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#### Eeems

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##### New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« on: May 23, 2013, 11:38:15 pm »
16GB RAM
240GB SSD
2TB HDD
HIS Radeon HD7870 IceQ graphics card with 2GB Dedicated memory.
2x 24 Inch LED Monitors.

Total cost: $1914.54 CAD https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5e5q7fw4nkbezfi/Mrh_S14DJP « Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 11:40:27 pm by Eeems » /e #### hellninjas • LV7 Elite (Next: 700) • Posts: 625 • Rating: +17/-0 ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 12:06:48 am » I've been asking for a new computer for years now. (Literally nothing else, i've been working hard for it but have yet to receive anything but clothes.) But awesome Eeems! #### Eeems • Mr. Dictator • Administrator • LV13 Extreme Addict (Next: 9001) • Posts: 6248 • Rating: +318/-36 • little oof ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 12:40:49 am » I've been asking for a new computer for years now. (Literally nothing else, i've been working hard for it but have yet to receive anything but clothes.) But awesome Eeems! I bought my computer with my own hard earned tax returns. Err... Well I did work to make the money I payed for taxes in the first place /e #### Darl181 • «Yo buddy, you still alive?» • CoT Emeritus • LV12 Extreme Poster (Next: 5000) • Posts: 3408 • Rating: +305/-13 • VGhlIEdhbWU= ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 12:53:49 am » Is that one of those customizable gaming mice or something? It almost looks like it took a few falls or something and started to fall apart, tho iirc some are supposed to look like that Whole setup looks spiffy anyways. Vy'o'us pleorsdti thl'e gjaemue #### DJ Omnimaga • Former TI programmer • CoT Emeritus • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --) • Posts: 55918 • Rating: +3152/-232 • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 01:05:03 am » 16GB RAM Quad core 3.5GHz i7 240GB SSD 2TB HDD HIS Radeon HD7870 IceQ graphics card with 2GB Dedicated memory. 2x 24 Inch LED Monitors. Total cost:$1914.54 CAD
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If TI made a calculator with such specs, it would cost ten times more.

Also I hate doing taxes stuff because I always forget how I did it the year before, causing me to sometimes miss out on refunds I'm eligible to. >.< This year went better, though, since I used a software (which ended up being free due to me earning fewer than $20000 last year), which made sure I don't forget anything. Also only Quebec seems to double-check our stuff immediately, so I prefer to never take any Canada tax refund for granted (sometimes they send me tax refunds, only to ask them back 8-12 months later) I'm not planning to upgrade my computer yet, though, even though your new computer specs makes me drool, lol, but I might do so in 2-3 years (assuming desktops are not phased out by then), since Starcraft keeps updating their engine with extra bugs and enhancements, which causes the game to run slower and slower as years go by « Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 01:13:25 am by DJ Omnimaga » #### shmibs • しらす丼 • Administrator • LV11 Super Veteran (Next: 3000) • Posts: 2132 • Rating: +281/-3 • try to be ok, ok? ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 01:20:24 am » =0 do want. * shmibs still doesn't even have a desktop saving money is difficult #### ElementCoder • LV7 Elite (Next: 700) • Posts: 611 • Rating: +42/-2 ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 02:06:29 am » That's a neat looking machine there I must say those cables look like you took them straight out of a Crysis Nanosuit Some people need a high five in the face... with a chair. ~EC #### XiiDraco • LV7 Elite (Next: 700) • Posts: 513 • Rating: +32/-5 • Forget the numbers, just call me, Recreation. ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 02:09:03 am » Quad core 3.5GHz i7 Wait, wait. Excuse me if I'm wrong, but doesn't i7 stand for 6 core, not 4... If it's quad core, shouldn't that be i5? « Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 02:09:58 am by XiiR3CR34T10N » #### ElementCoder • LV7 Elite (Next: 700) • Posts: 611 • Rating: +42/-2 ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 02:23:14 am » There are some with 6 cores iirc. But most have 4. (Like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095) Some people need a high five in the face... with a chair. ~EC #### Keoni29 • LV11 Super Veteran (Next: 3000) • Posts: 2466 • Rating: +291/-16 ##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman. « Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 04:30:49 am » I'm saving up money for a desktop too. I wonder if I can do better for$520. To be able to realize this I will be re-using parts from my old pc: The harddisk, psu, monitor and case.
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##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 07:49:35 am »
My goodness Eeems! :O That's nice, but quite a lot to spend. I've been thinking about upgrading myself, but like Keoni, I'd be reusing a lot of the current parts. I'd mainly want to upgrade the graphics card. Other concerns would be cpu and ram. I already have a decent monitor and my 37" hd tv as a second monitor.

*edit* Might need a new power source too depending on what all I get. Haven't priced anything out at all.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 08:09:22 am by Art_of_camelot »

#### harold

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##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 07:54:35 am »
Stock cooler? Why?
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##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 08:06:06 am »
Here is how I think my budget will be spent:
Gfx: msi 1GB second hand €60
Ram: 8GB-16GB second hand €50
Motherboard: second hand €130
Cpu: i7 second hand €100
SSD: samsung 250GB new €140
Total: €480/ us\$622

I expect to be able to negotiate over prices and even get it for far cheaper as always.
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#### XiiDraco

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##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 01:31:28 pm »
There are some with 6 cores iirc. But most have 4. (Like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095)
I meant, i7 = 6 core, if it's Quad core, it should be i5. It's just how they are labeled. What I mean is it doesn't HAVE 6 cores it MEANS 6 cores.
Atleast I could have sworn that's what it stood for... Hmmm, doesn't matter, it's nice anyway ^_^.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 01:33:50 pm by XiiR3CR34T10N »

#### harold

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##### Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2013, 01:34:37 pm »
No it doesn't, i7 Extreme's (often grouped with i7) have 6 cores. Regular i7's are quad cores.
At least, that has been the pattern so far.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_%28microarchitecture%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 01:35:26 pm by harold »