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What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« on: December 08, 2012, 10:14:54 pm »
I am going to be buying theese new parts pretty soon here. Was wondering what parts other people had on their xmas wishlist or to buy list?

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 10:39:10 pm »
im getting 16gb (2x8gb) of ram for my laptop

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 10:54:31 pm »
im getting 16gb (2x8gb) of ram for my laptop

Ermm....why? You doing 3D rendering or something?

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 10:55:13 pm »
It's hard for me to make out what those parts are.  You should make it a public wishlist and share the link that way.

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 11:25:59 pm »
How the picture takes up a huge amount of space lol?

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 12:39:08 am »
It's not time for me to upgrade yet. If SSDs were cheaper per GB I'd probably get a bigger one, though I'm honestly not that impressed with the performance of the one I bought vs the RAID array I had before.  If anything I'd get a better mic and set of headphones, maybe a combo if it was worth a damn.

Maybe I'll buy myself a new NAS for xmas. Did hard drive prices go down yet?

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 12:57:13 am »
I wouldn't mind a SSD. Maybe a 64GB one for OS and a 120GB one for games I play alot.

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 02:02:53 pm »
It's not time for me to upgrade yet. If SSDs were cheaper per GB I'd probably get a bigger one, though I'm honestly not that impressed with the performance of the one I bought vs the RAID array I had before.  If anything I'd get a better mic and set of headphones, maybe a combo if it was worth a damn.

Maybe I'll buy myself a new NAS for xmas. Did hard drive prices go down yet?
HDD prices are still high compared to before, but not far off. My major concern has been quality. Seems a lot of these new drives have really high failure rates. There are TONS of DOA complaints and drives not passing burn-in. If anyone gets a new HDD I HIGHLY recommend you burn it in!

With an SSD your access time will be light-years better than a HDD raid array. sequential is likely comparable but that only counts for certain tasks.

I bought a few SSD's while the prices were low. I got a 256GB Vertex4 (arguably fastest SSD) for $160, and a 120GB HyperX 3K (nearly as fast) for $60. That's 1.6 and 2.0 (!!) Gigs per dollar for top tier performance. Prices will indeed drop again but I'm certainly happy. It was a much needed upgrade.

Also got a Droid-3 (best android with querty for coding) off ebay for $100 (very stoked, it's way snappier than my OG Droid).

Though now my CC is maxed. =(

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 03:16:33 pm »
Haha aren't you getting 2 gig? Plus I'm gonna xfire theese babies once I save up money for a new case and mobo.

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 07:14:34 pm »
Haha aren't you getting 2 gig? Plus I'm gonna xfire theese babies once I save up money for a new case and mobo.
Wow didn't realize I typed 7850, fixed now. I only got 2 6850's in crossfire. Pretty good when it works but crossfire is still buggy as hell. Messes up a lot of games (notably Skyrim, sad). It's the last time I do a dual card setup for some years. Gonna go nVidia next purchase too (I'm a huge fan of S3D and most solutions are based on the nVidia active glasses).I'm just not a fan of ATi/AMD drivers and software anymore.
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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 07:16:29 pm »
My next build is gonna be intel and nvidia :p

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 07:19:51 pm »
Yeah same for me, I tend to alternate. I'm hoping Haswell will be killer. and late next year are the beefy xeons(imagine 32 core box... Beeeeefy)
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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 07:37:21 pm »
I have 60$, and the mobo, case, and gpu are 420$ so I need to get 360$ from christmas and my birthday.....looks like I'm not gonna get them lol!

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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2012, 07:48:05 pm »
I have 60$, and the mobo, case, and gpu are 420$ so I need to get 360$ from christmas and my birthday.....looks like I'm not gonna get them lol!
Just get gpu. ;)
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Re: What PC parts do you want or are getting?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 09:20:17 pm »
I'll get GPU, then case, then mobo, then 2nd GPU or new mobo/cpu.