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Old 10-19-09, 12:04 AM   #1
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I love computers, they are my whole life. Every day when I wake up I go on Tomshardware.com and fudzilla.com and check all today's computer news. It provides a very nice distraction from my life, which isnt that great right now. It helps me because I know that im good at something. I just recently started building computers and I get immense satisfaction after the job is done and everything is working good.

Just finished a build for my brother, mainly for web surfing, school work, and gaming. Budget wasnt that high, about $600 so i couldnt afford a beast i7 or anything but I think I did pretty good for what I had to work with. Heres the stats if anyones interested.

Coolermaster Elite 310 case
Phenom II X2 720 2.8ghz
Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P AM3
Ati Radeon HD 4850 512mb
4gb OCZ Gold DDR3 1066
OCZ StealthXstream 500w psu
WD Caviar Black 320gb HDD
Samsung DVD-RW
Windows Vista 64-bit
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Old 10-19-09, 12:08 AM   #2
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That's cool, Eric.

I think that you could definitely call me an enthusiast, but from the consumer end.

I'm glad you find satisfaction in it.

I find it interesting to open one up, but installing a second hard drive is about my limit. *shrug*
Tho I'd like to learn more. I think they are interesting.
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Old 10-19-09, 06:01 AM   #3
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I learned all my tech knowledge in the matter of about 1 year. Last Christmas I decided I wanted to upgrade my video card and then I started reading stuff and looking at forums and I've been crazy ever since. Im more into the hardware of computers than software and programing, I just really like to tinker around and build. I really want to get a career in it but im not sure what kind of jobs are out there.
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Old 01-10-10, 03:58 AM   #5
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Nice, that is a pretty sweet set up for that price.

Here are my specs, at the time it was made it was practically top of the line. Outdated now though.

Intel Core i7 940 @ 2.93ghz
140GB Raptor
1TB Seagate Barracuda
12GB DDR3 Corsair ram
Asus p6t Deluxe
nvidia geforce GTX 295

I opted for the 940 rather then the 965 because I saved $1000 by getting the 940. I benched my comp on 3dmark and scored 19500.
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Does anyone run any linux versions I run Fedora :O)
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Old 01-19-10, 01:48 PM   #7
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I tried running Ubuntu a while back but I couldn't find any replacements for some of my Windows apps and so I reverted back. Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a system I built last winter and all is good for the time being ;) I might have another try at Linux sometime in the near future though. Any recommendations on what distro to go for?
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I'm hoping to build a new system soon, my current set up is alright, it was mid-high range about 2 years ago. It can play every game at full framerate so I'm happy for now.

Q6600 OC'D 2.66ghz/core
ATI 4870 512mb
4gb 800mhz ram
750gb HDD
LG blu-ray drive
550w PSU
Windows XP/Windows 7 Dual boot
Some average motherboard which I forget it's name, an ASUS.
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You guys got a way better setup than I do currently, and I dont see me upgrading any time soon either since im completely broke with no income. I seriously really dislike my current setup:

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.9ghz (yuck)
2gb DDR2-800 (meh)
Ati Radeon 4830 512mb (ugh)
Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 (extremely outdated)
500w psu
Philips DVD drive (not a burner)
Windows XP 32-bit

Its so outdated and old, its always slowing down even though I have next to nothing on it except for 1 or 2 steam games. Sometimes I just want to throw it out the window.
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how about to make some computer enthusiasts group?
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