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    Better! It's not super colour-coded and it's not perfect, but I don't think you can fix those without scrapping your build and doing a new one.
    That is, of course, not necessary, but something to keep in mind until next time.
    Have you noticed any tempdifferences?

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    Just finished building this last week, it was my first ever build as well.

    Although I wasn't too happy with how the cable management turned out. It doesn't look as bad when you're actually sitting next to it. I had to run the 8-pin CPU power through the middle of the case because it was literally centimeters off actually going into the socket when routed behind the motherboard.





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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Better! It's not super colour-coded and it's not perfect, but I don't think you can fix those without scrapping your build and doing a new one.
    That is, of course, not necessary, but something to keep in mind until next time.
    Have you noticed any tempdifferences?
    Ya I'm not that OCD. The only thing that's off color is the motherboard, and you really can only tell when the camera flashes, the inside of my case is pretty dark. Also no window so I'm not that concerned with aesthetics.

    Temps are way down from the old setup, old CPU/Case setup would run high 150's (F) new setup barely touches 120 at load unless my room is hot too. That's not to mention the serious boost in performance, went from a dual core Athlon x2 2.3ghz with 4 gigs of ram and an HD 4650, to an octa core at 3.6ghz with 16 gigs of ram and an HD 7750. Borderlands 2 runs at ultra with no lag or frame drops.
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    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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    Always get really jealous when I pop in here. Any of you guys have dual monitors?

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-19 at 03:29 AM ----------

    Also, what should I upgrade first?

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    The graphics card. Without any shadows of doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    The graphics card. Without any shadows of doubt.
    Yeah, it's pretty ghastly. What do ya recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drive View Post
    Always get really jealous when I pop in here. Any of you guys have dual monitors?
    I would say at least half the setups posted here feature dual monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive View Post
    Also, what should I upgrade first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drive View Post
    Yeah, it's pretty ghastly. What do ya recommend?
    This isn't a quick question/answer thread about build suggestions, please make your own thread for that in the Computer / Build forum and we will gladly answer all your queries

    Don't believe any of the replies you see in this thread regarding your questions (including the reply from Butler Log), they are not supposed to be here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drive View Post
    AMD Bulldozer FX-4 Quad Core 41704.4Ghz
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    Omfg what? :X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holo View Post
    Omfg what? :X
    FX-4170and he forgot the spaces4.4GHz

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    Just wanted to show something I found a bit odd about my new soundcard. Are the solder tips usually this tall? e.e



    ---------- Post added 2012-10-19 at 02:38 PM ----------

    Mostly thought this was a neat angle. Though there are some odd artifacts popping up in the latest few images.



    Here's a small and silly idea that sprung to mind: It rather looks a little like the result of a modern version of the biblical flood to me when picking certain points.


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    What camera are you using for the pictures Drunken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nab View Post
    What camera are you using for the pictures Drunken?
    I use a Nikon D40.

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    Perfectly normal

    Don't mind the dust :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drive View Post
    Always get really jealous when I pop in here. Any of you guys have dual monitors?
    I have 2x Dell U2412M's. IPS panels are sweet sauce. Expensive, though. $370 a pop, <programmer> but I'd die without two of them </programmer>.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoying View Post
    I have 2x Dell U2412M's. IPS panels are sweet sauce. Expensive, though. $370 a pop, <programmer> but I'd die without two of them </programmer>.
    They aren't that expensive. I have two LG 23" IPS LED screens that I got for 190 dollars each, mind you that was a sale price but they are nice screens. I want to get a third and mount them all on a single stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    They aren't that expensive. I have two LG 23" IPS LED screens that I got for 190 dollars each, mind you that was a sale price but they are nice screens. I want to get a third and mount them all on a single stand.
    Actually there is quite a big jump in price going from 23" to 24"+, check prices on 23" and you'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Actually there is quite a big jump in price going from 23" to 24"+, check prices on 23" and you'll see.
    I suppose. 23 inch screens are plenty big enough for me anyway

    I am going to order up a Vibe monitor stand next pay day, then hopefully get 3rd monitor in November.

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