Logitech Wave Corsair 850HX 
CaseMouseAudio
Silverstone FT03 Logitech G9 X-fi Titanium Fatality 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 h55n usb3 msi gtx 650 ti Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WDC Red 3tb M4 128 WDC scorpio Blue 2.5 Sony AD-7690H-01 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Geminii S Windows 7 HP 64 bit SyncMaster 245t Logitech Wave 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
FSP SFX 300 watt SG05 Logitech G9 Sound Blaster Omni 
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post #3 of 5
Welcome to the forums! Nice rig...
post #4 of 5
Welcome, hope you find a home here thumb.gif

Nice colour matched PC
I got a wierd colour matching fettish myself biggrin.gif
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Corsair RM1000i Corsair AIR540 Logitech G502 Corepad xxxl 
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Musical Fidelity V-Dac II Reloop Direct Drive Turntable with Ortofon Conc... 2x Adam A5X Studio Monitors BeyerDynamic DT990 Pro 250ohm 
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I7-4790K @ 4751mhz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming  HD4890 - HD5870 - HD6950 - HD7850x2 - HD7950x2... 8800GTS - GTS450 - GTX650ti Boost - GTX670 - GT... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB 2400mhz CL9 Ripjaws Samsung 951 NVME 256GB 250GB SSD Samsung 840 Seagate 7200rpm 3TB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Seagate 7200rpm 3TB Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 Copper MagiCool Elegant plexi full copper 120mm rad. MagiCool Elegant plexi full copper 240mm rad 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Lamptron FC5 V2 fan-controller AlphaCool VP655 Pump + Plexi Top EK Spin Bay resevoir 3x Scythe Gentle Typhoon's 1450rpm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
6x Enermax Cluster White 1200rpm Windows 10 Iiyama Prolite E2773HDS 27inch - 47inch LG TV Corsair K60 - Razor BlackWidow Stealth - Logite... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair RM1000i Corsair AIR540 Logitech G502 Corepad xxxl 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Musical Fidelity V-Dac II Reloop Direct Drive Turntable with Ortofon Conc... 2x Adam A5X Studio Monitors BeyerDynamic DT990 Pro 250ohm 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Audioquest Nighthawk Lehmann Audio Linear Headphone Amp Sennheiser HD650 Musical Fidelity V-PSU 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD E-350 Asus E35M1-M 4GB DDR3 Kingston 1333mhz  1,5TB wester digital green 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
640GB WD Caviar blue 500GB Samsung Spinpoint Samsung Dvd-rewriter windows xp sp2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
19inch phillips tft generic Bequiet 300Watt Fratal Design Core 
MouseMouse Pad
microsoft none 
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post #5 of 5
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Thanks. Yea, the logic behind the orange was that the Asus Z-97E has those annoying "HD Audio" LED's. I figured, if you can't beat em, join em.
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