I'm buying a new computer hooray

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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#16 » 16 May 2012, 10:13

Demandread wrote:I would spend the extra $10 bucks and at least get an Agility 120, double the write speed.

Also dont bother transfer windows, just re-install. Its easier than you think and will end up running smoother witha fresh install.


Ugh, I'll have to dig up the old Windows 7 CD. So if I just chuck it in, it will reinstall on my SSD and make the usual windows.old folder? Removing the installation from my current C:\?

And Fitz, I can't really afford a bigger one, as I said only using 90GB on my current system, can always uninstall/reinstall games onto the SSD if it becomes full :)

Oh, and for double the write speed, yeah I'll buy the agility one :) Thanks for that Deman!
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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#17 » 16 May 2012, 10:52

simonsmp wrote: I can't really afford a bigger one


Story of my life. WHY MUST SURGERY BE SO EXPENSIVE /rage

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Post#18 » 16 May 2012, 12:54

New family of Nvidia Cards have just hit. Probably going to mean GFX card market in flux for a month
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Post#19 » 16 May 2012, 18:47

In fact I just replaced my 2x5850's with a GTX670. Solid upgrade indeed :D Was sick of having to turn stuff down to less than high!
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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#20 » 16 May 2012, 20:54

Kashak wrote:In fact I just replaced my 2x5850's with a GTX670. Solid upgrade indeed :D Was sick of having to turn stuff down to less than high!


How much was it? ~500 - 550?

Also, you've got me looking at GFX cards now! Looked a benchmarks of GTX560 Ti vs 7850, the 7850 looked a bit better. Am I wrong? Should I change over? I have a 4870 at the moment I think, had no problems with that, never gone nVidea
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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#21 » 17 May 2012, 07:25

the 670 outperforms the 7850 easily and even the 7970, except for a few titles like metro2033
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Post#22 » 17 May 2012, 09:01

You can find the 670 for $500 just barely if you look hard on the net and are prepared for a weird brand like Inno3D (but they are all just based on Nvidia reference design anyway). It spanks most everything cept for the more expensive 680 and 7970 (and its not far behind em at all)

Essentially Nvidia cards starting with a 5 are now last generation products and should be priced as such or ignored.
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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#23 » 17 May 2012, 09:26

Demandread wrote:the 670 outperforms the 7850 easily and even the 7970, except for a few titles like metro2033


Yeah but the benchmark was for the 560 Ti and 7850 :p Looked at the 670, if I could afford that I'd be all over it! Maybe in a year haha
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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#24 » 17 May 2012, 13:39

I just got a 7870 and that is pretty solid atm
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Post#25 » 17 May 2012, 13:51

These new realeases should shuffle prices around a fair bit over the next month or two for most cards.
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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#26 » 17 May 2012, 20:27

Getting a SSD was the best decision I've ever made. Will post pics in a bit of my build, setting everything up. Didn't know computers came this good! Hahaaaa
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Post#27 » 17 May 2012, 21:58

they do kicketh the ass
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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#28 » 17 May 2012, 23:59

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Finished and all working! The front USBs don't seem to be working but I'll fix that tomorrow. Hurrah! Never built such a tidy computer :)
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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#29 » 18 May 2012, 07:45

simonsmp wrote:Never built such a tidy computer :)


I dont know how you guys do it, my rigs always looks like someone took a shat in them after eating a bag of cabling..

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Re: I'm buying a new computer hooray

Post#30 » 18 May 2012, 09:05

Fitz wrote:
simonsmp wrote:Never built such a tidy computer :)


I dont know how you guys do it, my rigs always looks like someone took a shat in them after eating a bag of cabling..


Dont worry man. Mine looks like that too. Maybe I'll post up a photo to make simon look pro ;)
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