Any System Builder In Da House?

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vince

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#41
No, i won't. I hate ugly cases. Too many of them around was what prompted me to start this preparation to build a rig of my own in the first place. I don't care how powerful and features ridden a rig is, it must look good for me or no show.

In the old days(i am talking like 5-6 years ago now) the PC industry was full of pre-assembled PCs with great looking cases. But nowadays, i go to the big electronic shops and all i see are PCs housed in some ugly plastic cases with very very uninspiring designs. Not interested in them.
Thanks for the update mein ubermoderator...On a lighter note, aesthetically speaking, say you had a very good case which was strong, sturdy etc, but was ahem aesthetically challenged(an ugly mother **** of a case ) would you still buy it ? :D
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#42
No, i won't. I hate ugly cases. Too many of them around was what prompted me to start this preparation to build a rig of my own in the first place. I don't care how powerful and features ridden a rig is, it must look good for me or no show.

In the old days(i am talking like 5-6 years ago now) the PC industry was full of pre-assembled PCs with great looking cases. But nowadays, i go to the big electronic shops and all i see are PCs housed in some ugly plastic cases with very very uninspiring designs. Not interested in them.
Curious, mein ubermoderator...You possess the soul of an artist...:)
 

vince

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#43
Silence is important, no doubt. It will depend on the components one chooses, and besides, some of this cases come with noise dampening foams built inside the casings or the foams can be installed after market. Moreover, since i am using my rig as a workstation and not as a gaming rig, i wouldn't have to install a thousand fans, radiators and water cooling systems to keep the rig cool and, thus, raising the noise level. I am quite okay with the pre-built in cooling system that comes with the case.

Yes o! My case will be on display for my eyes only. It is going to be living with me for a long time so it might as well be an eye candy.
A case's look is no biggie to me o. As long as it does the job. And is very quiet (note Vince. Some of those cases/fans can be noisy monstrosities). The PC itself is always out of site under the table in most cases. Are you putting yours on display?

By the way, you will be opening this case a lot, so make sure it is one of this easy to flip open without tools ones.
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#44
Silence is important, no doubt. It will depend on the components one chooses, and besides, some of this cases come with noise dampening foams built inside the casings or the foams can be installed after market. Moreover, since i am using my rig as a workstation and not as a gaming rig, i wouldn't have to install a thousand fans, radiators and water cooling systems to keep the rig cool and, thus, raising the noise level. I am quite okay with the pre-built in cooling system that comes with the case.

Yes o! My case will be on display for my eyes only. It is going to be living with me for a long time so it might as well be an eye candy.
Hehehehehe...Eye Candy ke ? Vince it seems like you're in love with that computer case o...I have visions in my head of you in a rap video with your computer case shaking what it's manufacturer gave it! :D
 

vince

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#45
Lol! I am no artist but maybe my taste is. I already used two PCs in the past, one from Acer and the other from Fujitsu-Siemens (both 7 and 6 years old respectively) and they both had gorgeous looking midi sized cases. I guess my taste for the good looking cases started from their.
Curious, mein ubermoderator...You possess the soul of an artist...:)
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#47
Lol! I am no artist but maybe my taste is. I already used two PCs in the past, one from Acer and the other from Fujitsu-Siemens (both 7 and 6 years old respectively) and they both had gorgeous looking midi sized cases. I guess my taste for the good looking cases started from their.
Funny enough, my most current PC is a fujitsu siemens model. I have had it for a couple of years, and yes it is nice to look at...I might wait for Windows 8 before getting a new one. The release date should be around the end of this month. I would wait for a few months though, just to see reviews of its performance in the real world as against the pre-release reviews.
 

vince

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#49
The firms have separated, haven't they? Only the Fujitsu side of the merger is still making PCs.
Funny enough, my most current PC is a fujitsu siemens model. I have had it for a couple of years, and yes it is nice to look at...I might wait for Windows 8 before getting a new one. The release date should be around the end of this month. I would wait for a few months though, just to see reviews of its performance in the real world as against the pre-release reviews.
 

vince

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#51
Isn't there this wonderful thing called, "HACKINTOSH"? Mac OS installed in generic computers on separate boot drives. Just discovered this community during my online research there is something like that. The community seems already quite sizable now.
Another mac man ? :gnash
Don't mind them. Boring people. So not curious about what's under the hood. Its the same thing with their phone choices...
Vince my cousin, it's 3 easy steps...

Step 1: Get dressed
Step 2: Find an Apple Store.
Step 3: Buy a MAC

:laugh:


Sorry, I'm a software guy.... :)
 

vince

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#52
I was very sad to see the merger dissolved. The "Fusie" - as they were called then - made some spanking PCs in those days for the german speaking regions of europe. German technological know-how at it's best, it was. They even had a more professionally oriented workstations assembly department that used to build graphic workstation systems for graphics pros. They were very very good.
It seems Fujitsu bought out the Siemens' share of the company.
 

