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Author Topic: I Finally Got A New PC!  (Read 3090 times)

Stephen66515

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I Finally Got A New PC!
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:47:56 AM »
Just thought I would share my new system specs since, for the first time ever...I am proud of my PC haha!

AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.10Ghz CPU
6GB DDR3 RAM (Dunno why but I only have 5.74 Usable...?) (Got another 8GB en route!)
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
ATI Radeon HD GFX (On board 256MB Memory...need a new one, but the case is tiny and I need to find a small enough GFX card)
2TB SATA HDD
24" HD Monitor (1920x1080 Resolution) - (Not used to screens this size...everything feels huge!)

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 03:52:31 AM »
(Dunno why but I only have 5.74 Usable...?) 
is because of
(On board 256MB Memory)
But congrats in any case.

Stephen66515

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 05:07:05 AM »
(Dunno why but I only have 5.74 Usable...?) 
is because of
(On board 256MB Memory)
But congrats in any case.

AH makes sense now xD ty!

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 06:46:33 AM »
Congrats, Stephen! Isn't it a great feeling setting up a brand-spanking-new, shiny PC!?

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 06:47:32 AM »
Congratulations! New toys are always nice to have when starting a new year. :Thmbsup:

I think I've only had two entirely new PCs in my life so far. (And one was an original IBM PC-XT!) All the others are Franken-PCs that mostly get put together using whatever I have lying around or on my parts shelf. They do get upgraded (and recycled) on a fairly continuous basis however. So while there's often something recently "new" in any given machine, there's only been one other time I can remember when ALL the pieces were purchased new at the same time.

Enjoy your new PC! :)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2012, 07:03:20 AM by 40hz »

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 06:53:36 AM »
we can thank the death of my old pc for this! Without that...wifey wouldnt have said yes :P

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 07:05:03 AM »
^I admire many people's wives. They function as good "reality checks" for us geek types.  ;D

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 08:07:16 AM »
^I admire many people's wives. They function as good "reality checks" for us geek types.  ;D


haha yeah, but it took my mrs until my PC quite literally, refused to work anymore, until she said "OK, go buy a new one!"

Didn't 'need' the new monitor as well...but...it "came with it" (Didn't ask if I ended up paying for it in the final price...) lol

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 11:47:50 AM »
I don't know how beefy of a graphics card you'll be needing, Stephen, but if your needs are modest there are lots of tiny/fanless cards geared for the HTPC market that might fit your needs and they are reasonably priced as well.

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 11:53:28 AM »
I don't know how beefy of a graphics card you'll be needing, Stephen, but if your needs are modest there are lots of tiny/fanless cards geared for the HTPC market that might fit your needs and they are reasonably priced as well.

I wont take anything less than a 1GB 3D/HD Card :P

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 12:52:47 PM »
New toys are always nice to have when starting a new year.

NTNY!

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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2012, 02:27:19 PM »
I don't know how beefy of a graphics card you'll be needing, Stephen, but if your needs are modest there are lots of tiny/fanless cards geared for the HTPC market that might fit your needs and they are reasonably priced as well.
I wont take anything less than a 1GB 3D/HD Card :P
So, you've bought a budget CPU, but want to fit a beefy GPU in that machine? O_o

What GPU requiring stuff are you using?
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Re: I Finally Got A New PC!
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2012, 07:29:34 PM »
Quote from: Stephen66515
we can thank the death of my old pc for this! Without that...wifey wouldnt have said yes
I admire many people's wives. They function as good "reality checks" for us geek types.
Or, another way to look at it, they are indirectly responsible for subtle acts of sabotage.  ;)