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    Minister of Guitar. rob_on_guitar's Avatar
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    Default No luck with PC's

    Well, I been spending all me extra cash on buying bits and peices to slowly build up a pc of kick assness for myself. Lo and behold dirty little theives have taken it.

    Surprisingly the TV, DVD player, guitars, amps, the not-so-flash pc, vcr, ps2 and beer fridge are untouched. Police rekon they just smashed my window and grabbed what ever they could reach.

    Anyways.....

    So Im back to square one. Now I just want a decent XP, yup I want to play games.

    Problem now is cash is on the low. The window damage is quite massive, frame and all! Any money saving tips for buying PC of kickassness??

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    Default Re: No luck with PC's

    Insurance?
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    Default Re: No luck with PC's

    yea, Im seeing them on Monday after police have finished there biz.

    Is building your own PC the cheaper way or is buying then upgrading a stock better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_on_guitar View Post
    yea, Im seeing them on Monday after police have finished there biz.

    Is building your own PC the cheaper way or is buying then upgrading a stock better?
    If you have the know-how, build your own
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    Default Re: No luck with PC's

    Make sure you have some sort of CCTV or video security installed on the next one.

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    Default Re: No luck with PC's

    Quote Originally Posted by rob_on_guitar View Post
    Problem now is cash is on the low. The window damage is quite massive, frame and all! Any money saving tips for buying PC of kickassness??
    Overclock! The dark underbelly of the PC world isn't that dark these days. Alot of guys are getting awesome results with the E4300, with most hitting 3.0GHz on the stock cooler. At 3.0GHz performance isn't far off the $425 E6850 and makes for awesome value at $160!

    The great thing about the E4300 is that you don't need good memory to get a good overclock, the stock FSB is only 200MHz so even cheap DDR800 shouldn't get maxed out. Most guys are hitting around 370MHz on high end air well below the 400MHz DDR800 is rated for! You can pick up 2gb of RAM from Pricespy for around the $150 that will be more than enough for overclocking a E4300.

    Pair the cheap CPU and memory up with a Gigabyte P965-DS3 for around $200 and you've got the base for a very solid overclocking platform that offers excellent performance. Then its a matter of just choosing the video card that offer sufficient performance and a PSU to match.

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    Default Re: No luck with PC's

    Quote Originally Posted by rob_on_guitar View Post
    Well, I been spending all me extra cash on buying bits and peices to slowly build up a pc of kick assness for myself. Lo and behold dirty little theives have taken it.

    Look a it this way. They were now obsolete and when you get the insurance you'll get the newest models.

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    If I were to put up a Post saying that I was going to Build/Assemble a computer, I think Metla would leave Wanganui. So that I could not plague the life out of him. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PJ

    PS.. Worse than I do now, that is. PJ
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    Default Re: No luck with PC's

    Built your own man, it's cool, don't get the HP, Acer, etc. They do cost quite a lot, and waste of $$ too.

    Man, the thief? It did happened to me too but the thief is a professional type, didn't break any windows etc, but quite a number of locked thing damaged i.e. door, cabinet, etc.

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    Go build your own rob_on_guitar, but encrypt the drive if you store personal information on it!
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