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Old 01-31-2012, 12:27 PM #22
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It's just not that straightforward.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:30 PM #23
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I had to remote connect to a machine to remote connect to a machine becuase the IT department hasn't finished setting up the network they said would be finished 2 weeks ago.
And that is ****. I would ***** too.

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It's just not that straightforward.
Every time a client walks into my office and asks that I build something to automate something they do, I cringe.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:45 PM #24
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We had this one guy in IT who was awesome, ever since he left the place has gone to ****.

He knew what to prioritize when setting things up and we never ran into stupid problems when he was here. He wanted to be the IT DM here but office politics kept him from getting the job so he left to be the IT DM at a diff company.
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Every time a client walks into my office and asks that I build something to automate something they do, I cringe.
Whenever a user asks me to program or design a system for them to automate something to make their job easier, I think to myself... "If I automate your job, why do we need you?"
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:30 AM #26
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hey guys, i might be getting a new psu and want an opinion on this one, what do you think?
im getting a second MSI r6950 soon so i may need the extra wattage

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182239
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:33 AM #27
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thats pretty steep for a 1kw rosewill.

Then again, gotta have dem lights
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:53 AM #28
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thats pretty steep for a 1kw rosewill.

Then again, gotta have dem lights
Haha the light are nice but what would you recommend? I don't mind spending around 200 for a psu since I got a Loldozer fx8150 (starting to regret that buy ) but then again I can't complain
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Haha the light are nice but what would you recommend? I don't mind spending around 200 for a psu since I got a Loldozer fx8150 (starting to regret that buy ) but then again I can't complain
Corsair/Antec/XFX/Seasonic pick one
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:37 PM #31
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okay thanks guys. now another question, how much wattage? i was orignally thinking 1000w but that may be too much? im running 4x4gb ram at 1600mhz, the loldozer and one hd 6950, I am planning on getting a second hd 6950 in the near future
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:03 PM #32
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A good 850 watt would be fine
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:09 PM #33
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A 750w would be overkill.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:13 PM #34
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:17 AM #35
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You could probably run it on 650W. Even heavily overclocked, a 6950 isn't drawing more than 200W (and without overclocking, it's only 160-170W), so you don't need all that much power for Crossfire.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:22 AM #36
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Alright, QUESTION TIME FOR A FIRST TIME BUILDER.

1. http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2012/0...uary-2012.html Is this build alright? I plan on buying a 650w PSU, as after I build this PC and I get more money, I plan on throwing in a second 6870 in crossfire, maybe upgrading the mobo. First question is, would a 650w be sufficient for this build with 2 6870s?

2. How difficult is wiring everything in the computer? I'm worried that I'm going to mess something up when I wire everything, or I'm not going to know what to do, etc. etc.

3. What would be a good motherboard to get (for when I upgrade it, I need the motherboard to be able to fit both the i3 and an i5 2500K as that's the processor I'll be buying when I upgrade it.)

Main reason I'm not buying all the extra stuff (the new mobo, i5, and 2nd 6870) is because I'm on a budget, and my income is rather limited.
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Why not save up and get a proper mobo and an i5 the first time? If you're talking about upgrading within 3 months, it would be a waste of money not to get it right the first time. Putting it together isn't hard. Most stuff only fits one way and so long as you don't drop stuff or force the fits, you'll be fine.
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I can't view the build because that website wants me to turn off add block. NEVER AGAIN.

But it is tagged with 6870 and i3, so that sounds like a solid build to me. Assuming that is a Sandy Bridge i3 (probably is) then any mobo that fits the i3 will also be able to fit the i5, and most likely the new ivy bridge i5 as well. The wiring is easy. Almost everything in the build only fits into one spot. There are tons of videos online that talk you through it, but it's really simple without the videos too. The only thing that you could even possibly mess up is the tiny front panel connections (power switch, reset button, LEDS) and you can't actually break anything when you mess those up, they just don't work until you get them right.

The only thing I really have a problem with is your upgrade path. You want to upgrade the PSU, mobo, CPU, and add a second video card. That is an entire second computer. Doing that type of upgrade is incredibly inefficient and keep you using old technology for the most money possible. I wouldn't tell people in ANY budget to do that type of sweeping upgrade. In this budget range, saving up even a little bit more money can make a big difference. I would really either save up a little more and go for a solid midrange system (i5, 560 ti should run more like $800) or buy the i3 build with the CHEAPEST parts you can possibly find (case and mobo anyway, should be able to do an i3 build for less than $600 easily) and run the system into the ground.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:26 PM #39
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As shark and DotG have pointed out, it's far more efficient for you to wait and buy the computer you actually want.

The components listed on that site aren't particularly good. They're not bad, but they sacrifice more to lower the budget than is needed.

As far as putting together a computer, it's a bit nerve wracking the first time, but a trained monkey can do it. You can do it if you have some patience and are even slightly cautious.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:44 PM #40
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I say definitely save for that i5. If you have a MicroCenter near you, you can get a 2500k for $180 + tax. That's the cheapest I found when I was doing my build a few weeks ago and for gaming it's a really great sweet spot for performance/price. From what I understand, the i3 is not so much.

Edit: my first build (the one I did a few weeks ago) went super smooth. Like everyone said, everything only fits one way so it almost impossible to completely **** up. Also, when it's your first build and it posts first time, it's a good feeling.
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While saving, learn as much as you can. Go to other forums and look at build threads and see what others have done. You might find a build that you want to do yourself... and it will give you an idea of what parts would work best for you. I lurked in this thread, and looked at other forums and build threads for couple of months before I bought parts for my first build. By the time I felt I was ready to buy, I had enough for the parts I wanted... and felt more confident of what I was purchasing. If you questions... just ask. These guys know what they are talking about.
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You can also wait until Microcenter has a sale going on processors, and get it even cheaper. My 2500K was $160 out the door.
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