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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:28 am

:brow:

I could probably go another 6 months on my PC, but doing the sums I might as well buy now as I have the cash.
If I spend about £1000 and the PC lasts about 4 years, (Current one lasted 3.5 years but only cost £678)
It works out just above £20 a month which isn't too bad.

If I wait 6 months, the same setup would have to be £120 cheaper or 6 months worth more powerful.
So its probably swings and roundabouts whether to buy now or wait.
BF4 if I want it would be a reason to buy now.

Probably going for:
i7-4770 (I'm not sure the K version's extra 1% gain in power is worth the extra 30 quid but depends on whats left)
16Gb x 1600mhz ram
120gb SDD
1tb HD
GTX760 (GTX770 is about 25% faster but 30% more expensive so think I'd stick at GTX760)

Please note as the considerate person I am, I have carefully pegged this system to be about
90% the speed of Eves 'wishlist' so that he doesn't feel the need to spend more money and buy the Titan card. :P
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Postby [FnG] Unholy Eve » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:33 pm

Psst Hanno as Spinksy said in the other topic we might need one of these to fit the SSD if you've got no 2.5 bays

2.5 to 3.5 convertor
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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:56 pm

[FnG] Unholy Eve wrote:Psst Hanno as Spinksy said in the other topic we might need one of these to fit the SSD if you've got no 2.5 bays

2.5 to 3.5 convertor


And I came to the same conclusion that a 650w psu would just about cover it.
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Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:53 pm

As far as I am aware the K versions of the processors are unlocked (I think) so if you want to overclock etc. you can, whereas the non K versions are locked. Been a while since I read the thingy on them, but I think that's right. May want to check it.

Looks really nice Hanno !
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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:15 pm

[FnG] Sphinx wrote:As far as I am aware the K versions of the processors are unlocked (I think) so if you want to overclock etc. you can, whereas the non K versions are locked. Been a while since I read the thingy on them, but I think that's right. May want to check it.

Looks really nice Hanno !


Yes that's right and I was aware. They run at 3.5GHz instead of 3.4gHz as standard giving them a tiny 1% boost without overclock.
But I'm pretty old fashioned type who believes overclocking is just a way to make things blow up/fail sooner its not much benefit to me.

But I am still umming and ahhing whether to buy now or wait till after xmas.
After terrible weekend trying to re-engage with BF3 , I'm not so 'hot' for BF4 so there's not a rush for a new machine.
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Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:50 pm

Well as to when to buy a new PC, doesn't really matter all that much. You just have to decide when you are going to stick your stake in the ground, there will always be something newer and shinier. As long as you have the budget available (which you said you is ok, already :mrgreen: ). Will there be a New Years sale on Dabs? Or have they already got good prices?

If there is no urgency for a new pc, then put the money to one side and don't spend it on anything else :crazy:
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Postby [FnG] Unholy Eve » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:36 pm

If your planning to spend you PC budget on sweets you better be sharing them!
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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:12 am

[FnG] Unholy Eve wrote:If your planning to spend you PC budget on sweets you better be sharing them!


Marzipan is made from Almonds (which are very good for you and can help you lose weight) so is counted as a healthfood...
so I don't have to share :-)
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Postby [FnG] RampantBunny » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:35 pm

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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:19 pm

That PC that Sphinx showed looked Practical, stylish and Tasty - I'll take 5!
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Postby [FnG] Mez » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:41 pm

Hanno's next PC:
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/scie ... 3101680414

And I'm trying to resist until Intel Broadwell and DDR-4, so enough of these tempting specs!
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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:24 am

[FnG] Mez wrote:Hanno's next PC:
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/scie ... 3101680414

And I'm trying to resist until Intel Broadwell and DDR-4, so enough of these tempting specs!
:cry:


I always wanted one, but never got one - maybe this Christmas.

Oh, and resistance is futile. I thought Intel had delayed the next chipset?
It will be priced through the roof, only advantage to waiting is that this generation prices will drop a bit.
But I wanted/needed it to play BF4 - 2 weeks and counting....

Although paying the credit card bill last week - HURT a lot.
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Postby [FnG] Hanno » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:40 pm

Thinking of getting a second SSD now prices have come down - about £75 for £240gb + a frame for it.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT240M500SSD1-240GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B00BQ8RM1A/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1407763688&sr=1-5&keywords=SSD+drive

The alternative is I buy a new camera instead:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-PowerShot-SX500-Digital-Camera-Black/dp/B0090GKH5I/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1407764283&sr=1-1&keywords=Canon+SX500
Only a cheap one as I don't do enough proper pictures these days to need to spend more - I just
want something with a decent optical zoom for those times I cant run fast enough to catch up.
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