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So I've been around computers all my life, I remember building computers with my dad in the early 90s, going to computer shows and watching prices for 2 meg sticks drop as the day went along, price slashing from $80 to $50 over 4 hours, lol!
I'll save the questions for elsewhere, but I'm excited to buy some parts and start tinkering. I might even play around with my old D875PBZ board, which has been so good for so many years. But the goal beyond that is a Sandy Bridge CPU and splashy board to go with it.
Great to be here, see y'all around!
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Anne Boleyn
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welcome to OCN!
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Phenom II x6 1405T (unlocked Athlon II X4 640T) ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ Asus ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 16 GB (4x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 CAS9 1.35v 
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WD Caviar Blue 250 2.5" Laptop Drive WD Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" Pioneer BDR-203 BluRay Burner Corsair H60 push 
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Ubuntu 11.10 Samsung 40" 60hz  ANTEC NEO ECO 520W 
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NZXT Gamma Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 
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i7 - 2600k [5.0 1.42v] ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Sapphire HD6950 2gb Dirt 3 Edition 8GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 CAS11 
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60GB G.Skill Sniper + 2x1TB Spinpoint F3 Raid0 Win 7 Pro x64 ASUS VW266H Razer Blackwidow 
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Phenom II x6 1405T (unlocked Athlon II X4 640T) ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ Asus ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 16 GB (4x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 CAS9 1.35v 
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WD Caviar Blue 250 2.5" Laptop Drive WD Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" Pioneer BDR-203 BluRay Burner Corsair H60 push 
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Ubuntu 11.10 Samsung 40" 60hz  ANTEC NEO ECO 520W 
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NZXT Gamma Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 
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i7 - 2600k [5.0 1.42v] ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Sapphire HD6950 2gb Dirt 3 Edition 8GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 CAS11 
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60GB G.Skill Sniper + 2x1TB Spinpoint F3 Raid0 Win 7 Pro x64 ASUS VW266H Razer Blackwidow 
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welcome aboard!
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I thought of something when I posted my system specs, it game me a little 'Intel' badge... There's brand loyalty in this game, when it comes to PCs, you're either Intel or AMD. Well, I'm Intel for sure, I don't have to be though. But I'll tell you why:

My dad bought a nice new shiny riding lawnmower one year, and we had also just purchased an intel mobo or something (this was probably around 1994). So someone, it was either my dad or my brother, took the 'Intel Inside' sticker and slapped it right on the side of the lawnmower... I should get a pick and post that sometime
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Welcome to OCN!!
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by joecacti View Post
There's brand loyalty in this game, when it comes to PCs, you're either Intel or AMD.
I remember when the fastest processor you could buy was actually a Cyrix, though they weren't "King of the Hill" for long, a great pity they didn't play their cards differently we could've had a 3 way tussle over the performance crown today


BTW welcome aboard nice to see more PC veterans kicking around OCN!
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welcome to OCN
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
welcome to OCN
I your Avatar.

OP
Welcome to OCN!
Ive been tinkering with computers since about the same time as you and ive got several years of IT and Personal Enthusiast experience on top of that.
However, we are still complete n00bs compared to many on here, never forget that.
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Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
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Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
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