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    Quote Originally Posted by Mementomori1993 View Post
    I must ask, what in the hell are you people doing for work that enables some of these jaw dropping builds? I want in haha.
    A lot of people use credit cards as well. For me i paid off my car so i used a credit card with zero interest to do my build. Made it a LOT more manageable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mementomori1993 View Post
    I must ask, what in the hell are you people doing for work that enables some of these jaw dropping builds? I want in haha.
    <firewall engineer,

    but for most of us it is a hobby, and compared to a $60K car engine, or a $10k stamp or coin, or a boat, or RV or what not, its actually a pretty cheap high end hobby


    the biggest problem is most people think computers should only cost $300-600

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorianrage View Post
    the answer is
    It's not always about what job you have, or how much money you earn..
    It's about how much money are you willing to spend on your computer.

    as solvexx says, but also, some people dont buy everything in one go, take for example, if you just want a decent gaming rig, who says you need to drop £1000/$1650 on a build in one go, you can buy a part month by month.

    Save a bit, buy a cpu and motherboard.
    next month, buy some ram
    next month, get a PSU
    next month or 2, get a decent GPU

    as an example that is.

    Im not a high earner at the moment, but I built my rig like this, already had a mid end pc, but was patient to do this, also I dont drive to work, I walk 30 min each way XD.
    I suppose this works if you lack the self discipline but it's not the smartest idea. I mean you buy a mobo and cpu first and use them for what, as a paper weight? They are just gonna sit on your table to collect dust until you have enought money to get the last piece. You'll be better off saving some money each month and buying it all together so you get the most up to date technology at the best price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    I suppose this works if you lack the self discipline but it's not the smartest idea. I mean you buy a mobo and cpu first and use them for what, as a paper weight? They are just gonna sit on your table to collect dust until you have enought money to get the last piece. You'll be better off saving some money each month and buying it all together so you get the most up to date technology at the best price.
    cpus dont refresh that often though.

    ivybridge, haswell and devils canyon, thats not a large step in recent developments in the time frame theyve been out and there prices havent actually changed sadly, and motherboards dont change in performance unless people will use the features.

    RAM hasnt changed price, if not has gone up lol, but again, no development here except for the really pricey DDR4 ram thats on preorder on a UK etailer thats just WTF on prices.
    for those wondering how much they are, well here
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18614906

    PSU, well such a decent range these days, its good prices all around.

    GPUs, the most expensive singular part, these only go down in price once a new line comes out, though we are getting new stuff towards the end of year, though my statement was more for a general sense.

    HDDs pretty much stayed largely stable, SSDs on another hand do continue to go down in price, but the performance for most users is kinda moot with the current drives.

    Cases is always subjective mind you, but these prices vary massively and really, a line of cases dont change much on prices, my silverstone raven 3 hasnt shifted prices in a long time for example.

    There are always buying methods to do things, this is a open option and opens up peoples mind.

    If we keep telling people to wait until the new thing comes out, thats not that much different then committing to the build mind you. The time is the same till its up and running, peoples price range wont change and they will most likely end up with the same performance build.
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    Well, finally went through and airdusted my case and holy hell those meshes work good. Nice coating of dust&hair(we have cats so there is ALWAYS hair floating around) and only small dust particles managed to get into the actual case and a quick spritz got rid of them easy enough.

    Now my only problem is getting enough molex adapters or a fan controller to get all those fans hooked up and find some black pantyhose to dust-proof this sucker completely. Still got 3 emtpy spots for fans in it but thinking i'll just throw a filter over them instead of trying to have 7 fans running in this thing(4 is plenty) :\

    Damn summer time and cats shedding and dust everywhere. I miss winter
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    Because signatures are fickle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Because signatures are fickle...
    Had this PC 7 years, but good point. I have just changed the fans so they were all green :P

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    Might want to consider getting another stick of RAM to complete the triple channel. Else, looks good. I wouldn't personally have gone with RAID SSD or LED fans, but people being different is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Might want to consider getting another stick of RAM to complete the triple channel. Else, looks good. I wouldn't personally have gone with RAID SSD or LED fans, but people being different is a good thing.
    It has 4 RAM DIMM slots in the image, so I can't help but imagine it's dual-channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    It has 4 RAM DIMM slots in the image, so I can't help but imagine it's dual-channel.
    Three slots are white, one is blue. At the time, this was not unusual in budget solutions; some 1156 boards had three slots.
    And triple channel memory controllers do support dual channel, just like how quad channel controllers support triple and dual channel.

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    Hot damn someone actually has a 7990 on here :O
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    Should've cut that ram in half and invested into a nicer desk or even some back support since it seems you don't use a chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbiter View Post
    Should've cut that ram in half and invested into a nicer desk or even some back support since it seems you don't use a chair.
    nothing wrong with my desk, she's solid cut wood. and will last out a nuke. and I don't use a chair by choice. I find the edge of the bed comfier, and space is at a premium in our flat with wife/kids so this is the only place I can get solace! :P

    this desk btw, has lasted me since I was a wee baby like.. 13 years old. so it's older then most people on these forums!

    Should've added - Corsair Vengeance 2100 headset (the one in the photo is my old/spare ones which are 1900s.. same thing just wired.) the new ones are wireless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldazzar View Post
    this desk btw, has lasted me since I was a wee baby like.. 13 years old. so it's older then most people on these forums!
    Unless you're in your... say, 50s, I think this is a little too aggressive a claim.

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    Less RAM, 7990 is ridiculous, please tell me you use it for games other than WoW...

    If he has a wife and kids, there's a very real chance he's in his 50s, or at least 30s-40s.

    But @Raldazzar... there's several people on these forums easily into their 20s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Less RAM, 7990 is ridiculous, please tell me you use it for games other than WoW...

    If he has a wife and kids, there's a very real chance he's in his 50s, or at least 30s-40s.

    But @Raldazzar... there's several people on these forums easily into their 20s.
    I would even go as far to say, that there are quite a few people beyond the 30 here. (Myself included...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biernot View Post
    I would even go as far to say, that there are quite a few people beyond the 30 here. (Myself included...)
    Oh, for sure! I just can't say how many. :P Though I know quite a few in their 20s.
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    Well, if I'm going to get serious about certifications, might as well have some proper hardware. Packet Tracer was nice for CCNA, but GNS3 isn't even going to get me through SWITCH -_-

    Humble beginnings of a home lab.




    What you're seeing below is my horribly clunky solution (but it works :P) to stay consoled onto multiple devices. Yay for USB hubs.




    Power requirements may start becoming an issue as I add more devices, apparently people with CCIE-level home labs often struggle to maintain 15-20+ devices off just wall sockets and stuff starts exploding :P

    And this is approximately what it sounds like when they are turned on:



    Freaking 25mm fans.


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