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puffulufogous
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yeah that's one way. LSU has tigerware where you can get up to so many software items free. If youre in college they probably have something similar. I paid for every OS I have owned but people say windows7 is really easy to pirate. If nothing else, theres always linux lol


ILikeLSUToo
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Member since Jan 2008
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Yeah, if you don't want to pay for Windows 7 Ultimate, there is a pirate by the bay who says it's really easy to acquire it. I can't remember the last time I paid for software that wasn't a game or for a customer.

The problem with some Tigerware software these days is that you have to reactivate it every few months over LSU vpn. They used to give away Windows 7 Free and Clear, but not anymore.
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vegas-tiger
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re: Pc build
A fresher linux "distro" for new users Full "noob" set up

Let me know how it works, I have not been brave enough to try it yet.


Mr Gardoki
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bluebarracuda
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7905 posts

re: Pc build
You aren't grabbing that mobo with free ram combo?

That PSU is overpriced. I wouldn't bother with it


Mr Gardoki
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You aren't grabbing that mobo with free ram combo?

IDK yet

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That PSU is overpriced. I wouldn't bother with it

The price will be lower later today, I was just wondering how good it is.


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stout
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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
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If you're budgeting that much for your power supply I'd look at this one Seasonic Gold rated 850 watt modular power supply

Seasonic is THE name in power supplies. No one makes a better one and they OEM for a ton of other companies. Both of the Seasonics are fully modular which helps a lot in cable management.

BTW, you're way over your power requirements right now with 850 watts. You can get the Seasonic 660 watt Platinum power supply for $130 after rebates. That's 55 amps out of the 12V rail.
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Mr Gardoki
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re: Pc build
I would rather not spend that much on a psu but i do know that you don't want to go cheap either.
How is this one?


VABuckeye
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Member since Dec 2007
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It has two 12V rails so you're going to have to pay attention when you plug in components. 24 amps per 12V rail. Single rail designs are easier to deal with.

Use this Power Needs Calculator to calculate the draw of your system and how much power supply you'll need. It's a fantastic tool.
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bluebarracuda
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I would wait 2-4 weeks to see if seasonic power supplies go on sale again.

I got my 650w gold fully modular for that price

Edit: Buckeye, he won't need more than 500w to power a 660ti/7870 or lower. I know it wouldn't be "ideal," but it would power his system perfectly especially if he gets a quality one
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VABuckeye
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Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
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I know it wouldn't be "ideal," but it would power his system perfectly especially if he gets a quality one


Agreed. I'm an overkill guy for power and from his first couple of posts about PSUs it looked like he might be as well.


Mr Gardoki
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I just don't want to screw myself but I know very little about psu's. ill wait. All I have bought is a case so far so I don need the psu yet.


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
13235 posts

re: Pc build
Wait until you start researching fans.


LSU Coyote
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Member since Sep 2007
13379 posts

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I just don't want to screw myself but I know very little about psu's. ill wait. All I have bought is a case so far so I don need the psu yet.

Just get you a SeaSonic or AX/TX Corsair. 750W+ so you have room to grow in the future.


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Mr Gardoki
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Wait until you start researching fans

Yea I will need a lot of help there too.


Mr Gardoki
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How important is it to get a CPU cooler right away if I am not overclocking at this time? I would like to save the money if possible and just pick one up later.


ILikeLSUToo
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: Pc build
If you're running stock and not intending to do any sort of 24/7 CPU-intensive operations (i.e., folding, Prime95, linpack, etc) for an extended period of time, then it's perfectly fine.


Mr Gardoki
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re: Pc build
Alright guys what do you think

PU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETD-T60-VD 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.66 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.11 @ eCost)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($225.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wired Network Adapter: Rosewill RC-404 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter ($8.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1018.83


dcrews
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2011
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You aren't grabbing that mobo with free ram combo?


I actually had that mobo in my cart on newegg yesterday and it showed it came with 8 gigs of free ram. I put it in my cart just now, but I don't think they are still offering the ram with it.


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