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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2017, 10:19:37 AM »
You can save some cash by buying refurbished/used CPU's. Assuming they have all been tested and work.

Intel Refurbished i3, i5, and i7 CPU.

Used i7
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2017, 11:59:25 AM »
Curiouos how a CPU is "refurbished". I assume they are pulled from returns or defective boxes newegg gets. Hell, if they stand behind them that might be an option. I have a little reservation about getting an unlocked chip though. Likely it's been overclocked and didn't go as high as expected. I used to check the trays at computer shows to get the correct stepping that would likely yield the best clocks. Yeah, I had time for that back in the day...

Too bad they don't have any LGA775 chips kicking around in the warehouse.  :'(
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2017, 01:14:05 PM »
I would assume they take and throw them in a motherboard and if it boots they call it refurbished.

Also check out the newegg outlet store website. They have some refurbished Dells with an i7 cpu. One I saw for $319 (4 GB ram) another for $402 (16 gb ram). Decent video card added might be an OK PC.

Sidenote: It appears you can still upgrade older Win 7 and 8 pc's to Win 10 for free if anyone has any interest in that.

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2017, 03:13:07 PM »
I agree about the chips. They slap it in a test rig and see if it posts. Yeah they are older cores but does it really matter? Getting a cheap Dell and taking the parts isn't a horrible idea either.

I'd love to get a valid windows 10 serial but alas, the last real key I have is a vista one.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2017, 03:28:47 PM »
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I would assume they take and throw them in a motherboard and if it boots they call it refurbished.

That's how our IT guy rolls. I had an external superdrive that started burning discs that failed verify and were bad. Mate and I did testing with other drives same mac and same drive different macs. 2 days later we decided it was confirmed bad for sure.
We explained to IT guy in detail.
IT guy writes 1 good CD with it and puts it on his shelf to give to the next drive requester.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2017, 08:34:20 AM »
Hey if you haven't built your PC yet it is your lucky day...providing you have money to burn:

Intel reveals its most powerful PC chip yet: The 18-core, teraflop-speed Core i9

The $1,999 Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, the i9-7980XE
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2017, 09:52:28 AM »
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2017, 09:54:15 AM »
Oh, I wonder what salesman will insist he needs a computer with that chip in it so that his emails can be sent faster than his competitors.

I also wonder what dumb owner will fall for that bullshit.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2017, 10:08:45 AM »
Or receptionist that plays solitaire all day!
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2017, 10:24:59 AM »
Incorrect.

She posts on FB as well for most of the day. Then blames you for the job being screwed up because she didn't put the correct information on the job bag.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2017, 11:09:51 AM »
Just recently, I went to Fry's and got 2 copies of W10 Pro for $99 each and put one onto a circa 2007 model Vista laptop and and circa 2008 pieced-together-from-old-parts desktop. Both machines run better than they did when they were new. The laptop is an Intel Centrino, I think, and the Desktop is an AMDx2.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2017, 11:41:47 AM »
I'm still afraid of Win10 but it's mainly because of one of my tinfoil hat wearing, basement dweller friends.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2017, 11:48:14 AM »
been running windows 10 on the home PC for about 6 months now. if you are able to embrace the changes, it runs very smooth on my i7. finding settings in the control panel is challenging. not sure what all the fuss is about. all the MS os's suck in one way or another.  besides, i like the xbox one integration. i can stream games to the PC, which is nice because the xbox lives in the kids room.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2017, 12:09:25 PM »
I was wondering how that worked. It was included in a recent update. Will it work with any XBox, or only XBox One? I have 2 XBox 360s, and they are both in different rooms from my bar computer, which runs W10 and has my XArcade Tankstick and 2 XBox 360 wired controllers connected to it (currently running Project 64 to play GoldenEye and Mario 64).

I have 2 monitors, and I stream a lot of YouTube music videos when I'm out there drinking.
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Re: My fellow geeks, I need PC building advice
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2017, 12:24:58 PM »
The streaming only works with win10 & xbox one. but its streaming the graphics quality is questionable.  But my PC monitor is only 20", so its noticable, but not that bad.  Its not perfect, but it works pretty good.

win10 is also supposed to get some new kind of "boot mode" for gaming which doesnt load all of the BS window services in the background, freeing up some cpu power and performance..

right now on the pc its all about Asseto Corsa. I have the thrustmaster TMX full rotation wheel with feedback, the pedal setup, and im using an old flight stick as an e-brake handle. It a nice setup. Asseto Corsa isnt the prettiest racer, but its damn realistic, and lets you drift, even tandem if you are good enough..

slowly getting back into PC gaming.. especially now with my upcoming 6 month work break..
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