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Building a new system...

Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:11 pm

I'm putting together a new general-use system, and you guys are the best at build recommendations so I figured I'd run it by the gerbils before making any commitments. I think everything's pretty solid but let me know if there's room to improve.

CPU: Cyrix 6x86MX-PR166. The Cyrix reputation is legendary so I figure I can't go wrong there.

Board: Georgia-Pacific 2x4. I'm really torn on this one; would I be better off with plywood? They're both on sale at Home Depot right now.

Memory: 2014 Ram 1500. I want a system that can do everything I need, and all the commercials and award shows say there's nothing that this Ram can't do.

GPU: 25 lb. Organic Peas. I haven't decided yet if I want to do two 1080p displays or one 2160p display, but this will give me enough peas for either configuration.

Hard Drive: Taylormade R1. The pros can get some pretty long drives with this, plus it's on sale. If I buy used will it affect my performance?

Case: Zero Halliburton Attache. So stylish, if only it weren't so expensive. Still, I want a good case and if drug dealers and the nuclear football use this it must really be worth it.

PSU: Duracell 9-volt. Coppertops have a good reputation for reliability.
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Re: Building a new system...

Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:18 pm

Call it the "Steve Jobs Special"!!
Apple might sue you for using their parts list though!!

MSI X58A-GD65, i7-920@3.8, EVGA 660 GTX SC SLI, Neutron 240 GB,2.75 TB Spindle Storage,ASUS DVD-RW, 6GB Patriot, Win 7 & 8.1 & Kubuntu Triple Boot, ASUS VK278 on DisplayPort.
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Re: Building a new system...

Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:30 pm

Have you thought about keyboard + mouse?

I hear this mouse is pretty fancy.

As for keyboards, you can get an electronic one for cheap, but you should consider a mechanical one as well. Most gerbils find that they have better feedback.

EDIT: Almost forgot! Do you need an optical drive? How about windows?
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
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Re: Building a new system...

Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:46 pm

Don't forget cooling.
Main: i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, MSI RX480 8G, 500GB Crucial BX100, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 16GB 1600MHz G.Skill @1.25V, EVGA 550-G2, Silverstone PS07B
HTPC: A8-5600K, MSI FM2-A75IA-E53, 4TB Seagate SSHD, 8GB 1866MHz G.Skill, Crosley D-25 Case Mod
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Re: Building a new system...

Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:10 pm

As punishment, I believe that you should have to build an actual working PC in that case.
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