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    News I ordered a new computer today.

    So I finally bit the bullet and ordered the parts for a new computer today. It has been 6 years since I built my previous PC, and the i7-920 is starting to show its age. even with 24GB RAM. I've upgraded memory in it, and upgraded the video card, but I finally have enough money to go balls-deep and buy awesome things. So I'm building something awesome.

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    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($419.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.99 @ B&H)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($4.59 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME EATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($460.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3400 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3400 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Mushkin Reactor 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card ($676.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) ATX Full Tower Case ($199.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($195.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($49.88 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full (32/64-bit) ($199.99 @ B&H)
    Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spark Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $3433.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-04 22:52 EST-0500

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    Pros: It's future proof I guess, and no one in PCMR can call you a peasant

    Cons: Way overkill, you spent too much, etc etc. What do you ever need 32GB of RAM for? Did you use the 24 you had? Sheesh.

    Enjoy it though, if it makes you happy it makes you happy. Always fun to get a new rig!

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    Nice. And I remember when I went to 16GB in my PC about a year ago, everyone said it was overkill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thank mr skeltal View Post
    Pros: It's future proof I guess, and no one in PCMR can call you a peasant

    Cons: Way overkill, you spent too much, etc etc. What do you ever need 32GB of RAM for? Did you use the 24 you had? Sheesh.

    Enjoy it though, if it makes you happy it makes you happy. Always fun to get a new rig!
    Actually, I occasionally max out my RAM usage. I'm on my PC 10+ hours every day with work, and often have close to 80 different programs/windows open at any given time.

    I run off 3 monitors right now. I'm planning on slowly replacing them with 4k screens. I don't plan on gaming across all of them at once, so the single GTX 980 Ti should be plenty of power for that.

    I also plan on pre-ordering the Oculus Rift tomorrow. VR is a gimmick, but it looks like a fun gimmick, and after play-testing Eve Valkyrie a couple years ago, I'm sold on said gimmick.

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    DINK for the win

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaiTengu View Post
    Actually, I occasionally max out my RAM usage. I'm on my PC 10+ hours every day with work, and often have close to 80 different programs/windows open at any given time.

    I run off 3 monitors right now. I'm planning on slowly replacing them with 4k screens. I don't plan on gaming across all of them at once, so the single GTX 980 Ti should be plenty of power for that.

    I also plan on pre-ordering the Oculus Rift tomorrow. VR is a gimmick, but it looks like a fun gimmick, and after play-testing Eve Valkyrie a couple years ago, I'm sold on said gimmick.
    Man what a fukn nerd.
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    Also, I want to get an oculus rift.
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    holy fuck. not ordering the oculus rift. I would have been in for $300. probably would have been OK with $400. but $600? No. Fucking. Way.

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    I had the exact same Oculus Rift intent and disappointment today as well.

    That's a sick rig, Tengu. 80 applications at one time is bonkers. And I thought my job was ram intensive, geez!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaiTengu View Post
    holy fuck. not ordering the oculus rift. I would have been in for $300. probably would have been OK with $400. but $600? No. Fucking. Way.
    is the $200 more really a deal breaker? it's the biggest name in a new technology and you can afford it

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    They'll go down eventually. I need to upgrade my PC before I get it anyway.
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    He could afford it, but then he dropped $3k+ on a bunch of metal and silicone.

    In related news, I ordered a Viewmaster VR kit off Amazon to drop my Nexus into, they just marked them down to ~$20, regularly $30, so I jumped on that deal.

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    0:09 Tengu pops a boner for his computer

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    pfft, you're giving me too much credit. no one could hear that.

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    more like daitengu ordered an imac because he misread it as big mac
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    fuck yes.

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