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    Parts are now ordered.

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($235.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Crucial m4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($407.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    optical drive: DVD burner for €15
    Total: $1393.46
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-25 06:41 EDT-0400)

    Total came to €1208.11 including shipping. Should arrive early next week. Processor was 177 euros, the graphics card €350 and the motherboard €180.
    Last edited by Butler Log; 2012-04-25 at 10:43 AM.
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    Sweeet, Gigabyte Windforce x3 680 shipped 3 days earlier than expected ^^ And the day after I decided to go with a 2500k! might even have a rig for this weekend

  3. #423
    There is hardly a nicer email than the one I got this afternoon: Your order has been picked up by DHL, here are the tracking numbers.

    Should be here tomorrow morning, saturday morning at the very latest. So that is ordered midday Wednesday, arrives less than 48 hours later.
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  4. #424
    So, I've been invited to a LAN party this weekend, but I'm apprehensive about transporting my computer there. Normally, I just strap it to the front seat using the seat belt, and steady it with my hand around particularly sharp corners, is that still gonna be sufficient?

    I think I may be babying it, I act like the slightest bump is gonna cause a leak.
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-04-27 at 02:20 AM.

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    Yeah I usually set it between the front seat and a rear seat and push the front seat back to where it's snug.
    computers are pretty sturdy though, my friends have done some shady transporting of computers before

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    I think the reason NWN is so worried is because his computer now has a custom liquid cooling loop. ;p
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    I'd be worried about hitting a bump breaking the graphics card and/or the PCI-e slot it's in too. I usually lay my computer down on its side (motherboard facing up) behind the seats in my truck (extended cab + no rear seats = plenty of room) ... definitely wouldn't do that with a water cooled PC though (which is going to be me also soon)

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    I'd take out the graphics card at least, that is a lot of strain that is no longer on the motherboard. You could place it upright in the footwell behind the front seats, that should wedge it in quite nicely.
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    So BF3 crashed today, and wondering which one of the ~8 usual causes of BF3 crashes had happened this time (seriously the game can be such a bitch, especially with Origin issues) I was surprised that it was because my PC ran out of RAM!
    Yes I was running WoW and BF3 at the same time (as I often do when sitting in queues) but I had always thought 8gb would be enough and hence disabled the pagefile on my SSD. Something must've pushed the RAM over the limit...anyway, wondering if I should just shove in another 8gb of sexy Mushkin RAM or just enable a 4-8gb pagefile on my SSD :P
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    I know how it works -_- but having it on the SSD is far more benefitial regarding speeds. I have the space
    The idea was to have enough RAM to never need a page file, but these days 8gb isn't enough for multitasking...

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    Put it on your hdd punk. It's fine.
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    I just got a Define XL Titanium for my HyperV server.

    Holy mother of god it's monstrous... I'm scared to see a Cosmos II in person now. D:

    Can't wait to move everything out of my old, crappy, rattly CM690.
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    I made the same move from a CM690 to a Define XL. You'll like it (I know I did)

    ...but I'm going back to the CM690 once my water cooling parts arrive... there's no place to mount radiators in the Define XL (I could probably mod the case to fit some, but then it'd lose a lot of it's silence-y-ness)

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    Hey guys, have a quick question about dismantling my old PC. How do I detach psu power cable from my old floppy drive?(yes..floppy drive )

    It doesn't just pulling out, even by applying force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    I just got a Define XL Titanium for my HyperV server.

    Holy mother of god it's monstrous... I'm scared to see a Cosmos II in person now. D:

    Can't wait to move everything out of my old, crappy, rattly CM690.
    The Cosmos 2 would eat you.

    ---------- Post added 2012-04-27 at 06:19 PM ----------

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    "This is where it gets radical"

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    I like how he says "uber gaming machine" when I'll bet it doesn't do as well in most games as a 2500k/2600k that's overclocked. Workstation yes, capable of playing games yes, but "uber gaming machine"? ... no.

    Oh, and lol@2PSUs for that build

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    Why not put the dual 680s a bit closer to eachother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Why not put the dual 680s a bit closer to eachother?
    I mentioned that, as well as a few other critiques in a comment (dual Xeons not being good for gaming, overkill PSUs, way too much RAM, and his inability to take even constructive criticism). He called me a troll, accused me of being "qu***" (derogatory word for gay men), and then blocked/banned me.
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