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Hey everyone,

I'm new to the forum, and thought I'd stop in and say hi. I've been using PCs since I was a young kid, and had a lot of interest back then in building my own PCs. Since starting work, and being given the generic black Lenovo laptops, I kinda lost interest for quite a few years in the whole PC scene.

Recently, I bought a Sony Vaio laptop for my wife as a Christmas present, and as a side effect, my interest for wanting my own custom built PC was reignited. So, I'm here to read, learn, and also help some other people eventually once I ramp up my own knowledge and experience again.

Looking forward to speaking with you all
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Welcome aboard and make sure to hold on to your wallet real tight. This site will rip it right out of you. lol
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Welcome aboard and make sure to hold on to your wallet real tight. This site will rip it right out of you. lol
True story! I come to this site planning on spending about $1000 on my first build later this year...this site and getting a job decided on doubling that most likely.

Welcome! I'm pretty new myself, but I can already tell this site is awesome, and extremely helpful! Plus lots of interesting news posts
    
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Thanks guys! I know what you mean, I already have a sinking feeling that my wallet is going to hurt for the next few months. I'll just have to work some extra weekend shifts to cover me while I do the build

Reaper, I think you and I have very similar tastes in hardware! Based on my research so far, I am going to try and build a PC with quite similar hardware, so I'd be keen to talk to you later on and get your thoughts on the various bits and pieces you have.
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Welcome to OCN! Ive been building computers since I was young too, whats your PC history? Specs/year
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Welcome...Have to admit..When you said back into the fold I was hoping you were going to say that you were going to be folding again...Well no better time then not to start..
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Thanks guys! I know what you mean, I already have a sinking feeling that my wallet is going to hurt for the next few months. I'll just have to work some extra weekend shifts to cover me while I do the build

Reaper, I think you and I have very similar tastes in hardware! Based on my research so far, I am going to try and build a PC with quite similar hardware, so I'd be keen to talk to you later on and get your thoughts on the various bits and pieces you have.
OCN. We're not here to make you feel better about the hole in your wallet. We're here to make it bigger!
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Reaper, I think you and I have very similar tastes in hardware! Based on my research so far, I am going to try and build a PC with quite similar hardware, so I'd be keen to talk to you later on and get your thoughts on the various bits and pieces you have.
No problem. Please PM me any time. I'll be glad to help out.
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Welcome aboard and make sure to hold on to your wallet real tight. This site will rip it right out of you. lol
so true lol
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