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  1. #81


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Nice work Art!!! Really like the photo's of your new pc. Have fun with it.

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  2. #82


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Really nice work on your new computer Art! And thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
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  3. #83

    Thanks, guys!


    Thanks, guys! Due to some strange circumstances, I got a deal on an nVidia GTX 660 by EVGA (Superclocked edition) and I just installed it. I'll get some pics tomorrow and post them.
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  4. #84


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Sounds like a good deal, that's a good card.
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  5. #85


    Did you ever try out the onboard video? For the types of things you mentioned you did, it doesn't seem like a standalone card was even necessary.
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  6. #86


    You're correct! I'll test the onboard video, but I got this new video card from my church (long story) and I will build our son a PC around it, so I'm testing it out and it's fantastic! I'll use the Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H, i3-3220, 16GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM, 120GB SSD and 2TB hard drive and this GTX 660 (SC) for him.

    I've never used a "high end" video card, so this is a new experience for me and I'm enjoying it!
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  7. #87


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Hey Art, will you adopt me? That looks like an awesome build you are doing for your son!
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  8. #88

    My current settings...


    Here we are... My 3.5GHz CPU is now running at 4.5GHz and the GTX-660 (sc) video card is running great! I cannot believe how fast this new PC is!! I can spell-check faster then anyone!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Art's PC oc at 4.5GHz and GTX 660.JPG  
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  9. #89


    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    Hey Art, will you adopt me? That looks like an awesome build you are doing for your son!
    Better yet, when you're ready, I'll build your PC for you! You won't have to mow the lawn, shovel the snow , etc... like our son has to do!!
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  10. #90


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    Hey Art, will you adopt me? That looks like an awesome build you are doing for your son!
    Better yet, when you're ready, I'll build your PC for you! You won't have to mow the lawn, shovel the snow , etc... like our son has to do!!
    Sounds like an offer too good to refuse!!!!

    The main part of your new PC is that you are enjoying the capability it offers, more so than your average computer user, who wouldn't notice the difference. My PC doesn't have your specs, but it is still a "beast" and I really enjoy the performance. I think of all the components, the SSD makes the biggest difference. I have an Samsung 840 Pro and it literally flies, when compared to a HDD.
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