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Anyone else here care about cable management?

  1. #71


    I know what you mean. My main PC is over 5 years old, at least the CPU is (Q6600). I replaced the board last year and added some RAM (6 GB). I tend to buy "better" products and then use them for a longer period of time. This PC that I'm building will probably go to our son at Christmas (with a better video card) and I'll build another for me with the same components...

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  2. #72


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I know what you mean. My main PC is over 5 years old, at least the CPU is (Q6600). I replaced the board last year and added some RAM (6 GB). I tend to buy "better" products and then use them for a longer period of time. This PC that I'm building will probably go to our son at Christmas (with a better video card) and I'll build another for me with the same components...
    New Haswell chips coming out real soon with a new socket (1050 I believe), so something to look at for your Christmas build.

    Jim
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  3. #73


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I know what you mean. My main PC is over 5 years old, at least the CPU is (Q6600). I replaced the board last year and added some RAM (6 GB). I tend to buy "better" products and then use them for a longer period of time. This PC that I'm building will probably go to our son at Christmas (with a better video card) and I'll build another for me with the same components...
    My PC is only two years old and although I am champing at the bit to build a new one, especially after reading your posts , I realize that I wouldn't gain a whole lot in performance, so I work hard at restraining myself.
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  4. #74


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm at the other end of the stick. I'm on a disability pension so I end up buying what I can afford in dribs and drabs. I bought a bare bones kit and slowly upgraded it one piece at a time. With a bare bones kit I at least have a working usable PC after the "some assembly required" part. I've actually finally upgraded everything so the original bare bones kit is now my spare PC. I'm an electronic technician by trade so I like the putting together and getting working part of a new build.
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  5. #75


    Jim,
    Thanks, but I don't buy technology when it's released, it's too costly. I buy the next level or two down and get a good deal... If I get a new CPU that takes a different socket, I'll have to buy a new motherboard and RAM and that is expensive, especially when the products are 1st released...
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  6. #76


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Jim,
    Thanks, but I don't buy technology when it's released, it's too costly. I buy the next level or two down and get a good deal... If I get a new CPU that takes a different socket, I'll have to buy a new motherboard and RAM and that is expensive, especially when the products are 1st released...
    lol, not at you, but at what you said, I'll never be cutting edge. Not unless I win the lottery and even then it will only be a fleeting moment.
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  7. #77


    Yep, you don't want to be "bleeding edge"... let the guys who spend lots of $ buy the latest and greatest so the prices drop on the gear we want!!
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  8. #78

    Pics of my components, waiting for parts to arrive...


    I'm waiting for parts to arrive, so I thought I'd post some pics of what I'll be using for my build...
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  9. #79


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Hey Art, that looks like a great setup so far. Can I ask what you paid for the motherboard? I was looking at some Asus boards that didn't have near as many nice features as your Intel board and it would be interesting to compare prices.

    PS: never mind I saw what you paid for it in an earlier post.
    Last edited by LittleJay; 02 Feb 2013 at 13:08.
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  10. #80


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Art, I've got a question for you. I see that you are installing a watercooled CPU cooler. What is the main reason NOT to go for an aircooled CPU cooler? Is the watercooled CPU cooler that much better, or more silent? Does it need less maintenance, or more?

    I'm just interested and have been wondering a while now weather or not it is worthwhile to upgrade that component of my pc.
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