Holy cow, this thread is still going?!
I'm kind of feeling like a proud papa here :)
With that, here's my updated list (updates in bold):
Intel 386 DX 25MHz
Intel Pentium 90MHz
Intel Celeron 733MHz
Athlon XP 2600+ @ Stock
Athlon XP 3000+ @ Stock
Athlon X2 4200+ @ Stock
Intel Core2Duo e6300 @...
I've had 3 OCZ Gold PSU's and they have all sucked. For whatever reason, they work for about a week, then just stop functioning. PSU tester shows no issues, but they won't power any computer.
Swapping out to a spare CoolerMaster psu proved the issue to be the OCZ psu's not the comptuers...
Remember to go to My Account and click "Manage Prime Membership" and disable auto-renew of this subscription. Don't want that $79 surprise exactly 1 year from now.
Just a friendly tip from your resident Amazonian. :)
Aww man, now I'm going back to thinking of getting the i5 thanks to MissJ84's post. The only other feature the bigger socket offers is the triple-channel ram.
My current rig is in my sig (hehe that rhymed) and I know the i5 750 is a better performer, especially when OC'd. I want to "go all out"...
The advise given in this thread has been awesome, and I really appreciate everyone taking the time to add their 2 cents.
After looking for combo deals I've settled on the i7 LGA 1366 and swapped out the WD black drive for the 1TB Samsung drive.
Total price for the i5 was ~$1150 while the i7...
I'm trying to decide which build I'm going with. The only differences between the 2 builds will be if it's the LGA1156 or LGA1366.
Here are the parts that won't change between the two:
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
Corsair 750TX 750Watt
XFX Radeon HD 5870
Western Digital Black 750GB
I've really been him-hawing over all of this. I suppose it is worth the extra cash to just get the Intel. I've seen that it simply stomps the competition.
I suppose it's a good thing I'm working all this overtime. Now I just need to sign up for some more.
I got the Cooler Master Notepal Infinite (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001IZZ7M2/) and love it.
It's almost as thick as my laptop at the thickest part, but it is really good. Keeps my laptop cool, even without the fan on.
I'm looking to get an SSD for my laptop to replace the 320GB 5200RPM drive that in it currently. I've been looking at several different drives and just can't decide.
It's mostly just for the OS (Win7) and Civ4. I'll still have the 320GB drive for storage, but I want something faster for the...
I don't understand why people complain $250 is too much for this. Do you all not realize how much you get for that $250? If there were a Kindle that just used Wi-fi and had no cell-wireless, then maybe. I have a Kindle2 and the ability to download books anywhere I go, is amazing. I was showing...
I find this annoying. Developers constantly complain that piracy is killing their PC market, or their sales, but never back any of this up with facts.
In contrast, there was a study done which shows the exact opposite: Pirates are the gaming industries best customers.
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I've got one on it's way right now :)
I'll have to disagree on the better price for performance bit.
Take, for instance, the Phenom II 965 and 955 and the Intel i7 860 and i5 750.
Lets sort them by price in decreasing order from left to right, then by performance below:
i7 860 > i5 750 > Phenom II 965 > Phenom II...