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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: My DS rig is gettin' old
    Posted: 28 Nov 2017 at 10:19am
Budget:
As close to $2000 as I can get

Expectations:
Be as great a rig as my original.

Usage:
All I do is game, surf, e-mail. I wrote a letter once.

Special Needs:
1920x1200p ips panel is my res. Might go 1440 some fine day.

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I paid attention to the recommendations from the forum for the most part.

Chose the Coridium so I can mount an optical drive.

My understanding is the i5-8600 will be all I'll need. My current CPU has never gimped my usage that I could see and it's 7 years old!

I know the 1000 W PSU is only $21 away, but is there a good reason?

The mild CPU boost is free, but I've seen DST4ME's opinion for the i7's. Should I drop it?

I've never had Windows 10, but my wife's got it and it's goofy.
If $35 can get me a little less goofy, I'm in!

Whaddya say guys?

Edited by Cretae - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:53am
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Nov 2017 at 11:09am
If you are looking for a cpu to bme like your last go with 8700k.

1000 reason other than sale? Not really.

Factory oc is fine

I have windows 10, not sure what you find goofy, aside from tablet mode it is very very close to win 7, don't do the os boost.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Nov 2017 at 12:26pm
Another option is to just get the Vanquish level 4. It’s below your budget and gives you the better 8700k and the gtx 1080 if you go 1440p.   

It does have the 600 watt psu, but that is enough.   Also gives you the little lower level cpu cooler, but the air cooler is fine for non overclocking and is very dependable, meaning no pump failure in 2-4 years potentially or leak worries.

You can always use an external cd drive.

Just another way to go .     


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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Nov 2017 at 4:00pm
DST4ME, you've been my guru since 2010, so I'm going to take your advice. I know you've been in and out of the forums, but I'm delighted to see you're back strong as ever, imparting wisdom.

bpratt22, I know you've also been a great contributor for several years. You gave me a very good alternative, but the main reason I'm anxious to get in on the sale is that tasty Samsung 960. The 1070 will do me fine. It'll be a while before I upgrade the monitor, and I'll be able to upgrade the video as needed.

This reply may seem a bit sappy to you guys, but I'm 69 years old. I've been a gamer since 1986 and Starflight! When I found DS and its great forums with guys and gals like you looking out for just EVERYBODY, I was in for life.

So. Invest in the 8600k at factory and no OS boost. Check. Thank you guys, keep truckin'.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Nov 2017 at 4:10pm
Not sappy at all. I’m 68 and still love gaming, computers and anything tech.   

The 960 is a great pick and hard to resist and the gtx 1070 will play awesome.    Custom vs Vanquish allows you to pick the better parts, like a gold rated psu, better cooler, etc.

Go for it and stay in touch.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Nov 2017 at 4:50pm
Just pulled the trigger!

Build #1787829

Great to hear there's more of us out there, bpratt22!
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Nov 2017 at 5:18pm
Congratulations. Awesome  Old geezers here. You still have your slide rule around? LOL I was all in with the punch cards. Big%20Smile

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Nov 2017 at 5:52pm
Congratulations and thank you for your kind words


Great build you will love it
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Nov 2017 at 5:07am
OMG, hoserator, PUNCH CARDS! I hated those bastards. One teensie typo and your whole program went south. Made me drop the class and turn to gaming!

Many thanks to all who make this such a great experience.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Nov 2017 at 6:02am
Originally posted by Cretae

OMG, hoserator, PUNCH CARDS! I hated those bastards. One teensie typo and your whole program went south. Made me drop the class and turn to gaming!

Many thanks to all who make this such a great experience.


LOL good memories with punch cards.
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Nov 2017 at 8:35am
It's not often I can feel like the kid in the room at over 50....   
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  Quote Batman34 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2017 at 7:16am
And here I am staring at the screen thinking, "What the heck is a punch card?!?!"
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Here ya go, Batman ... this is what they're discussing....

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Originally posted by Snaike

Here ya go, Batman ... this is what they're discussing....


Thanks Snaike, had to watch an old IBM video just to figure out how it all worked.
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In this galaxy a long, long time ago, the simple way for an ordinary user to communicate with a mainframe was to type a computer language (typically BASIC) into a remote station that would punch holes in a card as above. Dozens or hundreds of these would constitute the instruction set for the mainframe to execute. Make a typo or get a card out of order, and the program wouldn't execute. This was generally before operating systems, and before electronic media except for magnetic tape.

Bill Gates and Paul Allen invented an extremely useful and accessible way to communicate with a CPU via a "disc operating system" (DOS) which used self-contained magnetic disks (floppies, which at first actually WERE floppy!) which would spin within a reader and deliver instructions to the computer. When these came on the market, anyone could write or buy their own program to run on their own computer at home. There was no video at first, and only a few beeps for sound.

One of the most exciting times for me was in about 1991, when I bought a Creative 8 bit sound card for $80, and there was voice and sound effects for my Wing Commander games! I have been on hand for every step in the march from simple graphic stills to pixel stick figures to the cinematic quality graphics we're blessed with today. "What a Long Strange Trip it's Been"! I love computer gaming.
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OMG those damn cards
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  Quote Batman34 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2017 at 11:18am
Originally posted by Cretae

In this galaxy a long, long time ago, the simple way for an ordinary user to communicate with a mainframe was to type a computer language (typically BASIC) into a remote station that would punch holes in a card as above. Dozens or hundreds of these would constitute the instruction set for the mainframe to execute. Make a typo or get a card out of order, and the program wouldn't execute. This was generally before operating systems, and before electronic media except for magnetic tape.

Bill Gates and Paul Allen invented an extremely useful and accessible way to communicate with a CPU via a "disc operating system" (DOS) which used self-contained magnetic disks (floppies, which at first actually WERE floppy!) which would spin within a reader and deliver instructions to the computer. When these came on the market, anyone could write or buy their own program to run on their own computer at home. There was no video at first, and only a few beeps for sound.

One of the most exciting times for me was in about 1991, when I bought a Creative 8 bit sound card for $80, and there was voice and sound effects for my Wing Commander games! I have been on hand for every step in the march from simple graphic stills to pixel stick figures to the cinematic quality graphics we're blessed with today. "What a Long Strange Trip it's Been"! I love computer gaming.

Thanks for the detailed response! I'm in my early 20s so I am aware of some of the older tech that was used in the 90s, like floppie disks. Again, thanks for the awesome post! Love to learn about computer parts/hardware.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Dec 2017 at 10:30am
You honor me, young Padawan.
My pleasure

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