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From an AMD 1600+
with 768Mb of 133Mhz SD Ram
and a Geforce FX 5500

To an AMD 7750 Phenom
with 4Gigs of DDR2
and 2x 4850 CF
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2X Hitachi 1TB raid 0 Seagate Barracuda Sony DVD RW DRU 830A  Coolermaster Hyper 212+  
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post #42 of 64
My first whitebox. I went from a pre-built P3 system with no video card and a maximum RAM limit of 2Gb to a Quad-core Core2, 8Gb of RAM, two 9800GX2s (this is when they were new), and about 1.5Tb of HDD space.
post #43 of 64
AGP GTX 9870 to PCIe GTX 580 SC with new computer.
     
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e6300 Conroe with an ATi 4650
to
i7 950 w/ dual AXP 480's

went from barely being able to play BC2 on lowest of low settings at 1440x900 to maxing everything at 1080p.
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i7 4790k  ASUS Z97I-Plus mITX ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Turbo  8G EVGA 1600 C9 
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Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Samsung T3 250GB SSD Corsair H60 Windows 8.1 64 bit 
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Sony HW45ES Projector w 120" Acoustically Trans... VR- HTC VIVE  Acer GD235HZ 120Hz Razer Turret 
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Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Samsung T3 250GB SSD Corsair H60 Windows 8.1 64 bit 
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Sony HW45ES Projector w 120" Acoustically Trans... VR- HTC VIVE  Acer GD235HZ 120Hz Razer Turret 
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EVGA Supernova 550 G2 Corsair 250D Steelseries Sensei Yamaha RX-V781 
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post #45 of 64
Went from Pentium 3 to Athlon 64 X2 4400+ with 8800GT, to 8800GT SLI, 8800GT SLI with Q9550 to my sig rig with a single 4870 qgb, so 4870 Crossfire in about six months roughly 2 years ago smile.gif computer is still going strong, so hopefully the only thing I will need to update within a couple years would be the GPU (my CPU is fast enough for me right now, the only thing I really do which needs a quad core is gaming, and even then, it really isnt needed that much right now).
     
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i7 3820 WC'd ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional Sapphire + Gigabyte R9 290X CF WC'd 16GB G. Skill Ripjaws Z 
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2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
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Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 55" 4K Samsung Curved TV Roccat Sova Mechanical Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200W Gold 
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Cooler Master HAF 922 w/ Dust Filters Roccat Kone XTD 2x XFX Warpad ODAC > Glow Amp One > K702/65 
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Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
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Intel Core i5 540M @ 3.33Ghz DC 3.65Ghz SC Acer Intel HD 3000 + ATi Radeon HD 5650M Switchable 4GB 
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OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 13.3" 1366x768 G403 
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2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
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Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 55" 4K Samsung Curved TV Roccat Sova Mechanical Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200W Gold 
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Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
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Intel Core i5 540M @ 3.33Ghz DC 3.65Ghz SC Acer Intel HD 3000 + ATi Radeon HD 5650M Switchable 4GB 
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post #46 of 64
went from intel dual e6500 @2.93 ghz 3 gig ram xp nvidia 512 250 gt card all standard fans

to win 7 amd 3.2 x6 now o/cd to 4.1 8 gigs of ram nvidia 460gtx 1 gb corsair water cooler h50 with newly added thermaltake aftermarket fans installed on the cooler keeping the cpu at 31 to 32 c idle im gonna need a bigger case though thinking about making a custom one out of wood and plexi-glass
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post #47 of 64
The first comp I built was a:

P4 @ 3.6 Ghz
4GB of generic ram
ATI X1800XT 512MB
Generic ATX case
Thermaltake Purepower 680
74GB + 200GB hdd

to my current sig rig. still using the same psu and boot drive, but everything else has been quite the jump. [cannot wait for an ssd..]
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Nvidia Titan X Nvidia Titan X Nvidia Titan X 128GB of Kingston DDR4 ECC 2133Mhz 
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post #48 of 64
There's 2 of these for me.

Went from a Socket A Sempron at 1.66GHz, 512MB RAM (was 256), onboard GPU, 40GB IDE HDD, CD-RW drive, ugly case.
To my sigrig.

Then I went from my old rig, a 1.2GHz Socket A Duron, 192MB RAM, 98 SE, CRT, 20GB HDD, in glorious beige, to a sleek Acer Aspire 9300. Turion 64 MK-36 @ 2GHz, 2GB RAM, Vista HP, 17", 80GB HDD. Crap by anyone's standards, but much better than what I had at the time. Plus, since my folks insisted on the cover plan from PC World, when it died, I only had to pay £30 to get my dv6!
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post #49 of 64
I'd have to say the most noticeable upgrade was going from an hdd to an ssd.

Other big upgrades:
AMD Phenom II X3 720 to Intel Core i5 2500K
4770 to 6870 to gtx 580 to gtx 560 to dual 6850's (lol)
     
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ASUS ROG Strix B350-F ASUS ROG Strix RX 580 8GB G.Skill 2x4GB DDR4 Ripjaws V Black 
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SanDisk X400 512GB (OS) WD Blue 1TB (Raid 1 Storage) Deepcool Captain 240 RGB Windows 10 Pro 
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ViewSonic XG2701 Turbot Mechanical Keyboard EVGA SuperNova P2 650w NZXT S340 Elite (Matte Black) 
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ASUS ROG Gladius II Glorious PC Gaming Race Pad Logitech Z623 2.1 Speakers Cougar Immersa Headset 
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Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.6ghz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MSI HD 7850 2GB @ 1ghz Mushkin Ridgeline Series @ 1600mhz 
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Intel 520 Series Western Digital Caviar Black Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi W/ Xigmatek Purple LED Windows 10 Pro 
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ASUS ROG Strix B350-F ASUS ROG Strix RX 580 8GB G.Skill 2x4GB DDR4 Ripjaws V Black 
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SanDisk X400 512GB (OS) WD Blue 1TB (Raid 1 Storage) Deepcool Captain 240 RGB Windows 10 Pro 
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ViewSonic XG2701 Turbot Mechanical Keyboard EVGA SuperNova P2 650w NZXT S340 Elite (Matte Black) 
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ASUS ROG Gladius II Glorious PC Gaming Race Pad Logitech Z623 2.1 Speakers Cougar Immersa Headset 
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Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.6ghz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MSI HD 7850 2GB @ 1ghz Mushkin Ridgeline Series @ 1600mhz 
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Intel 520 Series Western Digital Caviar Black Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi W/ Xigmatek Purple LED Windows 10 Pro 
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post #50 of 64
10 year old 300 dollar emachines to my sig rig plus another 560 and another monitor.
First Build
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i7 920 Asus Rampage III Gene 2x MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frzor II 3x2 GB 1333 
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1 TB WD Caviar Black 120 Gb Corsair Force Series GT 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 2x HP 2159m 1x HP 2210m 
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i7 920 Asus Rampage III Gene 2x MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frzor II 3x2 GB 1333 
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1 TB WD Caviar Black 120 Gb Corsair Force Series GT 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 2x HP 2159m 1x HP 2210m 
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