Gen Sani Abacha

Well-Known Member
#53
I was very sad to see the merger dissolved. The "Fusie" - as they were called then - made some spanking PCs in those days for the german speaking regions of europe. German technological know-how at it's best, it was. They even had a more professionally oriented workstations assembly department that used to build graphic workstation systems for graphics pros. They were very very good.
So was I. Infact, they were already dissolved before I bought my machine...Of course I didn't know they had dissolved back then. I only found out later. I guess the Fujitsu guys would have taken on any warranty problems et al. I've looked at the plain old Fujitsu machines, not feeling them like the jointly made machines.

It's sad to see well-liked and respected brands fade out of play, but...na so life be.
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#54
I was very sad to see the merger dissolved. The "Fusie" - as they were called then - made some spanking PCs in those days for the german speaking regions of europe. German technological know-how at it's best, it was. They even had a more professionally oriented workstations assembly department that used to build graphic workstation systems for graphics pros. They were very very good.
Just given their community a quick scan. Met check it more thoroughly later on.
 

vince

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#55
Purchase Of Most Important Compnents Completed

Ok, guys. The phase of buying all the main components is done. I collected the case today which was the last of the components. A really goodlooking and well built chassis from Cooler Master(not the Cosmos II, though).

The entire cost of all these components is just above a thousand bucks which gives me great satisfaction that i have bought the best comps that such a sum could offer. All highly rated comps by users and experts alike.

Like i said earlier, these comps are just the main comps for the system and they are 10 in number:
  1. Case (Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black & White)
  2. Graphics Card (XFX HD 6950 XXX Dual Fan)
  3. Motherboard (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5)
  4. RAM (Corsair Vengeance 4GBx2)
  5. CPU (AMD FX 8120)
  6. HDD Storage (Seagate Barracuda 2TB)
  7. SSD Storage (OCZ Vertex 3 60GB)
  8. Optical Drive (LG Blu-Ray)
  9. OS (Win 7 Professional)
  10. PSU (Corsair 850W)

But there are still some add ons to be considered for purchase like - cardreader; a couple more fans; after market CPU heatsink(in case the stock one isn't up to the task) and a 3.5 inch lockable hot swap bay.

Also, i am keeping my eyes on the price movements of the XFX video card because i'd like to get another one for a crossfire X configuration. At the moment the card is hovering at around the 200 bucks mark (bought mine for €195) but as AMD rolls out it's next gen video cards, i expect the price to drop further.

I am hoping to start and complete building the rig tomorrow. Since it normally takes a couple of hours to build a rig, i am adding two more hours for a beginner like myself. I will update you guys tomorrow when i'm done.


I will start the building of the rig tomorrow
 

Village-Boi

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#56
I am hoping to start and complete building the rig tomorrow. Since it normally takes a couple of hours to build a rig, i am adding two more hours for a beginner like myself. I will update you guys tomorrow when i'm done.

I will start the building of the rig tomorrow
Nice one. Good luck with the build.
 

Sola

Administrator
Staff member
#57
You need a powered external drive to image your system (and backups) on to. That way, if the OS HDD dies on you suddenly, you would just need to replace the drive and clone the backup. Saves you having to re-install and re-register all your software. I hate it when that happens.
 

Field Marshal

ABSOLUTE SUPREME RULER
#59
Ok, guys. The phase of buying all the main components is done. I collected the case today which was the last of the components. A really goodlooking and well built chassis from Cooler Master(not the Cosmos II, though).

The entire cost of all these components is just above a thousand bucks which gives me great satisfaction that i have bought the best comps that such a sum could offer. All highly rated comps by users and experts alike.

Like i said earlier, these comps are just the main comps for the system and they are 10 in number:
  1. Case (Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black & White)
  2. Graphics Card (XFX HD 6950 XXX Dual Fan)
  3. Motherboard (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5)
  4. RAM (Corsair Vengeance 4GBx2)
  5. CPU (AMD FX 8120)
  6. HDD Storage (Seagate Barracuda 2TB)
  7. SSD Storage (OCZ Vertex 3 60GB)
  8. Optical Drive (LG Blu-Ray)
  9. OS (Win 7 Professional)
  10. PSU (Corsair 850W)

But there are still some add ons to be considered for purchase like - cardreader; a couple more fans; after market CPU heatsink(in case the stock one isn't up to the task) and a 3.5 inch lockable hot swap bay.

Also, i am keeping my eyes on the price movements of the XFX video card because i'd like to get another one for a crossfire X configuration. At the moment the card is hovering at around the 200 bucks mark (bought mine for €195) but as AMD rolls out it's next gen video cards, i expect the price to drop further.

I am hoping to start and complete building the rig tomorrow. Since it normally takes a couple of hours to build a rig, i am adding two more hours for a beginner like myself. I will update you guys tomorrow when i'm done.


I will start the building of the rig tomorrow

Note:
Before you begin your build, make sure you discharge the static electricity from your body by touching the "Metal Part" of the PC tower case, and continue to periodically do so throughout the installation, otherwise you may fry some components on the motherboard, CPU or any add-on card. Good Luck!
 
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