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  1. Posts : 1,686
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
       #1571

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Same here. Being retired on a fixed income (no, wait, it's going down when Medicare kicks in later this year) has a way of discouraging spending. Besides, I built the computer to use, not just for the fun of building (not that building it wasn't fun and there is nothing wrong with building just for the fun of it).
    Didn't you start the build after you joined us crazies?
    I joined "you crazies" (I prefer to think of it as polluting the gene pool here rather than joining ) because I was planning on building a machine. It was the only way to get what I wanted.[/QUOTE] I am to quote Paul Simon "Still Crazy after all these years". Built my first PC for myself in 2000. Built a bunch for my employer in 1998. Been doing it when I can afford it ever since. Like others it is my hobby and I am somewhat housebound so it gives me something to do. Windows is great as there is always something to fix on 3 systems with multiple OS's and virtual machines. I have learnt a lot over the years. This morning I changed all the plumbing gizmo in the bathroom toilet so now I need to rest. But computing is a great hobby.
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  2. Posts : 11,425
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       #1572

    Media Monkey me !
    Indianatone said:
    linnemeyerhere said:
    OK nerd alert ! I've added a new fan to my Prodigy and it's not a Noctua.......still have nothing but love for the N brand but as the largest they build is the 140mm it left my front panel barren so action had to be taken. To the rescue comes BitFenix's 230mm blue led. Then clean some unneeded parts out of the case like the Antec spot fan and the side panel 2.5" drive mount thing as well had to reverse my power and hdd activity light plugs and voila ! Then not shown I added just over 900gb's of wav music to a 2.5" 5400 rpm spinner and added it alongside my 128 gb Samsung 840 Pro and a Seagate 3 tb Barracuda hdd.
    Still struggling my way through my overclock as ASUS's bios is giving me fit's but as I become more and more familiar with it things will improve I'm sure.

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    Ah so it is a juke box! What is the media music player of choice? (Mine is Winamp still).
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  3. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1573

    linnemeyerhere said:
    Media Monkey me !
    Same here although I have only 58GB of mp3s. I've started reripping my CDs as wave so, if I want to change compression in the future, I can start from scratch. So far, I've ripped a bit over 1/4 of my collection and I'm up to 83GB (I expect to take up roughly 300GB by the time I'm finished). I'm reripping to wave because I plan on eventually shredding the physical CDs (they take up way too much room and are heavy).
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  4. Posts : 1,847
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
       #1574

    I dont go OTT on the spending. I replace what needs replacing, and upgrade what needs upgrading. Occasionally ill treat myself to something id like like a new case ect.. but the majority of my system is 2 years old+

    My latest purchases was my corsair case (that was just as it looked cool), my corsair k70, i bought as my old keyboard was hardly ever detected so my computer wouldnt boot..

    And my only intended purchases in the next few months are a new GPU as my 6950 is showing its age, and another SSD as mine are full
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  5. Posts : 7,681
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1575

    Well I'm basically on a 3 year strategy - every 3 or so I do major upgrades to my system - MB, CPU, RAM. This allows me to stay current while also maintaining a decent backup system as I move my old parts to it.

    Been doing that for years. If I had another X58 board I could build another system using my i7-930 chip :)

    Point is I tend not to sell my old parts. Perhaps I need to start as I've got a lot of stuff just collecting dust
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  6. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1576

    linnemeyerhere said:
    OK nerd alert ! I've added a new fan to my Prodigy and it's not a Noctua.......still have nothing but love for the N brand but as the largest they build is the 140mm it left my front panel barren so action had to be taken. To the rescue comes BitFenix's 230mm blue led. Then clean some unneeded parts out of the case like the Antec spot fan and the side panel 2.5" drive mount thing as well had to reverse my power and hdd activity light plugs and voila ! Then not shown I added just over 900gb's of wav music to a 2.5" 5400 rpm spinner and added it alongside my 128 gb Samsung 840 Pro and a Seagate 3 tb Barracuda hdd.
    Still struggling my way through my overclock as ASUS's bios is giving me fit's but as I become more and more familiar with it things will improve I'm sure.

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    Good choice in fan Alan, I had the 200mm version of the Spectre Pro in my last case and they're really good, very quiet and move loads of air
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  7. Posts : 11,425
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       #1577

    Thanks Ryan, it is very well made and looks to be moving a ton of are and looks way cool !

    Me doing my best pirate talk, there matey !
    Last edited by linnemeyerhere; 26 Jan 2014 at 22:23.
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  8. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1578

    linnemeyerhere said:
    Thanks Ryan, it is very well made and looks to be moving a ton of are and looks way cool !
    Hehe! Yeah they look proper beefy fan's don't they
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  9. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1579

    linnemeyerhere said:
    Thanks Ryan, it is very well made and looks to be moving a ton of are and looks way cool !
    Should that be a ton of "Ahrrrr"?
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  10. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1580

    Ahrrr! Be it Talk Like a Pirate Day already? Avast ye swabs!
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