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Originally Posted by ArtistDeAlec;12797606 
Oh wow that's crazy lol, good story to tell about your first build. The only problem I had with my build was my cases power switch melted down on me somehow haha. I agree, it's good to start early! Now I know what I want to study in College smile.gif

If you plan on studying computers in college I have some advice for you.... REDBULL!!!!! I have spent countless hours going over networking protocols. I once had a project to write code for a simple program that would run a stop light. Did I do that.... nope.... my stop light could have handles NYC traffic. I added turn lanes with flashing yellows and everything.... I also programed in the 3am traffic rules of KY... all the lights flashing and cars figure it out. What was supposed to be a 2 hour write and debug ended up taking 50 hours. I aced the course and did not have to take the second part of the course.

Also I suggest taking as many digital classes as possible... building my first breadboard was fun! My next class is probably going to be my drivers class.. then I will try to fix AMD/ATI drivers.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
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32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
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Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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post #22 of 58
great work mate - just shows that you really need some basic stuff to run the latest games out there (console ports have ruined PC gaming). A 4850 will last easily for some time more, even up until the new gen of consoles, unless tesellation starts to play a more prominent role in games.

I just built a basic gaming rig for my younger cousin using:

AMD 9750 - 2.8ghz
2gb Ram
9800gt SLI

and I almost feel like swapping rigs with him cause his can max out any game out there at the resolution he plays at 1440x900
post #23 of 58
yeh nice build mate for the price biggrin.gif

dont worry that psu will be fine if u dont overclock.
post #24 of 58
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yeah thanks guys!
well I've had this computer for a while now and it handles everything that I throw at it.
games, video editing...it's fast and nice smile.gif
and in case anyone was wondering, in 64 bit windows 7 it scores a
7.3 processor
7.3 ram
7.3 graphics
7.3 gaming graphics
5.9 hard drive
with stock settings. biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 58
Just read the thread and a few points:

the Phenom II x4 is BETTER than the Athlon x4, he was saying you should've saved cash and gotten a x4 and a better GPU

For the price you did great. I would imagine your PSU would be fine OCing the PIIx4 I've had 2 x g80 gts 320mb and a oc'd processor on my Xclio 500 watt (see the E6400 specs)

And even now have the E6400 oc'd to 3.2 and the gts oc'd and folding
post #26 of 58
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Originally Posted by CravinR1;12895361 
Just read the thread and a few points:

the Phenom II x4 is BETTER than the Athlon x4, he was saying you should've saved cash and gotten a x4 and a better GPU

For the price you did great. I would imagine your PSU would be fine OCing the PIIx4 I've had 2 x g80 gts 320mb and a oc'd processor on my Xclio 500 watt (see the E6400 specs)

And even now have the E6400 oc'd to 3.2 and the gts oc'd and folding

The Phenom II X4 840 is a Propus. It's the same as an Athlon II.
     
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I guess AMD is trying some marketing tricks?
Most people would never know or even notice the difference anyways
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post #29 of 58
340! =O

whoa!
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post #30 of 58
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Originally Posted by OolerTheInventor;12850022 
If you plan on studying computers in college I have some advice for you.... REDBULL!!!!! I have spent countless hours going over networking protocols. I once had a project to write code for a simple program that would run a stop light. Did I do that.... nope.... my stop light could have handles NYC traffic. I added turn lanes with flashing yellows and everything.... I also programed in the 3am traffic rules of KY... all the lights flashing and cars figure it out. What was supposed to be a 2 hour write and debug ended up taking 50 hours. I aced the course and did not have to take the second part of the course.

Also I suggest taking as many digital classes as possible... building my first breadboard was fun! My next class is probably going to be my drivers class.. then I will try to fix AMD/ATI drivers.

OMG networking protocols mad.gif i absolutely hated memorizing all the protocols and port numbers

and op nice build especially for what you spend well done and carefull its an addictive and expensive hobby but soo much fun:D
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