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Hello OCN, I joined a few weeks ago but I guess with Sandy Bridge and my new build coming very soon, I couldn't really keep myself from posting about my excitement!

Anyway, a little background. I have always been interested in gaming and technology in general, but this will be my first time building a new PC from scratch. But I know what I am about to say will make some of you cringe: Up until two and a half years ago, my PC was a very old 667 MHz Pentium III system with 256 MB of RAM, a 40 GB HDD, and god knows what type of video solution. I always had a slight curiosity about what it would be like to have a better machine, but it wasnt something I was able to explore because my parents weren't supportive of my interest, and I was mostly broke

Then I got a graduation gift to prepare me for my college days ahead: A C2D Lenovo T400. At the time I got it, the upgrade felt massive in every respect, no longer was every single task causing a ton of lag. Still, while I have grown to love my Thinkpad, over time I began doing more ambitious things with my machine and soon I realized that my system doesn't cut it. Still ****ty integrated graphics are preventing me from playing any sort of modern PC game and my now aging 2.4 GHz P8600 can't handle high resolution H.264 video playback too well, so last summer I began saving up some hard earned cash for a new rig. With the launch of Sandy Bridge imminent, and the support of my roomates who already have their own custom built machines, I am feeling quite pumped, and can't wait to finally have a satisfactory system.

So yeah, that was a lot of say, but I thank anyone who read my humble introduction.
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welcome to the OCN forums and we hope you enjoy your stay here.
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SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB. Toshiba (500GB.) Hitachi Deskstar (500GB.) WD Ultra Passport 
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Samsung DVD Burner 24X SH-224DB/BEBE Cooler Master Hyper T4 Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung S23A350H 23" 1080p 
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OOf you're in for quite an upgrade xDDD

Best of luck to you, new OCN member!!

Hope to see more of you in the threads :]
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Welcome to OCN
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welcome to !
   
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Welcome!
    
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Chicony 5181 Seasonic X750 Fractal Design Arc MiDi Mionix NAOS 3200 
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