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Oh, yeah. I meant more like the individual cost/quality of parts relative to buying a pre-built machine.

 

He bought it from Cyberpower. I've never bought from them but they're well reviewed and seem pretty competitively priced. I'll probably buy from them next time I want a new game-capable laptop.

 

Specs?

 

According to the PM he sent me:

  • i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10Mb (w/ Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator)
  • NZXT H630 Silent Full-Tower Gaming Case w/ Noise absorbing padding, modular hard drive cages and a full set of fans & LEDs
  • 2x512 GB Crucial MX100 Series SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk + 4TB (4TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 5900RPM HDD
  • 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3/1600mhz Quad Channel Memory
  • MSI X79A-GD45 SLI-ready Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black Edition 6GB
  • Creative Sound Blaster Z 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCIe Sound Card
  • Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16X BLU-RAY Burner & 16X DVD+/-R/+/-RW Drive
  • Cooler Master 1000watt Silent Pro M2 Modular Gaming Power Supply
  • Windows 8.1 OS

 

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There are actually 2 512GB SSD's in there along with the 4TB HDD totalling 5TB of storage, 1TB SSD, 4TB HDD. Other than that, everything else is correct.

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There are actually 2 512GB SSD's in there along with the 4TB HDD totalling 5TB of storage, 1TB SSD, 4TB HDD. Other than that, everything else is correct.

 

But only one GTX Titan, for shame. :nono:

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There are actually 2 512GB SSD's in there along with the 4TB HDD totalling 5TB of storage, 1TB SSD, 4TB HDD. Other than that, everything else is correct.

 

How much HD porn are you intending to keep?!

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Just bought Pikmin 3 and Wii Party U for the equivalent of £25 in total including packaging. I already had Wii Party U but it's cheap for another Wiimote+, so I'll try to sell the game itself.

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How much HD porn are you intending to keep?!

 

You're living in the past man, UltraHD porn is where it's at.

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Do you intend to overclock it?

 

If you've just spent £2500 on a gaming PC, there's no need to overclock it. That'll be purely for bragging rights.

 

Also would you risk £2500 worth of hardware by running it overclocked? I certainly wouldn't.

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My right wrist always hurts after push-ups and doing them on my fists eventually hurts, too. So having these handles will hopefully solve this problem :)

 

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Trashness bracelet : peace:

 

 

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And I want to buy this:

 

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But since I changed my phone number on my PayPal account it won't let me pay :blank: I'll give it a couple of days 'cause I think PayPal needs to update and maybe confirm the new number.

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If you've just spent £2500 on a gaming PC, there's no need to overclock it. That'll be purely for bragging rights.

 

But I didn't know what components he spent his money on (let alone UK pricing), so the only thing I could know for sure was that he bought a top of the line CPU like the 4820k or 4790k. The bulk of the cash could have gone to multiple SSDs for a RAID setup exceeding 1 TB or a 4k monitor or two. Knowing the amount spent on any given system isn't always going to be a good indicator of what its specs are going to be, and other than the Titan series every other graphics card out there is built to be safely overclocked by consumers. It's one of the most primary features manufacturers advertise nowadays.

 

Other than that, overclocking isn't solely about bragging rights. There's a great deal of that, sure, but what it comes down to is maximizing a computer's potential. Now that I know the specs I know that it is superfluous to do so on his build, but the popular line of thought around the OC community is "if my computer can do it, then it should by default."

 

Also would you risk £2500 worth of hardware by running it overclocked? I certainly wouldn't.

 

That might have been a valid concern in the last decade or so. Overclocking has gone from being a niche thing only enthusiasts can pull off with some careful tinkering to downloading a single application and pressing a switch. It's a lot safer and the hardware is engineered with it in mind. The only thing you have to look out for when overclocking these days is the temperature. And in the case of a CPU, the only practical reason someone would ever go for liquid cooling is so they can get better temperatures while overclocking. Even if you're not overclocking, the sole act of buying 16 GB of ram and an unlocked K processor with hyper-threading for a gaming build is pretty much "bragging" anyway, since no game has ever required more than 8 gigs of RAM, hyper-threading, or an unlocked CPU running at a certain cycle speed.

 

Regardless of all that, it's still an undeniably cool build. @martinist You might want to try this out with your games:

 

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Placed a pre-order on this:

 

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PlayAsia say it's an Asian version in English, but it's probably the US release because the publisher is Xseed.

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@bryanee Where from and how much?

 

Mine broke a couple of weeks ago and I got a refund last week but it's out of stock everywhere in Germany and on German online retailers :blank:

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@bryanee Where from and how much?

 

Mine broke a couple of weeks ago and I got a refund last week but it's out of stock everywhere in Germany and on German online retailers :blank:

 

I used a third party seller on Amazon UK. The order is fulfilled by Amazon though so they pack it, ship it and handle everything to do with the order. £74.

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I remember getting it for £60 off GameStop, it took forever for them to get stock but in the end it was worth it.

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£15 from Tesco. I've wanted this for ages but I could never find it with a numbered spine and they were going for £20. I found out that this week, they've re-released it in a numbered spine edition so I went out and bought that shit as a present for officially surviving a week as supervisor, hahaha.

 

I also bought myself this:

 

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The outside of the face is silver though, not dark grey. It's got mixed reviews from people who have seen it but it fits nicely and I can see the time clearly and lights up in the dark so I'm happy.

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Bought/pre-ordered

 

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Saturday Afternoon/Sunday all day tickets

 

Pre-ordered

 

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^ (£8.xx new, Amazon)

 

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^ (£24 off eBay, preowned. Why is this one so much more expensive??)

 

 

...Pikmin 3 made me.

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Is that the key to your dungeon?

 

You know.

 

Where sexual stuff happens. :shakehead

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Finished watching Hannibal so thought I'd change it up from all of the crime based TV for something a little different. Heard good things about it from a few friends and found season 1 reasonably cheap so thought "Why not."

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Bought myself a Gaming Laptop, my current laptop is on it's way out, I got a GE60 2PC Apache (GTX850M 2GB GDDR5) w/ backlight multi-colour keyboard.

 

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£879

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Decided to go more serious:

 

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Where from? LINK! NOW!

 

Hyperlink, please.

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