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Pathagarus
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Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Pathagarus » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:50 pm

Too lazy to buy parts & build it myself; so after months of looking at the boutique builders I bought an Ibuypower one that I "built" via their online store.

Specs I can remember:

i7 4600(?)
GTX 960 w/4 gb VRAM
16 GB system ram
128 GB SSD 840 or 850, can't remember

700 watt power supply

Well, for better or worse, I am now committed (though not to the looney bin....yet :P )
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Stabby_McPunch » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:11 pm

How much did that set you back?
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Pathagarus » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:24 pm

Too damn much :P

$1600 or so USD

oh, yeah, forgot. Also has an upgraded liquid cooling system.
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Dren » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:32 pm

Congrats Path! Those specs should last you for quite some time. Show us some pictures of the interior and exterior :D
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Pathagarus » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:41 pm

Dren wrote:Congrats Path! Those specs should last you for quite some time. Show us some pictures of the interior and exterior :D


Trust me, very plain inside & out. Very grey box :P
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Dren » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:38 pm

Pathagarus wrote:
Dren wrote:Congrats Path! Those specs should last you for quite some time. Show us some pictures of the interior and exterior :D


Trust me, very plain inside & out. Very grey box :P


Aww =( I love looking at great cable management.
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Solaias » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:47 pm

Congrats Path. Maybe now you can play SC trouble free. :)

@Dren. Is that gif in your sig from a TV series or from a film?
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Eris » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:31 pm

Solaias wrote:@Dren. Is that gif in your sig from a TV series or from a film?


Oooh ooh! I know the answer! It's from the season two finale of the TV show Defiance. When i stayed with Batgirl at DragonCon there was a marathon of it on sci-fi channel that Sunday.
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Solaias » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:32 am

Thanks Eris. I'll have to check that out, looks like it might be interesting.
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Re: Finally broke down and bought a new PC

Postby Pathagarus » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:09 pm

FWIW; these are the complete specs on the hardware & OS:

Case 1 x Apex EL 660 Gaming Case - Black
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling 1 x Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Copper plate for best cooling performance) - ARC Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade
Memory 1 x 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand **Free Upgrade to DDR3-2133 G.SKILL Ripjaws X
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - 4GB - Single Card
Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI -- 2x PCIe x16, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
Power Supply 1 x 700 Watt - Standard - *Free Upgrade to 800W Standard
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD -- Read: 530MB/s, Write: 390MB/s - Single Drive *Free Upgrade to 128GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD*
Data Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive -- 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Optical Drive 1 x LG 12x Blu-ray Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - FREE Upgrade to LG 14x Blu-ray Re-Writer
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System 1 x Windows 10 Home + Office 365 Trial [Free 30-Day !!!] 64-bit - *Newest Microsoft Windows*

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