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9 long years and i'm finally getting a new computer.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JohnnyB.Morbid, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. JohnnyB.Morbid

    JohnnyB.Morbid L1: Registered

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    9 long years and i'm finally getting a new computer. This will be the first computer i make so far my only problem is my CPU is taking a ages to arrive and my Cat 5e cable is 5m to short.

    Before
    Run of the mill production line Dell Demension 4400.
    CPU:early P4 1.7GHz
    Mobo: Intel
    Graphics: Geforce2 64mb
    Harddrive: several upgrades from 40gb to 500gb
    Sound: Onboard
    Ram: upgraded once to 512mb
    Case: Dell
    input: M$ QWERTY keyboard and mouse
    Output: upgraded from 17" CRT to 22" 16:10 LCD

    New Computer pics to come

    CPU: i7 920 2.66Ghz
    Mobo: Asus P6T
    Graphics:: Palit Dual Sloted 4870 1GB
    Hardrive: WD 1TB + 1TB external
    Sound: Onboard
    Ram: tri-channel 1066 3x1GB G.Skill
    Case: Thermaltake M9D (tad small)
    Optical Drive:Asus Lightscribe
    Input: M$ QWERTY changed to Dvorak keyboard and mouse and 8buck mic
    Output: 21.5" 16:9 LCD (bit weird)

    If your reading this can you plz scroll down to post #10 and give me some advice on what to do.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2009
  2. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    OMG Your computer pwns, buy me one plz
     
  3. Scotland Tom

    Scotland Tom L6: Sharp Member

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    Get ready for a ridiculous alteration of your computer and gaming lifestyle. Enjoy.

    Oh, and you could buy me one to go with Spike's too. ;)
     
  4. JohnnyB.Morbid

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    I'm not one of those people with an insanely good who upgrades it even three months. this one will stay the same for like 3 years completely unchanged. what was good is i picked up so many shifts at work over the Christmas holidays that my bank account only when down like 500 bucks. :D

    Check this out, this is my project for today. i have to make my Ethernet cable form two short ones. this involves soldering 8 wires together and not changing the twist on the wire and not making the wire to thick to close the gap. D:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Pink_Panther

    Pink_Panther L3: Member

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    only 3 gig of ram? not going with a 64bit os i guess.

    im huge fan of AMD, but I have to admit that the new intel chip is damned impressive. Too bad they are way over priced.
     
  6. eyefork

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    Soldering Cat 5? Why not just use a crimping tool?
     
  7. JohnnyB.Morbid

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    @Pink Panther: No i'm using a cheap ;) version of xp. not available in 64bit.
    @eyefork: Money i would have to buy one: cheap ones are $30AU good ones are like $70 and have to buy all the bits and just because it looks shocking doesn't mean it won't work. edit: i tested it and it does work :D
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    the i7 has a far better price then similar core 2 quad intel cpus, I can't help but wonder how well it will overclock with all these new features though
     
  9. JohnnyB.Morbid

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    The Mobo comes with a sticker say don't set dimm above 1.65V of you could dmg your CPU. however DDR3 uses less power then DDR2 so the voltage that count as overclocking on ddr2 are lower on ddr3. also im getting my CPU for $265US which is cheap in Oz.
     
  10. JohnnyB.Morbid

    JohnnyB.Morbid L1: Registered

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    I made my computer today. Booted it up and one of the fans on my graphics card is hitting a plastic support beam causing a clicking noise apart from that everything is fine. Any suggestion on what to do with my graphics card, claim warranty fix it with a file myself in like 10 seconds.
     
  11. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    I'd rather do a quick fix then wait for a new one to arrive. :p

    Nice rig. I'm thinking of upgrading from a G80 8800GTS to a 4870 myself. :)
     
  12. Spike

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    Yeah the extreme series of Quad are insanely overpriced. You can get same performance overclocking the Q6600 which costs around 120 $
     
  13. JohnnyB.Morbid

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    last upuate

    Ok my computers up and running, I fixed myself. It's idling at 45C. load takes it up 20 or so. According to a number of forums i have visited this is normal.

    As for my DIY Ethernet cable, it transfers at <10Mb/s. so I'm going to have to buy one:(