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Hello everyone, whats goin on. SOoo I've been using computers for almost my whole life. Love em. Though I never really built my own before, most I have done was put in some new RAM or update the graphics card. Nothing too crazy. But I intend to change that, which is why I joined the forums.

For the past 3-4 years I've been using my Gateway FX 6860 laptop. It's a great machine but unfortunately its starting to show its age. I recently had to open it up and bake the mobo cuz I was getting black screens, works like a charm now tho. But I still want a new system, so I thought I'd get back into desktops, considering I use this thing like one anyways hah.

So I guess I'll post up soon with what I was thinking for a build. Thanks!
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Welcome to OCN!
Good luck on your build!
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I cant wait to see what you come up with, but i have a few questions

1) what will this computer be used for? gaming? crunching? or what?

2) what is your budget?

3) are you ready to have some fun?

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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post
I cant wait to see what you come up with, but i have a few questions

1) what will this computer be used for? gaming? crunching? or what?

2) what is your budget?

3) are you ready to have some fun?

EDIT: sub'd
1. umm I'd say moderate to heavy gaming. Though I'm not really trying to run Crysis 2 at max settings or anything, but good graphics would be nice.

2. $800-1000

3. of course! lol
post #5 of 16
sounds like this is gunna be a good build. so do you have any plans or needs yet (ie. physical size or a parts list)?
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Quote:
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sounds like this is gunna be a good build. so do you have any plans or needs yet (ie. physical size or a parts list)?
I think someone's made a new friend.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post
sounds like this is gunna be a good build. so do you have any plans or needs yet (ie. physical size or a parts list)?
Actually I just made my thread on the build log forums, check it out. http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...preciated.html

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I think someone's made a new friend.
Hah well I suppose this forum is doing it's job then
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Hah well I suppose this forum is doing it's job then
Well, I like you too

Welcome to OCN!
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congrats on joining OCN. The first thing i will say to you is set your budget on the lower end, cuz yo'u'll find that once you finally order everything you'll go over the budget by about $100 or so, especially if your budget is around 800-1000. but with that much you'll be able to have a gaming beast...and chances are you will be able to run crysis 2 at max settings.

I just joined OCN about 2 or 3 weeks ago. like you i've been using the same laptop for about 4 or 5 years and just completed my first build a few days ago. my budget was 450-500, and I ended up with a good budget rig that can run crysis on max settings.

oh BTW if you want to save a bunch of $$$ go with an AMD proccessor they are so much more bang for your buck. then you'll have anoher $200 to spend on something more useful like your graphics card budget or a water cooling system .

P.M. me if you have any question about anything from information on components to overclocking, and if I cant answer your question I can point you to a thread that has your answer.
Edited by (mirror)52-D.S.L. - 3/9/11 at 8:44pm
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by (mirror)52-D.S.L. View Post
congrats on joining OCN. The first thing i will say to you is set your budget on the lower end, cuz yo'u'll find that once you finally order everything you'll go over the budget by about $100 or so, especially if your budget is around 800-1000. but with that much you'll be able to have a gaming beast...and chances are you will be able to run crysis 2 at max settings.

I just joined OCN about 2 or 3 weeks ago. like you i've been using the same laptop for about 4 or 5 years and just completed my first build a few days ago. my budget was 450-500, and I ended up with a good budget rig that can run crysis on max settings.

oh BTW if you want to save a bunch of $$$ go with an AMD proccessor they are so much more bang for your buck. then you'll have anoher $200 to spend on something more useful like your graphics card budget or a water cooling system .

P.M. me if you have any question about anything from information on components to overclocking, and if I cant answer your question I can point you to a thread that has your answer.
Can you suggest a good equivalent to a Core i5 for AMD? Thanks for all the welcomes guys, much appreciated
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